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, November 02, 2012


环保部:环保法修正案草案存在四大问题 (Ministry of Environmental Protection: 4 Major Issues in Draft Environmental Protection Law Revisions)
Legal Daily, November 1, 2012

Human Rights Defenders

Blind Dissident Chen Guangcheng's Brother Loses Court Case
Reuters, November 2, 2012

曹海波网上宣扬民主被判监八年 (Democracy Advocate Cao Haibo Sentenced 8 Years for Subversion)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 2, 2012

张起刑满获释 曹海波案不公开审理
Zhang Qi Released after Four Years; Cao Haibo Tried in Closed-Door Hearing
Human Rights in China, May 23, 2012


全国铁路法院全部移交地方 75%人员身份已过渡 (Jurisdiction of Railway Courts Nation-wide Transferred to Local Judicial System)
Xinhua News Agency, October 31, 2012

Protests and Petitions

汕尾数百村民抗议官员贪腐 (Shanwei, Guangdong: Hundreds of Villagers March against Official Corruption)
Radio Free Asia, November 1, 2012

Public Health

China Begins Phasing Out Prisoner Organs Next Year
The Associated Press, November 1, 2012

New Era for Organ Donation and Transplant in China
Bulletin of the World Health Organization, November 2012


China Struggles for Solution to Growing NIMBY Movement
Reuters, November 1, 2012

Three Gorges

Chinese Affected by Three Gorges Dam
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 2, 2012