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.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

March 5, 2009


Bilateral Ties
China Says Ready to Talk Peace with Taiwan
Reuters, March 04, 2009

Civil Society
A Home on the Internet Shelters Beijing's Homeless
International Herald Tribune, March 04, 2009

Economic Development
China Promises Vigorous Spending Program
Associated Press (available at YahooNews), March 05, 2009

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中国人大常委:两会将不审议4万亿元经济刺激资金投向 (Two
Sessions Will Not Deliberate Plans for Stimulus Money)
Radio Free Asia, March 04, 2009
2 Officials Sacked Over Tap Water Scare
Xinhua (via China Daily), March 05, 2009

科技部部长:零排放汽车将在6年内产业化 (Science and Tech Minister Promises Zero Emissions Cars within Six Years)
Xinhuanet, March 05, 2009

Purged Chinese Official Urges MPs to Open Up on 1989
Reuters via Taiwan News, March 05, 2009

贾庆国委员:建立定期异地任职等制度保障司法独立 (CPC Committee Member Calls for Measures to Improve Independence of the Judiciary)
Xinhuanet, March 04, 2009

湛江試點公僕優獎劣罰 (Zhanjiang, Guangdong a Testing Ground for Punishment and Reward System for Public Servants)
Ming Pao, March 04, 2009

Human Rights Defender – Zheng Enchong (郑恩宠)
Wife: Chinese Activist Detained in Shanghai
Associated Press (available at YahooNews), March 05, 2009

Protests and Petitions
Police Harass Sanlu Protesters
South China Morning Post, March 05, 2009

两会期间当局大抓访民 (Authorities Round Up Petitioners during Two Sessions)
Radio Free Asia, March 04, 2009

Chinese Displaced by Three Gorges Dam Protest
Associated Press (via Boston Globe), March 04, 2009

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Villagers Clash with Police Over Land Compensation
Xinhua (via China Daily), March 04, 2009
Tibet Instability a Rumor, Communist Governor Says
Associated Press (available at YahooNews), March 05, 2009