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, June 05, 2019

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

On This Day — June 5, 1989: Tank Man appears: A lone man stops a tank convoy heading for Tiananmen Square.
See HRIC chronology and resources.

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

Hong Kong keeps Tiananmen crackdown memory alive with “record-breaking” mass vigil
South China Morning Post, June 5, 2019

抹掉历史威胁世界: 为什么要记住六四 (Erasing history is a global threat: Why the world needs to remember June Fourth)
Voice of America, June 5, 2019

“Tank Man” statue rises in California desert park as democracy activists and Tiananmen survivors gather to mourn and remember
South China Morning Post, June 5, 2019

“I felt ashamed . . . . It was a disgrace”: Tiananmen soldier at Taiwan vigil urges comrades to testify
Hong Kong Free Press, June 5, 2019

【六四30年.短片】「天安門母親」成員張先玲講話全文 (Video: Tiananmen Mothers’ public address on 30th anniversary of June Fourth)
Ming Pao, June 4, 2019

Quiet reminders of Tiananmen in China’s capital of forgetting
South China Morning Post, June 4, 2019

黃雀行動港英角色曝光 暗助地下通道運作救400人 (What part did the Hong Kong colonial government play in Operation Yellowbird, rescuing over 400 mainland Chinese citizens after June 4, 1989?)
Citizen News, June 4, 2019