The HRIC Daily Brief is a daily selection of news stories and commentary related to human rights in China, drawn from Chinese- and English-language news and online media sources that we monitor daily. In addition to headlines and source links, HRIC also provides English translation of Chinese headlines.

Monday, October 11, 2004

DAILY NEWS BRIEF FOR October 9-11, 2004

Top news of the day

June 4th
Hu opts out of redefining 89 democracy movement
AFP, October 10, 2004

Hu insists government stance on June 4th incident
多维详讯:胡锦涛首次谈六四称定论不变, October 10, 2004

Hong Kong rights activists comment on Hu’s June 4th stance
Voice of America (Chinese edition), October 10, 2004


War on party graft to be stepped up
SCMP, October 11, 2004

Up to 50m children emotionally troubled
SCMP, October 11, 2004

Detention - YangJianli
Scholars urge Hu release Yangjianli
哈佛大学63名学者 呼吁胡锦涛假释杨建利, October 9, 2004

Human rights
Senior Norwegian legislator: China’s human rights conditions are improving
访挪威王国议长科斯莫:中国人权状况正日益改善, October 10, 2004

Hukou / Poverty
Beijing spends millions yuan to help beggars with Beijing hukou return home
北京年内将斥资上千万元以救助流乞人员跨省返乡, October 11, 2004

Major revisions of procedural laws would reflect human rights principle
中国三大诉讼法将重大修改 保障人权成重要原则, October 11, 2004

Let witnesses on the stand
Legal Daily, October 11, 2004

Labour – Law / Labour – work safety & conditions
Guangxi announces regulations on monitoring and prevention of gross industrial accidents

Chinanews, October 10, 2004

Labour – Industrial accidents
4 people caught for LG factory fire
LG(惠州)厂火灾原因初步查明 4名肇事者被拘, October 10, 2004

Labour – Market
Expert explains labour shortages: rural labour vote with their feet
专家解读民工短缺现象 农民工开始"用脚投票",

Labour – Protests
Hundreds of Jobless Tibetans Protest in Qinghai Province
Radio Free Asia, October 8, 2004

Media - Censorship
Media forbade to report news on rural clashes over land issues
Voice of America, October 8, 2004

Beijing urban planning outlines tight control over population acceleration in the future
"北京城市总体规划纲要"通过 未来将严控人口增速, October 10, 2004

Chirac expresses concerns over China’s political prisoners
希拉克提出关注中国政治犯, October 10, 2004

How do prisoners see human rights conditions in prisons?, October 11, 2004

Poverty – poverty eradication policy
Chongqing to move 400,000 people out of remote areas
China Daily, October 10, 2004

Public health
Over 10 thousands infected Treponema Pallidum in Guangdong, top of other provinces
廣東梅毒患者近萬全國最多, October 11, 2004

Public health – Mental health
Patients with mental illness reach 16 millions in China
中国各类精神病患者达一千六百万人, October 10, 2004

Public health – HIV aids
Guangdong offers free HIV tests
ChinaDaily, October 10, 2004

Rural issues
Authors accuse officials give false evidence
作者告官員作偽證, October 11, 2004

Authors of “Chinese farmers survey” take officials to court for giving false evidence
「中国农民调查」作者要追究官员作伪证责任, October 11, 2004

Discussion: baby trafficking and family planning policy
讨论:贩婴案件与计划生育政策, October 9, 2004

Breakthrough on baby trafficking case
特大贩婴案告破, October 9, 2004