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, May 08, 2012

Civil Society

民政部:政治类人权类社会组织可平等登记 (Ministry of Civil Affairs: Political and Human Rights Organizations to Receive Equal Treatment in Registration)
The Beijing News, May 8, 2012

Food Security

Toxic Vegetables Expose Hidden Practices
Xinhua News Agency, May 7, 2012


《女职工劳动保护特别规定》施行 不能让女职工干重活 流产也要享受产假 (Female Workers Cannot Be Asked to Engage in Heavy Labor and Maternity Leave also Available for Abortions under Special Regulations on the Protection of Female Workers)
Chongqing Evening News, May 8, 2012

Human Rights Defenders

He Peirong: The Heroine behind the Dissident Chen Guangcheng
The Independent, May 7, 2012

神秘6人組救出陳光誠 (A Mysterious Group of Six Helped Rescue Chen Guangcheng)
Ming Pao, May 8, 2012

斬官侄兒被捕 13律師組團營救 (13 Lawyers Band Together to Help Chen's Arrested Nephew, Unable to Obtain Meeting with Him)
Ming Pao, May 8, 2012

福建网民抛撒传单被控煽动颠覆 (Jiangxi Activist Arrested for Inciting Subversion after Handing Out Leaflets)
Radio Free Asia, May 7, 2012


China Expels Al Jazeera Correspondent
Al Jazeera, May 8, 2012


China’s ‘Princeling’ Generals Hit by Bo Purge
Financial Times, May 7, 2012