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 21, 2012

Civil Society

Number of NGOs in China Grows to Nearly 500,000
China Daily, March 20, 2012


Civil Service Exams Called Too Personal
China Daily, March 21, 2012

Hong Kong

Long Hair's Jailing Stirs Civil Rights Concerns
South China Morning Post, March 21, 2012

Human Rights Defenders

“《零八宪章》永不过时” ("Charter 08 Is Timeless")
Deutsche Welle, March 20, 2012,,15821032,00.html


司法部促律师忠于国家拥党 (Ministry of Justice Calls for Lawyers to Pledge Loyalty in Party)
Ming Pao, March 21, 2012

China Orders Lawyers to Pledge Allegiance to Communist Party
Reuters, March 21, 2012


Wen Lays Ground for Tiananmen Healing
Financial Times, March 20, 2012


藏人自焚旨在从压迫中解脱出来 (Tibetans Seeking to Extricate Selves from Oppression through Immolation)
Radio France Internationale, March 20, 2012中国/20120320-藏人自焚旨在从压迫中解脱出来