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 20, 2011


中国两贪官处死刑 贪腐问题有救 (Does Killing Corrupt Officials Solve the Corruption Problem?)
Radio Free Asia, July 19, 2011

Human Rights Defender – Ai Weiwei (艾未未)

艾未未"逃税"案 律师拒绝查帐安排 (Ai's Lawyer Petitions to See the Books)
Deutsche Welle, July 19, 2011,,15252239,00.html

Human Rights Defender – Gao Zhisheng (高智晟)

Gao Release Date Nears
Radio Free Asia, July 19, 2011

Human Rights Defenders

吴乐宝遭拘捕抄家  朋友相约探望“被喝茶” (Wu Yuebao Detained and Subjected to House Search)
Radio Free Asia, July 19, 2011

“北海四律师被拘案”律师团酒店遭围攻 (Lawyers Group Organized to Represent Beihai Lawyers under Investigation for Fraud Harassed at Hotel)
Southern Metropolis Daily, July 20, 2011


China's Online Population Rises to 485 Million
The Globe and Mail, July 20, 2011

Public Health

Slower Spread Reported in AIDS-plagued Chinese Province
Xinhua News Agency, July 20, 2011


习近平西藏60周年讲话态度强硬 (Xi Jiping Takes Tough Stance on Tibet in 60th Anniversary Speech)
Radio Free Asia, July 19, 2011
Related news:
Xi Jinping: China Will 'Smash' Tibet Separatism
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 19, 2011


Deaths in China Ethnic Violence
Al Jazeera, July 20, 2011