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, September 16, 2011


化工廠棄廢渣 村民集體爛皮膚 (Chemical Pollution in Village Water Causes Skin Ulcers)
Ming Pao, September 16, 2011


Independent Poll Candidates on the Rise in China
Associated Press, September 16, 2011

Shanghai Fire Victims' Families Fight for Justice
Reuters, September 15, 2011

Human Rights Defenders

吴乐宝涉嫌颠覆国家政权罪逮捕 张林及李文革被行政拘留 (Democracy Activist Wu Yuebao Formally Arrested on Subversion Charges)
Radio Free Asia, September 15, 2011


Training Online PR Teams
Radio Free Asia, September 15, 2011

Protests and Petitions

Chinese Petitioners Detained during Biden's Visit
Associated Press, September 15, 2011


牧师张荣亮服刑七年获释 家庭教会仍遭当局持续打压 (House Church Pastor Released after Seven Years in Prison, But Harassment of Practitioners Still Continues)
Radio Free Asia, September 15, 2011


报告:中国9类纠纷引发社会矛盾 (Report: 9 Types of Disputes That Lead to Problems in Society)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 16, 2011


Deportees' Whereabouts Unknown
Radio Free Asia, September 15, 2011

Militants Had No Overseas Terror Links, Official Says
South China Morning Post, September 16, 2011