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, August 04, 2006

August 4, 2006

Top News of the Day
Protests and Petitions - Religion
Church Members Detained in China
AP( via YahooNews), August 04, 2006
On August 2, police detained 90 protestors who were demanding the release of two clergymen in Zhangjiakou, Hebei Province. At least two of the protestors were “seriously injured” and a woman suffered a miscarriage. Seventy of those detained were later released while 20 individuals are still being held by the police. The demonstrators were protesting the detention of bishop Yao Liang (姚良) and priest Li Huisheng (李会生) of China’s underground Catholic church.

Bilateral Ties
Africa's Workers Labouring over China's Growing Presence
SCMP, August 04, 2006

中国否认拒绝接受被遣返非法移民 (China Denies Refusing to Receive Repatriated Illegal Emigrants)
Voice of America, August 02, 2006

Death Penalty
湘西第一贪一审死缓 发土地财狂吞1495(Corrupt Cadre in Hunan Sentenced to Death with Two-year Reprieve in First Trial)
Xinhuanet, August 04, 2006

灭门、杀哨兵、闹市枪扫无辜 粤3名杀人犯伏法 (Trio Executed for Murders in Chaozhou, Guangdong Province)
Xinhuanet, August 04, 2006

3男子跨国贩毒一审被判死刑 (Three Men Sentenced to Death for Cross-border Drug Trafficking)
The Beijing News, August 04, 2006

被洪水吞没的良知 (Unscrupulous People Take Advantage of Week of Flooding)
China Youth Daily, August 04, 2006

灾难背后是利益之争 (Conflict of Interests Behind the Disaster in Yaogangxian, Hunan Province)
China Youth Daily, August 04, 2006

天灾遮蔽了什么 (Story Behind the "Natural" Disaster in Yaogangxian, Hunan Province)
China Youth Daily, August 04, 2006

500b-yuan Loss from Sulfur Cloud
SCMP, August 04, 2006

China's Drinking Water Situation Grim; Heavy Pollution to Blame
WorldWatch, August 04, 2006

Official Denies China Is Polluting US Cities
SCMP, August 04, 2006

污水管乱驳 万戶废水汇入河 (Pollution Problem Worsening in Shenzhen; Residents Connecting Own Sewage Pipes to Clean Ones)
Wen Wei Po, August 04, 2006

Profit Deal Could Aid Emissions Trade
SCMP, August 04, 2006

珠江水转佳 東莞河涌仍污染 (Quality of Pearl River Water Improving, but Dongguan River Is Still Polluted)
Wen Wei Po, August 04, 2006

A Failed Mid-term Exam
People's Daily, August 03, 2006

Food Security
水产品上市须持身份证” (New Rule in Beijing Requires Seafood Sellers to Identify Source of Product)
The Beijing News, August 04, 2006

死亡人数至今是个谜 (Death Toll Still Unknown After Floods in Yaogangxian, Hunan Province)
China Youth Daily, August 04, 2006

Human Rights Defenders – Petitioner - Li Xige (李喜阁)
艾滋病人李喜阁仍被关押 (AIDS Patient Li Xige Still Detained)
Radio Free Asia, August 04, 2006

中国查封调查总书记差额选举网站 (Opinion Poll Web Shut Down for Holding Survey on Electoral Method of CPC's Secretary-General)
Voice of America, August 03, 2006

Migrant Workers
China: More than 300 Million New Migrants Within Next 20 Years, August 04, 2006

「廉洁办奥运」设问责制 (Accountability System Established for "Clean Olympics")
Ming Pao, August 04, 2006

Protests and Petitions
淮北巴士全部罢驶 (Bus Drivers on Strike in Huaibei, Anhui Province)
Ming Pao, August 04, 2006

萧山教会吁绝食抗议警察殴打教徒 (Zhejiang Protestant House Church Calls for Hunger Strike to Protest Police Beatings)
Voice of America, August 03, 2006