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 27, 2012


China’s Boom Bangs Up Coral Reefs
Agence France-Presse, December 28, 2012


网络非法删帖背后的生意经 (Business Logic behind Illegal Deletion of Online Posts)
China Youth Daily, December 24, 2012


深圳港资电子厂易手四千工人堵路维权 (Shenzhen: 4K Factory Workers Protest to Defend Their Rights)
Radio Free Asia, December 27, 2012

北京最低工資加11.1% (Beijing Minimum Wage to Increase 11.1%)
Ming Pao, December 28, 2012北京最低工資加11-1-055324967.html

Land Policy

Land Reform: Home of Communist Revolution Flattens Hills to Expand
Want China Times, December 28, 2012

四川省发生两起强拆事件 (Two Forced Demolitions in Sichuan) Radio Free Asia, December 27, 2012

Migrant Workers

李克强九江调研:农民工变市民要解决住房问题 (Li Keqiang: Housing Issues Must Be Resolved for Migrant Workers to Become Urban Residents)
Caijing, December 28, 2012


China Seizes TVs, Satellite Equipment in Tibetan Area
Reuters, December 27, 2012