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, April 29, 2019

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

On this day — April 29, 1989: Politburo discussion: At a Politburo meeting on this day in 1989, Zhao Ziyang makes suggestions to address official corruption in response to popular discontent. Li Peng opposes them.
See HRIC chronology and resources.

30 years ago: 150,000 march in Beijing
China Digital Times, April 27, 2019

六四30周年:香港六四纪念馆新址重新开放,负责人仍担忧其未来 (Hong Kong June Fourth Museum reopens ahead of 30th anniversary of massacre, but worries still loom for its future)
BBC, April 26, 2019

How low have we sunk? Tiananmen Massacre museum rent-a-mob “protesters” are not really concerned about fire safety
Hong Kong Free Press, April 28, 2019

“王维林挡坦克”大型雕塑 将在美落成 (Life-sized sculpture of “Tank Man” Wang Weilin, to be placed in California’s Liberty Sculpture Park)
Radio Free Asia, April 26, 2019

Tiananmen Square protests and China’s fight for internet control
Al Jazeera, April 26, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

China’s Xinjiang crackdown on its Muslim minority is at the heart its Belt and Road project
Hong Kong Free Press, April 28, 2019

UN chief silent on Uighur plight in visit to China
Al Jazeera, April 27, 2019

Uyghur inmates in iconic Xinjiang detention camp photo identified
Radio Free Asia, April 26, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

王晨出席青年普法志愿者法治文化基层行活动时强调 加大全民普法力度 建设社会主义法治文化 (Chairman of China Law Society Wang Chen urges young volunteers mobilized to “popularize” legal education to build “socialist rule of law culture”)
Legal Daily, April 29, 2019

The dangers of having guests over
Bitter Winter, April 28, 2019

“I am out of town traveling right now”: Where is Gao Yu?
Radio Free Asia, April 26, 2019

福建“赤脚律师”纪斯尊刑满未获释 (Fujian barefoot rights defense lawyer Ji Sizun finishes prison sentence, but is not yet free)
Radio Free Asia, April 26, 2019

Tibetan ex-detainee dies after years of bad health following release
Radio Free Asia, April 26, 2019

Two more ethnic Mongolians jailed in China, WeChat groups deleted
Radio Free Asia, April 26, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

利用网盘大肆传播淫秽视频 百余名群组管理员被抓获 (Office for “eradicating pornography and illegal publications” conducts cross-county crackdown, 103 people arrested for sharing pornographic videos in private group on Baidu cloud )
Legal Daily, April 28, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

“We must carry on”: Chinese government critic and liberal icon Xu Zhangrun vows to keep saying “what needs to be said”
South China Morning Post, April 28, 2019

曾聲援佔中九子 傳廣州維權人士被刑拘 (Guangzhou activist detained for wearing “civil disobedience” t-shirt to support Hong Kong Umbrella activists who were sentenced last week)
The Stand News, April 28, 2019

Foxconn tycoon’s bid for Taiwan presidency hits feminist storm
Agence France-Presse, April 26, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

丝绸之路沿线民间组织合作网络成员已达310家,涉及69国 (Beijing-backed China NGO Network for International Exchanges says 310 civil organizations from 69 countries have joined Belt and Road civil cooperation network)
The Paper, April 28, 2019

加专家:加拿大应展现强硬态度,正面迎击中国的挑衅 (Four months into Michael Kovrig’s detention, Canadian expert urges stronger measures to counter China’s provocation)
Radio Free Asia, April 27, 2019

China installed its top cop to steer Interpol. Then he disappeared.
Wall Street Journal, April 26, 2019

维族代表遭逐出联合国 中籍前官员: 捍卫祖国利益 (Former Under-Secretary-General to the UN, Wu Hongbo, confirms he ordered the chairman of World Uyghur Congress to be expelled from a UN forum in 2017)
Deutsche Welle, April 26, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

How Huawei’s leaked involvement in 5G network shows UK out of step with allies on dangers of China
Independent, April 28, 2019

“No country poses a broader, more severe intelligence collection threat than China,” says FBI chief Christopher Wray
Agence France-Presse, April 27, 2019

「海康威視」監控鏡頭入侵英國政府國會 議員憂國安要求禁用 (Reports: Hikvision security cameras to be installed in U.K. government buildings, MPs raise concerns)
Radio Free Asia, April 26, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

Crowds return to Hong Kong streets to protest extradition law
Wall Street Journal, April 28, 2019

【逃犯條例】13萬人上街反送中 民陣:如不撤回將包圍立法會 (Protest march organizer Civil Human Rights Front says it will have no choice but to call for encircling LegCo extradition law amendment is not retracted), April 28, 2019

反送中遊行萬人空巷 張建宗:人數多寡非重點 有必要堵塞法律漏洞 (Standing by extradition law, Matthew Cheung, Chief Secretary for Administration: “It doesn’t matter how many people” march)
The Stand News, April 28, 2019

In Pictures: 130,000 protest looming China extradition law, say organisers, after Hong Kong jails Umbrella Movement leaders
Hong Kong Free Press, April 28, 2019

Give Hong Kong legislators power to veto fugitive deals as extra safeguard amid controversy over proposed extradition changes, says law professor Simon Young
South China Morning Post, April 28, 2019

逃離《逃犯條例》第一天,林榮基抵台:「不回香港了」(Hong Kong bookseller Lam Wing-kee flees to Taiwan over extradition fears, declares, “I’m not coming back to Hong Kong”)
The Initium, April 27, 2019

Occupy ringleaders to be sent to maximum security prisons, as scholars call on University of Hong Kong to delay disciplinary proceedings against Benny Tai
South China Morning Post, April 26, 2019

Commentary (评论)

To recover from the Occupy protests, we need to remember how Hong Kong got into this mess
South China Morning Post, April 29, 2019

Reporting on China in Africa is too binary. What needs to be done to fix it
The Conversation, April 28, 2019

法夢:六問解讀佔中案量刑判決 (Law Lay Dream: 6 questions to understand sentencing in Occupy Central case)
The Initium, April 27, 2019

Amid China’s storm, Hong Kong holds fast to its umbrella
Globe and Mail, April 27, 2019