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, December 05, 2012

Hong Kong

After Losing Family, Transsexual Activist Pushes for Rights
South China Morning Post, December 5, 2012

Human Rights Defenders

Nobel Laureates Call on China's Xi to Release Jailed Peace Prize Winner Liu
Reuters, December 4, 2012

To read the open letter, see:
134 Nobel Laureates Urge Incoming Chinese President Xi Jinping to Release Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo and Wife Liu Xia
December 4, 2012,43757.html

Migrant Workers

一代中国农民工的集体记忆:四平米的家 (Collective Memories of a Generation of Migrant Workers: 4sqm Home)
China Youth Daily, December 5, 2012

Protests and Petitions

Police Halt Protest Outside CCTV Tower
Global Times, December 5, 2012

北京突然釋放7萬上訪民眾 (Beijing Unexpectedly Releases 70K Petitioners from Jiujingzhuang Black Jail)
Radio Taiwan International, December 4, 2012

Beijing Black Jail 'Releases Thousands of Petitioners'
South China Morning Post, December 5, 2012

“黑保安”头目被指应邀进京 其父称,禹州信访局曾找王高伟“说给他找了一个好活” (Family of Ringleader of Group on Trial for Illegally Detaining Henan Petitioners in Beijing Says He Had Been Invited to Do So)
Southern Metropolis Daily, December 5, 2012


Call for Freedom Written in Blood
Radio Free Asia, December 4, 2012


Uyghur Scholar Harassed
Radio Free Asia, December 4, 2012