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, November 01, 2012

Human Rights Defenders

Ai Weiwei Returns Cash to Supporters
Agence France-Presse, October 31, 2012

Fans of Blind Activist Blocked by Police
The Associated Press, November 1, 2012


十八大期间北京出租车封门窗防抛洒抗议标语 (Beijing Taxies Ordered to Lock Windows to Be on Keep Away Protest Leaflets during 18th Party Congress)
Australia Daily, October 30, 2012

Taxi "Zero Spread" Rule for 18th Party Congress
China Digital Times, October 31, 2012


专家建议2015年全面放开二胎 人口政策亟待转向 (Experts Propose Allowing 2-Child Policy Beginning 2015)
China Youth Online, October 31, 2012

Protests and Petitions

拆迁7年未赔偿数百移民连日抗议 (Residents Moved from Pingshan County, Sichuan for Power Plant Protest before Govt for Days over Resettlement Issues)
Radio Free Asia, October 31, 2012

Public Health

Mental Health Law 'Falls Short'
Radio Free Asia, October 31, 2012


中科院报告显示中国内地城市化率已突破50% (CASS Report: China's Interior Urbanization Breaks 50%)
China News Service, November 1, 2012