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.

Monday, February 13, 2006

February 11-13, 2006

Top News of the Day

Human Rights Defenders – Lawyer Guo Feixiong (郭飞雄)
郭飞雄被押返粤 各界继续绝食维权 (Missing Rights Lawyer Returns Home, but Hunger Strikes Continue in China and Hong Kong)
Radio Free Asia, February 10, 2006

Missing rights activist Guo Feixiong was escorted from Beijing to his Guangzhou home on Friday, after being detained for more than 24 hours by police. However, hunger strikes still continue in China and Hong Kong in protest against Guo’s detention.

阜阳政协原秘书长被判15(Government Official in Anhui Province Sentenced to 15-year Jail Term for Corruption)
The Beijing News, February 13, 2006

Labor - Industrial Accidents
Death Toll from China Mine Accident Rises to 15
AFP (via YahooNews), February 12, 2006


Law - Administrative Law and Procedure
民告官三成胜诉 公民法律维权推动和谐社会 (Thirty Percent of Lawsuits Brought Against Government Are Won in China), February 12, 2006

Law - Juvenile Justice
判案量年均递增12.87% 法院将完善少年审判制度 (Supreme Court to Improve Juvenile Justice System)
Xinhuanet, February 10, 2006

Media - Censorship / Press Freedom
Sacked Editor Speaks Out on 'Self-Censorship'
SCMP, February 13, 2006

《冰点》有望近期复刊 (Banned Supplement Freezing Point Said Likely to Be Published Again), February 13, 2006

Media - Internet Censorship
US Congress Set to Grill Internet Companies over China Clampdown
AFP (via YahooNews), February 13, 2006

比较不同地区Google搜索结果 (Comparing Results of Google Searches in Different Regions)
Voice of America, February 13, 2006

So Long, Dalai Lama: Google Adapts to China
New York Times, February 12, 2006

Media Wooed for Beijing Olympics
SCMP, February 11, 2006

Backlash from Rebounding Conservatives Challenges Pace of Reforms
SCMP, February 13, 2006

Senior CPC Official Calls for Improving Cadre Evaluation System
Xinhuanet, February 11, 2006

Protests and Petitions
Power Station Plan Sparks Protest
SCMP, February 11, 2006

Protests and Petitions
人权人士发表吁美国关注中国人权公开信 (Right Activists Urge US to Address China's Deteriorating Human Rights Situation During Hu's April Visit)
Radio Free Asia, February 10, 2006

Public Health
延误治疗时机造成终身残疾 机场称按规定办事 (Girl With Leg Broken Not Allowed to Board Airplane, Leaving Her Crippled for Life)
The Beijing News, February 13, 2006

Public Health - HIV-AIDS/STDs / Law
艾滋病防治条例直面四大现实问题 (Regulation on AIDS Prevention Highlights Four Major Issues of Concern)
China Youth Daily, February 13, 2006

Related news:
艾滋病防治条例 (全文) (Full Text of the Newly Announced Regulation on the Prevention and Control of the Spread of AIDS)
Xinhuanet, February 13, 2006

河北村民因输血感染艾滋病 官方极力对外隐瞒 (Hebei Authorities Cover up AIDS Infection Caused by Blood Transfusion)
Radio Free Asia, February 10, 2006

Public Health
China to Turn Inside Out of Medical Billing Scandal
Xinhuanet, February 10, 2006

Public Health - Health Care Reform
Low-cost Hospitals Crucial for Reform
SCMP, February 11, 2006

Rural Issues
Inside China's Angry Villages
Los Angeles Times, February 11, 2006

Three Gorges
Three Gorges Power Plant Generates 100b kwh of Electricity
Xinhuanet, February 11, 2006

Tibet - Religion
China Pilgrims Meet Dalai Lama
SCMP, February 11, 2006