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 13, 2019

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

On This Day — June 13, 1989: Most wanted: The Chinese authorities broadcast the list of the 21 most wanted student leaders.
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HRIC’s “Unforgotten” project: profiles of June Fourth Victims
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Xinjiang (新疆)

Risky partner: Top U.S. universities took funds from Chinese firm tied to Xinjiang security
Reuters, June 13, 2019

Well-known Uighur scholar Nurmuhammed Tohti dies in Chinese concentration camp
Uighur Times, June 12, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China frees church leader after 6 months in detention
The New York Times, June 13, 2019

China snubbed Justin Trudeau’s request for talks about detained Canadians
Agence France-Presse, June 13, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

河南叶县警方:一车主发九千余条微博辱骂抹黑警方,已被批捕 (Man in Henan arrested for Weibo posts insulting police)
The Paper, June 13, 2019

China launches new web cleanup campaign amid fresh takedowns
Reuters, June 12, 2019

Indoctrination classes for disobedient Catholic clergy
Bitter Winter, June 11, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

台公民团体声援香港 林飞帆:今日香港、今日台湾 (Taiwan students and organizations rally to support Hong Kong: “Today Hong Kong, today Taiwan”)
Radio Free Asia, June 12, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Taiwan’s Koumintang to send delegation to mainland China forum despite “warning” from Taipei
South China Morning Post, June 12, 2019

Philippines accuses Chinese vessel of sinking fishing boat in disputed waters
The New York Times, June 12, 2019

China’s Belt and Road Initiative criticised for poor standards and “wasteful” spending
South China Morning Post, June 12, 2019

CPPCC launches training class for national political advisors of ethnic minority groups, religious circles
Xinhua, June 12, 2019

U.S. “gift” to China shows North Korea sanctions going unenforced
Associated Press, June 12, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Telegram CEO pins cyber-attack on China hackers during Hong Kong extradition unrest
Agence France-Presse, June 13, 2019

From Facebook and Twitter to Telegram, WhatsApp and Signal: How protest technology has evolved since Occupy Central
South China Morning Post, June 13, 2019

8 key China highlights from Mary Meeker’s influential 2019 Internet trends report
Radii China, June 12, 2019

Huawei cancels laptop launch because of US trade blacklist
BBC, June 12, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong Protest Live Updates: Police Violence Puts Government on Defensive
The New York Times, June 13, 2019

Extradition bill debate postponed for second time after Hong Kong protests
South China Morning Post, June 13, 2019

Hong Kong’s young protesters have learned the lessons of the past. They are tolerant of different views, careful with their identities and freed by a lack of leadership
South China Morning Post, June 13, 2019

Hong Kong protesters are defiant in the face of police rubber bullets: “We have to do something”
Independent, June 12, 2019

【警暴合輯 ‧ 不斷更新】警向 6.12 手無寸鐵示威者施暴 人權組織、大律師公會批評 (Compilation: Police violence against unarmed protestors during clash on June 12, human rights organizations and Bar Association speak out on abuse and violation of international standards) The Stand News, June 13, 2019

兩醫生工會譴責警方濫用暴力 布袋彈橡膠子彈瞄準頭部 並非驅散人群手段 (Two doctors’ associations condemn excessive violence of the police, citing grave concerns about rubber bullets and bean-bag rounds aimed at heads of protestors and journalists and unrestrained use of tear gas, as reckless actions not aimed at crowd control)
The Stand News, June 13, 2019

特首選委聯署要求林鄭月娥下台、停止警方暴力及撤回逃犯修例 (Over 200 members of Election Committee ask Carrie Lam to step down, cease police violence, and retract extradition amendments), June 13, 2019

Hong Kong extradition bill should be dropped because of “serious risk of human rights violations” in mainland China, say foreign lawyers
South China Morning Post, June 13, 2019

Telegram 群組管理員被捕 楊岳橋:罪行備受質疑 被捕者無責任解鎖手機 (Coordinator of protester chatgroup arrested on public nuisance charges)
The Stand News, June 12, 2019

In battle for Hong Kong, the field has tilted toward Beijing
The New York Times, June 12, 2019

Commentary (评论)

李峻嶸:無大台、去中心化和「三罷」,能幫「反送中運動」走多遠?(Leaderless, decentralized, cross-sector strikes: Can these features carry Hong Kong’s anti-extradition movement?)
The Initium, June 13, 2019

Hong Kong is on the frontlines of a global battle for freedom
TIME, June 12, 2019

Britain failed Hong Kong: The U.K. owes Hong Kongers fighting for democracy a moral debt
Foreign Policy, June 12, 2019

Hong Kong wants democracy: More than one million people took to Hong Kong's streets on Sunday to protest the new extradition-to-China law. What they're calling for is totally legitimate
Deutsche Welle, June 12, 2019

Hong Kongers won’t bow to Beijing. But their leaders will.
Foreign Policy, June 12, 2019

“Little fresh meat” and the changing face of masculinity in China: The embrace of a more fluid form of masculinity shows that many Chinese are frustrated with the traditional ideas pushed by the establishment
The New York Times, June 12, 2019