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, February 22, 2010

February 20-22, 2010


Civil Society
地方政府透明度年度报告称部分政府网站不及格 (Some Official Websites Are Below Standards, CASS Report on Transparency of Local Gov't Says)
China Youth Daily, February 22, 2010


Fake Quake Warning Sends Thousands Outdoors
South China Morning Post, February 22, 2010

Education Minister Faces Tough Entry Exam
South China Morning Post, February 22, 2010

Villagers Live in Fear of Yellow River Floods
China Daily, February 22, 2010

Human Rights Defender - Gao Yaojie (高耀洁)
港媒播出高耀潔美國流亡專訪 (Hong Kong TV Interviews Anti-AIDS Activist)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 20, 2010

Related information:

Gao’s Interview on RTHK

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Part 2:

Human Rights Defender - Liu Jie (刘杰)
维权人士刘杰强烈要求废除劳动教养制度 (Rights Defender Liu Jie Calls for Abolition of Re-education Through Labor System)
Radio Free Asia, February 21, 2010

Internet Censorship

China PLA Officer Urges New Internet Control Agency
Reuters (via Yahoo! News), February 22, 2010

改革选举法城乡居民同票同权” (Electoral Law Reform Aims for Equal Vote Weight for Urban, Rural Constituencies)
Sichuan Online (via Xinhua), February 22, 2010

Chinese Colleges Deny Google Hacking
Irish Times, February 22, 2010

Protests and Petitions
中国安保无止境 访民抗议公安摄像被刑拘 (Shanghai Petitioner Criminally Detained for "Obstructing Official Duties" After Attempting to Stop Police Filming at Private Home)
Radio Free Asia, February 21, 2010

Censorship at Heart of Tibet/China Issue: Dalai Lama
Reuters, February 21, 2010