Friday, June 23, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Tibetan monks missing in custody for almost a year have been sentenced
Radio Free Asia, June 21, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/sentenced-06212017153903.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

无许可证宣扬负面言论 微博、A站、凤凰网等被要求关停视听节目服务 (“Unlicensed” online platforms including Weibo, AcFun, and Phoenix Television asked to halt audio and video services)
Bowen Press, June 22, 2017
https://bowenpress.com/news/bowen_179618.html

Related:
Chinese regulators clamp down on online videos
Financial Times, June 22, 2017
https://www.ft.com/content/9c58c583-bc9f-32ab-84fa-35762e9ac824

China is now censoring paparazzi on social media
NextShark, June 21, 2017
https://nextshark.com/china-now-censoring-papparazzi-social-media-2/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China Focus: China considers changes to public interest litigation rules
Xinhua, June 22, 2017
http://english.sina.com/news/2017-06-22/detail-ifyhmtrw3566243.shtml

不满耕地被征抛荒 广东村民诉政府二审开庭 (Guangdong villages dissatisfied with land requisition participate in second trial against county gov't)
Radio Free Asia, June 22, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-06222017111842.html

China supplier for Ivanka Trump brand worst labor abuser, says pressure group
South China Morning Post, June 22, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2099522/china-supplier-ivanka-trump-brand-worst-labour-abuser

Ethnic Mongolian activist lodges formal complaint over “tiger bench” torture, interrogation
Radio Free Asia, June 22, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/torture-06222017104847.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Three weeks on: what we know about enforcement of China’s cybersecurity law
The National Law Review, June 22, 2017
http://www.natlawreview.com/article/three-weeks-what-we-know-about-enforcement-china-s-cybersecurity-law-part-1

National Security & Counterterrorism (国家安全和反恐)

In China's far west the “perfect police state” is emerging
The Guardian, June 23, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/23/in-chinas-far-west-experts-fear-a-ticking-timebomb-religious

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong's new chief vows to fight “pro-independence behavior” with law enforcement
Radio Free Asia, June 20, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/pursue-06212017133053.html

Related:
Incoming Hong Kong leader says she defers to China on missing booksellers
Cable News Network, June 22, 2017
http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/22/asia/hong-kong-carrie-lam-gui-booksellers/index.html

3,000 petition against rumoured appointment of pro-Beijing teacher as education undersecretary
Hong Kong Free Press, June 22, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/22/3000-petition-rumoured-appointment-pro-beijing-teacher-education-undersecretary/

“Deep regret and disappointment”: Journalism watchdog hits out at Carrie Lam’s continuation of digital media ban
Hong Kong Free Press, June 22, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/22/deep-regret-disappointment-journalism-watchdog-hits-carrie-lams-continuation-digital-media-ban/

President Xi Jinping’s visit to Hong Kong for 20th anniversary of handover confirmed—details of his packed itinerary revealed
South China Morning Post, June 23, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/2099645/president-xi-jinpings-visit-hong-kong-20th-anniversary-handover

Two decades after taking over Hong Kong, China is getting tougher
The Economist, June 22, 2017
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21723879-will-territorys-new-leader-carrie-lam-stand-up-its-meddling-two-decades-after-taking-over

Commentary (评论)

Xi Jinping takes “first step” in gaining further control over China’s domestic security
The Epoch Times, June 21, 2017
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/2260337-xi-jinping-takes-first-step-in-gaining-further-control-over-chinas-domestic-security/

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Nine held after clashes over access to Inner Mongolia freshwater lake
Radio Free Asia, June 19, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/access-06192017131133.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Kazakhs hit out at China's travel ban
Radio Free Asia, June 20, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/travel-06202017133815.html

Related:
新疆没收哈萨克族人护照 关闭民间网站 (Xinjiang authorities confiscate Kazakh residents’ passports, shut down folk websites)
Apple Daily, June 20, 2017
http://www.appledaily.com.tw/realtimenews/article/new/20170620/1144138/

广西数百老兵集体上访无果 赴京维权遭围追堵截 (Hundreds of Guangxi veterans petition Beijing for improved treatment, face suppression from authorities)
Radio Free Asia, June 20, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-06202017112143.html

要求加薪 珠海逾两千公交司机大罢工 (2,000 Guangdong bus drivers seeking higher pay go on strike)
New Tang Dynasty Television, June 21, 2017
http://www.ntdtv.com/xtr/gb/2017/06/21/a1330086.html#nextvideo

数百名银行下岗员工连续两天在北京银监会维权 (Hundreds of laid off bank employees protest outside the Beijing Banking Regulatory Commission office for two consecutive days)
Radio Free Asia, June 20, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-06202017112212.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

German ambassador to China calls for release of pope-chosen bishop
South China Morning Post, June 20, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2099209/german-ambassador-china-calls-release-pope-chosen

Related:
德国驻北京大使敦促中国当局释放梵蒂冈任命的温州教区主教邵祝敏 (German ambassador to China urges authorities to release Vatican-appointed Wenzhou bishop Shao Zhumin)
Radio Free Asia, June 20, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/hc-06202017113501.html

Trial of deceased former Shanxi vice governor opens
Xinhua, June 21, 2017
http://english.sina.com/news/2017-06-21/detail-ifyhmpew2888436.shtml

Related:
中国一副省长已死三年 1477万赃款被追扣 (Deceased former Shanxi governor placed on trial, 14.77 million yuan in assets confiscated)
Deutsche Welle, June 21, 2017
http://china.dwnews.com/news/2017-06-21/59821282.html

Graft fugitive on "red list" surrenders
Xinhua, June 21, 2017
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-06/21/c_136383732.htm

Hong Kong (香港)

Carrie Lam defends cabinet as “ideal team”, dismisses talk of Beijing meddling in choices
South China Morning Post, June 21, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2099380/carrie-lam-defends-cabinet-ideal-team-dismisses-talk-beijing

Hong Kong police watchdog to send observers to July 1 anti-government march
South China Morning Post, June 21, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/2099246/hong-kong-police-watchdog-send-observers-july-1-anti

Corruption watchdog drops investigation into pro-Beijing candidate’s sudden election withdrawal
Hong Kong Free Press, June 21, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/21/corruption-watchdog-drops-investigation-pro-beijing-candidates-sudden-election-withdrawal/

Commentary (评论)

Britain is looking away as China tramples on the freedom of Hong Kong—and my father
The Guardian, June 22, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/22/britain-is-looking-away-as-china-tramples-on-the-freedom-of-hong-kong-and-my-father

Voices: “We are not extremists”—activists talk Chinese suppression
The News Lens, June 21, 2017
https://international.thenewslens.com/article/71427

A lawyer is not acceptable—at least not in China
The McGill International Review, June 20, 2017
http://mironline.ca/lawyer-not-acceptable-least-not-china/

Why the West treats China with kid gloves
Politico, June 21, 2017
http://www.politico.eu/article/china-europe-trade-why-the-west-treats-with-kid-gloves/

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

广东顺德逢沙村民险遭强拆 户主被行政拘留15天 (Guangdong Shunde village demolished, protest leaders placed in administrative detention for 15 days)
Radio Free Asia, June 19, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-06192017103559.html

Chinese police detain at least 10 ethnic Kazakhs in Xinjiang for “ties with Uyghurs”
Radio Free Asia, June 19, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/kazakhs-06192017104938.html

Canadian arrested for her religion pepper sprayed, shackled in Chinese detention
The Globe and Mail, June 20, 2017
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/canadian-arrested-for-her-religion-pepper-sprayed-shackled-in-chinese-detention/article35391374/

China's police-run detention centers are a “human rights disaster”: Rights lawyers
Radio Free Asia, June 21, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/chinas-police-run-detention-centers-are-a-human-rights-disaster-rights-lawyers-06202017112320.html

Related:
中华人民共和国看守所法(公开征求意见稿) (Ministry of Public Security form for public input on detention center law)
Legal Daily, June 19, 2017
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/xwzx/content/2017-06/19/content_7210198.htm?node=53628

Access to Information (信息公开)

China universities accused of ideological weakness
Financial Times, June 19, 2017
https://www.ft.com/content/88191d36-54b4-11e7-9fed-c19e2700005f

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

北京商住户群体维权 三里屯散步遇强势维稳 (Beijing commercial housing owners stage protest in Sanlitun against housing policy change)
Voice of America, June 19, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/news-home-owners-in-beijing-walking-for-rightas-were-supressed-by-police-20170618/3905302.html

河南内黄修路车辆限行 瓜农不满围堵县政府讨说法 (Dissatisfied melon farmers in Henan Neixiang County protest road repair project, block roads outside township office)
Radio Free Asia, June 19, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-06192017103529.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

CCDI names and shames corrupt grassroots officials
Xinhua, June 19, 2017
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-06/19/c_136378094.htm

被王岐山点名 这位女委员遭断崖式降级 (Central Commission Discipline Inspection member appointed by Wang Qishan undergoes “falling-off-a-cliff demotion”)
Deutsche Welle, June 20, 2017
http://china.dwnews.com/news/2017-06-20/59821021.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Alert over harmful food and drugs sold on Chinese social media
China Daily, June 20, 2017
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2017-06/20/content_29815183.htm

China bans online loans to college students
China Daily, June 20, 2017
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2017-06/20/content_29811721.htm

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong youths turn their backs on Chinese identity: survey
Reuters, June 20, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-anniversary-idUSKBN19B1IE

Hong Kong independence advocates plan June 30 rally despite “zero tolerance” warning
South China Morning Post, June 19, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2099058/hong-kong-independence-advocates-plan-june-30-rally-planned

Another opposition Hong Kong politician visits mainland China after lifting of travel ban
South China Morning Post, June 20, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2099200/another-opposition-hong-kong-politician-visits-mainland

Hong Kong: Change in the air?
The Diplomat, June 20, 2017
http://thediplomat.com/2017/06/hong-kong-change-in-the-air/

Commentary (评论)

China: Tibet propaganda masks repression
Human Rights Watch, June 19, 2017
https://www.hrw.org/news/2017/06/19/china-tibet-propaganda-masks-repression

Chinese court decision highlights the need for full implementation of anti-domestic violence law
Duihua Human Rights Journal, June 19, 2017
http://www.duihuahrjournal.org/

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China publishes draft law on detention houses
Xinhua, June 19, 2017
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-06/19/c_136377984.htm

Related:
Lawyers skeptical about China’s new detention center law
Sixth Tone, June 19, 2017
http://www.sixthtone.com/news/1000357/lawyers-skeptical-about-chinas-new-detention-center-law

公安部关于《中华人民共和国看守所法(公开征求意见稿)》公开征求意见的公告 (Ministry of Public Security issues notice requesting public input on detention center law)
Legal Daily, June 19, 2017
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/xwzx/content/2017-06/19/content_7210223.htm?node=53628

中华人民共和国看守所法(公开征求意见稿) (Ministry of Public Security form for public input on detention center law)
Legal Daily, June 19, 2017
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/xwzx/content/2017-06/19/content_7210198.htm?node=53628

新疆监狱斋月停止探监 张海涛申诉渠道受阻 (Xinjiang prison halts all prisoner visits during Ramadan, detained activist Zhang Haitao’s wife’s appeal is rejected)
Radio Free Asia, June 17, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-06172017140339.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

China shutters entertainment news sites, citing “socialist values” and cybersecurity
Hong Kong Free Press, June 18, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/18/china-shutters-entertainment-news-sites-citing-socialist-values-cybersecurity/

李克强签署国务院令 公布《中华人民共和国统计法实施条例》(Li Keqiang signs State Council decree on China’s Law of Statistics)
Legal Daily, June 19, 2017
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2017-06/19/content_7210852.htm?node=5955

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

暴力强拆愈来愈烈村民遭重伤 徐州农民政府门前拉横幅抗议 (Xuzhou villagers seriously injured by intensified violent demolitions, residents protest outside township government office)
Radio Free Asia, June 17, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-06172017151732.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Europe divided, China gratified as Greece blocks E.U. statement over human rights
Washington Post, June 19, 2017
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/06/19/europe-divided-china-gratified-as-greece-blocks-e-u-statement-over-human-rights/

Related:
EU: Suspend China Human Rights Dialogue
Human Rights Watch, June 19, 2017
https://www.hrw.org/news/2017/06/19/eu-suspend-china-human-rights-dialogue

China to tighten environmental data fraud prevention and control
China Daily, June 18, 2017
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2017-06/18/content_29789978.htm

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

1,000 drones used by police across country
China Daily, June 19, 2017
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2017-06/19/content_29792454.htm

Privacy concerns as Chinese cities use facial recognition software to shame jaywalkers
Hong Kong Free Press, June 19, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/19/privacy-concerns-chinese-cities-use-facial-recognition-software-shame-jaywalkers/

National Security & Counterterrorism (国家安全和反恐)

U.S. urges bigger Chinese role to combat global terrorism
Voice of America, June 19, 2017
https://www.voanews.com/a/us-urges-bigger-chinese-role-to-combat-global-terrorism-/3907535.html

Hong Kong (香港)

“Hong Kong is a Chinese colony”: Pro-independence party to hold vigil on eve of Handover anniversary
Hong Kong Free Press, June 19, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/19/hong-kong-chinese-colony-pro-independence-party-hold-vigil-eve-handover-anniversary/

Enact national security laws step-by-step, says former Hong Kong justice secretary
South China Morning Post, June 17, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2098804/enact-national-security-laws-step-step-says-former-hong-kong

「民间人权阵线」申公民广场作七一游行终点要求遭驳回 (Hong Kong Civil Human Rights Front’s application to participate in July 1 democracy parade rejected)
Radio Free Asia, June 16, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/wsw-06162017085804.html

Hong Kong’s cross-harbor security plan for Chinese state leaders during handover celebrations
South China Morning Post, June 20, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/2099057/hong-kong-polices-cross-harbour-backup-plan-state-leaders

Commentary (评论)

How China will gain if Trump pulls a Paris on UN Human Rights Council
South China Morning Post, June 18, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/geopolitics/article/2098524/how-china-will-gain-if-trump-pulls-paris-un-human-rights

Do street protests work in China?
ChinaFile, June 14, 2017
http://www.chinafile.com/conversation/do-street-protests-work-china

Monday, June 19, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

709案被捕者勾洪国:终获批准赴京求医 (Detained 709 lawyer Gou Hongguo finally obtains official approval to receive medical attention in Beijing)
Radio Free Asia, June 15, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ml1-06152017100559.html

Chinese police warn father of jailed rights lawyer after family's angry statement
Radio Free Asia, June 16, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/chinese-police-warn-father-of-jailed-rights-lawyer-after-familys-angry-statement-06162017111631.html

Related:
Jiang Tianyong’s Family Rejects Officially-Appointed Lawyers
江天勇家人拒绝接受官方指派律师
Human Rights in China, June 15, 2017
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/hric-bulletin/jiang-tianyongs-family-rejects-officially-appointed-lawyers
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/zhong-guo-ren-quan-jian-xun/jiang-tian-yong-jia-ren-ju-jue-jie-shou-guan-fang-zhi

Tibetan nomads forced from resettlement towns to make way for development
Radio Free Asia, June 15, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/leave-06152017163042.html

MP presents petition calling for release of Canadian citizen detained in China
The Epoch Times, June 15, 2017
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/2257883-mp-presents-petition-calling-for-release-of-canadian-citizen-detained-in-china/

Access to Information (信息公开)

The three government numbers China’s economists trust least
South China Morning Post, June 16, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/economy/article/2098730/three-government-numbers-chinas-economists-trust-least

被捕劳工活动人士华海峰妻子受压 网上发文讲述遭遇被屏蔽 (Authorities block online letter written by labor rights activist Hua Haifeng’s wife detailing his detention)
Radio Free Asia, June 15, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-06152017100411.html

Labor disputes at historic highs, official statistics reveal
China Labor Bulletin, June 16, 2017
http://www.clb.org.hk/content/labour-disputes-historic-highs-official-statistics-reveal

Police warn off journalists after Chinese kindergarten bombing
Radio Free Asia, June 16, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/warn-06162017111744.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

山东临沂村民抗强征遭当局打压 四人至今未获释 (Four Shandong Linyi villagers detained for protesting insufficient land compensation yet to be released)
Radio Free Asia, June 16, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf3-06162017095102.html

Chinese NGOs hold sideline meeting on human rights, poverty reduction in Geneva
Xinhua, June 16, 2017
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-06/16/c_136371875.htm

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Beijing targets 5,500 polluting companies in clean-air campaign
China Daily, June 16, 2017
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2017-06/16/content_29771499.htm

Related:
China court sentences seven over falsifying air quality data
Xinhua, June 16, 2017
http://english.sina.com/news/2017-06-16/detail-ifyhfpat5093443.shtml

Detention of Chinese insurance company chief not without risks
Voice of America, June 16, 2017
https://www.voanews.com/a/detention-of-chinese-insurance-company-chief-not-without-risks/3903166.html

何挺被免 重庆3任公安局长先后沦陷 (Chongqing Municipal Public Security Bureau Secretary He Ting fired, marking the third dismissal of a Chongqing Public Security Bureau secretary or deputy secretary)
Deutsche Welle, June 16, 2017
http://china.dwnews.com/news/2017-06-16/59820508.html

人民日报:中国方案推进全球人权治理 (People’s Daily Commentary: China’s plan promotes global human rights governance)
People’s Daily, June 16, 2017
http://world.people.com.cn/n1/2017/0616/c1002-29342705.html

The disturbing wedding trend in China of groomsmen sexually assaulting bridesmaids
Global Voices, June 16, 2017
https://globalvoices.org/2017/06/16/the-disturbing-wedding-trend-in-china-of-groomsmen-sexually-assaulting-bridesmaids/

Greece blocks EU's criticism at UN of China's human rights record
The Guardian, June 18, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/18/greece-eu-criticism-un-china-human-rights-record

Activist “still recovering from torture” inflicted in Chinese prison
South China Morning Post, June 18, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2098900/activist-still-recovering-torture-inflicted-chinese

Hong Kong (香港)

Anti-graft agency investigating CY Leung’s intervention in LegCo probe, media reports say
Hong Kong Free Press, June 16, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/16/anti-graft-agency-investigating-cy-leungs-intervention-legco-probe-media-reports-say/

Rival camps argue over Taiwan caucus
Hong Kong Standard, June 16, 2017
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/section-news.php?id=184052

Hong Kong university student journalists seeking better access to government urge court to be “protector of free speech”
South China Morning Post, June 16, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/2098711/hong-kong-university-student-journalists-seeking-better

Commentary (评论)

China’s crushing of independent lawyers is a blow to rule of law
The Economist, June 15, 2017
http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21723420-why-xi-jinping-fears-experience-uppity-taiwan-chinas-crushing-independent-lawyers

Two systems, one headache: Hong Kong twenty years after the handover to China
The Conversation, June 19, 2017
https://theconversation.com/two-systems-one-headache-hong-kong-twenty-years-after-the-handover-to-china-79587

The Infamous Chalkgirl
The Guardian, June 15, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/ng-interactive/2017/jun/16/chalk-girl-hong-kong-democracy-umbrella-movement-protester-china

Friday, June 16, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Ethnic Kazakh imam dies in custody of Chinese police in Xinjiang
Radio Free Asia, June 15, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/ethnic-kazakh-imam-dies-in-custody-of-chinese-police-in-xinjiang-06152017113623.html

Tibetan youth detained, warned over Dalai Lama photo
Radio Free Asia, June 15, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/photo-06152017145721.html

China is torturing civil-rights lawyers
The Economist, June 15, 2017
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21723460-so-much-strengthening-rule-law-china-torturing-civil-rights-lawyers

Related:
江天勇、王全璋辩护律师申请会见均遭拒 (Lawyers for Jiang Tianyong, Wang Quanzhang refused meeting with them)
Radio Free Asia, June 15, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-06152017100327.html

Jiang Tianyong’s Family Rejects Officially-Appointed Lawyers
江天勇家人拒绝接受官方指派律师
Human Rights in China, June 15, 2017
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/hric-bulletin/jiang-tianyongs-family-rejects-officially-appointed-lawyers
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/zhong-guo-ren-quan-jian-xun/jiang-tian-yong-jia-ren-ju-jue-jie-shou-guan-fang-zhi

美港台人权组织设立709中国人权律师节 (U.S., Hong Kong and Taiwan human rights organizations establish 709 Chinese human rights lawyers festival)
Voice of America, June 15, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/human-rights-gourps-set-up-july-9th-as-chinese-rights-lawyer-day-to-mark-their-contribution-for-china-human-rights/3901449.html

时事大家谈:纪念709,推动首届中国人权律师节 (Current Affairs Discussion: Commemorating 709, promoting the first Chinese human rights lawyers festival)
Voice of America, June 16, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/voaweishi-io-20170615-709-china-lawyer/3901553.html

Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers, Defenders and International Reactions: A Brief Chronology
Human Rights in China, June 6, 2017
http://www.hrichina.org/en/mass-crackdown-chinese-lawyers-defenders-and-international-reactions-brief-chronology

Access to Information (信息公开)

Have A Nice Day, Chinese gangster animation, blocked in France
北京施压 中国动画《好极了》撤出法国影展
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 14, 2017
EN: http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-china-blog-40270158
CH: http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/chinese-news-40280096

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Registration of foreign NGOs crawls past 1%
China Digital Times, June 15, 2017
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2017/06/registration-foreign-ngos-new-law-crawls-past-1/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chinese conglomerate HNA sues exiled tycoon Guo
Reuters, June 16, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption-tycoon-idUSKBN1970GP

Three linked to exiled billionaire Guo Wengui sentenced in China
Financial Times, June 16, 2017
https://www.ft.com/content/4ba6b584-1fe9-345b-813d-2403971f33b0

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Netizen report: China has a new cybersecurity law
Global Voices, June 15, 2017
https://globalvoices.org/2017/06/15/netizen-report-china-has-a-new-cybersecurity-law/

National Security & Counterterrorism (国家安全和反恐)

Uyghurs rally around language in face of pressures from China
Radio Free Asia, June 15, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/language-day-06152017171145.html

Sieren's China: Seeking security
Deutsche Welle, June 14, 2017
http://www.dw.com/en/sierens-china-seeking-security/a-39257868

China lauds Pakistan's support in fighting terrorism
Xinhua, June 15, 2017
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-06/15/c_136368543.htm

Hong Kong (香港)

Huge police crackdown not linked to Hong Kong handover events, officials claim
South China Morning Post, June 16, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/2098564/huge-police-crackdown-not-linked-hong-kong-handover-events

Occupy pre-trial: Joshua Wong among 11 protesters planning to plead guilty for criminal contempt of court
Hong Kong Free Press, June 15, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/15/occupy-pre-trial-joshua-wong-among-11-protesters-planning-plead-guilty-criminal-contempt-court/

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

四川民主人士陈云飞看守所再遭酷刑 (Sichuan activist Chen Yunfei is tortured again while in detention center)
Voice of America, June 14, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/news-chinese-activist-tourtured-again-indetention-20170614/3900202.html

中国称按照李明哲意愿为其聘请了律师 (China announces a lawyer has already been appointed for Lee Ming-che, in accordance with his wishes)
Voice of America, June 14, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/news-lee-case-development-20170614/3900164.html

Chinese authorities “appoint” government lawyer for detained attorney Wang Quanzhang
Radio Free Asia, June 14, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/lawyer-trial-06142017123031.html

Related:
Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers, Defenders and International Reactions: A Brief Chronology
Human Rights in China, June 6, 2017
http://www.hrichina.org/en/mass-crackdown-chinese-lawyers-defenders-and-international-reactions-brief-chronology

Access to Information (信息公开)

Social media users fight back after Weibo censors allegations of sexual abuse at Beijing Film Academy
Hong Kong Free Press, June 13, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/13/social-media-users-fight-back-weibo-censors-allegations-sexual-abuse-beijing-film-academy/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China’s cult of stability is killing Tibetans
Foreign Policy, June 13, 2017
https://foreignpolicy.com/2017/06/13/self-immolation-and-chinas-state-cult-of-stability-tibet-monks-dalai-lama/

长春一汽大众千余派遣工要求同工同酬,三名代表遭刑拘 (More than a thousand employees of FAW-Volkswagen in Changchun are dispatched to demand equal pay for equal work, three representatives are detained)
China Labor Bulletin, June 14, 2017
http://bit.ly/2surtk9

Beijing protesters in rare clash with police over school dispute
Reuters, June 14, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-education-protests-idUSKBN1951IH

Related:
北京昌平百名家长因子女就学问题举行抗议 (Around 100 family heads protest over problems with their children’s school)
Radio Free Asia, June 14, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yl-06142017100345.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chinese tycoon reportedly caught up in sweeping corruption crackdown
The Guardian, June 14, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/14/chinese-tycoon-reportedly-caught-up-anti-corruption-crackdown-wu-xiaohui-anbang

Related:
Meet Wu Xiaohui—the man behind Anbang’s big bang from no-name to heavy hitter
South China Morning Post, June 14, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2098364/meet-wu-xaiohui-man-behind-anbangs-big-bang-no-name

The one big unanswered question hanging over China’s plans for new state anti-graft agency
South China Morning Post, June 13, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2098183/one-big-unanswered-question-hanging-over-chinas-plans

China top prosecutor says probing Tianjin Port former chairman for graft
Reuters, June 13, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption-tianjin-port-idUSKBN195091

National Security & Counterterrorism (国家安全和反恐)

Muslim Uyghurs in China fined, sent to “study classes” for observing Ramadan
Radio Free Asia, June 14, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/muslims-ramadan-06142017134547.html

Hong Kong (香港)

2014 Occupy protests were the most difficult challenge of my tenure, says Hong Kong chief C.Y. Leung
Hong Kong Free Press, June 14, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/14/2014-occupy-protests-difficult-challenge-tenure-says-hong-kong-chief-cy-leung/

Handover anniversary: Hong Kong gov’t may pass journalists’ personal data to police
Hong Kong Free Press, June 15, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/15/handover-anniversary-hong-kong-govt-asks-journalists-personal-data/

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

王全璋父亲被要求回乡办理养老金手续 (709 lawyer Wang Quanzhang’s father asked to return to his hometown in order to continue receiving his pension)
Radio Free Asia, June 13, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf3-06132017104055.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Why foreign NGOs are struggling with new Chinese law
South China Morning Post, June 13, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2097923/why-foreign-ngos-are-struggling-new-chinese-law

湖南落选村支书被打死 逾2千村民围堵镇政府抗议 (Hunan village Party Secretary beaten to death, more than 2,000 villagers surround township government in protest)
Radio Free Asia, June 12, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ml1-06122017121558.html

中石油数百下岗工人追讨养老金 成都500警驱散 多人被抓打 (A few hundred workers of PetroChina demand unpaid pension, protestors dispersed by 500 police from Chengdu, some beaten up)
Radio Free Asia, June 13, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-06132017114740.html

Shanghai loosens housing policy after rare protests
Financial Times, June 13, 2017
https://www.ft.com/content/e576b706-4fee-11e7-bfb8-997009366969

Government Accountability (政府问责)

这位落马官员被中央双开 党委开会批其令人发指 (Former Lanzhou Municipal Committee secretary Yu Haiyan faces criticism, Central Party Committee deems his transgressions heinous)
China Huan Qiu, June 13, 2017
http://china.huanqiu.com/article/2017-06/10833587.html?from=bdwz

内蒙多伦农民上访案开庭 被告当庭指遭电棍打伤 (Farmer activist case opens in Duolin county of Inner Mongolia, defendant says in court that he was beaten with electric baton)
Radio Free Asia, June 13, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql2-06132017114821.html

中纪委巡视组再发现多两省伪造经济数据 (Central Commission for Discipline Inspection found two more provinces forging economic data)
Radio France Internationale, June 13, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20170613-中纪委巡视组再发现多两省伪造经济数据

China detains chairman of Anbang, which sought ties with Jared Kushner
The New York Times, June 13, 2017
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/13/business/dealbook/insurance-china-anbang.html

Hong Kong (香港)

港媒:习近平访港前后或为十九大定调 (Hong Kong media: Xi Jinping’s speech before or after his visit to Hong Kong will set the tone for the 19th National Party Congress)
Deutsche Welle, June 13, 2017
http://china.dwnews.com/news/2017-06-13/59819832.html

程翔称中央令一国两制走样 (Cheng Xiang: Central gov't makes "one country, two systems" deviate from its original form)
Radio Free Asia, June 13, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/cp1-06132017115051.html

Hong Kong must nip any form of separatism in the bud, says Chief Exec. CY Leung
Hong Kong Free Press, June 13, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/13/hong-kong-must-nip-form-separatism-bud-says-chief-exec-cy-leung/

Commentary (评论)

中共汹汹封杀网络 言论将全面倒退吗 (If the CCP aggressively shuts down the Internet, will freedom of expression completely regress?)
Deutsche Welle, June 12, 2017
http://opinion.dwnews.com/news/2017-06-12/59819656.html

The one big unanswered question hanging over China’s plans for new state anti-graft agency
South China Morning Post, June 13, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2098183/one-big-unanswered-question-hanging-over-chinas-plans

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

“No such thing as justice” in fight over chemical pollution in China
The New York Times, June 12, 2017
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/12/world/asia/china-environmental-pollution-chemicals-lead-poisoning.html

北京名人后代高瑜家庆生日 国保指右派聚会围住所 (Descendants of prominent figures celebrate one of their birthdays in independent journalist Gao Yu’s home, domestic security officers surround the venue saying it is a “rightest” gathering)
Radio Free Asia, June 12, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-06122017121350.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Two more Chinese provinces found faking economic data
South China Morning Post, June 12, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/economy/article/2098007/two-more-chinese-provinces-found-faking-economic-data

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China pollution: Survey finds 70% of firms break regulations
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 11, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-40239693

China upholds life sentence for corrupt former official
South China Morning Post, June 10, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/economy/article/2097785/china-upholds-life-sentence-corrupt-former-official

郭文贵案进入司法程序 (Judicial proceedings begin for case of Guo Wengui)
Deutsche Welle, June 10, 2017
http://www.dw.com/zh/郭文贵案进入司法程序/a-39191457

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong fireworks display for 20th handover anniversary sparks controversy over use of simplified Chinese characters
South China Morning Post, June 12, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education-community/article/2098003/hong-kong-fireworks-display-20th-handover

“We face a similar problem”: Taiwanese lawmakers set up Hong Kong democracy concern caucus
Hong Kong Free Press, June 12, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/12/face-similar-problem-taiwanese-lawmakers-set-hong-kong-democracy-concern-caucus/

Related:
港台议员连线! 黄之锋:非“港独”、“台独”合流 (Taiwanese and Hong Kong legislators establish an alliance! Joshua Wong: It's not collusion for "Hong Kong independence" and "Taiwan independence")
Radio Free Asia, June 12, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/hcm-06122017100532.html

Beijing slams links between Taiwan, Hong Kong lawmakers as “collusion”
Radio Free Asia, June 13, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/hongkong-taiwan-06122017143808.html

Commentary (评论)

“We should stand firm on human rights”: Australia-based scholar recounts detention ordeal in China
The Conversation, June 10, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/10/stand-firm-human-rights-australia-based-scholar-recounts-detention-ordeal-china/

Monday, June 12, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China charges activist over Tiananmen massacre t-shirt and friends who "sheltered" her
Radio Free Asia, June 9, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/activist-06092017115419.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese censors have a new target: celebrity news
中國網路審查新目標:明星八卦
The New York Times, June 12, 2017
EN: https://cn.nytimes.com/china/20170612/china-celebrity-news-wechat/en-us/
CH: https://cn.nytimes.com/china/20170612/china-celebrity-news-wechat/zh-hant/

Annecy Festival drops Chinese film after Chinese government pressure
China Film Insider, June 12, 2017
http://chinafilminsider.com/annecy-festival-drops-chinese-film-chinese-government-pressure/

Communist Party rebukes China’s internet watchdog for "lax" control over cyberspace
South China Morning Post, June 12, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2097947/chinas-internet-regulator-rebuked-communist-party-lax

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

上海南京路万人游行抗议政府房屋整改措施 (Around 10,000 people protest on Shanghai’s Nanjing Road against housing reform measures)
Radio France Internationale, June 11, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20170611-上海南京路万人游行抗议政府房屋整改措施

Related:
Rare public protest in China's Shanghai over property rule change
Reuters World News, June 11, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-property-shanghai-idUSKBN19206E?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

湖南尘肺病人省府请愿 维权代表被抓失联 (Hunan lung disease patients and rights defenders petitioning the provincial government arrested)
Radio Free Asia, June 9, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-06092017102933.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chinese dissidents call for reparations for persecuted "anti-rightist" intellectuals
Radio Free Asia, June 12, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/antirightist-reparations-06122017123736.html

Why China’s anti-graft watchdog is a stepping stone to higher office
South China Morning Post, June 11, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2096925/why-chinas-anti-graft-watchdog-stepping-stone-higher

Hong Kong (香港)

7.1游行誓争民主自治 候任特首称港独未成思潮 (Organizer of July 1 demonstration vows to fight for democracy and autonomy, CE-elect says “Hong Kong independence” is not yet a school of thought)
Radio France Internationale, June 11, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/港澳台/20170611-71游行誓争民主自治-候任特首称港独未成思潮

Related:
香港民阵投诉港府涉嫌打压七一游行 (Civil Human Rights Front says Hong Kong government is suppressing July 1 demonstrations)
Radio Free Asia, June 9, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/cp-06092017103416.html

梁振英两度避过弹劾 (CY Leung escapes impeachment twice)
Radio France Internationale, June 9, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/政治/20170609-梁振英两度避过弹劾

Pro-independence Taiwanese lawmakers launch support group for Hong Kong democracy
South China Morning Post, June 12, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2097967/pro-independence-taiwanese-lawmakers-launch-support-group

Privacy commissioner slams election office’s treatment of voter data following missing laptop incident
Hong Kong Free Press, June 13, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/13/privacy-commissioner-slams-election-offices-treatment-of-voter-data-following-missing-laptop-incident/

Commentary (评论)

中国应对年轻人更宽容 (China should be more lenient towards young people)
Financial Times, June 12, 2017
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001072949

Friday, June 09, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

深圳大抓捕:王军妻预产期提前胎儿或出血 国保再逼返鄂 (Shenzhen Crackdown: Wang Jun’s wife forced back to Hubei by national security authorities despite advancement of delivery date and potential danger to her fetus)
Radio Free Asia, June 7, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-06072017113828.html

李和平、李春富探访江天勇父母被警盘问 重点追问是否传出江天勇材料 (Li Heping and Li Chunfu’s parents questioned by police, were asked whether they leaked information about Jiang)
Radio Free Asia, June 8, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-06082017102629.html

“六四光明行”部分被捕者获律师会见 (Some arrested for “June Fourth Walk of Light” allowed meetings with lawyers)
Radio Free Asia, June 7, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-06072017113828.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

China closes social media accounts from top outlets, including Harper’s Bazaar
China Film Insider, June 9, 2017
http://chinafilminsider.com/china-closes-social-media-accounts-top-outlets-including-harpers-bazaar/

WeChat has a great new tool for fighting fake news, but there’s one little problem: Beijing
Quartz, June 9, 2017
https://qz.com/1002262/

Civil Participation (公民参与)

卧底伊万卡代工厂被捕 活动人士妻子寻夫 (Activists arrested while doing undercover investigation at Ivanka Trump’s factory, their wives in search for missing husbands)
Deutsche Welle, June 8, 2017
http://bit.ly/2rHKKwY

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China accuses U.N. rights envoy of “meddling”' in its judiciary
Reuters, June 8, 2017
http://mobile.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSKBN18Z23V

四川試驗反腐「特赦」(Sichuan to pilot anti-graft “pardon” program)
Mingpao, June 9, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20170609/s00013/1496944533003

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

How WeChat, China’s social media colossus, can get bigger still if smartphones are used more for work, survey shows
South China Morning Post, June 9, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/article/2097620/how-wechat-chinas-social-media-colossus-can-get-bigger-still-if

Hong Kong (香港)

辯方大狀曾任反黑組督察 庭上稱慶幸毋須陪審團裁決 「除非你是黃絲」 即被裁判官打斷 (Frankin Chu’s defense counsel, former Police Inspector of the Organized Crime and Triad Bureau, tells court that he is glad case not heard by jury, says “unless you are yellow,” interrupted by magistrate)
Mingpao, June 9, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170609/s00001/1496992888767

Chinasplaining: Is Hong Kong China?
China Film Insider, June 8, 2017
http://chinafilminsider.com/chinasplaining-hong-kong-china/

Commentary (评论)

【六四28年】冷漠切割才是變相維穩 (28th Anniversary of June Fourth: By indifferently cutting ties with June 4, a disguised form of stability maintenance is achieved)
Mingpao, June 9, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170609/s00022/1496969245958

观察:郭文贵爆料能否撼动“习王体制”(Observation: Could Guo Wengui’s exposures shake “Xi-Wang structure”?)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 8, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/chinese-news-40194051

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese police ramp up charges against detained rights lawyer
Radio Free Asia, June 7, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/lawyer-06072017111256.html

Related:
江天勇被易罪逮捕 家属存钱未获回单 王全璋家人再向最高法提控告 (Jiang Tianyong arrested and charge changed, his family receives no receipt after sending Jiang money in jail, Wang Quanzhang’s family brings case to SPC again)
Radio Free Asia, June 7, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-06072017113828.html

Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers, Defenders and International Reactions: A Brief Chronology
Human Rights in China, May 11, 2017
http://www.hrichina.org/en/mass-crackdown-chinese-lawyers-defenders-and-international-reactions-brief-chronology

“You disappeared?” A wife seeks her husband missing in China
Associated Press, June 8, 2017
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/you-disappeared-a-wife-seeks-her-husband-missing-in-china/2017/06/08/8b4e84d6-4c3b-11e7-987c-42ab5745db2e_story.html

大陆清算声援香港占中者:苏昌兰、陈启棠二审被驳回上诉 (China clears Occupy Central supporters: Su Changlan and Chen Qitang’s appeal against second instance judgements rejected)
Radio Free Asia, June 7, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/ml1-06072017114005.html

Related:
Chinese court rejects appeal for activists who voiced support for Hong Kong’s Occupy protests
Hong Kong Free Press, June 8, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/08/chinese-court-rejects-appeal-activists-voiced-support-hong-kongs-occupy-protests/

Access to Information (信息公开)

China bans “soft burial”, an award-winning novel about the deadly consequences of land reform
Global Voices, June 8, 2017
https://globalvoices.org/2017/06/08/china-bans-soft-burial-an-award-winning-novel-about-the-deadly-consequences-of-land-reform/

Chinese censor shuts down dozens of online entertainment news accounts
South China Morning Post, June 7, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/economy/article/2097367/chinese-censor-shuts-down-dozens-online-entertainment-news

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

The Chinese government just issued a new set of rules for foreign students studying in China
Quartz, June 7, 2017
https://qz.com/1000476/china-has-issued-a-new-set-of-rules-for-foreign-students-studying-at-chinese-universities/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

倪玉兰再遭警察逼迁 被推下轮椅腰颈受伤 (Ni Yulan evicted by police again, suffers neck and back injuries after being pushed from wheelchair)
Radio Free Asia, June 7, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-06072017113748.html

Hong Kong (香港)

毋忘六四議案遭否決 建制中唯一投贊成票 何君堯:高度讚賞學生情操 (Motion on “the June Fourth Incident” rejected, Junius Ho casts the only yes vote in pro-establishment camp, says he regards highly the students’ sentiments)
Mingpao, June 8, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170608/s00001/1496914112014

警方拒絕七一遊行銅鑼灣起步 民陣:倘衝突警方責無旁貸 (July 1 demonstration not allowed to start from Causeway Bay, organizer Civil Human Rights Front blames police if conflict arises)
Mingpao, June 8, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170608/s00001/1496916399945

解放军在维港进行海空巡逻 迎习访港? (PLA to conduct air and sea patrols over and in Victoria Harbor, Hong Kong, in preparation of Xi’s visit?)
Radio France Internationale, June 8, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20170608-解放军在维港进行海空巡逻-迎习访港

调查:香港回归后转差 但支持独立者减至11% (Poll: Situation worse after handover but support rate for independence reduced to 11%)
Radio France Internationale, June 8, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20170608-调查:香港回归后转差-但支持独立者减至11

Commentary (评论)

The China NGO project
ChinaFile, June 2, 2017
http://www.chinafile.com/ngo

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

美国呼吁中国当局立即释放华海峰等3名中国劳工权利活动人士 (U.S. calls on Chinese authorities to immediately release 3 labor rights activists, including Hua Haifeng)
Radio Free Asia, June 6, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yl-06062017100509.html

Related:
China won't release men investigating supplier producing Ivanka Trump items
Associated Press, June 6, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/06/ivanka-trump-china-shoes-factory-investigation

China police say activists investigating Ivanka Trump brand used illegal devices, passed info to foreign groups
Hong Kong Free Press, June 7, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/07/china-police-say-activists-investigating-ivanka-trump-brand-used-illegal-devices-passed-info-foreign-groups/

被失踪6个月后江天勇被正式批捕 (Jiang Tianyong, missing for six months, formally arrested)
Deutsche Welle, June 6, 2017
http://bit.ly/2rAFrzk

Related:
VOA连线:王全璋家人到最高院控告 要求展开调查 (VOA Connects: Wang Quanzhang’s family takes case to SPC, to demand they carry out investigation)
Voice of America, June 6, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/voaweishi-connect-20170606-709-lawyer-case/3888907.html

Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers, Defenders and International Reactions: A Brief Chronology
Human Rights in China, June 6, 2017
http://www.hrichina.org/en/mass-crackdown-chinese-lawyers-defenders-and-international-reactions-brief-chronology

江西赣州破获一起非法使用窃听窃照专用器材犯罪案,刑拘三人 (Ganzhou City, Jiangxi cracks case involving illegal use of wiretaps and covert photo devices, 3 people detained)
The Paper, June 6, 2017
http://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_1702397

周强:增强司法话语权和国际规则制定权 (Zhou Qiang, Chief Justice and President of SPC: enhance Chinese rights to have judicial discourse and to make international rules)
Legal Daily, June 6, 2017
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2017-06/06/content_7194464.htm?node=5955

Access to Information (信息公开)

Media round-up: Pro-Beijing newspapers bury or ignore Hong Kong’s Tiananmen vigil
Hong Kong Free Press, June 5, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/05/media-round-pro-beijing-newspapers-bury-ignore-hong-kongs-tiananmen-vigil/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Mourners blocked from visiting grave of Tiananmen activist Li Wangyang in China, sister says
Hong Kong Free Press, June 6, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/06/mourners-blocked-visiting-grave-tiananmen-activist-li-wangyang-china-sister-says/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

揭阳市委原书记陈弘平受贿13991.678万元被判死缓 (Former Jieyang Municipal Committee Secretary sentenced to death with 2-year reprieve for accepting bribes of RMB 139million)
Southcn.Com, June 6, 2017
http://kb.southcn.com/content/2017-06/06/content_172075877.htm

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

微博起死回生:用户恢复增长 市值超160亿美元 (Weibo’s Revival: user-growth restored and market value over $16 billion)
Phoenix News, June 6, 2017
http://tech.ifeng.com/a/20170606/44635099_0.shtml

A key question is at the heart of China’s new cybersecurity law: Where should data live?
Quartz, June 6, 2017
https://qz.com/999613/a-key-question-at-the-heart-of-chinas-cybersecurity-law-where-should-data-live/

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong leader CY Leung tells young people to “reflect” on their Chinese identity amid June 4 controversy
South China Morning Post, June 6, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2097049/hong-kong-leader-cy-leung-tells-young-people-reflect-their

Commentary (评论)

Tiananmen survivor Rose Tang: Be separatists, be proud, and let the revolution begin in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Free Press, June 4, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/04/tiananmen-survivor-rose-tang-separatists-proud-let-revolution-begin-hong-kong/

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese labor activist who probed Ivanka Trump supplier “meets with accident” in detention
Radio Free Asia, June 6, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/labor-ivanka-06052017144216.html

Related:
U.S. urges China to free labor activists who investigated Ivanka Trump’s shoe factories
Associated Press, June 6, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/world/united-states-canada/article/2097027/us-urges-china-free-labour-activists-who

China rejects U.S. call for release of labor rights activists
Reuters, June 6, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-usa-labour-idUSKBN18X12Y

Prominent Chinese rights activist charged with subversion after being held six months
Reuters, June 6, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-rights-idUSKBN18X0C4

Related:
Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers, Defenders and International Reactions: A Brief Chronology
Human Rights in China, May 11, 2017
http://www.hrichina.org/en/mass-crackdown-chinese-lawyers-defenders-and-international-reactions-brief-chronology

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese firms help government monitor citizens with big data
Voice of America, June 6, 2017
https://www.voanews.com/a/china-monitor-citizens-data/3888748.html

Volkswagen worker representatives arrested at Changchun plant
China Labor Bulletin, June 6, 2017
http://www.clb.org.hk/content/volkswagen-worker-representatives-arrested-changchun-plant

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Thousands join Hong Kong vigil for Tiananmen Square anniversary
Reuters, June 4, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-tiananmen-idUSKBN18V06C

Related:
China hits back at Taiwan leader's offer of help on democracy
Reuters, June 4, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-taiwan-idUSKBN18W0A9

时事大家谈:六四血迹改变了历史足迹 (Current Affairs Discussion: The blood of June Fourth altered the historical footprint)
Voice of America, June 6, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/voaweishi-io-20170605-june-4th-commemorate/3887604.html

Tiananmen Square anniversary: A war of memory and oblivion
The Diplomat, June 5, 2017
http://thediplomat.com/2017/06/tiananmen-square-anniversary-a-war-of-memory-and-oblivion/

The meaning of Tiananmen: 28 years later
The Diplomat, June 5, 2017
http://thediplomat.com/2017/06/the-meaning-of-tiananmen-28-years-later/

部分中国人改变对天安门事件看法 (Some Chinese citizens change their opinion on Tiananmen crackdown)
Financial Times, June 5, 2017
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001072863

南京史庭福纪念六四被刑拘 株洲8人行为艺术被抓失联 (Shi Tingfu from Nanjing arrested for commemorating June Fourth, 8 other people in Zhuzhou taken away, contact lost and disappeared)
Radio Free Asia, June 5, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1e-06052017105629.html/ampRFA

“习金平”是巧合?编剧谈《人民的名义》用意 (Is "Xi Jinping" a coincidence? Screenwriter discusses meanings of "In the Name of the People")
The New York Times, June 6, 2017
https://cn.nytimes.com/china/20170606/china-drama-zhou-meisen/

Hong Kong (香港)

張曉明指香港現分離思潮 有必要正確認識香港國家關係 (Zhang Xiaoming says there is a rise of separatism in Hong Kong and there is a need to learn accurately the relationship between Hong Kong and state)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 6, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1334433-20170606.htm

二千中大人联署反对停悼六四言论 称言论无知兼冷血 (Two thousand students and alumni from Chinese University of Hong Kong issue statement jointly opposing the halting of commemoration of June Fourth, saying that the opinion is ignorant and cold-blooded)
Radio France Internationale, June 5, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/港澳台/20170605-二千中大人联署反对停悼六四言论-称言论无知兼冷血

Monday, June 05, 2017

June Fourth (六四)

Remembering Tiananmen Square, 28 years later
Voice of America, June 3, 2017
https://www.voanews.com/a/remembering-tiananmen-square/3886042.html

HKFP Lens: Hongkongers pay tribute to the Tiananmen massacre victims with a sea of lights
Hong Kong Free Press, June 5, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/05/hkfp-lens-hongkongers-pay-tribute-tiananmen-massacre-victims-sea-lights/

Related:
华盛顿六四28周年烛光纪念会 (Candlelight vigil commemorating 28th anniversary of June Fourth held in Washington DC)
Radio Free Asia, June 4, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/m0604-wynews-06042017175829.html

日本东京举行六四天安门事件28周年纪念集会 (Rally for June Fourth 28th anniversary commemoration held in Tokyo, Japan)
Radio Free Asia, June 2, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/junshiwaijiao/nz-06022017121117.html

纽约举行纪念六四28周年烛光晚会 (Candlelight vigil for June Fourth 28th anniversary commemoration held in New York)
Voice of America, June 5, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/june-4th-vigil-in-ny/3887069.html

六四28週年:香港11萬群眾參與燭光晚會 (28th Anniversary of June Fourth: 110 thousand people jointed candlelight vigil in Hong Kong)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 4, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/trad/chinese-news-40154468

六四28週年:香港紀念活動人數創九年最低 (28th Anniversary of June Fourth: The lowest turnout in 9 years for commemoration activity in Hong Kong)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 4, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/trad/chinese-news-40149244

港大民调:港人55%支持平反六四越年轻越支持 (HKU Poll: 55% of Hong Kong people support June Fourth vindication with higher support rate amongst youngsters)
Radio France Internationale, June 3, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20170603-港大民调:港人55支持平反六四越年轻越支持

On Tiananmen Square anniversary, detentions in China and candlelight vigil in Hong Kong
Washington Post, June 4, 2017
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/06/04/on-tiananmen-square-anniversary-detentions-in-china-and-candlelight-vigil-in-hong-kong/

“六四”28周年全面禁议 中国民众“曲线”悼念 (With censorship on 28th anniversary of June Fourth, Chinese citizens commemorate creatively)
Radio Free Asia, June 4, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-06042017092402.html

As the sun rises on Tiananmen
China Law and Policy, June 2, 2017
http://chinalawandpolicy.com/2017/06/02/as-the-sun-rises-on-tiananmen/

Interview: Deng Xiaoping's June 4, 1989 massacre ushered in a corrupt China
Radio Free Asia, June 5, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/64-baotong-06042017132333.html

Related:

Essays by the Tiananmen Mothers

Twenty-fifth Anniversary of June Fourth

Background

Multimedia

China Rights Forum Special June Fourth Issues

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China detains more than 40 Tibetans amid clash over water rights
Radio Free Asia, June 2, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/clash-06022017132533.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

广电总局:禁止在任何平台上播出“未删减版”节目 (State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film, and Television: Broadcasting “uncensored” programs on any platform is prohibited)
Jinyang Wang, June 2, 2017
http://news.ycwb.com/2017-06/02/content_24981480.htm

China's broadcast regulator, tightening control of content, promotes “core socialist values”
Reuters, June 3, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-regulator-broadcast-idUSKBN18U08D

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

List: Foreign NGOs registered in each Chinese province
The Diplomat, June 2, 2017
http://thediplomat.com/2017/06/list-foreign-ngos-registered-in-each-chinese-province/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

全国政协原常委、港澳台侨委员会原主任孙怀山严重违纪被开除党籍和公职 (Sun Huaishan, CPPCC Standing Committee member, Chairman of Committee for Liaison with Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and Overseas Chinese, expelled from Party and position for serious discipline violations)
Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, June 2, 2017
http://www.ccdi.gov.cn/xwtt/201706/t20170602_100369.html

An exiled tycoon rattles China's politics with his corruption exposés
Global Voices, June 5, 2017
https://globalvoices.org/2017/06/05/exiled-tycoons-corruption-expose-rattles-chinas-politics/

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

沈阳地铁安装人脸识别系统 仅27小时识别出两逃犯 (Shenyang subway installs facial recognition system, 2 criminals recognized within 27 hours)
Observer, June 2, 2017
http://www.guancha.cn/industry-science/2017_06_02_411323.shtml

官方拟加强互联网公开募捐信息平台管理 或加强审查 (Gov't plans to strengthen management of online public-fundraising information platforms, might increase censorship)
China News, June 2, 2017
http://www.chinanews.com/m/gn/2017/06-02/8240265.shtml

Hong Kong (香港)

Never seen before: Amnesty chief laments Hong Kong’s “declining human rights record”
South China Morning Post, June 5, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education-community/article/2096698/never-seen-amnesty-chief-laments-hong-kongs

Friday, June 02, 2017

June Fourth (六四)

More than 20 veterans behind bars, 28 years after Tiananmen massacre
Radio Free Asia, May 31, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/tiananmen-prisoners-05312017144952.html

Hidden away for 28 years, Tiananmen protest pictures see light of day
The New York Times, June 1, 2017
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/01/world/asia/china-tiananmen-1989-photographs.html

China puts activists under house arrest, surveillance ahead of massacre anniversary
Radio Free Asia, May 30, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/activists-05302017113246.html

山东民间举行纪念六四聚会已持续10年 (People in Shandong hold get together to commemorate June Fourth for tenth year)
Radio Free Asia, May 30, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-05302017111452.html

Pro-democracy activists fly kites in Sai Kung to commemorate 1989 Tiananmen massacre
Hong Kong Free Press, May 23, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/05/23/pro-democracy-activists-fly-kites-sai-kung-commemorate-1989-tiananmen-massacre/

Related:

Essays by the Tiananmen Mothers

Twenty-fifth Anniversary of June Fourth

Background

Multimedia

China Rights Forum Special June Fourth Issues

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese rights lawyer charged with subversion after six months' secret detention
709大抓捕:江天勇律师“监视居住”期满遭正式逮捕
Radio Free Asia, May 31, 2017
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/lawyer-arrest-06012017124510.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ml2-06012017103601.html

两高公布国家赔偿新标准: 侵犯公民人身自由权每日赔偿金258.89元 (Supreme People’s Court and Supreme People’s Procuratorate publish new standards on state compensation: violating a citizen’s right to freedom brings a daily compensation of RMB 258.98)
Legal Daily, May 31, 2017
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2017-05/31/content_7187076.htm

China firm that makes shoes for Ivanka Trump denies missing activists' claims
The Guardian, June 1, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/01/china-ivanka-trump-shoes-activists-detained-missing

孟建柱: 深化刑事审判工作改革在更高层次上实现惩治犯罪和保障人权相统一 (Meng Jianzhu: Deepening reform of criminal trial work to, at a higher level, punish criminals while protecting human rights)
Legal Daily, June 1, 2017
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2017-06/01/content_7188374.htm

Access to Information (信息公开)

中国记协发布《中国新闻事业发展报告 (2016年) 》(China Journalist Association publishes “Chinese Journalism Development Report (2016)”)
Legal Daily, May 31, 2017
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2017-05/31/content_7185726.htm

白皮书:新疆人权事业的发展进步 (White Paper: The development and progress of human rights in Xinjiang)
Xinhua, June 1, 2017
http://news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2017-06/01/c_1121069277.htm

Related:
China is touting its protection of human rights in a Muslim-majority region riven by violence
Quartz, June 1, 2017
https://qz.com/996072/china-is-touting-its-protection-of-human-rights-in-a-muslim-majority-region-riven-by-violence/

Government white paper hails Xinjiang human rights progress
Global Times, June 1, 2017
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1049534.shtml

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

More than 7,000 foreign NGOs in China: Only 72 registered so far
The Diplomat, June 2, 2017
http://thediplomat.com/2017/06/more-than-7000-foreign-ngos-in-china-only-72-registered-so-far/

Pregnant woman takes employer to arbitration for unfair dismissal
China Labor Bulletin, June 1, 2017
http://www.clb.org.hk/content/pregnant-woman-takes-employer-arbitration-unfair-dismissal

Activist seeks Trumps' help in freeing labor investigators in China
Voice of America, May 31, 2017
https://www.voanews.com/a/activist-seeks-trumps-help-freeing-labor-investigators-china/3882101.html