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 28, 2012

Bilateral Ties

China Rejects Visa Request by S. Korean Lawmaker Fighting for Defectors
Yonham News Agency, February 28, 2012

Detained Tibetans Stage Hunger Strike in Nepal
Reuters, February 27, 2012

Human Rights Defenders

高智晟兄长司法部请愿 (Brother of Jailed Rights Attorney Gao Zhisheng Appeals to Judicial Authorities for Information)
Deutsche Welle, February 27, 2012,,15771457,00.html

Protests and Petitions

烏坎村代表﹕抗爭隨時再起 (Wukan Village Rep: Protests Could Begin Again at Any Time)
Ming Pao, February 28, 2012  

最高检:重点查办贪腐致农民集体上访案件 (Supreme People's Procuratorate Announces Focus on Looking into Collective Petitions by Farmers on Corruption)
Beijing Times, February 28, 2012

Public Health

'Malpractice' Blamed for Outbreak
Radio Free Asia, February 24, 2012

China Sends Man to Labor Camp for SARS Rumor
Reuters, February 27, 2012


New Controls on Religious Groups' Work
South China Morning Post, February 28, 2012


西藏要求主要干部全时在岗做好3月维稳 (Tibet Party Secretary Calls on Senior Cadres to Maintain Stability Full-time throughout March)
Tibet Daily, February 28, 2012