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.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Tougher Laws against Child Abuse Urged
China Daily, October 30, 2012

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Cracks Down on Mainland Mothers
The Wall Street Journal, October 29, 2012

Human Rights Defenders

贵州软禁二十多人至十八结束 狱中人士处境更艰难 (Guizhou: 20+ Dissidents Placed under House Arrest until End of Party Congress)
Radio Free Asia, October 29, 2012

Land Policy

郑州4名村干部虚报坟头骗南水北调征地补偿款被查 (Zhengzhou: Four Village Officials under Investigation for Making False Reports to Embezzle Land Requisition Compensation Funds for South-North Water Diversion Project)
Xinhua News Agency, October 30, 2012


TV Series to Portray Life in Detention Center
Xinhua News Agency, October 30, 2012

Protests and Petitions

Woman Detained for Spreading Rumors over Ningbo Protests
Sina, October 30, 2012

寧波宣布反PX示威1晚拘51人 (Ningbo Announces 51 Protesters against Chemical Plant Detained in 1 Night)
Ming Pao, October 30, 2012

我国环境群体事件年均递增29% 司法解决不足1% (Environmental "Mass Incidents" Increasing Annually by 29%, Judicial Resolution by Not Even 1%)
Caijing, October 29, 2012


Xinjiang Militant Groups Active in Syria, Says China
The Hindu, October 29, 2012