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, September 19, 2008

September 19, 2008


Bilateral Ties
Vice President: China Hopes for "Fair, reasonable" Settlement of Boundary Issue with India
Xinhuanet, September 18, 2008

Death Penalty
杨佳案二审辩护律师李劲松赴沪要求见杨佳被拒 (Yang Jia's Lawyer Refused Visit)
Radio Free Asia, September 18, 2008


Search on for Survivors after New China Mudslide
Reuters, September 19, 2008

Death Toll in China Landslide Rises to 260
YahooNews (Asia), September 18, 2008

Officials Probed for Concealing Mudslide Toll
Agence France-Presse (available at South China Morning), September 18, 2008

Hebei Turns on the Tap as Drought Grips Beijing
Xinhuanet, September 18, 2008

Food Security
Has There Been a Cover-up, WHO Asks
Agence France-Presse (available at South China Morning), September 19, 2008

China Arrests 12 More Suspects in Tainted Milk Scandal
Xinhuanet, September 18, 2008

China's Cabinet Abolishes Regulation on Inspection Exemptions for Food
Xinhuanet, September 18, 2008

Human Rights Defenders – Li Xige (李喜阁)
艾滋病维权人士李喜阁被软禁在家 (AIDS Activist Li Xige Put Under House Arrest )
Radio Free Asia, September 19, 2008

China Issues Regulation to Clear Labor Contract Law Misunderstanding
Xinhuanet, September 18, 2008

Related News
劳动合同法实施条例公布施行 (Labor Contract Law Articles of Implementation Enacted)
Xinhuanet, September 19, 2008

奥运期间开放的海外网站再次被封锁 (Overseas Websites Blocked Again Following Olympics)
Radio Free Asia, September 19, 2008

Beijing's Volunteer Stations to Remain
China Daily, September 19, 2008

Beijing Parks to Cancel Security Check Sept. 21 as Sporting Events End
Xinhuanet, September 18, 2008

U.N. Again Throws Out Taiwan Bid for Recognition
Reuters, September 18, 2008

Tibetan Journalist Detained
Radio Free Asia, September 18, 2008