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.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


Grassroots Lawmaker Elections Completed
Xinhua News Agency, June 20, 2012

Hong Kong

HK a 'Hard Place' for Asylum Seekers
South China Morning Post, June 20, 2012

Human Rights Defenders

Ai Weiwei's Lawyer Missing as Artist Is Warned away from Tax Hearing
Reuters, June 20, 2012

聲援李旺陽 王荔蕻被禁離京 (Activist Wang Lihong Forbidden from Leaving Beijing after Voicing Support for Li Wangyang)
Ming Pao, June 20, 2012


人社部:现行退休年龄不会立刻调整 (No Change Yet to Retirement Age)
People's Daily, June 20, 2012

Migrant Workers

New Residency Rule Shows Bias, Migrants Say
China Daily, June 20, 2012


勞教所「更安全」 體重不跌反升 (Reeducation-Through-Labour "More Safe" than Outside for Fang Hong)
Ming Pao, June 20, 2012

Protests and Petitions

廣州上百黑人堵路示威 (Guangzhou: 100+ Africans Block Road in Protest of Sudden Death of African in Police Custody)
Ming Pao, June 19, 2012


维族人售宗教刊物判十年 世维会批评当局镇压 (Hotan: Uyghur Sentenced to 10 Years for Selling Religious Materials)
Radio Free Asia, June 19, 2012