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.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


'Iron Rice Bowl' Ban Served Up in Another City

China Daily, September 17, 2012

Human Rights Defender

Lawmaker to Press UN over Death of Li Wangyang

South China Morning Post, September 18, 2012

June Fourth

Hu Jiwei Dies at 96, Asks for Vindication of Tian'anmen

Want China Times, September 18, 2012


Police Violence Sparks Call to Reform Mainland Media System

South China Morning Post, September 18, 2012


Mainland Propaganda Chief Liu Yunshan Eyes Top Party Post

South China Morning Post, September 18, 2012


原北大教师焦国标因言论被刑拘 (Former Peking University Professor Jiao Guobiao Detained for Words)

CHRD, September 17, 2012

Protests and Petitions


Closer Look: How a Protest in Beijing Stuck to the Script

Caixin, September 17, 2012