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.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012


Income Gap between the Sexes Widening
China Daily, November 28, 2012

缩短男女职工收入差距的立法构想 (Legislative Proposals for Curtailing Gender-based Income Disparity)
All-China Women's Federation, October 11, 2012

Land Policy

China to Tighten Laws on Land Grabs in Rural Stability Push
Reuters, November 28, 2012


10截訪者首判囚 「中國人權里程碑」 (10 Men Who Intercepted Henan Petitioners Tried and Convicted of "Illegal Detention" in "Milestone" for Human Rights)
Ming Pao, November 29, 2012

Read the indictment against the men online at:
中央政法委兵败政府绑架访民案 抢救温家宝遇挫
64Tianwang, October 11, 2012

村官案撼動勞教大山 (Village Official Ordered to Reeducation's Case Shakes the Mighty Mountain of the Reeducation-Through-Labor System)
Ming Pao, November 29, 2012

Village Official Lodges Appeal despite His Early Release
Xinhua News Agency, November 29, 2012


中国农村贫困人口4000万 少数民族为“重灾区” (40mil in Poverty in Chinese Countryside, Ethnic Minority Regions Disaster Areas)
Radio Free Asia, November 28, 2012

Public Health

Li Focuses on AIDS Fight
China Daily, November 29, 2012

Ex-official Implicates China Leaders in AIDS Scandal
Agence France-Presse, December 1, 2010

Sharp Rise in HIV Cases for Young and over-50s
Shanghai Daily, November 29, 2012


中国流浪儿已超15万 近半因家庭问题出走 (Over 150K Children Walk China's Streets, Nearly Half Leave Home due to Family Issues)
Qilu Evening News, November 28, 2012


China Planning 'Huge Fracking Industry'
Mother Jones, November 27, 2012


Birth Rule Could Be Relaxed
China Daily, November 28, 2012

Protests and Petitions

“艾滋病日”前感染者北京请愿 官府不接待却面临遣返 (HIV Patients Petition in Beijing for Compensation and Treatment Subsidies on World AIDS Day)
Radio Free Asia, November 27, 2012

广东深圳蛇口日资企业工人罢工 (Shenzhen: Strike at Factory over Relocation to Huizhou)
Radio Free Asia, November 27, 2012

武汉大学生“快闪”抗议公务员录用需妇检 (Wuhan Uni Students Hold Flash Mob Protest against Gynecological Exams for Prospective Civil Servants)
Legal Daily, November 27, 2012

Rural Issues

Free Student Meal Program Cheated
Global Times, November 28, 2012


Tibet Issue Flares with Deaths and Protests
Deutsche Presse-Agentur, November 28, 2012