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Issue 207: Netizens fight back, wrongful execution, Sun Xiaodi


Below are translated summaries of the articles and news briefs published in Huaxia Dianzi Bao, Issue No. 207. The full Chinese-language issue can be found at

◇ 何清涟

[Spotlight Perspective] Why the Lower Classes Idealize the Mao Zedong Era, By He Qinglian

◇ 王瑞峰
[A Human Rights Olympics] As Internet Control is Tightened Ahead of 17th Party Congress, Netizens Fight Back, Writes Wang Ruifen
◇ 胡坤明
[Tracking the Central Issue] Wrongfully Executed: The Problem-Plagued Case of Nie Shubin, By Hu Kunming

◇ 冬原

[Citizens’ Defense of Rights] The Critical Situation of
Environmental Activist Sun Xiaodi, By Dong Yuan
◇ 青草
[Information World] Du Dongjin: The First Netizen Who Dared to Legally Challenge the “Great Firewall of China”, By Qing Cao
News in Brief:
上千人联名上书十七大 要求释放吕耿松 (8/27/2007)

Over a Thousand Sign Petition to 17th Party Congress Demanding Release of Lü Gengsong (August 27, 2007)

广东汕尾军警再出动大放催泪弹多名村民受伤 (8/25/2007) In Guangdong, Shanwei Military and Police Release Tear-Gas Against Protesting Villagers (August 25, 2007)
失地农民维权代表杨春林面临被起诉 (8/13/2007) Yang Chunlin, Rights Defender for Evicted Rural Residents, Faces Lawsuit (August 13, 2007)

袁伟静代陈光诚领奖在北京机场遭绑架 (8/24/2007)

Yuan Weijing Kidnapped at Beijing Airport After Attempting to Accept Prize on Behalf of Husband Chen Guangcheng (August 24, 2007)
北京当局阻止维权人士参加刘凤池追悼会 (8/29/2007) Beijing Authorities Prevent Rights Defenders from Participating in Memorial Ceremony for Liu Fengchi (August 29, 2007)

妻子呼吁各界关注何德普狱中处境 (8/26/2007)

Wife Urges International Community to Monitor He Depu’s Condition in Prison (August 26, 2007)

丁子霖、刘晓波等荣获2007 年度亚太人权奖 (8/29/2007)

Ding Zilin, Liu Xiaobo Honored with 2007 Asia-Pacific Human Rights Awards (August 29, 2007)

Two Tibetan Women Arrested in Sichuan

网民号召集会抗议高房价遭拘留 (8/28/2007)

Netizens Detained After Calling for Protest Against High Housing Prices (August 28, 2007)

默克尔访华促中国尊重人权 (8/28/2007) German Chancellor Angela Merkel Visits China, Urges Government to Respect Human Rights (August 28,2007)


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