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.

Friday, May 12, 2006

May 12, 2006


UN Group Urges China to Reduce Birth Defects by Fortifying Flour
AFP (via YahooNews), May 11, 2006

Education - Higher Education
Quality Education Requires Academic Freedom
SCMP, May 12, 2006

Over 50,000 University Graduates Sign to Work in W. Provinces
Xinhuanet, May 10, 2006

Environment Remains Key to Progress
Xinhuanet, May 12, 2006

中国巨大纸张消费量加速森林消失 (Forests Are Disappearing Faster Due to China's Huge Paper Consumption)
Voice of America, May 11, 2006

「没有民主就没有现代化」的意义 (The Meaning of "No Modernization Without Democracy")
Hong Kong Economic Journal, May 12, 2006, P.13.

村民自治村民自拍 (Villagers Given Digital Video Cameras to Document Village Democracy in Action)
Nanfang Weekend, May 11, 2006

Human Rights Defenders – Journalists/ Li Yuanlong (李元龙)
李元龙案开审家属受压 党员老父叹体制缺陷 (Li Yuanlong's Father Attends Li's Trial, Expresses Dissatisfaction with Legal System)
Radio Free Asia, May 12, 2006

Land Policy
十一部委办会诊土地制度改革 两权利需界定 (Eleven Ministries Examine Land Reform to Clarify Rights of Government and User)
Xinhuanet, May 12, 2006

司法官短缺:缺编还是缺人 (The Shortage of Judicial Personnel Is More a Problem of Bad Allocation Than Lack of Personnel)
Legal Daily, May 11, 2006

司法部:要为老弱病残农民提供免费的法律服务 (Ministry of Justice Vows to Provide Free Legal Services to Disadvantaged Groups)
Xinhuanet, May 11, 2006

Media - Internet Censorship
雅虎求美政府促中国放宽媒体控制 (Yahoo Urges US Government to Put Pressure on China to Relax Media Control)
Voice of America, May 11, 2006

中办、国办印发《20062020年国家信息化发展战略》(Government Issues "2006 -2020 National Information Technology Development Plan”)
Xinhuanet, May 08, 2006

Migrant Workers - Children
农民工子女教育压力大 (Children of Migrant Workers Feel Pressured to Do Well in School)
China Youth Daily, May 12, 2006

中国广东省贫富差别加大矛盾激化 (Widening Income Gap an Underlying Cause of Conflicts in Guangdong Province)
Voice of America, May 11, 2006

Protests and Petitions
民众集体维权诉讼日益普遍 (Collective Lawsuits Against Rights Violations Becoming More Common)
Hong Kong Economic Journal, May 12, 2006, P.13.

淹田赔款被私吞 失地农民诉无门 (Farmers Made Homeless by Flooded Farmland Have No Way to Petition for Compensation)
Radio Free Asia, May 11, 2006

余杰等三位中国基督徒谈与布什会面 (Yu Jie and Two Fellow Chinese Christians Meet With President Bush)
Radio Free Asia, May 11, 2006

State Security - State Secrets
[关注]外交解密档案有望两年内上网 (Declassified Diplomatic Files to Be Made Available Online in Two Years)
The Beijing News, May 12, 2006

Guantanamo Uyghurs Find Freedom 'Like a Celebration'
Radio Free Asia, May 10, 2006