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.

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

DAILY NEWS BRIEF FOR November 9, 2004


Corruption / Rural issues – protests and petitions
Inner Mongolia farmers lose 2000 mu farmland to corrupted officials
贪官无法无天 内蒙农民失地2000亩无人管, November 9, 2004

Labour – Industrial accidents

Sulphur dioxide leakage sickens 108 people in Hubei, November 9, 2004

Activities form China Democratic Party in the US
Voice of America, November 8, 2004

China establishes disaster relief system
People’s Daily, November 9, 2004

Protests and petitions

Sichuan protests yet to be settled
多维追击:四川暴动平息民怨仍未化解, November 9, 2004

Public Health
The large number of smokers in China arouses concerns over health problems
中国烟民多 健康威胁大
Voice of America, November 8, 2004

Public health – HIV aids

Mother-child transmission of HIV aids increased by 0.5%
China Youth Online, November 9, 2004