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 27, 2011

Human Rights

Chinese U.N. Envoy Urges International Community to Abandon Double Standard on Human Rights
Xinhua News Agency, October 26, 2011
Related information:
Statement by Ambassador Wang Min at the Third Committee of the Sixty-sixth Session of the United Nations General Assembly on Human Rights (Agenda Item 69 6&c)
October 26, 2011


Where an Internet Joke Is Not Just a Joke
New York Times, October 26, 2011


人大修正職業病法 可向政府申醫療救助 (NPC Deliberates Draft Amendment to Occupational Disease Law)
Ming Pao, October 27, 2011


China Issues White Paper on Law
Xinhua News Agency, October 27, 2011

Full text of the white paper:
中国特色社会主义法律体系 (Socialist System of Laws with Chinese Characteristics)
Information Office of the State Council, October 2011

Transcript of the press conference for the release of the white paper:


Experts Challenge China's 1-child Population Claim
Associated Press, October 27, 2011

Public Health

艾滋儿童内地求医无门 其父携子赴港求诊 (HIV/AIDS Activist, Unable to Find Treatment for Son in Mainland, Turns to HK)
Deutsche Welle, October 25, 2011,,15487035,00.html