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, November 04, 2008

November 4, 2008


Bilateral Ties
Chinese Fury at Yves Saint-Laurent Art Sale, November 04, 2008

Myanmar's Farmers Pay for China's Oil Thirst
Asia Times Online, November 04, 2008

Judge Jailed for Taking Bribes, Possessing Gun
South China Morning Post, November 04, 2008

儿子出国读书要用钱 浙玉环原人大副主任受贿获刑 (Zhejiang Deputy Director Sentenced for Taking Bribes to Fund Son's Overseas Schooling)
Xinhuanet, November 03, 2008

Death Penalty
China Sentences Mongolian Drug Smuggler to Death
China Post, November 04, 2008

Death Toll Rises to 35 in Yunnan Landslides
China Daily, November 04, 2008

Beijing's No-car Day to Change
China Daily, November 04, 2008

Mine Waste Blamed for 400 Cancer Cases
South China Morning Post, November 04, 2008

Food Security
China Destroys Tons of Tainted Animal Feed
International Herald Tribune, November 02, 2008

Shanghai: Official Returns
China Daily, November 04, 2008

Human Rights

中国将首次制定国家人权行动计划 规划人权事业 (China to Formulate its First National Human Rights Action Plan)
Xinhuanet, November 04, 2008

Work Accident Death Toll 70,000, Says Watchdog
South China Morning Post, November 04, 2008

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赵铁锤要求加大对瞒报事故行为的查处力度 (Calls for Crackdown on False Reporting of Industrial Accidents), November 03, 2008

Some Owners Deserting Factories in China
Los Angeles Times, November 03, 2008

Beijing Neighbourhood Campaign Suffers Blow
Financial Times, November 03, 2008

Avoid Inflaming Riots, Minister Tells the Police
South China Morning Post, November 04, 2008

Protests and Petitions
China City's Stressed-out Cabbies Go on Strike
Reuters, October 03, 2008

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Chinese Officials Move to End Violent Taxi Strike
Associated Press (available at YahooNews), November 04, 2008

三千多名各界人士联名签署要求特赦杨佳公开信函寄中国国家主席胡锦涛 (More than Three Thousand Sign Open Letter to Hu Jintao Calling for Pardon of Police Killer, Yang Jia)
Radio Free Asia, November 03, 2008

访民拜祭张雪英家中母亲上海当局派数十公安警察人员严守戒备 (Police Keep Watch on Mourners Paying Respects to Petitioner Zhang Xueying's Mother)
Radio Free Asia, November 03, 2008

Public Health
3 hospitals Rapped for Transplants
China Daily, November 03, 2008

河南禹州因输血感染HIV病毒人士提起民事赔偿诉讼 (Henan Victim of HIV infected Blood Transfusion Attempts to File Civil Suit)
Radio Free Asia, November 03, 2008

Taiwan and China Sign Flight and Cargo Agreements
Reuters, November 04, 2008

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扁將告發馬陳觸犯外患罪 (Former President Chen Shuibian Accuses Ma and Chen of Foreign Aggression; Calls for Chen Yunlin's Arrest)
Ming Pao, November 04, 2008

I am Hopeful Protesters will Come Round, Says Arats Chief
South China Morning Post, November 04, 2008