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 26, 2012

Civil Society

Charities Suffer as Public Remain Wary
China Daily, October 24, 2012


China Shows Off 'Sunshine Detention Centre' to Allay Torture Claims
The Guardian, October 25, 2012

Human Rights Defenders

18大前打压升级 京沪粤多人被拘留 (Many Detained in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangdong as Pressure Increases before 18th Party Congress)
Radio Free Asia, October 25, 2012

各地蒙冤警察北京被截访 (Former Police Detained and Returned Home after Gathering in Beijing to Petition)
Human Rights in China, October 25, 2012


New York Times Websites Blocked in China after Story on Wen Family Wealth
South China Morning Post, October 26, 2012

Family of Wen Jiabao Holds a Hidden Fortune in China
The New York Times, October 25, 2012


受托律师不知能否获准为薄熙来辩护 (Lawyer Hired to Represent Bo Xilai Knows Not Whether He'll Be Allowed to Speak in Bo's Defense)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 25, 2012

Social Security

Lawmakers Call for Including Non-governmental Groups in Social Assistance
Xinhua News Agency, October 25, 2012

Public Health

全国人大常委会表决通过精神卫生法 (NPC Standing Committee Passes Mental Health Law)
China National Radio, October 26, 2012