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.

Friday, October 10, 2008

October 10, 2008

Bilateral Ties

China Says It Won't Torture Guantanamo Detainees
Associated Press (via Google), October 10, 2008

Official Accused of Taking Bribes to Fund Gambling Trips
Shanghai Daily, October 10, 2008

Party Sacks Official for Corruption in Guangxi
Shanghai Daily, October 10, 2008

Another Quake Rocks Sichuan
Shanghai Daily, October 10, 2008

Beijing Moves to Curb Car Growth
China Daily, October 10, 2008

Chinese Environmental Watchdog Blacklists Polluted Cities
China Daily, October 09, 2008

Food Security
China Threatens to "Out" Tainted Milk Offenders
Reuters, October 10, 2008

China Protests Milk Import Bans at WTO Meeting
Associated Press (via International Herald Tribune), October 09, 2008

婴儿乳粉三聚氰胺限量1mg/kg (Limits on Melamine in Infant Milk Powder Set to 1mg/kg)
Nanfang City News, October 09, 2008

信息公开案 政府首败诉 (Government Loses First Open Government Information Lawsuit)
The Beijing News, October 10, 2008

Human Rights Defender - Huang Qi (黄琦)
黄琦的律师至今未准查阅案卷 (Huang Qi's Lawyer Has Yet to See Case Files)
Radio Free Asia, October 10, 2008

Human Rights Defenders
Rare Victory for China’s Land Activists
Financial Times, October 10, 2008

Four Killed in Southwest China Mine Cave-in
Xinhuanet, October 10, 2008

Three Dead in Northwest China Coal Mine Accident
Xinhuanet, October 10, 2008

广西合山一煤矿发生瓦斯爆炸 已找到7具尸体 (Seven Dead in Guangxi Coal Mine Blast)
Xinhuanet, October 10, 2008

U.S. Claims Win in WTO Piracy Case versus China
Reuters, October 09, 2008

Protests and Petitions
北川中学一名遇难学生家长因计划上访被软禁 (Parent of Child Lost in Sichuan Quake under House Arrest for Petitioning)
Radio Free Asia, October 10, 2008

湖北上访人士郑大靖被关“黑监狱”遭毒打 (Hubei Petitioner Zheng Dajing in "Black Prison" Since 2007, Receiving Severe Beatings)
Radio Free Asia, October 09, 2008

浙江上千工人被拖欠薪资堵路示威 (1000+ Zhejiang Workers Protest for Wages)
Radio Free Asia, October 10, 2008

Public Health
China Bans One Brand of Herbal Drug after 3 Deaths
New York Times, October 10, 2008

Drug-resistant HIV Strains Turning up in China
Reuters, October 10, 2008

More People Affected by Arsenic Contamination
China Daily, October 10, 2008

Rural Issues
In China, Leaders Turn Focus to Farmers' Plight
Wall Street Journal, October 10, 2008

Ma Vows to Persist in `Deregulation` toward China
Taiwan News, October 10, 2008

西藏八名僧人被判刑 (Eight Tibetan Monks Sentenced for Suspected Involvement in Destroying Government Building)
Radio Free Asia, October 09, 2008