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.

Monday, February 28, 2011

February 28, 2011

Top news
Protests and Petitions
China Activists Charged over 'Jasmine Rally' Call
Agence France-Presse, February 25, 2011

Overwhelming Response Stifles 'Jasmine' Rallies
South China Morning Post, February 28, 2011
Related news:
China Uses Whistles, Water, Police on Protests
Associated Press, February 28, 2011

Calls for Protests in China Met with Brutality
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 28, 2011
第二輪中國茉莉花/北京現場採訪 三立記者一度遭扣 (Three Reporters Detained whilst Reporting in Beijing’s Wangfujin St)
The Liberty Times, February 28, 2011

新疆巴楚原县委书记夫妻受贿600余万受审 (Former Xinjiang County Official Charged with Accepting over RMB 6mln in Bribes)
Legal Daily, February 28, 2011

Death Penalty
China Scraps Death Penalty for Some Crimes
Agence France-Presse, February 25, 2011

China to Review Women's Retirement Age
Xinhua News Agency, February 28, 2011

Hunan Reformer's 10-Year Quest for Justice
Caixin, February 25, 2011

Hong Kong
Szeto Star Burns Bright at Vigil
The Standard, February 28, 2011
Related news:
民運人士王超華被拒入境 (HK Denies Entry to Former 89 Student Leader Wang Chaohua)
Ming Pao, February 27, 2011
劳动监察之困:人员经费不足限制执法监管能力 (Lack of Funds Leading to Lax Enforcement of Labor Laws)
Outlook, February 26, 2011

Land Policy
China to Move 190,000 for Water Diversion
Xinhua News Agency, February 25, 2011

Jail Warning to Donors of Overseas 'Enemies'
South China Morning Post, February 26, 2011

母女三命案疑包庇凶手 警察抢尸体万人堵路 (Police Cover-up Suspected in Triple Homicide, Mass Incident Erupts)
Radio Free Asia, February 25, 2011

重庆警方首次在全国招录50名反恐突击队员 (Chongqing Police Make First Nationwide Call for Counter-terrorist SWAT Unit)
Legal Daily, February 28, 2011

4人涉違紀被終止人大職務 (Four Lose NPC Credentials after Suspicions of Disciplinary Infraction)
China News Service, February 28, 2011

Public Health
器官捐献试点一年无自愿 (Organ Donation Pilot Goes a Year without Volunteers)
Yangtse Evening Post, February 25, 2011

Rural Issues
镇政府发文强制村民买保险 村庄未完成将被罚款 (Town Government Forces Residents to Buy Insurance)
Xi'an Evening News, February 26, 2011

China's Wen Vows Action, Police Smother 'Rallies'
Agence France-Presse, February 27, 2011

Police Crack Down on Banned Songs
Radio Free Asia, February 25, 2011