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 25, 2009

September 25, 2009

China Tries to Stop Publication of Chinese History Revisited in Hong Kong
Guardian, September 24, 2009
Internet Censorship
腾讯公司宣布打击QQ空间和相册内部分内容 (China's Most Popular Instant Messaging Operator "Tencent QQ" Announces to Combat Users' Personal Spaces and Photo Albums Containing Porn, Inciting Racial Hatred and Disturbing Social Order)
Radio Free Asia, September 24, 2009
State Security
Beijing Restaurant Destroyed in Blast
Wall Street Journal, September 25, 2009

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京餐館爆炸 18傷 討論區照片留言被刪 (18 Injured in Beijing Restaurant Explosion, Threads and Photos on Explosion Deleted in Online Forums)
Apple Daily, September 25, 2009

北京拟立法禁止和预防性骚扰 特别强调妇女意志 (Beijing Drafts Legislation on Women's Rights and Sexual Harassment)
Xinhua, September 23, 2009
霍城公安监控看守所死亡维族青年下葬 (Police Monitor Burial of Alleged Riot Suspect Who Died in Police Custody)
Radio Free Asia, September 24, 2009
吳敦義:禁熱比婭入境 (Taiwan Refuses to Give Kadeer A Visa)
Central News Agency, September 25, 2009
North Korea
China to Host Top-Level Summit with Japan and SKorea
Agence France-Presse, September 24, 2009
Protests and Petitions
广东维权访民陈风强被正式逮捕 (Guangdong Retired Soldiers Formally Arrested after Petitioning in Beijing over Alleged Government Misappropriation)
Radio Free Asia, September 24, 2009
Geithner: US Wants Bigger Role for China in IMF
Associated Press, September 24, 2009

Hu Arrives for G20 Summit in Pittsburgh
Xinhua News Agency, September 25, 2009

China Plans Zero-Tariff Import from Least Devoleped Nations
China Daily, September 25, 2009

China Unmoved on Iran Sanctions
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 25, 2009


Vote-Buying Not as Obvious but Still Widespread
South China Morning Post, September 25, 2009
Civil Society
Election Call From Former Aide
Radio Free Asia, September 24, 2009


China Launches Climate Project with Britain, Switzerland: Govt
Agence France-Presse, September 24, 2009