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.

Monday, February 26, 2007

February 24 - 26, 2007

Top News of the Day
Protests and Petitions

深圳居民抗议工程扰民而受到当局的报复 (Shenzhen Authorities Retaliate Against Representatives for Protesting Road Construction)
Radio Free Asia, February 23, 2007

Shenzhen authorities have taken measures against a number of residents for protesting the construction of the new Shenzhen-Hong Kong Western Corridor. About 500 villagers have been organizing protests against the construction, which could take place less than 90 meters from some of their homes, at the municipal government building since last October. As a result, a dozen village representatives were indicted on "disrupting social order" or "organizing illegal demonstration" charges.


就业难,嫁人难 女研究生困惑为何事事"不如男" (China's Female Postgraduates Angered by Discrimination)
Xinhuanet, February 26, 2007

调查:九成以上民众认为有必要进行户籍改革 (Over 90 Percent of Interviewees Find Hukou Reforms Necessary)
Xinhuanet, February 26, 2007

Human Rights Defender - Gao Yaojie (高耀洁)
Aids Activist Wins Support of Health Officials for US Trip
South China Morning Post, February 24, 2007

高耀洁赴美领奖受阻让人担忧 (Commentary: Obstruction to Gao Yaojie's Trip to US Is Worrying)
Nanfang City News, February 26, 2007

Human Rights Defender – Chen Guangcheng (陈光诚)
陈光诚被转监家人未获通知 (Family Not Informed of Chen Guangcheng's Prison Transfer)
Radio Free Asia, February 25, 2007

Human Rights Defenders - Lawyers
Rivals Seek to Expand Freedoms in China
New York Times, February 25, 2007

Guangdong Losing on Labour Front
South China Morning Post, February 26, 2007

Propaganda Officials Set Out Banned Subjects for the Media
South China Morning Post, February 24, 2007

Google Images China Censors - Friend and Foe?
WebProNews, February 23, 2007

《财经》主编胡舒立:独立媒体在中国仍有发展机会 (Editor-in-Chief of Caijing Magazine: Independent Media Still Has Room to Develop)
Radio Free Asia, February 23, 2007

Migrant Workers
人大代表建议取消“农民工”称谓统一称为工人 (NPC Delegate Suggests Calling Migrant Workers "Workers" to Reduce Marginalization)
Xinhuanet, February 26, 2007

Uphold Party Spirit, PLA Officers Told
South China Morning Post, February 24, 2007

解决民生问题将成北京"两会"主旋律 (Upcoming NPC and CPPCC Meetings to Focus on Social Problems)
Radio Free Asia, February 24, 2007

Protests and Petitions
几十名访民被警方带走后当天释放 (40 Petitioners Taken Away and Released the Same Day in Beijing)
Radio Free Asia, February 23, 2007

Public Health
In Brief: Researchers Praise China for Its Battle Against HIV
South China Morning Post, February 26, 2007

发展改革委:制定医药价格须经五道程序 (New Health Code Imposes 5-Step Procedure for Determination of Drug Prices)
Xinhuanet, February 25, 2007

杭州萧山党山教案二审维持原判当事者不服 (Christians' Appeal Against "Inciting Violence" Conviction Dismissed in Hangzhou)
Radio Free Asia, February 23, 2007

中国青少年的诚信度呈现下降趋势 (Integrity of China's Youth Worsens as They Grow Up)
Radio Free Asia, February 24, 2007

Chinese Rail Line Exploits Tibetan Mineral Riches
Spero News, February 26, 2007

Al Qaeda’s China Problem - Dr. Martin I. Wayne
China Digital Times, February 26, 2007

High Noon in China's Far West
Spiegel Online, February 26, 2007,1518,467931,00.html