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, April 07, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong lawmakers, district councillors face instant disqualification after taking oath if their behaviour is ‘problematic’, senior official warns
South China Morning Post, April 7, 2021

Think twice about Legco bids, says Lau
The Standard, April 7, 2021

Arrests and Covid-19 restrictions leave Hong Kong’s opposition parties in cash crunch
South China Morning Post, April 6, 2021

Disqualified lawmaker Dennis Kwok fled to Canada
The Standard, April 6, 2021

元朗區議員杜嘉倫稱不宣誓並已遞信辭職(Yuen Long district councilor To Ka-lun refuses to take oath, resigns)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 7, 2021

Hong Kong activists plead guilty but say ‘history will absolve us’
The Guardian, April 7, 2021

Hong Kong activist Andy Li remanded in custody following first court appearance over security law charge
Hong Kong Free Press, April 7, 2021

元朗 14 歲中槍少年認暴動罪 判入教導所兼留案底 迄今最年輕認暴動被告(14-year old shot by police is youngest to plead guilty to rioting in 2019 protests; sentenced to correctional center)
Stand News, April 7, 2021

Student union and Tai Kwun art show attacked by pro-Beijing press for ‘promoting violence’ in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Free Press, April 7, 2021

國際特赦年度報告 轟國安法釀寒蟬效應 促撤行使人權者控罪、確保公共廣播編輯自主(Amnesty International annual report on Hong Kong slams chilling effect of National Security Law; urges dropping of charges against those who exercise rights and ensure public broadcaster's editorial independence)
Stand News, April 7, 2021

National security laws and pandemic: a destructive combination for human rights in Hong Kong
《香港年度人權狀況回顧》2020:國安法疫情雙重打擊 香港人權狀況堪憂
Amnesty International Hong Kong, April 7, 2021

【香港民研】傳媒滿意度、公信力等多項指標均急瀉 創歷史新低(Survey shows record low in credibility of and public satisfaction in media)
Stand News, April 7, 2021

POP releases people’s appraisal of news media
Hong Kong Public Opinion Research Institute, April 7, 2021