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 30, 2009

October 30, 2009

Top News
Protests and Petitions
上海市民沈佩兰在探望郑恩宠时被殴打 (Shanghai Citizen Shen Peilan Beaten when on Her Way to Visit Rights Defense Lawyer Zheng Enchong)
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, October 29, 2009

On October 27, 2009, a Shanghai petitioner Shen Peilan (沈佩兰) was beaten by police officers when she went to visit rights defense lawyer Zheng Enchong (郑恩宠). On October 29, 2009, Shen was taken away from their home by officers from the public security bureau of Maqiao Township in Pudong New District, Shanghai.

Related information:
Rights Activist Beaten and Detained Following Protest
Human Rights in China, October 29, 2009

Bilateral Ties
Chinese Vice Premier Visits Albania
Xinhua News Agency, October 29, 2009

Canada Looks to Renew Ties with China
China Daily, October 30, 2009

Obama Meets Senior Chinese Military Officer
Xinhua News Agency (via China Daily), October 29, 2009

Li Calls for 'New Level' in Australia Ties
South China Morning Post, October 30, 2009

Guangdong Uses Lie Detector in Corruption Probe
Shanghai Daily, October 30, 2009

Climate Diplomacy Stepped up as Copenhagen Looms
South China Morning Post, October 29, 2009

艾未未要求地震信息公开 邮寄行动冀望网友加入 (Ai Weiwei Call on Chinese Authorities for Information Disclosure on Sichuan Earthquake)
Radio Free Asia, October 29, 2009

26名工人集體食物中毒 施工方稱投毒可能性大 (26 Workers in Xian Suffer Food Poisoning)
Sina, October 30, 2009

侵权责任立法须审慎客观——聚焦人大常委会审议侵权责任法草案 (Careful Review on Draft Tort Liability Law Needed)
Xinhua News Agency, October 30, 2009

North Korea
China's Hu Invites North Korea's Kim to Visit: Report
Reuters, October 29, 2009

Protests and Petitions
上海四百访民聚京抗议 商议每月都要集体上访 (400 Petitioners Protest in Beijing)
Radio Free Asia, October 29, 2009

EU Denounces China's Execution of Two Tibetans
Agence France-Presse (via Yahoo! News), October 29, 2009

中国当局逮捕新疆维吾尔族著名媒体人海来特 (Uyghur Journalist Heyrat Niyaz Arrested)
Radio France Internationale, October 30, 2009