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 08, 2008

December 6-8, 2008

县委书记称收“年礼”不算受贿 五年收近两百万 (Hunan County Party Secretary Sentenced to 13 Years for Corruption)
Legal Daily (via China News), December 8, 2008

Overzealous Cadres Overwhelm China Quake Victims
Reuters (via Yahoo! News), December 5, 2008

Pollution Delays Huge Water Scheme
South China Morning Post, December 7, 2008

Hong Kong
香港民间组织促更多关注人权问题 (Hong Kong NGOs Urge More Attention Be Paid to Human Rights on Human Rights Day)
Voice of America, December 7, 2008

Human Rights Defenders
贵阳公安向家属证实 三异见人士遭软禁 (Three Guizhou Dissidents Placed under House Arrest before Human Rights Day)
Radio Free Asia, December 7, 2008

村民600袋面贿选被拘 (Villager Detained after Using Flour to Bribe Voters)
The Beijing News, December 7, 2008

1000度鋼水噴出5死傷 (Two Dead, Three Severely Injured in Guangdong Molten Steel Accident)
Ming Pao, December 8, 2008

Mainland Moves to Reign in Internet
South China Morning Post, December 6, 2008

Officials Held over Fatal Beating
South China Morning Post, December 6, 2008

山东村民举报村官后遇害 警方敷衍 (Shandong Villagers Killed after Reporting Corruption)
Radio Free Asia, December 7, 2008

Protests & Petitions
China City Locks Up 'Petitioners' in Mental Asylum: State Media
Agence Free Presse (via Yahoo! News), December 8, 2008

Related news:
上访者被强送精神病院 (Petitioners Sent to Psychiatric Hospital)
The Beijing News, December 8, 2008
皖太湖县拆祠堂暴力执法 数千村民聚集三人被捕 (Three Anhui Villagers Arrested after 1000+ Protest over Demolished Housing)
Radio Free Asia, December 5, 2008

China Stimulus Slights Human Capital
Wall Street Journal, December 8, 2008