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.

Thursday, December 29, 2011


Quake Parents Plan March
Radio Free Asia, December 28, 2011

Human Rights Defenders

Human-rights Lawyer Goes on Trial in China
Al Jazeera, December 29, 2011

涉茉莉花高纯炼案迟迟未判 (Verdict Yet to Be Announced for Sedition Charge against Gao Chunlian)
Radio Free Asia, December 28, 2011

Land Policy

广西三千武警入村抓捕护地农民 (Guangxi: 3K Armed Police Enter Village, Detain Villagers Protecting Their Land)
Radio Free Asia, December 28, 2011

Public Health

Chinese Citizens Sent to Mental Hospitals to Quiet Dissent
USA Today, December 28, 2011


Top Chinese Words Tell Story of Mass Unease
South China Morning Post, December 29, 2011


國台辦:民進黨阻撓小三通多年 (Taiwan Affairs Office: Return to Democratic Progressive Party Rule Would Thwart Progress of Past Three Years)
China Times, December 29, 2011


Police Shoot 7 'Terrorists' in China's Muslim West
Associated Press, December 29, 2011