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, October 22, 2007

October 20-22, 2007

Top News of the Day


Congress Secures Hu Legacy

South China Morning Post, October 22, 2007

The Communist Party of China ended its weeklong congress by approving a new decision-making Central Committee headed by President Hu Jintao. Vice President Zeng Qinghong and two other top party officials, Wu Guanzheng and Luo Gan were not among those selected, meaning that they cannot be in the Politburo and its more important Standing Committee. The Congress also saw the party's constitution amended to include Hu's economic model for the country that he has termed "scientific development."

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Reuters (via YahooNews), October 21, 2007


Bilateral Ties

China, UN Talk of Sudan, Myanmar

Associated Press ( via YahooNews), October 21, 2007


女工被辞称体形不符老板喜好 (Chinese Woman Sacked Because of Her Figure)

The Beijing News, October 21, 2007

Land Policy

国土资源部清理农用地非法入市 16省查3万多宗 (Ministry of Land and Resources Reports 30,000 Cases of Illegal Transfer of Rural Land for Urban Use)

Legal Daily, October 22, 2007


提高整体素质 法官助理制助推法官职业化进程 (Chinese Judges to Get Assistants in Building a Professional Team)

Legal Daily, October 22, 2007

武汉拟立法保障精神病人权利专家对此有不同看法 (Experts Say Draft Wuhan Mental Health Regulation May Violate Rights)

Radio Free Asia, October 20, 2007


China Factory to Cut Pollution for Olympics

Financial Times, October 21, 2007,

Protests and Petitions

广东中山因征地发生警民冲突 (Zhongshan Villagers Clash with Police on Land Dispute)

Radio Free Asia, October 21, 2007

Public Health

发改委将鼓励药品直销控制药价 (National Development and Reform Commission Calls for Direct Sale of Drugs to Lower Drug Prices)

The Beijing News, October 22, 2007