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 21, 2008

April 19-21, 2008

Civil Society
北京民间艾滋病机构奥运前被迫停止大部份服务 (Beijing AIDS Group Aizhixing Institute Compelled to Halt Majority of Services before Olympics)
Radio Free Asia, April 18, 2008

Economic Development
中国一季度生产安全事故死亡人数超过1万9千人 (Over 19,000 Casualties from Industrial Accidents in the First Quarter of 2008)
Radio Free Asia, April 19, 2008

Hong Kong
港禁1300 藏獨人士入境 (Hong Kong to Deny Entry to 1300 Tibetan Independence Activists)
Apple Daily, April 19, 2008

Human Rights Defender - Tao Jun (陶君)
广州异见人士陶君被公安拘留问话 (Dissident Writer Tao Jun Detained for Questioning; Told Not to Speak Out during the Olympic Torch Relay)
Radio Free Asia, April 18, 2008

China Publishes Draft Regulation on Food Safety to Solicit Public Opinion
Xinhuanet, April 20, 2008

Anti-China Protests at Torch Run in Bangkok
Reuters, April 21, 2008

China's Olympic Crackdown Already Underway, Conference Hears, April 18, 2008

Nepal Threatens 'Gunfire' against Torch Protesters on Everest
Agence France-Presse (available at YahooNews), April 20, 2008

Protests and Petitions
China Urges Calm after Anti-Western Demonstrations
Associated Press (available at YahooNews), April 20, 2008;_ylt=AvrUJgC1TyCHkDmxrRfUvBlPzWQA

Protests against "Tibet Independence" Supporters Erupt in Chinese Cities
Xinhuanet, April 19, 2008

Three Gorges
Almost 200 Trapped by Massive Mudslide in China's Three Gorges Area
Xinhuanet, April 20, 2008

China Launches Education Drive in Lhasa, Warns Citizens
Reuters, April 21, 2008

China Steps Up Crackdown in Tibet
Radio Free Asia, April 17, 2008

Chinese Student Who Sparked Furor Says Public Apology Letter Is Fake
Radio Free Asia, April 18, 2008

甘肃夏河二百多被拘捕的僧人获释 (Arrested Xiahe Buddhist Monks Released)
Radio Free Asia, April 18, 2008

拉萨色拉寺再有四百僧侣被捕 (400 Monks from Lhasa's Sera Monastery Arrested)
Radio Free Asia, April 20, 2008

Tibet an 'International Issue,' Japan PM Tells China
Agence France-Presse (available at YahooNews), April 18, 2008

Tibet Will Reopen to Tourists 'Soon'
China Daily, April 19, 2008

新疆喀什一基督教家庭教会教徒被捕并被罚款 (Uyghur Christian House Church Practitioners Arrested and Fined)
Radio Free Asia, April 18, 2008