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, November 20, 2009

November 20, 2009

Top News of The Day

Human Rights Defender - Jiang Tianyong (江天勇)
北京律师江天勇19日受到警方羁押 (Beijing Rights Defense Lawyer Detained)
Radio France Internationale, November 20, 2009

Rights defense lawyer Jiang Tianyong (江天勇), a signer of Charter 08, was surrounded by at least four policemen in front of his building on November 19, 2009, at around 7:30 a.m. as he was leaving home to take his seven-year-old daughter to school. Jiang was roughed up and taken away by the police to the nearby Haidian District Yangfangdian Police Substation, where he was interrogated in the basement. Jiang was released on the evening of November 19, 2009, after a thirteen-and-a-half-hour detention.

Related information:
Rights Defense Lawyer Detained for 13.5 Hours After Efforts to Meet With Obama in Beijing
Human Rights in China, November 19, 2009

Bilateral Ties
China Helps the Powerful in Namibia
New York Times, November 20, 2009

US Advisory Panel Warns of Rampant Chinese Spying
Associated Press (via Yahoo! News), November 19, 2009

Top Official Visits as Japan Refocuses
China Daily, November 20, 2009

Chinese Top Legislator Hold Talks with ROK National Assembly Speaker
Xinhua News Agency, November 18, 2009

河南省财政厅原副厅长姬林芳受贿一审被判13年 (Former Official in Henan Sentenced to 13 Years for Bribery)
Xinhua News Agency, November 20, 2009

Freedom of Speech
Crackdown Launched on Cell Phone Porn
China Daily, November 20, 2009

学者建议中国政府尽量批准合法游行示威 (Chinese Scholars Suggest Gov't to Allow Lawful Demonstrations)
Radio Free Asia, November 20, 2009

Human Rights Defender - Zhou Yongjun (周勇军)
学运领袖周勇军案开庭 (Trial for June 4th Student Leader Begins)
Radio Free Asia, November 20, 2009

Human Rights Defender - Huang Qi (黄琦)
被控非法持有国家机密 黄琦案下周一宣判 (Verdict Next Monday in Trial of Cyber-dissident Charged with "Illegal Possession of State Secrets")
Radio Free Asia, November 20, 2009

Human Rights
China Tries Dissident from U.S. After Obama Leaves
Reuters (via Yahoo! News), November 19, 2009

Land Policy
Blighted Villagers May Be on Move
Shanghai Daily, November 20, 2009

Taiwan to Recruit Mainland Students
China Daily, November 18, 2009

China Denounces Dalai's Italy Visit
Xinhua News Agency (via China Daily), November 19, 2009