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, July 13, 2011

Civil Society

中国草根NGO有望转正 (Registration Situation for Chinese NGOs Holds Promise)
Deutsche Welle, July 13, 2011,,15227847,00.html

Hong Kong

香港特首人选浮台面 王光亚指点条件引批评 (State Council Directives for Choosing Hong Kong's Next Chief Executive Draws Criticism)
Radio Free Asia, July 12, 2011
Related news:
香港观察:今年香港的温度特别高 (Politics Running Especially Hot This Summer in Hong Kong)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 12, 2011
Radio Broadcasters Seek to Overcome Limitations in Hong Kong
Voice of America, July 12, 2011

Human Rights

China's 1st Human Rights Action Plan Accomplished
Xinhua News Agency, July 12, 2011
Related news:
中国将制定新一期国家人权行动计划 (China to Draft New Human Rights Action Plan for 2012-2015)
Xinhua News Agency, July 13, 2011

Human Rights Defender – Ai Weiwei (艾未未)

Ai Weiwei's Firm Granted Hearing with Tax Agency
Associated Press, July 13, 2011

Human Rights Defenders

First, They Came for the Lawyers
Foreign Policy, July 12, 2011


社科院蓝皮书:中国已成全球新媒体用户第一大国 (CASS Blue Book: China Has Most Users of New Media), July 12, 2011
Related news:
China Websites Fall Victim to New Controls: Study
Agence France-Presse, July 13, 2011
網民轟京滬高鐵豆腐渣 (Netizens Expose Faulty Construction in Beijing-Shanghai High Speed Rail)
Ming Pao, July 13, 2011
Related information:
All Eyes on China’s New High-speed Rail
China Media Project, July 13, 2011

Land Policy

Call for Land Reform
Radio Free Asia, July 12, 2011

Escavator Crushes Farmer to Death
South China Morning Post, July 13, 2011
Related news:
Highway Protest after Villager's Death
Shanghai Daily, July 13, 2011