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 13, 2009

February 13, 2009

Bilateral Ties
习近平轰外国指手划脚 (Chinese Vice President Reprimands Foreigners for "Making Indiscreet Criticisms")
Singtao Daily, February 13, 2009

Related News
习近平痛批少数外国人对中国事务指手画脚 ([Video] Xi Jinping Reprimands Foreigners for "Making Indiscreet Criticisms" on China's Affairs)
Shenzhen Satellite TV, February 12, 2009

Quake-hit Sichuan to Move 18,000 Households to Avoid Disasters
Xinhua (via China Daily), February 12, 2009

Fujian City Warned Over Unrest
Radio Free Asia, February 12, 2009

Internet Censorship
Program Gets Smart on Porn
Xinhuanet (available at Shanghai Daily), February 13, 2009

China Claims Victory at UN Human Rights Panel
Associated Press (available at YahooNews), February 12, 2009

Protests and Petitions
沪约千访民上访 忧两会前当局高压对待(图)(About A Thousand Petition in Shanghai, Ahead of NPC and CPPCC Sessions)
Radio Free Asia, February 12, 2009

陕西工人集体进京 律师应邀前往声援被阻 (Shaanxi Workers Go to Beijing En Masse to Petition, Lawyer Barred from Going to Support)
Radio Free Asia, February 12, 2009

四川渠县铁路徵地引发严重警民冲突 (Police, Villagers Clash Over Land Dispute in Sichuan)
Radio Free Asia, February 11, 2009

Public Health
Deadly Herbal Injection Banned
South China Morning Post, February 13, 2009

Foreign Visitors Barred from Areas with Big Tibetan Populations
South China Morning Post, February 13, 2009

China Says Tibet 'Stable'
Agence France-Presse (via YahooNews), February 12, 2009