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.

Monday, December 01, 2008

November 29-December 01, 2008


Officials Buy Invitation Letters for Overseas Tours
Xinhua (via China Daily), November 28, 2008

Death Penalty
Chinese Execute 2 Convicted of Spying
New York Times, November 29, 2008

Economic Development
China’s President Cites Threat of Global Slowdown
New York Times, December 01, 2008

Beijing Claims Early Victory over Air Pollution
Associated Press (via YahooNews), December 01, 2008

Human Rights Defender - Li Heping (李和平)
维权律师李和平赴欧洲领奖被阻 (Beijing Rights Defense Lawyer Li Heping Prevented from Traveling to Europe to Receive Prize)
Radio Free Asia, November 30, 2008

Related information:
L'avocat Chinois Li Heping Honoré par Ses Pairs Européens (Chinese Lawyer Li Heping Honored by His European Peers)
RTBF, Novebmer 28, 2008
Human Rights Defender - Ni Yulan (倪玉兰)
维权律师倪玉兰开庭时间推迟 (Rights Defender Ni Yulan's Trial again Postponed)
Radio Free Asia, November 28, 2008

Human Rights Defender - Zeng Jinyan (曾金燕)
Activist's Wife Wins Award for Surveillance Blog
South China Morning Post, December 01, 2008

China Mine Shaft Death Toll Rises to 18
Reuters, December 01, 2008

最高院司法解释破解申诉难 (SPC Judicial Explanation Expounds on Appeal Difficulty)
The Beijing News, December 01, 2008

Related information:
最高人民法院关于适用《中华人民共和国民事诉讼法》审判监督程序若干问题的解释(Explanation of the Supreme People's Court on Several Issues Concerning the Application of the "Civil Procedure Law" on Trial Supervision Procedures)
Supreme People's Court, November 25, 2008

最高法院审判监督庭负责人解读司法解释 (SPC Official Deciphers Judicial Interpretation)
Legal Daily, December 01, 2008
CPC Seeks Suggestions for Judicial Reform
Xinhuanet, November 28, 2008

Protests and Petitions
天安门再有访民撒传单 驻京办外涂鸦抗议 (Petitions Release Flyers in Tiananmen Square and Speak with Reporters on Situation)
Radio Free Asia, December 01, 2008

Public Health
China Reports 264,000 HIV Carriers, AIDS Patients
Xinhua (via China Daily), November 30, 2008

Related news:
China's Rural Migrants Are New Front in AIDS Fight
Reuters, November 30, 2008
Free Hepatitis Shots in New Health Plans
Shanghai Daily, November 29, 2008

Seeking a Passport to a New Life
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 28, 2008

Taiwan Students Plan December 7 Protest March for Relaxation of Demonstration Rules
Taiwan News, December 01, 2008

China: Tibetan Youth Organization Bent on Terror
Houston Chronicle, November 29, 2008