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 23, 2011


Independent Poll Candidates Harassed
South China Morning Post, June 23, 2011

Related information:
Direct Elections Advocate Yao Lifa Missing
HRIC Bulletin, June 22, 2011

Human Rights Defender – Ai Weiwei (艾未未)

Chinese Activist Ai Weiwei Freed, But Silenced
The Globe and Mail, June 23, 2011

Related news:
艾未未 :1年內不准twitter (Ai: No Twitter for a Year)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 23, 2011

艾未未說:我就像這事沒有發生過 (Ai Weiwei: It's as If Nothing Happened)
Deutsche Welle, June 22, 2011,,15183420,00.html

Human Rights Defender – Xu Zerong (徐泽荣)

HK Scholar Freed from Guangdong Prison
Radio Television Hong Kong , June 23, 2011


China Restricts Popular Report-a-bribe Websites
Associated Press, June 22, 2011


'We Can't Contain Our Anger Any Longer'
South China Morning Post, June 23, 2011

Land Policy

成都市新繁镇出动民兵抢占农民土地 (Chengdu Dispatches People's Militia to Seize Peasants' Land)
Radio Free Asia, June 22, 2011


Former Village Official Detained
Radio Free Asia, June 22, 2011

Protests and Petitions

广州市委书记:增城聚众滋事根源系社会管理滞后 (Guangzhou Gov't: Mass Unrest Result of Insufficient Social Supervision)
Southern Daily, June 23, 2011

群众演员扮保安驱村民 (Extras Hired to Play Security to Drive Off Protesting Villagers)
The Beijing News, June 22, 2011
Related news:
Movie Extras Hired to Stop Villagers' Protests
Shanghai Daily, June 23, 2011