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, March 06, 2013


China Eyes Residence Permits to Replace Divisive Hukou System
Reuters, March 06, 2013

消息人士:中国拟用全国居住证取代户籍 (Proposed National Residency System to Replace Hukou Resisted by Local Governments )
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 06, 2013

Human Rights Defenders

Chen Guangcheng, 陈光诚

Chen’s Nephew ‘Tortured’ in Detention
Radio Free Asia, March 05, 2013

For more information on Chen Guangcheng, see:
“The bird is out of the cage”: Helping Chen Guangcheng Reach Freedom
China Rights Forum, 2012, no. 2

Information Control

公民志愿者的公共预算观察 (Government Budgets Remain Non-transparent Despite More Disclosure)
Economic Observer, March 06, 2013

Land Policy

China Stresses Farmers' Property Rights in Land Transfers
Xinhua News Agency, March 05, 2013

Migrant Workers

China Seeks to Give Migrants Perks of City Life
The Wall Street Journal, March 05, 2013

Protests and Petitions

访民及维权者联合国总部前开展第二轮“麻雀护巢行动” (Petitioners, Long Ignored in China, Protest at UN)
Radio Free Asia, March 06, 2013


China is Second on Forbes List of Richest
China Daily, March 06, 2013

"Stability Maintenance"

解读中国预算的“维稳费用”(Stability Maintenance Budget Tops Defense Spending Three Years in a Row )
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 06, 2013

軍費增幅降 維穩費更高 專家:顯和平誠意 軍官:少有少的用法(Growth of Defense Budget Slows as Stability Maintaining Spending Rises)
Ming Pao, March 6, 2013


Tibetans Pessimistic on New China Leader; See Time Running Out
Voice of America, March 05, 2013


Uyghur Scholar Faces Medical Care Restriction
Radio Free Asia, March 05, 2013