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, February 16, 2009

February 16, 2009

Top News

Bilateral Ties
Clinton Seeks a Shift on China
New York Times, February 14, 2009

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton signaled that the Obama administration would break from the previous administration’s approach and press Chinese leaders on human rights and climate change. In her first major speech since assuming the post of Secretary of State, Clinton told an audience at the Asia Society that the U.S. and China can “benefit from, and contribute to, each other’s successes.”

Related News
In Joint Letter, HRIC Urges Secretary of State Clinton to Make Human Rights Concerns a Priority in Trip to China
Human Rights in China, February 13, 2009

Bilateral Ties
China Announces Military Dialogue with US
YahooNews (Asia), February 16, 2009

江苏数县民意调查涉嫌造假 发标准答案欺上瞒下 (Jiangsu Public Opinion Poll Rigged)
China National Radio, February 11, 2009
English Translation
The Rigged Jiangsu Public Opinion Poll
China Digital Times, February 16, 2009
Human Rights
China Promises More Efforts on Human Rights
China Daily, February 12, 2009

China to Launch Survey on Labor Force
China Daily, February 15, 2009

Age No Barrier for Young Judges on Mainland
South China Morning Post, February 15, 2009

China to Create Blacklist of Local Journalists
YahooNews (Asia), February 13, 2009

人民监督网因报道湖北官员腐败问题遭到封杀 (Public Supervision Website Blocked after Exposing Corruption in Hubei)
Radio Free Asia, February 13, 2009

Military Exercise Sparks Earthquake Panic in China
YahooNews (Asia), February 14, 2009

World Bank Gives China $710 Million for Sichuan
YahooNews (Asia), February 13, 2009

Women Rebel over Forced Abortions
Times Online, February 15, 2009

Protests and Petitions
Hundreds of Migrants Battle with Riot Police
South China Morning Post, February 16, 2009

廣州鞋廠關閉員工堵路示威 (Workers Protest Closing of Shoe Factory in Guangdong)
Ming Pao, February 16, 2009

北京两会召开前夕 当局严密控制上访群众 (Beijing Authorities Crackdown on Petitioners ahead of Government Meetings)
Radio Free Asia, February 15, 2009

青海發生部分的士罷駛 (Cab Drivers Strike in Qinghai)
Ming Pao, February 15, 2009

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

Public Health
中国近九成乙肝患者不敢公开病情恐怕受到歧视 (Fearing Discrimination, Victims of Hepatitis Hide Disease)
Radio Free Asia, February 13, 2009

Herbal Injection Linked to Deaths
Shanghai Daily, February 13, 2009

Crime Is a Risk to Stability: Official
China Daily, February 16, 2009

Beijing Fire Evokes Mixed Reactions
Financial Times, February 13, 2009

Tibet's Religious Life Still Bruised by Lhasa Riots
YahooNews (Asia), February 13, 2009

China Refutes Lithuanian Councilors' Comments on "Invading Tibet"
Xinhuanet, February 12, 2009