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, January 10, 2007

January 10, 2007

Top News of the Day
Human Rights Defender – Guo Feixiong (郭飞雄)
郭飞雄案进入起诉审理阶段 (Case of Rights Defender Guo Feixiong Sent to Procuratorate)
Radio Free Asia, January 09, 2007
The case involving charges of "illegal business activity" against rights defender Guo Feixiong (also known as Yang Maodong) has been referred to the Guangzhou Procuratorate after a second investigation. Guo was detained in September 2006 when he urged for the release of Gao Zhisheng. In related news, Internet dissident Li Hong (力虹) (whose real name is Zhang Jianhong (张建红) will stand trial on charges of inciting subversion on January 12.
Bilateral Ties
China Denies Checkbook Diplomacy in Africa
Reuters (via YahooNews), January 09, 2007

Hu Takes Aim at Top Cadres in Anti-Graft Campaign
South China Morning Post, January 10, 2007

全球70%电子垃圾倾中国 (70 Percent of the World's Electrical Waste Dumped in China)
Ming Pao, January 10, 2007

China Benefits from Rise in Carbon-Credit Trading
Market Watch, January 10, 2007

污染企业将遭遇贷款难 (Polluting Enterprises Face Difficulties in Borrowing from Banks)
China Youth Daily, January 10, 2007

破解“环保困局”不能仅靠公众参与 (Public Participation Is Not Enough to Promote Environmental Protection Amid Rapid Economic Growth)
Legal Daily, January 10, 2007

北京拟制定性教育大纲 6%高中生承认有性行为 (Beijing to Step up Sex Education for Primary and Secondary Students)
People's Daily, January 10, 2007

Promoting Non-CCP Cadres Is a Long-Term Strategy
China Elections, January 10, 2007

Human Rights Defender - Guo Qizhen (郭起真)
海内外人权团体呼吁让郭起真保外就医 (China Urged to Grant Medical Parole to Guo Qizhen)
Radio Free Asia, January 09, 2007

Human Rights Defender – Chen Guangcheng (陈光诚)
陈光诚案律师告临沂公检法渎职枉法 (Lawyer in Chen Guangcheng's Case Sues Shandong Authorities for Dereliction of Duty)
Radio Free Asia, January 09, 2007

中国司法体制和工作机制改革已经显现8大成效 (Beijing Identifies 8 Areas of Progress in China's Judicial System)
People's Daily, January 09, 2007

State to Compensate Chinese Claimants Unable to Get Damages from Court Orders
People's Daily, January 09, 2007

Free the Press
South China Morning Post, January 10, 2007

Media Blackout on Bicycle Suit
South China Morning Post, January 10, 2007

中国舆论监督网板主李新德个人网站被封 (Personal Website of Founder of Critical Chinese Website Closed)
Radio Free Asia, January 09, 2007

Migrant Workers
School for Migrants Fights to Stay Open
South China Morning Post, January 10, 2007

Migrants and Money
Time - China Blog, January 08, 2007

New Regulation Strengthens Influence of Communist Party in PLA
People's Daily, January 08, 2007

中国奥运场馆项目审计暴露阴暗面 (Auditing of Olympics' Infrastructure Programs Reveals Corruption)
Voice of America, January 10, 2007

內地放宽规管境外记者的背后 (Commentary: The Story Behind the New, More Lenient Regulations on Foreign Journalists Working in China)
Ming Pao, January 10, 2007

Protests and Petitions
中国暴力犯罪上升群体性事件突出 (Violent Crimes and Mass Incidents on the Rise in China)
Voice of America, January 09, 2007

Public Health
全国百家医院逾9成遭“医闹” (Over 90 Percent of 115 Hospitals Have Been Affected by "Disturbances Regarding Medical Cases")
The Beijing News, January 10, 2007

Doubt Raised over 'Terrorism' in China's Restive West
Monster and Critics, January 09, 2007