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, November 10, 2004

DAILY NEWS BRIEF FOR November 10, 2004



Graft whistleblower under close scrutiny
SCMP, November 10, 2004

Education – higher education
Fees should not be basis of the development of higher education
Legal Daily, November 10, 2004

Direct elections for township officials for the first time in Yunan
中国云南七乡镇直选首长, November 10, 2004

Environment / Food security
Climate change to cut output of grain
SCMP, November 10, 2004

Ethnic minority
Do the Chinese ethnic policies hammer harmony amongst different ethnic groups?
Voice of America, November 10, 2004

Uighur hawker clashes with Han security guards led to severe fights
广州发生维族摊贩与警察械斗 30人被拘, November 10, 2004

Labour – Union
Why does Walmart resist to setting up trade union?
Legal Daily, November 10, 2004

Law – court system / protests and petitions
Setting up a “go-all-around” court may resolve conflicts of written petitions
Legal Daily, November 10, 2004


Former Beijing University professor says the 5th generation of Chinese leaders should be elected by the people
北 大 教 授 : 第 五 代 領 導 應 民 選
Apple Daily, November 10, 2004

Scholar comments on the pros and cons of one-child policy
WenWeiPo, November 10, 2004

Protests and petitions
Sichuan riots settled after Beijing’s instructions
胡温传达四指示 汉源暴动暂平息, November 10, 2004

Rights activists urge Beijing to take due concerns to public discontent unveiled in recent protests
维权人士发起对中国当前时局的紧急呼吁, November 10, 2004

Beijing imposes strict controls over petitioners
北京加强管制上访者, November 10, 2004

Public Health - HIV aids
New anti-HIV drive focuses on pregnant
SCMP, November 10, 2004

Social security

120 million participated in national medical insurance scheme
Legal Daily, November 10, 2004

Others – North Korea
South Korea human rights activists protest against repatriation of 62 North Koreans by the Chinese government
中国遣返62名北韩人 南韩人权团体抗议, November 9, 2004