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.

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

DAILY NEWS BRIEF FOR October 13, 2004

Top news of the day

June 4th

Beijing urges EU lift arms embargo
Chinesenewsnet, October 13, 2004

Tiananmen Mothers Campaign issues press statement condemning French for lifting arms embargo to China and urging Hu government review June 4th incident
Chinesenewsnet, October 13, 2004

China disagrees with EU in linking arms embargo to human rights issues
Chinesenewsnet, October 13, 2004

Human Rights
Annan hopes UN rights commissioner can visit China soon
AFP, October 11, 2004


Detention – Yang Jianli
China rejects the release of Yang Jianli
Daijiyuan, October 13, 2004

Project Hope helps 2.6 million drop-outs back to schools over the past 15 years
Xinhuanet, October 13, 2004

HRIC in media
At least 5 children died as a result of China’s persecution of Falungong practitioners
中国镇压法轮功株连儿童 至少5名儿童丧生
Daijiyuan, October 13, 2004

Labour – Industrial accidents
Jilin coal mine collapses and kills 4 miners
Chinesenewsnet, October 13, 2004

Labour – law
Legal experts highlight the 10 shortcomings of current labour laws
Legal Daily, October 13, 2004

Zhao Yang: law isn’t the only medicine, social ethics should not be overlooked
肖扬:法律不是“灵丹妙药” 道德情理不可忽略
People Daily (Chinese edition), October 13, 2004

Law – legal reform
China to amend 3 procedural laws, suspects may be allowed to grant bail in court
三大诉讼法将做修改 犯罪嫌疑人拟改保释为主
People Daily (Chinese edition), October 13, 2004

Current legislative focus on civil code, revisions of civil procedural laws to be started in 2006
民法典为当前立法重点 民诉法修改2006年展开
People Daily (Chinese edition), October 13, 2004

300 legal experts gather for the discussion of revising the procedural laws
三百专家"会诊"诉讼法 最高院副院长率先"动刀"
People Daily (Chinese edition), October 13, 2004

Media / Falungong
Zhao Zhizhen should run or not?
Chinesenewsnet, October 13, 2004

Public health
Blame for health crisis placed on poor knowledge
SCMP, October 13, 2004

Public health – HIV aids
Annan says China play important role in HIV aids prevention
Voice of America, October 12, 2004

Annan: elimination of social stigma to HIV aids patients is of utmost importance
Beijing Youth NET, October 13, 2004