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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 16, 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.

Asia Pacific Media Network :: CHINA: China's `netizens' log on to parliamentChina is trying to control the Internet, but with even the National People's Congress embracing the Web, this censorship seems only limited at best

Revamp mechanism for letters and Complaints
State Councilor Hua Jianmin said the letters and complaints system is an arrangement with strong Chinese characteristics. It is an important way to facilitate communication between the government and the people, protect people's rights and interests and help the government make correct policy choices.

Xinhuanet - English :Blind children taught to be independent at Tibetan school :
The training center, founded in 2000, teaches the rudiments of arithmetic, writing, singing, painting and gymnastics as well as some professional training to blind children of local peasants andherdsmen.

:: Xinhuanet - English ::China launches campaign to make Tibet "Cataract Control Zone"
In Tibet, 12,500 cataract operations are expected to be done As part of the "SightFirst China Action

Times of Tibet: Chinese Ambassador to Discuss Human Rights:
"The Chinese ambassador to Ireland has agreed to a formal meeting with members of the Irish Peace Society to discuss concerns over human rights issues."