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.

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

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

Hong Kong pro-democracy activists fly kites in Sai Kung to commemorate 1989 Tiananmen Massacre
Hong Kong Free Press, May 6, 2019

【六四30年・短片】記者六四故事影片:「反事實」大環境下更需要事實 (Journalist in June Fourth documentary: Facts are more important than ever in this age of untruth)
Ming Pao, May 6, 2019

老師帶學生到六四紀念館,導賞連結六四傘運民主路 (Hong Kong secondary school teacher brings students to June Fourth Museum, links 1989 to Umbrella Movement), May 6, 2019

30 years ago: What China’s students want
China Digital Times, May 6, 2019

30 years ago: Workers join students in Beijing
China Digital Times, May 5, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

Revealed: New evidence of China's mission to raze the mosques of Xinjiang
The Guardian, May 7, 2019

The world shrugs as China locks up 1 million Muslims
Axios, May 6, 2019

Uyghurs face tight Ramadan curbs as China bristles at “concentration camps” remark
Radio Free Asia, May 6, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Missing Chinese student activist accuses police of abusing him in detention
Agence France-Presse, May 6, 2019

北大马列学会学生失联 视频控诉受警察侮辱连续听习近平十九大报告 (In video, Peking University Marxist society student, currently held incommunicado, describes torture and inhumane treatment during detention in February)
Radio France Internationale, May 6, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

Sermons with too much religion not allowed
Bitter Winter, May 6, 2019

Minitrue: Delete parodies of Jack Ma’s 996 comments
China Digital Times, May 6, 2019

書號收縮下的大陸出版業:從自我審查到緊跟「黨政方針」 (China’s publishing industry sees increased self-censorship, adherence to Party directives in response to rapidly shrinking quotas)
The Initium, May 3, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

中國再阻參與世界衛生大會 台外交部:再次引起台灣人民對中國憎恨 (China bars Taiwan from World Health Organization assembly, calls Democratic Progressive Party “separatist” for advocating Taiwan’s independence)
The Stand News, May 7, 2019

香港民主派敦促美国对华贸易谈判涉及人权 (Hong Kong democracy activists urge U.S. to include human rights issues in trade talks)
Voice of America, May 6, 2019

In push for trade deal, Trump administration shelves sanctions over China’s crackdown on Uighurs
The New York Times, May 4, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Huawei’s Communist culture limits its global ambitions
The New York Times, May 6, 2019

Airbnb listings in China are littered with racist discrimination
Wired, May 3, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

Explainer: “This is not a meeting.” Turmoil at the legislature over Hong Kong’s China extradition plan
Hong Kong Free Press, May 7, 2019

【逃犯條例】會議周六再續與石禮謙撞期 涂謹申:若無法上主席台會報警有人不符《特權法》(“I will call the police if I can’t get on the chairman’s bench”: James To prepares for challenge by pro-Beijing faction in his Bills Committee meeting on extradition law)
Ming Pao, May 6, 2019

Filipino pastor takes new gay marriage fight to Hong Kong court
Agence France-Presse, May 7, 2019

In pictures: Climate activists hold silent “die-in” as “Extinction Rebellion” arrives in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Free Press, May 7, 2019

Commentary (评论)

我們有責任用香港有限的自由,替六四事件的良知發聲 (We have an obligation to use Hong Kong’s limited freedom and speak up about June Fourth)
The News Lens, May 7, 2019
Despite Harassment, Vandalism and Protests, the World's Only Tiananmen Museum Just Reopened in Hong Kong
Time, April 26, 2019

Factory psychology: My time counseling China’s migrant workers
Sixth Tone, May 6, 2019

A 13-member “manel” in 2019? Democracy without feminism is not democracy
Hong Kong Free Press, May 6, 2019

【語象分析】中共最高領導人首次五四講話:習五四,「新時代中國青年」的提出 (Xi Jinping and the “new age Chinese youth”: Narrative analysis of the first May Fourth address by a CCP leader)
The Initium, May 6, 2019

Ottawa should protest Hong Kong-China extradition law
The Star, May 6, 2019

京學者張耀傑:五四包含普世價值 (“May Fourth movement is about universal values,” says scholar Zhang Yaojie)
Ming Pao, May 4, 2019