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 20, 2009

October 20, 2009

Bilateral Ties
Chinese Minister Calls for Strengthening Sino-Israeli Exchanges
Xinhua News Agency, October 20, 2009

Kenyan National Assembly Speaker to Visit China
China Daily, October 20, 2009

Death Penalty
Death Sentence Upheld for Crime Boss
Xinhua News Agency (via Shanghai Daily), October 20, 2009

Human Rights Defenders
中国人权活动人士发表致奥巴马总统公开信并征集签名 (Chinese Activists Issue An Open Letter to President Obama for His Upcoming Trip to China)
Radio Free Asia, October 19, 2009

China Book Fair Role Irks Uygurs
South China Morning Post, October 20, 2009

法兰克福书展闭幕 贝岭和戴睛被临时取消发言 (The Frankfurt Book Fair Closes - Bei Ling and Dai Jing's Speeches Cancelled)
Radio Free Asia, October 20, 2009

Reporter Locked Up and Beaten by Police
China Daily, October 20, 2009

CPC Delegation Leaves for Japan, Singapore, Malaysia Visit
Xinhua News Agency, October 20, 2009

China, EU Will Hold Summit in November
China Daily, October 20, 2009

Driver Cuts Finger to Protest 'Police Trap'
China Daily, October 20, 2009

Public Health
千童中鉛毒 河南10億遷村 (Authorities Spend 1 bln Yuan on Relocation of Lead-poisoned Village Residents in Henan)
Ming Pao, October 20, 2009

Taiwan Leader Won't Rule out Hu Meeting
Reuters (via China Daily), October 20, 2009

Taiwan Calls on China to Scrap Missiles
RTTNews, October 20, 2009

熱比婭再訪日 恐惹抗議 (Kadeer's Re-visit to Japan Likely to Upset China)
Ming Pao, October 20, 2009