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, July 25, 2012

Bilateral Ties

South Korean Activist Says He Was Tortured in China
The New York Times, July 26, 2012


Doubts about Death Toll from Beijing-area Rain Fuel New Suspicions about China's Leaders
McClatchy Newspapers, July 24, 2012

Human Rights

Beijing Plays Up the Carrot, Wields Stick
Asia Times Online, July 25, 2012

Human Rights Defenders

陳光誠抗議侄被指派律師 (Chen Guangcheng Lodges Protest against Lawyer Assigned to Nephew)
Ming Pao, July 25, 2012

Chen Guangcheng Reported Safe; His Brother and Nephew Taken Away by Police
陈光诚安全出走 其兄侄二人被警方带走
Human Rights in China, April 27, 2012


Urban Unemployment Rate Reaches 4.1 Pct
Xinhua News Agency, July 25, 2012


薄熙來事件「逼出」民主法治? (Did the Bo Xilai Affair "Force" Democracy and Rule of Law?)
Ming Pao, July 25, 2012

中共十八大在即 胡锦涛呼吁改革 (President Hu Calls for Reforms as 18th Party Congress Approaches)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 24, 2012

Public Health

China Calls for Health System Overhaul
The Wall Street Journal, July 25, 2012

State Security

最高法:坚决从严惩处恐怖活动黑社会性质组织犯罪 (Supreme People's Court to Remain Resolute in Punishing Severely Terrorist and Mafia Crimes)
Legal Daily, July 25, 2012