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, November 29, 2005

November 29, 2005

Top News of the Day

Public Health - HIV AIDS /STDs
中国艾滋病毒感染病例大幅增加 ( Sharp Rise in Number of AIDS Patients in China)
Voice of America, November 29, 2005
China has recorded a 50 percent jump in the number of newly confirmed HIV/AIDS cases this year compared to last year, said Wang Longde of the Ministry of Health. Wang stated that by the end of September of this year, 135,000 people had tested positive for the virus, whereas for the same period last year just 89,000 people had newly contracted the illness. As of the end of 2003, China had a total of more than 840,000 HIV/AIDS infections nation-wide but experts believe the figure should be over one million.

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China Assigns Five Tasks to Prevent AIDS
People's Daily, November 29, 2005


Children - Child Trafficking
黑社会偷运儿童到欧 中国学者告诫家长 (Parents Warned of Europe-Bound Child-Smuggling Organized by Gangs)
Radio Free Asia, November 28, 2005

Dreary City Finds Itself Down in the Dumps
SCMP, November 29, 2005

China Coal Mine Blast Kills 134
Reuters via, November 29, 2005

Tent City Provides Quake Refuge
SCMP, November 29, 2005

温家宝承诺两年内全免农村义务教育学杂费 (Premier Pledges to Eliminate All Educational Fees for Rural Residents Within Two Years)
People's Daily, November 29, 2005

Environment - Water
China Cuts Off Water Along Poisoned River
AP via, November 29, 2005

中国面临环境保护严峻挑战 (China Faces Severe Threat from Environmental Degradation)
Voice of America, November 28, 2005

Project Launched for Safe Drinking Water, November 28, 2005

Disaster / Government - Governance and accountability
讨论: 胡温震怒得住中国的重特事故? (Discussion: Can the Chinese Government Curb Human-Made Disasters?)
Radio Free Asia, November 29, 2005

令不行禁不止 癥結所在 (What is the Key to the Endless Mine Accidents?)
Wen Wei Po, November 29, 2005

論壇:煤礦安全措施何時才能見效?( When Will Mining Safety Measures Take Effect in China?), November 29, 2005

Government - Governance and Accountability
不理中央文件 深圳巧立名目乱收费 (Shenzhen Government Allegedly Charges Illegal Fees), November 29, 2005

女性到底该不该比男性早退休?(Should Women Have a Lower Retirement Age than Men?)
China Youth Daily, November 29, 2005

超百万民告官案三成胜诉 (30 Percent of Lawsuits Against Officials Upheld)
The Beijing News, November 29, 2005

中国民告官案已超百万件 仍存在干预较多的问题 (Interference in Lawsuits Against Officials Still Common), November 29, 2005

Migrant Workers
Govt Urges Timely Payment to Migrant Workers
People's Daily, November 29, 2005

中国农村进城打工者离婚案大幅度上升 (Divorce Rate Among Migrant Workers on the Rise)
Radio Free Asia, November 28, 2005

上千村民愤砸县大门 判刑村民无罪释放 (Sentences of Six Hebei Villagers Who Were Convicted of “Disturbing Social Order” Repealed After Storm of Protests), November 29, 2005

北京的外地访民近期举步维艰 (Petitioners Face Obstacles in Beijing)
Radio Free Asia, November 29, 2005

Public Health - HIV AIDS /STDs
专家认为广东艾滋病正向一般人群扩散 (AIDS Spreading in Guangdong Communities, Experts Warn)
Beijing Youth Daily, November 29, 2005

HIV-infected Mother and Son Fight for Justice
SCMP, November 29, 2005

Public Health - Policy / law
卫生部承诺打破公立医疗垄断 鼓励社会资本进入 (China to Break Monopoly on State-Run Hospitals), November 29, 2005

Rural-Urban Split Remains
The Standard, November 28, 2005

UN酷刑特使在中国能否获真情? (Can UN Torture Inspector Get to the Truth in China?)
Voice of America, November 27, 2005