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, April 04, 2006

April 4, 2006

Top News of the Day

Media - Censorship / Press Freedom
记者阳小青揭腐败黑幕 被拘押面临起诉 (Journalist Yang Xiaoqing to Face Charges for Uncovering Corruption)
Radio Free Asia, April 04, 2006

Journalist Yang Xiaoqing (阳小青) is facing official charges of extortion after being arrested by the police in January. According to Yang's family, the arrest is retribution by the local government against Yang, who had reported claims of corruption and dishonest state property sales in Hunan Province.

Death Penalty
沈阳交警执勤被轧死续:罪嫌一审被判死刑 (Shenyang Driver Given Death Penalty for Killing Traffic Police), April 04, 2006

谁来补偿因保护生态牺牲的发展机会 (Assistant SEPA Chief Asks: Who Will Compensate for the Loss of Development Opportunities Due to Land Protection in the Current 5-Year Plan?)
China Youth Daily, April 04, 2006

Freedom of Speech
Free Speech? You Have to Pay
China Daily, April 04, 2006

Protests and Petitions - Labor
深千人罢工 抗议港资厂刻薄 (Thousands of Shenzhen Workers Go on Strike to Protest Maltreatment of Employees)
Wen Wei Po, April 04, 2006

Protests and Petitions - Resettlement
Villagers Escalate Land Row Protest
SCMP, April 04, 2006

过百三山村民上访 官员欺下瞒上避协商 (Over 100 Villagers in Guangdong’s Pengzhou Township Petition Against Corruption and Illegal Land Grab)
Radio Free Asia, April 03, 2006

Public Health
Medical System to Cover All Residents
People's Daily, April 04, 2006

Rising Wealth Takes Its Toll on Health
SCMP, April 04, 2006

“70%城市居民无能力买新房” ("70% of Urban Residents Cannot Afford to Buy a Home", Says Report)
The Beijing News, April 04, 2006

分析中国称或准达赖喇嘛回国访问 (An Analysis of China's Motivation for Possibly Allowing the Dalai Lama to Visit Beijing)
Voice of America, April 04, 2006

西藏流亡政府称北京发出积极讯息 (Tibetan Government-in-Exile Welcomes Positive Message from Beijing)
Voice of America, April 04, 2006

China Moves Farmers as Tarim River Waters Dwindle
Radio Free Asia, April 03, 2006