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, February 10, 2006

February 10, 2006

Top News of the Day

Human Rights Defenders - Internet Activists / Media - Internet Censorship
雅虎再涉异议人士被捕案 (Yahoo Again Accused of Leaking Information on an Internet Activist, Leading to His Imprisonment)
Radio Free Asia, February 10, 2006
Reporters Without Borders has accused Yahoo of supplying personal user’s information to the Chinese authorities on dissident writer Li Zhi (李志). Li was arrested in 2003 and subsequently sentenced to eight years in jail for 'inciting subversion'.

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Chinese Man 'Jailed Due to Yahoo'
BBC, February 09, 2006


Economic Development / Government
Beijing Lays Out Road Map for Scientific Revolution
SCMP, February 10, 2006

Shenzhen Steps Up Crime Fight
SCMP,February 10, 2006

Government - Governance and Accountability

Guangdong Villagers Tried to Remove Corrupt Official Alleged Being Harassed After Visited By an Activist
SCMP, February 10, 2006

Human Rights Defenders - Rights Defenders / Freedom of Speech
Zhao Changqing ()
赵长青宁关禁闭不歌颂党 人权组织谴责当局虐待 (Human Rights Groups Condemn the Further Punishment of Dissident Zhao Changqing, Who Refused to Sing Political Anthem)
Radio Free Asia, February 09, 2006

Human Rights Defender – Journalist Zhao Yan (赵岩)
赵岩案庭审在即 香港呼吁公开审讯 (Hong Kong Public Calls for "Open" Trial for New York Times Researcher Zhao Yan)
Radio Free Asia, February 10, 2006

Labor - Work Safety

China Reports Rise in Coal Mine Deaths
AP( via YahooNews), February 10, 2006


Stop Discrimination in Job Recruitment
China Daily, February 10, 2006

Law - Juvenile Justice
China's Juvenile Courts Convict Nearly 400,000 Minors in Seven Years
People's Daily, February 10, 2006

Media - Internet Censorship / Corporate Social Accountability
Analysis: Yahoo's China Problem
CNN, February 10, 2006

Media - Censorship / Press Freedom
公益时报]主编降职疑因言获罪 (Chief Editor of Government Publication Gongyi Shibao (Public Interest Times) Demoted, Allegedly for Criticizing Articles on English Web Site)
Radio Free Asia, February 09, 2006

Media - Internet Censorship
Group Accuses Yahoo of Working with Chinese Police
Voice of America, February 09, 2006

China Wants Olympians to See its Best Behavior
USA Today, February 08, 2006

Police Apologize for Discriminatory Banners
Xinhuanet, February 10, 2006

Protests and Petitions - Resettlement
河北征地冲突命案责任人被判刑 (Official Responsible for Violent Clash in Dingzhou Sentenced to Life Imprisonment)
Voice of America, February 09, 2006