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 15, 2012

Economic Development

Urban-rural Income Gap Gets Bigger: Report
Xinhua News Agency, August 14, 2012

《中国城市发展报告(2012)》正式发布 (2012 Annual Report on Urban Development Released)
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, August 14, 2012

Human Rights Defenders

调查人权状况访民被刑拘 侨民上访公安局内遭殴打 (Hunan: Petitioner Peng Lanlan Criminally Detained)
Radio Free Asia, August 14, 2012


安徽界首公安局爆炸纯属编造 造谣者已被拘留 (Anhui Man Detained for Spreading Rumors Online that 7 Police Died in Explosion)
Hefei Evening News, August 14, 2012


浙江武义:涉案者派出所内自缢 相关责任民警被停职 (Zhejiang: Officers Suspended after Suspect Found Hanged in Police Station Bathroom)
Xinhua News Agency, August 14, 2012


China Planning More Women, Youth at Leadership-shift Conference
Bloomberg News, August 14, 2012

副中組部長﹕常委多少人 我也不知道 (CPC Organization Department Vice Head: Even I Don't Know How Many Members Will Be in the Politburo Standing Committee)
Ming Pao, August 15, 2012

State Security

From China to Albania, via Guantanamo
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 14, 2012


Protest against Police Brutality
Radio Free Asia, August 14, 2012