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 11, 2006

August 11, 2006

Top News of the Day
Human Rights Defender – Lawyer - Guo Feixiong (郭飞雄)
郭飞雄赴京火车上被警察殴打 (Rights Defender Guo Feixiong Beaten on Train to Beijing)
Radio Free Asia, August 10, 2006

On August 9, rights defender Guo Feixiong was beaten up by train police on his way to Beijing and then taken to Shaoguan, Guangdong Province, where he was illegally detained overnight. On August 10 he was forcibly sent back to his home in Guangzhou. Police falsely accused Guo of holding a fake train ticket; no other reason was given for the beating or detention. Guo had provided legal assistance to Taishi villagers in their impeachment attempt against the village head in August 2005, and since then he has been detained or harassed four times.

Death Penalty
男子14年间杀9女子获死刑 (Man Sentenced to Death for Murdering 9 Women in 14 Years)
The Beijing News, August 11, 2006

Experts Urge Sex Education
Shanghai Daily, August 11, 2006

Shenzhen Warms to Solar Power
People's Daily, August 11, 2006

China Slow to Wake Up to Human Trade
BBC, August 11, 2006

Human Rights Defender – Lawyer – Chen Guangcheng (陈光诚)
U.S. Seeks Chinese Activist's Release
AP( via YahooNews), August 10, 2006

Human Rights Defenders - Petitioners
中国三名保钓活动人士被拒出境 (Three Mainland Activists Refused Border Pass to Hong Kong Ahead of August 15 Diaoyu Islands Campaign)
Voice of America, August 09, 2006

June 4th
《江选》证实江择民否決平反六四 ("The Selected Works of Jiang Zemin" Confirms Jiang Refused to Reassess June 4 Incident)
Apple Daily, August 11, 2006

三环新城全面停工整顿 (Local Authorities in Beijing Close Deadly Construction Site)
The Beijing News, August 11, 2006

在中国成立工会,沃尔玛为何放弃原则(Why Did Wal-Mart Decide to Allow Trade Unions in China?)
Nanfang Daily, August 11, 2006

Ministry Officials to Vet Foreign Buyers
SCMP, August 11, 2006

Journalist Sacked After Criticism of Local Leaders
SCMP, August 11, 2006

China: Internet Companies Aid Censorship
Human Rights Watch (HRW), August 10, 2006

北京放松奥运报导被指乃权宜之计 (Dissident Argues Beijing's Looser Control on Olympics Reports Merely Expediential)
Voice of America, August 09, 2006

BOCOG Promises Top Press Facilities
People's Daily, August 11, 2006

美专家质疑中国犯罪数字分析根源 (US Expert Questions China's Analysis of Its Crime Data)
Voice of America, August 10, 2006

今日中国內部问题 (Commentary: Analyzing China's Present Internal Problems)
Ming Pao, August 11, 2006

Reading Between the Lines in Jiang's Book
SCMP, August 11, 2006

Protests and Petitions
义乌拆迁撞人事件当地官员说法不一 (Officials Give Different Opinions on Vehicular Manslaughter Incident in Yiwu, Zhejiang Province)
Radio Free Asia, August 10, 2006

Wave of Social Unrest Continues Across China
Los Angeles Times, August 10, 2006

专家评中国民乱增多政府控制减弱 (Expert Comments on More Frequent Social Disturbances and Reduced Government Control)
Voice of America, August 08, 2006

Public Health - Organ Harvesting
A Blind Side to Human Rights in China
SCMP, August 11, 2006

Anhui Drugmaker Broke Safety Rules, Regulator Says
SCMP, August 11, 2006

心理危机干预将纳入政府应急预案 (Beijing Municipal People's Congress Makes Mental Health Top on Legislative Agenda )
The Beijing News, August 11, 2006

Mainland Drugs Sector in Need of Cure
SCMP, August 11, 2006

八成市民认为艾滋病离己很远 (Survey Finds 80 Percent of Interviewees Think AIDS Won't Affect Them)
The Beijing News, August 11, 2006

中国致命劣药导致社会恐慌及愤怒 (China's Deadly Antibiotic Raises Panic and Anger)
Voice of America, August 09, 2006