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.

Friday, April 29, 2011

April 29, 2011

Bilateral Ties
China 'Backsliding on Human Rights'
The Guardian, April 28, 2011
Related news:
China Pushes Back after U.S. Criticism on Rights
Reuters, April 29, 2011
US-China Rights Talks End with Commitment to Continue Dialogue
Voice of America, April 28, 2011

中美人權對話 京異見人士遭殃 (Beijing's Dissidents Suffer during Sino-American Human Rights Dialogue)
Ming Pao, April 29, 2011

Food Security
China Food Scandals Spark New Safety Fears
Agence France-Presse, April 28, 2011
Related news:
China Jails 14 for Peddling Tainted Milk Powder
Reuters, April 29, 2011
Freedom of Speech
China Hits Back at Salman Rushdie
The Daily Telegraph, April 29, 2011
Related information:
China Must Set Ai Weiwei Free
Salman Rushdie, April 20, 2011

Human Rights Lecture Not Needed
Chinese Embassy in the UK, April 29, 2011

A Thank-you Note to the World Voices Festival of International Literature and Mr. Rushdie
Liao Yiwu, April 25, 2011

Salman Rushdie’s Response to Liao Yiwu’s Letter
Salman Rushdie, April 27, 2011
Freedom of Speech and Tolerance Urged
South China Morning Post, April 29, 2011
Related information:
以包容心对待“异质思维” (A Tolerant Approach to Different Viewpoints)
People's Daily, April 28, 2011
Land Policy
重庆千警暴力徵地逾30村民被打伤 (Chongqing: 30 Villagers Injured in Violent Land Requisition Involving 1K Police)
Radio Free Asia, April 28, 2011

Trying to Stir Up a Popular Protest in China, from a Bedroom in Manhattan
New York Times, April 28, 2011

Public Health
China Set to Introduce New Rules on Smoking in Public
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 28, 2011

美国宗教自由报告特别关注中国缅甸苏丹等14个国家 (US Religious Freedom Report Calls Attention to China, Myanmar, Sudan, and Others)
Radio Free Asia, April 28, 2011
Related information:
2011 Annual Report
US Commission on International Religious Freedom, April 28, 2011
Rural Issues
Big Changes Sweep Rural China
China Daily, April 26, 2011

State Security
Sentence Reduced for Hong Kong Academic
New York Times, April 28, 2011

中国首次对海外流亡藏人新总理作出反应 (China Issues First Response to Tibetan Govt-in-Exile PM)
Radio Free Asia, April 28, 2011