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.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Human Rights Defenders

高智晟獄中獲准見家人 (Imprisoned Rights Lawyer Gao Zhisheng Permitted Family Visit)
Ming Pao, January 19, 2013

For an interview with Gao's wife Geng He on the visit, see:
'A Stage-Managed Visit'
Radio Free Asia, January 18, 2013


万人联名致信人大妇联,要求让受暴人群参与反家暴立法 (10K Send Joint Letter to National People's Congress and All-China Women's Federation Calling for Those Who’ve Experienced Domestic Violence to Be Involved in the Legislation Process)
Radio Free Asia, January 20, 2013

Read the open letter online at:
November 05, 2012

Protests and Petitions

1,000 Workers Hold Managers Hostage in Shanghai Labour Row
South China Morning Post, January 21, 2013

深圳数百居民上街游行 抗议在建LCD工厂项目 (Shenzhen: Hundreds Take to the Streets to Protest Pollution from Factory Being Built)
People's Daily Online, January 20, 2013

广州环卫工市府前集会 持续罢工要求加薪 (Guangzhou Sanitation Workers Strike before Gov’t for Higher Wages)
Voice of America, January 21, 2013

Public Health

Without Any Care
Global Times, January 20, 2013


Tibetan Man Burns to Death in Tibet, 2nd Self-immolation in 2013
The Tibet Post, January 18, 2013

Tibetans Face Passport Dilemma
Radio Free Asia, January 20, 2013


自由之家:维吾尔区民族矛盾日益尖锐 (Freedom House: Ethnic Conflict in Uyghur Areas Becoming Increasingly Intense)
Ugyhur Biz, January 20, 2013