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.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Civil Society

Rescuing China’s Bears from Bile Farms, One by One
IHT Rendezvous, January 10, 2013

Hong Kong

Journalists Slam Move to Hide Directors' Data from Public
South China Morning Post, January 11, 2013


China Censors Chat Users outside China: Report Says Messages Discussing Press Freedom Campaign Blocked
The Register, January 11, 2013

中国各知名网站纷纷成立党组织 (Popular Chinese Websites Add Party Committees One by One)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 11, 2013

新浪网党委开通微博引围观 (Sina Party Committee Opens Weibo Account)
Southern Metropolis Daily, January 11, 2013


Censors Kept Busy as Strike-hit Chinese Paper Hits Newsstands
Reuters, January 10, 2013

The Dead Children of Guizhou
Der Spiegel, January 07, 2013

Protests and Petitions

堅持掛反拆遷橫額 七旬翁被打死 (Septuagenarian Beaten to Death after Continuing to Voice Protest of Forced Eviction)
Ming Pao, January 11, 2013

Public Health

河南两矽肺病人去世 5家属讨说法被拘 (Henan: Relatives Demanding Explanation in Deaths of Two Silicosis Patients Detained)
Southern Metropolis Daily, January 11, 2013


青海黄南州一藏人作家被捕 印度喜邦新任首席部长承诺力挺西藏 (Qinghai: Tibetan Writer Detained)
Radio Free Asia, January 10, 2013