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.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

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

Erasing history: Why remember Tiananmen
ChinaFile, June 11, 2019

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)

New Zealand court, blocking extradition, is latest to rebuke China’s judiciary
The New York Times, June 12, 2019

Cyber police lists fighting extremism as priority
Global Times, June 11, 2019

Top court releases outline to strengthen enforcement of judgments
Xinhua, June 11, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

新闻自由系列:记者在中国频遭暴力骚扰恐吓 (Reporters Without Borders warns of violence and harassment against journalists in China)
Voice of America, June 12, 2019

Sensitive words: “Let’s go Hong Kong!”
China Digital Times, June 11, 2019

China launches activity to promote Long March spirit
Xinhua, June 11, 2019

Chinese celebrity's Weibo account blocked after criticizing Huawei
Global Times, June 11, 2019

Chinese blogger addresses Weibo’s “elephant in the room”
What’s On Weibo, June 10, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Polls are open as Taiwan’s president tries to fend off primary challenger
The Diplomat, June 11, 2019

Translation: “What’s the Point of Further Discussion?”
China Digital Times, June 9, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

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

China accused of using “Made in Vietnam” labels to dodge US tariffs
Sky News, June 11, 2019

China mobilises diplomats to drum up global support ahead of G20
South China Morning Post, June 11, 2019

Chinese Communist Party chief in Inner Mongolia’s capital becomes latest “tiger” snared in corruption crackdown
South China Morning Post, June 11, 2019

The latest targets of China’s anti-gang campaign? Hospitals
Caixin, June 11, 2019

要赢民心?中国官定十一世班禅喇嘛首次出访 (Panchen Lama takes first foreign trip in visit to Thailand)
Radio Free Asia, June 11, 2019

China says its Panchen Lama visited Thailand in May
Reuters, June 11, 2019

Is China’s college entrance exam testing political loyalty?
Inkstone, June 8, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Google moving some hardware production out of China to avoid US tariffs and increasingly hostile government in Beijing
Bloomberg, June 12, 2019

Apple’s U.S. iPhones can all be made outside of China if needed
Bloomberg, June 11, 2019

Taiwan bans China-made semiconductors from cable TV boxes, in line with new cybersecurity law
South China Morning Post, June 10, 2019

Top Japanese chip gear firm to honor U.S. blacklist of Chinese firms: Executive
Reuters, June 11, 2019

Inside Huawei’s secretive plans to develop an operating system to rival Google’s Android
South China Morning Post, June 11, 2019

Huawei ships 1 million devices with its HongMeng OS
GS Marena, June 11, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

Strikes, class boycotts and “picnics”: How ordinary people across Hong Kong are mobilising to take action against extradition bill
South China Morning Post, June 12, 2019

【不斷更新】示威者成功佔據夏慤道 佔領運動場面重現 (Live updates: Occupation reemerges in fight against extradition bill as protestors seize major roads in Admiralty)
The Stand News, June 12, 2019

Police and protesters clash as mass protests escalate in Hong Kong
Vox, June 12, 2019

Hong Kong police declare China extradition protest 'a riot' as rubber bullets and tear gas fired at crowd
CNN, June 12, 2019

文化界接力絕食抗議反送中 楊雪盈、黎明冀引起更多港人關注 (Three cultural groups go on hunger strike to protest extradition amendment bill), June 12, 2019

Hong Kong’s journalism watchdog says police “trampled on reporters’ rights” during extradition protest clashes
Hong Kong Free Press, June 12, 2019

Police in Central Hong Kong stop, search subway passengers ahead of vote
Radio Free Asia, June 11, 2019

If Hong Kong extradition bill passes, what will happen?
USA Today, June 11, 2019

Commentary (评论)

Hong Kong's extradition law: Not just “Hong Kong people” have reason to fear Chinese “justice”!
Jerome A. Cohen, June 12, 2019

Why the British government must speak up for the people of Hong Kong
New Statesman, June 11, 2019

The Guardian view on Hong Kong’s extradition protests: An essential stand
The Guardian, June 11, 2019

鄭煒:欠缺政治機會和組織的香港,為何突然走出社運低潮? (Without political opportunity and proper mobilization, how did Hong Kong reinvigorate its social movements?)
The Initium, June 11, 2019