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.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Human Rights Defender - Chen Guangcheng (陈光诚)

软禁维权盲人山东维稳怪圈 (Vicious Circle of Stability Maintenance for Blind Activist under House Arrest)
Yazhou Zhoukan, November 06, 2011
Related news:
Activists Slam US Studio for Filming in China City
Associated Press, October 31, 2011


Officials Say Beijing's Free Wi-Fi Will Be Safe
China Daily, October 31, 2011


当局关闭内蒙古主要网站 防止牧民被压死事件反弹 (Authorities Shut Down Popular Mongolian Site after Herder Death)
Radio Free Asia, October 28, 2011


China Defines Terrorism to Win Global Support
Associated Press, October 29, 2011
Related information:
关于加强反恐怖工作有关问题的决定 (Decision on Several Issues in Strengthening Anti-Terrorism Work)
Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, October 29, 2011


Senior Leader Stresses Supervision by Public
Xinhua News Agency, October 30, 2011
Related information:
Media Czar: Be Docile, But Profitable
China Media Project, October 31, 2011


“只生一个好”到底好不好? (Is the One Child Policy a Good Thing in the End?)
Deutsche Welle, October 28, 2011,,15473708,00.html

Rural Issues

农村治理新局 (A New Office for Rural Governance)
Outlook Weekly, October 31, 2011
Related news:
China Land Grab Disputes Spread West, Hit New High
Reuters, October 31, 2011

Protests and Petitions

河南公安醉酒撞死五人 引发民愤千人围观斥警 (Drunk Officer Kills Five, Sparks Protest)
Radio Free Asia, October 30, 2011