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, September 16, 2008

September 16, 2008

Death Penalty

Death Sentence for Fraudster
Shanghai Daily, September 16, 2008

China Government Adviser Urges Greenhouse Gas Cuts
Reuters, September 16, 2008

Energy Demand May Ease by 2018 in China
Xinhuanet, September 16, 2008

Food Security
China Toxic Milk Victim Count Expected to Rise
Reuters, September 16, 2008

China Arrests Brothers in Milk Powder Probe
Washington Post, September 15, 2008

Related news:
Chinese Authorities 'Covered up Baby Milk Scandal because of Olympics'
The Telegraph, September 15, 2008

Free Care Denied Babies despite Decree
South China Morning Post, September 16, 2008

Human Rights Defenders
上海访民林继亮奥运期间被关押出来不能说话 (Elderly Shanghai Petitioner Lin Jiliang in Poor Health following Release from Detention during Olympics)
Radio Free Asia , September 15, 2008

异议人士邓太清遭当局拘留和抄家 (Shanxi Activist Deng Taiqing Detained, Subject to Home Search)
Radio Free Asia, September 15, 2008

China Chemical Plant Blast Death Toll Rises to Two, One Missing
Xinhuanet, September 16, 2008

Censorship Hammer Comes Down over Scandal
South China Morning Post, September 16, 2008

Migrant Workers
湖南拟施行居住证制度 立法赋外来人口市民待遇 (Hunan Issues Draft Regulations Stipulating Migrant Workers Can Apply for a Residence Permit Granting Same Treatment as Local Residents)
Legal Daily, September 16, 2008

Related information:
《湖南省流动人口服务和管理规定(草案)》征求意见 (Soliciting Opinions on the
"Draft Hunan Provincial Regulations on Servicing and Managing Migrant Workers")
People's Government of Hunan Province, September 08, 2008

UN Honors 5 Chinese in Promoting Rights of Disabled
Xinhuanet, September 15, 2008

Protests and Petitions
受压上海访民奥运后重新申请游行 (Shanghai Petitioners Apply for Demonstration in People's Square)
Radio Free Asia, September 16, 2008

全职家庭主妇成为新的自杀高危人群 (Guangzhou Crisis Research and Intervention Center: Housewives High Risk for Suicide)
Nanfang Daily, September 16, 2008

Tibet Monk in Hiding Tells of Interrogation, Abuse
Associated Press (via Google), September 15, 2008