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.

Tuesday, December 04, 2012


非沪籍女孩无法参加上海中考 辍学争取异地高考 (Shanghai: 15-yo Student Forced to Study at Home Due to Lack of Residency, Challenges Authorities for Right to Take Uni Entrance Exam in Shanghai)
The Beijing Times, December 3, 2012

Shanghainese Youth Borrow a Page from Hong Kong's Regionalist Hate Speech
South China Morning Post, December 4, 2012

Human Rights Defenders

Woman Released from Labor Camp a 2nd Time
Shenzhen Daily, December 4, 2012

郭大军母亲劳教案代理律师王甫:行政起诉状(全文) (Administrative Suit against the Lanzhou Municipal Committee on the Administration of Reeducation-Through-Labor)
Wang Fu (lawyer representing Zhao Meifu), December 3, 2012

探儿母亲遭劳教事件再激网络民愤 (Gansu Woman Who Previously Petitioned Ordered to 1 Year Reeducation-Through-Labor after Being Intercept on Way Home from Trip to Visit to Son in Beijing)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 22, 2012

Lawyer Warned Off Foreign Media
Radio Free Asia, December 3, 2012

A copy of the appeal calling for the abolishment of the RTL system is available online at:


被劳教村官任建宇:若能推动废除劳教我愿站出来 (Village Official Ordered to Reeducation: I'm Willing to Take a Stand If It'll Help Abolish the Reeducation-Through-Labor System)
China Newsweek, December 3, 2012

Migrant Workers

农民工桥下死亡 有关部门回应未免太着急 (Zhengzhou, Henan: Migrant Worker, Unwilling to Seek Medical Help, Dies beneath Overpass)
Dahe Daily, December 3, 2012

Public Health

Advocates Call for Euthanasia Law
China Daily, December 4, 2012