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, December 16, 2008

December 16, 2008


China's Poor Rural Areas in Urgent Need of Teachers
China Daily, December 16, 2008

Chinese Schools to Include Ethnic Harmony Courses
China Daily, December 16, 2008

Counting the High Cost of Growth
South China Morning Post, December 16, 2008

Food Security
Lye, Boric Acid Banned as Food Additives in China
Associated Press (via Google), December 16, 2008

Leading Academy: China to Face Increasing Employment Pressure Next Year
Xinhuanet, December 15, 2008

安监总局印发《煤矿生产安全事故报告和调查处理规定》 (State Administration of Work Safety Releases "Regulations on Reporting, Investigation, and Handling of Coal Mine Work Safety Accidents")
Xinhuanet, December 16, 2008

浙江:让虚假诉讼成为过街老鼠 (Zhejiang Enacts Regulation against "Fake Lawsuits")
Xinhuanet, December 15, 2008

Reporter Lost for 14 Days Found in Police Custody
China Daily, December 16, 2008

Related News
Chinese Reporter Chasing Corruption Claims Disappears
Reuters, December 15, 2008

Police Brutality Up in Rural Areas
South China Morning Post, December 16, 2008

Probes into 5 Deaths in Henan Police Cells
Shanghai Daily, December 16, 2008

Protests and Petitions
广州警方依法处理百人围堵黄埔某医院事件 (Guangzhou Police "Handle" Demonstration outside Hospital), December 16, 2008

Five Villagers Injured in E China Land Dispute
China Daily, December 15, 2008

香港团体发起游行声援「零八宪章」 (Hong Kong Groups Demonstrate on Behalf of Charter 08 Signers)
Radio Free Asia, December 15, 2008

海口市民下月一号上网吧 需用身份证刷卡登记 (Haikou Residents Will Be Required to Register ID Cards at Internet Cafes)
Radio Free Asia, December 15, 2008

China and Taiwan Restore Air Links
International Herald Tribune, December 15, 2008