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 09, 2012


China Village Hits Democracy Limits
The Wall Street Journal, November 8, 2012

Hong Kong/Macao

胡錦濤:堅持一國尊重兩制 防外力干預港澳 (Hu Jintao: Preserve the One Country and Respect the Two Systems, Prevent Foreign Forces from Meddling in HK and MO)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 9, 2012

Soft Warning against Separation
The Standard, November 9, 2012

Human Rights Defenders

前警察上访被关黑监狱 (Former Police Officers Locked in Black Jails for Petitioning)
Radio Free Asia, November 8, 2012

蒙冤警察被关黑监狱 江富友处境危殆
Former Police Officers Held in Black Jails, One Began Hunger Strike
Human Rights in China, November 7, 2012


Kafka in Beijing: A Tale of an Alleged Rape and One Woman's Futile Quest for Justice in Modern China
Foreign Policy, November 8, 2012


中国记者:社会良知还是党的喉舌? (Chinese Journalists: Society's Conscience or Party Mouthpiece?)
Deutsche Welle, November 8, 2012中国记者社会良知还是党的喉舌/a-16365092

Migrant Workers

流动人口生存状态调查 超六成有困难不愿找政府 (Migrant Worker Survey: 60+% Not Willing to Seek Gov't Help in Difficult Situations)
Shandong Business Daily, November 7, 2012

Living Cost Tops Concerns of Migrant Workers
Shanghai Daily, November 9, 2012


In China, Self-immolations Continue as Party Congress Opens
Los Angeles, November 9, 2012,0,7527560.story