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 18, 2008

September 18, 2008

Death Penalty

China Court Upholds Suspended Death Sentence of Former Brokerage Executive
Xinhuanet, September 17, 2008

China Adds to Energy Waste
Radio Free Asia, September 17, 2008

Food Security
Ample Opportunities for Public to Sue for Damages: Lawyers
South China Morning Post, September 18, 2008

China Vows Clean-up as Baby Milk Scare Spreads
Reuters, September 18, 2008

Quality Watchdog Cancels Inspection Exemptions for Food Producers
Xinhuanet, September 18, 2008

Human Rights Defender - Mao Hengfeng (毛恒凤)
叶金娣被以欲加之罪逮捕 毛恒凤狱中受虐不断 (Zhejiang Land Rights Petitioner Ye Jindi Formally Arrested; Shanghai Petitioner Mao Hengfeng Continues to Receive Abuse in Prison)
Radio Free Asia, September 18, 2008
Related information:
Mao Hengfeng, Petitioner on Family Planning Issues, Reports Continued Abuse in Prison
Human Rights in China, September 16, 2008
Chlorine Leak Sends 71 to Hospital in SW China
Xinhuanet, September 18, 2008

A Promise Honored, Says Hu
China Daily, September 18, 2008

Innocent Arrested Too Often
Shanghai Daily, September 18, 2008

Protests and Petitions
10 Petitioners Still Detained after Arrest in Beijing
New York Times, September 18, 2008

China Says Headed off Olympic Protest Permits
Reuters, September 17, 2008

Demonstration Parks to Cease Function after Games: Official
Xinhuanet, September 17, 2008

Public Health

Policies on AIDS Battle Right - Official
China Daily, September 18, 2008

北京爱知行研究所遭调查 艾滋病民间组织呼吁加强保护 (HIV/AIDS NGO Calls for Authorities to Protect AIDS Groups following Official Investigations into Fellow AIDS Group Beijing Aizhixing Institute)
Radio Free Asia, September 17, 2008

秋雨之福教会起诉成都市宗教局 (Qiuyu Blessings Church Sues Chengdu Administration of Religious Affairs for May Church Raid)
Radio Free Asia, September 17, 2008

Related information:
Chinese Authorities Raid Religious Gathering, Confiscate Bibles, Detain Church Members
Human Rights in China, May 08, 2008
Pandas and Missiles: The Double Message to China’s Tiny Neighbour
Times Online, September 18, 2008

藏族导演及其助手被拘留已近半年 (Tibetan Documentary Director Dhondup Wangchen and Assistant Golog Jigme Detained for almost 6 Months)
Radio Free Asia, September 17, 2008