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Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 00:15

歐盟2018香港報告:「一國兩制」受蠶食 港府:不應干預香港內部事務 (European Union report on Hong Kong warns erosion of One Country Two Systems; finds civil and political rights, freedom of speech facing “unprecedented challenges”)
Ming Pao, May 9, 2019

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Hong Kong Special Administrative Region: Annual Report 2018 - Joint Report to the European Parliament and the Council
European External Action Service, May 8, 2019

港大校友聯署登全版廣告 促校方公正處理戴耀廷教席 (Over 1,500 University of Hong Kong alumni sign petition to demand fair handling of Benny Tai’s tenure, concern group prepares full front-page ad)
Inmediahk.net, May 8, 2019

李柱铭加拿大记者会上批评习近平要令香港消失 (“Xi Jinping wants Hong Kong to disappear,” says veteran democrat Martin Lee in press conference in Canada)
Radio France Internationale, May 8, 2019

【逃犯條例】批極端言論挑起中港矛盾 林鄭:感痛心及遺憾 (Democrats kicked out of LegCo Q&A with Chief Executive for saying Carrie Lam lied; Lam had denounced criticism of extradition law as “extremist messages” causing “conflict between Hong Kong and the central government,” said assertions that China was intentionally omitted in existing extradition arrangement are “rubbish”)
The Stand News, May 9, 2019

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International Chamber of Commerce-Hong Kong calls on government to halt extradition bill, saying global companies might ­reconsider locating offices in the city
South China Morning Post, May 8, 2019

Hong Kong extradition law seen raising risks for U.S. interests: Commission
Reuters, May 8, 2019

Hong Kong High Court to rule on constitutionality of controversial amendment to Legco house rule that limits filibustering
South China Morning Post, May 8, 2019

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 03:59

Carrie Lam sticks to her guns on Hong Kong’s controversial extradition bill, but government will hear public concerns
South China Morning Post, May 7, 2019

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【逃犯條例.短片】鄭若驊:港人港審、域外法權均「不確切可行」 有否實施《公民權利公約》非考慮因素 (Secretary of Justice, Teresa Cheng, rejects all counter-proposals from civil society as “not practical”; Carrie Lam confirms no changes will be made to amendment bill)
Ming Pao, May 7, 2019

Hong Kong’s proposed extradition bill could extend Beijing’s coercive reach: Risks for the United States
U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, May 7, 2019

望李倩怡好好生活 籲台灣人對抗北京 林榮基:台灣是最後堡壘不能丟失 (“Taiwan is the last fortress; we can’t lose it,” says Hong Kong bookseller Lam Wing-kee, who fled to Taiwan over extradition concerns)
The Stand News, May 7, 2019

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流亡少女李倩怡:香港人跟台灣人沒有本錢再天真下去 (Hong Kong woman who fled to Taiwan to avoid rioting charges over Mongkok clash speaks for the first time in interview: Hong Kongers and Taiwanese people can no longer afford to be naive)
The Stand News, May 7, 2019

Government can’t justify discriminatory treatment, lawyer for gay Hong Kong civil servant argues in final appeal over spousal rights
South China Morning Post, May 7, 2019

保安局:不公布水炮車水壓數字 防有人掌握警方戰略 會集中射向人群下肢 (Security Bureau refuses to disclose operation guidelines and capability of newly-acquired crowd control water cannons, dodges queries on potential injuries on targets)
The Stand News, May 7, 2019

Monday, May 6, 2019 - 15:28

Over this past weekend — May 4, 1989:70th anniversary of the 1919 May Fourth Movement: Initiated by students, more than 100,000 march through Beijing. In collaboration with the students, workers and journalists express their demands. Similar rallies are held in cities across the country.

In the following days, students are divided on questions of strategy, with some advocating a return to classes and the establishment of a Dialogue Delegation to press for debate with the government that would be broadcast live, while others opt for a more radical course of action.
See HRIC chronology and resources.

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Why does a student protest held a century ago still matter in China?
The New York Times, May 3, 2019

The birth of Chinese nationalism
Foreign Policy, May 3, 2019

The Chinese Enlightenment at 100
Foreign Affairs, May 3, 2019

As dissent is silenced, Xi Jinping lauds a massive student rebellion 100 years ago
Quartz, May 3, 2019

30 years ago: Beijing rejects deadline for talks
China Digital Times, May 4, 2019

Video: Hong Kong activists wash Tiananmen Massacre monument ahead of 30th anniversary
Hong Kong Free Press, May 4, 2019

Memorial museum opens ahead of 30th anniversary of Tiananmen Massacre
Radio Free Asia, May 3 2019

30 years ago: 6,000 Shanghai students march
China Digital Times, May 3, 2019

Monday, April 29, 2019 - 01:14

王晨出席青年普法志愿者法治文化基层行活动时强调 加大全民普法力度 建设社会主义法治文化 (Young volunteers mobilized to permeate legal education in society, build “socialist rule of law culture,” says Chairman of China Law Society Wang Chen)
Legal Daily, April 29, 2019
HRIC Note: In the opening ceremony of the project, Wang urges young volunteers to “deeply learn” Xi Jinping’s new theories and strategies for fully governing country by law and actively promote the grand success of China’s “rule of law construct.” He also says the project is a commemoration and glorification of the May Fourth movement

The dangers of having guests over
Bitter Winter, April 28, 2019

“I am out of town traveling right now”: Where is Gao Yu?
Radio Free Asia, April 26, 2019

福建“赤脚律师”纪斯尊刑满未获释 (Fujian barefoot rights defense lawyer Ji Sizun finishes prison sentence, but is not yet free)
Radio Free Asia, April 26, 2019

Tibetan ex-detainee dies after years of bad health following release
Radio Free Asia, April 26, 2019

Two more ethnic Mongolians jailed in China, WeChat groups deleted
Radio Free Asia, April 26, 2019

Monday, April 29, 2019 - 01:14
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 02:29

The Chinese Communist Party’s latest propaganda target: Young minds
The Diplomat, April 26, 2019

China wants to use the power of global media to dispel Belt and Road debt risks
Quartz, April 26, 2019

教育部副部长:积极推动“一带一路”沿线国家中外合作办学 (China to promote education collaboration with Belt and Road countries, says Ministry of Education)
The Paper, April 25, 2019HRIC Note:According to Vice Minister Tian, China is developing a “coalition” of higher education. In 2018, more than 40,000 students in Belt and Road countries were awarded Chinese government scholarships, China signed agreements on mutual recognition of academic qualifications with two dozen countries, and China has built 154 Confucius Institutes in 54 countries.

Taiwan to review issue of Chinese government subsidies: Mainland Affairs Council
Focus Taiwan, April 25, 2019

Friday, April 26, 2019 - 02:29

Democrat Alvin Yeung puts forward last-ditch plan to counter Hong Kong’s China extradition law update
Hong Kong Free Press, April 26, 2019

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【逃犯條例】楊岳橋提私人草案 修例賦域外法權處理殺人案 (Civic Party’s Alvin Yeung files private bill proposing extraterritorial jurisdiction of Hong Kong courts to handle murder case that happened in Taiwan, as counter-proposal to government’s amendments)
Ming Pao, April 25, 2019

反同婚民建聯鄭泳舜 獲林鄭委任平機會成員 (Carrie Lam appoints pro-Beijing legislator who vocally opposes same-sex marriage as committee member of Equal Opportunities Commission)
The Stand News, April 26, 2019

Possible appeal for jailed Umbrella Movement activists as lawyers question long prison term
Hong Kong Free Press, April 25, 2019

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In pictures: Hundreds flock to in candlelight event in solidarity with jailed Umbrella Movement activists
Hong Kong Free Press, April 25, 2019

接受內地官媒訪問 曾偉雄:若再聞違法達義,必直斥其非 裁決警醒市民 (Former police chief who oversaw Umbrella Movement says any future suggestions of “achieving justice by violating the law” must be criticized, conviction is a warning to Hong Kong citizens)
The Stand News, April 25, 2019

何君堯去信港大校委會主席李國章 要求立即革除戴耀廷 (Legislator Junius Ho writes to council of University of Hong Kong demanding immediate dismissal of Benny Tai, following conviction)
The Stand News, April 25, 2019

Hong Kong’s new ombudsman tells government to get a move on with “freedom of information” law her office recommended
South China Morning Post, April 25, 2019

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Paperwork destroyed by Hong Kong government would be five times higher than the world’s tallest building Burj Khalifa if stacked together
South China Morning Post, April 25, 2019

Amnesty International Hong Kong says it has been targeted by sophisticated state hackers
Hong Kong Free Press, April 25, 2019

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