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, August 29, 2006

August 29, 2006

Top News of the Day
Human Rights Defender
杭州民主党成员王荣清被拘留 (Hangzhou Democratic Party Member Wang Rongqing Placed Under Criminal Detention)
Radio Free Asia, August 28, 2006

Hangzhou Democratic Party member Wang Rongqing (王荣清) was placed under criminal detention on August 24 for inciting subversion. One friend speculated that Wang's detention may be related to his efforts to call for the release of human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng. Wang has been detained and monitored for his political activities several times in the past two years.

中国开展军队第二次反腐行动 (China to Start Second Military Anti-Corruption Campaign)
Radio Free Asia, August 28, 2006

漏报灾害天气可能要坐牢 (New Regulation in Jiangsu Province to Impose Criminal Liability for Failing to Report on Natural Disasters)
The Beijing News, August 29, 2006

和田玉20万人滥挖 (Environmental Damage Caused by 200,000 People Digging for Precious Jade in Tibet)
Ming Pao, August 29, 2006

监督权行使走向规范化程序化 (New Law Standardizes Use of Supervisory Power)
Legal Daily, August 29, 2006

公共资源部门化与洗钱何异 (What is the Difference Between "Privatizing Public Resources" and Corruption?)
China Youth Daily, August 29, 2006

Human Rights Defenders - Journalists
Trying Times for Journalists in China
Asia Times Online, August 29, 2006

Human Rights Defender – Lawyer - Gao Zhisheng (高智晟)
高智晟的女儿躲过警方控制出逃被发现 (Gao Zhisheng's Daughter Sent Home After Escaping from Residential Surveillance)
Radio Free Asia, August 28, 2006

Land Policy
粤农「土地入股高速」惹争议 (Concern Grows over Compensation in the Form of Shares for Land Acquisition in Guangdong Province)
Wen Wei Po, August 29, 2006

广州再收47块闲置土地 6月以来收地面积已近去年卖地面积两倍 (In Guangzhou, Land Acquired in First 6 Months of 2006 Doubles that in Whole of 2005)
Nanfang Daily, August 29, 2006

党政机关告别集资建房 公务员住房保障成新问题 (New Notice Prohibiting Government Organs from Collecting Funds for Cooperative House-building Leads to Housing Problems)
Legal Daily, August 29, 2006

公共利益:物权法要摆脱的困境 (Draft Law on Property Rights Will Not Solve Problems Related to "Public Interests")
Legal Daily, August 29, 2006

iPod Maker Sues over Labour Story
SCMP, August 29, 2006

用法律给破产企业和职工希望 (New Bankruptcy Law Gives Hope to Bankrupt Enterprises and Their Workers)
Legal Daily, August 29, 2006

起诉记者是一个危险的信号 (Prosecuting Journalists Is a Dangerous Sign)
China Youth Daily, August 29, 2006

哀悼江阴强迁致死村民 百姓论坛遭整肃 (Baixing Magazine's Internet Forum Blocked for Mourning Murdered Victim in Land Grab)
Radio Free Asia, August 28, 2006

城市管理依法升级的契机 (Olympics Gives Beijing Opportunity to Legislate on City Management)
Legal Daily, August 29, 2006

Wanted: 100,000 Olympic Volunteers
SCMP, August 29, 2006

Public Health
食螺致病10患者集体维权 (10 People Ill from Eating Snails Preparing Collective Action Against Restaurant)
The Beijing News, August 29, 2006

Safety Net
SCMP, August 29, 2006

State Security
China Completes "Anti-terror" Drill with Kazakhstan, Ratifies Pakistan Pact
AFP (via YahooNews), August 28, 2006

Three Gorges
Dai Qing: Boosting Support to Dam Migrants Is Just a Start
Three Gorges Probe, August 27, 2006

Double Opportunity in China's Far West
Los Angeles Times, August 28, 2006,0,4032204

Hong Kong
HK Urged to Play Role in the Next 5-year Plan
SCMP, August 29, 2006

North Korea
North Koreans Flee into China but Dwell There in Fear
Mercury News, August 29, 2006