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, March 23, 2009

March 21-23


Bilateral Ties
China and US both Claim Victory after WTO Ruling on Piracy
South China Morning Post, March 22, 2009


China Quake School Toll Stirs Grim Findings and Anger
Reuters, March 22, 2009


Province Supplying Beijing Water Drying Up: State
Agence France-Presse (available at YahooNews), March 22, 2009

June 4th
Ex-soldier in 1989 China Crackdown Reportedly Held
Associated Press (available at YahooNews), March 20, 2009

公安部决定开展“人民警察核心价值观”讨论活动 (Public Security Ministry Holds Discussion on "Core Values" of Police)
Xinhuanet, March 20, 2009

Protests and Petitions
河南一钢铁公司拖欠工人工资和保险金导致群体事件 (Owed Backwages Sparks "Mass Incident" in Henan)
Radio Free Asia, March 22, 2009

Public Health
河南手足口病瞞報兩官被炒 (Official Dismissed for Covering Up Foot and Mouse Disease in Henan)
Ming Pao News, March 22, 2009

Blood Donor Scam Claims Farmer's Life
Shanghai Daily, March 20, 2009

周勍获中文笔会自由写作奖 透视食品安全著作大陆被删 (Zhou Qing, Writer Who Exposed Food Safety Concerns, Given Chinese PEN Freedom Award)
Radio Free Asia, March 22, 2009

State Security
Three Die in Bomb Attack at Mine Office
South China Morning Post, March 21, 2009

Chinese Guard Shot Dead in Attack
BBC, March 20, 2009

Chinese 'Spy' Urges US to Press on Rights
Agence France-Presse (via Google), March 20, 2009

Monks Held After Qinghai Police Attack
Xinhuanet (available at Shanghai Daily), March 23, 2009

Panchen Lama Calls for Support of China's Communist Party
Voice of America, March 23, 2009

New Video of Torture Exposes Chinese Brutality in Tibet, March 20, 2009