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, February 05, 2009

February 5, 2009

Bilateral Ties

Beijing Wants Return of Chinese Held in Guantanamo
Reuters, February 05, 2009

Shanghai Vice Governor Jailed on 6 Mil Yuan Graft Charge
China Post, February 05, 2009

China Declares an Emergency amid Worst Drought in 50 Years
Times Online, February 05, 2009

Human Rights Defender - Huang Qi (黄琦)
成都当局威胁访民提供有关黄琦的材料 (Chengdu Authorities Harass Petitioners for Information on Huang Qi)
Radio Free Asia, February 04, 2009

Internet Censorship
Chinese Learn Limits of Online Freedom as the Filter Tightens
New York Times, February 05, 2009

最高法院全面启动司法改革工作 (Supreme Court Begins Comprehensive Judicial Reform)
Xinhuanet, February 04, 2009

最高齡被告 百歲翁涉詐騙 (99-yo Man Tried for Fraud)
Ming Pao, February 05, 2009

Chinese Police Go Door-to-door to Address Public Concerns
People's Daily, February 05, 2009

上海官方低调宣布把在杨佳袭警案中遇害的六名警员评为"烈士" (Shanghai Government Issues Muted Announcement that the Six Police Killed by Yang Jia Are to Be Referred to as "Martyrs")
Radio France Internationale, February 04, 2009

Public Health
Deadly Medicine Found in 2 More Chinese Provinces
Associated Press (via Google), February 05, 2009

癌症成中國兒童第二殺手 (Cancer #2 Killer of Chinese Children)
Ming Pao, February 05, 2009

Taiwan Mulling Building Bridge Linking with China
Agence France-Presse (via Google), February 05, 2009

中国军警严密监控甘肃拉卜楞地区 (Armed Forces Increase Control in Gansu's Labrang Region)
Radio Free Asia, February 04, 2009