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.

Monday, August 15, 2011


Experts to Probe Toxic Dumping
South China Morning Post, August 15, 2011
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云南强调铬渣污染未波及饮用水源 (Yunnan Stresses That Chromium Waste Did Not Seep into Drinking Water)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 14, 2011

Human Rights Defender – Wang Lihong (王荔蕻)

Support for Activist outside Closed Trial: Dozens Show Up as Wang Lihong Appears in a Small Court on Outskirts of Beijing
South China Morning Post, August 13, 2011
Related information:
Lawyers Report Procedural Irregularities at Trial of Rights Activist Wang Lihong
Human Rights in China, August 13, 2011


专家称婚姻法新司法解释保护弱者尚有欠缺 (Expert Notes Deficiencies in Protecting the Weak in New Judicial Explanation on the Marriage Law)
Legal Daily, August 15, 2011

Protests and Petitions

Violent Protest Takes Full Day to Quell
Associated Press, August 14, 2011

大连PX项目引起担忧 数万民众市政集会抗议 (Dalian: Tens of Thousands Protest, Demanding Relocation of Chemical Plant)
Radio Free Asia, August 14, 2011
For images of the Dalian protest, see:

Related news:
大连PX项目停产待搬 (Dalian PX Plant To Be Relocated)
Southern Metropolis Daily, August 15, 2011


Tibetan Detainees Tortured
Radio Free Asia, August 12, 2011


China Sends Anti-terrorism Unit to Restive West
Associated Press, August 13, 2011