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, February 03, 2012

Bilateral Ties

默克爾訪華 打宗教自由牌 (Merkel Raises Freedom of Religion during China Visit)
Ming Pao, February 03, 2012


79 Pct of Wetlands Poorly Protected
Xinhua News Agency, February 02, 2012

Hong Kong

HK Ad Opposes Birth Trips by Mainland Women
China Daily, February 03, 2012

HK's China Policies Spur Clash with Mainland Cousins
Reuters, February 03, 2012

Human Rights Defenders

Chinese Lawyer Barred from Meeting with Merkel
The Associated Press, February 03, 2012

组织访民春晚赵振甲被刑拘 蚌埠异见人士钱进被警方传讯 (Liaoning Petitioner Criminally Arrested after Organizing Spring Festival Dinner for Petitioners)
Radio Free Asia, February 02, 2012


Draft on Occupational Illness Published
Xinhua News Agency, February 03, 2012
Related information:
职业病诊断与鉴定管理办法 (修订征求意见稿) (Regulations on the Administration of Diagnosis and Identification of Occupational Diseases [Revised Draft])
Ministry of Health, February 03, 2012


中国媒体海外扩张但收效甚微 (Analysts: Little Effect Yet with China's Media Expansion Abroad)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 02, 2012

Protests and Petitions

怀化库区10万民众6年维权不果 酝酿大规模抗议游行 (100+ Hunan Village Reps Gather to Demand Dialogue with Mayor and Party Secretary)
Radio Free Asia, February 02, 2012


Controls Slapped on Pilgrims
Radio Free Asia, February 02, 2012

Monks Run Amok
Global Times, February 03, 2012