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, May 17, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

又有记者被打林郑只说“遗憾”亲共议员阻立法会讨论 (Carrie Lam merely calls beating of Hong Kong reporter “regrettable,” pro-Beijing Legco members block discussion)
Radio France Internationale, May 17, 2018中国/20180517-又有记者被打林郑只说遗憾亲共议员阻立法会讨论

Nathan Law quits as chairman of Demosisto, the Hong Kong localist party he founded with Joshua Wong, after “political storms”
South China Morning Post, May 17, 2018

Chinese Constitution applies to gaps in Hong Kong’s Basic Law, minister Patrick Nip says in talk about calls for end to “one-party dictatorship”
South China Morning Post, May 17, 2018

Lawmaker Cheng Chung-tai keeps his seat after legislature votes on flag-flipping incident
Hong Kong Free Press, May 17, 2018