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.

Friday, April 08, 2011

April 08, 2011

Top news
Shanghai Cooperation Organization
'Counter-Terror' Policy Targets Uyghurs
Radio Free Asia, April 07, 2011

For more information on the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, view HRIC’s report:
Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights: The Impact of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization
Human Rights in China, March 30, 2011


Civil Society
NGOs Struggle with Legal Status despite New Rules
South China Morning Post, April 08, 2011
Related news:
北京放寬社會組織登記規定 (Beijing Loosens Registration Regulations for Civil Society Orgs)
Ming Pao, April 07, 2011
违规采煤致地裂房危 (Illegal Mining Project Damages Houses, But Official Refuses to Call a Halt)
The Beijing Times, April 07, 2011

Freedom of Movement
中国当局加剧打压民间人士 多人被限制出境 (As Government Crackdown Intensifies, Many Barred from Leaving China)
Radio Free Asia, April 07, 2011

Food Security
Nitrite-tainted Milk Kills 3 Children in China
Reuters, April 08, 2011

鲁基层政府推“十选”“十不选” 曲解村委选举法阻维权村民上访 (Shandong Villagers Told Not to Vote for Petitioners)
Radio Free Asia, April 07, 2011

Human Rights Defender – Zhao Lianhai (赵连海)
赵连海促释放艾未未后遭官员约谈 (After Urging for Artist's Release, Zhao Lianhai Forced to "Chat" with Officials)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 07, 2011

Yunnan Mine Boss Tries to Hide Tragedy that Leaves 6 Dead
Shanghai Daily, April 07, 2011

辽宁铁岭致32人死亡钢包脱落事件责任人被判刑 (After Accident Kills 32, Equipment Inspectors Get 3 Years' Jail Time)
Xinhua News Agency, April 08, 2011

新疆托克逊"智障包身工"案件已正式移送起诉 (Forced Labor Indictment Formally Brought against Exploiters of Disabled)
Procuratorial Daily, April 07, 2011

山西介休绵山风景区网架坍塌6人死亡 (Construction Site Collapse Kills 6 in Shandong)
Xinhua News Agency, April 07, 2011

Under Fire, US Eyes Internet to Reach Chinese
Agence France-Presse, April 08, 2011

Lawyers at NPC Pushed for Right to Become Prosecutors or Judges
South China Morning Post, April 08, 2011

Protests and Petitions
上海大批民众陈情申冤 中央巡视组被批敷衍作秀‏ (Shanghai Petitioners Say Central Inspection Org Only for "Show")
Radio Free Asia, April 07, 2011

Public Health
东莞发现"氢氟酸"剧毒瓶 环卫工中毒"生不如死" (Mixed with Regular Trash, Hydrofluoric Acid Poisons Guangdong Street Sweeper)
Southern Metropolis Daily, April 07, 2011

Top US Lawmaker Backs Religious Freedom in China
Agence France-Presse, April 07, 2011