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, January 12, 2005

January 12, 2005

Top news of the day

Labour – industrial accidents

25 Killed in China Fireworks Factory Blast
AP via YahooNews, January 12, 2005

Population – one-child policy
China intends to redress sex ratio imbalance by amending Criminal Law
People’ Daily via ChinaNationalNews, January 12, 2005

Tibet – religion / political persecution

Tibetan Monk Arrested, Security Tightened After Blaze
Radio Free Asia, January 12, 2005



Suspended death sentence for ex-Qingdao vice-mayor
SCMP, January 12, 2005

Education – policy
Three areas of concerns over China’s education
Nanfang Weekend, January 6, 2005

Gender – marriage
Divorce website shows the secrecy of China’s divorce couples
中国离婚网,这里的离婚静悄悄, January 12, 2005

Government – governance and accountability / Corruption
Hu fires a warning to corrupt officials
SCMP, January 12, 2005

June 4th – EU arms ban
EU could lift arms embargo on China
Guardian, January 12, 2005,3604,1388070,00.html?gusrc=rss

June 4th – prisoners Zhao Ziyang (趙紫陽)
Silence on Zhao broken - to deny he has died
SCMP, January 12, 1005

Deposed Chinese Leader Alive but Ill
AP via YahooNews, January 12, 2005

Labour – employment market
New unemployment group comes in the spotlight
Nanfang Weekend, January 6, 2005

Land policy
Unsettled land dispute for 12 years
Nanfang Weekend, January 6, 2005

Media / public health
Beijing reporters feeling tired: survey, January 11, 2005

Population to grow 60m in five years
SCMP, January 12, 2005

Poverty – rural poverty (poverty gap)
Gap between the haves and the have-nots widens, survey shows
SCMP, January 12, 2005

Public health – health education
Sex education provided in coffee shop in Shenzhen
Voice of America, January 11, 2005

Public health – health policy
Five key tasks identified for national health care work
People’s Daily, January 12, 2005

Public health – HIV aids
Children dying for lack of Aids drug cocktails
SCMP, January 12, 2005

Devil is in the detail of new rules on religion, say analysts
SCMP, January 12, 2005