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 24, 2012

Bilateral Ties

China Forces Ethnic Kachin Refugees Back to a Conflict Zone in Myanmar’s North
The New York Times, August 23, 2012

Hong Kong

10萬反國教科簽名掛門常開 (Banner of 10K Signatures Opposing National Education Marched to Gov't Office, to Be Placed Outside Chief Executive Office in Protest)
Ming Pao, August 24, 2012

Human Rights Defenders

Forensic Expert Sheds Doubt on Li Suicide Claim
The Standard, August 24, 2012

Report and Opinion in the Case of Li Wangyang (Deceased)
Stephen Cordner and Sameera Gunawardena, 2012


最高法拟规定法院可直接惩戒律师 律师称越权 (Lawyers: SPC's Stipulation Allowing Courts to Directly Discipline of Lawyers Exceeds Their Authority)
Southern Metropolis Daily, August 24, 2012

关于《最高人民法院关于执行〈中华人民共和国刑事诉讼法〉若干问题的解释(征求意见稿)》的简要说明 (Brief Explanation of the Interpretation of the Supreme People's Court on Certain Issues Related to Executing the Criminal Procedure Law of the People's Republic of China [Draft for Soliciting Input])
Supreme People's Court, July 2012


China to Check Black Lung Disease at Mines
Xinhua News Agency, August 24, 2012


《人民日报》副刊主编自杀 众人深究徐怀谦死因 (Public Speculate Cause of People's Daily Editor's Suicide, Point to Official Pressure on Media)
Radio Free Asia, August 23, 2012

Migrant Workers

Are Migrant Workers Rushing Back Home Again?
The Economic Observer, August 23, 2012


Lhasa 'Like a Vast Prison'
Radio Free Asia, August 23, 2012

The New Face of Lhasa
China Rights Forum, 2012, no. 1