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, March 13, 2012

Death Penalty

Death Penalty Idea for Corruption Draws Criticism
China Daily, March 13, 2012


Leaders Pave Way for Passing of Law That May Allow Secret Detentions
South China Morning Post, March 13, 2012

中国刑事诉讼法修正草案引起争议 (Revisions to Criminal Procedure Law Causing a Stir)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 12, 2012

“秘密拘捕”会使“国家安全”? (Can Secret Detentions Make China Secure?)
Deutsche Welle, March 12, 2012,,15803618,00.html

North Korea

Protesters Demand China Stop Repatriating N. Korean Defectors
Voice of America, March 12, 2012

Protests and Petitions

维权者王忠祥拟申请游行被阻 残疾访民被抓儿被恐吓 (Tianjin Activist's Application for Demonstration Turned Down)
Radio Free Asia, March 12, 2012


Teenage Monk Sets himself on Fire on 53rd Anniversary of Failed Tibetan Uprising
The Daily Telegraph, March 13, 2012

北京影响力的增强让尼泊尔的西藏难民感到窒息 (Tibetan Refugees in Nepal Feeling Choked by Beijing's Influence)
Radio Free Asia, March 12, 2012


Xinjiang Security Based on Ethnic Unity
China Daily, March 13, 2012

習近平:新疆穩定壓倒一切 (Xi Jinping: Stability in Xinjiang of Utmost Import)
Sing Tao Daily, March 12, 2012