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, June 21, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

自认香港人身份创10年新高认同中华人民共和国者持续最低 (HKU survey shows “Hong Konger” self-identification reaches 10-year high, while that as “PRC Chinese” continues to drop)
Radio France Internationale, June 20, 2018中国/20180620-自认香港人身份创10年新高认同中华人民共和国者持续最低

Fight over controversial Hong Kong rail checkpoint moves to High Court as lawyer warns it could prompt Beijing intervention
South China Morning Post, June 21, 2018

Hong Kong equality watchdog questions removal of LGBTQ-themed library books as backlash grows
Hong Kong Free Press, June 21, 2018

New law on hearsay evidence designed to give Hong Kong’s vulnerable better protection in criminal court cases
South China Morning Post, June 21, 2018

回應七一遊行起點爭議 (Civil Human Rights Front: Response to dispute over starting point of July 1 march)
Civil Human Rights Front, June 20, 2018

Giving part of Handover celebration venue to democracy marchers “may start a riot,” pro-Beijing heavyweight claims
Hong Kong Free Press, June 21, 2018

民主黨:已委律師英國追查 UGL 案 梁振英:續追究林卓廷等人誹謗 (Lawyers hired by Democratic Party hires UK lawyer to pursue alleged C.Y. Leung corruption while Leung charges libeldefamation)
The Stand News, June 20, 2018民主黨-已委律師英國追查-ugl-案-梁振英-續追究林卓廷等人誹謗/

Activists march to Beijing office demanding China release cyber-activist Huang Qi
Hong Kong Free Press, June 20, 2018