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 19, 2012

Economic Development

Beijing Hastens City’s Demise to Trigger High-tech Revolution
The Globe and Mail, October 18, 2012

Hong Kong

Freed Activists May Face Retrial
The Standard, October 19, 2012

Human Rights Defenders

上海访民抗议18大前当局打压 上海高层透露当地有众多维权律师 (Shanghainese Petitioners Protest Local Suppression in Lead-up to 18th Party Congress)
Radio Free Asia, October 18, 2012

中国作家余杰获得“公民勇气奖”出席纽约颁奖礼 (Yu Jie Awarded Civil Courage Prize)
Radio Free Asia, October 18, 2012

Find Yu Jie's acceptance speech, "The Oak and the Calf," online at:
International Prizes for Authors Liao Yiwu and Yu Jie
Human Rights in China, October 18, 2012

Land Policy

陝西三原否認警察參與非法征地 (Shaanxi County Denies Police Participated in Illegal Land Requisition)
Sina, October 19, 2012


Director Takes Chinese Censorship, Business Battles Public
Los Angeles Times, October 18, 2012,0,1146067.story

Public Health

Ningxia Charity Programme Improves Prospects for Disabled
South China Morning Post, October 19, 2012

中国残障人士发起多个反歧视宣传活动 (Disabled Rights Activists Hold a Number of Anti-discrimination Awareness Campaigns)
Radio Free Asia, October 18, 2012

For more on issues facing persons with disabilities in China, see:
The Implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the People's Republic of China
Human Rights in China, 2012


我國60歲以上老年人口明年將突破2億 (China's Population over 60 Expected to Break 200mil in 2013)
China News Service, October 18, 2012我國60歲以上老年人口明年將突破2億-9-2801790/1.html