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, November 17, 2011


Access to Full Smog Data Still Out of Sight
South China Morning Post, November 17, 2011

Human Rights Defenders

Jasmine Activist 'Tortured'
Radio Free Asia, November 16, 2011

秦永敏突遭抄家及扣押 涉茉莉花陈卫月内开庭 (Wuhan: Activist Qin Yongmin Detained, His Home Searched)
Radio Free Asia, November 16, 2011


公安部:非正常死亡挂牌督办案件须限期查结 (Ministry of Public Security to Investigate Unnatural Deaths in Dentention Centers)
The Beijing News, November 16, 2011

Related news:
China Probes Unnatural Death in Detention Centers
Xinhua News Agency, November 17, 2011

Public Health

5名“被精神病”受害人致信全国人大法工委 (Five Victims of Forcible Institutionalization Appeal to NPC Legal Committee on Mental Health Law and Civil Procedure Law)
Radio Free Asia, November 16, 2011

Protests and Petitions

北京警方证实天安门男子自焚事件 (Beijing Confirm Confirm Self-Immolation in Tian'anmen Square)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 17, 2011


Abbot Urges China to Help Stop Self-immolations
Financial Times, November 16, 2011