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, January 14, 2011

January 14, 2011

Top news
Human Rights Defender – Zhao Lianhai (赵连海)
趙連海傳已回家 (Zhao Lianhai Reportedly Home from Hospital)
Ming Pao, January 14, 2011

Bilateral Ties
Discord: China’s Tough New Attitude Is Both Dangerous and Counterproductive
The Economist, January 13, 2011

Obama Discusses China's Civil Liberties with Advocates in White House Meeting
The Washington Post, January 13, 2011

Food Security
China Confiscates Tainted Milk Products
Associated Press, January 13, 2011
Related news:
China Arrests 96 over Tainted Milk - Xinhua
Reuters, January 14, 2011
Human Rights
美国自由之家年度报告:中国继续名列极权国家行列 (Freedom House Report: China Still amongst the Ranks of Totalitarian Nations)
Radio France Internationale, January 13, 2011中国/20110113-美国自由之家年度报告:中国继续名列极权国家行列

谁来监督监督者 (Who's Watching the Supervisors?)
China Youth Daily, January 14, 2011

Land Policy
China to Build More Low-Cost Apartments
China Daily, January 14, 2011

WikiLeaks Founder Hits at China Censorship
Financial Times, January 12, 2011

Migrant Workers
农民工圆梦北大计划反响热烈 多所名校欲加盟 (Universities Sign On to "Dream Scheme" for Migrant Workers)
Southern Daily, January 14, 2011

Cabbies' Anger at Police Detention
Shanghai Daily, January 14, 2011

Protests and Petitions
陕西信访局长殴打老人致昏迷 上访被打成常态 (Shaanxi Petition Bureau Head Severely Beats Elderly Petitioner)
Radio Free Asia, January 13, 2011

Public Health
Parents Furious at Punishments for Lead Scandal
South China Morning Post, January 14, 2011
Related news:
Officials Punished over Lead Poisoning in Anhui
Xinhua News Agency, January 13, 2011
China Eyes 15 Mln Tourists to Tibet by 2015
Reuters, January 13, 2011