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, November 11, 2009

November 11, 2009

Bilateral Ties
Obama to Discuss with China on Three Major Issues: U.S. Expert
Xinhua News Agency, November 11, 2009

Lawmaker Investigated for Allegedly Accepting Bribes
China Daily, November 11, 2009

Playing with Weather Stirs Debate in China
Agence France-Presse, November 11, 2009

Human Rights Defenders
China Internet Activist Trial Starts before Obama Visit
Reuters, November 11, 2009

中国拟定条例保障被拘者权益 (China Drafting Regulations to Ensure Protection of Detainees' Rights)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 10, 2009

中国支持建立《联合国反腐败公约》履约审议机制 (China Voices Support for a UN Convention against Corruption Review Mechanism)
Xinhua News Agency, November 11, 2009

Protests and Petitions
China Protesters Plead for Help from Obama
Associated Press, November 10, 2009

公安机关称六旬访民敲诈勒索法院将其拘留 (Police: Sexagenerian Petitioner Detained on Suspicion of Extorting Court)
Xinhua News Agency, November 10, 2009

山西忻州第一信访大案初步平息 2人死亡4人劳教 (Short Break in the First Major Petitioning Case of Xinzhou, Shanxi; 2 Dead, 4 Sentenced to RTL)
Eastday, November 11, 2009

中国抨击达赖喇嘛访问中印争议区 (China Lashes Out at Dalai Lama for Visit to Disputed Region)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 10, 2009

China Defends Handling of Xinjiang Executions
Agence France-Presse, November 10, 2009