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, February 06, 2013

Economic Development

China to Reform Income Distribution
Xinhua News Agency, February 6, 2013

国务院批转《关于深化收入分配制度改革的若干意见》 (State Council Stamps Approval for Several Opinions on Deepening Reform of the Income Distribution System)
Xinhua News Agency, February 5, 2013

Human Rights Defenders

中国维权人士呼吁取消刑诉法有关条款 (Activists Call for Abolition of Criminal Procedure Law Provisions Including Those on Residential Surveillance sans Notification to Family)
Voice of America, February 5, 2013

Land Policy

數百村民跪求官員勿強拆 (Shanxi: Hundreds of Villagers Kneel to Ask Officials Not to Demolish Their Village)
Ming Pao, February 6, 2013


Preacher Detained 12 Days for ‘Harming Society’ Sues Police
Global Times, February 6, 2013

Related: 深圳传道人公园传道被拘留 家庭教会被以消防理由禁聚会 (Shenzhen Preacher Given 13 Days of Administrative Detention for "Engaging in Qigong Activities")
Radio Free Asia, December 21, 2012

10名在京截访者被判刑,谁是幕后主使? (Who Is the Hand Behind the Scenes Who Caused the Petitioners to Be Put into the Black Jail?)
China Youth Daily, February 6, 2013

China Jails 10 Who Detained Petitioners Trying to Lodge Complaints
Agence France-Presse, February 5, 2013


Change of Venue Bid Fails for Labor Camp Mom
Xinhua News Agency, February 6, 2013

云南暂停省内全部劳教审批 (Yunnan to Suspend Reeducation-Through-Labor Review within Province)
Spring City Evening, February 6, 2013

Yunnan Promises End to Using Re-education through Labour to Stifle Protest
South China Morning Post, February 6, 2013


Petitioning Mom Held for 8 Months
Radio Free Asia, February 5, 2013