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, January 13, 2010

January 13, 2010

Top News
Google Ends Censorship in China
InformationWeek, January 12, 2010

On Tuesday, Google said in a statement on its English-language blog that it will reconsider the company's operations in China, following an investigation bringing to light a “sophisticated and targeted attack on [Google’s] infrastructure originating from China.” In addition to the theft of intellectual property from Google, its investigation revealed that more than 20 other large companies have been similarly targeted. The company cites evidence that the primary goal of the attacks was to access Gmail accounts of Chinese human rights activists. The company also discovered that, independent of the attack on Google, the accounts of Gmail users based in the U.S., China, and Europe appear to have been routinely accessed by third parties.

Related information:
Google Attacked from China: Wake-up Call to International Business
Human Rights in China, January 12, 2010

Google's statement:
A New Approach to China
Google Blog, January 12, 2010


Related news:
谷歌官方博客表示考虑关闭“谷歌中国” (Google's Official Blog: Google Is Considering Closing Google China)
People's Daily, January 13, 2010
Bilateral Ties
China to Switzerland: Do Not to Resettle Guantanamo Uighurs
Voice of America, January 12, 2010

Civil Society
China's E-government Faulted in Review
China Daily, January 13, 2010

Lead Poison Factory 'Tipped off' About Green Checks
China Daily, January 13, 2010

Hong Kong
Tang Sees No Good in Legislators' Resignation
China Daily, January 13, 2010

Human Rights Defender – Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波)
Czech Helsinki Committee Hands Protest to Chinese Embassy
Prague Daily Monitor, January 13, 2010

Hong Kong Legislators Urge Beijing to Release Jailed Dissident
The Canadian Press, January 13, 2010
Related news:
立法會否決釋放劉曉波議案 (HK's Legislative Council Votes Down Motion to Call for Liu's Release)
Hong Kong Commercial Broadcasting Co. Ltd, January 13, 2010

香港民间烛光晚会呼吁释放刘晓波 (Candlelight Vigil Hosted by HK Groups Calling for Liu's Release)
Radio Free Asia, January 12, 2010

議員批評內地判囚劉曉波反映政府怯弱 (HK Legislative Council Member: China’s Imprisoning Liu Reflects Weakness of Government)
Hong Kong Commercial Broadcasting Co. Ltd, January 13, 2010
Human Rights Defenders – Chen Guangcheng (陈光诚), Hu Jia (胡佳)
中国政治犯家人同受罪 生存自由权遭侵害 (Families of Chinese Political Prisoners Also Suffer Violations of Their Freedom)
Radio Free Asia, January 12, 2010

深圳成立勞動關係調委會 (Shenzhen Establishes Labor Relationship Coordination Committee)
Ming Pao, January 13, 2010

Cyberwar Breaks Out as Iranians Hack into Chinese Search Engine
Financial Times, January 13, 2010

数十万个人CN域名要全部停掉? (Will Thousands of .CN Domain Names Owned by Individuals Be Shut Down?)
Southern Metropolis Daily, January 13, 2010

Migrant Workers
广州外地人遭遇"证件真空期":暂住证取消居住证难办 (Newcomers to Guangzhou Go without Identification whilst Awaiting New Residence Permits after Abolishment of Temporary Residence Permit Program)
Xinhua News Agency, January 13, 2010

Protests and Petitions
中国退伍军官上访促改善待遇 (Chinese Veterans Petition Beijing for Improvement of Pensions)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 12, 2010

邯郸家庭教会受冲击 宗教迫害案增多 (House Churches in Handan, Hebei Assaulted)
Radio Free Asia, January 11, 2010

Xinjiang Security Funding Increased by 90 Percent
China Daily, January 13, 2010