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.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

March 14, 2006


Economic Development
Wen Jiabao: China to Stay the Reform Course
China Daily, March 14, 2006

让正义不因贫困而失色 (Let Us Not Sacrifice Justice Because of Poverty)
Legal Daily, March 14, 2006

Reforms Depend on Doing Justice to Grass-Roots Courts: Judiciary
SCMP, March 14, 2006

Media - Censorship / Press Freedom
Chat Show Economist Forced off China TV
Financial Times, March 14, 2006

Migrant Workers
Protection "Needed" for Migrant Workers
People's Daily, March 14, 2006

Police - Crime
公安部:我国黑恶势力主要盘踞在建筑娱乐业 (Ministry of Public Security: Triads Infiltrate Construction and Entertainment Businesses in China)
Xinhuanet, March 14, 2006

Politics - Political Reform
分析:中国领导人表示要坚持改革 (Analysis: Chinese Leaders Stand Firm on Reforms)
BBC, March 14, 2006

Protests and Petitions
农民维权被捕开审 闽万人拟法院声援 (Trial to Open on Case of Fujian Farmer Huang Weizhong, Thousands of Residents Plan to Protest if Not Allowed to Attend Trial)
Ming Pao, March 14, 2006

警察再与高智晟发生冲突 兰大学生响应绝食接力被拘留 (Activist Lawyer Gao Zhisheng Clashes with Police Again, Lanzhou University Students Detained After Staging Hunger Strike to Rally Support for Him)
Radio Free Asia, March 13, 2006

Public Health
中国考虑加快器官移植立法进程 (China May Speed up Legislation on Organ Transplants)
BBC, March 14, 2006

高強﹕医疗改革压力大 (Gao Qiang, Chief of Ministry of Health Says Pressure to Implement Health Care Reforms is Huge)
Ming Pao, March 14, 2006

Health System Needs Foreign Cash: Minister
SCMP, March 14, 2006

Religion - Christianity
Bishop Casts out Claims of Religious Persecution
SCMP, March 14, 2006

Rural Issues - Rural Development
Law on Western Development in Pipeline
People's Daily, March 14, 2006