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, June 01, 2012


Ban on Free Plastic Bags Ineffective: Report
Xinhua News Agency, June 1, 2012

限塑令四年执行力渐弱 (Effectiveness of Plastic Bag Ban Waning Four Years On)
Beijing Times, June 1, 2012


Bloggers Warned over 'Sensitive' Posts
Radio Free Asia, May 31, 2012

June Fourth

蘋果直擊 六四英雄成功闖關 (Fang Zheng Makes It to Hong Kong to Attend Tiananmen Vigil)
Apple Daily, June 1, 2012

Testimony of Fang Zheng, Wounded

悼六四貴陽市民被捕 丁子霖再被軟禁 (On Eve of June Fourth, Tiananmen Mothers' Ding under House Arrest, Guiyang Protesters Detained)
Sharp Daily, June 1, 2012

山東悼六四 90後加入 (Shandong: Tiananmen Commemoration Group Manages to Meet, Even University Students Join In)
Ming Pao, June 1, 2012

Rural Issues

Malnutrition Problem a Heavier Burden in Rural Areas
South China Morning Post, June 1, 2012

中国0-6岁儿童营养发展报告(2012) (2012 National Report on the Nutritional Status of Children 0-6 Years)
Ministry of Health


一名藏人女性自焚 (Sichuan: Tibetan Woman Self-Immolates)
Deutsche Welle, May 31, 2012,,15988299,00.html

Thousands Honor Burned Mother
Radio Free Asia, May 31, 2012