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.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

殺女友疑兇 陳同佳願赴台自首 (Murder suspect Chan Tong-kai who sparked extradition bill agrees to surrender to Taiwan authorities after release next week, hopes to "settle society's unrest")
Sing Tao Daily, October 18, 2019

Taiwan urges Hong Kong to keep murder suspect who sparked extradition crisis in custody
Hong Kong Free Press, October 18, 2019

新聞界聯署聲明 關注檢控官要求法庭頒令保護警察證人身份 (Journalism organizations issue joint statement expressing concern at gag order on identity and officer numbers of police involved in court cases)
Stand News, October 18, 2019

Why the Protests in Hong Kong May Have No End in Sight
The New York Times, October 17, 2019

Mother of 15-year-old Hong Kong girl found dead in sea says daughter took her own life, and calls for end to harassment of family and speculation over death
South China Morning Post, October 17, 2019

無綫訪問陳彥霖母 新聞部總監黃淑明出馬 (Broadcaster TVB interviews mother of 15-years-old girl found dead near shore, who insists daughter took her own life, had psychosis; urges end of speculation as citizens demand full surveillance footage)
Citizen News, October 18, 2019

'I'm Worried That I Will Die:' Hong Kong Protesters Write Final Goodbyes
The New York Times, October 17, 2019

Government condemns attack on Hong Kong protest leader Jimmy Sham
South China Morning Post, October 17, 2019

Injured protest leader Jimmy Sham cautions Hongkongers against targeting ethnic minority groups for reprisal
Hong Kong Free Press, October 17, 2019

新闻自由备受考验 香港记者现身说法 (Hong Kong journalists discuss challenges to press freedom)
Deutsche Welle, October 16, 2019

【施政報告】何君堯:單單禁蒙面不足夠 要求規管社交媒體 (Legislator Junius Ho says anti-mask law is insufficient, urges government to regulate social media platforms to avoid children "being misled by press"), October 16, 2019