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.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Bilateral Ties

Obama Welcomes Dalai Lama, to China's Anger
Agence France-Presse, July 17, 2011

Human Rights Defender – Ai Weiwei (艾未未)

艾未未首次就“认罪”表态 当局找“下台阶”听证不公正 (Ai Weiwei: Authorities' Claims of a "Confession" Merely to Avoid Embarrassment)
Radio Free Asia, July 15, 2011

Human Rights Defenders

王荔蕻将被起诉引批评 为公民维权遭打压获声援 (Activist Awaiting Indictment Wang Lihong Draws Warm Support from Rights Activists)
Radio Free Asia, July 17, 2011
Related information:
“如此自由,如此富有,如此美丽!”——想念王荔蕻 (On Wang Lihong)
Ai Xiaoming, Biweekly Chinese Journal no. 56


Vatican Excommunicates China Bishop, Criticizes Beijing
Reuters, July 16, 2011

Protests and Petitions

广州增城事件1人因发微博获刑1年半 (Zengcheng Protests: Man Sentenced to 1.5y in Prison for Spreading Rumors via Microblog)
Yang Cheng Wan Bao, July 15, 2011
Related news:
China Jails 11 over South China Riots
Reuters, July 16, 2011


廢貴族特權 「十七條」名存實亡 (17 Point Agreement on Tibet's Peaceful Liberation Effective Only on the Surface)
Ming Pao, July 18, 2011

达赖喇嘛:我们追求的是汉藏双赢的局面 (Dalai Lama: We Pursue a Win-Win Situation)
Radio France Internationale, July 17, 2011中国/20110717-达赖喇嘛:我们追求的是汉藏双赢的局面


Virtual Jails for Prisoner Families
Radio Free Asia, July 15, 2011