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.

Friday, February 08, 2013


Desalination: Costly Drops
The Economic, February 9, 2013

Hong Kong

燒國旗辱區旗 古思堯囚9月 (Rights Activist Koo Sze-yiu Sentenced to 9mos for Burning HK and PRC Flags at Rally Protesting PRC Rights Abuse)
Ming Pao, February 8, 2013

Diaoyu Islands Activist 'Proudly' Jailed for Flag Burning
South China Morning Post, February 8, 2013

Human Rights Defenders

维权警员王登朝案二审律师退庭抗议 (Rights Defense Police Officer Wang Dengchao's Lawyer Resigns from Defense during Appeal Hearing in Protest)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 7, 2013

Policeman Appeals 14-Year Sentence; Lawyer Silenced by Court
Human Rights in China, February 7, 2013


Hewlett Directs Its Suppliers in China to Limit Student Labor
The New York Times, February 7, 2013


習晤民主黨派﹕要容尖銳批評 (Xi Jinping during Meeting with Reps from Non-CPC Parties: We Need to Tolerate Sharp Criticism)
Ming Pao, February 8, 2013

Xi Jinping's 'Bring on the Criticism' Brings Little More than Scepticism
South China Morning Post, February 8, 2013


青海70人在“打击煽动藏人自焚行动中被逮捕 (Qinghai: 70 Held in Crackdown on Inciting Tibetans to Self-immolate)
Radio France Internationale, February 7, 2013中国/20130207-青海70人在“打击煽动藏人自焚行动中被逮捕

12 Tibetans Arrested Officially over Self-immolation Cases
The Hindu, February 7, 2013

北京聞風﹕藏曆新年成為敏感期 (Tibetan New Year Now a Sensitive Period)
Ming Pao, February 8, 2013