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.

Friday, March 14, 2008

March 14, 2008

Top News of the Day

Tibetan With Family in Lhasa Says Cars on Fire in Tibet in Latest Protest
Associated Press (available at the International Herald Tribune, March 14, 2008

The Associated Press is reporting clashes between police, the army and Tibetan monks and civilians in Lhasa, the capital of the Tibetan Autonomous Region (TAR). Police cars have apparently been set on fire. Two monks have attempted suicide, but are in critical condition. Three of the most important monasteries in the TAR have been shut down, and some monks are on a hunger strike in protest.

Bilateral Ties

U.S. Report Links China Arms Sales to Darfur Carnage
Reuters, March 13, 2008

Civil Society
民政部对中国神剑文学艺术学会等作出行政处罚 (Government Punishes a Non-Approved Literature Association and other Civil Society Groups)
Xinhuanet, March 14, 2008

China's Emissions Seen Rising Faster Than Thought
Reuters, March 18, 2008

Sepa's Extra Teeth a Small Step in the Right Direction, Analysts Say
South China Morning Post, March 14, 2008

Human Rights Defender-Li Guohong (李国宏)
重庆维权人士李国宏透露劳教所中不人道状况 (Chongqing Right's Defender Li Guohong Reports Poor Labor Conditions at Reeducation-Through-Labor Facility)
Radio Free Asia, March 13, 2008

Human Rights Defender- Hu Jia (胡佳)
胡佳案下周二开庭 曾金燕被禁旁听 (Hu Jia's Trial To Start on Tuesday; Wife Zeng Jinyan Barred from Attending)
Radio Free Asia, March 13, 2008

Photo Scandal Stars Urged to 'Show Remorse'
South China Morning Post, March 14, 2008

Xinhua in Deft Denial Exercise
South China Morning Post, March 14, 2008

When Manga Meets Communism
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 13, 2008

北京重申奥运期间抗议须获批准 (Beijing: Only Approved Protests During Olympics)
Radio Free Asia, March 13, 2008

Beijing's Unofficial Olympic Slogan
International Herald Tribune, March 13, 2008

China Sees Conspiracy Behind Olympics Criticisms
Reuters, March 13, 2008

Protests and Petitions
湖南永顺县征稽暴力执法 万人示威冲击征稽所 (Ten Thousand Protest Land Grab in Hunan)
Radio Free Asia, March 13, 2008

广东博罗台资木器厂因劳动合同发生工潮 (Thousands Strike in Guangdong over Contract)
Radio Free Asia, March 13, 2008

Public Health
China Launches AIDS Campaign
Xinhuanet, March 13, 2008