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 15, 2013


The Forgotten Legacy of the Banqiao Dam Collapse
The Economic Observer, February 8, 2013

Hong Kong

HK-China Children Abode Case Plea
Radio Television Hong Kong, February 14, 2013

Land Policy

Tensions Mount as China Snatches Farms for Homes
The Wall Street Journal, February 14, 2013

学者称破解“乌坎困局”需先推动产权改革 (Scholar: Need to Promote Property Rights Reforms in Order to Crack the "Wukan Dilemma")
The Beijing News, February 15, 2013

Rural Issues

烏坎領袖林祖鑾悔維權 (Wukan Village Leader Regrets Involvement in Rights Activism due to High Expectations)
Ming Pao, February 15, 2013

Wukan Democracy Leaves Village Divided
South China Morning Post, February 15, 2013

Protests and Petitions

上海访民进京给领导拜年被拘 北京访民救助站停止供饭 (Shanghai Petitioners Detained on New Year Call on Beijing Leaders)
Radio Free Asia, February 14, 2013


Uighur Man Released from Guantanamo Bay Prison to Palau Now Missing
The Associated Press, February 14, 2013

Uighurs Who Went from Guantanamo to Paradise Running Out of Money and Patience
Toronto Star, February 7, 2013