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 22, 2013


新华社批山西人大不让告状 (Xinhua News Agency Criticizes Shanxi People's Congress Refusal to Accept Complaints)
Radio Free Asia, January 21, 2013

e哥有话说:人大会议“不准告状”到底担心啥? (e-Bro Says: Just What Is the People's Congress Worried about That They're "Not Allowing Complaints"?)
Xinhua News Agency Online, January 21, 2013

山西省人大常委会新闻发言人:“八不准”是会议内部纪律 (Shanxi PC Press Office: The "Eight Unpermitted Items" Are the Internal Disciplinary Measures for the Conference)
Xinhua News Agency, January 22, 2013

大连PX项目悄然复产 政府丧失诚信 (Dalian: Loss of Gov't Integrity as Controversial PX Project Resumes Production)
Deutsche Welle, January 21, 2013大连px项目悄然复产政府丧失诚信/a-16538174

大连PX项目停产待搬 (Dalian PX Plant To Be Relocated)
Southern Metropolis Daily, August 15, 2011

For images from the August 2011 protests against the Dalian PX Plant, see:


China Signals Ending Labor-camp System
Taiwan News, January 22, 2013

中国法学会副会长:劳教不是一句话能废除的 (China Law Society Deputy Director: Reeducation-Through-Labor Cannot Be Abolished with a Single Sentence)
Mirror, January 17, 2013

Pregnant Woman Held in Labor Camp
Radio Free Asia, January 21, 2012


Southern Weekly Agrees to Autonomy Deal, Says Censor
South China Morning Post, January 22, 2013


In China, Signs That One-child Policy May Be Coming to an End
Reuters, January 21, 2013

Public Health

四年了,医改如何行进? (What Has Advanced in Four Years of Medical Reforms?)
Economic Observer, January 21, 2013


As Tibet Burns, China Makes Arrests, Seizes TVs
The Associated Press, January 18, 2013