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, January 11, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong activists arrested over Legco oath rally that saw clashes outside mainland’s liaison office
South China Morning Post, January 11, 2017

警方拘7人涉反釋法示威非法集結藏有攻擊武器等 (7 people arrested for participation in rally against NPC interpretation, unlawful assembly, possession of offensive weapons)
Radio Television Hong Kong, January 11, 2017

Top U.S. diplomat in Hong Kong describes Beijing's legal ruling as “unfortunate”
Reuters, January 10, 2017

Bar Assoc. chair warns against “self-defeating” violent protests by localists
Hong Kong Free Press, January 10, 2017

Protesters link government’s Palace Museum “exhibition” to memory of bloody Tiananmen Square crackdown
South China Morning Post, January 9, 2017

香港终审法院首席法官:关乎香港法律的讨论皆应以基本法为起点 (Chief Justice of Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal: The Basic Law is the starting point of any discussion about the law in Hong Kong)
Xinhua News Agency, January 10, 2017

CJ's speech at ceremonial opening of the legal year 2017
HKSAR Press Release, January 9, 2017