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.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

January 27, 2011

Human Rights Defenders
Tiananmen Duo Denounce Hong Kong Entry Ban
Agence France-Presse, January 27, 2011

30省份调最低工资 均涨幅为22.8% (30 Provinces Adjust Minimum Wages, Average Increase 22.8%)
People's Daily, January 26, 2011

Land Policy
Family Threatens Suicide in Beijing Property Row
Agence France-Presse, January 26, 2011

福建:官员囤地拆得老人住鸡棚 农妇护地反以破坏生产判刑 (Women Given One Year Jail Sentence for Protesting Demolitions)
Radio Free Asia, January 26, 2011

Chinese Case Hits a Nerve: Driver in Fatal Crash Faces Mild Charges, Sparking Abuse-of-Power Allegations
The Wall Street Journal, January 27, 2011
Related news:
「我爸是李剛案」開庭 只准用官方稿 (Media Barred from Original Reporting on Trial of Li Gang's Son)
Ming Pao, January 27, 2011
央視新聞疑用美國電影畫面 (CCTV Suspected of Serving "Top Gun" Clip as News)
Ming Pao, January 27, 2011

就被劳教控诉公安 公民记者再遭拘留 (Investigative Reporter Detained after Suing Police for Prior Detention)
Radio Free Asia, January 26, 2011

央视新闻调查采访钱云会案关键证人解析五疑点 (Accident or Cover-Up, Investigating the Death of Qian Yunhui)
China Central Television, January 27, 2011
Related news:
钱云会亲属遭死亡威胁实获得20万 (Petitioning Village Official's Family Receives Compensation for His Death)
Radio Free Asia, January 26, 2011
Protests and Petitions
China's Petitioners Skeptical of Premier's Vow of Justice
Reuters, January 26, 2011

Public Health
The Madness of China's Mental Health System
Foreign Policy, January 26, 2011