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.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

香港示威者當選《時代》25大互聯網具影響力人物 (Hong Kong protesters named in TIME’s list of 25 most influential people or groups on the Internet)
Ming Pao, July 17, 2019

The 25 most influential people on the Internet
TIME, July 16, 2019

眾志成員被控非法集結 警員警署內威嚇:打撚死你都得 (Demosisto members charged with unlawful assembly over Shatin protests; claim assault by police during detention and threats of being beaten to death), July 17, 2019

【重組.沙田衝突】是驅散還是圍捕? 警方如何觸發新城市廣場混戰 (Diffusion or entrapment? How police sparked chaos in Sha Tin’s shopping mall)
Stand News, July 17, 2019

新城市職員疑引警入商場 市民包圍詢問處促交代 (Sha Tin residents gather in shopping mall questioning management’s decision to let police enter during Sunday’s protest, turn customer service desk into Lennon Wall), July 17, 2019

Hongkongers besiege complaints desk of Sha Tin’s New Town Plaza demanding owner Sun Hung Kai explain why police entered mall during extradition bill protest
South China Morning Post, July 17, 2019

Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents’ Club renews call for independent inquiry into reports of police impeding journalists amid members’ criticism
South China Morning Post, July 16, 2019

Hong Kong gov’t deactivates functions on new smart lampposts amid privacy concerns
Hong Kong Free Press, July 17, 2019

莫乃光稱社會質疑智慧燈柱監控 倡政府推公眾諮詢 (Legislator urges public consultation for “smart streetlamps,” citing surveillance and privacy concerns)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 17, 2019

Hong Kong police anger has reached boiling point after force is cast as public enemy in extradition bill fiasco while protesters break law at will, insiders say
South China Morning Post, July 17, 2019

香港警察的自白:不愿夹在示威者与政府中间 (Confessions of a Hong Kong police officer: “I don’t want to be caught between protesters and the government”)
BBC, July 16, 2019

警稱民情高漲倡星期日集會改期 民陣拒絕 反建議遊行 (Police demand rescheduling Sunday’s rally to urge independent inquiry into police abuse, claiming “society’s spirits are high”; organizers refuse, propose march instead), July 16, 2019

Organisers planning another mass rally in Hong Kong warn police not to reject their request as move would effectively mean imposing curfew in city
South China Morning Post, July 16, 2019

Hong Kong protests find new purpose and momentum
Associated Press, July 16, 2019