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 29, 2010

April 29, 2010

Top News of the Day

Human Rights Defender - Feng Zhenghu (冯正虎)
Most Famous Shanghai Activist Kept Quiet for Expo
Associated Press, April 28, 2010

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Shanghai Petitioner Mounts “Expo of Judicial Injustice” (世博会前夕冯正虎遭当局严密监控)

Human Rights in China, April 27, 2010




Black Lung Remains Lethal
China Daily, April 29, 2010

《刑法》伪证罪针对律师 高院被要求作出解释 (组图) (Lawyer Collecting Signatures to Call for SPC's Interpretation on "Lawyer Perjury" Cases under Article 306 of the Criminal Law)
Radio Free Asia, April 28, 2010

保密法获通过 国家秘密保密期已满的将自行解密 (State Secret Law Revision Passes)
China News Service, April 29, 2010

Hong Kong Newspaper Says China Banning Its Journalists from Shanghai World Expo
The Canadian Press, April 28, 2010

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世博封殺《蘋果》記協促特首跟進 美聯社法新社關注 世博宣傳部:沒有資料 (HK Journalists Association Urges Chief Executive Tsang to Follow Up on the Banning of Apple Daily from Expo)
Apple Daily, April 29, 2010

Beijing to Impose Encryption Disclosure Rules
The Wall Street Journal, April 29, 2010

Migrant Workers
China to Improve Social Services for Migrant Workers
China Daily, April 29, 2010

Protests and Petitions
Controversial SW China Dam Sparks New Showdown
Reuters (via China Post), April 28, 2010

Public Health
4 Officials Sacked for Locking Up Petitioner in Mental Hospitals
South China Morning Post, April 29, 2010

Sex Liberation Stymied by Law
China Daily, April 29, 2010

揭陽化工廠泄毒二百人中招 (Toxic Gas Leak Sends 200 Villagers to Hospital in Guangdong)
Southern Daily (via Ming Pao), April 29, 2010

Three Gorges
粵一個三峽移民村成「紅燈區」 (A Village of Three Gorges Migrants in Guangdong Turns into a "Red-light District")
Ta Kung Pao, April 28, 2010