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.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong government pours cold water on call for a human rights commission
South China Morning Post, May 21, 2016

HK-mainland trade drops in Q1
Xinhua, May 21, 2016

Hong Kong’s student leaders to miss Tiananmen Square vigil for first time after split with organisers
South China Morning Post, May 23, 2016

Lights out for controversial 2047 “Countdown Machine” art installation on Hong Kong’s ICC building
港艺发局叫停ICC倒数机 创作人质疑高层权力人士介入
South China Morning Post, May 23, 2016

泛民批评京官处理港独枪炮论武力恐吓 (Pan-dems denounce Beijing official’s talk of military treatment to Hong Kong’s independence advocacies as threats of violence)
Voice of America, May 22, 2016

Beijing will use law and public opinion to handle Hong Kong independence issue, not guns, insists prominent lawyer
South China Morning Post, May 22, 2016

Why people in Hong Kong scoff at China’s grandiose Belt and Road plans
South China Morning Post, May 22, 2016

“六四”27周年前夕 港支联会举办民主风筝行动 (In the run up to the 27th anniversary of June Fourth, Hong Kong Alliance organizes kite flying activity for democracy)
Radio Free Asia, May 22, 2016