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 29, 2012


China Nuclear Protest Builds Steam
Financial Times, February 28, 2012


China Village Election Fever Tests Bounds of Democracy
Reuters, February 29, 2012

Hong Kong

Further Curbs for Mainlanders Who Hope for HK Birth
South China Morning Post, February 29, 2012

Human Rights Defenders

Journalist Tells of 1,000-day Ordeal
South China Morning Post, February 29, 2012


China News Service, February 29, 2012


僧侣拒绝洗脑被逐出寺院 法事难以为继藏人抬尸请愿 (Monks Ejected from Monastery for Refusing Patriotic Education Classes)
Radio Free Asia, February 28, 2012


China Violence: 12 Dead in Kashgar City in Xinjiang
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 28, 2012

新疆三十基督徒聚会被处罚 另有四人或面临劳教 (30+ House Church Christians Detained in Western XUAR, Four Face Reeducation-Through-Labor)
Radio Free Asia, February 28, 2012