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, October 14, 2008

October 14, 2008


Bilateral Ties
Pakistani President to Visit China
International Herald Tribune, October 13, 2008

Death Penalty
四川龙泉原镇党委书记受贿千万被执行死刑 (Sichuan Official Executed for Taking Bribes), October 14, 2008

Economic Development
村官贪600余万 辩解"非国家工作人员"坚称无罪 (Village Official Charged with Bribery)
Xinhuanet, October 14, 2008

Taizhou Still Promoted for Chemical Plant
South China Morning Post, October 14, 2008

广州给人大代表发"督职信" 提醒其增强代表意识 (Guangzhou Officials Issues Warning to Lax People's Congress Representatives)
Xinhuanet, October 14, 2008

党刊文章称制度建设滞后不适应扩大民主要求 (Party Report Says Delays Prevent Expansion of Democratic Requirements), October 14, 2008

Human Rights Defenders
药品打假人士高敬德医院不让挂号被列入黑名单 (Hospitals Blacklist Man who Spoke against Fake Medicine)
Radio Free Asia, October 13, 2008

12 Killed in Coal Mine Accidents
China Daily, October 11, 2008

Land Policy
Chinese Land Reforms to 'Double Wealth of Farmers', October 14, 2008

China's "Forefront" Role in South-South Co-op Hailed by UN
Xinhuanet, October 14, 2008

Asia-Europe People's Forum held in China
Xinhuanet, October 13, 2008

President Hu Appoints New Ambassador to United Nations
Xinhuanet, October 10, 2008

6 Police Held after Student Beaten to Death outside Harbin Nightclub
South China Morning Post, October 14, 2008

Protests and Petitions
杭州再发生强拆事件 当局出动过千人 (More Hangzhou Families Evicted)
Radio Free Asia, October 13, 2008

上访维权代表刘学立被延长3个月劳教 (Shanghai Rights Defender Liu Xueli Given 3 Months RTL)
Radio Free Asia, October 13, 2008

Public Health
福建三明市第二医院4名患者麻醉后死亡 (Three Patients Die after Receiving Anesthesia at Fujian Hospital), October 14, 2008

Chinese Hospital Found Responsible for Newborn Deaths
China Daily, October 13, 2008