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, April 26, 2019

June Fourth 30th Anniversary (“六四”三十周年)

On this day — April 26, 1989: The state-run paper People’s Daily carries Deng Xiaoping’s speech labeling the student movement as an anti-party, anti-socialist upheaval as an editorial, which also proclaims all further demonstrations illegal. In a rare challenge, the official Chinese Democratic League calls on the government to refrain from using force.
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“No need to worry”: Hong Kong museum commemorating 1989 Tiananmen Massacre opens amid protests
Hong Kong Free Press, April 26, 2019

【六四30周年】《人民日報》4.26社論 劉銳紹感嘆:影響禍國殃民,今日香港見鬼魂 (Veteran journalist speaks about People’s Daily’s editorial published on April 26, 1989: Its influence ruined the country and its people, and its ghost is seen in Hong Kong today)
Citizen News, April 26, 2019

Veteran of 1989 democracy movement in Tiananmen Square dies suddenly
Radio Free Asia, April 25, 2019

30 years ago: China bans pro-student newspaper
China Digital Times, April 25, 2019