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.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

November 17, 2010

Top news
Nobel Peace Prize / Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波)
看中国对昂山素季获释的谨慎反应 (Cautious Watch on Chinese Response to Aung San Suu Kyi Release)
Radio France Internationale, November 17, 2010中国/20101117-看中国对昂山素季获释的谨慎反应

German PEN Association Honors Chinese Dissident Liu Xiaobo
Deutsche Welle, November 16, 2010,,6236053,00.html


一家五口拐6童卖艺半载 (Family Abducts 6 Children to Perform)
Southern Metropolis Daily, November 17, 2010

Death Penalty
调查称民众希望直接处死大贪官 农民最支持死刑 (Survey: Villagers Support Death Penalty for Corrupt Official)
Oriental Outlook, November 17, 2010

积分入户首批下达2545个指标 (Shenzhen Sends First Batch of Hukou Application Instructions to 2545 Candidates)
Southern Metropolis Daily, November 17, 2010

成都2012年将统一城乡户籍 称不会剥夺农民权益 (Chengdu to Unify Urban and Rural Hukou by 2012, No Deprivation of Rural Residents' Rights)
China News Service, November 17, 2010

工地墙塌压死两人 (Wall Collapse at Construction Site Kills Two)
Southern Metropolis Daily, November 17, 2010

Improvement Needed In Combat Against 'Modern Slavery'
China Daily, November 17, 2010

China Jails Coal Mine Chiefs Over Deadly Gas Blast
Agence France-Presse, November 16, 2010

Authorities Order Websites to Play Down Coverage of Fire; Write Positive Stories, Reporters Are Told
South China Morning Post, November 17, 2010

China Law Enforcers Ordered to Make No-beating Vow
Agence France-Presse, November 17, 2010

Social Security
深圳将调高低保线认定标准 (Shenzhen to Raise Poverty Line)
Southern Metropolis Daily, November 17, 2010

Work Starts On Tibet Dam
Radio Free Asia, November 16, 2010