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, October 14, 2009

October 14, 2009

Death Penalty
Man Executed for Trafficking 48 kg of Drugs
Xinhua News Agency (via China Daily), October 13, 2009

Brown Asks China to Spare Drug Smuggler
Associated Press (via Sydney Monring Herald), October 14, 2009
Death Sentences Will 'Enrage' Uygurs, says Kadeer
South China Morning Post, October 13, 2009
Public Health
Lead Poisoning Sickens Nearly 1,000 Kids in China
Associated Press (via Yahoo! News), October 14, 2009
China's Island Province Reports First A/H1N1 Case
Xinhua News Agency, October 14, 2009
山西省临汾教会成员被抓捕 (House Church Members in Shanxi Arrested)
Radio Free Asia, October 13, 2009
China spreads the word at Frankfurt fair
Financial Times, October 14, 2009

Related News:
Controversy as Frankfurt Book Fair Fetes Beijing
Spiegel, October 13, 2009,1518,654713,00.html

Protests and Petitions
本台独家首发:山西临县煤矿主雇凶 维权村民至少三人死亡(图) (RFA News Exclusive: +100 Hired Thugs Attack Villagers in Shanxi over Land Dispute, Kill 3 Villagers)
Radio Free Asia, October 13, 2009
Mainland, Taiwan to Hold Talks in mid or late December
Xinhua News Agency, October 14, 2009
Liaoning Official Probed Over Huge Embezzlement
China Claiming Lead on Climate
Sydney Monring Herald, October 14, 2009
Bilateral Ties
China, Russia Sign Deals Worth Billions of Dollars
Voice of America, October 13, 2009
China, Mongolia Marks 60th Anniversary of Diplomatic Ties
Xinhua News Agency, October 14, 2009
China to Exchange Views with U.S.'s Campbell on Regional, Int'l Issues
Xinhua News Agency, October 13, 2009
Alleged Forger Starves to Death in Custody
South China Morning Post, October 14, 2009