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, June 06, 2019

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

Tiananmen 30 years on: UN silence on China human rights abuses
Al Jazeera, June 5, 2019

30 years ago: Lone man confronts tanks
China Digital Times, June 5, 2019

Tiananmen commemorations: An inconvenient truth for Beijing, a dire warning for Hong Kong and Taiwan
Global Voices, June 5, 2019

Solemn commemorations around the world mark 30 years since the Tiananmen Massacre
Hong Kong Free Press, June 5, 2019

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

Xinjiang (新疆)

A memorial to Uyghur civil rights and the legacy of Tiananmen
SupChina, June 5, 2019

Xinjiang’s vanishing mosques highlight pressure on China’s Muslims as Ramadan ends with a whimper
Agence France-Presse, June 5, 2019

Is the Arabic-speaking world finally learning about Xinjiang?
SupChina, June 5, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China detains a former prisoner of conscience in hospital
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, June 6, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

Why did China’s foreign ministry make its debut on Weibo?
The Diplomat, June 5, 2019

National WeChat mini-program launched to promote e-government services
Xinhua, June 5, 2019

自由之家: 中国在扩展对全球新闻自由的不良影响 (Freedom House report warns of China’s expanding negative impact on global press freedom)
Radio Free Asia, June 5, 2019

Freedom and the Media: A Downward Spiral
Freedom House, June 5, 2019

In Hong Kong, a publisher struggles to document Tiananmen’s carnage
The New York Times, June 5, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Exiled Uighur leader receives US award, calls for international pressure on China mass detention centres
Hong Kong Free Press, June 6, 2019

Q&A: Leta Hong Fincher on the resilience of the Chinese feminist movement
China Digital Times, June 5, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China’s export of authoritarianism explored on Capitol Hill
Voice of America, June 5, 2019

China tried to get Germany to deny Hong Kong activists’ asylum claims
Radio Free Asia, June 5, 2019

Solomon Islands: Decision to switch or remain with Taiwan in 100 days
Solomon Times, June 5, 2019

Beijing confirms nomination of ex-Hong Kong police chief Andy Tsang to lead UN agency fighting drug crimes, terrorism and political corruption
South China Morning Post, June 5, 2019

China’s public diplomacy: International companies face increasing reputational risks
MERICS, June 5, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Huawei partners with state-owned China Post
Caixin, June 5, 2019

Tim Cook says China has not targeted Apple despite an escalation in trade tensions
CNBC, June 4, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

A gay Hong Kong civil servant finally won the right to benefits for his spouse
Quartz, June 6, 2019

同性配偶福利案終極上訴得直 判辭:不可用社會共識為由拒絕小眾利益 (Prevailing socio-moral values of society on marriage not relevant to whether infringement of rights is justified, says Court of Final Appeal)
Ming Pao, June 6, 2019

【逃犯條例】彭定康拍片轟修例損香港地位 「這修例不需要通過,亦不應該通過」(Chris Patten calls for retraction of extradition law amendments: “It doesn’t have to happen, it shouldn’t happen”)
The Stand News, June 6, 2019

Video: Last colonial governor of Hong Kong, Chris Patten, says gov’t defence of extradition bill “absolute nonsense”
Hong Kong Free Press, June 6, 2019

【逃犯條例】小店 6.9 紛罷市撐遊行 「團結先可以事成」(“Some things are more important than money”: Shops are closing on June 9 to support march against extradition law amendments)
The Stand News, June 5, 2019

吳文遠擲三文治案 律政司申上訴至終院被拒 (Court of Final Appeal rejects government’s appeal against earlier acquittal of activist Avery Ng, who tossed a sandwich at C.Y. Leung), June 6, 2019

Fugitives granted asylum in Germany say they faced “unfair trial” and call on international community to oppose Hong Kong’s extradition bill
South China Morning Post, June 5, 2019

德國國會委員會主席稱程序嚴謹 「黃台仰獲批庇護 反映夠迫害證據」 (Germany’s Committee on Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid: Granting Hong Kong activists asylum shows there are enough indicators for individual political persecution in the region)
Ming Pao, June 6, 2019

Hong Kong Tiananmen Massacre vigil organiser receives record donations, totalling HK$2.75m
Hong Kong Free Press, June 5, 2019

Media round-up: Hong Kong’s Tiananmen Massacre vigil as covered by local newspapers
Hong Kong Free Press, June 5, 2019

Commentary (评论)

Extradition law could ensnare Hongkongers working with mainland Chinese in an unfamiliar legal system
South China Morning Post, June 6, 2019

Taiwan’s democracy is utterly confounded by populist mayor Han Kuo-yu
The Diplomat, June 5, 2019