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, July 15, 2005

July 15, 2005

Top news of the day

Tibet / Protests and Petitions
Tibetan Graduates Protest for Jobs, Eight Said To Be Arrested
Radio Free Asia, 14/07/2005
Some 70 ethnic Tibetan school graduates, most of which college graduates, staged a protest outside government offices in Xining, capital city of Qinghai on July 11. They criticized the government of discriminated them from entering government position. Sources reported that eight protestors were taken away and had been beaten by police on July 13.


Children – Child Labour
Youngsters sneak out of factory to expose child labour scandal
SCMP, 15/07/2005

Death Penalty
The most wanted criminal sentenced to death in Xinjiang for killing seven people
A级通缉犯马汉庆在新疆被判死刑 曾杀害7人, 15/07/2005

Human Rights - Bilateral ties
You have to do better, says EU chief
SCMP, 15/07/2005

Labor - Industrial accidents
Mine owners hid 17 bodies after blast
SCMP, 15/07/2005

Law - Legal reform
New "culture of legislation" brings hope to China's political system
Nanfang Weekend, 14/07/2005

Migrant Workers - Work conditions and safety
A new generation of migrant workers' 'city' dream
Nanfang Weekend, 14/07/2005

Politics - CCP
69 million Communists urged to toe the line
Global and Mail, 15/07/2005

Protests and Petitions
Public opinion on petitions and the complaint system in China
Voice of America, 14/07/2005

Public Health - HIV Aids /STDs
Shanghai leads nation in use of condoms
China Daily, 15/07/2005

Regulation on property rights to help revolve the gaps in resettlement disputes
Legal Daily, 15/07/2005

Land disputes and landless peasants
Nanfang Weekend, 14/07/2005

Rural Issues - Taxation
Concerns on taxation reform in rural areas
关注农村税费改革:农村的又一场重大变革, 14/07/2005

Society - Suicide
17 counsellors report duty to strengthen resources for the China's first suicide hotline
国内首条自杀干预热线扩容 17位自杀干预员上岗, 15/07/2005