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, September 12, 2011

Human Rights Defenders

中國法律專家:非放鬆打壓維權 (Legal Experts: Suppression of Rights Activists Has Not Relaxed)
Ming Pao, September 10, 2011
Related information:
Rights Defender Wang Lihong Sentenced to Nine Months
Human Rights in China, September 09, 2011


Is Your Right to Run an Electoral Fiction?
South China Morning Post, September 10, 2011


Chinese Public Perceive Internet as Major Source of Rumors: Survey
Xinhua News Agency, September 08, 2011

中国新浪网增加自律专员人数 (Sina Increases Staff in Self-Discipline Team, Analysts Say It's to Increase Control)
Radio Free Asia, September 10, 2011

Land Policy

China Officials Told to Be Wary in Demolitions
Associated Press, September 09, 2011

最高法试点拆迁“裁执”分离 防止暴力血拆 (SPC Notice: Separate Ruling to Demolish from the Execution of Demolition to Prevent Bloody Demolitions)
Mirror, September 11, 2011
The relevant SPC notice is available at:
Supreme People's Court, May 06, 2011

Public Health

Lack of Professional Help Is Costing Lives
South China Morning Post, September 11, 2011