Thursday, November 30, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

“新疆聂树斌”周远案再审改判无罪 律师称将提交国家赔偿申请 (Zhou Yuan, man who spends 20 years in prison for crime he didn’t commit, gets exonerated after retrial; lawyer says will apply for state compensation)
Beijing News, November 30, 2017
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2017/11/30/466388.html

In China, fears that new anticorruption agency will be above the law
习近平推动成立新反腐机构,引发法学界批判
The New York Times, November 30, 2017
EN: https://cn.nytimes.com/china/20171130/china-xi-jinping-anticorruption/en-us/
CH: https://cn.nytimes.com/china/20171130/china-xi-jinping-anticorruption/

美国国务院吁中国释放李明哲 (United States Department of State urges China to release Lee Ming-che)
Voice of America, November 30, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/us-state-department-lee-mingche-20171129/4142179.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Access to Information (信息公开)

China cracks down on reporting of mass evictions in Beijing
Radio Free Asia, November 29, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/reporting-11292017102525.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

全国“民代幼”教师2000多人再次进京集体维权 (Over 2,000 teachers from across country petition for fair treatment in Beijing)
Weiquanwang, November 29, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/11/2000.html

Thousands of migrant workers in Beijing forcibly evicted, resistance mounted in at least one location
China Change, November 29, 2017
https://chinachange.org/2017/11/30/thousands-of-migrant-workers-in-beijing-forcibly-evicted-resistance-mounted-in-at-least-one-location/

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

二维码电子门牌、警用无人机……政法“黑科技”强势来袭!不看不知道一看吓一跳…… (QR code doorplate and police drone - China hosts exhibition of equipment serving political and legal purposes)
Legal Daily, November 29, 2017
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/xwzx/content/2017-11/29/content_7405458.htm?node=53628

《2017年中国网络视听发展研究报告》发布 (China publishes Internet Audiovisual Development Research Report 2017)
Chinanews.com, November 29, 2017
http://www.chinanews.com/cj/2017/11-29/8388451.shtml

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

Tibetan monk burns to death in Sichuan calling for Tibetan freedom
Radio Free Asia, November 29, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/burns-11292017120514.html

Hong Kong (香港)

葉國謙尋求連任人大 稱協助推動公民教育及23條立法 (Ip Kwok-him seeks second term at NPC and says he will push for civic education and enactment of Article 23)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 30, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1367618-20171130.htm

香港民团游行抗议北京驱逐「低端人口」 (Hong Kong civil society groups protest and march against Beijing evicting “low-end population”)
Radio Free Asia, November 29, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/cp-11292017104524.html

Ex-leader CY Leung threatens lawmaker with legal action over “false accusations” about HK$50m UGL deal
Hong Kong Free Press, November 29, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/11/29/ex-leader-cy-leung-threatens-lawmaker-legal-action-false-accusations-hk50m-ugl-deal/

Commentary (评论)

“硬盘损坏”,红黄蓝就能撇清责任? (Can RYB kindergarten be exonerated by claiming “hard disk is damaged”?)
Beijing News, November 30, 2017
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/opinion/2017/11/30/466383.html

第三波移民潮 (Third wave of migration out of Hong Kong)
Inmediahk, November 30, 2017
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1053607

矮化香港 複製上海深圳 (Dwarf Hong Kong and make it copy of Shanghai and Shenzhen)
Inmediahk, November 30, 2017
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1053608

China’s ode to “One Belt One Road”
China Film Insider, November 29, 2017
http://chinafilminsider.com/chinas-ode-obor/

Beijing’s cruel eviction of its migrant workers is a stain on China’s urbanization drive
South China Morning Post, November 29, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2121930/beijings-cruel-eviction-its-migrant-workers-stain-chinas

China has a plan to rule the world
The Washington Post, November 28, 2017
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/china-has-a-plan-to-rule-the-world/2017/11/28/214299aa-d472-11e7-a986-d0a9770d9a3e_story.html?utm_term=.0589eec079fa

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

國台辦稱李明哲是否危害安全穩定應由大陸法律判定 (China’s Taiwan Office says whether Lee Ming-che endangered state security should be determined by mainland laws)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 29, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1367391-20171129.htm

Related:
Beijing warns Taipei against hyping up China's jailing of Taiwanese activist
Reuters, November 29, 2017
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/beijing-warns-taipei-against-hyping-up-china-s-jailing-of-taiwanese-activist-9450652

法律援助基金会二十年资助办理法援案件四十七万余件, 让一千六百四十万群众直接受益 (Legal Aid Foundation aids 470,000 cases for 20 years and benefits 16.4 million people)
Legal Daily, November 29, 2017
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index/content/2017-11/29/content_7403786.htm?node=20908

反家暴法施行20个月 人身保护令适用低于预期 反家暴法律制度仍待精细化 (Improvement still needed 20 months after Anti-Domestic Violence Law takes effect)
Legal Daily, November 28, 2017
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2017-11/28/content_7402317.htm?node=5955

Access to Information (信息公开)

This Beijing-linked billionaire is funding policy research at Washington’s most influential institutions
Foreign Policy, November 28, 2017
http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/11/28/this-beijing-linked-billionaire-is-funding-policy-research-at-washingtons-most-influential-institutions-china-dc/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

投诉:我们西安市莲湖区城管人员到区政府请愿 (Bylaw enforcement officers in Xi’an petition at local government for social insurance and fair treatment)
Weiquanwang, November 29, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/11/blog-post_777.html

内蒙古牧民草场被占 冲破公安阻扰区首府上访 (Inner Mongolian herdsmen defy police and petition in local capital after grassland was taken)
Radio Free Asia, November 28, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql1-11282017102528.html

伍立娟:四大银行断友继续在北京总部门口维权抗议 (Laid-off bank workers gather at Beijing main branches protesting for fair treatment)
Weiquanwang, November 28, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/11/blog-post_243.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

“红黄蓝幼儿园群体猥亵幼童”系编造 (Beijing police says allegation of group sex abuse of children at kindergarten is fabricated)
Beijing News, November 29, 2017
http://epaper.bjnews.com.cn/html/2017-11/29/content_703352.htm?div=-1

Related:
China police say some claims of abuse at Beijing kindergarten unfounded
Reuters, November 29, 2017
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ryb-education/china-police-say-some-claims-of-abuse-at-beijing-kindergarten-unfounded-idUSKBN1DS25H

被逐北漂 掙扎留京 (Evicted migrants struggle to stay in Beijing)
Mingpao, November 29, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20171129/s00013/1511893619779

China's government accuses four cities of air pollution failures
Reuters, November 28, 2017
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-s-government-accuses-four-cities-of-air-pollution-failures-9448866

涉军老虎大案张阳畏罪自杀 军媒批以死逃责行为可耻 (Military mouthpiece criticizes senior general Zhang Yang who committed suicide as “despicable”)
Radio Free Asia, November 28, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/suicide-11282017074541.html

Hong Kong (香港)

抗議中國政府「清理低端人口」 抗議政府暴力 寒冬驅逐窮人——香港民間團體聯署聲明 (Hong Kong civil society groups launch campaign in protest against Beijing forcefully evicting poor migrants)
Inmediahk, November 29, 2017
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1053589

陳淑莊稱人大替香港未來法例「釋法」 立會變橡皮圖章 (Tanya Chan says NPC interpreting future Hong Kong laws would make LegCo rubber stamp)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 29, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1367452-20171129.htm

譚耀宗稱政府應要為23條立法主動做準備 (Hong Kong NPC candidate Tam Yiu-chung says SAR government should proactively prepare for enactment of Article 23)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 29, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1367432-20171129.htm

香港民主派将游行抗议中共新一轮威权打压 (Hong Kong pro-democracy groups to march in protest against new wave of authoritarian suppression from Beijing)
Radio Free Asia, November 28, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/cp-11282017103129.html

Commentary (评论)

高端國家 低端人口 (High-end state, low-end population)
Mingpao, November 29, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20171129/s00022/1511875346057

《國歌法》如箭在弦 必須憤起抵抗 (Must rise up and fight against impending National Anthem Law)
Inmediahk, November 29, 2017
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1053576

China's playbook for conquering Taiwan
The Diplomat, November 29, 2017
https://thediplomat.com/2017/11/chinas-playbook-for-conquering-taiwan/

读者来函:北京寒夜漫漫,一场违法者驱赶无辜者的无耻悲剧 (Shameless tragedy of lawbreakers evicting the innocent in cold and long nights of Beijing)
The Initium, November 28, 2017
https://theinitium.com/article/20171128-notes-wheretogo/

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

李明哲被判五年徒刑 台湾表示无法接受 (Lee Ming-che sentenced by mainland court to 5 years in prison; Taiwan says it is not acceptable)
Voice of America, November 28, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/taiwan-activist-sentence-unacceptable-20171127/4139583.html

Related:
Chinese court jails Taiwanese democracy activist Lee Ming-cheh for 5 years for “subversion”
Hong Kong Free Press, November 28, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/11/28/just-chinese-court-jails-taiwanese-democracy-activist-lee-ming-cheh-5-years-subversion/

湖北退役武警孙兵病逝 曾向天安门毛像泼墨抗议 (Sun Bing, retired armed police officer from Hubei who poured ink at Mao Zedong’s portrait at Tiananmen Square, dies of lung cancer)
Radio Free Asia, November 27, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/gf1-11272017104024.html

北京大兴11·18火灾排除人为放火嫌疑 20人被刑拘 (20 people criminally detained after fire killed 19 in Daxing, Beijing; authority says it was not arson)
China Central Television, November 27, 2017
http://www.chinanews.com/sh/2017/11-27/8386668.shtml

Access to Information (信息公开)

网信办副主任北大演讲,回应信息管控:“没什么不好意思、温良恭俭让的” (China censor deputy gives speech at Peking University and comments on information control: “No need to be shy or humble.”)
Initium, November 28, 2017
https://theinitium.com/article/20171128-mainland-cac-pku/

Chinese streaming site AcFun shuts down for reasons unknown
China Film Insider, November 27, 2017
http://chinafilminsider.com/live-streaming-site-acfun-shuts-down-for-reasons-unknown/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China’s kindergarten teachers demand better pay and conditions
China Labor Bulletin, November 28, 2017
http://www.clb.org.hk/content/china%E2%80%99s-kindergarten-teachers-demand-better-pay-and-conditions

民间自发救助北京“低端人口”官不悦 (Civil society helps out evicted “low-end population” in Beijing, and authority is not happy about that)
Voice of America, November 27, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/news-ngos-in-beijing-were-stopped-from-helping-homeless-20171127/4138212.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Senior Chinese military official kills himself amid corruption probe
Reuters, November 28, 2017
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption/senior-chinese-military-official-kills-himself-amid-corruption-probe-idUSKBN1DS0C1

Hong Kong (香港)

佔旺清場案四人判緩刑 黃浩銘:真正藐視法庭的是梁振英 (4 Occupy activists get suspended sentence; Raphael Wong says CY Leung should be held of contempt)
Inmediahk, November 28, 2017
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1053568

Related:
Mong Kok Umbrella Movement: 4 democracy activists handed suspended sentences over Occupy clearance
Hong Kong Free Press, November 28, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/11/28/mong-kok-umbrella-movement-4-democracy-activists-handed-suspended-sentences-occupy-clearance/

Pro-Beijing camp’s controversial legislative rule amendment accepted by president, despite previous legal advice
Hong Kong Free Press, November 28, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/11/28/pro-beijing-camps-controversial-legislative-rule-amendment-accepted-president-despite-previous-legal-advice/

【DQ4被追薪】羅冠聰批「同打劫有咩分別?」(Nathan Law criticizes LegCo for asking disqualified lawmakers to return salary: “How is it different from robbery?”)
Mingpao, November 28, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20171128/s00001/1511829466101

港民主派议员宣布参选人大抗议北京打压民主 (Pro-democracy lawmaker runs for Hong Kong NPC election and protests against Beijing’s crackdown on democracy)
Radio Free Asia, November 27, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/cp-11272017104215.html

Britain has a duty to Hong Kong, says UK’s Lord Ashdown during fact-finding visit
Hong Kong Free Press, November 27, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/11/27/britain-duty-hong-kong-says-uks-lord-ashdown-fact-finding-visit/

Commentary (评论)

Beijing hinders free speech in America
The New York Times, November 26, 2017
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/26/opinion/beijing-free-speech-america.html?_r=0

Related:
王丹紐時发文批中國:北京干涉美國言論自由 (Wan Dan criticizes Beijing for hindering free speech in America on The New York Times)
DWNEWS, November 26, 2017
http://news.dwnews.com/global/big5/news/2017-11-26/60025889.html

Monday, November 27, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Teacher detained after abuse allegations at Beijing kindergarten
北京幼儿园疑似虐童案:一名教师被刑拘
The New York Times, November 27, 2017
EN: https://cn.nytimes.com/china/20171127/china-teacher-kindergarten-arrest/en-us/
CH: https://cn.nytimes.com/china/20171127/china-teacher-kindergarten-arrest/

Related:
Beijing kindergartens get permanent inspectors after abuse scandal: Xinhua
Reuters, November 27, 2017
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ryb-education-china/beijing-kindergartens-get-permanent-inspectors-after-abuse-scandal-xinhua-idUSKBN1DR01M

Police detain 90 suspects in telecom fraud case
Xinhua News Agency, November 27, 2017
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2017-11/27/content_35056708.htm

Access to Information (信息公开)

北京否认清理“低端人口” 金马奖获奖导演提“低端人口”直播被掐 (Award-winning director’s speech of “low-end population” censored in China, as Beijing denies driving migrant workers out of city)
Radio Free Asia, November 26, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/yf-11262017112801.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

中国知识分子联名要求北京停止驱赶外来人口 (Chinese intellectuals launch signature campaign calling Beijing to stop evicting migrant population)
Voice of America, November 26, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/Chinese-intellectuals-urge-Beijing-stop-removing-migrate-workers-20171126/4137298.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Related:
Chinese intellectuals urge Beijing authorities to stop “forcing” tens of thousands of migrant workers out of city in wake of deadly fire
South China Morning Post, November 26, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2121633/chinese-intellectuals-urge-beijing-authorities-stop

Hong Kong (香港)

黃浩銘:判刑如鎚重擊 下周料再入獄 「我們有花崗岩的意志」 (Raphael Wong expects going back to prison next week and says sentence hit him like sledge hammer, but he and others have “will of granite”)
Inmediahk, November 27, 2017
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1053514a

Related:
Hong Kong activist Raphael Wong on what scares him more than going back to prison
South China Morning Post, November 27, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2121631/hong-kong-activist-rafael-wong-what-scares-him-more-going

立法會追討薪津270至310萬 DQ4:政治迫害 (LegCo asks disqualified lawmakers to return millions; Four disqualified lawmakers call it “political persecution”)
Inmediahk, November 27, 2017
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1053537

Related:
LegCo demands four ousted lawmakers in oath-taking saga return up to HK$3.1 million each
South China Morning Post, November 27, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2121707/legco-demands-four-ousted-lawmakers-oath-taking-saga-return

In Pictures: Hong Kong Migrants’ Pride – Domestic worker groups rally against discrimination, harassment
Hong Kong Free Press, November 27, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/11/27/pictures-hong-kong-migrants-pride-domestic-worker-groups-rally-sexual-harrassment-discrimination/

李柱銘:無基本法條文可作一地兩檢法律基礎 (Martin Lee says there is no clause in the Basic Law that can be used as legal foundation for co-location arrangement)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 26, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1366906-20171126.htm

Related:
林鄭月娥:一地兩檢符法理情 梁愛詩:有法律基礎 (Carrie Lam says co-location arrangement is in accordance with law, reasoning, and emotion; Elsie Leung claims arrangement has legal foundation)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 25, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1366801-20171125.htm

Commentary (评论)

China’s Trojan train into Hong Kong
The New York Times, November 26, 2017
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/26/opinion/china-train-hong-kong.html

In China, the brutality of “house arrest”
The New York Times, November 25, 2017
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/25/opinion/in-china-the-brutality-of-house-arrest.html

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 of 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

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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