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, December 09, 2009

December 09, 2009

Top News of the Day

Human Rights Defenders
贵州人权研讨会活动被警方强行驱散 (Police Disperse Guizhou Human Rights Symposium)
Voice of America, December 07, 2009

On December 6, 2009, a group of Guizhou activists planned to convene the Human Rights Symposium in Guiyang’s Qian Ling Park (黔灵公园), but participants, including one of the organizers Chen Xi (陈西) were stopped either in front of their homes or while on their way to the park, or taken away from the park by State Security police.

Related information:
Rights Activists Illegally Held, Harassed Before Human Rights Day
Human Rights in China, December 8, 2009

Few Rescued Children Returned Home
South China Morning Post, December 09, 2009

Death Penalty
China Executes Rogue Trader, Millions Still Missing
Reuters (via Yahoo! News), December 08, 2009

Food Security
Compensation Lawsuit over Tainted Milk Postponed
China Daily, December 09, 2009

Human Rights Defender - Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波)
Charter 08 Writer to Face Charges Today
South China Morning Post, December 09, 2009

Human Rights Defenders
大学教师因签署《零八宪章》遭解职 (University Teacher Dismissed for Signing "Charter 08")
Radio Free Asia, December 08, 2009

Protests and Petitions
无锡拆迁户在江苏省高院门口抗议 (Jiangsu Evictees Protest in Front of the Higher People's Court)
Radio Free Asia, December 09, 2009

Public Health
China Struggles to Treat Youth Net Addicts
Financial Times, December 08, 2009

苏州一被辞退“乙肝病毒携带者”告公司获道歉赔偿 (A Hepatitis B Carrier in Suzhou Receives an Apology and Compensation from Her Former Company over Discrimination Charges)
Xinhua News Agency, December 09, 2009

Security Heightened after Tibetans Protest
Associated Press (via South China Morning Post), December 09, 2009

新疆严打一月抓获“7•5”事件在逃犯罪嫌疑人94名 (94 Xinjiang Riot Suspects Arrested)
Xinhua News Agency, December 09, 2009