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.

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

December 22, 2004

Top news of the day

Media - Internet
Fifth internet author detained
SCMP, December 22, 2004

Inner Mongolia political prison tortured in prison
Radio Free Asia, December 22, 2004


SOEs accounted for 40% of corruption case in China
中国贪污受贿案四成来自国企, December 21, 2004

About 3,000 senior officials at director level or above found involved in corruption cases
Beijing Youth Daily via Yahoo News, December 21, 2004

Detention – Huang Jingao (黃金高)
Huang Jingao released?
Voice of America, December 21, 2004

June 4th
End to arms ban won't mean let-up on rights: EU
SCMP, December 22, 2004

Copyright pirates face tougher sentences
SCMP, December 22, 2004

Anti-secession law 'meant to foster peaceful union'
SCMP, December 22, 2004

Featured article: rule of law far more important than democracy and freedom of speech
杜奔放来稿:法制比民主和言论自由更重要, December 22, 2004

Media – press freedom

Party propaganda meeting points to liberal editors
Asia Times Online, December 21, 2004

Prominent academic and writer awarded RSF prize for defending press freedom
Radio Free Asia, December 21, 2004

Politics / Taiwan
China's defensive realism
Asia Times Online, December 22, 2004

Protests and petitions

Police end protest by villagers
SCMP, December 22, 2004

China authorities leave woman's body in ditch after beating her
Kyodo news via Yahoo News, December 22, 2004


Rights group comments on new religion provisions
Voice of America, December 21, 2004

Rural issues - employment
Featured article: a report of rural workers’ civil rights
郭昌盛:中国农民工的公民权利报告, December 22, 2004