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, November 05, 2012

Bilateral Ties

Coming to America: China Wants to Buy Its Way onto Your TV Screen. Will It Work?
Foreign Policy, November 1, 2012

The Localization Strategy of China’s Great External Propaganda
China Rights Forum, 2010, no. 3

Word on the Street: Xinhua: What Are They Selling?
Human Rights in China, November 7, 2012

Hong Kong

Protesters Fighting Tolo Harbour Beach Marching against the Tide
South China Morning Post, November 5, 2012

七中首提「進一步加強」港澳工作 ("Further Strengthening" Work Focused on Hong Kong and Macao Raised in 7th Plenary Session Communiqué)
Ming Pao, November 5, 2012

中国共产党第十七届中央委员会第七次全体会议公报 (Communiqué of the 7th Plenary Session of the 17th Central Committee of the CPC)
November 4, 2012

Human Rights Defenders

佛山村民维护土地权益遭黑汉袭击(视频) (Foshan, Guangdong: Villagers Attacked by Thugs whilst Defending Their Land Rights [with Video])
Radio Free Asia, November 2, 2012


青年撕毛像 公安拘查 敏感时刻评毛网战 (Four Young Men Detained by Police after Posting Photos Online of Them Tearing Up Pictures of Mao Zedong)
Voice of America, November 4, 2012

Fury at Torn Mao Pics
Global Times, November 5, 2012


英媒:天津“新曼哈顿”成互联网审查之都 (UK Media: Tianjin Becomes Online Censorship Capital)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 5, 2012

China’s ‘New Manhattan’ Becomes Censorship Capital
Financial Times, November 4, 2012


Fears Grow over Pace of Reform as China Ushers in New Leaders
The Guardian, November 4, 2012

State Security

The Five Vermin 五蠹 Threatening China
The China Story, November 4, 2012五蠹-threatening-china/


U.N. Rights Official Faults China on Tibetan Suppression
The New York Times, November 2, 2012

Pillay: China Must Urgently Address Deep-rooted Frustrations with Human Rights in Tibetan Areas
UNOHCHR, November 2, 2012

青海一藏人在抗议中自焚身亡 (Qinghai: Tibetan Artist Dies in Self-immolation Protest)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 4, 2012