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 23, 2010

November 23, 2010

Top news
Nobel Peace Prize / Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波)
Liu Xiaobo Will only Accept Unconditional Release, Says Lawyer
The Guardian, November 22, 2010

Lech Walesa Offers to PIck Up Nobel Prize for Jailed Chinese Dissident
Voice of America, November 22, 2010

Shanghai Government Takes Blame for Fire That Killed 58 People
Bloomberg, November 22, 2010

Human Rights Defenders
Milk Activist's Lawyers Fired in Note from Jail
South China Morning Post, November 23, 2010

艾晓明讲座突遭取消 打压学术自由蔓延各校 (Ai Xiaoming’s Seminar Abruptly Canceled, Crackdown on Research Freedom Extends to Various Higher Education Institutes)
Radio Free Asia, November 22, 2010

Workers are Finding Their Voice to Fight for Rights in China
China Post, November 22, 2010

Unions Train Staff for Wage Deals
China Daily, November 23, 2010

China Works to Boost Legal System Reform
Xinhua News Agency, November 23, 2010
Related news:
两高三部”联合发出通知要求加强协调配合积极推进量刑规范化改革 (5 Organs Jointly Release Circular Demanding Cooperation on Progressive Promotion of Reforms on Legalization of Sentencing Discretion)
Supreme People's Court Website, November 23, 2010
Outspoken Magazine under Pressure to Soften Its Line
South China Morning Post, November 23, 2010

China Prepared to Defend Administration of Net
China Daily, November 23, 2010

郑州严禁城管部门聘用临时工执法 (Henan: Zhengzhou to Ban on Use of Contract Workers as Urban Management Officials)
The Beijing Times, November 23, 2010

Protests and Petitions
艾滋病人上访遇暴力 民间研讨受压取消 (HIV/AIDS Patients Meet Violence while Petitioning)
Radio Free Asia, November 22, 2010

Chinese Regions Fight Back Against Surge of Mandarin
Reuters, November 22, 2010

Dalai Lama Hints at Full Retirement within a Year
The Guardian, November 22, 2010

Tibetans Mount Lone Protests
Radio Free Asia, November 22, 2010