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.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

May 17, 2011

Bilateral Ties
China Criticised Yet Again
South China Morning Post, May 17, 2011

Drought Worsens China Power Supply Crunch
Associated Press, May 17, 2011

Food Security
What Happened to Compensation Fund, Milk Victims Wonder
Global Times, May 17, 2011
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2億毒奶粉賠償基金 「國家機密」管理成謎 (Management of Tainted Milk Powder Compensation Fund an Enigma)
Ming Pao, May 17, 2011
Human Rights Defenders
涉煽动颠覆案移交检方 残疾人胡军面临起诉 (Handicapped Activist Hu Jun Facing Indictment on Charges of Inciting Subversion)
Radio Free Asia, May 16, 2011

China Seeks Outside Help against Uighur Separatists
Voice of America, May 16, 2011

Land Policy
北京非居住用途地下室禁止出租 (Draft Measures: Lease of Non-residential Cellars Banned)
The Beijing Times, May 17, 2011

Illegal Farmland Confiscation on the Rise
China Daily, May 17, 2011

New Procedures for Handling of Petitions Issued
South China Morning Post, May 17, 2011
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最高人民法院就涉诉信访工作下发系列文件 贯彻“四个必须” 推行“五项制度” (SPC Issues New Document on Petitions)
People's Court Daily, May 16, 2011
Party Has to Retain Control, Cadre Says
South China Morning Post, May 17, 2011
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走中国特色社会管理创新之路 (Taking the New Path to Social Management with Chinese Characteristics)
Qiushi, May 16, 2011
Public Health
卫生部修订性病防治管理办法 拟规定不得故意传播 (Draft Amendment to Venereal Disease Measures: Don't Spread Them Intentionally)
China News Service, May 17, 2011

Tibetan Man, Family Detained
Radio Free Asia, May 16, 2011

Urumqi's Sweeping Slum Makeover Gathers Steam
Xinhua News Agency, May 17, 2011

新疆恢复手机彩信但维语网站仍被封 (XUAR: MMS Services Restored, But Uyghur-language Sites Remain Blocked)
Radio Free Asia, May 16, 2011