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.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Corporate Social Accountability

Fighting China's Golden Shield: Cisco Sued over Jailing and Torture of Dissidents
The Sydney Morning Herald, August 16, 2011


信息公开被拒可诉至法院 (Citizens Can Sue If Request for Government Information Is Denied)
The Beijing News, August 16, 2011
Related information:
关于审理政府信息公开行政案件若干问题的规定 (Regulations on Several Issues in Trying Administrative Cases on Open Government Information)
Supreme People's Court, July 29, 2011

Human Rights Defender -- Gao Zhisheng (高智晟)

Family of Missing China Rights Lawyer Seeks News on Whereabouts
Reuters, August 16, 2011

Human Rights Defenders

涉茉莉花黄成诚被判劳教两年 (Chongqinger Huang Chengcheng Ordered to Two Years of Reeducation-Through-Labor for Disseminating Jasmine Revolution Information Online)
Radio Free Asia, August 15, 2011


网络改变了中国吗? (Has the Internet Changed China?)
New Weekly, August 16, 2011


中国疫苗受害家长被控"寻衅滋事罪" (Beijing: Father of Son Poisoned by Vaccine Sentenced to 5 Months for "Picking Quarrels and Provoking Troubles")
Deutsche Welle, August 15, 2011,,1681,00.html

Protests and Petitions

China Paper Warns against Demos after Plant Closure
Agence France-Presse, August 15, 2011
Related news:
Dalian Protest 'Won't Be the Last'
South China Morning Post, August 16, 2011

河北回族访民马丽君被关 200余名穆斯林教徒联名请愿 (Hebei: Hui Muslim Petitioner Detained in Beijing before Ramadan, 200+ Issue Appeal for Her Release)
Radio Free Asia, August 15, 2011


Army Surrounds China Monastery after Monk's Death
Agence France-Presse, August 16, 2011


Farmers Sent to Reeducation Camp
Radio Free Asia, August 15, 2011

新疆啟動兩月反恐嚴打行動 (Xinjiang Authorities Launch Two-month "Terror Crackdown")
Ming Pao, August 16, 2011