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, July 30, 2010

July 30, 2010

Nanjing Blast Toll Rises
Radio Free Asia, July 29, 2010

Nearly 3,000 Chemical Barrels Retrieved from Major River of NE China
Xinhua News Agency, July 30, 2010
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七千桶化学原料漂流有爆炸 吉林政府称无害 (7K Chemical Barrels Flow Down Stream During Floods, Jilin Government Calls It Harmless)
Radio Free Asia, July 29, 2010
China Flood and Oil Spill Response Improves. Prevention? Not So Much.
Christian Science Monitor, July 29, 2010
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Toxic Fallout
South China Morning Post, July 30, 2010
陕西延长县天然气井喷大火6天未灭 未造成伤亡 (Shaanxi Natural Gas Well Fire Burning for Six Days Now)
China News Service, July 29, 2010

湖北百余农民工在陕西讨薪遭殴打 9人重伤 (9 Injured When 100+ Hubei Migrant Workers Beaten in Xi’an, Shaanxi for Demanding Pay)
Chutian Metropolis Daily, July 30, 2010

Google Says China Search Block May Be Tech Glitch
Reuters, July 30, 2010
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Google Computer Reports China Blockage, All Humans Report Otherwise
Rebecca MacKinnon, July 29, 2010
In China, Journalist Prevails
New York Times, July 29, 2010

Online Posts of Crime Boss' Torture Deleted
South China Morning Post, July 30, 2010
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重庆打黑第一案辩护词 (Defence Statement by Fan Qihang's Lawyer)
Zhu Mingyong, January 11, 2010

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樊奇杭案进入死刑复核 律师会见视频曝光 (Fan Qihang's Case under Review for Death Penalty)
Caixin, July 28, 2010
Protests and Petitions
广州拘网民示警 香港八一“撑粤语" (Guangzhou Netizen Detained, Hong Kong "Back Up for Cantonese" on August 1)
Radio Free Asia, July 29, 2010
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广州依法依规于情于理都不会“推普废粤” (Guangzhou Will Not Promote Mandarin over Cantonese)
Guangzhou Daily, July 29, 2010
Uyghur Webmasters Sentenced
Radio Free Asia, July 28, 2010