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, December 07, 2010

December 07, 2010

Top news
Nobel Peace Prize / Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波)
Letter Calls for Liu's Release
Radio Free Asia, December 06, 2010
Related information:
中国民主人权活动家秦永敏致国家主席胡锦涛的公开信 (Open Letter to Hu Jintao from Chinese Democracy and Rights Activist Qin Yongmin)
Qin Yongmin, December 06, 2010
A Winner, But No Presence at Nobel Award
Asahi Shimbun, December 07, 2010

US Lawmakers to Honor Nobel Peace Laureate
Agence France-Presse, December 07, 2010

观察:北京的诺贝尔和平奖宣传战 (Beijing's Propaganda War against the Nobel Peace Prize)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 07, 2010

Rights Activist Finds Higher Toll from Shanghai Fire
South China Morning Post, December 07, 2010

Food Security
网友热议蘑菇漂白称相信孩子 因学生无维稳担忧 (The Case of the Bleached Mushrooms: Netizens Put More Trust in Students than Officials)
People's Daily, December 07, 2010

Human Rights Defender – Liu Feiyue (刘飞跃)
刘飞跃看望秦永敏被打 秦永敏发公开信呼吁释放刘晓波 (Liu Feiyao Beaten for Visiting Qin Yongmin)
Radio Free Asia, December 06, 2010

今日网络直播广州中院杀人案庭审 (Guangzhou Court Broadcasts Murder Trial Proceedings Live)
Southern Metropolis Daily, December 07, 2010

New Rule Allows Lawyers to Attend Interrogations
China Daily, December 07, 2010

Related news:
嫌疑人受讯问律师可旁听 (Beijing Procuratorate Issues Provisional Measures on Counsel Attending Interrogations)
Beijing Daily, December 06, 2010

Land Policy
Loopholes Let Greedy Officials Develop Farmland
South China Morning Post, December 07, 2010

村民告北京唐家岭村委会非法强拆 法院不予立案 (Beijing Court Declares Illegal Eviction Case Inadmissible)
The Beijing Times, December 07, 2010

Protests and Petitions
Mourning for Boy Erupts into Violence
South China Morning Post, December 07, 2010

China to Choose Catholic Heads; Vatican Ties Tense
Associated Press, December 06, 2010

Rural Issues
County's Welfare Projects Give Residents Hope
China Daily, December 07, 2010

Official Driving Drunk Kills 5 Teens in C China
Xinhua News Agency, December 07, 2010