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.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

October 13, 2010

Top news
Nobel Peace Prize / Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波)
Nobel Ripples: The Impact of Liu Xiaobo's Peace Prize Will Be Felt among China's Leaders, Scholars and Perhaps Its People
South China Morning Post, October 13, 2010

'True Intentions' of Award of Nobel Peace Prize Questioned
China Daily, October 12, 2010

中国两度取消与挪威部长的会晤 (China Twice Cancels Meetings with Norwegian Minister)
Radio France Internationale, October 13, 2010中国/20101013-中国两度取消与挪威部长的会晤

国台办回应媒体称“台湾欢迎大陆释放刘晓波”说法 (State Council Taiwan Affairs Office Responds to Media Questions on Taiwan's Welcoming Release of Liu Xiaobo)
ChinaTaiwan, October 13, 2010

本報專訪 劉霞談丈夫得獎後獄中情況 (Apple Daily Interview with Liu Xia on Liu Xiaobo's Conditions in Prison Since the Award)
Apple Daily, October 13, 2010
Related video:
劉曉波伙食改善 不為領獎低頭 (Interview with Liu Xia: Liu Xiaobo's Meals Have Improved)
Apple Daily, October 13, 2010

Bilateral Ties
Researchers Try to Explain Chinese Foreign Policy Decision Making
Voice of America, October 12, 2010

济南淀粉厂污水淹百亩农田 曾遭取缔仍生产 (Shandong: Farms Contaminated by Factory Waste Even after Ban)
Qilu Evening News, October 13, 2010

Freedom of Speech
China Group Calls for Free Expression
The Wall Street Journal, October 13, 2010
Full text of the open letter:
December 1, 2010

An English translation of the open letter is available at:
Open Letter from Party Elders Calls for Free Speech
China Media Project, October 13, 2010

Human Rights Defenders
China's Sorrow, China's Embarrassment: The Great Relocation that Failed
Asia Times Online, October 13, 2010

Reports: Labor Conditions Still Bad at Foxconn
Shanghai Daily, October 13, 2010

Land Policy
A Local Official Argues for Forced Demolition
Caixin, October 12, 2010

China Closes Internet Forum
Radio Free Asia, October 12, 2010

Chile Miners' Rescue Captures Chinese Watchers
CNN, October 13, 2010

Public Health
First HIV Job Refusal Trial to Begin
China Daily, October 13, 2010

中国将建孤儿生活保障制度 纳入城镇医疗保险 (Orphans in China to Be Included Medical Insurance Scheme)
China News Service, October 12, 2010

October 12, 2010

Top news
Nobel Peace Prize / Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波)
China Cancels Norwegian Fisheries Meeting In Response To Liu Xiaobo Nobel Prize
The Daily Telegraph, October 11, 2010

Furious China Blocks Visit to Nobel Winner's Wife
Associated Press, October 11, 2010

莫少平:刘晓波或可凭保外就医提前出狱 (Mo Shaoping: Liu Could Get Medical Parole)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 12, 2010

U.S. Urges China to Let Nobel Winner's Wife Move Freely
Reuters, October 12, 2010

China Says Nobel Prize Is Interference, while Wife of Winner Says He Is Getting Better Food
The Canadian Press, October 12, 2010

Civil Society
桂城拟再助至少5个NGO注册 (Guangdong: Guicheng to Aid Registration of at Least Five NGOs)
Southern Metropolis Daily, October 12, 2010

China Evacuates 450,000 As Floods Ravage Hainan
Agence France-Presse, October 11, 2010

政府部门网上晒“账本”专家市民都称“看不懂” (Online Discloser of Public Budget Unclear)
Southern Metropolis Daily, October 12, 2010

积分入户首日 计生证成“拦路虎” (Birth Certificates and Family Planning Become Major Obstacles for Urban Hukou Application )
Southern Metropolis Daily, October 12, 2010

Students Say Schools Require Them to Do Internships at Foxconn Factory
Global Times, October 12, 2010

放开生二胎政策可能试点 短期难以全面实施 (Family Planning Policies Loosened in Some Areas)
Xinhua News Agency, October 12, 2010

Public Health
Experts Urge Improvement of Mental Health System
China Daily, October 12, 2010

肉菜价格继续涨 (Food Prices Continue to Rise)
Southern Metropolis Daily, October 12, 2010

Uighur Activists Criticize Chinese PM on Turkey Visit
Agence France-Presse, October 09, 2010