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.

Friday, December 24, 2010

December 24, 2010

Top news
Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food
Jailing Food Activists Has 'Chilling Effect', Says UN Envoy
Agence France-Presse, December 23, 2010

UN Hails China's Food Policies
China Daily, December 24, 2010

联合国警告中国:37%的土地退化 威胁粮食安全 (SR on Food Warns China: 37% of Land Has Degraded, Endangering Food Supply)
Southern Metropolis Daily, December 24, 2010
Related information:
"From Food Security to the Right to Food" – UN Expert Highlights China's Next Steps
OHCHR, December 23, 2010

Preliminary Observations and Conclusions (Mission to the PRC from 15 to 23 Dec 2010)
Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, December 23, 2010

老师令65名学生打一名同学耳光 因被其直呼姓名 (Teacher Makes 65 Pupils to Slap One for Calling Her Full Name)
Modern Express, December 24, 2010

Economic Development
China’s Growth Model ‘Unsustainable’
Financial Times, December 23, 2010

国务院报告人大常委会正在调研户籍改革 (NPC Standing Committee Looks into Hukou Reforms)
Southern Metropolis Daily, December 24, 2010

Human Rights Defender – Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波)
Norway Minister Tasked with China Trade Talks Feels Too 'Sick' for Nobel
Associated Press, December 22, 2010

Beijing’s Housing Price Fury Goes Viral
Financial Times, December 23, 2010

Migrant Workers
More Young Migrant Workers Turning to Crime
China Daily, December 23, 2010

Urban Health Insurance Covers 45m Migrants
Xinhua News Agency, December 23, 2010

昆明志愿者义务辅导民工子女被教育局叫停 (Kunming: Volunteer-run Tutoring Service for Migrant Children Suspended by Authority)
People's Daily, December 24, 2010

Protests and Petitions
“乙肝斗士”当街脱裤 抗议暗查乙肝现象 (Hepatitis B Activist Strips on Street in Protest of Uninformed Examination)
Guangzhou Daily, December 23, 2010

农民多次上访被送精神病院 获30万元赔偿 (Farmer Petitioner Compensated 300, 000 after Being Sent to Psychiatric Hospital)
Eastday, December 24, 2010

Public Health
Toddler's Plight Sheds Light on Health System
China Daily, December 24, 2010

State Security
Experts Dismiss State Secret Claims
China Daily, December 24, 2010