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, June 09, 2011


全国人大法工委:“独立候选人”没有法律依据 (NPC Law Committee: “Independent Candidates” without Legal Basis
Xinhua News Agency, June 08, 2011
Related news:
China's New Independents Challenge Communist Party Dominance
Christian Science Monitor, June 08, 2011

Hong Kong

Highest Court Seeks Ruling from Beijing
South China Morning Post, June 08, 2011


内蒙运煤车轧死牧民案主犯判死刑 (Truck Driver Sentenced to Death for Killing of Mongol Herder)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 08, 2011

Human Rights Defenders

Euro Parliament Chief Slams Threats of Chinese Dissident
Agence France-Presse, June 09, 2011

黃琦刑滿 妻恐出獄後遭軟禁 (Imprisoned Activist Huang Qi’s Wife Fears He May Be Placed under House Arrest after Prison Release)
Ming Pao, June 09, 2011

四川异议人士陈卫获颁青年人权奖 (Sichuan Dissident Chen Wei Wins Chinese Youth Human Rights Award)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 09, 2011

Land Policy

Blueprint for Fair Demolition Compensation
China Daily, June 09, 2011

Migrant Workers

Guangzhou Tightens Migrants' Permit Checks
Global Times, June 09, 2011


UN Panel Presses China on Tibetan Monks
Associated Press, June 08, 2011
Related information:
China: UN Expert Body Seriously Concerned about Tibetan Monks Reportedly Subjected to Enforced Disappearance
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, June 08, 2011

Rural Issues

浙江农民拦环保厅长举报乡政府排污被关疯人院 (Zhejiang Farmer Blocks Path of Environmental Department Head to Report Pollution, Gets Sent to Psychiatric Institution)
China Youth Daily, June 09, 2011