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.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

February 25, 2009

Bilateral Ties
Nepalis Asked to Ban Rallies
South China Morning Post, February 25, 2009

China 'Relieved' Over Clinton Trip
Radio Free Asia, February 24, 2009

Food Security
7 People Detained over Poisoned Pork
China Daily, February 25, 2009

June 4th
天安门母亲祭中共老友 斯诺遗孀拒踏足中国 (Tiananmen Mothers Commemorate Noted Sinologist Edgar Snow)
Radio Free Asia, February 24, 2009

Gas Blast Blamed on Management
South China Morning Post, February 25, 2009

Migrant Workers
China Keeps Wary Eye on Displaced Migrant Workers
International Herald Tribune, February 25, 2009

Protests and Petitions
数百各地银行下岗员工在北京两办上访 (Hundred Laid-off Workers from Banks Petition en Masse in Beijing)
Radio Free Asia, February 25, 2009

广西桂平劳兰村土地纠纷引发警民冲突 (Police, Villagers in Guangxi Clash over Land Dispute)
Radio Free Asia, February 24, 2009

成都百多访民头戴冤帽在法院门口抗议(视频)(Over 100 Petitioners in Chengdu Protest Against "Unjust" Court Verdicts)
Radio Free Asia, February 24, 2009

Public Health
3 Detained over Flawed Rabies Vaccine
Xinhua (via China Daily), February 25, 2009

“躲猫猫”案县政府网站被黑 满屏“打酱油”(图) (Hackers "Deliberately And Maliciously Denigrate" Yunnan Govt's Website over "Hidden Cat" Scandal)
Xinhuanet, February 25, 2009

China Orders Tibet to Celebrate New Year, February 25, 2009

China Closes Tibet to Foreign Tourists: Agencies, Hotel
Agence France-Presse (via YahooNews), February 24, 2009