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 29, 2004

November 27-29, 2004

Top news of the day

June 4th

Dissident given early release
Radio Free Asia, November 27, 2004


Senior officials from 10 provinces share experience in TV show
中国高官集体亮相央视谈“经验” 自陈执政得失, November 27, 2004

Anti-corruption drive futile while 'princelings' thrive
SCMP, November 29, 2004

Death penalty
Social Security Bureau chief sentenced to death for embezzlement of social security funds
Legal Daily, November 29, 2004

No victory over AIDS without women's rights
China Daily, November 27, 2004

June 4th
MingPao publishes an exclusive interview with Zhao Ziyang on the truth of June 4th
美国之音:香港《明报》刊登赵紫阳访谈录, November 29, 2004

Labour – industrial accidents
Anxious wait for miners' relatives
SCMP, November 29, 2004
Labour – work safety and conditions
Labs face rap for disease outbreaks
SCMP, November 29, 2004

Law – legal profession
4 year prosecutor training program launched
People’s Daily, November 29, 2004

Credibility of HK media reports about social unrest questioned
SCMP, November 27, 2004

Poor access to public information gives room for officials to report “insider” stories for profits
信息不畅助长编外记者 公职人员常"爆料"牟利, November 29, 2004

Media – press freedom
Muzzles on media 'gaining in subtlety'
SCMP, November 27, 2004

Media - internet
The 'blog' revolution sweeps across China, November 24, 2004

Public health – HIV aids
Aids-case victor left begging for his payout
SCMP, November 29, 2004

Aids workers appalled by hostility of local officials
SCMP, November 27, 2004

China art show to dispel HIV women prejudice
China Daily, November 29, 2004

HIV aids patients accelerated at an alarming rate of 40% each year
Nanfang City News, November 29, 2004

Emergence of HIV aids free-riders as scholar reveals squander funds in aids projects
中国出现"吃艾滋饭"群体 部分艾滋项目乱花钱, November 29, 2004

Underground religious groups flourish in rural China
中国地下教会蓬勃 农村更兴旺
Voice of America, November 27, 2004

Protests and petitions
Police stop supporters of a petition leader from attending court hearing in Beijing
Radio Free Asia, November 27, 2004

Open letter to Premier reveals another case of forceful eviction in Shanghai that involved lucrative profits of a billion yuan
上海徐汇区动迁户遭鲸吞10多亿元 上告无门, November 27, 2004