Thursday, August 31, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

广州原副市长曹鉴燎受贿案二审:驳回上诉,维持原判无期徒刑 (Charged with receiving bribes, former vice mayor of Guangzhou loses appeal and gets sentenced to life)
The Paper, August 31, 2017
http://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_1780166

广东将立法防治校园欺凌和暴力问题 (Guangdong will establish laws to prevent bullying and violence in schools)
Chinanews, August 30, 2017
http://www.chinanews.com/gn/2017/08-30/8318361.shtml

Rights groups, victims' families call for action over China's enforced disappearances
8.30国际反强迫失踪日 人权团体吁中国停止“合法失踪”
Radio Free Asia, August 31, 2017
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/disappeared-victims-08302017140357.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-08302017103304.html

China’s war on dissent
The Diplomat, August 30, 2017
http://thediplomat.com/2017/08/chinas-war-on-dissent/

Access to Information (信息公开)

Keep it positive: Macau editorial staff told to minimize critical reporting after typhoon, says media watchdog
Hong Kong Free Press, August 30, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/30/keep-positive-macau-editorial-staff-told-minimise-critical-reporting-typhoon-says-media-watchdog/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Are young Chinese liberalizing as China's political leaders crack down?
Public Radio International, August 28, 2017
https://www.pri.org/stories/2017-08-28/are-young-chinese-liberalizing-chinas-political-leaders-crack-down

伍立娟:19大前全国四大行下岗职工在黑龙江、四川、河南各地在省社保局、省政府进行维权 (Over 60 laid-off bank workers in Henan protest for social insurance at local human resources and social security authority)
Weiquanwang, August 30, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/08/19.html

Hong Kong (香港)

In Pictures: Hong Kong supporters bid final farewell to Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo; urge China to release widow Liu Xia
Hong Kong Free Press, August 31, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/31/pictures-hong-kong-supporters-bid-final-farewell-nobel-laureate-liu-xiaobo-urge-china-release-widow-liu-xia/

Related:
刘晓波“尾七”香港团体促中国释放刘霞 (Hong Kong groups march and call on China to free Liu Xia 49 days after Liu Xiaobo’s death)
Voice of America, August 30, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/HK-groups-mourn-death-of-liu-xiaobo/4006608.html

“We expect people to take responsibility for their actions,” says outgoing HKU chief on jailed student activist
Hong Kong Free Press, August 30, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/30/expect-people-take-responsibility-actions-says-outgoing-hku-chief-jailed-student-activist/

Related:
回應周永康入獄 馬斐森冀學生要自己行為承擔後果 (HKU Vice-Chancellor on the jailing of Alex Chow: we expect people to take responsibility for their actions)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 30, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1351413-20170830.htm

Hong Kong activists fear Chinese anthem law is latest curb on freedom
The Guardian, August 31, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/31/hong-kong-activists-fear-chinese-anthem-law-is-latest-curb-on-freedom

Court finally releases English version of judgment that jailed Hong Kong activists Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow
South China Morning Post, August 30, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2108919/court-finally-releases-english-version-judgment-jailed-hong

Related:
30/08/2017 Caar4x/2016 Secretary for Justice v. Wong Chi Fung and Others
Court of Appeal, The High Court of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, August 30, 2017
https://multimedia.scmp.com/2017/graphics/assets/111053.pdf

“Let love win over hate”: Activist Raphael Wong thanks democracy protesters in letter from prison
Hong Kong Free Press, August 30, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/30/let-love-win-hate-activist-raphael-wong-thanks-democracy-protesters-letter-prison/

Commentary (评论)

Our universities are a frontline in China's ideological wars
Financial Review, August 30, 2017
http://www.afr.com/opinion/columnists/our-universities-are-a-frontline-in-chinas-ideological-wars-20170830-gy74br

Here’s what lies ahead for Hong Kong after the 19th Party Congress
South China Morning Post, August 31, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/2108950/heres-what-lies-ahead-hong-kong-after-19th-party-congress

清算雨傘第三步:消滅戴耀廷教授 (The third step to clearing the accounts with the Umbrella Movement: Destroying Professor Benny Tai)
Inmediahk, August 31, 2017
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1051783

放下哀傷 繼承遺志 為生者爭自由 為死者討公道 (Let go of sadness and inherit Liu Xiaobo’s legacy; fight for freedom of the living and demand justice for the dead)
Inmediahk, August 31, 2017
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1051774

Drinking tea with China’s "National Treasure": Five questions
chuangcn.org/blog, August 28, 2017
http://chuangcn.org/2017/08/drinking-tea/

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Widow of late Chinese dissident “in Yunnan” as traditional mourning period ends
Radio Free Asia, August 29, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/liuxia-yunnan-08292017163909.html

Related:
Liu Xiaobo’s death breathes life into China-Norway trade talks
The Diplomat, August 28, 2017
http://thediplomat.com/2017/08/liu-xiaobos-death-breathes-life-into-china-norway-trade-talks/

澳門司警以涉刑事案為由拘民間公投委員 (Macau police arrest referendum activists on criminal charges)
Apple Daily, August 29, 2017
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/realtime/news/20140829/52846932

法检两院组织法迎来大修 (Organic Law of the People's Courts and People's Procuratorates to be revised)
Legal Daily, August 28, 2017
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2017-08/28/content_7297044.htm

司法部副部长:进一步完善法律援助制度 确保各项改革任务落地生效 (Vice Minister of Justice: further improve legal aid system, ensure various reforms implemented)
Central People’s Government, August 28, 2017
http://www.gov.cn/xinwen/2017-08/29/content_5221343.htm

Missing Chinese rights lawyer’s brother detained, released by police
Radio Free Asia, August 28, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/brother-08282017173233.html

中国多所大学成立党委教师工作部改善意识形态“薄弱” (Several universities in China set up Party committee work groups for teachers to address the problem of ideological “weakness”)
Radio France Internationale, August 29, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20170829-中国多所大学成立党委教师工作部改善意识形态薄弱

Access to Information (信息公开)

Typhoon Hato aftermath: Macau arrests two people for “spreading rumors”, as ex-Observatory chief investigated
Hong Kong Free Press, August 29, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/29/typhoon-hato-aftermath-macau-arrests-two-people-spreading-rumours-ex-observatory-chief-investigated/

傳協:傳媒收「高層要求」多正面報道少問責 批愚弄公眾扭曲專業 (Macau Journalists Association: Reporters ordered by bosses to cover typhoon from the positive side and question the gov’t less)
Mingpao, August 30, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170830/s00001/1504053842179

新闻出版广电总局要求规范报刊单位及其所办新媒体采编管理 (SAPPRFT demands to regulate editorial management of newspaper units and their new media platforms)
The Paper, August 28, 2017
http://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_1778329

Press groups slam Macau's ban on four Hong Kong journalists
Radio Free Asia, August 29, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/macau-journalists-08292017152210.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

网友呼吁为中国维权律师获国际人权奖投票 (Netizens call for voting for Wang Quanzhang for international human rights award)
Voice of America, August 29, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/netizens-call-for-voting-for-wang-quanzhang-for-international-award/4004924.html

投诉:三百多参加核试的退伍兵再次到陕西省政府上访 (Over 300 veterans from nuclear weapon squad petition at local gov’t in Shaanxi for better pension and healthcare)
Weiquanwang, August 29, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/08/blog-post_57.html

黑龙江省“五大生”和民代教师共300多人在省信访局上访维权 (Over 300 teachers in Heilongjiang petition at provincial bureau for letters and visits for pensions and healthcare)
Weiquanwang, August 29, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/08/300.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China urged to end illegal practice of enforced disappearances
Voice of America, August 29, 2017
https://www.voanews.com/a/china-enforced-disappearances/4005098.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

在上海,B站等互联网企业都在推进党建工作:企业带着责任感,产品充满正能量 (In Shanghai, popular video streaming website and other Internet enterprises push forward in party building)
Shanghai Observer, August 28, 2017
http://www.shobserver.com/news/detail?id=63352

Chinese tech firms are at the cutting edge of artificial intelligence—But at what cost?
Global Voices, August 28, 2017
https://globalvoices.org/2017/08/28/chinese-tech-firms-are-at-the-cutting-edge-of-artificial-intelligence-but-at-what-cost/

The evolution of China's Great Firewall: 21 years of censorship
Global Voices, August 30, 2017
https://globalvoices.org/2017/08/30/the-evolution-of-chinas-great-firewall-21-years-of-censorship/

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

七名新疆哈萨克族留学生逃抵土耳其 (Seven Kazakh students from Xinjiang evade Egyptian police and arrive in Turkey)
Radio Free Asia, August 29, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql2-08292017103701.html

Hong Kong (香港)

饒戈平:香港不能以自治為由 免除實施《國歌法》責任 (Chinese Basic Law Committee official: Hong Kong can’t be exempted from the responsibility of implementing the National Anthem Law on autonomy grounds)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 29, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1351245-20170829.htm

Disqualified lawmakers say they will not stand for re-election or fight request to repay wages in court
Hong Kong Free Press, August 28, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/28/disqualified-lawmakers-say-will-not-stand-re-election-fight-request-repay-wages-court/

“This is a joke”: Hong Kong democratic lawmaker Helena Wong latest to be denied entry to Macau
Hong Kong Free Press, August 30, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/30/joke-hong-kong-democratic-lawmaker-helena-wong-latest-denied-entry-macau/

Commentary (评论)

How many times can the world turn its head…The case for Wang Quanzhang
China Law and Policy, August 30, 2017
http://chinalawandpolicy.com/2017/08/30/how-many-times-can-the-world-turn-its-head-the-case-for-wang-quanzhang/

China is risking the lives of political prisoners by denying them medical care
ChinaFile, August 28, 2017
http://www.chinafile.com/reporting-opinion/viewpoint/china-risking-lives-of-political-prisoners-denying-them-medical-care

Political storm: Macanese rebuff judging eyes from Hong Kong, as army aids typhoon clean-up
Hong Kong Free Press, August 29, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/29/political-storm-macanese-rebuff-judging-eyes-hong-kong-army-aids-typhoon-clean/

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

中国大陆异议人士杨天水脑瘤手术结束 (Chinese dissident Yang Tianshui, aka Yang Tongyan, receives brain surgery to treat his brain tumor)
Radio Free Asia, August 28, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-08282017103516.html

司法部邀維權律師研討 「點名」通知出席 部長授課 (Department of Justice in China invites rights lawyers to seminar and attend classes taught by head of the Department)
Mingpao, August 29, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20170829/s00013/1503943342287

深圳前政法委書記蔣尊玉受賄8522萬 囚終身充公財產 (Jiang Zunyu, former Secretary of the Shenzhen Political and Legal Affairs Commission sentenced to life for accepting bribes of RMB 8.52 million)
Mingpao, August 28, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170828/s00004/1503913243064

2長者被捕!涉WeChat謠傳政府瞞停車場5死 (Two seniors arrested in Macau for sending WeChat messages about gov’t concealing the number of typhoon victims)
Apple Daily, August 28, 2017
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/realtime/news/20170828/57139771

维权律师刘尧被判刑20年 将提上诉 (Rights lawyer Liu Yao sentenced to 20 years in prison, his lawyer says he will appeal)
Radio Free Asia, August 28, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/hc-08282017101044.html

在华外企也要加强党的领导 (Foreign companies in China will beef up Party leadership)
Deutsche Welle, August 27, 2017
http://www.dw.com//zh/在华外企也要加强党的领导/a-40239826

酷刑报告:四川维权人士陈明燕在雅安看守所被管教虐待的控告状 (Sichuan rights defender Chen Mingyan sues detention center in Ya’an for torture)
Weiquanwang, August 27, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/08/blog-post_45.html

China law threatens 15 days of jail for improper anthem use
Associated Press, August 28, 2017
https://www.voanews.com/a/china-law-threatens-15-days-in-jail-for-improper-anthem-use/4003551.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese universities tighten ideological control of teaching staff
South China Morning Post, August 28, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2108597/china-universities-tighten-ideological-control-teaching

China's censors cut off social media access for ethnic Mongolian activist couple
Radio Free Asia, August 28, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/chinas-censors-cut-off-social-media-access-for-ethnic-mongolian-activist-couple-08282017114715.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

辽宁民师近100人到省教育厅上访维权 (Nearly 100 teachers petition at education authority in Liaoning for pension schemes)
Weiquanwang, August 28, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/08/100.html

Hotel workers fight back in low paid service jobs
China Labor Bulletin, August 28, 2017
http://www.clb.org.hk/content/hotel-workers-fight-back-low-paid-service-jobs

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Corrupt officials holding back China’s drive to eliminate poverty
South China Morning Post, August 29, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2108613/corrupt-officials-holding-back-chinas-drive-eliminate

China merging state-owned energy giants
The Hindu, August 28, 2017
http://www.thehindu.com/business/Economy/china-merging-state-owned-energy-giants/article19575917.ece

Demolish the factories—China's violent economy helps iron ore prices
The Australian Financial Review, August 29, 2017
http://www.afr.com/business/manufacturing/demolish-the-factories--chinas-violent-economy-helps-iron-ore-prices-20170827-gy4ztp

Hong Kong (香港)

Concerns over planned law to prevent abuse of Chinese national anthem in Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, August 28, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2108678/concerns-over-planned-law-prevent-abuse-chinese-national

Related:
林鄭月娥:國歌法應透過本地立法在本港實施 (Carrie Lam: the National Anthem Law should be implemented in Hong Kong through local legislation)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 29, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1351104-20170829.htm

Ousted Hong Kong lawmaker Yau Wai-ching shows remorse for “arrogance and rashness”
South China Morning Post, August 27, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2108515/ousted-hong-kong-lawmaker-yau-wai-ching-shows-remorse

Freedom of expression NGO “deeply troubled” by RTHK’s cancellation of BBC World Service relay
Hong Kong Free Press, August 29, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/29/freedom-expression-ngo-deeply-troubled-rthks-cancellation-bbc-world-service-relay/

Alleged recording of Hong Kong activist Lee Sin-yi surfaces, months after she “fled” to Taiwan ahead of Mong Kok protest trial
Hong Kong Free Press, August 28, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/28/alleged-recording-hong-kong-activist-lee-sin-yi-surfaces-months-fled-taiwan-ahead-mong-kok-protest-trial/

Commentary (评论)

Cambridge University Press censorship attacks are misguided
The Guardian, August 24, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/24/cambridge-university-press-censorship-attacks-are-misguided

Behind bars, Hong Kong political activist Joshua Wong remains in good spirits
South China Morning Post, August 28, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2108624/behind-bars-hong-kong-political-activist-joshua-wong-remains

Monday, August 28, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

云南网民“诋毁国家领导人”被行拘 “知乎”成立党支部 (Netizen in Yunnan detained for commenting on state leaders on WeChat; Online community Zhihu sets up Party branch)
Radio Free Asia, August 27, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-08272017105801.html

被加罪刘飞跃拒认罪 律师将提交不起诉意见书 (Liu Feiyue, founder of msguancha.com, refuses to confess and denies charges; Lawyer will submit non-prosecution opinion to prosecutor)
Radio Free Asia, August 27, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-08272017123524.html

Founder of Chinese rights watch website may face life sentence if convicted of additional charge—Amnesty
Hong Kong Free Press, August 28, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/28/founder-chinese-rights-watch-website-may-face-life-sentence-convicted-additional-charge-amnesty/

Chinese rights lawyer to appeal against 20-year prison sentence
Financial Times, August 27, 2017
https://www.ft.com/content/03790572-8aed-11e7-a352-e46f43c5825d?segmentid=acee4131-99c2-09d3-a635-873e61754ec6

Detained Chinese rights activist calls for information on “disappeared” wife
Radio Free Asia, August 25, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/qinyongmin-wife-08252017132526.html

Person of the week: Gao Zhisheng
China Digital Times, August 25, 2017
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2017/08/person-week-gao-zhisheng/

Access to Information (信息公开)

中国加强审查视听娱乐严控网络 禁用VPN翻墙 (China bans TV series with strong entertainment elements and of sensitive subjects during prime time, while the ban on VPNs and the demand of real name identification of comment posters continue)
Voice of America, August 27, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/beijing-tightens-up-censorship-control-20170827/4002471.html

禁港媒入境 澳門保安司長:非針對職業,如何威脅安全要保密 (Hong Kong journalists denied access into Macau; Macau head of security: Not targeting people with specific professions, how they endanger social security is confidential)
Stand News, August 27, 2017
https://www.thestandnews.com/澳門/禁港媒入境-澳門保安司長-依法拒影響社會治安人士-非針對任何職業/

Cambridge university press censorship storm continues, despite reversal
China Digital Times, August 25, 2017
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2017/08/cambridge-university-press-censorship-storm-continues-despite-reversal/

China bans major crimes, disasters, mass protests ahead of Party Congress
Radio Free Asia, August 25, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/congress-bans-08252017140457.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Provocative forever: Ai Weiwei turns 60
Deutsche Welle, August 28, 2017
http://www.dw.com/en/provocative-forever-ai-weiwei-turns-60/a-40201567

Government Accountability (政府问责)

中央纪委驻财政部纪检组组长莫建成接受组织审查 (Senior Central Commission for Discipline Inspection official Mo Jiancheng put under Party investigation)
People.com.cn, August 28, 2017
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2017/0828/c1001-29497964.html

Germany says Chinese rights activist won't get fair hearing
Reuters, August 25, 2017
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-rights-germany-idUSKCN1B517

In Tibetan Buddhist heartland, Communist Party takeover threatens religious academy’s soul
South China Morning Post, August 25, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2108308/tibetan-buddhist-heartland-communist-party-takeover-threatens

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

The great U.S.-China biotechnology and artificial intelligence race
The Diplomat, August 23, 2017
http://thediplomat.com/2017/08/the-great-us-china-biotechnology-and-artificial-intelligence-race/

Chinese users posting comments online must register real names
South China Morning Post, August 25, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2108356/china-targets-illegal-information-online-comments

Related:
国家互联网信息办公室公布《互联网跟帖评论服务管理规定》(Cyberspace Administration of China issues Management Rules of Internet Following Post and Commenting Service)
Cyberspace Administration of China, August 25, 2017
http://www.cac.gov.cn/2017-08/25/c_1121541481.htm

国家互联网信息办公室有关负责人就《互联网跟帖评论服务管理规定》答记者问 (Spokesman of Cyberspace Administration of China responds to journalists’ questions on Management Rules of Internet Following Post and Commenting Service)
Cyberspace Administration of China, August 25, 2017
http://www.cac.gov.cn/2017-08/25/c_1121541844.htm

国家互联网信息办公室公布《互联网论坛社区服务管理规定》(Cyberspace Administration of China issues Management Rules of Internet Forum and Community Service)
Cyberspace Administration of China, August 25, 2017
http://www.cac.gov.cn/2017-08/25/c_1121541536.htm

Related:
国家互联网信息办公室有关负责人就《互联网论坛社区服务管理规定》答记者问 (Spokesman of Cyberspace Administration of China responds to journalists’ questions on Management Rules of Internet Forum and Community Service)
Cyberspace Administration of China, August 25, 2017
http://www.cac.gov.cn/2017-08/25/c_1121541845.htm

China is trying to give the Internet a death blow
Foreign Policy, August 25, 2017
http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/08/25/china-is-trying-to-give-the-internet-a-death-blow-vpn-technology/

Hong Kong (香港)

Judiciary in the dock: jailing of student activists opens door to debate
South China Morning Post, August 25, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2108186/judiciary-dock-jailing-student-activists-opens-door-debate

Related:
Imprisoned but not forgotten: New group seeks to support Hong Kong’s jailed democracy activists
Hong Kong Free Press, August 27, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/27/jailed-not-forgotten-new-group-seeks-support-hong-kongs-jailed-democracy-activists/

Stand on the side of justice: Condemn the HK government's political persecution against young democracy fighters
White House Petitions, August 25, 2017
https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/stand-side-justice-condemn-hk-governments-political-persecution-against-young-democracy-fighters

我再說:「香港沉淪了」!(Joseph Zen, sixth Bishop of Hong Kong: Hong Kong has fallen!)
Personal blog, August 25, 2017
http://oldyosef.hkdavc.com/?p=853

18歲李倩怡被控暴動潛台 網傳錄音:不信香港有法治 獲台灣獨派協助 (18-year-old charged of rioting in Mong Kok flees to Taiwan, saying she doesn’t believe there is rule of law in Hong Kong and now receives help from Taiwan independence group)
Mingpao, August 27, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170827/s00001/1503844053292

China is threatening the rule of law in Hong Kong
The Economist, August 24, 2017
https://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21727069-britains-silence-deafening-china-threatening-rule-law-hong-kong

Ousted pro-independence Hong Kong lawmakers to sit out Legco by-elections
South China Morning Post, August 28, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2108576/ousted-pro-independence-hong-kong-lawmakers-sit-out-legco

Commentary (评论)

Why China hurts itself more than others with censorship
South China Morning Post, August 26, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/opinion/article/2108337/why-china-hurts-itself-more-others-censorship

Hong Kong’s first political prisoners? A stormy fortnight for the SAR’s core values
Hong Kong Free Press, August 27, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/27/hong-kongs-first-political-prisoners-stormy-fortnight-sars-core-values/

How can Hong Kong’s courts, gov’t, and media be so deaf to the global chorus of criticism?
Hong Kong Free Press, August 28, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/28/can-hong-kongs-courts-govt-media-deaf-global-chorus-criticism/

UK minister sees no political factors in Hong Kong’s jailing of democrats? Here are ten…
Hong Kong Free Press, August 26, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/26/uk-minister-sees-no-political-factors-hong-kongs-jailing-democrats-ten/

Friday, August 25, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

打人就是上班: "领工资的人"狂殴湖北鄂州家庭教会信徒 (“Beating people up is my job” –Dozens of men attack family church members in Hubei)
Radio Free Asia, August 24, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/ql2-08242017110730.html

父亲上访获刑四年 女儿替父伸冤遭刑拘 (Daughter of jailed petitioner gets criminally detained in Shandong for demanding justice for her father)
Radio Free Asia, August 24, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-08242017111014.html

政治犯秦永敏羁押逾两年首次见律师 要求公开庭审 (Political prisoner Qin Yongmin meets with lawyer for the first time after being detained more than two years ago and demands open trial)
Radio Free Asia, August 24, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-08242017110839.html

全国律协:反对给律师乱贴“官派律师”“死磕律师”标签 (All China Lawyers Association: Reject randomly labeling lawyers as “officially-appointed lawyers” and “diehard lawyers”)
China.com, August 24, 2017
http://news.china.com.cn/txt/2017-08/24/content_41468114.htm

律师协会“两个中心”维权与惩戒并举 受理维权申请178件 接待投诉2362件 (The “Two Centers” of lawyers associations handled 178 rights defense cases and 2362 complaint cases)
Legal Daily, August 24, 2017
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2017-08/24/content_7293694.htm

Access to Information (信息公开)

中国裁判文书网总访问量破百亿 (Total traffic of China Judgments Online over 10 billion)
Supreme People’s Court of the PRC, August 24, 2017
http://www.court.gov.cn/zixun-xiangqing-57042.html

Canadian journalist briefly detained in Xinjiang
China Digital Times, August 24, 2017
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2017/08/canadian-journalist-briefly-detained-xinjiang/

At Beijing book fair, publishers admit to self-censorship to keep texts on Chinese market
South China Morning Post, August 24, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2108095/beijing-book-fair-publishers-admit-self-censorship-keep

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

One of China's Feminist Five denied permission to leave China over 2015 detention
Radio Free Asia, August 25, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/feminist-studies-08242017131509.html

姜立军致中国国家主席习近平的公开信——免于酷刑和恐惧是每个公民的中国梦 (Jiang Lijun writes open letter to President Xi Jinping—to be free from torture and fear is every citizen’s China dream)
Weiqanwang, August 25, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/08/blog-post_39.html

黑龙江4000民办教师省城上访:要求并不高 (4,000 teachers at private schools in Heilongjiang petition at local gov’t for pensions and medical care)
Radio Free Asia, August 24, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-08242017110807.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Exclusive: In China, the Party’s push for influence inside foreign firms stirs fears
Reuters, August 24, 2017
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-congress-companies-idUSKCN1B40JU

十八大以来17名中央委员落马 最高受贿1.46亿被判无期 (Since the 18th Party Congress, 17 members of Central Committee dismissed, the highest bribe reach RMB 146 million and that member jailed for life)
Legal Daily, August 25, 2017
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2017-08/24/content_7293140.htm

China military warns against return to bad old ways in graft fight
Reuters, August 25, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption-defence-idUSKCN1B508D

In China’s war on graft, television is a double-edged sword
The Economist, August 24, 2017
https://www.economist.com/news/china/21727064-some-scriptwriters-have-minds-their-own-chinas-war-graft-television-double-edged

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

微信淘宝等隐私条款接受“考核”:不得违背约定采集个人信息 (Privacy provisions of WeChat, Taobao got reviewed: shall not collect personal information violating permissions)
The Paper, August 24, 2017
http://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_1773557

China’s regulators announce real-name system for online commenting
Financial Times, August 25, 2017
https://www.ft.com/content/1c18614e-eab6-3571-a5fb-c9d7259d3a73

Related:
网信办:网站不得向未实名认证的用户提供跟帖评论服务 (Chinese cyberspace authority: websites must not provide comment services to users without real name identification)
People.com.cn, August 25, 2017
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2017/0825/c1001-29494919.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Ousted Hong Kong lawmakers Baggio Leung and Yau Wai-ching lose final bid to reinstate seats
South China Morning Post, August 25, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2108243/ousted-hong-kong-lawmakers-baggio-leung-and-yau-wai-ching

Related:
梁游宣誓案 終極上訴申請被拒 (Pro-independence lawmakers rejected by HK Court of Final Appeal and fail to get reinstated)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 25, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1350302-20170825.htm

Hong Kong’s judicial independence still intact following jailing of democracy activists, says UK’s Asia minister
Hong Kong Free Press, August 25, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/25/hong-kongs-judicial-independence-still-intact-following-jailing-democracy-activists-says-uks-asia-minister/

Education chief Kevin Yeung: Implementing national education “a must”
Hong Kong Free Press, August 25, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/25/education-chief-kevin-yeung-implementing-national-education-must/

解放軍首出動澳門救災 千人十月初五街、大馬路清雜物 (1,000 PLA soldiers dispatched to help with disaster relief in Macau, the first time in both Special Administrative Regions’ history)
Mingpao, August 25, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170825/s00001/1503631063762

Commentary (评论)

葉劉淑儀倡港人可自願參軍 讓青年了解國家 (Regina Ip: Young Hong Kongers could join the Chinese army voluntarily and know about the country)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 25, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1350297-20170825.htm

政府製造香港的少年劉曉波 (The young versions Liu Xiaobo are made by the HK gov’t)
Mingpao, August 25, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170825/s00022/1503581572581

Why you should care about China’s VPN crackdown
The Conversation, August 22, 2017
https://theconversation.com/why-you-should-care-about-chinas-vpn-crackdown-82222

Hong Kong’s new normal
Dissent Magazine, August 23, 2017
https://www.dissentmagazine.org/blog/hong-kong-new-normal-joshua-wong-student-leaders-prison

Twilight for Hong Kong’s democracy?
American Interest, August 24, 2017
https://www.the-american-interest.com/2017/08/24/twilight-hong-kongs-democracy/

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Topless protester “disappears” in Beijing after solo protest over official corruption
Radio Free Asia, August 23, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/protester-08232017110440.html

“共产主义接班人”不得参加教会活动 (Juniors banned from joining church activities in Zhejiang)
Radio Free Asia, August 23, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/ql2-08232017103223.html

709家属 金变玲: 天勇,家门永远为你敞开 (Jin Bianling, 709 family member, writes open letter to her husband: Tianyong, you are always welcome to come home)
Weiquanwang, August 23, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/08/709_23.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Cambridge University Press re-posts censored articles
Al Jazeera, August 23, 2017
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/08/cambridge-university-press-posts-censored-articles-170822075543589.html

Related:
Odd inclusions on Chinese censors’ crude Cambridge University Press blacklist
South China Morning Post, August 21, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2107686/odd-inclusions-chinese-censors-crude-cambridge

Chinese film critic feared fired after damning review of “Wolf Warrior II”
Radio Free Asia, August 23, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/chinese-film-critic-feared-fired-after-damning-review-of-wolf-warrior-II-08232017111401.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

贵阳活石教会案:行政复议申请书 (Jailed priest lodges administrative review against local religious authority for interfering with church activities)
Weiquanwang, August 23, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/08/blog-post_48.html

灵魂争夺战 自由之家批评北京严控宗教 (Struggle of the soul: Freedom House criticizes Beijing's control over religion)
Voice of America, August 23, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/beijing-religion-report-20170822/3996475.html

Related:
中国灵魂争夺战:习近平治下的宗教复兴,压制和抵抗 (China's struggle of the soul: Religious revival, repression and resistance under Xi Jinping)
Freedom House, 2017
https://freedomhouse.org/report/special-reports/china-religious-freedom-traditional-chinese

Government Accountability (政府问责)

政府官员管理色达喇荣佛学院 境内外藏人哗然 (Tibetans inside and outside of China appalled as gov’t appoints public security official to high-level position at local Buddhist academy in Sichuan)
Radio Free Asia, August 23, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-08232017115435.html

吉林省公安厅整治微腐败:惩处104名民警,通报20例典型 (Jilin province punishes 104 police officers for “micro corruption”)
The Paper, August 23, 2017
http://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_1771988

2017年中央部门决算公开工作取得新进展 (Central agencies make new progress in publishing financial statements in 2017)
Central People’s Government, August 23, 2017
http://www.gov.cn/xinwen/2017-08/23/content_5219896.htm

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

知乎成立党支部并召开第一次党员大会,全体66名党员参加 (Zhihu establishes party branch and hosted first meeting, 66 party members participate)
The Paper, August 23, 2017
http://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_1772345

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

哈萨克妇女回国探亲被拘 伊宁“政治学习中心”羁押上千人 (Kazakh woman detained in Xinjang while visiting family and taken to “Political Study Center” where 1,500 people are being held)
Radio Free Asia, August 23, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql1-08232017103138.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong's effort to penalize protests is creating a feedback loop
Pacific Standard, August 23, 2017
https://psmag.com/social-justice/hong-kong-protest-feedback-loop

Jailed activist Joshua Wong “proud of Hongkongers” for big turnout at Sunday’s protest
Hong Kong Free Press, August 23, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/23/jailed-activist-joshua-wong-proud-hongkongers-big-turnout-sundays-protest/

Related:
Supporters of jailed Hong Kong activists stage solidarity protests in London and Taiwan
Hong Kong Free Press, August 24, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/24/supporters-jailed-hong-kong-activists-stage-solidarity-protests-london-taiwan/

林鄭月娥稱理解父母心情 但不想再評論周永康父親言論 (Carrie Lam says she understands jailed youngsters’ parents, but will not comment on the criticism from Alex Chow’s father)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 24, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1350073-20170824.htm

黃之鋒父續開火:林鄭顛倒是非 石永泰涼薄傲慢助紂為虐 (Joshua Wong’s father: Carrie Lam confuses truth and falsehood; SHIEH Wing-tai is cold-blooded, arrogant, and assists the tyrant)
Mingpao, August 23, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170823/s00001/1503500974884

Badiucao echoes Nobel call for HK democrats
China Digital Times, August 22, 2017
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2017/08/badiucao-echoes-nobel-nomination-call-hk-democrats/

楊潤雄:國教一定做 不設硬指標 兩史課程修訂10月再諮詢 (Secretary for Education: National education is a must, no learning requirement will be set up for HK students, and consultation for two history class courses will start in Oct)
Mingpao, August 24, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20170824/s00002/1503510283373

「一地两检」论坛上 学者炮轰香港高铁「大骗局」 (Scholar criticizes HK high-speed rail as a “big scam” on “one place, two checks” forum)
Radio Free Asia, August 23, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/cp-08232017103619.html

香港特首林郑月娥到访阿里巴巴总部,更多阿里业务将在港布局 (Carrie Lam visited Alibaba headquarter, more Alibaba business will be placed in Hong Kong)
China National Radio, August 23, 2017
http://finance.cnr.cn/gundong/20170823/t20170823_523915402.shtml

Commentary (评论)

With Hong Kong’s young faces of democracy in jail, is civil society being put in chains?
South China Morning Post, August 23, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2107915/hong-kongs-young-faces-democracy-jail-civil-society-being

Stop the shameful kowtowing to China: Basic rights and the rule of law are under fire in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Free Press, August 22, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/22/stop-shameful-kowtowing-china-basic-rights-rule-law-fire-hong-kong/

上訴庭就黃之鋒、羅冠聰和周永康的判決──回歸事實 (Rimsky Yuen: back to the truth—the verdict of Joshua Wong, Nathan Law, and Alex Chow from the appeal court)
Mingpao, August 24, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170824/s00022/1503552839047

團結可能比抗爭更需勇氣 ──非建制超黨派聯盟芻議 (Comment on the alliance among non-establishment groups and parties: it takes more courage to unite than to struggle)
Inmediahk, August 24, 2017
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1051627

She is not free: Liu Xia’s “time to mourn” video suggests government propaganda
Huffington Post, August 23, 2017
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/she-is-not-free-liu-xias-time-to-mourn-video-suggests_us_599c95cfe4b056057bddcf0a

Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow are in jail because Hong Kong law demands it
South China Morning Post, August 23, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2107959/joshua-wong-nathan-law-and-alex-chow-are-jail-because-hong

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Fewer Chinese citizens filing petitions against authorities as Beijing tries to curb use
South China Morning Post, August 23, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2107944/fewer-chinese-citizens-filing-petitions-against

Chinese activist Jiang Tianyong's subversion trial dismissed as sham
The Guardian, August 22, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/22/chinese-activist-jiang-tianyong-subversion-trial-dismissed-as-sham

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

Poet held in southern China over planned poetry anthology remembering Liu Xiaobo
Radio Free Asia, August 22, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/poet-08222017110033.html

Related:
广州诗人浪子参与编选刘晓波纪念诗集被拘 (Guangzhou poet Liangzi involved in compiling Liu Xiaobo commemorative poetry anthology is arrested)
Voice of America, August 23, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/guangzhou-poet-detained-by-police/3997017.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Second academic journal published by Cambridge University Press says China tried to block articles
South China Morning Post, August 22, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2107746/second-academic-journal-says-china-tried-block-articles

Hong Kong (香港)

又卷入"占中"案件 黄之锋再次受审 (Another "Occupy" case, Josuhua Wong stands trial again)
Deustche Welle, August 22, 2017
http://www.dw.com/zh/律师江天勇煽颠罪庭审结束-择日宣判/a-40188593

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong "can’t help but laugh" after learning of record turnout for protest march against his jailing
South China Morning Post, August 23, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2107923/hong-kong-activist-joshua-wong-cant-help-laugh-after

Commentary (评论)

The jailing of the Occupy trio: Was that a judgement… or an opinion piece?
Hong Kong Free Press, August 23, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/23/jailing-occupy-trio-judgement-opinion-piece/

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China begins trial of prominent rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong
Reuters, August 22, 2017
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-rights-idUSKCN1B209H

Related:
709律師江天勇認煽動顛覆罪 法庭擇日判 江妻指夫酷刑下被迫認罪 (709 lawyer Jiang Tianyong confesses to inciting subversion of state power; Jiang’s wife says husband was tortured and forced to confess)
Mingpao, August 22, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170822/s00004/1503379058579

Prominent Chinese rights activist Jiang Tianyong “confesses” to inciting subversion of state power
Hong Kong Free Press, August 22, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/22/prominent-chinese-rights-activist-jiang-tianyong-confesses-inciting-subversion-state-power/

Detained Chinese rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang shortlisted for Dutch Human Rights Tulip award
Hong Kong Free Press, August 22, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/22/detained-chinese-rights-lawyer-wang-quanzhang-shortlisted-dutch-human-rights-tulip-award/

新疆博乐一哈萨克族人因“泄密罪”判囚10年 (Kazakhs man in Xinjiang sentenced to ten years in prison for leaking state secrets)
Radio Free Asia, August 21, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql2-08212017103035.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Cambridge University Press reverses China censorship move
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 21, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40998129

China's propaganda machine in overdrive
Al Jazeera, August 21, 2017
http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/listeningpost/2017/08/china-propaganda-machine-overdrive-170819132124484.html

After criticism, publisher reverses decision to bow to China’s censors
学界谴责请愿,剑桥大学出版社收回撤稿决定
The New York Times, August 21, 2017
EN: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/21/world/asia/china-quarterly-cambridge-university-press-censorship-publisher-reverses-decision-to-bow-to-chinas-censors.html
CH: https://cn.nytimes.com/china/20170822/china-quarterly-cambridge-university-press-censorship-publisher-reverses-decision-to-bow-to-chinas-censors/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

黑龙江省民代幼教师近4000人集体到该省信访局上访维权 (4,000 teachers in Heilongjiang protest for social security and official status at local letters and visits bureau)
Weiquanwang, August 22, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/08/4000.html

河北网友发帖抱怨医院伙食遭拘引发反弹 (Tens of thousands of netizens in China criticize local police for detaining a man who complains about canteen food quality online)
Voice of America, August 21, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/hebei-police-detains-blogger-who-complains-hospital-food-20170821/3993924.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

7月全国查处违反中央八项规定精神问题4342起 (4,342 cases of party principle violation under investigation in July)
People’s Daily, August 22, 2017
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2017/0822/c1001-29484875.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

第二期“党建专家@互联网企业党员”活动在京举行 (Chinese cyberspace authority holds seminars in Beijing targeting party members in internet companies)
cac.gov.cn, August 17, 2017
http://www.cac.gov.cn/2017-08/17/c_1121500153.htm

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

Authorities in Xinjiang extend Uyghur persecution to region’s ethnic Kyrgyz
Radio Free Asia, August 21, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/kyrgyz-08212017162912.html

Hong Kong (香港)

“Morale boost”: Politicians and activists speak of renewed solidarity at Sunday’s march over protester jailings
Hong Kong Free Press, August 21, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/21/morale-boost-politicians-activists-speak-renewed-solidarity-sundays-march-protester-jailings/

Related:
林鄭月娥首開腔 指刑期覆核不涉政治 案中人非政治犯 (Carrie Lam on the sentencing of 16 young activists: judicial review of the sentences does not involve politics, and the people in those cases are not political prisoners)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 22, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1349513-20170822.htm

Two student activists jailed along with Joshua Wong in Hong Kong moved to separate prisons
South China Morning Post, August 22, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2107763/two-three-jailed-hong-kong-student-activists-moved-separate

Video: Jailing of democracy activists “not political persecution” says Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam
Hong Kong Free Press, August 21, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/21/jailing-democracy-activists-not-political-persecution-says-hong-kong-leader-carrie-lam/

Hong Kong democracy leader Joshua Wong back in dock days after being jailed
Reuters, August 22, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-politics-idUSKCN1B20AU

Related:
佔旺20人涉刑事藐視法庭結案陳詞 黃浩銘黃之鋒應訊 (Student leader Joshua Wong and land rights activist Raphael Wong summoned again for contempt of court charge during “Occupy”)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 22, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1349539-20170822.htm

王丹决定推动港伞运领袖角逐诺贝尔奖 (Wang Dan says he will make efforts to nominate leaders from Umbrella Movement for the next Nobel Peace Prize)
Radio Free Asia, August 21, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/gf1-08212017102451.html

Commentary (评论)

Political Prisoners in Hong Kong
ChinaFile, August 17, 2017
http://www.chinafile.com/conversation/political-prisoners-hong-kong

China’s bid to block my journal’s articles is a new attack on academic freedom
The Guardian, August 21, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/aug/21/china-bid-block-china-quarterly-attack-academic-freedom

Gao Zhisheng disappears
The Wall Street Journal, August 22, 2017
https://www.wsj.com/articles/gao-zhisheng-disappears-1503258811

Monday, August 21, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Liu Xia appears for first time since husband Liu Xiaobo's funeral
Reuters, August 19, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/19/liu-xia-appears-for-first-time-since-husband-liu-xiaobos-funeral

Related:
Video: Another mysterious clip purporting to depict wife of dissident Liu Xiaobo emerges
Hong Kong Free Press, August 21, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/21/__trashed-10/

再有劉霞影片流出 旁白男細聲提示「下一句」 (Another video of Liu Xia released online, male whispers instructions in the background)
Hkcnews, August 21, 2017
https://www.hkcnews.com/article/6329/劉曉波-劉霞-6329/再有劉霞影片流出-旁白男細聲提示「下一句」

Liu Xiaobo’s Death is a Stain on the CPC, International Community Must Press for Liu Xia’s Freedom
刘晓波之死是中共污点,国际社会必须施压让刘霞获得自由
Human Rights in China, July 13, 2017
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/statement/liu-xiaobos-death-stain-cpc-international-community-must-press-liu-xias-freedom
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/statement/liu-xiaobos-death-stain-cpc-international-community-must-press-liu-xias-freedom

維權律師江天勇明受審 妻籲圍觀 (Wife of rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong calls for attention as Jiang faces trial on Tuesday)
Mingpao, August 21, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20170821/s00013/1503252133730

709家属:亲人不回绝不休 (Families of 709 lawyers and activists issue statement saying they will never stop until family members return home)
Weiquanwang, August 19, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/08/709_19.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

陸歌曲情定揚州下架 疑諷江澤民 (Rap song making Jiang Zeming innuendo is banned in China)
Central News Agency, August 20, 2017
http://www.cna.com.tw/news/acn/201708200072-1.aspx

Cambridge University Press censorship “exposes Xi Jinping's authoritarian shift”
The Guardian, August 20,2017
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/aug/20/cambridge-university-press-censorship-exposes-xi-jinpings-authoritarian-shift

Related:
Editor fears chilling effect after articles blocked in China
South China Morning Post, August 19, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2107491/editor-fears-chilling-effect-after-articles-blocked

Don't like our rules? Then leave, China newspaper says after journal censored
Reuters, August 21, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-censorship-journal-idUSKCN1B103J

China bans sensitive, long, and “weird” company names
China Digital Times, August 18, 2017
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2017/08/china-bans-long-weird-sensitive-company-names/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

上海46万“镇保”失地农民的49名代表第35次到上海市社会保障局维权 (49 representatives of farmers who lost their lands protest at Shanghai social security authority for 35th time)
Weiquanwang, August 20, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/08/464935.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

十九大維穩 WhatsApp被失靈 傳內地為全面封鎖試水溫 (WhatsApp temporarily goes offline in China; the authorities said to be planning on a complete ban)
Apple Daily, August 20, 2017
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/news/art/20170820/20126850

Hong Kong (香港)

Tens of thousands protest in Hong Kong over jailing of democracy activists
Reuters, August 20, 2017
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-politics-idUSKCN1B00CK

Related:
Hong Kong urged to free jailed pro-democracy protesters in open letter
The Guardian, August 18, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/18/a-letter-to-china-hong-kongs-democrats-should-be-honoured

数以万计港人游行 声援黄之锋等政治犯 (Tens of thousands of Hong Kongers march to support Joshua Wong and other political prisoners)
Radio Free Asia, August 20, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/cp-08202017155236.html

“It may be hot outside, but not hotter than our anger”: Protest against activist jailings attracts young and old
Hong Kong Free Press, August 21, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/21/may-hot-outside-not-hotter-anger-protest-activist-jailings-attracts-young-old/

如不信一國兩制 范太:最好離開香港 (Rita Fan: if you don’t believe in “one country, two systems,” you better leave Hong Kong)
Sing Tao Daily, August 20, 2017
http://std.stheadline.com/daily/news-content.php?id=1651317&target=2

Hong Kong presents a test of China’s good faith
Financial Times, August 20, 2017
https://www.ft.com/content/d4ec4902-8593-11e7-8bb1-5ba57d47eff7

外交部駐港公署:堅決反對外國政府干預香港港司法 (Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Hong Kong: Firmly oppose foreign gov’t’s interference of justice in Hong Kong)
Mingpao, August 20, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170820/s00001/1503231755804

Commentary (评论)

Legal terrorism? Hong Kong’s all-out attack on pro-democracy parties Demosistō & the League of Social Democrats
Hong Kong Free Press, August 21, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/21/legal-terrorism-hong-kongs-attack-pro-democracy-parties-demosisto-league-social-democrats/

如不信一國兩制 范太:最好離開香港 (Rita Fan: if you don’t believe in “one country, two systems,” you better leave Hong Kong)
Sing Tao Daily, August 20, 2017
http://std.stheadline.com/daily/news-content.php?id=1651317&target=2

Friday, August 18, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

709案代理律师因被软禁提控告 王全璋家人遭恐吓 (709 defense lawyer accuses authorities of placing him under house arrest, Wang Quanzhang’s family suffers intimidation)
Radio Free Asia, August 17, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-08172017114127.html

广东海祭案通报:马强被拘捕 李舒嘉、李肇强获释 目前仍有5人被拘押 (Guangdong Liu Xiaobo sea memorial case update: Ma Qiang arrested, Li Shujia and Li Zhaoqiang released, five currently still detained)
Weiquanwang, August 17, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.com/2017/08/5_17.html

China jails ethnic Kazakh man for “helping others emigrate to Kazakhstan”
Radio Free Asia, August 16, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/kazakh-emigration-08162017132014.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

China targets Alibaba's Taobao, other e-commerce sites, in VPN crackdown
Reuters, August 17, 2017
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-censorship-vpn-idUSKCN1AX0KX

“We were all deceived”: Local Chinese gov’t backtracks after claiming no casualties in fatal mining accident
Hong Kong Free Press, August 16, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/16/deceived-local-chinese-govt-backtracks-claiming-no-casualties-fatal-mining-accident/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

河北廊坊市民办和代课教师200余人穿文化衫在市政府上访维权 (Over 200 teachers in Langfang, Hebei, protest at local gov’t demanding compensation and official status after dismissal)
Weiquanwang, August 17, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/08/200.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Deputy county head fired for lax environmental oversight
Sixth Tone, August 17, 2017
http://www.sixthtone.com/news/1000694/deputy-county-head-fired-for-lax-environmental-oversight#

2 disease control officials punished over HIV/AIDS
China Daily, August 17, 2017
http://www.china.org.cn/china/2017-08/17/content_41424617.htm

山西省长治市政协原副主席魏武被开除公职 (Changzhi, Shanxi CPCC vice-chairwoman Wei Wu dismissed from office)
The Paper, August 17, 2017
http://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_1766572

Former head of Chinese news agency investigated for graft
Reuters, August 16, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption-publishing-idUSKCN1AW0UQ

中央环保督察问责结果或公开 问责级别之高或出乎意料 (Environmental monitoring groups dispatched across the country and may publish their findings)
Legal Daily, August 17, 2017
http://news.xinhuanet.com/legal/2017-08/17/c_1121495329.htm

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

苹果之后轮到淘宝,中国再出手打压VPN (Taobao follows suit of Apple and removes VPN from online stores)
Voice of America, August 18, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/china-intensifying-crackdown-vpn-20170817/3990729.html

北师大将在全部宿舍安装人脸识别门禁系统 步入全面刷脸时代 (Students at Beijing Normal University have to get their faces scanned to enter dormitories)
Beijing New, August 18, 2017
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2017/08/18/454750.html

国内首个邪教举报求助网络平台落成 举报最高可获2000元奖励 (China’s first cult reporting and assistance-seeking website is now active, reporters can be rewarded up to 2,000 yuan)
Legal Evening News, August 17, 2017
http://www.fawan.com/2017/08/17/386081t185.html?kuaixun&_zbs_baidu_news

浙江省网信办约谈淘宝网、同花顺金融网等5家网站 (Zhejiang cyberspace authority criticizes Taobao and four other websites for selling illegal VPN services and online accounts)
Wang Xin Zhejiang, August 17, 2017
http://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_1765707

China plans to build "world-famous" cybersecurity schools in 10 years
The Diplomat, August 18, 2017
http://thediplomat.com/2017/08/china-plans-to-build-world-famous-cyber-security-schools-in-ten-years/

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

新疆加速汉化 招聘内地3万余人 (Assimilation accelerated in Xinjiang, mainland recruitment exceeds 30,000)
Radio Free Asia, August 17, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql1-08172017114012.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Joshua Wong & Nathan Law’s political party faces wipe-out, as it decries “abuse of judicial procedures”
Hong Kong Free Press, August 17, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/17/joshua-wong-nathan-laws-political-party-faces-wipe-decries-abuse-judicial-procedures/

Related:
“No political motive” behind seeking jail terms for student protesters, Hong Kong justice minister claims
South China Morning Post, August 18, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2107295/no-political-motive-behind-seeking-jail-terms-student

路透社引政府消息:袁國強推翻檢控人員建議 堅持上訴 (Reuters: Rimsky Yuen said to have overruled Hong Kong prosecutors’ recommendation on student leaders’ case and insisted on appealing)
Standnews, August 17, 2017
https://www.thestandnews.com/politics/公民廣場案-路透社引政府消息-袁國強推翻檢控人員建議-堅持上訴/

U.S. politicians warn Hong Kong’s special status may be axed amid “political prosecution” of democracy figures
Hong Kong Free Press, August 17, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/17/us-politicians-warn-hong-kongs-special-status-may-axed-amid-political-prosecution-democracy-figures/

Joshua Wong says party will send “most capable” candidates even if jail keeps him out of by-elections
South China Morning Post, August 17, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/2107129/activist-joshua-wong-says-party-will-send-most-capable

Hong Kong jailings could lend democracy cause greater legitimacy
The Guardian, August 17, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/17/hong-kong-jailings-democracy-greater-legitimacy

美國CECC:北京圖用司法制度打壓香港民主運動 (U.S. Congressional-Executive Commission on China: Beijing is actively trying to decimate the pro-democracy movement, apparently using Hong Kong’s courts and prosecutors to further its political agenda)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 17, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1348811-20170817.htm

10 reactions to Hong Kong’s jailing of democracy figures Joshua Wong, Nathan Law & Alex Chow
Hong Kong Free Press, August 17, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/17/10-reactions-hong-kongs-jailing-democracy-figures-joshua-wong-nathan-law-alex-chow/

Hong Kong’s mainland affairs chief accused of “one country, two systems” breach over by-elections
South China Morning Post, August 17, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2107152/hong-kongs-mainland-affairs-chief-accused-one-country-two

千人政總外集會 聲援東北案13名政治犯 (Over 1,000 gather in front of gov’t headquarters to support the 13 political prisoners in the New Territory land rights case)
Inmediahk, August 17, 2017
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1051449

Commentary (评论)

Political prisoners in Hong Kong
ChinaFile, August 18, 2017
http://www.chinafile.com/conversation/political-prisoners-hong-kong

嶺大學生會會長:繼續抗爭,低潮都要走出嚟 (Lingnan University Student Union President: Continue the struggle and walk out of the slump)
Inmediahk, August 17, 2017
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1051445

周永康父親:做咗嘅事要面對 3年輕人做事無私為子感驕傲 (Father of Alex Chow: I am proud of what the three young people did)
Mingpao, August 17, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170817/s00001/1502961429138

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

刘飞跃被加控“为境外非法提供国家秘密罪” (“Illegally leaking state secrets abroad” added to website founder Liu Feiyue’s charges)
Radio Free Asia, August 16, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/gf1-08162017105148.html

就因吴淦开庭余文生2017年8月12日至14日被软禁一案 余文生向有关部门提起控告 (Lawyer Yu Wensheng sues local authorities for putting him under house arrest on the day of Wu Gan’s trial)
Weiquanwang, August 16, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/08/2017-8-12-14-1967-11-11-24-6-107-602.html

Liu Xia has left Beijing, relatives told, rights group says
Hong Kong Standard, August 16, 2017
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/breaking-news.php?id=95233&sid=4

瞿明学向甘肃省人民检察院提起控告 要求立案追究涉案人员徇私枉法、破坏选举的刑事责任 (Qu Mingxue files accusation against Gansu Provincial People’s Procuratorate, requesting investigation into favoritism and criminal responsibility for sabotaging elections)
Weiquanwang, August 16, 2017
https://wqw2010.blogspot.com/2017/08/blog-post_60.html

限制维权人士行动有新招 张宝成半月两度被指“吸毒”(New tactics to limit actions of human rights activists: Zhang Baocheng accused of “taking drugs” for second time this month)
Radio Free Asia, August 16, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-08162017105030.html

新疆温泉哈萨克族牧民被秘判12年 (Kazakh herdsman sentenced to 12 years in Wenquan, Xinjiang)
Radio Free Asia, August 15, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql1-08152017113604.html

丈夫大陆被拘,妻子奔走联合国呼吁救人 (Wife appeals to United Nations to rescue husband detained in mainland)
Radio Free Asia, August 16, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/gf2-08162017104033.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

福州新店镇强拆 居民割脉抗争 (Resident cuts veins to protest demolitions in Xindian, Fuzhou)
Radio Free Asia, August 16, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-08162017104834.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Official fired after cover-up of fatal mining accident
Sixth Tone, August 15, 2017
http://www.sixthtone.com/news/1000690/official-fired-after-cover-up-of-fatal-mining-accident

Former national legislator sentenced to life imprisonment for organizing prostitution
Xinhua, August 15, 2017
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-08/15/c_136528328.htm

Former head of Chinese news agency investigated for graft
Reuters, August 16, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption-publishing-idUSKCN1AW0UQ

福建前7月1068人违反八项规定被处分 含8名厅官 (Fujian punishes 1,068 officials for violating party principles during the first seven months of 2017)
People.com, August 17, 2017
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2017/0817/c1001-29477104.html

贵州:上半年处理违规违纪纪检监察干部218人 (Guizhou punishes 218 officials from local discipline inspection authority for violating disciplines during the first six months of 2017)
People.com, August 17, 2017
http://politics.people.com.cn/ywkx/n1/2017/0817/c363762-29476392.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Apple's iCloud facility in China to be overseen by Guizhou province
Reuters, August 16, 2017
http://gadgets.ndtv.com/internet/news/apples-icloud-facility-in-china-to-be-overseen-by-guizhou-province-1738370

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong jails Joshua Wong and democracy activists over 2014 Umbrella Movement protests
Hong Kong Free Press, August 17, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/17/breaking-hong-kong-jails-joshua-wong-democracy-activists-2014-umbrella-movement-protests/

Related:
雙學三子改判入獄 黃之鋒囚半年 羅冠聰囚8個月 周永康囚7個月 3人將上訴 (Hong Kong student leaders jailed for six to eight months, all three will appeal)
Mingpao, August 17, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170817/s00001/1502934884818

Asked about jailing of protesters, chief secretary vows to improve communication with city’s youth
South China Morning Post, August 16, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2107014/asked-about-jailing-protesters-chief-secretary-vows-improve

I am mentally prepared for jail, says activist Joshua Wong
Hong Kong Free Press, August 16, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/16/i-mentally-prepared-jail-says-activist-joshua-wong/

Video: “First Umbrella”—the dramatic chain of events which sparked the 2014 pro-democracy Occupy protests
Hong Kong Free Press, August 17, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/17/video-first-umbrella-dramatic-chain-events-sparked-2014-pro-democracy-occupy-protests/

Hong Kong democrat charged with “misleading” police over abduction claim
Reuters, August 17, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-politics-idUSKCN1AX061

Related:
林子健涉誤導警務人員准保釋候訊 (Howard Lam released on bail after being charged with misleading the police)
Apple Daily, August 17, 2017
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/realtime/news/20170817/57091625

香港專上學生聯會就反東北案刑期覆核判決之聲明 (Hong Kong student union issues statement concerning verdicts of New Territory land rights activists)
Inmediahk, August 17, 2017
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1051414

Commentary (评论)

China exercises jurisdiction within Hong Kong borders
The Liberty Web, August 16, 2017
http://eng.the-liberty.com/2017/6878/

China should release Liu Xia, or risk repeating a terrible injustice
The Globe and Mail, August 16, 2017
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/china-should-release-liu-xia-or-risk-repeating-a-terrible-injustice/article35995522/

十三人在獄中失去的自由,是為成全我們的自由 (13 lose their freedom in prison to allow us to have freedom)
Inmediahk, August 17, 2017
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1051420

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

湖南维权律师谢阳继续遭当局严密看管 (Hunan rights lawyer Xie Yang continues to face severe surveillance from authorities)
Radio Free Asia, August 14, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-08142017110712.html

Related:
Chen Guiqiu’s statement of condemnation regarding Xie Yang’s trial
陈桂秋关于谢阳案开庭审理的谴责声明
Human Rights in China, May 6, 2017
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/citizens-square/chen-guiqius-statement-condemnation-regarding-xie-yangs-trial
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/gong-min-yan-chang/chen-gui-qiu-guan-yu-xie-yang-kai-ting-shen-li-de-qian-ze-sheng-ming

See more items on Xie Yang:
http://www.hrichina.org/en/defenders/xie-yang

709李文足的声明 (Li Wenzu, wife of 709 lawyer, criticizes police for lying and intimidating family members in open statement)
Weiquanwang, August 15, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/08/709_95.html

上海维权人士吴玉芬及80岁高龄的杜金媛被关黑监狱至今已40多天仍未获得释放 (80-year-old Du Jinyuan from Shanghai, along with land rights defender Wu Yufen, still held in black jail for over 40 days, without release)
Weiquanwang, August 15, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/08/48.html

新疆温泉哈萨克族牧民被秘判12年 (Kazakh herder in Xinjiang sentenced to 12 years after secret trial)
Radio Free Asia, August 15, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql1-08152017113604.html

China rights activist Wu Gan may face up to 10 years in prison
Voice of America, August 15, 2017
https://www.voanews.com/a/china-activist-trial-wu-gan/3986125.html

前首都师范大学副教授朱德龙因在微信群批评中共总书记习近平搞个人崇拜、封杀网络民意,竟被行政拘留5天 (Capital Normal University associate professor Zhu Delong already detained for five days after criticizing CCP General Secretary Xi Jinping on WeChat for engaging in self-worship and blacklisting netizens)
Weiquanwang, August 15, 2017
https://wqw2010.blogspot.com/2017/08/5.html

完善以宪法为核心的中国特色社会主义法律体系 (To perfect a socialist legal system with Chinese characteristics and the Constitution at its core)
People’s Daily, August 14, 2017
http://zj.people.com.cn/n2/2017/0814/c186327-30604076.html