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.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

August 18, 2010

Bilateral Ties
China Media Rap 'Aggressive' Pentagon Report
Agence France-Presse, August 18, 2010
Related news:
Pentagon Cites Concerns in China Military Growth
New York Times, August 16, 2010
Heavy Rain Deepens Misery for Chinese
Irish Times, August 18, 2010

Economic Development
Helping the Poor More Important than GDP Growth, Says Beijing
Associated Press, August 18, 2010

Human Rights Defender -- Feng Zhenghu, 冯正虎
冯正虎软禁结束 继续快乐维权 (Feng Zhenghu Continues with Rights Advocacy after House Arrest Ends)
Radio Free Asia, August 17, 2010

Human Rights Defender -- Wang Wanxing, 王万星
王万星在德国谈对于中国精神病问题的感受 (Wang Wanxing Speaks on China's Oppressive Use of Psychiatric Institutions)
Radio Free Asia, August 17, 2010

Minimum Wage Raised Throughout China in 2010 - Report
Reuters, August 18, 2010

Internet Experts: China Needs More IT Creativity
IDG News Service, August 18, 2010

Protests and Petitions
村民疑选举票数造假 拦警车截票箱8人被拘 (8 Detained after Villagers Protests Election Outcome)
The Beijing News, August 18, 2010

重庆城管与商贩冲突 数千民众聚区政府交通瘫痪 (Chongqing: Thousands Gather to Support Vender Beaten by Urban Management Officers)
Radio Free Asia, August 17, 2010

Public Health
Secondhand Smoke Levels up
China Daily, August 18, 2010
Related news:
Quarter of Chinese Adults Aware of Smoking Risk: Survey
Reuters, August 17, 2010

Vaccines Switched to Pass Tests, Court Is Told
Shanghai Daily, August 18, 2010

Writing on the Wall for Guns
China Daily, August 18, 2010

RFA独家:环保藏人仁青桑珠上诉 再有同村村民被捕 (Tibetan Environmentalist Rinchen Samdrup Appeals; Relative Also Detained)
Radio Free Asia, August 18, 2010