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.

Monday, December 21, 2009

December 19-21, 2009

Top News of the Day
Macau Shuts Door again as Hu Hails Security Law: We Were Roughed Up by Security Officers, HK Activists Say
South China Morning Post, December 21, 2009

政府年年派錢掩蓋不住民怨 「我們受夠了」 1200澳人遊行 (1200 Macanese Protest Corruption on 10th Handover Anniversary, Calling "We've Had Enough!")
Apple Daily, December 21, 2009
Related news:
年輕人紛上街 爭民主 (New Blood in Macao's Activist Movement as Young People Take to the Streets Calling for Democracy on 10th Handover Anniversary)
Apple Daily, December 21, 2009
Bilateral Ties
Cambodia to Deport Uighurs despite Persecution Fears
Reuters, December 19, 2009

Myanmar Pledges Stability on China Border
Reuters, December 21, 2009

Human Rights Defender – Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波)
Charter 08 Signers Urged to Join Liu Xiaobo’s Trial, December 19, 2009
Related information:
Ding Zilin Urges Charter 08 Signers to “Join” Liu Xiaobo’s Trial
Human Rights in China, December 18, 2009
China to Try Prominent Dissident on Wednesday: Lawyer
Reuters, December 20, 2009

Human Rights Defenders
The Fate of China’s Rights Lawyers
Far Eastern Economic Review, December 04, 2009

Land Policy
The Long Road to Justice
The Hindu, December 20, 2009

29岁老师拆迁现场被殴致死 3打人者已被检察院批捕 (Middle School Teacher Beaten to Death during Clash over Demolition, Three Attackers Approved for Arrest)
Spring City Evening, December 19, 2009

前门拆迁多人滥用职权获刑 (Housing Officials on Beijing Project Sentenced for Abusing Authority in Demolitions)
Beijing Youth Daily, December 21, 2009

专家解读新拆迁条例草案:被拆迁人不满意可起诉 (Expert on the New Housing Demolition Regulations Draft: Owners Can Sue If They Do Not Agree with Demolition)
Chongqing Evening News, December 18, 2009

China Lawyer Faces Prosecution over False Evidence Charges
Xinhua News Agency, December 21, 2009
Related information:
China Gang Trial Takes Twist as Lawyer Arrested
Reuters, December 17, 2009
Chinese Environmental Group Wins 2 Cases
Associated Press, December 19, 2009

Quest for Profit, Shroud of Silence: Mainland Media only Covers Accidents If Enough Miners Die
South China Morning Post, December 19, 2009

Protests and Petitions
番禺居民抗議官員做騷 (Panyu, Guangzhou Residents Protest “Show” Forum on Disputed Incinerator Project)
Ming Pao, December 21, 2009

綠營大遊行反陳江會 (Taichung: Major Protest against Lack of Transparency in Talks on Cross-straits Issues)
Ming Pao, December 21, 2009
Related news:
Nation Rallies against Chiang-Chen Talks
Taipei Times, December 21, 2009