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, November 21, 2008

November 21, 2008

Bilateral Ties

Conservatives Call on Bush to Free Muslim Uighurs
Associated Press (via Yahoo! News), November 20, 2008

US Warned of China 'Cyber-spying'
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 20, 2008

Death Penalty
Three Officials Sentenced to Death, Life in Prison for Taking Bribes
Xinhuanet, November 20, 2008

China Publishes Identities of 19,000 Dead in May Quake
Xinhuanet, November 21, 2008

Suicide Plunge by Quake Official
South China Morning Post, November 21, 2008

Food Security
China Says 1,041 Infants Still Hospitalized with Tainted Milk Problems
Xinhuanet, November 20, 2008

China's Crops at Risk from Massive Erosion
Reuters, November 21, 2008

Authorities Ordered to 'Nip Unrest in the Bud'
South China Morning Post, November 21, 2008

刘玉浦透露深圳或撤销区级政府 学者争议改革可行性 (Shenzhen May Abolish District-level Government)
Nanfang City News, November 21, 2008

Human Rights Defenders
'Black Jail' Plea from Hospital
Radio Free Asia, November 20, 2008

House of Leading Chinese Rights Activist Demolished
Agence France-Presse (via Google), November 21, 2008

深圳八名维权人士进行街头民主宣传 (8 Shenzhen Rights Defenders Promote Democracy on the Streets; Detained for 7 Hours)
Radio Free Asia, November 20, 2008

Chinese Officials Fear Unrest over Job Losses
Washington Post, November 21, 2008

Land Policy
Beijing to Move Thousands in Renovation Project
Reuters, November 20, 2008

土地确权新规征求社会意见 (Input Sought for Draft Regulations on Defining Land Ownership)
The Beijing News, November 21, 2008

Related information:
Regulations on Defining Land Ownership and Usage Rights
Ministry of Land and Resources, November 20, 2008
Protests and Petitions
Top Official Meets Rioters as China Seeks Stability
Reuters (via New York Times), November 21, 2008

China Cracks Down in Tibet, Exiles Say
Los Angeles Times, November 21, 2008,0,3590830.story

Sichuan Court Jails Tibetans
Radio Free Asia, November 20, 2008