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 30, 2009

January 30, 2009


Scientists Build Case that Zipingpu Dam Triggered China’s Devastating Earthquake
China Digital Times, January 30, 2009

SW China Province to Relocate 69 Schools Under Geological Threat
Xinhuanet, January 30, 2009

China's Solution for Unemployed College Grads: State Jobs in the Boonies
Washington Post, January 30, 2009

民生观察公布中国下岗教师冤案录 (Citizens' Rights and Livelihood Watch Reveal Cases of Aggrieved Laid-off Teachers)
Radio Free Asia, January 29, 2009

Labour Laws Buckle as Economy Darkens
Reuters (available at South China Morning Post), January 29, 2009

Chinese State Media Goes Global
Asia Times Online, January 30, 2009

Protests and Petitions
通信维权人士遭打压 呼吁当局开放通讯业者自由竞争 (Authorities Prosecute Rights Defenders Calling for Open Competition in China's Telecom Market)
Radio Free Asia, January 29, 2009

北京访民李立荣被殴被一度昏迷 (Beijing Petitioner Beaten into Coma)
Radio Free Asia, January 28, 2009

China Crackdown Sparks Appeal From Tibet Government-in-Exile
Voice of America, January 29, 2009

康区藏人不满当局摆布粉饰太平遭到军警开枪镇压 (Chinese Police Reportedly Open Fire on Tibetan Protesters)
Radio Free Asia, January 29, 2009

Related news:
Chinese Launch Raids, Detentions in Tibet
Washington Post,
January 29, 2009