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.

Thursday, December 06, 2012


Rural China’s Rubbish Revolution: Villagers Band against Corruption
The Globe and Mail, December 5, 2012

Human Rights Defenders

China Dismisses Nobel Demands for Liu's Release
Agence France-Presse, December 5, 2012

丁子霖:释放刘晓波是习李新政的最佳切入点 (Tiananmen Mothers' Spokesperson Ding Zilin: Releasing Liu Xiaobo Would Be the Best Starting Point for the New Xi-Li Administration)
Radio France Internationale, December 5, 2012中国/20121205-丁子霖:释放刘晓波是习李新政的最佳切入点

哈达妻儿与外界通信再被切断 东莞家庭教会欲购房遭追查 (Hada's Wife Incommunicado, Dongguan House Church Comes under Investigation for Wanting to Purchase Space)
Radio Free Asia, December 5, 2012

学者联署致信新当权者 吁放政治犯推动政改 (Scholars Issue Appeal Calling for the Release of Political Prisoners and Political Reforms)
Radio Free Asia, December 5, 2012

因书获罪 “环保卫士”刘福堂被判缓刑 (Hainan Environmental Activist Liu Futang Given Fine and Suspended Sentence for Writing a Books)
Southern Metropolis Daily, December 6, 2012

Accused Chinese Environmentalist Liu Futang “Tired and Unhappy”
China Dialogue, October 31, 2012


7名凉山小学女生被诱至东莞务工 将被接回返校上学 (7 Primary School Students Lured to Work in Dongguan Toy Factory, Will Be Found and Returned to School)
Southern Metropolis Daily, December 6, 2012

Protests and Petitions

80-yr-old Veteran Sent for Reeducation over Appeals
Sina, December 6, 2012

How a Chinese Prisoner Release Reveals Business as Usual at 'Black Jail'
The Christian Science Monitor, December 5, 2012


China to Press Murder Charges for Inciting Tibet Immolations
Agence France-Presse, December 6, 2012

煽动自焚者必将受到法律严惩 (Those Inciting Self-immolations Shall Inevitably Be Legally Punished)
Gannan Daily, December 3, 2012

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