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 29, 2006

June 29, 2006

Worldwatch Institute: 16 of World's 20 Most-Polluted Cities in China
Voice of America, June 28, 2006

Women in China Falling Victim to Gender Violence
The Japan Times, June 28, 2006

审计报告为啥不点名? 审计署:有审计结果公告制度没必要一一列举 (National Audit Office Says No Need to List Individual Results of Audit Report)
Nanfang Daily, June 29, 2006

Transparency Is the Key to Containing Bird Flu
SCMP, June 29, 2006

权力变现正在成为一种流行病 (When Abuse of Power Becomes Commonplace)
China Youth Daily, June 29, 2006

Human Rights Defender – Petitioner - Chen Guangcheng (陈光诚)
律师临沂冒险录像 揭官警迫害陈光诚 (Video of Lawyer Being Beaten Shows Police Persecution of Chen Guangcheng)
Radio Free Asia, June 28, 2006

Human Rights Defender – Tibet - Nyima Choedron (尼玛曲珍)
中国证实尼玛曲珍2月已提前获释 (China Confirms Release of Tibetan Activist Nyima Choedron in February)
Voice of America, June 28, 2006

Fifty-six Confirmed Dead in China Mine Accident as New Tragedy Kills 22
AFP (via YahooNews), June 29, 2006

Getting Tough on Work Safety
SCMP, June 29, 2006

广州:网络警察巡逻”BBS和博客 (Guangzhou Internet Police to "Patrol" Bulletin Board System and Blogs)
Nanfang Daily, June 29, 2006

热点快评:笼统设限有害监督 相应赋权才是急所 (Commentary: Proposed Draft Law Would Punish Media for Reporting on “Suddenly Occurring Mass Incidents” Without Authorization)
Yang Cheng Wan Bao, June 27, 2006

Hebei to Help Avoid Olympic Drought
SCMP, June 29, 2006

Letter from China: Minding Their Manners, Looking to the Olympics
International Herald Tribune, June 28, 2006

Protests and Petitions
Mass Protest over Ban on Motorised Tricycles
SCMP, June 29, 2006

Public Health
China to Promote Local AIDS Awareness
Xinhua (via China Economic Net), June 28, 2006