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, September 28, 2009

September 28, 2009

Official Arrested over Allegedly Protecting Gangs in Chongqing
Xinhua News Agency, September 28, 2009

China to Rely on Coal 'for Long Time': Beijing Official
Agence France-Presse, September 25, 2009

Stimulus on Track but at Cost to the Environment
South China Morning Post, September 28, 2009

河南济源市多个村发生严重铅污染和铅中毒 (Severe Lead Pollution and Poisoning Found in Henan Villages)
Radio Free Asia, September 27, 2009

Human Rights Defender – Sun Wenguang (孙文广)
學者籲停慶典被嚇「放血」 (Retired Shandong Scholar Sun Wenguang Threatened with Stabbing after Proposing the Elimination of the National Day Parade)
Apple Daily, September 28, 2009

Human Rights Defenders
家庭教会领袖陈天石国庆期间被迫离京 (House Church Activist Chen Tianshi Forced to Leave Beijing for National Holiday)
Radio Free Asia, September 27, 2009

3 Killed, 7 Injured as Police Destroy Explosives
Xinhua News Agency, September 26, 2009

Xinjiang Authorities Ban Online Separatist Talk: State Media
Agence France-Presse, September 27, 2009
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新疆立法禁止通过网络煽动民族分裂等七类行为 (XUAR Legislation Prohibits Online Discourse Inciting Ethnic Separatism and Other Behaviors)
China News Service, September 27, 2009

Banned History Book's HK Release to Go ahead Despite Warnings
South China Morning Post, September 26, 2009

Chinese Spam from Pam Targets Foreign Reporters
Australian Broadcasting Corporation, September 28, 2009

China to Display Upgraded Missiles in Oct 1 Parade
Reuters, September 27, 2009

Hu Hailed for Summit Diplomacy
China Daily, September 28, 2009

國慶開恩1300川囚減刑 (1300 Inmates to Receive Reduced Sentences for the National Holiday)
Ming Pao, September 28, 2009

Protests and Petitions
珠海访民陈风强被正式逮捕 (Zhuhai, Guangdong Petitioner Chen Fengqiang Formally Arrested)
Radio Free Asia, September 27, 2009

60 Years On, China Faces Major Social Struggles
Agence France-Presse, September 28, 2009

State Security
廣州地鐵今起對乘客攜帶物品進行安檢 (Guangzhou Metro to Begin Scanning Passengers' Bags)
Guangzhou Daily, September 27, 2009

十•一反恐 北京求助鄰國 (Beijing Seeks the Assistance of Its Neighbors to Fight Terrorism during National Holiday)
Apple Daily, September 28, 2009

China Lays First Charges over Xinjiang Riots
Reuters, September 26, 2009