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.

Monday, October 22, 2012


江蘇丹陽1座大橋倒塌 警方稱可能因貨車超載 (One Side of Jiangsu Bridge Collapses, Possibly Due to Being Overloaded)
Yangtse Evening Post, October 22, 2012

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Sina, October 22, 2012


A Revolution Fizzles: A Year after Their Uprising, Wukan’s Leaders See Drawbacks to Democracy
The Economist, October 20, 2012’s-leaders-see-drawbacks-democracy


司法部专家:我国被劳教人员达6万多 应严格界定劳教对象 (Ministry of Justice Expert: 60K+ People Undergoing Reeducation-Through-Labor in China, We Should Strictly Define Our RTL Targets)
Procuratorial Daily, October 18, 2012


Many Urge Next Leader of China to Liberalize
The New York Times, October 21, 2012

Protests and Petitions

Diaoyu Islands Protester Fang Xiaosong Detained in Shenzhen
South China Morning Post, October 20, 2012

抗建電廠 6000村民鬥3000警 (Hainan: 6K Villagers Face Off against 3K Police in Protest against Power Plant)
Ming Pao, October 21, 2012

學烏坎 廣東潮州逾千村民維權 (Chaozhou, Guangdong: 1K+ Villagers March Calling for Investigation into Official's Corruption)
Central News Agency, October 20, 2012


Tibetan Man Dies after Setting Himself on Fire in China
The Associated Press, October 21, 2012