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 28, 2011


Beijing Woman Wins Nomination
Radio Free Asia, October 27, 2011

Human Rights Defenders

女网民涉嫌颠覆国家被捕 (Shaanxi Netizen Wang Lin Arrested on Suspicion of Subversion)
Radio Free Asia, October 27, 2011

Land Policy

Officials Sentenced in Trial over Land-use Graft
Shanghai Daily, October 27, 2011


人大法工委官员回应刑诉法修正草案部分条款质疑 (NPC Reps Respond to Certain Provisions in Draft Criminal Procedure Law Amendment Called into Question)
China News Service, October 27, 2011
Transcript of the press conference for the release of the Socialist System of Laws with Chinese Characteristics white paper:
加强反恐怖工作有关问题的决定草案有修改 对恐怖活动的定义表述更清晰 (Definition of Terrorist Activity Revised in Draft Decision)
Legal Daily, October 28, 2011
Related news:
China's Top Legislature to Vote on Law Amendments Concerning Military Service, Anti-terror Efforts
Xinhua News Agency, October 27, 2011

Protests and Petitions

Hundreds Protest over Tax Dispute in Eastern China
Associated Press, October 27, 2011


Explosion at Chinese Government Building in Tibet
Reuters, October 28, 2011