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, January 07, 2013


`Blind Eye' to Death Home
The Standard, January 07, 2013


China Facing 'Extremely Grave' Environmental Crisis
The Telegraph, January 06, 2013

Hong Kong

HKU Dean Rages over Beijing Abode Call
The Standard, January 07, 2013


Defense Lawyers Face Uphill Battle
China Daily, January 07, 2013

孟建柱:今年将停止使用劳教制度 (Central Pol and Law Commission Secretary Meng: We Will Stop Using Reeducation-Through-Labor This Year)
Dushi Shibao, January 07, 2013


Southern Weekend's Moment of Reckoning
Locustland, January 07, 2013

Ministry of Truth: Southern Weekly Tempest
China Digital Times, January 06, 2013

《南周》微博淪陷 記者:抗爭到底 (Southern Weekly's Sina Weibo Account Falls into Enemy's Hands; Journalists: We'll Fight till the End)
Ming Pao, January 07, 2012

陸港台學者連署 籲罷免庹震 (Scholars from Mainland, HK, and Taiwan Issue Appeal Calling for Removal of Guangdong Propaganda Chief Tuo Zhen)
Central News Agency, January 06, 2013

For the full text of the letter and English translation, see:
Inside the Southern Weekly Incident
China Media Project, January 07, 2013


青海循化两僧为自焚者祈福被捕 同仁县一藏人被判刑 (Qinghai: 2 Monks Arrested for Praying for Self-immolated; 1 Tibetan Sentenced due to Photos on Phone)
Radio Free Asia, January 04, 2013