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.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

How “New Citizen” trials highlight lack of rule of law on mainland China
South China Morning Post, January 21, 2014

Trial begins next week for human rights activist in China
The New York Times, January 20, 2014

Xu Zhiyong to face trial in Beijing amid crackdown on dissent
The Wall Street Journal, January 20, 2014

律师因查办郭飞雄案受压 刘远东案将于周五开庭 (Authorities pressure Guo Feixiong's lawyer, Guangzhou activist Liu Yuandong, to go on trial on Friday)
Radio Free Asia, January 20, 2014

刘霞近日获准与朋友通电话 (Liu Xia allowed to talk to friends over phone)
Radio Free Asia, January 20, 2014