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, May 31, 2005

May 31, 2005

Top news of the day

Detention – Ching Cheong (程翔)
China accuses detained HK reporter of spying
In a statement issued by the Foreign Ministry, China confirmed detention of Ching Cheong (程翔), a prominent Hong Kong reporter who work with Singapore’s Strait Times, for spying activities in China. The authority said that Ching admitted engagement in “intelligence gathering activities” and acceptance of “huge amount of spying fee” and confessed spying for foreign organisations.
Reuters via, May 31, 2005


Children/Public health-Mental Health
Gamers to receive help
China Daily, May 31, 2005

Death Penalty
Two prisoners on death row in Fujian claim innocence
China Youth Daily, May 31, 2005

Education / Rural issues
Free basic education to target students in rural areas
China Youth Daily, May 31, 2005

China to pump US$2.4b to rural schools
China Daily, May 31, 2005

15 state legislations and 13 provincial laws to take effective on June 1
中国27部法规、规章6月1日起开始实施[解读], May 31, 2005

Concerns over the judicial system of juvenile delinquency
Legal Daily, May 31, 2005

Highlights on a new set of judicial protection measures to juvenile delinquents in Sichuan
Legal Daily, May 31, 2005

Over 80% of criminal suspects do not meet their lawyers within 48 hours
超过八成犯罪嫌疑人48小时内见不到律师, May 31, 2005

Law – Legal profession
Beijing NPC representatives inspects lawyers on their decency in law practice
CRI Online, May 30, 2005

Overworked judges retire early
SCMP, May 31, 2005

Ministry of Justice: Report on Development of Legal Profession in China 2005
People’s Daily, May 31, 2005

Oil giant pumps in 2008 Olympic Games aid, May 31, 2005

IOC official says there will be no censorship of media
SCMP, May 31, 2005

Society - ethnic minority
Economy grows in minority regions
China Daily, May 31, 2005