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.

Friday, April 15, 2005

April 15, 2005


Food security – GM crops
Beijing acts as green group urges GM rice recall
The Standard, April 15, 2005

June 4th – EU arms ban
Consensus on ending arms ban collapses
SCMP, April 15, 2005

People should adjust their concepts to law
司法理念需调整变更, April 15, 2005

A review on the wrongful conviction case of She Xianglin (佘祥林)
Nanfang Weekend, April 15, 2005

No more forceful confessions in Sichuan, a step forward of Chinese legal system?
Voice of America, April 14, 2005

Media – internet
Blocking of internet 'taken to new level'
SCMP, April 15, 2005

Protests and petitions
Shanghai says it will not approve rallies
SCMP, April 15, 2005

Wider channel for filing complaints
Xinhuanet, April 15, 2005

Public health
18 million Chinese adults now obese: study
AFP via, April 15, 2005

Hong Kong - Basic Law
Experts pinpoint further uncertainties over Law
SCMP, April 15, 2005

Beijing invites Hong Kong democrats to exchange opinions on law re-interpretation
Voice of America, April 14, 2005