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.

Friday, May 24, 2019

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

Why Tiananmen Square protests still cast shadow over Hong Kong politics even after 30 years
South China Morning Post, May 24, 2019

【多圖】《吼叫一九八九》:廣場上的四十天 (In pictures: 40 days in the square)
The Stand News, May 23, 2019

“Memory is a crime”: Hong Kong singer Anthony Wong pens new song to commemorate Tiananmen Massacre
Hong Kong Free Press, May 23, 2019

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen says Tiananmen crackdown highlights need to stand up to Beijing
South China Morning Post, May 23, 2019

30 years ago: Shortages begin to cripple Beijing
China Digital Times, May 23, 2019

The two killing scenes I witnessed during June Fourth
Human Rights in China, May 22, 2019

HRIC’s “Unforgotten” project: profiles of June Fourth Victims
‐ Project subsite homepage
‐ HRIC statement
‐ Profiles of the “Unforgotten”

Xinjiang (新疆)

Kazakh and Uyghur detainees of Xinjiang “re-education camps” must “eat pork or face punishment”
Radio Free Asia, May 23, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China to set demonstration areas on rule-of-law for gov'ts
Xinhua, May 23, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese officials tell foreign journalists in Hong Kong how to cover renditions plan
Radio Free Asia, May 23, 2019

【逃犯條例】外交部駐港公署約見駐港外媒 要求公正報道修例 「貢獻正能量」(Hong Kong office of PRC Ministry of Foreign Affairs calls meeting with foreign press leaders to demand “fair reporting” and to “contribute positive energy” on extradition law amendments)
The Stand News, May 23, 2019

VOA fires two more reporters for Chinese dissident interview
Free Beacon, May 23, 2019

Senior CPC official calls for advances in philosophy, social sciences
Xinhua, May 23, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China’s teachers stage protests over long-standing injustices
China Labour Bulletin, May 23, 2019

林榮基料在兩星期後在台灣計劃開書店 (Hong Kong bookseller Lam Wing-kee, who fled to Taiwan over fears of extradition, to begin plans to open bookstore in Taiwan)
Radio Television Hong Kong, May 23, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China leads with 75% share in total foreign loans to Pakistan
Express Tribune, May 23, 2019

A political economist on how China sees Trump’s trade war
New Yorker, May 22, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Behind Grindr’s doomed hookup in China, a data misstep and scramble to make up
Reuters, May 22, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong extradition law: Beijing-friendly legal heavyweight Albert Chen breaks silence to call for extra safeguards on contentious proposal
South China Morning Post, May 24, 2019

Chinese officials tell Germany to stay out of Hong Kong affairs after wanted activists gain refugee status
Hong Kong Free Press, May 24, 2019

【黃台仰獲庇護】德國外交部覆外媒:憂慮香港反對派政治空間收窄 (Germany says granting asylum to two localsts was due to concerns on “diminishing space for the political opposition”)
HK01, May 23, 2019

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam cancels trip to Germany but sources say it is unrelated to granting of asylum to two riot fugitives
South China Morning Post, May 23, 2019

Jailed Hong Kong localist Edward Leung withdraws bid to overturn legislative election ban
Hong Kong Free Press, May 23, 2019

Jail terms for abusing Chinese national anthem too long, say Hong Kong solicitors
South China Morning Post, May 23, 2019

Hong Kong men jailed for life in Philippines for drug possession to appeal to higher court after review judge upholds their convictions
South China Morning Post, May 23, 2019

Commentary (评论)

学者马嶽:香港已失掉国际社会的信任 (Political science scholar: Hong Kong has lost the trust of the international community)
Radio Free Asia, May 23, 2019

The remarkable survival of free thought and activism in China
The Diplomat, May 23, 2019

Does China really respect sovereignty?
The Diplomat, May 23, 2019

To win US credibility, Huawei needs to be transparent and show that it is not China’s mini-me
South China Morning Post, May 23, 2019

China’s Orwellian war on religion
The New York Times, May 23, 2019

A new chapter in the Taiwan miracle: Same-sex marriage legalized on Tsai’s watch
Fairbank China Center Blog, May 22, 2019

The Trump administration’s approach to Huawei risks repeating China’s mistakes
Slate, May 21, 2019