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, October 23, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong government formally withdraws controversial extradition law bill
South China Morning Post, October 23, 2019

Hong Kong Completes the Process of Withdrawing the Extradition Bill, But Will It Stop the Protests?
Time Magazine, October 23, 2019

How Hong Kong protests are inspiring movements worldwide
Deutsche Welle, October 22, 2019

Murder suspect walks free as Hong Kong, Taiwan authorities clash
Reuters, October 23, 2019

【陳同佳出獄】環時專訪管浩鳴︰陳非「被自首」 未知出獄後安排 (In exclusive interview with Global Times, pastor who convinced murder suspect to turn himself in to Taiwan authorities says it’s "impossible" Chan was forced to surrender)
HK01, October 23, 2019

Hong Kong murder suspect Chan Tong-kai who triggered protest crisis over botched extradition bill released from jail, issues public apology
South China Morning Post, October 23, 2019

一個逃犯,兩場風暴:陳同佳案背後的台港引渡空窗與兩岸角力戰場 (One fugitive, two storms: The void of extradition arrangements and the cross-strait battlefield)
The Initium, October 23, 2019

China ‘draws up plan to replace Carrie Lam’ as Hong Kong protests drag on – report
The Guardian, October 23, 2019

Hong Kong police assoc. wins injunction application barring public from checking voter registers
Hong Kong Free Press, October 23, 2019

拆局:或再限制查車牌等 傳媒失偵查工具 (Sources say police organizations would further seek to limit inspection of license-plate records, after winning injunction on vote registers checks)
Ming Pao, October 23, 2019

Victims of water cannon outside Kowloon Mosque file complaints against Hong Kong police
Hong Kong Free Press, October 22, 2019

記協:嚴厲譴責警方針對記者 無理發射水炮及投擲催淚彈 (Hong Kong Journalist Association condemns police for targeting journalists with water cannons and tear gas), October 22, 2019

HKJA vehemently condemns police spraying, firing teargas canisters at reporters
Hong Kong Journalist Association, October 22, 2019

不满港警暴力 民间自发300页调查报告 (Hong Kong citizens publish own investigative report on police violence as authorities refuse independent investigation)
Deutsche Welle, October 22, 2019