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.

Friday, January 20, 2012


Court Backs Environment Group
China Daily, January 20, 2012

Human Rights Defenders

When Words Are Crimes in China
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 19, 2012


‘Buried Alive’: A Dissident’s Words Become a Catchphrase
The Wall Street Journal, January 19, 2012

“网站查询身份证不会泄露信息” ("There Won't Be Any Info Leaks If Sites Collect Identity Info)
Southern Metropolis Daily, January 20, 2012


Diplomat Pledges Better Services for Foreign Reporters
Xinhua News Agency, January 20, 2012

国新办主任王晨:新闻发布要作为突发事件处置重要部分 (State Council Info Office Head Wang Chen: Press Conferences Should Be an Important Aspect of Handling Breaking Incidents)
Southern Metropolis Daily, January 20, 2012


China Losing Its 'Population Dividend', Experts Warn
South China Morning Post, January 20, 2012

Protests and Petitions

四川维权村民疑遭报复被判缓刑3年 (Sichuan Villager Exposes Fraud in Land Settlements for Quake Victims, Gets 3-yr Suspended Sentence)
Radio Free Asia, January 19, 2012


中国再次关闭西藏旅游 (China Again Closes Tibet Access during Sensitive Period)
Radio Free Asia, January 19, 2012