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, November 17, 2006

November 17, 2006

Top News of the Day

Protests and Petitions

Police Close in on South China Hostage Dispute

Radio Free Asia, November 16, 2006

Hundreds of police moved into Dongzhou (东洲), Guangdong Province on November 15 after a six-day standoff in which villagers detained eight officials to demand the release of a local activist. The villagers wanted to have an exchange between the detained villager and the eight officials. Local authorities ordered internet cafes in and around Dongzhou to close on Thursday afternoon.


理安排 (President Hu Jintao and Canadian Prime Minister Will Meet)

Wen Wei Po, November 17, 2006
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Bilateral Ties

Compromise Needed in Sino-Canadian Row

SCMP, November 17, 2006


监狱长为沦为阶下囚? (How Did a Prison Chief Become a Prison Inmate?)

Nanfang Weekend, November 15, 2006

Death Penalty

雇凶人富豪被行死刑 (Rich Man in Zhejiang Executed for Ordering a Murder)

Legal Daily, November 17, 2006

Death Sentence for Three Protestant Leaders Upheld, November 15, 2006


China's Homosexual Group on Campus Triggers Debate

Xinhuanet, November 16, 2006


国评论﹕溫贪尽力而 (Commentary: Premier Wen Jiabao Is Doing His Best to Fight Corruption)

Ming Pao, November 17, 2006

Human Rights Defender – Chen Guangcheng ()

Fairness Issues Dog Blind Lawyer's Trial

SCMP, November 17, 2006

案重日期待定 遭屈打人愿冒出庭 (Day of Chen Guangcheng’s Retrial to Be Determined, Tortured Witness Will Speak the Truth This Time)

Radio Free Asia, November 16, 2006

Human Rights Defender – Huseyincan Celil (塞利)

Harper Loses Chance to Aid Local Man in Chinese Jail

The Hamilton Spectator, November 16, 2006

Land Policy

何中国无众买不起房辞职 (Commentary: Why Will No One Resign over Unaffordable Housing in China?)

Nanfang City News, November 17, 2006


In Brief: Hepatitis B Parents Drop Case Under Duress

SCMP, November 17, 2006

Non-jail Verdicts to Be Tightened

Shanghai Daily, November 17, 2006


China Lifts Wikipedia Ban, but Some Topics Remain Blocked

New York Times, November 17, 2006

Official: Accredited Journalists Can Report in China

China Daily, November 16, 2006


Nuclear Deal High on Hu's Pakistan Trip Agenda

SCMP, November 17, 2006

Protests and Petitions

肃国企裁千人抗 (1,000 Workers of State-owned Enterprise in Gansu Protest Dismissal and Inadequate Compensation)

Ming Pao, November 17, 2006

In Brief: Students Riot over 3.5 Yuan Meal Price Rise

SCMP, November 17, 2006

京警阻市民抗议杀 (Police in Beijing Bar Citizens from Protesting "One-Dog Policy")

Ming Pao, November 17, 2006

Public Health

她被位送精神病院合法 (Can a Work Unit Forcibly Send a Worker to a Mental Hospital If She and Her Family Oppose?)

Nanfang Weekend, November 15, 2006


要求宗教体助构建和 (China Asks Religious Groups to Help Construct Harmonious Society)

Voice of America, November 16, 2006

新疆又有家庭教基督徒被抓 (Protestant House Church Member in Xinjiang Detained)

Radio Free Asia, November 16, 2006