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 27, 2012

Bilateral Ties

Reporters Ask Merkel to Address Chinese Intimidation of Media
Deutsche Presse-Agentur, August 25, 2012


Collapse of New Bridge Underscores Worries about China Infrastructure
The New York Times, August 24, 2012

Hong Kong

Lone Voice Sounds as Camp Awaits Clearout
The Standard, August 27, 2012

Occupy Central 占领中环

他们眼中的占领中环 (Occupy Central as Seen by the Occupiers)
Ming Pao, August 26, 2012

有占领中环行动成员计划转移阵地到新立法会大楼 (Some Occupy Central Activists Plan to Move to New Legislative Council Building)
HK Commercial Broadcasting, August 27, 2012

Human Rights Defenders

陈光诚家乡成立治安队监控村民 (Shandong: Surveillance Team Set Up in Chen Guangcheng's Hometown)
Radio Free Asia, August 24, 2012


Policemen Sentenced for Forced Confession
China Daily, August 24, 2012


Politics the Priority for China as Economy Slows
Reuters, August 26, 2012

日媒:薄熙来将被开除党籍 (Japanese Media: Bo Xilai to Be Expelled from Party)
Ming Pao, August 27, 2012

薄熙来氏、党籍剥奪へ 胡主席派、保守派押し切る (Hu Faction and Conservatives Have Their Way: Bo Xilai's Party Membership to Be Revoked)
Asahi Shimbun, August 26, 2012

Protests and Petitions

四川遂宁强拆引发数百警民冲突 棍棒殴打拆迁户多人受伤住院 (Suining, Sichuan: Evictees Sent to Hospital from Beatings during Clash with Police over Demolitions)
Radio Free Asia, August 26, 2012