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, September 04, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong leader pulls extradition bill but too little too late, say some
Reuters, September 3, 2019

Hong Kong protests: what is the difference between Carrie Lam suspending and withdrawing the extradition bill
Reuters, September 4, 2019

Hong Kong’s Chief Executive is disheartened, but no successor is in sight
The New York Times, September 3, 2019

Hong Kong protests: read full transcript of Carrie Lam’s leaked ’quitting’ talk
Reuters, September 4, 2019

北京表示继续挺林郑 斥5大诉求是政治恐吓要挟 (Beijing reiterates support for Carrie Lam after leaked speech, says protesters’ five demands are “political blackmail”)
Radio France Internationale, September 3, 2019

【逃犯條例.短片】太子站21歲青年受傷送院 醫管局︰3男送廣華2仍留醫 (21-year-old protester unconscious after police tackle him, officers obstruct first aid despite possible neck trauma)
Ming Pao, September 4, 2019

警截查九巴最少 20 人被捕 在場人士籲被捕人留姓名電話 警員高呼天雨路滑一路好走 (Police stop and search bus, arresting 20, prevent social worker from helping underage protester)
Stand News, September 4, 2019

Watchdog says Hong Kong police ‘targeted journalists’ after night of tear gas and pepper spray in Mong Kok
Hong Kong Free Press, September 3, 2019

Student leader among three more anti-government activists rounded up in Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, September 3, 2019

Legal tangle after Chow decision
The Standard, September 4, 2019