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 30, 2010

March 30, 2010

Civil Society
北大轄下維權NGO突被殺 (Peking U "Cancels" Ties with Four Rights Defense NGOs)
Ming Pao, March 30, 2010
Related news:
NGOs Fear Tighter State Curbs after University Cuts Links
South China Morning Post, March 30, 2010

郭建梅称北大撤中心不应该 (Women's Rights Activist Guo Jianmei: PKU's Actions Unnecessary)
Radio Free Asia, March 29, 2010
Corporate Social Accountability
China Mining Company Causes Unrest in Niger
Christian Science Monitor, March 29, 2010

Death Penalty
Amnesty Slams China for Silence on Execution Toll
Reuters, March 30, 2010

Human Rights Defender – Gao Zhisheng (高智晟)
Wife Wants Dissident to Leave China
Associated Press, March 30, 2010

电话采访高智晟:高律师希望近期回北京家 (Phone Interview with Gao Zhisheng: Gao Wishes to Return to Beijing Home in Near Future)
Radio Free Asia, March 29, 2010

Human Rights Defenders
趙連海今自辯堅持無罪 (Tainted Milk Activist Zhao Lianhai to Maintain Innocence in Today's Trial)
Ming Pao, March 30, 2010
Related news:
当局拒绝赵连海家人旁听庭审 (Zhao's Family Forbidden to Attend Trial)
Radio Free Asia, March 29, 2010
China's Prosecutors Told to Set Up Briefing System
China Daily, March 29, 2010

Rio Tinto China Employees Get Prison Terms
The Wall Street Journal, March 30, 2010

Google Says China Services Partially Blocked
Financial Times, March 30, 2010

Migrant Workers
Cheap Overseas Workers Used as Plant Hub Feels Labor Pinch
Shanghai Daily, March 30, 2010

Official Dies in Detention
China Daily, March 30, 2010

Protests and Petitions
山东菏泽300多退休人员集体上访求医保 (300+ Shandong-based Retired Soldiers Petition for Medical Insurance)
Radio Free Asia, March 29, 2010

Shanghai World Expo
China to Crack Down on Illegal Expo Publications
China Daily, March 30, 2010

上海限售菜刀水果刀 嚴防利器襲擊案 (Shanghai Limits Sale of Kitchen Knives as Precaution against Attacks)
Ming Pao, March 30, 2010