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.

Thursday, May 12, 2005

May 12, 2005

Top news of the day

June 4th – EU arms ban
EU urges China act on rights before ending arms ban
Reuters via, May 11, 2005
EU urged China to released June 4th dissidents and ratify International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights in order to pave the way for ending EU arms ban.


Landslide buries 24 cave dwellers
SCMP, May 12, 2005

Local bodies warned not to flout green rules
SCMP, May 12, 2005

Global warming spells out water shortage, May 12, 2005

Labour – Protests
Hundreds of workers in Foshan clash with police in labour protest
Voice of America, May 11, 2005

Lawsuits against government officials increase 10 times in 10 years
Radio Free Asia, May 11, 2005

She Xianglin case to claim compensation amounted to 6 million
Beijing News, May 12, 2005

The changing environment in the Chinese society and its relations to the rule of laws enshrined in the Constitution
Legal Daily, May 12, 2005

Lawyers hold responsible for libel if no evidence provided to justify forceful confession claim?
China Youth Daily, May 12, 2005

Law – Legal Reform
Procurators make suggestions on the revisions of Criminal Procedure Law and the Organic Law of the People’s Procuratorates to strengthen public supervision over the rule of law
强化法律监督 建言“两法修改”
Legal Daily, May 12, 2005

Media – Internet
Information companies subjected to news censorship after entering Chinese markets
Voice of America, May 11, 2005

Population – One-child policy
One's not enough for only children
SCMP, May 12, 2005

Public health – HIV Aids
Aids patients reached 840,000 in China and Health Ministry to invest 248 millions in Aids treatment and prevention
卫生部投2.48亿防治艾滋病 我国有感染者84万, May 12, 2005

US annual report on religious freedom raises concerns on China’s violations
美国年度报告对中国违反宗教自由表示关切, May 12, 2005

Tibet / Public Health
EU funds project to help Tibetans
China Daily, May 12, 2005

Hong Kong
Don't even think about it
SCMP, May 12, 2005