Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

刑法修正案(十)拟增加“侮辱国歌罪” 公共场合歪唱国歌可处三年以下徒刑 (Criminal Law amendment to add crime of “insulting national anthem” which is to be punishable by 3 years in prison)
Beijing News, October 31, 2017
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2017/10/31/462290.html

Related:
China considers three-year jail terms for disrespecting national anthem
Reuters, October 31, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-law-anthem/china-considers-three-year-jail-terms-for-disrespecting-national-anthem-idUSKBN1D0075

Chinese artist kidnapped, told to leave Beijing artists' village
Radio Free Asia, October 30, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/artist-10302017145738.html

新疆昌吉、伊犁警方抓捕多名哈萨克人 (Many Kazakhs arrested by police and sent to “vocational training centers” in Xinjiang)
Radio Free Asia, October 30, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql2-10302017104712.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese universities race to embrace Xi Jinping’s theories
中国高校争相拥抱“习近平思想”
Financial Times, October 30, 2017
EN: https://www.ft.com/content/7002d916-bd47-11e7-b8a3-38a6e068f464
CH: http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001074874

Government Accountability (政府问责)

87人因违规配备使用公务用车被处理 (Nanchang, Jiangxi, investigates and punishes 87 people for using public vehicles in violation of regulations)
People’s Daily, October 31, 2017
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2017/1031/c1001-29617537.html

维族医师揭露器官移植黑幕 吁关注新疆人权 (Uyghur doctor reveals organ transplant scandal and calls for attention to human rights in Xinjiang)
Radio Free Asia, October 30, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/hx-10302017101954.html

Hong Kong (香港)

擲三文治案 吳文遠罪成判囚3周 (Avery Ng, chairman of League of Social Democrats, sentenced to three weeks in prison for throwing sandwich at CY Leung)
Mingpao, October 31, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20171031/s00001/1509433849344

Barred UK activist’s new Hong Kong Watch group draws support from British foreign policy heavyweights
South China Morning Post, October 31, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2117715/barred-uk-activists-new-hong-kong-watch-group-draws-support

香港劳工团体游行抗议中共废除集体谈判权 (Hong Kong labor groups march in protest against CPC's denial against right to collective bargaining)
Radio Free Asia, October 30, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/cp2-10302017141646.html

六七暴動、六四事件不列入初中中史修訂課程大綱 (1967 riots and June Fourth excluded from Chinese history curriculum for junior secondary school students)
CitizenNews, October 30, 2017
http://bit.ly/2gRjcyF

Related:
1967 leftist riots and 1989 Tiananmen massacre excluded from Hong Kong’s revised history curriculum
Hong Kong Free Press, October 31, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/10/31/1967-leftist-riots-1989-tiananmen-massacre-excluded-hong-kongs-revised-history-curriculum/

中聯辦約校長教師 談初中中史課程 葉建源憂介入 教聯指純了解沒問題 (Liaison Office calls principals and teachers to talk about Chinese history curriculum)
Mingpao, October 30, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20171030/s00002/1509300131318

Related:
Beijing officials in Hong Kong invite principals to discuss Chinese history school subject
Hong Kong Free Press, October 30, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/10/30/beijing-officials-hong-kong-invite-principals-discuss-chinese-history-school-subject/

TVB抽起《頭條新聞》播習近平講話 通訊局發強烈勸喻促遵從指示 無綫:應終止不合時宜的規定 (TVB “advised strongly” by Communication Authority to replace program with showing of Xi Jinping’s speech)
Mingpao, October 30, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20171030/s00001/1509352722166

Commentary (评论)

The path to speaking up for trans people in China
Wagic, October 30, 2017
https://www.wagic.org/blank-2/2017/10/30/The-Path-To-Speaking-Up-For-Trans-People-in-China

A brief taste of freedom reminds me to never stop fighting for Hong Kong
The Guardian, October 29, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/commentisfree/2017/oct/29/a-brief-taste-of-freedom-reminds-me-to-never-stop-fighting-for-hong-kong

Access to Justice (司法公正)

党的领导是中国特色社会主义法治最根本的保证 ("Socialism with Chinese Characteristics": Party leadership is the most fundamental guarantee of ruling by law)
Legal Daily, October 25, 2017
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2017-10/26/content_7369291.htm?node=5955

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese universities race to establish Xi Jinping Thought institutes to help leader’s ideas "enter students’ hearts and minds"
South China Morning Post, October 30, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2117629/chinese-universities-race-establish-xi-jinping-thought

Government Accountability (政府问责)

中共中央办公厅印发《关于在全国各地推开国家监察体制改革试点方案》 (Central Office of the CCP issues “Pilot Plan for Launching National Supervision System Reforms across the Country”)
Central People’s Government, October 25, 2017
http://www.gov.cn/zhengce/2017-10/29/content_5235245.htm

十八届中央纪律检查委员会向中国共产党第十九次全国代表大会的工作报告 (Work report of the 18th Central Commission of Discipline Inspection presented to the 19th Party Congress)
Xinhua, October 29, 2017
http://news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2017-10/29/c_1121873020.htm

前三季度全国纪检监察机关处分33.8万人 包括56名省部级及以上干部 (National discipline inspection organs punished 338,000 people, including 56 provincial level or above cadres in 1st 3 quarters of 2017)
Xinhua, October 29, 2017
http://news.xinhuanet.com/2017-10/29/c_1121873608.htm

China attacks “schemers and plotters” and pledges to set up state anti-corruption unit
The Guardian, October 30, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/30/china-attacks-schemers-and-plotters-and-pledges-to-set-up-state-anti-corruption-unit

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

11月新规:保险业实施双录 互联网域名管理明确责任 (New regulations in November: Both videotaping and recording required in insurance industry; clear responsibilities defined for management of Internet Domain Names)
China News, October 27, 2017
http://www.chinanews.com/gn/2017/10-27/8361555.shtml

Related:
互联网域名管理办法 (Internet Domain Name Management Measures)
Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People's Republic of China, September 1, 2017
http://www.miit.gov.cn/n1146285/n1146352/n3054355/n3057254/n3057264/c5778555/content.html

国家互联网信息办公室公布《互联网新闻信息服务单位内容管理从业人员管理办法》(Cyberspace Administration of China issues “Management Measures for Content Management Practitioners in Internet News Information Service Units”)
Cyberspace Administration of China, October 30, 2017
http://www.cac.gov.cn/2017-10/30/c_1121877890.htm

国家互联网信息办公室公布《互联网新闻信息服务新技术新应用安全评估管理规定》(Cyberspace Administration of China issues “Management Measures for Security Assessments of New Technology and Applications in Internet News Information Services”)
Cyberspace Administration of China, October 30, 2017
http://www.cac.gov.cn/2017-10/30/c_1121878100.htm

重拳出击形成有力震慑 ——三季度全国网信行政执法工作取得明显成效 (Law enforcement work on national Internet information administration achieves remarkable results in third quarter)
Cyberspace Administration of China, October 27, 2017
http://www.cac.gov.cn/2017-10/27/c_1121868206.htm

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong’s High Court rules police need a warrant to search mobile phones
South China Morning Post, October 27, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/2117341/hong-kongs-high-court-rules-police-need-warrant-search

Bookseller Gui Minhai “half free” after being detained in China for two years
The Guardian, October 27, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/27/bookseller-gui-minhai-half-free-detained-china

Commentary (评论)

The 14 “upholds” of China’s “new era” of socialism have something missing: human rights
Hong Kong Free Press, October 29, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/10/29/14-upholds-chinas-new-era-socialism-something-missing-human-rights/

Inside China’s secret “magic weapon” for worldwide influence
The Financial Times, October 26, 2017
https://www.ft.com/content/fb2b3934-b004-11e7-beba-5521c713abf4

Friday, October 27, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China releases women's rights activist who supported Hong Kong's democracy movement
Radio Free Asia, October 26, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/activist-release-10262017142622.html

新疆哈萨克族留学生一家四口被捕 (Four family members of Kazakh student studying in Egypt arrested in Xinjiang)
Radio Free Asia, October 26, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql2-10262017104004.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

An inconvenient truth? China omits key figures that may have highlighted its demographic time bomb from official statistics
South China Morning Post, October 27, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/economy/article/2117167/inconvenient-truth-china-omits-key-figures-may-have-highlighted

Today’s front pages in China are all the same
Quartz, October 26, 2017
https://qz.com/1112320/chinas-19th-party-congress-the-front-pages-of-chinas-top-newspapers-are-all-the-same-today-and-all-about-xi-jinping/

Chinese President Xi Jinping calls for “objective reporting” as some foreign media barred from Communist Party press conference
South China Morning Post, October 25, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2116923/no-smiles-no-waves-no-speeches-how-chinas-new-leaders

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

上海公民举行今年第19次上街举牌要求批准《公民权利和政治权利国际公约》和要求官员公开财产的抗争活动 (Citizens in Shanghai hold placards on streets demanding ratification of ICCPR and officials to declare their properties)
Weiquanwang, October 27, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/10/19_27.html

Politburo boy band? An alternative take on China's new leaders
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 25, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-41744945

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Three disgraced Chinese Communist Party officials accused of trying to rig elections
South China Morning Post, October 26, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2117190/three-disgraced-chinese-communist-party-officials

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

After China's party congress wraps up, security clampdown remains in place
Radio Free Asia, October 26, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/congress-security-10262017125948.html

Hong Kong (香港)

獨立中文作家筆會:桂民海與妻暫住寧波 將申護照望返德國 (Independent Chinese Pen: Gui Minhai stays with wife in Ningbo, Zhejiang, and will apply for passport to go to Germany)
Mingpao, October 27, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20171027/s00004/1509062826036

Related:
Dissident bookseller Gui Minhai is staying in Eastern China and wishes to return to Europe, says friend
Hong Kong Free Press, October 27, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/10/27/dissident-bookseller-gui-minhai-staying-eastern-china-wishes-return-europe-says-friend/

關注組集會反一地兩檢 學者專家同斥政府不斷講大話 (Concern group protests against co-location arrangement, as scholars and experts criticize government for lying)
Inmediahk, October 26, 2017
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1052953

黃仁龍對宣誓風波觸發釋法感可惜 形容「政治味非常濃」 (Wong Yan-lung, former Secretary for Justice, says pity and “very political” that oath-taking triggered NPC’s interpretation of the Basic Law)
HK01, October 26, 2017
http://bit.ly/2yVuFI4

Related:
“Pity” that Beijing interpreted Basic Law during oath-taking saga, former Hong Kong justice chief says
South China Morning Post, October 27, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2117229/pity-beijing-interpreted-basic-law-during-oath-taking-saga

Commentary (评论)

封建官吏推動的現代化 — 論中共十九大 (On 19th party congress: Modernization forwarded by feudalistic bureaucrats)
Inmediahk, October 27, 2017
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1052963

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

广东人权捍卫者苏昌兰今刑满出狱 (Guangdong human rights defender Su Changlan finishes prison term and is released)
Weiquanwang, October 26, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/10/blog-post_63.html

静海警方:李文星被传销组织送归途中意外溺亡 不予刑事立案 (Tianjin police refuse to file criminal case saying university graduate Li Wenxing drowned accidentally when pyramid scheme gang sent him to train station)
Beijing News, October 25, 2017
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2017/10/25/461717.html

China lawyer recounts torture under Xi's “war on law”
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 25, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-china-blog-41661862

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China’s middle class incomes fail to take off in 2017
China Labor Bulletin, October 25, 2017
http://www.clb.org.hk/content/china’s-middle-class-incomes-fail-take-2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

湖北鄂州公安机关“政治体检”: 整治47名“吃空饷”民警 (Hubei punishes 47 police officers who get paid without working)
Chutian Metropolis Daily, October 26, 2017
http://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_1838624

湖南紧盯一把手腐败:五年立案查处违纪一把手4615人 (Hunan investigates 4,615 people who hold director positions for party principle violation during past five years)
Central Commission for Discipline Inspection Magazine, October 26, 2017
http://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_1828497

Higher profile for anti-corruption watchdogs as China’s graft-busters rise up the rungs of power
South China Morning Post, October 26, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2117005/higher-profile-anti-corruption-watchdogs-chinas-graft

国家监察法在制定过程中还需解决哪些问题 (What questions need to be answered during legislation of National Supervision Law)
Legal Daily, October 25, 2017
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/commentary/content/2017-10/25/content_7367498.htm

China's Xi taps low-profile official to take over war on graft
Reuters, October 25, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-congress-corruption/chinas-xi-taps-low-profile-official-to-take-over-war-on-graft-idUSKBN1CU1BM

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

网络综合治理体系如何构建 (How to build comprehensive governance system of Internet)
Legal Daily, October 25, 2017
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2017-10/25/content_7366648.htm

Chinese uni uses facial recognition to track absent students
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 25, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-41749929

Hong Kong (香港)

国际人权组织担忧香港书商桂民海是否真自由 (Int’l human rights organisations worry whether HK book seller Gui Minhai is really free)
Voice of America, October 26, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/hong-kong-gui-minhai/4086905.html

劉兆佳料民主派與中央未來20年對普選不會找到共同點 (Liu Zhaojia expects pro democracy camp to find no common ground with Central Government in terms of universal suffrage in next twenty years)
Radio Television Hong Kong, October 26, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1361341-20171026.htm

林鄭:不排除同步啟動「三步走」 強調非威脅 (Carrie Lam says won’t rule out chance of simultaneously starting “three-step” co-location arrangement and emphasizes that it is not a threat)
Mingpao, October 26, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20171026/s00001/1508984786119

Related:
Images of “dormitory” for mainland officers at Express Rail terminus contradict gov’t claims
FactWire, October 25, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/10/25/images-dormitory-mainland-officers-express-rail-terminus-contradict-govt-claims/

關注組集會抗議 吳靄儀:現況比反831更嚴峻 (Concern group protests against co-location arrangement and Margaret Ng says situation is more dire than NPC’s 831 interoperation of the Basic Law)
Inmediahk, October 25, 2017
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1052929

Hong Kong’s opposition prevents Carrie Lam’s motion on joint rail checkpoint plan
South China Morning Post, October 25, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2116995/hong-kongs-opposition-prevents-carrie-lams-motion-joint-rail

Hong Kong police to get awards for security work during visit of Chinese president Xi Jinping
South China Morning Post, October 26, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/2116976/hong-kong-police-get-awards-security-work-during-visit

是否強制學生看《基本法》研討會 林鄭:學生可合上眼 (Carrie Lam says students are not forced to watch seminar on the Basic Law as they can choose to close their eyes)
Radio Televison Hong Kong, October 25, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1361281-20171025.htm

Activist Joshua Wong freed on bail: We will “fight together” for Hong Kong democracy
Hong Kong Free Press, October 24, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/10/24/activist-joshua-wong-freed-bail-will-fight-together-hong-kong-democracy/

Commentary (评论)

十九大收緊自治 香港一個獨特功能將消失 (Unique function of Hong Kong will disappear as 19th party congress tightens control over autonomy)
Mingpao, October 26, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20171026/s00022/1508936385225

Xi Jinping unveils China’s new leaders but no clear successor
没有接班人的“新时代”:习近平大权独揽
The New York Times, October 26, 2017
EN: https://cn.nytimes.com/china/20171026/xi-jinping-china/en-us/
CH: https://cn.nytimes.com/china/20171026/xi-jinping-china/

The rule of law stands firm in Hong Kong
The Guardian, October 25, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/25/the-rule-of-law-stands-firm-in-hong-kong

China refuses to admit it has a rape problem. I would know.
Foreign Policy, October 25, 2017
http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/10/25/china-refuses-to-admit-it-has-a-rape-problem-i-would-know/

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

“709案”代理律师李昱函在沈阳被警方带走 至今失联 (709 lawyer’s defense counsel Li Yuhan taken by police in Shenyang on Oct 9 and remains incommunicado)
Radio Free Asia, October 24, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/gf1-10242017103306.html

广州当局再次拒绝律师会见遭刑拘词曲作者徐琳 (Guangzhou authorities ban lawyer from meeting with criminally detained songwriter Xu Lin again)
Radio Free Asia, October 24, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/gf2-10242017103336.html

打通司法行政改革“最后一公里” (Pushing through the “last mile” of judicial administration reform)
Legal Daily, October 24, 2017
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2017-10/24/content_7365309.htm?node=5955

Access to Information (信息公开)

Protest after Western media “troublemakers” barred from Xi Jinping speech
The Guardian, October 25, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/25/protest-after-western-media-troublemakers-barred-from-xi-jinping-speech

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

19大之际,上海公民上街举牌要求:“终结一党专政”、“反对迫害,释放政治犯”、“解除党禁报禁,兑现结社自由”、“废除言论审查,保障言论自由” (Citizens in Shanghai protest during 19th party congress by holding placards demanding end of one party dictatorship, release of political prisoners)
Weiquanwang, October 24, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/10/19_24.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China unveils new leadership, with Xi Jinping more powerful than ever
The New York Times, October 24, 2017
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/24/world/asia/xi-jinping-china.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China’s Communist Party is all in on the power of technology
Quartz, October 25, 2017
https://qz.com/1102948/chinas-communist-party-is-all-in-on-the-power-of-technology-and-thats-tricky-for-its-tech-giants/

China creates “database of voices” to boost surveillance
Time, October 23, 2017
http://time.com/4992849/china-voice-database-surveillance/

Hong Kong (香港)

China is said to free Hong Kong bookseller, but family says he’s missing
香港书商“获释”后仍然下落不明
The New York Times, October 25, 2017
EN: https://cn.nytimes.com/china/20171025/gui-minhai-hong-kong-bookseller/en-us/
CH: https://cn.nytimes.com/china/20171025/gui-minhai-hong-kong-bookseller/

Bailed activists Joshua Wong and Nathan Law share experiences of prison life
Hong Kong Free Press, October 25, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/10/25/bailed-activists-joshua-wong-nathan-law-share-experiences-prison-life/

Related:
羅冠聰和黃之鋒稱繼續堅持爭取民主信念 (Nathan Law and Joshua Wong say that they will continue to fight for democracy and their belief)
Radio Television Hong Kong, October 24, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1361041-20171024.htm

林鄭對習近平發言感鼓舞 直言最關心香港部分 (Carrie Lam says Hong Kong is inspired by Xi Jinping’s speech and she cares most about part of Hong Kong)
Mingpao, October 25, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20171025/s00001/1508900192428

陳帆指高鐵對香港貢獻巨大 應盡快通過一地兩檢議案 (Frank Chan, Secretary for Transport and Housing, says high-speed rail makes great contribution to Hong Kong and motion of co-location arrangement should be passed as soon as possible)
Radio Television Hong Kong, October 25, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1361190-20171025.htm

Related:
Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong to re-enter the fray at rally against high-speed rail checkpoint plan
South China Morning Post, October 25, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2116839/hong-kong-activist-joshua-wong-re-enter-fray-rally-against

Commentary (评论)

中共十九大七常委档案:细看中国最有权势的七个人 (A closer look at profiles of seven most powerful men in China)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 25, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/chinese-news-41745184

The banner of “Xi Jinping thought” marches out into the world
Hong Kong Free Press, October 25, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/10/25/xi-jinpings-banner-marches-world/

Xi Jinping: has China’s strongman forgotten the perils of power?
The Guardian, October 25, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/25/xi-jinping-has-china-strongman-forgotten-the-perils-of-power

How Mao molded communism to create a new China
毛泽东的共产主义和“新中国”
The New York Times, October 24, 2017
EN: https://cn.nytimes.com/opinion/20171024/how-mao-molded-communism-to-create-a-new-china/en-us/
CH: https://cn.nytimes.com/opinion/20171024/how-mao-molded-communism-to-create-a-new-china/

The Guardian view on Chinese politics: an age of ambition
The Guardian, October 24, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/oct/24/the-guardian-view-on-chinese-politics-an-age-of-ambition

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

習近平思想入中共黨章表決通過 (19th party congress votes and approves inclusion of “Xi Jinping thought” in CPC constitution)
Mingpao, October 24, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20171024/s00004/1508817517181

Related:
President Xi Jinping tightens his grip on China as name added to Communist constitution
Agence France-Presse, October 24, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/10/24/just-president-xi-jinping-joins-mao-chinese-communist-party-constitution/

十九大提出的“立法清单”,全国人大将如何落实? (How will NPC implement legislation list proposed by 19th party congress?)
23 Xi Jiao Min Xiang, October 23, 2017
http://news.ifeng.com/a/20171023/52760788_0.shtml

Access to Information (信息公开)

China's 19th party congress sends a message to Chinese media
The Diplomat, October 18, 2017
https://thediplomat.com/2017/10/chinas-19th-party-congress-sends-a-message-to-chinese-media/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese Communist Party vows to “sinicize religions” in China
The Diplomat, October 24, 2017
https://thediplomat.com/2017/10/chinese-communist-party-vows-to-sinicize-religions-in-china/

Chinese military veterans skeptical over president's promise to “protect their rights”
Radio Free Asia, October 23, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/veterans-10232017114254.html

China's complicated approach to transgender rights
The Diplomat, October 23, 2017
https://thediplomat.com/2017/10/chinas-complicated-approach-to-transgender-rights/

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

政法+人工智能 如何满足人民新期待 (How can political and legal work, as well as artificial intelligence, meet people’s new expectations)
Legal Daily, October 23, 2017
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2017-10/23/ content_7365190.htm

Hong Kong (香港)

習近平稱要讓港澳同胞共擔民族復興責任 (Xi Jinping says people in Hong Kong and Macau will share responsibility for national rejuvenation)
Radio Television Hong Kong, October 24, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1360942-20171024.htm

回應教育部長國教言論 林鄭籲勿以有色眼鏡看中央關懷 (Carrie Lam responds to comments of Chinese education chief on national education: don’t look at Central Government’s care through colored lenses)
Mingpao, October 24, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20171024/s00001/1508812842680

Related:
Carrie Lam: Do not interpret mainland official’s comments on national education through colored lenses
Hong Kong Free Press, October 24, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/10/24/carrie-lam-not-interpret-mainland-officials-comments-national-education-coloured-lenses/

終審法院批准黃之鋒羅冠聰保釋等候上訴 (Court of Final Appeal approves bail of Joshua Wong and Nathan Law until their appeal applications are heard)
Radio Television Hong Kong, October 24, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1360907-20171024.htm

Related:
Jailed Hong Kong democracy activists Joshua Wong and Nathan Law freed on bail by Court of Final Appeal
Hong Kong Free Press, October 24, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/10/24/breaking-jailed-hong-kong-activists-joshua-wong-nathan-law-freed-bail-court-final-appeal/

Pro-democracy lawmaker questions need for new police division tackling protests and terrorism
Hong Kong Free Press, October 23, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/10/23/pro-democracy-lawmaker-questions-need-new-police-division-tackling-protests-terrorism/

Commentary (评论)

What it could mean if China’s leader won’t name an heir
习近平料将推迟确立接班人,这意味着什么?
The New York Times, October 24, 2017
EN: https://cn.nytimes.com/china/20171024/china-xi-jinping-successor/en-us/
CH: https://cn.nytimes.com/china/20171024/china-xi-jinping-successor/

中共十九大:港台的希望与恐惧 (19th party congress: hopes and fears of Hong Kong and Taiwan)
Deutsche Welle, October 23, 2017
http://bit.ly/2y29EHt

Monday, October 23, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China wrongly detained 3 human rights activists, U.N. experts say
联合国人权小组呼吁中国释放三名活动人士
The New York Times, October 23, 2017
EN: https://cn.nytimes.com/china/20171023/china-activists-arrested-united-nations/en-us/
CH: https://cn.nytimes.com/china/20171023/china-activists-arrested-united-nations/

For some Chinese dissidents, party congress means a paid “vacation”
Reuters, October 22, 2017
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-congress-rights-insight/for-some-chinese-dissidents-party-congress-means-a-paid-vacation-idUSKBN1CR01T

党是全面依法治国坚强领导核心 (Party is strong and leading core for comprehensively ruling the country by law)
Legal Daily, October 20, 2017
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2017-10/20/content_7362645.htm

Access to Information (信息公开)

“Into the brains” of China’s children: Xi Jinping’s “thought” to become compulsory school topic
South China Morning Post, October 23, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2116504/brains-chinas-children-xi-jinpings-thought-become

党的十九大举行第二场记者招待会 介绍加强思想道德和文化建设情况 (Second press conference of 19th party congress introduces work on ideology, ethics and culture)
Xinhua News Agency, October 20, 2017
http://news.xinhuanet.com/2017-10/20/c_1121833475.htm

Government Accountability (政府问责)

He’s the anti-graft tsar about to leave China’s top leadership. So what will happen to Wang Qishan?
South China Morning Post, October 22, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2116284/hes-anti-graft-tsar-about-leave-chinas-top-leadership

广东省检察院出台八小时外监管规定:因私外出当日不回需报备 (Guangdong Province Procuratorate issues regulation to supervise officials outside 8-hour working time)
Yangcheng Evening News, October 20, 2017
http://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_1832057

Hong Kong (香港)

葉建源指陳寶生對香港教育事務發表指向性言論不恰當 (Lawmaker says Chinese education chief’s directive comment over Hong Kong education affairs is inappropriate)
Radio Television Hong Kong, October 23, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1360744-20171023.htm

Related:
教育部長:特區政府有責任推行國民教育 教育部可協助 (Chinese education chief: SAR gov’t is responsible for promoting national education and Chinese education dept. can help)
Radio Television Hong Kong, October 23, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1360737-20171023.htm

Hong Kong teachers must love China to do their job properly, education chief says
South China Morning Post, October 23, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2116503/fortify-teachers-patriotic-mission-chinas-education

O記D隊新出爐 監控大型公眾活動嚴重刑事罪行 (Police launches new team to monitor large-scale public activities and investigate related serious crimes)
HK01, October 22, 2017
https://www.hk01.com/sns/article/124442

Related:
New police division for Hong Kong mass protests sparks fears community relations will worsen
South China Morning Post, October 22, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/2116499/new-police-division-hong-kong-mass-protests-sparks-fears

二百人香港夜祭刘晓波逝世百日 (200 in HK mourn for Liu Xiaobo on 100th day after his death)
Radio Free Asia, October 22, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/cp-10222017113037.html

北京批英方对人权人士被拒入境香港问题的表态 (Beijing criticizes Britain for “wrong comments and actions” over entry ban of Benedict Rogers)
Voice of America, October 21, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/hk-mofa-20171020/4079868.html

Commentary (评论)

習大帝專權對香港的影響 (Emperor Xi’s dictatorship and how it affects Hong Kong)
Apple Daily, October 20, 2017
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/news/art/20171020/20188621

不再幻想,堅決抗爭——中共治港二十年政策回顧 (Stop dreaming, determined to fight—a review of how CPC ruled Hong Kong during past 20 years)
CitizenNews, October 19, 2017
http://bit.ly/2h1Noro

Friday, October 20, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

UN tells China to release human rights activists and pay them compensation
The Guardian, October 20, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/20/un-china-report-release-human-rights-activists-pay-compensation

Chinese police detain, “disappear” dozens of rights activists, petitioners
Radio Free Asia, October 19, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/congress-disappeared-10192017133618.html

党的十九大新闻中心举行首场集体采访 关注推进全面依法治国 (19th party congress press center hosts first group interview focusing on promoting “Comprehensively Ruling the Country by Law”)
Xinhua News Agency, October 19, 2017
http://news.xinhuanet.com/politics/19cpcnc/2017-10/19/c_1121827924.htm

读懂十九大报告中全面推进依法治国的新内涵 (To understand new connotation of “Comprehensively Ruling the Country by Law” in 19th party congress report)
Legal Daily, October 19, 2017
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/commentary/content/2017-10/19/content_7362278.htm?node=34251

Access to Information (信息公开)

中宣部副部長孫志軍:高度重視宣傳思想文化工作 (Propaganda deputy Sun Zhijun: Party attaches great importance to propaganda, thinking, and culture work)
Radio Television Hong Kong, October 20, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1360287-20171020.htm

Government Accountability (政府问责)

A kinder, gentler new anti-corruption system for China?
South China Morning Post, October 20, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2116151/kinder-gentler-new-anti-graft-system-china

China says hopes U.S. can abandon bias, view China objectively
Reuters, October 19, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-india-tillerson-china/china-says-hopes-u-s-can-abandon-bias-view-china-objectively-idUSKBN1CO0VS

中国官员将林肯废奴与中共废西藏农奴制相比较 (Chinese official compares Lincoln emancipating slaves with CPC eradicating serfdom in Tibet)
Radio Free Asia, October 19, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/nu-10192017112155.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

“刷脸”作证:广州现全国首例证人通过微信小程序远程作证案 (First case of witness giving testimony remotely using WeChat facial recognition function takes place in Guangzhou)
The Paper, October 19, 2017
http://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_1830867

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong soccer fans’ booing of China's national anthem soon to be illegal
Radio Free Asia, October 20, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/hongkong-anthem-10192017150227.html

If you think protest is finished in Hong Kong, think again
The Economist, October 19, 2017
https://www.economist.com/news/china/21730411-next-stand-could-be-uglier-if-you-think-protest-finished-hong-kong-think-again

Pro-Beijing lawmaker Junius Ho urges HKU Council to suspend Occupy protest leader Benny Tai
Hong Kong Free Press, October 19, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/10/19/pro-beijing-lawmaker-junius-ho-urges-hku-council-suspend-occupy-protest-leader-benny-tai/

李飛指追溯期由人大常委會決定 法律學者斥毀一國兩制 (Li Fei says NPC decides whether National Anthem Law will be retroactive; law scholar criticizes it as ruining “One Country, Two Systems”)
HK01, October 18, 2017
https://www.hk01.com/港聞/126854/-國歌法-李飛指追溯期由人大常委會決定-法律學者斥毀一國兩制

Commentary (评论)

香港被全面管治新時代 (A new era of Hong Kong under comprehensive control)
Mingpao, October 20, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20171020/s00022/1508420929951

Jailing of Hong Kong democracy activists a failure to uphold international law
South China Morning Post, October 20, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2116227/jailing-hong-kong-democracy-activists-failure-uphold

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

法治中国!习近平说,成立中央全面依法治国领导小组 (Xi Jinping says Central Leading Group for Comprehensively Ruling the Country by Law will be established)
Legal Daily, October 18, 2017
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2017-10/18/content_7360911.htm?node=5955

Related:
为法治强国而歌:十九大报告中的法治“音符” (Rule of law elements in 19th party congress report)
Legal Daily, October 18, 2017
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2017-10/18/content_7361226.htm?node=5955

习近平:制定国家监察法 用留置取代“两规”措施 (Xi Jinping: to enact National Supervision Law and replace discipline inspection rules with detention measures carried out by Supervision Committee)
Xinhua News Agency, October 18, 2017
http://news.ifeng.com/a/20171018/52687822_0.shtml

让审理者裁判 由裁判者负责——十八大以来人民法院司法改革工作述评 (Description and comment of People’s Court judicial reform since 18th party congress)
Supreme People’s Court, October 18, 2017
http://www.court.gov.cn/zixun-xiangqing-64072.html

China’s getting a new law to fight corruption, but there’s still no place for lawyers
South China Morning Post, October 18, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2115966/chinas-getting-new-law-fight-corruption-theres-still-no

Chinese police round up dissidents as Communist Party congress kicks off
Hong Kong Free Press, October 18, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/10/18/chinese-police-round-dissidents-communist-party-congress-kicks-off/

Access to Information (信息公开)

China in cyber lockdown as WeChat, QQ and Weibo ban changes to users’ profiles
South China Morning Post, October 18, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2115913/china-cyber-lockdown-wechat-qq-and-weibo-ban-changes-users

全民观看十九大直播 幼儿园也不放过洗脑 (Even kindergarten children get brainwashed as whole nation watches live broadcast of 19th party congress)
Voice of America, October 18, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/CHINESE-WATCHED-19TH-PARTY-CONGRESS/4075590.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

中纪委副书记杨晓渡:5年处分153.7万人,5.8万人移送司法 (Yang Xiaodu, deputy of Central Commission for Discipline Inspection: 1,537,000 people punished and 58,000 sent to judiciary during past 5 years)
The Beijing News, October 19, 2017
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2017/10/19/461284.html

胡春華:廣東空氣質量雖達標但部分小流域水污染仍嚴重 (Hu Chunhua: air quality in Guangdong meets standard but water pollution in some small basins still severe)
Radio Television Hong Kong, October 19, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1360096-20171019.htm

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Chinese Internet Law: What the West doesn’t see
The Diplomat, October 18, 2017
https://thediplomat.com/2017/10/chinese-internet-law-what-the-west-doesnt-see/

Hong Kong (香港)

張曉明稱習近平工作報告與保障特區高度自治權並不矛盾 (Zhang Xiaoming: there is no contradiction between Xi Jinping’s work report and ensuring high-level of autonomy of Hong Kong)
Radio Television Hong Kong, October 19, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1360025-20171019.htm

Theresa May wants “one country, two systems” respected in wake of Hong Kong barring activist from entering city
South China Morning Post, October 19, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2116067/british-leader-wants-one-country-two-systems-respected-wake

Xi’s speech shows Beijing’s resolve to confront any threat to national unity, academics say
South China Morning Post, October 18, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2115963/xis-speech-shows-beijings-resolve-confront-any-threat

Commentary (评论)

楊庭輝:任意詮釋《基本法》 香港自治權還剩多少? (Yeung Ting-fai: How much autonomy does Hong Kong have left as the Basic Law is being arbitrarily interpreted)
Inmediahk, October 19, 2017
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1052789

How the fall of Causeway Bay Books helped resurrect a long-lost Chinese erotic literature classic
Quartz, October 19, 2017
https://qz.com/1098346/how-the-fall-of-causeway-bay-books-helped-resurrect-a-long-lost-chinese-erotic-literature-classic/

The Guardian view on Xi Jinping: the life and soul of the party
The Guardian, October 18, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/oct/18/the-guardian-view-on-xi-jinping-the-life-and-soul-of-the-party

China is getting better at undermining global human rights
Foreign Policy, October 18, 2017
http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/10/18/china-is-getting-better-at-undermining-global-human-rights/

Chinese author Ma Jian: “The Communist Party keeps their people well-fed, but in a cage”
Deutsche Welle, October 18, 2017
http://www.dw.com/en/chinese-author-ma-jian-the-communist-party-keeps-their-people-well-fed-but-in-a-cage/a-41016073

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

2017年8月份律师协会维权惩戒工作通报 (Report of lawyer associations’ work on defending rights and punishment in August 2017)
Ministry of Justice, October 17, 2017
http://www.moj.gov.cn/2017/1017/9095.html

最高检、司法部:全国人民监督员管理信息系统在山西、吉林等11个省(区、市)试运行 (Supreme People’s Procuratorate and Ministry of Justice: Pilot national people supervisors administration information system launched in Shanxi, Jilin and other 9 provinces, cities or districts)
Supreme People’s Procuratorate, October 17, 2017
http://www.spp.gov.cn/zdgz/201710/t20171017_202680.shtml

曹建明:坚决维护党中央权威和集中统一领导 (Cao Jianming, Procurator-General of the Supreme People's Procuratorate: Uphold firmly the authority and centralized unified leadership of the Party Central Committee)
Supreme People’s Procuratorate, October 17, 2017
http://www.spp.gov.cn/tt/201710/t20171017_202588.shtml

新疆6名哈萨克族人被判刑 一人“非法朝觐”被酷刑致残 (Six Kazakhs sentenced to jail and one tortured and maimed in Xinjiang for going on "illegal pilgrimage”)
Radio Free Asia, October 17, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql2-10172017104953.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

桂民海失聯兩年 筆會籲放人 (Chinese Pen urges Gui Minhai to be released on two years anniversary of his disappearance)
Mingpao, October 18, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20171018/s00013/1508263448984

Taiwan activists call for social media campaign on China's human rights record
台NGO控诉大陆输出人权灾难 吁19大抗议行动
Radio Free Asia, October 18, 2017
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/taiwan-china-10172017143627.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/hcm-10172017101146.html

Cyberspace, religion, lawyers, dissidents: China’s shrinking civil society under Xi Jinping’s crackdown
Agence France-Presse, October 18, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/10/18/cyberspace-religion-lawyers-dissidents-chinas-shrinking-civil-society-xi-jinpings-crackdown/

China on edge amid 19th party congress
The Diplomat, October 17, 2017
https://thediplomat.com/2017/10/china-on-edge-amid-19th-party-congress/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

盘点5年政法机关惩腐:获无期徒刑“大老虎”达19人 (Anti-graft campaign sends 19 “big tigers” in administrative and judicial organs to life sentence during past 5 years)
Legal Daily, October 18, 2017
http://www.chinanews.com/gn/2017/10-18/8354969.shtml

公车压减逾六成 接待支出降幅大 (Public spendings of government vehicles and official receptions down by over 60% during past 5 years)
People’s Daily, October 18, 2017
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2017/1018/c1001-29593123.html

China's Xi vows to carry on anti-corruption crusade
Al Jazeera, October 18, 2017
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/10/china-xi-vows-carry-anti-corruption-crusade-171018045437038.html

China corruption punishments pick up ahead of party congress
Financial Times, October 17, 2017
https://www.ft.com/content/407e9449-564e-3001-8ea4-785e37f22d26

Chinese Communist Party expels former justice minister for “serious discipline problems”
The Diplomat, October 16, 2017
https://thediplomat.com/2017/10/chinese-communist-party-expels-former-justice-minister-for-serious-discipline-problems/

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

最高检发布第九批指导性案例 对惩治计算机网络犯罪提供办案指导 (Supreme People’s Procuratorate issues ninth set of guiding cases providing guidance to handle computer and internet crimes)
Supreme People’s Procuratorate, October 17, 2017
http://www.spp.gov.cn/zdgz/201710/t20171017_202662.shtml

Hong Kong (香港)

習近平:牢牢掌握中央對港澳全面管治權 (Xi Jinping: Central Gov't has firm comprehensive control over Hong Kong and Macau)
Radio Television Hong Kong, October 18, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1359894-20171018.htm

李飛稱人大常委會即將通過將國歌法納入基本法附件三 (Li Fei: NPC will include National Anthem Law under Annex III of the Basic Law)
Radio Television Hong Kong, October 18, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1359832-20171018.htm

中大法律院長:國歌法設追溯期違人權 雙學三子改判不屬一罪兩審 (Head of CUHK faculty of law: Human rights is violated if National Anthem Law is made retroactive; re-sentencing of student leaders should not be classifies as “double jeopardy”)
Mingpao, October 18, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20171018/s00001/1508306070677

Related:
Democracy activist jailings: Int’l lawyers “misunderstand” Hong Kong’s legal system, says Carrie Lam and Justice Dept.
Hong Kong Free Press, October 17, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/10/17/democracy-activist-jailings-intl-lawyers-misunderstand-hong-kongs-legal-system-says-carrie-lam-justice-dept/

中史明年成初中必修科 何漢權:會以中國人身分為光榮 (Chinese history to become compulsory at junior secondary school; chief of Education Convergence says students will be proud of their Chinese identity)
Mingpao, October 17, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20171017/s00001/1508230190366

Britain summons Chinese ambassador after UK activist denied Hong Kong entry
Reuters, October 17, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-britain-hongkong/britain-summons-chinese-ambassador-after-uk-activist-denied-hong-kong-entry-idUSKBN1CM2BC

Related:
羅哲斯被港拒入境釀外交風波 英傳召中國大使 (Britain summons Chinese ambassador after Rogers denied entry into Hong Kong)
Apple Daily, October 17, 2017
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/realtime/news/20171017/57344512

Commentary (评论)

As party gathers, Xi Jinping displays a firm grip on power
十九大开幕:习近平示强权,欲重塑中国政治
The New York Times, October 18, 2017
EN: https://cn.nytimes.com/china/20171018/xi-jinping-communist-party-china/en-us/
CH: https://cn.nytimes.com/china/20171018/xi-jinping-communist-party-china/

Gui Minhai, 2 years on: I was put back on a plane, but Chinese critics of Beijing face a far graver threat
Hong Kong Free Press, October 17, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/10/17/gui-minhai-2-years-i-put-back-plane-chinese-critics-beijing-face-far-graver-threat/

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Liu Xia, widow of Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, “forced to travel” ahead of China’s key Congress meeting, says NGO
Hong Kong Free Press, October 16, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/10/16/liu-xia-widow-nobel-laureate-liu-xiaobo-forced-travel-ahead-chinas-key-congress-meeting-says-ngo/

首批42名港澳律师获中国内地律师“工作证” (First group of 42 Hong Kong and Macau lawyers granted “work permit” as mainland lawyers)
Chinanews, October 16, 2017
http://www.chinanews.com/ga/2017/10-16/8354062.shtml

十二届全国人大常委会第三十次会议10月30日开始举行,将审议刑法修正案(十)草案等 (30th meeting of the 12th NPC Standing Committee to be held on Oct 31 to review Criminal Law Amendment (10) and others)
Legal Daily, October 16, 2017
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2017-10/16/content_7358393.htm

最高人民法院 司法部出台《关于开展律师调解试点工作的意见》 (Supreme People’s Court and Ministry of Justice issues “Opinions on Launch Pilot Work of Lawyer Conciliation”)
Ministry of Justice, October 16, 2017
http://www.moj.gov.cn/2017/1016/9038.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

China's “stability maintenance” agents move to silence critics before party congress
The Guardian, October 17, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/17/china-communist-party-congress-agents-stifle-activists

China state media attacks Western democracy ahead of Congress
Reuters, October 17, 2017
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-congress-politics/china-state-media-attacks-western-democracy-ahead-of-congress-idUSKBN1CM0AB

Related:
Enlightened Chinese democracy puts the West in the shade
Xinhua News Agency, October 17, 2017
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/19thcpcnationalcongress/2017-10/17/content_33364425.htm

China criticized for failing to grant Hong Kong journalists and media outlets access to key Congress meeting
Hong Kong Free Press, October 16, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/10/16/china-criticised-failing-grant-hong-kong-journalists-media-outlets-access-key-congress-meeting/

To inspire young Communists, China turns to "Red Army" schools
中国欲重塑思想政治教育,设立“红军小学”
The New York Times, October 16, 2017
EN: https://cn.nytimes.com/china/20171016/china-schools-propaganda-education/en-us/
CH: https://cn.nytimes.com/china/20171016/china-schools-propaganda-education/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China trumpets minimum wage increases prior to Party Congress
China Labor Bulletin, October 17, 2017
http://www.clb.org.hk/content/china-trumpets-minimum-wage-increases-prior-party-congress

国家社会组织管理局关于开展2017年度全国性社会组织评估工作的通知 (State social organization administration bureau to launch 2017 national social organization evaluation work)
Ministry of Civil Affairs, October 16, 2017
http://www.mca.gov.cn/article/jg/jgsj/201507/20150700847760.shtml

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Bonfire of the freebies: China officials forgo free fruit and haircuts in Xi austerity drive
The Guardian, October 16, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/16/bonfire-of-the-freebies-china-officials-forgo-free-fruit-and-haircuts-in-xi-austerity-drive

China seeks to rid Beijing of smog, dissidents ahead of Communist Party Congress
Radio Free Asia, October 16, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/congress-preparations-10162017152458.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

人脸识别技术迎井喷期 专家建议完善标准保护隐私 (Facial recognition technologies explode and experts recommend to improve privacy protection standards)
Xinhua News Agency, October 16, 2017
http://news.xinhuanet.com/fortune/2017-10/16/c_1121806849.htm

Internet controls could isolate China, German ambassador warns
Reuters, October 16, 2017
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-internet-germany/german-ambassador-warns-that-internet-controls-could-harm-companies-isolate-china-idUSKBN1CL18Q

最高检:今年前9月涉计算机犯罪案件公诉334件710人 (Supreme People’s Procuratorate: 710 people in 334 cases prosecuted for computer involved crimes in first nine months of 2017)
Legal Daily, October 16, 2017
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/xwzx/content/2017-10/16/content_7358242.htm?node=53628

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

北京实施人物同检 地铁安检大混乱 (Chaos in Beijing subway as both persons and objects required to go through security checks)
Radio Free Asia, October 16, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zhengzhi/gf3-10162017104535.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Xi Jinping gets credit for solving Hong Kong’s “unprecedented challenges”
South China Morning Post, October 16, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2115608/chinese-communist-party-praises-xi-jinping-steering-hong

Related:
引領「一國兩制」航船破浪前行 (Ploughing the waves, guiding the ship of “One Country, Two Systems” forward)
Wen Wei Po, October 16, 2017
http://paper.wenweipo.com/2017/10/16/WA1710160001.htm

12國際律師斥判刑違一罪不兩罰原則 律政司反駁:他們不了解案件及香港法律制度 (Department of Justice refutes 12 int’l lawyers’ criticism of “double jeopardy”: they don’t know about the case and legal system in Hong Kong)
Mingpao, October 16, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20171016/s00001/1508158004097

Related:
Democracy activist jailings: Int’l lawyers “misunderstand” Hong Kong’s legal system, says Carrie Lam and Justice Dept.
Hong Kong Free Press, October 17, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/10/17/democracy-activist-jailings-intl-lawyers-misunderstand-hong-kongs-legal-system-says-carrie-lam-justice-dept/

“Absurd” to view visit as meddling in Hong Kong affairs, says human rights activist barred from city
Hong Kong Free Press, October 16, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/10/16/absurd-view-visit-meddling-hong-kong-affairs-says-human-rights-activist-barred-city/

稱九成人支持一地兩檢 林鄭再談學童自殺:傷心關注但不想公開講 (Carrie Lam says 90% of Hongkongers support “one place, two checks” and she is deeply saddened and concerned about students committing suicide but refuses to talk about the issue in public)
Mingpao, October 16, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20171016/s00001/1508149173857

After China makes insulting national anthem illegal, Hong Kong takes steps to enact similar law
South China Morning Post, October 16, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2115503/after-china-makes-insulting-national-anthem-illegal-hong

Commentary (评论)

民主鐵人劉曉波的一生 (The life of Liu Xiaobo, the democracy ironman)
Inmediahk, October 17, 2017
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1052750

Xi Jinping and China’s new era of glory
习近平的千秋大业
The New York Times, October 16, 2017
EN: https://cn.nytimes.com/opinion/20171016/xi-jinping-china/en-us/
CH: https://cn.nytimes.com/opinion/20171016/xi-jinping-china/

Xi Jinping’s quest to revive Stalin’s communist ideology
The Washington Post, October 16, 2017
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/global-opinions/wp/2017/10/16/xi-jinpings-quest-to-revive-stalins-communist-ideology/

1.3 billion people are in one man’s grip
Foreign Policy, October 16, 2017
http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/10/16/1-3-billion-people-are-in-one-mans-grip-xi-jinping-china-party-congress/

Beijing eyes stake in every influential Chinese media company—Should they worry?
Forbes, October 16, 2017
https://www.forbes.com/sites/insideasia/2017/10/16/beijing-eyes-stake-in-every-influential-chinese-media-company-should-they-worry/#7fab304f715d

Monday, October 16, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

中美执法部门追逃合作最新战果:1名美籍红通逃犯被中方遣返 (Cooperation of Chinese and American law enforcement sees fugitive on Interpol’s Red Notice extradited back to the U.S.)
The Paper, October 16, 2017
http://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_1826522

消息指劉霞上周末被帶離北京 料十九大後始能返回 (Liu Xia reported of being taken away from Beijing and expected to return after 19th National Party Congress)
Radio Television Hong Kong, October 16, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1359437-20171016.htm

2016,政法十大亮点 (Ten highlights of political and legal work in 2016)
Legal Daily, October 13, 2017
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2017-10/13/content_7341464.htm

北京市警方设“案管组” 全方位监督办案执法 (Beijing police sets up “case management group” to supervise law enforcement)
The Beijing News, October 13, 2017
http://epaper.bjnews.com.cn/html/2017-10/13/content_698155.htm

西安首起“一站式”审判机制案件:从刑拘到宣判仅用40小时 (First case of “one stop” trial system in Xi’an takes only 40 hours from detention to sentencing)
The Paper, October 13, 2017
http://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_1824152

Access to Information (信息公开)

China congress: How authorities censor your thoughts
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 16, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-41523073

Related:
Ahead of important political event, Beijing imposes gag on domestic media coverage of North Korea
Japan Times, October 16, 2017
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/10/16/asia-pacific/ahead-important-political-event-beijing-imposes-gag-domestic-media-coverage-north-korea/#.WeQsimiCwdV

湖北自由撰稿人刘逸明搜狐号被封杀 (Freelance writer account closed by Souhu for “publishing information about current affairs and politics”)
Weiquanwang, October 15, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/10/blog-post_15.html

China's official mouthpiece launches English language app in hope of boosting global influence
South China Morning Post, October 16, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2115484/chinas-official-mouthpiece-launches-english-language

China seeks small stakes in, and more sway over, online firms
中国政府参股网络媒体,欲直接插手内容管控
The New York Times, October 16, 2017
EN: https://cn.nytimes.com/business/20171016/china-online-stakes-control/en-us/
CH: https://cn.nytimes.com/business/20171016/china-online-stakes-control/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China’s Communist Party expels former veteran justice minister over graft claims
South China Morning Post, October 15, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2115444/chinas-communist-party-expels-former-veteran-justice

Chairman Xi crushes dissent but poor believe he’s making China great
The Guardian, October 14, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/14/xi-jinping-crushes-dissent-but-making-china-great-again

Related:
China's corruption “tiger hunt”—A political weapon for Xi Jinping?
Deutsche Welle, October 13, 2017
http://www.dw.com/en/chinas-corruption-tiger-hunt-a-political-weapon-for-xi-jinping/a-40939473

After 13 years on the run, China’s most-wanted fugitive jailed for graft
South China Morning Post, October 13, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2115279/after-13-years-run-chinas-most-wanted-fugitive-jailed

西安地铁问题电缆案最新进展 查办贪污罪案32件43人 (Latest development of Xi’an subway cable scandal: 43 people investigated in 32 corruption cases)
CN West, October 13, 2017
http://news.cnwest.com/content/2017-10/12/content_15433574.htm

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China to build giant facial recognition database to identify any citizen within seconds
South China Morning Post, October 12, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2115094/china-build-giant-facial-recognition-database-identify-any

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

即日起广州全面推行邮件、快件收寄实名制 寄快递没身份证拒收 (Starting today, Guangzhou fully implements policy of real-name identification for package deliveries and receipts)
Guangzhou Daily, October 16, 2017
http://news.dayoo.com/guangzhou/201710/16/139995_51866312.htm

Uyghurs in Xinjiang re-education camps forced to express remorse over travel abroad
Radio Free Asia, October 13, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/camps-10132017150431.html

Hong Kong (香港)

UK lawyers say Hong Kong rule of law under threat after jailing of activists
The Guardian, October 16, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/16/uk-lawyers-say-hong-kong-rule-of-law-under-threat-after-jailing-of-activists

Related:
12名國際律師聯署 批威脅法治精神 違港「一罪兩罰」原則 (12 int’l lawyers write open letter criticising jailing of activists as threat to rule of law and breach of "double jeopardy" principle in Hong Kong)
Mingpao, October 16, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20171016/s00001/1508131574109

英維權領袖被拒入境 袁國強:外交由中央處理 何君堯:入境涉外交 (Rimsky Yuen and Junius Ho on British rights activist banned from entering Hong Kong: diplomatic affairs should be handled by Central Gov’t)
Mingpao, October 15, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20171015/s00001/1508037470605

Democracy activists Lester Shum and Joshua Wong among 20 guilty of contempt over Mong Kok Occupy protest
Hong Kong Free Press, October 13, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/10/13/breaking-democracy-activists-lester-shum-joshua-wong-among-20-guilty-contempt-mong-kok-occupy-protest/

Commentary (评论)

A 5-point “protest protocol” to renew civility and unity in the fight for Hong Kong democracy
Hong Kong Free Press, October 16, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/10/16/5-point-protest-protocol-renew-civility-unity-fight-hong-kong-democracy/

Mainlandization: How the Communist Party works to control and assimilate Hong Kong
Hong Kong Free Press, October 15, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/10/15/mainlandization-communist-party-works-control-assimilate-hong-kong/

紅色皇帝習近平決意拯救中國共產主義 (Red emperor Xi Jinping determined to rescue communism in China)
Agence France-Presse, October 15, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20171015-法新社红色皇帝习近平决意拯救中国共产主义

Xi Jinping and China’s new era of glory
The New York Times, October 13, 2017
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/13/sunday-review/xi-jinping-china.html

Friday, October 13, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

山东警方破获特大跨境电信网络诈骗案 74名嫌犯被押解回国 (Shandong police cracks major cross-border telephone scam case and brings 74 suspects back to China)
China Central Television, October 13, 2017
http://m.news.cctv.com/2017/10/13/ARTIpUle70XVmm427OCPeOJM171013.shtml

China launches legal assistance pilot program for all defendants
Xinhua, October 12, 2017
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-10/12/c_136674457.htm

Related:
Measures for Implementing Pilot Project Work on Having Defense Counsel in All Criminal Cases.
China Law Translate, October 12, 2017
http://www.chinalawtranslate.com/关于开展刑事案件律师辩护全覆盖试点工作的办法/

Lawyers for rights activist in China's Sichuan prevented from viewing case files
Radio Free Asia, October 12, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/prevented-10122017132253.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

China's Sina Weibo hires 1,000 supervisors to censor “harmful content”—including women's legs
Global Voices, October 12,2017
https://globalvoices.org/2017/10/12/chinas-sina-weibo-hires-1000-supervisors-to-censor-harmful-content-including-womens-legs/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

“百名红通”1号人员杨秀珠贪污、受贿案一审宣判:获刑8年 (Yang Xiuzhu, No.1 on Interpol Red Notice, sentenced to 8 years in prison for corruption)
People’s Daily, October 13, 2017
http://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_1823787

半月谈聚焦中央环保督察:震醒“装睡者”,问责超1.5万人 (Environmental supervisors waken those who turn a blind eye on environmental protection and hold 15,000 people accountable)
Ban Yue Tan, October 13, 2017
http://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_1823392

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China's Great Firewall grows higher ahead of party congress
Radio Free Asia, October 12, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/firewall-10122017152509.html

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

宝鸡警方举行反恐处突跨区域拉动演练 (600 officers join counter-terrorism drill in Baoji, Shaanxi)
Hua Shang Wang, October 13, 2017
http://ehsb.hsw.cn/shtml/hsb/20171013/663110.shtml

Xinjiang authorities jail four grandchildren of party-faithful Uyghur former Imam
Radio Free Asia, October 12, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/grandchildren-10122017170309.html

China shutters Islamic bookstore in Beijing, detains owner on “terrorism” charges
Radio Free Asia, October 10, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/bookstore-10102017111036.html/

中共开19大 北京禁止售卖菜刀等物 (Sale of kitchen knives banned in Beijing before 19th National Party Congress)
Radio Free Asia, October 11, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql1-10112017103342.html

Hong Kong (香港)

China rebuffs criticism of decision to bar British activist from Hong Kong
The Guardian, October 12, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/12/hong-kong-chief-implies-china-is-responsible-for-barring-british-activist

Related:
林鄭月娥:入境情況若被視為外交事務 由中央政府負責 (Carrie Lam: when immigration policy meets foreign affairs, it’s a matter for the Central People’s Government)
Radio Television Hong Kong, October 13, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1358854-20171013.htm

Carrie Lam “can’t exclude” possibility that Chris Patten will be next for entry ban
Hong Kong Free Press, October 13, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/10/13/carrie-lam-cant-exclude-possibility-chris-patten-will-next-entry-ban/

Legislature asks court to order ousted localist lawmakers to repay HK$1.86m in wages and subsidies
Hong Kong Free Press, October 13, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/10/13/legislature-asks-court-order-ousted-localist-lawmakers-repay-hk1-86m-wages-subsidies/

Related:
行管會追討梁頌恆游蕙禎近186萬元 (LegCo asks court to order Baggio Leung and Yau Wai-ching to repay HKD 1.86 million)
Mingpao, October 13, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20171013/s00001/1507867659580

周永康獄中信予梁麗幗 提蔡若蓮喪子標語 盼馬斐森歸英「守護學術自由」 (Alex Chow writes to Yvonne Leung mentioning banner that mocks death of education deputy’s son and hopes Vice-Chancellor of HKU will defend academic freedom upon returning to UK)
Mingpao, October 13, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20171013/s00001/1507876666926

Video: Protests erupt at Hong Kong legislature as leader Carrie Lam answers lawmakers’ questions
Hong Kong Free Press, October 12, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/10/12/video-protests-erupt-hong-kong-legislature-leader-carrie-lam-answers-lawmakers-questions/

Commentary (评论)

The Joshua I know
Hong Kong Free Press, October 13, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/10/13/joshua-i-know/

Why bar a British human rights activist from Hong Kong on the day of Carrie Lam’s first policy address?
Hong Kong Free Press, October 12, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/10/12/bar-british-human-rights-activist-hong-kong-day-carrie-lams-first-policy-address/

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Notes from prison (part two of two)
China Change, October 12, 2017
https://chinachange.org/2017/10/11/notes-from-prison-part-two-of-two/

Related:
Notes from prison (part one of two)
China Change, October 10, 2017
https://chinachange.org/2017/10/10/notes-from-prison-part-one-of-two/

深圳25年制定220项法规!全国地方立法最多 (Shenzhen enacted 220 regulations and laws during past 25 years, the most in country)
Nanfang Daily, October 12, 2017
http://news.dayoo.com/guangdong/201710/12/139996_51857739.htm

Police in China's Hubei target outspoken wife of “disappeared” human rights lawyer
Radio Free Asia, October 11, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/police-in-chinas-hubei-target-outspoken-wife-of-disappeared-human-rights-lawyer-10112017095449.html

不服天价罚单 苏天富牧师提起诉讼 (Priest Su Tianfu sues local religious authority for imposing astronomical fine)
Radio Free Asia, October 11, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-10112017103519.html

司法改革重要举措:最高人民法院 司法部联合出台《关于开展刑事案件律师辩护全覆盖试点工作的办法》(Supreme People’s Court and Ministry of Justice issue “Measures on Launching the Pilot Work on Full Coverage of Lawyers Defending Criminal Cases”)
Ministry of Justice, October 11, 2017
http://www.moj.gov.cn/2017/1011/8912.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

More security, less soccer, fewer TV dramas ahead of China’s landmark Communist Party meeting
Agence France-Presse, October 12, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/10/12/security-less-soccer-fewer-tv-dramas-ahead-chinas-landmark-communist-party-meeting/

中国强化网络整肃 成都微信群主被约谈 (WeChat group leader in Chengdu questioned by police for over 7 hours)
Radio Free Asia, October 11, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/yf1-10112017103447.html

In China, scholars are being punished amid growing squeeze on public expression
National Public Radio, October 10, 2017
http://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2017/10/10/553484924/in-china-scholars-are-being-punished-amid-growing-squeeze-on-public-expression