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 19, 2011

Civil Society

'Leftover' Relief Donations Diverted
South China Morning Post, December 17, 2011

Human Rights Defenders - Gao Zhisheng (高智晟)

高智晟妻:中共完全无视人权 (Gao Returned to Prison; Wife: The Party Completely Disregards Human Rights)
Ming Pao, December 18, 2011
Related news:
Beijing Court Withdraws Probation on Ex-lawyer Convicted of Overthrowing State
Xinhua News Agency, December 16, 2011


China Tightens Internet Control, Orders Microblog Users to Use True Identity
Taiwan News, December 17, 2011
Related information:
北京市微博客发展管理若干规定 (Several Regulations of Beijing Municipality on the Administration of Microblog Development)
Information Office of the Beijing Municipal People's Government et al, December 16, 2011


粤广播电视播音讲方言须报批 《广东省国家通用语言文字规定》明年3月1日起施行,违反规定拒不改正将处分主管人员 (New Guangdong Regs: Beginning March 1, Use of Cantonese in Mass Broadcast Requires Approval, Executives Can Be Penalized for Violations)
Southern Metropolis Daily, December 18, 2011
Related news:
粵語播音須報准 民轟「弱智」 (Guangdongers Blast New Application Requirements for Using Cantonese in Mass Media as "Idiotic")
Apple Daily, December 19, 2011

Related information:
广东省国家通用语言文字规定 (Regulations of Guangdong Province on the Use of the National Language)
Guangdong Provincial People's Government, December 12, 2011


China to Upgrade Detention Houses
Xinhua News Agency, December 18, 2011

Protests and Petitions

Wukan Siege: Rebel Chinese Villagers Reject Resolution Talks
The Daily Telegraph, December 18, 2011


Dozens ‘Disappeared’ after Assault
Radio Free Asia, December 16, 2011