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.

Friday, November 19, 2004

DAILY NEWS BRIEF FOR November 19, 2004

Top news of the day

Detention - policy

Guangdong singled out over illegal detentions
SCMP, November 19, 2004


Detention - policy
Relatives of dead detainees win payout
SCMP, November 19, 2004

Death penalty
Supreme court gets back the final say over death sentence
WenWeiPao, November 19, 2004

Oil line leak causes serious pollution
China Daily, November 18, 2004

Who represent “40% of women”?
Nanfang Weekend, November 18, 2004

June 4th
China protests against EU insist on linking arms ban to human rights issue
Radio Free Asia, November 18, 2004

Labour – employment / labour market
Workers to be sent abroad to ease strain
SCMP, November 19, 2004

China opens up the media industry
Voice of America, November 18, 2004

Human rights expert says China’s failing control over media
人权专家:中国的新闻控制将要崩溃, November 19, 2004

Chinese politicians adapt to “governing with personality”
Nanfang Weekend, November 18, 2004

Prison No.9 in Guangdong - the “island” of foreign prisoners
孤岛上的异国“囚途” 第九监区
Nanfang Weekend, November 18, 2004

Protests and petitions
Petitioners losing faith, report warns
SCMP, November 19, 2004

Hanyuan dam project halts after local officials sacked
多维追击:汉源停止修建水坝当地官员免职, November 18, 2004

The controversy over petition reform
Nanfang Weekend, November 18, 2004

Fujian village leaders arrested as government takes revenge against organizing protests
福建农民抗争领袖遭当权者报复逮捕, November 18, 2004

Others – Inner Mongolia
China Walls Out Mongolian Band
Radio Free Asia, November 18, 2004

Others - Tibet
Tibetans downhearted over peaceful solution of Tibet issue
Voice of America, November 18, 2004