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, September 27, 2010

September 27, 2010

Wen Returns to Hot Topic of Political Reform
South China Morning Post, September 27, 2010
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温家宝与华媒座谈:和平发展 中国不会国强必霸 (Wen Jiabao Speaks with Foreign Chinese Press in NYC)
China Press, September 22, 2010
Human Rights
China Says Progress Made on Human Rights
Associated Press, September 27, 2010
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白皮書指信訪量連降5年 網民質疑 (Netizens Question Decline in Petitions in Past 5 Years Referred to in White Paper)
Ming Pao, September 27, 2010

Related information:
2009年中国人权事业的进展 Progress in China's Human Rights in 2009
Information Office of the State Council, September 2010

Human Rights Defender -- Liu Xiaobo, 刘晓波
Group Urges Nobel Award for Chinese Dissident
Associated Press, September 25, 2010

山西洪洞两次否认青年被骗至黑煤窑8年报道 (Shanxi: Officials Repeatedly Deny Knowledge of Youth Trafficked to Work in Coal Mine)
eNorth Netnews, September 27, 2010

Land Policy
网友曝呼和浩特"子弹威胁拆迁户"强拆现场 (Hohhot: Netizen Exposes "Evictee Threatened by Bullet" at Demolition Site )
Qianlong, September 27, 2010

学者称政府与媒体增强互信可提升彼此公信力 (Mutual Trust Between Government & Media Can Enhance Credibility, Suggest Scholars)
China Youth Daily, September 27, 2010

北京网媒协会会长:五类行为破坏互联网秩序 (Beijing Association of Online Media: Five Kinds of Behavior Sabotage Internet Order)
People's Daily, September 27, 2010

China Offers Hope of Easing One-child Policy
Reuters, September 26, 2010

Protests and Petitions
'Black Jails' Investigated for Illegally Holding Petitioners
China Daily, September 27, 2010

Public Health
广东海岛群体麻风病人探访:患者几乎孤岛度终身 (Guangdong: Leprosy Patients Isolated on Islands for Life)
China News Service, September 25, 2010

Pneumonic Plague under Control in Tibet, Says Regional CDC Center
Xinhua News Agency, September 27, 2010

Ban on ‘Religious’ Clothing
Radio Free Asia, September 24, 2010