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.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

January 18, 2011

Top news
Bilateral Ties
China Airs Commercial in U.S. to Bolster Image during Hu’s Visit
Bloomberg, January 18, 2011
Related news:
"Experience China" Debuts at NYC's Times Square
Xinhua News Agency, January 18, 2011

Related information:
Chinese Government Needs to Demonstrate Concrete Human Rights Progress, Not Launch Publicity Campaigns
Human Rights in China, January 18, 2011
Empty Chair, Dragon to Greet Hu
Radio Free Asia, January 17, 2011

Louder Military Voice Raises Concerns
South China Morning Post, January 18, 2011

四川省省长:汶川地震灾后恢复重建基本完成 (Sichuan Provincial Head: Post-Quake Reconstruction Basically Complete)
Xinhua News Agency, January 18, 2011

Modern University Gets Go-ahead
South China Morning Post, January 18, 2011

New China Pollution Targets Inadequate: Greenpeace
Agence France-Presse, January 17, 2011

Human Rights Defenders
"国家尊重和保障人权从严禁酷刑开始" (Chinese Lawyers Issue Open Letter on Human Rights on Eve of Hu's US Trip)
Deutsche Welle, January 17, 2011,,14771988,00.html

Couple Arrested in Slaves Scandal
Shanghai Daily, January 18, 2011

Land Policy
Backgrounder: Review of China's Affordable Housing Programs over Past Five Years
Xinhua News Agency, January 18, 2011

「被精神病」民工亡 家屬索償66萬 (Family Claims 660K Reimbursement after Death Migrant Worker Who Was "Driven Insane")
Ming Pao, January 18, 2011

跟谷歌地圖打對台?中國版「天地圖」啟用 (Rival for Google Maps? China Releases State-sponsored Mapping Service
Apple Daily, January 18, 2011

Migrant Workers
北京外来人口下月将可申请公租房 租金拟分三档 (Those in Beijing for Work without Local Hukou May Apply for Public Housing Beginning February)
Legal Evening News, January 17, 2011