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, January 04, 2005

January 4, 2005



China ranks 71 in World Corruption Perception Index, death penalty and anti-corruption efforts count
04中国内地清廉指数全球排71 死刑非反腐最利器, January 4, 2005

Environment – dam projects
Landslides pose a bigger threat
SCMP, January 4, 2005

Government – governance and accountability
Reasons of poor local governance system in Chinese villages
China Youth Daily, January 4, 2005

Law / CCP
Party must not be above the law, says chief justice
SCMP, January 4, 2005

Firms fined after failing to pay workers on time
SCMP, January 4, 2005

Public health
Birth defects on the rise in China
UPI via Washington Times, January 3, 2005

Resettlement – protests and petitions
Peasants in upstream fight to halt dam
SCMP, January 4, 2005