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, October 05, 2012


“北京PM2.5超标或成常态” (Atmospheric Particulate Matter over 2.5 Could Become Norm in Beijing)
Xinhua News Agency, October 5, 2012


网友“随手拍”举报 30违章车被“通缉” (30 Cars Reported by Netizens as Violating the Law Listed as Wanted)
Southern Metropolis Daily, October 5, 2001


人社部:事业单位工作人员养情人超生等将被处分 (Provisional Regulations Issued on Disciplining Public Workers Who e.g. Keep Mistresses or Violate Family Planning Policy)
Xinhua News Agency, October 5, 2012


China Moves to Silence Journalists Who Offered Rare Taste of Transparency
McClatchy Newspapers, October 4, 2012

Paper Highlights Media 'Risks'
Radio Free Asia, October 4, 2012

蓝皮书:新媒体已成为推进中国社会成长的新力量 (CASS New Media Blue Book: New Media Has Become a New Force in Advancing China's Social Growth)
Xinhua News Agency, October 4, 2012


How Asia Can Defuse Island Disputes
South China Morning Post, October 5, 2012

Public Health

京沪医改:控制费用 (Medical Reform in Beijing and Shanghai: Controlling Costs)
China Newsweek, September 29, 2012


又一名藏人自焚身亡 拉萨等藏地国庆前戒备森严 (Tibetan Self-immolates in Nagchu, Tibet)
Radio Free Asia, October 4, 2012

After Self-Immolation, Coded Tribute to Late Tibetan Floods China’s Twitter
Tea Leaf Nation, October 5, 2012