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, April 14, 2010

April 14, 2010

Corporate Social Accountability
Company Blamed for Mine Disaster
South China Morning Post, April 14, 2010

Illegal Buildings Raise Concerns
China Daily, April 14, 2010

Strong Quake in Western China's Qinghai Kills 300
Associated Press, April 14, 2010

青海玉树地震85%民房倒塌 大量学生被埋 (85% of Private Housing in Quake Area Toppled, Many Students Buried under Rubble)
Xinhua News Agency, April 14, 2010

Hong Kong
香港街头论坛吁关注高智晟与中国维权 (Hong Kong Street Forum Calls for Greater Attention to Gao Zhisheng and Other Rights Defenders)
Radio Free Asia, April 14, 2010

Human Rights Defenders
Sage Advice: China Can Boost Its 'Soft Power' with Some Confucian-style Compassion towards Jailed Dissidents
South China Morning Post, April 14, 2010

Land Policy
河南淅川农民集体反映上百亩耕地被侵占 (Henan Farmers Petition against 100+ mu of Farmland Occupied by Local Authories)
Radio Free Asia, April 13, 2010

Probe into 'Cold Shower' Death at Labor Camp
China Daily, April 14, 2010

Protests and Petitions
多族群团体抗议中国人权状况 (Ethnic Minority Groups Protest against the China's Human Rights Situation during Hu's US Visit)
Radio Free Asia, April 13, 2010

Public Health
Penalties over Children's Hospital Scandal
Shanghai Daily, April 14, 2010

Shanghai World Expo
国台办证实台北市长郝龙斌将参加世博会开幕式 (Taipei Mayor to Take Part in Expo Opening Ceremony)
People's Daily, April 14, 2010

No Country for Old People
China Daily, April 14, 2010