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 26, 2011

April 26, 2011

Bilateral Ties
China Issues White Paper on Foreign Aid
Xinhua News Agency, April 21, 2011
Full text of white paper:
中国的对外援助 (China’s Foreign Aid)
Information Office of the State Council, April 2011
China Yearns for Peace on Southern Flank
Asia Times Online, April 22, 2011

China-US to Hold Rights Dialogue Amid Crackdown
Associated Press, April 22, 2011

Xinjiang to Bring Wandering Minors Home
China Daily, April 22, 2011

國務院發文要求政府網站及時公開政務信息 (State Council Calls for Government Websites to Post Information in a Timely Manner)
China News Service, April 22, 2011
Related information:
关于进一步加强政府网站管理工作的通知 (Notice on Strengthening the Administration of Government Websites)
General Office of the State Council, April 21, 2011
Hong Kong
Hundreds March in Support of Detained Artist Ai Weiwei
South China Morning Post, April 24, 2011
Related news:
Radicals and Religion on a Rowdy Sunday
South China Morning Post, April 25, 2011
Human Rights Defender – Ai Weiwei (艾未未)
Ai Weiwei One of Time's 'Most Influential'
Agence France-Presse, April 23, 2011
Related news:
Ai Weiwei
TIME, April 21, 2011,28804,2066367_2066369_2066464,00.html
江蘇演唱會高呼「愛未來」 廣州現挺艾塗鴉 (Coded Ai Weiwei Support Message at Jiangsu Concert, More Ai Graffiti Appearing in Mainland)
Apple Daily, April 26, 2011

Human Rights Defenders
Activist Charged in Beijing
Agence France-Presse, April 23, 2011

Jasmine Rallies
表演「埋葬茉莉花」 京三藝術家獲釋 (Three Beijing Artists Detained after Jasmine Performance Released)
Apple Daily, April 26, 2011

Freedom of Speech
Crackdown on Dissent Targets Culture and Art
South China Morning Post, April 22, 2011

Land Policy
湖南村民抗清拆自焚 (Hunan Villager Sets Himself Alight in Protest of a Forced Eviction)
Ming Pao, April 25, 2011

China Drops Charges against Lawyer
The Wall Street Journal, April 23, 2011

湖南拟修法扩大法律援助事项范围家庭暴力有望纳入法律援助 (Proposed Amendment Expands Scope of Hunan's Legal Aid to Include Domestic Violence)
Legal Daily, April 26, 2011

Migrant Workers
All 17 Killed in Beijing Fire Are Migrants
Xinhua News Agency, April 25, 2011

SCO Military Chiefs Meet in Shanghai on Defense
Xinhua News Agency, April 26, 2011

Protests and Petitions
China: Shanghai Port Lorry Driver Strike Ended
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 25, 2011

Chinese Police Detain Christians as Dispute Spills into Easter
Reuters, April 24, 2011
Related news:
守望教会户外敬拜36人被捕 (36 Shouwang Parishioners Detained)
Radio Free Asia, April 25, 2011
China Bans Foreigners from Restive Tibetan Areas
Reuters, April 22, 2011

Reports of 2 Tibetans Killed by Chinese Officers
New York Times, April 23, 2011
Related news:
Tibetan Government in Exile 'Deeply Concerned' about China Crackdown on Monastery
Voice of America, April 26, 2011
孟建柱在新疆喀什调研时强调 坚持经济建设和社会稳定两手抓 为推进 新疆跨越式发展和长治久安作出新贡献 (Kashgar: Minister of Public Security Calls for Increased Economic Development and Stability Maintenance)
People's Daily, April 25, 2011