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 13, 2012

Bilateral Ties

The Hague's Law Office in Hong Kong a 'Gift' from China
South China Morning Post, December 13, 2012


China’s Ecological Footprint Unsustainable, Says WWF
Global Times, December 13, 2012

China Needs Innovative Solutions to Reduce Footprint - 2012 China Ecological Footprint Report
World Wildlife Fund, December 12, 2012

Malaysia Seizes 1,500 Elephant Tusks Headed for China
The Guardian, December 12, 2012

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Plans First Increase to Minimum Wage as Costs Rise
Bloomberg News, December 13, 2012

Human Rights Defenders

秦永敏被拘44天后获释回家 (Qin Yongmin Released to Return Home after Being Held since Late October)
Radio Free Asia, December 12, 2012


湖北仙桃某中学4月不发工资老师罢教 (Teachers at Hubei School Strike after 4 Months without Wages)
People's Daily Online, December 12, 2012

Land Policy

南通:拆迁公司带人半夜砍伤拆迁户一家四口 (Nantong, Jiangsu: Demolition Company Stages Violent Eviction of Family of Four in Middle of the Night)
Modern Express, December 13, 2012

Protests and Petitions

上京申诉被打数百村民围政府楼抗议 (Hundreds of Chengdu Villagers Beaten by Petitioner "Retrievers" in Beijing Surround Town Government in Protest)
Radio Free Asia, December 12, 2012


二十七位自焚藏人的遺囑 (Testament of 27 Tibetan Self-immolators)
iSun Affairs, Decemer 13, 2012