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, August 07, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

Angry protests and tear gas in Sham Shui Po after arrest of Hong Kong student leader for possessing laser pens
Hong Kong Free Press, August 7, 2019

浸大學生會長被捕 O 記:休班警搜出十支「鐳射槍」 男子試圖逃走 有合理懷疑犯罪 (Student leader arrested for possessing “offensive weapon” after buying laser pointer)
Stand News, August 6, 2019

Masked protesters hold own press con as Hong Kong NGOs condemn alleged police abuses
Hong Kong Free Press, August 6, 2019

Hong Kong’s protesters fight a new battlefront: PR
Quartz, August 6, 2019

China warns Hong Kong protesters not to “take restraint for weakness”
The New York Times, August 6, 2019

Defend your home against radical protesters, Beijing urges Hongkongers amid ongoing extradition bill unrest
South China Morning Post, August 6, 2019

香港警方宣布8.5抓捕148人 最小13岁 (148 arrested in strike, clashes on August 5, youngest 13 years old)
Radio France Internationale, August 6, 2019

Hong Kong’s peace prospects recede amid teargas and smoke
The Guardian, August 6, 2019

Hong Kong police fire 800 tear gas rounds, arrest 148 people during city-wide chaos on Mon
Hong Kong Free Press, August 6, 2019

跨部門繼續譴責 張建宗「學精咗」撐警:警隊代表法律 (“Police represent the law”: Secretary for Administration Matthew Cheung criticizes police station sieges), August 6, 2019

What “liberate Hong Kong” really means
Inkstone, August 6, 2019

Fueling the Hong Kong protests: A world of pop-culture memes
The New York Times, August 2, 2019