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.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

April 19, 2011

Bilateral Ties
Justices Decline to Hear Appeal from Chinese Detainees
New York Times, April 18, 2011

Food Security
媒体称多起食品安全事故暴露不少马后炮监管 (Media: Too Many Food Safety Inspections Come after the Fact)
Xinhua News Agency, April 18, 2011

Wen to Cadres: Speak the Truth
South China Morning Post, April 19, 2011

广东村委换届党委操盘 山东村长新上任被砍20刀 (Rural Party Committee Manipulates Elections in Guangdong, New Chief Beaten in Shandong)
Radio Free Asia, April 18, 2011

Human Rights Defender – Ai Weiwei (艾未未)
艾母「活要見人死要見屍」 疑韓寒文章聲援艾未未 (Ai Weiwei's Mother: If He's Alive Let Me See Him, If He's Dead Let Me See His Corpse)
Ming Pao, April 19, 2011
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再见!艾未未 (Goodbye, Ai Weiwei!)
Boxun, April 14, 2011
人社部:力争职工工资5年翻番 (Human Resources Ministry: Determined to Double Workers Wages in 5 Years)
The Beijing Times, April 19, 2011

云南宣威矿难死亡人数瞒报 矿主已被控制 (Yunnan Mine Falsifies Accident Death Toll, Supervisor's Account Frozen)
People's Daily, April 19, 2011

Land Policy
“小产权房”等违法用地行为抬头 (Illegal Land Use on the Rise)
The Beijing Times, April 19, 2011
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9,832 Abuse Cases
Xinhua News Agency, April 19, 2011
山西品行鉴定准律师 政治表现成执业先决 (Shanxi: Lawyers Determined by Moral Conduct, Political Performance)
Radio Free Asia, April 18, 2011
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山西将考察准律师政治表现和个人品行 (Shanxi to Evaluate, Approve Lawyers on Political Performance, Personal Moral Conduct)
China National Radio, April 18, 2011
Arab Blogger Hits at Media Coverage of Libyan Uprising
South China Morning Post, April 19, 2011
Related information:
阿拉伯人对中国媒体的十万个为什么 (Arab People's 100,000 "Why's" to Chinese Media)
Ezzat's Blog, April 15, 2011

How China Reports the Arab World
China Media Project, April 18, 2011
甘肃西和县公安局长被免职 (Gansu Police Chief Sacked over Torture Charges)
The Beijing Times, April 19, 2011

Protests and Petitions
Petitioners Face Preemptive Blocks
Radio Free Asia, April 18, 2011

Public Health
Patients Not Told Therapy Was on Trial
Shanghai Daily, April 19, 2011
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央视再揭干细胞治疗乱象 (CCTV Again Uncovers the Chaos of Stem Cell Therapy)
Century Weekly, April 18, 2011
Xinjiang Man Stabs Six Passers-by and Kills Himself
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 19, 2011