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.

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

April 26, 2005

Top news of the day

Arrests aimed at curbing protests
42 protestors detained by the Shanghai authority yesterday for participating in anti-Japan protest on April 16, 2005. Of the group, 16 is charged of “endangered social order and damaged the city’s image”.
SCMP, April 26, 2005


Short-Lived Strike Reflects Strength of Japan-China Ties
Washington Post, April 26, 2005
On the face of it, the 10,000 fired-up workers at Uniden Electronic Products seemed to have a lot going for them when they went on strike.

Children – abuse
Mental retarded girls a Suzhou orphanage in reported forcefully undergo hysterectomy operation to avoid having babies
Legal Daily, April 26, 2005

Death Penalty – cases
Henan gangers executed
河南中原涉黑第一案宋留根团伙9名主犯伏法, April 26, 2005

Former NPC Deputy Gets Death Sentence
Xinhua News Agency, April 26, 2005
Sang Yuechun, 43, a former deputy to the Ninth National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislature, was sentenced to death at the first trial for misappropriating huge public funds and property and defrauding banks by a local court in Jilin, northeast China's Jilin Province, on Tuesday.

Temporary resident permits: easy in abolishment, but difficult in re-launch
Legal Daily, April 26, 2005

Poisoning Gas Hinders Flooded Mine Rescue
Xinhua News Agency, April 26, 2005
Thirty miners trapped underground were still missing in the flooded coal mine in Jiaohe in northeast China's Liaoning Province, and ten rescuers were poisoned by carbon monoxide on Tuesday as rescue work was stepped up, according to the rescue headquarters.

Law-breaking Employers Fined
Shenzhen Daily, April 26, 2005
The Shenzhen government fined 22 enterprises Monday for not paying back wages and worker insurance.

Courts overloaded with cases not an issue of “quantity” but the changing conception to lawsuits and resource allocation of the legal system
China Youth Daily, April 26, 2005

Law – Legal professions
Lack of judges in Shaanxi shows the structural problems of China’s court system
Legal Daily, April 26, 2005

Multilaterals - UN
Non-Governmental organizations address Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights OHCHR, April 26. 2005 SHARON HOM, Human Rights in China, noted that the report of China presented disaggregated data, which attempted to portray how State policies had been implemented.

NGOs/ Public Health – HIV Aids
Grass-roots groups seek more say on Aids cash
SCMP, April 26, 2005

Protests and Petitions
4,000 youngsters to rally for nationalist parade
SCMP, April 26, 2005

Mobile and internet become prominent means to mobilize people for protests
Voice of America, April 25, 2005

Arrests for Illegal Actions in Anti-Japanese Rally
Shanghai Daily, April 26, 2005

Letting Passions Burn May Backfire on China
Los Angeles Times, April 25, 2005

Government Turns Up NGO Volume
China Daily, April 26, 2005
With unprecedented support from high-level government officials, entrepreneurs and experts, the All China Environment Federation was officially inaugurated last Friday, this year's Earth Day.

Dalai Lama says Panchen Lama is under house arrest
BBC via, April 26, 2005