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, March 08, 2013

Domestic Security

香港记者在北京刘霞住所外遭保安殴打 (Hong Kong Reporters Attacked outside Liu Xia’s Home )
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 08, 2013

Beijing Security Guards Attack HK Reporters Outside Liu's Home
The Standard, March 8, 2013

Ethnic Groups

Padma Choling says Dalai Lama Rewarding Self-immolators With Money
South China Morning Post, March 08, 2013

Killings Stir Fears of Ethnic Tensions in Chinese Region
The New York Times, March 08, 2013

Tighter Controls on Award Winning Tibetan Writer
Radio Free Asia, March 07, 2013

当局监控升级 唯色无法出国领奖(Woeser is Denied Permission to Travel to Receive US Award)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 8, 2013

Human Rights Defenders

Why China is Crushing a Mongolian Intellectual
Global Post, March 06, 2013

Lawyer Asks for Immediate Release of Mongolian Dissident Hada; Family Provides Further Details on Hada’s Condition
Human Rights in China, January 29, 2013

Chinese activist Lu Haitao in US
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 08, 2013

北京维权作家卢海涛夫妇经台赴美避难(Chinese Activist Couple Reach US via Taiwan; Granted Asylum)
Voice of America, March 7, 2013

Political and Economic Reform

观点:兑现基本人权,撬动和平转型 (Commentator: Widening Petition Urging ICCPR Ratification Reflects Consensus on Basic Rights)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 08, 2013

公民建言: 呼籲全國人大盡快批准《公民權利和政治權利國際公約》全文(Text of Petition Urging NPC to Ratify ICCPR with List of Signers To-date)
主場新聞 (House News), February 27, 2013

Protests and Petitions

慈溪访民致信两会维权 公安部截访人数超过访民 (Police Outnumber Petitioners in Beijing during Two Congresses)
Radio Free Asia, March 08, 2013

异议人士吕耿松妻进京上访被抓 河南一家六口被数十人截访 (Petitioners Arriving in Beijing are Sent Back, including Activist Lü Gensong’s Wife)
Radio Free Asia, March 07, 2013