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, July 13, 2010

July 13, 2010

China's Zijin Defends Handling of Pollution Spill
Agence France-Presse, July 13, 2010

Food Security
Official Questions Possibility of Food Safety in China
China Daily, July 13, 2010

Green Dam
Fund Shortage Halts Green Dam Project
China Radio International, July 13, 2010
Related news:
工信部所推绿坝软件北京项目组缺乏经费遭遣散(MIIT: Green Dam Developer's Beijing Office Closes)
The Beijing Times, July 13, 2010
Chinese Factories Now Compete to Woo Laborers
New York Times, July 12, 2010

北京二百名尘肺矿工维权困境追踪 (200 Beijing Miners Suffering from Pneumoconiosis Face Difficulties Seeking Recourse)
China Comment, July 13, 2010

China Eases Control on Web Forums
Agence France-Presse, July 13, 2010
Related news:
BBS专项审批取消 个人站长欢呼"春天来了" (Special Approval for Online Forums No Longer Needed)
Southern Metropolis Daily, July 12, 2010
China’s Internet Triple Speak
The Diplomat, July 13, 2010
Related information:
How the Chinese Authorities View the Internet: Three Narratives
China Rights Forum 2010, no. 2

Concerning the Development and Administration of Our Country’s Internet
China Rights Forum 2010, no. 2
Officials 'Removed' over Riot Reinstated to Posts of Same Rank, Report Says
South China Morning Post, July 13, 2010

Protests and Petitions
吉林长春百余名下岗职工区政府前下跪请愿求补偿 (100+ Laid-off Workers Demonstrate for Compensation in Changchun)
Radio Free Asia, July 12, 2010

川震遇难家属请愿反被报复 绵竹再现两豆腐渣楼房 (Sichuan Quake Victim Relative Beaten for Seeking Compensation)
Radio Free Asia, July 12, 2010

村民房屋遭拆未获赔偿金 重盖房被阻后自焚 (After Demolition with No Compensation, Villager Sets Self Aflame)
Global Times, July 13, 2010

Public Health
广东北部矿区土壤铅超标44倍 成癌症高发区 (Cancer Rate Increases in Guangdong Mining Area due to High Soil Lead Content)
Guangzhou Daily, July 13, 2010