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.

Monday, July 16, 2012


Guangzhou Tries to Sort Out Its Rubbish Problem
South China Morning Post, July 15, 2012

为了环境,为了健康! (For Our Health and the Environment!: Growing Concern of Rubbish in Shanghai)
Deutsche Welle, July 16, 2012,,16099737,00.html

Human Rights Defenders

China’s ‘Fault Lines’: Yu Jie on His New Biography of Liu Xiaobo
The New York Review of Books Blog, July 14, 2012

維權人士胡佳專訪 (Interview with Activist Hu Jia)
iCable, July 14, 2012
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美国驻沪总领馆微博被封杀 (US Shanghai Consulate Weibo Account Shut Down)
Radio Free Asia, July 14, 2012

Land Policy

宁波江北区全国首推"农村拆迁安置协议"质押贷款 (Ningbo District Establishes First "Rural Resettlement Placement Agreement" Pledged Loan)
Qianjiang Evening News, July 16, 2012


中国司法部长强调维稳保十八大 (Judicial Bureau Stresses Stability Maintenance in Run-up to 18th Party Congress)
Radio Free Asia, July 14, 2012

Protests and Petitions

Online Rage Flares against China's Urban Enforcers
Tea Leaf Nation, July 12, 2012

广东阳山农民阻采矿作业与警冲突拘七人 (Guangdong: Seven Detained after Farmers Clash with Police over Mine)
Radio Free Asia, July 15, 2012