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, August 06, 2012

Hong Kong

Police Will Wear Body-cameras
South China Morning Post, August 5, 2012

Human Rights Defenders

Industrial Accident Victim Fights for Others
South China Morning Post, August 5, 2012

For more information on Chen, his shop, and the injured workers group, see:
“左撇子”店主 店员都是工伤工友 ("Left-handers'" Owner -- the Employees All Had Been Injured in Previous Jobs)
Southern Metropolis Daily, June 22, 2012

左撇子豆浆 (Left-handers' Soy Milk Shop)

維權人士留北京期間 郭飛雄傳被公安帶走 (Rights Activist Guo Feixiong Detained by Police in Beijing)
Hong Kong Daily News, August 5, 2012

Lawyer Told 'Go to America'
Radio Free Asia, August 3, 2012

HRIC featured Guo Feixiong's Case as a part of our IR2008 Campaign. See his profile at:


造谣城管打死小贩 网友被责令悔过 (Jiangsu Netizen Ordered to Make Public Apology and Write a Letter of Repentance for Spreading Rumor of Urban Management Officers Abusing a Street Seller Online)
Southern Metropolis Daily, August 6, 2012


武汉回应城管武装部事件称合理合法非网友所想 (Wuhan Responds to Story of Armed Division of Urban Management Officers: It’s Rational, Legal, and Its Intent Is Nothing Like What the Netizens Think)
Legal Daily, August 6, 2012


China Opens Secret Leadership Conclave
Financial Times, August 5, 2012

Protests and Petitions

Rapping to Protest Sexist Job Ad
Radio Free Asia, August 3, 2012


藏僧被控“分裂国家”开审 家人全不知情 (Court Hears Case of Gansu Monk Charged with Inciting Separatism)
Radio Free Asia, August 3, 2012