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, May 03, 2012

Bilateral Ties

US-Chinese Talks Open under Shadow of a Dissident's Fate
Deutsche Welle, May 3, 2012,,15923418,00.html

Human Rights Defender - Chen Guangcheng

China Activist Says He Felt Pressure to Take U.S. Deal
The New York Times, May 4, 2012  

US Confirms Blind Activist Wants to Leave China
The Associated Press, May 3, 2012

美国国会今天将举行紧急听证会讨论陈光诚案 (Emergency Congressional Hearing Today on Chen's Case)
Radio France Internationale, May 3, 2012

Human Rights Defenders

China Activist Zeng Says under House Arrest
Agence France-Presse, May 3, 2012


Henan Reforms Welcome But Are Just a Start
South China Morning Post, May 3, 2012

法制网特别关注 保守国家秘密法修订公布两周年 (Legal Daily Online Series in Honor of 2nd Anniversary of State Secrets Law Revision Release)
Legal Daily Online, May 3, 2012


京官鼓勵重慶放薄家傳言 (Beijing Encourages Chongqing to Spread Rumors on Bo's Family)
Ming Pao, May 3, 2012

Rural Issues

China's Left Behind Children
Foreign Policy, May 1, 2012