Monday, March 15, 2010

March 13-15, 2010

Civil Society

Latest Gathering Sees Lively Debate
The Wall Street Journal, March 14, 2010

Rural Regions Win Equal Electoral Rights
China Daily, March 15, 2010

CPPCC Member Urges More Help for Lawyers from Ethnic Minorities
South China Morning Post, March 15, 2010

Google Is Poised to Close China Site
The Wall Street Journal, March 14, 2010

Migrant Workers
Millions of Chinese Rural Migrants Denied Education for Their Children
The Guardian, March 15, 2010

In Beijing, the People's Circus Is Underway
The Los Angeles Times, March 14, 2010,0,1195826.story

Protests and Petitions
Petitioners Slam Rights Record
Radio Free Asia, March 12, 2010

350人網上聯署促炒湖北省長 中宣部禁報「搶錄音筆事件」 (350 Sign Online Petition Demanding Hubei Governor's Dismissal)
Ming Pao, March 14, 2010
Related information:
湖北省长李鸿忠怒斥《人民日报》女记者 (Hubei Provincial Governor Angrily Rebukes Female People's Daily Reporter after Questions on Deng Yujiao Case)
Radio France Internationale, March 07, 2010
人大代表刘庆宁主张刑罚信访者的提案遭强烈抗议 (NPC Delegate's Proposal to Penalize Petitioners Faces Harsh Protest)
Radio Free Asia, March 14, 2010

Public Health
四川隆昌县村民血铅中毒人数陆续增加 (Number of Lead Poisoning Cases on the Rise in Sichuan)
Radio Free Asia, March 12, 2010
Related news:
Lead Poisoning Case Reported in SW China
China Daily, March 15, 2010
7 Tibetan Protesters Detained in Nepal
Associated Press, March 14, 2010