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, September 22, 2005

September 22, 2005

Top News of the Day

Death Penalty
Chief of Inner Mongolia Public Security Bureau executed for killing mistress
呼和浩特杀死情妇的公安局长梁冠中今日伏法/, 22/09/2005

Detention – Ching Cheong (程翔) / State Security - Spying
Information mistaken: Ching's commentary on Sino-Russian agreement on border issues bases on facts, should not be counted as state secrets
The Hong Kong Economic Journal, Page 19, 22/09/2005

Detention – Zhu Jiuhu (朱久虎) / Human rights – Human rights defenders
Zhu Jiuhu keeps silence during the bail period
Radio Free Asia via Dajiyuan, 22/09/2005

Education / Poverty - Rural poverty
High tuition fees drive mother to suicide
China Daily, 22/09/2005

Government - Civil service
Chinese leader stresses importance of Law on Civil Servants
People's Daily, 22/09/2005

Government - Governance and accountability
Public called on to report officials with mine shares
SCMP, 22/09/2005

Human Rights / Police
Shanghai dissident freed, but still under surveillance
上海异议人士姚振祥获释 仍受监控, 22/09/2005

Labor - Work safety / conditions
Heavy hand to tighten control of mine sector, 22/09/2005

Labor - Protests / SOEs
Liaoning steel workers stage protest against company bankruptcy
Radio Free Asia, 21/09/2005

Labor – Protests / Labor - Industrial accidents
Workers suffered from silicosis seek justice through Hong Kong Labor Union
Radio Free Asia, 21/09/2005

Media - Internet
China's model for a censored Internet
The Christian Science Monitor, 22/09/2005

A Cooler Look at Yahoo in China
Business Week Online via, 21/09/2005

Media - Press freedom/censorship
Excerpted magazine article on Huang Jingao's corruption case removed from website
被大陆网站删除的黄金高案始末, 21/09/2005

Media – Internet / Media - Press freedom/censorship
Press Freedom Group Publishes Cyber-Dissident Handbook
Radio Free Asia, 20/09/2005

Migrant Workers
Respecting rights of migrant workers
China Daily, 20/09/2005

Olympics / Media
First TV deal signed for 2008 Olympics
China Daily, 22/09/2005

Politics - Political reforms / Human Rights - Bilateral ties
U.S.: One-Party System in China Can't Last
AP via, 21/09/2005

Population - One-child policy / Government - Governance and accountability
Officials fired for forced abortions, 21/09/2005

Protests and Petitions / Politics - NPC/CPCC
NPC Petitions Unit gives priority in investigating 3 types of petitions
全国人大信访局:将重点督办督查3类信访交办件 22/09/2005

Protests and Petitions
Audit report disappoints Taishi villagers
Radio Free Asia, 21/09/2005

Survey: only 2 out of 1000 petitioners have their complaints resolved
Voice of America, 21/09/2005

Public Health - HIV AIDS /STDs
Aids project targets pregnant women
SCMP, 22/09/2005

Young HIV victims must not be forgotten
China Daily, 22/09/2005

Resettlement - Forceful eviction / Law
Yunnan High Court rules in favor of villagers over illegal land grab dispute, village officials ordered to give compensations
村干部违法抵押土地 法院判决帮农民追回失地
People's Daily, 21/09/2005

Rural Issues - rural development
Wen Jiabao's idea of "let the people govern the township" prompts renewed attentions of scholars on a new around of political reform
Voice of America, 22/09/2005

Society – Drug
Drug abuses become a big problem in cities, says Ministry of Public Security
Voice of America,21/09/2005

Society - Ethnic minority / Gender
The Chinese region with women in charge, 18/09/2005

Hong Kong
Hu backs reform plan
The Standard, 22/09/2005