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 15, 2010

October 15, 2010

Top news
Nobel Peace Prize / Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波)
Chinese Activists Urge Beijing to Release Liu Xiaobo
The Guardian, October 15, 2010
Related information:
Chinese Rights Supporters Issue Open Letter in Support of Liu Xiaobo
Chinese Law Prof Blog, October 15, 2010
China Denounces Foreign Backers of Nobel Winner
Voice of America, October 14, 2010

挪威学者批评诺贝尔委员会居心不良 (Norwegian Scholar Questions Intention of Nobel Prize Committee)
Xinhua News Agency, October 15, 2010

Energy Audit Uncovers Misuse of Funds
China Daily, October 15, 2010

Wounds That Won't Heal
Global Times, October 14, 2010

天堂里的安琪儿 - 记上海松江区“癌症村” (Angels in Heaven: Documenting Shanghai's Cancer Village)
Radio Free Asia, October 14, 2010

Food Security
溫總拜託黑龍江做國家大糧倉 保糧食安全守3條底線 (Wen Shines Light on Heilongjiang to Be China's Breadbasket)
Ming Pao, October 15, 2010

Hong Kong
Beijing Eyed New Article 23 Push, Researcher Says
South China Morning Post, October 15, 2010

Apple Manufacturer Foxconn Targeted Again over Human Rights
Network World, October 14, 2010

城管行政处罚权不能无限扩张 (Urban Management’s Administrative Punishment Power Cannot Be Infinite)
Xinmin Evening News, October 14, 2010

温家宝登上《时代》周刊封面 (Premier Wen on Cover of TIME)
Southern Weekend, October 14, 2010
Related news:
Media Play Up Wen in 'Time'
South China Morning Post, October 12, 2010
十七届五中全会今起召开 (Fifth Plenary Session of 17th Central Committee Starts Today)
Caijing Magazine, October 15, 2010

Protests and Petitions
维稳烦恼:地方官员有何难言之隐 (Stability Maintenance: Hard Work for Local Officials)
Renmin Luntan, October 15, 2010

Riots and Protests Break Out ahead of Meeting of Top Cadres
South China Morning Post, October 15, 2010

Tibetan Protest Students Jailed
Radio Free Asia, October 14, 2010