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, November 01, 2004

October 30 – November 1, 2004

Top news of the day

Ethnic minority

China Imposes Martial Law on Rioting Town
New York Times, November 1, 2004

Related news with top news:
Ethnic clash erupts in central China
New York Times, November 1, 2004

Protests and Petitions
185 Chinese scholars petition to President Hu and Premier Wen over the SOE reforms
北京185名学人上书胡温:国企改革违法, November 1, 2004


Detention – Alex Ho
Hong Kong legislator may get early release
YahooNews, November 1, 2004

Labour - Law
Legal mechanism should be strengthened as labour disputes accelerate
中国劳动争议案增多 劳动争议仲裁机构亟需加强, November 1, 2004

Labour – Industrial accidents
15 died of poisonous gas leak in coal mine
中国又传矿难 抚顺煤矿毒气外泄十五人死亡, October 31, 2004

Labour – union
Trade union can be formed with 10 worker signatures, according to new regulations in Guangdong
广东今起执行工会法实施办法 十人联名可建工会, November 1, 2004

Legal – profession
Legal profession cracks down on malpractice, November 1, 2004

Authors requested to settle the case outside court
《中国农民调查》案 官员要求陈桂棣「和解」, October 31, 2004

Media - Internet
1,600 online cafes shut in crackdown
SCMP, November 1, 2004

Population policy

Researchers tackle population problem, November 1, 2004

Protests and Petitions

Yazhou Zhoukan: minor clashes turn to detrimental incident
亚洲周刊江迅:街头小冲突引爆大事件, November 1, 2004

Thousands of farmers riot over government’s violent clearance of their homes
暴力拆迁 四川十万农民暴动 传多人死伤, November 1, 2004

Rural issues – protests and petitions
Land conscription by force: a Gaungdong villager died in clashes
暴力徵地 广东村民被斩死, October 30, 2004

China has the highest suicidal rates amongst young females in the world
Radio Free Asia, October 31, 2004

Guantanamo Uygurs won't be sent home
SCMP, October 30, 2004