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 22, 2008

September 20-22, 2008

Bilateral Ties
FM: China Indignant, Opposed to U.S. Senate Legislation on Tibet
Xinhuanet, September 20, 2008

Beijing Smog Returns after Olympics
The Telegraph, September 22, 2008
Related news:
Beijing's Air Quality Fueling Debate
China Daily, September 22, 2008
Food Security
Govt Eyes Melamine Ban in All Foods
China Daily, September 20, 2008

Nearly 53,000 Chinese Children Sick from Milk
Agence France-Presse (via International Herald Tribune), September 22, 2008
Related news:
Milk Scandal Mars 'Quality' Campaign
Wall Street Journal, September 22, 2008
Testing Paper to Be Invented for Food Safety
Xinhua (via China Daily), September 21, 2008

Two Fall Sick after Eating Chinese Bean Paste in Japan
Agence France-Presse (via Google), September 20, 2008

Human Rights
'China Repression Grows', Says US
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 20, 2008

Human Rights Defender - Yang Chunlin (杨春林)
黑龙江维权代表杨春林上诉被驳回 (Yang Chunlin's Appeal Rejected)
Radio Free Asia, September 19, 2008

More Officials Dismissed over N. China Fatal Mine Accident
China Daily, September 21, 2008

Two Mining Mishaps Claim 56 Lives
China Daily, September 22, 2008
Related news:
Five Detained over Coal Mine Fire in NE China
Xinhua (via China Daily), September 21, 2008
Mainland Visa Restrictions on Foreigners in HK to Be Lifted
South China Morning Post, September 22, 2008

China Officials to Be Punished for Dance Hall Blaze
Reuters, September 22, 2008

China Becomes First Nation to Halve Poor Population
Xinhuanet, September 19, 2008

Protests and Petitions
北京朝阳区居民抗议垃圾场污染 (Beijingers Protest Pollution from Refuse Site)
Radio Free Asia, September 21, 2008

US Group: China Releases Underground Church Bishop
Associated Press (via Google), September 20, 2008

Despite China, U.S. Wants Bigger U.N. Role for Taiwan
Reuters, September 19, 2008