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 29, 2010

October 29, 2010

Top news
Nobel Peace Prize / Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波)
China Dissidents under Lockdown as Nobel Tensions Linger
Reuters, October 29, 2010
Related news:
China Crackdown on Dissidents Continues despite Citizen's Nobel Peace Prize
The Washington Post, October 28, 2010

Related information:
Dozens Put Under House Arrest as Chinese Authorities Intensify Crackdown Following Nobel Peace Prize Announcement
刘晓波获诺奖后中国当局加大打压力度 数十人被软禁
Human Rights in China, October 28, 2010

Bilateral Ties
Singapore Grooms China's Rising Star Cadres
South China Morning Post, October 29, 2010

河南省人大常委会原副主任借卖字敛财上千万 (Former Deputy Director of Henan Standing Committee Made Millions by Selling Words)
Qilu Evening News, October 29, 2010

Officials Penalized After Deadly Mine Flood
China Daily, October 29, 2010

Top Legislature Adopts Social Insurance Law
China Daily, October 28, 2010
Related information:
中华人民共和国社会保险法 (Social Insurance Law of the People's Republic of China)
National People's Congress, October 28, 2010
Media Recall Reporters after Ban on Coverage of Hit-and-run Case
South China Morning Post, October 29, 2010

Protests and Petitions
大時代小人物系列﹕最牛舉報人 死也要告官 山東農民唐雲濤抗爭5年揪貪官 (Shandong Farmers Still Fighting despite 5 Years of Petitioning to No Response)
Ming Pao, October 29, 2010

Public Health
昆明供血危机目前仍未得到缓解 (Blood Supply Shortage Has Yet to Wane)
Xinhua News Agency, October 29, 2010

Outcry as China Billionaire Gets Housing Subsidy
Agence France-Presse, October 29, 2010

梁思成林徽因子梁從誡病逝 (Environmental Activist Liang Congjie Passes)
Ming Pao, October 29, 2010
Related news:
Pioneer of China Environmental NGOs Dies
Reuters, October 29, 2010