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, June 07, 2012

Human Rights Defenders

Chinese Dissident Found Dead, Family Suspect Foul Play
Reuters, June 6, 2012

Relatives Question Hunan Activist’s “Suicide”; Demand Autopsy
Human Rights in China, June 6, 2012

当局催促李家属签字火化遗体 (Authorities Urge Li Wangyang's Family to Sign Cremation Agreement)
iCable News, June 7, 2012


人社部:适时建议弹性延迟领养老金 (Human Resources Ministry Proposes Raising Retirement Age)
Southern Metropolis Daily, June 7, 2012

全国公务员考试残疾歧视第一案开庭 《残疾人保障法》是否适用于公务员考试成庭审焦点 (Anti-Discrimination Suit for Govt Position Goes to Trial)
Legal Daily, June 6, 2012


阿富汗成上合組織觀察員國 (SCO: Afghanistan Now an Observer, Turkey a Dialogue Partner)
Central News Agency, June 7, 2012


Will China's Next Leaders Take the Rule of Law Seriously?
South China Morning Post, June 6, 2012

Public Health

China Faces 'Serious' Epidemic of Drug-resistant TB
Agence France-Presse, June 7, 2012


Seventeen Hurt in Xinjiang Blast
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 7, 2012