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, September 09, 2011

Human Rights Defender – Wang Lihong (王荔蕻)

China Jails Activist for Nine Months
Al Jazeera, September 09, 2011

Beijing-based activist Wang Lihong (王荔蕻) was convicted today by the Chaoyang District People’s Court of Beijing of “picking quarrels and provoking troubles” (寻衅滋事). She was sentenced to nine months in jail, with an expected release date of December 20, 2011. The charge against Wang was based on her role in organizing a protest outside a Fujian courthouse on April 16, 2010, where three netizens were tried for “making false accusations” after they assisted a petitioner in documenting the rape and death of the petitioner’s daughter. Wang’s family and her lawyer state that she will appeal the sentence.
Related news:
王荔蕻家人:一定會提出上訴 (Wang's Family: She'll Definitely Appeal)
Now TV, September 09, 2011

For a documentary on Wang Lihong produced by Ai Xiaoming, see:
让阳光洒到地上 (Let the Sun Shine on the Ground)

Bilateral Ties

‘CPC Sought Jamaat Support'
The Hindu, September 09, 2011

欧盟就中国阻止一人权专家参加论坛感遗憾 (EU Expresses Regret that China Prevented Rights Expert from Participating in Forum)
Radio Free Asia, September 08, 2011
Related information:
HRIC Blocked from EU-China Human Rights Dialogue Seminar
Human Rights in China, September 07, 2011

Civil Society

中国已参加27项国际人权条约 将继续推进国际合作 (PRC Group Releases Blue Book of China's Human Rights (2011))
Jiefang Daily, September 08, 2011


Gender Gap Fuelling Human Trafficking
Agence France-Presse, September 09, 2011

Human Rights Defender – Chen Guangcheng (陈光诚)

Police Detain Nanjing Activists
Radio Free Asia, September 09, 2011

Human Rights Defender – Chen Wen (陈卫)

羁押七个月陈卫第一次见律师 安徽吴乐宝估计被正式逮捕 (Activist Chen Wei Allowed Meeting with Lawyer for First Time Since Being Detained 7mo Ago)
Radio Free Asia, September 08, 2011


China’s Chance: How 9/11 Played into Beijing’s Plans in Asia
The Globe and Mail, September 08, 2011


Good Samaritans Count Cost of Rushing to Rescue
South China Morning Post, September 08, 2011


China's War on Terror Widens Xinjiang's Ethnic Divide
Reuters, September 09, 2011