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.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

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

30 Years Ago: Revenge of the Old Guard
China Digital Times, June 11, 2019

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

Beyond Beijing: What China's 1989 Democracy Movement was like in Changsha
Global Voices, June 11, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

US envoy decries lack of response from Islamic world to China's attacks on Uighurs
The Guardian, June 11, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

New Zealand blocks extradition of murder suspect Kyung Kim to China, claiming torture is “systemic” and “widespread”
South China Morning Post, June 11, 2019

维权律师彭永和会见王默后遭威胁殴打 (Human rights lawyer Wei Yong beaten up after meeting with detained activist Wang Mo)
Radio Free Asia, June 10, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

「華爾街見聞」涉違《網安法》關網整改 (Finance news website shut down for violation of Cybersecurity Law)
Ming Pao, June 11, 2019

China’s internet censor shuts financial news aggregator amid worsening US relations over trade and tech
South China Morning Post, June 10, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China’s feminist fight: #MeToo in the middle kingdom
Foreign Affairs, June 11, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China’s fragmented health care system under increasing pressure as nation rapidly ages
South China Morning Post, June 11, 2019

China’s aid to African leaders’ home regions nearly tripled after they assumed power
Quartz, June 10, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

“You're a moral vacuum”: Huawei executive confronted in astonishing scenes
Sydney Morning Herald, June 11, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong democrat Ted Hui sentenced to community service for snatching gov’t officer’s phone at legislature
Hong Kong Free Press, June 11, 2019

梁君彥僅留66小時審議送中惡法 料下周四表決 (LegCo chairman schedules only 66 hours of meeting over 7 continuous days for reviewing extradition bill; final voting expected on June 20), June 11, 2019

Hong Kong businesses vow to strike as anger over extradition bill grows
The Guardian, June 11, 2019


【反送中】中學生紛發起網上聯署罷課 英華學生:我們決定爭取屬於自己的未來 (Secondary school students jointly petition to postpone exams and start class boycott as extradition amendments LegCo reading set to resume)
The Stand News, June 11, 2019

【逃犯條例】教協周六辦集思會 籌備全港教師罷課 (Hong Kong Professional Teachers’ Union to plan city-wide class boycott)
Ming Pao, June 11, 2019

【逃犯條例】52個社福、宗教團體發起6.12罷工 張超雄:迫不得已 (52 social-work and religious groups to strike on Wednesday and rally outside LegCo)
HK01, June 11, 2019

US State Department and UK’s Asia minister express support for Hongkongers protesting extradition bill
South China Morning Post, June 11, 2019

U.S. warns extradition law changes may jeopardize Hong Kong's special status
Reuters, June 11, 2019

Armed radicals or indecisive and leaderless – who are the protesters who clashed violently with police after Hong Kong extradition bill march?
South China Morning Post, June 10, 2019

Commentary (评论)

A world safe for autocracy? China’s rise and the future of global politics
Foreign Affairs, June 11, 2019