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.

Monday, January 05, 2009

January 03-05, 2009

Food Security
Parents' Voice Stifled in China Milk Issue
Los Angeles Times, January 03, 2009,0,4538225.story

Human Rights Defender - Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波)
China's Liu 'Under House Arrest'
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 02, 2009

Human Rights Defenders
广东异议人士陈启棠判刑二年半 (Guangdong Rights Defender Chen Qitang Sentenced to 2.5 Years)
Radio Free Asia, January 04, 2009

上海警方指访民在香港损害国家形象 (Shanghai Police Claim Group Established by Shanghai Petitioners in Hong Kong Has Damaged the State's Image)
Radio Free Asia, January 02, 2009

袁显臣涉「颠覆国家政权罪」料月内开审 法庭不准家人探望 (Heilongjiang Rights Defender Yuan Xianchen's Case to be Tried in January; No Family Visits Permitted)
Radio Free Asia, January 02, 2009

Blast at China Fireworks Factory Kills 13: State Media
Agence France-Presse (via at Yahoo! News), January 04, 2009

China Fines UK Students for 'Illegal Map-Making': State Media
Agence France-Presse (via Yahoo! News), January 05, 2009

China Targets Big Websites in Internet Crackdown
Reuters, January 05, 2009

China’s Net Cops Focus on Public Opinion
Financial Times, January 04, 2009

Protests and Petitions
广东阳江上千教师聚众讨薪 不满未享有同等待遇 (Over 1000 Yangjiang, Guangdong Teachers Convene outside Gov't Building for Higher Wages)
Guangzhou Daily, January 05, 2009

State Security
胡錦濤促武警加強反恐能力 (Hu Jintao Urges Armed Police to Step up Anti-Terrorism Efforts)
Ming Pao, January 05, 2009

China Arrested almost 1,300 in Muslim West Last Year: Report
Agence France-Presse (via Yahoo! News), January 04, 2009