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, September 16, 2010

September 16, 2010

Bilateral Ties
Mayor Jón Gnarr Wants Poet Free from Chinese Prison
Iceland Review, September 15, 2010

Coal Ash a Source of Concern in China: Greenpeace
Agence France-Presse, September 15, 2010

广西南宁隐瞒污水管被挖断致环境污染近半月 (Guangxi Authorities Cover Up Pollution Caused by Broken Sewer)
Northeast Web, September 16, 2010

Food Security
China Vows Harsh Penalties for Food Safety Crimes
Associated Press, September 16, 2010

Human Rights Defender -- Liao Yiwu, 廖亦武
Chinese Dissident Author Liao in Germany: Festival
Agence France-Presse, September 15, 2010
Related information:
In Letter, Writer Liao Yiwu Seeks Help from Angela Merkel 异议作家廖亦武给德国总理默克尔的公开信
Human Rights in China, February 08, 2010
Supreme Court: Employees Responsible for Proof in Overtime Claims
Global Times, September 16, 2010

Land Policy
上海拆迁户上吊夫自焚 动迁基地居民悼念 (Crowd Mourns Evicted Shanghainese Couple Who Commit Suicide)
Radio Free Asia, September 15, 2010

Online Game Reflects Reality of Demolition
China Daily, September 16, 2010

Censors Ban Media Chat Group
Radio Free Asia, September 15, 2010

Chinese, Russian Troops in Central Asia Exercises
Reuters, September 13, 2010

吉林十余城管围攻店主 警察制止手枪被打落 (Jilin Police Fires Warning Shot to Stop Harassment of Vegetable Seller by 10+ Urban Management Officials)
Northeast Web, September 16, 2010

Protests and Petitions
Spill Recompense Eludes Fishermen
Shanghai Daily, September 16, 2010

Public Health
Milestone as Organ Traffickers Jailed for First Time on Mainland
South China Morning Post, September 16, 2010

內地多個城市爆發紅眼症 (Pinkeye Outbreak in Mainland Cities)
Ming Pao, September 15, 2010