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, December 11, 2009

December 11, 2009

Top News of the Day

Human Rights Defender - Feng Zhenghu (冯正虎)
上海访民绝食声援冯正虎 (Shanghainese Petitioners Hold Hunger Strike to Support Feng Zhenghu's Return)
Radio Free Asia, December 10, 2009

Several Shanghainese petitioners held a hunger strike on International Human Rights Day to give their support to their fellow activist, Feng Zhenghu (冯正虎). Feng has been living in Japan's Narita International Airport for over 30 days; he has been refused entry to China eight times without reason. He said that for Human Rights Day, he would "rest," and called on the international community to not only advocate but uphold the principle and practice of the protection of fundamental human rights.

Related information:
Feng Zhenghu Urges International Community to Support Right of Return to One’s Own Country
Human Rights in China, December 10, 2009

China Activist in for Long Haul at Tokyo Airport
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 10, 2009

广东拟规定“红头文件”有效期最长5年 (Guangdong Drafts Regulations on Confidential Government Documents; Effective Period May Not Exceed Five Years)
Guangzhou Daily, December 11, 2009

Related information:
广东省行政机关规范性文件管理规定(征求意见稿) (Guangdong Provincial Regulations on the Administration of the Standard Documents of Administrative Organs [Draft for Soliciting Public Opinion])

焚烧不再是唯一方式 番禺垃圾厂选址及处理全部回锅讨论 (Contentious Guangzhou Waste Incinerator Project that Led to Protest to Return to Discussion)
Southern Metropolis Daily, December 11, 2009

Food Security
3 Arrested over Melamine-laced Milk Products
Shanghai Daily, December 11, 2009

Freedom of Association
人权日中国公安打压人权集会 (Police Suppress Human Rights Assemblies on International Human Rights Day)
Radio Free Asia, December 10, 2009

Human Rights Defender - Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波)
劉曉波料2至4周內受審 (Liu Xiaobo Indicted, Expected to Stand Trial within One Month)
Ming Pao, December 11, 2009

Land Policy
物权法"斗"不过拆迁条例 专家称应先补偿再拆迁 (Experts: Compensation before Housing Demolition)
Southern Daily, December 11, 2009

After Rioting, PLA Steps Up Efforts to Recruit Minorities
South China Morning Post, December 11, 2009

怨聲載道 「兩輩子都掙不到房錢」 (An Oft-heard Complaint: We Can't Buy a Home with Even Two Lifetimes' Worth of Savings)
Apple Daily, December 11, 2009

Protests and Petitions
Tables Turned on Ex-petition Official
South China Morning Post, December 11, 2009

当局向甘孜理塘及雅江增派军警 (Additional Military and Police Sent to Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture)
Radio Free Asia, December 10, 2009

Xinjiang's Frustrated Internet Users still Cut Off from the Web
South China Morning Post, December 11, 2009