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, January 05, 2011

January 05, 2011

Bilateral Ties
China Challenged over Sudan Referendum
Asia Times Online, January 05, 2011

Geithner, Chinese Envoy Meet Ahead of Hu Visit
Agence France-Presse, January 04, 2011

First Case of Sexual Assault of Man Prosecuted
China Daily, January 05, 2011

Hong Kong
港傳媒公信力破新低 (Report: Faith in HK Media Reaches New Low)
Ming Pao, January 05, 2011

Human Rights Defender – Ni Yulan (倪玉兰)
倪玉兰居住点遭停电逾半个月 (Beijing Rights Lawyer Ni Yulan's Home without Power and Water for over Half Month Now)
Radio Free Asia, January 04, 2011

Human Rights Defenders
Szeto Funeral Door Still Open for Dissidents
South China Morning Post, January 05, 2011

广东高法将聘请立案信访窗口监督员 (Guangdong Higher Court Hiring Lawyers to Manage Case Filing and Petition Window)
Radio Free Asia, January 04, 2011

群发短信首次被诉非法经营 监管和定罪仍有难度 (Bulk SMS Deemed Illegal for First Time, Yet Supervision and Conviction Remain Difficult )
Southern Weekend, January 05, 2011

China Police Use Micro-Blogs 'to Connect with Public'
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 04, 2011

Protests and Petitions
Cop Gets Beaten by Demolition Team
Shanghai Daily, January 04, 2011

Whistleblower Could Be Released after 14-yrs in Asylum
China Daily, January 04, 2011
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又见“被精神病” 这次关了14年 (Another Rabble-rouser Detained for "Mental Illness", This Time for 14 Years)
Southern Metropolis Daily, January 05, 2011
访民疑组织庆祝刘晓波获奖遭劳教 (Beijing Petitioner Ordered to Reeducation-Through-Labour, Police Suspect He Organised Memorial Activities for Liu's Nobel Win)
Radio Free Asia, January 04, 2011

Public Health
中国禁烟承诺基本失败 (China Has Not Met Its Commitment on Tobacco Control)
Ming Pao, January 04, 2011
Related news:
四大原因致控烟败局难挽 (Four Main Causes behind the Losing Battle in Tobacco Control)
The Beijing Times, January 04, 2011
老人摔倒猝死 路人欲救遭劝阻 (Heated Debate Online after Old Man Falls, then Dies on Fuzhou Street Yet No Pedestrians Offer Aid)
Southern Metropolis Daily, January 05, 2011

內地富人僱用非法菲傭 (Hiring of Illegal Filipina Domestic Helpers on Rise in Mainland China)
Ming Pao, January 04, 2011