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, August 20, 2010

August 20, 2010

Bilateral Ties
China's Soft Power Set for Global Audience
China Daily, August 20, 2010

Civil Society
红尘网遭封杀 站长唱红歌呼吁话语权 (Webpage of Sex Workers Rights Group Blocked; Group Chief: Freedom of Speech Shall Be Respected)
Radio Free Asia, August 19, 2010

Death Penalty
北京公安局网监处前处长收受瑞星贿赂被判死缓 (Former Beijing Public Security Official Given Suspended Death Sentence for Taking Bribe)
Legal Evening News, August 20, 2010

Cruel Plight of Rural Girls in Vice Trade
South China Morning Post, August 20, 2010

UPDATE 2-China Tries to Soothe Fears about Local Debt
Reuters, August 19, 2010

Human Rights Defender
刘贤斌家属送物品受阻 网络接力绝食到达香港 (Supporters Stage Hunger Strike for Liu Xianbin; Family Not Allowed to Send Essentials)
Radio Free Asia, August 19, 2010

广东开平百余工人讨薪未果 齐聚市政府搭锅煮饭 (Guangdong: 100+ Workers Cook in front of City Hall after Fruitless Protest for Unpaid Salaries)
Southern Metropolis Daily, August 20, 2010

Rethinking China's one-child policy: The child in time
The Economist, August 19, 2010

Protests and Petitions
警方在北京围捕维族访民 (Uyghur Petitioners Intercepted in Beijing)
Radio Free Asia, August 19, 2010

Public Health
Despite Risks, an Addictive Treat Fuels a Chinese City
New York Times, August 19, 2010

China Tobacco Firms Accused of Targeting Children
Reuters, August 19, 2010

Employees at Entertainment Venues Must Register Real Name
China Daily, August 20, 2010

广州拟规定亚运期间买菜刀须实名登记 (Purchase of Kitchen Knives to Require Real Name Registration during Asian Games)
Guangzhou Daily, August 20, 2010

Xinjiang Explosion Was Attack on Law Enforcement Personnel, Spokesman Says
Bloomberg, August 20, 2010