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, August 01, 2012

Bilateral Ties

South Korea Repeats Call to Investigate Torture Claim
The New York Times, July 31, 2012

Civil Society

红十字会或加强垂直管理 (Red Cross May Strengthen Vertical Management)
Southern Metropolis Daily, August 1, 2012

关于促进红十字事业发展的意见 (Opinions on Promoting the Development of the Red Cross)
State Council, July 10, 2012


Weibo: Has It Really Changed China?
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 31, 2012

刘本琦因网络言论获罪刑拘已两周 妻子被牵连亦关押五岁儿失踪 (2 Weeks into Liu Benqi's Detention for Speech Crimes, Wife Implicated and Taken into Custody, 5yo Child Missing)
Radio Free Asia, July 31, 2012


日本记者启东采访被殴 国际记联盼中国维护新闻自由 (Int'l Federation of Journalists Calls on China to Protect Freedom of Press as Japanese Journalist Is Assaulted by Police during Jiangsu Protest)
Voice of America, July 31, 2012


Rule of Law in China the Silent Victim at Bo Xilai Wife's Trial
Reuters, August 1, 2012


普京暗示可能允许达赖喇嘛访俄 (Putin Hints at Allowing Dalai Lama to Visit Russia)
Deutsche Welle, August 1, 2012,,16135204,00.html


“Commitment Contract” for Xinjiang Muslims
China Digital Times, July 31, 2012