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.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

March 16, 2010


Official Sacked After Diary Excerpts Reveal Sexual Exploits, Graft
South China Morning Post, March 16, 2010

Drought Forecast to Worsen in Guangxi
Xinhua News Agency (via China Daily), March 16, 2010

25 Dead in Central China Coal Mine Fire
Associated Press (via Yahoo! News), March 16, 2010

Township Officials List All Spending
China Daily, March 16, 2010

Shanghai May Further Relax Hukou System
China Daily, March 16, 2010

Human Rights Defender - Mao Hengfeng (
当局拒绝家人探望被劳教的毛恒凤 (Authorities Refuse to Allow Mao's Family Visit Her)
Radio Free Asia, March 15, 2010

Human Rights Defenders
官報罕見談劉曉波胡佳 (Liu Xiaobo, Hu Jia Mentioned in Chinese State-run Newspaper)
Ming Pao, March 16, 2010

Internet Censorship

Erasers Purge Cyberspace of 'Bad Press'
South China Morning Post, March 16, 2010

Google Says China Talks Continue, But Pullout Signs Grow
Reuters (via Yahoo! News), March 15, 2010

Google Exit Would Open a Door for Microsoft

The Wall Street Journal, March 15, 2010

China Issues Warning to Major Partners of Google
New York Times, March 15, 2010

Protests and Petitions
China Compensates Evicted Artists
New York Times, March 15, 2010

Public Health
94 People in SW China Found to Have Lead Poisoning
China Post, March 15, 2010

China to Ramp up Investment in Restive Xinjiang
Agence France-Presse (via Yahoo! News), March 15, 2010