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, June 15, 2011


Lead Poisoning in China: The Hidden Scourge
New York Times, June 15, 2011

Hong Kong

王光亞:廿三條立法要共識 (Visiting Mainland Official for HK and MO Affairs Speaks on Basic Law State Security Article: A Necessity, But Consensus Should Be Reached for When to Legislate)
Ming Pao, June 15, 2011

Human Rights Defender – Ai Weiwei (艾未未)

Artist Kapoor Cancels China Show over Ai Detention
Agence France-Presse, June 15, 2011


China Blocks Some Web Searches about Migrant Protests
IDG News Service, June 14, 2011

南京环保局就未及时预警污染事件在微博道歉 (Nanjing Environmental Protection Bureau Apologizes for Untimely Reporting of Pollution Incident on Micro-Blog)
Yangtse Evening Post, June 15, 2011


行政诉讼法修订启动 专家建议行政命令可被诉 (Experts Advise Revisions to Administrative Procedure Law)
Beijing News, June 15, 2011

专家建议强制收治必须遵守严格程序 (Experts Propose Strict Procedures for Committing People to Institutions)
Legal Daily, June 15, 2011


In China, Vargas Llosa Criticizes Authoritarian Governments; State Media Ignore Comments
Associated Press, June 15, 2011

Migrant Workers

Unhappy Rural Workers 'Threaten Social Stability'
Reuters, June 15, 2011

憂未來遭歧視 川民工撤走 (Sichuan Migrant Workers Leave Guangdong for Fear of Discrimination)
Ming Pao, June 15, 2011

Protests and Petitions

英媒:各地抗议凸现中国社会紧张 (British Media: Protests Highlight China’s Strained Social Stability)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 14, 2011

Shanghai Cooperation Organization

China, Central Asia Anti-terror Ties Eyed
United Press International, June 14, 2011

胡錦濤:增強上合組織抵禦現實威脅能力 (Hu Jintao at SCO Jubilee Summit: We Must Strengthen the SCO's Ability to Withstand Real Threats)
Radio Television Hong Kong , June 15, 2011
Related news:
Chinese President Charts Priorities for SCO's Development
Xinhua News Agency, June 15, 2011

State Security

China Confirms Extradited Uighur Facing Terror Charges
Reuters, June 14, 2011