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.

Monday, June 07, 2021

June Fourth (六四)

Activists around the world mark 32 years since Tiananmen Massacre as Hong Kong vigil banned
Hong Kong Free Press, June 5, 2021

Social media account of China's Xiaohongshu goes dark after Tiananmen anniversary post
Reuters, June 6, 2021

Activist Detained in China's Guangzhou Over Lone Tiananmen Protest
Radio Free Asia, June 7, 2021

Tiananmen Mothers Mourn Massacre Victims as China Censors Online Tributes
Radio Free Asia, June 4, 2021

In the Shadow of the Tiananmen Crackdown
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, June 4, 2021

广州基督徒高恒举牌“六月四日 为国家祷告”被抓(Guangzhou Christian Gao Heng is arrested for holding placard "Pray for the Country on June 4")
Weiquanwang, June 6, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

Chinese birth-control policy could cut millions of Uyghur births, report finds
BBC News, June 7, 2021

研究指中共对新疆少数民族控制生育政策20年可减人口450万(Research shows CPC birth control policy for ethnic minorities in Xinjiang could reduce population by 4.5 million in 20 years)
Voice of America, June 7, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese activist Wang Aizhong spoke his mind on Twitter. Now he’s behind bars
South China Morning Post, June 7, 2021

China Digital Times, June 4, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

言者无意 听者有心?“小红书”微博账号因六四贴文遭当局封闭(Weibo account of Little Red Book, Chinese online shopping and social platform, is blocked by authorities for a post on June Fourth)
Voice of America, June 7, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

匈牙利首都布达佩斯爆发示威游行 抗议中国复旦大学建设分校(Protests in Budapest against China's plan to build branch campus of Fudan University)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 6, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

‘Not just about Tiananmen but also 2019’: Hongkongers defying June 4 vigil ban say they are beaten but unbowed
South China Morning Post, June 5, 2021

Tiananmen Massacre vigil leader released on HK$10k bail following arrest over Facebook post
Agence France-Presse, June 6, 2021

Detained Hong Kong activist says arrest meant to 'frighten'
The Washington Post, June 5, 2021

Group behind Hong Kong’s Tiananmen Massacre vigil vows to ‘stand firm’ after pro-Beijing figure warns it should disband
Hong Kong Free Press, June 7, 2021

‘Absolutely intolerable’: China slams US and EU Hong Kong Tiananmen candles
Agence France-Presse, June 5, 2021

Hong Kong’s political aspirants must not only be patriotic, but also ‘courageous’ in defending constitutional order, liaison office deputy director says
South China Morning Post, June 5, 2021

Pan-dems 'can survive' electoral system revamp
The Standard, June 7, 2021

大埔區議員周炫瑋退出新民主同盟(Tai Po district councilor Chow Yuen Wai quits Neo Democrats)
Ming Pao, June 5, 2021

擺六四街站區議員陸續收警告信 fb貼 Beyond歌詞、籲熄燈一小時 被指與區議會工作無關(District councilors receive warning letters over June Fourth-related activities)
Stand News, June 6, 2021

Hong Kong protests: top court to look into use of ‘joint enterprise’ rule for rioting, unlawful assembly cases
South China Morning Post, June 7, 2021

National security law: Hong Kong should appoint judges from Singapore, Malaysia to limit city’s reliance on Western jurists, lawmakers say
South China Morning Post, June 7, 2021

法律助理被控串謀黎智英等勾結外國勢力 案件押後再訊(Legal assistant is accused of conspiring with Jimmy Lai in collusion with foreign powers)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 7, 2021

反送中兩周年在即 未見大型活動號召 新青年組織:拒絕認命續辦紀念活動(On eve of 2nd anniversary of Anti-ELAB movement, new youth organization vows commemoration)
Stand News, June 7, 2021

Hong Kong public broadcaster RTHK axes another current affairs show, says change is ‘normal’
Hong Kong Free Press, June 7, 2021

通訊局裁定港台一集英文電視節目《脈搏》投訴理據不足(Communications Authority rules complaint against episode of RTHK's "The Pulse" lacks sufficient grounds)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 7, 2021

Hong Kong TV watchdog wrong to interfere with public broadcaster RTHK’s freedom of expression, lawyer argues at High Court
South China Morning Post, June 7, 2021

Hong Kong national security law: 80 per cent of city’s schools say guidelines for instilling patriotism in children are hard to implement
South China Morning Post, June 6, 2021

楊潤雄:不排除國民教育成獨立必修科(Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung: Gov't will not rule out making national education a stand-alone required subject)
Ming Pao, June 5, 2021

How Academic Freedom Ends
The Atlantic, June 6, 2021

WordPress denies Hong Kong police pressured it to censor pro-democracy exile group’s website
Hong Kong Free Press, June 5, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China’s firewall is spreading globally
Quartz, June 7, 2021

China’s Tech Companies Are Going Global – and Remaking China’s Image in the Process
The Diplomat, June 4, 2021

Microsoft’s Bing Briefly Blocked ‘Tank Man’ on Tiananmen Anniversary

The New York Times, June 7, 2021

2022 Beijing Winter Olympics (2022北京冬奥)

Politicians push Beijing Winter Olympics ‘diplomatic boycott’ across 11 Western countries
South China Morning Post, June 7, 2021

Canada opposition leader calls on Justin Trudeau to push to move Beijing’s Winter Olympics out of China
Associated Press, June 5, 2021

Commentary (评论)

Hong Kong’s new loyalty oath is the final nail in democracy’s coffin
Hong Kong Free Press, June 6, 2021

专访媒体研究学者林慕莲谈中国重塑世界媒体(Interview with media scholar Louisa Lim on China's reshaping the world's media)
Voice of America, June 7, 2021