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, January 13, 2011

January 13, 2011

Bilateral Ties
Hu to Visit Obama's Power Base of Chicago on US Tour
South China Morning Post, January 13, 2011
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Obama and Hu Seek Common Ground amid Disputes
Reuters, January 12, 2011
Tajikistan Agrees to Give Land to China
Associated Press, January 12, 2011

大陸/白皮書:外交將面臨前所未有的機遇和挑戰 (White Paper: China's Foreign Affairs Faced with Unprecedented Opportunities and Challenges)
CDNews, January 11, 2011
Related information:
2011年中國外交白皮書2010年國際形勢和中國外交概述部分的全文 (Full text excerpt from State Council White Book on China's Foreign Affairs)
Wen Wei Po, January 11, 2011
Former Chinese Official Arrested after Eight Months on Run
Xinhua News Agency, January 12, 2011

國務院發表教改試點通知 (State Council Issues Notice on New Reforms for Education)
Ming Pao, January 13, 2011
Related information:
关于开展国家教育体制改革试点的通知 (Notice on Launching Trial Reforms in the National Education System)
General Office of the State Council, October 24, 2010
Human Rights Defenders
As West Woos China, No Word about Missing Rights Activist
The Independent, January 12, 2011

Chinese Activists Praise Liu Xiaobo's Nobel Prize despite Crackdown
The Guardian, January 12, 2011
Related information:
House Arrest in the Shadow of a “Rising Power”
Ding Zilin and Jiang Peikun, December 26, 2010
Land Policy
Forced Land Seizure Policy Needs Revision
China Daily, January 13, 2011

Migrant Workers
2009年中国流动人口超两亿 (Official Stats: Migrant Population over 200mil in 2009)
Radio Free Asia, January 12, 2011

鄭州逾百民工追討欠薪被毆 (Henan: 100+ Migrant Workers Demand Back Pay, Get Beaten)
Ming Pao, January 13, 2011

Wrongly Detained Man Compensated
Xinhua News Agency, January 12, 2011
Related news:
“跨省拘捕”案受害人称不接受警方3000元赔偿决定 (Man Wrongfully Detained in Cross-Provincial Scandal Refuses Police Compensation)
Southern Weekend, January 12, 2011
大陸成立首間網路派出所 打擊詐騙 (Shenzhen Sets Up China's First Online Police Station)
China Times, January 12, 2011

公安局局长接受检察院讯问时死亡 家属疑其遭受刑讯逼供 (Liaoning Police Chief Dies in Procuratorate's Custody, Family Suspects Torture)
China Youth Daily, January 13, 2011

Protests and Petitions
Murdered Protester's Son Takes Fight to Web
China Daily, January 13, 2011

访民报警称遭“关押殴打” (Petitioners Report Being Locked Up, Beaten Up)
The Beijing News, January 12, 2011

Public Health
China, in a Shift, Takes On Its Alzheimer’s Problem
New York Times, January 12, 2011

Confucius Comeback Continues with Tiananmen Statue
Agence France-Presse, January 12, 2011

Job Hunting: A Beijing Hukou Necessary
China Daily, January 12, 2011