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, April 13, 2012

Bilateral Ties

Is the London Book Fair Supporting Chinese Censorship?
The Guardian, April 13, 2012

Human Rights Defenders

China's Ai Weiwei Sues Tax Office in "Evasion" Case
Reuters, April 13, 2012


China Deletes 210,000 Online Posts over 'Rumours'
Agence France-Presse, April 12, 2012

国信办:利用互联网造谣传谣违法 (State Internet Information Office: Using the Internet to Spread Rumors Is a Violation of the Law)
Southern Metropolis Daily, April 13, 2012


First Oath-taking Ceremony Held for Lawyers
China Daily, April 12, 2012

Protests and Petitions

Chongqing District Merger Protests Continue
South China Morning Post, April 13, 2012

重庆否认万盛骚乱与薄熙来有关 (Chongqing Denies Wansheng Protests Related to Bo Xilai Sacking)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 13, 2012

四川藏商土地被没收 数人请愿遭拘押 (Sichuan: Protesters Taken into Custody after Petitioning over Land Expropriation)
Radio Free Asia, April 12, 2012

海南警民冲突持续逾千武警封村 (Hainan: Village Closed Off and People Detained as Clash between Police and Villagers Continues)
Radio Free Asia, April 12, 2012