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 23, 2011

Death Penalty

Death Sentence for Farmer in Yunnan Raises Concerns over Judicial Independence
South China Morning Post, August 23, 2011


南水北调中线工程大规模移民月底完成 (Relocation for the South-North Water Diversion Project to Be Completed by End of August)
Deutsche Welle, August 22, 2011,,15335361,00.html

四川规定擅自发布供水水质情况最高罚30万元 (Sichuan Regs: Max Fine of 300K for Releasing Info on Water Supply Quality w/o Authorization)
China News Service, August 23, 2011

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Divided over Foreign Maid's Citizenship Bid
Voice of America, August 22, 2011

Human Rights Defender – Liu Shihui (刘士辉)

又一维权律师因茉莉花被打压迫害曝光 (Rights Lawyer Liu Shihui Exposes Maltreatment during Detention)
Radio Free Asia, August 22, 2011
For translations of Liu Shihui's tweets on his maltreatment, see:
"I've Only Begun to Scratch the Surface": Liu Shihui Reveals Details of 108-Day Detention
Siweiluozi's Blog, August 22, 2011

Human Rights Defenders

山西异议人士贾甲在晋中监狱服刑不许探监 (Shanxi Dissident Jia Jia Not Permitted Visits in Prison)
Radio Free Asia, August 22, 2011


Chinese Online Commerce Platform Bans Sales of Tools Used to Bypass Internet Censorship
Associated Press, August 23, 2011

Some Chinese Surf Freely, for Now
Voice of America, August 22, 2011


北京社保局:外地打工族离京可领失业金 (Beijing Social Security Bureau: Migrant Workers Can Receive Unemployment Benefits Even If They Leave City)
Beijing Daily, August 23, 2011

Public Health

河南6人血液透析感染丙肝 (Henan: 6 Confirmed to Have Contracted Hepatitis C through Hospital Hemodialysis)
Ming Pao, August 22, 2011

State Security

外交部称三公经费涉及国家机密今年不公开 (Foreign Ministry: Not Disclosing Spending Because It Contains State Secrets)
Beijing News, August 23, 2011


5 Uighur Chinese Held in Malaysia Risk Deportation
Associated Press, August 23, 2011