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, December 12, 2011

Human Rights Defenders

Mystery Surrounds Dutch Human Rights Award
Radio Netherlands Worldwide, December 10, 2011
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倪玉兰家人“变卦” 要公开接受荷兰人权奖 (Ni Yulan's Family "Changes Their Mind", Want to Openly Accept Dutch Rights Award)
Voice of America, December 11, 2011
维权人士王荔蕻刘沙沙获中国良心奖 (Activists Wang Lihong and Liu Shasha Awarded China's Conscience Prize)
Voice of America, December 11, 2011


Official Calls for Healthy Online Culture
Xinhua News Agency, December 12, 2011

网络文化建设和管理经验交流会在镇江召开 (Forum on Building and Administering Internet Culture Held in Zhenjiang)
Xinhua News Agency, December 11, 2011


浙江近千工人讨薪上访遭暴力驱散 (Zhejiang: Protest by ~1K Workers for Back Pay Broken Up through Violence)
Radio Free Asia, December 09, 2011


'Opening-up to Continue'
China Daily, December 12, 2011


Death in Custody Follows Fresh Unrest in Chinese Village
Reuters, December 11, 2011

Protests and Petitions

最高检:明年利用现有专线网线路全面推行视频接访 (SPP: Video Petitioning Services Planned for 2012)
Legal Daily, December 12, 2011

Public Health

China Faces Severe Plasma Shortage
Xinhua News Agency, December 12, 2011


Tibetan Who Set Self on Fire in Protest Dies: Group
Associated Press, December 09, 2011