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.

Friday, July 28, 2006

July 28, 2006

Top News of the Day
Human Rights Defender – Petitioner - Fu Xiancai (付先财)
付先财遭袭致残 警方结论是滑倒所致 (Police Conclude Fu Xiancai’s Injuries to Be Self-Inflicted)
Radio Free Asia, July 28, 2006

The official Chinese investigation into the assault of Three Gorges petitioner Fu Xiancai has concluded that his injuries were self-inflicted. The authorities refused to disclose the identity of forensic pathologists who reached this conclusion and refused to answer further questions about the case. Fu was paralyzed from the shoulders down after a severe blow to the back of his neck shattered three of his vertebrae.

Protests and Petitions - Police Power Abuse
四川巴中大规模警民冲突 (Large Conflict Between Public and Police in Bazhong, Sichuan)
Radio Free Asia, July 27, 2006

More than 2,000 people surrounded a local government building in Sichuan before they were dispersed on July 20. The protestors were reportedly angry over the unreasonable use of violence by Bazhong city authorities against an illegal hawker. Military police were later called in to suppress the protest and 21 protestors were arrested.


Bilateral Ties
加授予达赖喇嘛荣誉公民中国不满 (China Unhappy over Canada's Award of Honorary Citizenship to Dalai Lama)
Voice of America, July 27, 2006

China Holds over 10,000 Officials Liable in First Half
China Daily, July 27, 2006

Death Penalty
敛财1505万 北京商贿第一案主角二审仍判死刑 (Beijing's Appellant Court Confirms Death Sentence for Banker Who Accepted Bribes)
Xinhuanet, July 28, 2006

我国首次判决打孔盗油者死刑 (China Orders First Death Penalty Ever for Oil Thieves)
Legal Daily, July 28, 2006

吉林俩金融大骗合谋诈骗1亿余元终审均判死 (Jilin Banker and Business Chairman Sentenced to Death for Corruption)
Xinhuanet, July 28, 2006

被判死刑 黑老大当庭放狠话 (Triad Leader Threatens Revenge When Given Death Verdict)
Xinhuanet, July 28, 2006

Food Security
A Fifth of All Mainland Products Fail to Make the Grade in Survey
SCMP, July 28, 2006

反共团体欲选人大 (Anti-CPC Group Wants to Run for Local People's Congress)
Ming Pao, July 28, 2006

候选人自我宣传"条件不成熟"(Are Conditions Really "Not Ripe" for Electoral Campaigns?)
China Youth Daily, July 28, 2006

人大代表履职应有经费保障 (People's Representatives Should Receive Reimbursements for Work-related Expenses)
China Youth Daily, July 28, 2006

川警强捉上访者撤职 (Policeman Dismissed and Investigated for Arresting Petitioner in Sichuan People's Congress)
Ming Pao, July 28, 2006

Quake Warnings Ignored: Media
SCMP, July 28, 2006

Human Rights Defender – Petitioner - Li Xige (李喜阁)
联合国艾滋病规划署关注李喜阁被拘案 (UN Program on HIV/AIDS Expresses Concern over Criminal Detention of Activist Li Xige)
Radio Free Asia, July 27, 2006

到底该不该限制劳务派遣? (Should the Law Limit "Labor Missions"?)
China Youth Daily, July 28, 2006

Land Policy
中国评论﹕土地反腐 有措施看实际 (Commentary: Effect of New Measures Against Land-related Corruption Cases Still to Be Seen)
Ming Pao, July 28, 2006

最高法出台审理环境污染刑事案件的司法解释 (Supreme People's Court Issues a Judicial Interpretation on Hearing Criminal Cases of Environmental Pollution)
Xinhuanet, July 28, 2006

China's Bosses Join Battle of the Blogs
Asia Times Online, July 28, 2006

我们的营救为什么不可以现场直播 (Why Can't the Media Report Live on Rescue Efforts?)
China Youth Daily, July 28, 2006

Another Web Service Told to Shut Down
SCMP, July 27, 2006

香港媒体:部份中共人士有危机感 (Hong Kong Media: Some CPC Members Worried About Stricter Monitoring of Corruption)
Voice of America, July 27, 2006

Protests and Petitions
1,000 Workers Riot at Chinese Factory
AFP (via International Herald Tribune), July 27, 2006

湖南湘阴发生大规模骚乱 (Villagers Riot in Xiangyin, Hunan Province, Several Injured)
Radio Free Asia, July 27, 2006

评论:司法改革才能解决社会不公 (Commentary: Only Judicial Reform Can Solve Social Injustice)
Voice of America, July 27, 2006

Language of China's Miao Ethnic Group May Disappear
Xinhuanet, July 27, 2006

State Security
中国称国际因素影响维护国家安全 (China Claims International Situation Makes it Difficult to Protect State Security)
Radio Free Asia, July 27, 2006

What is Dalai Lama's 'Middle Way'
China Daily, July 26, 2006