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, September 10, 2010

September 10, 2010

Bilateral Ties
提升文化軟實力成「硬道理」 (Elevating Soft Power Becomes the Absolute Principle)
Ming Pao, September 10, 2010

China U-turn on Enforced Power Cuts in Hebei
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 09, 2010

Food Security
陝西渭南樂康乳業毒奶粉案開審 (Shaanxi: Tainted Milk Powder Trial Begins)
Legal Daily, September 08, 2010
Related news:
Melamine Victims Continue to Suffer
Global Times, September 10, 2010
Human Rights Defender – Jiang Tianyong (江天勇)
维权律师江天勇邮箱遭入侵并被警察请去“聊天” (Rights Lawyer Jiang Tianyong E-mail Hacked, Invited to “Chat” with Police)
Radio Free Asia, September 09, 2010

China Issues White Paper on Human Resources
Xinhua News Agency, September 10, 2010
Related information:
China's Human Resources
State Council Information Office, September 10, 2010
Thugs Beat TV Reporters
Global Times, September 10, 2010

湖北十堰因上访被送精神病院者状告警方滥用职权 (Hubei Police Sued after Sending Petitioner to Psychiatric Hospital)
Southern Metropolis Daily, September 10, 2010

Protests and Petitions
上海55名眼疾患者因眼科治疗失明 (Shanghai: 55 Go Blind after Eye Treatment)
Jiefang Daily, September 10, 2010

Public Health
Action Not Taken on Fatal Illness for 3 Years: 18 Dead from 557 Cases of Tick-borne Disease
South China Morning Post, September 10, 2010

开展第十三届全国推广普通话宣传周 (13th National Propaganda Week for Promotion of Mandarin Begins)
Legal Daily, September 09, 2010
Related information:
关于开展推广普通话宣传周通知 (Notice on the Conduction of the 13th National Propaganda Week for the Promotion of Mandarin)
Ministry of Education et al, May 12, 2010
China, Taiwan to Discuss Investment Guarantee Deal
Reuters, September 10, 2010