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 26, 2010

May 26, 2010

Bilateral Ties
中美对话签八项协议坦陈分歧争取双赢 (Sino-American Dialogue: 8 Agreements Signed, with Benefits for Both Side)
Radio Free Asia, May 25, 2010
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Summit Shows Superpowers' Shifting Dynamic
The Wall Street Journal, May 25, 2010
Floods Kill 115 in Southern China
Associated Press, May 25, 2010

Town Offers 25-year Free Education
China Daily, May 25, 2010

北京要求平等对待外地户口中小学生 (Beijing Demands Equal Treatment for Primary and Secondary Schoolers without Beijing Hukou)
Radio Free Asia, May 25, 2010

Human Rights Defender – Feng Zhenghu (冯正虎)
Chinese Dissident Optimistic about China's Future Despite His Plight
Voice of America, May 25, 2010
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冯正虎欲参观世博会再遭“度假”三天 发公开信质问俞正声 (Feng Zhenghu Issues Open Letter to Municipal Party Secretary after Being Taken on a 3-Day "Vacation" for Wanting to Go to Expo)
Radio Free Asia, May 25, 2010
Suicides Expose Stresses of China Factory Life
Reuters, May 25, 2010
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Protesters Demand Answers Over Deaths from Company's HK Office
South China Morning Post, May 26, 2010
Land Policy
New Demolition Payment Rules Are Coming
China Daily, May 26, 2010

One Beaten to Death in N China Land Dispute
Xinhua News Agency, May 25, 2010

Protests and Petitions
村民阻止施工被碾死 3嫌犯被捕 (Three Arrested on Suspicion of Killing Farmers Protesting Road Project)
Southern Metropolis Daily, May 26, 2010

福州近百失地农民请愿 毛恒凤狱中绝食王岛面临起诉 (Around 100 Fujianese Farmers Petition Government for Lost Land)
Radio Free Asia, May 25, 2010

Public Health
17 Babies Sickened by Expired Measles Injections
China Daily, May 26, 2010

Watchdog in Bid to End Collusion on Drug Prices
South China Morning Post, May 26, 2010

广东清远全市仅10%精神病人就医 (Qingyuan, Guangdong: Only 1:10 Mental Patients Get Medical Treatment)
Southern Daily, May 26, 2010