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.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

October 28, 2010

Top news
Human Rights Defender – Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波)
Tiananmen Square Protest Leader to Represent Liu Xiaobo at Nobel Laureate Meeting
The Daily Telegraph, October 27, 2010

诺委会主席驳中国谴责 (Nobel Chairman Refutes Chinese Criticism)
Radio France Internationale, October 26, 2010中国/20101026-诺委会主席驳中国谴责
Related news:
China Made Peace Prize Decision for Us, Says Nobel Judge
The Guardian, October 27, 2010
Human Rights Defender – Gao Zhisheng (高智晟)
Daughter of Missing China Dissident Seeks US Help
Agence France-Presse, October 28, 2010
Editorial by Gao’s daughter:
Please Return My Father
The Wall Street Journal, October 28, 2010


China's Rich Fuel Illegal Timber
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 26, 2010

Food Security
Hot Potato in China's Rising Food Costs
The Wall Street Journal, October 27, 2010

贵州安顺发生一起煤矿透水事故 死12人伤1人 (12 Dead in Guizhou Coal Mine Flood)
Xinhua News Agency, October 28, 2010

China Party Paper Rejects Faster Political Change
Reuters, October 27, 2010
People's Daily editorial:
沿着正确政治方向积极稳妥推进政治体制改革 (Moving in a Correct Direction to Reliably Advance Political Reform)
People's Daily, October 27, 2010

China Media Project has translated the editorial in part:
China Must Take Its Own Road
China Media Project, October 28, 2010
華大使:中國明白要推政改 (Ambassador Wang Min: China Understands It Needs Political Reform)
Ming Pao, October 28, 2010

China to Raise Its Poverty Line
China Daily, October 28, 2010

Protests and Petitions
Pressuring Petitioners
Global Times, October 27, 2010

辽宁访民因集体爬烟囱被判刑 (Four Liaoning Petitioners Sentenced to 2-4 Years for Gathering a Crowd to Disturb Social Order)
Radio Free Asia, October 27, 2010

Uyghurs Support Language Protest
Radio Free Asia, October 27, 2010