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 15, 2013


China's Growing Appetite for Pork Creates New Pollution
ChinaDialogue, January 10, 2013


Local Govts Confused by Re-education Reforms
Global Times, January 15, 2013

Hong Kong

Many `N-nothings' Fail to See Ray of Hope
The Standard, January 15, 2013

私隱專員:私隱權不是絕對 (Privacy Commissioner Chiang: Right to Privacy Not Absolute)
Ming Pao, January 15, 2013私隱專員-私隱權不是絕對-051822636.html

Human Rights Defenders

贵州异议人士廖双元遭殴打 浙江民主党人被禁出门 (Dissident Beaten in Guizhou, Democracy Activist Forbidden to Leave Home in Zhejiang)
Radio Free Asia, January 14, 2013

Inner Mongolia

Language Boost Debated
Radio Free Asia, January 14, 2013


Attacked by Leftists, Author Li Chengpeng Mulls over Filing Charges
South China Morning Post, January 15, 2013

Protests and Petitions

北京外交公寓外50余农民工抗议欠薪 (Beijing: 50+ Migrant Workers Surround Boss' Home Calling for Unpaid Wages)
Netease, January 15, 2013