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, March 03, 2006

March 3, 2006


Bilateral Ties
报告称民主中国或对世界威胁更大 (Report Says a Democratic China Could Be a 'Greater Risk' to the World)
Voice of America, March 03, 2006

Death Penalty
大赦国际批评中国死刑判决过多 (China Criticized for Too Many Death Penalty Cases)
Voice of America, March 02, 2006

Education / Rural Issues
甘肃乡村女教师三年未发工资无奈辞职 (Rural Teacher Sadly Says Goodbye to Students After Three Years Without Pay), March 03, 2006

Education / Law
义务教育法修订草案将明确政府应承担责任 (Draft of Compulsory Education Law to Highlight Government Responsibility), March 02, 2006

Gender – Law / Law - Legal Aid
妇女权益保护列为法律援助重点 (Legal Aid for Women to Be Focus of Ministry of Justice Work)
Legal Daily, March 03, 2006

Hukou / Inner Mongolia
内蒙古户籍新政为何遇阻 (The Issues Concerning Inner Mongolia’s New Hukou Policy)
China Youth Daily, March 03, 2006

Human Rights Defenders - Internet Activists - Hou Wenbao (侯文豹)
侯文豹因言获罪 原定绝食当天被抓 (Internet Dissident on Hunger Strike After Being Charged with Inciting Subversion)
Radio Free Asia, March 02, 2006

Media - Censorship / Press Freedom
专访戴晴谈中青报冰点复刊 (Interview with Dai Qing on the Relaunch of Bingdian)
Voice of America, March 03, 2006

Media - Internet Censorship
美议员拟禁公司助中国过滤因特网 (US Congressmen to Submit Bill to Forbid US Internet Companies from Helping China Filter Websites and Messages)
Voice of America, March 02, 2006

Police Accused of Covering up Murder of US Woman in Beijing
SCMP, March 03, 2006

Police - Administrative Detention / Protests and Petitions
解读:超过五人集体上访属违法 (Shenzhen’s Crackdown on Social Order: Petitioning Groups of More Than 5 People Are Unlawful), March 03, 2006

Politics - Political Reform/ Human Rights
A Peaceful Push for Reform Emerges out of the Shadows
SCMP, March 03, 2006

Politics - NPC
有机遇有挑战 十一五中国应对十大考验 (The Challenges of the 11th Five-Year Plan)
People's Daily, March 03, 2006

Vice-premier is Sick, but May Not Be Quitting Yet
SCMP, March 03, 2006

Protests and Petitions – Taishi Case
Climate of Fear Persists in Strife-torn Taishi
SCMP, March 03, 2006

Protests and Petitions - Resettlement
Farmers Pay a Heavy Price in Victory Over Factories
SCMP, March 03, 2006

Many Families Without Main Breadwinner
SCMP, March 03, 2006

Protests and Petitions - Shanwei Incident
Shanwei Villagers Seethe at Ill-treatment in Land Grab
SCMP, March 03, 2006

Protests and Petitions / Politics - NPC
Targeting of Petitioners Denied
SCMP, March 03, 2006

Public Health
China Says It has 'Rigorous' Laws for Organ Transplants
AFP (via YahooNews), March 02, 2006

Public Health - Health Care Reform
重庆2400种政府定价药降价 最高加价率降低15% (Chongqing Government Fixes Mark-up Rate for 2,400 Types of Medicine at 15 Percent), March 03, 2006

The High Price of Illness in China
BBC, March 02, 2006

Which Model of Autonomy for Tibet?
SCMP, March 03, 2006