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 28, 2011

April 28, 2011

Bilateral Ties
Bleak Outlook for U.S.-China Talks on Human Rights
New York Times, April 27, 2011

China Media Say US Human Rights Pressure Will Fail
Associated Press, April 28, 2011
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社评:中美人权对话不该像是谈判 (Editorial: The Sino-American Human Rights Dialogue Should Not Be a Negotiations)
Global Times, April 28, 2011
Food Security
Officials Failing to Halt Food Scandals
South China Morning Post, April 28, 2011

Growing Concern over School Milk Program
China Daily, April 28, 2011

Hong Kong
港人指传媒自我审查达回归新高 (HKers' Belief that Media Practice Self-Censorship at a New Post-Handover High)
Radio France Internationale, April 27, 2011港澳台/20110427-港人指传媒自我审查达回归新高

Human Rights Defender – Ai Weiwei (艾未未)
演唱會上高呼「愛未來」 搖滾樂手撐艾未未被扣查 (Musician Detained, Questioned after Calls for Ai's Release Displayed at Suzhou Music Festival)
Apple Daily, April 28, 2011
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Police Seize, Question & Release Rocker over Slogan
Global Times, April 28, 2011
Human Rights Defenders
Rights Activist Threatened
Radio Free Asia, April 27, 2011

哈达拒屈服,妻儿被逮捕 (Wife Formally Arrested as Hada, Still Detained following Prison Release, Refuses to Surrender)
Deutsche Welle, April 28, 2011,,15031591,00.html

解读刑法修正案(八) 完善法定量刑情节相关规定 (Deciphering 8th Amendment to Criminal Law: Improving Stipulations on Statutory Sentencing Circumstances)
Legal Daily, April 28, 2011

案件侦查期间家属不能会见羁押嫌犯,催生敛财通道 看守所保安暗收钱 称能帮家属传话羁押犯 (Unable to Meet with Detainees, Families Pay Guard to Relay Messages to Those Within)
Southern Metropolis Daily, April 28, 2011

China Risks Getting Old before It Gets Rich
Reuters, April 28, 2011

Public Health
HIV-Infected Man Appeals Ruling
Radio Free Asia, April 27, 2011

内蒙10牧师疑因洛桑大会邀请遭刑拘 (10 Inner Mongolian House Church Pastors Criminally Detained, Possibly Due to Global Evangelization Congress)
Radio Free Asia, April 27, 2011

维权人士指公园论政已成趋势难以控制 (Rights Activists: Difficult to Hinder Gathering of People in Public Parks)
Radio Free Asia, April 27, 2011