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.

Monday, May 09, 2005

May 7-9, 2005

Top News of the Day

Media – Internet
张贴反日游行信息 上海一网民被判处五年徒刑
Radio Free Asia, May 8, 2005
Wang Tangye (王湯曄), who organised anti-Japan protests in Shanghai earlier on, was given 5 years jail terms for “disturbing public order”.


Children – trafficking
Henan police crackdowns on cross-county baby trafficking gangs
河南新乡铁路警方摧毁跨省特大贩卖婴儿团伙, May 9, 2005

Death Penalty
Chongqing drug traffickers sentenced to death
经检察院抗诉法院改判 重庆两毒贩终审被判死刑, May 7, 2005

Detention - Hiu Jia(胡佳)
Hu Jia released after detained for six days
胡佳获释 被警方刑讯逼供六天, May 9, 2005

Environment - Water
Urgent need for waste water treatment
China Daily, May 9, 2005

Gender Issues - Woman Trafficking
Pilot project launched in Henan to prevent women trafficking
中国预防拐卖女童和青年妇女项目 河南实施试点, May 8, 2005

Gender Issues - marriage
Expert says small family size has threatened role of marriage in traditional Chinese family structure
学者:中国家庭规模趋小型化 婚姻功能逐渐被削弱, May 8, 2005

Human Rights
Where did all the angels go?
Asia Times Online, May 7, 2005

June 4th –EU arms ban
EU wants rights progress from China as it decides on arms ban
AFP via, May 7, 2005

Media - Press freedom
Cheng Yizhong's press freedom award acceptance speech
EastSouthWestNorth via China Digital Times, May 7, 2005

Public Health - Mental Health
Middle class elites prone to depression
Nanfang Weekend, May 5, 2005

Orthodox Easter rite lacks a priest
SCMP, May 8, 2005

State security
Chinese Woman Fights Effort to Deport Her
New York Times, May 6, 2005

Uygurs battle to survive as terror war takes toll
AFP via The Standard, May 9, 2005