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, August 17, 2012

Bilateral Ties

Pursuing Soft Power, China Puts Stamp on Africa's News
The New York Times, August 16, 2012

Hong Kong

香港观察:以公民教育取代国民教育 (HK Review: Replace National Education with Civic Education)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 16, 2012

Human Rights Defenders

Mainland Activist Sent to Labour Camp
South China Morning Post, August 17, 2012

Power Plant Activist Detained
Radio Free Asia, August 16, 2012

胡春华高压,高玉莲被“释放”无自由 (Inner Mongolian Activist Gao Yulian "Released" Yet Remains under Watch)
Deutsche Welle, August 16, 2012,,16169834,00.html

Migrant Workers

Migrant Workers 'Mail Children' Back
China Daily, August 16, 2012

Protests and Petitions

云南大理13名农民工子女替父母讨薪 最小仅5岁 (Yunnan: 13 Migrant Workers' Children as Young as 5yrs Protest for Parents' Back Wages)
Yunnan Online, August 16, 2012

西藏昌都专区芒康县1000藏民示威反对开矿 与警方发生冲突造成一人死亡 (Chamdo, Tibet: One Dies as 1K Tibetans Clash with Police during Mine Protest)
Radio Free Asia, August 16, 2012