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, July 16, 2009

July 16, 2009

Top News

Human Rights Defenders -- Sun Xiaodi , 孫小弟
Chinese Activist's Wife Calls for Help After Family's Detention
Yahoo Asia News, July 15, 2009
中国核污染环保人士孙小弟遭抓捕 家人呼吁援助 (Environmental Activist and Daughter Arrested for Exposing Nuclear Pollution Problem)
Radio Free Asia, July 15, 2009


Corporate Social Accountability
Former Sinopec Chief Gets Suspended Death Sentence
South China Morning Post, July 16, 2009
力拓案:16家中国钢铁企业涉嫌受贿 (State Media Alleges Rio Tinto Bribed 16 Chinese Steel Companies)
Radio France Internationale, July 15, 2009
湖北郧西二千多名村民投诉当局贪腐 (Villagers in Hubei Monitored by Authorities After Petitioning en Masse Against Corruption)
Radio Free Asia, July 15, 2009
Freedom of Speech
中国部署手机短信防火墙 (Chinese Telecoms Ordered to Filter Spam Cell Phone Messages)
Radio Free Asia, July 15, 2009
中共颁发巡视制度草案 (China Issues Draft Law on State Inspection System)
Radio Free Asia, July 15, 2009
Human Rights Defenders -- Huang Qi, 黄琦
黄琦狱中病重 父亲病危 家属要求会面 (Relatives Plead for Meeting Huang Qi)
Radio Free Asia, July 14, 2009
Human Rights Defenders -- Guo Feixiong , 郭飞雄
郭飞雄一信转出 狱方承诺即转的另一长信被扣 (Guo Feixiong's Letter to His Sister Confiscated)
Radio Free Asia, July 15, 2009
China Risks Apple’s Reputation as Factories Flout Law
Bloomberg, July 14, 2009
新疆采访限制加大 采访证重新办理 (China Tightens Restrictions on Journalists in Xinjiang)
Radio Free Asia, July 15, 2009
Protests and Petitions
上海打压访民升级 多人被劳教 (Intensified Crackdown on Shanghai Petitioners, More Sentenced to Reeducation-Through-Labor )
Radio Free Asia, July 15, 2009
律師倡受理疆藏騷亂被停牌 (Rights Defense Lawyer Licence Suspended for Representing in Xinjiang Riot Case)
Ming Pao, July 16, 2009
乌鲁木齐“7-5”事件死亡人数增至192人 (Death Toll in Xinjiang Riot Amounts to 192)
Eastday, July 15, 2009
华盛顿邮报 :中国族裔纠纷源自“劳务项目” (Report: Measures on Migrant Workers from Xinjiang Results in China's Ethnic Disputes)
Radio Free Asia, July 15, 2009