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, January 05, 2012


Thought Control Called for at Universities
South China Morning Post, January 05, 2012
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习近平会见高校党建工作会议代表 (Xi Jinping Meets with Representatives at School Party Work Conference)
CCTV, January 04, 2012

Food Security

食品安全事件层出不穷 (More Food Safety Incidents Emerge)
Southern Daily, January 04, 2012


China Media: Propaganda Vow
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 05, 2012

China to Start U.S. Channel as State Media Takes Culture Abroad
Bloomberg, January 05, 2012


四川數千人罷工 千警鎮壓 (1K Police Turn Out as 1K+ Sichuan Workers Strike)
Ming Pao, January 05, 2012

Migrant Workers

广东河南将先行取消农民工称谓 (Guangdong and Henan to Change How They Refer to Migrant Workers)
Chutian Metropolis Daily, January 05, 2012


2011,网络战的现实与未来 (State of Cyber Warfare in 2011 and Its Future)
Southern Weekend, January 04, 2012

Protests and Petitions

All's Calm, Petition Officer is Happy
China Daily, January 05, 2012


China Says Xinjiang Kidnappers Were on "Holy War"
Reuters, January 04, 2012