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 31, 2011

January 31, 2011

Death Penalty
Former Liaoning Senior Lawmaker Gets Suspended Death
Xinhua News Agency, January 30, 2011

Food Security
农产品面临巨大供应压力 农业部称将保护核心产业 (China to Face "Huge" Food Supply Pressure)
China Securities Journal, January 29, 2011

Hong Kong
City Says a Fond Farewell to 'Uncle Wah'
South China Morning Post, January 30, 2011
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司徒华追思会两千四百人参加 (Attendees of Szeto's HK Funeral Reach 2,400)
Radio Free Asia, January 28, 2011
Human Rights Defender – Gao Zhisheng (高智晟)
耿和专访一:高智晟遭毒打以及家人遭遇 (Gao Zhisheng's Wife Geng He Speaks of Gao's Beating and Family's Experiences)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 27, 2011

Human Rights Defenders – Hada (哈达)
Family: Mongolian Activist in China Still Not Free
Associated Press, January 28, 2011

Human Rights Defender – Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波)
Still No Family Visit for China's Nobel Winner
Associated Press, January 28, 2011

Human Rights Defenders
Trial of Activist Artist in China Ends; No Verdict
Associated Press, January 28, 2011

Land Policy
福州逾两百拆迁户和失地农民市政府门前请愿 (Resettlement Disputes Garner over 200 to Petition Fujian Municipal Government)
Radio Free Asia, January 30, 2011

China Policeman's Son Gets 6 Years for Hit-and-Run
Agence France-Presse, January 30, 2011

上訪村長「被車禍案」 明開庭 (Trial over Petitioning Village Official's Death to Begin Tuesday)
Ming Pao, January 31, 2011

Beijing Blocks Protest Reports
The Wall Street Journal, January 31, 2011

Dark Times for Press Freedom: Watchdog
South China Morning Post, January 31, 2011

Migrant Workers
City Finds Life Tough without Migrant Workers
China Daily, January 31, 2011

Public Health
Family Members Beaten after Infant Boy's Death
Shanghai Daily, January 29, 2011

China's Religious Circle Pledge Harmony
Xinhua News Agency, January 28, 2011