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 31, 2006

July 29-31, 2006

Top News of the Day
Protests and Petitions
Workers at Toy Factory Arrested After 3-day Riot
SCMP, July 31, 2006
Several mainland workers at a factory in Dongguan, Guangdong Province were detained for participating in a three-day violent riot which ended on July 25. Reportedly, several thousand people took part in the protest over inhumane working conditions. One person was injured and several properties were damaged in the riot before the police were called in.

Bilateral Ties
中国要求地拉那引渡五新疆穆斯林 (China Urges Albania to Repatriate Five Muslims)
Voice of America, July 30, 2006

China Tackles Graft in Health Sector
Financial Times, July 31, 2006

Food Security
Cancer-risk Dye Back in Food Products
SCMP, July 31, 2006

Wider Net Urged to Halt Abuse of Power
SCMP, July 31, 2006

涉及9亿人的选举如何进行? (How is an Election that Involves 900 Million People Conducted?)
Nanfang Weekend, July 26, 2006

老百姓先推选 党组织再定人 (A Local Election in Sichuan: Public Nominates Candidates, Party Determines Winner)
Nanfang Weekend, July 26, 2006

Human Rights Defender – Lawyer - Chen Guangcheng (陈光诚)
Crusader in a Legal Wilderness
SCMP, July 31, 2006

Human Rights Defenders
福建省万民罢官农民代表林正栩仍在冤狱中 (Fujian Farmers’ Representative Lin Zhengxu Still in Jail for Launching Campaign to Impeach Corrupt Officials)
Radio Free Asia, July 29, 2006

Human Rights Defender – Petitioner - Fu Xiancai (付先财)
China's Backbone
New York Sun, July 28, 2006

Human Rights Defender – Petitioner - Liu Anjun (刘安军)
维权人士刘安军和诗人俞心焦出狱 (Human Rights Defender Liu Anjun and Poet Yu Xinjiao Released from Prison)
Radio Free Asia, July 28, 2006

Wal-Mart Staff Set up Firm's First Trade Union
SCMP, July 30, 2006

Land Policy
北京学者批评中国保护耕地是错误 (Chinese Academic Criticizes New Policy to Preserve Farmland)
Voice of America, July 31, 2006

81日土地新政助力国六条” (Ministry of Land and Resources' Six New Policies on Stabilizing Property Market to Take Effect on August 1)
Legal Daily, July 31, 2006

藏作家网誌赞美达赖被关 (Tibetan Writer’s Blog Shut Down for Glorifying Dalai Lama)
Ming Pao, July 31, 2006

外商曲线入华进入电信领域 中国政府再次出手进行管制 (China Further Tightens Control over Telecommunications Industry)
Radio Free Asia, July 28, 2006

Migrant Workers
China's Labour Trap
SCMP, July 29, 2006

北京市加速实施大气 污染控制阶段性措施 (Beijing Speeds up Anti-Pollution Measures Ahead of Olympics)
China Youth Daily, July 31, 2006

重庆市公安局新闻发言人称 审慎对待民间反扒组织 (Chongqing Public Security Bureau to Deal Cautiously with Volunteer Anti-Pickpocketing Organizations)
Legal Daily, July 31, 2006

Sino-US Pacts to Step up Crime Fight
SCMP, July 31, 2006

Protests and Petitions
驻京周记﹕有理無理上访去 有序无序政府管 (A Reporter’s Commentary on Two Recent Petitioning Cases)
Ming Pao, July 31, 2006

Public Health
每年五万病人死于癌症 专家呼吁应积极进行止痛治疗 (Experts Call for Better Pain Relief Treatment for Cancer Patients)
Nanfang City News, July 31, 2006

Hebei Priest Wearied by Battle for Return of Church Property
SCMP, July 31, 2006

內地教友來港 填报旅遊亦被截 亚洲青年节 約一半人能到港 (Only Half of Mainland Catholics Able to Visit Hong Kong for Catholic Youth Forum)
Ming Pao, July 31, 2006

Church Leaders `Sent for Labour Re-education'
SCMP, July 29, 2006

Falun Gong Organs Not Harvested, Official Says
SCMP, July 29, 2006

中国被指责加紧迫害家庭教会成员 (China Criticised for Stepping up Persecution of Protestant House Church Members)
Voice of America, July 28, 2006

Rural Issues
乡土中国分成三个世界:人均年收入相差12("Three Worlds" in Rural China; First Earns 12 Times That of Third )
Xinhuanet, July 31, 2006