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, January 16, 2009

January 16, 2009


World Bank Bars 4 Chinese Firms for Corruption
Shanghai Daily, January 16, 2009

Death Penalty
浙江理工大学原副校长夏金荣受贿被判死缓 (Zhejiang University Official Given Stay of Execution)
Xinhuanet, January 16, 2009

Economic Development
China's Income Gap Widens as Economy Slows
Associated Press (available at YahooNews), January 16, 2009

Lowest Marks over Environment
South China Morning Post, January 16, 2009

Food Security

China Parents of Melamine Victim Paid $29,000
Reuters, January 16, 2009

New Head of Information Department in China's Foreign Ministry
Xinhuanet, January 15, 2009

Accidents Kill over 91,100 in China in 2008
Xinhuanet, January 16, 2009

最高法“五禁”如何突围人情社会 (How the "Five Taboos" Will Break Personal Favors in Legal Profession)
Legal Daily, January 15, 2009

Wary Eye Cast over 50m Bloggers in 'Sensitive Year'
South China Morning Post, January 16, 2009

Protests and Petitions
Protester Sentenced in China
International Herald Tribune, January 15, 2009

Public Health

Rural China Misses 'Barefoot Doctors'
Asia Times Online, January 16, 2009

多名律师抗议成都当局违法处理“钟芳琼”案 (Several Lawyers Protest Illegal Proceedings by Chengdu Authorities in Falun Gong Case)
Radio Free Asia, January 15, 2009

湖北两名法轮功学员被审 (Two Falun Gong Practitioners Tried in Hubei)
Radio Free Asia, January 15, 2009

China to Celebrate Day Tibet Feudal Rule Ended
YahooNews (China), January 16, 2009

China Calls Dalai Lama "Saboteur" of Tibet Development
Reuters, January 15, 2009

China Names 7 New Revolutionary Martyrs
Associated Press (via Google), January 15, 2009