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, October 13, 2011


民众需求应为信息公开最大推力 (Public Demand Should Be Driving Force in Open Gov't Information)
China Newsweek, October 13, 2011

Hong Kong

港变性人上诉争取婚权 律师:若胜诉将影响深远 (Transsexual Appeals Ruling Barring Marriage)
People's Daily, October 13, 2011

Human Rights Defender - Ai Weiwei (艾未未)

艾未未获评全球最有影响力艺术人 (Ai Weiwei Tops List of 2011's Influential Artists Worldwide)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 13, 2011
Related information:
The Power 100
ArtReview 2011

Human Rights Defender - Chen Guangcheng (陈光诚)

China Paper Chides Officials over Detention of Blind Activist
Reuters, October 12, 2011
不应将陈光诚事件意识形态化 (The Chen Guangcheng Incident Should Not Become Ideologized)
Global Times, October 12, 2011

Human Rights Defender - Zhou Xiahuan (左小环)

China Activist Charged with Subversion Languishes
Associated Press, October 13, 2011


Chinese Military Mobilises Cybermilitias
Financial Times, October 12, 2011


'China Is Trying to Deflect Global Attention from Tibetan Issue'
Times News Network, October 13, 2011