Friday, November 24, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China: UN experts condemn jailing of human rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong
中国:联合国专家谴责对人权律师江天勇的监禁
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, November 23, 2017
EN: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=22437&LangID=E
CH: http://www.ohchr.org/CH/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=22437&LangID=C

Police in China's Guangdong detain church members amid ongoing crackdown
Radio Free Asia, November 23, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/church-detained-11232017173419.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Beijing nursery “needle abuse” of children shocks China
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 24, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-42105443

Related:
教育部:对一切损害幼儿身心健康行为的幼儿园和教职工必须严查 (Ministry of Education vows to conduct thorough investigation of kindergartens and employees that endanger physical and psychological well-being of children)
Beijing News, November 23, 2017
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2017/11/23/465562.html

北京清理“低端人口” “犹如党卫队清理犹太区” (Beijing cleansing so-called low-level population is “similar to Schutzstaffel cleansing Jewish community”)
Radio France Internationale, November 23, 2017
http://bit.ly/2i28w4w

Related:
Migrant worker families face eviction after 19 die in Beijing fire
China Labor Bulletin, November 23, 2017
http://www.clb.org.hk/content/migrant-worker-families-face-eviction-after-19-die-beijing-fire

Hong Kong (香港)

8人步出終院 黃浩銘感謝袁國強、 3法官締機會見證港人堅定 (Eight New Territories development activists walk out of Court of Final Appeal; Raphael Wong thanks Rimsky Yuen and judges for giving him opportunity to witness how resolute Hongkongers are)
Mingpao, November 24, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20171124/s00001/1511508311499

Related:
Hong Kong’s top court grants bail to 8 land activists pending leave for appeal over their sentences
Hong Kong Free Press, November 24, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/11/24/just-hong-kongs-top-court-grants-bail-8-land-activists-pending-leave-appeal-sentences/

Pro-independence group to protest at school for “pressuring” student who displayed slogan behind Chief Exec.
Hong Kong Free Press, November 24, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/11/24/pro-independence-group-protest-school-pressuring-student-displayed-slogan-behind-chief-exec/

23條北京定強硬方案:最快明年內啟動立法! (Enacting Article 23 might kick off as early as next year, as Beijing sets hardline schedule)
HK01, November 23, 2017
http://bit.ly/2At8NFu

Related:
Looming national security laws raise fresh fears for Hong Kong's freedoms
Reuters, November 24, 2017
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-politics-legal/looming-national-security-laws-raise-fresh-fears-for-hong-kongs-freedoms-idUSKBN1DO0S6

Beijing official holds first ever seminar on Communist Party Congress for top Hong Kong political figures
Hong Kong Free Press, November 23, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/11/23/beijing-official-holds-first-ever-seminar-communist-party-congress-top-hong-kong-political-figures/

Commentary (评论)

iPhone中的血与汗 (Blood and sweat in iPhone)
Financial Times, November 24, 2017
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001075210

當香港官員也要學習十九大精神 (When Hong Kong officials have to learn about 19th party congress)
Mingpao, November 24, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20171124/s00022/1511442289580

勿把愛國立法變打壓人權 (Don’t turn patriotic legislation into suppression on human rights)
Mingpao, November 24, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20171124/s00022/1511442090804

China's media enables tyranny and corruption
Cable News Network, November 23, 2017
http://edition.cnn.com/2017/11/23/opinions/china-media-effects-opinion-xueqin/index.html

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

最高法:有权人、有钱人减刑快服刑短现象得到有效遏制 (Supreme People's Court: phenomenon of powerful and wealthy inmates cutting prison terms short has been “effectively contained")
Chinanews.com, November 23, 2017
http://www.chinanews.com/gn/2017/11-23/8383522.shtml

遭吊销执照律师祝圣武祸不单行 旗下律所或被迫解散 (Rights lawyer Zhu Shengwu, who was revoked of license, fears to be forced to disband law firm)
Radio Free Asia, November 22, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/gf1-11222017101554.html

乐山小伙朱晋川被改判无罪后获国家赔偿40万余元 (Man in Sichuan compensated over 400,000 yuan by state after serving 3 years plus in prison for crime he didn’t commit)
Chengdu Business News, November 22, 2017
http://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_1874892

宁夏出台建立以案释法制度实施意见 (Ningxia issues opinion on using cases to interpret laws)
Ministry of Justice, November 22, 2017
http://www.moj.gov.cn/news/content/2017-11/22/fzxc_9931.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

China blocks debate about downfall of Internet censor Lu Wei
The Guardian, November 23, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/23/china-blocks-debate-about-downfall-of-internet-censor-lu-wei

苹果为下架数百VPN辩护:留在中国有助言论自由 (Apple defends itself for removing hundreds of VPN apps: To stay in China and help with free speech)
Voice of America, November 22, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/apple-vpn-20171122/4130753.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

教育部发布预警后,全国仍有多所高校泄露学生个人信息 (Universities across country continue to leak students’ personal information post education authority’s warning)
The Paper, November 23, 2017
http://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_1875831

北京一幼儿园被指对幼儿扎针喂药,区教委成立工作组驻园调查 (Local education authority investigates as Beijing kindergarten accused of abusing children, including feeding them with unknown pills)
The Paper, November 23, 2017
http://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_1876621

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Foxconn stops interns' illegal overtime at iPhone X factory
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 23, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42090777

China's “police cloud” mines big data to track population's every move
Radio Free Asia, November 22, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/cloud-11222017113254.html

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

“储存分享《古兰经》音视内容,可被”三级暴恐“论处” (Storing and sharing audio and video of Quran deemed as “level-three violent and terrorist activities”)
Radio Free Asia, November 22, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql1-11222017101125.html

Hong Kong (香港)

民主派拉布阻修改議事規則 立法會流會 (Pro-democracy camp filibusters to stop changing of LegCo rules)
Inmediahk, November 23, 2017
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1053476

Related:
“Month-long war”: Legislative meeting halted as pro-democracy camp fight to resist rule changes and “evil laws”
Hong Kong Free Press, November 23, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/11/23/month-long-war-legislative-meeting-halted-pro-democracy-camp-fight-resist-rule-changes-evil-laws/

「七警案」首被告提上訴 律師指呈堂片段真確性可爭辯 (First defendant of “Seven Police Case” appeals sentencing, as defense lawyer questions authenticity of video evidence of officers beating Occupy activist KEN Tsang)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 23, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1366416-20171123.htm

港政党中联办抗议江天勇「被认罪」 (Political parties protest in front of Liaison Office against “forced confession” of rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong)
Radio Free Asia, November 22, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/cp-11222017101738.html

Former Hong Kong leader asks city to look at bigger picture for China’s development
South China Morning Post, November 22, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2121152/former-hong-kong-leader-asks-city-look-bigger-picture-chinas

Commentary (评论)

幼儿园安全与中产自救 (Kindergarten safety and self-salvation of middle class)
Financial Times, November 23, 2017
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001075188

Related:
虐童事件再现,“幼有所育”的底线不容击穿 | 锐评 (Bottom line of “caring for the young” can never be toed, as another child abuse scandal breaks out)
People’s Daily, November 23, 2017
https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/MT6dxtMemq0e_sVIb3QpKA

中共完全當基本法隱形 (CPC takes the Basic Law as completely invisible)
Apple Daily, November 23, 2017
https://hk.news.appledaily.com/local/daily/article/20171123/20222972

吳凱宇:守護學術自主,基本法教育須容多元觀點 (To defend academic freedom, education of the Basic Law should allow diversified perspectives)
Inmediahk, November 22, 2017
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1053467

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

最高法大法官刘贵祥:考虑建设“一带一路”国际商事法庭 (China to set up international commercial court for One Belt One Road Initiative, Supreme People’s Court judge Liu Guixiang says)
Chinanews.com, November 21, 2017
http://www.chinanews.com/cj/2017/11-21/8382328.shtml

Access to Information (信息公开)

China widens personality cult around “unrivaled helmsman” Xi
Associated Press, November 21, 2017
http://wapo.st/2B2hJ0z

安徽省下“特急”维稳通知 报道监督类新闻须报批 (Anhui province issues stability maintenance order censoring reports on elderly care, healthcare, housing, and stock market)
Radio Free Asia, November 21, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/ql1-11212017103946.html

Australian furor over Chinese influence follows book’s delay
涉华书籍遭延迟出版,澳大利亚人担忧中国影响力
The New York Times, November 20, 2017
EN: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/20/world/australia/china-australia-book-influence.html
CH: https://cn.nytimes.com/asia-pacific/20171121/china-australia-book-influence/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

上海公民近日上街举牌强烈呼吁中共政权释放全国政治犯 (Citizens in Shanghai hold placards on street demanding release of political prisoners)
Weiquanwang, November 22, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/11/blog-post_22.html

陕西民代幼教师300多人到省教育厅上访维权 (Over 300 teachers in Shaanxi petition at provincial education authority for fair treatment and respect)
Weiquanwang, November 21, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/11/300.html

Xi calls on NGOs along Silk Road to enhance cooperation
首届丝绸之路沿线民间组织合作网络论坛在北京开幕 习近平致贺信
Xinhua News Agency, November 21, 2017
EN: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/21/c_136768804.htm
CH: http://news.xinhuanet.com/2017-11/21/c_1121988513.htm

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China’s flashy ex-Internet censor faces corruption investigation
中国互联网审查官鲁炜落马
The New York Times, November 22, 2017
EN: https://cn.nytimes.com/china/20171122/china-internet-censorship-lu-wei-corruption/en-us/
CH: https://cn.nytimes.com/china/20171122/china-internet-censorship-lu-wei-corruption/

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Apple’s iPhone X assembled by illegal student labor
富士康郑州工厂非法使用学生加班组装iPhone X
Financial Times, November 21, 2017
EN: https://www.ft.com/content/7cb56786-cda1-11e7-b781-794ce08b24dc
CH: http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001075170

中国警方大数据系统侵犯公民隐私 人权组织批评 (Human rights group criticizes Chinese police’s big data system for invasion of citizen privacy)
Radio Free Asia, November 21, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yl-11212017105441.html

Related:
1.399b entries in China's population database
Xinhua News Agency, November 21, 2017
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2017-11/21/content_34816543.htm

Skype pulled from China's app stores
Reuters, November 21, 2017
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/skype-pulled-from-china-s-app-stores-9426806

Hong Kong (香港)

王晨指港獨零容忍 港區人大選舉必須牢固樹立一國意識 (Beijing Official says Central Government has zero tolerance towards Hong Kong independence, and Hong Kong NPC election must uphold “One Country”)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 22, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1366183-20171122.htm

Bailed Hong Kong democracy activists Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow urge prison reforms
Hong Kong Free Press, November 21, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/11/21/bailed-hong-kong-democracy-activists-joshua-wong-nathan-law-alex-chow-urge-prison-reforms/

Commentary (评论)

港人為何要為中共建黨百周年奮鬥? (Why do Hongkongers have to fight for 100th anniversary of founding of CPC)
Mingpao, November 22, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20171122/s00022/1511270793635

The national anthem dilemma: Contextualizing the political dissent of football fans in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Free Press, November 21, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/11/21/national-anthem-dilemma-contextualising-political-dissent-football-fans-hong-kong/

专访:鲍彤评“中国是最大民主国家” (Bao Tong comments on “China is world’s biggest democracy”)
Deutsche Welle, November 20, 2017
http://bit.ly/2hL7tCx

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

中国人权律师江天勇被判监禁两年 (Chinese human rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong sentenced to 2 years in prison)
Voice of America, November 21, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/china-rights-lawyer-jiang-tianyong-sentenced-20171120/4127915.html

Related:
“Influenced by anti-China forces”: Rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong jailed for 2 years as crackdown intensifies
Agence France-Presse, November 21, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/11/21/influenced-anti-china-forces-rights-lawyer-jiang-tianyong-jailed-2-years-crackdown-intensifies/

高智晟失踪百日 陕西佳县刑警队称被国保羁押 (Gao Zhisheng confirmed by Shaanxi police to be detained by state security agents after missing for 100 days)
Radio Free Asia, November 20, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-11202017104210.html#.WhOKl74PP_E.twitter

打压维权律师搞株连 儿子护照被废申诉拒受理 (Supreme People's Procuratorate rejects rights lawyer’s complaint of son being banned from leaving China)
Radio Free Asia, November 20, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/gf1-11202017104521.html

法治课|拒绝律师“突袭”辩护,江西赣州中院此举是否妥当 (Is it appropriate for Ganzhou Intermediate Court in Jiangxi to ban lawyer from performing “surprise defense” duty?)
The Paper, November 20, 2017
http://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_1870719

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

数百访民北京游行受阻 多人被控制 (Hundreds of petitioners in Beijing banned from protesting, many put under police custody)
Radio Free Asia, November 20, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-11202017104356.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

As wage arrears escalate in the run up to the Lunar New Year, the trade union needs to act
China Labor Bulletin, November 21, 2017
http://www.clb.org.hk/content/wage-arrears-escalate-run-lunar-new-year-trade-union-needs-act

湖南省桃江縣有中學集體肺癆 多名官員及校長遭革職 (Officials and head of school removed from duty after cluster TB outbreak in rural Hunan)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 21, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1365975-20171121.htm

Related:
Officials sacked for tuberculosis outbreaks in Central China
Xinhua News Agency, November 21, 2017
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2017-11/21/content_34808821.htm

China punishes 6,190 officials in anti-graft campaign
Xinhua News Agency, November 21, 2017
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/21/c_136766895.htm

北京大兴火灾已致19死8伤 警方刑拘18人 (Police criminally detains 18 people after Beijing outskirt flame claimed 19 lives and injured 8)
People’s Daily, November 20, 2017
http://bit.ly/2hI0o5K

Related:
Another tragedy unfolds in Beijing’s migrant worker shanty towns
China Labor Bulletin, November 20, 2017
http://www.clb.org.hk/content/another-tragedy-unfolds-beijing%E2%80%99s-migrant-worker-shanty-towns

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

公安部提醒:身份证将迎来巨变!影响每个人 (Ministry of Public Security: revolutionary change in ID card will affect everyone)
China Central Television, November 20, 2017
http://bit.ly/2B9c2yG

我国治理安卓应用市场秩序 阻断违法有害移动应用进入市场 (Chinese authorities tighten control of Android apps to “prevent illegal and harmful mobile apps from entering market”)
Xinhua News Agency, November 20, 2017
http://news.xinhuanet.com/local/2017-11/20/c_1121984506.htm

Hong Kong (香港)

周永康黃之鋒羅冠聰等就在囚人士待遇權利向懲教署投訴 (Alex Chow, Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and others file complaint against Hong Kong Correctional Services for better treatment of inmates and protection of their rights)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 21, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1366008-20171121.htm

林鄭月娥:中央文獻研究室主任冷溶來港解釋十九大內容 (Carrie Lam confirms Beijing official will come to Hong Kong to chair seminar on 19th party congress)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 21, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1365960-20171121.htm

Related:
Beijing official to hold seminar on Communist Party Congress for senior Hong Kong civil servants
Hong Kong Free Press, November 21, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/11/21/beijing-official-hold-seminar-communist-party-congress-senior-hong-kong-civil-servants/

聯署要求政府立即公開高鐵西九「一地兩檢」《合作安排》全文 (Lawmakers start signature campaign demanding SAR government to reveal details of co-location deal with mainland)
Inmediahik, November 20, 2017
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1053429

Related:
Meaningless for Hong Kong gov’t to submit bills to legislature if filibustering continues, says Chief Exec. Carrie Lam
Hong Kong Free Press, November 21, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/11/21/meaningless-hong-kong-govt-submit-bills-legislature-filibustering-continues-says-chief-exec-carrie-lam/

Commentary (评论)

花崗岩的啟示 (Granite’s revelation)
Mingpao, November 21, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20171121/s00022/1511180284622

不畏威權 繼續燃燒——致我的社民連黨友 (Don’t be afraid of Authoritarianism and keep on going - to my fellow League of Social Democrats)
Inmediahk, November 21, 2017
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1053435

Carrie Lam between a rock and hard place
South China Morning Post, November 21, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2120773/carrie-lam-between-rock-and-hard-place

Monday, November 20, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

刘霞已做子宫肌瘤手术抑郁症严重 外界吁尽早允其出国 (Liu Xia undergoes uterine fibroids surgery and is severely depressed; Hu Jia urges China to allow her to go abroad)
Radio Free Asia, November 19, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf-11192017115903.html

Related:
Friends fear for well-being of Nobel laureate’s widow Liu Xia; urge China to let her leave country
Hong Kong Free Press, November 20, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/11/20/friends-fear-well-nobel-laureates-widow-liu-xia-urge-china-let-leave-country/

黎雄兵:卢廷阁律师在法院开庭遭法警殴打入院救治 (Lawyer Lu Tingge beaten by police at Sichuan court and hospitalized)
Weiquanwang, November 17, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/11/blog-post_43.html

推进落实以审判为中心的诉讼制度改革 安徽启动第三方评价庭审活动 (Anhui province launches third-party review of trials to promote trial-centered system reform)
Supreme People’s Court, November 17, 2017
http://www.court.gov.cn/zixun-xiangqing-69122.html

第七届中美司法与人权研讨会在纽约举行 (7th Sino-US judicial and human rights seminar kicks off in New York)
Xinhua News Agency, November 16, 2017
http://news.xinhuanet.com/world/2017-11/16/c_1121968151.htm

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

內地官方對女性平權運動沒放鬆 組織者轉地下工作 (Feminist activists forced to work covertly as pressure from mainland authorities continues)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 20, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1365741-20171120.htm

上海公民今年第21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 (Citizens in Shanghai hold placards on street demanding signing of ICCPR and declaring of officials’ assets)
Weiquanwang, November 18, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/11/21.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

湖南桃江四中发生结核病聚集性疫情 纪委介入调查失职渎职情况 (Commission for Discipline Inspection launches investigation into TB cluster outbreak at Hunan secondary school)
China Central Television, November 20, 2017
http://m.news.cctv.com/2017/11/20/ARTIQp6LYk7b7u0kY5XZZrWz171120.shtml

Related:
湖南肺结核事件校长:未刻意隐瞒疫情,没说过“不死人不放假” (Head of Hunan secondary school denies allegation of concealing TB outbreak)
Beijing News, November 19, 2017
http://bit.ly/2B3jEmm

新疆实行15年免费教育 (Xinjiang now provides 15 years of free education to schoolers)
People’s Daily, November 20, 2017
http://paper.people.com.cn/rmrb/html/2017-11/20/nw.D110000renmrb_20171120_8-01.htm

因祁连山生态破坏问题 16人被批捕 (Gansu province arrests 16 for ecological damages in Qilian Mountain)
People.com, November 20, 2017
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2017/1120/c1001-29656980.html

China's Chongqing renews attacks on former disgraced leaders
Reuters, November 20, 2017
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-politics-corruption/chinas-chongqing-renews-attacks-on-former-disgraced-leaders-idUSKBN1DK06Q

12部委将对农民工工资支付情况开展专项检查 确保投诉“有门” (12 ministries and departments launch campaign to ensure migrant workers get paid and have access to filing complaints)
Legal Daily, November 17, 2017
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2017-11/17/content_7390315.htm?node=5955

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China military sets up website to report leaks, fake news
Reuters, November 19, 2017
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-military-sets-up-website-to-report-leaks--fake-news-9420286

Hong Kong (香港)

Dead end for Hong Kong democracy, so focus on social policies now, new Labor Party head says
South China Morning Post, November 20, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2120582/dead-end-hong-kong-democracy-so-focus-social-policies-now

梁家傑形容李飛如同宣旨 談23條是添煩添亂 (Alan Leong compares Li Fei’s speech to declaring imperial decree and says Li's mentioning of Article 23 creates more trouble)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 19, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1365656-20171119.htm

Related:
Pro-Beijing heavyweight puts Article 23 national security law in manifesto for seat on China’s top legislature
Hong Kong Free Press, November 20, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/11/20/pro-beijing-heavyweight-puts-article-23-national-security-law-manifesto-seat-chinas-top-legislature/

粵港簽《合作安排》 陳帆:不存在隱瞞及逃避 (Secretary for Transport and Housing says there are no concealing and evasion in co-location deal with mainland)
Mingpao, November 19, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20171119/s00001/1511064806891

Related:
一地兩檢今簽協議 細節不公開 消息稱待人大常委會確認 泛民批黑箱作業 (SAR government will not reveal details of co-location deal with mainland while waiting for NPC’s confirmation; pro-democracy camp criticizes it as blackbox operation)
Mingpao, November 18, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20171118/s00002/1510941584176

團體遊行促落實全民退保 斥林鄭月娥及羅致光阻礙政策 (Groups march for universal retirement protection scheme and criticise Carrie Lam and Secretary for Labor and Welfare for hurdling)
Radio Free Hong Kong, November 19, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1365648-20171119.htm

蕩婦遊行反對父權社會性暴力 「我身體我話事」 (Around 80 join SlutWalk Hong Kong in protest against patriarchal society and sexual violence)
Inmediahk, November 19, 2017
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1053395

Commentary (评论)

人權法下的國歌法 (National anthem law under human rights law)
Inmediahk, November 20, 2017
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1053397a

Friday, November 17, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

江西明经国案一审开庭,庭审焦点:是否因强拆而引发血案? (Ming Jingguo, peasant who killed local official with hoe for eviction dispute, faces trial in Jiangxi)
The Paper, November 17, 2017
http://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_1868369

详解新刑诉法以来宁夏首例“零口供”判死刑案,死刑已执行 (Suspect who gives no testimony executed: first death penalty in Ningxia since new Criminal Procedural Law takes effect)
Ningxia People’s Procuratorate, November 16, 2017
http://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_1868041

Access to Information (信息公开)

China cyber watchdog rejects censorship critics, says Internet must be “orderly”
Voice of America, November 16, 2017
https://www.voanews.com/a/china-internet-freedom/4118187.html

维护学术自由 杨绍政教授向政权说不遭停课 (Defiant Professor Yang Shaozheng defends academic freedom but gets suspended by university)
Radio Free Asia, November 14
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/professor-11142017071055.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China’s propaganda chief warns against “seduction” of Western values
Reuters, November 17, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2120330/chinas-propaganda-chief-warns-against-seduction-western

How China’s new anti-graft super body will work, and why calling a lawyer won’t be an option
South China Morning Post, November 17, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2120175/how-chinas-new-anti-graft-super-body-will-work-and-why

Human rights in China under Xi Jinping “worst since Tiananmen crackdown”: Amnesty
Associated Press, November 17, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2120318/human-rights-china-under-xi-jinping-worst-tiananmen

Child abuse scandal at Ctrip daycare in Shanghai continues to make headlines, piss off parents
Shanghaiist, November 17, 2017
http://shanghaiist.com/2017/11/17/ctrip-child-abuse.php

China’s cadres should believe in the party, not “gods and ghosts”, if they want to be promoted
South China Morning Post, November 16, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2120217/chinas-cadres-should-believe-party-not-gods-and-ghosts

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Chinese copycats of the world’s hottest videogame added “core socialist values”
Quartz, November 16, 2017
https://qz.com/1131079/chinese-copycats-of-video-game-playerunknowns-battlegrounds-pubg-adopted-xi-jinpings-core-socialist-values/

我们家中究竟潜伏了多少“小间谍”?——“黑入”智能家居设备盗卖个人隐私黑灰产业起底 (Investigation: Industry of hacking into smart house appliances and stealing personal information)
Xinhua News Agency, November 16, 2017
http://news.xinhuanet.com/finance/2017-11/16/c_1121963554.htm

Hong Kong (香港)

啟動「三步走」 港府明日中午與內地簽合作協議 (SAR government to sign co-location arrangement deal with mainland by midday tomorrow)
Mingpao, November 17, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20171117/s00001/1510906560304

Poverty in Hong Kong hits record high, with 1 in 5 people considered poor
South China Morning Post, November 17, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/community/article/2120366/poverty-hong-kong-hits-7-year-high-one-five-people

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says Beijing committed to city’s semi-autonomy
South China Morning Post, November 17, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2120264/hong-kong-leader-carrie-lam-says-beijing-committed-citys

王振民批評香港有人頭腦像花崗岩 不承認香港回歸現實 (Wang Zhenmin, legal chief of Liaison Office, criticizes Hongkongers of having brains like “granite” and refusing to recognize fact that Hong Kong has retuned to China)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 17, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1365385-20171117.htm

Related:
Don't live in the past, embrace the nation, Wang Zhenmin urges
The Standard, November 17, 2017
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/breaking-news.php?id=99704&sid=

劉兆佳稱香港「只識享受一國兩制的權利」 李飛演講為23條「做鋪墊工作」 (Beijing advisor Lau Siu-kai says Hong Kong only knows of enjoying rights of “One Country, Two Systems”, and claims Li Fei’s speech paves way to enactment of Article 23)
Post852, November 17, 2017
http://bit.ly/2jzmeMQ

Related:
Beijing will take action if Hong Kong fails to enact national security law, mainland adviser warns
South China Morning Post, November 17, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2120319/beijing-will-take-action-if-hong-kong-fails-enact-national

不滿楊鳴章「違反社會常態」言論 明愛學生畢業禮包圍抗議 (Unhappy about Bishop of Hong Kong’s comment of “refusing to sing national anthem is against social norms”, students protest after graduation ceremony)
HK01, November 16, 2017
http://bit.ly/2zMkaY2

Related:
“Don’t silence me” – Hong Kong graduates protest free speech issues on campus
Hong Kong Free Press, November 16, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/11/16/video-dont-silence-hong-kong-graduates-protest-free-speech-issues-campus/

Commentary (评论)

續噓國歌和派港獨傳單說明什麼? (Booing national anthem and handing out Hong Kong independence flyers, what do they imply?)
Mingpao, November 17, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20171117/s00022/1510855520663

抗爭者的平常心 (Those who remain defiant should keep peace of mind)
Inmediahk, November 17, 2017
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1053372

精英失言成风 社会走向衰败 (Hong Kong society in decline, as elites babbling nonsense becomes common practice)
Radio Free Asia, November 16, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/commentaries/tym/COM-11162017070510.html

China – a reluctant global power
The Diplomat, November 16, 2017
https://thediplomat.com/2017/11/china-a-reluctant-global-power/

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

中国维权律师被逮捕 外界质疑蓄意报复 (Rights lawyer Li Yuhan formally arrested for “picking quarrels and provoking troubles”)
Voice of America, November 16, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/chinese-rights-lawyer-arrested-20171116/4117731.html

哈萨克歌星兄长被捕 广播电台编辑被刑拘已半年 (Xinjiang arrests brother of Kazakh star singer and criminally detains radio news editor for 6 months who receives money from Kazakhstan relative)
Radio Free Asia, November 15, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql2-11152017100809.html

刑满未自由 “广州三君子”之一袁新亭出狱后失联 (Guangzhou-based rights defender Yuan Xinting finishes prison term but remains incommunicado)
Radio Free Asia, November 15, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-11152017100915.html

880多万人次上最高法失信“黑名单” (Supreme People’s Court: over 8.8 million people blacklisted for poor credit)
Legal Daily, November 15, 2017
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2017-11/15/content_7387752.htm?node=5954

Access to Information (信息公开)

China “worst abuser of Internet freedom” worldwide: Freedom House report
Radio Free Asia, November 15, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/internet-11152017132045.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

LGBT Chinese describe what it was like being forced into therapy to “cure” their homosexuality
Shanghaiist, November 16, 2017
http://shanghaiist.com/2017/11/16/gay-conversion-therapy-report.php

Related:
人权观察促中国政府禁止同性恋转化治疗 (Human Rights Watch urges Chinese government to stop sexual orientation conversion therapy)
Voice of America, November 15, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/hrw-lgbt-rights-china-20171115/4115768.html

Kindergarten questioned about abuse allegation
China Daily, November 16, 2017
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2017-11/16/content_34593478.htm

Senior China minister says some officials practice sorcery
Reuters, November 16, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-politics-religion/senior-china-minister-says-some-officials-practice-sorcery-idUSKBN1DG0CG

首批中央环保督察:8省区1140人被问责 (First group of environment supervisors sent by central government holds 1,140 people across 8 provinces to account)
Beijing News, November 16, 2017
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2017/11/16/464475.html

Hong Kong (香港)

“China continues to either disregard or ignore Hong Kong’s rule of law,” says US-China Commission
Hong Kong Free Press, November 16, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/11/16/china-continues-either-disregard-ignore-hong-kongs-rule-law-says-us-china-commission/

李飛:須毫不猶豫抵制並反對港獨 (Top Beijing official Li Fei: must resist and fight against Hong Kong independence without any hesitation)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 16, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1365151-20171116.htm

Related:
指學生派港獨單張涉違法 梁美芬:學校應處分、市民可報警 (Pro-Beijing lawmaker Priscilla Leung claims students handing out Hong Kong independence flyers could break laws, urging schools to punish offenders and citizens call police)
Mingpao, November 15, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20171115/s00001/1510722091583

李飛稱特區仍未就23條立法 不良影響有目共睹 (Li Fei claims adverse effects of SAR failing to enact Article 23 speak for themselves)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 16, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1365156-20171116.htm

Related:
Absence of national security law created “adverse effects” in Hong Kong, top Beijing official Li Fei says
Hong Kong Free Press, November 16, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/11/16/absence-national-security-law-created-adverse-effects-hong-kong-top-beijing-official-li-fei-says/

立法會通過一地兩檢議案 民主派:假民意授權 (LegCo passes co-location arrangement motion and pro-democracy camp calls it “fake mandate”)
Inmediahk, November 15, 2017
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1053334

Related:
Hong Kong legislature gives approval to begin joint border checkpoint talks despite filibusters
Hong Kong Free Press, November 15, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/11/15/just-hong-kong-legislature-gives-approval-begin-joint-border-checkpoint-talks-despite-filibusters/

Hong Kong judicial independence is safe, former judge Henry Litton says
South China Morning Post, November 15, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2120085/hong-kong-judicial-independence-safe-former-judge-henry

Related:
沈德咏会见香港大律师公会代表团一行(Supreme People's Court deputy Shen Deyong meets with delegation of Hong Kong Bar Association)
Supreme People’s Court, November 15, 2017
http://www.court.gov.cn/zixun-xiangqing-68722.html

Commentary (评论)

致李飛──香港人的一場痴夢 (Letter to Li Fei — Hongkongers’ pipe dream)
Apple Daily, November 15, 2017
https://hk.news.appledaily.com/local/realtime/article/20171115/57461834

Hong Kong national anthem law need not look back in anger
South China Morning Post, November 15, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2120102/hong-kong-national-anthem-law-need-not-look-back-anger

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

国际特赦组织:新疆大举拘捕热比娅的亲戚 (Amnesty International says Xinjiang arrests relatives of Uyghur leader Rebiya Kadeer en masse)
Voice of America, November 15, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/uighur-20171114/4115097.html

Related:
Amnesty says China detains 30 relatives of exiled Uyghur leader
Reuters, November 14, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-xinjiang-rights/amnesty-says-china-detains-30-relatives-of-exiled-uighur-leader-idUSKBN1DE18O

王宇律师夫妇将控告当局剥夺儿子出境权 (Rights lawyer couple to sue authority for depriving son’s right to leave China)
Radio Free Asia, November 14, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-11142017095201.html

Related:
China lawyer Wang Yu's son “depressed” after police halt overseas study trip
Radio Free Asia, November 14, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/wangyu-son-11142017181019.html

Chinese songwriter formally arrested for song about late Liu Xiaobo
Radio Free Asia, November 14, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/songwriter-arrest-11142017145512.html

余文生就2014年因涉嫌“支持香港占中”被抓捕酷刑,起诉恶警冯盛名、韩超刑讯逼供被驳回案向最高检等部门控告一、二审法官徇私枉法、枉法裁判 (Rights lawyer Yu Wensheng takes 2014 police torture case to the Supreme People's Procuratorate and other departments)
Weiquanwang, November 14, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/11/2014.html

拒付工人工资 包工头被判刑 (Contractor gets suspended sentence after failed to pay construction workers)
People’s Court Daily, November 14, 2017
http://rmfyb.chinacourt.org/paper/html/2017-11/14/content_132056.htm?div=-1

司法部住房城乡建设部部署开展律师参与城市管理执法工作 (MOJ branch engages lawyers to enforce urban management laws)
Ministry of Justice, November 14, 2017
http://www.moj.gov.cn/2017/1114/9701.html

最高法审委会会议审议原则通过行政诉讼法解释 (The Judicial Committee of the Supreme People's Court reviews and in principle passes Interpretation of Administrative Procedure Law)
Supreme People’s Court, November 13, 2017
http://www.court.gov.cn/zixun-xiangqing-68352.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

《失踪人民共和国》:还原709真相 洞穿"依法治国"妄言 (“The People’s Republic of the Disappeared”, book that tells truth of 709 crackdown and exposes myth of “law-based governance of the country”, is now on-shelf)
Radio Free Asia, November 14, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yl-11142017114646.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

纽约举行杨天水追思会 (Yang Tianshui’s memorial held in New York City)
Voice of America, November 15, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/yangtianshui-20171114/4115579.html

西安市恒安置业有限公司全体职工:强烈抗议西安曲江管委会暴力拆毁恒安公司店场的强盗行径 (Workers at Xi’an company protest against forced demolition of their store by local government)
Weiqianwang, November 14, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/11/blog-post_80.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China corruption could lead to Soviet-style collapse, graft buster says
Reuters, November 15, 2017
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-corruption-could-lead-to-soviet-style-collapse--graft-buster-says-9408282

NGO Human Rights Watch urges Chinese gov’t to put an end to sexual orientation “conversion” therapy
Hong Kong Free Press, November 15, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/11/15/ngo-human-rights-watch-urges-chinese-govt-put-end-sexual-orientation-conversion-therapy/

10月份中国28座大城市空气质量只有四座达标 (Only 4 of 28 big cities in China meet air quality standard in October)
Radio France Internationale, November 14, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20171114-10月份中国28座大城市空气质量只有四座达标

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Wuhan rolls out all-in-one ID app
China Daily, November 15, 2017
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2017-11/15/content_34564579.htm

Related:
全国首个智慧城市时空信息云平台建成 (Wuhan sets up China’s first smart city cloud information platform)
National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation, November 14, 2017
http://www.gov.cn/xinwen/2017-11/14/content_5239531.htm

Hong Kong (香港)

李家超不評論羅哲斯被拒入境 稱外國政府無權干預 (Secretary for Security John Lee refuses to comment on Rogers Benedict’s entry ban, claiming foreign government has no right to interfere)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 15, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1364948-20171115.htm

“港独”入校计划再启动 学校外派发单张涉20院校 (Groups hand out flyers of Hong Kong independence outside 20 schools)
Radio Free Asia, November 14, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/gf2-11142017095425.html

Related:
Education Bureau calls for halt to pro-independence activity after flyers distributed outside schools
Hong Kong Free Press, November 15, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/11/15/education-bureau-calls-halt-pro-independence-activity-flyers-distributed-outside-schools/

50中學安排學生看李飛直播 眾志籲家長寫信拒絕 (Demosisto urges parents to write letters in protest against live broadcast of Beijing official’s speech to 50 secondary schools)
The Standnews, November 14, 2017
https://thestandnews.com/politics/50中學安排學生看李飛直播-眾志籲家長寫信拒絕/

Related:
梁愛詩認為強制中小學教育國歌很正常 (Beijing advisor Elsie Leung says forcing primary and secondary schoolers to learn national anthem is very normal)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 15, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1364892-20171115.htm

王志民向建制派宣講:23條未立法值認真思考 (Liaison Office head Wang Zhiming preaches to pro-establishment camp: Failure to enact Article 23 is worth serious pondering)
Mingpao, November 14, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20171114/s00001/1510654001654

Related:
Don’t worry about anthem, checkpoint sagas - Hong Kong is still autonomous, Beijing insists
South China Morning Post, November 15, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2119928/amid-hong-kong-political-sagas-beijing-says-one-country-two

亞洲足協派人監場足協勸勿噓國歌 球迷少理 (Asian Football Confederation sends staff to stadium and urges fans not to boo national anthem, few comply)
Apple Daily, November 14, 2017
https://hk.news.appledaily.com/local/realtime/article/20171114/57457968

Related:
Defiant Hong Kong football fans boo Chinese national anthem at Asian Cup match against Lebanon
Hong Kong Free Press, November 14, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/11/14/just-defiant-hong-kong-football-fans-boo-chinese-national-anthem-asian-cup-match-lebanon/

Occupy activists’ appeal against jail terms can proceed, Hong Kong court rules
South China Morning Post, November 14, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/2119914/occupy-activists-appeal-against-jail-terms-can-proceed-hong

Commentary (评论)

How “One Country, Two Systems" is tearing Beijing and Hong Kong further apart
South China Morning Post, November 15, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2119977/how-one-country-two-systems-tearing-beijing-and-hong-kong

Why Xi Jinping needs a stronger Communist Party to achieve his Chinese dream
South China Morning Post, November 14, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2119833/why-xi-jinping-needs-stronger-communist-party-achieve-his

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

維權律師18歲兒子出國遭海關剪護照 因出國有可能危害國家安全 (18-year-old son of rights lawyer banned from leaving China and has passport canceled, as him going abroad could “endanger national security”)
Mingpao, November 13, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20171113/s00004/1510578436362

Related:
The nightmare – an excerpt of lawyer Wang Yu’s account of 709 detention and torture
The People’s Republic of the Disappeared, November 13, 2017
https://chinachange.org/2017/11/13/the-nightmare-an-excerpt-of-lawyer-wang-yus-account-of-709-detention-and-torture/

Access to Information (信息公开)

Want to escape poverty? Replace pictures of Jesus with Xi Jinping, Christian villagers urged
South China Morning Post, November 14, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2119699/praise-xi-jinping-not-jesus-escape-poverty-christian

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chinese kindergarten “accused of abusing children”
South China Morning Post, November 14, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2119804/chinese-kindergarten-accused-abusing-children

部分政府网站泄露公民隐私信息 专家:应问责相关人员 (Experts say people related should be held to account, as some government websites leak citizen’s private information)
Legal Daily, November 14, 2017
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2017/1114/c1001-29644558.html

Hong Kong (香港)

反東北8人獲高院批准上訴 (Eight New Territories development protestors allowed to take cases to Court of Final Appeal)
Inmediahk, November 14, 2017
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1053311

Applying national anthem law retroactively in Hong Kong is unconstitutional, says former prosecutor
South China Morning Post, November 14, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2119693/applying-national-anthem-law-retroactively-hong-kong

Hong Kong teachers “stop pupils from handing out” pro-independence fliers at school
South China Morning Post, November 14, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education/article/2119800/hong-kong-teachers-stop-pupils-handing-out-pro-independence

Related:
教育局:任何港獨主張或活動違反一國兩制及基本法 (Education Bureau says any assertion or activity of Hong Kong independence violates “One Country, Two Systems” and the Basic Law)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 14, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1364706-20171114.htm

黃之鋒入稟挑戰監禁3個月或以上者5年內不能參選限制 (Joshua Wong challenges 5-year election ban for those jailed for 3 months or above)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 14, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1364721-20171114.htm

Related:
Joshua Wong challenges election ban on “political prisoners”
The Standard, November 14, 2017
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/breaking-news.php?id=99511&sid=4

回應雙學三子案 美眾議院促保港人基本權利 (In response to jailing of student activists, United States House of Representatives urges protection of Hongkongers’ basic rights)
Mingpao, November 13, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20171113/s00001/1510581168229

港民间团体悼杨天水 促释放高智晟等异见人士 (Hong Kong groups mourn Yang Tianshui and press for release of Gao Zhisheng and other dissidents)
Radio Free Asia, November 13, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/cp-11132017104057.html

Commentary (评论)

Donald Tsang’s downfall is a tragedy, but it’s CY Leung who owes Hongkongers some answers
Hong Kong Free Press, November 14, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/11/14/donald-tsangs-downfall-tragedy-cy-leung-owes-hongkongers-answers/

Why do Hongkongers boo the Chinese national anthem?
The Diplomat, November 14, 2017
https://thediplomat.com/2017/11/why-do-hong-kongers-boo-the-chinese-national-anthem/

Related:
管不了靈魂的國歌法 (A National Anthem Law that can’t control souls)
Apple Daily, November 9, 2017
https://hk.news.appledaily.com/local/daily/article/20171109/20208696

Monday, November 13, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

失蹤多月 官方指高智晟軟禁在家鄉 (Gao Zhisheng confirmed by Chinese authorities to be under house arrest in hometown after going reportedly missing for months)
Mingpao, November 13, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20171113/s00013/1510509409569

警察拘留洛阳曾红卫十天,法院判洛阳市公安局洛龙分局赔偿原告损失及抚慰金 (Court in Luoyang, Henan, rules in favor of Zeng Hongwei who was detained for 10 days, and demands local police to compensate)
Weiquanwang, November 12, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/11/blog-post_12.html

中国人权律师拟赴港治病遭边检拦截 (Chinese human rights lawyer stopped at border on medical trip to Hong Kong)
Voice of America, November 12, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/Chinese-rights-lawyer-denied-leaving-for-medical-treatment-20171112/4111549.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

A look inside China's propaganda bureaucracy
Advox, November 12, 2017
https://advox.globalvoices.org/2017/11/12/a-look-inside-chinas-propaganda-bureaucracy/

In China's "democracy village", no one wants to talk any more
Reuters, November 10, 2017
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-wukan-insight/in-chinas-democracy-village-no-one-wants-to-talk-any-more-idUSKBN1DA15F

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Release worker representative Fu Tianbo and resume collective bargaining at FAW-Volkswagen
China Labor Bulletin, November 13, 2017
http://www.clb.org.hk/content/release-worker-representative-fu-tianbo-and-resume-collective-bargaining-faw-volkswagen

“大陆曹顺利人权团队”上海公民继续上街举牌声援被政治迫害坐牢的唐荆陵袁新亭 (Citizens in Shanghai continue to hold placards on street in support of Tang Jingling and Yuan Xinting)
Weiquanwang, November 10, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/11/blog-post_64.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

吉林:9至10月查处违反中央八项规定精神问题285起 (Jilin province investigates 285 cases of Party principle violation in September and October)
Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, November 13, 2017
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2017/1113/c1001-29641556.html

湖南永州醉酒致休庭法官将被免职并调离法院系统 (Drunk judge who fell asleep on court in Yongzhou, Hunan, removed from judiciary post)
Beijing News, November 12, 2017
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2017/11/12/463933.html

Related:
地名姓名性别都写错 “7错裁判文书”法官被问责 (Judge held to account for putting wrong names, gender, and addresses on court document)
Xinhua News Agency, November 12, 2017
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/nd/2017-11-12/doc-ifynrsrf4100506.shtml

China faces historic corruption battle
Reuters, November 11, 2017
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/11/china-faces-historic-corruption-battle-171111071313737.html

Hong Kong (香港)

黃之鋒指獄中須裸體蹲地答問題 懲教署長:沒這要求 個別情況可投訴 (Joshua Wong says inmates are asked to squat and answer questions naked; prison chief denies such demands exist)
Mingpao, November 12, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20171112/s00001/1510466413014

Related:
Prison chief denies activist Joshua Wong was told to squat and answer questions naked in jail
Hong Kong Free Press, November 13, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/11/13/prison-chief-denies-activist-joshua-wong-told-squat-answer-questions-naked-jail/

梁愛詩:立法會有權在國歌法立法時增設追溯期 (Elsie Leung says LegCo has right to make National Anthem Law retroactive during legislation)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 12, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1364386-20171112.htm

Related:
National anthem law could have retroactive power if large-scale breach occurs, says top Beijing adviser Elsie Leung
Hong Kong Free Press, November 13, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/11/13/national-anthem-law-retroactive-power-large-scale-breach-occurs-says-top-beijing-adviser-elsie-leung/

支联会圣诞卡寄刘霞冀好好活下去 (HK Alliance sends Christmas cards signed by Hongkongers to Liu Xia asking her to live on well)
Radio Free Asia, November 12, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/cp-11122017110718.html

Commentary (评论)

傘運世代效應 年長者也政治覺醒 (Generational effect of Umbrella Movement: Seniors are awakened politically as well)
Mingpao, November 13, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20171113/s00022/1510501279129

Why Chinese Communist Party’s largest elite body now has a lot of new members but not many young ones
South China Morning Post, November 13, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2118939/why-chinese-communist-partys-largest-elite-body-now-has

Hong Kong has the 2022 Gay Games. Life for China’s LGBTI people may improve at last
The Guardian, November 12, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/nov/12/china-lgbt-gay-games-hong-kong-equality

China’s all-powerful leader should heed the lessons from history, former official says
The Washington Post, November 11, 2017
http://wapo.st/2yWkDr6

Friday, November 10, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

Why Xi Jinping’s (airbrushed) face is plastered all over China
The New York Times, November 9, 2017
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/11/09/world/asia/xi-propaganda.html

The death of Chinese independent cinema?
China Film Insider, November 9, 2017
http://chinafilminsider.com/the-death-of-chinese-independent-cinema/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

国家卫计委:高危孕产妇实行“专案管理” (National Health and Family Planning Commission says it will manage high-risk pregnant women’s cases individually)
Beijing News, November 10, 2017
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2017/11/09/463589.html

史上最严环保强化督查持续7个月 仍有企业违法排污 (Companies continue to break laws and pollute after strict environmental supervision began 7 months ago)
Legal Daily, November 9, 2017
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2017/1110/c1001-29638567.html

国务院办公厅印发《消防安全责任制实施办法》 (State Council General Office issues implementation of fire safety responsibility system)
Xinhua News Agency, November 9, 2017
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2017/1109/c1001-29637329.html

Human rights and playing the crowds off the agenda for Trump in China
South China Morning Post, November 9, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2119182/human-rights-and-playing-crowds-agenda-trump-china

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

新疆公安被指奖励协警抓人 两位阿訇被抓六个月无音信 (Xinjiang police reported of rewarding auxiliary force for arresting minorities, and two imans detained and remain incommunicado for 6 months)
Radio Free Asia, November 9, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql2-11092017102011.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Democrat James To claims Chief Exec. Carrie Lam wants to turn legislature into rubber stamping body
Hong Kong Free Press, November 10, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/11/10/democrat-james-claims-chief-exec-carrie-lam-wants-turn-legislature-rubber-stamping-body/

Related:
Hong Kong leader reveals backing for legislature changes, says some rules are backward
South China Morning Post, November 9, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2119152/hong-kong-leader-laments-early-struggles-while-revealing

港足對巴林友賽前逾20警場外戒備 有球迷噓國歌舉中指大聲叫「去廁所」 (Hong Kong football fans boo national anthem and yell “go to the toilet”, as over 20 police stand-by during friendly match against Bahrain)
Mingpao, November 9, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20171109/s00001/1510229418351

Related:
Defiant Hong Kong football fans boo China's national anthem
The Guardian, November 9, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/09/defiant-hong-kong-football-fans-boo-china-national-anthem

楊潤雄對「噓國歌」稱痛心 指學校一直有教導學生 (Education head Kevin Yeung feels “heartbroken” about Hong Kong football fans booing national anthem, claiming schools have been teaching students)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 10, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1364087-20171110.htm

“I should have just let them stay,” says former top policeman on trial for alleged assault during Occupy protests
South China Morning Post, November 9, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/2119149/windsurfing-typhoon-ex-policeman-accused-assault-says

Commentary (评论)

Hong Kong youth dream of democracy, fairness and a greener world. So does China
South China Morning Post, November 10, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2119257/hong-kong-youth-dream-democracy-fairness-and-greener-world

專制獨裁不能壓倒民主自由 (Tyranny and dictatorship can’t overpower democracy and freedom)
Apple Daily, November 9, 2017
https://hk.news.appledaily.com/local/daily/article/20171109/20208690

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Harassment and house arrest in China as Trump has “beyond terrific” time
The Guardian, November 9, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/09/harassment-house-arrest-china-trump-beyond-terrific-time

Related:
胡佳:川普访华应促刘霞重获自由 (Hu Jia says Trump should press for Liu Xia’s freedom during China visit)
Voice of America, November 8, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/voa-interview-hu-jia-20171108/4106032.html

Chinese dissident writer Yang Tongyan dies on medical parole
South China Morning Post, November 8, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2119006/chinese-dissident-writer-yang-tongyan-dies-medical-parole

律师彭永和遭打压 发出“跳江公告” (Rights lawyer Peng Yonghe releases suicide statement after being persecuted by authority in Shanghai)
Radio Free Asia, November 8, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/gf2-11082017094259.html

司法部出台意见 加强“十三五”期间残疾人公共法律服务建设 (Ministry of Justice issues opinions to enhance public legal service for disables during 13th Five-Year Plan)
Legal Daily, November 8, 2017
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2017-11/08/content_7382066.htm?node=5955

洛阳发生假警察扰村民,警察抓村民不抓假警察 (Villagers in Luoyang, Henan, arrested by police for fighting against fake police)
Weiquanwang, November 9, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/11/blog-post_9.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Donald Trump breaks through China’s “Great Firewall” with first tweet
Hong Kong Free Press, November 9, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/11/09/donald-trump-breaks-chinas-great-firewall-first-tweet/

China spreads propaganda to U.S. on Facebook, a platform it bans at home
The New York Times, November 8, 2017
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/08/technology/china-facebook.html

王滬寧要求中國記協組織記者堅定不移跟黨走 (Wang Huning, China’s ideology chief, demands journalists to unwaveringly follow the Party during association conference)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 8, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1363775-20171108.htm

Related:
“Sing for the new era”: Chinese journalists told to spread the word on Xi Jinping’s ideology
South China Morning Post, November 8, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2118958/sing-new-era-chinese-journalists-told-spread-word-xis

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

上海10多位公民上街举牌悼念民运斗士杨天水 (Over 10 citizens in Shanghai hold placards on street to mourn democracy fighter Yang Tianshui)
Weiquanwang, November 9, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/11/10.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

上海警方通报“携程亲子园虐童事件”:涉案3人被刑拘 (Shanghai police puts three under criminal detention after child abuse scandal breaks out at care center)
Beijing News, November 9, 2017
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2017/11/09/463535.html

社会组织信用信息管理办法征求意见,受到限期停止活动处罚列入严重违法失信名单 (Regulation that gives social organization credit ratings to limit their activities and possibly put them on blacklist solicits public opinions)
Legal Daily, November 8, 2017
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2017-11/08/content_7381761.htm?node=5955

Related:
民政部关于《社会组织信用信息管理办法(征求意见稿)》公开征求意见的通知 (Notice of the Ministry of Civil Affairs on soliciting public opinions for Measures on Administration of Social Organization Credit Information)
Ministry of Civil Affairs, November 8, 2017
http://www.mca.gov.cn/article/zwgk/tzl/201711/20171100006615.shtml

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

Xinjiang authorities jail Uyghur “religious extremist” for scolding son for drinking
Radio Free Asia, November 8, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/drinking-11082017154732.html

New guidelines on Uyghur “signs of extremism” issued to Xinjiang authorities
Radio Free Asia, November 7, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/guidelines-11072017153331.html

Hong Kong (香港)

林鄭月娥:公務員學院將有認識國家課程 (Carrie Lam says there will be courses on getting to know the nation at civil servant academy)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 9, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1363797-20171109.htm

楊潤雄:反對議員用「赤化」形容中國歷史和國民教育 (Education head Kevin Young says he is against lawmakers referring to Chinese history and national education as falling under Communist control)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 9, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1363848-20171109.htm

社運攝影師辦13+3攝影展 冀港人毋忘抗爭者 (Social movement photographer holds exhibition about jailed activists and hopes Hongkongers not to forget about them)
Inmediahk, November 8, 2017
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1053217

A Hong Kong mother’s fight for the truth behind girl’s death on mainland China
South China Morning Post, November 8, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/community/article/2119010/hong-kong-mothers-fight-truth-behind-girls-death-mainland

Hong Kong police told to use new tactics to confront protesters during Occupy, retired officer tells court
South China Morning Post, November 8, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/2119008/hong-kong-police-told-use-new-tactics-confront-protesters

Commentary (评论)

中国应建设什么样的婴幼儿童照护体系? (What kind of preschooler care system should China establish?)
Financial Times, November 9, 2017
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001074999

Is China bidding farewell to separation of party and government?
The Diplomat, November 8, 2017
https://thediplomat.com/2017/11/is-china-bidding-farewell-to-separation-of-party-and-government/

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

特朗普訪華前夕 多名北京維權人士失去自由 (Rights defenders in Beijing lose freedom before Trump visit)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 8, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1363679-20171108.htm

遭中共当局迫害的江苏著名政治犯杨天水先生已经去世 (Political prisoner Yang Tianshui, aka Yang Tongyan, dies at 56)
Weiquanwang, November 7, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/11/blog-post_90.html

“民生观察”网编丁灵杰被捕逾37天 家人仍未获通知 (Ding Lingjie, editor of msguancha.com, arrested for 37 days while family receives no notification)
Radio Free Asia, November 7, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-11072017100808.html

广东高院在全国首推家事调查员制度 第一批46名省级家事调查员受聘上岗 (Guangdong High Court hires first group of 46 provincial-level domestic affair investigators)
Legal Daily, November 7, 2017
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2017-11/07/content_7380437.htm?node=5955

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China’s human rights record won’t be on Donald Trump’s agenda, activists fear
South China Morning Post, November 8, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2118753/chinas-human-rights-record-wont-be-trumps-agenda

Related:
Rights groups urge trump to address China’s human rights violations
Voice of America, November 7, 2017
https://www.voanews.com/a/rights-groups-urge-trump-to-address-china-human-rights-violations/4104407.html

监察六类人群 四种情形可留置——监察法草案看点盘点 (National Supervision Law monitors 6 groups of people and could detain them under 4 circumstances)
Xinhua News Agency, November 7, 2017
http://news.xinhuanet.com/2017-11/07/c_1121920119.htm

Related:
People's Republic of China Supervision Law (draft)
China Law Translate, November 6, 2017
http://bit.ly/2zkhMrx

Hong Kong (香港)

Their sons sought a more democratic Hong Kong, and got prison
当他们的儿子为香港的民主被关进监狱
The New York Times, November 8, 2017
EN: https://cn.nytimes.com/hk-taiwan/20171108/hong-kong-umbrella-revolution/en-us/
CH: https://cn.nytimes.com/hk-taiwan/20171108/hong-kong-umbrella-revolution/

周永康:香港引入《國歌法》 可見一國兩制平衡正消失 (Alex Chow says balance of “one country, two systems” is disappearing as Hong Kong introduces National Anthem Law)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 8, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/video-gallery.htm?vid=1363610

HKUST “pressures” Umbrella movie organiser to drop democracy figures from screening panel
Hong Kong Free Press, November 8, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/11/08/hkust-pressures-umbrella-movie-organiser-drop-democracy-figures-screening-panel/

馬斐森:港大為免被孤立 最終聯署10大校長聲明 (Mathieson, head of HKU, says he signed joint statement of 10 university heads to avoid isolation)
Mingpao, November 7, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20171107/s00001/1510041766386

Related:
HKU head: I signed anti-Hong Kong independence statement to avoid “isolation” from other universities
Hong Kong Free Press, November 7, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/11/07/hku-head-i-signed-anti-hong-kong-independence-statement-avoid-isolation-universities/

Commentary (评论)

Is China’s belt and road initiative increasing crime and terrorism?
The Diplomat, November 7, 2017
https://thediplomat.com/2017/11/is-chinas-belt-and-road-initiative-increasing-crime-and-terrorism/

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Detained Sichuan rights activist in stark warning to police after beatings
黄琦:强迫我认罪,你们只能得到一具尸体
Radio Free Asia, November 6, 2017
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/beatings-11062017110629.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-11062017094421.html

制定看守所法、修改警察法被建议列入下届人大常委会立法规划 (Legislation of Detention Center Law and Amendment of Police Law planned for next NPC meeting)
The Paper, November 5, 2017
http://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_1850782

Access to Information (信息公开)

Second volume of Xi's book on governance published
Xinhua News Agency, November 7, 2017
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2017-11/07/content_34224491.htm

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

蒙冤警察郭少坤致共和国各级政府负责人的公开申诉信 (Disabled police officer writes open letter demanding fair compensation and treatment)
Weiquanwang, November 7, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/11/blog-post_20.html

维权律师李昱函失联1个月 逾80律师公民联署要求放人 (Over 80 lawyers and citizens write open letter demanding release of rights lawyer Li Yuhan who went incommunicado one month ago)
Radio Free Asia, November 6, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/gf2-11062017095333.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China's former top graft-buster warns of plots to seize power
Reuters, November 7, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption/chinas-former-top-graft-buster-warns-of-plots-to-seize-power-idUSKBN1D70HR

石家庄 企业超排4次停产整治 (Shijiazhuang, Hebei, halts business operations caught failing to meet pollution standards for the fourth time)
People’s Daily, November 7, 2017
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2017/1107/c1001-29630416.html

国家监察委定性“政治机关” 分析指地位至高党政合一 (National Supervision Committee identified as “political organ” and has supreme status)
Radio Free Asia, November 6, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zhengzhi/yf2-11062017094754.html

China won’t allow a Mao-style cult of personality around Xi, says top Communist Party academic
South China Morning Post, November 6, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2118671/china-wont-allow-mao-style-cult-personality-around-xi

Chinese president demands "absolute loyalty" from military
The Diplomat, November 7, 2017
https://thediplomat.com/2017/11/chinese-president-demands-absolute-loyalty-from-military/

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

Chinese police to step up crackdown on financial crime
Reuters, November 7, 2017
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/chinese-police-to-step-up-crackdown-on-financial-crime-9382694

11名维族和哈族涉“恐与极端宗教”被刑拘 (11 Uyghur and Kazakh minorities criminally detained for involvement in “terrorism and religious extremism”)
Radio Free Asia, November 6, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql1-11062017094231.html