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Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 16:46

【引渡惡法】留學生回港聲援反送中 步出機艙即被警截查 (Overseas Hong Kong students who flew back to support anti-extradition questioned by police at airport)
Apple Daily, June 20, 2019

Activists in Hong Kong make pitch to extradition protesters: register to vote
Reuters, June 20, 2019

As Hong Kong erupted over extradition bill, city’s tycoons waited and worried
The New York Times, June 20, 2019

Anti-extradition row: Hong Kong gov’t must respond to demands or protests will escalate on Fri, student groups say
Hong Kong Free Press, June 20, 2019

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Hong Kong shuts down government again as protesters' deadline passes
Radio Free Asia, June 20, 2019

Fears Hong Kong protests could turn violent amid calls to “escalate action”
The Guardian, June 19, 2019

【反送中】「林鄭,不准殺害年輕人」 大學教授特首辦外手寫橫額抗議 (“Carrie Lam, don’t shoot our kids”: Parents and university professors rally outside government office to urge concession)
The Stand News, June 20, 2019

Hong Kongers protest extradition bill through art
Al Jazeera, June 20, 2019

Hospital Authority vows to revive public trust as stories emerge of protesters arrested after personal details leaked by city-run facilities
South China Morning Post, June 20, 2019

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速龍小隊無編號 李家超引述警方:無位置展示 (When asked why police officers who dispersed crowd with force did not display their officer numbers, police respond: “There is no space on the uniform”)
Inmediahk.net, June 19, 2019

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Police chief vows action against those targeting officers with online abuse following Hong Kong’s extradition bill protests
South China Morning Post, June 19, 2019

Hong Kong lawmakers grill security chief over protest violence
Channel NewsAsia, June 19, 2019

【反送中】油麻地藝文空間播612警暴片 多名市民圍觀企出馬路 (Art space in Yau Ma Tei screens videos of police violence during June 12 forceful clearance)
The Stand News, June 19, 2019

HKFP Lens: Eye of the storm – Dan Garrett captures Hong Kong’s anti-extradition clashes
Hong Kong Free Press, June 20, 2019

Hong Kong's “leaderless” protesters mull next move
Channel NewsAsia, June 19, 2019

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 05:27

【反送中】林鄭未回應 5 大訴求 多個 Telegram 熱門群組發聯合聲明 警告 6.21 行動升級 (Carrie Lam ignores demands; protesters’ Telegram groups issue joint statement warning further action on June 21)
The Stand News, June 18, 2019

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連登現《抗爭者致香港市民道歉聲明》 籲市民周四五勿往金鐘政總 (Protesters plan escalated demonstrations on Thursday and Friday, issue advance apology to general public and warn them to stay away from Admiralty)
The Stand News, June 18, 2019

Hong Kong police release eight anti-extradition law protesters arrested during unrest for loitering
Hong Kong Free Press, June 19, 2019

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Video: Level of force used by Hong Kong police to clear protests questioned, as video clips go viral
Hong Kong Free Press, June 18, 2019

Ban face masks during rallies: Pro-police group
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 18, 2019

Communism v. Catholicism: Religion is a big factor on Hong Kong's streets
The Age, June 18, 2019

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“Sing Hallelujah to the Lord” an unlikely anthem of Hong Kong protests
Reuters, June 18, 2019

Hong Kong pupils deface TSA exams in extradition bill protest, but are likely to escape punishment
South China Morning Post, June 18, 2019

Hong Kong’s massive protests are getting results
Vice, June 17, 2019

17歲少年首次參加社運 一天之內變大人 (Grown up overnight: A 17-year-old participates in social movement for the first time)
Ming Pao Weekly, June 14, 2019

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移民或抗争? 新一代香港人内心的挣扎 (The struggle of the new generation of Hong Kongers: Fight or emigrate)
Radio Free Asia, June 17, 2019

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 03:15

現身「向香港市民真誠道歉」 仍拒說「撤回」 林鄭重申已停修例工作無時間表 (“Sincere apology,” but refusal to withdraw: Carrie Lam stresses no timetable to resume legislative work on extradition amendments, refuses to acede to protesters’ demands)
The Stand News, June 18, 2019

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Hong Kong protestors demand Lam's resignation
Christian Science Monitor, June 17, 2019

Hong Kong's lame duck? Leader Lam faces fight for political life
Al Jazeera, June 17, 2019

In Hong Kong’s political heart, a semblance of normality after protests and clashes over extradition bill
South China Morning Post, June 18, 2019

Police can access full details of injured protesters in hospital, says medical sector lawmaker following patient arrests
Hong Kong Free Press, June 17, 2019

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醫管局認急症室內電腦毋須登入可查資料 私隠專員指已介入調查 (Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data begins privacy breach investigations on hospitals after protests)
The Stand News, June 18, 2019

Hong Kong Journalists Association files complaint to independent watchdog, accusing police of using “violence and intimidation” against media at extradition bill protests
South China Morning Post, June 17, 2019

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危害記者安全及損害新聞自由 26 宗警員濫權個案詳情 (26 reporters document police endangerment of journalists, impinging press freedom during protests)
The Stand News, June 18, 2019

For Hong Kong’s youth, protests are “a matter of life and death”
The New York Times, June 17, 2019

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Hong Kong mass protests against government’s extradition bill push more locals to seek psychological support
South China Morning Post, June 17, 2019

Hong Kong protests go global as marchers take to streets in US, Europe and Australia in show of solidarity
South China Morning Post, June 17, 2019

Hong Kong police deployed female cops to clean up their colleagues’ mess
Quartz, June 17, 2019

Lawyer for Demosisto’s Agnes Chow describes “chilling effect” on political speech in Hong Kong in court fight over by-election disqualification
South China Morning Post, June 17, 2019

Monday, June 17, 2019 - 04:03

Almost 2 million attended anti-extradition law demo, say organisers, as protesters bed in around gov’t HQ
Hong Kong Free Press, June 17, 2019

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6.16 大遊行 再佔夏慤道 民陣:「二百萬零一人」參與遊行 (2 million + 1: Crowds take the streets again in largest march in Hong Kong’s history)
The Stand News, June 17, 2019

Hong Kong protests: Pressure builds on Carrie Lam as public rejects apology
Guardian, June 17, 2019

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong freed from jail, vows to join mass protests
Reuters, June 17, 2019

【6.16 大遊行】「黃雨衣」墮樓男子悼念者不絕ㅤ謹記逝者遺言 (“Man in the yellow raincoat”: Countless Hong Kongers mourn protester who committed suicide, take up his final plea)
The Stand News, June 17, 2019

【逃犯條例】催淚彈擊中急救站 陳沛然:警可區別救護員與示威者 (Medical sector legislator condemns police for firing tear gas at citizens’ first aid stations)
HK01, June 15, 2019

周庭代表律師指選舉主任無權拒絕接納已簽署確認書 (Returning Officer had no right to reject signed confirmation that she uphold the Basic Law, says Agnes Chow’s lawyer at disqualification appeal)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 17, 2019

LGBT couple in landmark Hong Kong case say coming forward was vital to give encouragement to others who still feel the need to hide their sexuality
South China Morning Post, June 16, 2019

How did one of the safest cities in the world descend into violence?
CNN, June 13, 2019

Friday, June 14, 2019 - 01:25

香港逃犯条例修订争议 一张图看完全过程 (Chronology: Hong Kong’s extradition amendment bill controversy)
BBC, June 13, 2019

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HKFP Lens: The final throes of Hong Kong’s day-long street occupation, as anti-extradition law protesters dispersed to Central
Hong Kong Free Press, June 13, 2019

Scrap proposed amendments to extradition laws, guarantee the right to peaceful assembly
FIDH, Human Rights in China, June 13, 2019

Foreign gov’ts and politicians urge restraint and dialogue over Hong Kong anti-extradition law clashes
Hong Kong Free Press, June 14, 2019

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Freedom House urges US Congress to pass Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act
Freedom House, June 13, 2019

Why Taiwan is the most outspoken critic of Hong Kong’s extradition law
Quartz, June 13, 2019

醫生組織:懇切提醒警盡量避免醫院拉人 免病者害怕求診 加重傷勢 (Medical professionals urge police not to make arrests in hospitals, citing aggravated injury if protestors deterred from seeking prompt treatment)
The Stand News, June 14, 2019

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添華夏慤現場重組:第一枚催淚彈發射前後,他們經歷了什麼? (Reenacted: What protestors went through after the first use of tear gas)
The Initium, June 14, 2019

【反送中的人】基督徒:神教我們守護公義,並非政權 (A Christian among protestors: God taught us to guard justice, not the government)
Inmediahk.net, June 13, 2019

Protesters disrupt Hong Kong’s MTR train services with non-cooperation campaign in new front against controversial extradition bill
South China Morning Post, June 13, 2019

Hong Kong activist Avery Ng loses appeal against sentence for divulging details of corruption investigation into former government official
South China Morning Post, June 13, 2019

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 03:13

On This Day — June 13, 1989: Most wanted: The Chinese authorities broadcast the list of the 21 most wanted student leaders.
See HRIC chronology and resources.

Related:
HRIC’s “Unforgotten” project: profiles of June Fourth Victims
‐ Project subsite homepage
‐ HRIC statement
‐ Profiles of the “Unforgotten”

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 03:13

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

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【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 on unarmed protestors during clash on June 12, human rights organizations and Bar Association speaks 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 on rubber bullets and bean-bag rounds aimed at heads of protestors and journalists, and unrestrained use of tear gas, as reckless action 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)
Inmediahk.net, 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

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 01:57

Erasing history: Why remember Tiananmen
ChinaFile, June 11, 2019

Related:
HRIC’s “Unforgotten” project: profiles of June Fourth Victims
‐ Project subsite homepage
‐ HRIC statement
‐ Profiles of the “Unforgotten”

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 01:40

Hong Kong democrat Ted Hui sentenced to community service for snatching gov’t officer’s phone at legislature
Hong Kong Free Press, June 11, 2019

梁君彥僅留66小時審議送中惡法 料下周四表決 (LegCo chairman fixes only 66 hours continuous meeting over 7 days for reviewing extradition amendment bill; final voting expected to take place next Thursday, June 20)
Inmediahk.net, June 11, 2019

Hong Kong businesses vow to strike as anger over extradition bill grows
The Guardian, June 11, 2019

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【反送中】中學生紛發起網上聯署罷課 英華學生:我們決定爭取屬於自己的未來 (Secondary school students jointly petition to postpone exams and start class boycott as extradition amendments set to resume reading in LegCo)
The Stand News, June 11, 2019

【逃犯條例】教協周六辦集思會 籌備全港教師罷課 (Hong Kong Professional Teachers’ Union to plan city-wide class boycott)
Ming Pao, June 11, 2019

【逃犯條例】52個社福、宗教團體發起6.12罷工 張超雄:迫不得已 (52 social-work and religious groups to strike on Wednesday and rally outside LegCo)
HK01, June 11, 2019

US State Department and UK’s Asia minister express support for Hongkongers protesting extradition bill
South China Morning Post, June 11, 2019

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U.S. warns extradition law changes may jeopardize Hong Kong's special status
Reuters, June 11, 2019

Armed radicals or indecisive and leaderless – who are the protesters who clashed violently with police after Hong Kong extradition bill march?
South China Morning Post, June 10, 2019

Monday, June 10, 2019 - 13:29

On This Day — June 9, 1989: In a speech, Deng Xiaoping states that the government has suppressed a “counterrevolutionary rebellion . . . determined by the international and domestic climate” where the “dregs of society” had sought to “establish a bourgeois republic entirely dependent on the West.”
See HRIC chronology and resources.

Related:
HRIC’s “Unforgotten” project: profiles of June Fourth Victims
‐ Project subsite homepage
‐ HRIC statement
‐ Profiles of the “Unforgotten”

Monday, June 10, 2019 - 02:22
Friday, June 7, 2019 - 12:38

On This Day — June 9, 1989: In a speech, Deng Xiaoping states that the government has suppressed a “counterrevolutionary rebellion . . . determined by the international and domestic climate” where the “dregs of society” had sought to “establish a bourgeois republic entirely dependent on the West.”

See HRIC chronology and resources.

30 years ago: Legions of soldiers encircling Beijing
China Digital Times, June 7, 2019

30 years ago: Beijing chiefs face opposition
China Digital Times, June 6, 2019

Video: “Not double standards” – UN chief spokesperson refuses to condemn 1989 Tiananmen Massacre
Hong Kong Free Press, June 6, 2019

In the Mojave Desert, Crazy Horse keeps company with Tiananmen’s Tank Man
Radio Free Asia, June 5, 2019

As world remembers Tiananmen deaths, China says it's the victim
Bloomberg, June 4, 2019

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 02:17

A gay Hong Kong civil servant finally won the right to benefits for his spouse
Quartz, June 6, 2019

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同性配偶福利案終極上訴得直 判辭:不可用社會共識為由拒絕小眾利益 (Prevailing socio-moral values of society on marriage not relevant to whether infringement of rights is justified, says Court of Final Appeal)
Ming Pao, June 6, 2019

【逃犯條例】彭定康拍片轟修例損香港地位 「這修例不需要通過,亦不應該通過」(Chris Patten calls for retraction of extradition law amendments: “It doesn’t have to happen, it shouldn’t happen”)
The Stand News, June 6, 2019

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Video: Last colonial governor of Hong Kong, Chris Patten, says gov’t defence of extradition bill “absolute nonsense”
Hong Kong Free Press, June 6, 2019

【逃犯條例】小店 6.9 紛罷市撐遊行 「團結先可以事成」(“It’s a little silly, but some things are more important than money”: Shops are closing on June 9 to support march against extradition law amendments)
The Stand News, June 5, 2019

吳文遠擲三文治案 律政司申上訴至終院被拒 (Court of Final Appeal rejects government’s appeal against earlier acquittal of activist Avery Ng, who tossed a sandwich at C.Y. Leung)
Inmediahk.net, June 6, 2019

Fugitives granted asylum in Germany say they faced “unfair trial” and call on international community to oppose Hong Kong’s extradition bill
South China Morning Post, June 5, 2019

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德國國會委員會主席稱程序嚴謹 「黃台仰獲批庇護 反映夠迫害證據」 (Germany’s Committee on Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid: Granting Hong Kong activists asylum shows there are enough indicators for individual political persecution in the region)
Ming Pao, June 6, 2019

Hong Kong Tiananmen Massacre vigil organiser receives record donations, totalling HK$2.75m
Hong Kong Free Press, June 5, 2019

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Media round-up: Hong Kong’s Tiananmen Massacre vigil as covered by local newspapers
Hong Kong Free Press, June 5, 2019

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 00:04
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 14:55

On This Day — June 3, 1989:

  • 1:00 a.m. The troops have blocked off all approaches to Tiananmen Square. Various people who witnessed the killings of civilians report to the BWAF and to the students’ Command Headquarters, urging them to withdraw.
  • 2:00 a.m. The first troop transport trucks enter the square. Chai Ling and Li Lu call on those remaining on the square to gather around the Monument to the People’s Heroes.
  • 3:00 a.m. Hou Dejian and Zhou Duo negotiate with army officials to give the students time to vacate the square. Withdrawal will be unconditional, officials reply, adding that it must take place before daybreak. They indicate the southeast as the safest way to exit.
  • 4:00 a.m. On the square the lights go off. The statue of the Goddess of Democracy is toppled by a tank.
  • 4:30 a.m. The tanks and the troops stationed in the north corner of the Square begin to move forward. Students vote and eventually agree to leave. The soldiers shoot out the students’ loud speakers. Led by the Command Headquarters, the students walk away from the Monument to the People’s Heroes toward the southeast part of the square. A row of armored vehicles moves slowly toward the monument. Other troops arrive from the west, squeezing the crowd. As the students leave, army tanks crush tents on their way. The student guards are the last to leave, with soldiers about 18 feet behind them firing warning shots.
  • 5:00 a.m. As the students pass Qianmen, residents line the streets and applaud. The army throws tear gas and shoots at students and citizens near the square and in other areas of the capital. Some people are crushed under tanks. The number of victims is not known.
  • 6:20 a.m. Tanks crush retreating students.

See HRIC chronology and resources.

China rises but 30 years after Tiananmen, crackdown remains taboo
Al Jazeera, June 4, 2019

Related:
HRIC’s “Unforgotten” project: profiles of June Fourth Victims
‐ Project subsite homepage
‐ HRIC statement
‐ Profiles of the “Unforgotten”

30 years ago: Crackdown in Beijing
China Digital Times, June 4, 2019

Beijing silent as tight security surrounds Tiananmen Square anniversary
The Guardian, June 4, 2019

In Beijing, disappearances and security controls ensure quiet Tiananmen anniversary
Los Angeles Times, June 4, 2019

Tiananmen anniversary draws silence in Beijing but emotion in Hong Kong
The New York Times, June 4, 2019

“We must do more than remember”: what Tiananmen means to the Chinese diaspora
The Guardian, June 4, 2019

Tiananmen Square: What happened in the protests of 1989?
BBC, June 4, 2019

Reporting from Tiananmen Square in 1989: “I saw a lot I will never forget”
Al Jazeera, June 4, 2019

时报“六四”档案:“街头的痛苦、愤怒和眼泪”
”In the streets, anguish, fury and tears”
The New York Times, June 4, 2019

Interview: “The ideas the students came up with were very good”
Radio Free Asia, June 4, 2019

Tiananmen Square: Japanese diplomats feared Chinese troops would storm embassy
South China Morning Post, June 4, 2019

EU still mourns Tiananmen crackdown victims: spokeswoman
Reuters, June 4, 2019

China rises but 30 years after Tiananmen, crackdown remains taboo
Al Jazeera, June 4, 2019

“I have never again returned to Tiananmen”
Voice of America, June 4, 2019

“Bearing witness is really all we have”: Memories of covering the Tiananmen aftermath
NPR, June 4, 2019

Thirty years on, China is still trying to whitewash the Tiananmen crackdown from its history
The Conversation, June 3, 2019

Remembering June 4th
China Digital Times, June 3, 2019

Tiananmen 30 years later: “Hope has not died” say Chinese dissidents
The Christian Science Monitor, June 3, 2019

Beijing after Tiananmen: Part 1
The Diplomat, June 3, 2019

“Sacred day”: Chinese remember Tiananmen killings by fasting
The Guardian, June 3, 2019

Washington Tiananmen vigil attracts first-timers for 30th anniversary
South China Morning Post, June 3, 2019

30 Years Ago: Residents Block Army Move
China Digital Times, June 3, 2019

寻找“坦克人”:自由与反抗的神秘象征
30 years after Tiananmen, “Tank Man” remains an icon and a mystery
The New York Times, June 4, 2019

He stayed at Tiananmen to the end. Now he wonders what it meant.
The New York Times, June 3, 2019

Tiananmen Square crackdown: 21 most-wanted student leaders’ stories
South China Morning Post, June 3, 2019

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