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 01, 2011

March 01, 2011

Top news
Protests and Petitions
Diplomats Slam China Harassment of Journalists
Associated Press, February 28, 2011

Fresh Call Goes Out for Beijing 'Jasmine' Rallies
South China Morning Post, March 01, 2011

重庆科创职业学院学生因转发"茉莉花"信息被抓 (Chongqing Students Detained for Sending Information on Jasmine Rallies)
Deutsche Welle, February 28, 2011,,14879994,00.html

赴廣州聲援茉莉花革命 社運人士楊匡內地失蹤 (Hong Kong Campaigner Goes Missing in Mainland)
Apple Daily, March 01, 2011

日本攝記上海拍示威被拘留 (Japanese Photojournalist Detained in Shanghai)
Ming Pao, March 01, 2011

网谈茉莉花被送精神病院 当局有理无理照打压 (Rights Activist Sent to Mental Hospital for Online "Jasmine" Posts)
Radio Free Asia, February 28, 2011

国家计委原民航处长受贿内情披露 (Former Civil Aviation Official Gets 10-year Corruption Sentence)
Legal Daily, March 01, 2011

China Issues Warning on Climate and Growth
New York Times, March 01, 2011
Related information:
探索中国环保新道路要着力构建强大坚实的科技支撑体系 (In Exploring New Ways in China's Environmental Protection Field, We Must Make Effort to Build a Formidable and Robust Scientific Support System)
Zhou Shengxian, February 28, 2011
Scientists Flee Blaze in Chinese Rainforest Restoration Project
The Guardian, February 28, 2011

Food Security
仅有两成政府网站公开食品生产企业信用信息 (Only 20% of Gov't Websites Offer Credible Information on Food Manufacturers)
Legal Daily, February 28, 2011

June Fourth
六四死难者家属致信两会要求调查"六四" (Tiananmen Mothers Call on NPC, CPPCC to Open Investigation into June Fourth)
Deutsche Welle, March 01, 2011,,14880136,00.html

Land Policy
白虎头强拆事件跟踪:村长许坤出庭受审 (Demolition Denouncing Village Head Stands Trial)
Caixin, February 28, 2011

白虎头强拆事件跟踪:多名村民被追究刑责 (Villagers Face Criminal Charges for Resisting Demolition)
Caixin, February 28, 2011
Related information:
Guangxi Villagers Tried for Illegal Business Activities in Fight against Land Requisition
Human Rights in China, February 28, 2011
Migrant Workers
China's 'Floating Population' Exceeds 221 Million
Xinhua News Agency, February 28, 2011

最高法发现164个法院利用司法职权乱收费等问题 (High Court Finds 164 Courts Using Judicial Power for Graft)
Legal Daily, February 28, 2011

Slow Rise in Numbers Raises Odds of One-child Policy Being Relaxed
Associated Press, March 01, 2011

Protests and Petitions
Shenzhen to Punish Petitioners Who Threaten to Injure Themselves
South China Morning Post, March 01, 2011
Related news:
深圳拟禁止自残等威胁式信访 (Shenzhen Draft Regulations Ban Petitioners from Self-Injury)
Southern Metropolis Daily, February 28, 2011
Clean-up for Games Puts 200 Artists' Jobs at Risk
South China Morning Post, March 01, 2011

Uyghurs Targeted amidst Reform Call
Radio Free Asia, February 28, 2011