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, June 05, 2014

Counterterrorism (反恐)

China sentences nine to death for terrorism in Xinjiang
Reuters, June 5, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

张林之女致信中美领导人 呼吁中方释放父亲 (Daughter of detained dissident calls for his release)
Radio Free Asia, June 4, 2014

For more information on Zhang Lin, see:
Witnesses for Anhui rights defender Zhang Lin prevented from attending trial
Human Rights in China, December 18, 2013

Information Control (信息控制)

六四周年: 中国严控微博 封杀措施空前 (Online censorship reaches unprecedented scale on June Fourth anniversary)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 4, 2014

One legacy of Tiananmen: China’s 100 million surveillance cameras
The Wall Street Journal, June 5, 2014

LinkedIn is censoring posts about Tiananmen Square
Quartz, June 4, 2014

International Relations (Security, Trade and Investment), 国际关系(安全,贸易和投资)

Tribunal orders China to respond to PHL’s complaint over sea row
GMA News, June 4, 2014

China rebuffs international court's request over sea dispute
The Wall Street Journal, June 4, 2014

June Fourth (六四)

Obama makes rare mention of Tiananmen on 25th anniversary
The Huffington Post, June 4, 2014

In North Korea, China's Tiananmen Square protests stirred hope for change
The Guardian, June 4, 2014

越南官媒发表文章纪念六四很快被删除 (Vietnamese state media publish articles on June Fourth anniversary, soon deleted)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 4, 2014

Statements on June Fourth

Baird statement on 25th anniversary of tiananmen Square
Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada, June 4, 2014

Statement by human rights commissioner strässer on the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests
German Federal Foreign Office, June 3, 2014

June Fourth Related Events

香港支联会称18万人出席“六四”烛光晚会(HK Alliance says up to 180,000 attended June Fourth candlelight vigil)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 4, 2014

Huge Hong Kong vigil marks Tiananmen anniversary
The Telegraph, June 4, 2014

达赖喇嘛为六四遇难者祈祷并向西藏青年传法 流亡西藏团体纪念六四事件 (Dalai Lama holds prayer for June Fourth victims, exiled Tibetan groups commemorate victims of 1989 crackdown)
Radio Free Asia, June 4, 2014

世界各地举行六四纪念活动 (June Fourth anniversary activities held across the world)
Deutsche Welle, June 4, 2014

Detention and Crackdown

China tightens security in Beijing on Tiananmen 25th anniversary
Al Jazeera, June 4, 2014

Chinese embassy official 'forcefully' shoves amnesty chief as she lays flowers in Tiananmen remembrance gesture
The Telegraph, June 4, 2014

Tiananmen? What Tiananmen? Beijing keeps lid on protests
USA Today, June 4, 2014

Restrictions, detentions, and disappearances before June 4, 2014
Human Rights in China, May 2014


周锋锁:重返天安门既激动又担心 (It’s exciting and worrysome to return to Tiananmen Square, says democracy movement student leader)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 4, 2014

Tiananmen’s most wanted
New York Times, June 4, 2014

Q & A: Chen Guang on the soldiers who retook Tiananmen Square
New York Times, June 3, 2014

Opinion (观点)

备忘“六四” (A memo on "June Fourth")
The New York Times, June 4, 2014

25 years later, Tiananmen Square still colors U.S.-China relations
The Washington Post, June 4, 2014

Tiananmen divided the workers of the world
Financial Times, June 4, 2014