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.

Monday, April 18, 2011

April 18, 2011

对学生要宽容,对老师也要宽容 (Peking U President Confused by Misunderstanding over Counselling Program for Troubled Students, "Radicals")
Xiaoxiang Morning Herald, April 17, 2011

Human Rights Defender – Ai Weiwei (艾未未)
Ai Weiwei Arrest: Chinese Lawyer and Designer Are Latest to Disappear
The Guardian, April 15, 2011

艾未未工作室员工致信中国公安部 (Ai Weiwei Staff Send Open Letter to Police)
Deutsche Welle, April 16, 2011,,14993821,00.html
Related information:
艾未未工作室同仁、家属及志愿者致公安部、北京市公安局的公开信 (Ai Weiwei Studio Open Letter)
Love Ai Weiwei, April 15, 2011
岳路平稱收死亡恐嚇 (Artist Yue Luping Receives Death Threats after Defending Ai Weiwei)
Ming Pao, April 18, 2011

Human Rights Defender – Qin Yongmin (秦永敏)
异见人士秦永敏被抄家并扣查恐吓警察冒充推友意在“钓鱼” (Wuhan Dissident Qin Yongmin Searched, Threatened by Police)
Radio Free Asia, April 15, 2011

Human Rights Defender – Wang Dan (王丹)
China Dissident: Former Taiwan Gov't Gave Me Money
Associated Press, April 17, 2011
Related news:
王丹﹕312萬非阿扁私款認收捐助 指屬於中華民國 (Wang Dan: 3.1mln Not from Chen Shuibian from Taiwan Goverment)
Ming Pao, April 17, 2011

中華民國要不要支持中國民運 (Does the Republic of China Want to Support the Chinese Democracy Movement?)
Wang Dan, Apple Daily, April 18, 2011
Human Rights Defenders
武汉周一开庭审理李铁“涉嫌颠覆国家政权罪”案 (Subversion Trial against Activist Li Tie Opens Monday)
Radio Free Asia, April 17, 2011

我国一季度各类事故起数和死亡人数同比下降 (Official Data: Accidents and Resulting Deaths Down in 1st Quarter)
Xinhua News Agency, April 16, 2011

Land Policy
成都征地纠纷爆警民冲突 十多人被打伤及拘留多人外逃 (+10 Beaten, Detained in Violent Chengdu Land Dispute)
Radio Free Asia, April 15, 2011

RFA独家:鲁政府强征开发利益不予民分 五里冢村民请愿警镇压捕多人 (Shandong Villagers Detained for Protesting Government Suppression over Land Deals)
Radio Free Asia, April 15, 2011

China Is Warned on the Perils of Web Censorship
South China Morning Post, April 18, 2011

How China Gags Its Media
Radio Free Asia, April 15, 2011

重庆卫视越红收视越黑 文革式洗脑不合大众胃口 (Plummet in Chongqing TV Ratings Reveals Brainwashing Unpopular)
Radio Free Asia, April 15, 2011

UN Chief Silent on China Arrests
Agence France-Presse, April 18, 2011

Fears of Uprisings Prompt China’s Easter Crackdown
The Globe and Mail, April 18, 2011
Related news:
Illicit Church, Evicted, Tries to Buck Beijing
New York Times, April 17, 2011
Vatican Says China's Move to Beatify Christian Sign of Hope
Agence France-Presse, April 15, 2011

Dalai Lama Urges Restraint in Tibet Monastery Standoff
Reuters, April 16, 2011
Related news:
US Frowns on Chinese Force in Tibet
Agence France-Presse, April 15, 2011
Clash over Detained Petitioners
Radio Free Asia, April 15, 2011