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 17, 2012


我国2/3城市缺水 将实行最严格水资源管理 (2/3s of Chinese Cities Face Water Shortages)
Southern Metropolis Daily, February 17, 2012

Human Rights Defenders

陈光诚及母亲再度与外界失联 二十网民因声援车贴被盘问 (Chen Guangcheng Supporters Questioned by Police after Pasting Support Decals on Their Cars)
Radio Free Asia, February 16, 2012


郑州要求网吧开业须另缴三十万守法金 (Henan Capital Requires 300K Good-faith Compliance Fund from New Net Cages)
Radio Free Asia, February 16, 2012


Scandal May End Rise of Bo Xilai, Party Official in China
The New York Times, February 16, 2012
Wang Lijun Defection Part of China Power Struggle against Xi Jinping: Reports
Taiwan News, February 16, 2012

On the Wang Lijun Incident: Who’s the Biggest Loser?
Human Rights in China, February 16, 2012
Woman in Top Job, But They're Few and Far Between
South China Morning Post, February 17, 2012

Protests and Petitions

烏坎抗爭英雄遺體回家 (Remains of Wukan Petitioner Returned to Family)
Ming Pao, February 17, 2012

Public Health

Dead Fish, Toxic Drinking Water ... Now for the Human Toll
South China Morning Post, February 17, 2012


AP Interview: Cardinal Wants to Be Bridge to China
The Associated Press, February 16, 2012