The New York Times has two interesting articles about China in today's (2-23-06) edition.
One article, "China Unveils Plan to Aid Farmers, but Avoids Land Issue" talks about a new plan by the Chinese government to aid poor farmers, yet avoiding the issue of whether they can buy and sell land.
The second article is about a Chinese journalist just freed after 17 years in prison for his protest during the 1989 pro-democracy protests in Tiananmen Square. The article is titled, "Man Freed After Years in Jail for Mao Insult." Both articles are worth reading and very interesting from a human rights standpoint.