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.

Friday, November 18, 2005

November 18, 2005


Corruption / Government - Governance and accountability
集体决定为何变成了集体犯罪 (When Did “Collective Decision-Making” Become a Collective Crime?)
China Youth Daily, 18/11/2005

Detention – Yang Jianli (楊建利)
Activists Urge Bush on Chinese Prisoners
AP via, 17/11/2005

Education - Basic education / Children
财政部部长金人庆:农村义务教育明年学杂费全免 (Rural Villages Exempted from Paying Certain Fees for Compulsory Education Next Year)
People's Daily, 18/11/2005

Rural Teachers Despair at Lack of Recognition
SCMP, 18/11/2005

Beijing 'Ignored' by Local Cadres
SCMP, 18/11/2005

Government - Elections
湖北潜江村民选举被下令停止 (Qianjiang Village in Hubei Ordered to Put a Halt to Elections)
Radio Free Asia, 17/11/2005

Hukou / Social Security
城乡二元保障体制是社会根源 (The "Two-Tier Social Insurance System" is a Root Cause for Lack of Access to Medical Treatment in Rural Areas)
China Youth Daily, 18/11/2005

Human Rights / Politics
Hopes Fade for Better Human Rights under Hu
Financial Times, 17/11/2005

何为公共利益 怎样合理补偿 (How to Reconcile Public Interests with Equitable Compensation)
Legal Daily, 18/11/2005

Media - Press freedom/censorship
Beijing Concerned about ‘Colour Revolution’
Financial Times, 18/11/2005

Media – Internet / UN
China Advocates Equal Stress on Freedom, Law in Digital World
People's Daily, 18/11/2005

Media - Internet
Survey Studies Internet Use in China
USA Today, 17/11/2005

Migrant Workers
容忍歧视等于放弃权利 (Tolerating Discrimination is Equal to Giving Up on Human Rights)
China Youth Daily, 18/11/2005

Police - Prisons
Cadaver Exhibition Raises Questions Beyond Taste
New York Times, 18/11/2005

Police – RTL
美国会决议谴责中国劳改制度 (US Congress Passes Resolution Condemning China’s Reeducation-Through-Labor System)
Voice of America, 17/11/2005

Politics - CCP
中共胡耀邦纪念活动 官方不准自由派出席 (Chinese Government Refuses to Allow Freedom Activists to Attend Hu Yaobang’s Memorial Ceremony)
Radio Free Asia, 17/11/2005

Population - Aging population
未富先老的中国 如何破解老龄社会的难题 (“Getting Old Before We Get Rich” – How Do We Solve the Problems of China’s Ageing Population?), 18/11/2005

Protests and Petitions
Sidelined Stallholders Await Verdict
SCMP, 18/11/2005

福建莆田失地农民黄维忠进京上访被拘 (Fujian Farmer Huang Weizhong Arrested in Beijing for Petitioning Government Over Land Seized)
Radio Free Asia, 17/11/2005

Public Health
医改目标将覆盖90%人群 (Medical Care Reform Goal Is to Cover 90 Percent of Population)
China Youth Daily, 18/11/2005

Health Officials Warn More Outbreaks of Bird Flu Likely in China
Voice of America, 17/11/2005

Religion - Christianity
Christians in China Persevere Despite Religious Restrictions
USA Today, 17/11/2005

中国战略考虑对新疆人权状况的意义(US Discusses Significance of China’s Chang in Strategy Regarding Xinjiang’s Human Rights Situation)
Radio Free Asia, 17/11/2005