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.

Friday, May 07, 2010

May 7, 2010

Bilateral Ties

EU to China: 'Splendid Isolation No Longer an Option'
EU Observer, May 06, 2010

Nine-year Scam under Nose of Justice Ministry
South China Morning Post, May 07, 2010

暴风雨突袭南方多省 至少40人遇难12人失踪 (Rainstorm in Southern China Kills at least 40, 12 Missing)
Beijing News (via Eastday), May 07, 2010

Freedom of Speech
Teacher Sparks Outcry with Mao Comments
South China Morning Post, May 07, 2010

辽宁省流动人口《居住证》将取代《暂住证》 (Temporary Residence Permit Holders in Dalian City, Liaoning Will Get Permanent Residency)
Eastday, May 07, 2010

Human Rights Defender - Li Hong (力虹), Yang Tianshui (杨天水)
人权组织呼吁给力虹、杨天水保外就医 (HRIC Calls for Release of Li Hong and Yang Tianshui on Bail for Medical Treatment)
Radio France Internationale, May 07, 2010中国/20100506-人权组织呼吁给力虹、杨天水保外就医

Internet Censorship
China: Government Considers New Rule for Online ID
New York Times, May 07, 2010

网络审查:中国网民中谁在翻墙? (Survey on Background of Chinese Netizens Who Tend to Bypass the Great Firewall)
Radio France Internationale, May 07, 2010中国/20100506-网络审查:中国网民中谁在翻墙?
Survey Report:
Kenengba, April 30, 2010
China: Over the GFW
Global Voices Advocacy, April 30, 2010
Police Torture a Sackable Offence, New Law Says
South China Morning Post, May 07, 2010

取消“律师伪证罪”签名征集活动被湖南律协叫停 (Hunan Lawyers Association Asks to Stop Online Signature Collection to Call for SPC's Interpretation on "Lawyer Perjury" Cases)
Radio France Internationale, May 07, 2010中国/20100506-取消“律师伪证罪”签名征集活动被湖南律协叫停

Protests and Petitions
Petitioner Jailed for 'Blackmailing Govt'
China Daily, May 06, 2010
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山西上访村民被判敲诈罪续:法院称将公正判决 (Shanxi Petitioner Appeals for His Blackmail Sentence)
China News Service (via Eastday), May 07, 2010
Public Health
How I Sold My Liver -- and Got Cheated
Shanghai Daily, May 06, 2010

Lawmakers Lock Horns over Amendment on Chinese Students
Taiwan News, May 07, 2010

China: Aid Program Focuses on Xinjiang Region
New York Times, May 07, 2010