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 14, 2019

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

On This Day — May 14, 1989: Meeting with government representatives: A meeting between government officials and the student representatives breaks down with no result.
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六四30周年:选择不沉默 坚持说真相 (June Fourth 30th anniversary panel discussion in Hong Kong: Choose to not remain silent, persevere in speaking the truth)
Deutsche Welle, May 13, 2019

西单 鲍彤:“我们生活在‘六四’制度之中” (“June Fourth has not ended,” says Bao Tong, former policy secretary of Zhao Ziyang)
Voice of America, May 13, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

A heartfelt appeal for a missing Uyghur mom on Mother’s Day
Bitter Winter, May 13, 2019

Video: What happened to our parents? Uygur sisters seek answers
South China Morning Post, May 13, 2019

新疆斋月逾百维吾尔人被捕 伊犁五百名女工失联 (Over 100 Uyghurs arrested during Ramadan; 500 female workers from Ili disappeared after boarding train; Muslim students forced to report to school canteen 3 times per week to dine with Han Chinese)
Radio Free Asia, May 13, 2019

British Uighur calls on UK government to help search for missing family in Xinjiang
Telegraph UK, May 12, 2019

China’s persecuted Uyghurs live “freely” in Turkey
CNN, May 12, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

王全璋监狱“来信” 妻会见无门 (Li Wenzu’s still denied visits to husband Wang Quanzhang, receives suspicious handwritten letters)
Deutsche Welle, May 13, 2019

China to solicit public opinion for judicial interpretation
Xinhua, May 13, 2019
HRIC Note: The newly-amended regulation, effective May 13, 2019, requires the SPP to consult relevant authorities and local and special procuratorates when preparing draft judicial interpretations. The SPP may also consult the National People’s Congress, political advisors, and scholars. When authorized by the Procurator-General, the SPP may also solicit public opinion via newspaper and internet for cases involving the interests of the general public.

Related:司法解释涉群众利益可公开征求意见 (New regulation allows Supreme People’s Procuratorate to solicit public opinion through newspaper and internet for judicial interpretations that “involve public interest”)
Legal Daily, May 13, 2019

內地維權律師余文生妻子稱相信丈夫案件已秘密開庭審訊 (Xu Yan, wife of detained rights lawyer Yu Wensheng, says she believes secret trial for Yu has already happened in Jiangsu)
Radio Television Hong Kong, May 11, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

汪洋晤兩岸傳媒高層 籲推進和平統一 蔡英文:干擾新聞自由 (Tsai Ing-wen decries interference with press freedom after Wang Yang, chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference National Committee, meets with top executives of Taiwan media to urge promotion of One Country, Two Systems)
The Stand News, May 12, 2019

Communist China has no right to tell Taiwan media what to do: National Security Bureau
Focus Taiwan, May 13, 2019

More than 70 participants from Taiwanese media industry attend 4th cross-strait media summit in Beijing
Taiwan Sentinel, May 11, 2019

How an academic journal censored my review on Xinjiang
China Channel, May 13, 2019

China’s latest crackdown target is liberal economists
Bloomberg, May 11, 2019

Dating apps Momo and Tantan suspend social feeds in content cleanup
TechNode, May 13, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Top cardinal says “many questions” remain despite Vatican thaw with China
Hong Kong Free Press, May 14, 2019

Amnesty International is denied lease at New York tower owned by China, group says
The New York Times, May 13, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Highlights of Xi Jinping’s vision of civilization
China Global Television Network, May 13, 2019

Conference of Dialogue on Asian Civilizations to usher in new era for cultural diversity
People’s Daily, May 13, 2019

Foiled North Korean escape ignites human-rights debate
Wall Street Journal, May 12, 2019

China: Protect 7 North Koreans fleeing oppression
Human Rights Watch, May 14, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

刷臉時代:「技術可以讓政府在任何時候獲知什麼人在什麼地方」(The age of facial recognition: Technology allows governments to know people’s locations at any time)
The Initium, May 13, 2019

Huawei phone with child monitoring customizations spark debate
TechNode, May 13, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

【逃犯條例】民主派中午遊行至特首辦 要求盡快與林鄭會面 (Democrats march to Chief Executive’s Office to demand meeting on extradition law amendment bill), May 14, 2019

【逃犯條例修例】石禮謙兩闖開會不果 再休會求指示 涂謹申籲三方會議政治協商 (Abraham Shek to seek advice from House Committee on how to proceed after another unsuccessful attempt at meeting on extradition bill, while James To urges tripartite negotiation)
The Stand News, May 14, 2019

More drama at Hong Kong legislature as rival camps try to resume China extradition bill meeting
Hong Kong Free Press, May 14, 2019

专访香港众志罗冠聪:引渡条例修订断送一国两制 (Interview with Nathan Law of Demosisto: Extradition Law will send One Country, Two Systems to the grave)
Radio Free Asia, May 13, 2019

Commentary (评论)

China’s rule of law has not improved enough to reassure Hongkongers on the risks of extradition to the mainland
South China Morning Post, May 14, 2019

Beijing’s propaganda is playing the trade war safe
Foreign Policy, May 13, 2019