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.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Bilateral Ties

Dissidents Appeal to Biden: U.S. Leader Asked to Highlight Plight of Jailed Chinese Dissidents and Rights Activists during China Visit
Radio Free Asia, August 16, 2011

China 'Must' Free Rights Lawyer Gao
Agence France-Presse, August 16, 2011


Yunnan Plant Dumped Toxic Dregs for Two Decades
South China Morning Post, August 17, 2011

Hong Kong

Mainland, HK Urged to Communicate on Public Housing
Xinhua News Agency, August 16, 2011

李克强访港,港人表示拒绝大陆化 (Some Express Dissatisfaction with the Mainland's Increasing Grip on HK as Li Keqiang Visits the SAR)
Deutsche Welle, August 16, 2011,,15322226,00.html

Human Rights Defenders

田喜、黄晓敏将出狱 各界捐款关注生活处境 (HIV/AIDS Activists Tian Xi and Huang Xiaomin Soon to Be Released)
Radio Free Asia, August 16, 2011


刑诉法修正案草案即将提请全国人大常委会审议专家建议 应充分体现不得强迫自证其罪原则 (Draft Amendment to Criminal Procedure Law Expected to Address Self-incrimination)
Legal Daily, August 16, 2011


Crackdown on Sex-selective Abortions
South China Morning Post, August 17, 2011


Eight Sentenced for Felonies in Xinjiang
China Daily, August 17, 2011