Thursday, June 30, 2011

Human Rights Defender – Ai Weiwei (艾未未)

China Artist Ai Weiwei 'to Challenge Tax Bill and Fine'
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 29, 2011
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13965323

Human Rights Defenders

Beijing Accused of Persecuting Lawyers
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 30, 2011
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20110630/news_20110630_56_766401.htm
Related report:
Against the Law: Crackdown on China's Human Rights Lawyers Deepens
Amnesty International, June 2011
http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/info/ASA17/018/2011/en

IMAR

Chinese Mongolians Protest Again, Herders Beaten: Rights Group
Reuters, June 30, 2011
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/06/30/us-china-innermongolia-idUSTRE75T15420110630

June Fourth

'Goddess' Protester Lands Fine
The Standard, June 30, 2011
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?we_cat=4&art_id=112644&sid=32887918&con_type=1&d_str=20110630&fc=4
Related news:
時代廣場展女神像 支聯罰款決上訴 (HK Alliance Activist Plans to Appeal Court Decision on Fine for Erecting Goddess of Democracy Statue)
Ming Pao, June 30, 2011
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/3/1/1/2369397/1.html

Military

中国国防部:对香港民众的参军爱国热情表示欢迎 (Chinese Defense Ministry Welcomes Hong Kongers' Patriotic Enthusiasm to Join the Army)
China News Service, June 29, 2011
http://www.people.com.cn/h/2011/0629/c25408-36086338.html

Politics

As China Communist Party Turns 90, a Debate Erupts
Associated Press, June 29, 2011
http://old.news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110629/ap_on_re_as/as_china_communist_crossroads
Related news:
建党九十年:中共的困境与抉择 (Predicaments and Decisions Facing the Party on Its 90th Anniversary)
Deutsche Welle, June 29, 2011
http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,15197426,00.html
汪洋与薄熙来唱反调 (Guangdong's Wang Yang and Chongqing's Bo Xilai Sing Different Tunes)
Radio Free Asia, June 29, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/wy-06292011090455.html

Religion

China Detains Vatican-backed Catholic Priest
Agence France-Presse, June 30, 2011
http://old.news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110630/wl_afp/chinareligionvaticanbishop

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Bilateral Ties

Wen Rules Out Rights Debate
Radio Free Asia, June 28, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/rights-06282011144324.html
Related news:
维权人士设宴抗议:不能忘记人权议题 (Activists Protest for Human Rights Issues to Be Raised in Sino-German Meeting)
Deutsche Welle, June 28, 2011
http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,15195078,00.html

Hong Kong

July 1 March Hit with New Stipulation
South China Morning Post, June 29, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=9ea9e8c6527d0310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Human Rights Defenders

北京给异见人士"封口" (Beijing Seals the Mouths of Dissidents)
Deutsche Welle, June 28, 2011
http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,15194222,00.html

冉雲飛被控顛覆國家 證據不足 (Subversion Charge against Ran Yunfei Dropped Due to Lack of Evidence)
Apple Daily, June 29, 2011
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/template/apple/art_main.php?iss_id=20110629&sec_id=15335&subsec_id=15336&art_id=15385233

Law

中国《精神卫生法》草案继续引起争议 (Chinese Mental Health Law Draft Continues to Spark Controversy)
Radio Free Asia, June 28, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/js-06282011085704.html

Politics

Beijing 'Orders Drive to Curb Democracy'
The Daily Telegraph, June 28, 2011
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Beijing+orders+drive+curb+democracy/5019623/story.html
Related news:
A Party That Smiles to the World, But Tightens Its Grip at Home
Information, June 27, 2011
http://www.information.dk/272094
China Premier's Call for Reform Draws Accolades and Barbs
Reuters, June 28, 2011
http://old.news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110628/wl_nm/us_china_politics_wen

Population

中国:难以承受的城市人口压力 (Population Pressure Facing China's Cities)
Radio France Internationale, June 29, 2011
http://www.chinese.rfi.fr/中国/20110629-中国:难以承受的城市人口压力

Protests and Petitions

女子为保护湿地得罪人被调岗当清洁工 (Woman Causes Offense with Her Defense of Wetlands, Forced to Work as Janitor)
China Youth Daily, June 29, 2011
http://news.163.com/11/0629/08/77N0DF9V00011229.html

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Bilateral Ties

Germany Says It Will Talk Trade as Well as Human Rights with China's Wen Jiabao
Christian Science Monitor, June 27, 2011
http://news.yahoo.com/germany-says-talk-trade-well-human-rights-chinas-174700513.html

Wen Rebukes UK Human Rights Focus
Financial Times, June 27, 2011
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/9a467244-a0e0-11e0-adae-00144feabdc0.html

Environment

China Told to Reduce Food Production or Face 'Dire' Water Levels
The Guardian, June 28, 2011
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/jun/28/china-food-water

Gender

China Ready to Work for Rural Women's Rights
Xinhua News Agency, June 28, 2011
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2011-06/28/content_12792342.htm

Human Rights Defender – Ai Weiwei (艾未未)

艾未未被追稅500萬 (Ai's Company Told to Pay RMB 5mil in Back Taxes, 7mil in Fines)
Sing Tao Daily, June 28, 2011
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/94/1/1/2367663/1.html

艾未未取保后仍为国际关注 新华社批评西方粗暴干涉 (Xinhua Criticizes Western Interference with Ai Weiwei's Case)
Radio Free Asia, June 27, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/aww-06272011084831.html
Related information:
評論:艾未未案件折射西方一些人對中國司法的傲慢與偏見 (Commentary: Ai Weiwei's Case Reflects the Pride and Prejudice of Some in the West toward China's Judicature)
Xinhua News Agency, June 25, 2011
http://www.chinesetoday.com/news/show/id/508517

Human Rights Defender – Hu Jia (胡佳)

Hu Jia Mulls Return to Activism
Agence France-Presse, June 28, 2011
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2011/06/28/2003506899
Related information:
Hu Jia Released
胡佳获释
Human Rights in China, June 27, 2011
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/content/5401
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/5402
Related news:
Questioning West's Campaign to Create a Hero
Global Times, June 26, 2011
http://www.globaltimes.cn/NEWS/tabid/99/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/663355/Questioning-Wests-campaign-to-create-a-hero.aspx

Media

版署:中国从不允许建立记者黑名单 (Government: China Has Never Allowed Journalist Blacklists)
Xinhua News Agency, June 27, 2011
http://news.163.com/11/0627/16/77IOI04Q00014JB5.html
Related information:
Press Regulator Speaks Out against Journalist ‘Black Lists’
China Media Project, June 28, 2011
http://cmp.hku.hk/2011/06/28/13488/

Tibet

Tibetans Slam Widespread Torture
Radio Free Asia, June 27, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/torture-06272011112246.html

川两僧侣拉萨街头示威一被捕一逃脱 (2 Sichuan Monks Protest in Lhasa, One Detained, One Flees)
Radio Free Asia, June 27, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/cz-06272011084819.html

Politics

社科院:中国公民政治参与处于中等水平 (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences: Chinese Political Participation at a Medium Level)
China News Service, June 27, 2011
http://news.163.com/11/0627/17/77IS8H5S00014JB6.html

Monday, June 27, 2011

Human Rights Defender – Hu Jia (胡佳)

Prominent Chinese Dissident Freed from Jail
Reuters, June 26, 2011
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/06/26/us-china-dissident-idUSTRE75O21G20110626
Related news:
胡佳刑满获释 寓所被严密包围 (Hu Jia's Home Surrounded by Police after Release from Prison)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 26, 2011
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/chinese_news/2011/06/110626_china_dissident_released.shtml
Noted HIV/AIDS activist Hu Jia (胡佳) was released from prison on Sunday; police and security officers surrounded Hu’s home following his release. Hu was imprisoned in 2008 on charges of “inciting subversion of state power.” He was sentenced to a 3.5-year term in prison and one year of deprivation of political rights.

Food Security

China Wrestles with Food Safety Problems
The Los Angeles Times, June 26, 2011
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/asia/la-fg-china-food-20110627,0,1768389.story

Human Rights Defender – Ai Weiwei (艾未未)

Released Chinese Artist-activist Ai's Associates Freed
Reuters, June 25, 2011
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110625/wl_nm/us_china_artist

Human Rights Defender – Qi Chonghuai (齐崇淮)

揭貪記者刑滿再判監9年 (Journalist Qi Chonghuai, Still in Jail, Sentenced to an Additional 9 Years)
Ming Pao, June 26, 2011
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/9/1/1/2365989/1.html
Related information:
齐崇淮自我辩护词 (Qi's Self-Defense Statement)
Qi Chonghuai, May 30, 2011
http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/5392

齐崇淮涉嫌敲诈勒索罪、职务侵占罪辩护词 (Statement in Defense of Qi Chonghuai)
Liu Xiaoyuan, Wang Quanzhang, June 6, 2011
http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/5390

Labor

Tiananmen Square Activist Gives Support to China's Official Union
The Guardian, June 26, 2011
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jun/26/tiananmen-activist-china-official-union
Related information:
China's Main Union Is Yet to Earn Its Job
The Guardian, June 26, 2011
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/jun/26/china-trade-union-global-movement
鄭州的士司機罷工上訪 (Henan: Taxi Drivers Go on Strike and Petition in Zhengzhou)
Ming Pao, June 27, 2011
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/32/1/1/2367033/1.html

Land Policy

Demolitions Cause Most Social Unrest
China Daily, June 27, 2011
http://www.china.org.cn/china/2011-06/27/content_22863351.htm

Two Die after Violent Reaction to Disputed Relocation in Shanxi
China Daily, June 27, 2011
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/cndy/2011-06/27/content_12780012.htm

Law

行政强制法草案:限制行政法规设定强制措施 (Draft Administrative Enforcement Law: Further Limiting Compulsory Measures Set in Administrative Regulations)
Legal Daily, June 27, 2011
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2011-06/27/content_2765238.htm

Protests and Petitions

北京大举抓捕外地访民 武汉徐武仍遭二十人监视 (Whereabouts Unknown for a Dozen Petitioners Detained in Beijing During Mass Round-up in Advance of CPC's 90th)
Radio Free Asia, June 26, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/fangmin-06262011105756.html

Public Health

深圳拟规定患者有权申请复核防“被精神病” (Shenzhen Draft Regs: Committed Psychiatric Patients Can Appeal in Order to Curb Abuse of Psychiatric System)
Southern Daily, June 27, 2011
http://news.163.com/11/0627/10/77I3AS4K0001124J.html

Friday, June 24, 2011

Corruption

Communist Party Clamps Down on Graft Ahead of Anniversary
Irish Times, June 24, 2011
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/world/2011/0624/1224299524549.html

Food Security

河北毒奶粉案 四人判監 (Hubei: Four Imprisoned in Tainted Milk Case)
Sing Tao Daily, June 24, 2011
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/94/1/1/2364543/1.html

Human Rights Defender – Ai Weiwei (艾未未)

Ai Weiwei's Release Elicits Calls for China to Free More Dissidents
Christian Science Monitor, June 23, 2011
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Global-News/2011/0623/Ai-Weiwei-s-release-elicits-calls-for-China-to-free-more-dissidents
Related news:
Taiwanese President Calls for Other Chinese Dissidents to Be Released
Central News Agency, June 23, 2011
http://focustaiwan.tw/ShowNews/WebNews_Detail.aspx?Type=aIPL&ID=201106230013

Human Rights Defender – Xu Zerong (徐泽荣)

Freed Academic Will Fight for Justice
South China Morning Post, June 24, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=2bcc1b8035db0310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Human Rights Defender – Yang Zaixin (杨在新)

杨在新被阻见律师 (Lawyer Detained on Witness Tampering Charges Kept from Seeing Own Attorney)
Radio Free Asia, June 23, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/china_lawyer_a-06232011103841.html

Human Rights Defenders

No Softening of Beijing's Tough Line on Activists
South China Morning Post, June 24, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=c7ec1b8035db0310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Internet

“爸爸恒久远”—网络帮公民表达民主诉求 (The Internet Helps Ordinary People Voice Appeals for Democracy)
Deutsche Welle, June 24, 2011
http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,15184507,00.html

Religion

China Wants to Ordain Bishops 'without Delay'
Agence France-Presse, June 24, 2011
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hxbtI4zWB3M5K9D6NFRQ5-EIcVMw

Tibet

中共建党九十周年将至 四川藏人示威逾六十人被捕 (On the Eve of the CPC's 90th, 60+ Tibetan Protesters Held in Garze)
Radio Free Asia, June 23, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/d-06232011095126.html
Related news:
Tibetans Held in Kardze
Radio Free Asia, June 23, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/kardze-06232011123830.html

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Government

Independent Poll Candidates Harassed
South China Morning Post, June 23, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=1766dc3b5f7b0310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Related information:
Direct Elections Advocate Yao Lifa Missing
直选活跃人士姚立法失踪
HRIC Bulletin, June 22, 2011
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/content/5394
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/5395

Human Rights Defender – Ai Weiwei (艾未未)

Chinese Activist Ai Weiwei Freed, But Silenced
The Globe and Mail, June 23, 2011
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/asia-pacific/chinese-activist-ai-weiwei-freed-but-silenced/article2071364/

Related news:
艾未未 :1年內不准twitter (Ai: No Twitter for a Year)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 23, 2011
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20110623/news_20110623_55_764728.htm

艾未未說:我就像這事沒有發生過 (Ai Weiwei: It's as If Nothing Happened)
Deutsche Welle, June 22, 2011
http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,15183420,00.html

Human Rights Defender – Xu Zerong (徐泽荣)

HK Scholar Freed from Guangdong Prison
Radio Television Hong Kong , June 23, 2011
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20110623/news_20110623_56_764666.htm

Internet

China Restricts Popular Report-a-bribe Websites
Associated Press, June 22, 2011
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110622/ap_on_re_as/as_china_bribery_battle

Labor

'We Can't Contain Our Anger Any Longer'
South China Morning Post, June 23, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=819890f9448b0310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Land Policy

成都市新繁镇出动民兵抢占农民土地 (Chengdu Dispatches People's Militia to Seize Peasants' Land)
Radio Free Asia, June 22, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/chengdu-06222011161853.html

Politics

Former Village Official Detained
Radio Free Asia, June 22, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/official-06222011105802.html

Protests and Petitions

广州市委书记:增城聚众滋事根源系社会管理滞后 (Guangzhou Gov't: Mass Unrest Result of Insufficient Social Supervision)
Southern Daily, June 23, 2011
http://news.eastday.com/c/20110623/u1a5957610.html

群众演员扮保安驱村民 (Extras Hired to Play Security to Drive Off Protesting Villagers)
The Beijing News, June 22, 2011
http://epaper.bjnews.com.cn/html/2011-06/22/content_245781.htm
Related news:
Movie Extras Hired to Stop Villagers' Protests
Shanghai Daily, June 23, 2011
http://www.china.org.cn/china/2011-06/23/content_22842238.htm

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Environment

Murders Raise Questions about Resource
Xinhua News Agency, June 22, 2011
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2011-06/21/content_12747729.htm

Hong Kong

Pan-democrat Walkout over By-elections
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 22, 2011
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20110622/news_20110622_56_764336.htm

Human Rights Defender – Yao Lifa (姚立法)

Scholar Held amid Election Bid
Radio Free Asia, June 21, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/elections-06212011164200.html

IMAR

Death for Chinese Man in Case That Fueled Protests
Associated Press, June 21, 2011
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110621/ap_on_re_as/as_china_unrest

Internet

New Domains May Subvert Censorship
Radio Free Asia, June 22, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/domains-06212011174758.html

Land Policy

警察抓人助征地 (Liaoning: Police Aid Land Requisition by Making Detentions)
Radio Free Asia, June 21, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/liao-06212011161206.html

Migrant Workers

农民工改变中国 (Migrant Workers and How They've Changed China)
Southern Metropolis Daily, June 22, 2011
http://gcontent.oeeee.com/b/59/b59a51a3c0bf9c52/Blog/2bb/9429c9.html

Police

监狱劳教系统深入推进规范化管理年活动 (Prison and Reeducation-Through-Labor Systems to Undertake Management Standardization Activities)
Legal Daily, June 22, 2011
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index/content/2011-06/22/content_2756358.htm

Religion

北京守望教会续受打压15教友被扣 (Another 15 Practitioners Detained as Harassment of Beijing's Shouwang Church Continues)
Radio Free Asia, June 21, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/china_religion-06212011105412.html

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Human Rights Defenders

No Charge for Detained Artist
Radio Free Asia, June 20, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/charge-06202011171121.html

Wife of Jailed China Dissident Returns Home
Agence France-Presse, June 21, 2011
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hXSMWaW6etbOjv-R_yCrhxC57hjA

北海四律师被拘:刑诉法306条之争 (Four Guangxi Lawyers Detained on Suspicion of Witness Tampering)
21st Century Business Herald, June 21, 2011
http://www.21cbh.com/HTML/2011-6-21/wMMDAwMDI0NTcwMA.html
Related information:
Guangxi Rights Defense Lawyer Detained for “Witness Tampering”
广西北海老资格维权律师杨在新因涉嫌“妨害作证罪”被拘留
HRIC Bulletin, June 16, 2011
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/content/5383
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/5384

Internet

重庆设“互联网特区” 没有防火墙 (Chongqing Plans a Special Internet Region with No Internet Blockades)
Radio Free Asia, June 20, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/china_internet-06202011120058.html
Related news:
重庆“云特区”﹕一块没有防火长城的地方 (Chongqing's Special Region without the Great Firewall)
Southern Weekend, June 17, 2011
http://nf.nfdaily.cn/21cbh/content/2011-06/17/content_25611155.htm

Land Policy

Academic Calls for Gov't to Exit Land Market
Caixin, June 21, 2011
http://english.caing.com/2011-06-21/100271686.html

国土资源部:土地管理法修订重点为征地制度 (Land Ministry: Requisition System a Focus Point in Revision of the Land Administration Law)
Legal Daily, June 21, 2011
http://news.qq.com/a/20110621/000585.htm

Media

Official Probed over Media Threats
South China Morning Post, June 21, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=db66808087da0310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Migrant Workers

英媒:中国面临民工积怨大爆炸危险 (British Media: China Faces Danger from Pent-Up Worker Resentment)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 20, 2011
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/chinese_news/2011/06/110620_press_china_migrant.shtml
Related news:
China’s Restive Migrant Workers
Financial Times, June 19, 2011
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/b2239ad8-9a9e-11e0-bab2-00144feab49a.html

Protests and Petitions

交警野蛮执法 爆发合肥四天千人示威 (Hefei, Anhui: Protests over Four Days against Traffic Cops' Harshness Leads to Violent Clash)
Radio Free Asia, June 20, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/china_clash-06202011100725.html

Monday, June 20, 2011

Human Rights Defender – Hu Jia (胡佳)

深圳赴京接夫出獄 胡佳妻突失聯絡 (Hu Jia's Wife Zeng Jinyan Loses Contact after Departing Shenzhen for Beijing to Welcome Hu Home from Prison)
Oriental Daily, June 20, 2011
http://orientaldaily.on.cc/cnt/china_world/20110620/00178_012.html
Related news:
Wife of Jailed China Dissident Disappears: Report
Agence France-Presse, June 20, 2011
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jHmuNifkG9-2ZAUsmG1kzM1CRs4Q

胡佳刑期將屆滿 太太獲准見面 (Hu Jia's Wife and Mother to Meet with Him Prior to His Impending Release)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 20, 2011
http://www.rthk.org.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20110620/news_20110620_55_763862.htm
The wife of imprisoned HIV/AIDS activist Hu Jia (胡佳), Zeng Jinyan (曾金燕), has fallen out of contact since leaving Shenzhen for Beijing on June 19. Although she boarded the plane in Shenzhen, she was not seen arriving at the Beijing airport; she is suspected of having been detained by authorities. According to an e-mail to a family friend, Zeng and Hu’s mother had been permitted to meet with Hu before his release. Hu was convicted of inciting subversion of state power in April 2008. He is expected to be released on Sunday, June 26, 2011.

Bilateral Ties

China's No to Signing Water Sharing Pact Imperils India
Times News Network, June 19, 2011
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Chinas/articleshow/8907623.cms

Xinjiang Party Boss in Rare US Visit
Radio Free Asia, June 17, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/visit-06172011153307.html

Government

姚立法家遭恶意破坏 当局持续打压独立参选人 (Authorities' Harassment of Independent Candidates Continues)
Radio Free Asia, June 19, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/yao-06192011110649.html
Related news:
Chinese Activists Harness Twitter to Campaign in Elections
The Daily Telegraph, June 19, 2011
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/8585125/Chinese-activists-harness-Twitter-to-campaign-in-elections.html

Related information:
郑州市长独立候选人曹天对话当地官员
Dialogue between a Local Official and Cao Tian, Independent Mayoral Candidate for Zhengzhou
Cao Tian, June 10, 2011
CH: http://www.boxun.com/news/gb/china/2011/06/201106100212.shtml
EN: http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2011/06/local-official-to-independent-mayoral-candidate-the-first-bird-that-takes-wing-is-the-first-bird-to-get-shot/

Land Policy

拆迁户等待18年仍未搬进还建房 (Residents Forced to Resettle Are Still Waiting for a Home after 18 Years)
Chutian Metropolis Daily, June 20, 2011
http://news.sina.com.cn/s/2011-06-18/113422663789.shtml

Police

江苏公安厅长:绝不允许公安参加强拆 (Jiangsu: Police Officers Not Permitted to Participate in Forced Demolitions)
Yangtse Evening Post, June 18, 2011
http://news.163.com/11/0618/04/76Q7HEKH00014AED.html

Protests and Petitions

Claims of Injustice Spur Wave of Unrest in China
McClatchy Newspapers, June 20, 2011
http://www.freep.com/article/20110619/NEWS07/106190534/Claims-injustice-spur-wave-unrest-China

Zengcheng Offers Cash, Residency to Informers
South China Morning Post, June 20, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=a8e49382868a0310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

河源爆衝突 村民稱警察打死人 (Heyuan, Guangdong: Villagers Purport Police Beat a Man to Death during Clash over Lead Poisoning)
Ming Pao, June 20, 2011
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/94/1/1/2360591/1.html

Shanghai Cooperation Organization

China Celebrates Anniversary of Group with a Long Blacklist
New York Times, June 17, 2011
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/17/world/asia/17iht-china17.html

Tibet

拉薩氣氛平和 安保未見緊張 (Atmosphere Calm in Lhasa on 60th Anniversary of Its "Peaceful Liberation")
Ming Pao, June 19, 2011
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/9/1/1/2359877/1.html

Friday, June 17, 2011

Bilateral Ties

欧盟和中国的人权对话在北京闭门举行 (Beijing: EU and China Hold Closed-Door Meeting on Human Rights)
Radio Free Asia, June 16, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/ren-06162011093425.html

Human Rights Defender – Chen Guangcheng (陈光诚)

陸維權律師陳光誠遭暴力虐待 (Barefoot Lawyer Chen Guangcheng Cruelly Beaten)
Central News Agency, June 17, 2011
http://tw.news.yahoo.com/article/url/d/a/110617/5/2thbo.html
Related news:
Blind China Activist Beaten Unconscious: Wife
Agence France-Presse, June 17, 2011
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jn7j_rKbmOa8WqPCtVyp6JggmMsg

Death Penalty

City Plans Death Penalty to Ensure Food Safety
Xinhua News Agency, June 16, 2011
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2011-06/16/content_12716529.htm

Human Rights Defenders

刘仕辉获释 王宇出狱 (Detained Attorney Liu Renhui and Imprisoned Attorney Wang Yu Both Released)
Radio Free Asia, June 16, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/china_lawyer-06162011104338.html

Media

Chinese Film Director Hits Out at State Censorship
The Guardian, June 16, 2011
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jun/16/chinese-film-director-hits-censorship

Protests and Petitions

China Detains Man for Spreading Online Rumors, Causing Riot
Agence France-Presse, June 17, 2011
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2011/06/17/2003506012

Group: Chinese Forces Suppress New Unrest in East
Associated Press, June 17, 2011
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110616/ap_on_re_as/as_china_unrest

 “上访被劳教”横幅挂遍遵义毛石镇 (Banner Proclaiming Petitioner's Fate of Reeducation-Through-Labor outside Government Building Leads to Calls of Fear-Mongering)
Southern Metropolis Daily, June 16, 2011
http://gcontent.oeeee.com/3/5a/35af6eb6487accf1/Blog/e4a/2262c9.html

郑州失地群体连续请愿遭镇压 (Zhengzhou: Seven Villagers Protesting and Petitioning against Demolitions Detained by Authorities)
Radio Free Asia, June 16, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/di-06162011152237.html

Labor

不滿工時長 東莞2000人罷工 (Dongguan: Dissatisfied with Work Hours, 2K Go on Strike)
Ming Pao, June 17, 2011
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/9/1/1/2358187/1.html

Police

Calls for Reform Put Forced Confessions under the Spotlight
China Daily, June 17, 2011
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2011-06/17/content_12719025.htm

Tibet

Kardze Protests Escalate
Radio Free Asia, June 16, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/escalate-06162011170733.html  

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Human Rights Defenders

广西维权律师又陷伪证门 被捕前留证据称被构陷 (Two Guangxi Human Rights Lawyers Detained on Charges of Obstructing Evidence)
Radio Free Asia, June 15, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/weiquan-06152011155314.html

Yang Zaixin (杨在新) and Yang Zhonghan (杨忠汉), attorneys in Beihai, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, have been detained on charges of obstructing evidence. On Tuesday, June 14, police officers detained Yang Zaixin and confiscated several items from his home; on Wednesday, officers informed his wife that he had been sent to a detention center and was being held on charges of obstructing evidence gathering. Yang Zhonghan, Yang Zaixin's nephew, was also detained on Tuesday. Yang Zaixin has represented several sensitive cases on land grabs by the government. According to RFA, he was told in April this year that the police were intending to imprison him for instigating false testimonies and obstructing evidence.

Corruption

Corrupt Cadres Fled with 800b Yuan
South China Morning Post, June 16, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=d003eee9b9390310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Law

广州律师会见在押当事人将不被监听录音 (Guangzhou: Attorney-Client Meetings to Be Private, No Recordings)
Guangzhou Daily, June 16, 2011
http://news.163.com/11/0616/04/76L5D60500014AED.html

Media

中国官员建记者黑名单提法引争议 (Ministry of Health Official Suggests Blacklisting Reporters, Sets Off Controversy)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 16, 2011
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/chinese_news/2011/06/110616_china_food_safety_journalist.shtml
Related information:
Planned Journalist Blacklist Angers Media
China Media Project, June 15, 2011
http://cmp.hku.hk/2011/06/15/13251/

Politics

China Marks 90th Anniversary of Communist Party
USA Today, June 16, 2011
http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2011-06-15-china-communist-party-90th-anniversary_n.htm

Insecure at the Top in China
New York Times, June 15, 2011
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/16/world/asia/16iht-letter16.html

Party Unharmed by Guangdong Riots
South China Morning Post, June 16, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=06d5eee9b9390310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Public Health

China "Covered Up" Risk to Children from Lead
Al Jazeera, June 15, 2011
http://english.aljazeera.net//news/asia-pacific/2011/06/201161511629677417.html
Related news:
中国政府试图掩盖好几省出现铅中毒案例 (Authorities Attempt to Censor News on Lead Poisoning in Several Provinces)
Radio Free Asia, June 15, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/qian-06152011164734.html

Religion

宏法讲人权 圣观法师被驱赶 (Guangzhou: Buddhist Master Shengguan Forced to Move Out Due to Preaching Human Rights)
Radio Free Asia, June 16, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/fa-06152011153159.html

Shanghai Cooperation Organization

Cooperation to Combat Terrorism
China Daily, June 16, 2011
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/usa/china/2011-06/16/content_12709411.htm

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Environment

Lead Poisoning in China: The Hidden Scourge
New York Times, June 15, 2011
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/15/world/asia/15lead.html

Hong Kong

王光亞:廿三條立法要共識 (Visiting Mainland Official for HK and MO Affairs Speaks on Basic Law State Security Article: A Necessity, But Consensus Should Be Reached for When to Legislate)
Ming Pao, June 15, 2011
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/2/1/1/2357038/1.html

Human Rights Defender – Ai Weiwei (艾未未)

Artist Kapoor Cancels China Show over Ai Detention
Agence France-Presse, June 15, 2011
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110615/wl_asia_afp/chinabritainpoliticsartist

Internet

China Blocks Some Web Searches about Migrant Protests
IDG News Service, June 14, 2011
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9217598/China_blocks_some_Web_searches_about_migrant_protests

南京环保局就未及时预警污染事件在微博道歉 (Nanjing Environmental Protection Bureau Apologizes for Untimely Reporting of Pollution Incident on Micro-Blog)
Yangtse Evening Post, June 15, 2011
http://news.sina.com.cn/green/news/roll/2011-06-15/094222644220.shtml

Law

行政诉讼法修订启动 专家建议行政命令可被诉 (Experts Advise Revisions to Administrative Procedure Law)
Beijing News, June 15, 2011
http://epaper.bjnews.com.cn/html/2011-06/15/content_243176.htm

专家建议强制收治必须遵守严格程序 (Experts Propose Strict Procedures for Committing People to Institutions)
Legal Daily, June 15, 2011
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/9/1/1/2356764/1.html

Media

In China, Vargas Llosa Criticizes Authoritarian Governments; State Media Ignore Comments
Associated Press, June 15, 2011
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia-pacific/story/2011/06/15/AGzJYTVH_story.html

Migrant Workers

Unhappy Rural Workers 'Threaten Social Stability'
Reuters, June 15, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=015be197e0f80310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

憂未來遭歧視 川民工撤走 (Sichuan Migrant Workers Leave Guangdong for Fear of Discrimination)
Ming Pao, June 15, 2011
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/94/1/1/2356446/1.html

Protests and Petitions

英媒:各地抗议凸现中国社会紧张 (British Media: Protests Highlight China’s Strained Social Stability)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 14, 2011
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/chinese_news/2011/06/110614_ukmedia_china_riots.shtml

Shanghai Cooperation Organization

China, Central Asia Anti-terror Ties Eyed
United Press International, June 14, 2011
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/Special/2011/06/14/China-Central-Asia-anti-terror-ties-eyed/UPI-59571308047400

胡錦濤:增強上合組織抵禦現實威脅能力 (Hu Jintao at SCO Jubilee Summit: We Must Strengthen the SCO's Ability to Withstand Real Threats)
Radio Television Hong Kong , June 15, 2011
http://www.rthk.org.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20110615/news_20110615_55_762694.htm
Related news:
Chinese President Charts Priorities for SCO's Development
Xinhua News Agency, June 15, 2011
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/china/2011-06/15/c_13931368.htm

State Security

China Confirms Extradited Uighur Facing Terror Charges
Reuters, June 14, 2011
http://in.reuters.com/article/2011/06/14/idINIndia-57688420110614

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Corruption

China Confess-a-Bribe Sites Draw Inspiration from India
Reuters, June 14, 2011
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2011/06/14/2003505769/1

Hong Kong

王光亚访港未见全体议员 避答中国民主发展问题 (Visiting Mainland Official Skirts around Democracy and Other Sensitive Questions)
Radio Free Asia, June 13, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/HK-06132011104204.html

Human Rights

"法治指数"排名:中俄人权状况落后 (Rule of Law Index: Human Rights Progresses of China and Russia Lagging Behind)
Deutsche Welle, June 13, 2011
http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,15151640,00.html

Human Rights Defender – Xu Zerong (徐泽荣)

港學者被控洩露國家機密 判囚 13年 徐澤榮下周四出獄 (Hong Kong Scholar Imprisoned on Charges of Leaking State Secrets Be Released Next Thursday)
Apple Daily, June 14, 2011
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/template/apple/art_main.php?iss_id=20110614&sec_id=15335&subsec_id=15336&art_id=15338640

Land Policy

安徽自焚农民被逮捕 (Anhui Farmer Who Set Himself Alight due to Land Dispute Arrested on Charges of Arson)
Radio Free Asia, June 13, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/nong-06132011151524.html

Law

Torture Evidence Set to Be Ruled Inadmissible
Shanghai Daily, June 14, 2011
http://www.china.org.cn/china/2011-06/14/content_22778714.htm

Media

Crack Reporters “Burning Out”
Global Times, June 14, 2011
http://www.globaltimes.cn/NEWS/tabid/99/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/661370/Crack-reporters-burning-out.aspx

Protests and Petitions

Curfew Order for Riot-Hit Xintang
South China Morning Post, June 14, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=e9141c54a6980310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Police Stem S.China Riots But Migrant Workers Anger Runs Deep
Reuters, June 14, 2011
http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/world/9639177/police-stem-s-china-riots-but-migrant-workers-anger-runs-deep/

Editorial Condemns Use of Violence in Protests
South China Morning Post, June 14, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=c6d31c54a6980310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD
Related information:
社评:泄愤重案制造者必须被依法严惩 (Those Who Vent Their Anger in Extreme Ways Must Be Severely Punished According to Law)
Global Times, June 14, 2011
http://opinion.huanqiu.com/roll/2011-06/1752200.html

Monday, June 13, 2011

Human Rights Defender – Huang Qi (黄琦)

黄琦出狱,将继续 "与弱者同行" (Huang Qi Plans to Continue Work after Prison Release)
Deutsche Welle, June 11, 2011
http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,15147582,00.html

On June 10, Sichuan earthquake activist Huang Qi (黄琦) was released from a prison in Chengdu after completing a three-year term on the conviction of “illegal possession of state secrets.” Huang is known for the help he provided to the victims of the May 2008 earthquake in Sichuan and for publicizing the plight of the parents who lost their children in the disaster. After his release, he stated his desire to continue his rights defense work.
Related information:
Earthquake Activist Freed after Three Years in Prison; Other Rights Defenders to Be Released This Month
黄琦服刑三年后获释 另有其他三位维权人士本月将获释
Human Rights in China, June 10, 2011
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/content/5374
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/5375

June Fourth

年轻人的“六四” (June Fourth for the Younger Generation)
Radio France Internationale, June 11, 2011
http://www.chinese.rfi.fr/中国/20110611-年轻人的“六四”

Hong Kong

Beijing Official Calls for HK Consensus
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 13, 2011
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20110613/news_20110613_56_762057.htm

Human Rights Defender – Hu Jia (胡佳)

Chinese Dissident Hu Jia to Be Released, But Ordeal Isn’t Over
The Globe and Mail, June 13, 2011
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/asia-pacific/chinese-dissident-hu-jia-to-be- released-but-ordeal-isnt-over/article2058046/

Internet

Chinese Internet Chiefs Toe Party Line
Financial Times, June 10, 2011
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/5329264a-937a-11e0-922e-00144feab49a.html

Land Policy

行政协调民事化或推及拆迁纠纷 (Administrative Mediation Could Be Used in Demolition Disputes)
Legal Daily, June 13, 2011
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index/content/2011-06/13/content_2742345.htm

Law

最高法:对极端仇视国家和社会的犯罪分子坚决重判 (Supreme People's Court: Criminals Who Show Extreme Hostility toward the State and Society Should Be Sentenced Firmly)
Legal Daily, June 13, 2011
http://news.southcn.com/z/2011-06/13/content_25358470.htm

重慶打黑案律師李莊出獄 (Defense Attorney from Chongqing Anti-Mafia Case Li Zhuang Released from Prison)
Ming Pao, June 12, 2011
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/94/1/1/2353903/1.html

Multilateral

China to Boost Anti-terrorism Co-op
Xinhua News Agency, June 12, 2011
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2011-06/12/content_12678101.htm

Shanghai Cooperation Organization

上合组织是维护地区和平与稳定的中流砥柱 (The SCO Is a Cornerstone for Maintaining Regional Peace and Stability)
Xinhua News Agency, June 13, 2011
http://news.xinhuanet.com/mil/2011-06/13/c_121527438.htm

Protests and Petitions

Chinese Police Arrest 25 after Clash between Street Vendors, Security
Associated Press, June 11, 2011
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/asia-pacific/chinese-police-arrest-25-after-clash-between-street-vendors-security/article2057385/

Protesters Burn Police Vehicles in Southern China
Associated Press, June 13, 2011
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110613/ap_on_re_as/as_china_unrest

Public Health

专家解密精神卫生法 立法难在规范非自愿住院 (Expert on the Mental Health law: Difficult to Standardize Involuntary Institutionalization in Legislation)
The Beijing Times, June 13, 2011
http://news.jinghua.cn/351/c/201106/13/n3371854.shtml
Related news:
Proposed Law Protects Mental Illness Patients
China Daily, June 10, 2011
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2011-06/10/content_12675238.htm

Tibet

Fresh Protests in Kardze
Radio Free Asia, June 12, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/protests-06122011175604.html

Friday, June 10, 2011

Hong Kong

Activists Hijack Forum on Internet Election Rules
South China Morning Post, June 10, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=7dddef11a5470310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Human Rights Defender – Huang Qi (黄琦)

Future Murky for China Dissident Freed from Prison
Associated Press, June 10, 2011
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110610/ap_on_re_as/as_china_dissident_release

Human Rights Defender – Qi Chonghuai (齐崇淮)

山东记者齐崇淮又被判九年 妻子焦霞绝望寻死被阻 (Imprisoned Journalist Qi Chonghuai Sentenced to Another 9 Years)
Radio Free Asia, June 09, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/qch-06092011101126.html

June Fourth

支联会投诉警方阻市民参与六四集会 (HK Alliance Issue Protest against Police Obstructing Hong Kongers from Attending June Fourth Vigil)
Radio France Internationale, June 10, 2011
http://www.chinese.rfi.fr/node/75998

Politics

China Says No Expiry Date on Communist Party Rule
Reuters, June 09, 2011
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/06/09/us-china-party-idUSL3E7H90CI20110609

Protests and Petitions

受查官員暴斃 群眾上街抗議 (Hubei : Masses Take to Streets in Protest after Official Perishes during Interrogation)
Ming Pao, June 10, 2011
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/94/1/1/2352243/1.html

Public Health

China's Mental Hospitals: A New Push to Quash Dissent?
Christian Science Monitor, June 09, 2011
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-Pacific/2011/0609/China-s-mental-hospitals-a-new-push-to-quash-dissent

艾滋病发现三十周年,中国防艾路漫漫 (HIV/AIDS Prevention in China Still Has a Ways to Go 30 Years Since Discovery of AIDS)
Deutsche Welle, June 09, 2011
http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,15143661,00.html

Shanghai Cooperation Organization

SCO to Focus on Promoting Stability in C Asia
Xinhua News Agency, June 10, 2011
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/world/2011-06/10/content_12674303.htm
Related news:
孙壮志:未来十年上合组织将逐步走向成熟 (Interview with CASS SCO Scholar Sun Zhuangzhi: “The SCO Will Mature over Next 10 Years”)
Xinhua News Agency, June 08, 2011
http://news.xinhuanet.com/world/2011-06/08/c_121509032.htm

Tibet

300失蹤喇嘛正受「法制教育」 (Ministry of Foreign Affairs: 300 Missing Lamas Undergoing “Legal Education”)
Ming Pao, June 10, 2011
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/94/1/1/2352246/1.html

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Government

全国人大法工委:“独立候选人”没有法律依据 (NPC Law Committee: “Independent Candidates” without Legal Basis
Xinhua News Agency, June 08, 2011
http://news.sohu.com/20110608/n309654470.shtml
Related news:
China's New Independents Challenge Communist Party Dominance
Christian Science Monitor, June 08, 2011
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-Pacific/2011/0608/China-s-new-independents-challenge-Communist-party-dominance

Hong Kong

Highest Court Seeks Ruling from Beijing
South China Morning Post, June 08, 2011
http://topics.scmp.com/news/hk-news-watch/article/Highest-court-seeks-ruling-from-Beijing

IMAR

内蒙运煤车轧死牧民案主犯判死刑 (Truck Driver Sentenced to Death for Killing of Mongol Herder)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 08, 2011
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/chinese_news/2011/06/110608_inner_mongolia_death_sentence.shtml

Human Rights Defenders

Euro Parliament Chief Slams Threats of Chinese Dissident
Agence France-Presse, June 09, 2011
http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Asia/Story/STIStory_677872.html

黃琦刑滿 妻恐出獄後遭軟禁 (Imprisoned Activist Huang Qi’s Wife Fears He May Be Placed under House Arrest after Prison Release)
Ming Pao, June 09, 2011
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/9/1/1/2351177/1.html

四川异议人士陈卫获颁青年人权奖 (Sichuan Dissident Chen Wei Wins Chinese Youth Human Rights Award)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 09, 2011
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/chinese_news/2011/06/110609_china_human_rights.shtml

Land Policy

Blueprint for Fair Demolition Compensation
China Daily, June 09, 2011
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2011-06/09/content_12661114.htm

Migrant Workers

Guangzhou Tightens Migrants' Permit Checks
Global Times, June 09, 2011
http://china.globaltimes.cn/society/2011-06/663279.html

Multilateral

UN Panel Presses China on Tibetan Monks
Associated Press, June 08, 2011
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110608/ap_on_re_eu/un_un_china_tibetan_monks
Related information:
China: UN Expert Body Seriously Concerned about Tibetan Monks Reportedly Subjected to Enforced Disappearance
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, June 08, 2011
http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=11122&LangID=E

Rural Issues

浙江农民拦环保厅长举报乡政府排污被关疯人院 (Zhejiang Farmer Blocks Path of Environmental Department Head to Report Pollution, Gets Sent to Psychiatric Institution)
China Youth Daily, June 09, 2011
http://news.cyol.com/content/2011-06/09/content_4511857.htm

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Bilateral Ties

China's Changing Tone on African Investment
Al Jazeera, June 08, 2011
http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/features/2011/06/201167142556551565.html

Food Safety

中国公布三聚氰胺赔偿基金运作 (China Releases Information on the Operation of the Melamine Compensation Fund)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 08, 2011
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/chinese_news/2011/06/110608_china_melamine_compensation.shtml

Human Rights Defender – Hu Jia (胡佳)

胡佳即将出狱妻女突遭迫迁 (Hu Jia’s Family Forced Out of Their Home Shortly before His Release from Prison)
Radio Free Asia, June 07, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/hujia-06072011112904.html

Human Rights Defenders

出狱在即山东维权记者齐崇淮再被起诉 (Journalist Jailed after Exposing Corruption again Indicted Shortly before Prison Release)
Radio Free Asia, June 07, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/qch-06072011100326.html

IMAR

China Tries Four in Case That Led to Mongol Unrest
Agence France-Presse, June 08, 2011
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110608/wl_asia_afp/chinarightsmongolsunrest

Mongolian Professors Held
Radio Free Asia, June 07, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/professors-06072011123731.html

Politics

China Probes Officials for Possible Leaks: Report
Agence France-Presse, June 07, 2011
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110608/wl_asia_afp/chinaeconomycrime

Protests and Petitions

討薪水斷腳筋 潮州上萬民工暴動 燒30餘輛車洩憤 上萬武警戒備 (Knife Attack during Wage Dispute Leads to Clash between Migrant Workers and Police)
Apple Daily, June 08, 2011
http://tw.nextmedia.com/applenews/article/art_id/33443134/IssueID/20110608
Related news:
Clash Erupts over Wage Spat in Chaozhou, Guangdong Province
Global Times, June 08, 2011
http://china.globaltimes.cn/society/2011-06/662899.html

Related video:
潮州数百人集抗议讨薪工人被砍手 (Chaozhou: Hundreds Protest Knife Attack during Wage Dispute)
http://v.ifeng.com/news/society/201106/5aadfbd6-aaab-4c2a-8a34-2168b3f5796e.shtml

Shanghai Cooperation Organization

China Upbeat upon SCO's New Decade
Xinhua News Agency, June 08, 2011
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2011-06/08/content_12660181.htm
Related news:
孙壮志:未来十年上合组织将逐步走向成熟 (Interview with CASS SCO Scholar Sun Zhuangzhi: “The SCO Will Mature over Next 10 Years”)
Xinhua News Agency, June 08, 2011
http://news.xinhuanet.com/world/2011-06/08/c_121509032.htm

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

June 07, 2011: Freedom of Speech

打油詩譏薄熙來遭勞教一年 (Chongqinger Ordered to 1 Year of Reeducation-Through-Labor for Mocking Politician Bo Xilai)
Ming Pao, June 07, 2011
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/94/1/1/2349319/1.html

June 07, 2011: Government

Why Liu Ping's Candidacy Failed
Caixin, June 07, 2011
http://english.caing.com/2011-06-07/100266830.html

June 07, 2011: Human Rights Defenders

Turning a Deaf Ear
South China Morning Post, June 07, 2011
http://www.usasialaw.org/?p=5543

June 07, 2011: IMAR

'Nearly 100' Held in Inner Mongolia
Agence France-Presse, June 06, 2011
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110606/wl_asia_afp/chinarightsmongolsunrest
Related news:
Inner Mongolia in 'War-Like State'
Radio Free Asia, June 05, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/military-06052011183520.html

June 07, 2011: June Fourth

Mainlanders Attend Vigil in Numbers
South China Morning Post, June 05, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=0416522a19b50310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Tiananmen: Thousands in Hong Kong Mark Crackdown
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 07, 2011
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13658037
Pictures from the June Fourth memorial vigil taken by HRIC are available online at:
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150272552906414.374214.94042326413
Tiananmen Anniversary Brings New China Detentions
Associated Press, June 04, 2011
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110604/ap_on_re_as/as_china_tiananmen

香港六四晚会被拘50多人全部获释 (All 50+ People Detained at Hong Kong Vigil Released)
Radio Free Asia, June 06, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/hongkong_64-06062011130740.html

June 07, 2011: Labor

Migrant Workers Protest over Wage Dispute
Xinhua News Agency, June 07, 2011
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2011-06/07/content_12646017.htm

June 07, 2011: Police

人大代表疑遭酷刑致死 (Hubei: Torture Suspected in Suspicious Death during Interrogation of Official)
Ming Pao, June 07, 2011
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/94/1/1/2349317/1.html

June 07, 2011: Religion

CPC Implements Free Religious Belief Policy
Xinhua News Agency, June 07, 2011
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2011-06/07/content_12651313.htm
Related news:
叶小文:共产党为什么能团结信教群众 (Ye Xiaowen: Why Can the CPC Unite Religious Believers?)
People's Daily, June 07, 2011
http://theory.people.com.cn/GB/14830768.html

June 07, 2011: Shanghai Cooperation Organization

UNHCR Refuses to Shed Light
Radio Free Asia, June 06, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/refugees-06062011190817.html

Friday, June 03, 2011

June 03, 2011

News
Corruption
3 Sacked for Misuse of Quake Funds
Xinhua News Agency, June 03, 2011
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/nsp/National/2011/06/03/3%2Bsacked%2Bfor%2Bmisuse%2Bof%2Bquake%2Bfunds/

Economic Development
China Factory Town Shudders at Rising Costs
Reuters, June 02, 2011
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/06/03/us-china-economy-factory-idUSTRE75204M20110603

Environment
Where the River Ends
Foreign Policy, June 02, 2011
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2011/06/02/where_the_river_ends

Hukou
Cities Asked to Help Grads Obtain Hukou
China Daily, June 03, 2011
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2011-06/03/content_12633320.htm

IMAR
Inner Mongolia Quieter after Herder's Death
South China Morning Post, June 03, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=632f391d70150310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

内蒙目击者﹕满街是特警,坦克来了 (Witness in IMAR: Streets Full of Special Police and the Tanks Have Arrived)
Radio Free Asia, June 02, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/mongolian_students-06022011111915.html

June Fourth
June 4 Events Blocked
Radio Free Asia, June 03, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/june-06022011141734.html

港人六四小故事 父留剪報作嫁妝 (HKers' June Fourth Stories)
Ming Pao, June 03, 2011
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/2/1/1/2346324/1.html

六四前夕 北京升級打壓異見人士 (Beijing Increases Pressure on Dissidents and Activists on Eve of June Fourth Anniversary)
Apple Daily, June 03, 2011
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/template/apple/art_main.php?iss_id=20110603&sec_id=15335&art_id=15309540

六四晚会忧遭警方干扰 香港泛民吁市民踊跃参加 (Fearing Interference from Police, HK Alliance Calls for More Assistance for Candlelight Vigil)
Radio Free Asia, June 02, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/hk-06022011103541.html

Labor
人社部拟规定工会可主动参与劳动争议协商处理 (Human Resources Ministry Drafts Regulations on Labor Dispute Mediation in Enterprises)
China Youth Daily, June 03, 2011
http://news.cyol.com/content/2011-06/03/content_4496580.htm

Military
China PLA Officers Call Internet Key Battleground
Reuters, June 03, 2011
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/06/03/us-china-internet-google-idUSTRE7520OV20110603

Police
阻挠采访打记者 北京两民警被停职 (Two Beijing Civil Police Officers Lose Their Jobs after Obstructing and Hitting Reporters)
Southern Metropolis Daily, June 03, 2011
http://gcontent.oeeee.com/f/8a/f8a7e9f5efd72a91/Blog/969/eac8a2.html

Politics
China Stats Official Leaves Job on Suspicion of Leaking Data
Bloomberg, June 03, 2011
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-06-03/china-stats-official-leaves-job-on-suspicion-of-leaking-data.html

Rural Issues
环保部:农村污染排放已占中国“半壁江山” (Environmental Ministry: Rural Pollution Accounts for Half of China's Pollution)
China Youth Daily, June 03, 2011
http://news.cyol.com/content/2011-06/03/content_4496287.htm

Shanghai Cooperation Organization
Kazakhstan Deports Uyghur Teacher
Radio Free Asia, June 02, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/deportation-06022011174917.html

Related information:
SCO Member State Kazakhstan’s Return of Uyghur Refugee to China Demonstrates Disregard of International Human Rights Obligations
上合组织成员国哈萨克斯坦藐视国际人权义务将维吾尔难民遣返中国
Human Rights in China, June 01, 2011
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/content/5358
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/5359

Thursday, June 02, 2011

June 02, 2011

News
Death Penalty

学者建议立法以终身监禁代替死刑 打消公众担忧 (Scholar Proposes Replacing Death Penalty with Life Imprisonment)
Legal Daily, June 01, 2011
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2011-06/01/content_2701189.htm

Government
独立人士参选踊跃人数历届之冠 (This Election Cycle Has Highest Number of Independent Candidates Yet)
Radio Free Asia, June 01, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/election_candidates-06012011111303.html

Human Rights Defender – Ai Weiwei (艾未未)
UK's Royal Academy Gives Ai Weiwei Honorary Title
Reuters, June 01, 2011
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/06/01/us-britain-aiweiei-idUSTRE7506ZF20110601

留給艾未未一面空牆 (A Wall Left Blank for Ai Weiwei)
Ming Pao, June 02, 2011
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/9/1/1/2345450/1.html

Human Rights Defender – Chen Guangcheng (陈光诚)
Tighter Controls on Activist, Family
Radio Free Asia, June 01, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/controls-06012011142424.html

Human Rights Defender – Zhao Lianhai (赵连海)
Police Hound Activist on Family Day Out
South China Morning Post, June 02, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=4962a2297cb40310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

IMAR
China Extends Hand and Fist to Protesters
New York Times, June 01, 2011
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/02/world/asia/02mongolia.html

內蒙否認網傳女生腿被壓碎 (Inner Mongolian Police Deny Reports of a Student's Leg Being Crushed)
Ming Pao, June 02, 2011
http://inews.mingpao.com/htm/INews/20110601/ca31803c.htm

Internet
'Chinese Hackers' Break into Gmail Accounts
Al Jazeera, June 02, 2011
http://english.aljazeera.net//news/americas/2011/06/20116205619120217.html

China Rejects Gmail Spying Claims
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 02, 2011
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13626548

June Fourth
丁子霖:今年無法外出祭兒 (Ding Zilin: I'll Be Unable to Leave My Home to Mourn My Son This Year)
Ming Pao, June 02, 2011
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/9/1/1/2345453/1.html

Public Health
别让环境污染损害我们的健康 (Don't Let Pollution Damage Our Health)
China Youth Daily, June 02, 2011
http://zqb.cyol.com/html/2011-06/02/nw.D110000zgqnb_20110602_3-03.htm

Shanghai Cooperation Organization
张德广:上合组织对地区和平发展作出重要贡献 (First SCO Secretary-General Zhang Deguang: The SCO Has Made an Important Contribution to the Development of Peace in the Region)
Xinhua News Agency, June 02, 2011
http://news.xinhuanet.com/world/2011-06/02/c_121487082.htm

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

June 01, 2011

Top news
June Fourth

Tiananmen Mothers Say Government Hints at Payment, No Apology
Reuters, May 31, 2011
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/31/us-china-tiananman-idUSTRE74U0HS20110531
For the full text and English translation of the Tiananmen Mothers’
Letter, see:

天安门母亲:不容亵渎“六四”亡灵、不容损害“六四”难属的 人格尊严——“六四”惨案二十二周年祭
On the 22nd Anniversary of the Tiananmen Massacre: The Souls of Those Killed
during June Fourth Shall Not Be Defiled; Their Families Shall Not Be Dishonored
Tiananmen Mothers, May 31, 2011
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/5350
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/content/5349

Related news:
Payout Discussed with Family of June 4 Victim
South China Morning Post, June 01, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=7eb0abdb29640310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

张先玲:赔偿也要先讲个是非对错 (Zhang Xianling: Before Talks of Compensation There Should
Be Talks of Whether It Was Right or Wrong)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 31, 2011
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/chinese_news/2011/05/110531_tiananmen_zhangxianling.shtml

News
Hong Kong
在港內地生維權 中聯辦「請飲茶」 (Mainland Students in Hong Kong Called to "Drink Tea"
with the Mainland Central Liaison Office after Participating in Rights Defense
Activities)
Ming Pao, June 01, 2011
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/2/1/1/2344398/1.html

Human Rights Defender – Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波)
刘晓波“八个月未能与家人联系” (Liu Xiaobo: Unable to Contact Family for 8 Months)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 01, 2011
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/chinese_news/2011/06/110601_liuxiaobo_liuxia.shtml

Human Rights Defenders
Chinese Rights Activist Jailed for Credit Fraud
Associated Press, June 01, 2011
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110601/ap_on_re_as/as_china_human_rights

IMAR
China Says Foreigners Stir Inner Mongolia Unrest
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 31, 2011
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13602589

報道:中國拘數十內蒙牧民 (Report: Dozens of Mongolian Herders Detained)
Ming Pao, June 01, 2011
http://hk.news.yahoo.com/article/110531/4/olph.html

内蒙呼和浩特重兵布防大学 (Hohhot Universities Heavily Surrounded by Armed Forces)
Deutsche Welle, May 31, 2011
http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,15121964,00.html

内蒙古全面建立草原生态补偿机制 (IMAR Sets Up a Grasslands Ecology Compensation Mechanism)
People's Daily, May 31, 2011
http://cpc.people.com.cn/GB/64093/64387/14779896.html

中国称会回应蒙古族牧民合理要求 (China: We Can Respond to the Mongolian Herders' Rational Demands)
Voice of America, May 31, 2011
http://www.voanews.com/chinese/news/122857129.html

Migrant Workers
Container School for 'Floating' Kids
Shanghai Daily, June 01, 2011
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/nsp/National/2011/06/01/Container+school+for+floating+kids

Migrant Population to Grow to 350 Million: Report
China Daily, May 31, 2011
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2011-05/31/content_12615102.htm

Politics
Hackers Take on Chinese Website
The Age, June 01, 2011
http://www.smh.com.au/world/hackers-take-on-chinese-website-20110531-1feim.html

新华社发文解读中共重申维护政治纪律 (Xinhua Expounds on Why the CPC Has Reaffirmed the Upholding
of Political Discipline)
Xinhua News Agency, May 31, 2011
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2011-06-01/075422566969.shtml

Protests and Petitions
地方政府默许非法扩张用地导致集体进京上访增多 (Local Governments' Acquiescence of Illegal Expansion
of Land Use Leads to Increase of Collective Petitions in Beijing)
Legal Daily, May 31, 2011
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2011-05/31/content_2697297.htm

Shanghai Cooperation Organization
10周年首脑峰会召开在即 投资渐成上合组织合作重要方向 (With 10th Anniversary Council of SCO Heads of State Soon Approaching, SCO's Prime Focus Gradually Becomes Investment)
China Business Times, June 01, 2011
http://intl.ce.cn/zgysj/201106/01/t20110601_22453739.shtml

XUAR
Uyghur in Chinese Custody?
Radio Free Asia, May 31, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/deportation-05312011162319.html
Related information:
Uyghur Repatriation Imminent
Radio Free Asia, May 27, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/repatriation-05262011192244.html