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.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


陕西比亚迪员工罢工堵路 东莞家具厂持续罢工近一周 (Strikes over Low Wages and Workers' Rights at Factories in Shaanxi and Guangdong)
Radio Free Asia, April 23, 2012


Bo's Fall Sparks Rise in Retrial Applications
Financial Times, April 23, 2012
薄熙來打黑受害者要求翻案 (Victims to Bo's Chongqing Anti-Mafia Campaign Apply for Retrial)
Ming Pao, April 24, 2012


State-run Press Issues Rare Call for Political Overhaul
South China Morning Post, April 24, 2012

人民日报刊周永康谈话辟谣 (Official Paper Publishes Piece by Zhou Yongkang on Rumors)
Ming Pao, April 24, 2012 
加强新形势下政法委书记队伍建设 努力开创政法事业科学发展新局面 (Strengthening the Building of the Politics and Law Secretary Team in the New Situation and Striving to Create a New Phase of Scientific Development of Politics and Law)
People's Daily, April 24, 2012
乌坎村原村书记村主任因非法卖地被开除党籍 (Former Wukan Village Secretary and Head Expelled from Party for Illegally Selling Land)
Southern Daily, April 24, 2012

Protests and Petitions

常州八十名拆迁户省政维权十人被刑拘 (Jiangsu: ~10 Criminally Detained for Disturbing Social Order whilst Petitioning Evictions)
Radio Free Asia, April 23, 2012


Servicepeople to Get Free Insurance in China
Xinhua News Agency, April 24, 2012