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 12, 2012


Yunnan City Begins New 3-year Plan to Clean Polluted Lake
Want China Times, October 12, 2012

Hong Kong

兩示威者去年六四非法集結緩刑 (Two Activists Given Suspended Sentences after Unapproved Leading March after June Fourth Vigil)
Now News, October 12, 2012

Human Rights

美国会报告:中国民众维权要求高涨 政府保障人权不力 (US Report: Rights Defense Actions by Chinese People Heightens, Gov't Protection of Rights Not Sufficient)
Radio Free Asia, October 11, 2012

2012 Annual Report
Congressional-Executive Commission on China

Human Rights Defenders

Liu Xiaobo’s Nobel Pick
Foreign Policy, October 11, 2012

莫言:期望尽快释放刘晓波 (Mo Yan: I Hope Liu Xiaobo Can Be Released as Soon as Possible)
Radio France Internationale, October 12, 2012

环保人士刘福堂被控非法出版:“盈利”300余元 (Environmental Activist Liu Futang Charged with Publishing Illegally)
Hainan Online, October 12, 2012

Chinese Environmental Activist Goes on Trial over Books
The Guardian, October 11, 2012


Courts with Chinese Characteristics
Foreign Affairs, October 11, 2012


官媒高調撐政改 疑高層放風 (Leaks from the Highers-up Suspected as Official Media Talks Up Political Reform)
Ming Pao, October 12, 2012


Nobel Renews Debate in China
The Hindu, October 12, 2012


Uyghur Family Home Bulldozed
Radio Free Asia, October 11, 2012