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, May 24, 2006

May 24, 2006

Bilateral Ties
德总理会见中国农民调查一书作者 (German PM Meets with Authors of Book on China’s Rural Problems)
Voice of America, May 23, 2006

Death Penalty
福州警匪勾结杀人案3人获死刑 公安副局长外逃 (3 Sentenced to Death in Murder and Robbery Case in Fuzhou)
Xinhuanet, May 24, 2006

中国与发达国家谈判引渡条约提速 (China Speeds up Negotiations on Extradition with Developed Countries)
The Beijing News, May 24, 2006

肖扬:死刑二审案件将全部开庭审理 (President of Supreme People's Court Says Second Trials Will Be Held for All Death Penalty Cases)
China Youth Daily, May 24, 2006

周生贤:不能让环保局长顶得住的站不住” (Head of State Environmental Protection Administration Says Heads of Local Administrations Should Not Be Dismissed Because They Stand Firm on Environment)
Xinhuanet, May 24, 2006

环保重防患 中国不会放弃"绿色GDP"核算计划 (State Environmental Protection Administration Says China Will Not Give Up On Green GDP Index), May 24, 2006


World Bank Flags Environment in New Plan for China
AFP (via China Daily), May 24, 2006

Freedom of Speech
逾百敏感诗人画家杭州聚首 (Over 100 “Politically Sensitive” Poets and Artists Gather in Hangzhou)
Ming Pao, May 24, 2006

Human Rights
Statute of Liberty
SCMP, May 24, 2006

Human Rights Defender - Zhang Lin (张林)
Freelance Political Writer Zhang Lin Ill in Prison
The Epoch Times, May 22, 2006

June 4th
Student Leaders Arrested for Broadcasting About Tiananmen Massacre, May 22, 2006

温总批示严查左云矿难黑幕 (Premier Wen Jiabao Calls for Investigation into Shanxi Coal Mine Accident)
Tai Kung Pao, May 24, 2006

Land Policy
粤老农不满徵地 仰药自杀 (Guangdong Farmer Angry with Land Grab Commits Suicide)
Wen Wei Po, May 24, 2006

Hospital Staffer Evasive as Reporters Attacked
SCMP, May 24, 2006

公安不作为终审被判赔7万元 (Court Orders Local Public Security Bureau to Compensate Battered Farmer with 70,000 Yuan)
Legal Daily, May 24, 2006

Campaign to Aid Country's Poorest
Xinhuanet, May 24, 2006

Protests and Petitions
安南访京期间北京大批搜捕上访者 (Large Numbers of Petitioners Arrested During Kofi Annan’s Visit to Beijing)
Radio Free Asia, May 23, 2006

被关中国维权人士亲属致信安南 (Families of Detained Human Rights Defenders Send Open Letter to Kofi Annan)
Radio Free Asia, May 23, 2006

Public Health
奥美定”30万消费者维权之困 (Difficulties in the Rights Campaign of 300,000 People Harmed by Material Used for Plastic Surgery)
The Beijing News, May 24, 2006

医改乏力政府应负更多责任 (Government Should Take More Responsibility for Health Care Reforms)
Legal Daily, May 24, 2006