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.

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

Rebel legislator enters race for Hong Kong Chief Executive
The Diplomat, February 9, 2017

“Long Hair” admits he might fall short on public support for Hong Kong Chief Executive run
South China Morning Post, February 9, 2017

梁國雄:曾俊華已成「大家造成的神」 籲思考長遠民主方向 (Leung Kwok-hung: John Tsang has become “the God made by the people”, urges the public to think about direction of long-term democracy)
Mingpao, February 9, 2017

梁國雄指如參選被視為「民主罪人」他覺得沒問題 (Leung Kwok-hung: I don’t mind being considered the “sinner of democracy” for participating in the election)
Radio Television Hong Kong, February 9, 2017

Hong Kong activists reject “lesser evil” line, and launch an unofficial referendum on the city’s leadership
Hong Kong Free Press, February 8, 2017

Hong Kong Communist Party newspaper editor seeks asylum in U.S.
Radio Free Asia, February 8, 2017

港报高级编辑辞职:无法忍受“加速再文革化” (Senior editor of Hong Kong newspaper resigns: I can no longer stand the “acceleration of a return to Cultural Revolution principles”)
Deutsche Welle, February 8, 2017港报高级编辑辞职无法忍受加速再文革化/a-37454671