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.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

October 15, 2008


One More Netted in Corruption Scandal
China Daily, October 15, 2008

Trial for Beijing's Former Vice Major
Caijing Magazine, October 15, 2008

Wenchuan Quake Team Disbanded
Shanghai Daily, October 15, 2008

Five Fired over South China Water Contamination
Xinhuanet, October 14, 2008

Guangdong Admits It Is Unlikely to Meet 2010 Pollution Targets
South China Morning Post, October 15, 2008

Polluting Smelters Shut Down after Damaging Farmers' Skin
China Daily, October 15, 2008

Food Security
China Orders More Testing of Milk, Milk Powder
Voice of America, October 14, 2008

Formaldehyde Found in Fish in Wuxi
China Daily, October 15, 2008

Nine People Dead in Central China Coal Mine Accident
Xinhua (via China Daily), October 14, 2008

Land Policy
广州拆迁补偿看齐一手房价 (Relocation Compensation in Guangzhou May Equal that for a Home in the Same District)
Nanfang Daily, October 15, 2008

Related information:
广州市危旧房改造拆迁补偿安置工作指导意见(试行)征求意见稿 ("Guangzhou Municipal Guiding Opinions on Relocation Compensation for Redevelopment of Hazardous or Old Housing [for Provisional Implementation]" [Draft for Input])
October 14, 2008
Migrant Workers
1st Bureau to Serve Dongguan Migrants
China Daily, October 15, 2008

哈尔滨一名大学生被民警活活打死 (Harbin University Student Beaten to Death by Police)
Radio Free Asia, October 14, 2008

Protests and Petitions
都江堰聚源中学数名遇难学生家长因上访被关进学习班 (Parents of Students Lost in Earthquake Forced into "Study Session" for Petitioning)
Radio Free Asia, October 14, 2008

广东广宁县九村四千多村民反对新建工厂 (4000+ Guangdong Villagers Protest Construction of New Factory)
Radio Free Asia, October 14, 2008

Public Health
Chinese Medical Reform Draft Open to Public Debate
Xinhuanet, October 14, 2008

Related information:
关于《关于深化医药卫生体制改革的意见(征求意见稿)》公开征求意见的公告 (Public Notice on Openly Soliciting Opinions on the "Opinions on Deepening Reform of the Healthcare System [Draft for Input]")
National Development and Reform Commission, October 14, 2008
Children's Ills 'Insignificant'
South China Morning Post, October 15, 2008

Contamination Blamed for Herbal Injections in Relation to Deaths
China Daily, October 14, 2008

Eight Monks Imprisoned for Bomb Blast in Tibet
Agence France-Presse (via Google), October 15, 2008