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 15, 2012

Bilateral Ties

Chinese Blocked Visit by U.S. Religious Freedom Envoy, Advocates Say
The Washington Post, February 15, 2012

Rights Advocates Press White House while China's Xi Visits
Reuters, February 15, 2012,0,3808974.story
Related information:
Congressional Testimony by Geng He, Wife of Disappeared Rights Lawyer Gao Zhisheng
Human Rights in China, February 14, 2012

Video on Xi Brightens up Times Square
China Daily, February 15, 2012

习近平访美伊始遭遇抗议 (Xi Met with Protests from the Start)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 14, 2012

Ethnic Minorities

Call to Strike Ethnic Status from I.D. Cards
South China Morning Post, February 15, 2012

Human Rights Defenders

陳光誠母親女兒情況惹憂慮 (Fears for the Family of Activist Chen Guangcheng)
Ming Pao, February 15, 2012

North Korea

朝鲜31名难民遭到沈阳公安逮捕 (31 NK Refugees Detained in Shenzhen)
Radio Free Asia, February 14, 2012
Related news:
Seoul Urges China Not to Send Back N Koreans
Macau Daily Times, February 15, 2012


Battle of Men and Ideas for Party's Future
South China Morning Post, February 15, 2012

China Unable to Silence Internet Buzz on Police Chief
USA Today, February 15, 2012


China Taps Law Enforcer to Run Uneasy Tibetan Area
The Associated Press, February 15, 2012

Rare Visit to Remote Chinese Region Shows Depth of Tibetan Despair
McClatchy Newspapers, February 14, 2012