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.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

April 27, 2011

Bilateral Ties

U.S.-China Kick Off Talks on Human Rights
USA Today, April 27, 2011
Related news:
China Warns against "Interference" ahead of U.S. Rights Talks
Reuters, April 27, 2011

美中人权对话前夕 中方发出警告 (China Gives Warning on the Eve of the Human Rights Dialogue)
Radio Free Asia, April 26, 2011

中美人權對話 艾未未被捕成焦點 (Ai's Detention Becomes a Focal Point of Sino-American Human Rights Dialogue)
Apple Daily, April 27, 2011
Australia PM Talks Rights with China's Wen
Agence France-Presse, April 26, 2011

Minister Ends China Trip with Ai Weiwei Plea
SwissInfo, April 26, 2011

Death Penalty
China Executes Man Who Shot Dead 4 Police Officers
Associated Press, April 26, 2011

Hong Kong
New Crop of Pro-Ai Weiwei Graffiti Appears
South China Morning Post, April 27, 2011

Human Rights Defender – Ai Weiwei (艾未未)
溫總訪大馬 學生籲釋放艾未未 (Malaysian University Students Call for Ai's Release during Wen Jiabao Visit)
Ming Pao, April 27, 2011

Land Policy
北京拒迁村民遭蒙面人重伤 福州村民遭拆迁方困屋内昏迷 (Beijing Villager Refuses to Relocate, Attacked by Masked Thugs)
Radio Free Asia, April 26, 2011

Protests and Petitions
北大教授张千帆探访吉林老访民 (Investigative Report from PKU Law Professor on a Jilin Petitioner's Case)
Caixin, April 27, 2011

Public Health
《精神卫生法》出台卡壳于强制收治 一部法律为何26年出不来 (Medical Experts Not Optimistic about Mental Health Law, Expected to Be Passed This Year)
China Youth Daily, April 27, 2011

Rural Issues
China to Alleviate Poverty in Rural Areas
Xinhua News Agency, April 26, 2011

Shanghai Cooperation Organization
China, Kyrgyzstan to Deepen Security Cooperation
Xinhua News Agency, April 27, 2011

China Blames Monks for Tibetan Unrest
Agence France-Presse, April 27, 2011

Lobsang Sangay Elected Exiled Tibetan PM
Agence France-Presse, April 27, 2011
Related news:
Q&A: Tibet-in-Exile’s New PM
China Realtime Report, April 27, 2011