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, October 14, 2011


村委换届试行组合竞选等新形式 (New Implementing Opinions on Strengthening Election of Village Committee Members Released)
Southern Metropolis Daily, October 14, 2011

Human Rights

‘Increased Disregard of Law’
Radio Free Asia, October 12, 2011
Related information:
2011 Annual Report   
Congressional-Executive Commission on China, October 10, 2011

Human Rights Defender - Ai Weiwei (艾未未)

China Slams Art Magazine for Honouring Ai Weiwei
Reuters, October 13, 2011


王晨:推动党政机关和领导干部积极运用微博 (State Internet Info Office's Wang Chen: On Promoting Party + Gov't Organs and Leading Cadres to Actively Use Microblogs)
China News Service, October 14, 2011
Related information:
Concerning the Development and Administration of Our Country’s Internet
Wang Chen, April 29, 2010

Land Policy

国土部调查称96%地方人员对土地执法满意 (Land and Resources Ministry Survey: 96% of Local Land Officials Satisfied with Enforcement of Land Laws)
The Beijing News, October 14, 2011


Warm Embrace of Red Culture to Win 'New Left'
South China Morning Post, October 14, 2011
Related news:
文化高地正崛起——重庆推进文化建设纪实 (Emergence of a Cultural Highland: Account of Chongqing's Promotion of Culture)
People's Daily, October 11, 2011

Xi’s Politburo May Take Shape as China’s Communist Party Meets
Bloomberg News, October 14, 2011