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 25, 2011

January 25, 2011

Top newsHuman Rights Defender – He Depu (何德普)
Activist Beaten on Release
Radio Free Asia, January 24, 2011

On January 24, 2011, dissident and activist He Depu (何德普) was released following eight years in prison. After he exited the prison, state security officers tried to force Hu into a police car and beat him, injuring his neck and hands, when he refused. He was then taken to a local police station and read the conditions of his two years of deprivation of his political rights. According to He, he was tortured during his detention and imprisonment.
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Released after Eight-Year Prison Term, Activist He Depu Is Beaten by Police, Describes Torture
何德普刑满获释遭警察殴打 陈述狱中酷刑迫害
Human Rights in China, January 24, 2011

曾被传“裸官外逃” 受贿19万获缓刑 (Former Official Found Guilty of Accepting RMB 190,000 in Bribes)
Southern Metropolis Daily, January 25, 2011

政府将加大投入降低入园费用 (Government Funding to Lower the Cost of Sending Children to Pre-School)
Southern Metropolis Daily, January 25, 2011

广东8所机关幼儿园一年吃财政6863万 (Guangzhou: Clash between "Fairness" and "Privileged Mentality" as Eight Pre-Schools Reserved for Officials' Children Swallow RMB 68.6mln/Year in Budget)
Eastday, January 25, 2011

Food Security
‘Lean Meat’ Toxin Persists in Chinese Pork, Beef, Despite Bans
Associated Press, January 24, 2011

深圳20噸毒鹽流市面 (Toxic Salt Leaks into Shenzhen Market)
Ming Pao, January 25, 2011

Gay Men 'Marry' in Beijing
Shanghai Daily, January 24, 2011

Human Rights Defenders
北京劳工组织“烦忧热线”创始人陈军家遭强拆 (Beijing Labor Group Founder's Home and Labor Center Demolished)
Radio Free Asia, January 24, 2011

Injured Laborers Unaware of Free Rehab
China Daily, January 25, 2011

Land Policy
Demolition 'a Mistake'
Shanghai Daily, January 25, 2011

国务院决定对出版管理条例作修改 公开征求意见 (State Council Solicit Opinions from Public on Amending Publishing Regulations)
Xinhua News Agency, January 25, 2011

《粤澳合作框架协议》获国务院同意 (Guangdong-Macao Co-op Framework Agreement Receives State Council Approval)
Guangzhou Daily, January 25, 2011
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Macau Daily Times, March 16, 2010