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, March 30, 2006

March 30, 2006

Top News of the Day

全国仍有未能解决温饱的贫困人口2365万 (Over 23 Million of People Still Living in Poverty in China)
Radio Free Asia, March 29, 2006

An interim report published by the State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development said more than 23 million people in China are still living in poverty.



Dozens Arrested After 2004 Audit of State Finances
SCMP, March 30, 2006

Foreign Professionals in Great Demand
China Daily, March 30, 2006

教育部表示将清退四十多万名代课教师 (Ministry of Education Says 400,000 Substitute Teachers Will Be Dismissed)
Radio Free Asia, March 30, 2006

Auditors: Billions for Water Projects Go Down the Drain
China Daily, March 30, 2006

Government - Grassroots Elections
Farmers Urged to Pick Leaders to Bring Wealth
China Daily, March 30, 2006

Human Rights Defenders
Campaigner Honoured for Exposing Epidemic
SCMP, March 30, 2006

上海异见人士李国涛被拘留七天后获释 (Shanghai-Based Dissident Li Guotao Released for Seven Days in Detention)
Radio Free Asia, March 30, 2006

最高检公布受理行贿犯罪档案查询暂行规定 (Supreme Court Announces Regulations on Public Access to Bribe Cases)
People's Daily, March 30, 2006

吸收未成年人参与起草 规定严禁变相开除学生 (Teenagers to Be Involved in Drafting of Juvenile Law, Schools May be Prohibited from Expelling Students)
Legal Daily, March 30, 2006

南风窗杂志驻京记者谈中国新闻自由 (Beijing Correspondent of Nanfeng Chong Magazine Talks about Press Freedom in China)
Radio Free Asia, March 30, 2006

Protests and Petitions - Hu Jia (胡佳)
Aids Activist Tells of Ordeal in Detention
SCMP, March 30, 2006

Interview With AIDS Activist Hu Jia
Radio Free Asia, March 29, 2006

专访艾滋病活动人士胡佳和李丹 (Interview With AIDS Activists Hu Jia and Li Dan)
Radio Free Asia, March 30, 2006

Protests and Petitions
上海拆迁户跳楼身亡 (Shanghai Evictee Plunges to Death)
Radio Free Asia, March 30, 2006

Protests and Petitions - Taishi Incident
Taishi Poll Candidate to Sue Election Committee
SCMP, March 30, 2006

太石村民拟诉诸人大及法律手段挑战选举结果 (Taishi Villagers Plan Legal Actions to Challenge Party Chief Election Results)
Radio Free Asia, March 30, 2006

Public Health
中国否认从死刑犯身上摘取器官 (Beijing Denies Stripping Organs from Executed Convicts)
Radio Free Asia, March 30, 2006

Religion - Christianity
Religion and Politics A Duty to Speak out for Social Justice
SCMP, March 30, 2006