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.

Thursday, August 08, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

拒譴責警方 拒赴警總投訴 錢大康:譴責有咩益處?  浸大學生會發動「罷 Reg」(Baptist University student union, student societies suspend Registration Day procedures for new students, as headmaster refuses to condemn police over arrest of union president)
Stand News, August 8, 2019

Journalists union condemns attack on Hong Kong TV station vehicle by protesters during clashes at Wong Tai Sin
South China Morning Post, August 7, 2019

Chinese official warns Hong Kong Protesters against “color revolution”
The New York Times, August 7, 2019

消息稱張曉明指本港示威似顏色革命 現不宜獨立調查 (Liaison Office: Not appropriate to establish independent commission of inquiry, protests have characteristics of color revolution)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 7, 2019

Hong Kong’s justice department denies prosecution of protesters is politically motivated; 3,000 legal professionals take part in second silent march
South China Morning Post, August 7, 2019

Hong Kong's lawyers march against “political prosecutions”
The Guardian, August 7, 2019

一群政府律師:作為法治守護者一員,必須為良知、為公義發聲 (Government counsels issue joint public letter criticizing “rule by law”: “As guardians of rule of law, we must speak out for conscience and justice”)
Stand News, August 7, 2019

Laser pointers are in the spotlight in Hong Kong’s protests and selling briskly. But are they “offensive weapons” and can you be arrested for carrying one?
South China Morning Post, August 8, 2019

Hongkongers create own harbourfront light show after activist arrested over laser pointer “offensive weapon”
Hong Kong Free Press, August 7, 2019

警記者會用「鐳射槍」證物示範燒燶紙 否認妨礙司法公正 (Police criticized for perverting the course of justice in conducting public “laser gun experiment” using evidence of burning paper, August 7, 2019

“Prepared to die”: Hong Kong protesters embrace hard-core tactics, challenge Beijing
Wall Street Journal, August 6, 2019