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, April 07, 2011

April 07, 2011

Top news
Human Rights Defender - Ai Weiwei (艾未未)
Ai Weiwei Is Investigated by Chinese Police for 'Economic Crimes'
The Guardian, April 06, 2011

China Warns World Not to Interfere in Artist Case
Agence France-Presse, April 07, 2011
Related news:
US Envoy Defends Detained Chinese Artist
Agence France-Presse, April 06, 2011

原甘肃省宕昌县县委书记王先民受贿千万余元被判死缓 (Corrupt Gansu Official Given Deferred Death Sentence)
Xinhua News Agency, April 06, 2011

玉树地震灾区四千灾民示威 数十藏人被拘多人被打伤 (4,000 Demonstrate in Qinghai Quake Zone, Dozens of Tibetans Detained, Many Injured)
Radio Free Asia, April 06, 2011

China Government Academy Urges Carbon Emissions Peak by 2030
Reuters, April 06, 2011

记者调查环评造假真相:环评单位资质参差不齐 (Investigation Finds Environmental Assessment Firms Inept)
Xinhua News Agency, April 07, 2011

公安部公布2010年政府信息公开年度报告 (Public Security Ministry Releases 2010 Government Transparency Report)
Ministry of Public Security, April 07, 2011
Related information:
公安部政府信息公开工作年度报告(2010年度)(Annual Government Transparency Work Report by the Ministry of Public Security (2010))
Ministry of Public Security, April 07, 2011
Hong Kong
Cap on Mainland Births at All Hospitals
South China Morning Post, April 07, 2011

Human Rights Defender - Zhao Lianhai (赵连海)
Fears after Milk Dad's Online Plea
The Standard, April 07, 2011

Human Rights Defenders
北京独立作家古川失踪逾月 妻子近日也与外界失去联络 (Contact Lost with Detained Writer's Wife)
Radio Free Asia, April 06, 2011

北京维权女律师倪玉兰夫妇被警方带走 (Beijing Rights Defense Lawyer Ni Yulan and Husband Taken by Police)
Deutsche Welle, April 07, 2011,,14972658,00.html

Jasmine Rallies
AP Exclusive: Voices Behind China's Protest Calls
Associated Press, April 06, 2011

Land Policy
北京强制拆除违法建设应当制作笔录并录像 (Beijing Requires Forced Evictions to Go On the Record)
Legal Daily, April 06, 2011

花楼街控诉经济适用房作商业拆迁安置 七旬老街道主任被办法制学习班 (Elderly Activist Sent to Law Study Class after Wuhan Residents Protest Affordable Housing Demolition)
Radio Free Asia, April 06, 2011

PLA Fans: Unarmed and Maybe Dangerous
South China Morning Post, April 07, 2011

As China Ages, Birthrate Policy May Prove Difficult to Reverse
New York Times, April 07, 2011

Public Health
Chinese Ministry, WHO Warn of Antibiotic Overuse
Associated Press, April 07, 2011

中国逾2亿成年人体重超标 (200mln+ Chinese Adults Overweight)
The Beijing Times, April 07, 2011

Radio Broadcasters Detained
Radio Free Asia, April 06, 2011