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.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


China Issues Legal Interpretation to Fight Hacking
Xinhua News Agency, August 29, 2011
The full text of the Interpretation is available at:
最高人民法院、最高人民检察院研究室负责人就《关于办理危害计算机信息系统安全刑事案件应用法律若干问题的解释》答记者问 (Spokesperson Responds to Questions on the SPC, SPP Interpretation)

网帖引发误解 无锡两市民被拘留 (Jiangsu: Two Detained for Spreading Rumors Online)
Southern Metropolis Daily, August 30, 2011

Human Rights Defender – Chen Guangcheng (陈光诚)

陈光诚夫妇被变相囚禁 (Chen Guangcheng and Wife Covertly Imprisoned)
Radio Free Asia, August 29, 2011


China Disney Factory Faces Probe into Sweatshop Suicide Claims
The Guardian, August 27, 2011


刑事诉讼法修正案草案条文及说明 今起公开征求意见 (Draft Amendment to Criminal Procedure Law and Explanation Released Publically for Input)
Legal Daily, August 30, 2011

Migrant Workers

China Takes Aim at Rural Influx
New York Times, August 30, 2011


山东荷泽地下神父被判劳教2年 (Shandong: Underground Priest Ordered to 2 Years Reeducation-Through-Labor)
Radio Free Asia, August 29, 2011


Kirti Monk Sentenced For Murder
Radio Free Asia, August 29, 2011


High Alert ahead of Xinjiang Expo
South China Morning Post, August 30, 2011