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, January 17, 2011

January 17, 2011

Bilateral Ties
中国国家形象宣传战略启动 “人物篇”本月在美国播放 (China's 2011 Propaganda War to Make Its First Step in US with a Commercial of "Chinese Personalities")
Legal Evening News, January 14, 2011
Related news:
Ad Campaign to Pave Way for Hu's US Visit
South China Morning Post, January 14, 2011
Chinese President Hu Looks for 'Common Ground' with U.S.
The Washington Post, January 17, 2011
Related news:
Clinton Presses China on Rights before Visit
Agence France-Presse, January 17, 2011

Related information:
China's Hu Jintao Answers Questions with Washington Post
The Washington Post, January 16, 2011
China Rebuffs Indian Concerns on Visa Policy
Reuters, January 17, 2011

Shenzhen to Give Qianhai More Autonomy, HK Style
South China Morning Post, January 17, 2011

Human Rights Defender – Hu Jia (胡佳)
胡佳妻為夫申請保外就醫 (Wife Applies for Medical Parole for Imprisoned Activist Hu Jia)
Ming Pao, January 17, 2011

Land Policy
“土地期满收回”不能剥夺公众知情权 (Shanghai: Residential Land Will Not Be Reclaimed after Lease Expiry)
Legal Daily, January 17, 2011

Lawyers to Fight for Forgotten 'Hooligan'
South China Morning Post, January 17, 2011

河南偷逃過路費案主審法官資質受質疑 已被免職 (Judges Who Sentenced Henan Man Evading Road Tolls to Life Removed from Office)
Guangzhou Daily, January 17, 2011

Migrant Workers
Accidents Waiting to Happen
Global Times, January 17, 2011

Protests and Petitions
Web Campaign Mixes Fact and Fiction to End Petitioner's 14 Years in Detention
South China Morning Post, January 13, 2011

新疆去年审结危害国家安全犯罪案件376件 (XUAR Investigated 376 Cases Involving Endangerment of State Security)
People's Daily, January 16, 2011
Related news:
China Tried 376 Defendants in 2010 for Xinjiang Unrest
Reuters, January 17, 2011