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, April 19, 2007

April 19, 2007


Civil Society
中国非政府组织改吃皇粮被疑变质 (Public Questions Legitimacy of NGOs Funded by the Government)
Voice of America, April 18, 2007

Death Penalty
全国律协:最高法复核死刑案件应有辩护律师 (All-China Lawyers Association: Defense Lawyers Required for All Death Penalty Cases Reviewed by the Supreme People's Court), April 19, 2007

Economic Development
UN Warns of Tensions as China Props Asia's Growth
South China Morning Post, April 19, 2007

Dammed If You Do, Damned If You Don't
South China Morning Post, April 19, 2007

Tiger Leaping Gorge Unlikely to Be Dammed
South China Morning Post, April 19, 2007

450 Sick in China from Chemical Pollution
Agence France-Presse (via YahooNews), April 18, 2007

Human Rights Defenders
高耀洁返回河南郑州家中后一直被当局监视 (Gao Yaojie Closely Monitored by Local Authorities After Returning from Washington)
Radio Free Asia, April 18, 2007

30吨钢水砸向会议室 致死32人 (30 Tons of Molten Metal Spills in Liaoning Steel Plant, 32 Killed), April 19, 2007

章诒和入禀控出版总署 打定输数 仍坚持兴讼反对禁书 (Writer Seeks to File Lawsuit to Overturn Book Ban, Despite Little Hope of Winning)
Ming Pao, April 19, 2007

China Official Blames Internet for Youth Crime
Reuters (via YahooNews), April 19, 2007

Group Targets Yahoo Inc. Over China Cases
National Public Radio (NPR), April 18, 2007

Beijing to Cabbies: Mind Your Manners
Associated Press (via YahooNews), April 19, 2007

北京道路流量将削减20%至30% (Beijing to Cut Road Traffic by 20-30% During Olympics)
People's Daily, April 19, 2007

Darfur: On Steven Spielberg and the 2008 Beijing Olympics
Sudan Tribune, April 18, 2007

China's Security Officials Urge Stability for Upcoming CPC Congress, Olympics
Xinhuanet, April 18, 2007

Guangzhou Camera Surveillance Cut in Private, Added in Public
South China Morning Post, April 19, 2007

胡俊雄因协助异见人士安装破网软件被软禁 (Hangzhou Dissident Hu Junxiong Placed Under House Arrest After Assisting Dissident Zhu Yufu to Bypass Government Block of Internet; Zhu Yufu and Son Taken Away by Police)
Radio Free Asia, April 19, 2007

'I Dare to Express Different Views'
South China Morning Post, April 19, 2007

分析:中共调整藏疆小组恩威并重 (Analysis: CPC's 'Carrot and Stick' Approach to Tibet and Xinjiang)
Voice of America, April 18, 2007

广西山东计生部门对孕妇强制堕胎 (Forced Abortion by Family Planning Units Reported in Guangxi and Shandong)
Radio Free Asia, April 18, 2007

Protests and Petitions
多名访民在天安门被抓 (More Petitioners Taken Away by Police at Tiananmen)
Radio Free Asia, April 18, 2007