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.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

November 16, 2010

Top news
Nobel Peace Prize / Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波)
Countries Hesitant to Attend Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony
Agence France-Presse, November 15, 2010

大网防往诺奖颁奖礼当局株连家人禁离境 (Family of Potential Guests to Nobel Ceremony Also Banned from Leaving the Country)
Radio Free Asia, November 15, 2010

China Still Living Beyond Its Environmental Means -WWF
Reuters, November 15, 2010

Food Security
China's Vegetable Prices Up 62.4% Year-on-year
Xinhua News Agency, November 15, 2010

Sham Marriages for Shanghai's Gay Community
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 16, 2010

Human Rights Defenders
Retweet Gets Bride Labor Camp
Radio Free Asia, November 15, 2010

趙連海絕食第6天禁見律師 (Zhao Lianhai on Day Six of Hunger Strike, Prohibited from Meeting Attorney)
Ming Pao, November 16, 2010

維權人士劉賢斌即將被起訴 (Rights Activist Liu Xianbin Soon to Be Officially Indicted)
Sing Tao Daily, November 16, 2010

Land Policy
Farmers Protest Land Grab with Internet Suicide Threat
Global Times, November 16, 2010

Games Euphoria Fails to Impress Villagers
South China Morning Post, November 16, 2010

山西古寨村拆迁命案调查:部分拆迁没有许可证 (Investigation into Shanxi Eviction Murder: Some Demolitions Unauthorized)
Xinhua News Agency, November 16, 2010

Google Urges U.S. to Treat Internet Curbs as Trade Threat
Reuters, November 15, 2010
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Enabling Trade in the Era of Information Technologies: Breaking Down Barriers to the Free Flow of Information
Google, November 15, 2010
Mental Hospital Blamed for Son's Death
China Daily, November 16, 2010

Protests and Petitions
兩市反日遊行遭警制止 (Anti-Japan Marches in Two Cities Stopped by Police)
Ming Pao, November 16, 2010

Teachers Protest over Pay
Radio Free Asia, November 15, 2010

Public Health
China Has Highest Number of Diabetics
Agence France-Presse, November 16, 2010