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.

Thursday, October 25, 2012


Government Policies Taking Months to Implement in China: Report
Want China Times, October 25, 2012

陸公文旅行漫長 中央到地方70天 (Official Docs Can Take 70 Days to Be Delivered from Beijing to Local Offices)
Want Daily, October 21, 2012

烏坎村長病倒村委辭職 維權風波或再起 (Wukan Village Committee Head Resigns and Village Chief Ill and Unable to Work, Will Rights Defense Turmoil Arise Anew?)
Ming Pao, October 25, 2012

Wukan Official Resigns from Elected Position
China Media Project, October 24, 2012

Human Rights Defenders

北京异见人士18大前将被限制自由或带离北京 (Beijing Dissidents to Have Personal Freedom Restricted or Be Forced to Leave City during 18th Party Congress)
Radio Free Aisa, October 24, 2012


工信部:十八大“封网”用词不准确 四大措施确保通信网络安全畅通 (Ministry of Industry and Information Technology: Wording Surrounding "Internet Blockade" Beginning Nov 7 Imprecise, Measures Will Be Taken to Ensure Secure and Unimpeded Access) 
China Online, October 25, 2012

Protests and Petitions

Protest against Planned Chemical Plant in Ningbo
The Standard, October 25, 2012


内地近7成受访者是“官迷” 认同有钱不如有权 (~70% of Mainland Chinese Believe Having Money Not as Good as Having Power and Authority)
People's Forum, October 23, 2012

我国仅2成多老人主要靠养老金生活:城乡差距大 (~20% of Elderly Rely on Pension to Survive; Wide Urban-Rural Disparity)
The Beijing News, October 23, 2012


Rewards for Burning Tip-offs
Radio Free Asia, October 24, 2012