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 31, 2012


No Easy Fix as Huge Spill Threatens Liuzhou's Water
South China Morning Post, January 31, 2012

Human Rights Defenders

Another Chinese Dissident on Trial for Subversion
The Associated Press, January 31, 2012


China's State TV Making Huge Global Expansion
The Associated Press, January 31, 2012

Protests and Petitions

江西5千人包圍警局 (Jiangxi: 5k Surround Police Station in Protest)
Ming Pao, January 30, 2012


中国官媒称西方和达赖喇嘛歪曲藏区真相 (Official Media: West and Dalai Lama Distorting the Truth)
Radio France Internationale, January 30, 2012中国/20120130-中国官媒称西方和达赖喇嘛歪曲藏区真相

青海藏人抗议警拘六人 甘南路障查外地车辆 (Six Protesting Tibetans Detained in Qinghai)
Radio Free Asia, January 30, 2012

西藏官员促加强警力确保拉萨稳定 (Lhasa Officials Urge More Police to Maintain Stability)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 31, 2012


Xinjiang to Recruit 8,000 Police Officers to Boost Security in Rural Areas
Xinhua News Agency, January 30, 2012