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 27, 2006

June 27, 2006


广东新会医院140人集体受贿 (Over 140 Staff of Guangdong Hospital Take Collective Bribe)
China Youth Online, June 27, 2006

Death Penalty
2 Men Sentenced to Death for Drug Making in Gansu
Xinhuanet, June 26, 2006

教科书应作为国家财产免费使用 (NPC Deputies Urge Textbook Recycling to Provide More Free Textbooks for Poor Students)
Nanfang City News, June 27, 2006

Less Anatomy, More Morality in Sex Education Efforts
China Daily, June 26, 2006

Human Rights Defenders - Rights Defender Zhu Yufu (朱虞夫)
朱虞夫刑满未释 异见人士联署要求正法 (Democracy Activist Zhu Yufu Not Yet Released After Completing Prison Term on June 19, Dissident Calls on Government to Adhere to Law)
Radio Free Asia, June 26, 2006

Human Rights Defenders – Journalist Ching Cheong (程翔)
程翔可能遭重判 港记者拟七一游行声援 (Hong Kong Journalists Plan to Demonstrate on July 1 in Anticipation of Ching Cheong’s Trial Verdict Announcement)
Radio Free Asia, June 26, 2006

Media - Censorship / Press Freedom
央视回应取消晚间播放国歌质疑 (CCTV Dismisses Criticism Over Broadcasting National Anthem in Prime Time to Boost Patriotism)
The Beijing News, June 27, 2006

擅自报导突发灾害有罪?专家批评 (Is Reporting on Disasters Without Permission a Crime? One Expert Comments)
Voice of America, June 26, 2006

Migrant Workers
珠三角用工环境调查:女工每小时加班费不足1(Survey Reveals Female Workers Paid Less Than One Yuan Per Hour for Overtime Work), June 27, 2006

一年来逾五万毒犯被判刑 (Over 50,000 Drug Dealers Sentenced in 2005-2006)
The Beijing News, June 27, 2006

提出恢复收容无业游民钟南山成争议人物 (Scholar Sparks Controversy Over Bringing Back 'Custody and Repatriation' for Urban Vagrants)
People's Daily, June 27, 2006

中国媒体批评治安过于武力化 (Mainland Media Criticizes Public Security Officers for Being Overly Armed in Daily Patrols)
Radio Free Asia, June 26, 2006

Public Health - HIV-AIDS/STDs
艾滋病发现率 深圳年增61.5(HIV-AIDS Cases in Shenzhen Rising at Annual Rate of 61.5%)
Nanfang City News, June 27, 2006

Religion - Christianity
Vatican Party in Beijing for Talks on Sealing Ties
SCMP, June 27, 2006

报告:中国一年逮捕近两千基督徒 (Report Reveals That China Arrested Over 2,000 Protestants Last Year)
Voice of America, June 26, 2006

Society - Ethnic Minorities
Lawmaker Calls for Compulsory Minority Language Education
Xinhuanet, June 25, 2006

Fragile and in Need of Protection
SCMP, June 27, 2006

Tibetans in India Protest Against Train to Lhasa
Reuters (via YahooNews), June 26, 2006

Hong Kong
Pushing Unity Too Far
SCMP, June 27, 2006