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, April 06, 2011

April 06, 2011

Top news
Human Rights Defender - Ai Weiwei (
China Media Condemn 'Unruly' Ai Weiwei
The Guardian, April 06, 2011

Related information:
Law Will Not Concede before Maverick
Global Times, April 06, 2011

Detained Chinese Artist's Mother Says He May Face Prosecution
Reuters, April 06, 2011

Related news:
艾未未母亲:"我的儿子是有人性的人" (Ai Weiwei's Mother: My Son Is a Humanitarian)
Deutsche Welle, April 06, 2011,,14968642,00.html

Police Question Friends of Missing Chinese Artist
Associated Press, April 05, 2011

Civil Society
中国艾滋病维权活动持续遭打压 公益机构创办人被殴打住院 (AIDS Group Founder Beaten Unconscious as Suppression of Advocacy Continues)
Radio Free Asia, April 05, 2011

Food Security
山东输河北192只羊发现瘦肉精续:嫌疑人被控制 ("Lean Meat Powder" Found in 192 Shandong Sheep)
Xinhua News Agency, April 05, 2011

Police Raid Shanghai Gay Bar and Detain More Than 60
New York Times, April 04, 2011

Hong Kong
Public Hospitals May Act on Mainland Mothers
South China Morning Post, April 06, 2011

Human Rights Defender - Zhao Lianhai (赵连海)
Milk Dad Breaks Silence
Radio Free Asia, April 05, 2011

Related video:
陽光衛視首發:赵连海自述视频(2011年4月6日) (Zhao Lianhai in His Own Words)
China Sun TV, April 06, 2011

Jasmine Rallies
Jasmine Activist Released
Radio Free Asia, April 04, 2011

Workers Protest High Speed Rail
Radio Free Asia, April 05, 2011

最低工资标准浙江排名第一广东位列第二 (Highest Minimum Wages in Zhejiang, Guangdong)
Yang Cheng Wan Bao, April 04, 2011

Land Policy
Tibetans Protest Land Grab
Radio Free Asia, April 05, 2011

Protests and Petitions
Protesters Block Power Plant
Radio Free Asia, April 05, 2011

深圳千老兵祭鄧請願 防暴警驅散 (Petitioning for Pensions, 1,000 Veterans Dispersed by Riot Police)
Ming Pao, April 06, 2011

Bombing Suspect Held
Radio Free Asia, April 04, 2011

Tibetan Monk Dies after Severe Torture: Activists
Agence France-Presse, April 05, 2011