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, May 12, 2009

May 12, 2009


Senior Beijing Official Sentenced to Life on Corruption Charges
Xinhuanet, May 08, 2009

Incense Burns as China Mourns Quake Dead
Reuters (available at YahooNews), May 12, 2009

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Radio Free Asia, May 11, 2009
China Drills Disaster Response on Quake Anniversary
Shanghai Daily, May 12, 2009

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China Daily, May 11, 2009
北京政府信息公开被评估“不及格” 52分排名第11 (Beijing Open Government Information Fails Evaluation; Ranked 11 out of 31 Provincial Govs)
Xinhuanet, May 12, 2009

June 4th
计划來港筹备六四悼念活动 杨建利再遭港府拒绝入境 (Democracy Activist Barred from Entering Hong Kong to Prepare June 4th Events)
Radio Free Asia, May 11, 2009

Chinese Police Make Arrests in Fake Magazine Scam
China Post, May 12, 2009

Chinese Director Defies Film Ban
BBC, May 11, 2009

公安部部长孟建柱:公安机关要与媒体良好合作 (Public Security Offices Must Cooperate with Media, Minister Says)
Xinhuanet, May 12, 2009

Protests and Petitions
湖南长沙发生暴力物业纠纷 (Violent Clashes over Property in Changsha)
Radio Free Asia, May 11, 2009

Public Health

Chinese Leaders Ask for Strict Anti-Flu Steps Following First Confirmed Case
Xinhuanet, May 11, 2009