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, February 26, 2008

February 26, 2008

Top News of the Day
Human Rights Defender - Ni Yulan (倪玉兰)

北京公安加紧骚扰维权律师倪玉兰 (Beijing Police Step Up Harassment of Rights Lawyer Ni Yulan)
Radio Free Asia, February 25, 2008
Husband of human rights lawyer Ni Yulan (倪玉兰) was beaten on February 25, 2008. The police forcefully entered Ni’s apartment that morning but could not find her because she was hiding. They then took her husband to the police substation, where the beating occurred. She suspected the police tried to arrest her before the annual session of the National People Congress. The police denied any beatings.
New Round of Snow Snarls Traffic, Kills Livestock in China
Xinhuanet, February 26, 2008

Cabinet Reform Tops Agenda at Party Meeting
South China Morning Post, February 26, 2008

中国各大城市实行的暂住证制度倍受争议 (Temporary Residence Permit System in Major Cities Sparks Controversy)
Radio Free Asia, February 25, 2008

Human Rights Defender - Zheng Enchong (郑恩宠)
Police Said to Have Assaulted Rights Lawyer in China
New York Times, February 26, 2008

Human Rights Defender – Hu Jia (胡佳)
有消息传胡佳即将获释 (Hu Jia May Be Released Soon)
Radio Free Asia, February 25, 2008

Human Rights Defender - Shi Tao (师涛)
杨致远呼吁释放师涛 郭泉状告雅虎封锁 (Yang Zhiyuan Calls for the Release of Shi Tao; Guo Quan Sues Yahoo! For Blocking His Name)
Radio Free Asia, February 25, 2008

Land Policy
无锡城管强拆冲突 住户被从二楼扔下受伤 (Jiangsu Resident Thrown from Second Floor in Forced Eviction, Injured)
Radio Free Asia, February 25, 2008

Migrant Workers
深圳外来工被暴打致死 (Migrant Worker Beaten To Death in Shenzhen)
Radio Free Asia, February 25, 2008

New Book Details Chinese Spy Effort Ahead of Olympics
Agence France-Presse (available at YahooNews), February 26, 2008

南宁城管殴打小贩 被愤怒民众围堵 (Guangxi Urban Management Authorities Surrounded by Crowd After Beating Hawker)
Radio Free Asia, February 25, 2008

Protests and Petitions
访民在高法信访办服药自杀 (Petitioner Attempts Suicide at Office for Letters and Calls of Supreme People’s Court)
Radio Free Asia, February 25, 2008

上海维权居民申请游行受公安恐吓 (Police Threaten to Shoot Shanghai Residents for Applying to Stage Demonstration Against Maglev Project)
Radio Free Asia, February 25, 2008

Public Health
云南艾滋病毒感染者累计逾五万七千例 (HIV Infections in Yunnan Exceed 57,000 Cases)
China Youth Online, February 26, 2008

67% of 2007 Recalls Were China Imports
World Net Daily, February 25, 2008

Tibetans, Chinese Police Clash at Festival
Radio Free Asia, February 22, 2008