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.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011


Smog in Beijing Closes Airport, Raises Risk of Respiratory Diseases
Taiwan News, December 06, 2011

Human Rights Defenders - Chen Guangcheng (陈光诚)

陈光诚处境:松动与打压并行 (Suppression Alleviated and Maintained for Chen)
Deutsche-Welle, December 05, 2011,,15580283,00.html
Related news:
China Eases Grip on Blind Chinese Activist: Sources
Reuters, December 05, 2011


Harassment on Law Advocacy Day
Radio Free Asia, December 05, 2011


UN Climate Talks Looking to China
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 05, 2011


中国:明年底前消除儿童街头乞讨 (China to End Child Begging by End of 2012)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 06, 2011

Protests and Petitions

Shanghai Strike Enters 7th Day
South China Morning Post, December 06, 2011

村民被捕 镇官被困变人质 (Lufeng Land Dispute: Villagers Detained, Officials Surrounded in Protest)
Ming Pao, December 06, 2011

Rural Issues

中国对城乡人非一视同仁 (Urban and Rural Chinese Unequal)
Radio France Internationale, December 05, 2011中国/20111205-中国对城乡人非一视同仁