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, October 04, 2012

Food Security

China’s Urbanization Changing Food Supply Chain
China Realtime Report, October 2, 2012

Human Rights Defenders

被指组织唱红歌访民被判劳教一年 (Jiangsu Petitioner Yao Yuling Ordered to 1 Year of Reeducation-Through-Labor for "Gathering a Crowd to Disturb Public Order" by Singing Revolutionary Songs)
Radio Free Asia, October 3, 2012

For a related video of one of the revolutionary song gatherings with Yao Yuling, see:


China Turns to Robots as Labour Costs Rise
Financial Times, October 4, 2012


温家宝该不该得联合国“农民”奖章? (Should Wen Jiabao Have Been Awarded a UN Medal for "Farmers"?)
Radio Free Asia, October 3, 2012

Chinese Premier Awarded Top UN Medal for Greatly Increasing Food Production
UN News Centre, October 2, 2012


Where Next for China as the New Generation of Leaders Take Power?
The Observer, September 29, 2012

Protests and Petitions

连州村民堵路再有50人被拘留 (Another 50 Villagers Taken into Custody for Blocking Traffic in Lianzhou, Guangdong)
Radio Free Asia, October 3, 2012

黃金周不平靜 農民討地堵景區路 (Golden Week Not Tranquil as Villagers Block Traffic, Calling for Gov't to "Return Their Land")
World Journal, October 3, 2012黃金周不平靜-農民討地堵景區路-

Public Health

广东正抓紧制定禁烟条例 争取2013年进入省人大立法计划 (Guangdong Planning Anti-Smoking Regulations for Consideration in 2013)
Southern Metropolis Daily, October 4, 2012