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, September 01, 2011


Toxic River Dumpers Facing Court Action
South China Morning Post, September 01, 2011


微博为实现言论自由提供平台 (Beijing Court Verdict: Microblogs Are a Platform for the Realization of Free Speech)
Southern Metropolis Daily, September 01, 2011

Land Policy

城中村改造半夜拆房 三百打手村民受伤 (Henan: Several Injured in Late-night Shantytown Demolition)
Radio Free Asia, August 31, 2011


专家称刑诉法修订内容有利于犯罪嫌疑人人权保护 (Experts: Draft Criminal Procedure Law Amendment Protect the Human Rights of Suspects)
Xinhua News Agency, September 01, 2011


Police Pull Notice after Web Users' Complaints
Global Times, September 01, 2011
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老人复印上访材料遭店家举报 公安局截访 (Elderly Man Kept from Petitioning after Copy Shop Owner Reports Him for Photocopy Petitioning Materials)
New Express, August 31, 2011   


Tibetan Monks Jailed over Self-Immolation
Associated Press, September 01, 2011


Suspected Uygur Attacks Thwarted, State Media Says
Reuters, September 01, 2011