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.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

October 06, 2009

Bilateral Ties
Barack Obama Cancels Meeting with Dalai Lama 'to Keep China Happy'
Telegraph, October 06, 2009

China and Japan Begin Talks on Building Alliance
Telegraph, October 05, 2009

China Vows to Stand by Isolated North Korea
Reuters, October 05, 2009
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Premier Pushes for Nuclear-free Peninsula
China Daily, October 05, 2009
議員邀熱比婭訪問 新西蘭政府未批簽證 (New Zealand MP Issues Invitation to Rebiya Kadeer; Government Yet to Approve Entry Visa)
Ming Pao, October 06, 2009

Environment Watchdog Vows to Assess Heavy Metal Pollution Levels
South China Morning News, October 04, 2009

Human Rights
Praise from World Leaders amid Jabs at Rights Record
Agence France Presse, October 03, 2009

Human Rights Defenders
港府移交周勇军到深圳 香港多名法律界人士抗议 (Hong Kong Government Turns Over Zhou Yongjun to Shenzhen, Many Lawyers Protest)
Radio Free Asia, October 05, 2009

四川博客作家冉云飞在成都机场被捕下落不明 (Sichuanese Blogger Ran Yunfei Goes Missing in Chengdu Airport)
Voice of America, October 03, 2009

Internet Censorship
Party Monitors Untangle Web of Disharmony
South China Morning Post, October 06, 2009

網民維權意識增 與網警大鬥法 (Rights Defense Mentality Increases amongst Netizens as They Scheme against Net Police)
Ming Pao, October 04, 2009

World Media Summit to Be Held in Beijing from Oct. 8 to 10
Xinhua News Agency, October 05, 2009
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新华社社长李从军就世界媒体峰会有关情况专访 (Interview with Xinhua News Agency President Li Congjun on World Media Summit)
Outlook, October 05, 2009
Protests and Petitions
河北66岁女访民劳教所猝死 (66-year-old Female Petitioner from Hebei Dies in a Labor Camp)
Radio Free Asia, October 06, 2009

山东访民李淑莲“被上吊”死亡 (Shandong Petitioners Question Authorities' Claim of "Suicide" by Fellow Petitioner Li Shulian)
Radio Free Asia, October 04, 2009

上海当局国庆后继续拘留,毒打及软禁访民 (Shanghai Authorities Continue Beatings and House Arrests after National Day)
Radio Free Asia, October 06, 2009

Traditions Fade as China Settles Nomads in Towns
Associated Press, October 05, 2009

Zhejiang to Host Cross-strait Forum with Taiwanese Opposition Party
South China Morning Post, October 06, 2009

四川阿坝现逾千张藏人传单 当局突禁境外人士游甘孜 (Authorities Abruptly Block Overseas Visitors to Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan)
Radio Free Asia, October 05, 2009

新疆维族人面临生存危机 英维协会呼吁联合国调查 (Uighur U.K. Association Calls on the UN to Investigate Crisis of Subsistence for XUAR's Uyghurs)
Radio Free Asia, October 02, 2009

新疆外来工人就业须持有“无犯罪记录”证明 (Workers from Other Localities in XUAR Must Prove They Lack Criminal Records to Obtain Employment)
Radio Free Asia, October 05, 2009