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.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Bilateral Ties

Beijing to Sponsor African Journalists to Cover China
Global Times, December 17, 2012

China Pledges Steady Development of Confucius Institutes
Xinhua News Agency, December 16, 2012

Economic Development

媒體稱收入分配改革方案再度延期 (Media: Income Distribution Reform Scheme Again Delayed)
Sina, December 17, 2012

Human Rights Defenders

Luo Diandian Campaigns for Death with Dignity
South China Morning Post, December 16, 2012

陈平福获撤销“颠覆”控罪 (Procuratorate Withdraws Subversion Indictment against Chen Pingfu)
Radio Free Asia, December 14, 2012

Online Protest Grows as Former Teacher Awaits Verdict on “Inciting Subversion of State Power”
Human Rights in China, September 13, 2012


Social Media Remains Tool of Communist Party: Author
South China Morning Post, December 17, 2012


Court Cases Raise Hopes Gov't Will Clean Up Black Jails
Caixin, December 14, 2012

Protests and Petitions

Police Detain Mother over Subway Safety Petition
Global Times, December 17, 2012

为儿征签马跃妈妈在北京地铁被警察带走 (Ma Yue Mama Detained by Police in Beijing Subway)
China Gaze, December 15, 2012

大学生地铁坠亡调查:受害人可能遭到高压电击 (Investigation into Student’s Death after Falling into Subway Path: May Have Been Electrocuted)
Life Week, December 23, 2011

Public Health

河南将艾滋病患者生活定量补助标准提高9倍 (Fixed Living Subsidy for HIV/AIDS Patients in Henan to Increase 9-fold)
Xinhua News Agency, December 17, 2012


5省市近日共拘留52名“世界末日”宣扬者 (52 Detained in Recent Days for Propagating the Apocalypse)
Xinhua News Agency, December 17, 2012


Tibetans Drown in Escape Attempt
Radio Free Asia, December 14, 2012