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, July 24, 2012

Bilateral Ties

第十七轮中美人权对话在华盛顿召开 (17th Sino-American Human Rights Dialogue Opens in DC)
Phoenix TV, July 24, 2012

Hong Kong

香港书展, 中国“禁书”盛事 (HK Book Fair a Grand Event for Books Banned in China)
Deutsche Welle, July 23, 2012,,16120002,00.html

Human Rights Defenders

Xu Zhiyong on the Disappearance of His Volunteer Song Ze
China Law & Policy, July 23, 2012

中港維權律師函人大 促獨立調查旺陽死因 (10 Lawyers from HK and Mainland Send Joint Letter to National People's Congress Urging New Investigation into Li Wangyang's Death)
Ming Pao, July 24, 2012

十律师要求全国人大推动对李旺阳死因展开重新调查的公开信 (Open Letter from Ten Lawyers to the National People's Congress Calling for the Launch of a New Investigation into the Cause of Li Wangyang's Death)
Liu Weiguo et al, July 23, 2012

Protests and Petitions

War Veterans in Pensions Protest
South China Morning Post, July 24, 2012


京警阻止牧师与基督徒聚会 新疆和田十七信徒被传唤 (Beijing Police Keep Pastor from Meeting with House Church Congregation; 17 House Church Practitioners Summoned in Hotan, XUAR)
Radio Free Asia, July 23, 2012

新疆斋月当局“禁斋” 餐厅若歇业一天将被封一年 (XUAR: Hotan Muslim Restaurant Told It Will Be Closed 1yr If Closes 1 Day for Ramadan)
Radio Free Asia, July 23, 2012

Rural Issues

Hasty Mergers of Rural Schools Banned
Xinhua News Agency, July 23, 2012

规范农村义务教育学校布局调整的意见(征求意见稿) (Opinions on Standardising the Adjustment of Distribution of Rural Compulsory Education Schools [Draft Soliciting Input])
Ministry of Education, July 22, 2012


China's Food Fighter
The Straits Times, July 23, 2012