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.

Monday, July 03, 2006

July 1 - 3, 2006

Top News of the Day
Human Rights Defender – Journalist - Li Datong (李大同)
新闻悍將新书未出先禁 冰点前主编谈封对改革影响 (Former Editor of Freezing Point Not Allowed to Publish New Book)
Ming Pao, July 03, 2006
Former editor Li Datong (李大同) of the weekly supplement Freezing Point (Bing Dian) will not be allowed to publish his new book in mainland China, even though the authorities have not yet read his manuscript. Freezing Point, a supplement of the China Youth Daily newspaper, was shut down in January of this year because of a controversial article on the history of the Boxer Rebellion. Although the supplement was later allowed to reopen, Li was forced to resign.

Bilateral Ties
加要求中国允许探视加籍维吾尔人 (Canada Asks China to Allow Embassy Official to Visit Detained Uyghur)
Voice of America, July 02, 2006

Civil Society
社区民间组织强势群体缺席” (Local Social Organizations Run Mainly by the Elderly and Poor)
The Beijing News, July 03, 2006

观察人士评胡锦涛反腐说有褒有贬 (Commentators Differ on President Hu Jintao's Anti-Corruption Speech)
Voice of America, June 30, 2006

Death Penalty
上海审死刑案皆要录像 (All Trials of Death Penalty Cases in Shanghai to Be Videotaped)
The Beijing News, July 03, 2006

二次辗轧致人死亡 故意杀人被判死刑 (Driver Sentenced to Death for Vehicular Manslaughter)
Legal Daily, July 03, 2006

通往程序正义之路 (Reforms in Second Trials of Death Penalty Cases Are Important for Procedural Justice)
China Youth Daily, July 03, 2006

Cash Crunch Forces Many to Give up University Dream
SCMP, July 03, 2006

国家统计局等单位发布05年各省区市GDP能耗公报 (Authorities Release Data on Energy Consumption for 2005)
Xinhuanet, July 03, 2006

Greens May Cancel Plan to Sue Dams Watchdog
SCMP, July 03, 2006

Big Polluters Given Time to Clean up
SCMP, July 01, 2006

Divisive New Law Pushes Reforms
SCMP, July 03, 2006

Provinces Told to Keep Rein on Debt
SCMP, July 03, 2006

Human Rights Defender – Petitioner - Liu Xinjuan (刘新娟)
访民刘新娟逃离精神病院 儿子遭警方扣留 (Petitioner Liu Xinjuan Escapes from Mental Hospital and Her Son Is Detained)
Radio Free Asia, July 03, 2006

Human Rights Defenders
中国家庭教会屡遭政府打压 (China's Protestant House Churches Face Further Persecution)
Radio Free Asia, June 30, 2006

Human Rights Defender - Journalist - Yang Xiaoqing (阳小青)
记者阳小青病情恶化,家人要求保外就医 (Family Seeks Medical Parole as Convicted Journalist Yang Xiaoqing’s Health Takes a Turn for the Worse)
Radio Free Asia, June 30, 2006

As China Ages, a Shortage of Cheap Labor Looms
Nanfang City News, June 30, 2006

Regulation Banning Human Organ Trade Takes Effect
Xinhuanet, July 01, 2006

Media - Internet Censorship
China Vows Broad New Censorship Measures
International Herald Tribune, July 03, 2006

Govt Tightens Control on Internet Cafes
Xinhuanet, July 01, 2006

民间人士日内瓦返国谈人权大会 (Civil Society Leaders Return from UN Human Rights Council Meeting)
Radio Free Asia, June 30, 2006

Corridors of Power Buzzing with Sex Scandal
SCMP, July 03, 2006

Mother Falls to Death During Abortion Struggle
SCMP, July 01, 2006

Protests and Petitions
Beijing Cabbies off Roads in Protest
SCMP, July 02, 2006

Protesters Arrested as Tibet Railway Readies to Roll
SCMP, July 01, 2006

Protests on Rise at China's Private Universities
Radio Free Asia, June 30, 2006

Public Health
中奥医院违规抢120病人调查 (Emergency Unit of Hospital Shut down and Investigated for Opening Without Permit)
The Beijing News, July 03, 2006

药品招投标遭遇六年之痒 (Tender System for Drugs Unsatisfactory)
Nanfang Weekend, June 29, 2006

AIDS Alert on Male Sex Workers
SCMP, July 01, 2006

Waylaid Bishop Misses Funeral
SCMP, July 01, 2006

四川警方抓捕三十多家庭教会信徒 (Sichuan Police Arrest Over 30 Protestant House Church Petitioners)
Voice of America, June 30, 2006

First Beijing-Tibet Run Hits Halfway Point - Early
SCMP, July 03, 2006

达赖喇嘛有条件欢迎青藏铁路建成 (Dalai Lama Welcomes Qinghai-Tibet Railway if it Benefits Tibetan People)
Voice of America, June 30, 2006

Hong Kong
HK Strives for Universal Suffrage
China Daily, July 03, 2006

July 1 One Big Party for Patriots, One Big Protest for Democrats
SCMP, July 02, 2006