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, September 18, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong umbrella movement leader Benny Tai says he may plead not guilty to public nuisance charges
Hong Kong Free Press, September 18, 2017

Occupy co-founder Benny Tai calls on Hongkongers to defy “sugar-coated authoritarianism”
South China Morning Post, September 16, 2017

何君堯指搞港獨者殺無赦 袁國強:不可憑一兩字說是否犯法 要看字句背景 (Junius Ho: Pro HK independence advocates should be killed “without mercy”; Rimsky Yuen: Can’t rely on one or two words to determine whether a statement or action breaks the law)
Mingpao, September 18, 2017

“Political puppets”: University heads are “threatening” students over pro-independence messages, says student leader
Hong Kong Free Press, September 18, 2017

London School of Economics “concerned” for its student Alex Chow after Hong Kong activist jailed
South China Morning Post, September 15, 2017