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.

Monday, April 07, 2008

April 5-7, 2008

Top News of the Day

Multi-entry Visa Ban until after Games
South China Morning Post, April 06, 2008

The SCMP reports that Beijing will not issue multiple-entry visas until after the Olympic Games, and that visas will take longer to process. Foreigners, Hong Kong residents, and permanent residents are all affected. Travel agents were informed of the ban on March 27, but they have not been told of an end date; both September and October are named as possible end dates.

Bilateral Ties
Free-trade Pact with NZ a Blueprint for Future
South China Morning Post, April 07, 2008

Rubber Trees for Tire Industry Shrink China Rainforests
Reuters, April 06, 2008

Human Rights
Business Clouds Concerns over China's Human Rights Violations, April 06, 2008

Pledge to Hunt Down Organisers of Pilot Protest
South China Morning Post, April 07, 2008

Chaotic Scenes at London Olympic Torch Relay
Reuters, April 06, 2008

IOC's Rogge Condemns Violence in Tibet
Agence France-Presse (via YahooNews), April 07, 2008

Tibet Prepares for Olympic Torch Relay
Xinhuanet, April 05, 2008

Beijing Seeks PR Advisers on Tibet
Financial Times, April 04, 2008

Dalai Lama hits back at China conspiracy claims
Reuters (via Guardian), April 06, 2008,,-7441524,00.html

当局威胁藏民泄漏骚乱违法 甘孜重兵至九月 (Paramilitary Police Forces to Remain in Garze, Sichuan until September)
Radio Free Asia, April 06, 2008

Police: People Announced Dead by Dalai Clique Are Still Alive
Xinhuanet, April 06, 2008

Tibetans Wounded in Sichuan Protest
Radio Free Asia, April 05, 2008

Fear and Distrust Keep Hotan's Uygurs in Line
Reuters (available at South China Morning Post), April 07, 2008