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, January 02, 2013


北京等74城市空气质量已可查 部分官网无法打开 (New Air Quality Standards for Beijing and 73 Other Cities Commence, Some Official Monitoring Pages Inaccessible)
The Beijing News, January 02, 2013

Hong Kong

香港“倒梁”游行,抗议北京之手 (Hong Kongers March Calling for Chief Executive to Resign and Protesting Beijing's Involvement in HK)
Deutsche Welle, January 01, 2013香港倒梁游行抗议北京之手/a-16490803

愛港力量遊行本台採訪期間受襲 (Reporter with NOW TV Attacked while Covering Pro-establishment March)
NOW TV, December 30, 2012

Hong Kong Pro-Government March Gets Caught for Hiring Protesters
BadCanto, January 02, 2013

Human Rights Defenders

Police Break Up New Year Dinner
Radio Free Asia, January 01, 2013

Activists Visit Liu Xia
Radio Free Asia, January 01, 2013

For the activist’s video from the visit, see:

胡佳:不能让对刘霞的非法拘禁再继续下去 (Hu Jia: This Illegal Detention of Liu Xia Cannot Be Allowed to Continue)
Radio France Internationale, January 01, 2013中国/20130101-胡佳:不能让对刘霞的非法拘禁再继续下去

For a map and photos of Liu Xia's residential compound, see:
「行動施壓 還劉霞自由」 (Operation: Restore Liu Xia's Freedom)
Ming Pao, January 02, 2013


China Forces New York Times Reporter Chris Buckley to Leave Country
The Guardian, December 31, 2012


The Disappeared
Foreign Policy, January 02, 2013