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, November 14, 2011

Bilateral Ties

Vietnam Falungong Jailed over China Broadcasts
Associated Press, November 10, 2011

Human Rights Defenders – Ai Weiwei (艾未未)

艾未未已获“借款”800多万元 (8mil+ RMB “Loaned” to Ai Weiwei)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 14, 2011
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With Help, Chinese Artist Will Contest a Tax Bill
New York Times, November 11, 2011

Human Rights Defenders – Chen Guangcheng (陈光诚)

Police Harass Dozens of Blind Activist's Supporters
South China Morning Post, November 13, 2011

陈光诚软禁中过生日警察拘留访客 (Chen’s Birthday Visitors Taken into Custody)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 13, 2011

Human Rights Defenders – Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波)

Liu Xiaobo: New Book Lifts China's Gag on Jailed Nobel Peace Prizewinner
The Guardian, November 12, 2011
Related information:
No Enemies, No Hatred: Selected Essays and Poems

Land Policy

South China Villagers Riot over Land Dispute: Police
Reuters, November 13, 2011
Related news:
广东中山警方否认警民冲突有人死亡 (Zhongshan: Police Deny Reports of Fatalities in Clash with Police)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 13, 2011

甘肃兰州17名钉子户与城管冲突被公诉 (Lanzhou: 17 Evictees Indicted for Housing Conflict with Urban Management)
New Express, November 11, 2011


China Tries to Rein in Internet with New Threats
Associated Press, November 11, 2011