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.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Bilateral Ties

温家宝:支持阿拉伯之春人民变革诉求 (Premier Wen Jiabao: We Support the People's Demand for Change in the Arab Spring)
Radio France Internationale, January 16, 2012中国/20120116-温家宝:支持阿拉伯之春人民变革诉求


Arid Capital to Get Water from Key Project
China Daily, January 14, 2012

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Mothers Protest Growing Number of Women from China Giving Birth in Hong Kong
Taiwan News, January 16, 2012

Protests and Petitions

Village Has New Party Branch after Protests
Xinhua News Agency, January 15, 2012
Related news:
烏坎村設重新選舉籌備小組 (Wukan Village Forms Election Preparatory Group)
Ming Pao, January 15, 2012
访民成功解救被关在驻京办黑监狱的访民 (Petitioners Retrieve Fellow Petitioners Locked in Beijing Black Jail)
Radio Free Asia, January 15, 2012

Rural Issues

农民宅基地使用权任何人都无权剥夺 (Premier Wen: No One Has the Right to Deny Rural Residents Their Land Use Rights Where They Live)
Xinhua News Agency, January 16, 2012
Related information:
中国农业和农村的发展道路 (The Path of Development For Agricultural and Rural China)
Qiushi, January 16, 2012


Taiwan Backs Ma, But Unease over China Remains
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 14, 2012


Chinese Forces Reportedly Open Fire on Protesting Tibetans
The New York Times, January 15, 2012


Unending Plight for Uyghur Petitioners
Radio Free Asia, January 15, 2012