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.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

May 31 - June 1, 2006

Top News of the Day
Human Rights Defender - Rebiya Kadeer (热比娅)
热比亚子女获释但被限制在家 (Kadeers' Children Released but Under House Arrest)
Voice of America, June 01, 2006
Three children of exiled Uyghur dissident Rebiya Kadeer have been placed under house arrest after being taken away by the police for questioning for several hours on May 31. Sources say that the authorities wanted to prevent the trio from meeting with a visiting American congressional team.

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Clean up Children's Goods: Expert
SCMP, June 01, 2006

谁来做这些特殊儿童监护人 (Who Will Be the Guardians of These Special Children?)
Legal Daily, June 01, 2006

Civil Society - NGOs
艾滋病有关人士团体呼吁重选基金理事会 (AIDS Activists Ask Authorities to Hold Re-election for Executive Council of AIDS Foundation)
Radio Free Asia, May 30, 2006

Beijing's Global Environment Institute Tests the Boundaries of NGO Activity
WorldWatch, May 30, 2006

Death Penalty
乐业爆炸案94伤两栋三层楼被炸塌 两主犯被判死刑 (Two People Sentenced to Death for Causing Deadly Explosion in Guangxi)
Legal Daily, June 01, 2006

北京面临50年来大乾旱缺水严重 (Beijing Faces Most Serious Water Shortage in 50 Years)
Voice of America, May 31, 2006

中国长江污染严重江水已呈腊黄色 (Pollution of Yangtze River Getting Worse)
Voice of America, May 30, 2006

Deserts Shrinking by 7,585 Sq Km Annually
Xinhuanet, May 30, 2006

In China, Globalization Can Be Green
International Herald Tribune, May 30, 2006

Freedom of Speech
国际笔会通过提案关注中国言论自由 (International Pen Association Passes Motion to Express Concern over Freedom of Speech in China)
Radio Free Asia, May 30, 2006

中国查封两百家性别选择人流诊所 (China Closes 200 Abortion Clinics for Practicing Gender Selection)
Voice of America, June 01, 2006

Human Rights Defenders
西藏原女政治犯逃离西藏避难印度 (Tibetan Female Ex-political Prisoners Flee Tibet for India)
Voice of America, May 31, 2006

Human Rights Defender - Internet Activist - Liu Shui (刘水)
警方释放刘水 威胁其离开深圳 (Police Release Liu Shui but Warn Him to Leave Shenzhen by June 1)
Radio Free Asia, May 30, 2006

June 4th
欧阳五﹕胡锦涛政改努力缝合「六四伤痕」(Commentary: Hu Jintao Is Trying to Suture the "June 4th Scar")
Ming Pao, June 01, 2006

Minimum Wages Going up 17pc in Shenzhen to Ease Social Unrest
SCMP, June 01, 2006

Land Policy - Land Disputes
Residents Cry Foul as Shanghai Hails Expo Relocation Success
SCMP, June 01, 2006

江苏岛民抵抗征地 官方内施酷刑外控媒体 (Jiangsu Residents Tortured for Resisting Land Grab; Media Harassed for Trying to Report on Incident)
Radio Free Asia, May 31, 2006

Seized University Town Land Released to Developers
SCMP, June 01, 2006

China: Businessman Jailed over Illegal Paper
SCMP (via Asiamedia), June 01, 2006

New Forms of New Media Are in Vogue
China Daily, May 31, 2006

国际媒体年会要求中国停止封锁审查互联网 (International Press Institute Asks China to Stop Internet Censorship )
Radio Free Asia, May 30, 2006

Migrant Workers
社会关爱:合肥「阳光」一帮一 (Help for Children of Anhui’s Migrant Workers)
Wen Wei Po, June 01, 2006

China to Ban Smoking for Duration of Olympics
Guardian, May 30, 2006,,1785575,00.html

中共干部换班被质疑是否真想民主 (Critics Question Whether Change of CPC Officials Really Means Democracy)
Voice of America, May 30, 2006

Protests and Petitions
港民权活动人士端午节请愿 呼吁北京释放政治犯和入狱记者 (Hong Kong Activists Petition for Release of Political Prisoners and Jailed Journalists at Dragon Boat Festival)
Radio Free Asia, May 31, 2006

上海访民乔装打扮逃脱上海警方抓人 (Shanghai Petitioners Disguise Themselves to Avoid Arrest)
Radio Free Asia, May 30, 2006

汕尾重判村民轻罚官 网上发起联署抗议 (Internet Signature Protest Launched Against Ruling on Shanwei Incident)
Radio Free Asia, May 30, 2006

Public Health
他的左肝有没有人动过?(Family of Psychiatric Patient Suspect that Hospital Removed Part of Son’s Liver Without Permission)
The Beijing News, June 01, 2006