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 26, 2006

April 26, 2006


广东东莞十多名儿童失踪 (More than 10 Children Now Missing in Guangdong), April 26, 2006

Corruption / Law
China Moves to Stem Rampant Money Laundering
AFP (via YahooNews), April 25, 2006

最高检:严惩公务员利用审批等权力索贿受贿 (Supreme People's Procuratorate to Punish Own Officials for Accepting Bribes)
Xinhuanet, April 25, 2006

Education/ Rural Issues
Government Funds 900m USD for Rural Students' Tuition
Xinhuanet, April 26, 2006

Gender / Law
Lawmakers Resume Debate on Sex Identification
Xinhuanet, April 25, 2006

Government / Public Health
Health Ministry Warns Against Cover Ups in Pneumonia Report
Xinhuanet, April 25, 2006

Government Moves to Curb Workplace Accidents
Xinhuanet, April 25, 2006

Land Policy
央视迁址爆征地冲突 (Residents Unhappy with Inadequate Compensation for Resettlement Caused by Construction of CCTV Building)
Ming Pao, April 26, 2006
中国晋江强征土地修电站 (Residents Forced to Relocate to Build Power Station in Jinjiang, Fujian Province)
Radio Free Asia, April 25, 2006

瞒报谎报安全事故 最高可能获刑7(Draft of Revised Criminal Law Provides for Sentences of Up to 7 Years for Crimes Involving Industrial Accidents)
China Youth Daily, April 26, 2006

聚焦刑法修正案(六) (Highlights of the Revised Criminal Law)
Legal Daily, April 26, 2006

十届全国人大常委会第二十一次会议在京举行 首次审议反洗钱法草案 (NPC’s Standing Committee Proposes Draft of Money Laundering Law)
Legal Daily, April 26, 2006

中国知名博客作家评说博客自律公约 (Well-Known Bloggers Comment on New Blog Self-Censorship Pledge)
Radio Free Asia, April 25, 2006

China Welcomes Foreign Cooperation on Press and Publication
People's Daily, April 25, 2006

China’s Top Web Sites Pledge Stronger Self-Policing
China National News, April 25, 2006

Migrant Workers / Public Health
Health of Migrants Goes Under Microscope
SCMP, April 26, 2006

Multilateral / State Security
上海合作组织将举行国防部长会议 (Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) to Host Conference of Heads of Ministry of National Defense)
Voice of America, April 25, 2006

中国讨论中国改革走势的闭门会议纪要网上曝光 (Outline of Closed Meeting Held by Government Think-Tank in March Released on the Internet)
Radio Free Asia, April 25, 2006

Protests and Petitions
广西钦州出租客货车司机上访七人被抓 (Seven Guangxi Drivers Detained for Petitioning)
Radio Free Asia, April 26, 2006

Religion / Bilateral Ties
中国称法轮功为反华政治组织 (China Condemns Falun Gong as Anti-China Political Group)
Voice of America, April 26, 2006

China Condemns Falun Gong but Spares U.S. Criticism
Reuters (via YahooNews), April 25, 2006;_

Religion / Police
Falungong Calls on Russia to Denounce 'Organ Trade' in China
AFP (via YahooNews), April 25, 2006

Social Security
China Expands Social Insurance Programs
Xinhuanet, April 25, 2005

藏人要求北京当局释放被囚政治犯 (Tibetans March in Delhi to Urge Beijing to Free Panchen Lama)
Voice of America, April 25, 2006