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.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

December 23, 2010

News
Civil Society
“中国艾滋病公益组织受当局骚扰” (HIV/AIDS Group Aizhixing under Investigation by Tax and Public Security Authorities)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 22, 2010
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2010/12/101222_china_aids.shtml

Government
广东出台规定鼓励实名举报 60日内须办结 (Guangdong Issues Provisional Measures Encouraging the Recording of Informants' Real Names)
Southern Daily, December 22, 2010
http://gd.nfdaily.cn/content/2010-12/22/content_18649199.htm

Human Rights Defenders
流亡中国异见记者可能被泰国驱逐出境 (Dissident Journalist Sun Shucai Facing Deportation from Thailand)
Radio Free Asia, December 22, 2010
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/thailand_dissident-12222010112334.html
Related news:
Rights Groups' Concern over Thailand Asylum Arrests
Agence France-Presse, December 22, 2010
http://news.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20101222-254268.html
Law
Former Homeless Shelter Official Detained on Human Trafficking Allegations
Shanghai Daily, December 23, 2010
http://www.shanghaidaily.org/article/?id=458089&type=National

北京一村民阻拦强拆被打死 8被告最重获无期 (8 Sentenced up to Life for Beating to Death Beijing Villager Blocking Demolition)
The Beijing News, December 23, 2010
http://epaper.bjnews.com.cn/html/2010-12/23/content_184313.htm

Politics
China Demotes Foreign Minister
Al Jazeera, December 23, 2010
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2010/12/2010122282718341434.html

Heir Apparent Showing His Stripes
Asia Times Online, December 22, 2010
http://atimes.com/atimes/China/LL22Ad01.html

Poverty
Poverty Relief for Ethnic Minorities
South China Morning Post, December 23, 2010
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=8e27308a1ce0d210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Protests and Petitions
全国两千民办教师进京上访 (2000 Private Teachers from Across China Head to Beijing to Petition for Equal Standing)
Radio Free Asia, December 22, 2010
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shang-12222010100821.html

Religion
Beijing Sneers at Vatican’s ‘Dangerous’ Complaints over State-appointed Catholic Bishops
Associated Press, December 22, 2010
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/asia-pacific/beijing-sneers-at-vaticans-dangerous-complaints-over-state-appointed-catholic-bishops/article1846849/

Tibet
Sentenced Monks Drop from Sight Drop
Radio Free Asia, December 22, 2010
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/monks-12222010163931.html

December 22, 2010

News
Death Penalty
辽宁抚顺“三最”女贪官罗亚平一审被判死刑 (Liaoning Official Sentenced to Death for Bribery and Corruption)
Xinhua News Agency, December 22, 2010
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2010-12/21/content_2409341.htm

Disasters
36 Punished over Fatal Dam Breach in S China
Xinhua News Agency, December 22, 2010
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2010-12/22/content_11736349.htm

Government
Netizens Asked to Vote Yes or Forget It
China Daily, December 22, 2010
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/cndy/2010-12/22/content_11736893.htm

Human Rights Defender – Ni Yulan (倪玉兰)
Dark Days and Rights
South China Morning Post, December 22, 2010
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=a307cf91fc80d210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Land Policy
新拆迁条例亮点:明确政府与被拆迁人是基本法律关系 (High Points of New Urban Demolition Regs: Clarifying Basic Legal Relationship between Government and Relocatees)
Legal Daily, December 22, 2010
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2010-12/22/content_2409769.htm

Media
Uyghur Journalist Handed Life Term
Radio Free Asia, December 21, 2010
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/journalist-12212010162519.html

內地中文書禁摻英文單詞 (GAPP Bans English in Mainland Chinese Publications)
Ming Pao, December 22, 2010
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/94/1/1/1959006/1.html
Related information:
关于进一步规范出版物文字使用的通知 (Notice on Further Standardizing the Use of Written Language in Publications)
General Administration of Press and Publication, November 23, 2010
http://www.gapp.gov.cn/cms/html/21/508/201012/708310.html
新疆一记者被殴致脑死亡 警方否认因报道遭报复 (Police Deny that Beating of Xinjiang Reporter Was in Retaliation for Story)
Eastday, December 22, 2010
http://news.eastday.com/c/20101222/u1a5624545.html

Migrant Workers
AIDS Program Targets Migrant Workers
China Daily, December 22, 2010
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2010-12/22/content_11736574.htm

四因素致两亿流动人口困境不解或将诱发城市并发症 (Four Factors Facing 200mill Migrant Population Which If Unrevolved Could Lead to Complications in Urban Areas)
Legal Daily, December 22, 2010
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2010-12/22/content_2409789.htm
Related news:
Help Is at Hand for Migrant Workers
China Daily, December 22, 2010
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2010-12/22/content_11736494.htm
Population
Living under the Hukou System
Economic Observer, December 21, 2010
http://www.eeo.com.cn/ens/feature/2010/12/21/189562.shtml

Abuses Cited in Enforcing China Policy of One Child
New York Times, December 21, 2010
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/22/world/asia/22population.html

Protests and Petitions
陕西数千女工抗议补偿不足 与公安冲突大批工人被抓 (Thousands of Shaanxi Female Workers Clash with Police, Detained in Protest for Increased Compensation)
Radio Free Asia, December 21, 2010
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gong-12212010105702.html

Rural Issues
Rural Work Conference Focuses on Threats to Stable Food Supply
South China Morning Post, December 22, 2010
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=17d353822a90d210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Society
Social Conflict on the Rise: Top Judge
China Daily, December 21, 2010
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2010-12/21/content_11730595.htm
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