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, August 11, 2005

August 11, 2005

Top news of the day

Protests and Petitions
Return our homes, say Shanghai protesters
SCMP, 11/08/2005
About 100 Shanghai residents staged a protest in front of the Shanghai legislature yesterday over unreasonable compensation packages offered for being evicted from their home to make way for a number of property development and infrastructure projects as a result of China's hosting of the World Expo 2010.


Death Penalty
Drug dealers get death sentence
China Daily, 11/08/2005

Detention – Ching Cheong (程翔)
Ching's friends petition for fair trial
SCMP, 11/08/2005

Ching Cheong may be put on trial within 3 months and sentenced for 5 years
程翔3个月内审判或囚5年不递解出境, 10/08/2005

Economic Issues
Yahoo takes 40 pct stake in China Alibaba
Reuters, August 11, 2005

Education / Poverty - Rural poverty
Barriers to get poor students from rural areas to university: peasants work 35 years just enough to pay university fee
Nanfang City News, 11/08/2005

Education / Hukou
The threshold to enter renowned universities and cities
China Youth Daily, 11/08/2005

Labor - Disasters
15 Trapped Miners in Jiangxi Confirmed Dead
Xinhua, August 11, 2005

Media - Censorship
New Rules to Safeguard Cultural Security
Xinhua, August 11, 2005

China not in favor of submitting Iranian nuclear issue to UN council
Xinhua, August 11, 2005

Poverty - Rural poverty / NGOs
Charity fund set up to help the rural poor
China Daily, 11/08/2005

Poverty - Rural poverty
Income disparity in China reach unacceptable level, expert warns
专家析中国贫富差距现象 指已超合理限度应警惕, 10/08/2005

Public Health - AIDS/HIV
National HIV/AIDS training center launched in SW China
Xinhua, August 11, 2005

Public Health / Rural Issues
Rural health bodies put on fast track
SCMP, 11/08/2005

Public Health - Other
China says anthrax outbreak under control
AFP via Yahoo! News, August 8, 2005

Reforms - Social
Charity Fund Set Up to Help the Rural Poor
China Daily, August 11, 2005

Religion – Christianity / Police - Abuse
Police crack down on priests and members of family churches, say religious rights group
Peacehall, 11/08/2005

Social Security / Resettlement
Social security system in sight for landless Guangdong farmers
SCMP, 11/08/2005

China Struggles With Tibetan Buddhism
AP via,10/08/2005