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 16, 2011

March 16, 2011

Top news
Human Rights Defenders – Jin Haike (靳海科), Xu Wei (徐伟)
Activists Released, Clampdown Continues
Radio Free Asia, March 15, 2011
Related information:
Case Update: Reform Advocates Jin Haike and Xu Wei Released after 10-Year Imprisonment
Human Rights in China, March 14, 2011

Food Security
Drug in Pigs Exposes Evils in Supply Chain
South China Morning Post, March 16, 2011
Related news:
双汇公司被曝使用瘦肉精猪肉 企业首度回应 (Leading Meat Monger Exposed for Using Dangerous "Lean Meat" Additives)
People's Daily, March 15, 2011

农业部派出督查组赴河南严查瘦肉精 (Agriculture Ministry Sends Unit to Henan to Investigate Meat Additive)
China News Service, March 15, 2011
雲南煤礦氣體事故9死 (Gas Leak in Yunnan Mine Kills Nine)
Xinhua News Agency, March 16, 2011

杨建利在联合国人权理事会遭中国代表抗议 (Chinese Ambassador Interrupts Activist Yang Jianli's Address to UN HRC)
Deutsche Welle, March 16, 2011,,14913411,00.html

当局以警棍及催泪弹驱散信徒 四川教会领袖被捕 (Authorities Use Billy Clubs and Tear Gas to Break Up Believers, Sichuan Church Leader Detained)
Radio Free Asia, March 15, 2011

Protests and Petitions
'Jasmine' Call Enlists Campuses
Radio Free Asia, March 15, 2011

Activists' Long Detention Prompts Fears of Torture
South China Morning Post, March 15, 2011

公安截上訪 三峽移民避深山 (Authorities Quell NPC Reps' Plan to Petition Three Gorges Forced Migration)
Ming Pao, March 16, 2011

两会结束当局神经未放松 访民遭弃异地民主人士无归期 (Detained NPC/CPPCC Petitioners Taken to Random Locales, Face "Jasmine" Squeeze)
Radio Free Asia, March 15, 2011

Resolution Lacks Teeth
Radio Free Asia, March 15, 2011

"两会"展示开放自信 张春贤迈出“新疆步点” (Xinjiang Party Secretary: Stability Doesn't Come with One Weak Hand)
China News Service, March 16, 2011

新疆6名处级干部因效能评议不合格被免 (Xinjiang: Six Department-level Cadres Removed from Office for Low Efficacy)
China Youth Daily, March 16, 2011