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, June 07, 2019

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

On This Day — June 9, 1989: In a speech, Deng Xiaoping states that the government has suppressed a “counterrevolutionary rebellion . . . determined by the international and domestic climate” where the “dregs of society” had sought to “establish a bourgeois republic entirely dependent on the West.”

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30 years ago: Legions of soldiers encircling Beijing
China Digital Times, June 7, 2019

30 years ago: Beijing chiefs face opposition
China Digital Times, June 6, 2019

Video: “Not double standards” – UN chief spokesperson refuses to condemn 1989 Tiananmen Massacre
Hong Kong Free Press, June 6, 2019

In the Mojave Desert, Crazy Horse keeps company with Tiananmen’s Tank Man
Radio Free Asia, June 5, 2019

As world remembers Tiananmen deaths, China says it's the victim
Bloomberg, June 4, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

法新社确认新疆清真寺被毁传闻 开斋节信徒在停车场祷告 (AFP confirms rumors of Xinjiang mosque destruction, believers celebrating the last day of Ramadan forced to pray in parking lot)
Radio France Internationale, June 7, 2019

US Speaker Pelosi says Uyghur Crackdown Bill “moving in a positive direction”
Radio Free Asia, June 6, 2019

美议员:中国要承担新疆迫害行径的后果 (US Officials: China has to take responsibility for the consequences of the persecution of people in Xinjiang)
Radio Free Asia, June 6, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

94 Taiwanese telecom fraud suspects extradited from Spain arrive in Beijing
Agence France-Presse, June 7, 2019

94名台湾嫌犯被西班牙遣送至中国大陆 (94 Taiwanese suspects extradited from Spain to China)
Deutsche Welle, June 7, 2019

Canada denies abusing Meng Wanzhou’s rights, saying border officers used “usual customs processes” when they took her phones at airport
South China Morning Post, June 7, 2019

Huawei CFO will challenge extradition, company says
Voice of America, June 6, 2019

孟晚舟引渡美国案明年1月展开聆讯 (Extradition case hearing for Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou set January 1, 2020)
Radio France Internationale, June 7, 2019

A belt-and-road court dreams of rivalling the West’s tribunals
The Economist, June 6, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

For China’s leading investigative reporter, enough is enough
The New York Times, June 7, 2019

China social media: WeChat and the Surveillance State
BBC, June 7, 2019

China censors financial blogs amid propaganda blitz
Financial Times, June 7, 2019

六四后仍风声唳 多个财经自媒体微信号被封 (Tightened control in effect beyond June Fourth as many financial media WeChat accounts are blocked)
Radio Free Asia, June 7, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Cartoonist Badiucao unmasked amid Twitter emoji drought
China Digital Times, June 6, 2019

Chinese cartoonist Badiucao slams Twitter for refusing Tiananmen Massacre emoji
Agence France-Presse, June 6, 2019

刘强东案引发中国强奸文化讨论 (Liu Qiangdong’s case triggers debate about rape culture in China)
The New York Times, June 6, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Taiwan put on US defence department list of “countries” in latest move likely to goad China
South China Morning Post, June 7, 2019

U.N.'s Guterres says China, U.S. must not slip into new Cold War
Reuters, June 7, 2019

美国在推动取消中国在WTO的发展中国家地位 (United States pushes for cancellation of China’s “developing country” status at WTO)
Voice of America, June 7, 2019

How national anthem law is being applied more strictly in Hong Kong than in Beijing
South China Morning Post, June 7, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Lenovo branded “unpatriotic” by Chinese consumers in nationalistic backlash
South China Morning Post, June 7, 2019

Huawei’s PR Campaign Comes Straight From the Party’s Playbook
Foreign Policy, June 6, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

HKFP Voices: Hong Kong’s extradition law plan is a threat to human rights, say over 70 NGOs in open letter
Hong Kong Free Press, June 7, 2019

“You are not alone”: Hongkongers abroad mobilise to oppose extradition law changes
Hong Kong Free Press, June 7, 2019

“The last fight for Hong Kong”: Activists gear up over extradition law
The Guardian, June 6, 2019

Why Hong Kong's extradition law changes are fuelling fears
Reuters, June 6, 2019

Hong Kong lawyers protest "polarizing" extradition bill in rare march
Reuters, June 6, 2019

“Record 3,000” Hong Kong lawyers in silent march against controversial extradition bill
South China Morning Post, June 6, 2019

Hong Kong's lawyers march in silence, black clothes over renditions to China
Radio Free Asia, June 6, 2019

法律界黑衣遊行創回歸以來人數新高,民調顯示主流民意反對修例 ( Lawyers in black in record turnout protest extradition amendment, polls show large majority opposes bill)
The Initium, June 6, 2019

Hong Kong: Extradition changes threaten civil society
Human Rights Watch, June 6, 2019

Hong Kong: Court ruling a huge step forward for same-sex equality
Amnesty International, June 6, 2019

Hong Kong’s landmark LGBT ruling on spousal benefits clouded by concerns over implementation
South China Morning Post, June 7, 2019

Commentary (评论)

Is China’s Belt and Road Initiative undermining human rights?
The Diplomat, June 7, 2019

Xi Jinping has muzzled Chinese social sciences, says French sinologist Chloé Froissart
Global Voices, June 7, 2019

Hong Kong’s first political refugees: This is how others see us
Hong Kong Free Press, June 7, 2019

Fake news: The China trademark version
China Film Insider, June 6, 2019

June 4 heralds a re-energised opposition
South China Morning Post, June 6, 2019

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