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, January 19, 2011

January 19, 2011

Top news
Bilateral Ties
China's Hu to Engage in Rare Q&A with Media in US
Associated Press, January 18, 2011

Chinese Netizens Expect Hu's US Visit to Boost Bilateral Ties
Xinhua News Agency, January 19, 2011

Question Time: Will a More Realistic Approach to Ties Give the US More Sway with China on Human Rights Issues
South China Morning Post, January 19, 2011

One Insider's Push for Better Ties with China
China Daily, January 19, 2011

The West Needs to Stand Up to Beijing
Financial Times, January 18, 2011

U.S., Chinese Companies to Meet with Hu and Obama
Reuters, January 18, 2011

White House Defends Hu State Visit Invite
Agence France-Presse, January 18, 2011

Chinese University Offers Anti-Corruption Course
The Guardian, January 18, 2011

2010反腐路线图:贪腐与反腐各有“新意” (2010 Corruption Map: Novelty in Both Corruption and Anti-corruption Efforts)
Legal Daily, January 19, 2011

PKU Bans Sensitive Photocopies
Global Times, January 19, 2011

Human Rights
The Unbearable Cost
Caixin, January 19, 2011

Human Rights Defender – Tan Zuoren (谭作人)
家人盼谭作人保外就医 (Family Hopes for Medical Parole as Imprisoned Activist Tan Zuoren's Health Worsens)
Deutsche Welle, January 18, 2011,,14773224,00.html

Human Rights Defenders
Church Leader Barred from Travel
Radio Free Asia, January 18, 2011

Shanghai Officially Just Got a Bit More Crowded
CNN, January 19, 2011

“生儿育女是一个人的基本需求” ("Raising Children Is a Person's Fundamental Necessity")
Deutsche Welle, January 18, 2011,,14772086,00.html

北京采取措施努力遏制人口无序过快增长 (Beijing Adopts Measures to Restrain Population Growth)
Xinhua News Agency, January 18, 2011

河南全面放开户籍限制 工作满2年可全家落户 (Henan Loosens Residency Restrictions; Work Two Years, Receive Hukou)
Henan Business Daily, January 19, 2011

Protests and Petitions
Doubts Escalate over Grisly Death
Global Times, January 19, 2011

上海将探索“律师代理信访” (Shanghai to Explore Allowing Lawyers to Represent Petitions)
Oriental Morning Post, January 18, 2011

访民爬塔抗议被判刑两年至六年 (Jilin Petitions Who Climbed Beijing Tower in Protest Sentenced 2-6 Years)
Radio Free Asia, January 18, 2011

Tibetan Democracy Moves Forward, Faces Challenges
Radio Free Asia, January 18, 2011