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 17, 2012


China Injects Vigour into Carbon Debate
Financial Times, May 16, 2012

Food Security

Millions Paid to Milk Scandal Victims
China Daily, May 17, 2012

Human Rights Defenders

渔民代表带领维权被处劳教 (Liaoning Fishermen Rep Ordered to Reeducation Due to Rights Defense Activities)
Radio Free Asia, May 16, 2012


蘇州公司禁止班說方言 (Suzhou Company under Fire after Non-Mandarin Languages Banned during Work)
Ming Pao, May 17, 2012


Foreigners OK to Handle State Secrets
China Daily, May 16, 2012

中华人民共和国保守国家秘密法实施条例(征求意见稿) (Regulations on the Implementation of the Law on Guarding State Secrets [Draft for Solicitation of Comment])
State Council, May 15, 2012

关于《中华人民共和国保守国家秘密法实施条例(征求意见稿)》的说明 (Explanation of the Draft Implementing Regulations)
State Council, May 15, 2012

Protests and Petitions

看守者龍蛇混雜 性侵非首次 (Anhui Petitioner Wasn't First Instance of Sexual Assault of Petitioners)
Ming Pao, May 17, 2012

山东男子在京扎伤外籍男士 自称为反映个人诉求 (Shandong Man Stabs Foreign Tourist in Beijing to Make His Appeal Known)
The Beijing News, May 17, 2012


Critics of Security Chief Questioned
South China Morning Post, May 17, 2012


China Closes Tibetan Schools
Radio Free Asia, May 15, 2012