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, May 05, 2010

May 05, 2010

Top News of the Day

Human Rights Defender - Zhou Li (周莉)
周莉陳鳳強等開庭宣判訪民稱不公 (Zhou Li and Other Three Rights Activists Sentenced to Prison)
Sound of Hope, May 04, 2010

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Protester of "99% of Petitioners Are Mentally Ill" Statement Gets One Year in Prison

Human Rights in China, May 4, 2010


Bilateral Ties
China Leery of Sarkozy's Outstretched Hand
Asia Times Online, May 05, 2010

高校已成腐败犯罪新高发区 官僚机构急剧膨胀 (Corrupt Practices Rampant in High Schools: Institutional Failure)
Legal Daily (via Eastday), May 05, 2010

Food Security
結石寶寶索償案開審 三鹿大股東抗辯:不應在港審 (Parents of Children Sickened by Tainted Milk Powder File Suit for Compensation against Sanlu Shareholder Fonterra in HK Tribunal )
Apple Daily, May 05, 2010

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Chinese Parents Seek Damages over Milk Scandal
Associated Press, May 04, 2010

Freedom of Speech
中国当局加强限制网络言论自由 (Chinese Authorities Strengthen Control on Freedom of Speech in Internet )
BBC Chinese, May 04, 2010

Internet Censorship
Deleting Internet Postings Not Best Way, Advisers Say
South China Morning Post, May 05, 2010

China Urges Tough Internet Laws
Agence France-Presse, May 04, 2010

Human Rights Defender - Li Jianhong / Xiao Qiao (
上海作家李剑虹滞留瑞典 抗议回国权被剥夺 (Shanghai Writer Still Stuck in Sweden; China Denies Her Right to Return Home)
Radio Free Asia, May 04, 2010

Protests and Petitions
河南法院开放日男子当众下跪投诉 (Petitioner Kneels during Court Open Day to Complain about Beating Cases by Court Officials)
Henan Business Daily (via Net Ease), May 05, 2010

Shanghai World Expo
《纽约时报》记者著书 揭露上海世博阴暗面 (New York Times Journalist's Book Reveals the Dark Sides of Shanghai World Expo)
Radio Free Asia, May 04, 2010

In China's Primary School Stabbings, Some See Social Injustice as Culprit
Christian Science Monitor, May 05, 2010