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 02, 2021

June Fourth (六四)

点起一根蜡烛 海外纪念六四32周年活动登场 (Light a Candle--overseas Chinese democracy activists host an online event to mark June Fourth 32nd anniversary)
Radio France Internationale, June 1, 2021

六四临近 北京、湖南等地维权人士相继遭监控、拘留 (Rights defenders in different cities surveilled or detained ahead of June Fourth)
Radio Free Asia, June 2, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

China Customs accuses Western clothing brands of selling substandard products amid Xinjiang row
South China Morning Post, June 2, 2021

NBA Stars Urged to End China Endorsements, Warned About Forced Labor
Retuers, June 1, 2021

Tibet (西藏)

西藏僧侣研究习近平而非达赖喇嘛 (Tibetan monks study Xi Jinping instead of the Dalai Lama)
Radio France Internationale, June 1, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Police in China's Chengdu Hold Outspoken Rights Activist Huang Xiaomin
Radio Free Asia, June 2, 2021

唐吉田:我欲在福州机场出关赴日本陪护女儿 被边检人员拦下登机牌被撕破(图) (Tang Jitian: Fuzhou airport border control officer tore up my boarding pass as I was departing to visit my daughter in Japan)
Weiquanwang, June 2, 2021

中国政府否认澳大利亚籍华裔作家杨恒均遭受刑讯逼供的指控 (China denies accusation of torturing Chinese-Australian writer Yang Hengjun)
Voice of America, June 1, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

“躺平”成敏感词 豆瓣关闭多个相关讨论组 (Douban closes multiple discussion groups after “lying flat” becomes a sensitive term)
Radio Free Asia, June 1, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China's Xi calls for greater global media reach
Reuters, June 2, 2021

Powers of Persuasion
China Media Project, June 2, 2021

US Official Warns Cambodia Over China Ties, Human Rights
The Diplomat, June 2, 2021

南海争议:马来西亚指控多架中国军机进入该国空域 (South China Sea dispute: Malaysia accuses China of sending multiple military aircrafts into its airspace)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 2, 2021

“人权观察”最新报告 批评中国生育政策造成普遍歧视 (Human Rights Watch report criticizes China's birth control policy for causing pervasive discrimination)
Radio Free Asia, June 2, 2021

China: Pervasive Discrimination Under Two-Child Policy
Human Rights Watch, June 1, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

US-China tech war: Apple puts China squarely at the apex of supplier list, bucking talk of decoupling and scrutiny of its vendors
South China Morning Post, June 1, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Beijing’s new chief diplomat in Hong Kong says battle against ‘foreign forces’ his top priority, dubs 2019 protests a ‘colour revolution’
South China Morning Post, June 2, 2021

Tiananmen vigil: Hong Kong police to put 3,000 anti-riot officers on standby, promising swift action against any unauthorised June 4 gatherings
South China Morning Post, June 2, 2021

‘Unreasonable’ to arrest Hongkongers wearing black or holding candles, says Tiananmen Massacre vigil organiser
Hong Kong Free Press, June 2, 2021

Tiananmen vigil organisers close June 4 museum after government launches licensing probe
South China Morning Post, June 2, 2021

Former Hong Kong student leader Owen Au jailed for 6 months over 2019 anti-mask law protest
Hong Kong Free Press, June 2, 2021

譚凱邦向法院申請保釋被拒 須繼續還押候訊(Roy Tam, one of the 47 pan-democrats charged under National Security Law, is denied bail)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 2, 2021

‘No political story allowed’: Hong Kong broadcaster falls silent on sensitive subjects
The Guardian, June 2, 2021

記協憂電話智能卡實名制令公眾不敢向傳媒提供敏感資料(Journalists Association fears real-name SIM card system hinders public from providing sensitive information to media)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 1, 2021

蔡展鵬涉光顧無牌按摩院 4人控管理經營賣淫場所准保釋 案情無提及蔡展鵬(Four from massage parlor patronized by National Security head Frederic Choi are prosecuted for vice; no mention of Choi)
Ming Paos, June 2, 2021

【閹割通識】公社科強制內地考察 教育局推「官辦」行程 必須包含中華文化元素(Education Bureau introduces compulsory "officially-organized" trips to mainland China in revamped Liberal Studies curriculum)
Stand News, June 2, 2021

Commentary (评论)

Hong Kong’s New Police State
The Diplomat, June 1, 2021