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 17, 2010

September 17, 2010

媒体称黑龙江千亿铁矿遭贱卖背后还存死亡瞒报 (Heilongjiang: Hundreds Billion Iron Mine Cheaply Sold, Concealing Death Accidents)
Economic Information Daily, September 17, 2010

Food Security
中国以死刑警告食品安全犯罪 (China to Impose Death Penalty for the Crimes Concerning Food Safety)
Radio Free Asia, September 16, 2010

Human Rights Defenders
First the Writer, Now Printer of Book on Corruption Detained
South China Morning Post, September 17, 2010

人大代表民师维权被捕 以贪污罪判刑 (Local Congress Rep, Teacher, and Activist Ma Hanchen Arrested and Convicted on Corruption Charges)
Radio Free Asia, September 16, 2010

Land Policy
钉子户上访被拘 看守所内被迫向拆迁者鞠躬 (Evicted Petitioner Forced to Bow to Developer in Detention Centre)
Procuratorial Daily, September 16, 2010

Courts Seeking Uniform Standards for Prosecution
Xinhua News Agency, September 17, 2010

湖北十堰开审“被精神病”案 (Hubei: Police Trial on “Hospitalizing” Petition Photo Taker Begin)
Southern Metropolis Daily, September 17, 2010

湖南邵东保安管治安引争议 专家称授权须公告 (Hunan: Urban Management Outsourced to Security Company)
China Youth Daily, September 17, 2010

Western Democracy Rejected by Leftists
South China Morning Post, September 17, 2010
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划清中国特色民主同西方民主界限 (Drawing a Line between Democracy with Chinese Characteristics and Western Democracy)
Seeking Truth, September 16, 2010
Protests and Petitions
Petitioners Protest in Beijing
Radio Free Asia, September 16, 2010

舟曲百人示威促彻查人祸 官员称豆腐渣无疑政府认错难 (100+ Demand Investigation into Man-made Disasters before Zhugqu County Government Offices)
Radio Free Asia, September 16, 2010

县委书记率几十人机场厕所堵截进京访民引热议 (Jiangxi: Self-immolated Evictees' Family Intercepted in Airport Toilet by Dozens of Officials Led by County Secretary)
Radio Free Asia, September 16, 2010

Public Health
Health Alert Issued over Dengue Fever
China Daily, September 17, 2010

联合国:中国是营养不足人口最集中国家之一 (UN: China Home to High Concentration of Malnourished)
China Daily, September 17, 2010