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.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

March 31, 2009

四川河道污染政府砌牆遮醜 (Authorities in Sichuan Build A Wall to Cover up An "Irreversibly Polluted" River Behind)
Ming Pao Immediate News, March 31, 2009

Food Security
Nine Arrested for Selling Pigs Fed with Banned Chemical
Xinhuanet, March 30, 2009

Hong Kong
British Human Rights Activist Jailed in Hong Kong, March 30, 2009

June 4th
香港民间团体筹备六四晚会及七一大游行 (HK NGO's Preparation for "Tiananmen Vigil", "July 1st Demonstration" Under Way)
Radio Free Asia, March 27, 2009

港支联拟邀王丹参加纪念六四活动 (HK Alliance Plans to Invite Wang Dan to Join Tiananmen Commemoration Activities in HK)
Voice of America, March 26, 2009

Tiananmen Art Sculptor to Ask: May I Visit HK?
South China Morning Post, March 25, 2009

Internet Censorship
China Shuts Down 162 Porn Video Websites
China Daily, March 30, 2009

More Youths Die in Police Custody
South China Morning Post, March 31, 2009

Protests and Petitions
广西来宾市凤凰镇发生徵地冲突 (Guangxi Villagers Clash with Police over Government Land Grabs)
Radio Free Asia, March 30, 2009

Public Health
Hard-to-Cure TB Poses New Global Health Threat
Associated Press (available at YahooNews), March 31, 2009

Hospital Chiefs Removed After HCV Infections
Shanghai Daily, March 31, 2009

China Facing HIV 'Plague' as New Cases Leap 45 Per Cent, March 30, 2009

Tibetan Monk Killed in Clash in Western China
Reuters, March 30, 2009

China Cracks Down in Muslim West
Associated Press (available at YahooNews), March 30, 2009