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.

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Economic Development

Looking for China’s Missing Inequality Plan
China Realtime Report, January 08, 2013


广东拟禁止患性病艾滋病者当老师引争议 (Guangdong: Controversy as Draft Standards Prohibit HIV/AIDS Patients from Becoming Teachers)
Southern Metropolis Daily, January 07, 2013

Hong Kong

限查公司註冊廢傳媒武功 阻記者核實身份 損公眾利益 (New Regulations Limit Journalists’ Ability to Check Company Registry Identity Information)
Apple Daily, January 08, 2012

Human Rights Defenders

朱承志改監視居住 料阻見律師 (Activist Zhu Chengzhi Transferred to Residential Surveillance for 6 Months, May Be Prevented Meeting with Lawyer)
Ming Pao, January 05, 2013

For the notice on Zhu’s residential surveillance, see:
指定居所监视居住通知书 (Notice of Residential Surveillance at a Designated Residence)
Shaoyang Municipal Public Security Bureau, January 04, 2013


劳教制度的经济账:一个局79个编制 (Financial Cost of Reeducation-Through-Labor System a Growing Question)
21st Century Business Herald, January 08, 2013

針對「反革命」變打壓訪民 (RTL: A Tool Used against "Counterrevolutionaries" Turned into a Method of Suppressing Petitioners)
Ming Pao, January 08, 2013


Beijing Says Party’s Control of Press ‘Unshakable’ after Southern Weekend Strike
SCMP Blog, January 08, 2013

China Celebrities Back Censorship Protest
Agence France-Presse, January 08, 2013

Odd Stirrings Online amid Official Silence as Authorities Plan Southern Weekend's Future
Locustland, January 08, 2013

德国记者毕节采访器材“遭破坏”  (Guizhou: Der Spiegel Reporter’s Equipment “Destroyed” whilst Covering Story on Children Who Suffocated in Trash Bin)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 08, 2012

Protests and Petitions

Thugs Strip Petitioners of Winter Clothes
Global Times, January 08, 2013


Beijing Times, January 08, 2013

網民對強拆最不滿 社會信任不及格 (CASS Report: Forced Demolitions Cause Most Ire amongst Netizens)
Want Daily, January 08, 2013