Friday, June 30, 2017

Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波)

China won’t let Liu Xiaobo, Nobel laureate, get cancer treatment abroad
中国不准刘晓波出国接受癌症治疗
The New York Times, June 30, 2017
EN: https://cn.nytimes.com/china/20170630/liu-xiaobo-nobel-cancer-abroad/en-us/
CH: https://cn.nytimes.com/china/20170630/liu-xiaobo-nobel-cancer-abroad/

Related:
Former top Communist Party official slams Beijing's treatment of Liu Xiaobo
Radio Free Asia, June 28, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/slams-06282017110853.html

China defends prison care of ailing Nobel Peace Laureate Liu
Voice of America, June 29, 2017
https://www.voanews.com/a/china-defends-prison-care-of-ailing-nobel-peace-laureate-liu/3920878.html

His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet expresses concern for Liu Xiaobo
The Tibet Post, June 29, 2017
http://thetibetpost.com/en/news/international/5600-his-holiness-the-dalai-lama-of-tibet-expresses-concern-for-liu-xiaobo

In Pictures: Hong Kong holds vigil for terminally-ill Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo
Hong Kong Free Press, June 30, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/30/pictures-hong-kong-holds-vigil-terminally-ill-chinese-dissident-liu-xiaobo/

Hong Kong people stage rally calling on Beijing to fully free Nobel laureate
South China Morning Post, June 29, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2100636/hong-kong-people-stage-rally-calling-beijing-fully-free

CRF 2010, no. 1—Freedom of Expression on Trial in China
China Rights Forum, 2010
http://www.hrichina.org/en/crf/issue/2010.01

Access to Information (信息公开)

No more longer video uploads on Weibo
CGTN News, June 29, 2017
https://news.cgtn.com/news/3d4d7a4e7855444e/share_p.html

Related:
继续加强管控 微博关闭长视频功能 (Control over streaming platforms intensified, Weibo shuts down longer-length video features)
Radio Free Asia, June 29, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/yf1-06292017103329.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

“七一” 前夕 广西退役军人信访局集体上访 (On July 1 eve, Guangxi veterans appeal collectively to authorities)
The Epoch Times, June 30, 2017
http://www.epochtimes.com/gb/17/6/29/n9337092.htm

两百公民联署求助北京市委书记蔡奇 遭当局警告 (200 citizens sign joint letter seeking help from Beijing mayor Cai Qi, receive warning from authorities)
Radio Free Asia, June 29, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ml1-06292017103619.html

山东聊城老兵再集体上访 银行下岗职工露宿街头维权 (Shandong Liaocheng veterans collectively petition, laid off bank workers sleep on the streets in protest)
Radio Free Asia, June 29, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-06292017103542.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

十九大前釜底抽薪 北京反腐瞄准隐秘财富 (Prior to 19th National Congress, Beijing targets hidden wealth through drastic anti-corruption measures)
Deutsche Welle, June 29, 2017
http://china.dwnews.com/news/2017-06-29/59822654.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Chinese city starts tracking underperforming officials with GPS
Sixth Tone, June 29, 2017
http://www.sixthtone.com/news/1000427/chinese-city-starts-tracking-underperforming-officials-with-gps

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

Xinjiang authorities take further steps towards total digital surveillance
Radio Free Asia, June 29, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/surveillance-06292017134132.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Once a model city, Hong Kong is in trouble
The New York Times, June 29, 2017
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/29/world/asia/hong-kong-china-handover.html

Beijing's struggle to win Hong Kong's young hearts
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 29, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-40439845

Hong Kong residents seek British passports amid fears for future
Reuters, June 29, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-anniversary-passports-idUSKBN19J0Y6

HK democracy campaign cannot be ignored—Chris Patten
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 30, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-asia-china-40451089/hk-democracy-campaign-cannot-be-ignored-chris-patten

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Hong Kong as protesters arrested
Cable News Network, June 29, 2017
http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/29/asia/china-xi-jinping-hong-kong/index.html

Related:
Hong Kong releases all democracy activists arrested at protest against Pres. Xi Jinping
Hong Kong Free Press, June 30, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/30/golden-bauhinia-protesters-released-allege-followed-home/

President Xi Jinping lauds efforts to curb Hong Kong independence advocates and offers full support
South China Morning Post, June 29, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2100499/president-xi-jinping-lands-hong-kong-three-day-handover

Hong Kong’s PLA garrison stages biggest military parade in 20 years as Xi Jinping inspects troops
South China Morning Post, June 29, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2100671/chinese-president-xi-jinping-inspects-pla-troops-hong-kong

In Pictures: “Am I in China?”—Hongkongers decry “ugly” Handover decorations welcoming Xi Jinping
Hong Kong Free Press, June 29, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/29/pictures-i-china-hongkongers-decry-ugly-handover-decorations-welcoming-xi-jinping/

Commentary (评论)

Ambivalence among EU members yields to China on human rights
Asia Times, June 29, 2017
http://www.atimes.com/ambivalence-among-eu-members-yields-china-human-rights/

The real source of China's trafficking problem
Bloomberg News, June 28, 2017
https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-06-28/the-real-source-of-china-s-human-trafficking-problem

Sweet numbers (but fresh controls) for new media
China Media Project, June 29, 2017
http://cmp.hku.hk/2017/06/29/sweet-numbers-fresh-controls-new-media/

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波)

Liu Xiaobo’s family want his cancer treated outside China
South China Morning Post, June 28, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2100408/liu-xiaobos-family-want-his-cancer-treated-outside

Related:
Video surfaces apparently showing terminally ill Nobel Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo’s life in prison
South China Morning Post, June 29, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2100495/video-apparently-showing-chinese-activist-liu-xiaobos-prison-life

Late Diagnosis of Liu Xiaobo an Outrage, Chinese Authorities Must Account to Family & International Community
刘晓波肝癌晚期引众怒,中国当局必须解释清楚
Human Rights in China, June 26, 2017
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/statement/late-diagnosis-liu-xiaobo-outrage-chinese-authorities-must-account-family
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/sheng-ming/liu-xiao-bo-gan-yan-wan-qi-yin-zhong-nu-zhong-guo-dang-ju-bi-xu-jie-shi

人權民運中心引述親屬稱劉願去美國醫病 促中國珍重其意願 (Information Center for Human Rights & Democracy: Liu Xiaobo’s family says Liu wishes to go to the U.S. for treatment and calls on China to respect his will)
Mingpao, June 29, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170629/s00004/1498702820010

中共拒絕批准劉曉波出國治療,理由有二 (CPC reject permission for Liu Xiaobo to receive treatment abroad; two reasons given)
Mingjing News, June 28, 2017
http://tv.mingjingnews.com/2017/06/blog-post_550.html

Jailed Noble Laureate treated by specialists: Prison officials
Echo of India, June 27, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/27/pictures-political-oppression-hong-kong-activists-call-release-nobel-winner-liu-xiaobo/http://echoofindia.com/beijing-jailed-noble-laureate-treated-specialists-prison-officials-129953

媒体观察:刘晓波病榻待重生,党媒:这是敌对势力之“泡沫” (Media Watch: Liu Xiaobo suffering and awaiting rebirth, Party mouthpiece calls him and other activists the “ephemeral bubbles”)
Voice of America, June 29, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/media-watch-20170628/3920261.html

鲍彤谴责当局延误刘晓波病情 驳外交部指“干涉内政” (Bao Tong condemns authorities for delaying Liu Xiaobo’s medical parole, refutes Ministry of Foreign Affairs statement on “interference in internal affairs”)
Radio Free Asia, June 28, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/bt-06282017082157.html

Dear President Trump: Please let Liu Xiaobo die as a free man
The Washington Post, June 27, 2017
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/democracy-post/wp/2017/06/27/dear-president-trump-please-let-liu-xiaobo-die-as-a-free-man/

Allow Liu Xiaobo to recuperate in peace
South China Morning Post, June 28, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2100285/release-liu-xiaobo-step-right-direction

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China frees 3 activists who probed Ivanka Trump supplier
Associated Press, June 28, 2017
http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/business/article158565459.html

Related:
3名臥底到伊萬卡品牌內地工廠調查被捕 獲准保釋 (Three investigators released on bail after going undercover in factories that produce for Ivanka’s brand)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 29, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1338873-20170629.htm

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese prosecutors told to keep defendants, public informed
China Daily, June 28, 2017
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2017-06/28/content_29923130.htm

China says online literature must uphold socialist values
Sixth Tone, June 28, 2017
http://www.sixthtone.com/news/1000418/china-says-online-literature-must-uphold-socialist-values

Related:
关于印发《网络文学出版服务单位社会效益评估试行办法》的通知 (Notice: “Proposed methods for evaluating social benefits of online literature platforms”)
State Administration for Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of the People’s Republic of China, June 27, 2017
http://www.sapprft.gov.cn/sapprft/contents/6588/338296.shtml

四川山体垮塌事故后 中宣部疑下封口令 (Reuters: Chinese propaganda dept. suspected of issuing order to seal information after Sichuan landslide)
Voice of America, June 29, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/china-sichuan-landslide-20170628/3920221.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

村民状告政府行政不作为,广东开平市长庞正华出庭应诉 (Villagers sue government administration for failing to act, Guangdong Kaiping city mayor Pang Zhenghua appears in court)
The Paper, June 28, 2017
http://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_1719667

广东顺德公交司机罢工维权 (Bus drivers in Shunde, Guangdong, stage strike in defense of their rights)
Radio Free Asia, June 28, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-06282017110151.html

千人抗议豆腐渣逾月与警冲突不断 四川成都四村长被抓 (Thousands in Sichuan protest against shoddy construction and clash with police, village heads arrested)
Radio Free Asia, June 28, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-06282017105625.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

扶贫办领导遭集体免职 扶贫干部被GPS定位管理 (Poverty alleviation officials put under GPS monitoring after their leaders were collectively removed from office)
Jiemian News, June 28, 2017
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/nd/2017-06-28/doc-ifyhrxsk1403387.shtml

山东:5月份查处违反八项规定精神问题437起 (Shandong investigate 437 incidents in violation of the so-called eight-point code spirit in May)
People’s Daily Online, June 29, 2017
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2017/0629/c1001-29370136.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China orders mobile app stores to remove VPN apps
Boing Boing, June 28, 2017
https://boingboing.net/2017/06/27/great-firewall-with-apps.html

China releases emergency response plan for cyber security incidents
OpenGov Asia, June 28, 2017
http://www.opengovasia.com/articles/7757-china-releases-emergency-response-plan-for-cyber-security-incidents

Related:
中央网信办发布《国家网络安全事件应急预案》,保护公众利益 (Central network issues “National internet network security incidents contingency plan” to protect public interest)
Jin Rong Jie News, June 27, 2017
http://finance.jrj.com.cn/tech/2017/06/27210722663744.shtml

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

What you need to know about China’s intelligence law that takes effect today
Quartz, June 28, 2017
https://qz.com/1016531/what-you-need-to-know-about-chinas-intelligence-law-that-takes-effect-today/

新疆居民被要求30日内交出手机、U盘受查 (Residents in Xinjiang asked to hand over phones and thumb drives for inspection in 30 days)
Radio Free Asia, June 28, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql1-06282017105514.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Chinese president makes first ever visit to Hong Kong
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 29, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-40428618

Related:
Security lockdown in Hong Kong as Xi Jinping marks anniversary of handover
The Guardian, June 29, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/29/security-lockdown-in-hong-kong-as-xi-jinping-marks-anniversary-of-handover

Hong Kong protesters arrested for democracy protest ahead of Xi's visit
Reuters, June 28, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-anniversary-protest-idUSKBN19J1SH
HK20: Celebrations & demonstrations – a guide to Hong Kong Handover events
Hong Kong Free Press, June 29, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/29/hk20-celebrations-demonstrations-guide-hong-kong-handover-events/

Hong Kong police bans pro-independence group’s Handover eve vigil
Hong Kong Free Press, June 28, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/28/hong-kong-police-bans-pro-independence-groups-handover-eve-vigil/

Reporters will be ejected from handover events for actions “unrelated to reporting,” police say
Hong Kong Free Press, June 28, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/28/reporters-will-ejected-handover-events-actions-unrelated-reporting-police-say/

香港议员吁市民七一游行 向习近平表达民主诉求 (Hong Kong lawmakers call on public to express demands for democracy to Xi Jinping during his July 1 visit)
Radio Free Asia, June 27, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/cp-06272017111543.html

Goodbye, Beijing: Chinese immigrants embrace Hong Kong way of life
The Wall Street Journal, June 28, 2017
https://www.wsj.com/articles/goodbye-beijing-chinese-immigrants-embrace-hong-kong-way-of-life-1498643264

湯家驊:政治考慮下或需普選與23條立法並行 稱泛民聯署信表達想法而用字得體 (Ronny Tong: Universal suffrage and the implement of Article 23 might go abreast under political consideration, and the letter from pan-democrats to Xi Jinping is well-worded)
Mingpao, June 29, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170629/s00001/1498699877658

【回歸20年評論系列】堅持悼念六四 就是堅持文明的底線 (Comment on the 20th anniversary of the handover: insisting on mourning June Fourth is insisting on the bottom-line of civilization)
Mingpao, June 29, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170629/s00022/1498698415998

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波)

Calls mount for “best” treatment for imprisoned dissident Liu Xiaobo
Voice of America, June 26, 2017
https://www.voanews.com/a/calls-mount-best-treatment-imprisoned-disssident-liu-xiaobo/3917615.html

Related:
U.S. hopes to see Chinese activist Liu treated for cancer “elsewhere”
Reuters, June 27, 2017
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-usa-diplomacy-idUSKBN19J03N

美駐華大使稱願助劉曉波到其他地方治療 (U.S. ambassador to China willing to help Liu Xiaobo find treatment in other areas)
Hong Kong Economic Journal, June 28, 107
http://www2.hkej.com/instantnews/current/article/1595256/美駐華大使稱願助劉曉波到外地治療

指劉曉波說「死也要死在西方」 為證兩人想出國就醫 友人公開劉霞親筆信:我渴望逃離 (Liu Xia in letter to friend: “I want to escape,” and refers to Liu Xiaobo as saying “Even if I die, I want to die in the West,” as evidence that both people want to seek treatment abroad)
Stand News, June 28, 2017
https://thestandnews.com/politics/劉曉波患癌-證有意出國就醫-友人公開劉霞親筆信-我渴望逃離/

Liu Xiaobo: China tells U.S. not to interfere over jailed dissident
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 27, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-40416474

Questions about Liu Xiaobo's treatment in China prison
Al Jazeera, June 27, 2017
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/06/questions-liu-xiaobo-treatment-china-prison-170627093937549.html

In pictures: “Political oppression”—Hong Kong activists call for release of Nobel winner Liu Xiaobo
Hong Kong Free Press, June 27, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/27/pictures-political-oppression-hong-kong-activists-call-release-nobel-winner-liu-xiaobo/

What China’s treatment of its most famous dissident says about its claim to global leadership
The Washington Post, June 26, 2017
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/democracy-post/wp/2017/06/26/what-chinas-treatment-of-its-most-famous-dissident-says-about-its-claim-to-global-leadership/

Beijing’s Nobel shame
The Wall Street Journal, June 26, 2017
https://www.wsj.com/articles/beijings-nobel-shame-1498517004

The Guardian view on human rights in China: Liu Xiaobo is dying, free him
The Guardian, June 27, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jun/27/china-human-rights-liu-xiaobo-dying-guardian-view

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China bans evidence by force from court
China Daily, June 27, 2017
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2017-06/27/content_29906110.htm

Fears grow for health of Chinese women's rights activist Su Changlan
Radio Free Asia, June 27, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/fears-grow-for-health-of-chinese-womens-rights-activist-su-changlan-06272017114836.html

Related:
苏昌兰近三年来首见丈夫 患重病几成 “药罐” (Su Changlan sees husband for the first time in 3 years, is in severely poor health)
Radio Free Asia, June 27, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-06272017111021.html

Uyghur woman missing three years after being sent back from Vietnam
Radio Free Asia, June 26, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/issing-06262017163529.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

四川茂县发生二次滑坡 官媒此前报道山体裂缝遭删 (Secondary landslide occurs in Maoxian, Sichuan, previous state media reports about mountain cracks deleted)
Radio Free Asia, June 27, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huanjing/yf2-06272017111154.html

Related:
Minitrue: Delete Caixin report on causes of deadly landslide
China Digital Times, June 27, 2017
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2017/06/minitrue-delete-caixin-report-causes-deadly-landslide/

China's Great Firewall grows ever-stronger as virtual private networks disappear
Global Voices, June 27, 2017
https://globalvoices.org/2017/06/27/chinas-great-firewall-grows-ever-stronger-as-virtual-private-networks-disappear/

Tightening of live streaming leaves future of many Chinese platforms unclear
China Film Insider, June 26, 2017
http://chinafilminsider.com/tightening-live-streaming-leaves-future-many-chinese-platforms-unclear/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Guangzhou police search house of feminist activists
Sixth Tone, June 27, 2017
http://www.sixthtone.com/news/1000415/guangzhou-police-search-house-of-feminist-activists

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China is among worst human trafficking offenders, State Dept. says
The New York Times, June 27, 2017
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/27/world/asia/china-human-trafficking.html

Related:
美国将中国列为人口贩卖问题最恶劣国家之一 (United States ranks China among one of the worst countries in human trafficking)
Voice of America, June 28, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/human-traffick-20170627/3918505.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China’s all-seeing surveillance state is reading its citizens’ faces
The Wall Street Journal, June 26, 2017
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-all-seeing-surveillance-state-feared-in-the-west-is-a-reality-in-china-1498493020

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

China passes tough new intelligence law
Reuters, June 27, 2017
https://mobile.nytimes.com/reuters/2017/06/27/world/asia/27reuters-china-security-lawmaking.html

Related:
中国正式立法扩大情报部门权力 (China introduces formal legislation to expand intelligence sector power)
Voice of America, June 27, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/news-china-intelligence-law-20170627/3917976.html

National Intelligence Law of the People’s Republic of China (Draft)
中华人民共和国国家情报法(草案)征求意见
National People’s Congress of the PRC, May 16, 2017
EN: https://chinacopyrightandmedia.wordpress.com/2017/05/16/national-intelligence-law-of-the-peoples-republic-of-china-draft/
CH: http://www.npc.gov.cn/COBRS_LFYJNEW/user/UserIndex.jsp?ID=8289337

Hong Kong (香港)

Chinese official denies Beijing vetoed incoming leader Carrie Lam’s ministerial choices
Hong Kong Free Press, June 26, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/26/chinese-official-denies-beijing-vetoed-incoming-leader-carrie-lams-ministerial-choices/

In Pictures: Fortress Hong Kong—City on security lockdown ahead of President Xi Jinping’s visit
Hong Kong Free Press, June 28, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/28/in-pictures-fortress-hong-kong-city-on-security-lockdown-ahead-of-xi-jinpings-visit/

Macau pro-democracy party slams Hong Kong gov’t after two of its leaders barred from entering
Hong Kong Free Press, June 27, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/27/macau-pro-democracy-party-slams-hong-kong-govt-two-leaders-barred-entering/

How China changed Hong Kong: views from the city
The Guardian, June 28, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/28/how-china-changed-hong-kong-views-city-handover-1997-uk-residents

“Lost hope”: Deeply divided Hong Kong in Beijing’s shadow 20 years after Handover
Hong Kong Free Press, June 27, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/27/lost-hope-deeply-divided-hong-kong-beijings-shadow-20-years-handover/

“One country, two systems” is full of contradictions: just look at the Hong Kong-China border
Quartz, June 28, 2017
https://qz.com/1012174/the-hong-kong-china-border-shows-all-the-contradictions-of-one-country-two-systems/

Commentary (评论)

HK20: Why Hong Kong’s July 1 democracy march isn’t “just another protest”
Hong Kong Free Press, June 27, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/27/hk20-hong-kongs-july-1-democracy-march-isnt-just-another-protest/

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波)

Chinese Nobel rights activist Liu Xiaobo's cancer beyond surgery: wife
Reuters, June 27, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-rights-idUSKBN19I0C9

Related:
Late diagnosis of Liu Xiaobo an outrage, Chinese authorities must account to family & international community
Human Rights in China, June 26, 2017
http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/statement/late-diagnosis-liu-xiaobo-outrage-chinese-authorities-must-account-family

Calls for Liu Xiaobo to be treated in U.S. … but it may be too late
South China Morning Post, June 27, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2100126/calls-liu-xiaobo-be-treated-us-it-may-be-too-late

【劉曉波肝癌】美國國務院籲中國釋放劉曉波 解除對劉霞軟禁 (U.S. Department of State urges China to release Liu Xiaobo and free Liu Xia from house arrest)
Mingpao, June 27, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170627/s00004/1498522073553

12 reactions from NGOs, China and the int’l community as Beijing releases Nobel winner Liu Xiaobo
Hong Kong Free Press, June 27, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/27/12-reactions-ngos-china-intl-community-beijing-releases-nobel-winner-liu-xiaobo/

Liu Xiaobo's unbearable fate is stark symbol of where China is heading
The Guardian, June 26, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/26/liu-xiaobos-unbearable-fate-is-stark-symbol-of-where-china-is-heading

I’m sad for my friend Liu Xiaobo, and for a China that can’t cherish its finest
Quartz, June 27, 2017
https://qz.com/1014645/im-sad-for-my-friend-liu-xiaobo-and-for-a-china-that-cant-cherish-its-finest/

A few thoughts on Chinese Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo’s “release” from prison
Jerry’s Blog, June 27, 2017
http://www.jeromecohen.net/jerrys-blog/a-few-thoughts-on-liu-xiaobos-release-from-prison

劉曉波保外就醫 “會讓香港人再度為自己的前途擔憂 (Liu Xiaobo’s medical parole “will make Hong Kongers worry about their future again”)
Radio France Internationale, June 27, 2017
http://trad.cn.rfi.fr/中國/20170627-劉曉波保外就醫-“會讓香港人再度為自己的前途擔憂”

Access to Justice (司法公正)

709大抓捕:4名律师未过年检 9家属联署抗议 (709 crackdown: 4 lawyers “fail” annual license inspection, 9 family members issue joint statement in protest)
Radio Free Asia, June 26, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-06262017100452.html

Related:
Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers and Defenders
中国大规模镇压维权律师和活跃人士
Human Rights in China, June 6, 2017
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/mass-crackdown-chinese-lawyers-and-defenders
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/zhong-guo-da-gui-mo-zhen-ya-wei-quan-lu-shi-he-huo-yue-ren-shi

China charges labor activist for “picking quarrels”
Wall Street Journal, June 24, 2017
https://www.wsj.com/articles/china-charges-labor-activist-for-picking-quarrels-1498305709

维权律师张科科遭陌生人查户口 北京律师法院外被打断腿 (Unidentified men request to inspect human rights lawyer Zhang Keke’s hukou, Beijing lawyer suffers broken leg after beating in front of court building)
Radio Free Asia, June 24, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-06242017131408.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

山东平度一化工厂大爆炸 官员拒回应伤亡情况 (Authorities refuse to answer inquiries about casualties following chemical plant explosion in Pingdu, Shandong)
Radio Free Asia, June 24, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/ql2-06242017130052.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Tibetan cuts own throat in Lhasa freedom protest
Radio Free Asia, June 23, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/freedom-06232017175458.html

Related:
拉萨一藏人自刎抗议高压政策 欧十国外交官到访拉萨 (Tibetan in Lhasa commits suicide to protest Chinese suppression, 10 European diplomats set to visit Lhasa)
Radio Free Asia, June 23, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-06232017125213.html

Tibetan woman drowns in protest against land grab in Palyul
Radio Free Asia, June 23, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/drowns-06232017170642.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

EP Rights Subcommittee calls for resumption of Sino-Tibetan Dialogue
The Tibet Post, June 26, 2017
http://www.thetibetpost.com/en/news/international/5593-ep-rights-subcommittee-calls-for-resumption-of-sino-tibetan-dialogue

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

Overseas deals a national security matter for China, Xi says
South China Morning Post, June 27, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/economy/article/2100066/overseas-deals-national-security-matter-china-xi-says

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong: the 20th anniversary of the handover—Q&A
The Guardian, June 27, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/27/hong-kong-20th-anniversary-handover-china-questions-q-and-a

Hong Kong activists stage China protests ahead of Xi Jinping visit
Agence France-Presse, June 26, 2017
http://www.ndtv.com/world-news/hong-kong-activists-stage-china-protests-ahead-of-xi-jinping-visit-1717130

11 Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers invited to Handover banquet with China Pres. Xi Jinping
Hong Kong Free Press, June 27, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/27/11-hong-kong-pro-democracy-lawmakers-invited-handover-banquet-china-pres-xi-jinping/

Hong Kong's youth press campaign despite China's rejection of full democracy
Reuters, June 26, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-anniversary-democrats-idUSKBN19H0VJ

Macau pro-democracy activist refused entry into Hong Kong ahead of Handover anniversary
Hong Kong Free Press, June 26, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/26/just-macau-pro-democracy-activist-refused-entry-hong-kong-ahead-handover-anniversary/

Hong Kong minister slams critics who say national education amounts to brainwashing
South China Morning Post, June 24, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education-community/article/2099837/hong-kong-minister-slams-critics-who-say-national

Monday, June 26, 2017

Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波)

Authorities confirm Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo in hospital
South China Morning Post, June 26, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2100004/jailed-nobel-laureate-liu-xiaobo-granted-parole-after

Related:
Late diagnosis of Liu Xiaobo an outrage, Chinese authorities must account to family & international community
Human Rights in China, June 26, 2017
http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/statement/late-diagnosis-liu-xiaobo-outrage-chinese-authorities-must-account-family

刘晓波因病被批准保外就医 (Liu Xiaobo released on medical parole)
Liaoning Prison Administrative Bureau, June 26, 2017
http://www.lnjyj.gov.cn/jggz/201706/t20170626_2975333.html

諾貝爾和平獎得主劉曉波 肝癌末期保外就醫 (Interview with Mo, one of Liu Xiaobo’s lawyers)
Apple Daily, June 26, 2017
http://www.appledaily.com.tw/realtimenews/article/new/20170626/1148256/paperart_right

更新:刘晓波确诊肝癌晚期,刘霞视频中哭泣:“不能手术、不能化疗” (Video of Liu Xiaobo’s wife, Liu Xia, crying: Liu can’t undergo surgery or receive chemotherapy)
The Initium, June 26, 2017
https://theinitium.com/article/20170626-mainland-liuxiaobo/

鮑彤:誰保密了劉曉波的病情?(Bao Tong: Who kept Liu Xiaobo’s medical condition secret?)
Ming Jing News, June 26, 2017
http://tv.mingjingnews.com/2017/06/blog-post_484.html

Liu Xiaobo, Chinese Nobel Laureate, leaves prison for cancer care
The New York Times, June 26, 2017
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/26/world/asia/liu-xiaobo-china-nobel-prize-cancer.html

Related Twitter Posts:

HRIC translation:
What we can do now is re-read Mr. Liu Xiaobo’s Charter 08 and think about what we should do. If everyone does this, it will be a form of comfort, of help, and even of support for Mr. Liu Xiaobo!—Bao Tong

HRIC Translation:
On May 23, Liu Xiaobo was diagnosed with terminal liver cancer. He is now under treatment in Shenyang Hospital of China Medical University. That the bandit communist authorities put a Nobel Peace Prize winner in prison until he suffers from liver cancer—has got to be a first in the world. Just like their persecution of Li Hong, Cao Shunli, and Li Wangyang in the past. Now, they are still continuing to persecute 709 lawyers. I request the international community to organize international medical teams to perform physical examinations on all Chinese prisoners of conscience.

HRIC Translation:
China's best liver cancer treatment hospital is in Beijing— CPC senior officials know this as well as we do. #LiuXiaobo and #LiuXia have indicated to the authorities their wish to return to Beijing for treatment, but they have been rejected by the cold-blooded CPC Political and Legal Affairs Commission. The reason given is that in the second half of the year the 19th CPC National Congress will be convened in Beijing, so no destabilizing factors can be added. In the eyes of the authorities, permitting prisoners of conscience like Liu Xiaobo and Gao Zhisheng to return to Beijing would be like “allowing the tiger to return to the mountains.” #LiuXiaobo

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Approaching the “International Day in Support of Victims of Torture,” a request to OHCHR and IBA to address the torture of Chinese human rights lawyers in the 709 crackdown
China Change, June 24, 2017
https://chinachange.org/2017/06/24/approaching-the-international-day-in-support-of-victims-of-torture-a-request-to-ohchr-and-iba-to-address-the-torture-of-chinese-human-rights-lawyers-in-the-709-crackdown/

Related:
Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers, Defenders and International Reactions: A Brief Chronology
Human Rights in China, July 16, 2017
http://www.hrichina.org/en/mass-crackdown-chinese-lawyers-defenders-and-international-reactions-brief-chronology

组织纪念莫日根活动被拘留 牧民促政府确定草原环保日 (Commemorators of 2011 Inner Mongolia unrest arrested, herdsmen urge gov't to establish “Grassland Protection Day”)
Radio Free Asia, June 22, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql2-06222017113238.html

Greater public interest role proposed for prosecutors
China Daily, June 23, 2017
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2017-06/23/content_29855977.htm

Related:
13省份试点期将满 检察机关提起公益诉讼拟推向全国 (Public interest litigation pilot program successful in 13 provinces, proposed to be introduced nationwide)
China News Service, June 23, 2017
https://www.chinanews.com/gn/2017/06-23/8258760.shtml

Blogger who compiled reports of protests, demonstrations stands trial in China's Yunnan
Radio Free Asia, June 23, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/blogger-trial-06232017132510.html

Related:
“民生观察” 抗议打压 “非新闻” 创办人卢昱宇 (Civil Rights and Livelihood Watch protest the detainment of “Not the News” founder Lu Yuyu)
Radio Free Asia, June 22, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql2-06222017113238.html

Be respectful to China’s national anthem! Or you might face detention
The Diplomat, June 23, 2017
http://thediplomat.com/2017/06/be-respectful-to-chinas-national-anthem-or-you-might-face-detention/

Access to Information (信息公开)

Farewell VPNs & independent multimedia content: China vows to clear network space
The Diplomat, June 23, 2017
http://thediplomat.com/2017/06/farewell-vpns-independent-multimedia-content-china-vows-to-clear-network-space/

China landslide: families' frustration grows as more than 100 feared dead
Reuters, June 26, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/26/china-landslide-families-frustration-grows-as-more-than-100-feared-dead

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Beijing shopkeepers protest evictions
The Straits Times, June 23, 2017
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/beijing-shopkeepers-protest-evictions

Related:
京罕见被停业小商贩抗议 (Rare protest in Beijing following shopkeeper evictions)
Radio France Internationale, June 23, 2017
http://bit.ly/2sH389J

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China broadens bribery crackdown to technology firms, says report
South China Morning Post, June 25, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/2099897/china-broadens-bribery-crackdown-technology-firms-says-report

China's party paper trumpets U.N. rights resolution as combating West's monopoly
Reuters, June 24, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-rights-un-idUSKBN19F0A8

Hong Kong (香港)

Xi Jinping to attend HK's 20th return anniversary celebration
Xinhua, June 25, 2017
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-06/25/c_136392795.htm

Related:
HK20: Hong Kong police to crack down on sensitive slogans, images to avoid embarrassing Xi Jinping during visit—report
Hong Kong Free Press, June 23, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/23/hk20-hong-kong-police-crack-sensitive-slogans-images-avoid-embarrassing-xi-jinping-visit-report/

Pro-independence party says gov’t blocked Handover anniversary vigil due to “maintenance works”
Hong Kong Free Press, June 23, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/23/pro-independence-party-says-govt-blocked-handover-anniversary-vigil-due-maintenance-works/

Joshua Wong and other activists cover iconic Golden Bauhinia statue in black cloth ahead of Xi Jinping visit
South China Morning Post, June 26, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2099940/activists-cover-iconic-golden-bauhinia-statue-black-cloth

Hong Kong independence “never going to happen”: former governors tell city’s youth to focus on democracy
South China Morning Post, June 25, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/2099824/hong-kong-independence-never-going-happen-former-governors-david

Two decades after handover, scant love for China among Hong Kong youth
Reuters, June 25, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-anniversary-identity-idUSKBN19G013

Beijing broke its promises to Hong Kong, veteran Democrat laments 20 years after the handover
South China Morning Post, June 23, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2099553/beijing-broke-its-promises-hong-kong-veteran-democrat

Commentary (评论)

Joshua Wong reflects on Hong Kong’s 1997 handover: “We desire and thirst for freedom, democracy”
Quartz, June 26, 2017
https://qz.com/1014220/joshua-wong-reflects-on-hong-kongs-1997-handover-we-desire-and-thirst-for-freedom-democracy/

China buying international silence on human rights
China Digital Times, June 22, 2017
https://chinadigitaltimes.net/2017/06/china-buying-international-silence-human-rights/

The dark side of China’s national renewal
Financial Times, June 21, 2017
https://www.ft.com/content/360afba4-55d1-11e7-9fed-c19e2700005f

Hong Kong was supposed to liberalize China. How did the opposite happen?
The Washington Post, June 23, 2017
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/hong-kong-was-supposed-to-liberalize-china-how-did-the-opposite-happen/2017/06/23/ef356eba-5762-11e7-a204-ad706461fa4f_story.html

Life imitates drama in corruption case, but is justice served by China’s secrecy over the death penalty?
Hong Kong Free Press, June 25, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/25/life-imitates-drama-corruption-case-justice-served-secrecy-death-penalty/

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