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, December 16, 2004

December 16, 2004

Top news of the day

Detention – Yang Jiangli

Yang Jiangli seeks parole for medical treatment
Voice of America, December 15, 2004

Media – press freedom
China replaces liberal news editors
China National News, December 14, 2004


Civil service

Chinese officials punished for hoarding government funds
People’s Daily, December 16, 2004

Detention – Ju Jie and Liu Xiaobo

Writer released after detained by police, but monitoring continues
Voice of America, December 15, 2004

RSF condemned detention of Chinese writers
Radio Free Asia, December 15, 2004

Food security – GM
China may commericalise GM rice production
Voice of America, December 15, 2004

Human rights
Gagging China's intellectuals
Asia Times Online, December 15, 2004

China Targets Writers' Group
Radio Free Asia, December 15, 2004

Labour – income level
Urban dwellers getting more pay, December 16, 2004

Population policy
One-child policy still leading to abuses: US
SCMP, December 16, 2004

Dissident Yuan Bin arrives US
Voice of America, December 15, 2004

Love and money reshape family in China
Christian Science Monitor, December 15, 2004

Three Gorges
Shot in the arm for Three Gorges area
SCMP, December 16, 2004