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.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Bilateral Ties

Human Rights Seen as Key Focus during Chinese VP's Visit
Voice of America, February 09, 2012
Related information:
Improved Human Rights in China Is a Win-Win for U.S. and China
Human Rights in China, February 10, 2012

Hong Kong

蝗虫广告与黄祸图片的背后 (Background: The Anti-Mainland Locust Ad and Yellow Peril Images)
Radio France International, February 11, 2012中国/20120211-蝗虫广告与黄祸图片的背后

Human Rights Defenders

朱虞夫,"一首小诗"判七年 (Zhu Yufu: Seven Years for a Poem)
Deutsche Welle, February 11, 2012,,15735354,00.html
Related information:
Dissident Zhu Yufu Sentenced to Seven Years for “Inciting Subversion”
Human Rights in China, February 10, 2012
Pen Is Subject to the Sword
South China Morning Post, February 13, 2012

Wukan’s Young Activists Embrace New Role
Financial Times, February 12, 2012
Related news:
乌坎选举代表出炉 自主召集会议未实现 (Wukan Elects Committee of 109 Village Reps)
Radio Free Asia, February 12, 2012

Protests and Petitions

镇江民众市府广场“散步” 抗议隐瞒污染水源的真相 (Zhenjiang, Jiangsu: Protest Walk against Pollution Cover-up)
Radio Free Asia, February 12, 2012


A Battle for Tibetan Hearts and Minds
The Guardian, February 12, 2012
Related news:
新华社证实阿坝藏族尼姑自焚消息 (Xinhua Confirms Ngawa Nun's Death)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 13, 2012
Pilgrims May Be Held for Months
Radio Free Asia, February 10, 2012

Tibetan Monks Receive Subsistence Allowances
Xinhua News Agency, February 11, 2012