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, April 19, 2006

April 19, 2006

Top News of the Day

Human Rights
Human Rights Come First
USA Today, April 17, 2006
Human Rights in China's Executive Director Sharon Hom contends that the trade-related issues to be discussed during China's President Hu Jintao's trip to the U.S. will center on human rights.

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Mr. Hu and Mr. Zhao
New York Times, April 18, 2006
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Land Policy
Development Jockeys With Ecology on Shanghai Island
Reuters (via YahooNews), April 18, 2006

官压维权失诚信 征地协商陷僵局 (Shantou Authorities Lose People's Trust for Suppressing Rights, Land Acquisition Discussions in Deadlock)
Radio Free Asia, April 18, 2006

Bush Must Put Media's Case; Hu Must Heed Him
SCMP, April 19, 2006

Limits on Foreign Media to Be Upheld
SCMP, April 19, 2006

China Defends Latest Controls on Media Freedom
Washington Post, April 18, 2006

Skype Says Texts Are Censored by China
Financial Times, April 19, 2006

记者披露腐败 个人网站被关 (Personal Website of Journalist Shut Down After Exposing Corruption of Local Officials)
Radio Free Asia, April 18, 2006

Police - Abuses
Ministry Takes Tough Stand on Police Brutality and Arrest Quotas
SCMP, April 19, 2006

Protests and Petitions
Reports: School Demolished, Students Beaten
China Daily, April 19, 2006

Woman Believed Dead in Bomei Clashes Seriously Injured
Radio Free Asia, April 18, 2006

Public Health
China 'Selling Prisoners' Organs'
BBC, April 19, 2006

中国被批对地下教会成员实施酷刑 (Groups Criticize China for Using Torture on Underground Church Members)
Voice of America, April 18, 2006

Rural Issues
中国将为农民开发廉价手机和电脑 (China to Develop Low-Cost Mobile Phones and Computers for Farmers)
Radio Free Asia, April 18, 2006

Society - Suicide
自杀成中国青年首位死因 (Suicide Becomes Top Killer for Youths in China)
Radio Free Asia, April 18, 2006