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 23, 2005

May 21-23, 2005


Death Penalty
Prisoners on death row allowed seeing family before execution in Liaoning
辽宁省辽阳市首次允许死刑犯临刑前会见家属, May 22, 2005

Renewable energy and China
Voice of America, May 22, 2005

Gender Issues
Emancipation from the masculine myth
SCMP, May 22, 2005

Government call off the gimmick of “Feast on naked women”
BBC, May 22, 2005

Gender Issues – Discrimination (sexual harassment)
Sexual harassment-A growing social problem
China Daily, May 20, 2005

Human rights-Human rights defenders - Guo Guoting (郭国汀)
Rights defender Guo Guoting arrives Canada safely for academic conference
郭国汀律师抵达加拿大, May 21, 2005

Labour-Industrial accidents
Three injured in explosion in Liaoning chemical factory
CRI Online, May 23, 2005

Mine blast blamed on excessive production
SCMP, May 23, 2005

Labour – work conditions and safety
Long hours, low pay add up to tough life for city youth: poll
SCMP, May 23, 2005

Media – Press freedom
Reporter's fingers chopped off
SCMP, May 21, 2005

Mugabe's Net spies go on China shopping trip
SCMP, May 22, 2005

Ready or Not, China Gets Blogged
Wired news via China National News, May 19, 2005

Banned websites remain popular despite government pressures
何山:越禁越热的十大被封锁网站, May 21, 2005

Police - Abuse
U.S Businessman “Disappears”, Forced to Sign Over Family Home in China Dispute
Radio Free Asia, May 19, 2005

Police – Corruption
Police detained for taking pickpockets' bribes
SCMP, May 23, 2005

Population Policies - Urbanization
Expert expects floating population to drop after 2008
专家预测北京流动人口零八年后开始下降, May 22, 2005

Public health – HIV Aids
High-risk HIV threat for gays in Shenzhen
SCMP, May 23, 2005

Public Health - Mental Health
China needs more soul savers
China Daily, May 21, 2005

Experts: How to understand the changes of social structure in China
China Youth Daily, May 23, 2005

Museum's dark lessons rile authorities
SCMP, May 22, 2005

Hong Kong
Human Rights Watchdog Condemns Hong Kong Over Gay Rights
China National News, May 22, 2005

Racial discrimination law must protect the rights of mainland migrants
Hong Kong Economic Journal (Page 20), May 23, 2005

Exiled Tibetans and Uighurs combine forces in Washington to strive for freedom and democracy in China
Voice of America, May 20, 2005