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, February 05, 2010

February 05, 2010

Top news
Human Rights Defender – Gao Zhisheng (高智晟)

高智晟妻子耿和要求美国帮助她的丈夫 (Missing Lawyer Gao Zhisheng's Wife Calls on the U.S. to Help Her Husband)
Voice of America, February 04, 2010
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Wife of Disappeared Lawyer Says to Chinese Government: Give Back My Husband
Human Rights in China, February 04, 2010

Bilateral Ties
The Careful Choreography of China-US Ties
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 05, 2010

Beijing Internet Monitor Takes Bribes to Frame Software House
Global Times, February 05, 2010

Death Penalty
25 Sentenced to Death over Kidnapping in S. China
Xinhua News Agency, February 04, 2010

家暴投诉去年比前年要多 (Increased Number of Domestic Violence Cases Reported in Guangzhou in 2009)
Southern Metropolis Daily, February 05, 2010

Hong Kong
Hong Kong Farewells Unique Activist Luo Haixing
The Times, February 05, 2010

Drama over Lawyer's Guilty Plea at Retrial
South China Morning Post, February 03, 2010

New Guidelines for Child Porn on Internet and Texts
South China Morning Post, February 05, 2010

China Could Block Sanctions against Iran
The Washington Post, February 05, 2010

Protests and Petitions
重庆访民集体控诉北京的“黑监狱” (Chongqing Petitioners File Complaint with the Beijing Police on Security Company Involved with Black Jails)
Radio Free Asia, February 04, 2010

福州访民揭劳教所黑幕 (Fujianese Petitioners Reveal Scandal inside Reeducation-Through-Labor Center)
Radio Free Asia, February 05, 2010

Shanghai World Expo
Shanghai's Many Proud Pyjama-wearers Feeling the Heat Ahead of World Expo
South China Morning Post, February 05, 2010

Pilgrims and Progress
The Economist, February 04, 2010

Dalai Lama to Visit White House 'This Month'
Sky News, February 04, 2010