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.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

August 24, 2010

重庆:家长查看孩子聊天记录手机短信违法 (New Chongqing Regulations Prohibit Parents from Reading Minors' Private Text Conversations)
China Radio International, August 24, 2010

Civil Society
北京市公安局取消公盟涉嫌偷税案 许志永解除取保候审 (Beijing Public Security Bureau Drops Tax Evasion Charges against Open Constitution Initiative)
Radio Free Asia, August 23, 2010
Related information:
Law Research Center Is Shut Down as Authorities Tighten Control on Civil Society Groups
当局取缔公盟法律研究中心 加紧严控民间组织
Human Rights in China, July 17, 2009
湖南煤矿排污影响广东饮水续:污水无重金属超标 (Drinking Water in Guangdong Affected by Hunan Coal Mine’s Waste)
Southern Daily, August 24, 2010

Food Security
南京市疾控中心否定“洗虾粉致肌肉溶解”说法 (Nanjing Municipal Center for Disease Control & Prevention Refutes Claims that Detergent Residue on Crawfish Caused Illness)
Yangtse Evening Post, August 24, 2010
Related news:
10 Sickened after Eating Chemical-tainted Crayfish
Xinhua News Agency, August 23, 2010
被撤驻京办人员以"长期出差"名义留守北京 (Personnel of Closed Regional Government Offices Remain in Beijing, Calling It a “Long-term Business Trip”)
Southern Daily, August 24, 2010

Hong Kong
Security Law Not on Beijing Talks Agenda
South China Morning Post, August 24, 2010

China to Revise Law to Protect Workers' Pay
Xinhua News Agency, August 23, 2010

'Cultural Assets Must Be Protected'
China Daily, August 24, 2010

记者采访伊春鞭炮厂爆炸 管理部门要求统一口径 (Journalist Told to “Standardize Report” whilst Researching Heilongjiang Blast)
Oriental Outlook, August 24, 2010

“临时工”撑起的维稳体系 (Public Stability System Bolstered by “Public Security Volunteers”)
Southern Weekend, August 20, 2010

Protests and Petitions
江西千人堵路抗污染 (Jiangxi: Thousands Block Traffic to Protest Pollution)
Radio Free Asia, August 23, 2010

47名家长不满入学分配 带孩子教体局楼顶抗议 (Henan: Parents Object to School Allocation Results on Rooftop of Education Bureau)
Henan Business Daily, August 24, 2010

More Arrests in Aksu Blast
Radio Free Asia, August 23, 2010

Xinjiang People Urged to Ensure Social Stability
Xinhua News Agency, August 23, 2010