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.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Bilateral Ties

China Reaches Out to Myanmar's Suu Kyi
Reuters, December 15, 2011


China Wants to Ban Movie Content That Disturbs Social Stability in Latest Tightening of Media
Associated Press, December 15, 2011
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Draft Law Designed to Boost Film Industry, Curb Harmful Content
Global Times, December 15, 2011

中华人民共和国电影产业促进法(征求意见稿) (Law of the People's Republic of China on the Promotion of Films [Draft Soliciting Input])
State Council, December 15, 2011


Western China City Seeks to Banish Muslim Veil
Reuters, December 15, 2011
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新疆伊宁开展“淡化宗教意识 崇尚文明健康生活”活动 (Ghulja [Yining] Holds "Dilute Religious Consciousness and Advocate a Civilized and Health Life" Campaign)
Ghulja Municipal Government, December 15, 2011

Protests and Petitions

Provincial Chinese Officials Seek to End Village Revolt
The New York Times, December 15, 2011

烏坎5000村民遊行籲中央介入 (5K Villagers Protest, Calling on Central Authorities' Intervention)
Ming Pao, December 16, 2011

反淘宝联盟中联办及港交所请愿 抗议垄断式霸权及黑势力打压 (Anti-Taobao Alliance Cross Border to HK to Protest before Mainland Liaison Office and HK Stock Exchange)
Radio Free Asia, December 15, 2011


逾千漢藏學生校園群毆 (Chengdu: Several Injuries in Tibet-Han School Brawl)
Ming Pao, December 16, 2011