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, March 14, 2012


China Approves Detention System Reforms
Al Jazeera, March 14, 2012

Human Rights Underlined in Procedure Law Revision
Xinhua News Agency, March 14, 2012
Related information:
Upcoming Vote on Revised Criminal Procedure Law Raises Procedural and Censorship Concerns
Human Rights in China, March 13, 2012


无国界记者:中国压制网络自由 (RSF: China Suppresses Online Freedoms)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 13, 2012


温家宝:没有政治体制改革的成功 文革可能重新发生 (Wen: Another Cultural Revolution Could Occur without Political Reform)
Xinhua News Agency, March 14, 2012
A transcript of Wen's press conference is available at:
Premier Wen Meets the Press
Xinhua News Agency/China Daily, March 14, 2012

Public Health

卫生专家指中国防艾计划缺乏保护隐私权内容 (Health Expert: China's HIV/AIDS Prevention Policy Lack Privacy Protections)
Radio Free Asia, March 13, 2012


民進黨發言人赴大陸破冰 (Mainland Visit of DPP Spokesperson Hailed as Breakthrough in Relations)
Ming Pao, March 14, 2012


Tibetan Deaths 'Deeply Distress' Beijing
Radio Television Hong Kong, March 14, 2012


Slain Uyghurs Not Linked to Bomb
Radio Free Asia, March 13, 2012