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.

Friday, July 22, 2011


天津海河因污染物出现大面积死鱼 (Massive Amount of Fish Found Dead from Pollutants in Tianjin's Haihe River)
China Foto Press, July 22, 2011

Hong Kong

Teachers-to-be Fear Plans for 'Brainwashing'
South China Morning Post, July 22, 2011

Human Rights Defenders

广西4律师涉嫌伪证罪被抓 各地律师组援助团 (Lawyers across China Voice Support for Harassed Lawyers Group in Beihai)
Legal Evening News, July 22, 2011
Related news:
全国律协就律师在广西北海办案受阻发表声明 (All China Lawyers Associate Issues Statement on Harassment of Group of Lawyers in Beihai)
Legal Daily, July 22, 2011

Related information:
Guangxi Rights Defense Lawyer Yang Zaixin Formally Arrested
Human Rights in China, July 05, 2011


内蒙古政府出台新政策保护矿区农牧民利益 (Inner Mongolian Government Issues New Policy Safeguarding the Interests of Herders in Mining Region)
Radio Free Asia, July 22, 2011
Related information:
关于进一步规范矿业开发秩序依法保护环境保障民生的指导意见 (Guiding Opinions on Further Regulating the Development Order of the Mining Industry while Protecting the Environment and Guaranteeing People's Livelihood in Accordance with the Law)
Inner Mongolian Autonomous Regional People's Government, July 13, 2011


偵查記者風險高 民間行內具聲望 (Investigative Reporting a High-risk Job)
Ming Pao, July 22, 2011

Public Health

Touch of Insanity Sullies Mental Health Care
Caixin, July 22, 2011


China to Ordain More Non-Vatican Bishops
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 22, 2011


Ban on Islamic Dress Sparked Uygur Attack
South China Morning Post, July 22, 2011
Related news:
新疆遇襲倖存女警:「未見過如此恐怖雙眼」 (One Policewoman's Account of Hotan Violence: "Never Have I Seen Anything So Horrifying")
Ming Pao, July 22, 2011