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 19, 2012


PM2.5 Air Pollutants Causing More Deaths than Estimated, Study Says
South China Morning Post, December 19, 2012

Human Rights Defenders

贵州研讨会成员仍被限制 冯正虎吁网民借款声援 (Guizhou Human Rights Symposium Members Still under Watch after 18th Party Congress)
Radio Free Asia, December 18, 2012

当局十八大前清场 贵州异议人士遭严密监控
Guizhou Dissidents under Strict Watch as Authorities Clean Up for Party Congress
Human Rights in China, August 7, 2012


深圳工人跳楼抗争要回加班费 (Shenzhen Workers Jump from Building in Protest of Unpaid Overtime)
Deutsche Welle, December 19, 2012深圳工人跳楼抗争要回加班费/a-16462766


调查称中国年轻人对微博信任超官媒 (Report: Chinese Youths Put More Trust in Microblogs than Official Media)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 18, 2012

Protests and Petitions

Protesters Sent to Labor Camp
Radio Free Asia, December 18, 2012

社科院以「黄之锋」「反国教」为例 倡争取网络舆论阵地 (In New Blue Book, CASS Cites Anti-National Education Movement as Example in Calling for Gov't to Use Internet to Observe Public Opinion and Mitigate Confrontations and Maintain Society)
Sing Pao, December 19, 2012

Experts Warn against Social Conflicts in China
Xinhua News Agency, December 18, 2012


China Detains 500-plus People for Doomsday Rumors
The Associated Press, December 19, 2012


President Repeats Call for Chinese Activist to Be Released
Central News Agency, December 18, 2012