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, July 25, 2007

July 25, 2007

Top News of the Day
Human Rights Defender – Zheng Enchong (郑恩宠)

简要新闻∶郑恩宠律师欲申请旁听周正毅案再被软禁 (In Brief: Zheng Enchong Placed Under House Arrest Again for Trying to Attend Zhou Zhengyi’s Trial)
Radio Free Asia, July 24, 2007
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On July 24, Zheng Enchong (郑恩宠) and his wife were placed under house arrest again for seeking to attend Zhou Zhengyi’s trial. Earlier that morning, the couple were forcefully prevented from going to the Shanghai Higher People's Court to apply to attend Zhou's trial. The security guards and police officers knocked Zheng to the ground, battered him and dragged him, leading to serious abrasions to his left hand. The couple were then sent to his sister-in-law's home and were not allowed to leave.
Related Information
HRIC Press Release: Zheng Enchong Battered by Police
While Seeking to Attend Zhou Zhengyi’s Trial
Human Rights in China, July 24, 2007

Death Penalty

Death for Beggar's Killer Who Sold Victim's Organs
South China Morning Post, July 25, 2007

中国多个户籍改革试点受阻 (Hukou Reforms Fail at Many Test Locations)
Radio Free Asia, July 24, 2007

Human Rights Defender – Shi Tao (師濤)
北京国安局向雅虎索取师涛电邮证据在网上曝光 (Beijing National Security Bureau's Letter Demanding Yahoo! to Provide Evidence Against Shi Tao Published Online)
Radio Free Asia, July 24, 2007

Human Rights Defender
北京接济站人员围殴访民 数百人声援 (Hundreds of Petitioners Supporting Rights Defender Beaten by Beijing Authorities)
Radio Free Asia, July 24, 2007

Land Policy
As Illegal Land Grabs Increase, so Does Unrest in China
Agence France-Presse (via YahooNews), July 24, 2007

加强BBS管制,网民很生气 (Internet Users Angry at Tightened Control on Bulletin Board System)
Radio Free Asia, July 24, 2007

网络谎言制造“丁香小慧悲剧” 是否有人要担责? (Should Blogger Be Held Responsible for Trumped-up Child Abuse Report?)
Xinhuanet, July 24, 2007

京担心港马术赛保安 (Beijing Worries About Security in Hong Kong During Olympic Equestrian Match)
Ming Pao, July 25, 2007

Wal-Mart Cautions Two Chinese Suppliers
Wall Street Journal, July 25, 2007

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青岛居民联合持续抗议 对奥运强拆工程说不 (100 Qingdao Families Protest Olympic Eviction Project)
Radio Free Asia, July 24, 2007

迎绿色奥运中国发展风电控制降雨 (Beijing Develops Wind Power and Controls Rain for "Green Olympics")
Voice of America, July 24, 2007

Human Rights Questions Remain for China
CNN, July 24, 2007

江西男子狱中被铐双手、泼水电击 出狱后申请国家赔偿涉事干警受处分 (Former Inmate Seeks Prosecution of Guangdong Prison Officers Who Beat Him with Electric Rod)
Nanfang City News, July 25, 2007

Protests and Petitions
Three More Held over Protest in Xiamen
South China Morning Post, July 25, 2007

Official: "Mass Incidents" Involving Labor Disputes on the Rise
Xinhuanet, July 24, 2007

海军高工不满军队剽窃上访 强迫住院当成精神病人治疗 (Senior Engineer Forcefully Sent to Psychiatric Hospital for Petitioning Plagiarism in Guangxi)
Radio Free Asia, July 24, 2007

Public Health
Wen Plans Pilot Medical Insurance Scheme to Help Urban Residents
South China Morning Post, July 25, 2007