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, January 18, 2010

January 16-18, 2009

Bilateral Ties

China Tried to Hack Our Computers, Says India’s Security Chief M.K. Narayanan
The Times, January 18, 2010

Civil Society
“保障性工作者权益”NGO遭遇寒冬 (Chinese NGO for Sex Workers Faces Financial Obstacles)
Democracy & Law, January 18, 2010

Hong Kong
Hong Kong Approves China Rail Link
The Wall Street Journal, January 17, 2010

Human Rights Defender – Gao Zhisheng (高智晟)
Chinese Lawyer Declared ‘Missing’ after Arrest
New York Times, January 16, 2010

Did the Chinese Security Forces Kill Gao Zhisheng?
The Independent, January 16, 2010

Human Rights Defender – Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波)
胡绩伟等老党员呼吁重新审查刘晓波案定罪依据的合法性 (Hu Jiwei and Other Senior Party Members Call for Review on Legitimacy of Liu's Trial)
Radio Free Asia, January 17, 2010

Human Rights Defenders
Tight Security as Dissidents Mark Death of Zhao Ziyang
South China Morning Post, January 18, 2010

Wife Says Leader of China Writers' Group Who Signed Pro-reform Charter Has Been Detained
The Canadian Press, January 15, 2010

China Begins Monitoring Billions of Text Messages As Censorship Increases
The Daily Telegraph, January 15, 2010

Google Denies Leaving China, Seeks Negotiations
Reuters, January 17, 2010

Playing the Wall Game in China
The Guardian, January 18, 2010

贵州民警枪杀2名村民案尸检推翻县公安局说法 (PSB Gives Its Statement Regarding Two Villagers Shot Dead by Guizhou Civilian Police)
Xiaoxiang Morning Herald, January 18, 2010

Party Line Wavers on China's Gay Culture
The Australian, January 18, 2010

新疆回族同志渴望婚姻 (Gay Uyghur Yearns for Marriage )
Ming Pao, January 18, 2010

Nepal May Deport Arrested Tibetans
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China Restores Text Messaging in Xinjiang
New York Times, January 17, 2010

乌鲁木齐扩安监控摄像头,将达6万只 (~60,000 Surveillance Cameras to Be Installed in Urumqi)
Radio Free Asia, January 16, 2010