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, February 23, 2006

February 23, 2006

Top News of the Day

June 4th - Prisoner
喻东岳被关近17年后获释出狱 (Political Prisoner and Journalist Yu Dongyue Freed After 17 Years in Jail)
Radio Free Asia, February 23, 2006
Journalist Yu Dongyue, who has been jailed for 17 years for pouring paint onto a Mao Zedong portrait during the student demonstrations at Tiananmen Square in 1989, has been released, according to the San Francisco-based rights group The Dui Hua Foundation.

Related News
China to Free Last High-Profile Tiananmen Prisoner
Reuters (via YahooNews), February 23, 2006

Human Rights
对话基金会呼吁中国释放部分政治犯 (San Francisco-based Rights Group The Dui Hua Foundation Calls on China to Release Political Prisoners)
Radio Free Asia, February 23, 2006


Bilateral Ties / Religion - Christianity
Cardinal Zen Aims to Boost Sino-Vatican Ties
SCMP, February 23, 2006

Anti-Graft Officer Falls to His Death
SCMP, February 23, 2006

Death Penalty
民警绑架杀害堂侄被判死刑 (Police Officer Sentenced to Death for Killing Relative During Kidnap)
The Beijing News, February 23, 2006

Emphasis on Public Role in Environmental Protection Welcomed
SCMP, February 23, 2006

小城镇户口早已放开 户籍制度改革将逐步推进 (Household Registration System in Smaller Cities Has Been Relaxed Under Ongoing Reforms)
People's Daily, February 23, 2006

Land Policy
Resolve Land Disputes: Delegate
SCMP, February 23, 2006

Strict Curbs Pledged on Land Acquisition
People's Daily, February 23, 2006

Villagers Attacked in Row over Coal Mine
SCMP, February 23, 2006

讨论:中国危害国家安全罪定罪率达99% (Discussion: Conviction Rates for Crimes of Endangering State Security Reach 99 Percent)
Radio Free Asia, February 23, 2006

依法严惩黑恶势力 实现社会治安稳定 (Government Vows to Crack Down on Triads)
Legal Daily, February 23, 2006

深圳明定警察开枪指引 (Shenzhen Spells out Guidelines for Police Shooting)
Ming Pao, February 23, 2006

Urbanization Reducing China's Rural Population
China Daily, February 23, 2006

Protests and Petitions
粤人大会场外百人请愿 (Over 100 Protest at Venue of Guangdong National People's Congress Meeting)
Ming Pao, February 23, 2006

虎门城管打人 防暴警扣留民众 (Villagers in Dongguan Arrested During Protest Over Beating of Two Men by Government Officials)
Radio Free Asia, February 23, 2006

Public Health
Safe Sex Next Front in China's AIDS Battle
China Daily, February 23, 2006

Rural Issues
China Tries to Narrow Urban-Rural Gap
International Herald Tribune, February 23, 2006

Easing of Farmland Controls Considered
SCMP, February 23, 2006

Editorial: Soundly Push Forward the Building of a New Socialist Countryside
People's Daily, February 23, 2006

Xinjiang / Education
新疆全面叫停学校公转民” (Xinjiang Prohibits More Public Schools from Going Private)
China Youth Daily, February 23, 2006