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 26, 2012


冬季大气重污染城市兰州将公布PM2.5指数 (Lanzhou, Gansu, amongst China's Most Polluted Cities, to Publish Air Quality Data)
Xinhua News Agency, November 25, 2012

Death Penalty

Criminal Rules Improve Death Sentence Review
Xinhua News Agency, November 24, 2012

Human Rights Defenders

Yunnan Woman Escapes Detention for Stopping Wen Jiabao
Wang China Times, November 24, 2012

吕耿松被带走抄家 多人声援秦永敏被查 (Lü Gengsong Detained, Home Searched)
Radio Free Asia, November 23, 2012

吕耿松刑满获释 拒签保证书
Writer Lü Gengsong Released from Prison; Refuses Conditions of Deprivation of Political Rights
Human Rights in China, August 23, 2011

Public Health

广东拟爱滋病人纳入低保 (Guangdong Plans to Include Qualifying HIV Patients in Welfare Program)
Sinchew Daily, November 25, 2012

Rural Issues

Rural-school Closure Policy Put on Hold
China Daily, November 23, 2012


甘肃黄南州再有藏人自焚身亡 (Gansu: Another Tibetan Self-immolation)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 24, 2012

Threat to Cut Aid over Burnings
Radio Free Asia, November 22, 2012

西藏自焚者亲属受当局打压 (Relatives of Self-immolations Suppressed by Authorities)
Deutsche Welle, November 23, 2012西藏自焚者亲属受当局打压/a-16402648