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.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Bilateral Ties

Chen Affair Showed Level of US-China Trust: Clinton
Agence France-Presse, June 21, 2012

Hong Kong

李旺阳事件将港人对北京不信任推向新高 (Handling of Li Wangyang "Suicide" Heightens HK Distrust of Beijing)
Radio Free Asia, June 20, 2012

Forensics Experts' Help Sought in Li Wangyang Case
South China Morning Post, June 21, 2012

Human Rights Defenders

China's Ai Weiwei Threatened with Bigamy, Pornography Charges
Reuters, June 21, 2012

余杰撰寫《劉曉波傳》 (Dissident Yu Jie Writes Biography of Liu Xiaobo)
Yazhou Zhoukan, July 1, 2012

June Fourth

喬石新書 六四期間空白 (Veteran Senior Cadre Qiao Shi's New Book Mum on 1989 Tiananmen Crackdown)
Ming Pao, June 21, 2012

Protests and Petitions

Petitioner 'Poisoned' for Land Complaints
South China Morning Post, June 21, 2012


两名藏人青海玉树州自焚一死一伤 (Qinghai: 1 Dead, 1 Injured in Self-immolation Protest)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 21, 2012


Police Witness to Riots Dies
Radio Free Asia, June 20, 2012