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 17, 2012

Bilateral Ties

US Ambassador Sees China Rights Worsening
Agence France-Presse, January 17, 2012

Human Rights Defenders

Veteran Chinese Dissident Indicted for "Subversive" Poem
Reuters, January 17, 2012
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朱虞夫再被控律师领取起诉书 (Lawyer Receives Written Indictment after Zhu Yufu Again Indicted)
Radio Free Asia, January 16, 2012


China's Micro Blogs Help Fight Corruption
Xinhua News Agency, January 17, 2011


内地清欠农工资十九亿元 (Migrant Workers Paid 1.9b in Back Pay)
Ming Pao, January 16, 2012


我国去年大陆城镇人口数量首次超过农村 (In 2011, China's Urban Population Larger than Rural for First Time)
Xinhua News Agency, January 17, 2012

Protests and Petitions

Chinese Revolt Leader Appointed Village Chief
Voice of America, January 16, 2012

Thousands of Workers Protest at Sanyo's China Plant
Reuters, January 16, 2012

抗议车票难买 深圳民工堵路 (Shenzhen: Migrant Workers Block Road to Protest Difficulty in Purchasing Tickets Home for Spring Festival)
Ming Pao, January 17, 2012

Public Health

China Cancer Village Tests Law against Pollution
Reuters, January 16, 2012