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.

Friday, July 08, 2011

Human Rights Defender - Liao Yiwu (廖亦武)

廖亦武:我其实是一个记忆工作者 ("I Am a Memory Worker," Liao Yiwu Says)
Deutsche Welle, July 07, 2011,,15219059,00.html
Related news:
Liao Yiwu Unbound
The New Yorker, July 07, 2011

Human Rights Defenders

人大选举律师观察团发起人被约谈 (Founder of People's Congress Election Lawyer Observation Team Wu Yuanshu Called for Meeting with Provincial Judicial Dept)
Radio Free Asia, July 07, 2011

王荔蕻之子:放我妈回家吃饭 (Beijing-based Activist Wang Lihong's Son Urges Release of His Mother)
Deutsche Welle, July 07, 2011,,15218520,00.html

Protests and Petitions

China Ex-official Warns Crackdown Risks Instability
Reuters, July 08, 2011

China Fires Officials, Charges 11 over Riots: State Media
Agence France-Presse, July 07, 2011
Related news:
广州增城骚乱事件两名官员被免职 (Two Officials Dismissed in the Aftermath of Zengcheng Protests)
Xinhua News Agency, July 08, 2011
不滿拆遷補償 (Beijingers Erect Sign in Protest of Relocation Compensation at Land and Resources Bureau)
Ming Pao, July 08, 2011


中国官方媒体否认江泽民病故消息 (Chinese State Media Deny Rumors of Jiang Zemin's Death)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 07, 2011
Related news:
World View: Is Jiang Zemin Dead or Alive?
Bloomberg, July 07, 2011


青海众藏人家中庆达赖生日 拉萨军警民双拥活动对擂 (Dalai Lama's Birthday: Qinghai Tibetans Celebrate, Lhasa Authorities Hold Support Activities for Military and Police)
Radio Free Asia, July 07, 2011


Call for Western Pressure
Radio Free Asia, July 07, 2011