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.

Thursday, January 17, 2013


China’s ‘Left-behind Children’
The Globe and Mail, January 16, 2013


云南1/4的物种可能因原生林破坏而灭绝 (A Quarter of Yunnan's Species to Go Extinct "This Century")
China Dialogue, January 16, 2013

Human Rights Defenders

Detained Hunan Dissident Zhu Chengzhi Allowed to See Wife
South China Morning Post, January 17, 2013


Workers' Strike Prompts Call for Better Protection
China Daily, January 16, 2013


學者倡撤雙規 公開審薄案 (Scholars Call for Repeal of Shuanggui System and a Public Trial for Bo Xilai in Annual Report on Judicial Reform)
Ming Pao, January 17, 2013

For more on shuanggui, see:
The Varieties of Law in China
China Rights Forum, 2011, no. 1-2


人民日报记者探访京城流浪者:有一家三口流浪20年 (People's Daily Investigates Beijing's Homeless: One Family of Three Has Been Homeless for 20 Years)
People's Daily (Overseas Edition), January 17, 2013

Protests and Petitions

官吞徵地款 江門千人騷亂 (Jiangmen, Guangdong: Many Injured in Clash between 1K Villagers and Police over Land Requisition)
Oriental Daily, January 17, 2013


Fifteen Held over Burnings
Radio Free Asia, January 16, 2013