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, April 27, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

New arrests in Hong Kong as police hold nine democracy activists
The Guardian, April 27, 2017

反人大釋法遊行 8人今早遭登門拘捕 (Eight people arrested this morning over protest against Beijing’s interpretation of Basic Law in November)
InmediaHK, April 27, 2017

警方拘捕反釋法遊行人士 梁國雄稱欲製造寒蟬效應 (Lawmaker Leung Kwok-hung says the gov’t is trying to create “chilling effect” with arrests of participants in November protest)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 27, 2017

HK Timeline: The Struggle for Democracy & Universal Suffrage
Human Rights in China, April 6, 2017

重开公民广场以纾缓紧张 现任特首再与候任特首抬杠 (Incumbent CE and CE-elect in conflict again over the reopening of Civic Square which aims to ease tension in society)
Radio France Internationale, April 25, 2017政治/20170425-重开公民广场以纾缓紧张-现任特首再与候任特首抬杠