Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Top News: Human Rights Defenders

Verdict Pending in Trial of Dissident Writer Zhu Yufu
South China Morning Post, February 01, 2012
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=03cd1273da435310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Zhejiang-based dissident
Zhu Yufu (朱虞夫) was tried on January 31 by the Hangzhou Municipal Intermediate People's Court on charges of inciting subversion of state power. A verdict is expected to be announced later in February. Zhu, a co-founder of the China Democratic Party, was detained in March 2011 during the crackdown on the "jasmine rallies" inspired by the Arab Spring.
Related information:
Poem Cited among Evidence in Zhu Yufu’s “Incitement” Trial; No Verdict
朱虞夫“煽动颠覆”案开庭未作判决
Human Rights in China, January 31, 2012
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/content/5790
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/5791

Government

民间人士联名致信全国人大 各级代表须公开联系方式 (Activists and Scholars to People's Congress Calling: Public Contact for Congress Reps at All Levels)
Radio Free Asia, January 31, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/sy-01312012100806.html

Hong Kong

Hospitals May Ban Mainland Mothers
South China Morning Post, February 01, 2012
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=0ca81273da435310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Media

“老大哥在看着你”:外国记者北京工作纪实 (Big Brother's Watching: Record of a Foreign Journalist in Beijing)
Deutsche Welle, January 31, 2012
http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,15704666,00.html

Protests and Petitions

China Rebel Village Takes Halting Democratic Step
Reuters, February 01, 2012
http://af.reuters.com/article/commoditiesNews/idAFL4E8CV6ZC20120201

Society

中国并未打赢文化之战 (China Has Not Won the Culture War)
Radio France Interantionale, January 31, 2012
http://www.chinese.rfi.fr/中国/20120131-中国并没赢文化之战

Tibet

Monks, Nuns Abandon Monasteries
Radio Free Asia, January 31, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/abandon-01312012130228.html

Two Die in Assaults on Police in Sichuan
Xinhua News Agency, February 01, 2012
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-02/01/content_14514128.htm