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.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Hong Kong

Civic, Not National, Lessons Urged
South China Morning Post, August 23, 2012

Human Rights Defenders

China Democracy Activist's Partner Appeals to UN over Harassment
The Guardian, August 22, 2012

To read Wang Xifeng's letter to the UN, see:
Wang Xifeng, August 13, 2012

For a translation Wang Xifeng's letter to the UN, see:
Wife of Wuhan Activist Details Harassment and Unlawful Detention and Appeals to International Community
Human Rights in China, August 22, 2012

Dissenters Locked in Mental Wards, Group Says
Agence France-Presse, August 23, 2012


China Watches Burma's Censorship Reforms
Voice of America, August 22, 2012


安徽信徒补习文化遭驱散及打伤 大学基督徒志愿者被政治审核 (Anhui: Police Raid Extracurricular Christian School Run by House Church)
Radio Free Asia, August 22, 2012

家庭教会起诉抗议“文革”式罪名 (Sichuan House Church Files Charge against Authorities Protesting "Cultural Revolution-esque" Charge)
Deutsche Welle, August 22, 2012,,16183446,00.html


北京律师探望阿里木江遭狱方拒绝 (Prison Refuses Lawyer Visit with Alimujiang Yimiti)
Radio Free Asia, August 22, 2012