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.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

March 22, 2006


Death Penalty
男子在3妇女身上刺字获死缓 (Jilin Man Sentenced to Death with Two-Year Reprieve for Abusing Three Women)
The Beijing News, March 22, 2006

Government – Grassroots Election
Taishi Villagers Call for New Poll Over Proxy Vote Queries
SCMP, March 22, 2006

Human Rights Defenders – Rights Defender Hu Jia (胡佳)
爱滋关注者失踪月馀 家属求援 (Wife Calls for Help to Find Missing AIDS Activist)
Ming Pao, March 22, 2006

Human Rights Defenders – Journalist Zhao Yan (赵岩)
中国撤销对赵岩指控但赵尚未获释 (China Still Hasn’t Released New York Times Researcher Zhao Yan, Although Charges Have Been Dropped)
Voice of America, March 21, 2006

Lawyer Asks China to Release Jailed Times Researcher Now
New York Times, March 21, 2006

劳动合同法开门立法 重在保护劳动者权益 (Legislation on Labor Contracts Aims to Protect Workers' Rights)
Xinhuanet, March 21, 2006

中华人民共和国劳动合同法(草案)(Draft of Law on Labor Contracts – Full Text)
Xinhuanet, March 21, 2006

Politics - CPPCC
关注规范政协委员履职:履职,需制度跟进 (Concerns About the Duties of CPPCC Members: The System Should Be Improved to Ensure That Members Fulfill Their Responsibilities)
People's Daily, March 22, 2006

Population – One-Child Policy
No Let-up on Birth Controls, Says Chief
SCMP, March 22, 2006

Public Health
卫生部授权地方自主发布法定传染病疫情信息 (Ministry of Health Authorizes Local Public Health Departments to Disclose Information on Infectious Diseases)
People's Daily, March 22, 2006

Rural Issues
Countryside in Sharp Focus
SCMP, March 22, 2006

UN / Human Rights
Changes Urged to Stop Torture in China
AP via, March 22, 2006

Hong Kong
UN委员会关注北京干预香港政改 (UN Human Rights Commission Is Concerned About Beijing's Interference in Hong Kong's Political Reforms)
Voice of America, March 21, 2006