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.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Bilateral Ties

独立笔会批评伦敦书展屈服中国压力 (Independent Chinese PEN Criticizes London Book Fair for Caving to Chinese Pressure)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 21, 2012
A Chinese Reporter’s Journal of the Frankfurt Book Fair
China Rights Forum, 2009, no. 4

Hong Kong

Beijing Switches Sides in the Race for Hong Kong’s Chief Executive
The New York Times, March 21, 2012

Liaison Office Man Airs Pre-election Polling Curbs
South China Morning Post, March 22, 2012

Human Rights Defenders

为呼吁释放刘晓波举办作品朗诵会 (Readings of Liu Xiaobo's Works Held to Call for His Release)
Deutsche Welle, March 21, 2012,,15824365,00.html

Land Policy

6 Jailed for Killing Woman in Forced Demolition
Shanghai Daily, March 22, 2012


Party Steps Up Efforts to Keep Generals in Line
South China Morning Post, March 22, 2012


北京对藏区戒备森严壁垒 (Beijing Puts Heavy Guard on Tibet Borders)
Radio France Internationale, March 21, 2012中国/20120321-北京对藏区戒备森严壁垒

甘肃藏区僧人政府门前示威 (Gansu: Tibetan Monks Demonstrate before Local Government)
Deutsche Welle, March 21, 2012,,15823689,00.html


Pressuring the Families of Uyghur Refugees
Radio Free Asia, March 21, 2012