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, June 17, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

Almost 2 million attended anti-extradition law demo, say organisers, as protesters bed in around gov’t HQ
Hong Kong Free Press, June 17, 2019

6.16 大遊行 再佔夏慤道 民陣:「二百萬零一人」參與遊行 (2 million + 1: Crowds take to streets again in largest march in Hong Kong’s history)
The Stand News, June 17, 2019

Hong Kong protests: Pressure builds on Carrie Lam as public rejects apology
Guardian, June 17, 2019

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong freed from jail, vows to join mass protests
Reuters, June 17, 2019

【6.16 大遊行】「黃雨衣」墮樓男子悼念者不絕ㅤ謹記逝者遺言 (“Man in the yellow raincoat”: Countless Hong Kongers mourn protester who fell to his death, take up his final plea)
The Stand News, June 17, 2019

【逃犯條例】催淚彈擊中急救站 陳沛然:警可區別救護員與示威者 (Medical sector legislator condemns police for firing tear gas at citizens’ first aid stations)
HK01, June 15, 2019

周庭代表律師指選舉主任無權拒絕接納已簽署確認書 (Disqualified legislator Agnes Chow’s lawyer argues: Returning Officer had no right to reject signed confirmation that she will uphold the Basic Law)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 17, 2019

LGBT couple in landmark Hong Kong case say coming forward was vital to give encouragement to others who still feel the need to hide their sexuality
South China Morning Post, June 16, 2019

How did one of the safest cities in the world descend into violence?
CNN, June 13, 2019