Thursday, August 13, 2009

August 13, 2009

Top News of the Day

Human Rights Defender - Tan Zuoren (谭作人)
Chinese Police Detain 11 Who Planned to Attend Activist's Trial
Guardian (UK), August 12, 2009

The trial of Tan Zuoren (谭作人), writer and environmental activist, in the Intermediate People’s Court in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, ended without a court decision on August 12, 2009. Before the trial, the well known artist Ai Weiwei (艾未未) and his volunteers were barred from attending the trial as a witness for Tan. Ai was beaten by Chengdu police and detained in his hotel room for 11 hours.

Related information:
Police Beat and Detain Supporters of Sichuan Earthquake Critic Morning before Trial
Human Rights in China, August 12, 2009

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HK Reporters 'Detained' in China
AFP (via Sydney Morning Herald), August 13, 2009

Activist on Trial for Subversion
China Daily, August 13, 2009

Green Dam
李毅中:不強制電腦裝綠壩 (Installation of "Green Dam" Not Compulsory But Schools And Internet Cafes Still Go ahead: Minister)
Ming Pao, August 13, 2009

Factory Closes After 300 Kids Sickened in China
AP (via YahooNews), August 12, 2009

Greens Hail Rule Giving Watchdog More Clout
South China Morning Post, August 13, 2009

Containers of Hazardous Chemicals Fall from Ship into Yangtze River
South China Morning Post, August 13, 2009

Human Rights Defender - Xu Zhiyong (许志永)
“公盟”、“许志永”遭大陆网站封杀 (Authorities Censor Words "Gongmeng", "Xu Zhiyong" in Cyberspace)
Radio Free Asia, August 12, 2009

Internet Censorship
李蕊蕊家人疑遭控制 当局发布消息又删网帖 (Authorities Monitor Family of "Black Jail" Rape Victim, Shut down Websites Reporting Related News)
Radio Free Asia, August 12, 2009

Chinese Parents "Shed Tears," Begged for Web Curbs
Reuters via, August 13, 2009

Shanxi Police Crack Baby Trafficking Network
Shanghai Daily, August 13, 2009

State Security
Rio Tinto Says China Has No Case against Exec
AFP( via YahooNews), August 12, 2009

Australia Says 'Internal Pressure' Helped Rio Case
AFP( via YahooNews), August 13, 2009