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, July 07, 2011


水危机倒逼中国发展战略转型 (Water Crisis Forces Changes to China's Development Strategy )
China Comment, July 07, 2011

Hong Kong

香港观察:突如其来的七一火苗 (Observations From Hong Kong: Heightened Demonstration Fervor on 7/1)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 05, 2011

Human Rights Defender – Ai Weiwei (艾未未)

Freed Chinese Artist Reported to Be Back at Work, Though Barred from Talking to Press
New York Times, July 06, 2011

Human Rights Defenders

Shanghai Lawyer Banned from Home
Radio Free Asia, July 06, 2011


英媒:中国移动显示权力仍然属于党 (UK Media: China Mobile Shows Power Still Concentrated in the Party)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 06, 2011

Protests and Petitions

Beijing Flooded with Petitions
Radio Free Asia, July 06, 2011


Cross-strait Partners on Crime
South China Morning Post, July 06, 2011