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, September 04, 2008

September 04, 2008


Official Admits 'Quality Problems' in Sichuan School Buildings
Xinhua (via China Daily), September 04, 2008

Homeless Quake Victims Face Power Cuts
South China Morning Post, September 03, 2008

Over 87,000 Feared Dead in May 12 Earthquake, Economic Losses Hit 845 Bln Yuan
Xinhuanet, September 04, 2008

Race against Winter in Quake Zone
China Daily, September 04, 2008

Guangdong's Air and Water Dirtier despite Factory Closures
South China Morning Post, September 04, 2008

Human Rights Defenders
奥运前被捕的维权人士被押返回乡 (Rights Defenders Detained before Olympics Released)
Radio Free Asia, September 03, 2008

长沙警方严惩异见者 制地震文化衫者疑被劳教 (Pan-Blue Coalition Member Calling for Investigation into Shoddy Construction in Quake Area Sentenced to Reeducation-Through-Labor)
Radio Free Asia, September 04, 2008

甘肃藏族妇女被乡领导强拉作绝育手术后又受人身侮辱和殴打 (Gansu Tibetan Woman Humiliated and Beaten after Forced Sterilization)
Radio Free Asia, September 03, 2008

China Set to Raise Poverty Line
Xinhuanet, September 03, 2008

Related news:
Poverty Line May Go up, But Will Poor Care?
South China Morning Post, September 04, 2008
Public Health
Disabled Still Unwanted in the Workplace, Federation Says
South China Morning Post, September 04, 2008

Paralympics: Taiwan Javelin Ace Banned from Beijing Paralympics
Deutsche Presse Agentur (via Bangkok Post), September 03, 2008

Tibet Unrest Looms in Post-Dalai Lama Era
Reuters, September 03, 2008

Tibetan Monks Freed in Golmud
Radio Free Asia, September 03, 2008