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 17, 2009

April 17, 2009

Bilateral Ties

Homeowner Problems with Chinese-Made Drywall Spread
Wall Street Journal, April 16, 2009

Shenzhen Anti-graft Officials Detained
South China Morning Post, April 17, 2009

Official Arrested for Mafia Links
Shanghai Daily, April 16, 2009

Human Rights
內地首倡對執法者「人權教育」 (China to Start "Human Rights Education" for Law Enforcement)
Ming Pao, April 17, 2009

Human Rights Defender - Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波)
An Appeal for a Chinese Dissident
Washington Post, April 16, 2009

Human Rights Defenders
律师带20多村民打砸水电站获缓刑 (Shenzhen Lawyer Liu Yao Receives Suspended Sentence)
Guangzhou Daily, April 17, 2009

上海两名冤民大同盟成员被拘留 (Two Shanghainese Members of the Chinese League of Victims Detained)
Radio Free Asia, April 16, 2009

June 4th
HK Students Back Tiananmen Call
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 16, 2009

Zhuhai Lawmakers Criticise Plan to Move Macau University to City
South China Morning Post, April 17, 2009

Censor Tightens Control of Papers after Bogus Reports
South China Morning Post, April 17, 2009

记者报道假新闻 或终身禁止从业 (Journalists Reporting False Information Can Receive Life-long Ban)
Southern Metropolis Daily, April 17, 2009
Related information:
关于采取切实措施制止虚假报道的通知 (Notice on Adopting Feasible Measures to Prevent False News Reports)
General Administration of Press and Publication, March 24, 2009
记者赴四川藏区遭遇地方官员阻拦 (Reporters Obstructed from Travelling to Garze Tibetan Autonomous Region, Sichuan by Officials)
Voice of America, April 16, 2009

Migrant Workers
全国流动人口计生服务将免费 (Free Family Planning for Migrant Workers across China)
Beijing Times, April 16, 2009

Boao Forum for Asia 2009 Kicks Off in Hainan
China Daily, April 17, 2009

China Should Spend More on Social Causes, Says ADB Official
Xinhuanet, April 17, 2009

Protests and Petitions
Parents' March Calls Attention to Lost Children
Shanghai Daily, April 17, 2009

Public Health
深圳藥店安全套多冒牌 (Counterfeit Drugs Found in Shenzhen Pharmacies)
Ming Pao, April 17, 2009

New Hong Kong Bishop Pressures China on Religious Freedom
Reuters, April 16, 2009

Related news:
No Politics for Me, Says Bishop Tong
South China Morning Post, April 17, 2009