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 30, 2013


Hydro Dams Could Jeopardise 'Grand Canyon of the East', Say Green Groups
The Guardian, January 29, 2013

中国粮食重金属污染严重 每年直接损失200亿 (Annual Loss of 20bil RMB in Food due to Heavy Metal Pollution)
Radio Free Asia, January 29, 2013

Human Rights Defenders

陈光诚在华盛顿获得人权奖 (Chen Guangcheng Awarded Lantos Human Rights Award in DC)
Voice of America, January 29, 2013


六百民工讨薪3个月无果 被告知不要麻烦政府 (600 Migrant Workers Ask for Back Pay for 3mos to No Avail, Told to Not Bother the Govt)
Legal Daily, January 30, 2013


“无国界记者”:中国仍压制新闻自由 (Reporters without Borders: China Still Stifling Press Freedom)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 30, 2013

Protests and Petitions

Zhu Baosheng among More than 10 Protesters Who Face Criminal Charges
South China Morning Post, January 30, 2013


No Change Seen under New Governor
Radio Free Asia, January 29, 2013