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, April 14, 2009

April 10-14, 2009

China Orders Governments to Go Green: State Media
Agence France-Presse (via YahooNews), April 14, 2009

Chinese Bias for Baby Boys Creates a Gap of 32 Million
New York Times, April 11, 2009

Human Rights
China Releases Human Rights Plan
New York Times, April 14, 2009

Related information:
国家人权行动计划(2009—2010年) (National Human Rights Action Plan of China (2009-2010))
Information Office of the State Council, April 13, 2009 (Chinese) (English)

Related news:
Beijing's Action Plan Lacks Detail on Enforcing People's Political and Civil Rights, Experts Say
South China Morning Post, April 14, 2009

Human Rights on Students' Agenda
China Daily, April 14, 2009

实施《公约》总体难度不大 (Implementing the ICCPR Not Difficult)
Southern Metropolis Daily, April 14, 2009
Human Rights Defender - Liu Jie (刘杰)
万民上书十七大发起人刘杰获释 以劳教经历现身说法 (Heilongjiang Petitioner Liu Jie Released from RTL Sentence)
Radio Free Asia, April 13, 2009

Human Rights Defenders
维权律师程海、杨在新遭围攻 引发舆论关注 (Prominent Rights Defense Attorneys Cheng Hai and Yang Zaixin Assaulted)
Radio Free Asia, April 13, 2009

Internet Censorship
杭州市立法保护网络安全 散布谣言最高可罚一万五 (New Hangzhou Legislation for Protecting Internet Safety Includes Legal Sanctions for Spreading Rumors)
Zhejiang Online, April 14, 2009

June 4th
'Goddess' Statue Ruled Out for Liaison Office
South China Morning Post, April 11, 2009

Beijing Braces for New Tensions over Tiananmen Incident
Agence France-Presse (via eTaiwanNews), April 14, 2009

Hong Kong Students Start Vote on Tiananmen Killings
Reuters, April 14, 2009

Related news:
Truth First on '89 Crackdown, Political Figures Tell Students
South China Morning Post, April 10, 2009

University Opts for Crackdown Booklet
South China Morning Post, April 14, 2009

港大学生会长因六四言论面临罢免 (Hong Kong University Student Union President Faces Recall after June 4 Comments)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 14, 2009
Two Die in Detention Rooms in East China
Xinhuanet, April 11, 2009

Protests and Petitions
Striking Taxi Drivers Getting Back to Work
China Daily, April 14, 2009

Related news:
11 Arrested after Taxi Strike Spirals into Riot
South China Morning Post, April 12, 2009
重慶300工人堵塞交通 (300 Workers Block Traffic in Chongqing Protesting for Back Wages)
Ming Pao, April 14, 2009

四川自贡千名村民抗议当局强迫购社保 (1000 Sichuan Villagers Protest Forced Purchase of Social Security)
Radio Free Asia, April 13, 2009

北大中南海天安门抗议上千访民半被抓 (Petitioners Continue Protests in Beijing's "Sensitive Areas"; Many Detained)
Radio Free Asia, April 13, 2009

一乡镇干部自述:"截访"的无奈和隐衷 (Reflections from a Small-town Cadre: Helplessness and Unspoken Thoughts on "Intercepting Petitioners")
Xinhuanet, April 13, 2009

成都家庭教会复活节活动遭到压制 (Chengdu House Churches Come under Pressure during Easter Holiday)
Voice of America, April 13, 2009