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 09, 2013


水源遭污 邯郸冬泳协会索赔2000万 (Swimming Association Sues Company Who Polluted River)
Southern Metropolis Daily, January 10, 2013

Hong Kong

Pro-democracy Hong Kong Lawmakers Fail in Impeachment Try against Beijing-backed Leader
The Associated Press, January 09, 2013


Beijing to Require ID for Cellphone Numbers
China Daily, January 10, 2013

北京拟出手机实名制管理规定 六成用户已经实名 (Beijing Drafts Regs on Real-name Identification System for Mobile Phone Subscribers)
Beijing Times, December 31, 2012

Fears over Labor Camp Reforms
Radio Free Asia, January 08, 2013

司法部:内地将增加戒毒康复收治规模 (Ministry of Justice: China to Increase Drug Rehab Capacity)
Xinhua News Agency, January 09, 2013


China Paper: Regulation Must 'Keep Pace with the Times'
Agence France-Presse, January 10, 2013

Activists Are Held for Supporting Southern Weekly
South China Morning Post, January 10, 2013

山西规定报道省委书记稿件不超1500字 (Shanxi Limits Length of Reports on Provincial Party Leadership)
Shanxi Daily, January 09, 2013

一个记者的“恐怖救助”之旅! (Reporter Goes Undercover to Learn Why Changsha Homeless Not Using Shelters, Beaten by Shelter Staff)
Sanxiang City Express, January 09, 2013

Probe after Reporter Beaten Up at Shelter
Shanghai Daily, January 10, 2013

央视记者湖南平江暗访遭围殴 当地政府作检讨 (Hunan: CCTV Reporter Beaten on the Job, Authorities to Give Self-critical Account of Situ)
Xinhua News Agency, January 10, 2013


呼應城鎮化 戶籍改革將啟動 (Household Registration Reform to Commence)
Want Daily, January 09, 2013

Human Rights Defenders

毛恒凤被判劳教三月余仍在看守所 (Mao Hengfeng Remains in Detention Center 3 Months after Being Ordered to Reeducation)
Radio Free Asia, January 07, 2013

Rights Defender Mao Hengfeng Held in Illegal Criminal Detention
Human Rights in China, January 07, 2012


Bloggers Using the Internet to Spread Truth in China
The New York Times, January 09, 2013


No Love Lost for 'Re-education through Labour' System
South China Morning Post, January 08, 2013


Tentative Deal Reported in Chinese Censorship Dispute
The New York Times, January 08, 2013

The Beijing News' Night of Sorrow
Morning Clicks, SCMP Blog, January 09, 2013

聲援《南周》重提六四訴求 (Solitary for Southern Weekly Revisits Demands of June Fourth)
Ming Pao, January 09, 2013

廣州同行:只敢心裏默默支持 (Guangzhou Journalists: We Only Dare to Silently Support SW in Our Hearts)
Ming Pao, January 09, 2013


中紀委通報查案情況:薄熙來劉志軍案已移送司法 (CPC Central Discipline Commission Report: Bo Xilai and Liu Zhijun Cases Sent to Judiciary)
China News Service, January 09, 2012


China to Register all Clergy
Global Times, January 08, 2013


Official Stresses Patriotism among Monks
Global Times, January 08, 2013

俞正声赴藏区 ,矛头再指达赖喇嘛 (Politburo Member Yu Zhengsheng Attacks Dalai Lama and Supporters during Tibet Visit)
Deutsche Welle, January 08, 2013俞正声赴藏区-矛头再指达赖喇嘛/a-16506560