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.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

February 22, 2011

Top news
Protests and Petitions
'Jasmine' Protest Plea Set to Fall on Deaf Ears
South China Morning Post, February 22, 2011

China Co-Opts Social Media to Head Off Unrest
The Wall Street Journal, February 22, 2011

China Moves to Squelch Dissent while Requesting Patience
McClatchy Newspapers, February 22, 2011

China's Security Tzar Warns over 'Jasmine Revolution'
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 21, 2011

官報:「行為藝術」不成氣候 (Official Paper Labels China's Jasmine Revolution Rallies "Performance Art")
Ming Pao, February 22, 2011

維權律師重傷 促警憑良心破案 擬赴茉莉花集會 被套麻袋圍毆 (Rights Defense Lawyer Beaten)
Ming Pao, February 22, 2011

維權者未獲釋 冉雲飛被抄家 (Rights Defenders Remain Detained, Ran Yunfei's Home Searched)
Ming Pao, February 22, 2011

China Official Flees to Canada with $14mln
Agence France-Presse, February 22, 2011

反腐:民间反腐网站“屡立战功” (Popular Website Exposes Corruption)
Radio Free Asia, February 21, 2011

Survey: More Sea Islands Disappear in China
Xinhua News Agency, February 22, 2011

Nation Plans for Hukou Reform
Global Times, February 22, 2011

Human Rights Defender – Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波)
突破封锁网上现身 刘霞称情绪面临崩溃 (Liu Xiaobo's Wife Re-appears Online Last Week)
Radio Free Asia, February 20, 2011

Migrant Workers
China's Annual Long March
The Los Angeles Times, February 20, 2011,0,2182374,full.story

Protests and Petitions
河北与湖北民师大规模上访 (Private Teachers in Heibei and Hubei in Mass Protest )
Radio Free Asia, February 22, 2011