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, July 21, 2005

July 21, 2005


Bilaterals - US/China
US sees military power as limited
Reuters, AFP, July 21, 2005

Diplomats hit 'groundless attacks'
Reuters, SCMP, July 21, 2005

Borders Territories/Issues - Taiwan
Lien Chan says his mainland visit fruitful
People’s Daily Online, July 21, 2005

Death Penalty
From death sentence to death penalty with reprieve: Guangzhou Court reviews indictment of drug traffickers
全国最大制贩摇头丸案审结 嫌犯由死刑改判死缓, 21/07/2005

Economic Issues
China Says It Will No Longer Peg Its Currency to the U.S. Dollar
International Herald Tribune, July 21, 2005

Labor - Disasters
Latest China mine blast kills 26
Reuters, July 21, 2005

6 die in deserted mining pit collapse in central China
Xinhua, July 21, 2005

Henan Nanyang biggest homicide case: wrongfully convicted man given 300,000 yuan compensation after spending 13 years in jail
河南南阳第一命案13年后30万国家赔偿执行到位, 21/07/2005

"Harmonious society" and "food safety" among new Chinese media buzzwords
Interfax China, 21/07/2005

Media asked for more efforts to show "real China", 20/07/2005

Media - Internet
Let a Thousand Filters Bloom
Washington Post, 20/07/2005

Olympics / Resettlement
Beijing police arrest peasants who protests against forceful eviction for Olympic preparation
Radio Free Asia, 20/07/2005

Co-host cities pin hopes on Games
China Daily, 20/07/2005

Population - One-child policy / gender imbalance
Sex imbalance could threaten progress
SCMP, 21/07/2005

Protests and Petitions
19 petitioners arrested on the way to Zhongnanhai
圖往中南海請願京拘19上訪者, 21/07/2005

Farm owner sues Guangzhou city government for forceful eviction, a real test for the legality of the new petition regulations
信访要求能否下放 农场主状告广州市政府
Legal Daily, 21/07/2005

Hundred demobilized soldiers petition to Beijing for losing jobs at SOEs
數百退伍兵北京上訪, 21/07/2005

Hebei Dingzhou: Villagers welcome the halt of land conscription
河北定州绳油村土地不再征用 当地村民表示拥护, 21/07/2005

Villagers triumph in deadly land grab in China
AFP, July 21, 2005

Public Health - HIV AIDS /STDs / Children
Children unseen victims of Aids
SCMP, 21/07/2005

Number of Aids orphan reach 76, 000 and to increase to 2.6 million in 2010
我国现有7.6万名艾滋孤儿 2010年将增至26万, 20/07/2005

Rural Issues - rural development
US farm subsidies more than GDP of poor countries, the livelihoods of 900 million Chinese peasants severely affected
美農業補貼超窮國GDP, 中國九億農民生計受影響
Asia Times Online,20/07/2005