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.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Civil Society

民政部官员:社会组织对抗政府情况没有出现 (Civil Ministry Official: No Instance of Social Orgs Who Oppose the Gov't)
China News Service, May 21, 2012

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Artists Crying Foul over Copyright Bill
Agence France-Presse, May 21, 2012

Human Rights Defenders

Activist Has Already Seen the Worst
South China Morning Post, May 20, 2012

China Activists Fear ‘Reckoning’
Financial Times, May 20, 2012

北京平谷访民郭清华失踪多日 (Beijing Petitioner Guo Qinghua Missing for Several Days)
Radio Free Asia, May 19, 2012

陳光誠抵美 FBI 24小時保護 (Chen Guangcheng's Family Arrives in U.S. under 24/7 Protection of FBI)
Ming Pao, May 21, 2012

Chen Guangcheng and Family Arrive in the United States
Human Rights in China, May 19, 2012

官媒:陳光誠事件衝擊小 (Official Press: Chen Incident Made Little Impact on Society)
Ming Pao, May 21, 2012

环球时报:陈的“奇遇”是一次性大气泡 (Chen's "Adventure" Was a One-Time Deal)
Global Times, May 21, 2012

June Fourth

China Embassy in US Ignores Wuer Kaixi’s Plea
Agence France-Presse, May 20, 2012


Bo Police Chief in Treason Trial
South China Morning Post, May 21, 2012

Protests and Petitions

老人抗强拆被挖掘机拦腰拍死 城管否认雇人拆迁 (Elderly Man Crushed to Death by Excavator in Demolition, Urban Management Deny Hiring Demolition Squad)
Xinwen Ye Hang, May 21, 2012