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 17, 2012


Environmental Survey Launched Nationwide
China Daily, October 17, 2012

Food Security

专家称中国30多个省市只有几个粮食“富余” (Experts: 30+ Provinces/Cities in China Have Only a Bit of Grain in Surplus)
Legal Daily, October 17, 2012

Human Rights Defenders

NGOs, Activists Call for Release of Detained Eco-warrior Liu Futang
South China Morning Post, October 17, 2012

Read the open letter calling for the release of Liu Futang online at:
呼吁海南省无罪释放环保人士刘福堂 (Calling for Hainan to Release Environmental Activist Liu Futang sans Guilt)
October 16, 2012

廖亦武德国获奖,中国不高兴 (China Not Pleased with Liao Yiwu's German Peace Prize Win)
Deutsche Welle, October 16, 2012廖亦武德国获奖中国不高兴/a-16309167

Exiled Dissidents Should Leave Hatred Behind
Global Times, October 16, 2012


Interns as Young as 14 Found at Foxconn Plant
Shanghai Daily, October 16, 2012


Chinese Elite Politics: It's Still a Man's World
The Associated Press, October 17, 2012

Protests and Petitions

浙江访民沈志华被送精神病院官员称否则须坐牢 (Zhejiang Petitioner Shen Zhihua Institutionalized; Official: She Would Be behind Bars Otherwise)
Radio Free Asia, October 16, 2012