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, December 08, 2010

December 08, 2010

Top news
Nobel Peace Prize / Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波)
China Has Backing of More Than 100 Countries, Organizations on Nobel Peace Prize
Xinhua News Agency, December 07, 2010

Economic Carrot Helps China in Nobel Boycott Drive
Reuters, December 07, 2010

Chinese Group to Award Rival 'Peace Prize'
Agence France-Presse, December 08, 2010

国家药监局官员收130万好处费被判11年 (SFDA Official Takes 1.3 Million, Gets 11-year Sentence )
The Beijing Times, December 08, 2010

Gas Blast Kills 26 at Chinese Coal Mine
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 08, 2010

Over 4,000 Chinese Dead or Missing in Floods This Year
Xinhua News Agency, December 08, 2010

江西旱情蔓延23万人临时饮水困难 (230 Thousand Temporarily without Drinking Water as Jiangxi Drought Spreads)
People's Daily, December 08, 2010

Hong Kong
Hong Kong Plea Smoothes Milk Scandal Father’s Release
Financial Times, December 07, 2010

Human Rights Defenders
Guizhou Detains Activists
Radio Free Asia, December 07, 2010

Land Policy
2.79m Shaanxi Residents to Be Relocated from Mountains
China Daily, December 08, 2010

中国律师难:法庭内无故被殴 动辄“涉密”拦见当事人 (China's Troubled Lawyers: Beaten in Court for No Reason, Summarily Refused Meeting with Clients Due to "State Secrets")
Radio Free Asia, December 07, 2010

China Denies Google Claims
Radio Free Asia, December 07, 2010

冷国权得罪警官遭诬告 关键证人翻供曝冤情 (Key Witness Retracts Testimony in Leng Guoquan Case)
Radio Free Asia, December 07, 2010

Public Health
Hospital Suspends 4 over Death of Boy
Shanghai Daily, December 08, 2010

China Ignores Vatican Protest, Chooses Church Leaders
The Washington Post, December 07, 2010