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 31, 2012

Human Rights Defenders

Exile Uyghur Leader’s Children Pressured
Radio Free Asia, May 30, 2012

June Fourth

天安门母亲:中国已错失政改良机 (Tiananmen Mothers: China Has Missed Golden Opportunity for Political Reform)
Broadcasting Corporation of China, May 31, 2012天安門母親-中國已錯失政改良機-031029387.html

Commemorating the 23rd Anniversary of the Passing of the Victims of the 1989 June Fourth Crackdown
Tiananmen Mothers, May 31, 2012

张健谈2012年的“六四穿黑衫行动”  (Interview with Zhang Jian on Black Shirts to Commemorate Tiananmen Movement)
Radio France Internationale, May 30, 2012中国/20120530-张健谈2012年的“六四穿黑衫行动”

Land Policy

Valley of the Dammed
South China Morning Post, May 31, 2012


警察殴打虐待罪犯致死将被开除 (Police Who Beat or Torture Criminals to Death Will Be Fired)
Southern Metropolis Daily, May 31, 2012

监狱和劳动教养机关人民警察违法违纪行为处分规定 (Regulations on Disciplinary Actions for Violations of the Law and Disciplinary Rules by Police in Prisons and Reeducation-Through-Labor Organs
Ministry of Justice et al, May 21, 2012


Top Cadre Sacked in Chen Province
Agence France-Presse, May 31, 2012

Public Health

內地每年百萬人死因涉吸煙 (1mil Mainland Chinese Die Annually of Smoking-related Disease)
Ming Pao, May 31, 2012


Detentions Reported in Tibet Capital after Immolations
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 31, 2012