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, September 19, 2011

Bilateral Ties

Dalai Lama Snubbed in Brazil after Chinese Fury at Mexico Talks
The Daily Telegraph, September 18, 2011


Shanghai Shuts Plants in Lead Probe
The Wall Street Journal, September 17, 2011


Police Detain Election Hopefuls
Radio Free Asia, September 16, 2011

江西独立参选人李思华上诉中国人大揭露选举舞弊 (Independent People's Congress Candidate Appeals to NPC to Expose Election Fraud)
Radio Free Asia, September 18, 2011中国/20110918-江西独立参选人李思华上诉中国人大揭露选举舞弊

Hong Kong

HKU Review of Security for Li Keqiang Visit under Fire
South China Morning Post, September 18, 2011

Human Rights Defender – Chen Guangcheng (陈光诚)

妙觉法师与网友赴山东看望陈光诚 (Netizens Plan to Visit Blind Lawyer Kept under Surveillance)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 18, 2011

Human Rights Defender – Ai Weiwei (艾未未)

Chinese Artist Ai Weighs Future as Activist: Report
Reuters, September 17, 2011


China’s Microblogs Braced for Tighter Regulation
Financial Times, September 18, 2011

Protests and Petitions

新華社報浙江海寧抗議事件 (Xinhua: Anti-pollution Protests in Haining, Zhejiang)
Ming Pao, September 18, 2011
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Villagers Detained after More than 500 Protest Chinese Factory Pollution, Storm Compound
Associated Press, September 19, 2011


大纽约地区和来自台湾的民众集会,呼吁让台湾加入联合国 (Groups Demonstrate before NY UN Session for UN Membership for Taiwan)
Radio Free Asia, September 18, 2011