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 04, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Under latest court reform, China's jury is in
Caixin, June 4, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

China's internet police launch “speech inspections”, chill critical voices
Global Voices, June 3, 2015

China keeps lid on information, as hopes dim in Yangtze ship disaster
The New York Times, June 4, 2015

An amount to remember: WeChat mystery on June 4
The Wall Street Journal, June 4, 2015

Journalists urge Beijing to amend security law
The Standard, June 4, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

境外NGO立法 请人大跟上统战脚步 (On Foreign NGO legislation: urging NPC to use the United Front method)
South China Morning Post, June 4, 2015

Draft Chinese law puts NGOs' future on the line
South China Morning Post, June 4, 2015

For NGOs in China, a sense of party creep
The New York Times, June 3 2015

“NGO管理法” 牵动国际神经 (“NGO management law” touches an international nerve)
Deutsche Welle, June 3, 2015


HRIC Law Note: Draft Law on Foreign NGOs Undermines Chinese Civil Society and China’s International Engagement
Human Rights in China, May 21, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

June Fourth


Tiananmen Mothers urge Beijing to bear guilt for its “crimes”
Taipei Times, June 4, 2015

Chinese leaders cannot escape their historical responsibility for the June Fourth massacre—commemorating the 26th anniversary of the June Fourth tragedy
Human Rights in China, June 1, 2015

China is exporting its Tiananmen censorship, and we are all victims
Foreign Policy, June 4, 2015

Scenes from the Tiananmen memorial events in Hong Kong
The New York Times, June 4, 2015

Scenes from June 4 memorial activities, Victoria Park (with video)
Boxun, June 4, 2015

Massive Tiananmen Square anniversary vigil planned in Hong Kong
The Guardian, June 4, 2015

Hong Kong “Umbrella” protests add poignancy to Tiananmen vigil
Reuters, June 4, 2015

Do not forget Tiananmen, vigil organizers plead
The Standard, June 4, 2015

香港人和北京渐行渐远 (Hong Kongers and Beijing gradually moving farther apart)
Deutsche Welle, June 4, 2015香港人和北京渐行渐远/a-18494111

“HK should not be linked to mainland politics”
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 4, 2015

Hong Kong museum dedicated to Tiananmen Square crackdown may be forced to move
South China Morning Post, June 4, 2015

U.S. calls for official accounting of Tiananmen Square victims
Business Standard, June 4, 2015

On the 26th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square
U.S. Department of State - Diplomacy in Action, June 3, 2015

尤维洁:在全美学自联主办纪念六四26周年集会的书面发言 (Remarks by You Weijie of Tiananmen Mothers at Independent Federation of Chinese Students and Scholars’ gather to mark the 26th anniversary of June Fourth)
Canyu, June 4, 2015

许力平:“我不愿被称作天安门遗孀”(Xu Liping: “I don’t want to be known as the widow of Tiananmen Square”)
South China Morning Post, June 4, 2015

一周网事: 纪念六四26周年 (One week on the Internet: Commemorating the 26th anniversary of June Fourth)
Radio Free Asia, June 4, 2015

RTHK reporters banned from Tiananmen Square
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 4, 2015

“六四”26周年之际北京气氛仍然紧张 (Atmosphere in Beijing remains tense on 26th anniversary of June Fourth)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 4, 2015

Police swarm Beijing before June 4
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 3, 2015

Young Chinese want to talk about Tiananmen Square, and that terrifies Beijing
Quartz, June 3, 2015


China: Tiananmen, 26 years on, the repressive patterns intensify
Amnesty International, June 2, 2015

China: end denial about Tiananmen Massacre
Human Rights Watch, June 2, 2015

Opinion & Commentary

The Torchbearers – participants in the 1989 Democracy Movement who are currently in prison
China Change, June 4, 2015

Why Beijing wants June 4 vigil to go on
South China Morning Post, June 4, 2015

“Did we stand on the side of Tank Man?”: An interview with Teng Biao
The Wall Street Journal, June 4, 2015

Chen Guangcheng: 26 years after Tiananmen, things are worse in China
The Washington Post, June 3, 2015

Can dream of human rights & democracy in China survive current crackdown?
U.S. Congressman - Chris Smith, June 3, 2015

The open wound of Tiananmen
The Wall Street Journal, June 3, 2015

How the Tiananmen massacre changed China, and the world
China Change, June 2, 2015

June 4th stands for the world’s unfinished business
China Change, May 31, 2015

On the 26th anniversary of Tian’anmen Massacre – an open letter to fellow students in mainland China
China Change, May 27, 2015


China in 1989 and 2015: Tiananmen, Human Rights, and Democracy
Congressional-Executive Commission on China, June 3, 2015

HRIC Resources

1989: Bearing Witness to the Ultimate Beauty: Diary of an Eyewitness in the Square
Human Rights in China, May, 2007

Twenty-fifth Anniversary of June Fourth
China Rights Forum Special June Fourth Issues

Hong Kong (香港)

Catch-all national security law adds to Hong Kong worry
South China Morning Post, June 3, 2015

Hong Kong's democratic dilemma
The Diplomat, June 4, 2015