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 12, 2010

February 12, 2010

Top news
Human Rights Defender – Feng Zhenghu (冯正虎)

馮正虎抵達上海心情平靜 (Feng Zhenghu Arrives in Shanghai, Calm)
Hong Kong Cable Television, February 12, 2010
Related news:
Chinese Activist Leaves Japan after 92-day Protest at Narita Airport
Kyodo News, February 12, 2010

'Terminal' Activist Heads Home from Japan to China
Agence France-Presse, February 12, 2010
Food Security

'Unsafe' Pork in Market
China Daily, February 11, 2010

Hong Kong
Democrats Confident of Deal on Suffrage: Beijing Concessions Likely, Says Albert Ho
South China Morning Post, February 12, 2010

New Push to Revive Article 23 Legislation: Security Law Needed, Says NPC Deputy
South China Morning Post, February 12, 2010

Human Rights Defender – Huang Xiaoqin (黄小勤)
黄小勤获联合国政治庇护来美 (Chinese Democracy Party Member Huang Xiaoqin Granted Political Asylum from UN, Arrives in U.S.)
Radio Free Asia, February 10, 2010

Human Rights Defender – Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波)
二審 10分鐘 維持 11年寃獄 劉曉波:我無罪 妻准見緊抱不捨 (Liu's Original Verdict Upheld in 10 Min Trial, Liu: I Am Innocent)
Apple Daily, February 12, 2010
Related information:
Court Affirms 11-Year Sentence for Liu Xiaobo against International Appeal for His Release
Human Rights in China, February 11, 2010
Human Rights Defenders
Activist 'Surrenders' to Publicise Arrests
South China Morning Post, February 11, 2010

Chinese Factory Worker Jailed for Joining Political Party
Associated Press, February 10, 2010

郭庆海申请联合国难民受阻吁外界支持 (Author and Dissident Guo Qinghai’s Application for UN Refugee Status Rejected, Issues Call for Support)
Radio Free Asia, February 10, 2010

China Blocks Sun TV Signal in Content Crackdown
Reuters, February 12, 2010

Innocent Websites Suffer in Beijing's Anti-porn Push
South China Morning Post, February 12, 2010

民警驾警车撞死人 被免刑事处罚 (Patrol Car Injures 4, Kills 1, Crazy-Driving Policeman Goes Free)
Southern Metropolis Daily, February 12, 2010

Obama to Meet Dalai Lama on Feb 18: White House
Reuters, February 11, 2010
Related news:
China Warns of Damage from Obama-Dalai Meet
Agence France-Presse, February 12, 2010