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, May 13, 2011

May 13, 2011

Former Chinese Vice Mayor Gets Death in Graft Case
Associated Press, May 12, 2011

川震灾难后大批维权人士受迫害 (Many of the Rights Defenders Voicing Concern following Sichuan Quake Persecuted)
Radio Free Asia, May 12, 2011

豆腐渣問題未解決 遇難家屬上訪遭打壓、門禁 (Investigation into Shoddy Construction Still Not Over; Three Years Later, Families Petitioning for Investigation Harassed, Put under Surveillance)
Apple Daily, May 13, 2011

下崗女工欲參選人代被扣 (Jiangxi: Laid-off Worker Wanting to Run as an "Independent Candidate" in District People's Congress Election Detained)
Ming Pao, May 13, 2011
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江西一下岗职工参选人大代表 (Jiangxi: Laid-off Worker Applies to Run in
District People's Congress Election)
Southern Metropolis Daily, May 09, 2011
Human Rights Defender – Ai Weiwei (艾未未)
China "Unhappy" with Support for Detained Artist
Reuters, May 12, 2011

Land Policy
City Defends Policy to Grab Illegal Property
Xinhua News Agency, May 13, 2011

Housing Cheats to Be Punished over False Applications for Low-cost Flats
South China Morning Post, May 13, 2011

Land Supply Doubled to Curb Housing Price
Xinhua News Agency, May 13, 2011

偷鸡数百只,两人判无期 (Two Sentenced to Life for Stealing Chickens)
Southern Weekend, May 13, 2011

上海警方利用新浪微博抓获犯罪嫌疑人 (Shanghai: Police Apprehend Suspect with Assistance of Sina Weibo)
Xinhua News Agency, May 13, 2011

Prisoners in Chinese City Targeted in 'Red' Push
Agence France-Presse, May 13, 2011

Public Health
China's Cabinet Approves Five-year Development Plan for Disabled
Xinhua News Agency, May 12, 2011

Defiant Christians Petition China Parliament
Agence France-Presse, May 12, 2011
The full text of the open letter is available at:
我们是为了信仰:为政教冲突向全国人大的公民请愿书 (A Citizens' Petition to the National People's Congress on Conflicts between the Church and State)
Outrage over WHO Memo Kicks Off Taiwan Presidential Race
Christian Science Monitor, May 12, 2011

China Effectively Rules Out Talks with New Exiled Tibet PM
Reuters, May 13, 2011

两藏僧疑出书揭玉树地震黑幕被判监 (Two Monks Suspected of Publishing Books on
Corruption following Yushu Quake Sentenced)
Radio Free Asia, May 12, 2011