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, June 02, 2006

Jun 2, 2006

Top News of the Day
Human Rights Defender – Xinjiang - Rebiya Kadeer (热比娅)
Uyghur Dissident's Sons Detained, Beaten in Front of Own Children
Radio Free Asia, June 01, 2006

Chinese authorities in Xinjiang have formally detained two sons of exiled Uyghur dissident Rebiya Kadeer and are keeping one of her daughters under house arrest for alleged tax evasion, after "seriously" beating one son in front of his children, according to the Kadeer family and an official news report.


Bilateral Ties
加拿大联邦法院裁定,暂缓遣返 (Canadian Federal Court Stays Repatriation Order on Lai Changxing)
Voice of America, June 01, 2006

Death Penalty
凶手在王府井劫车撞9人案赔偿出现同命不同价 (Deadly Car Crash Case Decided in Beijing Court, Victims from Rural Areas Receive Less Compensation than Those from Cities)
Xinhuanet, May 31, 2006

巡警中队长杀情人案一审判死 赔偿原告20余万 (Policeman Sentenced to Death for Murdering Lover in Fuzhou)
Xinhuanet, May 31, 2006

广州:2100/月咬牙供儿入幼儿园 (2,100 Yuan a Month Needed to Put Kids into Kindergarten in Guangzhou)
Nanfang Daily, June 02, 2006

中国打击缅境非法伐木(China Bans Illegal Logging at Myanmar Border)
BBC, June 02, 2006

Experts Push for Westward Water Diversion Route
China Daily, June 02, 2006

中国近40%城市的空气重度污染 (Nearly 40% of Chinese Cities Have Serious Air Pollution)
Radio Free Asia, June 01, 2006

Prostitution Rule: Oral Sex Seller Lightly Punished
Shanghai Daily (via China Daily), June 02, 2006

村民自治由谁说了算 (Village Self-governance Should Be More Than Words)
Nanfang Weekend, June 01, 2006

Human Rights Defender - Internet Activist - Huang Qi (黄琦)
披露六四补偿 網主被逼迁 (Website Owner Forced to Move Home Twice in a Month for Revealing June 4th Compensation)
Ming Pao, June 02, 2006

Human Rights Defender - Jiang Qisheng (江棋生)
江棋生六四前又遭公安监视 (Dissident Jiang Qisheng Monitored by Police Ahead of June 4th)
Radio Free Asia, June 01, 2006

“2005年中国工会维护职工合法权益蓝皮书发布 (All-China Federation of Trade Unions Issues “2005 Blue Paper on Chinese Trade Unions Safeguarding the Rights and Interests of all Working Men and Women")
Xinhuanet, June 02, 2006

第二等公平与"无煤不黑"定律 (The Dark Side of Coal Mines)
China Youth Daily, June 02, 2006

Land Policy
中国下令禁止征用土地建豪华住房 (China Orders Ban on Land Acquisition for Construction of Luxury Houses)
Voice of America, June 01, 2006

CPC Starts Review of Accident Investigations
Xinhuanet, June 01, 2006

采访遭拒绝 上海记者起诉市规划局信息不公开 (Shanghai Journalist Sues Municipal Authorities for Refusing Interviews)
Xinhuanet, June 02, 2006

美国讨论会关注中国缺乏互联网自由 (US Conference Shows Concern for Lack of Internet Freedom in China)
Radio Free Asia, June 01, 2006

Protests and Petitions
河南高法大接访” (Henan Higher People's Court Receives 7,000 Petitioning Cases in Four Days)
Nanfang Weekend, June 02, 2006

北京百餘民工向韓國公司討薪遭毆打 (More than 100 Migrant Workers Beaten for Demanding Salary from Korean Company in Beijing)
BBC, June 02, 2006

Dalai Lama Urges Patience in Dealing with China
Financial Times, June 01, 2006