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 29, 2012


China Grassroots Democracy Challenge Awaits New Leaders
Reuters, October 28, 2012

Hong Kong

Tempers Flare over Independence Spat
The Standard, October 29, 2012

Protests and Petitions

「向港學習」寧波示威勝利 萬人圍政總 政府允停PX項目 (Victory for Protesters in Ningbo as Govt Suspends Chemical Plant)
Ming Pao, October 29, 2012

Ningbo Backs Down from PX Project
Global Times, October 29, 2012


监狱法等7部法律修改18处 (7 Laws, Including Lawyers Law and Prison Law, Amended to Be Consistent with New Criminal Procedure Law)
The Beijing News, October 27, 2012

Public Health

《精神卫生法》被指未完全明确自愿原则不够完善 (Language in Mental Health Law on Voluntary Institutionalization Said to Be Far from Perfect)
China Youth Daily, October 29, 2012

中华人民共和国精神卫生法 (Law of the People's Republic of China on Mental Health)
Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, October 26, 2012


五万人参与同志遊行争婚权 (50K March for Same-sex Marriage Rights in Taipei)
Sing Pao, October 29, 2012


New String of Tibetan Self-immolations Renews Fiery Protests of Chinese Rule
McClatchy Newspapers, October 28, 2012