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 18, 2013

Economic Development

陸官方首度公布基尼係數 (Mainland Publishes Gini Coefficient for First Time)
Central News Agency, January 18, 2013

China Says Income Inequality Peaked in 2008, but Remains Large
Reuters, January 18, 2013

Human Rights Defenders

Exiled Chinese Author Recounts Prison 'Hell'
Agence France-Presse, January 17, 2013

维权律师唐吉田出境受阻 提倡民权人士自由被限 (Rights Defense Lawyer Tang Jitian Refused Exit at Border Crossing to Hong Kong SAR)
Radio Free Asia, January 17, 2013


Beijing Orders Its 2.06 Million 'Propaganda Workers' to Get Microblogging
Morning Clicks, January 18, 2013


一人捐五元 告倒沃尔玛 (Worker Fired from WalMart for Engaging in Labor Rights Advocacy Wins Compensation)
Southern Weekly, January 18, 2013


New Editor Appointed at Paper to Calm Dispute over Censorship
South China Morning Post, January 18, 2013

North Korea

China Arrests Traffickers of N.Korean Women
The Chosun Ilbo, January 17, 2013

Protests and Petitions

Beatings Trigger Clashes
Radio Free Asia, January 17, 2013

Public Health

中国吸毒人群很难享受公共卫生福利 (Difficult for Narcotic Addicts to Enjoy Public Health and Welfare Services)
Radio Free Asia, January 17, 2013