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 22, 2013


After China’s Multibillion-dollar Cleanup, Water Still Unfit to Drink
Reuters, February 21, 2013


Intellectual Calls for Constitution to Ditch 'Dictatorship of the Proletariat'
South China Morning Post, February 22, 2013


The New Must-have Accessory for China's Corrupt Elite - Fake IDs
The Economic Observer, January 25, 2013

Human Rights Defenders

兩會維穩啟動 維權人士被捕 (Rights Defenders Detained as Stability Maintenance Efforts Commence before NPC/CPPCC Sessions)
Ming Pao, February 22, 2013

美使館邀京訪民看電影 「國家視敵人 外人送關心」  (US Embassy Invites Beijing Petitioners to View Film as Authorities Increase Pressure before Sessions)
Ming Pao, February 22, 2013

Land Policy

Construction Team’s Revenge Attack Wrecks Homes, Terrifies Villagers
Global Times, February 22, 2013


司警失控? 擋鏡頭搶信件‧記者錯愕 (Judicial Police Out of Control? Reporter Stunned When Plainclothes Officer Blocks Camera and Confiscates Journalist's Copy of Petition during Demonstration)
Jornal Cheng Pou, February 22, 2013


律师学者去信公安局司法局 申请劳教改革试点信息公开 (Lawyer Li Fangping and Scholar Hu Xingdou Apply for Information Disclosure on Reeducation-Through-Labor Reform Trials in Four Cities)
Radio Free Asia, February 21, 2013


黑龙江牧师遭警殴入院 山东近百大学生团契被驱散 (Heilongjiang Pastor Sent to Hospital after Police Beating)
Radio Free Asia, February 21, 2013