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.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

June 24, 2008


监察部:灾区垮塌学校若涉贪污贿赂将严惩不贷 (Ministry of Supervision: Corrupt Acts in Quake-Torn Schools Will Be Punished Mercilessly), June 23, 2008

Officials Investigated over Petitioner's Death
Xinhuanet, June 23, 2008
Top auditor: No Corruption Found in Disaster Relief Fund Use
Xinhuanet, June 23, 2008

Emergency Response Law to Be Implemented
Xinhuanet, June 23, 2008

Floods and Landslides Kill 35 in Southwest China
Reuters, June 23, 2008

College Graduates Sought for Grass-Roots Jobs
Xinhuanet, June 23, 2008

Freedom of Speech
Supreme Court Ensures People's Voices Heard
Xinhua (via China Daily), June 23, 2008

China Says 43 Officials Punished over Quake Relief
Reuters, June 23, 2008

最高法:落实公开审判制 (Vice-President of Supreme People's Court Proposes for Open Trial System)
The Beijing News, June 24, 2008

民間保釣會網站遭關閉 ("Chinese Civilian Association for Safeguarding the Diaoyu [Pinnacle/Senkaku] Islands" Website Shut Down)
Ming Pao, June 24, 2008

奧運城市禁空運危險品 (Cities with Olympic Events Prohibit Mailing Dangerous Goods by Air)
Ming Pao, June 24, 2008

Businesses in China Take a Pre-Olympics Hit
Los Angeles Times, June 23, 2008

China Tightens Custom Vigil to Fight Doping During Olympics
Express India, June 23, 2008

Lhasa's Monks All but Vanish in Chinese Crackdown
The Globe and Mail, June 23, 2008

Corruption a 'Threat to Party's Survival'
Reuters (available at South China Morning Post), June 24, 2008

Protests and Petitions
访民人权京奥:穿状衣往天安门 筹签名申请游行 (Beijing Petitioners Collect Signatures for Application to Demonstrate)
Radio Free Asia, June 23, 2008

Uyghur Mosque Demolished
Radio Free Asia, June 23, 2008