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 23, 2011

May 23, 2011

Bilateral Ties
Beijing Agrees to Operate a Key Port, Pakistan Says
The Wall Street Journal, May 23, 2011

China Vows to Fight Terrorism with Pakistan
Xinhua News Agency, May 20, 2011

Food Security
China Convicts 106 over Food Safety in 8 Months
Xinhua News Agency, May 21, 2011

国家质检总局就修订《食品召回管理规定》征求意见 (State Administration of Quality Supervision Solicits Comments to Amended Food Recall Regulations)
People's Daily, May 23, 2011

Hong Kong
US Consul Sees 'Negative Trend' on Human Rights
South China Morning Post, May 21, 2011

Human Rights Defender – Ai Weiwei (艾未未)
China Alleges Huge Tax Evasion by Artist Ai Weiwei
Associated Press, May 21, 2011
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艾未未家人驳斥逃税指控 (Ai's Family Reject Charges of Tax Fraud)
Deutsche Welle, May 21, 2011,,15094800,00.html
Ai Weiwei's Four Missing Friends Held by Chinese Authorities, Say Supporters
The Guardian, May 22, 2011

Lawyer Offers to Assist Ai Weiwei
South China Morning Post, May 22, 2011

Human Rights Defenders
许志永被带走黎雄兵受控制 (Xu Zhiyong Detained, Li Xiongbing under Surveillance)
Radio Free Asia, May 20, 2011

June Fourth
纪念“六•四天安门事件” 的纪录片“流亡”在东京首映 (Tiananmen Memorial Documentary "Hooligans" Premiers in Japan)
Radio Free Asia, May 22, 2011

四川荣县煤矿爆炸6人遇难 当地煤矿均停产整顿 (6 Dead, More Injured in Sichuan Mine Explosion)
West China Metropolis Daily, May 23, 2011

Volunteer Lawyers Helping Abused Children
China Daily, May 23, 2011

Media Clampdown 'Political'
Radio Free Asia, May 20, 2011

Protests and Petitions
扬州逾百人强拆及殴打业主 男子市政府门前自焚抗议 (Jiangsu: Yangzhou Homeowner Sets Himself Alight before Government Building in Protest of Being Forcibly Evicted and Beaten)
Radio Free Asia, May 22, 2011

Police Round Up 27 Christians
South China Morning Post, May 23, 2011

Three Gorges
China Plans Financial Overhaul at Three Gorges Dam
Associated Press, May 23, 2011

Chinese Forces Detain 300 Tibetan Monks for a Month - Sources
Reuters, May 23, 2011

Gansu Tibetans Face Race Ban
Radio Free Asia, May 20, 2011