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, September 05, 2006

September 5, 2006

Guard Held over VIP Treatment for Jailed Tycoon
SCMP, September 05, 2006

China to Close at Least 4,800 Small Mines to Improve Safety
Voice of America, September 04, 2006

山西令所有煤矿安装产量监控系统 (Shanxi Authorities Order Coal Mines to Install Systems to Monitor Production Levels)
Voice of America, September 03, 2006

Australia Could Export Uranium to China Within Months
AFP (via YahooNews), September 04, 2006

Rules Ignored, Toxic Sludge Sinks Chinese Village
New York Times, September 04, 2006

重庆大旱高官避暑胜地「开会」 (Amid Severe Drought, Surrounding Villages Have to Suspend Electricity as Chongqing Cadres Party in Resort)
Ming Pao, September 05, 2006

中国评论﹕以民为本 上行下不效 (Commentary: "People-based Governance" Only Applies to Central Government)
Ming Pao, September 05, 2006

Human Rights
夏业良:须加快政改停止钳制思想 (Peking University Academic: Government Should Speed up Political Reforms and Stop Suppressing Freedom of Thought)
Voice of America, September 03, 2006

Human Rights Defender – Journalist – Ching Cheong (程翔)
程翔案判决书 网上曝光 (Verdict on Ching Cheong Available on Internet)
Ming Pao, September 05, 2006

Human Rights Defender – Journalist - Zhao Yan (赵岩)
Chinese Researcher for NY Times to Appeal: Lawyer
Reuters (via YahooNews), September 04, 2006

Human Rights Defender - Zhao Xin (赵昕)
赵昕等异见人士被软禁 (Zhao Xin and Three Other Dissidents Placed Under House Arrest)
Radio Free Asia, September 04, 2006

Human Rights Defenders
人权组织促中国释放被押维权人士 (Reporters Without Borders Urge China to Release Detained Rights Defenders)
Voice of America, September 03, 2006

中国公安部:个人被罚两千元以上可要求举行听证 (Ministry of Public Security's New Regulation Stipulates Defendants to Be Fined over 2,000 Yuan Can Demand Hearing)
Legal Daily, September 05, 2006

Online Spoofs Now Part of Mainstream
SCMP, September 05, 2006

Chinese Director 'Given Film Ban'
BBC, September 04, 2006

China Review: Is Censorship the Root Cause of Uncivil Speech on the Internet?
China Media Project, September 03, 2006

Migrant Workers
Minimum Wages Rise in Labour Shortage
SCMP, September 05, 2006

城市管理须反省执法目标 (City Authorities Should Reflect on Aim of Legal Enforcement)
Legal Daily, September 05, 2006

Protests and Petitions
复旦逾百学生请愿事件基本解决 (Student Protest at Fudan University Resolved)
Wen Wei Po, September 05, 2006