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.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

June 18, 2009

Economic Development
With 'Buy Chinese' Edict, Another Nation Tiptoes toward Protectionism
Christian Science Monitor, June 17, 2009

Climate Change Root Cause for Poverty, Says Report
China Daily, June 18, 2009

Related information:
气候变化与贫困—中国案例研究 (Climate Change and Poverty: a Case Study of China)
Greenpeace China and Oxfam, June 17, 2009

Hong Kong
US Says HK Slipping in Exploitation Fight
South China Morning Post, June 18, 2009

Shanghai Unveils Liberalised Rules for New Residents
South China Morning Post, June 18, 2009

Human Rights Defender – Feng Zhenghu (冯正虎)
冯正虎闯关在上海机场受阻 (Scholar and Activist Feng Zhenghu Prohibited from Re-entering China after Speaking in Tokyo on 20th Anniversary of June Fourth)
Radio France Internationale, June 17, 2009

Human Rights Defender – Gao Zhisheng (高智晟)
高智晟律师失踪4月余 大哥赴京寻弟无果警方不准进家门 (After Four Months of Gao Zhisheng's Disappearance, His Brother Goes to Beijing for Answers, Prohibited by Police from Entering Gao Family Home)
Radio Free Asia, June 18, 2009

Human Rights Defenders
北京司法当局被质疑打压维权律师 (Beijing Judicial Authorities Called Out for Pressuring Rights Defense Lawyers)
Voice of America, June 17, 2009

Internet Censorship
Beijing Eases Back on Harsh Plan for Online Censorship
Globe and Mail, June 17, 2009

Beijing to Hire Army of Internet Censors
Financial Times, June 17, 2009

中国首部动物保护法建议稿完成 (China Completes Draft of the First Law on the Protection of Animals)
Radio Free Asia, June 18, 2009

Related news:
Dog Killings in China Spur Outrage
Wall Street Journal, June 18, 2009

Protests and Petitions
数千河南民师堵路抗议 郑州部分路段一度瘫痪 (Several Thousand Private Teachers Protest in Henan, Demanding Equal Benefits)
Radio Free Asia, June 18, 2009

失屋失地 民眾抗爭 (Homeless, Landless Citizens Protest in Guangzhou and Changchun)
Ming Pao, June 18, 2009

西藏数百藏人与警冲突 防暴队以催泪弹驱散人群 (Several Hundred Protestors Clash with Police in Tibet)
Radio Free Asia, June 18, 2009

End of the Silk Road for Historic Trading Hub of Kashgar
Times Online, June 18, 2009