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.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

January 08, 2009

Bilateral Ties

Free But Homeless after Guantanamo
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 07, 2009

Justice Is Truly Blind for Guangdong Bosses
South China Morning Post, January 08, 2009

China Solicits Public Opinions on 12-year Plan for Education
Xinhuanet, January 08, 2009

Related information:
关于就研究制定《国家中长期教育改革和发展规划纲要》公开征求意见的公告 (Public Notice on Soliciting Opinions on the Draft "National Plan for the Medium- to Long-Range Reform and Development of Education)
Ministry of Education, January 07, 2008
Lawyer Demands that Chinese Government Open Its Books
Reuters, January 07, 2009

Human Rights Defenders
Chinese Democracy Activist Sentenced to 6 Years
Associated Press (via YahooNews), January 08, 2009

西安人权律师张鉴康等因零八宪章被非法「软禁」(Xi'an Lawyer and Signatory to "Charter 08" Zhang Jiankang Placed under House Arrest)
Radio Free Asia, January 07, 2009

Related news:
Charter 08 Worries China
Christian Science Monitor, January 07, 2009
《劳动人事争议仲裁办案规则》出台 ("Rules on Handling Arbitration Cases for Labor Personnel Disputes" Promulgated)
Legal Daily (via China Youth Daily), January 08, 2009

Land Policy
北京丰台区继续强拆民宅 (Beijing Residential Homes Continue to Be Destroyed)
Radio Free Asia, January 07, 2009

最高法发布规定规范法官公正执法 (Supreme People's Court Issues Standards for Impartial Enforcement of the Law)
China News (via Sina), January 08, 2009

Protests and Petitions
山东省梁山县检察院建立健全接访工作新机制 (Shandong County Procuratorate Establishes New Mechanism for Receiving Petitioners)
Xinhuanet, January 08, 2009

Public Health
Patient Dies after Hospital Beating
Shanghai Daily, January 08, 2009

Related news:
山东莱芜精神病院殴打病人院长等负责人被停职 (Director of Shandong Mental Hospital and Others Suspended)
Radio Free Asia, January 07, 2008
四川阿坝法院秘密审判一名藏族政治犯 (Sichuan Court Secretly Tries Tibetan Political Prisoner, Sentenced to 8 Years for "Divulging State Secrets")
Radio Free Asia, January 08, 2009