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, November 18, 2010

November 18, 2010

Top news
Nobel Peace Prize / Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波)
China's Liu the only Jailed Peace Laureate
Australian Associated Press, November 18, 2010

诺委会:刘晓波家人无法前往挪威领奖 (Nobel Committee: Family of Liu Cannot Go to Norway for Ceremony)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 18, 2010
Related news:
No One to Come Pick up Nobel Peace Prize: Nobel Institute
Agence France-Presse, November 18, 2010

Tough Measures Called for in Illegal Abortions
China Daily, November 17, 2010

Officials Took Poor's Home Cash
Shanghai Daily, November 18, 2010

Food Security
Beijing’s Focus on Food Prices Ignores Broader Inflation Risk
New York Times, November 17, 2010

Human Rights Defenders
Activist Artist Goes on Trial in Beijing
New York Times, November 17, 2010

内蒙古维权人士高布如特•胡琴呼被软禁 (Inner Mongolia Rights Activist Put under House Arrest)
Radio Free Asia, November 17, 2010

新媒体推动者北风获法国人权奖中国网民与政府博弈愈加激烈 (Bei Feng Awarded French International Human Right Prize)
Radio Free Asia, November 17, 2010

Land Policy
专家称部分地区为获取农民土地进行户籍改革 (Expert: Certain Hukou Reforms Conducted for Obtaining Farmers’ Land)
Xinhua News Agency, November 17, 2010

Illegal Work Practices behind Shanghai Fire
Xinhua News Agency, November 18, 2010

China's Tarzan of Jungle Law Advocates Reform
Caixin, November 17, 2010
Related information:
Lawyer Asks Head of Supreme People’s Court to Resign over Execution
Human Rights in China, October 07, 2010
中国目前尚有3597万绝对贫困人口顿顿面条白菜 (35.97mil under Poverty Line in China)
People's Daily, November 18, 2010

Protests and Petitions
Police Hunt Protesters
Shanghai Daily, November 18, 2010

Shanxi Parent Activist Detained
Radio Free Asia, November 17, 2010

Public Health
“公立医院改革不知怎么改” (Guangdong: “No Clues for Public Hospital Reforms” Even for Health Department Deputy)
Southern Metropolis Daily, November 18, 2010

Hospital Scam Sparks Crackdown
China Daily, November 18, 2010

Religious Freedom Setback
Radio Free Asia, November 17, 2010

Minister Prepares to Solve Ethnic Challenges
China Daily, November 18, 2010