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.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

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

【六四三十】中學教師花十年寫「六四」書 真名出版不怕成「逃犯」(Hong Kong teacher to publish book on June Fourth under real name, has no fear of repercussion), April 25, 2019

八九学运人士张健传出因病去世 (1989 student movement activist Zhang Jian dies from sudden illness)
Deutsche Welle, April 24, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China places dissidents, petitioners under surveillance ahead of forum
Radio Free Asia, April 24, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

Widow of Mao Zedong’s secretary Li Rui sues in Chinese court to demand return of diaries from Stanford University
South China Morning Post, April 25, 2019

无法向微信好友发淘宝、抖音链接,腾讯被提反垄断诉讼 (Lawyer sues Tencent for infringement of freedom of communication, antitrust violations because he could not send Taobao and Douyin links within WeChat)
The Paper, April 24, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Microsoft employees add support to Chinese tech workers protesting “grueling” overtime culture
CNBC, April 23, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

The Communist Youth League announces plans to send a new generation “down to the countryside”
Jamestown Foundation, April 24, 2019

Is this the end of Belt and Road, or just the beginning?
ChinaFile, April 24, 2019

China’s Belt and Road cracks down on corruption in image revamp
Bloomberg, April 23, 2019

China’s maritime ambitions are becoming more evident
The Economist, April 23, 2019

Xi proposes building maritime community with shared future
Xinhua, April 23, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

The Chinese state-owned tech company helping to keep the heart of Western capitalism beating
South China Morning Post, April 25, 2019

Made in China, exported to the world: The surveillance state
The New York Times, April 24, 2019

时事大家谈:解析华为所有权:它究竟是私企还是国企?(Experts discuss Huawei’s ownership: A truly private company, or effectively a state-owned enterprise?)
Voice of America, April 24, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

19 reactions to the Umbrella Movement sentences: Democrats, foreign gov’ts and int’l NGOs decry jailings
Hong Kong Free Press, April 24, 2019

【佔中九子案】千人要求釋放政治犯 朱耀明重申爭取民主無罪 (A thousand attend candle-light vigil outside Lai Chi Kok detention center, demanding release of political prisoners), April 24, 2019

【佔中九子案】邵家臻入獄梁繼昌稱心情沉重 專業議政將助臻辦續運作 (LegCo “Professionals Guild” to assist Bottle Siu’s office in continuing work for remainder of term), April 24, 2019

佔中案記者手記:囚車載著他們離開那一刻 (Umbrella 9 case reporter’s note: The moment they were taken away)
The Initium, April 24, 2019

Alibaba boss Jack Ma urges Hong Kong to digitise governance in smart city push, saying data is like “golden sand”
South China Morning Post, April 24, 2019

Commentary (评论)

The Guardian view on Huawei: If May wants to trust, we must keep verifying
The Guardian, April 24, 2019