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.

Friday, April 03, 2009

April 3, 2009

Bilateral Ties
China Denies Spies Targeted Australia PM, Rio Tinto
Reuters, April 02, 2009

Rainforest Cut for Rubber
Shanghai Daily, April 03, 2009

China Starts Annual Three-Month Fishing Ban in Middle, Lower Yangtze River
Xinhuanet, April 02, 2009

Human Rights
当局继续扩大《零八宪章》打压范围 (Crackdown on Charter 08 Widening)
Radio Free Asia, April 02, 2009

Human Rights Defender
北京异议人士高洪明被传唤抄家 (Beijing Dissident Gao Hong-ming Summoned, Home Searched)
Radio Free Asia, April 02, 2009

June 4th
HKU Democracy Wall Attacked amid Rising June 4 Tensions
South China Morning Post, March 31, 2009

Internet Censorship
China Orders Tighter Controls on Online Videos
Agence France-Presse (via YahooNews), April 02, 2009

Video Not Working for Nightmare Cell Victim
Shanghai Daily, April 02, 2009

Protests and Petitions
Hui Muslims Riot After Traffic Incident, Rights Group Says
South China Morning Post, April 03, 2009

湖北村民因举报非法垃圾场遭报复 (Hubei Villagers On Trial After Reporting Illegal Dump Site)
Radio Free Asia, April 02, 2009

萍乡城管暴力强拆打死户主引发骚乱 (Man Killed in Forced Eviction Sparks Outrage and Riot in Jiangxi)
Radio Free Asia, March 31, 2009

Man Dies After Detonating Bomb in China: Police
Agence France-Presse (via YahooNews), April 02, 2009