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 12, 2010

August 12, 2010

建设国土规划部门不正之风仍居腐败首位 (Gov't Survey: Construction and Land Planning Agencies the Most Corrupt)
Guangzhou Daily, August 09, 2010

Death Penalty
China Sentences to Death Two Leaders of Prostitution Ring
Agence France-Presse, August 11, 2010

Leading IT Firms 'Silent' on Pollution
China Daily, August 12, 2010

Food Security
湖北衛生廳會診認為三女嬰不一定性早熟 (Hubei Health Department Examination: Three Infants Not Necessarily Undergoing Premature Development)
Hong Kong Commercial Broadcasting Co. Ltd, August 12, 2010
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China's Health Ministry Orders Probe into Milk Powder Hormone Claims
Xinhua News Agency, August 10, 2010
Human Rights Defender – Zhou Li (周莉)
周莉获释呼吁关注同案孙礼静 (Beijing Activist Zhou Li Released from Prison, Calls for More Attention for Imprisoned Activist Sun Lijing)
Radio Free Asia, August 11, 2010

Human Rights Defenders
China Using Detention to Silence Dissent
Voice of America, August 11, 2010

Guangdong Debate on Illegal Labour Heats Up
South China Morning Post, August 12, 2010

四川煤礦氣體爆炸9人喪生 (9 Dead in Sichuan Mine Explosion)
Sing Tao Daily, August 12, 2010

Land Policy
China Starts Biggest Relocation since 3 Gorges
Associated Press, August 12, 2010

新闻出版总署署长:真实报道不应作为诽谤证据 (Xinhua Head: Accurate Reports Should Not Be Evidence for Slander)
People's Daily, August 12, 2010

Interrogations to Be Videotaped
South China Morning Post, August 12, 2010

"打错门"受害人陈玉莲不满警方处理方式 (Official's Wife Beaten after Being Mistaken for Petitioner Unhappy with Police's Handling of Incident)
Deutsche Welle, August 11, 2010,,5890411,00.html

Public Health
Chinese Hospitals Are Battlegrounds of Discontent
New York Times, August 11, 2010

2010年《宗教蓝皮书》发布:我国宗教健康有序发展 (CASS Announces 2010 Report on China's Religions)
Guangming Daily, August 11, 2010

大连医学教授因法轮功被关进“洗脑班” (Dalian Professor Sent to Brainwashing Class Due to Practising Falun Gong)
Radio Free Asia, August 11, 2010

Tibetan Writer’s Intellectual Journey Leads to Trial
New York Times, August 11, 2010

Uyghur Evictee Detained
Radio Free Asia, August 10, 2010