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, April 19, 2012

Bilateral Ties

海外人士抗议伦敦书展:言者无罪 (Overseas Activists Protest London Book Fair)
Deutsche Welle, April 18, 2012,,15892179,00.html


国务院规定我国女职工产假由90天延长至98天 (Maternity Leave Lengthened from 90 to 98 Days)
Southern Metropolis Day, April 19, 2012

Human Rights Defenders

Locke's on Ni Yulan Case Inappropriate: FM
Xinhua News Agency, April 19, 2012

北京独立艺术家杨伟东出境受阻 (Independent Beijing Artist Yang Weidong Kept from Leaving Country)
Deutsche Welle, April 18, 2012,,15891581,00.html


The Big Squeeze
South China Morning Post, April 18, 2012


Dozens under Arrest in China in Connection with Bo Xilai Scandal
The Telegraph, April 19, 2012
新華社:刑事案非政治鬥爭 (Xinhua: Case Is Criminal, Has Nothing to Do with Politics)
Ming Pao, April 19, 2012

Protests and Petitions

Protests Halved in Economic Hub
China Daily, April 19, 2012


Excommunicated Bishop Attends Ordination in China
Agence France-Presse, April 19, 2012


阿坝藏人抗议贪官遭殴被捕 甘孜民办学校被勒令关闭 (Sichuan: Protesters against Corrupt Officials Beaten in Ngawa)
Radio Free Asia, April 18, 2012