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 16, 2009

December 17, 2009

New Twist over Held Lawyer in Triad Trial
South China Morning Post, December 17, 2009

Human Rights Defender - Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波)
“天安门母亲”声援刘晓波 ("Tiananmen Mothers" Express Support for Liu Xiaobo)
Radio Free Asia, December 16, 2009

Human Rights Defender - Feng Zhenghu (冯正虎)
“人道中国”支持冯正虎继续抗争 ("Humanitarian China" Group Expresses Support for Feng Zhenghu)
Radio Free Asia, December 16, 2009

China May Rebuild Demolition Rule after Suicide
China Daily, December 17, 2009

Related Information:
国务院法制办已形成新的拆迁制度草案文件 (State Council Legislative Affairs
Office Prepares New draft documents for Demolition Regulation)
Beijing News (via Xinhua News Agency), December 17, 2009

Protests and Petitions
Chinese Man Sets Himself on Fire to Protest Eviction
The Daily Telegraph, December 17, 2009

Related News:
Urban Land Grab Sparks Unrest in China
Associated Press (via MSNBC), December 16, 2009
郧西强征农田 农民搭窝棚抗争 (Village Land Protest in Hubei)
Radio Free Asia, December 16, 2009

Public Health
China Swine Flu Toll Soars past 400: Ministry
Agence France-Presse (via Yahoo! News), December 16, 2009

國際組織關注四川藏人示威 (International Organization Concerned about Tibetan Protesters in Sichuan)
China News Agency (via Ming Pao), December 16, 2009