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.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

March 31, 2011

Death Penalty
四川村民为偷邻居钱投毒获死刑 11人中毒1人死亡 (Sichuan Man Sentenced to Death for Poisoning 11)
Procuratorial Daily, March 30, 2011

查获毒品298公斤 四川绵阳一制毒贩毒团伙主犯被判死刑 (Sichuan Drug Ring Leader Sentenced to Death)
Procuratorial Daily, March 29, 2011

Economic Development
All Aboard China's Fast Trains to Trouble
Caixin, March 31, 2011

广东将试点对中小学女生进行"自尊、自强、自信和自立"的女性教育 (New Pilot Education Program to Empower Guangzhou Girls)
Radio Free Asia, March 30, 2011

Food Security
China Reports Wider Outbreak of Wheat Diseases
Reuters, March 30, 2011

Lavish Building Generates Outcry
Xinhua News Agency, March 31, 2011

中牟县推行"抓具体"工作日志制度 (Zhengzhou County Requires Cadres to Keep Detailed Daily Logs)
Zhengzhou Evening News, March 31, 2011

Hong Kong
Mainland Couples Undeterred by Possible Restrictions on HK Births
South China Morning Post, March 31, 2011

Land Policy
长影暴力拆迁压死住户 (Resident Crushed to Death in Changchun Demolition)
Radio Free Asia, March 30, 2011
Related news:
Forced Demolition Death Sparks an Investigation
Shanghai Daily, March 31, 2011
Australia PM Urges Consul Access to China Blogger
Agence France-Presse, March 31, 2011

谷歌公司在华企业再次被查出涉税违法 (Google's China Subsidiaries Face Another Tax Inquiry)
China Economic Net, March 31, 2011

China's Military Says Seeks More Exchanges
Associated Press, March 31, 2011

Protests and Petitions
Government Critics Under Fire in China Crackdown
Agence France-Presse, March 31, 2011

专家称我国上调扶贫标准可致贫困人口达1亿 (Expert: After Raising Poverty Line, China's Poor May Reach 100mln)
People's Daily, March 31, 2011

Guangdong Rule Urges Residents to Flush Out Foreigners Who Overstay
South China Morning Post, March 31, 2011

State Security
国防白皮书指出:中国面临更加多元、复杂的安全挑战 (China Highlights Splittism, Terrorism in New White Paper on National Defense)
Xinhua News Agency, March 31, 2011
Related information:
China's National Defense in 2010
Information Office of the State Council, March 2011