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 27, 2004

DAILY NEWS BRIEF FOR October 27, 2004



6,953 officials probed for power abuse
Xinhuanet, October 27, 2004

Education – basic education
Junior high school drop-outs rate increased raises concerns
Yahoo News, October 27, 2004

Human Rights
Chinese mission at the UN criticizes US of politicizing human rights issues
中国驻联合国代表批评美国将人权政治化, October 27, 2004

Envoy to discuss human rights talks
SCMP, October 27, 2004

Beijing agrees resume human rights dialogue with US envoy
北京同意美国派员到中国磋商恢复人权对话, October 26, 2004

Labour – law
Lawmakers blame Chinese companies for infringing employees' rights
People’s Daily, October 27, 2004

Labour - protests
7 migrant workers commit suicide for not getting pay
七农民工讨薪失败一起自杀, October 27, 2004

Labour – union
Unions facing an uphill battle outside state sector
SCMP, October 27, 2004

Transparency sought to ensure judicial fairness
Xinhuanet, October 27, 2004

State family planning official says floating population’s legal rights are not fully protected
国家计生委主任:流动人口合法权益未得有效保障, October 26, 2004

Public health – HIV aids
HIV-aids patients reached 10 million by 2010
Voice of America, October 26, 2004

Social security
Elderly legal rights not respected
Legal Daily, October 27, 2004

Three Gorges

Re-settlers of Three Gorges Dam project suppressed for fighting for reasonable compensation
三峡移民被官府巧取豪夺 申诉告状者惨遭迫害, October 27, 2004

Other - North Korea
China to severely punish those behind embassy intruding: FM spokeswoman
People’s Daily, October 27, 2004