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 20, 2010

July 20, 2010

Corporate Social Accountability

German Business Chiefs Criticize China
EU Observer, July 20, 2010

China Rejects World's Number One Energy User Title
Agence France-Presse, July 20, 2010

浙江"优秀工程"大桥不到10年开裂 无人遭问责 (Zhejiang: “Outstanding Project” Bridge Cracks in 10 Short Years, No One Held Responsible)
Xinhua News Agency, July 19, 2010

Hong Kong
Top Court May Seek Review of Basic Law
South China Morning Post, July 20, 2010
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剛果政府要求終院研人大釋法 (Congo Government Urges CFA to Seek Interpretation of Basic Law from NPC)
Ming Pao, July 20, 2010
Human Rights Defender
浙江村民代表杨云彪案开庭 逾百村民前往声援 (Zhejiang: 100+ Villagers Support Representative Yang Yunbiao at Trial)
Radio Free Asia, July 19, 2010

Strike at Foshan Honda Supplier Drags On
Agence France-Presse, July 20, 2010

警惕用工荒诱发非法使用童工 (Labor Shortage Leads to Illegal Child Labor)
Xinhua News Agency, July 17, 2010

Land Policy
河北鹿泉:村委截留数百万征地补偿 官员称用于公益 (Hebei: Village Committee Officials Withheld Millions of Land Compensation “For Charity”)
Yanzhao Evening News, July 20, 2010

解密中共的英文书大陆遭禁 (English Book on Communist Party Banned)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 19, 2010

Google Renewal Reflects Legal Compliance: China
Agence France-Presse, July 20, 2010

Protests and Petitions
China Police Arrest 8 after Violent Mine Clash
Reuters, July 19, 2010
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陕西国土厅否决民告官案法院判决引发殴斗 (Fight Erupts after Shaanxi Land and Resources Department Overrules Judgment of Civil Trial)
Economic Information Daily, July 19, 2010
上千陸銀失業工人北京請願 (1000+ Former Bank Workers Petition in Beijing)
Central News Agency, July 19, 2010

Social Security
社科院专家称中国养老体制已走进死胡同 (CASS: China’s Pension System at a Dead End)
China Business News, July 20, 2010

Daughter of Barred Uyghur Activist Blasts China
Associated Press, July 20, 2010