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, June 30, 2005

June 30, 2005

Top news of the day

Detention-Yu Huafeng (喻華鋒) , Li Minying(李民英)
Chinese Journalists sign open letter to urge Guangdong High Court for early release of former Nanfang journalists
Chinesenewsnet, June 30, 2005
2,356 journalists from prominent Chinese publications and websites signed a petition letter to the Guangdong High People's Court, urging the court to review the case of former managers of Nanfang City News Yu Huafeng (喻華鋒) and Li Minying(李民英), who are serving eight and six years in prison respectively.


Bilaterals - EU/China
EU and China start second trade spat over shoes
Reuters, June 30, 2005

China, EU to expand aviation cooperation
Xinhua, June 30, 2005

Bilaterals - Other
China, Russia eye energy, security ties at Moscow meeting
AFP, June 30, 2005

Borders Territories/Issues - Taiwan
Hu-Chen meeting 'should be on own soil'
China Daily, June 30, 2005

State audit shames but lacks power to blame, say experts
SCMP, June 30, 2005

State audit is more than “Naming and Shaming” campaign
China Youth Daily, June 30, 2005

Death Penalty
Couple sentenced to death for murdering four family members
为骗保残杀四位亲人 恶徒与情妇一审被判死刑
Legal Daily, June 30, 2005

Detention-Ching Cheong (程翔)
Journalist's wife wary of release rumours
SCMP, June 30, 2005

Men detained after riot
China Daily, June 30, 2005

Audit report reveals education expenditure just meet the budget level, 75% of NPC representatives propose free basic education to all
教育支出只完成预算3/4 委员建言义务教育免费, June 30, 2005

Environment - Natural Resources
China's CNOOC faces all-out lobbying effort to win US oil firm
AFP, June 30, 2005

CNOOC's bid for Unocal essentially business: FM
Xinhua, June 30, 2005

Environment - Pollution
China laments failure to enforce environmental protection laws
AFP, June 30, 2005

Hong Kong - Politics
Annual pro-democracy march expected to draw low turnout
AP, June 30, 2005

Human Rights-bilateral ties
Former Chief of Liaoning Shenyang Ministry of Justice fears repatriation to China as asylum application turned down by Canadian authority
Chinesenewsnet, June 30, 2005

Labour-Employment market and income
Economic growth fails to allay fears over job prospects
SCMP, June 30, 2005

Labor - Disasters
China wants to cut coal miners' work day to prevent fatal accidents
AFP, June 30, 2005

China urges prevention of arms race in outer space
Xinhua, June 30, 2005

Political Dissidents/Organizing - Petitions and Protests
Men detained after riot in China's Anhui
China Daily, June 30, 2005

Public health-HIV-Aids
Mainland at crossroads in Aids fight, says WHO
SCMP, June 30, 2005

Public health - Other
NW China bird flu causes no human, poultry death
Xinhua, June 30, 2005

Reforms - Economic
Chinese president: China to adhere to reforms for socialist market economy
Xinhua, June 30, 2005

Beijing cracks down on unregistered churches
SCMP, June 30, 2005

Zhejiang government offer minimum living allowance and social insurance to 1.46 million peasant victims of land conscription in the province
Xinhuanet, June 30, 2005

China-groomed Tibetan teenage leader allowed to debut with the masses, June 29, 2005