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 11, 2012

Human Rights Defenders

China Tightens Restrictions on Activist's Family
The Associated Press, May 11, 2012

Lawyers for China Dissident's Nephew Say They Face Threats
Reuters, May 11, 2012

Blind Lawyer Chen Guangcheng Reported Missing, Brother Taken Away, Nephew Fears for His Own Life
Human Rights in China, April 26, 2012

哈达获淮与家人会面 妻缓刑获释再遭软禁 (Wife of Mongolian Scholar Hada Given Suspended Sentence in Secret Trial, again Placed under House Arrest)
Radio Free Asia, May 9, 2012

冯正虎遭软禁 已超七十天 (Shanghai Activist Feng Zhenghu under House Arrest)
Radio Free Asia, May 10, 2012

Protests and Petitions

Relocation Prompts Explosion
China Daily, May 11, 2012

被强拆村民跳楼身亡 坚守户拼死抗争 (Evicted Guangdong Villager Leaps to Death)
Human Rights in China, May 11, 2012

北京有民眾到菲使館抗議 (Group Protests before Filipino Embassy in Beijing)
Ming Pao, May 11, 2012


Chinese Dissidence from Tiananmen to Today
Foreign Affairs, May 10, 2012

Suppressing Dissent: The Emperor Does Know
The Economist, May 12, 2012