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, July 20, 2012

Human Rights Defenders

Ai Weiwei Tax Evasion Appeal Rejected
Reuters, July 20, 2012

Breaking: China Retaliates against Activist
Seeing Red in China, July 20, 2012

青海异议人士刘本琦被刑事拘留 (Qinghai Dissident Liu Benqi Criminally Detained)
Radio Free Asia, July 19, 2012


内地手机网民近4亿 (CNNIC: Nearly 400mil Mobile Internet Users)
Wen Wei Bo, July 20, 2012


Censors Ban Train Crash Coverage
South China Morning Post, July 20, 2012


京畿嚴打邪教 維穩迎十八大 (Crackdown on Unofficial Religious Cults in Lead-up to 18th Party Congress)
Ming Pao, July 20, 2012

State Security

官報:維權是維護群眾利益 (Official Media: Rights Defense Protects the People's Interests)
Ming Pao, July 19, 2012

维稳的“治标”和“治本” (The Symptoms and Cure of Stability Maintenance)
People's Daily, July 19, 2012


Kirti Monastery Monk Jailed
Radio Free Asia, July 19, 2012