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, March 21, 2011

March 21, 2011

Top news
Jasmine Rallies
“茉莉花散步行动”连续五个星期天在中国各地如期举行 (Jasmine Rallies Continue in Week Five)
Radio Free Asia, March 20, 2011
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第五波茉莉花关注梧桐命运 大批维权人士失踪无音讯 (Many Activists Missing during Fifth Rally)
Radio Free Asia, March 18, 2011

河南新乡破获系列非法出版案 处理71名公职人员 (71 Henan Officials Involved in Illegal Publishing Ring)
People's Daily, March 21, 2011

新华调查:石家庄一居民区预收5年水费事件调查 (Shijiazhuang Residents Told to Pay Water Utilities 5 Years in Advance)
Xinhua News Agency, March 20, 2011

Human Rights Defender – Li Jianqiang (李建强)
中国律师李建强联合国上访声明 (Rights Defense Lawyer Li Jianqiang to Petition UN for Freedom to Practice Law in China)
Radio Free Asia, March 20, 2011

Human Rights Defender – Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波)
刘晓波连续数月音信全无 (Months Pass with No Word from Liu Xiaobo)
Deutsche Welle, March 20, 2011,,14925669,00.html

Human Rights Defender – Tian Xi (田喜)
艾滋病患者田喜健康堪忧 维权人士探望王译遭拒 (In Re-education Through Labor, AIDS Activist's Health Declines, Visitors Refused)
Radio Free Asia, March 18, 2011

陕西潼关1名矿主瞒报偷采金矿致9死事件 (After 9 Deaths, Shaanxi Mining Chief Held)
Xinhua News Agency, March 19, 2011

Hospital Pays Out over Illegal Hepatitis Check
Shanghai Daily, March 19, 2011

“铁锤教授”肖传国刑满获释 (Professor Jailed after Attacking Anti-Fraud Activist Released, Victims Fears Revenge)
The Beijing Times, March 21, 2011

杭州網民散佈涉核謠言被拘 (Hangzhou Netizen Detained for Proliferating Radiation Rumors)
China News Service, March 21, 2011

Google Accuses China of Interfering with Gmail Email System
The Guardian, March 20, 2011

Reporters See New Level of Censorship
South China Morning Post, March 20, 2011

China Expresses Regret over Allied Strike on Libya
Associated Press, March 20, 2011

China Displays a Bold Face to World
South China Morning Post, March 21, 2011

The Bureaucrats Have Been Warned
South China Morning Post, March 21, 2011

Opening Up Takes New Form as Hunan Official Airs Views
South China Morning Post, March 19, 2011

Public Health
国内罕见药物研发空白致患者无药可医 (R&D Void Leaves Mainlanders without Meds for Rare Diseases)
Guangzhou Daily, March 21, 2011

Rural Issues
河北保定农机补贴问题调查:企业竞相行贿 (Corruption Linked to Agricultural Subsidies in Hebei)
Xinhua News Agency, March 21, 2011

China Frees 7 Tibetan Monks Detained after Protest
New York Times, March 18, 2011

'Thousands' Join Monk's Funeral
Radio Free Asia, March 18, 2011