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.

Friday, October 23, 2009

October 23, 2009

Top News

国务院法制办负责人就《保安服务管理条例》答问 (Representative from the State Council Legal Affairs Office Responds to Questions Regarding the Regulations on the Administration of Security Services)
Xinhua News Agency, October 21, 2009

Related information:
保安服务管理条例 (Regulations on the Administration of Security Services)
State Council, October 13, 2009
Bilateral Ties
China Sends Volunteers to Niger
China Daily, October 23, 2009

U.S.-China Military Ties Vital to Bilateral Ties: Clinton
Xinhua News Agency, October 23, 2009

China, India Stoke 21st-Century Rivalry
The Wall Street Journal, October 23, 2009

宁夏辽宁各一名省级高官被免职 (High-ranking Provincial and Regional Officials Removed from Office in Ningxia and Liaoning)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 23, 2009

Guangdong Officials and Senior Judges Sacked for Corruption
South China Morning Post, October 23, 2009

Hong Kong
Hong Kong Law under Beijing’s Shadow
Asia Times Online, October 23, 2009

Activists Face Trial after Constitutionality Ruling
South China Morning Post, October 23, 2009

Human Rights Defenders
Two Activist Writers Turned away at Border
South China Morning Post, October 23, 2009

Human Rights Defender - Hu Jia (胡佳)
獲准與家人見面 胡佳獄中肝硬化 (Family of Hu Jia Permitted Meeting, Hu's Health Worsens due to Cirrhosis)
Ming Pao, October 23, 2009

Internet Censorship
China Authors Say Google Violated Copyrights
Reuters, October 22, 2009

Does China Need an Animal Protection Law?
Beijing Review, October 22, 2009

North Korea
China Forces POW Relatives Back to N.Korea - Activist
Reuters, October 22, 2009

Protests and Petitions
江苏吴江垃圾焚烧厂投产 数万人连续街头抗议 (Wujiang, Jiangsu Residents Take to the Street to Protest Construction of Waste Incineration Plant)
Radio Free Asia, October 22, 2009

河北村民抗議逼遷堵國道 (Hebei Villagers Block Highway Protesting Land Confiscation)
Ming Pao, October 23, 2009

Public Health
深圳等10城市两年内实现公共场所全面禁烟 (Shenzhen amongst Ten Cities to Ban Smoking in Public Places within Next Two Years)
Jiangxi Daily, October 21, 2009

Analysts Unimpressed by Cut in Prices of More than 1,000 Drugs
South China Morning Post, October 23, 2009

西藏流亡组织称中国枪决四名参与骚乱的藏人 (Tibetan Exile Organization: China Has Executed Four Tibetan Participants in Riots)
Radio Free Asia, October 22, 2009

Related news:
China Executes Tibetan Protesters
The Guardian, October 22, 2009

美最高法院将审理关塔那摩湾维族在押人员案 (U.S. Supreme Court Accepts Case of Uyghurs Detained at Guantanamo)
Voice of America, October 22, 2009

Guantánamo Uighurs Know Justices Took Their Case
The Miami Herald, October 22, 2009