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, May 16, 2019

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

A time for truth: 30th anniversary of June Fourth
Human Rights in China, May 15, 2019

The Unforgotten
Human Rights in China, May 15, 2019

Hong Kong multimedia project commemorates the 30th anniversary of June 4 massacre in Beijing
Global Voices, May 15, 2019

六四新书发布会:从历史的书中站起来 (Citizen Power hosts book launch for two June Fourth publications)
Radio Free Asia, May 15, 2019

30 years ago: Students flood Tiananmen Square
China Digital Times, May 15, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

“At least one million people in the camps full time”: Deputy Assistant Secretary Scott Busby
Radio Free Asia, May 15, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Two Canadians detained in China, Michael Spavor, Michael Kovrig, formally arrested
Globe and Mail, May 16, 2019

中国709律师余文生疑被秘密审判 (Secret trial underway for 709 lawyer Yu Wensheng)
Voice of America, May 15, 2019

抗議秘密審訊余文生律師聲明 (Joint statement against secret trial of lawyer Yu Wensheng)
China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group, May 15, 2019

曾聲援港佔領運動囚 4 年半 內地人王默疑再被警帶走 (Guangzhou activist Wang Mo, who was previously jailed for 4.5 years for openly supporting Occupy Central, arrested on unknown charges)
The Stand News, May 15, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

Wikipedia blocked in China ahead of Tiananmen Square anniversary
Reuters, May 15, 2019

Outlet barred from Australia Labor press conference for “anti-China” stance
The Australian, May 14, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Poetry meets politics in photos of China
The New York Times, May 15, 2019

Workers in China’s private sector earn less, protest more
China Labour Bulletin, May 15, 2019

“One seed can make an impact”: An interview with Chen Hongguo
New York Review of Books, May 14, 2019

Taiwan’s LGBT community protests ahead of vote
Japan Broadcasting Corporation, May 14, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Fears of China and WeChat as Australia heads to the polls
South China Morning Post, May 16, 2019

The Netherlands unveils strategy to tackle China’s “unfair trading practices”)
Bloomberg, May 15, 2019

The Netherlands & China: A New Balance
Kingdom of Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, May 15, 2019

【中共滅佛】貴州大佛被水泥填平 當局狡辯:恢復自然原貌 (Guizhou Buddha statue’s face found smeared with cement; officials claim it’s restoration of rock’s natural look)
Apple Daily, May 15, 2019

Beijing slams Paris as wife of ex-Interpol chief granted asylum
Radio France Internationale, May 15, 2019

Chinese President Xi Jinping warns of disaster if one civilisation imposes its will on another
South China Morning Post, May 15, 2019

China’s Xi rallies Asia by appealing to shared culture — with subtle dig at U.S.
Washington Post, May 15, 2019

Highlights of Xi's speech at opening of CDAC
Xinhua, May 15, 2019

报告:美国需谨防中国通过国际组织输出其意识形态 (Report: U.S. must be wary of China exporting its ideology to international organizations)
Voice of America, May 16, 2019

People’s Republic of the United Nations: China’s emerging revisionism in international organizations
Center for a New American Security, May 14, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Trump orders national emergency on information security; Commerce Department follows with Huawei restrictions
South China Morning Post, May 16, 2019

How 9/11 and China’s plan for blanket surveillance created a wave that CCTV camera makers Hikvision and Dahua rode to huge success
South China Morning Post, May 15, 2019

Foreign companies in China face cyber security crackdown
Financial Times, May 15, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong returns to jail after court hears Umbrella Movement appeal
Hong Kong Free Press, May 16, 2019

【逃犯條例】民主派促撤回修例、確認涂謹申為主席 建制派斥民主派無誠意 (Bipartisan negotiation lasts only 15 minutes: Pan-Dems insist on confirmation of James To as chairman, retraction of amendment bill; pro-establishment slams them for having “no sincerity to negotiate”), May 16, 2019

堅持合憲會議 提防談判陷阱—— 就《逃犯條例》各黨派協商之嚴正聲明 (“Stand firm on constitutionality of meeting and beware of negotiation trap”: Statement by Demosisto to LegCo parties), May 15, 2019

【逃犯條例】林鄭:工作未做完ㅤ無咩可撤回ㅤ修例有社會支持 (Carrie Lam: Work on extradition law amendment is not finished and there is nothing to retract; amendment supported by society)
The Stand News, May 16, 2019

北京就修订《逃犯条例》表态 表明要尊重“一制” (Beijing speaks up on extradition law amendment: Hong Kong must respect mainland’s “one system” as part of One Country Two Systems)
Radio Free Asia, May 15, 2019

“Necessary, appropriate, lawful and reasonable”: Beijing renews pressure on Hong Kong to pass extradition bill
Hong Kong Free Press, May 16, 2019

中聯辦明晤人代政協挺修例 建制:將聽重要指示 胡志偉:變政治硬任務 (Hong Kong Liaison Office calls urgent meeting with Hong Kong’s National People Congress and Political Consultative Conference delegates to give directions on extradition law amendment, reports say Beijing officials urging patriotic groups to start narrative campaign to support government to get bill passed)
Ming Pao, May 16, 2019

Avery Ng and other pro-democracy activists convicted over 2016 clashes outside Beijing office
Hong Kong Free Press, May 15, 2019

New deputy director role proposed for public broadcaster RTHK, but critics fear gov’t influence
Hong Kong Free Press, May 15, 2019

HKJA regrets the obstruction of news coverage by Legco security guards, and demands Legco president to clarify his position
Hong Kong Journalists Association, May 15, 2019

Commentary (评论)

一個北京同志的80年,「是那種人,我就要過那種人的生活」(An 80 year old gay man in Beijing: “I am that kind of man, so I want that kind of life”)
The Initium, May 16, 2019

How Uyghurs are silenced from sharing their suffering with the world
TRT World, May 15, 2019