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 20, 2011

January 20, 2011

Top news
Bilateral Ties
A Summit in Translation: The Statements behind Hu and Obama’s Polished Political Prose
The Globe and Mail, January 19, 2011

China, US Sign MOU to Establish Governors' Forum
Xinhua News Agency, January 20, 2011

「有人權才有和諧」 奧巴馬高規格接待胡錦濤 公開談人權 (Obama Speaks Openly on Rights: "Only When There Are Human Rights Can a Society Be Harmonious")
Apple Daily, January 20, 2011
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China's Hu Admits Rights Failings
Al Jazeera, January 20, 2011

奥巴马“曾对胡锦涛提出刘晓波问题” (Obama Has Raised Issue of Liu Xiaobo to Hu)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 20, 2011
U.S. - China Joint Statement
January 19, 2011

内蒙作家邬那嘎拟出版新书遭秘密逮捕 (Inner Mongolian Writer Unaga Secretly Detained Post Book Launch)
Radio Free Asia, January 19, 2011

Land Policy
「新拆遷條例」 按市價補償 (New Demolition Regs: Compensation to Be Per Market Value)
Ming Pao, January 20, 2011

国土部:土地违法违规问题依然突出 (Ministry of Land and Resources: Illegal Land Use Remains Prominent)
China News Service, January 20, 2011

Top PLA Post for Ex-president's Son
Shanghai Daily, January 20, 2011

Protests and Petitions
China Police Open Fire on Protesters: Rights Group
China Post, January 20, 2011

Rural Issues
Beijing Farmers to Become Shareholders of Firms
Xinhua News Agency, January 20, 2011

地方两会透露解决社会问题新突破 (Local Congresses Reveal New Breakthroughs in Resolving Social Issues)
Xinhua News Agency, January 20, 2011

各地两会热议食品房价出行等民生话题 (Cost of Food a Hot Topic at Government Sessions across China)
Xinhua News Agency, January 20, 2011