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, February 25, 2011

February 25, 2011

Top news
Protests and Petitions
"Jasmine" Protests Greet Chinese Envoy in Taiwan
Reuters, February 25, 2011

Heavy Hand to Thwart NPC-eve 'Jasmine' Strife
South China Morning Post, February 25, 2011

冉云飞被以颠覆罪名刑拘 各界震惊谴责 (Writer Ran Yunfei Detained on Subversion Charges)
Radio Free Asia, February 24, 2011

Bilateral Ties
Cannon Wants Chinese Fugitives Returned
Agence France-Presse, February 25, 2011

Death Penalty
内蒙古临河区灭门案凶犯被判死刑 连杀一家5口 (Inner Mongolian Sentenced to Death for Murder)
Xinhua News Agency, February 25, 2011

Food Security
甘肃陇南拖欠农民退耕还林粮食补助款 (Gansu Villagers Wait Years for Food Assistance after Implementing Land Restoration Scheme)
Lanzhou Morning Post, February 25, 2011

社科院称6个部委4家地方政府信息公开考核得0分 (CASS: Six Departments, Four Local Governments Score Zero on Public Access to Information)
Legal Daily, February 25, 2011
Related news:
Anti-corruption Agency at Bottom of Transparency List
China Daily, February 25, 2011
Human Rights Defender – Mao Hengfeng (毛恒凤)
Chinese Dissident Sent to Labor Camp Again
Reuters, February 24, 2011
Related information:
Petitioner Recounts Abuses during RTL; Medical Parole Rescinded
Human Rights in China, February 24, 2011
China Says over 2,400 Dead in Coal Mines in 2010
Agence France-Presse, February 25, 2011

公务员叛逃境外最高判十年引起质疑 (Ten-year Maximum Penalty for Fleeing Civil Servants Raises Questions)
Radio Free Asia, February 24, 2011

China Tightens Censorship
Radio Free Asia, February 24, 2011

Public Health
Ambitious Targets Set to Help Ease the Crippling Personal Cost of Medical Care
South China Morning Post, February 25, 2011

China Calls for Renewed Fight against Dalai Lama
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 25, 2011