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, July 25, 2006

July 25, 2006

Death Penalty
Gang Convicted of Theft from Yu Minhong, Murder of Others
China Daily, July 24, 2006

贫困生家庭人口众多必须正视 (Survey Shows that Poor Children in Fujian Come from Large Families)
China Youth Daily, July 25, 2006

Guangdong Faces Further Power, Oil Shortages over Summer
SCMP, July 25, 2006

Nine Areas Vow to Cut Toxic Flow into Rivers
SCMP, July 25, 2006

英国出资助中国保护环境 (Britain Subsidizes Environmental Protection in China)
BBC, July 24, 2006

Contamination of Drinking Water Getting Worse
Xinhuanet, July 24, 2006

湖南衡阳实行救灾限时问责制” (Authorities in Hunan Set Deadlines for Disaster Relief Work)
China Youth Daily, July 25, 2006

Human Rights Defender – Journalist – Zhao Yan (赵岩)
逾期未判赵岩申请保释 ( Zhao Yan Applies for Parole Amid Overdue Verdict)
Apple Daily, July 25, 2006

Human Rights Defender – Journalist - Ching Cheong (程翔)
Straits Times Reporter May Be Tried as `Spy' in China
Bloomberg, July 24, 2006

中国就业形势严峻的原因及对策 (Causes of and Countermeasures for China's Unemployment Problem)
Voice of America, July 24, 2006

Land Policy
4台铲车夜半强拆学校 (School Demolished by Four Bulldozers at Night)
The Beijing News, July 25, 2006

Watchdog Set up to Stop Rampant Illegal Conversion of Farmland
SCMP, July 25, 2006

民告官四难 (Four Difficulties in Implementing Administrative Procedure Law)
Ming Pao, July 25, 2006

为保障农民工权益 立法意义深远 (Henan Is First Province to Consider Legislating on Protection of Migrant Workers' Rights in China)
China Youth Daily, July 25, 2006

行政干预诉讼法打折 (Implementation of Administrative Procedural Law Hindered by Administrative Interference)
Ming Pao, July 25, 2006

刑事和解:逐步被接纳的私了” (Private Settlement More Common in Criminal Cases)
China Youth Daily, July 25, 2006

西班牙司法大臣接受本报独家专访—— 我们为什么和中国签订引渡条约 (Spanish Minister of Justice Explains Why Spain Signed Repatriation Treaty with China)
China Youth Daily, July 25, 2006

中国建立互联网黑名单” (China Establishes "Internet Blacklist")
BBC, July 23, 2006

派出所长当街打死记者 (Head of Police Sub-station Beats Journalist to Death in Public over Private Dispute)
Ming Pao, July 25, 2006

十六届六中全会10月北京召开 (Sixth Plenary Session of the 16th CPC Central Committee to Be Held in October in Beijing)
Ming Pao, July 25, 2006

政治运作程序合理,贿选很难发生 (Corruption Will Cease if Electoral Process Is Reasonable)
Nanfang Daily, July 24, 2006

中纪委调查黄菊家人的传言和政局 (Investigation of Family of Vice-premier Huang Ju May Be a Rumor)
Voice of America, July 24, 2006

陈希同保外就医?贪官失势和权争 (Is Chen Xitong's Release Due to Ill Health or Loss in Power Struggle?)
Voice of America, July 24, 2006

Protests and Petitions
县警省人大院内抓访民 (Petitioner Arrested in Sichuan People's Congress Building)
Nanfang Daily, July 25, 2006

一斤瓜两分钱 农妇絕望上吊 (Shanxi Watermelon Farmer Hangs Herself over Bad Sales)
Ming Pao, July 25, 2006

东洲难属生活不济 不顾威胁喊冤乞讨 (Families of Jailed Dongzhou Protesters Protest Injustice Despite Threats)
Radio Free Asia, July 24, 2006

北京上访村诉冤者惨状 (The Miserable Conditions of Petitioners in Beijing)
Voice of America, July 24, 2006

美国牧师在山西应邀前往讲道被阻 (Chinese Authorities Revoke Consent to US Pastor's Visit to Shanxi)
Radio Free Asia, July 24, 2006

Rural Issues
被征地农民就业培训是否有效?(Is Job Training in Lieu of Compensation an Effective Policy for Victims of Land Grabs?)
Voice of America, July 25, 2006

艾滋西瓜谣言拖垮瓜农 (Rumors About "AIDS Watermelon" Ruins Melon Farmers)
Ming Pao, July 25, 2006