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.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

December 20, 2005

Economic Development
中国经济成全球第六大 (China Becomes the Sixth Largest Economy in the World)
Ming Pao, December 20, 2005

Environment - Water
法律学者起诉中石油 法院拒绝受理 (Legal Scholars File Suit Against China National Petroleum Corporation for Polluting the Songhua River, but Court Refuses to Hear Case)
Radio Free Asia, December 20, 2005

公安部高官要求逐步放宽大中城市户口迁移限制 (Public Security Bureau Official Asks for Gradual Relaxation of Restrictions on Households Moving to Large and Medium-sized Cities), December 20, 2005

粵律师每小時收費3000 (Guangdong Lawyers Make 3,000 Yuan an Hour)
Ming Pao, December 20, 2005

New York Times Gets Full Access to China Court Proceedings
People's Daily, December 20, 2005

全国人大常委会明确违宪审查程序 (NPC Standing Committee Clarifies Inspection Procedures on Laws and Regulations that Contradict Constitution)
China Youth Daily, December 20, 2005

Police Penalty Flouts Law: Expert
SCMP, December 20, 2005

三大诉讼法修改列入新一届人大五年立法计划 (Revision of the Three Procedural Laws Included in NPC's Five-Year Legislation Plan), December 20, 2005

Hi-Tech Firms Censured Over China, December 19, 2005

Investors Speak Out on Free Speech
Christian Science Monitor, December 19, 2005

Migrant Workers
Childbirth Insurance to Help Female Migrant Workers, December 19, 2005

Natural Resources / Energies
今年"十大暴利行业"排行榜出炉 能源业位居榜首 (Energy Companies Top This Year's "Ten Most Profitable Industries" List), December 20, 2005

NGOs Will Get State Funds to Help Poor, December 20, 2005

公安部要求:妥善处置群体事件严防流血 加强反恐 (Public Security Bureau Urges Proper Crowd Control to Prevent Violence and to Strengthen Anti-Terrorism)
China News Agency, December 20, 2005

中国神职人员在天津遭到殴打,遭遇西安修女同样厄运 (Members of Clergy Beaten up In Tianjin, Similar to the Case of Xi'an Nuns)
Asia News, December 20, 2005

Rural Issues
Central Government Scraps Tax on Farmers
SCMP, December 20, 2005