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, March 24, 2011

March 24, 2011

京沪高铁1.87亿资金被挪用 招投标违规涉50亿元 (Rail-link Funds: RMB 187mln Embezzled, RMB 5bln in Irregular Bids)
Southern Metropolis Daily, March 24, 2011

內地公款私用金庫逾兩百億 (Over RMB 20bln in Public Funds Taken for Private Use)
Xinhua News Agency, March 23, 2011

Death Penalty
China Approves Death Sentence for 7 in Xinjiang
Associated Press, March 23, 2011
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新疆因暴力恐怖犯罪处死七维人 两万毕业生内地培训受质疑 (Seven Uyghurs to Be Executed for Violent Terrorist Acts)
Radio Free Asia, March 23, 2011
Food Security
Melamine Milk Scandal Puts Another 4 in Prison
Xinhua News Agency, March 24, 2011

Qianhai Set to Make History with Law to Reveal Income
South China Morning Post, March 24, 2011

国务院:中央部门“三公”支出6月将向社会公开 (State Council: Central Departments to Make Public Select Expenses in June)
Southern Metropolis Daily, March 24, 2011

江西修水县489人因开采金矿感染尘肺病 (489 Miners Suffer from Occupational Pneumoconiosis in Jiangxi County)
China National Radio, March 24, 2011

Land Policy
公安县雇黑打手强征成习 称建廉租房民应让路国家利益 (Hiring Thugs Routine in Hubei County Land Grabs)
Radio Free Asia, March 23, 2011

深圳紫金农场遭近百人强拆 200多农民未获补偿 (Demolition Leaves 200 Villagers without Home or Compensation)
Yang Cheng Wan Bao, March 23, 2011

Migrant Workers
私企主动为员工上保险者少流动人口养老医疗成社保体系短板 (Despite Packages for Other Workers, Migrant Workers Still Short of Social Security, Health Insurance)
Legal Daily, March 24, 2011

女工被碾死后被查出酒精超标家属怀疑交警掉包 (Investigation of Worker's Death Casts Doubt on Police)
Guangming Daily, March 24, 2011

广州人口超1500万 劳动密集型产业人口须控制 (Official: Guangzhou Population Exceeds 15mln, Physical Laborers Must Be Reduced)
Southern Daily, March 24, 2011

全国人大代表纪宝成思虑我国人口政策新发展 (NPC Rep on New Developments in China's Population Regs)
Legal Daily, March 23, 2011

Public Health
Mainland Battles Drug-resistant TB
South China Morning Post, March 24, 2011

陕西白河家庭教会遭冲击 两信徒被指邪教拘留 (Shaanxi House Church Raided, Two Worshippers Detained)
Radio Free Asia, March 23, 2011