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.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

October 5, 2006

Top News of the Day
Human Rights Defender – Lawyer - Chen Guangcheng (陈光诚)
陈光诚妻子被禁探望父母遭传唤问话10小时 (Wife of Chen Guangcheng Barred from Visiting Parents and Interrogated for 10 Hours Ahead of Mid-Autumn Festival)
Radio Free Asia, October 04, 2006
According to Human Rights in China, Yuan Weijing (袁伟静), the wife of blind activist Chen Guangcheng, was stopped and detained by police in Linyi City, Shandong Province, on October 3 where she and her daughter were in transit on the way to her parents' home for the Mid-Autumn Festival. The police threatened to arrest her if she insisted on visiting her parents, where her three-year-old son also lives. She was released after about ten hours' interrogation.
Civil Society - NGOs
More Power for Anti-AIDS Campaigners
People's Daily, October 04, 2006

China and India 'Top Bribe List'
BBC, October 05, 2006

內蒙村委选举1票值千元 (One Vote Is Worth 1,000 Yuan in Village Election in Inner Mongolia)
Ming Pao, October 05, 2006

我国采取措施抑制和防范特殊利益集团衍生 (China Adopts Policy to Suppress and Prevent the Proliferation of "Special Interest Groups")
Xinhuanet, October 04, 2006

In Graft Inquiry, Chinese See a Shake-Up Coming
New York Times, October 04, 2006

Human Rights Defender – Lawyer – Gao Zhisheng (高智晟)
Attorney Gao's Wife Finally Receives Notification of Gao's Arrest
The Epoch Times, October 03, 2006

Land Policy
温岭政府强拆房被判违法 (Court Finds Local Government in Zhejiang Guilty of Unlawful Demolition)
The Beijing News, October 05, 2006

Overseas Developers Look Inland for China Bargains
Reuters (via YahooNews), October 04, 2006

Thugs Kill Villager in Xi'an Forced Demolition Conflict
The Epoch Times, October 03, 2006

浙江确立业委会诉讼主体资格 维权路不再漫漫 (New Local Regulation Allows Apartment Associations in Zhejiang Province to Sue over Bad Management)
Xinhuanet, October 02, 2006

Chat Room Traffic Opposed to Visit
SCMP, October 05, 2006

Protests and Petitions
Beijing Authorities Intensify Arrest of Appellants During National Day Weekend
The Epoch Times, October 04, 2006

中国穆斯林只在北京沙特使馆办正朝副朝签证 (Chinese Muslims Can Only Apply for Pilgrimage Visa from Saudi Embassy in Beijing)
The Beijing News, October 05, 2006

Underground and Official Church Are Persecuted in China, Says Cardinal Zen, October 04, 2006

Society - Ethnic Minorities
Bilingual Education in Lhasa
CCTV, October 04, 2006

Insurance, Bankcard Ease Farmers' Financial Woes
People's Daily, October 04, 2006

Two Tibetans Allegedly Killed by Chinese Guards
Reuters, October 04, 2006