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 08, 2012


Beijing Mulls Lifting Hukou Restriction on Gaokao
China Daily, June 7, 2012

Human Rights Defenders

Blind Chinese Activist's Brother Says Officials Destroyed Abuse Evidence
Reuters, June 7, 2012

李旺阳的亲人被警方软禁 警方同意尸检 (Li Wangyang's Family under Police Watch)
Radio Free Asia, June 7, 2012

Relatives of Li Wangyang Being Held by Authorities
Human Rights in China, June 7, 2012


Harvard Researchers: Yes, You Really Can Criticize the Government on China’s Social Media
Tea Leaf Nation, June 7, 2012

What Chinese Citizens Write but Cannot Read: How Censorship Allows Government Criticism vut Silences Collective Expression
King, Gary, Jennifer Pan, and Molly Roberts, 2012

互联网管理办法公开征求意见 论坛博客实名注册 (Draft Revised Internet Services Measures Calls for Real-name Registration on Forums and Blogs)
Xinhua News Agency, June 7, 2012

互联网信息服务管理办法(修订草案征求意见稿) (Measures for the Administration of Internet Information Services [Draft for Soliciting Input])
June 7, 2012

June Fourth

艺术家悼念六四遭秋后算账 香港晚会大陆参与者捐款均增 (Beijing: Artists Detained for Commemorating Tiananmen Anniversary)
Radio Free Asia, June 6, 2012


China's Great Leap Forward: One Man's Quiet Crusade to Remember the Disaster
Christian Science Monitor, June 7, 2012

For a review of Tombstone, see:
Historical Documents of the Sins of the Mao Era
Gao Wenqian, China Rights Forum, 2009, no. 2


Tibetans Forced Back into Nepal
Radio Free Asia, June 7, 2012