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Monday, May 6, 2019 - 15:28

Over this past weekend — May 4, 1989:70th anniversary of the 1919 May Fourth Movement: Initiated by students, more than 100,000 march through Beijing. In collaboration with the students, workers and journalists express their demands. Similar rallies are held in cities across the country.

In the following days, students are divided on questions of strategy, with some advocating a return to classes and the establishment of a Dialogue Delegation to press for debate with the government that would be broadcast live, while others opt for a more radical course of action.
See HRIC chronology and resources.

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The Chinese Enlightenment at 100
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As dissent is silenced, Xi Jinping lauds a massive student rebellion 100 years ago
Quartz, May 3, 2019

30 years ago: Beijing rejects deadline for talks
China Digital Times, May 4, 2019

Video: Hong Kong activists wash Tiananmen Massacre monument ahead of 30th anniversary
Hong Kong Free Press, May 4, 2019

Memorial museum opens ahead of 30th anniversary of Tiananmen Massacre
Radio Free Asia, May 3 2019

30 years ago: 6,000 Shanghai students march
China Digital Times, May 3, 2019

Monday, April 29, 2019 - 01:14

王晨出席青年普法志愿者法治文化基层行活动时强调 加大全民普法力度 建设社会主义法治文化 (Young volunteers mobilized to permeate legal education in society, build “socialist rule of law culture,” says Chairman of China Law Society Wang Chen)
Legal Daily, April 29, 2019
HRIC Note: In the opening ceremony of the project, Wang urges young volunteers to “deeply learn” Xi Jinping’s new theories and strategies for fully governing country by law and actively promote the grand success of China’s “rule of law construct.” He also says the project is a commemoration and glorification of the May Fourth movement

The dangers of having guests over
Bitter Winter, April 28, 2019

“I am out of town traveling right now”: Where is Gao Yu?
Radio Free Asia, April 26, 2019

福建“赤脚律师”纪斯尊刑满未获释 (Fujian barefoot rights defense lawyer Ji Sizun finishes prison sentence, but is not yet free)
Radio Free Asia, April 26, 2019

Tibetan ex-detainee dies after years of bad health following release
Radio Free Asia, April 26, 2019

Two more ethnic Mongolians jailed in China, WeChat groups deleted
Radio Free Asia, April 26, 2019

Monday, April 29, 2019 - 01:14
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 02:29

The Chinese Communist Party’s latest propaganda target: Young minds
The Diplomat, April 26, 2019

China wants to use the power of global media to dispel Belt and Road debt risks
Quartz, April 26, 2019

教育部副部长:积极推动“一带一路”沿线国家中外合作办学 (China to promote education collaboration with Belt and Road countries, says Ministry of Education)
The Paper, April 25, 2019HRIC Note:According to Vice Minister Tian, China is developing a “coalition” of higher education. In 2018, more than 40,000 students in Belt and Road countries were awarded Chinese government scholarships, China signed agreements on mutual recognition of academic qualifications with two dozen countries, and China has built 154 Confucius Institutes in 54 countries.

Taiwan to review issue of Chinese government subsidies: Mainland Affairs Council
Focus Taiwan, April 25, 2019

Friday, April 26, 2019 - 02:29

Democrat Alvin Yeung puts forward last-ditch plan to counter Hong Kong’s China extradition law update
Hong Kong Free Press, April 26, 2019

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【逃犯條例】楊岳橋提私人草案 修例賦域外法權處理殺人案 (Civic Party’s Alvin Yeung files private bill proposing extraterritorial jurisdiction of Hong Kong courts to handle murder case that happened in Taiwan, as counter-proposal to government’s amendments)
Ming Pao, April 25, 2019

反同婚民建聯鄭泳舜 獲林鄭委任平機會成員 (Carrie Lam appoints pro-Beijing legislator who vocally opposes same-sex marriage as committee member of Equal Opportunities Commission)
The Stand News, April 26, 2019

Possible appeal for jailed Umbrella Movement activists as lawyers question long prison term
Hong Kong Free Press, April 25, 2019

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Hong Kong Free Press, April 25, 2019

接受內地官媒訪問 曾偉雄:若再聞違法達義,必直斥其非 裁決警醒市民 (Former police chief who oversaw Umbrella Movement says any future suggestions of “achieving justice by violating the law” must be criticized, conviction is a warning to Hong Kong citizens)
The Stand News, April 25, 2019

何君堯去信港大校委會主席李國章 要求立即革除戴耀廷 (Legislator Junius Ho writes to council of University of Hong Kong demanding immediate dismissal of Benny Tai, following conviction)
The Stand News, April 25, 2019

Hong Kong’s new ombudsman tells government to get a move on with “freedom of information” law her office recommended
South China Morning Post, April 25, 2019

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South China Morning Post, April 25, 2019

Amnesty International Hong Kong says it has been targeted by sophisticated state hackers
Hong Kong Free Press, April 25, 2019

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 01:38

Hong Kong’s leading Umbrella Movement activists handed jail sentences
Hong Kong Free Press, April 24, 2019

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Hong Kong Occupy leaders jailed over 2014 protests
Financial Times, April 24, 2019

邵家臻判刑 8 個月 梁君彥:謹慎處理任何禠奪議員資格議案 (“Will carefully handle any motion to disqualify legislators”, says LegCo Chairman as lawmaker Bottle Siu receives 8-month prison sentence)
The Stand News, April 24, 2019

【九子判刑】陳淑莊判刑前驗出腦瘤 直徑4.2厘米 將做切除手術及放射治療 (Tanya Chan discovers brain tumour just before sentencing, to undergo surgery and therapy, judge allows adjournment of sentencing to June 10th)
The Stand News, April 24, 2019

【佔中九子案-圖輯】在囹圄高牆前 發出最後的自由之聲 (Umbrella 9 in pictures: on the eve of sentencing, a cry for freedom)
HK01, April 23, 2019

耶魯大學港生撐黃傘 校園地標奏《海闊天空》支持佔中九子 (They can’t jail us all: Students in Yale University rally in support of Umbrella 9)
The Stand News, April 24, 2019

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亂世當中,誰能無責;海不能隔,公民呼應 — 台灣公民團體聲援佔中九子 (In a world of chaos, who is burdenless? -- Taiwan civil organizations’ joint statement in support of Umbrella 9)
The Stand News, April 24, 2019

【九子判刑】台灣陸委會深表遺憾:印證一國兩制未能尊重保障民眾政治權利 (Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council express “deep regrets” over Umbrella 9 sentencing: “proof that One Country Two Systems cannot respect and protect political rights)
The Stand News, April 24, 2019

Hong Kong publishers fear intensified censorship as city’s biggest book distributor SUP announces move to mainland China
South China Morning Post, April 24, 2019

Judge in LGBT civil union legal challenge rejects bid by Hong Kong Catholic diocese and conservative groups to join litigation
South China Morning Post, April 23, 2019

晚報:港大民研將於7月起脫離香港大學,獨立後更名「香港民意研究所」(Top pollster program to split from University of Hong Kong and operate as independent body starting July, turning to public donations and crowdfunding)
The Initium, April 23, 2019

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 01:24

管得极细:禁宗教算命 打斗游戏不能出现颜色液体 (New regulations on video games approvals broadens content ban: no English in name, no religious superstition or fortune telling, no “colored liquids” in combat games, developers who fail to maintain censorship after approval will be put on credit-blacklist for enterprises)
Radio France Internationale, April 22, 2019

Minitrue: Don’t report on Jasic sentencing
China Digital Times, April 22, 2019

Xi Jinping calls for more “political guidance” in bid to win over young Chinese
South China Morning Post, April 20, 2019

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習近平促加強研究五四精神 引導青年聽黨話跟黨走 (Xi Jinping urges deeper studies on spirit of May Fourth movement, stresses guidance on youth to listen to and follow the Party)
Ming Pao, April 20, 2019

Leica regrets “misunderstandings or false conclusions” over Tiananmen Massacre “Tank Man” promo
Agence France-Presse, April 20, 2019

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Minitrue: Delete all traces of “Tank Man” Leica ad
China Digital Times, April 22, 2019

微信发言入罪 南京学者郭泉再遭拘押 (Nanjing scholar Guo Quan detained again over messages on WeChat)
Radio Free Asia, April 19, 2019

老子今译遭撤项 疑似影射习近平 (Laozi studies publication taken down for having “severe political problems”)
Radio France Internationale, April 19, 2019

Friday, April 19, 2019 - 17:28

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