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.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Bilateral Ties

Culture to Be Pillar Industry
China Daily, February 16, 2012
Related news:
Publishers Will Be Urged to List in Focus on Culture
South China Morning Post, February 16, 2012
Obama Tells Xi China’s Rise Comes with Duty on Trade, Rights
Bloomberg, February 16, 2012

習近平拜登人權交鋒 (Xi and Biden Cross Swords on Human Rights)
Ming Pao, February 16, 2012
Related news:
Xi Vows to Continue Dialogue on Human Rights
China Daily, February 16, 2012

Hong Kong

Rights Lawyer in Hong Kong Poll Bid
Radio Free Asia, February 15, 2012

Human Rights Defenders

质询习近平:高智晟在哪? (Xi, Where's Gao Zhisheng?)
Deutsche Welle, February 15, 2012,,15744149,00.html

Land Policy

Land Dispute Sparks Protests in East China Village
The Associated Press, February 16, 2012

Land Abuses Increase, Greater Oversight Planned
Reuters, February 15, 2012


西藏要求確保意識形態和文化領域絕對安全 (Tibet CPC Head Calls for Real-name IDs Online and on Mobile Networks and More Management of Online Info to Ensure the Absolute Security in the Ideological and Cultural Domain)
China News Service, February 15, 2012


新疆开展“反宗教极端主义”运动 (Xinjiang Holds Anti-Religious Extremism Campaign)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 15, 2012