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 31, 2010

May 31, 2010

News
Children
"80后"匿名志愿者3年解救50余名被拐儿童 (Anonymous 20-something Volunteer Saves 50+ Children From Human Trafficking in 3 Years)
Beijing Youth Daily, May 31, 2010
http://bjyouth.ynet.com/article.jsp?oid=66116505

Corruption
Corrupt Local Official Gets Suspended Death Penalty
China Daily, May 28, 2010
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2010-05/28/content_9905812.htm

山西煤焦反腐逾千貪官落馬 (1000+ Officials Caught for Shanxi Coal Corruption)
China News Service, May 31, 2010
http://news.sina.com.hk/cgi-bin/nw/show.cgi/32/1/1/1532469/1.html

Death Penalty
China Executes Man Who Attacked 29 Children
Associated Press, May 30, 2010
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100530/ap_on_re_as/as_china_students_attacked

Food Security
China Pins Food-security Hopes on Humble Potato
The Washington Post, May 30, 2010
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05/30/AR2010053003751.html

Human Rights Defender – Tan Zuoren (谭作人)
谭作人获颁”捍卫言论自由奖” 王丹等人吁无罪释放 (Tan Zuoren Receives Visual Artist Guild's Freedom of Speech Award)
Radio Free Asia, May 30, 2010
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/tan-05302010161132.html

Human Rights Defenders
Uygur Professor Battles for His People
South China Morning Post, May 31, 2010
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=e1ae5dca3e9e8210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

June Fourth
支聯僅餘女神像被警檢走 (Police Confiscates HK Alliance's Goddess Statute)
Ming Pao, May 31, 2010
http://news.sina.com.hk/cgi-bin/nw/show.cgi/2/1/1/1532874/1.html
Related news:
Dozens Demand Release of Detained June 4 Activists: New Clashes Erupt as Protesters Rally at Police Station
South China Morning Post, May 31, 2010
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=58dc5dca3e9e8210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

學校封殺六四討論 會考生上街探真相 (Discussion on June Fourth Banned in School, Students Flock to Streets for Truth)
Ming Pao, May 31, 2010
http://news.sina.com.hk/cgi-bin/nw/show.cgi/2/1/1/1532871/1.html
Labor
Police Free Forced Labourers at China Brick Kiln
Agence France-Presse, May 30, 2010
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100530/wl_asia_afp/chinalabourrights

Strikes, Suicides Sign of Growing Labor Tensions in China
Voice of America, May 28, 2010
http://www1.voanews.com/english/news/asia/Strikes-Suicides-Sign-of-Growing-Labor-Tensions-in-China-95101819.html
Related news:
河南五千工人阻塞廠房半月 (5000 Workers in Henan Block Factory Entrance for Half a Month)
United Daily News, May 31, 2010
http://inews.mingpao.com/htm/INews/20100528/ca52215a.htm
湖南郴州17名矿工在煤矿爆炸中遇难 (17 Killed in a Hunan Mine Explosion)
Radio Free Asia, May 30, 2010
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/17-05302010170249.html

Law
New China Rules Rule Out Torture in Confessions
Reuters, May 30, 2010
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE64T0WW20100530
Related news:
中央政法机关负责人就两个“证据规定”答记者问 (Central Spokesman Responses to Questions on the Two New Regulations on Evidence and Testimonies)
Xinhua News Agency, May 30, 2010
http://news.xinhuanet.com/legal/2010-05/30/c_12157696_2.htm
安徽阜阳一农民遭遇“被原告” (Anhui Farmer Loses Home in Court without His Knowledge )
China Youth Daily, May 31, 2010
http://zqb.cyol.com/content/2010-05/31/content_3255556.htm

Population
Chinese Hiding Three Million Babies a Year
The Daily Telegraph, May 30, 2010
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/7787661/Chinese-hiding-three-million-babies-a-year.html

Public Health
Plea to Hospitals on Mental Patients
South China Morning Post, May 29, 2010
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=752932562dfd8210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

內地精神病患超過1億 (100mil+ Mentally Ill in Chinese Mainland)
China News Agency, May 31, 2010
http://news.sina.com.hk/cgi-bin/nw/show.cgi/32/1/1/1531632/1.html

Taiwan
Petition Against Executions Rejected by Court
China Post, May 29, 2010
http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/national/national-news/2010/05/29/258611/Petition-against.htm

XUAR
北京对维族人放宽钳制? (Is Beijing Relaxing Its Suppressive Policy toward Uyghurs?)
Radio France Internationale, May 30, 2010
http://www.chinese.rfi.fr/中国/20100530-北京对维族人放宽钳制?

Friday, May 28, 2010

May 28, 2010

News
Civil Society
NGOs Fight Uphill Battle as Beijing Tightens the Screws
South China Morning Post, May 28, 2010
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=c3d60a013c9d8210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD
Related information:
HRIC Briefing Note: Tighter Regulation of Foreign Funding Support of Chinese Civil Society Groups
Human Rights in China, May 27, 2010
http://www.hrichina.org/public/contents/174774
Corruption
Official Disciplined for Mine Accident Cover Ups
Xinhua News Agency, May 27, 2010
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2010-05/27/content_9901295.htm

Death Penalty
2 Get Death Sentences in China Mine Murder Scam
Associated Press, May 27, 2010
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100527/ap_on_re_as/as_china_mine_murder

Food Security
Tainted-milk Parents Lose Claim Against HK Shareholder of Sanlu
South China Morning Post, May 28, 2010
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=e548a743aaad8210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Gender
Law Lists Specifics of Sexual Harassment
China Daily, May 28, 2010
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2010-05/28/content_9901810.htm

Hong Kong
Chinese Official Meets with 2nd Group of Hong Kong Democracy Activists
The Canadian Press, May 26, 2010
http://www.chinapost.com.tw/china/national-news/2010/05/27/258295/China-official.htm

Human Rights Defenders
几名中国维权人士被判劳教或遭威胁 (Rights Activists Harassed and Ordered to Reeducation-Through-Labor)
Voice of America, May 27, 2010
http://www1.voanews.com/chinese/news/china/20100527-CHINA-DISSIDENTS-95019329.html
Related information:
Shanghai Rights Activist Mao Hengfeng Starts Hunger Strike in Reeducation-Through-Labor Camp
上海维权人士毛恒凤绝食抗议劳教迫害
Human Rights in China, May 26, 2010
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/public/contents/174725
CH: http://gb.hrichina.org/public/contents/18996
Labor
Strike Stalls Production at Honda's China Plants
Associated Press, May 27, 2010
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100527/ap_on_bi_ge/as_japan_honda_china

重庆綦江工人累死 引发数百人连日罢工 (Hundreds Strike following Worker's Death from Exhaustion in Chongqing )
Radio Free Asia, May 27, 2010
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/chongqing-05272010150351.html

Land Policy
In China's Land Rush, Rights Are Often Trampled
New York Times, May 27, 2010
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/27/world/asia/27china.html

Law
福建将民事调解刑事拘留均列入监督范围 (Fujian Adds Civil Mediation, Criminal Detention to Procuratorate's Scope of Supervision)
Legal Daily, May 28, 2010
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2010-05/28/content_2157297.htm

Media
Mainland Media Told to Tone Down Reports
South China Morning Post, May 28, 2010
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=aa0ca743aaad8210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Migrant Workers
Misery of the Out-of-towners Pushed to the Margins of Society
South China Morning Post, May 28, 2010
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=155ca743aaad8210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Public Health
艾滋病致孤儿童有望每月领600元补助 (Orphans, Including Those Suffering from HIV/AIDS, to Receive RMB 600/Month Welfare Subsidy)
Legal Daily, May 28, 2010
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index/content/2010-05/28/content_2157635.htm

Tibet
Different Priorities for Hot Spots
South China Morning Post, May 28, 2010
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=156ca743aaad8210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

XUAR
世界维吾尔代表大会: 新疆禁止干部入清真寺 (World Uyghur Congress: Xinjiang Cadres Forbidden from Entering Mosques)
Radio Free Asia, May 28, 2010
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/wei-05272010161210.html

北京要在新疆大力推行普通话教育 (Beijing Demands Mandarin-only Education in Xinjiang)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 28, 2010
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2010/05/100528_xinjiang_putonghua.shtml
Related news:
Plan to Teach Putonghua to Young Uygurs
South China Morning Post, May 28, 2010
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=154ca743aaad8210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Thursday, May 27, 2010

May 27, 2010

News
Bilateral Ties
Human Rights No Longer a Key Issue in US-China Exchanges
South China Morning Post, May 27, 2010
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=2b2f2b06bc4d8210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Death Penalty
Death for Politician Who Killed Mining Millionaire
Shanghai Daily, May 26, 2010
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/?id=438203

Education
廣西小學塌牆24學生死傷 (3 Dead, 21 Injured in Guangxi Elementary School Collapse)
Ming Pao, May 27, 2010
http://inews.mingpao.com/htm/INews/20100527/ca40828i.htm

Food Security
港拒受理內地毒奶粉苦主索償案 (HK Tribunal Dismisses Mainland Poisoned Milk Claims)
Sing Tao Daily, May 27, 2010
http://news.sina.com.hk/cgi-bin/nw/show.cgi/32/1/1/1529579/1.html

Hong Kong
Beijing Official Invokes Basic Law in Rejecting 2012 Voting Proposal
South China Morning Post, May 27, 2010
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=e3137a1a125d8210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Labor
郭台铭废除“不自杀协议” (Foxconn Head Withdraws the No-Suicide Pledge)
Southern Metropolis Daily, May 27, 2010
http://epaper.nddaily.com/A/html/2010-05/27/content_1089827.htm
Related news:
Foxconn Shows Off China Plant after Suicides
Associated Press (via Yahoo! News), May 26, 2010
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100526/ap_on_bi_ge/as_china_foxconn_deaths

Official Blames Shenzhen Authorities
South China Morning Post, May 27, 2010
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=90957a1a125d8210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD
Media
专家建议广州亚运会对外媒全面开放 (Expert: Guangzhou Asia Games Should Be Fully Open to Foreign Media)
Radio Free Asia, May 26, 2010
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/yayun-05262010101928.html

Multilateral
Internet Claims Too Testy for China
Asia Times Online, May 27, 2010
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/LE27Ad01.html

Police
河南漯河男子关押期间死亡 家属拍尸体照片被打 (Family Beaten for Taking Photos of Man Who Died whilst in Detention)
The Beijing Times, May 27, 2010
http://news.eastday.com/c/20100527/u1a5227414.html
Related news:
Family Questions Detainee's Death
Shanghai Daily, May 27, 2010
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/?id=438271
湖南永州2名警察刑讯逼供致人死亡被免刑责 (Two Hunan Cops Avoid Punishment for Torturing Suspect to Death)
Democracy & Law Times, May 26, 2010
http://china.huanqiu.com/roll/2010-05/828581.html
Related news:
2 Cops Guilty in Deadly Torture, But Walk Free
Shanghai Daily, May 27, 2010
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/?id=438269
Protests and Petitions
数百访民在北京南站示威请愿 (Hundreds of Petitioners Protest at Beijing South Railway Station)
Radio Free Asia, May 26, 2010
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/petitioner_beijing-05262010113942.html

信訪局外5訪民集體服毒 (5 Petitioners Attempt Suicide outside National Petitioning Bureau)
Ming Pao, May 27, 2010
http://news.mingpao.com/20100527/cac1.htm

State Security
Secret Agenda: Reforms to China's Secrecy Law Do Little to Soften Its Draconian Powers
South China Morning Post, May 26, 2010
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=9addff0bb6fc8210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Tibet
Tibetan Gets Suspended Death Sentence for Riots
Associated Press (via Yahoo! News), May 27, 2010
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100527/ap_on_re_as/as_china_tibet

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

May 26, 2010

News
Bilateral Ties
中美对话签八项协议坦陈分歧争取双赢 (Sino-American Dialogue: 8 Agreements Signed, with Benefits for Both Side)
Radio Free Asia, May 25, 2010
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/mei-05252010155724.html
Related news:
Summit Shows Superpowers' Shifting Dynamic
The Wall Street Journal, May 25, 2010
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703341904575266291812173592.html
Disasters
Floods Kill 115 in Southern China
Associated Press, May 25, 2010
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100525/ap_on_re_as/as_china_floods

Education
Town Offers 25-year Free Education
China Daily, May 25, 2010
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2010-05/25/content_9891447.htm

Hukou
北京要求平等对待外地户口中小学生 (Beijing Demands Equal Treatment for Primary and Secondary Schoolers without Beijing Hukou)
Radio Free Asia, May 25, 2010
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/xuesheng-05252010114105.html

Human Rights Defender – Feng Zhenghu (冯正虎)
Chinese Dissident Optimistic about China's Future Despite His Plight
Voice of America, May 25, 2010
http://www1.voanews.com/english/news/asia/Chinese-Dissident-Optimistic-about-Chinas-Future-Despite-His-Plight-94845509.html
Related news:
冯正虎欲参观世博会再遭“度假”三天 发公开信质问俞正声 (Feng Zhenghu Issues Open Letter to Municipal Party Secretary after Being Taken on a 3-Day "Vacation" for Wanting to Go to Expo)
Radio Free Asia, May 25, 2010
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/f-05252010122932.html
Labor
Suicides Expose Stresses of China Factory Life
Reuters, May 25, 2010
http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE64O2EY20100525
Related news:
Protesters Demand Answers Over Deaths from Company's HK Office
South China Morning Post, May 26, 2010
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=272e6f1c320d8210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD
Land Policy
New Demolition Payment Rules Are Coming
China Daily, May 26, 2010
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2010-05/26/content_9892392.htm

One Beaten to Death in N China Land Dispute
Xinhua News Agency, May 25, 2010
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2010-05/25/content_9889624.htm

Protests and Petitions
村民阻止施工被碾死 3嫌犯被捕 (Three Arrested on Suspicion of Killing Farmers Protesting Road Project)
Southern Metropolis Daily, May 26, 2010
http://epaper.nddaily.com/A/html/2010-05/26/content_1088819.htm

福州近百失地农民请愿 毛恒凤狱中绝食王岛面临起诉 (Around 100 Fujianese Farmers Petition Government for Lost Land)
Radio Free Asia, May 25, 2010
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/fu-05252010120724.html

Public Health
17 Babies Sickened by Expired Measles Injections
China Daily, May 26, 2010
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/photo/2010-05/26/content_9894322.htm

Watchdog in Bid to End Collusion on Drug Prices
South China Morning Post, May 26, 2010
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=059e6f1c320d8210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

广东清远全市仅10%精神病人就医 (Qingyuan, Guangdong: Only 1:10 Mental Patients Get Medical Treatment)
Southern Daily, May 26, 2010
http://news.eastday.com/c/20100526/u1a5226116.html

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

May 25, 2010

News
Death Penalty
Chinese Court Backs Death Sentence for Gang Boss
Xinhua News Agency (via China Daily), May 25, 2010
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2010-05/25/content_9888998.htm

Environment
Clean Energy a Major Area of Co-op With US
Xinhua News Agency (via China Daily), May 25, 2010
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2010sinousdialogue/2010-05/25/content_9889374.htm

Food Security
毒奶粉案周四香港开庭 四受害者家庭均往作证 (Four Victims' Families Testify Thursday in HK Tainted Milk Trial)
Radio Free Asia, May 24, 2010
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/naifen-05242010100758.html

Hong Kong
Beijing Breaks Ice With Hong Kong Opposition
Reuters, May 25, 2010
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE64N1ZQ20100524

Minister Pledges Racial Sensitivity in Hiring
South China Morning Post, May 25, 2010
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=6db4e825faac8210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

支联会放飞民主风筝 六四廿一纪念活动陆续出台 (HK Alliance Flies "Democracy" Kites to Begin Commemoration of June Fourth's 21st Anniversary)
Radio Free Asia, May 24, 2010
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/64-05242010101901.html

Human Rights Defenders
‘Butcher’ Takes Web Fight to Beijing
Financial Times, May 25, 2010
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/4c21b50e-6290-11df-991f-00144feab49a.html

歐美高官會維權律師 (European and American Officials Meet with Rights Defense Lawyers)
Ming Pao, May 25, 2010
http://news.mingpao.com/20100525/cac1.htm

Land Policy
近两年中国“未报即用”60万亩土地 44%为耕地 (Gov't Notice: Use of 600K Mu of Land in Last 2 Years Undisclosed, 44% of which Was Arable)
Radio Free Asia, May 24, 2010
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/di-05242010144846.html

Law
中国高院禁止地方拒绝民告官案件 (Supreme People's Court Prohibits Rejection of Citizen Charges against the Government)
Radio Free Asia, May 24, 2010
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/fa-05242010164829.html

Media
中央媒体安排百名青年记者到西柏坡接受传统教育 (Official Media Arranges for 100 Young Journalists to Go to CPC's Xibaipo Memorial in Hubei for Traditional Education)
Radio Free Asia, May 24, 2010
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/mei-05242010162149.html

Politics
'Soft Power' Receives Funding Injection
South China Morning Post, May 25, 2010
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=5ca7e825faac8210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Protests and Petitions
上访潮再现北京 访民被打事件不断 (Petitioners in Beijing Continue to Be Beaten)
Radio Free Asia, May 24, 2010
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/fangmin-05242010095613.html

肇庆怀集村民被催泪弹致残 六村民面临判刑 (Teargas Leaves Guangdong Villagers Seriously Injured, Six Villagers Awaiting Sentencing)
Radio Free Asia, May 24, 2010
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zhaoqing-05242010095236.html

Public Health
After a Spate of Brutal Murders, Mental Health Gets a Closer Look
China Daily, May 25, 2010
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2010-05/25/content_9887411.htm

State Security
China Cracks Down on Online Maps
Financial Times, May 25, 2010
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/9569b59e-64f3-11df-aa4d-00144feab49a.html

Monday, May 24, 2010

May 24, 2010

News
Bilateral Ties
胡錦濤促中美4新領域合作 (Hu Urges Sino-American Cooperation in Four New Fields)
Ming Pao, May 24, 2010
http://inews.mingpao.com/htm/INews/20100524/ca11131a.htm

Corruption
'Severe Graft' Hits Building Industry
China Daily, May 21, 2010
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2010-05/21/content_9875043.htm

Human Rights Defender – Feng Zhenghu (冯正虎)
Activist's Plan to Visit Expo Park Blocked
South China Morning Post, May 22, 2010
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=8d1b819ca2bb8210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Human Rights Defenders
Stifling Voices of Those Who Question Authority
South China Morning Post, May 22, 2010
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=2f4b819ca2bb8210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD
Related news:
Nation Rapt by Detained Petitioner's Story
South China Morning Post, May 22, 2010
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=c06b819ca2bb8210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

维权人士杨剑昌高票连任深圳人大代表 (Rights Activists Yang Jianchang Reelected as Delegate to Shenzhen People's Congress by a High Margin of Votes)
Radio France Internationale, May 23, 2010
http://www.chinese.rfi.fr/中国/20100523-维权人士杨剑昌高票连任深圳人大代表

Labor
China to Improve Coal Mine Safety Facilities
Xinhua News Agency, May 20, 2010
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2010-05/20/content_9874478.htm

Law
'Get Rid of Interference in Local Courts'
China Daily, May 24, 2010
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2010-05/24/content_9883086.htm

Beijing Plans Curbs on Number of Foreigners Working in China
The Daily Telegraph, May 23, 2010
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/7756638/Beijing-plans-curbs-on-number-of-foreigners-working-in-China.html

Law Chokes Chinese NGOs' Foreign Funding
Christian Science Monitor, May 20, 2010
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-Pacific/2010/0520/Law-chokes-Chinese-NGOs-foreign-funding

中央要求严格征地拆迁管理工作 修法进程正提速 (Central Authorities Demand Strict Management of Evictions; Revision of the Law Proposed)
Outlook, May 24, 2010
http://news.eastday.com/c/20100524/u1a5221530.html

Media
中央人民广播电台大幅增加维语广播 (Report: China National Radio to Increase Broadcasts in Non-Sinitic Language)
Radio Free Asia, May 21, 2010
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/guang-05212010220954.html

Protests and Petitions
Tibetan Victims in Yushu Quake Protest for Funds
South China Morning Post, May 23, 2010
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=d26c74034e0c8210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Public Health
富士康聘两千专家阻员工自杀 (FOXCONN Recruits 2000 Specialists to Curb Suicides among Staff)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 24, 2010
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2010/05/100524_foxconn_help.shtml

Society
Lack of Rain Results in Poverty for Many
China Daily, May 22, 2010
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2010-05/22/content_9880833.htm

Tibet
Dalai Lama Tweets to Chinese Citizens about Tibet
Associated Press, May 21, 2010
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100521/ap_on_re_as/as_china_dalai_lama_twitter
Related information:
直播:达赖喇嘛与中文推特网友首次对话
Free More News
http://docs.google.com/View?id=df2gh45v_15cjqqdcgb

汉藏推特对话显功效 官媒记者叫封杀 (Journalists and Officials Say They Were Kept Out of Sino-Tibetan Dialogue on Twitter)
Radio Free Asia, May 23, 2010
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/han-05232010162352.html
XUAR
China Hopes Development Solves Region's Tensions
Associated Press, May 20, 2010
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100520/ap_on_re_as/as_china_xinjiang

新疆全面通网后25人因传播"有害信息"被查 (XUAR: 25 Investigated and Prosecuted for Disseminating Harmful Information)
Tianshannet, May 23, 2010
http://www.tianshannet.com/news/content/2010-05/23/content_4991576.htm

新华社副总编谈新疆事件报道引风波 (Xinhua Deputy Editor Cases Stir with Lecture on the Sensitive Topics, Particularly 2008 XUAR Unrest)
Radio France Internationale, May 23, 2010
http://www.chinese.rfi.fr/中国/20100523-新华社副总编谈新疆事件报道引风波

Thursday, May 20, 2010

May 20, 2010

News
Corruption
China Official Gets Suspended Death Sentence for Graft
Agence France-Presse (via Yahoo! News), May 20, 2010
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100520/wl_afp/chinacorruptioncrimestockscompanygome

Human Rights Defender – Mao Hengfeng (毛恒凤)
被劳教的毛恒凤家人呼吁国际社会关注其安危 (Mao Hengfeng's Family Appeals to International Community for Attention after Mao Is Transferred to Anhui Reeducation-Through-Labor Facility)
Radio Free Asia, May 19, 2010
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/maohengfeng-05192010095938.html

Labor
Nine Arrested for the Fatal Flooding of N China Coal Mine
Xinhua News Agency, May 19, 2010
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/china/2010-05/19/c_13303556.htm

Law
Judge Suspended in Coerced Confession Case
Associated Press (via Google News), May 20, 2010
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gdvu0IxNJhwSINMmt2N3yN0oq_NwD9FPPPKO0

Respect Those Who Fight for Rights, Says American Law Don
South China Morning Post, May 20, 2010
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=3bfda357671b8210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Migrant Workers
Migrant Workers Who Don't Want to Leave
South China Morning Post, May 20, 2010
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=dc7ea357671b8210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Protests and Petitions
鄂残疾人为生存 连日在政府门前抗议 (Disabled Residents of Guangshui, Hubei Gather before Government Offices Protesting Their Treatment)
Radio Free Asia, May 19, 2010
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/canji-05192010141139.html

Public Health
Organ Trafficking Trial Exposes Grisly Trade
Reuters (via Yahoo! News), May 19, 2010
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20100519/hl_nm/us_china_organs

Taiwan
Ma Wants to Meet Hu ... Sometime
South China Morning Post, May 20, 2010
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=3beda357671b8210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Tibet
复印实名针对藏文 数百藏歌校内严禁 (Tibetans Must ID Themselves before Making Copies and Hundreds of Tibetan Songs Banned from Schools)
Radio Free Asia, May 19, 2010
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zang-05192010154101.html
Related news:
打字复印拉萨将实行实名登记制 (Lhasa Implements Real-Name Registration System for Typing and Photocopy Services)
Lhasa Evening News, May 11, 2010
http://www.lasa-eveningnews.com.cn/epaper/uniflows/html/2010/05/11/10/10_31.htm

New Photocopy Rules Introduced in Tibet
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 20, 2010
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8692558.stm
国际声援西藏运动报道北京对西藏知识分子的打压 (International Campaign for Tibet Report: Beijing's Suppression of Tibetan Intellectuals)
Radio Free Asia, May 19, 2010
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/xi-05192010095336.html
Related information:
A 'Raging Storm': The Crackdown on Tibetan Writers and Artists after Tibet's Spring 2008 Protests
International Campaign for Tibet, May 18, 2010
http://www.savetibet.org/media-center/ict-news-reports/raging-storm-crackdown-tibetan-writers-and-artists-after-tibets-spring-2008-protests
XUAR
维吾尔族学者伊力哈木·土赫提被禁出国 (Uyghur Scholar Ilham Tohti Barred from Leaving China)
Radio Free Asia, May 19, 2010
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/xinjiang-05192010163249.html

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

May 19, 2010

News

Corruption
China Warns Officials over Property Corruption
Agence France-Presse (via Yahoo! News), May 18, 2010
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100518/wl_asia_afp/chinapropertycorruption

Officials Named, Shamed for Illegal Constructions
China Daily, May 18, 2010
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2010-05/18/content_9865075.htm


Environment
Polluting Firms Pose Big Threat to Wetlands
China Daily, May 19, 2010
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2010-05/19/content_9865988.htm


Government
Party Offers Glimpse of its Internal Apparatus
South China Morning Post, May 19, 2010
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=a2164112a0ca8210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD


Human Rights Defender - Mo Shaoping (
莫少平)
Rights Lawyer Squeezed Off Tsinghua Panel
South China Morning Post, May 19, 2010
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=5642f36bc5ca8210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD


Related News:

清华大学法学研讨会冷待维权律师 (Tsinghua University Revokes Invite of Beijing Rights Defense Lawyer to Attend a Law Seminar)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 19, 2010
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2010/05/100519_china_lawyer.shtml


Law
Law Fine-tuned against Terror Financing
Xinhua News Agency (via China Daily), May 19, 2010
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2010-05/18/content_9865096.htm

最高检公安部86种经济案件立案追诉标准(全文) (Full Text in Chinese: Provisions on Standards for Filing and Prosecution of Criminal Cases under Public Security Organs' Jurisdiction (II))
Xinhua News Agency, May 19, 2010
http://news.china.com/zh_cn/news100/11038989/20100519/15941626.html


Trial Focuses on Organ Trafficking Ethics
China Daily, May 19, 2010
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2010-05/19/content_9865353.htm

Police
Outcry over Police Abuse After Ental Patient Fitted Up for Killing
South China Morning Post, May 19, 2010
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=d3264112a0ca8210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD


Protests and Petitions
企业开发致环境灾难 藏区民众抗议遭镇压 (Hundreds in Gansu Protest Cement Plant over Environmental Problems)
Radio Free Asia, May 18, 2010
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zang-05182010121657.html

Villages Clash over Land Dispute; Six Detained
China Daily, May 19, 2010
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2010-05/19/content_9865359.htm


Public Health
宁夏毒奶粉企业仍在营业 通报有"毒奶"流入广州 (Dairy Firm in Ningxia Selling Tainted Powder Milk Is Still Open)
Guangzhou Daily (via Eastday), May 19, 2010
http://news.eastday.com/c/20100519/u1a5212334.html


State Security
New Rules for Net Mapping
China Daily, May 19, 2010
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2010-05/19/content_9865442.htm


Tibet
China Targets Tibet Artists, Intellectuals: Report
Reuters (via Yahoo! News), May 18, 2010
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20100518/wl_nm/us_china_tibet_culture

Tibetans Beaten during Angry Protests
South China Morning Post, May 19, 2010
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=c9d64112a0ca8210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Print, Copy Shops Told Not to Deal with Any Documents in Tibetan
South China Morning Post, May 19, 2010
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=c6564112a0ca8210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD


XUAR
Major Support Package in Pipeline for Xinjiang
Xinhua News Agency (via China Daily), May 17, 2010
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2010-05/17/content_9859997.htm

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

May 15-18, 2010

News

Bilateral Ties
中美人权对话中国敏感 使馆网站人权报告受关注 (China Sensitive during US-China Human Rights Dialogue: Concerns over Human Rights Report on Embassy Website)
Radio Free Asia, May 17, 2010
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquan-05172010161204.html


Related Information:

U.S.-China Human Rights Dialogue Resumes: Foundation for Action?

Human Rights in China, May 14, 2010

http://www.hrichina.org/public/contents/174623


US, China Set 2011 Rights Meeting in "Candid" Talks
Reuters (via Yahoo! News), May 18, 2010
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20100514/pl_nm/us_usa_china_rights


Corruption
China Court Upholds Verdicts on Former Rio Staff
Agence France-Presse (via Yahoo! News), May 18, 2010
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100517/bs_afp/chinaaustraliaminingriotintoappeal

吉林乾安一名副县长参与高考舞弊被免职 (Jilin County Magistrate Removed from Office Following Participation in Examination Fraud)
Xinhua News Agency (via Eastday), May 18, 2010
http://news.eastday.com/c/20100518/u1a5210101.html

Teachers' Bribes Scandal
Shanghai Daily, May 17, 2010
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/?id=437179&type=National


Disasters
86 Dead as Storms Lash Southern Provinces Torrential Downpours Leave Trail of Destruction - and More Bad Weather Forecast
South China Morning Post, May 18, 2010
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=e3850d44f71a8210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD


Gender
Most Gay Men in Asia-Pacific Region 'Denied HIV Care'
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 18, 2010
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8687845.stm


Hong Kong
Hong Kong By-Election Thwarted by Beijing
Financial Times, May 18, 2010
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/6c482044-6113-11df-9bf0-00144feab49a.html


Human Rights Defender - Hu Jia (胡佳)
中国民间发起争取胡佳保外就医活动 (Chinese Community Begins Activities Advocating for Hu Jia's Medical Parole)
Radio Free Asia, May 17, 2010
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/hujia-05172010163416.html


Human Rights Defender - Tang Jitian (
唐吉田)
北京维权律师唐吉田被拒出境 (Beijing Rights Defense Lawyer Tang Jitian Barred from Leaving China)
Radio Free Asia, May 17, 2010
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/lushi-05172010113516.html


Land Policy
Chinese People and Government Struggle over Land Rights
Voice of America, May 18, 2010
http://www1.voanews.com/english/news/asia/Chinese-People-and-Government-Struggle-Over-Land-Rights-93903619.html


Multilateral
EU's Kroes Says China 'Great Firewall' a WTO Issue
Agence France-Presse (via Yahoo! News), May 18, 2010
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100517/bs_afp/chinaeuinternetcensorshipcompetition


Protests and Petitions
东莞600村民集体散步抗议垃圾焚烧厂选址 (600 Villagers in Dongguan Protests against Incineration Plant )
Radio Free Asia, May 17, 2010
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/dong-05172010164333.html


Public Health
Indoor Air Pollution Kills 2.2m Youths 'Annually'
South China Morning Post, May 18, 2010
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=e46e6c3c5b4a8210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Health Care Reform in a Shaanxi County Draws Nation's Attention
South China Morning Post, May 18, 2010
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=59230d44f71a8210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

卫生专家认为河南艾滋病例发现报告奖励制度坏处多 (Health Expert Says Plenty of Disadvantages in Henan AIDS Reporting Incentive Program)
Radio Free Asia, May 15, 2010
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/ai-05152010004347.html


Society
河南开发商将住户拖出房强拆 事后称拆错 (Henan Developer Forcefully Evicts and Dismantles Wrong Household)
Henan Business Daily (via Net Ease), May 18, 2010
http://news.163.com/10/0514/09/66KSJ1DN00011229.html#


State Security
警惕互联网地图泄密 (Stay Alert, National Security Data Leak on Online Map Search Engine)
China Central Television, May 17, 2010
http://news.cntv.cn/china/20100517/102927.shtml


Tibet

Crackdown Fails to Silence Tibet's Dissenting Voices
South China Morning Post, May 18, 2010
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=f1c5064cb66a8210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD


XUAR
海外维吾尔人指控中共不尊重民族自治 (Overseas Uyghurs Accuse China of Not Respecting Autonomous Region)
Radio Free Asia, May 17, 2010
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/Uigur-05172010144826.html

Friday, May 14, 2010

May 14, 2010

News

Bilateral Ties
美中人权对话恢复 (US-China Human Rights Dialogue Resumes)
Radio Free Asia, May 14, 2010
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/rq-05132010165700.html


Civil Society
Activists Demand Release of Mainland Dissidents
Agence France-Presse (via South China Morning Post), May 13, 2010
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=55a05e2b10198210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD


Corruption
Judge in Trouble for Extorting Litigant
China Daily, May 14, 2010
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2010-05/14/content_9847317.htm

Convicted Ex-top Cop Asks for Leniency
China Daily, May 14, 2010
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2010-05/14/content_9847293.htm


Labor
At Least 21 Miners Killed in China Colliery Blast
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 14, 2010
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8681855.stm


Law
US Engineer Held in China Released without Charge
Associated Press (via Yahoo! News), May 14, 2010
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100514/ap_on_re_as/as_china_detained_american


Media
China's Global Media Push Includes Broadcasts to Suburban Washington
Voice of America (via Voice of America), May 12, 2010
http://www1.voanews.com/english/news/asia/Chinas-Global-Media-Push-Includes-Broadcasts-to-Suburban-Washington-93592609.html

Google Situation in China 'Seems to Be Stable'
Agence France-Presse (via South China Morning Post), May 14, 2010
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=0232da5e19498210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD


Protests and Petitions
安置房七年又拆 西安村民请愿要公投 (More Than 300 Villagers in Xi'an Petition Authorities against Evicting Them Again)
Radio Free Asia, May 13, 2010
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/xian-05132010141849.html


Public Health
Beijing Issues First Residents' Health Report
China Daily (via China Daily), May 14, 2010
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2010-05/14/content_9850704.htm


Society
Social Problems at Root of School Attacks: China PM
Agence France-Presse (via Yahoo! News), May 14, 2010
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100514/wl_asia_afp/chinacrimeschool

China Kindergarten Massacre Seen as Symptom of Progress
Agence France-Presse (via The Sydney Morning Herald), May 14, 2010
http://www.smh.com.au/world/china-kindergarten-massacre-seen-as-symptom-of-progress-20100513-v1up.html


广西行凶者被村民打死续:律师称村民正当防卫 (Guangxi Villagers Kill Murder Suspect, Lawyer Says It Is Legitimate Defense)
Xinhua News Agency (via Net Ease), May 13, 2010
http://news.163.com/10/0513/19/66JCGTG9000146BC.html


XUAR

China Says Internet Fully Restored in Xinjiang
Associated Press (via Yahoo! News), May 14, 2010
http://www.boston.com/news/world/asia/articles/2010/05/13/china_says_internet_fully_restored_in_xinjiang

Thursday, May 13, 2010

News

Bilateral Ties
US 'to Give $1.5m to Falun Gong Internet Freedom Group'
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 12, 2010
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8678760.stm


Related News:

中国反对美国给法轮功团体提供经费 (China Opposes US Funding Falungong-related Organization)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 13, 2010
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2010/05/100513_china_us_falungong.shtml

US, China Begin Human Rights Talks
Associated Press (via Yahoo! News), May 13, 2010
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100513/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/us_us_china_human_rights


Disasters
China Quake Rebuilding Rush Shows Power and Pitfalls
Reuters, May 12, 2010
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE64B1CE20100512

Rainstorms in Southern China Kill 86
China Daily (via China Daily), May 12, 2010
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2010-05/12/content_9841679.htm


Environment
Polluting Plant Shuts down Operation Following Complaints
China Daily, May 13, 2010
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2010-05/13/content_9842497.htm


Government
Not Much Will Change under China's Next Leaders: Scholar
China Post, May 13, 2010
http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/china-taiwan-relations/2010/05/13/256273/p2/Not-much.htm


Human Rights Defender - Wu Lihong (吴立红)
China Environmentalist Released After Prison Term
Associated Press (via Yahoo! News), May 12, 2010
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100512/ap_on_re_as/as_china_environmentalist


Law
河南农民赵作海被错判杀人罪入狱11年获赔65 (Henan Farmer Zhao Zuohai Receives Compensation after 11 Years Wrongly Imprisoned)
Dahe Daily (via Eastday), May 13, 2010
http://news.eastday.com/c/20100513/u1a5201606.html


Media
Editor Fired after Reports on Vaccine Cover-up
South China Morning Post, May 13, 2010
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=0623a74e8bc88210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

China Censors Attack News to Calm Panic after Ninth Child Stabbing in Weeks
The Daily Telegraph, May 12, 2010
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/7715249/China-censors-attack-news-to-calm-panic-after-ninth-child-stabbing-in-weeks.html


Multilateral
专家驳中国傲慢论 称自信比傲慢更准确 (China's Experts: China Is Assertive, Not Arrogant)
Southern Daily (via Sina), May 13, 2010
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2010-05-13/101420263886.shtml


Police
Arrest Warrants for Three Cops over Torture Case
China Daily, May 13, 2010
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2010-05/13/content_9842402.htm


Society
School Attacks Reflect Badly on Beijing
South China Morning Post, May 13, 2010
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=e60cdfb886d88210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Millions 'Left Behind' in Rural China
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 12, 2010
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8668086.stm

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