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, August 12, 2011

Bilateral Ties

澳驻华使官就中方违反司法承诺提出严正交涉 (Australian Consulate: China Violated Judicial Commitment)
Radio Free Asia, August 11, 2011
Related news:
Chinese Police Pressured Ng to Hand over Assets
The Australian, August 11, 2011

Human Rights Defender – Ai Weiwei (艾未未)

Chinese Artist Confirms Details of Detention
New York Times, August 12, 2011

Human Rights Defender – Wang Lihong (王荔蕻)

Chinese Activist on Trial as Crackdown Continues
Associated Press, August 12, 2011
Video from outside the courthouse and a brief interview with Wang's son is available at:
趙連海到法院聲援王荔蕻 (Zhao Lianhai and Other Activists Support Wang Lihong before Courthouse)
NOWTV, August 12, 2011


河南油田工人罢工抗议分配不公 (Strike in Henan Oilfield over Unfair Wages and Corruption)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 10, 2011

Land Policy

昆明多名村民称拒签拆迁协议被关押 (Kunming Villagers Detained for Refusing to Sign Relocation Agreement, Officials Say "Not Detention: 'Law Study Class'")
Yunnan Daily, August 12, 2011


村官被羁押3年无罪释放 向当地检察院索赔遭拒 (Village Committee Head Released after 3 Years in Detention without Charge, Refused Compensation)
Hainan Daily, August 12, 2011


胡泳:“辟谣”并不天然具有正当性 (Hu Yong: Refuting Rumors May Not Necessarily Be Legitimate)
TIME WEEKLY, August 11, 2011
A translation of this interview is available at:
Busting the Bias of the Rumor Busters
China Media Project, August 12, 2011

Protests and Petitions

Thousands Riot in Southwest China Town: Reports
Reuters, August 12, 2011


Shenzhen Welcomes World with Lockdown
South China Morning Post, August 12, 2011


Security Tight Ahead of Panchen Lama's Visit
Reuters, August 12, 2011