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, August 14, 2008

August 14, 2008

Suicide of Probed Food Regulator Reported
Caijing Magazine, August 13, 2008
Related news:
Official: China Food Regulator's Death Accidental
Associated Press (via Google), August 13, 2008
Quake Not Linked to Dam Works
Shanghai Daily, August 14, 2008

Torrential Rain Leaves 40 Dead in Yunnan
Shanghai Daily, August 13, 2008

China Targets High-Emission Cars with Consumption-Tax Increase
Wall Street Journal, August 14, 2008

Olympics Delay Energy Reforms
Radio Free Asia, August 13, 2008

ITN to Protest to Chinese Authorities over Detention of Journalist
The Guardian, August 13, 2008

Obstruction of Media Trio Concerns Ministry
South China Morning Post, August 14, 2008
Related information:
2008年8月13日外交部发言人秦刚举行例行记者会 (Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Qin Gang's Regular Press Conference on August 13, 2008)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, August 13, 2008
Beijing to Keep Low Fares on Bus, Subway - Official
China Daily, August 14, 2008

China Not Rattled by Age Questions
Reuters, August 13, 2008

Environment-Friendly Olympic Village Granted LEED Gold Award
Xinhuanet, August 13, 2008

Olympics No Threat to Water in Beijing
Xinhua (via Shanghai Daily), August 14, 2008

北京奥运安保部门首次报告鼓楼凶案调查结果 (Beijing Police Release Official Report on Murder of US Tourist at Drum Tower)
Radio Free Asia, August 14, 2008

鸟巢外示威被拘 北京再封海外网站 (Some Foreign Websites Again Blocked following Free Tibet Protest)
Radio Free Asia, August 13, 2008

香港拒绝海外民运分子张小刚入境 (Hong Kong Refuses Entry to Federation for a Democratic China's Zhang Xiaogang)
Radio Free Asia, August 14, 2008
Related news:
Chinese Activists "Barred" from Hong Kong
Reuters, August 06, 2008
Protests and Petitions
32名临沂百姓申请北京示威区游行被拒 (Application to Demonstrate in Beijing Protest Zone Refused for 32 Resettled People from Linyi, Shandong)
Radio Free Asia, August 13, 2008

Dalai Lama Blasts China on Paris Visit
Wall Street Journal, August 14, 2008
Related news:
Dalai Lama Fears Chinese Push in Tibet after Games
Reuters, August 13, 2008
India Curbs Tibetan Activist-Writer
Radio Free Asia, August 13, 2008

Central Govt to Pump $5.5 Billion into Tibet
China Daily, August 14, 2008

China Steps Up Scrutiny of a Minority in Beijing
New York Times, August 14, 2008

喀什再遇袭官方严防限采访 居民称维族政治受压  (Media Prohibited in Kashgar; Residents Say Uyghurs Coming under Increasing Pressure from Authorities)
Radio Free Asia, August 13, 2008