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, September 18, 2009

September 18, 2009

Bilateral Ties
SKorea Bars Uighur Activist from Forum: Organisers
Agence France-Presse, September 17, 2009


北京禁止外省国庆举行大型公众集会? (Did Beijing Prohibit Other Provinces from Holding Their Own Large Gatherings for the 60th Anniversary? )
Voice of America, September 17, 2009

Human Rights Defender – Hua Huiqi (华惠棋)
国庆前家庭教会遭打压 华惠棋及王岛被警告 (House Churches and Religious Activists under Pressure before Anniversary; Hua Huiqi and Wang Dao both Warned, Hua Told to Leave Beijing)
Radio Free Asia, September 17, 2009

Human Rights Defenders
北京多名异见人士被软禁或要求离开北京 (Several Beijing-based Dissidents Kept under House Arrest or Told to Leave Beijing for 60th Anniversary)
Radio Free Asia, September 17, 2009

荆州维权人士王义华网上批评政府被拘留 (Hubei Rights Defender Wang Yihua Detained after Criticizing the Government Online)
Radio Free Asia, September 17, 2009

《新湘报》网站被关 疑因发表敏感消息 (Hunan News Website Xin Xiang Bao ( Shut Down for Publishing Sensitive Information)
Radio Free Asia, September 17, 2009

广电总局:个人不得安装和使用卫星地面接收设施 (New SARFT Regulations and Measures: Individuals Cannot Install or Use Satellite Receivers for Television Broadcasts)
China News Service, September 15, 2009

四川擬設網上新聞發言人 (Sichuan to Establish Online News Spokesmen)
Ming Pao, September 18, 2009

Police Assault Sends China's Famed Artist-turned-dissident to Hospital
Christian Science Monitor, September 17, 2009

陕西一监狱犯人疑遭暴力殴打致死 (Shanxi Inmate Dies Mysteriously, Suspected of Having Been Beaten to Death)
China Business View, September 17, 2009

習近平任軍委副主席 四中全會通過 (Vice President Xi Jinping to Be Appointed Vice Chairman to the Central Military Commission of the CPC)
Ming Pao, September 18, 2009

Public Health
Hepatitis Carriers Fight Job Discrimination
China Daily, September 18, 2009

宗教局長換人 專家指政策不變 (Wang Zuo'an Promoted to Chairman of the State Administration of Religious Affairs after Ye Leaves for Central Institute of Socialism; Experts Say Policy to Not Change)
Ming Pao, September 18, 2009
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Ye Xiaowen, Party Hound on Vatican and Religions, Is Promoted
AsiaNews, September 18, 2009
State Security
China Seizes 53,000 Guns as National Day Nears
China Daily, September 17, 2009

A Work in Progress
South China Morning Post, September 18, 2009

Tourists Boycott Taiwan City over Dalai Lama Visit
Agence France-Presse, September 18, 2009

Wide Coverage as Wen Meets Uygur
South China Morning Post, September 18, 2009

新疆針刺案 再有4維人判監 (Four More Uyghurs Sentenced to 8-15 Years' Imprisonment in XUAR Needle Case)
Ming Pao, September 18, 2009