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.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


Sichuan Petitioners Get Rare Visit
Radio Free Asia, September 20, 2011

Human Rights

Chinese Scholars Propose Independent Human Rights Commission
Xinhua News Agency, September 21, 2011

Land Policy

Two Deaths in Forced Demolition
Radio Free Asia, September 20, 2011

Protests and Petitions

撤县级驻京办政令成空 访民控诉截访关押继续 (Petitioners Say Interceptions Continue after Closing of County-level Government Offices in Beijing)
Radio Free Asia, September 20, 2011

Public Health

HIV Victim's Family Fights for Burns Aid
China Daily, September 21, 2011

Vaccine Linked to Death, Illnesses
Radio Free Asia, September 20, 2011

小儿麻痹症病毒从巴基斯坦传入中国 (WHO: Polio Spreads to China from Pakistan)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 21, 2011

Rural Issues

中國城鄉差距全球居前 (China Leads in Urban-Rural Gap)
Ming Pao, September 21, 2011