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 30, 2019

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

On This Day — May 30, 1989: Three leading members of the BWAF detained: Members of the Beijing Workers’ Autonomous Federation are detained by the Beijing Public Security Bureau, which had ordered the workers to vacate the place they were occupying the night before. The BWAF moves its headquarters to the northwest of the square.
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HRIC’s “Unforgotten” project: profiles of June Fourth Victims
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Video: Canadian journalist shares newly restored footage of Tiananmen Massacre horror
Hong Kong Free Press, May 30, 2019

六四30周年:天安门事件如何影响港台的社会与学生运动 (June Fourth 30th anniversary: How the Tiananmen massacre has affected society and student movements in Hong Kong , Taiwan)
BBC, May 30, 2019

30 years ago: Students renew call for change
China Digital Times, May 29, 2019

Chinese artist mentions Tiananmen Massacre anniversary in award speech
Radio Free Asia, May 29, 2019

Hong Kong teacher hopes new book on Tiananmen Square crackdown can educate younger readers
South China Morning Post, May 29, 2019

Why Hong Kong maths teacher who witnessed Tiananmen Square crackdown holds special history lessons once a year for his students
South China Morning Post, May 29, 2019

Hong Kong student unions to host Tiananmen Massacre forum, amid lingering rift with vigil organisers
Hong Kong Free Press, May 29, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

Rights group urges U.S. to sanction China over Xinjiang camps
Reuters, May 30, 2019

US urges China to release Uyghurs and other incarcerated Xinjiang Muslims for Eid
Radio Free Asia, May 29, 2019

University of British Columbia defends decision to host Chinese academic accused of promoting ideas that led to internment of Muslims
The Star, May 28, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

As the 30th anniversary of Tiananmen Massacre approaches, China arbitrarily rounds up dissidents and activists
China Change, May 30, 2019

Suppression ahead of 30th anniversary of Tiananmen Massacre
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, May 30, 2019

China steps up suppression ahead of Tiananmen crackdown anniversary
Amnesty International, May 28, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese viewers count down to US trade war television debate between CGTN and Fox anchors they can’t watch
South China Morning Post, May 29, 2019

China launches new drive against Dalai Lama photos in Kardze
Radio Free Asia, May 29, 2019

習治下中國不容上帝字眼 安徒生童話也遭敏感詞刪砍 (Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales edited and censored in China to remove all references to faith and religion)
Radio France Internationale, May 28, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

法国人拍《刘晓波》 刘霞现身以诗致意 (French director Pierre Haski produces documentary on Liu Xiaobo)
Radio Free Asia, May 29, 2019

Veteran China dissident urges linking of human rights, trade
Washington Post, May 29, 2019

Tibetans seek refuge after Paris camp dismantled
Radio France Internationale, May 29, 2019

Chinese school stops using facial recognition gates at peak times after complaints about queues
South China Morning Post, May 29, 2019

5G police glasses spark concerns
Global Times, May 29, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

洗腦話劇巡演攻民心 欲取代宗教推中共為「上帝」(視頻)(Theatre production about poverty alleviation promotes replacing religion with “new gospel” of CPC as path to true happiness)
Bitter Winter, May 30, 2019

China’s Xi says reform faces new problems, external uncertainty rising
Reuters, May 29, 2019

Chinese communists disciplined for letting statue of Chairman Mao topple over in strong winds
South China Morning Post, May 29, 2019

The “16+1” becomes the “17+1”: Greece joins China’s dwindling cooperation framework in Central and Eastern Europe
Jamestown Foundation, May 29, 2019

Chaos, hope, change: Stories from 70 years of the People's Republic of China
The Guardian, May 29, 2019

China's modern history, in pictures
The Guardian, May 29, 2019

Multiple Three-Self churches across Henan “donated” to state
Bitter Winter, May 29, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Huawei asks for quick ruling against US ban
Voice of America, May 29, 2019

Alibaba to offer cloud computing service in Brazil
Sina English, May 29, 2019

Undersea cables: Huawei's ace in the hole
Nikkei Asian Review, May 28, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

【逃犯條例】港大學生會發動聯署 去信聯合國促關注修例 (University of Hong Kong student union to launch petition to UN Human Rights Committee on extradition law amendment bill)
The Stand News, May 30, 2019

Hundreds of petitions appear in protest of Hong Kong’s controversial China extradition bill
Hong Kong Free Press, May 30, 2019

Hong Kong extradition bill: Lawyers announce rare silent protest as city’s leader Carrie Lam survives no confidence vote
South China Morning Post, May 29, 2019

【逃犯條例】39建制議員聯署倡罪行年期提高至7年 須中央機關申請 (39 pro-establishment legislators issue joint petition to raise extradition threshold to crimes carrying 7 years imprisonment)
Ming Pao, May 30, 2019

Hong Kong fugitive tycoon Joseph Lau withdraws legal challenge to extradition bill, expressing “love” for country
Hong Kong Free Press, May 29, 2019

“Hong Kong is a persecutor”: Family who helped Edward Snowden asks Canada for asylum
Hong Kong Free Press, May 30, 2019

Liaison Office accused of meddling in Law Society vote
The Standard, May 30, 2019

Commentary (评论)

Why did Germany feel the need to grant asylum to Hong Kong riot fugitives? Ask Carrie Lam
South China Morning Post, May 30, 2019

A Chinese lawyer remains isolated in prison. We must join his wife in demanding justice.
Washington Post, May 29, 2019