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, February 21, 2011

February 21, 2011

Bilateral Ties
Envoy Who May Aim for White House Presses China on Rights
Reuters, February 18, 2011

Canada Deports Fugitive on China's '10 Most Wanted' List
South China Morning Post, February 19, 2011

China Adopts Heavy Metal Reduction Plan
Agence France-Presse, February 19, 2011

Shenzhen's Poison Ash from Burning Trash
Caixin, February 18, 2011

Human Rights Defender – Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波)
Wife of Detained Chinese Nobel Prize Winner Liu Xiaobo Says She, Family Are 'Hostages'
The Washington Post, February 20, 2011

Human Rights Defenders
河北被劳教维权人士徐义顺看病结果令人费解 (Diagnosis Confusing for Reeducation-Through-Labor Detainee Finally Approved for Doctor Visit)
Radio Free Asia, February 18, 2011

Land Policy
广西柳州警方因砍树纠纷共抓捕78名村民 (Police Detain 78 in Village-vs-Village Land Dispute)
Yang Cheng Wan Bao, February 18, 2011

国土部清查农民被迫住楼现象 地方政府成阻力 (Land Ministry Investigates Relocation of Rural Families, Finds Local Govt Is an Obstacle)
China Central Television, February 18, 2011

Supreme Court Looks to Bar Legal Favors
China Daily, February 21, 2011
Related news:
最高法出台规定 防止内部人员干扰办案 (SPC Issues Regulations to Curb Case Interference by Insiders)
Guangming Daily, February 20, 2011

Great Firewall Father Speaks Out
Global Times, February 18, 2011

Migrant Workers
新生代农民工调查报告出炉:更注重权益保护 (Report: New Generation of Migrant Workers More Concerned with Rights, Benefits)
Xinhua News Agency, February 20, 2011

Protests and Petitions
Arrests after China Web Users Call for Protests
Agence France-Presse, February 20, 2011
Related news:
Hundreds Join 'Jasmine Revolution'
South China Morning Post, February 21, 2011
Public Health
综合性医院儿科逐渐萎缩 缺医少药危及儿童健康 (Pediatrics Withering away at General Hospitals, Lack of Doctors and Drugs Putting Children at Risk)
Outlook, February 21, 2011

中国“地下主教”胡大国病逝 (China's Underground Bishop Hu Dagu Passes away at 89)
Deutsche Welle, February 21, 2011,,6443970,00.html?maca=chi-rss-chi-all-1127-rdf