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.

Monday, May 09, 2011

May 09, 2011

Bilateral Ties
U.S., China Talks Aim to Keep Irritants in Check
Reuters, May 09, 2011

Rural, Urban Voters on Equal Footing, a First
Xinhua News Agency, May 07, 2011

广东基层选举贿选惹民愤 官聘冒充北京军人打选民 (Police and Fake PLA Offiers Sent in to Quell Villagers Angry with Bribery during Guangdong Village Election)
Radio Free Asia, May 06, 2011

Human Rights Defender – Ai Weiwei (艾未未)
German Arts Academy Honors Chinese Dissident Ai Weiwei
Deutsche Welle, May 08, 2011,,15058753,00.html

粉筆字撐艾未未 遭警員警告 出動重案組 社民連兩人被捕 (Hong Kong: Two Arrested at Public Graffiti Demonstration in Support of Ai)
Apple Daily, May 09, 2011

Human Rights Defender – Hada (哈达)
内蒙古异见人士哈达妻儿被正式批捕 (Mongolian Dissident Hada Whereabouts Still Unknown, Wife Formally Approved for Arrest)
Radio Free Asia, May 06, 2011

Human Rights Defender – Liao Yiwu (廖亦武)
Chinese Writer Stopped from Going to Sydney festival
Australian Broadcasting Corporation, May 09, 2011

Human Rights Defender – Ni Yulan (倪玉兰)
北京律师状告警方得以探视倪玉兰 (Beijing Lawyers Sue Police for Permission to Visit Arrested Rights Attorney Ni Yulan)
Voice of America, May 07, 2011

Land Policy
安徽五百人入村责令强拆 村民泼粪抵抗八人被殴伤 (Anhui: 8 Injured during Demolition Dispute between 200 Villagers, 500 Demolishers)
Radio Free Asia, May 06, 2011

Concern over Mainland Rule of Law
South China Morning Post, May 09, 2011

PLA Denies Rumors of Massive Cutbacks
Global Times, May 09, 2011

Bo Xilai and China’s ‘Red Revival’
The Globe and Mail, May 07, 2011

Protests and Petitions
'No Legal Basis' for Shenzhen Petition Ban, Experts Warn
Global Times, May 09, 2011
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质疑深圳禁止农民工上访讨薪做法 (Challenging Shenzhen's Decision to Ban Migrant Workers from Petitioning on Salary Issues)
People's Daily, May 09, 2011

关于切实做好建筑行业农民工工资结算支付工作共同维护大运会期间社会和谐稳定的通知 (Notice on Feasibly Settling Wages for Migrant Construction Workers While Maintaining Social Harmony and Stability during the Universiade Games)
April 27, 2011
村民不满土地被非法倒卖多次上访遭砍伤 (Shandong: Frequent Petitioner against Illegal Land Sale Attacked with a Knife in Retaliation)
Xinhua News Agency, May 09, 2011
Related information:
山东潍坊截访“灭门案” (Weifang, Shandong "Extermination Gate" Case Takes Care of Petitioner's Family)
郑州逾百村民请愿遭报复 四人被抓一人被打伤 (Zhengzhou: 4 Detained, 1 Injured by Police and Others after Villagers Petition District Govt en Masse against Demolition)
Radio Free Asia, May 08, 2011

北京守望教会又有14名成员被捕 (Beijing: 14 Christians of Shouwang Church Detained )
Radio Free Asia, May 08, 2011

Shanghai Cooperation Organization
SCO Members Brace for Terrorist Threat
China Daily, May 09, 2011
Related information:
HRIC Commentary: Invocation of Terrorism and SCO Cooperation in Response to Question about Freedom of Travel Raises Serious Human Rights Concerns
Human Rights in China, May 06, 2011
State Security
Beijing Blames Foreigners for Its Fears of Unrest
New York Times, May 09, 2011

China's Challenge: Social Disorder
Economic Observer, May 09, 2011