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, June 18, 2010

June 18, 2010

Bilateral Ties
MP, China Guards in NZ Parliament Row
Agence France-Presse, June 18, 2010

Civil Society
北京爱知行研究所遭责令搬迁 (Aizhixing Institute Ordered to Relocate)
Radio Free Asia, June 17, 2010

Security Tops the Environment in China’s Energy Plan
New York Times, June 17, 2010

Hong Kong
Hong Kong Leader Appeals to End Democracy Stalemate
Reuters, June 17, 2010

广东中山积分入户城区竞争激烈镇区指标空缺 (Keen Competition in Obtaining Hukou Through Points System in Zhongshan City, Guangdong)
Shenzhen Economic Daily, June 18, 2010

"Made in China" Must Ease Worker Woes -State Media
Reuters, June 17, 2010

China to Have 31 Million Jobless Workers in 2011
China Daily, June 18, 2010

现代科技助中国工运 (Modern Technology to Help China's Labor Movement)
Voice of America, June 17, 2010

Land Policy
北海八村民告当局拆迁裁决违法要求撤销 (Hearing to Conclude Today on Guangxi Villagers' Suit against Municipal Construction Committee and Land Reserve Center, Charging Illegal Land Requisition)
Radio Free Asia, June 17, 2010

Chinese Experts Blast Google for "Politicizing" Trade Rules
Xinhua News Agency, June 18, 2010

Growing Pains on Road to Urbanization
China Daily, June 18, 2010

Protests and Petitions
16岁少年杀死截访者 900村民联名为其求情 (900 Villagers Plea for Mercy on Behalf of a 16-yo Boy Who Killed Petition Interceptors)
The Beijing Times, June 17, 2010
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Angry Villagers Seek Leniency for Teenage Suspect
Global Times, June 18, 2010

Internet Sympathy for Teen Charged over Stabbing of Thug Sent to Stop Petitioners
South China Morning Post, June 18, 2010
湖北省政府上访农民多人被打被抓 (Petitioners Beaten and Detained whilst Petitioning Hubei Government about Land Requisitions)
Radio Free Asia, June 17, 2010

武汉村民因徵地请愿遭阻挠受伤 (Wuhan Villagers Injured in Protests)
Radio Free Asia, June 17, 2010

Public Health
陕西咸阳发生氯气泄漏事件10人中毒 (10 Poisoned in Chlorine Leak in Xianyang, Shaanxi)
Xinhua News Agency, June 18, 2010