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 29, 2011

March 29, 2011

Top news
Jasmine Rallies
China Charges Two amid "Jasmine" Crackdown
Agence France-Presse, March 29, 2011

Sichuan activists Ding Mao (丁矛) and Ran Yunfei (冉云飞) have been formally arrested on charges of "inciting subversion of state power." Both men were detained a few days before China's first Jasmine Rally on February 27. Their families were formally notified of the charges on Monday, March 28. Ding, who was previously imprisoned for his involvement in the 1989 Democracy Movement, had passed on information about the Jasmine Rallies. Ran is a well-known blogger and independent intellectual and was amongst the first signers of Charter 08. Ding and Ran are the first of many activists detained in the clampdown surrounding the Jasmine Rallies to be formally charged.

Related information:
Independent Intellectual Ran Yunfei Arrested on "Inciting Subversion of State Power" Charge
Human Rights in China, March 28, 2011

Activists Charged and Ousted as Noose on Dissent Tightens
South China Morning Post, March 29, 2011

第七波茉莉花吁发扬四五运动精神 高校严禁学生清明组织集体活动 (Jasmine Rally to Commemorate April 5th Movement; Campuses Prohibit Qing Ming Gatherings)
Radio Free Asia, March 28, 2011

浙江维权人士邹巍被带走 贵州异议人士接"坐牢"威胁 (Zhejiang Activist Zou Wei Detained; Guizhou Dissidents May Face Prison Time)
Radio Free Asia, March 28, 2011

第六波茉莉花京沪吃紧 访民禁往集会点大学严查 (Sixth Jasmine Rally: Petitioners Barred Entry, Campus Security Tight, Detentions Continue)
Radio Free Asia, March 28, 2011

茂名书记落马供出百多处级以上官员 限期主动交待 (100 Incriminated by Ex-Party Secretary Detained in Graft Probe)
Outlook, March 29, 2011

China Unveils New Energy, Water Efficiency Goals
Associated Press, March 28, 2011

Food Security
China 'to Pull Dairy Licences in Safety Drive'
Agence France-Presse, March 29, 2011

Hong Kong
Mainlanders Threaten Maternity Care
South China Morning Post, March 29, 2011

China Says Graduates Should Lower Job Expectations
Reuters, March 28, 2011

贵阳在建楼房垮塌已致9死13伤 (9 Dead, 13 Injured after Building Site Collapse)
Guizhou Daily, March 29, 2011

江西修水近500村民患尘肺病 (After Reports of Pneumoconiosis in Jiangxi, Already 137 Miners Dead)
The Beijing Times, March 29, 2011

Missing Australian Writer Feared Detained in China
Associated Press, March 29, 2011

河北青年坚称李刚致其获罪入狱 ("I Was Framed by Li Gang," Imprisoned Man Claims)
Oriental Morning Post, March 28, 2011

临沂计生持刀上门抓人 孕妇弟弟遭捅死 (One-child Policy Enforcers Enter Home, Fatally Stab Pregnant Woman's Brother)
Radio Free Asia, March 28, 2011

Public Health
忻州辐射之痛 (One Family's Tragedy Reveals Thousands of Scattered, Deadly Radiation Sources)
Century Weekly, March 29, 2011

医师称购买抗生素便利性致其滥用现象严重 (Doctor: Easy Access to Antibiotics Leads to Serious Abuse)
China Youth Daily, March 29, 2011