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.

Friday, December 07, 2012


Debate over Gaokao Policy Heats Up
China Daily, December 7, 2012


China to Flatten 700 Mountains for New Metropolis in the Desert
The Guardian, December 6, 2012

Human Rights Defenders

AP Exclusive: Detained China Nobel Wife Speaks Out
The Associated Press, December 6, 2012

Video of the interview is available at:
劉霞指軟禁待遇荒謬 (Liu Xia: House Arrest Treatment Is Absurd)
iCable, December 6, 2012

劉霞北京寓所外保安明顯加強 (Guard Increases outside Liu Xia's Home)
RTHK, December 7, 2012


Censorship Is a Must, Says China's Nobel Winner
The Associated Press, December 7, 2012

瑞典被問劉曉波 莫言﹕已說過不重複 (Mo, on Liu Xiaobo: I've Already Spoken and Won't Repeat Myself)
Ming Pao, December 7, 2012

Migrant Workers

深度调查:留守儿童正成新一代的流浪儿 (In-depth Report: Left-behind Children Becoming a New Generation of Urchins)
Southern Weekend, December 6, 2012


Lawyers Seek End to Forced Contraception
Global Times, December 7, 2012


青海班玛自焚事件后两藏人被捕 藏人行政中央宣布一系列国际活动 (Banma, Qinghai: Two Arrested Following Self-immolation)
Radio Free Asia, December 6, 2012