Thursday, May 31, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Beijing kindergarten teacher indicted for abuse of children in her care
北京红黄蓝幼儿园案疑犯被提起公诉
Radio Free Asia, May 30, 2018
EN: https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/beijing-kindergarten-teacher-indicted-for-abuse-of-children-05302018113242.html
CH: https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-05302018101543.html

Man jailed for 6 months for stepping on Chinese flag
The Telegraph, May 30, 2018
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/05/30/man-jailed-six-months-stepping-chinese-flag

曾与默克尔总理会面 709律师家属出行受限 (Family member of 709 lawyer who met German Chancellor Angela Merkel restricted from travel)
Deutsche Welle, May 31, 2018
http://p.dw.com/p/2yhKQ

「709」律師王宇:公安用兒子要脅她,被逼上央視認罪 (709 lawyer Wang Yu: Public security used son to coerce her CCTV confession)
Standnews, May 31, 2018
https://thestandnews.com/china/709-律師王宇-公安用兒子要脅她-被逼上央視認罪/

Hong Kong’s Cardinal Zen calls for release of underground Hebei bishop Cui Tai
Hong Kong Free Press, May 31, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/05/31/hong-kongs-cardinal-zen-calls-release-underground-hebei-bishop-cui-tai

Access to Information (信息公开)

China issues rules to get tough on academic integrity
Reuters, May 30, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-science/china-issues-rules-to-get-tough-on-academic-integrity-idUSKCN1IW01O?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Government Accountability (政府问责)

In rare reversal, China court overturns magnate's decade-old graft conviction
Reuters, May 31, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-bribery-magnate/in-rare-reversal-china-court-overturns-magnates-decade-old-graft-conviction-idUSKCN1IW0GW

方政、杨建利回忆六部口事件 吁勿忘六四 (Fang Zheng and Yang Jianli look back on Liubukou Incident, urge not to forget June 4th)
Radio Free Asia, May 30, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yl-05302018110506.html

709律师王全璋妻子李文足:国际关注肯定有作用 (Li Wenzu, wife of 709 lawyer Wang Quanzhang: Pressure from international community definitely effective)
Voice of America, May 30, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/lawyers-709-20180530/4416226.html

Bust of Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo erected outside Hong Kong’s Times Square in bid to build support for June 4 vigil
South China Morning Post, May 31, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2148715/bust-chinese-dissident-liu-xiaobo-erected-outside-hong-kongs

Related:
支聯會於時代廣場外放劉曉波人像雕塑悼念六四 (Hong Kong Alliance displays statue of Liu Xiaobo in Times Square in commemoration of June 4th)
Radio Television Hong Kong, May 31, 2018
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1399190-20180531.htm

美使馆微博发布中文版人权报告引发网民热议 (U.S. embassy releases Chinese version of Human Rights Report on Weibo, creates controversy among netizens)
Radio Free Asia, May 30, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-05302018101703.html

“港人没责任推动中国民主”大学学生会不办六四悼念 (“Hong Kongers are not obligated to promote democracy in China,” HKUSU will not organize June 4th commemoration)
Radio France Internationale, May 31, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/港澳台/20180531-港人没责任推动中国民主大学学生会不办六四悼念

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Revealed: The advanced surveillance “black tech” within reach of China’s police
Reuters, May 31, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2148566/revealed-advanced-surveillance-tech-used-chinas-police

公安部辦裝備博覽會 展過百款監控設備 國產掃描器稱可破解手機密碼 (China-made device that can easily crack mobile passwords is demonstrated at China International Exhibition on Police Equipment along with over a hundred other monitoring devices)
Standnews, May 31, 2018
https://thestandnews.com/china/公安部辦裝備博覽會-展過百款監控設備/

谷歌发布新应用 重返中国又进一步 (Google publishes new app, a big step towards returning to China)
Voice of America, May 31, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/google-app-china-20180531/4417523.html

Counterterrorism (反恐)

Xinjiang jails Uyghur civil servants over lack of enthusiasm for anti-extremist campaigns
Radio Free Asia, May 30, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/servants-05302018154833.html

China's Shandong in security lockdown ahead of Shanghai summit
Radio Free Asia, May 28, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/security-sco-05282018221045.html

Chinese armed police host international counter-terrorism forum
Sina, May 29, 2018
http://english.sina.com/china/s/2018-05-29/detail-ihcffhsu8000445.shtml

Hong Kong (香港)

Beijing “actions inconsistent with commitments” when it comes to Hong Kong's autonomy
Radio Free Asia, May 30, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/autonomy-05302018130845.html

Crime and punishment in Hong Kong: How long, exactly, is a life sentence?
South China Morning Post, May 31, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/hong-kong-law-and-crime/article/2148543/crime-and-punishment-hong-kong-how-long

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam: I never handed over a fugitive to mainland China against U.S. wishes
Hong Kong Free Press, May 31, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/hong-kong-law-and-crime/article/2148584/if-asked-hand-over-chinese-fugitive-hong-kong

Related:
Hong Kong leader’s rejection of U.S. extradition request may harm “One Country, Two Systems,” says veteran lawmaker
Hong Kong Free Press, May 31, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/05/31/hong-kong-leaders-rejection-us-extradition-request-may-harm-one-country-two-systems-says-veteran-lawmaker/

Hongkongers consider public order and rule of law to be more important than democracy, survey shows
South China Morning Post, May 31, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2148701/young-hongkongers-consider-public-order-and-rule-law-be-more

Legislative Council passes motion to appoint two overseas judges to Hong Kong’s top court
Hong Kong Free Press, May 31, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/05/31/legislative-council-passes-motion-appoint-two-overseas-judges-hong-kongs-top-court

19-year-old Mong Kok protester sentenced to over 4 years in prison for rioting
Hong Kong Free Press, May 31, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/05/31/19-year-old-mong-kok-protester-sentenced-4-years-prison-rioting

Locals told steer clear of China democracy bid
The Standard, May 31, 2018
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/section-news.php?id=196301&sid=4&sid=4

Commentary (评论)

News of leftist Hong Kong bookstores an old chapter
South China Morning Post, May 31, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2148560/news-leftist-hong-kong-bookstores-old-chapter

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Will China allow rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng to seek medical help abroad?
South China Morning Post, May 28, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/2148068/will-china-allow-rights-lawyer-gao-zhisheng-seek-medical-help-abroad

Hong Kong activist Avery Ng sentenced to four months in jail for disclosing subject of corruption probe
Hong Kong Free Press, May 28, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/05/28/hong-kong-activist-avery-ng-sentenced-four-months-jail-disclosing-subject-corruption-probe/

China to ensure personal safety of people's assessors
Sina, May 30, 2018
http://english.sina.com/china/s/2018-05-30/detail-ihcffhsv4690922.shtml

Jailed founder of China’s underground human rights site in poor health as state secrets trial looms
South China Morning Post, May 25, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2147661/leading-cyber-dissident-huang-qi-poor-health-state

Chinese activist released from prison with severe memory loss
“赤壁君子”黄文勋出狱后出现失忆症
Radio Free Asia, May 24, 2018
EN: https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/memory-05242018111637.html
CH: https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-05242018102010.html

”Disappeared” Chinese dissident confirmed held under “residential surveillance”
Radio Free Asia, May 23, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/disappeared-chinese-dissident-confirmed-held-under-residential-surveillance-05232018113418.html

Chinese doctor who questioned brother's death evicted from her home
Radio Free Asia, May 23, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/doctor-05232018112826.html

China holds two activists ahead of Tiananmen massacre anniversary
六四前夕 山东两名民主人士被刑拘
Radio Free Asia, May 25, 2018
EN: https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/anniversary-05252018115518.html
CH: https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-05242018102853.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Pictures taken in Hong Kong courtroom found on phone seized from mainland Chinese woman accused of flouting photography rule
South China Morning Post, May 30, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/hong-kong-law-and-crime/article/2148442/pictures-taken-courtroom-found-phone-seized

Related:
Woman accused of taking photos in court arrested after failing to meet bail conditions
Hong Kong Free Press, May 29, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/05/29/woman-accused-taking-photos-court-arrested-failing-meet-bail-conditions/

China spikes in-depth section of top legal newspaper
Radio Free Asia, May 29, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/newspaper-05292018114647.html

Gov’t should not intervene in China Liaison Office’s ownership of Hong Kong publishing giant, says Carrie Lam
Hong Kong Free Press, May 29, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/05/29/govt-not-intervene-china-liaison-offices-ownership-hong-kong-publishing-giant-says-carrie-lam/

Will Xi Jinping’s promise of Chinese state support for Hong Kong scientists spur innovation, or stifle it?
South China Morning Post, May 28, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/hong-kong-economy/article/2148024/will-xi-jinpings-promise-chinese-state-support-hong

报告:新浪微博审查外国大使馆发帖 (Report: Weibo reviews foreign embassy posts)
Financial Times, May 30, 2018
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001077804

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China: When poetry saves you from the factory
Deutsche Welle, May 30, 2018
http://www.dw.com/en/china-when-poetry-saves-you-from-the-factory/a-43989328

Online outcry in China over police treatment of protesting teachers
Agence France-Presse, May 28, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2148171/online-outcry-china-over-police-treatment-protesting

Related:
中国教师上街讨薪遭遇暴力引发公愤 (Chinese teachers taking to streets to protest salaries encounter violence, inciting public anger)
Radio France Internationale, May 28, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20180528-中国教师上街讨薪遭遇暴力引发公愤

In China, thousands of “minban” teachers stage protests over lack of pay or benefits
Radio Free Asia, May 29, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/teachers-05292018130744.html

Chinese students say U.S. visa restrictions won’t affect their plans
South China Morning Post, May 30, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2148531/chinese-students-say-us-visa-restrictions-wont-affect

Chinese students protest in America, face danger at home
Foreign Policy, May 28, 2018
http://foreignpolicy.com/2018/05/28/chinese-students-in-america-arent-free-xi-jinping-communist-party-repression

Police detain, beat rare earth pollution protesters in China's Guangxi
Radio Free Asia, May 25, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/pollution-05252018111641.html

Comics chief pays tribute at Chinese hero's memorial after Internet ban
Radio Free Asia, May 24, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/comics-chief-pays-tribute-at-chinese-heros-memorial-after-internet-ban-05242018113933.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Rights groups: China continues purge of rights lawyers
人权组织:中国继续整肃维权律师
Voice of America, May 29, 2018
EN: https://www.voanews.com/a/china-continues-purge-of-rights-lawyers-rights-groups/4414534.html
CH: https://www.voachinese.com/a/china-lawyer-20180529/4415664.html

German Chancellor Angela Merkel met wives of jailed lawyers during China visit
Agence France-Presse, May 28, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2148156/german-chancellor-angela-merkel-met-wives-jailed

Related:
德国总理默克尔访华前 刘霞命运再受关注 (Attention on fate of Liu Xia in lead up to German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s China visit)
Radio Free Asia, May 22, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-05222018101757.html

人权组织敦促德国外长关注刘霞命运 (Human rights organization urges German Chancellor to bring attention to Liu Xia)
Deutsche Welle, May 30, 2018
http://p.dw.com/p/2ycOj

Religious repression ramps up in China, Myanmar: Report
Radio Free Asia, May 29, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/religious-05292018165236.html

Elderly Uyghur woman dies in detention in Xinjiang “political re-education camp”
Radio Free Asia, May 24, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/woman-05242018164854.html

Hong Kong (香港)

In a first, Hong Kong refused U.S. extradition bid following Beijing request, State Department report says
South China Morning Post, May 30, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/hong-kong-law-and-crime/article/2148434/first-hong-kong-refused-us-extradition-bid

Related:
美报告:港首次应北京要求拒引渡逃犯 (U.S. report: For 1st time, Hong Kong refuses Beijing extradition request)
Deutsche Welle, May 30, 2018
http://p.dw.com/p/2ycDs

華春瑩指不了解美國報告 有關特首拒絕引渡逃犯案詳情 (Chinese spokesperson Hua Chunying: Unaware of U.S. report regarding details of Hong Kong Chief Executive’s refusal to extradite)
Radio Television Hong Kong, May 30, 2018
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1399015-20180530.htm

Beijing’s liaison office free to do its own thing, Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says after ownership of leading publisher revealed
South China Morning Post, May 29, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2148274/beijings-liaison-office-free-do-its-own-thing-hong-kong

Related:
占香港出版业八成市场的联合集团承认听命中联办 (Hong Kong’s largest publishing conglomerate that accounts for 80% of industry acknowledges it accepted orders from Beijing Liaison Office)
Radio France Internationale, May 30, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20180530-占香港出版业八成市场的联合集团承认听命中联办

Domestic worker groups march to New People’s Party HQ demanding apology over lawmaker’s “offensive” remarks
Hong Kong Free Press, May 28, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/05/28/domestic-worker-groups-march-new-peoples-party-hq-demanding-apology-lawmakers-offensive-remarks/

Related:
Domestic worker groups demand apology from lawmaker Eunice Yung over “hygiene” comments
Hong Kong Free Press, May 26, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/05/26/domestic-worker-groups-demand-apology-lawmaker-eunice-yung-hygiene-comments/

Demanding end to one party rule is our “freedom, right and belief” says Tiananmen massacre rally organiser
Hong Kong Free Press, May 28, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/05/28/demanding-end-one-party-rule-freedom-right-belief-says-tiananmen-massacre-rally-organiser/

港支联会纪念”六四“游行 呼吁“结束一党专政”(Hong Kong Alliance marches to commemorate June 4th, calls for "end to one-party dictatorship")
Radio France Internationale, May 27, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/港澳台/20180527-港支联会纪念六四游行-呼吁结束一党专政

喊“结束一党专政”是否违法中联办护法支吾以对称是“老问题” (Head of Beijing Liaison Office legal department equivocal regarding legality of calls to “end one-party dictatorship”)
Radio France International, May 28, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20180528-喊结束一党专政是否违法中联办护法支吾以对称是老问题

香港学者担忧“爱国测试”
Possible loyalty test worries HK academics
Voice of America, May 30, 2018
CH: https://www.voachinese.com/a/hongkong-patriotic-test-2018-5-29/4414754.html
EN: https://www.voanews.com/a/hk-academics-worried-by-possible-loyalty-test/4414354.html

Commentary (评论)

Demosisto’s shift away from the legislature to the streets is risky, but may just be the way ahead
Hong Kong Free Press, May 28, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/05/28/demosistos-shift-away-legislature-streets-risky-may-just-way-ahead

Crime, punishment and politics: The legal suppression of opposition in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Free Press, May 27, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/05/27/crime-punishment-politics-legal-suppression-opposition-hong-kong/

社会支持是中国女性实名举报性骚扰的勇气来源 (Social support is the source of courage for Chinese women to report sexual harassment using real names)
Voice of America, May 27, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/Victims-Of-Sexual-Assault-Need-Support-To-Speak-Out-20180527/4411824.html

Monday, May 21, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

A hearing with Chinese characteristics: How the Beijing Lawyers’ Association helps persecute human rights lawyers
China Change, May 21, 2018
https://chinachange.org/2018/05/21/a-hearing-with-chinese-characteristics-how-the-beijing-lawyers-association-helps-persecute-human-rights-lawyers

接纳人权律师 广西百举鸣律所遭解散 (Authorities dissolve Guangxi Baijuming Law Firm for hiring human rights lawyers)
Radio Free Asia, May 21, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-05212018101058.html

“妄议”人大修宪 中国教授遭严惩 (University professor faces harsh penalty for “mis-explaining” constitutional amendments by NPC)
Deutsche Welle, May 21, 2018
http://p.dw.com/p/2y3Fb

中国新法赋英烈红色经典“金钟罩” (New Chinese law gives martyrs and red classics a “golden sheath”)
Deutsche Welle, May 20, 2018
http://p.dw.com/p/2xvif

Access to Information (信息公开)

Off the charts: Why Chinese publishers don’t want maps in their books
South China Morning Post, May 19, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/economy/article/2146876/charts-why-chinese-publishers-dont-want-maps-their-books

Scientists in Hong Kong will not bend to Beijing just because they get state funding, local scholars say
South China Morning Post, May 20, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education/article/2146947/hong-kong-scientists-will-not-bend-central-government-just

Related:

What Hong Kong scientists’ questions about their new access to mainland China funding reveal
South China Morning Post, May 20, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2146941/what-hong-kong-scientists-questions-about-their-new-access

Beijing police “edited” video to mislead public over Hong Kong reporter’s arrest, journalist association says
South China Morning Post, May 19, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2146890/beijing-police-edited-video-mislead-public-over-hong-kong

Related:

Beijing police claim Hong Kong journalist they dragged away resisted their authority and behaved “inappropriately”
South China Morning Post, May 18, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/community/article/2146857/beijing-police-claim-hong-kong-journalist-they-dragged-away

港区全国人大为主子出头反称香港记者涉阻碍公安执法 (Hong Kong NPC delegate accuses journalist of obstructing public security's law enforcement)
Radio France Internationale, May 21, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/港澳台/20180521-港区全国人大为主子出头反称香港记者涉阻碍公安执法

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

No smooth sailing for comments on China-U.S. trade
China Media Project, May 20, 2018
http://chinamediaproject.org/2018/05/20/no-smooth-sailing-for-comments-on-china-us-trade

Hong Kong June 4 activists call for end to “one-party dictatorship” in China, using kites to get message out
South China Morning Post, May 20, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2146981/hong-kong-june-4-activists-call-end-one-party-dictatorship

流亡作家紧急呼吁关注高度危险中刘霞 (Exiled writer in Germany urgently calls attention to Liu Xia at high risk)
Voice of America, May 18, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/voanews-20180518-china-liu-xia/4399827.html

Popular “rage comics” brand gagged for making fun of martyrs
Sixth Tone, May 18, 2018
http://www.sixthtone.com/news/1002298/popular-rage-comics-brand-gagged-for-making-fun-of-martyrs

流亡藏人足球队赴英参赛 获达赖喇嘛接见 (Tibet-in-exile soccer team received by Dalai Lama before match in U.K.)
Radio Free Asia, May 18, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-05182018094628.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China considers ending birth limits as soon as this year
Bloomberg, May 21, 2018
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-05-21/china-said-to-consider-ending-birth-limits-as-soon-as-this-year

China introduces measures to motivate officials
Sina, May 21, 2018
http://english.sina.com/china/p/2018-05-21/detail-ihaturft5999241.shtml

青岛上合峰会维稳升级 多人被传唤约谈 (In advance of Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Qingdao, government escalates “stability maintenance” and summons citizens for “interviews”)
Radio Free Asia, May 18, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-05182018095415.html

China calls on all mosques to raise national flag
Channel News Asia, May 21, 2018
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/china-calls-on-all-mosques-to-raise-national-flag-10254792

Related:

除了国旗 还有什么要进清真寺? (Besides the Chinese flag, what else is entering mosques?)
Deutsche Welle, May 21, 2018
http://p.dw.com/p/2y4Q1

江天勇转监记忆衰退 家属表忧虑 (Jiang Tianyong transfers prisons, memory loss concerns family)
Radio Free Asia, May 21, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/gf2-05212018100819.html

天安门母亲:29年来政府始终无视我们的存在 (Tiananmen Mothers: The government has been ignoring our existence for 29 years)
Radio France Internationale, May 20, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20180520-天安门母亲29年来政府始终无视我们的存在

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

High school students in eastern China to get facial monitoring in class
Radio Free Asia, May 18, 2018
EN: https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/high-school-students-in-eastern-china-to-get-facial-monitoring-in-class-05182018113315.html
CH: https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-05182018095319.html

微信新规:不得分享视频 违者永久封号 (WeChat’s new rules: Users may not link to external videos in chat groups)
Radio Free Asia, May 21, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/ql2-05212018101620.html

社会信用机制发威 逾千万人次被限购机票 (Social credit system booms: Over 10 million people restricted in purchasing train and plane tickets)
Radio Free Asia, May 18, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/hc-05182018110948.html

中國成fb第二大廣告市場 (China becomes Facebook’s 2nd largest ad market)
Mingpao, May 19, 2018
https://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20180520/s00013/1526753151348

Hong Kong (香港)

Mocking “confession” posted at Hong Kong Baptist University in wake of compulsory Mandarin test row
South China Morning Post, May 21, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education/article/2147158/mocking-confession-posted-hong-kong-baptist-university-wake

Related:

Hong Kong Baptist University students lose appeal against punishment for role in rowdy Mandarin protests
South China Morning Post, May 18, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education/article/2146834/hong-kong-baptist-university-students-lose-appeal-against

Mitigation hearing begins for Mong Kok rioter Edward Leung, who veteran Hong Kong politician describes as one of his generation’s “finest”
South China Morning Post, May 21, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/hong-kong-law-and-crime/article/2147087/mitigation-hearing-begins-mong-kok-rioter

Related:

Hong Kong independence activist Edward Leung found guilty of rioting but cleared of incitement over Mong Kok unrest
South China Morning Post, May 18, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/hong-kong-law-and-crime/article/2146806/hong-kong-pro-independence-activist-edward

六四前“结束一党专政”风波在香港发酵 (Political storm brews over "abolishing one-party rule" protest on eve of June 4)
Radio Free Asia, May 18, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/cp-05182018095619.html

Commentary (评论)

China has a vast influence machine, and you don’t even know it
The New York Times, May 21, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/21/opinion/china-overseas-intelligence-yang.html

Friday, May 18, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

维权律师李和平、杨金柱抵制吊照听证会 (Rights defense lawyers Li Heping, Yang Jinzhu boycott license revocation hearing)
Radio Free Asia, May 17, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/hc-05172018110251.html

Chinese rights lawyer detained amid scuffles at “disciplinary” hearing
Radio Free Asia, May 16, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/lawyer-05162018110226.html

香港记者采访维权律师遭公安施暴后被迫签悔过书 (Hong Kong journalist beaten by police, forced to sign repentance letter)
Radio Free Asia, May 17, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/cp-05172018101956.html

Tibetan protester freed from prison 2 months after sentence ends
Radio Free Asia, May 17, 2018
EN: https://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/freed-05172018154742.html
CH: https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-05172018102053.html

我爸是李刚 官二代李启明出狱李刚隐身 (Li Qiming, guanerdai who famously said, “My dad is Li Gang,” released from prison)
Radio France Internationale, May 18, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20180518-我爸是李刚-坑爹官二代出狱李刚隐身

Access to Information (信息公开)

微博处置发布时政有害信息的账号,涉@六神磊磊等1532个 (Weibo punishes 1,532 accounts for publishing “harmful information” on current politics)
The Paper, May 15, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2131343

Hong Kong journalists protest detention of news cameraman in Beijing
Radio Free Asia, May 16, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/hong-kong-journalists-protest-detention-of-news-cameraman-in-beijing-05162018110507.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

严格审查下,中国学生努力推动同志平权 (Despite heavy censorship, Chinese students fight for LGBT rights)
Voice of America, May 18, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/amid-strict-censorship-20180517/4398840.html

Chinese police hold 3 after protest by laid-off workers in Beijing
Radio Free Asia, May 17, 2018
EN: https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/workers-05172018140500.html
CH: https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-05172018101812.html

台湾作家参与全球朗诵刘霞诗歌 呼吁北京放人 (Taiwanese writers participate in global recitation of Liu Xia’s poetry, call for her release)
Radio Free Asia, May 17, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/hx-05172018102459.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

北京再表态:刘霞的事,政府说了算 (Beijing reiterates: The government has final say regarding Liu Xia)
Voice of America, May 18, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/china-rejects-international-call-free-liu-xia-20180517/4398905.html

Related:

国际社会为刘霞动员起来 (International community stands up for Liu Xia)
Radio France International, May 18, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/20180518-国际社会为刘霞动员起来

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

近年来国内互联网企业掀起内部反腐风暴,专家提出民企反腐有待国家出台制度引导 (Chinese Internet companies take action to fight corruption, experts advocate for state legislation to “guide enterprises in establishing sound internal anti-corruption systems”)
Legal Daily, May 15, 2018
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index/content/2018-05/15/content_7544696.htm?node=20908

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

反恐还是对付中国?俄新军事基地计划离新疆不远 (Russian military base is planned near Xinjiang: To counter terrorism or China?)
Voice of America, May 17, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/voanews-20180517-russia-china-xinjiang/4398186.html

Hong Kong (香港)

引用毛泽东 中联办前宣传“废止一党专政” (Banners quoting Mao Zedong promote “abolishing one party rule” in front of Liaison Office in Hong Kong)
Deutsche Welle, May 17, 2018
http://p.dw.com/p/2xpho

Hong Kong Baptist University students lose appeal against punishment for role in rowdy Mandarin protests
South China Morning Post, May 18, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education/article/2146834/hong-kong-baptist-university-students-lose-appeal-against

Leading Hong Kong independence activist convicted of rioting, sentencing to come
Reuters, May 18, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-court-riot/leader-of-hong-kong-independence-movement-found-guilty-of-rioting-idUSKCN1IJ13D?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Related:

Public barred from courtroom at Edward Leung’s Mong Kok riot trial after picture of jurors leaked by email
South China Morning Post, May 18, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/hong-kong-law-and-crime/article/2146799/public-barred-courtroom-edward-leungs-mong

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

被屈颠覆政权后又被吊销执照律师李和平拒出席听证会 (Li Heping, law license revoked for charge of subverting state power, refuses to attend hearing)
Radio France Internationale, May 17, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20180517-被屈颠覆政权后又被吊销执照律师李和平拒出席听证会

Access to Information (信息公开)

天津把宪法精神送到千家万户 (Tianjin launches campaign to ensure over 4 million families have copies of the Constitution, know its "spirit")
Legal Daily, May 14, 2018
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2018-05/14/content_7543739.htm?node=5955

最高法:红色经典作品引发报酬纠纷,也不得判令停止表演 (Supreme People’s Court forbids courts to suspend performances of “red classics” even when compensation disputes are involved)
The Paper, May 14, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2128956

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China rejects appeal on behalf of Nobel Prize winner's widow
Voice of America, May 17, 2018
https://www.voanews.com/a/china-rejects-appeal-on-behalf-of-nobel-prize-winner-s-widow/4397988.html

China's LGBT community treads cautiously amid intolerance
Reuters, May 17, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-gay-pride-china/chinas-lgbt-community-treads-cautiously-amid-intolerance-idUSKCN1II1O1?

Government Accountability (政府问责)

172位美众议员联名致函WHO秘书长强烈敦促无条件让台湾参与WHA (In joint letter to WHO, 172 U.S. Congress members strongly urge Taiwan’s unconditional participation in World Health Assembly)
Radio France Internationale, May 17, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20180517-172位美众议员联名致函who秘书长强烈敦促无条件让台湾参与wha

国际社会推新一波拯救刘霞努力中国当局警告尊重中国主权与司法 (As international community shows new round of support for Liu Xia, Chinese authorities warn diplomats to respect Chinese sovereignty and judicial power)
Radio France Internationale, May 17, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20180517-国际社会推新一波拯救刘霞努力中国当局警告尊重中国主权与司法

美专家: 中国以“一带一路”为掩护,输出专制破坏民主 (U.S. experts: China’s Belt and Road is a cover for exporting autocracy, destroying democracy)
Voice of America, May 17, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/china-new-silk-road-undermine-democracy-20180516/4397632.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

空姐搭车遇害后滴滴宣布整改措施 (Didi Kuaidi rolls out new regulations for drivers after flight attendant murder)
Financial Times, May 17, 2018
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001077611

移动搜索亟待堵“黑洞”(e调查) (Online survey: “Black holes" in mobile searching should be regulated)
People's Daily, May 17, 2018
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2018/0517/c1001-29995779.html

China’s Toutiao has a new mission: To shape correct public opinion
China Money Network, May 17, 2018
https://www.chinamoneynetwork.com/2018/05/17/chinas-toutiao-has-a-new-mission-to-shape-correct-public-opinion

Lenovo founder in public backlash for “unpatriotic 5G standards vote”
TechNode, May 16, 2018
https://technode.com/2018/05/16/lenovo-huawei-5g/

China, where Facebook is banned, could make $5 billion for the company this year
Quartz, May 16, 2018
https://qz.com/1279700/china-is-facebooks-second-largest-ad-spender-after-the-us/

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

Does China have a “blacklist” of Taiwan “separatists”?
The Diplomat, May 17, 2018
https://thediplomat.com/2018/05/does-china-have-a-blacklist-of-taiwan-separatists/

Chinese mass-indoctrination camps evoke Cultural Revolution
Associated Press, May 17, 2018
https://apnews.com/6e151296fb194f85ba69a8babd972e4b

Related:

Former inmates of China’s Muslim "reeducation" camps tell of brainwashing, torture
Washington Post, May 17, 2018
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/former-inmates-of-chinas-muslim-re-education-camps-tell-of-brainwashing-torture/2018/05/16/32b330e8-5850-11e8-8b92-45fdd7aaef3c_story.html

What really happens in China’s “re-education” camps
中国如何对少数民族进行 “教育转化”
The New York Times, May 16, 2018
https://cn.nytimes.com/opinion/20180516/china-re-education-camps/dual/

New evidence for China’s political re-education campaign in Xinjiang
Jamestown Foundation, May 15, 2018
https://jamestown.org/program/evidence-for-chinas-political-re-education-campaign-in-xinjiang

China to bar India-educated Tibetan monks from teaching
India Today, May 15, 2018
https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/china-to-bar-india-educated-tibetan-monks-from-teaching-1233897-2018-05-15

Hong Kong (香港)

又有记者被打林郑只说“遗憾”亲共议员阻立法会讨论 (Carrie Lam merely calls beating of Hong Kong reporter “regrettable,” pro-Beijing Legco members block discussion)
Radio France Internationale, May 17, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20180517-又有记者被打林郑只说遗憾亲共议员阻立法会讨论

Nathan Law quits as chairman of Demosisto, the Hong Kong localist party he founded with Joshua Wong, after “political storms”
South China Morning Post, May 17, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2146460/nathan-law-quits-demosisto-hong-kong-localist-party-he

Chinese Constitution applies to gaps in Hong Kong’s Basic Law, minister Patrick Nip says in talk about calls for end to “one-party dictatorship”
South China Morning Post, May 17, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2146444/patrick-nip-says-chinese-constitution-applies-gaps-hong

Lawmaker Cheng Chung-tai keeps his seat after legislature votes on flag-flipping incident
Hong Kong Free Press, May 17, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/05/17/lawmaker-cheng-chung-tai-keeps-seat-legislature-votes-flag-flipping-incident/

Commentary (评论)

Right of journalists to gather news in China must be protected
South China Morning Post, May 17, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2146473/right-journalists-gather-news-china-must-be-protected

Argument: On China’s new Silk Road, democracy pays a toll
Foreign Policy, May 16, 2018
http://foreignpolicy.com/2018/05/16/on-chinas-new-silk-road-democracy-pays-a-toll/

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

War on human rights lawyers continues: Up to 16 more lawyers in China face disbarment or inability to practice
China Change, May 14, 2018
https://chinachange.org/2018/05/14/war-on-human-rights-lawyers-continues-up-to-16-more-lawyers-in-china-face-disbarment-or-inability-to-practice/

二百七十七名十三届全国人大代表进京参加履职学习 (NPC to host 3 study sessions this year for 1,100 deputies to “further improve their political positions,” persist in directing work in “correct political direction”)
Legal Daily, May 12, 2018
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2018-05/12/content_7543435.htm?node=5955

Access to Information (信息公开)

Beijing police release Hong Kong journalist after he was detained covering hearing of human rights lawyer Xie Yanyi
South China Morning Post, May 16, 2018
http://cdn4.i-scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2146326/hong-kong-journalist-handcuffed-and-dragged-police-van

Related:
香港记者北京采访时被拘 香港民主党谴责 (Hong Kong Democratic Party condemns Beijing’s detention of Hong Kong journalist during news coverage)
Voice of America, May 16, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/hong-kong-journalist-detained-in-beijing-20180516/4395984.html

打得不亦乐乎?香港NOW记者今早采访北京维权律师又被殴 (Hong Kong NOW journalist covered punished rights lawyer in Beijing this morning)
Radio France Internationale, May 16, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20180516-打得不亦乐乎香港now记者今早采访北京维权律师又被殴

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

习近平支持 “爱国爱港科研人员” 参与国家计划 (Xi Jinping: Researchers who "love both China and Hong Kong" are welcome to participate in the national plan)
Radio France Internationale, May 15, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20180515-习近平支持爱国爱港科研人员参与国家计划

International writers join Amnesty and PEN in calls for China to free Liu Xiaobo’s "helpless and hopeless" widow
South China Morning Post, May 16, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2146289/international-writers-join-amnesty-and-pen-calls-china

法国四十位女性呼吁习近平释放她们的“姐妹”刘霞 (Forty French women call on Xi Jinping to release their “sister” Liu Xia)
Radio France Internationale, May 16, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20180516-法国四十位女性呼吁习近平释放她们的姐妹刘霞

Detained Chinese dissident singer in hospital, feared tortured
Radio Free Asia, May 15, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/detained-chinese-dissident-singer-in-hospital-feared-tortured-05152018114650.html

中国家庭教会纪念汶川地震受打压,美国务院发声力挺 (Crackdown on Chinese home church commemoration of Wenchuan earthquake, U.S. State Department sends support message)
Voice of America, May 16, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/chengdu-church-20150515/4395428.html

Related:
Chinese government's harassment of Early Rain Covenant Church
U.S. Department of State, May 16, 2018
https://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2018/05/282085.htm

Over a hundred members of the Early Rain Covenant Church taken away by the police
Bitter Winter, May 15, 2018
https://bitterwinter.org/over-a-hundred-members-of-the-early-rain-covenant-church-taken-away-by-the-police/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

报告:中国利用“战略债务”获取亚太地区的政治和战略影响力 (Report: China utilizes “strategic debt” to gain political, strategic influence in Asia-Pacific)
Voice of America, May 16, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/china-debtbook-20180515/4395323.html

宪法学习宣传报告会首场报告会在京举行 (Six government departments host 800-person conference to study Constitution, highlight “guiding role of Xi Jinping Thought,” “Party leadership as the essence of socialism with Chinese characteristics”)
Legal Daily, May 15, 2018
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2018-05/15/content_7545548.htm?node=5955

China accuses EU of taking WTO back to “law of jungle”
Voice of America, May 15, 2018
https://www.voanews.com/a/china-accuses-eu-taking-wto-back-law-jungle/4394940.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Huawei’s partnership with China on surveillance technology raises concerns for foreign users
Globe and Mail, May 14, 2018
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-huaweis-partnership-with-china-on-surveillance-raises-concerns-for/

Questions raised over role of facial recognition technology in Didi passenger death
South China Morning Post, May 14, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/tech/article/2146060/questions-raised-over-role-facial-recognition-technology-didi-passenger-death

Pay attention at the back: Chinese school installs facial recognition cameras to keep an eye on pupils
South China Morning Post, May 16, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2146387/pay-attention-back-chinese-school-installs-facial-recognition

Hong Kong (香港)

香港支联会启动悼念六四宣传 吁结束中共专政 (Hong Kong Alliance begins preparation for June 4 commemoration)
Radio Free Asia, May 15, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/cp-05152018094559.html

Commentary (评论)

母校北大,你还是那个北大吗? (Alma mater, Peking University, are you still the same?)
The New York Times, May 16, 2018
https://cn.nytimes.com/china/20180516/kato-wherewith-peking-university/

Monday, May 14, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

探视刘霞受阻 西方外交官被要求“尊重法律” (Western diplomats prevented from visiting Liu Xia, told to “respect the law”)
Deutsche Welle, May 14, 2018
http://p.dw.com/p/2xhDK

国家统一法律职业资格考试大纲将发行:强化法律职业伦理考查 (Ministry of Justice releases exam outline for 2018 legal professional qualification, enhances examination of political literacy, guides candidates to learn Xi Jinping Thought in depth)
Legal Daily, May 13, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2127379

湖南文东海律师面临吊照 曾代理王宇、刘飞跃案 (Hunan lawyer Wen Donghai's law license revoked, once represented 709 lawyers Wang Yu, Liu Feiyue)
Radio Free Asia, May 14, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/gf1-05142018102807.html

Sichuan police detain dozens of Christians praying for quake victims
Radio Free Asia, May 14, 2018
EN: https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/praying-05142018115005.html
CH: https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yl-05142018105103.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

全国政协召开双周协商座谈会 围绕“《未成年人网络保护条例》的制定”建言献策 (CPPCC hosts meeting to discuss legislation of Regulations for the Protection of Minors Online, includes exploring a system for identifying “harmful information” and a “selective curfew”)
Cyberspace Administration of China, May 12, 2018
http://www.cac.gov.cn/2018-05/12/c_1122820736.htm

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

LGBT权益开倒车?北京同志权益活动起冲突两人伤 (Are LGBT rights reversing? Beijing LGBT activities end in conflict, two injured)
Voice of America, May 15, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/lgbt-activity-in-beijing-20180514/4393622.html

Chinese lesbian marks Mothers' Day with call for reproductive rights
Radio Free Asia, May 14, 2018
EN: https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/lesbian-05142018112708.html
CH: https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/ql2-05142018102505.html

Chinese hackers defy government warnings at Beijing Def Con
Financial Times, May 14, 2018
https://www.ft.com/content/f03995de-5711-11e8-bdb7-f6677d2e1ce8

香港法轮功庆大法日 大陆客感震惊 (Hong Kong Falun Gong celebrate Dafa Day, mainland tourists shocked)
Radio Free Asia, May 14, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/cp-05142018103005.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

U.S. criticizes China for shielding Myanmar from U.N. action
Voice of America, May 15, 2018
https://www.voanews.com/a/us-responds-to-chinas-action-on-myanmar/4394275.html

美政府和世维会斋月前呼吁关注恐惧中的维吾尔人 (Ahead of Ramadan, U.S. government and World Peace Council call for attention to Uyghurs living in fear)
Voice of America, May 15, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/uyghyr-repression-ahead-ramadan-raises-concerns-20180514/4393711.html

China leads Asia in quake preparedness after Sichuan disaster, says U.N.
Thomson Reuters Foundation, May 14, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2146021/china-leads-asia-quake-preparedness-after-sichuan-disaster-says

UNFPA to continue work with China on population, development
Sina English, May 14, 2018
http://english.sina.com/china/d/2018-05-14/detail-ihapkuvk3225245.shtml

Parents vying for school places in southern China told to get DNA tests for their children
South China Morning Post, May 13, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2145921/parents-vying-school-places-southern-china-told-get-dna-tests

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

个人信息泄露成网络消费大痛点 (Hubei Provincial Consumer Commission survey results: 44% dissatisfied with protection of consumers’ personal information, 87% increase in online shopping complaints)
Legal Daily, May 13, 2018
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2018-05/13/content_7543628.htm?node=5955

China welcomes Trump’s help on ZTE as trade talks loom
The New York Times, May 14, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/14/business/china-trump-zte.html

China sends trade envoy to U.S., welcomes Trump ZTE comments
Voice of America, May 14, 2018
https://www.voanews.com/a/china-sends-trade-envoy-to-us-welcomes-trump-zte-comments/4392903.html

China's Xiaomi lures huge fan base in Vietnam by bringing innovation to everyone
Sina English, May 14, 2018
http://english.sina.com/buz/b/2018-05-14/detail-ihapkuvk2560223.shtml

不再“野蛮”生长,中国互联网业纳入党的领导 (To avoid “uncivilized” growth, China’s Internet will be led by the Party)
Voice of America, May 12, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/china-internet-20180511/4390857.html

Lenovo, the Chinese giant that plays by the rules … and loses
The Guardian, May 12, 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/may/12/lenovo-chinese-giant-plays-rules-loses-patents

Hong Kong (香港)

Ousted Hong Kong lawmaker "Long Hair" Leung Kwok-hung in Legco legal action for full salary and expenses totalling HK$2.75 million after he ignored deal
South China Morning Post, May 14, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2146061/ousted-hong-kong-lawmaker-long-hair-leung-kwok-hung-sued

Mao Zedong quotes calling for democracy appear on banners outside China Liaison Office
Hong Kong Free Press, May 14, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/05/14/mao-zedong-quotes-calling-democracy-appear-banners-outside-china-liaison-office/

听到国歌“想呕” 香港学生成“人民的敌人” (Hong Kong student labeled “public enemy” for remarks that hearing the national anthem makes her want to vomit)
Deutsche Welle, May 14, 2018
http://p.dw.com/p/2xhQ1

Access to Justice (司法公正)

“赤壁君子”黄文勋刑满出狱 女友被迫写保证书 (“Chibi Man” Huang Wenxun released from prison, girlfriend forced to write guarantee letter)
Radio Free Asia, May 14, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/gf2-05142018102904.html

European diplomats barred from visiting widow of Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, sources say
Agence France-Pressem, May 13, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2145904/european-diplomats-barred-visiting-widow-chinese

母亲节,川震维权者黄琦之母发感言 (Mother of Huang Qi, Sichuan earthquake rights defender, sends Mother’s Day reflections)
Voice of America, May 13, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/news-mother-day-huang-qi-mom-call-20180513/4391878.html

”My son is everything to me”: How China forced lawyer Wang Yu to denounce her human rights award
Hong Kong Free Press, May 13, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/05/13/son-everything-china-forced-lawyer-wang-yu-denounce-human-rights-award/

China blocks a memorial service to Sichuan earthquake victims
中國打壓民間汶川地震紀念活動
The New York Times, May 12, 2018
EN: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/12/world/asia/china-pastor-detained-sichuan-earthquake.html
CH: https://cn.nytimes.com/china/20180514/china-pastor-detained-sichuan-earthquake/zh-hant/

Access to Information (信息公开)

Hong Kong i-Cable TV journalist reporting on 10th anniversary of Sichuan earthquake kicked and beaten by two men
South China Morning Post, May 12, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/2145842/hong-kong-i-cable-tv-journalist-reporting-10th-anniversary-sichuan

Related:
Hong Kong TV station decries claims that its reporter was beaten up in China for using foul language
Hong Kong Free Press, May 14, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/05/14/hong-kong-tv-station-decries-claims-reporter-beaten-china-using-foul-language

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Altercation between LGBT supporters and local guards at Beijing’s 798 art district
What’s On Weibo, May 14, 2018
https://www.whatsonweibo.com/altercation-between-lgbt-supporters-and-local-guards-at-beijings-798-art-district/

The feminist author who is changing China’s perception of its “leftover women”
South China Morning Post, May 13, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2145613/feminist-author-who-changing-chinas-perception-its-leftover-women

China’s last cave dwellers fight to keep their underground homes
The New York Times, May 13, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/13/world/asia/zhong-cave-dwellers.html

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

What keeps Xi Jinping awake at night
習近平論國家安全:讓他「夜不能寐」的五大問題
The New York Times, May 11, 2018
EN: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/11/world/asia/xi-jinping-china-national-security.html?_ga=2.192202474.1522080140.1526267246-1992318097.1513151646
CH: https://cn.nytimes.com/china/20180514/xi-jinping-china-national-security/zh-hant/

Censorship of “Taiwan” at U.S. university sparks concern over Chinese influence
Radio Free Asia, May 11, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/taiwan-censorship-05112018133205.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Alarm at drop in legal aid for Hong Kong judicial review applications
South China Morning Post, May 13, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/hong-kong-law-and-crime/article/2145874/alarm-drop-legal-aid-hong-kong-judicial

Cross-border Hong Kong children without fathers are “under mental stress” as mainland Chinese mothers struggle amid visa issues
South China Morning Post, May 13, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/health-environment/article/2145922/cross-border-hong-kong-children-without-fathers

Commentary (评论)

中共應敦促高官學會面向大眾道歉 (CPC should urge high-ranking officials learn to say sorry to the people)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 14, 2018
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/trad/chinese-news-44098404

How Hong Kong’s legislature is turning into a loyal, patriotic mini-National People’s Congress
Hong Kong Free Press, May 12, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/05/12/hong-kongs-legislature-turning-loyal-patrotic-mini-national-peoples-congress/

Central and regional leadership for Xinjiang policy in Xi’s second term
China File, May 11, 2018
http://www.chinafile.com/reporting-opinion/features/central-and-regional-leadership-xinjiang-policy-xis-second-term

Building the party’s internet
China Media Project, May 11, 2018
http://chinamediaproject.org/2018/05/11/building-the-partys-internet/

Friday, May 11, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China reports arrests of Uyghurs, Han Chinese for sharing “extremist” content
Radio Free Asia, May 10, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/content-05102018161549.html

Related:
Xinjiang authorities jail Uyghur Imam who took son to unsanctioned religious school
Radio Free Asia, May 10, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/imam-05102018155405.html

Eleven lawyers and counting: Pressure from China frustrates defense for arrested Canadian Falun Gong practitioner
The Globe and Mail, May 10, 2018
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-eleven-lawyers-and-counting-pressure-from-china-frustrates-defence/

最高法发出通知要求切实防止裁判文书低级错误反复发生 (Supreme People’s Court urges local courts to prevent repeated, careless mistakes in judgment documents, judges to be held accountable)
Legal Daily, May 10, 2018
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2018-05/10/content_7541996.htm?node=5955

刑事诉讼法修正草案征求社会公众意见 (Draft amendments to Criminal Procedures Law released for public comment: Permit trial in absentia, set up plea bargain system, speed up trial procedures)
Xinhua News Agency, May 10, 2018
http://www.xinhuanet.com/politics/2018-05/10/c_129869067.htm

Death in custody raises questions about new anti-graft oversight
Caixin, May 9, 2018
https://www.caixinglobal.com/2018-05-09/death-in-custody-raises-questions-about-new-anti-graft-oversight-101246477.html

Related:
“First victim” of China’s new anti-graft agency was “left disfigured” after he collapsed and died during interrogation
South China Morning Post, May 10, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2145603/first-victim-chinas-new-anti-graft-agency-was-left

Access to Information (信息公开)

「愛國」嘻哈:中國留學生的民族主義與身份焦慮 (Patriotic Hip-Hop: Oversea Chinese student’s nationalism and identity crisis)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 11, 2018
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/trad/chinese-news-44065087

Chinese broadcaster censors LGBT symbols at Eurovision
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 11, 2018
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-44066237

709家属许艳:余文生律师情况通报—-妻子许艳向办案机关徐州市公安局邮寄信息公开申请 (Xu Yan, wife of detained rights lawyer Yu Wensheng, files information disclosure application against Jiangsu police)
Weiquanwang, May 11, 2018
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2018/05/709_11.html

一批社会直播和短视频网站开展自査 封禁主播2083个 (Live-streaming and short video platforms launch self-inspection teams to screen for violent, vulgar, and other “illegal” content, 1.5 million audio and video programs and 40,000 accounts already shut down)
Xinhua News Agency, May 10, 2018
http://www.xinhuanet.com/politics/2018-05/10/c_1122812106.htm

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

辽宁省被下岗民、代、幼教师五百多人到该省教育厅上访维权 (Over 500 dismissed school teachers in Liaoning petition at provincial education authority)
Weiquanwang, May 10, 2018
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2018/05/blog-post_88.html

Altercation between LGBT supporters and local guards at Beijing’s 798 art district
What’s On Weibo, May 14, 2018
https://www.whatsonweibo.com/altercation-between-lgbt-supporters-and-local-guards-at-beijings-798-art-district/

China’s last cave dwellers fight to keep their underground homes
The New York Times, May 13, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/13/world/asia/zhong-cave-dwellers.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Rebuilding after Sichuan earthquake, one brick and one life at a time
South China Morning Post, May 11, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2145551/rebuilding-after-sichuan-earthquake-one-brick-and-one-life-time

Related:
In Pictures: Life among the ruins – Chinese village 10 years after quake
Agence France-Presse, May 10, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/05/10/pictures-life-among-ruins-chinese-village-10-years-quake/

南昌全面推行行政执法公示制度改革 (Nanchang City fully implements system to publish administrative law enforcement information)
Legal Daily, May 10, 2018
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/xwzx/content/2018-05/10/content_7541858.htm

Public shaming of drug users in Guangdong: “Drug-related crimes in family” painted on houses
What’s on Weibo, May 10, 2018
https://www.whatsonweibo.com/public-shaming-of-drug-users-in-guangdong-drug-related-crimes-in-family-painted-on-houses/

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China develops youth credit system for building high-trust society
Xinhua News Agency, May 11, 2018
http://english.sina.com/china/s/2018-05-11/detail-ihamfahw2555055.shtml

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

China again flies bombers around Taiwan
Reuters, May 11, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-defence-taiwan/china-again-flies-bombers-around-taiwan-idUSKBN1IC0O6

Related:
US and Taiwan hold first defense industry forum as tensions with mainland China intensify
Associated Press, May 11, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2145715/us-and-taiwan-hold-first-defence-industry-forum

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong democracy rally organizers say gov’t is “ridiculous” for handing July 1 venue to pro-Beijing group
Hong Kong Free Press, May 11, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/05/11/hong-kong-democracy-rally-organisers-say-govt-ridiculous-handing-july-1-venue-pro-beijing-group/

Ousted Hong Kong lawmakers Baggio Leung and Yau Wai-ching convicted for storming Legco meeting
South China Morning Post, May 11, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/hong-kong-law-and-crime/article/2145636/ousted-hong-kong-lawmakers-sixtus-leong-and

Related:
Under threat of jail and bankruptcy, Baggio Leung and Yau Wai-ching discuss future of Hong Kong pro-independence movement
South China Morning Post, May 11, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/hong-kong-law-and-crime/article/2145676/under-threat-jail-and-bankruptcy-baggio-leung

Hong Kong activist Avery Ng convicted of disclosing details of corruption probe, faces up to a year in prison
Hong Kong Free Press, May 11, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/05/11/just-hong-kong-activist-avery-ng-convicted-disclosing-details-corruption-probe-faces-year-prison/

Liberal HKU academic throws hat in ring for Hong Kong Law Society council seat
South China Morning Post, May 10, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/hong-kong-law-and-crime/article/2145606/liberal-hku-academic-throws-hat-ring-hong

Ex-chief exec. CY Leung defends calls for Hongkongers to embrace “Bay Area people” identity
Hong Kong Free Press, May 10, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/05/10/ex-chief-exec-cy-leung-defends-calls-hongkongers-embrace-daya-bay-people-identity/

Commentary (评论)

Hong Kong can solve its housing problems without finding more land – just don’t ignore the facts
South China Morning Post, May 10, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2145382/hong-kong-can-solve-its-housing-problems-without-finding

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

”Give Liu Xia her freedom”: 24 Hong Kong democrats urge Pres. Xi Jinping to release widow of Peace Prize laureate
Hong Kong Free Press, May 10, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/05/10/give-liu-xia-freedom-24-hong-kong-democrats-urge-pres-xi-jinping-release-widow-peace-prize-laureate/

Abide in darkness: China’s war on religion stalls Vatican deal
The Wall Street Journal, May 9, 2018
https://www.wsj.com/articles/abide-in-darkness-chinas-war-on-religion-puts-vatican-deal-in-doubt-1525858496

周强:坚持中国特色社会主义审判制度 (Supreme People’s Court president Zhou Qiang: A socialist trial system with Chinese characteristics in the new era must uphold CPC’s leadership)
Legal Daily, May 9, 2018
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2018-05/09/content_7540968.htm?node=5955

Authorities in Xinjiang’s Kashgar detain Uyghurs at “open political re-education camps”
Radio Free Asia, May 9, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/camps-05092018154928.html

China to target religious activities of foreign nationals with revised rules
宗教局出台辣招打击境内外国人宗教活动
Radio Free Asia, May 9, 2018
EN: https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/religious-05092018120457.html
CH: https://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/religion-05092018071048.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

The popular TV shows taking Chinese soft power abroad
Sixth Tone, May 9, 2018
http://www.sixthtone.com/news/1002235/the-popular-tv-shows-taking-chinese-soft-power-abroad

抖音邀请各界代表共同拟订“社区公约”:禁止什么,弘扬什么 (Video app Douyin invites representatives from “all walks of life” to jointly draft “community convention” to decide what should be prohibited, promoted)
China News Service, May 9, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2119195

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Looking for Rohmer challenges China's cinematic gay taboo
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 10, 2018
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-china-blog-44000069

Van drivers across China go on strike protesting Lalamove pay cuts
China Labor Bulletin, May 9, 2018
http://www.clb.org.hk/content/van-drivers-across-china-go-strike-protesting-lalamove-pay-cuts

逾百尘肺病患者连日在深圳市政府维权 (Over 100 workers suffering from pneumoconiosis protest in Shenzhen for compensation at city government)
Radio Free Asia, May 9, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/gf1-05092018100333.html

陕西省原民、代、幼教师一千多人今天在该省信访局上访 (Over 1,000 school teachers in Shaanxi petition at province capital for social insurance payments)
Weiquanwang, May 9, 2018
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2018/05/blog-post_57.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

10 years after tragic quake, China calls for “thanksgiving”
中国称川震十周年纪念为“感恩日”引发不满
The New York Times, May 10, 2018
EN: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/10/world/asia/china-sichuan-earthquake-thanksgiving.html
CH: https://cn.nytimes.com/china/20180510/10-years-after-deadly-earthquake-china-calls-for-thanksgiving/

Former head of China's Anbang jailed for 18 years
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 10, 2018
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-44063780

How Chinese police interviews fail sexually abused kids
Sixth Tone, May 9, 2018
http://www.sixthtone.com/news/1002238/How%20Chinese%20Police%20Interviews%20Fail%20Sexually%20Abused%20Kids

Hong Kong exported more construction waste to mainland China than it sent to city’s own facilities in 2017
South China Morning Post, May 9, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/health-environment/article/2145418/hong-kong-exported-more-construction-waste

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Facial recognition tech is creepy when it works—and creepier when it doesn’t
Wired, May 9, 2018
https://www.wired.com/story/facial-recognition-tech-creepy-works-or-not/

For better or worse, Africa’s digital future is tied to China
China File, May 9, 2018
http://www.chinafile.com/library/china-africa-project/better-or-worse-africas-digital-future-tied-china

中国网络社会组织联合会在京成立 (Jack Ma, Ma Huateng chair China Federation of Internet Societies consisting of 300 groups to study and implement Xi Jinping thought and promote “correct political direction”)
Cyberspace Administration of China, May 9, 2018
http://www.cac.gov.cn/2018-05/09/c_1122808560.htm

Related:
China sets up federation for Internet-related social organizations
Xinhua News Agency, May 9, 2017
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-05/09/c_137167173.htm

一下科技成立党组织,创始人:将政治素质纳入晋升考核要素中 (Founder of Yixia Technology “excited” to establish Party cell, will include “political quality caliber” as key factor in employee promotion)
Beijing Internet Association Party Committee, May 9, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2119869

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

China's anti-spy campaign: Cash rewards and warnings of “dangerous times”
The Guardian, May 10, 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/may/10/chinas-anti-spy-campaign-cash-rewards-and-warnings-about-red-heads