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, November 17, 2009

November 17, 2009

Top News of the Day

Protests and Petitions
北京警方拘捕数十名异议人士和请愿人士 (Beijing Police Arrest Dozens of Dissidents and Petitioners)
Radio France Internationale, November 17, 2009

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Shanghai Petitioner, Beaten, Writes Letter to President Obama
Human Rights in China, November 16, 2009


Bilateral Ties
胡锦涛和奥巴马强调两国合作 (Hu, Obama Stress Cooperation)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 17, 2009

On the Internet in China, Obama Presses for Freedom
The Sydney Morning Herald, November 16, 2009

Obama Is Silenced by Firewall of China
Financial Times, November 16, 2009

Courts Told to Hear More Cases against Government Officials
South China Morning Post, November 17, 2009

Landslide in Northern China Kills 23
Associated Press (via Yahoo! News), November 16, 2009

CNN Reporter Detained in Shanghai over Obama-Mao T-shirt
Agence France-Presse (via Yahoo! News), November 16, 2009

Human Rights Defender - Feng Zhenghu (冯正虎)
Chinese Activist Lives in Airport for Weeks
Financial Times, November 16, 2009

Public Health
A/H1N1 Flu Death Toll Rises to 53 on Mainland
China Daily, November 17, 2009

台湾关注中美首脑如何定位美中台三方关系 (Taiwan Concerned with How Chinese and U.S. Leaders Define US-China-Taiwan Tripartite Relationship)
Radio France Internationale, November 16, 2009

Three Gorges
Plan for Three Gorges' Water Level Stalled
South China Morning Post, November 17, 2009