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.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

July 29, 2010

China Grapples With Blast, Chemical Spill in Latest Accidents
Bloomberg, July 29, 2010

Chemical Barrels Washed into River, Water Supply Cut Off
China Daily, July 29, 2010
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吉林一化工厂上千桶化学原料被冲入松花江 (1000+ Buckets of Raw Chemicals from a Jilin Factory Washed into Songhua River)
Radio Free Asia, July 28, 2010
As China’s Economy Grows, Pollution Worsens Despite New Efforts to Control It
New York Times, July 28, 2010

Human Rights Defender -- Zhang Lin, 张林
皖民主人士张林向政府抗议 出狱民主党成员处境艰难 (Anhui Democracy Activist Zhang Lin Protests for Right to Gain His Living by Work)
Radio Free Asia, July 28, 2010

Land Policy
河北失地农民集体告洋状 被打击报复 (Hebei Villagers Retaliated Against after Informing US Embassy of Lost Land)
Radio Free Asia, July 28, 2010

陕西一村民阻止耕地施工被连人带车碾压致死 (Shaanxi Villager Protesting Construction on Farmland Crushed to Death)
Xi'an Daily, July 29, 2010

Secret Jails Used To Enforce China's 'Hidden Rules'
National Public Radio, July 29, 2010

谷歌加密搜索遭中国封锁 新问答服务在港启用 ( Google's Encrypted Search Blocked in China as Google's New Hong Kong Q&A Service Begins)
Radio Free Asia, July 28, 2010

网络媒体要切实担负起维护网络安全的责任——国务院新闻办公室主任王晨谈网络安全 (Wang Chen: Internet Media Outlets Should Take Responsibility to Defend Network Security)
People's Daily, July 29, 2010

官斥記者「哪個讓你直播?」 (Live Broadcast Captures Official Interfering with Press Freedom)
Ming Pao, July 29, 2010

Fugitive Journalist Becomes Public Hero
Agence France-Presse, July 29, 2010

Migrant Workers
广西:推动符合条件的农民工及其子女转为城镇户口 (Guangxi to Promote Hukou for Eligible Migrant Workers and Their Children)
Xinhua News Agency, July 29, 2010

Lawyer Reveals Grim Details of Client's Torture
South China Morning Post, July 29, 2010

Protests and Petitions
广州官方称废除粤语纯属子虚乌有 ( Guangzhou Officials: Abolition of Cantonese Untrue)
China News Service, July 29, 2010

China Presses Nepal to Curb pro-Tibet Activities
Hindustan Times, July 28, 2010