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.

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Top News: Human Rights Defenders

Verdict Pending in Trial of Dissident Writer Zhu Yufu
South China Morning Post, February 01, 2012

Zhejiang-based dissident
Zhu Yufu (朱虞夫) was tried on January 31 by the Hangzhou Municipal Intermediate People's Court on charges of inciting subversion of state power. A verdict is expected to be announced later in February. Zhu, a co-founder of the China Democratic Party, was detained in March 2011 during the crackdown on the "jasmine rallies" inspired by the Arab Spring.
Related information:
Poem Cited among Evidence in Zhu Yufu’s “Incitement” Trial; No Verdict
Human Rights in China, January 31, 2012


民间人士联名致信全国人大 各级代表须公开联系方式 (Activists and Scholars to People's Congress Calling: Public Contact for Congress Reps at All Levels)
Radio Free Asia, January 31, 2012

Hong Kong

Hospitals May Ban Mainland Mothers
South China Morning Post, February 01, 2012


“老大哥在看着你”:外国记者北京工作纪实 (Big Brother's Watching: Record of a Foreign Journalist in Beijing)
Deutsche Welle, January 31, 2012,,15704666,00.html

Protests and Petitions

China Rebel Village Takes Halting Democratic Step
Reuters, February 01, 2012


中国并未打赢文化之战 (China Has Not Won the Culture War)
Radio France Interantionale, January 31, 2012中国/20120131-中国并没赢文化之战


Monks, Nuns Abandon Monasteries
Radio Free Asia, January 31, 2012

Two Die in Assaults on Police in Sichuan
Xinhua News Agency, February 01, 2012