Thursday, May 14, 2009

May 14, 2009

Top News
Human Rights Defender - Zhang Kai, Li Chunfu (张凯、李春富)
北京律师代理重庆“躲猫猫” 遭公安暴力下落不明 (Beijing Lawyers Beaten, Whereabouts Unknown)
Radio Free Asia, May 13, 2009

Beijing Lawyers Zhang Kai (张凯) and Li Chunfu (李春富) were violently beaten by police at the home of a client in Chongqing. They were meeting to discuss the death of Jiang Xiqing while serving a Reeducation-Through-Labor (RTL) sentence center for practicing Falun Gong.

Related Information:
HRIC Press Release: Beijing Lawyers Beaten for Representing Falun Gong Case
Human Rights in China, May 13, 2009

Bilateral Ties
Cannon Seeks New Start in Canada-China Relations
The Globe and Mail, May 13, 2009

Top Graft-Fighter Vows Action to Soothe Protesters
South China Morning Post, May 14, 2009

災區爆衝突 多名家長被拘 官員人盯人 禁赴學校祭孩子 (Clash in Quake Area, Parents Detained and Banned from Memorializing Children)
Ming Pao, May 14, 2009

Experts Puzzled by How to Cut Emissions, Mainland Not Ready to Set Climate Targets
South China Morning Post, May 14, 2009

Human Rights Defenders
维权人士发起“公民行” 活动 倡导公民维权 (Human Rights Defenders Start "Citizen-Led" Campiagn)
Radio Free Asia, May 13, 2009

June 4th
Thirty Remain in Jail over Tiananmen Clashes
Associated Press (available at South China Morning Post), May 14, 2009

Exiled Tiananmen-era Dissident Detained in China
Associated Press (available at YahooNews), May 13, 2009

Related News
前学运领袖周勇军被中国控告诈骗 (Former June 4th Leader Accused of Fraud)
BBC, May 14, 2009

「六四」未列入課程 孫明揚指未達共識 ("Tiananmen Incident" Not Included in Syllabus, HK Government Says Lacks Consensus)
Ming Pao, May 14, 2009

Protests and Petitions
温州村民阻止征地施工遭冲击 多人受伤十村民被捕 (Police and Villagers Clash over Land Dispute in Wenzhou, Many Injured and 10 Arrested)
Radio Free Asia, May 13, 2009

不畏强暴集体抗打压 上海访民因寄发督察简报被传唤 (Shanghai Petitioners Protest, Some Detained for Sending Report)
Radio Free Asia, May 13, 2009