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, August 05, 2010

August 05, 2010

Bilateral Ties
Safe and Sound
South China Morning Post, August 04, 2010

重庆曝光11家涉煤行贿企业 (Bribery in 11 Chongqing Coal Companies Exposed)
People's Daily, August 05, 2010

升学宴,难下咽——官员又觅敛财新渠道 (Officials Find New Revenue Source with Student Commencement Banquets)
Zhejiang Daily, August 05, 2010

Call for Quake Probe
Radio Free Asia, August 04, 2010

Workers Question China’s Account of Oil Spill
New York Times, August 04, 2010

三部门出台多项税收优惠政策支持玉树重建 (Three Gov't Agencies Issue Preferential Tax Policy to Support Rebuilding of Yushu Quake Zone)
Xinhua News Agency, August 05, 2010
Related information:
关于支持玉树地震灾后恢复重建有关税收政策问题的通知 (Notice on Issues Concerning Several Tax Policies for Supporting Rehabilitation and Reconstruction following the Yushu Earthquake)
Ministry of Finance, General Administration of Customs, and State Administration of Taxation, July 23, 2010

Related news:
Tibetans Reject Quake Plan
Radio Free Asia, August 03, 2010
Scholars Vie for Official Posts, and Their Perks
South China Morning Post, August 05, 2010

福建宁德蕉城区水源遭污染大面积停水数日 (Ningde, Fujian: Water Supply Cut due to Contamination)
China News Service, August 05, 2010

Chemical Spill Leads to Water Shortage in Town
China Daily, August 05, 2010

Human Rights Defenders
长沙谢福林狱中被殴 山西李莉看守所遭酷刑 (Violence in Lock-up: Xie Fulin Beaten, Li Li Tortured)
Radio Free Asia, August 04, 2010

8 Workers Succumb to Heatstroke in Shandong
Shanghai Daily, August 04, 2010

黑龙江鸡西安监局否认透水事故"领导优先升井" (Jixi Gov't Denies Reports of Mine Co. Leader Fleeing Accident Site)
Northeast Web, August 05, 2010

Baidu’s Li Says Google Gains by Avoiding China Censorship Cost
Bloomberg, August 05, 2010

京城密語﹕封口令變新聞線索 (The Beijing Code: Censored Keywords Become News Clues)
Ming Pao, August 05, 2010

Security Bolstered for Asiad in Guangdong
China Daily, August 05, 2010

Chinese Author to Publish Book Critical of Premier
Associated Press, August 04, 2010

Protests and Petitions
Thousands Besiege Police after Beatings
South China Morning Post, August 05, 2010

湖北鄂州东晋古庙面临拆迁 数十名老人联手保护 (Hubei: Elderly Gather to Save Ancient Temple Slated for Demolition)
Beijing News, August 05, 2010