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.

Friday, June 02, 2017

June Fourth (六四)

More than 20 veterans behind bars, 28 years after Tiananmen massacre
Radio Free Asia, May 31, 2017

Hidden away for 28 years, Tiananmen protest pictures see light of day
The New York Times, June 1, 2017

China puts activists under house arrest, surveillance ahead of massacre anniversary
Radio Free Asia, May 30, 2017

山东民间举行纪念六四聚会已持续10年 (People in Shandong hold get together to commemorate June Fourth for tenth year)
Radio Free Asia, May 30, 2017

Pro-democracy activists fly kites in Sai Kung to commemorate 1989 Tiananmen massacre
Hong Kong Free Press, May 23, 2017


Essays by the Tiananmen Mothers

Twenty-fifth Anniversary of June Fourth



China Rights Forum Special June Fourth Issues

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese rights lawyer charged with subversion after six months' secret detention
Radio Free Asia, May 31, 2017

两高公布国家赔偿新标准: 侵犯公民人身自由权每日赔偿金258.89元 (Supreme People’s Court and Supreme People’s Procuratorate publish new standards on state compensation: violating a citizen’s right to freedom brings a daily compensation of RMB 258.98)
Legal Daily, May 31, 2017

China firm that makes shoes for Ivanka Trump denies missing activists' claims
The Guardian, June 1, 2017

孟建柱: 深化刑事审判工作改革在更高层次上实现惩治犯罪和保障人权相统一 (Meng Jianzhu: Deepening reform of criminal trial work to, at a higher level, punish criminals while protecting human rights)
Legal Daily, June 1, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

中国记协发布《中国新闻事业发展报告 (2016年) 》(China Journalist Association publishes “Chinese Journalism Development Report (2016)”)
Legal Daily, May 31, 2017

白皮书:新疆人权事业的发展进步 (White Paper: The development and progress of human rights in Xinjiang)
Xinhua, June 1, 2017

China is touting its protection of human rights in a Muslim-majority region riven by violence
Quartz, June 1, 2017

Government white paper hails Xinjiang human rights progress
Global Times, June 1, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

More than 7,000 foreign NGOs in China: Only 72 registered so far
The Diplomat, June 2, 2017

Pregnant woman takes employer to arbitration for unfair dismissal
China Labor Bulletin, June 1, 2017

Activist seeks Trumps' help in freeing labor investigators in China
Voice of America, May 31, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

A high-proof tribute to Tiananmen’s victims finds a way back to China
The New York Times, May 30, 2017

Chinese conglomerate’s ex-chair gets 14 years in jail for corruption
South China Morning Post, June 1, 2017

Former senior Chinese provincial official jailed for life for graft
Reuters, May 31, 2017

China punishes over 30 people over deadly power plant blast: Xinhua
Reuters, June 1, 2017

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China’s new cybersecurity law leaves foreign firms guessing
The New York Times, May 31, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

Boy band dedicates song to June 4 student victims in bid to grab attention of Hong Kong youngsters
South China Morning Post, June 1, 2017

梁振英最后答问:已主动向中央交代 (C.Y. Leung’s last question and answer session: I have already explained myself to Beijing)
Deutsche Welle, June 1, 2017梁振英最后答问已主动向中央交代/a-39084276

回归首任大法官婉言批评人大抢先释法伤害香港司法独立 (First chief justice of CFA Andrew Li criticizes NPC for harming Hong Kong’s judicial independence with premature Basic Law interpretation)
Radio France Internationale, June 1, 2017港澳台/20170601-回归首任大法官婉言批评人大抢先释法伤害香港司法独立

Commentary (评论)

June 4 exposes generational divide in Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, June 2, 2017