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.

Monday, June 10, 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.”
See HRIC chronology and resources.

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

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Kazakhstan: Serikzhan Bilash remains under house arrest
Bitter Winter, June 8, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

Western news sites blocked amid chill on Chinese media
China Digital Times, June 9, 2019

China adds Washington Post, Guardian to 'great firewall' blacklist
Sydney Morning Herald, June 9, 2019

CCP-launched online game promotes fear of religions
Bitter Winter, June 7, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

#ChinaWakeUp a call to action as women expose Twitter accounts selling date-rape drugs, porn
South China Morning Post, June 9, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

重返聯合國氣象大會突遭註銷資格,彭啟明:像健康的人突然罹癌 (Taiwan’s civil representative has “observer” status revoked in the middle of UN’s World Meteorological Organization meeting)
The News Lens, June 9, 2019

Taiwanese meteorology experts blocked from Geneva summit at last minute
Taipei Times, June 9, 2019

河南教堂遭强拆 官方反强逼教徒支付强拆费 (After Christians in Henan refuse to “donate” church to government, authorities raze church at congregations' expense)
Radio Free Asia, June 7, 2019

Smart locks in rental properties also monitor believers
Bitter Winter, June 7, 2019

Xi Jinping warns that resistance to globalisation, power politics are threatening world order
South China Morning Post, June 7, 2019

Stanford historian shows millions of relocated gravesites in China in new, interactive website
Stanford News, June 7, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Chinese state media calls new tech export controls a shield “against certain countries”
South China Morning Post, June 9, 2019

China summons tech giants to warn against cooperating with Trump ban
The New York Times, June 8, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong lawmaker Tanya Chan handed suspended sentence over Umbrella Movement charges
Hong Kong Free Press, June 10, 2019

Hong Kong march: Vast protest of extradition bill shows fear of eroding freedoms
The New York Times, June 9, 2019

HKFP Lens: Hong Kong Island comes to a standstill as hundreds of thousands protest extradition bill
Hong Kong Free Press, June 9, 2019

【圖輯】6.10 凌晨的衝擊與驅散 (In pictures: The violent clash and dispersal after peaceful march against extradition)
The Stand News, June 10, 2019

【 6.12 逃犯條例二讀】民陣號召周三起立法會外集會 召集人岑子杰:有會議就會有行動 (Civil Human Rights Front calls for rally outside LegCo when bill resumes second-reading on Wednesday)
The Stand News, June 10, 2019

Hong Kong will not withdraw extradition bill: Carrie Lam
Al Jazeera, June 10, 2019

聲援香港遊行 羅哲斯:絕食 36 小時 抗議港府無視反送中遊行 (Benedict Rogers to conduct 36-hour hunger strike in response to Hong Kong government’s indifference to massive protests)
The Stand News, June 10, 2019

High Court judge gets warning from Hong Kong’s chief justice after name appears on petition against extradition bill
South China Morning Post, June 8, 2019

Beyond #MeToo: three Hong Kong academics’ quest to challenge sexist attitudes in society and encourage victims to speak up
South China Morning Post, June 10, 2019

Commentary (评论)

“Never bet against the people of Hong Kong”: Why I won’t abandon this city, even as its politics deteriorate
Hong Kong Free Press, June 9, 2019

Same-sex couple benefits ruling a step forward, but equality remains far off in Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, June 8, 2019