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 31, 2013

Human Rights Defenders

Blind Activist Tells US to Stand Firm on Rights
The Standard, January 31, 2013


Hackers in China Attacked the Times for Last 4 Months
The New York Times, January 30, 2013


广东人大代表提议引进新加坡鞭刑 (Guangdong People’s Congressional Rep Proposals Singapore-style Corporal Punishment)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 30, 2013

Protests and Petitions

江苏启东14名涉嫌聚众冲击国家机关嫌犯认罪 (14 Plead Guilty for Violence during Protests against Waste Project in Qidong, Jiangsu)
Xinhua News Agency, January 31, 2013

Qidong: Citizens Say No to Industrial Waste
China Rights Forum, 2012, no. 2

上海首例被劳教访民诉官开庭百人到场声援 (100 Gather to Show Support as First Case of a Petitioner Suing the RTL Committee after Being Ordered to Reeducation Goes to Trial)
Radio Free Asia, January 30, 2013

Public Health

Beijing Smog Scarier than Sars, Says Medical Expert
South China Morning Post, January 31, 2013

钟南山:大气污染没人跑得掉 比非典可怕得多 (Head of Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Diseases: Air Pollution Far Scarier than SARS)
CCTV, January 31, 2013


China Sentences 2 Tibetans over Self-immolation
Xinhua News Agency, January 31, 2013