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, October 31, 2006

October 28 - 31, 2006

Top News of the Day
Human Rights Defender – Rebiya Kadeer (热比娅)

Sons of Exiled Muslim Leader Tried in China, Sister Says
China Post, October 29, 2006

Two sons of Rebiya Kadeer, a Uyghur human rights defender in exile, have been tried in China on tax fraud charges, their sister said on October 27. Kahar Abdureyim and Alim Abdureyim were not allowed to defend themselves in the closed trial, which four family members were allowed to attend. The verdict will be announced in about 10 days.

Bilateral Ties
China Role in Peaceful World Questioned
Reuters (via YahooNews), October 30, 2006

Civil Society
壮大环保民间组织亟需法律撑腰 (Commentary: Legal Support Vital for Growth of Green Social Organizations)
Legal Daily, October 31, 2006

Ease Control of NGOs, Experts Urge Beijing
SCMP, October 30, 2006

陕西大荔冰雹灾民获补偿 救灾款平均每人仅一元 (Each Hailstorm Victim Gets 1 Yuan for Compensation in Shaanxi, October 31, 2006

Death Penalty
Beijing to Reclaim Death Penalty Power
SCMP, October 28, 2006

大学生不甘失恋锤杀女友 作案后网聊自称杀人 (College Student in Sichuan Sentenced to Death for Murdering Ex-Girlfriend
Xinhuanet, October 31, 2006

Freedom of Speech
北京自由主义知识分子丁东被国安局抄家 (Beijing-Based Liberal Ding Dong Taken Away for "Endangering State Security" but Later Released)
Radio Free Asia, October 29, 2006

行政僭越立法已成惯性 立法机关不能一再容忍 (Commentary: Legislative, Not Executive Branch Should Legislate on Road Toll)
Nanfang City News, October 31, 2006

关键词:养路费 (Road Tolls to Continue in 2007 Under New Notice)
Nanfang City News, October 31, 2006

正厅级高官涉强奸逍遥法外 举报案相关者遭报复 (Senior Cadre in Jiangsu Remains at Post Despite Rape Accusations)
Radio Free Asia, October 30, 2006

Human Rights Defenders - Ching Cheong (程翔)
Ching Cheong Appeal on Spy Verdict Is Dealt a Blow
SCMP, October 28, 2006

Human Resource: Minimum Hourly-Wage Standards Announced
China Daily, October 30, 2006

Land Policy
江西南丰强迁千余坟 (Villagers in Nanfeng, Jiangxi Forced to Resettle Ancestors' Graves)
The Beijing News, October 31, 2006

住宅用地被一地两卖 住户多次抗争 (Residents Clash with Security Guards over Land Dispute in Nanjing)
Radio Free Asia, October 30, 2006

Crackdown Vow on Corrupt Judges
SCMP, October 31, 2006

Minor to Have Guardians by Side During Police Questioning
People's Daily, October 31, 2006

Media - Internet Censorship
China's Lawmakers Consider Banning Children from Internet Cafes
AFP (via YahooNews), October 30, 2006

Google Defiant Over Censorship in China
African. News. Dimension, October 30, 2006

Migrant Workers
City Faces Challenge in Rising Tide of Migrants
Shanghai Daily, October 30, 2006

In Brief: Mainland's Migrant Population Reaches 150m
SCMP, October 30, 2006

IOC Certain of Free Press for Games
SCMP, October 29, 2006

Chinese Senior Official Stresses Grassroots Police Ideological Work
People's Daily, October 31, 2006

Protests and Petitions
Police Prevent Mass Student Protest
SCMP, October 31, 2006

不满裁判 广州千名球迷骚乱 (1000 Soccer Fans in Guangzhou Riot over Referee's Decisions)
Radio Free Asia, October 30, 2006

China: Even Geriatric Dissent Is Intolerable
New Statesman, October 30, 2006

Hu Briefed After Thousands of Jiangxi Students Go on Rampage
SCMP, October 29, 2006

Public Health
In Brief: Court Upholds Ban on Toxic Breast Implant Gel
SCMP, October 31, 2006

Blind Face Tough Battle in Overcoming Hardship
SCMP, October 30, 2006

35 Arrested Christians in Xinjiang Released After Interrogation
Christian News Wire, October 27, 2006

China Draws a Veil Across the Mountains
The Guardian, October 28, 2006,,1933798,00.html

European Parliament Adopts a Resolution on Tibet and the Commission Finds Chinese Policy in Tibet Is Inconsistent, October 27, 2006

China Asserts Grip on Key Western Province
Mercury News, October 26, 2006