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, October 15, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Independence activists urge U.S. to punish Hong Kong officials over “rights violations” as scuffle unfolds outside Gov’t HQ
Hong Kong Free Press, October 15, 2018

Hong Kong bans democrat Lau Siu-lai from standing in legislative by-election
Hong Kong Free press, October 12, 2018

【DQ小麗】選舉主任DQ劉小麗「理由」全文 (Full text: Returning Officer’s “reasons” for disqualifying Lau Siu-lai), October 12, 2018

“Gov’t twisted my words”: Lau Siu-lai leads democrats in protest against her election ban
Hong Kong Free Press, October 13, 2018

【下次選舉 DQ 對象?】選舉主任點名朱凱廸 與劉小麗、眾志同發「自決」聲明 (Returning officer who disqualified Lau Siu-lai names current legislator Eddie Chu’s joint-declaration as proof of anti-Beijing sentiment, sparks concerns over Chu’s eligibility for 2020 election)
The Stand News, October 12, 2018

Beijing is taking Hong Kong back 100 years, says Baggio Leung, new spokesperson for pro-independence group HKNF
Hong Kong Free Press, October 14, 2018

Hong Kong still needs land reclamation, Carrie Lam insists as thousands take to streets in protest against controversial artificial island plan
South China Morning Post, October 14, 2018

In Pictures: Thousands of Hongkongers protest Lantau artificial island housing plan
Agence France-Presse, October 14, 2018

Master’s course for Hong Kong administrative talent at elite Tsinghua University sparks concern over pro-Beijing bias
South China Morning Post, October 13, 2018

Next chair of Hong Kong’s Equal Opportunities Commission “needs to assert independence”
South China Morning Post, October 12, 2018

“Grave injustice” spurs retired senior Hong Kong policeman to again appeal Occupy assault conviction and sentence
South China Morning Post, October 12, 2018