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.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


城乡夺水 (How Will Dong'an County, Hunan Choose between Water for Its People or for the City?)
Southern Metropolis Daily, December 09, 2011

Human Rights

US Ambassador Faults China on Rights
The Associated Press, December 14, 2011

Human Rights Defenders - Huang Jinqiu (黄金秋)

Beijing Frees Web Dissident after Eight Years in Jail
Agence France-Presse, December 14, 2011
Related information:
Huang Jinqiu, Writer and Dissident, Released after Eight Years in Prison
Human Rights in China, December 13, 2011


Can China Keep Its Workers Happy?
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 15, 2011

Migrant Workers

国务院督察组来粤督察指导农民工工作 解决农民工问题没再提“城市户口” ("Urban Residency" Not Raised at Recent Meeting on Resolving Migrant Worker Issues)
Southern Metropolis Daily, December 15, 2011

深圳: 打工20年 离“市民”还有多远 (Shenzhen: Work There for 20 Years, But Residency Is Still Far Off)
Southern Metropolis Daily, December 13, 2011


社交媒体再受压 官媒称颠覆性工具 (Official Press: Social Media Is a Subversive Tool)
Radio Free Asia, December 14, 2011

Protests and Petitions

Tension Simmers in Blockaded China Village after Land Protest
Reuters, December 14, 2011


China Dangles More Incentives ahead of Taiwan Election
Reuters, December 14, 2011

Bilateral Ties

美查中國網諜 指解放軍資助 (US Investigation into Electronic Espionage Points to PLA)
Ming Pao, December 14, 2011

Death Penalty

4,000 a Year Executed by China, Activists Say
Associated Press, December 13, 2011


Teachers Banned from Using Harsh Words
China Daily, December 14, 2011

Human Rights Defenders

Activist Couple 'Kept Apart'
Radio Free Asia, December 12, 2011

贵州人权研讨会被取缔重要成员陈西被逮捕 (Guizhou Activist Chen Xi Formally Arrested on Subversion Charges)
Radio Free Asia, December 13, 2011


China's Latest Legal Crackdown
The Wall Street Journal, December 13, 2011

Protests and Petitions

Inside Wukan: the Chinese Village That Fought Back
The Daily Telegraph, December 13, 2011

遭毁約收地 老人自焚跳樓 (Elderly Man Attempts Suicide after Being Forced to Breach Land Contract)
Ming Pao, December 14, 2011