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 15, 2012


Where Are China's Women Leaders?
McClatchy Newspapers, November 14, 2012

Hong Kong

Indentured Servitude in Hong Kong Abetted by Loan Firms
Bloomberg, November 14, 2012

香港压力促广东信息公开全国第一 (Guangdong Comes Clean about Air Pollution under Pressure from Hong Kong)
China Dialogue, November 13, 2012

Human Rights Defenders

Chinese Petitioners Claim Hotel Used as 'Black Jail'
CNN, November 14, 2012


Hu Jia Explains Why Mobile Apps Make Activism Spooky
South China Morning Post, November 15, 2012


A Fifth of Chinese to Be 'Affluent' by 2020 Report
China Daily, November 15, 2012

Protests and Petitions

环境抗议中的反应错位 (Local Officials in China in Muddle over Protests)
China Dialogue, November 14, 2012

Public Health

各地维权人士发起反歧视活动 吁保障盲人权利 (Activists across China Hold Anti-discriminatory Activities to Call for Protection of Rights of the Blind)
Radio Free Asia, November 14, 2012