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.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

May 18, 2011

Anti-Graft Campaign Flushes Out Officials
Xinhua News Agency, May 18, 2011

选举专家姚立法谈刘萍被剥夺候选资格 (First Person Elected through Self-nomination Yao Lifa Speaks on Liu Ping's Disqualification as Candidate in People's Congress Elections)
Radio France Internationale, May 18, 2011中国/20110518-选举专家姚立法谈刘萍被剥夺候选资格

Food Security
Govt Urged to Strengthen Food Safety
China Daily, May 18, 2011

Hong Kong
香港年轻新一代不信任政党 (New Generation of HKers Put Little Trust in Political Parties)
Deutsche Welle, May 17, 2011,,15083473,00.html

香港观察:“国民教育”来了! (Draft Moral and National Education Curriculum Framework under Question)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 17, 2011

June Fourth
基辛格出新书透露中美外交事件细节 (Kissinger's On China Reveals Details of Various Sino-American Diplomatic Incidents, Including June Fourth)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 18, 2011

Seven Dead in China Mine Accident
Agence France-Presse, May 18, 2011

武汉规定缓刑犯考验期内禁入网吧等娱乐场所 (Wuhan Regulations: Ban on Entertainment Venues e.g. Net Cafes If under Suspended Sentence Trial Period)
Wuhan Evening News, May 18, 2011

Theories Abound for Overseas Web Access Troubles
Global Times, May 18, 2011

Pakistani PM Visits Growing Ally China amid U.S. Rift
Associated Press, May 17, 2011
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Gilani Calls for Greater Global Role for China
The Hindu, May 18, 2011
记者采访土地违规流转遇险 打110求助警方不理 (Xinhua Reporter Harassed While Covering Story of Hebei Land Violations, Police Ignore Call for Help)
Xinhua News Agency, May 18, 2011

Protests and Petitions
尽管受到当局的打压,但各地访民仍坚持进京上访 (Despite Pressure from Authorities, Petitioners Continue to Go to Beijing to Air Grievances)
Radio Free Asia, May 17, 2011

Public Health
HIV/AIDS Sufferers Rejected by Hospitals
China Daily, May 18, 2011

台湾强烈抗议WHO要求全面改称「中华台北」 (Taiwan Protests WHO's Demand to Change Name to "Chinese Taipei")
Radio France Internationale, May 17, 2011

Tibetans Targeted With TV
Radio Free Asia, May 17, 2011

Tibetan Leafleting Suspect Held
Radio Free Asia, May 17, 2011