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.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


Ningxia's Coal and Farm Projects Pose Critical Threat to Water Supplies

South China Morning Post, September 12, 2012

Hong Kong

China’s “One Country, Two Systems” under Threat

The Diplomat, September 11, 2012

Human Rights Defenders

旺陽家人﹕從未同意自殺論 (Family of Activist Li Wangyang: We Never Agreed to Suicide Claim, Never Signed Autopsy Report)

Ming Pao, September 12, 2012


官方禁錮記者逼「採訪」 (Official Detains Ming Pao Journalist, Then Forces Them to "Report" under Watch)

Ming Pao, September 12, 2012

唐荆陵为李旺阳再访邵阳被扣 杨天水狱中疾病缠身绝食抗争 (Tang Jingling Detained during Investigation into Li Wangyang's Death; Yang Tianshui on Hunger Strike in Prison)

Radio Free Asia, September 11, 2012


Lawyer Retained by Li Wangyang Family Unlawfully Held for Six Days

Human Rights in China, September 11, 2012


Labor Camp Decision Withdrawn for Man Forwarding Comics

SINA, September 12, 2012


Re-Examining Re-Education Through Labor

China RealTime Report, September 11, 2012


Former Prisoner in Poor Health

Radio Free Asia, September 11, 2012