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, December 08, 2004

December 8, 2004

Top news of the day

Law – legal reform

Speculation on court reforms quashed
SCMP, December 8, 2004


Detention – Shi Tao

The arrest of Henan writer ShiTao – a follow-up
Voice of America, December 7, 2004

June 4th
EU unlikely lifts arms ban against China
Voice of America, December 8, 2004

Law – court system
High Court opposes to rename People’s Court
China Youth On-line, December 8, 2004

Reform to take place within the framework of Constitution and laws
Legal Daily, December 8, 2004

More Than 1,000 Riot in Guangxi After Officials Beat Street Performers
Radio Free Asia, December 7, 2004

Protests and petitions

2 policemen killed in clash with workers
SCMP, December 8, 2004

Media - censorship
Reformist vows to continue fight on press censorship
SCMP, December 8, 2004

Media - internet
China targets media's 'evil trend'
Asia Times Online, December 7, 2004

RSF protests against China’s monitoring of dissident Ouyang Yi
Radio Free Asia, December 7, 2004

Public health – HIV aids
UN to pump record US$270m to fight Aids, TB on mainland
SCMP, December 8, 2004