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 14, 2011


低碳省区及城市考核有望全国推广 广东等先试点 (Pilot Scheme for Low-carbon Provinces and Cities in Guangdong)
Economic Information Daily, July 14, 2011

Human Rights

China Fulfills All Targets of Its Human Rights Action Plan
Xinhua News Agency, July 14, 2011
Related information:
Assessment Report on the National Human Rights Action Plan of China (2009-2010)
State Council Information Office, July 2011

Related news:
China Admits "Long Way To Go" for Citizens to Enjoy Human Rights
Reuters, July 13, 2011


薛晓峰昨在省委十届九次全会上发言时透露:中山将打破城里人农村人身份壁垒 (Zhongshan Authorities Vow to Break Urban-Rural Wall)
Guangzhou Daily, July 14, 2011

Human Rights Defender – Ai Weiwei (艾未未)

Ai Weiwei Accepts Teaching Job in Germany
The Guardian, July 14, 2011

发课公司涉嫌偷漏税案听证前夕 数百人士家人律师再次呼吁公开进行 (Hundreds Call for Open Hearing in Ai's Tax Case)
Radio Free Asia, July 13, 2011

Human Rights Defender – Hada

司法机关互打太极 哈达仍被"威胁" (Inner Mongolian Academic Hada Remains "Threatened")
Deutsche Welle, July 14, 2011,,15230339,00.html

Human Rights Defenders

Broken Dreams
South China Morning Post, July 14, 2011

山东湖北维权人士分别被劳教和拘留 (Activists Detained, Sent to Reeducation-Through-Labor in Shandong, Hubei)
Radio Free Asia, July 13, 2011

Land Policy

二度拆迁 西安村民连续集体静坐 (Xi'an: Twice-Evicted and Relocated Villagers Hold Sit-in Protest before Shaanxi Provincial Government Building)
Radio Free Asia, July 13, 2011

Migrant Workers

Migrants to Move into Cheap Public Housing Units
China Daily, July 14, 2011


China's Catholic Church Ordains Another Bishop
Associated Press, July 14, 2011