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, December 28, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

海麗邨清潔工續罷工 公民廣場外抗議 要求政府介入 (Public housing cleaners strike and protest for severance pay outside government building)
Inmediahk, December 28, 2017

Bar Council chairman Paul Lam seeks re-election amid challenge from rights lawyer Philip Dykes
Hong Kong Free Press, December 28, 2017

China’s top legislature approves joint checkpoint plan; says it complies with Hong Kong constitution
Hong Kong Free Press, December 27, 2017


全国人大常委会批准《内地与香港特别行政区关于在广深港高铁西九龙站设立口岸实施“一地两检”的合作安排》 (NPC Standing Committee approves joint checkpoint plan)
Xinhua News Agency, December 27, 2017

港团体游行抗议中共重判大陆维权人士吴淦 (Hong Kong groups march in protest against hefty sentencing of mainland rights defender Wu Gan)
Radio Free Asia, December 27, 2017

Baptist University biology researcher claims his political leanings have led to talk of his termination
South China Morning Post, December 27, 2017