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, February 17, 2012


Scandal May End Rise of Bo Xilai, Party Official in China
The New York Times, February 16, 2012
Wang Lijun Defection Part of China Power Struggle against Xi Jinping: Reports
Taiwan News, February 16, 2012

On the Wang Lijun Incident: Who’s the Biggest Loser?
Human Rights in China, February 16, 2012
Woman in Top Job, But They're Few and Far Between
South China Morning Post, February 17, 2012