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, December 01, 2011

Economic Development

China Drift toward More State Control "Troubling": U.S.
Reuters, November 30, 2011


Move to Ban Disposable Chopsticks for Good
China Daily, December 01, 2011

Human Rights Defenders - Ai Weiwei (艾未未)

代理艾未未稅案 律師行被搜 (Law Firm Representing Ai's Tax Case Searched)
Ming Pao, December 01, 2011

Human Rights Defenders - Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波)

In New Book from Dissident, a Warning on China
The New York Times, December 01, 2011


刑诉法应赋予死刑犯申请特赦权 (Experts: Those Sentenced to Death Should Get Right to Apply for Amnesty)
Legal Daily, December 01, 2011


北京规定保安公司截访最高可罚10万 (Beijing: Public Security Companies May Be Fined up to 100K for Detaining Petitioners)
The Beijing Times, December 01, 2011

Protests and Petitions

Protest Application Calls for Rejoicing
South China Morning Post, December 01, 2011  

病人上訪爭補貼 警察不敢攔 (Police Don't Interfere with HIV/AIDS Patients Protesting before Finance Ministry)
Ming Pao, December 01, 2011

湖南上千民办代课教师省政府上访被打压 (Hunan Teachers and Representatives Harassed, Detained when Petitioning Provincial Govt)
Radio Free Asia, November 30, 2011