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Issue 208: China's foreign affairs, family planning lawsuit

September 6, 2007

Below are translated summaries of the articles and news briefs published in Huaxia Dianzi Bao, Issue No. 208. The full Chinese-language issue can be found at

【焦点透视】“面子工程”的千年一脉 – “奥运猪”与隋炀帝、毛泽东的外事活动
◇ 何清涟

[Spotlight Perspective] One Thousand Years of “Maintaining the Façade”: China’s Foreign Affairs From the Sui Dynasty to Mao Zedong to the Olympics, By He Qinglian

◇ 王天明
[Tracking Hot Topics] Authorities Now Tasting the Bitter Fruits of the Olympics, Writes Wang Tianming
◇ 胡坤明
[Political Trends] Li Keqiang Poised to Become Hu Jintao’s Successor, By Hu Kunming

◇ 冬原

[Citizens’ Defense of Rights] Court Rules Against Couple Who Brought Lawsuit over China’s Family Planning Policies, Writes Dong Yuan
◇ 朱文武
[Scandal in Official Circles] Wang Zhenzhong, Official Accused of Corruption, Found Dead in New York, By Zhu Wenwu
News in Brief:
黑龙江维权人士杨春林被正式逮捕 (9/4/2007)

Heilongjiang Rights Defender Yang Chunlin Formally Arrested (September 4, 2007)

河北当局启动“护城河工程” 严防“危险分子”进京 Hubei Authorities Initiate “City Moat” Project to Prevent “Dangerous Elements” From Entering Beijing
当局关闭数千服务器上万网站运转受影响 (8/30/2007) Authorities Shut Down Service Providers, Affecting Tens of Thousands of Websites (August 30, 2007)

汕尾维权受伤村民被抓 百名东洲妇女前往抗议 (9/4/2007)

Shanwei Rural Rights Defenders Injured, Arrested as One Hundred Dongzhou Women Launch Protest (September 4, 2007)
四川宜宾大塔农民维权代表被逮捕 Rights Defender for Yibin Tower Rural Residents Arrested in Sichuan

广东顺德11 名土地维权村民被判刑 (9/5/2007)

Eleven Land Rights Defenders Sentenced in Shunde, Guangdong (September 5, 2007)

北京400 回民围堵市政府请愿 (9/5/2007)

400 Members of Hui Ethnic Minority Petition in Front of Beijing City Government Offices (September 5, 2007)
大陆首位民间信访调解员刘贵琴被提起公诉 (9/3/2007)

Government-Hired Mediator for Civil Complaints Liu Guiqin Indicted (September 3, 2007) (August 21, 2007)

当局逮捕维权代表 青岛错埠岭继续拆迁 (9/4/2007)

Authorities Arrest Rights Defenders as Qingdao Continues Demolition of Cuobuling Neighborhood (September 4, 2007)

麦格塞塞奖缺席颁发袁伟静遭暴力绑架 (8/31/2007) Yuan Weijing Abducted En Route to Ramon Magsaysay Award Ceremony in Philippines (August 31, 2007)

烟台数百军转干部上访 “要政策,要饭吃,要活路” (8/31/2007)

Hundreds of Military Cadres Transferred to Civilian Work Units Demand Meeting with Yantai City Government, Calling For “Policies, Food, and Means of Subsistence” (August 31, 2007)

西藏流亡政府谴责中国政府活佛转世新规定 (9/2/2007)

Tibetan Government-in-Exile Denounces China’s New Guidelines for Reincarnation of the Living Buddha (September 2, 2007)

中国去年处决人数占世界近九成 (9/3/2007)

Italian Anti-Death Penalty Group Reports that China Accounted for Nearly Ninety Percent of World’s Executions in Past Year (September 3, 2007)