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.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Economic Development

China Plans Faster Growth in Western Regions
Xinhua News Agency, February 21, 2012


3 Years of Drought, and It Could Get Worse
Shanghai Daily, February 21, 2012

Hong Kong

Asia Debates More Rights for Domestic Workers
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 20, 2012

Human Rights Defenders

Dam Eviction Activist Detained
Radio Free Asia, February 20, 2012

当局威胁秦永敏不许办网站 反腐网站负责人马维权被扣押 (Authorities Warn Activist Qin Yongmin to Not Start Website)
Radio Free Asia, February 20, 2012

刘晓原律师谈北京旗鉴律师事务所当前的困境 (Rights Lawyer Liu Xiaoyuan Speaks on Situation Facing the Qijian Law Offices)
Radio France Internationale, February 20, 2012中国/20120220-刘晓原律师谈北京旗鉴律师事务所当前的困境


More Transparency Urged from Courts
South China Morning Post, February 21, 2012


China Keeps Close Eye on Citizens
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 21, 2012