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.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

March 22, 2007


Bilateral Ties
法国与中国签署引渡条约 (France Signs Extradition Treaty with China)
BBC, March 20, 2007

Death Penalty
检察官建议废除经济犯罪死刑 将刑期提高到30年 (Procurator Suggests Replacing Death Penalty with Lengthy Sentence up to 30 Years for Economic Crimes), March 22, 2007

Buyers Urged to Boycott Mainland's Dirty 20
South China Morning Post, March 22, 2007

联合国拟投1400万美元帮中国改善煤矿安全 (UN May Provide China with US$14 Million to Improve Coal Mine Safety), March 22, 2007

Better Understanding of 'Rent Boys' Urged
South China Morning Post, March 22, 2007

我国将全面清理“红头文件” (Government Set to Overhaul 'Red Letterhead' Documents)
China Youth Daily, March 22, 2007

去年9万人次被追究行政执法责任 (Over 90,000 Officials Held Accountable for Malfeasance in Applying the Law Last Year)
China Youth Daily, March 22, 2007

Human Rights Defenders - Li Hong (力虹)
Plea for Release of Jailed Activist
South China Morning Post, March 22, 2007

Human Rights
鲁德成出席加拿大举办的中国人权听证会 (Former June 4th Prisoner Lu Decheng Attends a Canadian Hearing on Human Rights in China)
Radio Free Asia, March 21, 2007

Coal Mine Owner in China Arrested for Concealing Disaster
Agence France-Presse (via YahooNews), March 22, 2007

Land Policy
中国地方政府非法徵地案件上升 (Number of Illegal Seizures of Farmland Soars)
BBC, March 21, 2007

公安威胁驻大陆记者 博讯网被称敌对组织 (Reporter for Boxun Web Site Prohibited from Interviewing; Authorities Call Boxun an Organization That Endangers State Security)
Radio Free Asia, March 21, 2007

SCO Joint Military Exercises to Be Held in Russia in 2007
People's Daily, March 22, 2007

北京市府将获奥运立法授权 (Beijing Municipal Government Empowered to Enact Laws for Olympics)
The Beijing News, March 22, 2007

French Candidate Calls for China Boycott
Associated Press (via YahooNews), March 21, 2007

China Scrambles for Stability as Its Workers Age
New York Times, March 22, 2007

Protests and Petitions
江西千人拦铁路抗议 (Thousands of People in Jiangxi Block Railway in Protest Against Government Plan to Redraft Administrative Districts)
Ming Pao, March 22, 2007

重庆暴力拆迁引起冲突 群众不满仅派2名警力 (Chongqing Authorities Criticized for Sending Only Two Policemen to Handle Violent Clashes over Forced Eviction)
Radio Free Asia, March 21, 2007

上千访民联名信件引起中央重视 (Leaders Express Concern over an Open Letter by More Than 1,000 Petitioners)
Radio Free Asia, March 21, 2007

Public Health
Health Care Should Be Diversified, Official Says
South China Morning Post, March 22, 2007

Tea Passed Off as Urine Exposes Hospital Greed
South China Morning Post, March 22, 2007

State Security
精确数据是国家机密 测绘泄密案频发挑战国家安全 (Illegal Surveying and Mapping of China Challenges National Security as Geographical Data Considered State Secrets), March 22, 2007