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 26, 2010

August 26, 2010

Chinese Airport Unsafe before Crash
New York Times, August 25, 2010

Food Security
China Goes against the Grain on Crops
Financial Times, August 25, 2010

Human Rights Defenders
福建网民范燕琼获保外 杭州村民杨云彪提上诉 (Fujian Netizen Fan Yanqiong Granted Medical Parole; Hangzhou Activist Yan Yunbiao Appeals )
Radio Free Asia, August 25, 2010

南方报业受压封杀长平 舆论环境每况日下 (Former Southern Media Editor and Vocal Intellectual Chang Ping's Columns Slashed)
Radio Free Asia, August 25, 2010

赵连海拒绝“以认罪换取轻判” (Tainted Milk Victims Advocate Zhao Lianhai Turns Down Plea Bargain)
Radio Free Asia, August 25, 2010

Land Policy
Cost of Water-diversion Project 'Growing'
South China Morning Post, August 26, 2010

大连近百人凌晨闯入民宅强拆11间房屋 (Dalian: 11 Houses Forcefully Demolished Overnight)
China National Radio, August 26, 2010

无领导带班 矿工可拒绝下井 (Workers Can Refuse to Go Down into Mines If Not Led by Coal Mine Leaders)
Southern Metropolis Daily, August 26, 2010

人大代表禁設辦事處 學者斥改革倒退 (Scholar: Ban on Establishment of NPC Delegates Office Is Backward on Reform)
Ming Pao, August 26, 2010

China Plans to Merge 1,000 Broadcasters: State Media
Agence France-Presse, August 25, 2010

Protests and Petitions
粤工人省府静坐遇副省长 拍照者被以煽动上访带走 (Guangdong: Workers Taken Away amid Sit-in in front of Province Government Building)
Radio Free Asia, August 25, 2010

Teacher Nonpareil
China Daily, August 26, 2010

China Detains Four over Attack on Xinjiang Police
Reuters, August 25, 2010