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, May 09, 2006

May 9, 2006


Religion - Christianity
Angry Beijing Acts Against Zen Approach to Freedom
Financial Times, May 09, 2006

中国梵蒂冈存在避免冲突的出路? (Is There a Way for China and the Vatican to Avoid Conflict?)
Voice of America, May 09, 2006

The Moral Dilemma
The Standard, May 09, 2006

一张煤窑主“明码标价”的行贿清单 (A Coal Mine Owner's Bribery Price List)
Xinhuanet, May 09, 2006

Economic Development
China's Economic Miracle Comes at Great Cost to Farmers, Environment; Unrest Looms
Radio Free Asia, May 09, 2006

Government - Grassroots Elections
Page by Page, Rural Democracy Adds Up to a Book
People's Daily, May 09, 2006

'Some Villagers Are Angry, But Most Are Just Afraid'
The Guardian, May 09, 2006,,1765675,00.html

Human Rights Defenders - Journalists
记者阳小青案周三开审 李金华吕爱强准备起诉上司 (Journalist Yang Xiaoqing to Be Tried on Wednesday; Li Jinhua and Lu Aiqiang Prepare to Sue Former Supervisor)
Radio Free Asia, May 09, 2006

Labor - Work Safety
中国煤矿事故依然频发 (China Coal Mine Accidents Still Frequent)
Radio Free Asia, May 09, 2006

Labor - Industrial Accidents
Death Knell for Dangerous Mines
SCMP, May 09, 2006

Labor - Employment Conditions
没有最低工资国家标准何谈"低于" (With No National Minimum Wage, How Do We Know What Is “Below” Minimum Wage?)
Xinhuanet, May 09, 2006

“最低工资”问题工会为何“无言” (Why Are the Trade Unions "Speechless" on Minimum Wage?)
Xinhuanet, May 09, 2006

Labor - Industrial Accidents
贵州官员不顾被困矿工炸毁矿井 (Guizhou Officials Ignored Trapped Workers and Ordered Bombing of Mine Shaft)
Radio Free Asia, May 08, 2006

Law - Legal Reform
China's Lack of Legal Reform Fuels Unrest
Radio Free Asia, May 09, 2006

Multilateral - UN
中国等64国竞选联合国人权理事会的首届成员 (China and 63 Other States Run for First Term Membership in UN Human Rights Council)
Xinhuanet, May 09, 2006

Poverty - Anti-poverty Policies
Pay Workers Decent Wages
Xinhuanet, May 09, 2006

Religion - Falun Gong / Hong Kong
Falun Gong Watch List Disclosure Ordered
SCMP, May 09, 2006