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, June 28, 2005

June 28, 2005


Bilaterals - Other
China's diplomats 'breaking no rules'
The Age, June 28, 2005

China has denied that its diplomats in Australia are exceeding diplomatic boundaries in their surveillance of the Falun Gong sect, which is outlawed in China.

Defector tension spills into China talks
The Australian, June 28, 2005,57

Aust declines US invite for talks over China
ABC Online, June 28, 2005

Borders Territories/Issues
Tibet group brings genocide case against China
Reuters, June 28, 2005;:42c14feb:

Children / Public health
Corruption blamed for vaccine accident
China Daily, June 28, 2005

Detention – Ching Cheong (程翔)
'Truth soon' on detained journalist
SCMP, June 28, 2005

Detention – Zheng Jiadong (鄭家棟)
CASS senior researcher arrested, in no relation to Ching Cheong’s case
Dajiyuan, June 27, 2005

Economic Issues
Appetite for energy fuels China's fears
The New York Times, June 28, 2005

China calls for calm on oil deal
BBC, June 28, 2005

Unocal's Chinese Suitor Wants U.S. Review
The New York Times, June 28, 2005

China Fines Japanese School Over Textbook Maps
Bloomberg, June 28, 2005

Human rights
Chinese NGO publishes human rights report
The Beijing News, June 28, 2005

UN human rights high commissioner to visit China
People’s Daily, June 28, 2005

Human rights – Bilateral ties
Analyst says China-Australia human rights dialogue is just a ‘show’
Voice of America, June 27, 2005

Land policy
Control of land use tightened, June 27, 2005

Law - Legal system
Over half of the People’s Jurors in Hubei not show up for jury duty due to lack of jury funding
湖北半数陪审员没上岗 原因:专项经费无法解决
Legal Daily, June 28, 2005

Media – Internet
China's Internet Users Top 100 Million
AP via, June 28, 2005

Police – Abuse
Lawmakers review new laws to curb police powers
SCMP, June 28, 2005

Police power and civil rights, which one is more important?
China Youth Daily, June 28, 2005

Poverty / Protests and petitions
As the rich get richer
The Standard, June 27, 2005

Protests and petitions
Social unrest incidents averaged at 160 cases a day, according to Hong Kong press
港媒:大陆社会动汤事件平均每天一百六十宗, June 28, 2005

Feature: Thousands of people surround police station and burn police cars in Anhui
特稿:安徽万人围攻派出所狂烧3辆警车, June 28, 2005

Religion – Falungong
We have duty to protect missions against Falun Gong, says Beijing
SCMP, June 28, 2005

Hong Kong
Go-ahead is received for July 1 march
SCMP, June 28, 2005