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, February 10, 2011

February 10, 2011

Tip-off Websites Launched to Curb Corruption
Xinhua News Agency, February 09, 2011

福建曝光一名公务员九年未上班工资照发 (Fujian Exposes Civil Servant Paid for Nine Years of Doing Nothing)
People's Daily, February 09, 2011

执法队长受贿导致辖区连发5起安全事故获刑4年 (Law Enforcement Chief Gets Four-Year Jail Term for Accepting Bribes Leading to Safety Accidents)
Xiaoxiang Morning Herald, February 10, 2011

Pollution Fear Cancels Beijing Power Plant Plan
Shanghai Daily, February 10, 2011

Food Security
China to Spur Rice Output as Drought Shrivels Wheat
Agence France-Presse, February 09, 2011

Human Rights Defender – Chen Guangcheng (陈光诚)
Secret Video Released of Detained Chinese Lawyer
Associated Press, February 10, 2011

Land Policy
青岛村庄改造拆房千多户 村民新春联署投诉强拆 (Qingdao Villagers Submit Letter of Protest over Demolition)
Radio Free Asia, February 09, 2011

公益人士呼吁调查“女律师被殴流产事件” (Public Figures Call for Investigation of Pregnant Lawyer's Bailiff-Assailant)
Caixin, February 10, 2011

Public Health
辽宁新民市改水工程盲目开工数千万投资成摆设 (Liaoning: Hasty Water Improvement Project in Wastes Tens of Millions of Yuan)
Xinhua News Agency, February 09, 2011

业内人士称国内部分矿泉水饮用水桶威胁健康 (Industry Insider: Water Cooler Bottles Threaten Your Health)
China Youth Daily, February 10, 2011

Latest Batch of Officials Head to Xinjiang
China Daily, February 10, 2011