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, December 30, 2010

December 30, 2010

Top news
China Corruption 'Still Very Serious'
Agence France-Presse, December 29, 2010
Related information:
China's Efforts to Combat Corruption and Build a Clean Government
Information Office of the State Council, December 2010
Related news:
China Issues First Anti-Corruption White Paper
Xinhua News Agency, December 29, 2010

China Highly Values Internet's Role in Supervision
Xinhua News Agency, December 29, 2010

Death Penalty
湖南郴州原市纪委书记曾锦春被执行死刑 (Former Chenzhou, Hunan Disciplinary Committee Secretary Zeng Jinchun Executed)
Xinhua News Agency, December 30, 2010
Background information:
湖南郴州狂欢庆贪官倒台 反腐重拳终结官场畸变
Southern Weekend, September 21, 2006

In English translation:
The Whole City of Chenzhou Celebrated The Fall of Corrupt Officials
East South West North, September 28, 2006
王晨:一些突发事件后少数地方不能善待媒体和记者 (State Council Info Office: A Few Places Do Not Treat Media or Journalists Well following Sudden Incidents)
People's Daily, December 30, 2010

Hong Kong
HK People's Confidence in Beijing Regime Drops: Survey
China Post, December 29, 2010
Related news:
Cut the Criticism, Beijing Tells HK
South China Morning Post, December 30, 2010
Human Rights Defender – Gao Zhisheng (高智晟)
Rights Lawyers Count Their Bruises after a Year of Living Dangerously
South China Morning Post, December 30, 2010
Related news:
莫少平律师办事处遭警方进驻 他本人“被旅游”24小时 (Rights Lawyer Mo Shaoping Taken on a 24h "Trip" whilst Law Offices Occupied by Police during Nobel Ceremony)
Radio Free Asia, December 29, 2010
新工伤保险条例元旦实施 醉酒出事不算工伤 (New Workers Compensation Regulations Take Effect after New Year, Drunken Accidents Not to Be Compensation)
Chongqing Evening News, December 30, 2010

Land Policy
Man Kills Himself in Toilet ahead of Demolition
Shanghai Daily, December 29, 2010

'Great Firewall' Extends Reach
Radio Free Asia, December 29, 2010

Beijing Crackdown on Internet Phone Calls Alarms Operators
South China Morning Post, December 30, 2010

Chinese Journalist Death 'Must Be Investigated'
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 29, 2010
Over 66 Percent of Beijingers Use Internet
Xinhua News Agency, December 30, 2010

花钱删帖或可成为灰色产业链 网络监管立法不应知难而退 (Deleting Disadvantageous Posts Online for Money Could Become Grey-market Industry)
Legal Daily, December 30, 2010

China Preparing for Armed Conflict 'in Every Direction'
The Daily Telegraph, December 29, 2010

乐清村主任死亡案再调查 温州警方称完全排除被谋杀可能 (Police Rule Out Possibility of Murder in Petitioner-Village Head Death)
Legal Daily, December 30, 2010

Public Health
北京出台残疾人生活补助办法 将惠及11万残疾人 (Beijing Issues Measures on Living Subsidies for the Disabled)
Qianlong, December 30, 2010