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.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

September 30, 2009

Bilateral Ties
China Says Willing to Improve U.S. Defense Ties
Reuters, September 29, 2009

德国立法大选推西藏支持者威斯特维勒上台 北京有不安 (Beijing Concerned with the Possibility of Tibet Supporter Westerwelle Taking over German Foreign Ministry)
Radio France Internationale, September 29, 2009

Freedom of Association
China's 60th Anniversary of Communism: Public Barred from Celebrations
Telegraph, September 30, 2009

Hong Kong
In Hong Kong, One Holiday and Lots of Book Sales
International Herald Tribune, September 30, 2009

Tsang Powers Up after Meeting Xi
The Standard, September 30, 2009
Related news:
Xi Urges More Co-operation on the Use of Clean Energy
South China Morning News, September 30, 2009
Human Rights
流亡异见人士在美抨击中国人权 (Exiled Dissidents Criticize China's Human Rights Record during U.S. Congressional Public Hearing)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 30, 2009
Related news:
美国国会敦促北京释放刘晓波 (U.S. Congress to Urge Beijing to Release Liu Xiaobo)
Radio France Internationale, September 29, 2009
Human Rights Defenders
异议作家廖亦武出席法兰克福书展受阻 (Author Liao Yiwu again Deterred from Attending Frankfurt Book Fair)
Radio Free Asia, September 29, 2009

New Hubei Law Bans Parents from Checking Minors' Text Messages
South China Morning Post, September 30, 2009

China 'Blocks Websites' amid Anniversary
Agence France-Presse, September 30, 2009
Related news:
無國界記者:中國國慶前壓制網路和外媒更甚 (Reporters Without Borders: China Oppress Internet and Foreign Press Even Harder before Anniversary)
Central News Agency, September 30, 2009
香港记协要求大陆停止打压记者采访 (HK Press Association Asks Mainland to Stop Pressuring Journalists in Their Work)
Radio France Internationale, September 30, 2009

Life in One of China's Last Communes
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 29, 2009

U.S. Urges China Not to Be Afraid of `a Strong Taiwan'
Central News Agency, September 28, 2009

Three Gorges
Chinese Dam May Be a Methane Menace
Nature, September 29, 2009

Tibet Restrictions Denied
Xinhua News Agency, September 30, 2009