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, August 18, 2011

Bilateral Ties

Tibetans Held amid China Visit to Nepal
Radio Free Asia, August 17, 2011


Lawyer Sues Oil Giants over Bohai Spill
Agence France-Presse, August 17, 2011


多位个性新闻发言人去职 公众担心该群体更趋谨慎 (Public Concern of More Guarded Voices from Gov't Voice after Several Spokespersons Resign)
Southern Metropolis Daily, August 18, 2011

Hong Kong

Beijing Expands Support for Hong Kong
Financial Times, August 18, 2011


China's Baidu May Face Tougher Rules after State Media Criticism
Reuters, August 18, 2011


People's Court
South China Morning Post, August 17, 2011


《长城月报》总编遭威胁 《南风窗》社长被免职 (Changcheng News Digest Editor-in-Chief Threatened and Nan Feng Chuang President Relieved of Job)
Radio Free Asia, August 17, 2011
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High Price for Airing Sun Yat-sen Criticism
South China Morning Post, August 18, 2011

Leading Magazine Faces Tough Action
China Media Project, August 18, 2011

Migrant Workers

北京关停24所打工子弟学校 (Beijing Closes 24 Schools for Migrant Workers' Children)
Deutsche Welle, August 17, 2011,,15322656,00.html

Public Health

云南曲靖铬渣污染现癌症村 村民只喝矿泉水 (Yunnan Chemical Plant's Chromium Pollution Leads to Cancer Village)
Xiaoxiang Morning Herald, August 18, 2011