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 17, 2011

February 17, 2011

Top news
Human Rights Defender – Chen Guangcheng (陈光诚)
China Reporters 'Roughed Up' Trying To Visit Activist
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 17, 2011

北京众多维权人士遭警堵截 疑为防止串连声援陈光诚 (Police Prevent Beijing Lawyers from Aiding Chen Guangcheng)
Radio Free Asia, February 16, 2011
Related information:
Lawyers Beaten, Detained after Meeting Regarding Chen Guangcheng
Human Rights in China, February 16, 2011
'All Change' Is Cry Ringing around Railway Kingdom
South China Morning Post, February 17, 2011

Death Penalty
貴州遵義刺死法警凶犯二審被判死刑 (Death Sentence Handed down in Guizhou Bailiff Murder Trial)
China Youth Daily, February 17, 2011

Aquino Implores Hu to Spare Condemned Trio
Associated Press, February 17, 2011

Cloud-seeding Safe, Experts Explain
China Daily, February 17, 2011

Freedom of Speech
China Likely to Ignore Clinton's Internet Freedom Speech
Voice of America, February 15, 2011
Related information:
HRIC Commentary: Gao Wenqian on Secretary of State Clinton's Speech on Internet Freedom
Human Rights in China, February 15, 2011
Land Policy
China Stresses Rightful Use of Rural Land
Xinhua News Agency, February 17, 2011

沈阳多名体育功勋家遭打砸 (Athlete Housing Trashed, Demolition Suspicions Raised)
Legal Daily, February 16, 2011

Chinese Man with Grudge Charged Over Beijing Bomb Blast
Reuters, February 17, 2011

Protests and Petitions
江西省儿童医院儿童神秘失踪 祖母上访三年未果 (Petitioning Mother Waits Three Years for News on Her Child's Hospital Disappearance)
Radio Free Asia, February 16, 2011

Public Health
HIV-Positive Man Fights in Court for Job
China Daily, February 17, 2011

China to Step Up Efforts to Contain HIV/AIDS
Xinhua News Agency, February 17, 2011

深圳"艾滋女"恐吓司机索钱 雨伞钩住倒车镜 (Shenzhen "AIDS Girls" Intimidate Drivers for Money)
Southern Daily, February 16, 2011

Thousands of Cameras Watch China's Uighurs, Inhibiting Discourse
McClatchy Newspapers, February 16, 2011