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, May 08, 2009

May 8, 2009


China Reports Student Toll for Quake
New York Times, May 08, 2009
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No Blame in China School Collapse
BBC, May 08, 2009

Officials Proud of Post-Disaster Achievements
South China Morning Post, May 08, 2009

37,000 Dams at Risk of Collapsing, Warns Water Resources Chief
South China Morning Post, May 08, 2009

Food Security
Melamine Victims Paid Out
Shanghai Daily, May 08, 2009

June 4th
湖北姚立法六四前遭警告 香港教育团体成立六四小組 (Authorities Monitor Yao Lifa ahead of June Fourth, HK Educators Form June Fourth Group)
Radio Free Asia, May 07, 2009

80多位华人基督徒和传道人发布《六四20周年宣告》 (Chinese Christians Issue "June Fourth Twentieth Anniversary Declaration")
Radio Free Asia, May 07, 2009

World Must Pressure China over Tiananmen: Dissidents
Agence France-Presse (via YahooNews), May 07, 2009

最高检22条规定细化领导班子思想政治建设 (Guidelines Detail Ideological Training for Procuratorate Leadership)
Xinhuanet, May 08, 2009

Trial Begins over Fatal Rail Crash in Shandong
Shanghai Daily, May 08, 2009

China Hits at Foreign Quake Zone Media
Financial Times, June 07, 2009

Related News
Sichuan Cadre Rejects Journalists' Complaint of Police
South China Morning Post, May 08, 2009
Protests and Petitions
Villagers in Central China Clash with Police
Associated Press (available at YahooNews), May 07, 2009

Tibetan Monk who Posted Abuses Video on YouTube is Released
Associated Press (available at South China Morning Post), May 08, 2009