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, April 30, 2009

April 30, 2009


Deans Accused of Embezzling
South China Morning Post, April 30, 2009

Officials Punished over Land Scandal
Shanghai Daily, April 29, 2009

China Energy Efficiency Improves in Q1: Govt
Agence France-Presse (available at YahooNews), April 29, 2009

New Rule to Punish Officials who Give Fake Statistical Data
South China Morning Post, April 30, 2009

Hong Kong

6 Democrats Allowed on Guangdong Delegation
South China Morning Post, April 30, 2009

青海氯氣泄漏23工人中毒 (Chlorine Leak Poisons 23 in Qinghai)
Ming Pao, April 30, 2009


Senior Leader Stresses Justice in Chinese Courts
Xinhuanet, April 30, 2009

云南:刑事审判将新增控辩双方“量刑辩论”环节 (Yunnan Adds Limitations to Debate over Sentencing in Criminal Trials)
Xinhuanet, April 30, 2009

贵州:“三类”案件致人死亡 县公安局长撤职 (New Guizhou Law Punishes Public Security Officials for "Three Kinds of Deadly Behavior”)
Xinhuanet, April 30, 2009

Forced Abortions Shake Up China Wombs-for-Rent Industry
Reuters (available at YahooNews), April 29, 2009

Protests and Petitions
海南乐东佛罗镇发生一起群体冲突 事态已平息 (Nearly a Thousand Villagers Clash with Developer in Hainan)
Ming Pao, April 29, 2009

Taiwan to Have Observer Status in UN Health Body
Associated Press (available at YahooNews), April 29, 2009