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, February 08, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

“Long Hair” Leung Kwok-hung enters chief executive race, urging allies not to vote for “lesser evils”
South China Morning Post, February 8, 2017

“长毛”梁国雄宣布参选香港特首 (“Long hair” Leung Kwok-hung announces his candidacy for Hong Kong CE)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 8, 2017

葉劉曾俊華歡迎梁國雄參選 (Regina Ip and John Tsang welcome Leung Kwok-hung’s candidacy)
Mingpao, February 8, 2017

網絡監控總警司申撥款 涂謹申:點證明不會打壓異己? (Chief Superintendent for Internet supervision applies for fund, James To: how to prove that it will not be used to suppress opposition?)
InmediaHK, February 8, 2017

Beijing's “invisible hand” at work ahead of Hong Kong election
Radio Free Asia, February 7, 2017

Reports that Carrie Lam is the only candidate supported by Beijing are quite credible, says rival John Tsang
Hong Kong Free Press, February 8, 2017

Voices from the street: What Hongkongers make of the leadership race and John Tsang’s fundraiser
Hong Kong Free Press, February 7, 2017