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 16, 2013

Economic Development

社科院报告称中国不能搞“超城市化” (CASS Report: China Must Not "Over-Urbanize")
Economic Observer, January 16, 2013


Is This Really the End of Re-education through Labour?
South China Morning Post, January 16, 2013


“The Whole World Knows”: But If You’re in China, You Still Gotta Read between the Lines
Ethnic ChinaLit, January 15, 2013

How a Feisty Chinese Newspaper Stood Up for Press Freedom
Reuters, January 15, 2013

For a translation of a recent article by Li Chengpeng on the Southern Weekly scandal, see:
You Can Expunge the World, but Not Dignity
Li Chengpeng, January 7, 2013

反击宣传部 (Striking Back at the Propaganda Department)
iSunAffairs, January 9, 2013阳光时务-长平:反击宣传部/

To read a sectional translation of the article, see:
Former Editor Attacks Propaganda Department’s Abuses
The Epoch Times, January 15, 2013


Police Block Funeral Rights
Radio Free Asia, January 15, 2013

甘肃称侦破达赖集团策划自焚杀人案抓获7人 (7 Tibetans Arrested in Gansu on Suspicion of Inciting Self-immolations, Being Invested as Members of the Tibetan Youth Congress)
Xinhua News Agency, January 15, 2013