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.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

February 02, 2011

交通领域腐败丛生引中央关切 10年4任厅长落马 (Corruption in Transit Sector: Four Fallen Directors in 10 Years)
China Youth Daily, February 02, 2011

A Waste Plant, a Dead Baby and a Fight for Justice
South China Morning Post, February 02, 2011

From Tahrir to Tiananmen
Foreign Policy, February 01, 2011

Human Rights Defender – Liu Anjun (刘安军)
慰问劳教维权人士刘安军等人被禁出门 (Activists Blocked from New Year's Visit to Rights Activist in Reeducation-Through-Labor)
Radio Free Asia, February 01, 2011

Human Rights Defender – Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波)
China Nobel Winner Not Allowed Jail Visits
China Post, February 02, 2011

Human Rights Defender – Qin Yongmin (秦永敏)
中国民主党创建人之一秦永敏再次遭警方拘留 (China Democracy Party Co-founder Qin Yongmin Detained by Wuhan Police)
Radio Free Asia, February 01, 2011

Land Policy
北海白虎头村民被判两年 村长许坤案月底开庭 (Beihai Villager Sentenced to Two Years)
Radio Free Asia, February 01, 2011

广西维权村长许坤被拘逾半年后本月开庭受审 (Beihai Village Official Xu Kun to Stand Trial this Month following Six Months in Detention)
Radio Free Asia, February 01, 2011
Related information:
北海维权村民何显福无罪辩护词 (Lawyer Xie Yanyi’s Defense Statement for Beihai Villager He Xianfu)
Xie Yanyi, January 29, 2011

Defending Rights in Baihutou Village
China Rights Forum, 2010, no. 4
China's Legal Aid Funds Surge in 2010
Xinhua News Agency, February 02, 2011

撞死钱云会 司机获刑三年半 (Driver Who Killed Petitioning Village Official Sentenced to 3.5 Years)
Southern Metropolis Daily, February 02, 2011
Related news:
Anger over 'Accidental' Death of Chinese Activist
Agence France-Presse, February 01, 2011

“钱云会”案一审宣判 受害方律师表失望 (Petitioning Official's Lawyer Expresses Disappointment)
Deutsche Welle, February 01, 2011,,6424817,00.html
China Says Web 'Open' despite Egypt News Curbs
Agence France-Presse, February 01, 2011

Migrant Workers
工头称百名农民工讨薪遭数十人持钢管殴打 (Ten Thugs Brandishing Steel Pipes Beat 100 Migrant Workers over Wage Dispute)
Spring City Evening, February 01, 2011

Public Health
安徽怀远卫生局长因虚假健康档案被处分 (Anhui County Health Department Head Disciplined for Falsifying Documents)
Xin Kuai Bao, February 02, 2011