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 20, 2012

Hong Kong

Evening Paper Relaunch 'to Back Beijing Loyalists'
South China Morning Post, August 20, 2012


人大常委会将首次审议环境保护法修正案草案等 (NPC Standing Committee to Deliberate on Draft Environmental Protection Law and Others at Upcoming Meeting)
Legal Daily, August 20, 2012


北京四大報 高層大風吹 (Wind of Changes Blows Down from High upon the Fourth Major Beijing Papers)
United Daily News, August 19, 2012

Publisher Demoted over Editorial Tone
South China Morning Post, August 20, 2012

擬播艾未未片 京影展遭打壓 封場斷電 十八大前嚴控文藝活動 (Pressure on Cultural Activities before 18th Party Congress as Power Cut at Beijing Independent Film Fest, Stopping Screening of Ai Weiwei Documentary and Others)
Ming Pao, August 20, 2012

Power Cut Halts
Global Times, August 20, 2012

浙江湖州一镇政府官员阻挠采访 记者被推进水塘 (Zhejiang Town Official Pushes Journalist into Reservoir while Impeding Reporting)
The Beijing News, August 19, 2012

Protests and Petitions

Chinese Government Quietly Supports Anti-Japanese Demonstrations
Want China Times, August 20, 2012

Radio France Internationale, August 19, 2012中国/20120819-为何中国上访者对中央政府的信任程度稳定?  

State Security

警察也上访,变成 “维稳对象” (Even Police Become Target of Stability Maintenance Policy When They Petition)
Deutsche Welle, August 17, 2012,,16175186,00.html