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 05, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

Authorities to Destroy Uyghur Cemetery in Xinjiang Capital
Radio Free Asia, June 4, 2020

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

六四纪念日:许志永获美国笔会自由写作奖 (On June 4, Xu Zhiyong wins PEN America’s Freedom to Write Award)
Voice of America, June 5, 2020

昔日驱赶摊贩今日笑脸相迎 为政绩城管劝小贩摆摊 (To rack up political points, neighborhood watchmen now greet street vendors with smiles rather than drive them away)
Radio Free Asia, June 5, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

18 Western lawmakers form group to take ‘tougher stance’ on China
South China Morning Post, June 5, 2020

耿爽卸任外交部發言人 《環時》稱將赴常駐聯合國代表團【短片】 (Geng Shuang, MFA spokesperson, heads to PRC permanent mission at the UN, Global Times reports)
Ming Pao, June 5, 2020

白宮六四聲明:促北京履行人權及《 中英聯合聲明》承諾 維護公民權利及自由 (The White House June Fourth statement: China should fulfill promises made in the Joint Declaration and human rights obligations, protect civil rights and freedoms)
CitizenNews, June 5, 2020

Statement from the Press Secretary Commemorating the 31st Anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre
The White House, June 4, 2020

六四31周年 英国前驻华大使披露血腥镇压细节 (On 31st Anniv. of June Fourth, former UK ambassador to China reveals details of bloody crackdown)
Radio Free Asia, June 4, 2020

CECC委员六四31周年提出决议案 谴责六四镇压和破坏香港自治 (CECC mbrs propose resolution to condemn June Fourth crackdown and destruction of Hong Kong autonomy)
Voice of America, June 5, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Dozens in Hong Kong stage lunchtime protest in shopping mall
Channel News Asia, June 5, 2020

Hong Kong Tiananmen vigil organiser faces ‘financial crisis’ as June 4 event raises less than third of previous year’s total
South China Morning Post, June 5, 2020

Commentary (评论)

China Doesn’t Want a New World Order. It Wants This One.

The New York Times, June 5, 2020

Tiananmen’s Other Children

The New York Times, June 5, 2020