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, November 21, 2011


Drugs Chief Who Netted 24m Yuan Put on Trial
South China Morning Post, November 21, 2011


网曝广西陆川钛铁矿盗采猖獗致致农田河道被毁 (Netizens Expose Rampant Destruction of Farmland and Rivers Caused by Illegal Ilmenite Mining in Guangxi Lu Chuan)
Zhejiang Online, November 21, 2011

Human Rights Defenders -- Ai Weiwei, 艾未未

網民裸照聲援艾未未 (Netizen Nudity in Support of Ai Weiwei)
Apple Daily, November 20, 2011

Ai Weiwei Photographs in 'Pornography' Probe
South China Morning Post, November 19, 2011


山東化工廠爆炸14死5傷 (14 Dead 5 Injured in Shandong Chemical Plant Explosion )
Hong Kong Daily News, November 21, 2011
Workers Strike Over Wages in Dongguan
Reuters, November 18, 2011

Land Policy

女子裸身維房屋權 身披白布申冤被拉 (Woman Arrested for Wearing Petition in Public to Defend her Housing Rights)
Metro Daily, November 21, 2011


After a Horrific Crash, a Stark Depiction of Injustice in China
New York Times, November 18, 2011

Migrant Workers

Migrants Claim Rights to Local High Schools
South China Morning Post, November 20, 2011

Public Health

China Eyes Expansion of AIDS Interventions
Xinhua News Agency, November 21, 2011


達賴:僧尼自焚感非常擔憂 (Dalai Lama: Concern Over Self-immolation of Monks and Nuns)
Ming Pao, November 19, 2011