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.

Sunday, December 23, 2012


What Happened in China in 2012?
ChinaDialogue, December 20, 2012

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Activist Arrested 6 Months after Hu Protest
Agence France-Presse, December 23, 2012

Human Rights Defenders

12異見人士獲美言論自由獎 (12 Dissidents and Activists amongst Awardees of American Free Speech Prize)
Ming Pao, December 22, 2012


Great Firewall 'Upgrade' Hits China Internet Users
Agence France-Presse, December 21, 2012

Chinese Ambassador to UK Doesn't Understand What You Mean by Censorship
Shanghaiist, December 23, 2012


涉黑美籍华人胡炜升今审判 (Chinese-American Vincent Wu to Be Tried Today on Various Criminal Charges)
Sing Pao, December 24, 2012

Chinese-American Faces Trial in China
The New York Times, December 22, 2012

Protests and Petitions

京上訪村售習近平「通信錄」 訪民自製 6元一本 (Beijing Petitioning Village Sells Home-made "Address Book" for Leadership)
Ming Pao, December 22, 2012


龚圣亮牧师狱中病危 家人呼吁释放 (Family Calls for Release of House Church Pastor Ill in Prison)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 23, 2012

Rural Issues

China Pledges Rural Reforms to Boost Incomes, Consumption
Bloomberg News, December 24, 2012


Ministry of Justice Lifts the Veil on Executions
Taipei Times, December 23, 2012

廢死聯盟:死刑非萬靈丹 (Taiwan Alliance to End the Death Penalty: the Death Penalty Is Not a Panacea)
United Daily News, December 21, 2012


Torture Rampant at Chushur
Radio Free Asia, December 21, 2012