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.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

September 20, 2006

Top News of the Day

Another Tibetan Monk Arrested
Radio Free Asia, September 19, 2006
Lobsang Palden, a 22-year-old Monk at Karze monastery in Sichuan Province, has been reportedly detained after police raided his room and found several incriminating documents, including photos of the Dalai Lama. Reports say that he was the eighth monk arrested by Chinese policy in the Karze area this year.


Bilateral Ties
Into Africa
SCMP, September 20, 2006

Civil Society - NGOs
党校专家倡限NGO四类活动 (Expert Suggests Limiting 4 Types of NGO Activities)
Wen Wei Po, September 20, 2006

环保NGO自制水污染地图数据库” (Environmental NGOs Build Water Pollution Database)
China Youth Daily, September 20, 2006

组织:中国治污关键在信息透明 (NGO: Key to Reducing Pollution Is Transparency of Information)
Voice of America, September 20, 2006

Activist: China Needs to Break Ties Between Polluting Industry, Local Officials
China Post, September 19, 2006

Lecturer's District Election Bid Thwarted
SCMP, September 20, 2006

Guangdong Seeks Tougher Rules for Foreign Residents
SCMP, September 20, 2006

Human Rights Defenders – Journalist – Ching Cheong (程翔)
疑点重重的判辞/文﹕陈文敏 (Commentary: Ching Cheong's Verdict Raises Many Doubts)
Ming Pao, September 20, 2006

Human Rights Defenders – Petitioner – Fu Xiancai (付先财)
德媒体助维权人士付先财接受治疗 (German Media Aids in Treatment of Human Rights Defender Fu Xiancai)
Voice of America, September 20, 2006

Human Rights Defenders – Petitioner - Zhao Xin(赵昕)
失踪多日的赵昕暗示父亲不要接受采访 (Missing Rights Defender Zhao Xin Tells Father Not to Give Media Interviews)
Radio Free Asia, September 19, 2006

Land Policy - Land Disputes
兰台村400亩耕地撂荒的背后 (The Story Behind The 'Abandoned Farmland' in Lantai Village in Shenyang City)
China Youth Daily, September 20, 2006

不仅仅是违法占地 (Land Grabs Are Not the Only Problems in Lantai Village)
China Youth Daily, September 20, 2006

江阴政府继续强行拆迁施工 (Forced Eviction Continues in Jiangyin, Jiangsu Province)
Radio Free Asia, September 19, 2006

Media - Censorship / Press Freedom
Cut the Bonds of Ignorance
SCMP, September 20, 2006

Report: Jackie Chan Says Villain Role Rejected by Chinese Censors
International Herald Tribune, September 20, 2006

Media - Internet Censorship
Behind the Great Firewall, September 18, 2006

Politics - CPC
中共十六届六中全会的两项主要议程 (Two Important Items on the Agenda for the Sixth Plenary Session of the 16th CPC Central Committee )
Radio Free Asia, September 19, 2006

Protests and Petitions
周永康强调要妥善处理群体性事件 (Public Security Chief Emphasizes Proper Management of Mass Incidents)
Radio Free Asia, September 19, 2006

Public Health
Taskforce Set Up to Co-ordinate Universal Medical Reform Plan
SCMP, September 20, 2006

期待医改新方案——可持续、求适度、行得通 (Three Important Elements Expected in Health Care Reforms: Sustainability, Adaptability and Feasibility)
Nanfang Daily, September 20, 2006

Public Health - HIV-AIDS/STDs
卫生部将增加10县市开展艾滋病死因调查 (Survey on Deaths from AIDS Extends to 10 More Cities, Says Ministry of Health), September 19, 2006

The Ties That Bind
Russian Profile, September 19, 2006

State Security
China, Tajikistan to Hold Military Exercise
Xinhuanet, September 19, 2006

北京怕达赖喇嘛回西藏采两面手法 (Why Beijing Doesn’t Want the Dalai Lama to Return to Tibet)
Voice of America, September 19, 2006