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.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

April 08, 2010


Rescuers in Fading Bid to Save 26 from China Mine
Associated Press, April 08, 2010

No Crops, No Money, No Food as Yunnan Waits for Rainfall
China Daily, April 08, 2010

Human Rights Defender - Gao Zhisheng (
Crusading Chinese Lawyer Gives up Activism
Associated Press (via Yahoo! News), April 08, 2010

Related information:
News Video: Part of Gao Zhisheng’s Interview

Human Rights Defender - Xiao Qingshan (
维权人士肖青山因宣传环保被拘留七日 (Rights Defender Xiao Qingshan Detained Seven Days for Promoting Environmental Protection)
Radio Free Asia, April 07, 2010

Internet Censorship
China Tightens Rules on Internet Cafes
Associated Press, April 08, 2010

Related News:
文化部:网吧一次接纳3名未成年人将吊销牌照 (Ministry of Culture: Authorities to Revoke License of Internet Cafe That Is Caught Accepting Three or More Minors)
China News Service, April 07, 2010

China’s Censors Tackle and Trip over the Internet
New York Times, April 08, 2010

Land Policy
丹江口库区移民开始 33万人举家离乡 (Resettlement of Danjiangkou Dam Starts: 330,000 Residents Leave Their Home)
Xiaoxiang Morning Herald, April 08, 2010

Furore as Sex Party Professor Stands Trial
South China Morning Post, April 08, 2010

Employees in Rio Tinto Case Appeal Terms
China Daily, April 08, 2010

US Author Says China Media Can't Cover Google Book
Associated Press, April 08, 2010

温州计生副局长称处罚对象是砧板上的肉” (Internet Outcry as Population & Family Planning Official Tells The Protesting Mother of Second Child "I Have You at My Mercy")
Radio Free Asia, April 07, 2010

北京教授杨支柱因超生被解聘 (Peking U Professor Fired for Having Second Child)
Radio Free Asia, April 07, 2010

Public Health
Mass Dead Fish Found in Contaminated Reservoir
China Daily, April 08, 2010

Vice Premier Stresses Control of HFMD Disease
China Daily, April 08, 2010

Inquiries into Fatal Case of Abstention
Shanghai Daily, April 08, 2010

阿里木江案二审裁定维持原判十五年徒刑 (Court Upholds Fifteen-Year Prison Sentence to Uyghur Church Leader Alimunjiang Yimiti)
Radio Free Asia, April 07, 2010