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.

Sunday, November 18, 2012


China: Beijing Twitterer Detained for Writing Micro-fiction
Global Voices Online, November 18, 2012


The Great China Handover
Al Jazeera, November 17, 2012

Migrant Workers

五年级农民工二代:理想是当清洁工 (Fifth Grader Student of the "Next Generation" of Migrant Workers: Ideal Job Is to Be a Janitor)
The Beijing Times, November 19, 2012


Elevation of Liu Yunshan Heightens Censorship Fears
South China Morning Post, November 17, 2012


China Street Children Die in Bin
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 18, 2012

Protests and Petitions

汕頭村民圍村委會抗議 (Liantang, Shantou, Guangdong: Villagers Surround Village Committee Office in Protest, Calling for Vote of Representatives in Committee to Investigate Land Grab)
Oriental Daily, November 18, 2012


一名藏族妇女在青海同仁自焚身亡 (Tongren [Rebkong], Qinghai: Tibetan Woman Dies in Self-immolation)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 17, 2012