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 28, 2008

October 28, 2008


Bilateral Ties
Beijing Working with West to Avoid Darfur Strife
Reuters (available at South China Morning Post), October 27, 2008

China and Vietnam Seek Land Border Solution
Reuters, October 26, 2008

Death Penalty
Beijing’s Former Vice Mayor Appeals Death Sentence
Shanghai Daily, October 28, 2008

陕西:商界高速1•17案宣判 主犯被判死刑无期 (Two Suspended Death Sentences Handed Down in "1.17 Shanxi/Shanghai expressway" Judgment)
Xinhuanet, October 27, 2008

China's Hidden Coal Cost Equal to 7.0 pct of GDP: Green Groups
Agence France-Presse (via YahooNews), October 27, 2008

Food Security
Suspect Eggs Pulled off Shelves in Southern China: Report
Agence France-Presse (via YahooNews), October 28, 2008
Related News:
China Knew of Tainted Eggs in September: Official
Agence France-Presse (via YahooNews), October 28, 2008
Freedom of Speech
Big Tech Companies Back Global Plan to Shield Online Speech
New York Times, October 27, 2008

Congress: China to Boost Women's Status
Xinhuanet, October 28, 2008

Human Rights Defender – Hu Jia (胡佳)
王丹将离洛赴英进修 赞胡佳获奖意义深远 (Wang Dan Praises Hu Jia's Award of Profound Significance)
Radio Free Asia, October 27, 2008

District Sets up Fund for Laid-off Workers
South China Morning Post, October 28, 2008

China to Support Labor-Intensive Businesses to Create Jobs
Xinhuanet, October 27, 2008

揭阳“贩卖器官”传闻纯属谣言 5名造谣者已被捕 (Underground Organ Trade Pure Fiction: Five Rumour-Mongers Arrested)
Xinhuanet, October 28, 2008

劳动合同法劳动争议调解仲裁法配套规章将制定 (New Labour Contract and Industrial Dispute Settlement Laws to be Formulated)
Xinhuanet, October 28, 2008

China Journalists Demand "Hush Money" at Coal Mine
Reuters, October 28, 2008

公安部门否认监听哈警察涉嫌打死人案死者父亲手机 (PSB Denies Monitoring Phonecalls of Father of Harbin Police Brutality Victim)
Xinhuanet, October 28, 2008

Protests and Petitions
Eight Arrests over Timber Firm Riots
South China Morning Post, October 28, 2008

云南彝良县15村民堵路示威被拘 (15 Villagers Arrested for Roadblock Demonstration in Yunnan)
Radio Free Asia, October 27, 2008

四川持续发生大规模教师罢教 (Large-Scale Teacher's Strikes Persist in Sichuan)
Radio Free Asia, October 27, 2008

Taipei to Deploy 7,000 Police for Envoy's Visit
South China Morning Post, October 28, 2008

Related News:
台湾的藏独、台独、法轮功等势力威胁将对陈云林进行近身抗议 (Tibetan Independence, Taiwanese Independence and Falun Gong Groups Threaten Protests Aimed at Chen Yunlin)
Radio Free International, October 27, 2008

Dalai Lama Signals Strategy Shift with China
China Post, October 28, 2008

青海藏族中学生自杀抗议当局政策 (Ethnic Tibetan Middle School Student Commits Suicide in Protest Over Government Policies)
Radio Free Asia, October 27, 2008