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 15, 2009

May 15, 2009


Disgraced Official's Return to Similar Job Sparks Outrage
South China Morning Post, May 15, 2009

Political Tremors
South China Morning Post, May 14, 2009

Economic Development
社科院内部人士自批楼市蓝皮书:分析预测都错 (Harsh Criticism from within of Recent CASS Report on Real Estate Market)
Net Ease, May 15, 2009

June 4th
June 4 is History, I Speak for HK, Says Tsang - Then Has to Apologise
South China Morning Post, May 15, 2009

Secret Memoir Offers Look inside China’s Politics
New York Times, May 15, 2009

六四20周年剑桥大学将举办放水灯悼念六四受难者的仪式 (Lamp Lighting Ceremony Planned at Cambridge in Honor of June 4th Victims)
Radio Free Asia, May 14, 2009

160 in China Hospital over Possible Factory Pollution: Report
Agence France-Presse (via YahooNews), May 14, 2009

Related News
What Caused Mass Illness? Workers, Experts Disagree
China Daily, May 14, 2009
发言违法? 陕西高院“公民代表”制度引争议 (Experiment in Shaanxi to Hear "Citizens' Representatives" in Court Sparks Debate)
Xinhuanet, May 14, 2009

东:“八星级办公大楼”发帖者遭刑讯死系造谣 (Reports of Web User Tortured to Death for Posting about Govt Building Are Untrue)
Xinhuanet, May 14, 2009

Protests and Petitions
上海用假精神病鉴定剥夺访民诉讼权 (False Mental Illness Documents Used to Deprive Petitioners of Rights)
Radio Free Asia, May 14, 2009

福建调动军队强征土地视频曝光 (Video Reveals Troop Involvement in 2007 Fujian Land Grab)
Radio Free Asia, May 14, 2009

Public Health
'Suicide' Epidemic Has City Reeling
China Daily, May 15, 2009

內地發現79入境發熱燒病人 (79 People with Fever Found Crossing Border to Mainland)
Ming Pao, May 14, 2009

Shandong Declares Health Emergency, Quarantines 23
Shanghai Daily, May 14, 2009