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.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

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

On This Day — May 29, 1989: Goddess of Democracy erected: During the night, students of the Central Academy of Fine Arts assemble the 37-foot-high statue of the Goddess of Democracy, built in two days out of plaster and Styrofoam. It stands opposite the giant portrait of Mao Zedong.
See HRIC chronology and resources.

Hong Kong has kept flame of Tiananmen Square crackdown alive for 30 years – but is the fire burning out?
South China Morning Post, May 29, 2019

30 years after Tiananmen, a Chinese military insider warns: Never forget
The New York Times, May 28, 2019

30 years ago: Students urge end to siege of square
China Digital Times, May 28, 2019

30 years on, Chinese dissident Wang Dan reflects on the Tiananmen Massacre
Agence France-Presse, May 28, 2019

Relatives of Tiananmen Massacre victims pay respects at cemetery
Radio Free Asia, May 28, 2019

Why we remember June Fourth
ChinaFile, May 28, 2019

HRIC’s “Unforgotten” project: profiles of June Fourth Victims
‐ Project subsite homepage
‐ HRIC statement
‐ Profiles of the “Unforgotten”

Hong Kong activist keeping promise he made 30 years ago to ensure Tiananmen Square crackdown is not forgotten
South China Morning Post, May 28, 2019

30 years ago: Li Peng tightens grip
China Digital Times, May 27, 2019