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 12, 2012

Death Penalty

China Sentences Three Uighur Men to Death over Alleged Plane Hijack
The Associated Press, December 11, 2012

Hong Kong

黎棟國強調審批中國國籍申請一視同仁 (Secretary for Security Lai: No Discrimination in Reviewing Citizenship Applications)
Radio Television Hong Kong, December 12, 2012黎棟國強調審批中國國籍申請-視同仁-043400113.html


刘奇葆:中央新闻单位要带头改文风 展现新气象 (CPC Propaganda Chief Liu Qibao to Central News Agencies: Change Your Writing Style)
Xinhua News Agency, December 11, 2012

中国是监禁记者最多的国家之一 (China Takes No. 1 Spot in Imprisoning Journalists)
Radio Free Asia, December 11, 2012


英文版《墓碑》面世 作者:政改還望十九大 (As English Edition of Tombstone Sees Light of Day, Author Yang Jisheng Says We'll Have to Wait Until 19th Party Congress for Political Reform)
Ming Pao, December 12, 2012

For a review of Tombstone, see:
Historical Documents of the Sins of the Mao Era
China Rights Forum, 2009, no. 2

Protests and Petitions

Sister Speaks Out after Henan Petitioner Beaten to Death by Black Guards
South China Morning Post, December 12, 2012


China Bishop Thaddeus Ma Daqin Stripped of Title
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 11, 2012


Teen Girl Becomes 8th Tibetan Child to Self-immolate to Protest Chinese Rule: Activists
The Associated Press, December 10, 2012