The HRIC Daily Brief is a daily selection of news stories and commentary related to human rights in China, drawn from Chinese- and English-language news and online media sources that we monitor daily. In addition to headlines and source links, HRIC also provides English translation of Chinese headlines.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Human Rights Defender – Ai Weiwei (艾未未)

China Artist Ai Weiwei 'to Challenge Tax Bill and Fine'
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 29, 2011

Human Rights Defenders

Beijing Accused of Persecuting Lawyers
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 30, 2011
Related report:
Against the Law: Crackdown on China's Human Rights Lawyers Deepens
Amnesty International, June 2011


Chinese Mongolians Protest Again, Herders Beaten: Rights Group
Reuters, June 30, 2011

June Fourth

'Goddess' Protester Lands Fine
The Standard, June 30, 2011
Related news:
時代廣場展女神像 支聯罰款決上訴 (HK Alliance Activist Plans to Appeal Court Decision on Fine for Erecting Goddess of Democracy Statue)
Ming Pao, June 30, 2011


中国国防部:对香港民众的参军爱国热情表示欢迎 (Chinese Defense Ministry Welcomes Hong Kongers' Patriotic Enthusiasm to Join the Army)
China News Service, June 29, 2011


As China Communist Party Turns 90, a Debate Erupts
Associated Press, June 29, 2011
Related news:
建党九十年:中共的困境与抉择 (Predicaments and Decisions Facing the Party on Its 90th Anniversary)
Deutsche Welle, June 29, 2011,,15197426,00.html
汪洋与薄熙来唱反调 (Guangdong's Wang Yang and Chongqing's Bo Xilai Sing Different Tunes)
Radio Free Asia, June 29, 2011


China Detains Vatican-backed Catholic Priest
Agence France-Presse, June 30, 2011