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.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

March 02, 2011

Top news
Protests and Petitions
Fearing Protests, China Bars Foreign Reporters from Shopping District
McClatchy Newspapers, March 02, 2011
For audio recordings of the simultaneous English translation of the MFA conference, see:
A Long Afternoon at the Chinese Foreign Ministry
McClatchy Blog: China Rises, March 2, 2011

Related information:
Foreign Journalists Face Off with Foreign Ministry
China RealTime Blog, March 2, 2011

Related news:
China Blames Foreign Media for Police Fracas
Reuters, March 01, 2011

White House Warns China on Reporter Harassment
Agence France-Presse, March 01, 2011

驻京外国记者遭殴打不是偶然事件 (Beatings of Beijing's Foreign Correspondents Not Accidental)
Deutsche Welle, March 02, 2011,,14881681,00.html
北京茉莉花禁令引热议 访民被堵截无处安身 (Amid "Jasmine" Heat, Petitioners Refused Lodging in Beijing)
Radio Free Asia, March 01, 2011

赤壁市自来水月最低消费5吨 (Hunan City Puts Residents' Monthly Water-use Minimum at 5 Tons)
The Beijing Times, March 01, 2011

Food Security
Ban on Flour Additives
Xinhua News Agency, March 02, 2011
Related information:
卫生部等7部门关于撤销食品添加剂过氧化苯甲酰、过氧化钙的公告 (The Ministry of Health Joins Six Departments in Banning the Sale of Food Additives Benzoyl Peroxide and Calcium Peroxide)
Ministry of Health, March 1, 2011
国内拟禁用双酚A婴儿奶瓶 或致癌和性早熟 (China to Prohibit BPA Baby Bottles)
Southern Metropolis Daily, March 02, 2011
Related news:
Plastic Baby Bottles Still on Sale
Shanghai Daily, March 02, 2011
Human Rights Defender – Ai Weiwei (艾未未)
众网友清剿五毛 艾未未发起采访活动 (Ai Weiwei to 50 Cent Party: Let Me Interview You)
Radio Free Asia, March 01, 2011

Legal Pitfalls: Even If They Avoid Politics, Foreign Businesspeople Are Not Immune from the Vagaries of Chinese Justice
South China Morning Post, March 02, 2011

富士康男员工受联防队"伏击" 口袋鼓走得快 (Foxconn Employee "Ambushed" for Full Pockets, Fast Walking)
Southern Metropolis Daily, March 02, 2011

最高法首次推出审判执行新闻手册 (High Court Issues First Annual Casework Report)
Legal Daily, March 02, 2011

Nursing Homes Close Doors to Many
China Daily, March 02, 2011

Revamped China History Museum Skips Taboo Subjects
Agence France-Presse, March 01, 2011