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 14, 2011

April 14, 2011

Top news
Human Rights Defender – Ai Weiwei (艾未未)

China Police Building Tax Case against Detained Artist Ai - Report
Reuters, April 14, 2011
Related news:
艾未未受調查先抗拒後配合 (Ai Weiwei Now Cooperating in Investigation)
Wen Wei Po, April 14, 2011
简讯:港媒称艾未未“开始交代问题” (Pro-Beijing HK Media: Ai Weiwei Now Speaking with Authorities)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 14, 2011
Related news:
艾未未開始交代問題 羞辱中國以迎合西方 (Ai Weiwei Now Speaking with Authorities, He Humiliated China to Cater to the West)
Ta Kung Pao, April 14, 2011
Police Investigate Ai Weiwei Street Artists
South China Morning Post, April 14, 2011
Related information:
未未現身中上環 邊個驚 ("Who's Afraid of Ai Weiwei" Graffiti Appears in HK’s Central and Sheung Wan Areas)
Apple Daily, April 14, 2011

Jasmine Rallies
挺茉莉花送勞教 魏強失蹤 父母尋子 公安:不知道送哪裏了 (Authorities to Wei Qiang's Family: We Don't Know Where Your Son Has Been Sent for RTL)
Apple Daily, April 14, 2011
Related news:
China Sends Man to Labor Camp over "Jasmine" Rally
Reuters, April 12, 2011
Faring Poorly in Qingdao
Caixin, April 14, 2011

郑州将对1次死亡10人以上重大事故煤矿予以关闭 (Zhengzhou to Close Mines with Accidents Killing 10 or More)
Xinhua News Agency, April 13, 2011

China to Crack Down on 'Illegal' Activities on Internet
Xinhua News Agency, April 13, 2011

Toeing the Line
The Age, April 13, 2011

網絡競爭力港列12 內地網民最勤奮 (Chinese Netizens Most Expressive, Report)
Ming Pao, April 14, 2011
Related information:
The Global Information Technology Report 2010-2011
World Economic Forum, April 12, 2011
Migrant Workers
Eviction of Migrants Triggers Big Controversy
Xinhua News Agency, April 14, 2011

山东泗水男子被派出所传唤 第二天死亡 (Shandong Man Summoned to Police, Dead the Next Day)
iqilu, April 14, 2011

Protests and Petitions
无锡垃圾发电厂暂缓投产 万人抗议未停息 (Police Move in as 10,000 Wuxi Residents Protest Waste Incinerator)
Radio Free Asia, April 13, 2011

合肥残疾人抗议拆迁被抓 逾百人与警冲突多人受伤 (Protesting Activist's Detention, Over 100 Handicapped Residents Battle Police Ending in Injuries, More Detentions)
Radio Free Asia, April 13, 2011

阻高铁施工广东农民遭群殴 四川工人仍僵持 (Activists Beaten as Protestors Continue to Block High Speed Rail Construction)
Radio Free Asia, April 13, 2011

中央巡视驾到福建 击鼓鸣冤者官府照打 (Rural Land Petitioners Beaten by Guards in Fuzhou)
Radio Free Asia, April 13, 2011

Shanghai Cooperation Organization
China, Russia Vow to Boost Relations
Shanghai Daily, April 14, 2011

'Mainland Workers' Rights Should Be Protected
China Daily, April 14, 2011

Clashes at China Tibetan Monastery: Rights Group
Agence France-Presse, April 13, 2011