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 25, 2006

April 25, 2006


Bilateral Ties / Human Rights Defenders
鲁德成批评西方对中国专制统治妥协 (Lu Decheng Criticizes Western Countries for Compromising with China's Dictatorship)
Radio Free Asia, April 24, 2006

中国地方村干部滥用权力问题严重 (Problems of Power Abuse by Village Cadres Worsens)
Radio Free Asia, April 24, 2006

北京居委会换届选举禁止拉票竞选 (Campaigning Prohibited in Beijing’s Residential Committee Elections)
Radio Free Asia, April 24, 2006

Government / Law
李至伦强调严格依法监察 做好行政复议应诉工作 (Ministry of Supervision Holds Training Course to Improve Administrative Review Work), April 24, 2005

Hong Kong
港民主派议员声称电话遭窃听 港府否认 (Hong Kong Pan-Democratic Legco Councilors Claim Their Phones Have Been Tapped), April 25, 2006

Human Rights Defenders / Hu Jia (胡佳)
胡佳因病住院,继续受警方监视 (Hu Jia in Hospital for Medical Treatment, Still Under Police Surveillance)
Radio Free Asia, April 24, 2006

Human Rights Defenders / Feng Bingxian (冯秉先)
油农代表冯秉先扰乱社会公共秩序罪二审维持原判 (Appeal by Shaanxi Campaigner Feng Bingxian Rejected, 3-Year Sentence for "Disturbing Social Order" Upheld)
Radio Free Asia, April 24, 2006

Workplace Diseases in Spotlight
Xinhuanet, April 25, 2006

中国今年来已发生35起特大安全生产事故549人死 (35 Large-scale Industrial Accidents Caused 549 Fatalities in First Four Months of 2006), April 24, 2006

Land Policy
Shanghai Defends Mass Relocations for Expo 2010
New York Times, April 24, 2006

中国取缔互联网"不良"内容 (China Bans "Unhealthy" Web Content)
BBC, April 25, 2006

敏感题材艺展被禁 记者网站再次被关 (Over 700 Pieces of Artwork Depicting Mao Zedong, June 4 and Cultural Revolution Banned from Being Exhibited; Web Site of Journalist Wang Ganlin Shut Down)
Radio Free Asia, April 25, 2006

美人士批评中国严格限制国际新闻 (China Criticized for Restricting International News Coverage)
Voice of America, April 24, 2006

中国净化互联网 关闭六百个论坛 (Over 600 Web Forums Shut Down as China Purges Internet)
Radio Free Asia, April 24, 2006

Migrant Workers
劳动节,该对农民工的劳动感恩 (Farmers in Chongqing Given Paid Leave for Labor Day)
China Youth Daily, April 25, 2006

Migrant Workers / Public Health
卫生部拟全国调查农民工职业健康状况 (Ministry of Health to Conduct First Survey on Occupational Health of Migrant Workers), April 25, 2006

Migrant Workers to Get Basic Job Healthcare
Xinhuanet, April 24, 2006

Protests and Petitions
非礼殴打村妇激民愤 汕尾官方威胁抓人 (Shanwei Police Harassment of Villagers Continues Months after December Crackdown)
Radio Free Asia, April 24, 2006

Religion / Protests and Petitions
China's Many Messages to Quell Unrest
The Christian Science Monitor, April 25, 2006

藏人组织吁释放达赖选定之班禅 (Tibetan Rights Groups Urge China to Free Panchen Lama)
Voice of America, April 25, 2006