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.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

February 24, 2010

Food Security

Study Raises Concerns of Long-term Problems in Children after China's Tainted Milk Scandal
The Canadian Press, February 23, 2010

Human Rights Defender – Ai Weiwei (艾未未)
Beijing Police Beat Artists Protesting Evictions
New York Times, February 23, 2010
Related news:
百余人夜袭北京正阳艺术区 疑因强拆发生冲突 (100+ Invade Beijing's Zhengyang Art Zone after Alleged Forced Demolition Brings Conflict)
Southern Metropolis Daily, February 24, 2010
Human Rights Defender – Feng Zhenghu (冯正虎)
Activist Stranded in Airport for Three Months Files Suit
South China Morning Post, February 24, 2010

尘肺病“死亡接力棒” (The "Relay Baton" of Pneumoconiosis)
China Youth Daily, February 24, 2010

China Denies Links to Google Cyber Attacks
The Guardian, February 23, 2010

China Further Tightens Rules for Domain Name Owners
IDG News Service, February 23, 2010

中国推动全国性连锁网吧 (China Pushes for National Net Cafe Chains)
Radio Free Asia, February 23, 2010
Related information:
全国网吧连锁企业认定工作申报指南 (Guidelines on the Declaration and Determination of National Internet Cafe Chain Enterprises)
Ministry of Culture, February 23, 2010
China Postpones Some Military Exchanges with U.S.
Reuters, February 23, 2010

Public Health
China Pilots Public Hospital Reform in 16 Cities
Xinhua News Agency, February 24, 2010

艾滋病是造成最多中国人死亡的传染病 (MOH: HIV/AIDS Leading Cause of Death amongst Infectious Diseases in 2009)
Radio Free Asia, February 23, 2010
Related news:
专家称中国管制互联网对艾滋病防治教育不利 (Expert: Net Censorship Detrimental to HIV/AIDS Education)
Radio Free Asia, February 23, 2010