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 12, 2009

March 12, 2009

Bilateral Ties
Chinese FM, U.S. State Secretary Meet on Bilateral Ties, Other Issues
Xinhuanet, March 12, 2009

U.S. Tries to Play Down Naval Confrontation with China
Reuters, March 12, 2009

Safety Watchdog to Probe Fatal Blast in E China
Xinhua (via China Daily), March 12, 2009

Further Study on Beijing's Waste Plant Ordered After Public Protest
South China Morning Post, March 12, 2009

环保审批拦下千亿元投资 (Environmental Examinations Block Tens of Billions in Investments)
The Beijing News, March 12, 2009

京城運河黑如墨汁 (Beijing Canal Black as Ink with Pollution)
Ming Pao, March 12, 2009

公务员全国统考将设试点 (Trial National Civil Service Exam to Take Place This Year)
The Beijing News, March 12, 2009

Human Rights Defender - Gao Zhisheng (高智晟)
高智晟的夫人耿和女士及子女已离开中国 (Gao Zhisheng's Wife and Children Leave China)
Radio Free Asia, March 11, 2009

Human Rights Defenders
Leading Dissident 'Exiled' to Chinese Northwest, March 11, 2009

China's SARS Hero Demands Apology for Detention
Reuters (available at YahooNews), March 12, 2009

高法副院長案 尚無定論 (Still No Conclusion in Civil Case against Huang Songyou, Former Vice-President of the Supreme People's Court)
Ming Pao, March 12, 2009

两会期间多个网站频遭攻击 (Several Websites Attacked during "Two Meetings")
Radio Free Asia, March 11, 2009

少與內地委員互動 港區政協錯失交流機會 (HK Representatives Had Little Interaction with Mainland Representatives during CPPCC)
Ming Pao, March 12, 2009

Protests and Petitions
After Complaints Fail, Chinese Try Protests
Associated Press (available at YahooNews), March 12, 2009

China Wins Gold as Protesters Come to Their Censors
Washington Post (via Sydney Morning Herald), March 12, 2009

两会期间上访遭打压 被关押访民绝食抗议 (Petitioners Traveling to Beijing Continue to Be Detained; Detained Petitioner Goes on Hunger Strike in Protest of Detention)
Radio Free Asia, March 11, 2009

China Pillories US over Tibet, Extends Travel Ban
Associated Press (via Google), March 11, 2009

Related news:
Tibet Our Internal Affair, US Told
China Daily, March 12, 2009
Dalai Lama Hopes Beijing Will Use More Commonsense
Reuters (via, March 11, 2009