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, October 27, 2006

Octobr 27, 2006

Top News of the Day
Protests and Petitions

Report: China Students Clash with Police
AP( via YahooNews), October 26, 2006

According to the Hong Kong-based Information Centre for Human Rights and Democracy, 10,000 college students clashed with the police in Jiangxi in four days of protests beginning October 21 over their academic status. The Centre said the protestors were ethnic minorities, including 2,000 Uighurs, and they were calling for a protest march to be held on October 29.

Bilateral Ties

评论:西方对中国人权的影响减弱 (Commentary: Western Countries Have Less Influence on China's Human Rights Situation)
Voice of America, October 26, 2006

中纪委300人查北京 (300 Officials from the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection Investigate Corruption in Beijing)
Ming Pao, October 27, 2006

Probe into Shenzhen Judiciary Escalates
SCMP, October 27, 2006

腐败犯罪呈现“权力期权化”等四大新特点 (Four New Trends in Corruption)
Xinhuanet, October 26, 2006

Death Penalty
河南濮阳县4名破坏输油管道罪犯被执行死刑 (Four Men Executed for Destroying Oil Pipelines in Henan)
Xinhuanet, October 27, 2006

Human Rights
Beijing to Push Sudan on Rights
SCMP, October 27, 2006

Human Rights Defender – Zan Aizong (昝爱宗)
昝爱宗状告国家新闻出版总署 (Journalist Zan Aizong Sues GAPP over Cancellation of Press Card)
Radio Free Asia, October 26, 2006

Human Rights Defender - Zhu Yufu (朱虞夫)
朱虞夫被防暴队抓走 (Zhu Yufu Taken Away by Riot Police)
Radio Free Asia, October 26, 2006

Human Rights Defender –Rebiya Kadeer (热比娅)
Woman Champions Rights for Ethnic Minority in China
Voice of America, October 25, 2006

June 4th - EU Arms Ban
China, France Urge EU to Lift Arms Ban Against China
Xinhuanet, October 26, 2006

Law - Criminal Law and Procedure
官员婚外性行为"退后一步是作风" 性贿赂入罪难 (Difficulties in Prosecuting Cases Involving "Sexual Bribery"), October 27, 2006

秦中飞“短信诽谤案”不应就此结束 ("Text Message Libel Case" Should Not End Now)
China Youth Daily, October 27, 2006

Apology for Poetic Clerk Accused of Libel
SCMP, October 27, 2006

中国评论﹕无独立媒体 何来新闻自由 (Commentary: No Media Freedom Without an Independent Media)
Ming Pao, October 27, 2006

京官:无人因反政府言论被捕 (No One Arrested for Anti-Government Speech: Beijing Cadre)
Ming Pao, October 27, 2006

China Forms a New Team to Regulate Internet Blogs
The Epoch Times, October 26, 2006

申报新闻高级职称要发“正面报道”? (Journalists in Anhui Required to Publish "Positive Reports" if They Want Promotion)
Nanfang Weekend, October 26, 2006

驻沪记者发表报道声援中央对上海官场的整治 (Shanghai Journalists Careful About Reporting on Chen Liangyu Case)
Radio Free Asia, October 26, 2006

Wen Allays Fears
The Standard, October 26, 2006

Xinhua Awarded Host News Agency for Beijing Games
Xinhuanet, October 26, 2006

China Considers Beijing Shutdown for Olympics
Australian Broadcasting Corporation, October 25, 2006

北京成立民警维权机构 9个月为500民警"正名" (Beijing Local Authorities Establish Police Rights Defense Organ to "Restore Justice")
Xinhuanet, October 26, 2006

控告中国佛教协会会长 女居士被送精神病院 (Buddhist Supporter of Master Shengguan Sent to Psychiatric Hospital)
Radio Free Asia, October 26, 2006

Protests and Petitions
Begging for Justice in China's Capital
Christian Science Monitor, October 26, 2006

Religion – Christianity
家庭教会基督徒起诉地方政府违法拘留 (Three Protestant Church Members in Shandong Sue Local Government over Illegal Detention)
Radio Free Asia, October 26, 2006