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, May 03, 2011

May 03, 2011

Bilateral Ties
China Aid Linked to Taiwan Issue: Cable
Taipei Times, May 01, 2011
For the full text of the cable, see:
NZ Shamed China over Fiji Visit - WikiLeaks
Manawatu Standard, April 28, 2011

Related information:
China's Foreign Aid Comes with 'No Strings Attached'
Global Times, April 27, 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
Hong Kong
Chair Protest in Park Demands Ai Weiwei's Release
South China Morning Post, May 03, 2011
Related news:
千椅砌「囚」字 促釋艾未未 (1000 Chairs Spell Out "Imprisoned" to Urge Release of Ai Weiwei)
Sing Pao, May 03, 2011
PLA in Warning over Ai Weiwei Image Stunt
South China Morning Post, April 30, 2011
For photos of the projected images, see:
Human Rights Defender – Li Fangping (李方平)
China Rights Lawyer Li Fangping Missing
Reuters, May 03, 2011

Human Rights Defenders
吴华英维权女儿出国留学受阻 (Fujianese Activist's Daughter Prevented from Leaving China to Study Abroad, Told She Might "Endanger State Security")
Radio Free Asia, May 01, 2011

Couple Get Prison Terms for Enslaving Mentally Ill Workers in China's Xinjiang
Xinhua News Agency, May 01, 2011

Land Policy
株洲自焚者死亡 记者采访被威胁扣查 (Hunan: Journalist Investigating Story of Zhuzhou Woman Who Self-Immolated to Obstruct Demolition Threatened, Interrogated, and Searched by Local Authorities)
Radio Free Asia, May 02, 2011

调解越来越主流 (Mediation Becoming Increasingly Mainstream)
Southern Weekend, April 28, 2011

《财经》杂志记者张贾龙被“喝茶”失踪 或与艾未未案有关 (Intern Reporter with Caijing Who Reported on the Destruction of AI Weiwei's Shanghai Studio Missing after Being Summoned by Police on April 28)
Radio France Internationale, May 02, 2011中国/20110502-《财经》杂志记者张贾龙被“喝茶”失踪-或与艾未未案有关

China Boosts Marine Surveillance over Island Tensions
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 03, 2011

中國外交部﹕國際反恐積極進展 (PRC MFA: A Positive Development for International Anti-Terrorism Efforts)
Ming Pao, May 03, 2011

Public Health
Smoking Ban Not Such a Drag for Chinese
Irish Times, May 03, 2011

Shanghai Cooperation Organization
Uyghur Leader Barred from Travel
Radio Free Asia, May 01, 2011

State Security
Intelligence Chief Calls for Huge ID Database: System Would Help Hu's 'Social Management' Goal
South China Morning Post, May 03, 2011
Related information:
加强和创新社会管理 建立健全中国特色社会主义社会管理体系 (Strengthening and Innovating Social Management: Building a Robust Socialist Social Management System with Chinese Characteristics)
Seeking Truth, May 01, 2011
官媒頻「泄密」 專家:對外示強 (Official Media "Divulge Secrets"; Expert: To Show China's Strength)
Ming Pao, May 03, 2011