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 30, 2011

March 30, 2011

Bilateral Ties
Rights Group Says Oil Pipelines through Burma Lead to Abuses
Voice of America, March 29, 2011

喀什贪官落马 夫妻双双获刑 (Corrupt Kashgar Official Gets Life Imprisonment, Wife Gets 15 Years)
Xinjiang Daily, March 30, 2011

Death Penalty
China Executes Filipinos for Drug Trafficking
Al Jazeera, March 30, 2011

Xinjiang Beauty Spot Pipeline Fear
South China Morning Post, March 30, 2011

Hong Kong
It's a Duty to Ask Beijing, Court Told
South China Morning Post, March 30, 2011

The Slow Decay of Household Registration Reform
Caixin, March 30, 2011

Human Rights Defender - Gao Zhisheng (高智晟)
China Dismisses UN Calls to Release Rights Lawyer
Agence France-Presse, March 29, 2011
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耿和:高智晟失踪带来的精神折磨难以承受 (Geng He: Hard to Bear Psychological Torture of Disappeared Husband)
Radio Free Asia, March 29, 2011
Human Rights Defenders
China Warns UN Not to Interfere as Dissidents Are Rounded Up
The Independent, March 30, 2011
Related news:
China Arrests 3rd Dissident, Chinese-Australian Writer Resurfaces
Reuters, March 30, 2011

China's Ai Weiwei Plans Studio Abroad
Agence France-Presse, March 29, 2011

Land Policy
Boss Held after Forced Demolitions
Shanghai Daily, March 30, 2011

云南电站逾万移民不满补偿安置堵路抗议 (Moved for Yunnan Hydropower Station, Over 10,000 Block Streets in Protest of Ill Compensation)
Radio Free Asia, March 30, 2011

RFA独家:桂林原国企宿舍遇强拆 住户控诉官商勾结违规逼迁 (Utility Cuts, Violence Ensue after Residents Close Gate on Illegal Eviction)
Radio Free Asia, March 30, 2011

重庆政府称李庄有遗漏罪行 (Beijing Lawyer Li Zhuang to Stand Trial on New Charges)
Economic Observer, March 30, 2011

Missing Australian Writer Contacted in China
Associated Press, March 30, 2011

Top Columnist Loses Job
Radio Free Asia, March 29, 2011
Related news:
《南方周末》評論員笑蜀被炒中共整肅輿論 逼放「學術假」 ('Southern Weekly' Commentator Xiao Shu Sacked, Party PR Prefers 'On Sabbatical')
Apple Daily, March 29, 2011
重庆城管打小贩 大批警察增援群众围观 (Source: Hawker Crackdown Leads to Beatings, Arrests in Chongqing)
Radio Free Asia, March 29, 2011

江西豫章监狱拟引入红歌会改造失足者 (Prisons Nationwide Pick Party Sing-alongs as Path to Reform)
China News Service, March 30, 2011

广西:怀孕14周擅自终止妊娠 3年内不准再生育 (Guangxi Puts 3-year Pregnancy Ban on Women Electing Abortion)
Nan Guo Zao Bao, March 30, 2011

Rural Issues
副省长称甘肃逾97%村庄无消防水源及灭火设施 (Vice Governor: Over 97% of Guizhou Villages Lack Fire-fighting Infrastructure)
China News Service, March 29, 2011

Dozen Tibetans Held in New Crackdown
Radio Free Asia, March 29, 2011