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 20, 2012

Food Security

53 Now Being Held as Toxic Gelatin Scandal Grows
Shanghai Daily, April 20, 2012

Land Policy

Official Pledges to Return Wukan Land
Radio Free Asia, April 19, 2012


最高法院发布第二批4个指导性案例 地方规章违法设定处罚法院不认可 (Vol 2 of SPC's Guiding Cases: Courts Do Not Recognize Illegal Penalties in Local Rules)
Legal Daily, April 20, 2012


记者帮见义勇为司机维权采访时被打 (Journalist Beaten whilst Helping Driver Protect His Rights)
Sichuan Online, April 20, 2012


Bo Xilai 'Responsible for Two More Deaths'
The Telegraph, April 19, 2012

Bo Xilai Still Admired Locally in China
Voice of America, April 19, 2012

Protests and Petitions

河南拆迁赔偿纠纷女被脱衣服母被殴 (Henan: Mother Insulted and Daugther Stripped Bare and Insulted during Demolition Compensation Dispute)
Radio Free Asia, April 19, 2012


四川牧民学校被关校长被捕 (Sichuan: Private School for Herders Closed, Principal Arrested)
Radio Free Asia, April 19, 2012

Public Health

Insurers to Help Run National Medical Plan
South China Morning Post, April 20, 2012