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 08, 2012

Bilateral Ties

Up to 10,000 Myanmar Refugees Seek Refuge in China
Reuters, February 07, 2012


China Alert after Yangtze Spill
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 08, 2012

Hong Kong

Policing of Li Visit to HKU Defended
South China Morning Post, February 08, 2012


CCP Proposes Cells for Microblogs
Radio Free Asia, February 07, 2012
Related news:
中共將設黨組織 直接監管微博 (Party to Set Up Branches at Microblogging Offices)
United Daily News, February 06, 2012
北京规定3月16日后 微博不实名不能发言 (Beijing Ultimatum: Real-name Registration by March 16 or No More Microblogging)
Southern Metropolis Daily, February 08, 2012

中国工信部:微博管理是执政需要 (Info Ministry: Microblog Administration Is a Necessity for Holding Power)
Deutsche Welle, February 07, 2012,,15723898,00.html


China Eyes 13% Annual Minimum Wage Rise
China Daily, February 08, 2012


Xinhua Affiliate Begins HK Trade
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 08, 2012

Migrant Workers

Farmer-turned Workers Settle in Urban Home
Xinhua News Agency, February 08, 2012

Protests and Petitions

元宵节天津、上海访民到高院市政府抗议 (Petitioners Protest in Tianjin and Shanghai on Lantern Festival)
Radio Free Asia, February 07, 2012