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Conditions in Chinese Orphanages: "Death by Default."

Sidney Jones, is regional director of Human Rights Watch in Asia. Recently Human Rights Watch published a report on abandoned children in China, and their treatment in China's state-funded orphanages, "Death by Default: A Policy of Fatal Neglect in China's State Orphanages." The report finds the death rate in the orphanages "staggering," and in some cases constitutes a sinister "systematic program of child elimination." (Interview by Marty Moss-Coane) f

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Other segments from the episode on January 23, 1996

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, January 23, 1996: Interview with Sidney Jones; Interview with Janice Neilson; Interview with Kay An Johnson; Interview with Kate Blewett.

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