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, March 09, 2012

Hong Kong

习近平呼吁香港顾全大局维护稳定 (Heir Apparent Xi Calls for Hong Kong to Look at the Big Picture and Consider Everyone's Interests to Maintain Stability)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 08, 2012

Human Rights Defenders

国际三八妇女节中国女权受关注 (Women's Rights in the Spotlight on Int'l Women's Day)
Radio Free Asia, March 08, 2012
Related information:
HRIC Honors Female Rights Defenders in China
Human Rights in China, March 08, 2012


China Parliament Unveils Dissident Detention Powers
Reuters, March 08, 2012
Related information:
关于《中华人民共和国刑事诉讼法修正案(草案)》的说明 (Explanation on the Draft Amendment to the Criminal Procedure Law)
National People's Congress, March 08, 2012
Official Denies 'Secret Detention' in China
Xinhua News Agency, March 09, 2012


重庆两会代表团开放日记者受阻 (100+ Journalists Prevented from Entering Briefing Room on Open Day of Questions for Chongqing NPC/CPPCC Delegation)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 09, 2012


汪洋两会纵谈改革政治文化 (Guangdong Party Head Speaks Openly on Reform of the Political Culture)
China RealTime Report, March 08, 2012

Protests and Petitions

上海两会访民遣返后拘留 访民透露敏感年截防措施 (Shanghainese Petitioners in Police Custody after Being Returned from Petitioning Trip to Beijing)
Radio Free Asia, March 08, 2012


Tibetan Writer Calls for End to Self-Immolations
The Associated Press, March 09, 2012
Related Information:
吁请藏人再勿自焚: 压迫再大也要留住生命 (Calling for an End to Self-immolations)
Woeser, Arjia Rinpoche, Gade Tsering, March 07, 2012