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.

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Civil Society

Red Cross Shuts Down Branch over 'Chaotic Management'
Shanghai Daily, January 01, 2012

Hong Kong

Official Crossed Line, HKU Poll Chief Says
South China Morning Post, January 03, 2012

Human Rights Defenders

China Set to Punish another Human Rights Activist
The New York Times, January 03, 2012
Related information:
No Verdict Issued in Ni Yulan’s Case
Human Rights in China, December 29, 2011
Liu Xiaobo’s Plea for the Human Spirit
The New York Times, January 03, 2012

维权律师高智晟被关押在新疆沙雅监狱,刑期三年 (Rights Attorney Gao Zhisheng Imprisoned in Xinjiang Jail for Three-Year Term)
Radio Free Asia, January 01, 2012


Hu Says West Is Trying to Divide China by Using Cultural Weapons
Bloomberg, January 03, 2012
Related information:
坚定不移走中国特色社会主义文化发展道路 努力建设社会主义文化强国 (We Shall Not Deter from the Path of Socialist Development and Strive to Built a Strong Nation with Socialist Culture)
Qiushi, January 01, 2012
《求是》谈道德:总体进步 官商学道德缺失 (Qiushi on Morality: Great Progress in General, Some Areas Lacking)
China Review News, January 03, 2012


寧夏拆清真寺 爆發衝突 (Ningxia: Clash between Police and Hui Muslims over Mosque)
Sing Tao Daily, January 03, 2012