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.

Monday, September 08, 2008

September 06-08, 2008

Auditor 'Powerless' to Act over Irregular Spending
South China Morning Post, September 07, 2008

China Says Little Interest in 88 Quake Orphans up for Adoption
Agence France-Presse (via Google), September 08, 2008

Quake-hit Sichuan Faces Large Financial Gap for Reconstruction
Xinhuanet, September 08, 2008

Beijing Debates Whether Olympics Pollution Controls Should Stay
The Telegraph, September 06, 2008

Beijing Issues Rare Apology over Garbage Plant's Stench
Reuters (via China Post), September 08, 2008

Hong Kong
Activists, Citing 'Real' Air Monitor, Seek Tighter Limits on Pollution
South China Morning Post, September 08, 2008

Democrats Lose Seats but Retain Veto in HK Polls
Associated Press (via International Herald Tribune), September 08, 2008

Three China Mine Accidents Kill 42, Trap 18
Reuters, September 07, 2008

China Opens Games and Pledges Disabled Rights
Reuters, September 07, 2008

Related news:
Beijing Welcomes the Disabled as China Never Has
Washington Post, September 05, 2008
Conference on Post-Olympics China to Be Held
Xinhua (via China Daily), September 06, 2008

Protests and Petitions
China 'Allows' Protest in Designated Zones
Bloomberg (via China Post), September 08, 2008

Chinese Protester Freed after Olympics Detention
Associated Press (via Google), September 08, 2008

Riot Police Quell Two Separate Large Protests in China
Agence France-Presse (via Google), September 05, 2008

Students in China Riot over Property Dispute
Reuters (via China Post), September 07, 2008

Public Health
AIDS Rampant among Beijing Gays
Xinhuanet, September 05, 2008

The Challenges Facing China's Disabled
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 05, 2008

Volunteer Visits to Disabled Orphans Blocked
South China Morning Post, September 08, 2008

基督教家庭教会领袖石维翰狱中健康恶化 (Health of House Church Leader Shi Weihan Worsens in Prison)
Radio Free Asia, September 05, 2008

Dalai Lama's Pro-Independence Brother Dies in U.S.
Reuters, September 06, 2008

China Imposes Ramadan Security Crackdown in Muslim Northwest
Agence France-Presse (via Google), September 05, 2008
Related news:
Ramadan Curbs on China’s Muslims
Radio Free Asia, September 06, 2008