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.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

In unprecedented move, May 7 deadline set for Legco bill committee to scrutinize controversial joint checkpoint plan
South China Morning Post, April 13, 2018

Agnes Chow election ban: Hong Kong taxpayers foot HK$230k bill for gov’t legal advice
Hong Kong Free Press, April 13, 2018

Why Beijing came down so hard on pro-democracy academic Benny Tai over Hong Kong independence comments
South China Morning Post, April 13, 2018

港千五基督徒联署谴责港府与北京打压戴耀廷 (1,500 Christians in Hong Kong launch signature campaign denouncing SAR government and Beijing for slamming Benny Tai)
Radio Free Asia, April 12, 2018

You may be prosecuted, Hong Kong police tell injured people they “used as human shield”
South China Morning Post, April 13, 2018

Sea bridge island’s breakwater blocks offer no protection as they are underwater at high tide, says veteran engineer
Hong Kong Free Press, April 12, 2018

普通话如何演变为漩涡中心的语言?香港“推普”的前世今生 (How does Mandarin become the language in the eye of a maelstrom? The history and future of promoting Mandarin in Hong Kong)
The Initium, April 12, 2018