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, December 22, 2005

December 22, 2005

Top News of the Day

Protests and Petitions Shanwei Incident
联合国要中国提供汕尾事件信息 (UN Asks China to Provide Information on Shanwei Incident)
Radio Free Asia, December 22, 2005
Philip Alston, the United Nations’ special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, sent a letter to Chinese authorities last week, demanding a report on the Shanwei incident. Officials said three were killed when a police chief ordered police to open fire at a crowd of people protesting a land dispute in Dongzhou Village, Shanwei, in Guangdong Province two weeks ago.


Economic Development
随中国经济发展暴力犯罪引人关注 (In the Wake of China's Economic Development, Violent Crimes Are Getting More Attention)
Voice of America, December 22, 2005

S. China Cities to Deal with Possible Water Crisis, December 22, 2005

Better Workforce Essential to Growth
SCMP, December 22, 2005

Media - Internet
中国民众难浏览美英国际电台网页 (Chinese Citizens' Access to International News Websites Getting More Difficult)
Voice of America, December 21, 2005

Migrant Workers
Migrant Policy Stirs Fear of Slums
SCMP, December 22, 2005

Focus on Hi-tech Future in Latest PLA Reshuffle
SCMP, December 22, 2005

Ex-Prisoner's Way of Redemption
China Daily, December 22, 2005

中国团派开始全面掌权 (China's Communist Youth League Begins to Gain Power)
Radio Free Asia, December 22, 2005

国务院新闻办发表《中国的和平发展道路》白皮书 (China's State Council Issues White Paper Entitled “China’s Peaceful Path of Development”), December 22, 2005

Unionists Concerned Over Income Gap
People's Daily, December 22, 2005

Wealth Gap Fuelling Instability, Studies Warn
SCMP, December 22, 2005

Public Health
28 Infected with HIV After Illegal Blood Sales
China Daily, December 22, 2005

社科院蓝皮书:65.7%国人无医疗保险 (Social Sciences Academy Blue Paper Reports: 65.7 Percent of People Don't Have Medical Insurance)
Wen Wei Po, December 22, 2005

Rural Issues
Network Launched in Rural Areas for Access to Internet, December 22, 2005

China Arrests Tibetan Monks, Nuns for Dalai Lama Poster
Radio Free Asia, December 20, 2005

Hong Kong
政改拉倒 (Hong Kong Political Reforms Rejected)
Ming Pao, December 22, 2005