Thursday, December 31, 2009

December 31, 2009

Top news
Human Rights Defender – Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波)
刘晓波被重判纽约各界集会抗议 (Groups Gather in New York to Protest Liu's Harsh Sentence)
Radio Free Asia, December 30, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/liu-12302009135435.html
Related information:
Case Update: International Community Speaks Out on Liu Xiaobo Verdict
Human Rights in China, December 30, 2009
http://www.hrichina.org//public/contents/172713

News
Civil Society
中国民间维权工作艰巨但信心不动摇 (2009 Year in Review: Civic Rights Defense Work in China)
Radio Free Asia, December 30, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/wei-12302009140347.html

Corruption
Corrupt Officials Blamed for China's €24bn Shortfall
Irish Times, December 31, 2009
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/world/2009/1231/1224261476842.html

Environment
Guangzhou Shutting Incinerators
South China Morning Post, December 31, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=40ad6dbab70e5210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Human Rights Defenders
维权律师为执业权与司法局交涉不果 (Rights Defense Lawyers Fight for Their Right to Practice)
Radio Free Asia, December 30, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/lushi-12302009140559.html

Labor
9 Held as Mentally Ill Murdered in Mines
South China Morning Post, December 31, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=76ed6dbab70e5210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

全国总工会要求推动解决农民工工资拖欠问题 (ACFTU Demands Resolution for the Problem of Migrant Workers' Back Pay)
Xinhua News Agency, December 30, 2009
http://news.eastday.com/c/20091230/u1a4918121.html

Land Policy
Chinese Businesses Resist Eviction by Developers
New York Times, December 31, 2009
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/31/world/asia/31nailhouse.html

北大学者建议设立拆迁纠纷裁判机构 (Peking U Scholars Propose Establishing Mediation Organs for Demolitions and Evictions)
China News Service, December 31, 2009
http://news.eastday.com/c/20091231/u1a4918406.html

旧例废除之前 宜兴加紧强拆 (Jiangsu City Hastens Demolition before New Regulation Comes into Force)
Radio Free Asia, December 30, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/qiang-12302009095203.html

Media
Apple Censors Dalai Lama IPhone Apps in China
PC World, December 30, 2009
http://www.pcworld.com/article/185604/apple_censors_dalai_lama_iphone_apps_in_china.html

China Is Losing a War over Internet
The Wall Street Journal, December 31, 2009
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB126220137567110673.html

Chinese Editor Hu Shuli Takes over News Magazine
The Guardian, December 30, 2009
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/dec/30/hu-shuli-editor-china-news

Migrant Workers
Migrant Workers Allowed to Take along More Pension Funds
South China Morning Post, December 31, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=107d6dbab70e5210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Multilateral
China Promises to Be 'Fair' as UNSC President
Xinhua News Agency, December 31, 2009
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2009-12/31/content_9249140.htm

Police
China Arrests 4 Foreigners over Heroin Haul: Report
Reuters, December 30, 2009
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE5BU0BD20091231

XUAR
首部加强民族团结教育的地方性法规审议通过新疆2010年2月1日起实施《民族团结教育条例》 (First Regional Regulations on Ethnic Unity Education Passed -- XUAR to Begin Implementing the Regulations on Education for Ethnic Unity February 1, 2010)
People's Daily, December 31, 2009
http://unn.people.com.cn/GB/14748/10688510.html
Related news:
Xinjiang Adopts Regional Law to Enhance Ethnic Unity
Xinhua News Agency, December 31, 2009
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-12/31/content_12734112.htm

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

December 30, 2009

News
Civil Society

民主運動起硝煙 官民對峙更激烈 (2009 Review of the Chinese Democratic and Civic Movement)
Ming Pao, December 30, 2009
http://news.mingpao.com/20091230/cad1.htm

Death Penalty
Chinese Execution Triggers British, EU Protests
Agence France-Presse, December 30, 2009
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iojW6LUAkJJwWGYRR1H-v2tq_wEw

Food Security
索赔路随“三鹿”终结? (Will Claims for Damages from Poisoned Milk Powder End Along with Sanlu?)
Southern Metropolis Daily, December 30, 2009
http://epaper.nddaily.com/F/html/2009-12/30/content_980084.htm

Human Rights Defender – Liu Xiaobo ()
海内外继续声援刘晓波 (Support for Liu Continues within China and Abroad)
Radio Free Asia, December 29, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/liu-12292009114601.html

Land Policy
China Speeds Up Resettlement in Water Mega-scheme
Reuters, December 29, 2009
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/TOE5BS02L.htm

Media
China Starts to Lift Region’s Web Blackout
New York Times, December 30, 2009
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/30/world/asia/30xinjiang.html

中国网民正在形成有现实影响力的“压力集团” (China Netizens Become Influential "Pressure Group")
China Youth Daily, December 30, 2009
http://news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2009-12/30/content_12727821.htm
Related information:
2009年中国互联网舆情分析 (Analysis on Internet Public Opinion in China 2009)
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
http://yq.people.com.cn/htmlArt/Art392.htm
Protests and Petitions
中国各地血友病患者北京维权遭打压 (Hemophilia Patients Oppressed whilst Defending Their Rights in Beijing)
Radio Free Asia, December 29, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/xue-12292009134245.html

Taiwan
The Two Frenemies: China and Taiwan
The Globe and Mail, December 29, 2009
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/rob-magazine/the-two-frenemies-china-and-taiwan/article1401058/

Tibet
甘孜活佛被囚八年余 当局禁维权律师出庭 (Tulku Phurbu Tsering Sentenced to 8 Years in Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan)
Radio Free Asia, December 29, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/fo-12292009093840.html

XUAR
Uyghurs Decry 'Reconstruction Project' Set to Change the Face of Old Town in Kashgar
South China Morning Post, December 30, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=4f84073ee1bd5210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

December 29, 2009

Top news
Human Rights Defender – Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波)
Chinese Dissident Liu Xiaobo Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison
The Guardian, December 25, 2009
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/6884307/Chinese-dissident-Liu-Xiaobo-sentenced-to-11-years-in-prison.html

On December 25, 2009, the Beijing Municipal No. 1 Intermediate People’s Court sentenced independent intellectual Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波) to eleven years’ imprisonment and two years’ deprivation of political rights on charges of inciting subversion of state power. Liu was tried on December 23, in a hearing that lasted for less than three hours; his wife was not permitted to attend. According to his lawyers and family, Liu plans to appeal.
Related information:
Liu Xiaobo’s Guilty Verdict and 11-Year Sentence Send Message of Zero Tolerance for Universal Human Rights
Human Rights in China, December 25, 2009
http://www.hrichina.org/public/contents/172686

What Constitutes Liu Xiaobo’s “Incitement to Subvert State Power”?
Human Rights in China, December 23, 2009
http://www.hrichina.org/public/contents/172669

Related news:
Dissident’s Sentence Signals Tougher Stance
Financial Times, December 27, 2009
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/59148188-f305-11de-a888-00144feab49a.html

中国网民:中国为自己找到了昂山素姬与曼德拉 (Chinese Netizens: China Finds Its Own Aung San Suu Kyi and Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela )
Radio France Internationale, December 26, 2009
http://www.rfi.fr/actucn/articles/120/article_18356.asp

News
Death Penalty
China Executes British National: British PM
Agence France-Presse, December 29, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=b304c17eb28d5210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Hong Kong
21市民羅湖橋挺劉曉波 公安越境拘港示威者 (21 Hong Kongers March in Support of Liu Xiaobo at Hong Kong-Shenzhen Crossing, PRC Police Cross the Boundary, Detain Demonstrating Hong Kongers and Journalists)
Apple Daily, December 28, 2009
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/template/apple/art_main.php?iss_id=20091228&sec_id=4104&art_id=13568369
Related news:
《明報》聲明:抗議內地人員越境阻撓記者採訪 (Ming Pao Statement in Protest of Mainland Staff Crossing the Border to Obstruct Journalists from Reporting)
Ming Pao, December 28, 2009
http://news.sina.com.hk/cgi-bin/nw/show.cgi/3/1/1/1375138/1.html

記協質疑有預謀 議員斥港警袖手 (HK Journalists Association Calls into Question Whether It Was Premeditated, Legco Members Scold HK Police's Inaction)
Ming Pao, December 28, 2009
http://news.sina.com.hk/cgi-bin/nw/show.cgi/3/1/1/1375137/1.html

Police Crossed Border, Dragged us into Shenzhen, Detainees Say
South China Morning Post, December 29, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=7bc3221d5f5d5210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD
Hu Issues Directive to Tsang on Reform
South China Morning Post, December 29, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=4823221d5f5d5210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Human Rights Defender – Tan Zuoren (谭作人)
譚作人可能在兩周內宣判 (Judgment of Tan's Case May Be Announced in Two Weeks)
Ming Pao, December 29, 2009
http://news.sina.com.hk/cgi-bin/nw/show.cgi/32/1/1/1376913/1.html

Labor
Mentally Handicapped Chinese Trafficked, Killed - Report
Reuters, December 28, 2009
http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE5BR0UV20091228

Law
China Draft Rules Allow Villagers to Impeach Chiefs
Reuters, December 27, 2009
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE5BQ0KW20091227
Related information:
村民委员会组织法修订草案向社会公开征求意见 (Draft Revision of the Organic Law of Villagers' Committees Released Publicly for Comment)
National People's Congress, December 26, 2009
http://www.npc.gov.cn/npc/xinwen/syxw/2009-12/26/content_1533006.htm

村民委员会组织法(修订草案)条文及草案说明 (Full Text and Explanation of the Organic Law of Villagers' Committees [Draft Revision])
National People's Congress, December 26, 2009
http://www.npc.gov.cn/npc/xinwen/lfgz/flca/2009-12/26/content_1532849.htm
State Council Releases Annual Legislation Review
Xinhua News Agency, December 27, 2009
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-12/27/content_12711639.htm

Media
CCTV Goes Online to Expand Reach amid Crackdown
China Daily, December 29, 2009
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2009-12/29/content_9239283.htm

敏感資訊傳播 twitter內地抬頭 (Twitter Facilitates Spreading of Sensitive Information in Mainland)
Ming Pao, December 28, 2009
http://news.sina.com.hk/cgi-bin/nw/show.cgi/9/1/1/1375183/1.html

Police
民工无罪被关押211天 申请国家赔偿遭拒绝 (Migrant Worker Denied Compensation after 211 Days of Wrongful Detention)
Guangzhou Daily, December 28, 2009
http://news.eastday.com/c/20091228/u1a4910446.html

Politics
毒奶粉问责官员复职引起公愤 (Official Responsible for Milk Poisoning Returns to Office, Sparking Public Outrage)
Radio Free Asia, December 29, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/nai-12282009093826.html
Related news:
Tainted Milk Official in New Role
China Daily, December 28, 2009
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/bizchina/2009-12/28/content_9235900.htm
Poverty
Country's Poverty Line Misleading, Expert Says
China Daily, December 29, 2009
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2009-12/29/content_9239381.htm

Protests and Petitions
Official Crackdown the New Poison for Shaanxi Peasants
South China Morning Post, December 29, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=69a6221d5f5d5210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

State Security
Warning Police Will 'Strike Hard at Hostile Forces'
South China Morning Post, December 29, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=cb26221d5f5d5210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Thursday, December 24, 2009

December 24, 2009

Top News of the Day


Human Rights Defender - Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波)

Dissident's Trial Sends Message to Activists; Protests Ignored, Liu Xiaobo Faces Subversion Charges
South China Morning Post, December 24, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=efeb157e63cb5210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

The trial of Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波) on charges of "incitement to subvert state power" took less than three hours Wednesday. Liu pleaded not guilty to the charge. About twenty people attended the trial as observers, including Liu’s brother, Liu Xiaoxuan (刘晓暄), and brother-in-law. A verdict in the closed trial is expected to be announced on Friday, December 25.

Related Information:
What Constitutes Liu Xiaobo’s “Incitement to Subvert State Power”?
Human Rights in China, December 23, 2009
http://www.hrichina.org/public/contents/172669

Trial in China Signals New Limits on Dissent
New York Times, December 23, 2009
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/24/world/asia/24china.html

News

Corruption
调查显示民众认为腐败问题是未来10年最大挑战 (Opinion Poll: Corruption Is China's Biggest Challenge in Next 10 Years)
Renmin Luntan, December 24, 2009
http://china.huanqiu.com/roll/2009-12/669849_2.html

Government
中国各级政府纷纷设置网络发言人 (Different Levels of Gov't Launch "Internet Spokesman" Service)
Radio Free Asia, December 23, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/webspokesperson-12232009110402.html

Human Rights Defender - Guo Quan (郭泉)
郭泉案闭门二审超期不判 (No Verdict for Dissident Professor in Second Trial)
Radio Free Asia, December 23, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/guoquan-12232009112656.html

Internet Censorship
文化部将严厉整治网络游戏、手机游戏 (Ministry of Culture to Impose Strict Controls over Online, Cellphone Game)
Guangming Daily, December 24, 2009
http://news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2009-12/24/content_12697450.htm

Law
New Rule Requires Cellphone Users to Register Identities
South China Morning Post, December 24, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=c6ee157e63cb5210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Media
Supreme Court's Rules Criticised As Gag on Press Freedom
South China Morning Post, December 24, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=4a3f157e63cb5210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

最高法印發法院接受新聞媒體輿論監督若幹規定 (Supreme Court Issues Regulation on Press and Public Opinion Supervision over Courts)
Sina, December 23, 2009
http://news.sina.com.hk/cgi-bin/nw/show.cgi/9/1/1/1370863/1.html

Multilateral
"Security Council Should Act Prudently in Imposing Sanctions," Chinese Envoy Says
Xinhua News Agency, December 24, 2009
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-12/24/content_12695806.htm


XUAR
China Tries 22 Xinjiang Accused
Agence France-Presse, December 23, 2009
http://www.thehimalayantimes.com/fullNews.php?headline=China+tries+22+Xinjiang+accused&NewsID=216239

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

December 23, 2009

Top News of the Day

Human Rights Defender - Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波)
China Opens Trial of Leading Dissident Liu Xiaobo
Reuters (via Yahoo! News), December 23, 2009
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20091223/wl_nm/us_china_dissident



Related information:
Diplomats Kept away from China Dissident's Trial
Associated Press (via Google News), December 23, 2009
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jhUm7us8viZgI3LPIS4ekels25DAD9CON8F00

歐美使節被拒旁聽劉曉波案 (US, EU Diplomats Refused to Attend the Hearing)
Ming Pao, December 23, 2009
http://inews.mingpao.com/htm/INews/20091223/ca31005.htm

当局在刘晓波案开审前恐吓维权人士 (Authorities Warn Several Rights Defenders Not to Voice Support for Liu Xiaobo)
Radio Free Asia, December 22, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/dissident_assault-12222009110420.html

Ding Zilin Urges Charter 08 Signers to “Join” Liu Xiaobo’s Trial
Human Rights in China, December 18, 2009
http://www.hrichina.org/public/contents/172613

News

Gender
China Opens State-backed Gay Bar to Fight Spread of Aids
The Independent, December 23, 2009
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/china-opens-statebacked-homosexual-bar-to-combat-aids-1848122.html

Human Rights Defenders
Tainted-milk Activist Zhao Lianhai Officially Arrested for 'Making Trouble'
South China Morning Post, December 23, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=5d639b8b7a6b5210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Internet Censorship
"短命"的人民网微博客 (Twitter-like Microblog by People's Daily Shut down 3 Hours After Its Launch)
Radio France Internationale, December 22, 2009
http://www.rfi.fr/actucn/articles/120/article_18284.asp


Related information:
官方關注迷你博客殺傷巨 (Internet Could Trigger Major Unrest:
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences)
Ming Pao, December 22, 2009
http://news.mingpao.com/20091222/cca1h.htm


Protests and Petitions
两地维权农民遭到打击报复 (Rights Defenders for Evicted Rural Residents Face Retaliation)
Radio Free Asia, December 22, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/nongmin-12222009122339.html

Law
Arbitrary Justice: Ignoring Its Own Laws, China Is Set to Execute a Briton with an Apparent History of Severe Mental Illness
South China Morning Post, December 23, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=11e17bf1576b5210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Public Health
Chinese Vice Premier Calls for Deepened Medical Reform
Xinhua News Agency, December 22, 2009
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-12/22/content_12690251.htm

Social Security
China Considers Establishing State Social Security Fund
Xinhua News Agency, December 23, 2009
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-12/23/content_12692178.htm

Related News:
Pensions up Again, and They'll Be Portable Too
South China Morning Post, December 23, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=00bc93f9067b5210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

December 22, 2009

Top News of the Day

Human Rights Defenders
张博树被社科院“限期调离” (Constitutional Scholar Asked to Leave His Post at Chinese Academy of Social Sciences)
Radio Free Asia, December 21, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/boshu-12212009161209.html

On December 21, 2009, Zhang Boshu (张博树), political philosopher and constitutional scholar, was asked to leave his post at the Philosophy Institute of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS). Zhang had worked with CASS since 1991. The dismissal notice says Zhang now has three months to “transfer out” of CASS. The official reason for his expulsion is “his absence without leave” in 2009 but Zhang said that it must be related to his numerous articles advocating constitutional reform.


More information:
Vocal Government Critic Dismissed from China’s Top Think Tank
Human Rights in China, December 22, 2009
http://www.hrichina.org/public/contents/172628
News
Death Penalty
Britain to Press China on Looming Execution for Briton
Agence France-Presse, December 22, 2009
http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-world/britain-to-press-china-on-looming-execution-for-briton-20091222-lbdu.html

Human Rights Defenders - Ai Weiwei (艾未未), Feng Zhenghu (冯正虎)
艾未未发布新片《冯正虎回家》 (Ai Weiwei Releases New Film: "Feng Zhenghu Returns Home")
Radio Free Asia, December 21, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/ai-12212009105432.html

Internet Censorship
网站“移民”逃避监管 国家研究对策 (Authorities Study How to Regulate Chinese Websites that Host outside China)
Southern Metropolis Daily, December 22, 2009
http://epaper.nddaily.com/A/html/2009-12/22/content_973748.htm

China Taking Measures to Regulate Domain Name Registration
China CSR, December 21, 2009
http://www.chinacsr.com/en/2009/12/21/6818-china-taking-measures-to-regulate-domain-name-registration/

Labor
尘肺门工人多无合同 六学者上书人保部 (6 Scholars Call upon Labor Authorities to Protect the Right of Workers with COPD (Lung Disease) to A Written Contract)
Southern Metropolis Daily, December 22, 2009
http://epaper.nddaily.com/A/html/2009-12/22/content_973800.htm

Land Policy
唐福珍事件震动国务院 中央拟专设部门负责拆迁 (Central Government Plans to Set up A New Department Responsible for Demolition)
International Herald Leader, December 22, 2009
http://china.rednet.cn/c/2009/12/22/1876570_1.htm

Law
選舉法修正案草案擬增查處破壞選舉行為規定 (Draft of Electoral Act Enters into Second Reading; Several Features Added)
China News Service, December 22, 2009
http://news.sina.com.hk/cgi-bin/nw/show.cgi/9/1/1/1369267/1.html

Society
Social Unrest 'On the Rise' in China
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 21, 2009
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8425119.stm

Taiwan
Beijing Envoy Tells Taiwan of China's Wish to 'Move Down the Road of Peace'
Irish Times, December 22, 2009
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/world/2009/1222/1224261107538.html

XUAR
Urumqi Remains Divided by Fear and Mistrust
South China Morning Post, December 22, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=f5e58e93ee1b5210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Monday, December 21, 2009

December 19-21, 2009

Top News of the Day
Macao
Macau Shuts Door again as Hu Hails Security Law: We Were Roughed Up by Security Officers, HK Activists Say
South China Morning Post, December 21, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=559ed451afca5210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

政府年年派錢掩蓋不住民怨 「我們受夠了」 1200澳人遊行 (1200 Macanese Protest Corruption on 10th Handover Anniversary, Calling "We've Had Enough!")
Apple Daily, December 21, 2009
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/template/apple/art_main.php?iss_id=20091221&sec_id=4104&subsec_id=12731&art_id=13545988
Related news:
年輕人紛上街 爭民主 (New Blood in Macao's Activist Movement as Young People Take to the Streets Calling for Democracy on 10th Handover Anniversary)
Apple Daily, December 21, 2009
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/template/apple/art_main.php?iss_id=20091221&sec_id=4104&subsec_id=12731&art_id=13545989
News
Bilateral Ties
Cambodia to Deport Uighurs despite Persecution Fears
Reuters, December 19, 2009
http://af.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idAFTRE5BI0GK20091219

Myanmar Pledges Stability on China Border
Reuters, December 21, 2009
http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE5BK06U20091221

Human Rights Defender – Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波)
Charter 08 Signers Urged to Join Liu Xiaobo’s Trial
Phayul.com, December 19, 2009
http://www.phayul.com/news/article.aspx?id=26245
Related information:
Ding Zilin Urges Charter 08 Signers to “Join” Liu Xiaobo’s Trial
Human Rights in China, December 18, 2009
http://www.hrichina.org/public/contents/172613
China to Try Prominent Dissident on Wednesday: Lawyer
Reuters, December 20, 2009
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE5BJ0O520091220

Human Rights Defenders
The Fate of China’s Rights Lawyers
Far Eastern Economic Review, December 04, 2009
http://www.feer.com/essays/2009/december51/cohenpils

Land Policy
The Long Road to Justice
The Hindu, December 20, 2009
http://www.hindu.com/mag/2009/12/20/stories/2009122050170400.htm

29岁老师拆迁现场被殴致死 3打人者已被检察院批捕 (Middle School Teacher Beaten to Death during Clash over Demolition, Three Attackers Approved for Arrest)
Spring City Evening, December 19, 2009
http://society.yunnan.cn/html/2009-12/19/content_1015223.htm

前门拆迁多人滥用职权获刑 (Housing Officials on Beijing Project Sentenced for Abusing Authority in Demolitions)
Beijing Youth Daily, December 21, 2009
http://bjyouth.ynet.com/article.jsp?oid=61678116

专家解读新拆迁条例草案:被拆迁人不满意可起诉 (Expert on the New Housing Demolition Regulations Draft: Owners Can Sue If They Do Not Agree with Demolition)
Chongqing Evening News, December 18, 2009
http://news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2009-12/18/content_12664623.htm

Law
China Lawyer Faces Prosecution over False Evidence Charges
Xinhua News Agency, December 21, 2009
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-12/21/content_12679030.htm
Related information:
China Gang Trial Takes Twist as Lawyer Arrested
Reuters, December 17, 2009
http://in.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idINIndia-44794020091217
Chinese Environmental Group Wins 2 Cases
Associated Press, December 19, 2009
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gdCVi-RhEN126CmdrSMUL0Q-i_9AD9CLPKMO0

Media
Quest for Profit, Shroud of Silence: Mainland Media only Covers Accidents If Enough Miners Die
South China Morning Post, December 19, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=64e60038bb1a5210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Protests and Petitions
番禺居民抗議官員做騷 (Panyu, Guangzhou Residents Protest “Show” Forum on Disputed Incinerator Project)
Ming Pao, December 21, 2009
http://news.sina.com.hk/cgi-bin/nw/show.cgi/94/1/1/1367633/1.html

Taiwan
綠營大遊行反陳江會 (Taichung: Major Protest against Lack of Transparency in Talks on Cross-straits Issues)
Ming Pao, December 21, 2009
http://news.sina.com.hk/cgi-bin/nw/show.cgi/94/1/1/1367642/1.html
Related news:
Nation Rallies against Chiang-Chen Talks
Taipei Times, December 21, 2009
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2009/12/21/2003461467

Friday, December 18, 2009

December 18, 2009

News
Environment
Cities to the Rescue
South China Morning Post, December 18, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=3f04060cd8c95210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Green Dam
官方网站出现警告信息 另类绿坝悄然安装 (Warning Sign Pops Up in Government Sites; "Green Dam Alternative" Secretly Installed)
Radio Free Asia, December 17, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/luba-12172009093920.html

Related Information:
China Imposes New Internet Controls
New York Times, December 17, 2009
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/18/world/asia/18china.html?partner=rss&emc=rss



Labor
为维权,48名工人闯四关 (48 Workers Determined to Defend Their Rights)
Southern Metropolis Daily, December 18, 2009
http://epaper.nddaily.com/B/html/2009-12/18/content_970726.htm

20多保安在工地上围殴6民工 5人受伤入院 (6 Migrant Workers Beaten by 20 Security Guards; 5 Injured, Hospitalized)
Sanxiang Dushi Bao, December 17, 2009
http://hn.rednet.cn/c/2009/12/17/1873851.htm

Cancer Patient 'Denied Work' in E China
China Daily, December 17, 2009
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2009-12/17/content_9190881.htm

Media
律師稱關停互聯網影音網站法律依據存疑 (Lawyers: Legal Base for Shutdown of File-sharing Sites Is Dubious)
Southern People Weekly, December 18, 2009
http://news.sina.com.hk/cgi-bin/nw/show.cgi/9/1/1/1365284/1.html

Migrant Workers
上海:所有农民工子女将与沪籍孩子一样接受义务教育 (Migrant Workers’ Children to Receive Obligatory Education Same as Other Children with Hukou in Shanghai)
Xinhua News Agency, December 17, 2009
http://news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2009-12/17/content_12663425.htm

Police
昆明镟押犯離奇死 「一元紙幣開手銬 鞋帶自縊」 (Detainees in Kunming Die Out of Suspicious Reasons)
Ming Pao, December 18, 2009
http://news.mingpao.com/20091218/caa1.htm

State Security
China Holds US Engineer on Trade Secrets Charge
Associated Press (via Yahoo! News), December 17, 2009
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091217/ap_on_re_as/as_china_detained_americans

Tibet
Official Repeats Accusation That Dalai Lama Lied
South China Morning Post, December 18, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=2fe3f3c96dc95210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Thursday, December 17, 2009

December 17, 2009

News
Corruption
New Twist over Held Lawyer in Triad Trial
South China Morning Post, December 17, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=36d99c6596895210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Human Rights Defender - Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波)
“天安门母亲”声援刘晓波 ("Tiananmen Mothers" Express Support for Liu Xiaobo)
Radio Free Asia, December 16, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/dissident_liuxiaobo-12162009110734.html?encoding=simplified

Human Rights Defender - Feng Zhenghu (冯正虎)
“人道中国”支持冯正虎继续抗争 ("Humanitarian China" Group Expresses Support for Feng Zhenghu)
Radio Free Asia, December 16, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/rendao-12162009111939.html

Law
China May Rebuild Demolition Rule after Suicide
China Daily, December 17, 2009
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2009-12/17/content_9190497.htm

Related Information:
国务院法制办已形成新的拆迁制度草案文件 (State Council Legislative Affairs
Office Prepares New draft documents for Demolition Regulation)
Beijing News (via Xinhua News Agency), December 17, 2009
http://news.xinhuanet.com/legal/2009-12/16/content_12653077.htm


Protests and Petitions
Chinese Man Sets Himself on Fire to Protest Eviction
The Daily Telegraph, December 17, 2009
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/6829809/Chinese-man-sets-himself-on-fire-to-protest-eviction.html

Related News:
Urban Land Grab Sparks Unrest in China
Associated Press (via MSNBC), December 16, 2009
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34450213/ns/world_news-asiapacific/
郧西强征农田 农民搭窝棚抗争 (Village Land Protest in Hubei)
Radio Free Asia, December 16, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/yunxi-12162009143408.html

Public Health
China Swine Flu Toll Soars past 400: Ministry
Agence France-Presse (via Yahoo! News), December 16, 2009
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20091216/wl_asia_afp/healthchinaflutoll_20091216131358

Tibet
國際組織關注四川藏人示威 (International Organization Concerned about Tibetan Protesters in Sichuan)
China News Agency (via Ming Pao), December 16, 2009
http://inews.mingpao.com/htm/INews/20091216/ca31315v.htm

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

December 16, 2009

News
Death Penalty
China Injects 'Humanity' into Death Sentence
Asia Times Online, December 16, 2009
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/KL16Ad01.html

Economic Development
No Glitch in Computer-sales Regulations: China
China Daily, December 16, 2009
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2009-12/16/content_9183835.htm

Human Rights Defender - Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波)
China Warns West from Taking up Dissident Case
Reuters, December 16, 2009
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE5BE12C20091215

Human Rights Defender - CHEN Yunfei (陈云飞), Liu Zhengyou (刘正有)
陈云飞被囚期间遭围殴 刘正有关单间 (Sichuan Rights Activists Chen Yun-fei Beaten, Liu Zhengyou Put in Solitary Confinement)
Radio Free Asia, December 15, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/chen-12152009154814.html

Human Rights Defender - Feng Zhenghu (冯正虎)
冯正虎公开信致习近平 网友忧其安危(图) (Feng Zhenghu Sends Open Letter to Xi Jinping)
Radio Free Asia, December 15, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/fzh-12152009093924.html

Internet Censorship
ISC Publishes Proposal On Running Civilized Chinese Websites
China Tech News, December 16, 2009
http://www.chinatechnews.com/2009/12/16/11211-isc-publishes-proposal-on-running-civilized-chinese-websites

中國掃黃關近七百不良域名 (Nearly 700 "Vulgar" Website Domain Names Closed)
Ming Pao, December 15, 2009
http://inews.mingpao.com/htm/INews/20091216/ca30945v.htm

Law
全国人大常委会将首次审议村委会组织法修订草案 (NPC Standing Committee to Consider Draft Amendments to the Organic Law of Village Committees for the First Time)
China News Service (via Xinhua News Agency), December 14, 2009
http://news.xinhuanet.com/legal/2009-12/15/content_12647190.htm

Laws on Pet Attacks Urged
China Daily, December 16, 2009
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2009-12/16/content_9184799.htm

Police
Suspect's 'Suicide' at Police Station Questioned
China Daily, December 16, 2009
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2009-12/16/content_9184093.htm

XUAR
China Says Asylum-seeking Uighurs Suspected Criminals
Reuters, December 15, 2009
http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE5BE1S720091215?sp=true

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

December 15, 2009

News
Corruption
Alleged Gang Leader Rats Out Attorney
China Daily, December 15, 2009
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2009-12/15/content_9177561.htm

Environment
Green Giant: Beijing’s Crash Program for Clean Energy
The New Yorker, December 21, 2009
http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2009/12/21/091221fa_fact_osnos

Human Rights Defender - Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波)
China’s Strong and Brittle State
Financial Times, December 14, 2009
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/8091c49e-e8e4-11de-a756-00144feab49a,dwp_uuid=9c33700c-4c86-11da-89df-0000779e2340.html

律师将为刘晓波做无罪辩护 (Lawyers Say Liu Xiaobo to Plead Not Guilty)
Radio Free Asia, December 14, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/lxb-12142009153259.html

U.S., EU Urge China to Release Prominent Dissident
Reuters (via Yahoo! News), December 14, 2009
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20091214/wl_nm/us_eu_china

Human Rights Defenders
薛明凯犯有 “颠覆国家政权罪”吗? (Shandong Activist Xue Mingkai Charged with Subversion after Contacting Foreign Organization)
Radio France Internationale, December 15, 2009
http://www.rfi.fr/actucn/articles/120/article_18119.asp

Internet Censorship
Mainland Bans Private Websites
South China Morning Post, December 15, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=244d0da8ddd85210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Related Information:
CNNIC Halts Website Domain Name Registration For Individuals In China
China Tech News, December 15, 2009
http://www.chinatechnews.com/2009/12/15/11208-cnnic-halts-website-domain-name-registration-for-individuals-in-china
Media
Beijing Cuts Broadcaster's Signal amid Media Crackdown
Agence France-Presse (via Yahoo! News), December 14, 2009
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20091214/wl_asia_afp/chinahongkongmediacensorship

Protests and Petitions
公安部警察暴打访民 无锡拆迁再添冤魂 (Shenyang Petitioners against Forced Eviction Badly Beaten up by Police)
Radio Free Asia, December 14, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gongan-12142009095852.html

Taiwan
Most Taiwanese Oppose Envoy's Visit, Poll Finds
Agence France-Presse (via South China Morning Post), December 15, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=15300da8ddd85210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Monday, December 14, 2009

December 12-14, 2009

News
Bilateral Ties

China-U.S. Symposium on Human Rights, Rule of Law Ends
Xinhua News Agency, December 13, 2009
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-12/13/content_12641891.htm

Corruption
China Officials Hold $1.5 Billion Illegally
Associated Press, December 12, 2009
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB126059604858388795.html

县委书记授意宣传部长用钱堵住记者的嘴 (Hebei County Party Secretary Li Hongxing Sentenced to 13 Years after Ordering Mine to Pay Journalists Hush Money to Cover Up Mine Disaster)
Beijing Youth Daily, December 13, 2009
http://bjyouth.ynet.com/article.jsp?oid=60802998

Death Penalty
贵州威宁小学教师胁迫22名女生卖淫被执行死刑 (Guizhou Elementary School Teacher Executed over Child Prostitution)
Guizhou Daily, December 14, 2009
http://daxue.163.com/09/1214/10/5QG4JEGT00913J5O.html

Human Rights
China's Human Rights Record Worse than a Year Ago
The Daily Telegraph, December 12, 2009
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/6778859/Chinas-human-rights-record-worse-than-a-year-ago.html

Human Rights Defender – Liu Xiaobo ()
三百多名零八宪章签署人要求共担刑罚 (300+ Charter 08 Signatories Voice Desire to Share Liu Xiaobo's Penalty)
Voice of America, December 13, 2009
http://www1.voanews.com/chinese/news/china/20091213-LiuXiaobo-Charter08-79161267.html

Human Rights Defenders
美大使在京見5維權人士 (U.S. Ambassador Huntsman Meets with 5 Rights Defense Lawyers in Beijing)
Ming Pao, December 13, 2009
http://news.sina.com.hk/cgi-bin/nw/show.cgi/94/1/1/1358730/1.html

刘士亮被判刑十个月 洋秋菊表示判决不公 ("Foreign Qiu Ju" Calls 10-month Sentence of Fiance Liu Shiliang "Unjust")
Radio Free Asia, December 11, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/china_court-12112009122651.html

Land Policy
河北强迁纠纷拒迁户被卡车辗毙 (Man Killed by Heavy Truck during Clash with Authorities over Forced Demolition)
Radio Free Asia, December 11, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/demolishing_death-12112009122207.html

Multilateral
China Signals Climate Funds Shift
Financial Times, December 13, 2009
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/b261d086-e81c-11de-8a02-00144feab49a.html

Protests and Petitions
Hundreds of China Workers Clash over Factory Site
Reuters, December 11, 2009
http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE5BA1NV20091211

男子当众强奸上访女李蕊蕊获刑8年 称要上诉 (Guard at Black Jail Who Raped Petitioner Li Ruirui Sentenced to 8 Years, Says Planning to Appeal)
The Beijing Times, December 12, 2009
http://gb.cri.cn/27824/2009/12/12/3245s2702549.htm

Religion
Fast-Growing Christian Churches Crushed in China
Associated Press, December 10, 2009
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091210/ap_on_re_as/as_china_mega_church

Taiwan
Art of the Covenant
South China Morning Post, December 12, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=62fa21204dd75210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

XUAR
新疆当局加强口岸管制 (XUAR Authorities Increase Management over Exit-Entry)
Radio Free Asia, December 11, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/Uyghur_refugee-12112009122939.html

Friday, December 11, 2009

December 11, 2009

Top News of the Day

Human Rights Defender - Feng Zhenghu (冯正虎)
上海访民绝食声援冯正虎 (Shanghainese Petitioners Hold Hunger Strike to Support Feng Zhenghu's Return)
Radio Free Asia, December 10, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/china_entry_feng-12102009120813.html

Several Shanghainese petitioners held a hunger strike on International Human Rights Day to give their support to their fellow activist, Feng Zhenghu (冯正虎). Feng has been living in Japan's Narita International Airport for over 30 days; he has been refused entry to China eight times without reason. He said that for Human Rights Day, he would "rest," and called on the international community to not only advocate but uphold the principle and practice of the protection of fundamental human rights.


Related information:
Feng Zhenghu Urges International Community to Support Right of Return to One’s Own Country
Human Rights in China, December 10, 2009
http://www.hrichina.org/public/contents/172593

China Activist in for Long Haul at Tokyo Airport
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 10, 2009
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8403658.stm


Law
广东拟规定“红头文件”有效期最长5年 (Guangdong Drafts Regulations on Confidential Government Documents; Effective Period May Not Exceed Five Years)
Guangzhou Daily, December 11, 2009
http://news.dayoo.com/guangzhou/200912/11/73437_11507915.htm


Related information:
广东省行政机关规范性文件管理规定(征求意见稿) (Guangdong Provincial Regulations on the Administration of the Standard Documents of Administrative Organs [Draft for Soliciting Public Opinion])
http://fzj.shantou.gov.cn/Info.aspx?ModelId=1&Id=223


News
Environment
焚烧不再是唯一方式 番禺垃圾厂选址及处理全部回锅讨论 (Contentious Guangzhou Waste Incinerator Project that Led to Protest to Return to Discussion)
Southern Metropolis Daily, December 11, 2009
http://nf.nfdaily.cn/nfdsb/content/2009-12/11/content_7011345.htm

Food Security
3 Arrested over Melamine-laced Milk Products
Shanghai Daily, December 11, 2009
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/sp/article/2009/200912/20091211/article_422358.htm

Freedom of Association
人权日中国公安打压人权集会 (Police Suppress Human Rights Assemblies on International Human Rights Day)
Radio Free Asia, December 10, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/china_human_rights-12102009115857.html

Human Rights Defender - Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波)
劉曉波料2至4周內受審 (Liu Xiaobo Indicted, Expected to Stand Trial within One Month)
Ming Pao, December 11, 2009
http://inews.mingpao.com/htm/INews/20091211/ca51228v.htm

Land Policy
物权法"斗"不过拆迁条例 专家称应先补偿再拆迁 (Experts: Compensation before Housing Demolition)
Southern Daily, December 11, 2009
http://china.nfdaily.cn/content/2009-12/11/content_7017680.htm

Military
After Rioting, PLA Steps Up Efforts to Recruit Minorities
South China Morning Post, December 11, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=6966c8b9ea875210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Society
怨聲載道 「兩輩子都掙不到房錢」 (An Oft-heard Complaint: We Can't Buy a Home with Even Two Lifetimes' Worth of Savings)
Apple Daily, December 11, 2009
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/template/apple/art_main.php?iss_id=20091211&sec_id=15335&subsec_id=15336&art_id=13512160

Protests and Petitions
Tables Turned on Ex-petition Official
South China Morning Post, December 11, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=e7adc8b9ea875210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Tibet
当局向甘孜理塘及雅江增派军警 (Additional Military and Police Sent to Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture)
Radio Free Asia, December 10, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/tibet_protest-12102009114846.html

XUAR
Xinjiang's Frustrated Internet Users still Cut Off from the Web
South China Morning Post, December 11, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=a117c8b9ea875210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Thursday, December 10, 2009

December 10, 2009

News
Bilateral Ties
Chinese President to Visit Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan
Xinhua News Agency, December 09, 2009
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-12/09/content_12616529.htm

Children
Action against Child Kidnaps 'Inadequate'
South China Morning Post, December 10, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=989e2a70e6375210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Government
深圳破获三起学生绑架案件 信息公开制度再受质疑 (Open Government Information System Being Challenged in Shenzhen's Kidnapping Case)
Guangming Daily (via Xinhua News Agency), December 10, 2009
http://news.xinhuanet.com/legal/2009-12/10/content_12622672.htm

Human Rights
Nation's Human Rights Standing Getting Worse
Agence France-Presse (via Yahoo! News), December 10, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=f77e2a70e6375210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Human Rights Defender - Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波)
Leading Chinese Dissident Liu Xiaobo Faces Subversion Case
Angola Press Agency, December 10, 2009
http://www.portalangop.co.ao/motix/en_us/noticias/internacional/2009/11/50/Leading-Chinese-dissident-Liu-Xiaobo-faces-subversion-case,27243eff-f997-49a7-88a3-a0b8e908dab1.html

Internet Censorship
互联网举报中心曝光10家传播低俗内容的网站名单 (China Internet Illegal Information Reporting Centre (CIIRC) Discloses 10 "Vulgar" Websites)
Xinhua News Agency, December 10, 2009
http://news.xinhuanet.com/legal/2009-12/09/content_12617846.htm

Land Policy
China to Resettle at Least 440,000 for Water Project
Agence France-Presse (via Yahoo! News), December 09, 2009
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20091209/wl_asia_afp/chinaenvironmentwater

Media
中国再次成为拘押记者最多国家(图) (China Continues to Be World's Worst Jailer of Journalists: CPJ)
Radio Free Asia, December 09, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/jizhe-12092009144013.html

Poverty
China to Raise Earnings of Middle-and-Low Income Groups: Official
Xinhua News Agency, December 09, 2009
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-12/09/content_12619970.htm

Taiwan
Wu Apologizes for Calling the Independence Supporters 'Idiots'
China Post, December 10, 2009
http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/national/national-news/2009/12/10/235890/Wu-apologizes.htm

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

December 09, 2009

Top News of the Day

Human Rights Defenders
贵州人权研讨会活动被警方强行驱散 (Police Disperse Guizhou Human Rights Symposium)
Voice of America, December 07, 2009
http://www1.voanews.com/chinese/news/20091207-Guizhou-human-rights-activists-78674377.html

On December 6, 2009, a group of Guizhou activists planned to convene the Human Rights Symposium in Guiyang’s Qian Ling Park (黔灵公园), but participants, including one of the organizers Chen Xi (陈西) were stopped either in front of their homes or while on their way to the park, or taken away from the park by State Security police.


Related information:
Rights Activists Illegally Held, Harassed Before Human Rights Day
Human Rights in China, December 8, 2009
http://www.hrichina.org/public/contents/172576

News
Children
Few Rescued Children Returned Home
South China Morning Post, December 09, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=db41ca9674e65210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Death Penalty
China Executes Rogue Trader, Millions Still Missing
Reuters (via Yahoo! News), December 08, 2009
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20091208/ts_nm/us_china_execution

Food Security
Compensation Lawsuit over Tainted Milk Postponed
China Daily, December 09, 2009
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2009-12/09/content_9143782.htm

Human Rights Defender - Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波)
Charter 08 Writer to Face Charges Today
South China Morning Post, December 09, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=6b2dc504f2f65210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD&ss=china&s=news

Human Rights Defenders
大学教师因签署《零八宪章》遭解职 (University Teacher Dismissed for Signing "Charter 08")
Radio Free Asia, December 08, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/08-12082009160724.html

Protests and Petitions
无锡拆迁户在江苏省高院门口抗议 (Jiangsu Evictees Protest in Front of the Higher People's Court)
Radio Free Asia, December 09, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/wuxi-12082009135433.html

Public Health
China Struggles to Treat Youth Net Addicts
Financial Times, December 08, 2009
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/189314aa-e41c-11de-bed0-00144feab49a.html

Society
苏州一被辞退“乙肝病毒携带者”告公司获道歉赔偿 (A Hepatitis B Carrier in Suzhou Receives an Apology and Compensation from Her Former Company over Discrimination Charges)
Xinhua News Agency, December 09, 2009
http://news.xinhuanet.com/legal/2009-12/08/content_12611553.htm

Tibet
Security Heightened after Tibetans Protest
Associated Press (via South China Morning Post), December 09, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=016dc504f2f65210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

XUAR
新疆严打一月抓获“7•5”事件在逃犯罪嫌疑人94名 (94 Xinjiang Riot Suspects Arrested)
Xinhua News Agency, December 09, 2009
http://news.xinhuanet.com/legal/2009-12/08/content_12613434.htm

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

December 08, 2009

News

Death Penalty
Five Drug Traffickers Sentenced to Death
Agence France-Presse (via South China Morning Post), December 08, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=730ae654f0a65210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Disasters
8 Killed, 26 Injured in China School Stampede
Associated Press (via Yahoo! News), December 08, 2009
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091208/ap_on_re_as/as_china_school_stampede

Environment
China's Climate Stance at Copenhagen
China Daily, December 08, 2009
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2009copenhagenclimate/2009-12/08/content_9137682.htm

Human Rights
《零八宪章》周年 声援研讨相继开展 ("Charter 08" Seminars Held in Different Places in China Before the Anniversary of "Charter 08" Release)
Radio Free Asia, December 07, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/08-12072009095732.html

Human Rights Defender - Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波)
Wife Wants Dissident Released or Put on Trial
Associated Press (via South China Morning Post), December 08, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=05c9e654f0a65210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Related News:
Prominent Chinese Dissident Liu Xiaobo Begins second year in Prison
The Daily Telegraph, December 08, 2009
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/6757514/Prominent-Chinese-dissident-Liu-Xiaobo-begins-second-year-in-prison.html
Human Rights Defender - Zhu Yufu (朱虞夫)
国际人权日前夕民主人士失踪软禁 (Pro-democracy Activists Taken Away or under House Arrest ahead of International Human Rights Day)
Radio Free Asia, December 07, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquan-12072009144843.html

Human Rights Defenders
阿里木江被判刑十五年提出上诉 (Alimujiang Yimiti Files Appeal against His 15-year Sentence)
Radio Free Asia, December 07, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/jidutu-12072009114036.html

Internet Censorship
內地嚴打 三大BT網站關閉 (Authorities Shut down 3 Major Online File-sharing Sites)
Ming Pao, December 08, 2009
http://news.mingpao.com/20091208/ccb1.htm

Labor
无劳动合同医院不鉴定 深圳百余农民工遭遇尘肺门 (100+ Workers in Shenzhen Suffer Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease; Those without Labor Contracts Denied Hospital Check)
China National Radio, December 08, 2009
http://www.cnr.cn/china/newszh/yaowen/200912/t20091208_505725043.html

Law
国务院正欲修改《拆迁条例》 (State Council Plans to Revise "Regulation on Demolishing and Eviction")
Southern Metropolis Daily, December 08, 2009
http://epaper.nddaily.com/H/html/2009-12/08/content_962037.htm

Related News:
北大五教授致信全国人大建言废改《拆迁条例》 (5 Professors of Beijing University Write to NPC, Suggest to Abolish or to Amend "Regulation on Demolishing and Eviction")
Southern Metropolis Daily, December 08, 2009
http://epaper.nddaily.com/A/html/2009-12/08/content_961955.htm
Police
Gang Jailed for Kidnapping Teens
South China Morning Post, December 08, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=873ae654f0a65210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Tibet
Tibetans Jailed for Dalai Lama Web Images: Group
Agence France-Presse (via Yahoo! News), December 08, 2009
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20091208/wl_asia_afp/chinatibetunrestrights

Monday, December 07, 2009

December 07, 2009

Today News of the Day
Freedom of Speech
中国人权纽约书展:100本被中共禁止书籍 (HRIC's Book Fair in New York Shows 100 Books Banned by Chinese Gov't)
Radio Free Asia, December 04, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquan-12042009135135.html

Co-sponsored by Human Rights in China and the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice at Fordham Law School on December 03, 2009, the Human Rights Book Fair exhibited 100 books that have been banned in China. The event’s program features readings, film screenings, multi-media presentations, and a panel discussion.

News
Bilateral Ties

Harper Clashes with China on Human Rights
Financial Times, December 04, 2009
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/c3ff6860-e0fd-11de-af7a-00144feab49a.html

Disasters
上海虹口区发生大规模居民瓦斯中毒事件 (Broken Gas Pipe in Shanghai Kills 2, Poisons 23)
Radio France Internationale, December 05, 2009
http://www.rfi.fr/actucn/articles/120/article_17911.asp

Environment
"Green Bank" Helps China Reduce Carbon Emission
Xinhua News Agency, December 06, 2009
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-12/06/content_12599619.htm

Human Rights Defender - Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波)
China Dissident Set to Mark One Year in Legal Limbo
Agence France-Presse (via Yahoo! News), December 04, 2009
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20091204/wl_asia_afp/chinapoliticsrightsdissident_20091204121127

Human Rights Defender - Zheng Dajing (郑大靖)
湖北访民郑大靖被关押于十堰驻京办的“黑监狱” (Hubei Petitioner "Black Jailed" at Shiyan City Government's Beijing Liaison Office)
Radio Free Asia, December 06, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/hu-12062009174152.html

Human Rights Defenders
上海作家小乔抗议中共剥夺回国权利 (Chinese Writer Protests in Sweden against China's Denial of Her Right to Return Home)
Radio Free Asia, December 04, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/xiaoqiao-12042009121824.html

魏京生基金会将"中国民主斗士奖"颁给狱中的黄琦和杨天水 (Wei Jingsheng Foundation Awards "Chinese Democracy Champion Prize" to Huang Qi, Yang Tianshui)
Radio France Internationale, December 06, 2009
http://www.rfi.fr/actucn/articles/120/article_17915.asp

Internet Censorship
China Pays Web Surfers to Find Porn: Report
Agence France-Presse (via Yahoo! News), December 06, 2009
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/chinainternetcensorpornographyoffbeat

Police
China Activist Speaks Out from inside 'Black Jail'
Associated Press (via Yahoo! News), December 05, 2009
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091205/ap_on_re_as/as_china_black_jails

XUAR
China Sentences 3 More to Death Over Xinjiang Riots: Xinhua
Agence France-Presse (via Yahoo! News), December 04, 2009
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20091204/wl_asia_afp/chinaunrestxinjiangtrialrights_20091204174557

Related News:
新疆两天8人被判死刑 中国投50亿搞双语教育 (China Sentences 8 to Death so far;
Invests 5 bln RMB for Bilingual Education in Xinjiang)
Radio France Internationale, December 07, 2009
http://www.rfi.fr/actucn/articles/120/article_17879.asp

Friday, December 04, 2009

December 04, 2009

News
Death Penalty
2 Sentenced to Death Over Gang Crime in S China
Xinhua News Agency, December 03, 2009
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2009-12/03/content_9111267.htm

Environment
500,000 Chinese Sign to Support Low-Carbon Lifestyles
China Daily, December 03, 2009
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2009-12/03/content_9111525.htm

Food Security
北京宣武法院受理结石儿童家长向伊利集团索偿案 (Beijing Court Accepts Lawsuit Filed by Tainted Milk Victims against Yili Group Co.)
Radio Free Asia, December 03, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/lawsuit_milk-12032009104106.html?encoding=simplified

Hukou
Overhaul for Temporary Residency Permit
China Daily (via People's Daily), December 03, 2009
http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90782/90872/6831594.html

Human Rights
China: Human Rights Action Plan Implemented Well
Xinhua News Agency (via China Daily), December 04, 2009
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2009-12/04/content_9113362.htm

Human Rights Defender - Huang Qi (黄琦)
法院继续拖延和阻挠黄琦案上诉 (Authorities Continue to Delay and Obstruct Huang Qi's Appeal Attempts)
Radio Free Asia, December 03, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/dissident_huangqi-12032009104339.html?encoding=simplified

Related Information:
Case Update: Authorities Obstruct Huang Qi’s Appeal Attempts
Human Rights in China, December 01, 2009
http://www.hrichina.org/public/contents/172557
Human Rights Defender - Zhang Lin (张林)
中國知名異議人士張林被抄家帶走 (Authorities Detain Chinese Dissident and Ransack His Home)
China News Agency, December 03, 2009
http://www.etaiwannews.com/etn/news_content.php?id=1123823

Internet Censorship
中国网络严打全面展开 料更多网站将关闭 (Internet Crackdown in China Tightens, More Websites Expected to Be Shut Down)
Radio Free Asia, December 03, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/wang-12032009101427.html

Labor
开胸验肺农民工工友提出工伤赔偿 遭厂方拒绝 (Company Denies Work Injury Compensation Claim by Factory Workers Who Were Forced to Undergo an Unnecessary Surgical Chest Incision)
Xinhua News Agency, December 04, 2009
http://news.eastday.com/c/20091204/u1a4855736.html

Society
China Arrests 85 in Drugs Raids
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 03, 2009
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8392886.stm

Taiwan
Taipei Promises to Protect Beijing Envoy
Agence France-Presse (via South China Morning Post), December 03, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=80644ce0db255210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD&ss=china&s=news

Tibet
China Delegation from Tibet Tours France
Xinhua News Agency (via China Daily), December 03, 2009
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2009-12/03/content_9110882.htm

XUAR
5 Sentenced to Death in Urumqi, 7 to be Prosecuted
China Daily, December 04, 2009
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2009-12/04/content_9113582.htm

Related News:
国际特赦呼吁“停止判处维族人死刑” (Amnesty International Urges China to Stop
Death Sentences against Uyghurs)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 04, 2009
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2009/12/091203_amnesty_uighurs_deaths.shtml
Uygur Leader Condemns Death Sentences
Agence France-Presse (via South China Morning Post), December 04, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=86a79d924e755210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Thursday, December 03, 2009

December 03, 2009

News
Human Rights Defender - Huang Qi (黄琦)
黄琦案上诉受阻挠 各方呼吁遵守法律流程 (Huang Qi's Appeal Obstructed, Parties Urge Compliance with Law)
Radio Free Asia, December 02, 2009
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huangqi-12022009093959.html

Protests and Petitions
成都自焚拆迁户唐福珍死亡 (Chengdu Woman Who Set Herself on Fire to Prevent Eviction and Demolition Dies after 16 Days, Husband Criminally Detained)
Southern Metropolis Daily, December 02, 2009
http://gcontent.nddaily.com/a/93/a9365bd906e11324/Blog/58a/054d55.html

玻璃墙挡住信访者 刘玉浦当即要求拆除 (Shenzhen Party Secretary Liu Yupu Calls for Smashing the Glass Wall Impeding Petitioners)
Southern Metropolis Daily, December 02, 2009
http://epaper.nddaily.com/H/html/2009-12/02/content_955705.htm

Public Health
NW China Province Requires HIV Carriers to Inform Partners
Xinhua News Agency, December 03, 2009
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-12/02/content_12577854.htm

三鹿死了,孩子们的生活还得继续 (Sanlu Caput, But the Children Live On)
Henan Business Daily, December 03, 2009
http://news.shangbw.com/guanzhu/200912/03-46474.html

Religion
China Sentences 5 Church Leaders to Labor Camp
Associated Press, December 02, 2009
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gcwPZdgx2c7bPVLxm71nb1xl11ZQD9CB13S00
Rural Issues
China to Lift Tuition for Rural Students in Vocational Schools
Xinhua News Agency, December 02, 2009
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-12/02/content_12575325.htm

Society
云南大理卫生局否认出资建同性恋酒吧 (Dali Public Health Bureau Denies Investing in Gay Bar)
China Daily, December 02, 2009
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/hqzx/2009-12/02/content_9096886.htm

Taiwan
Rampant Vote-Buying, Graft 'Tarnish Taiwan's Democracy'
Agence France-Presse (via South China Morning Post), December 03, 2009
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=c4b21dc190055210VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

XUAR
Uighur Protesters Land in Cambodia
The Washington Post, December 03, 2009
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/12/02/AR2009120203746.html