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China Letter-News and Human Rights

China human rights news with focus on the Uygur of Xinjiang, Tibetans and Tibet, Chinese mining workers, religion, corruption and censorship.

Sunday, May 02, 2004

China Letter News Digest

China Letter News DigestA "China Letter" Digest of News items that are too noteworthy to go unnoticed but too numerous to comment on every one.

Ethical Corporation
Proposed UN Norms defining the international responsibilities of business in the field of human rights have set off a war of words that is escalating on a daily basis.

UN official says China may continue Asian miracle in poverty reduction
: "According to the latest UN report on China's performance in realizing the Millennium Goal, China has realized the goal by helping a total of 220 million people out of poverty from 1978 to 2000, cutting its absolute poor from 250 million to 30 million. "

The world's youngest political prisoner. Is Tibet's Panchen Lama still alive? - www.phayul.com
To urge China that the XIth Panchen Lama, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima must be entitled to religious education at Tashi Lhunpo monastery. China must also disclose the details concerning the safety and whereabouts of the Panchen Lama.

Forbes.com: ANALYSIS-China's private powerhouse faces electricity woes:
"Wenzhou, a coastal city of 7.4 million people in Zhejiang province, started to suffer power shortages last summer. Demand was now outstripping supply by at least 10 percent. "