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, June 06, 2006

June 6, 2006

Top News of the Day
Human Rights Defenders – Lawyer Zheng Yanchung (鄭恩寵)
当局采取各种手段阻止郑恩宠与外界接触 (Rights Lawyer Zheng Enchong Released but Deprived of Political Rights for One Year)
Radio Free Asia, June 05, 2006
Rights Lawyer Zheng Enchong was released in Beijing on June 5 after serving a three-
year jail term, but he is forced to maintain a low profile upon his release. Deprived of
political rights for one year, Zheng will not be allowed to speak to the press, publish
articles or give interviews during that time.

Education - Basic Education
广西实施农村教师特岗计划年薪1.5万元 (Guangxi Launches Special Campaign to Recruit Rural Teachers)
Xinhuanet, June 06, 2006

250,000 Fewer Cars Make No Difference
SCMP, June 06, 2006

Decision on Contentious Dam Project for Nu River on Hold
SCMP, June 06, 2006

Guangdong Tackles Waste Nightmare
SCMP, June 06, 2006

Human Rights Defenders - Internet Activist Guo Qizhen (郭起真)
人权组织批中国迫害网上异见人士 (Rights Group Criticizes China for Crackdown on Internet Activist Guo Qizhen)
Voice of America, June 06, 2006

June 4th
六四17年后中国人权状况没有改善 (No Improvements in China's Human Rights Situation 17 Years After Tiananmen Incident)
Radio Free Asia, June 04, 2006

Beijing's Traditional Neighborhoods Fall Victim to Olympic Building Frenzy
Voice of America, June 05, 2006

Protests and Petitions
宁夏灵武乡人大代表煽动百人暴力抗法6小时 (Ningxia Villagers Clash with Police Over Local Debt Dispute), June 06, 2006

西班牙法院开审控告中国政府案件 (China Sued in Spanish Court On Tibetan Genocide Accusation)
Voice of America, June 05, 2006

Natives Feel Left Out Of China's New West
Washington Post, June 05, 2006