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, July 15, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Kaohsiung mayor wins opposition party’s nomination for Taiwan’s 2020 presidential election
Reuters, July 15, 2019

华春莹中央党校充电 称要彻底解决中国挨骂问题 (Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Hua Chunying “resurfaces” after Party school training, says China has “insufficient” say in global affairs, vouches to solve problem of frequent criticism of China)
Radio France Internationale, July 14, 2019

How Hongkonger’s herbal soup shakedown in Beijing helps explain why local businessmen fear extradition to the mainland
South China Morning Post, July 14, 2019

蔡英文:香港一國兩制經驗 說明獨裁與民主無法共存 (Tsai Ing-wen: Hong Kong’s experience with One Country, Two Systems proves democracy cannot coexist with dictatorship)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 13, 2019

Who needs religion? Buddhists pressured to be more political
Bitter Winter, July 13, 2019

Hongkongers in US launch campaign urging American politicians to support bill on city’s democracy and rights
Hong Kong Free Press, July 12, 2019

大陸海關禁黃頭盔黃遮黑T口罩集運到港 「後果無比嚴重」(Mainland customs bans shipments including helmets, black t-shirts, yellow umbrellas to Hong Kong, threatening “incomparable severe consequences”)
The Stand News, July 12, 2019

北戴河会议将讨论香港反送中及美中经贸 (Hong Kong’s anti-extradition movement U.S. trade war are priority topics at annual Beidaihe conference, sources say)
Radio Free Asia, July 12, 2019

About half of China’s loans to developing countries are “hidden,” study finds
CNBC, July 12, 2019