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Issue 204: Olympics appeal, Guilin tour guide protest, popular folk songs


Below are translated summaries of the articles and news briefs published in Huaxia Dianzi Bao, Issue No. 204. The full Chinese-language issue can be found at

【人权奥运】“同一个世界,同一个梦想,同样的人权” ――中国学者作家等就奥运会致中国领导人的呼吁和建议

[A Human Rights Olympics] “One World, One Dream, Same Human Rights” — Chinese Scholars and Writers Appeal to China’s Leadership Through the Olympics

◇ 何清涟
[Spotlight Perspective] Legal Questions: Which is More Important, National Interests or Citizens’ Rights?, Asks He Qinglian
◇ 周小瑛
[Tracking the Central Issue] The Resistance of the Guilin Tour Guides—A Record, By Zhou Xiaoying

◇ 王乾文

[Trends in Political Circles] With Chen Liangyu Imprisoned in Qincheng, The Hu-Jiang Power Struggle Deepens, Writes Wang Qianwen
◇ 佚名
[Selected Works of the Internet] Popular Folk Songs on the Mainland: Barely Alive, But Not Quite Dead, Anonymous
News in Brief:

Chinese People Around the World Launch Campaigns and Appeals for Improvements in Human Rights Before the Olympics

奥运倒计时一周年,当局打压维权人士 As Beijing Olympics Reach One-Year Countdown, Authorities Crack Down on Rights Defenders
无国界记者组织四名代表遭中国当局驱逐 (8/7/2007) Four Representatives of Reporters Without Borders Expelled by Chinese Authorities (August 7, 2007)

“奥林匹克观察”呼吁IOC、运动员等关注中国人权 (8/8/2007)

Olympic Watch Calls on IOC, Athletes, to Pay Close Attention to Human Rights in China (August 8, 2007)
“保护记者委员会”批评中国缺少新闻自由 (8/7/2007) Committee to Protect Journalists Criticizes China’s Lack of Press Freedom (August 7, 2007)

大赦国际称中国人权状况使奥运蒙上阴影 (8/7/2007)

Amnesty International: Human Rights Situation in China Tarnishes the Olympics (August 7, 2007)

8名美国众议员提议案吁抵制北京奥运 (8/3/2007)

Eight US Congressmen Propose Boycott of Beijing Olympics (August 3, 2007)
武汉出动大批警力在花楼街强制拆迁 (8/6/2007)

Wuhan Dispatches Mass Police Presence in Forcible Clearance of Hualou Street (August 6, 2007)

千人联署致函浙江当局,要求让张建红保外就医 (8/5/2007)

A Thousand Signatures on Letter to Zhejiang Authorities Demanding Medical Parole for Zhang Jianhong (August 5, 2007)

上海访民杜阳明拒不认罪,被剥夺家人探视权 Shanghai Petitioner Du Yangming Deprived of Family Visits After Refusing to Admit Guilt