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.

Monday, June 05, 2017

June Fourth (六四)

Remembering Tiananmen Square, 28 years later
Voice of America, June 3, 2017

HKFP Lens: Hongkongers pay tribute to the Tiananmen massacre victims with a sea of lights
Hong Kong Free Press, June 5, 2017

华盛顿六四28周年烛光纪念会 (Candlelight vigil commemorating 28th anniversary of June Fourth held in Washington DC)
Radio Free Asia, June 4, 2017

日本东京举行六四天安门事件28周年纪念集会 (Rally for June Fourth 28th anniversary commemoration held in Tokyo, Japan)
Radio Free Asia, June 2, 2017

纽约举行纪念六四28周年烛光晚会 (Candlelight vigil for June Fourth 28th anniversary commemoration held in New York)
Voice of America, June 5, 2017

六四28週年:香港11萬群眾參與燭光晚會 (28th Anniversary of June Fourth: 110 thousand people jointed candlelight vigil in Hong Kong)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 4, 2017

六四28週年:香港紀念活動人數創九年最低 (28th Anniversary of June Fourth: The lowest turnout in 9 years for commemoration activity in Hong Kong)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 4, 2017

港大民调:港人55%支持平反六四越年轻越支持 (HKU Poll: 55% of Hong Kong people support June Fourth vindication with higher support rate amongst youngsters)
Radio France Internationale, June 3, 2017中国/20170603-港大民调:港人55支持平反六四越年轻越支持

On Tiananmen Square anniversary, detentions in China and candlelight vigil in Hong Kong
Washington Post, June 4, 2017

“六四”28周年全面禁议 中国民众“曲线”悼念 (With censorship on 28th anniversary of June Fourth, Chinese citizens commemorate creatively)
Radio Free Asia, June 4, 2017

As the sun rises on Tiananmen
China Law and Policy, June 2, 2017

Interview: Deng Xiaoping's June 4, 1989 massacre ushered in a corrupt China
Radio Free Asia, June 5, 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)

China detains more than 40 Tibetans amid clash over water rights
Radio Free Asia, June 2, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

广电总局:禁止在任何平台上播出“未删减版”节目 (State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film, and Television: Broadcasting “uncensored” programs on any platform is prohibited)
Jinyang Wang, June 2, 2017

China's broadcast regulator, tightening control of content, promotes “core socialist values”
Reuters, June 3, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

List: Foreign NGOs registered in each Chinese province
The Diplomat, June 2, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

全国政协原常委、港澳台侨委员会原主任孙怀山严重违纪被开除党籍和公职 (Sun Huaishan, CPPCC Standing Committee member, Chairman of Committee for Liaison with Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and Overseas Chinese, expelled from Party and position for serious discipline violations)
Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, June 2, 2017

An exiled tycoon rattles China's politics with his corruption exposés
Global Voices, June 5, 2017

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

沈阳地铁安装人脸识别系统 仅27小时识别出两逃犯 (Shenyang subway installs facial recognition system, 2 criminals recognized within 27 hours)
Observer, June 2, 2017

官方拟加强互联网公开募捐信息平台管理 或加强审查 (Gov't plans to strengthen management of online public-fundraising information platforms, might increase censorship)
China News, June 2, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

Never seen before: Amnesty chief laments Hong Kong’s “declining human rights record”
South China Morning Post, June 5, 2017