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.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

February 8, 2006

Top News of the Day

Religion / Tibet
甘肃法庭判五名藏传佛教僧人徒刑 (Five Tibetan Monks and Nuns Sentenced to One to Three Years’ Imprisonment by a Guansu Court)
Voice of America, February 08, 2006
Three Tibetan monks and two nuns have been sentenced to jail for one to three years by a local court in Gansu Province for passing out flyers that called for Tibetan independence last May, according to the London-based Free Tibet Campaign.


Civil Society
中国活动人士受压从民间组织辞职 (Founder of an AIDS Concern Group Allegedly Pressured to Quit)
Radio Free Asia, February 08, 2006

讨论:美国不再是中国金融腐败分子的安全港” (Discussion: US No Longer a Safe Haven for China's Fleeing Corrupt Officials)
Radio Free Asia, February 08, 2006

中国城乡教师收入相差悬殊 致山区教师纷纷流失 (The Huge Income Gap Between Teachers in Cities and Villages Has Led to a Shortage in the Hill Areas)
Xinhuanet, February 08, 2006

Environment - Pollution
Green Watchdog to Sink Teeth into Factory Pollution
SCMP, February 08, 2006

China Issues First Report on Gay Groups
Xinhuanet, February 08, 2006

官员不罚污染企业可能被撤职 (Officials Who Fail to Sanction Companies for Pollution May Be Dismissed)
The Beijing News, February 08, 2006

环保总局掀「水污染问责风暴」(State Environmental Protection Administration Investigates Officials Responsible for Harbin Toxic Spill)
Wen Wei Po, February 08, 2006

Human Rights Defenders - Chen Guangcheng (陈光诚)
长期软禁维权志更坚 陈光诚接力绝食反迫害 (Detained Blind Activist Chen Guangcheng Stages Hunger Strike)
Radio Free Asia, February 08, 2006

Human Rights Defenders - Gao Feixiong (郭飞雄)
Sister's Fears for Missing Activist
SCMP, February 08, 2006

Law - Criminal Law and Procedure
建议立法用决定形式宣告缓刑 (Courts Should Announce Suspended Sentences by Legislative Ruling, Not as Part of Verdict)
Legal Daily, February 08, 2006

Media - Censorship / Press Freedom
医学专家:《台州晚报》副总编吴湘湖死於乙肝复发(Medical Expert: Former Editor of Taizhou Evening Post Died of Hepatitis B Relapse)
Wen Wei Po, February 08, 2006

Silencing the Hounds
The Standard, February 08, 2006

公安部召开新闻发布会通报2006年工作重点 (Ministry of Public Security Calls Press Conference to Announce Working Plan for 2006)
Xinhuanet, February 08, 2006

公安部:基层警力要达总警力85%以上 (Ministry of Public Security: Frontline Police Officers Should Account for over 85 Percent of the Force)
China Youth Daily, February 08, 2006

大学求财若渴 贫困生钱途多艰 (Low-Income University Students Face Many Financial Difficulties)
Ming Pao, February 08, 2006

Protests and Petitions / Police
Social Unrest Just a Phase, Police Say
SCMP, February 08, 2006

Public Health - HIV-AIDS/STDs
中国艾滋病救助活动人士胡佳辞去民间组织工作 (AIDS Relief Advocate Hu Jia Steps Down from NGO Post)
Radio Free Asia, February 08, 2006

中国加强对基督教家庭教会领袖的监控 (Chinese Government Steps Up Monitoring of House Church Leaders)
Radio Free Asia, February 08, 2006

China Bans Officials, State Employees, Children from Mosques
Radio Free Asia, February 08, 2006

内地十大暴利行业曝光 (Ten Most Profitable Industries in China Revealed), February 08, 2006