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.

Monday, August 30, 2010

August 30, 2010

Bilateral Ties
'Difficult Moments' Predicted
China Daily, August 30, 2010

Pollution Threat to Yangtze
The Hindu, August 27, 2010
Related information:
Fishing and Pollution in the Yangtze River, China
Greenpeace, August 25, 2010
Food Security
結石寶寶家長「趕死期」紛索償 兩年追索期限將屆滿 爭取立案 (Parents of Tainted Milk Victims Hurry to Claim before Recourse Period Ends)
Ming Pao, August 28, 2010

Hong Kong
香港政改方案獲人大常委批准 (NPC Approves HK Political Reform Scheme)
Hong Kong Business Times, August 30, 2010

Human Rights Defenders
“打假斗士”方舟子遭人追打 称因打假遭报复 (Renowned Anti-Bad Science Writer Attacked)
China National Radio, August 30, 2010
Related news:
Tsang Welcomes NPCSC's Decision on HK's Constitutional Reform Package
Xinhua News Agency, August 28, 2010
Chinese Legislature Passes People's Mediation Law
Xinhua News Agency, August 28, 2010
Related information:
中华人民共和国人民调解法 (People's Mediation Law of the People's Republic of China)
Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, August 28, 2010
身体不适辞工 遭拒后猝死宿舍 (Painter, Forbidden from Resigning Despite Poor Health, Dies in Company Hostel)
Southern Metropolis Daily, August 29, 2010

Companies Target Journalists
Radio Free Asia, August 27, 2010

记者称采访伊春空难不寻常 穿越封锁躲避警察 (Journalist: Reporting on Yichun Clash Was a Hide-and-Seek with Police)
China National Radio, August 29, 2010

微博網站設「自律專員」 審查言論 (Microblogging Sites to Be Equipped with “Self-censorship Inspector”)
Ming Pao, August 29, 2010
Related news:
北京网络媒体将设自律专员 (Beijing's Online Media to Add Self-Censorship Officials)
Beijing Evening News, August 27, 2010
Migrant Workers
农民工人讨薪给孩子交学费遭数十人打死 (Migrant Worker Demands Back Pay, Gets Beaten to Death)
Chinese Business View, August 29, 2010

Public Health
Cholera Outbreak Hits Eastern China
Agence France-Presse, August 29, 2010

Hospitals to Keep Eye on Superbugs
Shanghai Daily, August 30, 2010

At Chinese Zoos, the Animal Keepers Are the Savage Ones, Activists Say
The Los Angeles Times, August 29, 2010,0,2116802.story
Related information:
Performing Animals in Chinese Zoos
Animals Asia Foundation, August 2010
广东数百警力荷枪持盾封路取缔无证店 (Guangdong: Police Show up on Street with Arms)
Guangzhou Daily, August 28, 2010