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.

Friday, February 18, 2011

February 18, 2011

Bilateral Ties
China Denies Role in Reported Government of Canada Hack
PC World, February 17, 2011

北京干部审计查出问题金额6995万 (Beijing Audits Cadres, Finds Nearly RMB 70mln in Problems)
The Beijing Times, February 18, 2011

环保部通报两名司局级干部插手环评审批受贿 (Two Environment Officials Muddied Environmental Impact Assessments for Cash)
Southern Daily, February 18, 2011

Death Penalty
Death Sentence for Corrupt Official
Shanghai Daily, February 18, 2011

Freedom of Speech
China Censors U.S. Posts on Internet Freedom
Reuters, February 18, 2011

The Wind that Will Not Subside: Hearing Egyptian Echoes, China’s Autocrats Cling to the Hope That They Are Different
The Economist, February 17, 2011

Human Rights Defender – Chen Guangcheng (陈光诚)
China Refuses to Condemn Mob Tactics on Reporters
Agence France-Presse, February 18, 2011

Human Rights Defender – Feng Zhenghu (冯正虎)
冯正虎“要立案”再被抄家 李天天为埃及庆祝遭强制问话 (Police Search Feng Zhenghu's Home, Li Tiantian Questioned)
Radio Free Asia, February 17, 2011

Apple Supplier Report Details Labour, Safety Woes, Commends Foxconn Handling of Worker Suicides
The Canadian Press, February 18, 2011

Land Policy
城市房屋拆迁旧规废止 开发商不再主导拆迁行为 (Old Urban Demolition Regulations Trashed, Developers Will No Longer Lead Bulldozing)
Legal Daily, February 18, 2011

海南三亚15所学校非法集资建房 4名校长被撤职 (Sanya Principals Sacked for Building Illegal Housing)
The Beijing Times, February 18, 2011

'Family Ties Out of the Courtroom'
China Daily, February 18, 2011

China Court Rejects Appeal by US Geologist
Associated Press, February 18, 2011

新闻打假,还是钳制舆论? (Fighting Fake News or Controlling Public Opinion?)
Radio Free Asia, February 17, 2011

Protests and Petitions
各地民师春节后维权上访被打压控制 (Police Suppress Teacher-Petitioners in Beijing)
Radio Free Asia, February 17, 2011

Public Health
Health Reform Targets Poor and City Residents
Shanghai Daily, February 18, 2011

北京宣判买卖人体器官案主犯获刑7年 (Beijing Sentences Organ Dealer to Seven-year Imprisonment)
Xinhua News Agency, February 17, 2011

Rural Issues
云南姚安震区百栋新房9成须重建 中央批示严查 (Ninety Percent of Houses in Yunnan Quake Zone Must Be Totally Rebuilt)
Yunnan Online, February 18, 2011