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.

Monday, May 31, 2010

May 31, 2010

"80后"匿名志愿者3年解救50余名被拐儿童 (Anonymous 20-something Volunteer Saves 50+ Children From Human Trafficking in 3 Years)
Beijing Youth Daily, May 31, 2010

Corrupt Local Official Gets Suspended Death Penalty
China Daily, May 28, 2010

山西煤焦反腐逾千貪官落馬 (1000+ Officials Caught for Shanxi Coal Corruption)
China News Service, May 31, 2010

Death Penalty
China Executes Man Who Attacked 29 Children
Associated Press, May 30, 2010

Food Security
China Pins Food-security Hopes on Humble Potato
The Washington Post, May 30, 2010

Human Rights Defender – Tan Zuoren (谭作人)
谭作人获颁”捍卫言论自由奖” 王丹等人吁无罪释放 (Tan Zuoren Receives Visual Artist Guild's Freedom of Speech Award)
Radio Free Asia, May 30, 2010

Human Rights Defenders
Uygur Professor Battles for His People
South China Morning Post, May 31, 2010

June Fourth
支聯僅餘女神像被警檢走 (Police Confiscates HK Alliance's Goddess Statute)
Ming Pao, May 31, 2010
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Dozens Demand Release of Detained June 4 Activists: New Clashes Erupt as Protesters Rally at Police Station
South China Morning Post, May 31, 2010

學校封殺六四討論 會考生上街探真相 (Discussion on June Fourth Banned in School, Students Flock to Streets for Truth)
Ming Pao, May 31, 2010
Police Free Forced Labourers at China Brick Kiln
Agence France-Presse, May 30, 2010

Strikes, Suicides Sign of Growing Labor Tensions in China
Voice of America, May 28, 2010
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河南五千工人阻塞廠房半月 (5000 Workers in Henan Block Factory Entrance for Half a Month)
United Daily News, May 31, 2010
湖南郴州17名矿工在煤矿爆炸中遇难 (17 Killed in a Hunan Mine Explosion)
Radio Free Asia, May 30, 2010

New China Rules Rule Out Torture in Confessions
Reuters, May 30, 2010
Related news:
中央政法机关负责人就两个“证据规定”答记者问 (Central Spokesman Responses to Questions on the Two New Regulations on Evidence and Testimonies)
Xinhua News Agency, May 30, 2010
安徽阜阳一农民遭遇“被原告” (Anhui Farmer Loses Home in Court without His Knowledge )
China Youth Daily, May 31, 2010

Chinese Hiding Three Million Babies a Year
The Daily Telegraph, May 30, 2010

Public Health
Plea to Hospitals on Mental Patients
South China Morning Post, May 29, 2010

內地精神病患超過1億 (100mil+ Mentally Ill in Chinese Mainland)
China News Agency, May 31, 2010

Petition Against Executions Rejected by Court
China Post, May 29, 2010

北京对维族人放宽钳制? (Is Beijing Relaxing Its Suppressive Policy toward Uyghurs?)
Radio France Internationale, May 30, 2010中国/20100530-北京对维族人放宽钳制?