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, October 10, 2012

Human Rights Defenders

官員避答劉霞犯何法 (Official Avoids Answering Journalist's Question: What Crime Did Liu Xia Commit for which She's Being Kept under House Arrest)
Ming Pao, October 10, 2012

Inner Mongolia

内蒙牧民抗议官员出租牧场敛财被殴 (Herders Beaten at Protest against Lease of Herding Land)
Radio Free Asia, October 9, 2012

Land Policy

濟南西客站8戶遭強拆居民2年未獲拆遷補償 (Jinan: 8 Relocatees Still Have yet to Receive Compensation 2 Years on Despite Petitions, Suits, and Complaints)
China Economic Weekly, October 9, 2012


Paper Praising China's Legal Reforms 'Is Whitewash'
South China Morning Post, October 10, 2012

重庆大学生村官转发微博被劳教申诉案开庭 (Chongqing Hears Appeal of University Student/Village Official Ordered to 2 Years of Reeducation for Reposting Microblog Posts Said to "Attack" the Government)
Xinhua News Agency, October 10, 2012

任建宇 被劳教的村官 (Ren Jianyu: Village Official Ordered to Reeducation-Through-Labor)
Southern People Weekly, September 5, 2012

李方平谈劳教制度改革 (Rights Defense Lawyer Li Fangping Speaks with BBC on Reform of the Reeducation-Through-Labor System)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 9, 2012

行政复议法修订列入计划 两版修订稿提交法制办 (Amendments to Administrative Review Law in Legislative Program)
Legal Daily, October 10, 2012


China Calls for Unified Standards on Combating Terrorism
Xinhua News Agency, October 10, 2012

Statement by H.E. Ambassador Wang Min Deputy Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations At the 67th Session of the UN General Assembly On Measures to Eliminate International Terrorism
October 9, 2012

Public Health

卫生部:中国超60岁老人近半患慢性病 (Nearly Half of Chinese People over 60 Suffer Chronic Illness)
China News Service, October 10, 2012