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.

Friday, February 06, 2009

February 6, 2009

Bilateral Ties
Japan Told to Keep Away from Diaoyu Islands
China Daily, February 06, 2009

China Turns to British Charities to Plug Gaps Left by Communist Party, February 05, 2009

Civil Society
China Social Welfare Organizations Aid 1.9 mln People in 2008
Xinhuanet, February 05, 2009

Nearly 90,000 Killed in Natural Disasters in '08
Xinhua (via China Daily), February 06, 2009

Dam May Have Triggered Huge China Quake: Scientists
Agence France-Presse (via YahooNews), February 05, 2009

China's State Council Appoints Senior Officials
Xinhuanet, February 05, 2009

Human Rights Defender - Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波)
1/13億的不自由 劉曉波北京被拘60天 (Liu Xiaobo Detained for 60 Days)
China Times, February 06, 2009,4521,130505+132009020600811,00.html

Human Rights Defenders
After Six Years, Diplomatic Lifeline Allows Chinese Dissident to Reunite with Family
The Globe and Mail, February 05, 2009

June 4
Police Block Events ahead of Tiananmen Anniversary
Associated Press (via YahooNews), February 05, 2009

Intel Plans to Relocate Jobs, Shut Local Plant
Shanghai Daily, February 06, 2009

防范企业随意裁员 上海规定裁员须报告 (New Shanghai Government Document Requires Reporting of Staff Reduction)
Wenhuibao (via Xinhuanet), February 06, 2009

港澳記者赴內地要領採訪證 (New Rules for HK, Macao Journalists Require Permit to Report in Mainland)
Ming Pao, February 06, 2009

Related information:
香港澳门记者在内地采访办法 (Measures on the Reporting Activities of Hong Kong and Macanese Journalists in Mainland China)
Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council, February 6, 2009

聯合國下週審議中國人權 (UN to Review China's Human Rights on Feb 9)
China Times, February 06, 2009,4521,130505+132009020600810,00.html

四川老太被民警反铐双手拖行百米身亡 (Elderly Sichuanese Woman Dies after Being Cuffed and Dragged by Police), February 06, 2009

Protests and Petitions
China Police Take Away Citizens Airing Grievances
Associated Press (via Google), February 06, 2009

Workers Protest as Italian Sofa Maker Folds in China
Agence France-Presse (via Google), February 05, 2009

中国华南教会多人被捕禁见家人律师 (Several Chinese Hua'nan Church Members Detained, Forbidden from Seeing Families or Lawyers)
Radio Free Asia, February 05, 2009

Social Security
S China Province Lowers Social Insurance Premiums to Save Jobs
Xinhuanet, February 05, 2009

Three Gorges
Thousands of Farmers to Be Uprooted Again
Reuters (available at South China Morning Post), February 06, 2009