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Issue 203: Worker resistance, 17th National Party Congress preparation


Below are translated summaries of the articles and news briefs published in Huaxia Dianzi Bao, Issue No. 203. The full Chinese-language issue can be found at

◇ 何清涟

[Spotlight Perspective] The Rules of the Game in an Era of Public Lies and Doomsday Mentality, By He Qinglian

◇ 陆方成
[Eyewitness at the Scene] The Resistance of the Shuangma Group Workers in Sichuan—A Record, By Lu Fangcheng
【公民维权】两儿子维权入狱 老母继续上访
◇ 王升
[Citizens’ Defense of Rights] Two Sons Imprisoned for Rights Defense Activism, Mother Continues to Demand Meeting With Authorities, Writes Wang Sheng

◇ 高从海

[Trends in Political Circles] The 17th National Party Congress: Can Li Keqiang be Established as “Crown Prince”?, Asks Gao Conghai
◇ 常铭天
[Tracking Corruption] Jinan Chair of National People’s Congress Kills Mistress in Explosion, Writes Chang Mingtian
◇ 俞梅荪
[All Living Things] Shen Licheng: Rightist in the Navy, By Yu Meisun
News in Brief:
“八一”前夕北京警方四处抓捕访民 (8/1/2007)

Beijing Police Making Arrests Everywhere on Eve of August 1st Army Day (August 1, 2007)

当局下令禁止媒体报道负面新闻 Authorities Prohibit Media from Reporting Negative News
揭露上海司法腐败,中华申正网遭关闭 (7/30/2007) Zhonghua Shenzheng Website Shut Down for Exposing Corruption in the Shanghai Judicial System (July 30, 2007)

长沙纺织厂近千名工人抗议示威 (7/26/2007)

Nearly A Thousand Workers in Changsha Textile Mill Protest (July 26, 2007)
郑州出租车司机大罢工 (7/30/2007) Zhengzhou Taxi Drivers Strike (July 30, 2007)

四川什邡数千人抗议污染与警方冲突 (7/26/2007)

Thousands of Residents in Shifang, Sichuan Province, Protest Pollution, Clash with Police (July 26, 2007)

桂林数千导游连日静坐 (7/29/2007)

Thousands of Tour Guides in Guilin Stage Sit-in for Days (July 29, 2007)
4名地下天主教神父遭拘捕 (7/24/2007)

4 Underground Catholic Priests Taken into Custody (July 24, 2007)

浙江两名维权人士分别被拘留和劳教 (7/30/2007)

Two Zhejiang Rights Defenders Detained and Sentenced to Re-education Through Labor, Respectively (July 30, 2007)

当局拒绝人权律师李建强执照延期 Authorities Refuse to Extend License of Human Rights Lawyer Li Jianqiang

3名中国维权人士获麦格塞塞奖 (7/31/2007)

3 Chinese Rights Defenders Win Ramon Magsaysay Awards (July 31, 2007)