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, May 04, 2012

Human Rights Defenders

Chen Appeals to US Lawmakers from Hospital
Deutsche Welle, May 4, 2012,,15927119,00.html

China Police Detain, Beat Chen Supporters
Agence France-Presse, May 4, 2012

China Says Blind Dissident Can Apply to Study Abroad
Reuters, May 4, 2012

北京多家媒体评陈光诚事件 批骆家辉“作秀” (Many Beijing Media Outlets Comment on the Chen Guangcheng, Criticize US Ambassador Locke as "Grandstanding")
Beijing Daily, May 4, 2012

支聯會戴墨鏡遊行到中聯辦聲援陳光誠 (Hong Kong Activists Hold Demonstration in Support of Chen Guangcheng and Rights Defenders)
HK Commercial Broadcasting, May 4, 2012


BBC Accuses China of 'Deliberate' Jamming of World News, May 4, 2012

Protests and Petitions

湖南常德便衣 闹市鸣枪抓人 (Hunan: Plainclothes Officer Fires Gun in Busy Area and Takes Petitioner into Custody)
Southern Metropolis Daily, May 4, 2012

原信访局长因女儿坠亡上访 自称无其他出路 (Former Petition Bureau Head Becomes Petitioner Himself following Daughter's Death)
Legal Daily, May 4, 2012


Tibetan NGOs Must 'Register' or Close
Radio Free Asia, May 3, 2012