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 23, 2009

February 23, 2009


Bilateral Ties
Clinton Visit to Beijing a 'Relief'
Agence France-Presse (via South China Morning Post), February 23, 2009

Related News
Clinton Criticized for Not Trying to Force China's Hand
Washington Post, February 23, 2009

China to Talk with US on Human Rights
China Daily, February 21, 2009
Food Security
70 Sick in China after Eating Tainted Pig Organs
Agence France-Presse (available at YahooNews), February 22, 2009

Party Elders Urge Leaders to Take Steps towards Political Reform
South China Morning Post, February 21, 2009

Political Experts Predict Provincial Leadership Reshuffle in Next 3 Years
South China Morning Post, February 21, 2009

Human Rights
YSL Partner Offers China Art for Human Rights
Reuters, February 21, 2009

Human Rights Defenders
中国泛蓝联盟蔡爱民两会前夕失踪 张起律师求见不成 (Pan-Blue Alliance Member Disappeared)
Radio Free Asia, February 20, 2009

Rescue Ending at Chinese Mine where 74 Killed
Associated Press (available at YahooNews), February 23, 2009
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Three Execs Sacked after Coal Mine Blast Kills 74
China Daily, February 23, 2009
Pair Fined over Editing Error
South China Morning Post, February 23, 2009

整治互联网低俗之风行动已关网站近两千家 (2000 Websites Closed So Far in "Anti-Vulgarity Campaign")
Xinhuanet, February 22, 2009

Protests and Petitions
China: Villagers Beat Official over Quake Relief
Associated Press (via Google), February 21, 2009

After 5 Months, China to Try Would-Be Protester
New York Times, February 22, 2009

Public Health
Water Plants Reopen after Chemical Leak in China
Associated Press (available at YahooNews), February 23, 2009

State Security
Man Held after Trying to Take Hostage at Airport
South China Morning Post, February 21, 2009

Small Tibetan Protest Grows into Police Clash, Lockdown
China Post, February 23, 2009

Kashgar Uyghurs Pressured To Shave
Radio Free Asia, February 20, 2009