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 10, 2012

Human Rights Defenders

Art Activist Refuses Food
Radio Free Asia, January 09, 2012
For more on Chen Guangcheng, see:
Examination into the Abuse and Extralegal Detention of Legal Advocate Chen Guangcheng and His Family
Human Rights in China, November 01, 2011
Whistle-blower Journalist Mulls Appeal
Radio Free Asia, January 09, 2012
For more on Qi Chonghuai, see:
China’s Conscience
China Rights Forum, 2011, no. 3

Land Policy

China to Step Up Land Reform in '12
China Daily, January 10, 2012


China to Boost Foreign-language Periodicals
Xinhua News Agency, January 09, 2012


Tibet Propaganda Chief Moves to Information Role
South China Morning Post, January 10, 2012

中共党报高度肯定重庆模式 (Party Paper People's Daily Voices Approval for Chongqing Model)
Radio France Internationale, January 09, 2012中国/20120109-中共党报高度肯定重庆模式-0

Public Health

'Cancer Villagers' Blame Polluting Industry
Shanghai Daily, January 10, 2012


青海活佛自焚亡 數百人抬屍抗議 (Qinghai: Living Buddha Self-Immolates)
Ming Pao, January 10, 2012