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.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Candidates Pressured ahead of Poll
Radio Free Asia, October 21, 2011

Human Rights Defender - Chen Guangcheng (陈光诚)

China Cuts Access to Lawyer Who Fought One-child Policy
McClatchy Newspapers, October 24, 2011


Watch Workers Strike over Time
Xinhua News Agency, October 25, 2011

Land Policy

Chinese See Communist Land Sales Hurting Mao’s Poor to Pay Rich
Bloomberg News, October 24, 2011


China Mulls New Tax for Environmental Protection
Xinhua News Agency, October 24, 2011

“被精神病”责任人或被追究刑责 (Mental Health Law Draft: Those Deliberately Committing People for Psychiatric Treatment May Be Investigated for Accountability)
Southern Weekend, October 24, 2011

中国修法增加警察查验身份证范围 (Draft Amendment Increases Scope of Police Inspection of IDs)
Deutsche Welle, October 24, 2011,,15483573,00.html


西藏喇嘛印度抗議 (India: Tibetans Protest before Chinese Embassy in Support of Self-immolating Monks)
Ming Pao, October 25, 2011