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 03, 2021

June Fourth (六四)

China: Account for Tiananmen Massacre
Human Rights Watch, June 3, 2021

China's silencing of Tiananmen tributes extends to Hong Kong
The Washington Post, June 3, 2021

Ahead of Tiananmen anniversary, Taiwan calls on China to return power to the people
Reuters, June 3, 2021

The Disappearing Emoji on Weibo in Light of June 4
What's on Weibo, June 3, 2021

旅游、喝茶、约谈及拘留 中国各地严防六四言论(Dissidents and rights defenders are forced to travel, questioned, and detained, as authorities across China strictly control June Fourth-related speeches)
Radio Free Asia, June 3, 2021

Taiwan (台湾)

The Taiwan Temptation
Foreign Affairs, July/August, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

政治评论人士仇子明被判入狱8个月(Political commentator Qiu Ziming is sentenced to 8 months in prison)
Voice of America, June 3, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

China Digital Times, June 2, 2021

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Have Three Children? No Way, Many Chinese Say.

The New York Times, June 2, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

中共党史掩盖和扭曲的重大历史事件(1):八九六四那一夜,“人民军队” 残杀了人民(Chronicles of major cover-ups and distortions in CPC history (1): On the night of June 4,1989, "People’s Army" killed people)
Voice of America, June 3, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong police to put Victoria Park on lockdown, deploy 7,000 officers across city amid calls to attend banned Tiananmen vigil
South China Morning Post, June 3, 2021

Hongkongers get creative to mark Tiananmen Massacre anniversary, after authorities ban vigil
Agence France-Presse, June 3, 2021

香港亲共团体追击天主教六四追思弥撒(Pro-Beijing groups attack Catholics' June Fourth requiem mass)
Radio Free Asia, June 3, 2021

Hong Kong: People must not be punished for peacefully marking Tiananmen anniversary
Amnesty International, June 3, 2021

US Condemns Hong Kong's Attempts to Erase Tiananmen Massacre History
Voice of America, June 2, 2021

Hong Kong court denied bail to democrat after prosecutors cited social media statements
Hong Kong Free Press, June 3, 2021

From hopelessness to ‘infinite possibilities’: Jailed over 2019 demo, Owen Au ponders the future of Hong Kong student activism
Hong Kong Free Press, June 3, 2021

Hong Kong students should focus on learning Mandarin with exams at end, says report from China’s Ministry of Education
South China Morning Post, June 2, 2021

「香港約章 2021」網站被封 羅冠聰:警方向網站供應商發信要求下架 指內容或違國安法("2021 Hong Kong Charter" website shut down; Nathan Law says it is the result of police pressure on web service provider citing possible breach of National Security Law)
Stand News, June 3, 2021

Budapest names street ‘Free Hong Kong’ in protest over new Chinese university campus
Hong Kong Free Press, June 3, 2021

中国教育部建议香港推动普通话纳入中小学考试(China's Ministry of Education advises Hong Kong to promote Putonghua in primary and secondary school examinations)
Deutsche Welle, June 2, 2021

《粤港澳大湾区语言生活状况报告(2021)》有关情况(Situation related to "Report on the Linguistic Life in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (2021)")
Ministry of Education of China, June 2, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China’s ‘splinternet’ will create a state-controlled alternative cyberspace
The Guardian, June 3, 2021

Can China Correct Its Big Soft-Power Mistake?
Protocol, June 2, 2021

The M.T.A. Is Breached by Hackers as Cyberattacks Surge

The New York Times, June 3, 2021

Commentary (评论)

The Guardian view on remembering Tiananmen 1989: mourning for those who cannot
The Guardian, June 3, 2021

Relocate the Olympics or Condone Genocide
Foreign Policy, June 2, 2021

What lessons can be learned from the Hong Kong police’s handling of the 2019 protests?
South China Morning Post, June 3, 2021