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, October 08, 2010

October 08, 2010

Top news
Human Rights Defender – Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波)
Nobel Peace Prize Goes to Liu Xiaobo
The Guardian, October 08, 2010

Imprisoned dissident Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波) was awarded the 2010 Nobel peace prize today in recognition of his "long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China". On December 25, 2009, Liu was sentenced to 11 years in prison on conviction of “inciting subversion of state power,” for six of his essays and for co-authoring Charter 08, an online petition released in early December 2008 calling for human rights and democracy and an end to one-party rule in China.
For more on Liu Xiaobo, including full-text translations of his court documents and several articles, see:
China Rights Forum, 2010, no. 1: Freedom of Expression on Trial in China
《中国人权论坛》2010年第1期: 言论自由在中国遭受审判


Parents Descend on Beijing to Hunt for China's Stolen Children
The Independent, October 06, 2010

China's Zijin Fined 9.56m Yuan for Water Contamination
Xinhua News Agency, October 08, 2010

官员称北京人口若持续增长将吞噬南水北调水量 (Officials: Water Insufficient If Beijing Population Continues to Grow)
Eastday, October 08, 2010

Human Rights Defender – Chen Guangcheng (陈光诚)
Blind Lawyer Not Heard of for Weeks
South China Morning Post, October 08, 2010

Bosses Who Don't Enter China's Mines May Be Fined
Associated Press, October 07, 2010

Concerns Raised over Regulation Allowing Govt to Seize Property in Emergency
Global Times, October 08, 2010

Attacks Ahead of Nobel Decision
Radio Free Asia, October 07, 2010

两劳释放人员网吧上网会被查? (Two Former Reeducation-Through-Laborers Checked by Police Each Time They Visit Internet Café)
Southern Metropolis Daily, October 08, 2010

Migrant Workers
青海加强流动人口管理 暂住3天应到派出所登记 (Qinghai Increases Management over Migrant Population, Requiring Registration as Temporary Resident after Three Days)
Radio Free Asia, October 07, 2010

Shanghai World Expo
上海世博严防“64”入园 机场公安拦截数字衫 (Expo Tourist Told to Remove Shirt Commemorating June Fourth)
Radio Free Asia, October 07, 2010

Two Tibetan Monks Get Lengthy Prison Terms in Lhasa
AsiaNews, October 07, 2010