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.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

May 11, 2010

Civil Society
非政府组织益仁平中心宣布成立消除残疾歧视工作组 (Beijing NGO Yirenping Announces Founding of Working Group to Eliminate Bias against the Handicapped)
Radio Free Asia, May 10, 2010

Official Calls for Better Supervision in State Firms
Xinhua News Agency (via China Daily), May 11, 2010

Official Gets Life for Taking Bribes
South China Morning Post, May 11, 2010

Heavy Rains Kill 70, Losses Mounting in S China
Global Times (via China Daily), May 11, 2010
Related news:
廣東暴雨成災19死亡 (Heavy Rains in Guangdong Kill 19)
Xinhua News Agency (via Ming Pao), May 11, 2010
China Likely to Levy Carbon Tax around 2012
China Daily, May 11, 2010

官员称北京已无地填垃圾 焚烧厂建设规划不会改变 (Official: No Place Left in Beijing for Garbage, So Incinerator Plan Cannot Be Changed)
The Beijing Times, May 11, 2010

Human Rights Defender – Wan Yanhai (万延海)
万延海携家属离开中国抵达美国 (Renown HIV/AIDS Activist Wan Yanhai and Family Leave China for the US)
Radio France Internationale, May 11, 2010中国/20100511-万延海携家属离开中国抵达美国

Villagers on Front Line of Eviction Battles
South China Morning Post, May 11, 2010

非遗维权第一案开庭 张艺谋当被告自觉莫名其妙 (Famed Director Zhang Yimou Sued for Misrepresenting Cultural Heritage)
Beijing Evening News, May 11, 2010

農民坐冤獄11年索賠百萬 (Farmer Unjustly Imprisoned for 11 Years Claims 10K CNY in Damages)
Ming Pao, May 11, 2010

China Pushing for News Websites to List
Agence France-Presse, May 10, 2010
Related information:
Government Push for News Media Company IPOs
Danwei, May 11, 2010
Migrant Workers
深圳公安局长:不清除无业人员 深圳没有太平(Shenzhen PSB Head: We're Not Getting Hid of the Unemployed)
Southern Daily (via Net Ease), April 30, 2010

Related information:
China: Expelling the Unemployed from Shenzhen
Global Voices Online, May 10, 2010

Murderer Freed after 'Victim' Found Alive in China
Associated Press, May 10, 2010

Protests and Petitions
鄂失地农民堵政府门抗议 (Hubei: 100 Peasant Block Local Government Offices during Protest)
Radio Free Asia, May 20, 2010

湖北一男子出门谈拆迁补偿 6小时后坠楼身亡 (Hubei: a Young Man Commits Suicide after Negotiating for Compensation for Forced Eviction )
Chutian Metropolis Daily (via Net Ease), May 11, 2010

Public Health
Black Organ Market Rakes on Poverty and Hope
China Daily, May 10, 2010

Experts Worry Developers Won't Start New Projects
China Daily, May 11, 2010

Slippery Slope: Taiwan Has Resumed Executions, and the Process Suggests Legal Reforms Are Needed
South China Morning Post, May 11, 2010

Xinjiang's Dovish Leader Shows His Claws
South China Morning Post, May 11, 2010