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, April 26, 2007

April 26, 2007

Top News of the Day
Society - Ethnic Minorities

China Boom 'Threatens Minorities'
BBC, April 25, 2007
According to a report jointed published by Human Rights in China and Minority Rights Group International, China's rapid economic development has failed to benefit its ethnic minorities, and their indigenous cultures and languages are also threatened. The report argues that China's policies stoke feelings of resentment amongst communities who see their own culture and way of life under growing threat.
Related Information
HRIC Press Release: China's
Development Strategy Fails to Benefit Critical Ethnic Minorities and Masks Repression
Human Rights in China, April 25, 2007


5,000 Evacuated After Chlorine Leak
South China Morning Post, April 26, 2007

Energy Targets Can Be Met, Says Greenpeace
South China Morning Post, April 26, 2007

Leadership Team to Tackle Pollution
South China Morning Post, April 26, 2007

China Won't Be Top CO2 Emitter This Year-Official
Reuters, April 25, 2007

Environmental Watchdog Orders Local Gov'ts, Enterprises to Release Pollution Figures
Xinhuanet, April 25, 2007

China to Weed Out Bigamists with Online Marriage Database
Xinhuanet, April 25, 2007

Human Rights Defenders
泛蓝联盟迎连战遭软禁 (10 Pan-Blue Alliance Members Placed Under House Arrest for Trying to Welcome Taiwanese Politician Lian Zhan)
Ming Pao, April 26, 2007

Human Rights Defender - Zhu Yufu (朱虞夫)
浙江公安正式刑事拘留异见人士朱虞夫父子 (Zhejiang Police Formally Place Dissident Zhu Yufu and Son Under Criminal Detention)
Radio Free Asia, April 25, 2007

Editor and Magazine Disciplined by Party
South China Morning Post, April 26, 2007

中央下令彻查百色强制堕胎  受害人被警告不得接触传媒 (Central Government Orders Probe into Forced Abortion in Guangxi, Victims Warned Not to Contact Media)
Radio Free Asia, April 25, 2007

Migrant Workers
Better Protection for Migrant Workers in Beijing
Xinhuanet, April 26, 2007

China to Force Rain Ahead of Olympics
Washington Post, April 25, 2007

IOC Says It Will Not Press China on Darfur, Tibet
Monster and Critics, April 25, 2007

随州揭发居委会帐目混乱的村民袭击受伤 (Hubei Villager Attacked 3 Days After Revealing Irregularities in Village Committee's Finances)
Radio Free Asia, April 25, 2007

Protests and Petitions
Police Tight-Lipped After Riots Close Down Fujian Leather Plants
South China Morning Post, April 26, 2007

安徽滁州出租车司机集会堵路 (500 Anhui Taxi Drivers Assemble to Block Roads over Police Inaction on Beating Complaint)
Radio Free Asia, April 25, 2007

China Detains Olympic Protesters on Everest
Radio Free Asia, April 25, 2007

新疆基督徒和四名美国人聚会均被拘留 (Four Americans Detained with Chinese Christians over Protestant House Church Gathering in Xinjiang)
Radio Free Asia, April 25, 2007

Tibet Posts Highest Economic Growth in First Quarter for a Decade
Xinhuanet, April 25, 2007