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 11, 2012


大学教师讲“敏感”话题 被停课又被送精神病院 (Hangzhou: China Jilin University Professor Talks about Sensitive Topics in Class; Classes Suspended, Prof Sent to Mental Institution)
Radio Free Asia, December 10, 2012

Human Rights Defenders

Dissident Barred from Leaving Home on Human Rights Day
The Standard, December 11, 2012

世界人權日 京訪民湧聯國機構申冤 (Beijing Petitioners Appeal to UN Office on International Human Rights Day)
Ming Pao, December 11, 2012

请莫言带把空椅子转给刘晓波 (Germany-based Artist Meng Huang Sends Mo Yan an Empty Chair to Bring Back to China for Liu Xiaobo)
Deutsche Welle, December 10, 2012请莫言带把空椅子转给刘晓波/a-16442369


新华社上推特开账户 (Xinhua News Agency Runs Official Account on Twitter, Service Unavailable in Mainland China)
Southern Metropolis Daily, December 11, 2012

立场、深度与可传播性的统一--新华社两会对外报道试水新媒体 (Unified in Position, Depth, and Dissemination: Xinhua's Reports to the International Audience in New Media during the NPC/CPPCC Sessions)
China Reporter, April 10, 2012

North Korea

North Koreans Get Glimpse into Another Way of Life with Illegal Forays into China
The Guardian, December 10, 2012

Protests and Petitions

约辩异地中高考女孩遇困境 父亲被拘禁房东逼退房 (Shanghai: Student Fighting to Take the Uni Entrance Exam in Location of Effective, But Unregistered, Residency in Further Troubles as Father Is Detained and Landlord Is Coerced to Evict Their Family)
Rednet, December 11, 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


數千人紐約示威促西藏獨立 (Thousands Demonstrate outside UN NY Headquarters Calling for Tibetan Independence)
Sin Chew Daily, December 11, 2012