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, January 02, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Hundreds arrested in Hong Kong in New Year's Day protests: police
Reuters, January 2, 2020

【有殺錯無放過】星島:警採新戰略極速大圍捕 部分人或不涉案 (Swift, mass-scale arrests a new tactic by police, sources say; officer admits rounding up non-suspects)
Stand News, January 2, 2020

銅鑼灣大圍捕 警擴大封鎖範圍阻拍攝 記協批如同新聞封鎖 衝擊新聞自由底線 (Hong Kong Journalist Association slams kettling operation in mass-arrest in Causeway Bay as tantamount to news blockade)
Stand News, January 2, 2020

A million attend pro-democracy demo, say organisers, as Hong Kong police halt protest early amid vandalism, tear gas
Hong Kong Free Press, January 1, 2020

‘Resist tyranny, join a union’: Huge turnout as Hongkongers hit the streets for New Year’s Day protest
Hong Kong Free Press, January 1, 2020

屯門假「便衣警」警署附近截查市民 六旬男遭搶走21萬現金 (Robbers posing as plainclothes police officers stop and search citizens near police station, fleeing with 210,000 HKD in cash)
Ming Pao, January 2, 2020

Hong Kong protests: lawmakers and leaders from 18 countries urge Carrie Lam to set up independent panel to probe police conduct
South China Morning Post, January 1, 2020

警拘 5 人涉協助暴動 指使用非法無線電發布警方布防資訊 (Police arrest five on charges of aiding rioting after they used radio to broadcast information of police front line)
Stand News, January 1, 2020

Education Bureau says it needs to act against Hong Kong teachers found guilty over protest-related misconduct to ensure students’ interests and defend the image of the profession
South China Morning Post, January 2, 2020

Hong Kong education chief warns principals may be fired if they support teachers under investigation over protests
Hong Kong Free Press, December 30, 2019

Interview: Hong Kong: reporter blinded covering protests on her bid to sue police
The Guardian, December 31, 2019

天水圍6男女貼文宣被圍捕 孕婦跪地嘔吐未獲即時送院 (Police arrest six in Tin Shui Wai for posting on Lennon Wall, make pregnant woman vomiting from forced kneeling wait hours for medical treatment )
Ming Pao, December 31, 2019

Crossing the line: Off-duty police officer, paramedic wade into tear gas to aid injured Hong Kong protesters
South China Morning Post, December 30, 2019

Hong Kong inmates need better living conditions and complaints system before ‘smart prisons’, human rights group says
South China Morning Post, December 30, 2019

Hong Kong’s police were once revered. Now they’re just a blunt tool, ex-cop says
Los Angeles Times, December 28, 2019