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.

Monday, November 15, 2010

November 15, 2010

Top news
Nobel Peace Prize / Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波)

Brother Wants Liu Freed
Agence France-Presse, November 15, 2010

Macau Moves against Nobel Protest as Chinese Premier visits
Agence France-Presse, November 14, 2010

乔迪-威廉姆斯呼吁释放刘晓波 (Nobel Laureate Jody Williams Calls for Liu's Release)
Radio Free Asia, November 14, 2010

'Gender Predictor' Declared Illegal
Shanghai Daily, November 15, 2010

Death Penalty
China's Supreme People's Court Approves Four Death Penalties
Xinhua News Agency, November 13, 2010

Human Rights Defenders
全國約百人 維權律師易受打壓 (Around 100 Rights Lawyers across China Vulnerable to Official Pressure)
Ming Pao, November 14, 2010

郑存柱搭机返国了无音讯 在美家属忧已被当局拘押 (No Word from Zheng Cunzhu after His Flight Home: Family in US Fears for Detention)
Radio Free Asia, November 14, 2010

Human Rights Defender -- Ni Yulan (倪玉兰)
維權女律師自身難保 為法輪功學員辯護惹禍 (Attorney Ni Yulan Helpless to Defend Self)
Ming Pao, November 15, 2010

Land Policy
柳州市柳东新区发生警民冲突 (Land Clash with Police in Liuzhou, Guangxi)
Radio Free Asia, November 14, 2010

Land Requisition Law May See Light of Day Soon
China Daily, November 15, 2010

Society HIV Discrimination Case Verdict Reflects Ingrained Prejudice
China Daily, November 14, 2010

Chengguan under Fire for Slapping Old Man
China Daily, November 15, 2010

Protests and Petitions
80、90后留美学生就“我爸是李刚”事件致信温家宝 (Chinese Gen Yers Studying in the US Write to Wen Jiabao on Li Gang Incident)
Radio Free Asia, November 14, 2010
Related information:
In China, Hit-and-run Death Exposes Class Anger
The Associated Press, November 1, 2010
Public Health
Mainland Faces Explosive Rise in Asbestos-related Lung Disease
South China Morning Post, November 14, 2010

Tight Security for Games
Radio Free Asia, November 12, 2010