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, March 18, 2011

March 18, 2011

Top news
Jasmine Rallies
中国当局加大对维权人士的打压力度 (Rights Activists Still Missing on "Jasmine's" One-month Anniversary)
Radio Free Asia, March 17, 2011

Bilateral Ties
Future US Envoy May Worship at Chinese 'House Church'
Agence France-Presse, March 18, 2011

河南年审计官员2500余人严查权钱交易 (With RMB 951mln in Question, Dozens Disciplined, Investigated after Henan Annual Audit)
China News Service, March 18, 2011

Death Penalty
China to Execute Philippine Drug Mules: Envoy
Agence France-Presse, March 17, 2011

Food Security
China Detains 22 in Latest Food Scandal - Report
Reuters, March 17, 2011

Pig Blood Curd Hit by Food Scare
South China Morning Post, March 18, 2011
Related information:
重庆查获近万斤涉嫌“福尔马林”保鲜血旺 (Chongqing Raid Finds Food Formaldehyde Fresh)
China News Service, March 17, 2011
瘦肉精为何屡禁不止? (Why "Skinny Meat" Continues to Rear Its Ugly Head)
Deutsche Welle, March 17, 2011,,14919883,00.html
Related news:
记者称河南出瘦肉精事件非偶然:5年前曾有报道 ("Skinny Meat" Reports Date Back 5 Years in Henan, Reporter)
China Youth Daily, March 18, 2011
Human Rights Defenders
China Opposes Uighur Activist's Australia Visit
Associated Press, March 17, 2011

“链子门”曾荣康将出狱“被监住” 老虎庙遭受搬家威胁 (Police Pressure Leaves Activists Homeless, Broke, and Tired)
Radio Free Asia, March 17, 2011

广东多县政府网成摆设 内容更新量普遍较低 (County-level Gov't Websites Little More Than Decoration in Guangdong)
Southern Daily, March 18, 2011

Rare Jail Access Offered in Case of Chinese Fugitive
The Globe and Mail, March 17, 2011

解放軍少將:民工荒影響招兵 (Money, Values Drying the Well of Military Applicants)
Ming Pao, March 18, 2011

Protests and Petitions
陕西八县退伍老兵静坐 烟台军转维权受压 (Hundreds of Pensionless Shaanxi Veterans Protest; Military Petitioner Beaten)
Radio Free Asia, March 17, 2011

川藏人自焚死亡引发抗议 千警进驻阿坝戒严多人被捕 (After Monk's Death, 1,000 Soldiers Make Arrests, Impose Martial Law)
Radio Free Asia, March 17, 2011