Friday, June 29, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

“云上法庭”在厦门首发落地,人脸识别自动对比审核身份信息 (Xiamen launches “smart” court utilizing cloud computing technology)
Economic Daily, June 29, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2227144

女高中生自杀引发对中国反性骚扰立法关注(High school girl suicide incident sparks discussion of sexual harassment legislation in China)
Radio Free Asia, June 28, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/kejiaowen/wy-06282018122031.html

中共黨員赴麥加朝覲被開除黨籍 中紀委:違反黨的政治紀律 (CPC member expelled from the Party for attending hajj at Mecca)
The Stand News, June 29, 2018
https://thestandnews.com/china/中共黨員赴麥加朝覲被開除黨籍-中紀委-違反黨的政治紀律

Access to Information (信息公开)

The great firewall of China: Xi Jinping’s internet shutdown
The Guardian, June 28, 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/jun/29/the-great-firewall-of-china-xi-jinpings-internet-shutdown

Beijing welcomes Wall Street, but bans Hollywood, in “openness for business” push amid trade spat with Trump
South China Morning Post, June 29, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/economy/article/2153147/beijing-welcomes-wall-street-bans-hollywood-openness-business

China says US should tell airlines to change websites in Taiwan row
Channel NewsAisa, June 29, 2018
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/china-says-us-should-tell-airlines-to-change-websites-in-taiwan-row-10484272

Students snitch on teachers as China pushes ideology on campus
VOA News, June 29, 2018
https://www.voanews.com/a/students-report-on-teachers-as-china-pushes-ideology-on-campus/4459896.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

藏人代表在澳洲国会就西藏宗教状况作证 (Tibetan representatives testify at Australian parliament)
Radio Free Asia, June 28, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-06282018101409.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

江苏张家港通报沙钢污染事件处理:34名干部和责任人被问责 (Jiangsu steel factory pollution investigation holds 34 officials accountable)
The Paper, June 28, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2226199

“公众满意度”将纳入基层政务公开试点评估标准 (“Public satisfaction” as assessment criterion of local governments’ services)
Legal Daily, June 28, 2018
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2018-06/28/content_7580801.htm?node=5955

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

China wants eyes and ears on every street
The Economist, June 28, 2018
https://www.economist.com/china/2018/06/30/china-wants-eyes-and-ears-on-every-street

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong gears up for annual protest as leader marks first year in office
Channel NewsAsia, June 29, 2018
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/hong-kong-gears-up-for-annual-protest-as-leader-marks-first-year-in-office-10484152

七一遊行維園草坪起步 民陣籲市民避免衝突 歡迎沿途加入 (Civil Human Rights Front urges residents to join July 1 march along the way and avoid confrontation)
inmediahk.net, June 28, 2018
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1057977

港大學生會缺席七一遊行 會長:結束一黨專政非現時訴求 (Hong Kong University students opt out of July 1 march: ending one-party rule not a current demand)
inmediahk.net, June 28, 2018
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1057975

Related:
Prosecutions hobble Hong Kong activist leaders
VOA News, June 29, 2018
https://www.voanews.com/a/prosecutions-hobble-hong-kong-activist-leaders-/4458904.html

Hong Kong's democracy movement “needs new ideas”
Deutsche Welle, June 29, 2018
https://www.dw.com/en/hong-kongs-democracy-movement-needs-new-ideas/a-44457328

Hong Kong slams US report on human trafficking despite waiver keeping it off list of worst offenders
South China Morning Post, June 29, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/hong-kong-law-and-crime/article/2153094/plan-eliminating-human-trafficking-enough

No evidence that Hong Kong judges are prejudiced by “political persuasion,” city’s Law Society states
South China Morning post, June 29, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/hong-kong-law-and-crime/article/2152996/no-evidence-hong-kong-judges-are-prejudiced

Commentary (评论)

Does Hong Kong’s annual July 1 democracy march violate the law? An analysis and rebuttal
Hong Kong Free Press, June 29, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/06/29/hong-kongs-annual-july-1-democracy-march-violate-law-analysis-rebuttal/

Baptist University speaks the right language
South China Morning Post, June 29, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2153009/baptist-university-speaks-right-language

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese rights lawyer “forcibly medicated” in prison: family
Radio Free Asia, June 27, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/medicated-06272018131637.html

China locks up, tortures Muslims in “re-education camps”
Radio Free Asia, June 27, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/china-locks-up-tortures-muslims-in-re-education-camps-06272018150827.html

Related:
Rising star footballer is among more than a million Uyghurs sent to Chinese “re-education” camps
Global Voices, June 25, 2018
https://globalvoices.org/2018/06/25/rising-star-footballer-is-among-more-than-a-million-uyghurs-sent-to-chinese-re-education-camps/

新疆当局虐待被扣少数民族招式曝光 (Brutal treatment of detained ethnic minorities in Xinjiang exposed)
Radio Free Asia, June 27, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/xinjing-muslim-06272018084331.html?encoding=simplified

More than 2 dozen Uyghurs from one Xinjiang county perished in re-education camps
Radio Free Asia, June 27, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/deaths-06272018141605.html

Professor who called on Chinese president to resign faces subversion trial
Radio Free Asia, June 28, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/professor-who-called-on-chinese-president-to-resign-06282018114232.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

陈一新:应对国家政治安全风险挑战“一二三四五”对策 (CPC Political and Legal Affairs Commission Secretary highlights cyberspace as one of two strategic battlefields for safeguarding national and political security)
Chang An Jian (WeChat), June 28, 2018
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2018-06/28/content_7580239.htm?node=5955

衡水一中邯郸分校回应校门停放坦克争议:加强爱国主义教育 (Hengshui high school places 2 tanks at school gate to strengthen patriotic education)
The Paper, June 27, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2223688

Mao 101: inside a Chinese classroom training the communists of tomorrow
The New York Times, June 28, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/28/world/asia/chinese-classrooms-education-communists.html

Exclusive: China rejects US request for talks on airline website dispute
Channel NewsAsia, June 28, 2018
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/business/china-rejects-us-request-for-talks-on-airline-website-row-10478962

The one person in China who can’t talk about soccer during The World Cup
SupChina, June 27, 2018
https://supchina.com/2018/06/27/the-one-person-in-china-who-cant-talk-about-soccer-during-the-world-cup/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

内蒙古牧民抗议草场遭强占及官员贪腐 (Inner Mongolian herdsmen protest grassland seizure, official corruption)
Radio Free Asia, June 27, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql1-06272018100112.html

镇江市退伍军人维权遭镇压 3老兵失联疑在清场行动中死亡 (Three veterans still missing after protest forcefully disbanded as rumor of death spreads)
Radio Free Asia, June 27, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/veteran-06272018083812.html?encoding=simplified

Government Accountability (政府问责)

中纪委曝光:被撤副所长仍主持工作 两领导干部被问责 (Central Commission for Discipline Inspection makes public 7 leading cases of local government lapses)
People's Daily, June 27, 2018
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2018/0627/c1001-30091705.html

安徽省政府原秘书长杨敬农受贿1760余万元 获刑10年 (Anhui government official found guilty of corruption, receives 10 years in prison)
Beijing News, June 27, 2018
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2018/06/27/492864.html

Related:
安徽省政府原秘书长杨敬农一审获刑10年(Former Anhui Province secretary gets 10 years for accepting bribes)
Discipline Inspection and Surpervision of Anhui, June 27, 2918
http://www.ahjjjc.gov.cn/ywbb/p/59481.html

陕西:适龄残疾儿童少年招生入学将实行 “全覆盖、零拒绝” (Shaanxi implements “all inclusive, zero rejection” admission policy for disabled children)
Xinhua, June 28, 2018
http://www.xinhuanet.com/2018-06/28/c_129902689.htm

河南省信访局副局长李全胜接受纪律审查和监察调查 (Chief of Henan Bureau of Letters and Calls under investigation for corruption)
Xinhua, June 28, 2018
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2018-06/28/content_7580785.htm?node=5955

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

快手:永久封禁12个涉“庆阳女孩跳楼遭网络直播”事件账号 (Short video and social network company Kuai Shou permanently shuts down 12 accounts for live streaming suicide incident)
Modern Express, June 26, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2221157

Related:
Chinese teenager’s suicide sparks #MeToo soul-searching, anger at onlookers
Hong Kong Free Press, June 28, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/06/28/chinese-teenagers-suicide-sparks-metoo-soul-searching-anger-onlookers/

China’s social credit system “could interfere in other nations’ sovereignty”
The Guardian, June 27, 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jun/28/chinas-social-credit-system-could-interfere-in-other-nations-sovereignty

China’s hi-tech police state in fractious Xinjiang a boon for security firms
Agence France-Presse, June 27, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2152749/chinas-hi-tech-police-state-fractious-xinjiang-boon

Related:
中国高科技公司从新疆监控大获其利 (China's high-tech companies gain huge profits from monitoring in Xinjiang)
Radio Free Asia, June 27, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/wy-06272018104226.html

Huawei wouldn't give Australian users' data to China, says chairman
The Guardian, June 27, 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/jun/27/huawei-wouldnt-give-australian-users-data-to-china-says-chairman

Related:
Huawei chairman slams US lawmaker calls for its US education partnerships to be investigated
South China Morning Post, June 28, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/tech/article/2152846/huawei-chairman-slams-us-lawmaker-calls-its-us-education-partnerships-be

公安部拟将网络分为五个安保等级 严禁泄露个人信息 (Ministry of Public Security proposes 5 levels of protection for personal information online)
Chinanews, June 27, 2018
http://www.chinanews.com/gn/2018/06-27/8548011.shtml

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong civil organization to send observers to monitor police actions during annual July 1 march
Hong Kong Free Press, June 27, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/06/27/hong-kong-civil-organisation-send-observers-monitor-police-actions-annual-july-1-march/

Woman who reportedly asked for students’ details at Tiananmen vigil was plainclothes police officer
Hong Kong Free Press, June 27, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/06/27/woman-reportedly-asked-students-details-tiananmen-vigil-plainclothes-police-officer/

浸大拒撤普通話畢業要求 學生批淡化訴求 (Hong Kong Baptist University refuses to drop Mandarin test as graduation requirement despite students' request)
Inmedia, June 28, 2018
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1057971

Related:
Baptist University to keep controversial Mandarin graduation requirement, months after test spat
Hong Kong Free Press, June 28, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/06/28/baptist-university-keep-controversial-mandarin-graduation-requirement-months-test-spat/

Library user files legal challenge against Hong Kong libraries’ decision to remove LGBT-themed children’s books
Hong Kong Free Press, June 28, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/06/28/library-user-files-legal-challenge-hong-kong-libraries-decision-remove-lgbt-themed-childrens-books/

Commentary (评论)

Hong Kong: freedoms rapidly deteriorating
香港:自由迅速恶化
Human Rights Watch, June 27, 2018
EN: https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/06/27/hong-kong-freedoms-rapidly-deteriorating
CN: https://www.hrw.org/zh-hans/news/2018/06/27/319712

終審法院本質上是一個政治法庭(文:邵善波) (Shiu Sin-Por: Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal is in its essence a political court)
Mingpao, June 28, 2018
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20180628/s00022/1530103784301

【專訪】哥大人權學者司馬霑﹕犯法的不是政治人物,而是政府 (Interview with human rights scholar James Seymour: government—not political activists—is the law breaker)
The Stand News, June 28, 2018
https://thestandnews.com/politics/專訪-哥大人權學者司馬霑-犯法的不是政治人物-而是政府/

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

黄琦母亲揭露当局罗织“绝密”文件陷害黄琦 (Mother calls “leaking top secrets” charge against rights activist Huang Qi a fabrication)
Radio Free Asia, June 26, 2018
CH: https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-06262018100133.html
EH: https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/fabricated-06262018113212.html

山东首例英烈权益保护公益诉讼案宣判 一网友辱骂烈士被要求在媒体公开道歉 (First conviction in Shandong under Heroes and Martyrs Protection Act )
Beijing News, June 26, 2018
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2018/06/26/492677.html

上访农妇获刑4年 广东高院改判无罪 (Guangdong high court reverses guilty conviction of village petitioner)
Beijing News, June 26, 2018
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2018/06/26/492604.html

Activists who investigated abuse at Chinese suppliers for Ivanka Trump’s brand released from bail terms
South China Morning Post, June 26, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/2152631/activists-who-investigated-abuse-chinese-suppliers-ivanka-trumps-brand

河南焦作将三万农民转为居民,十多年后才发现引起诉讼 (Henan court hears case of farmland loss by 30,000 peasants who were designated “townspeople” by local government 14 years ago)
Human Rights Defenders,June 26, 2018
https://wqw2010.blogspot.com/2018/06/blog-post_711.html

党校教师“颠覆”案当事人子肃坚称无罪 (CPC Party school teacher charged with inciting subversion insists on innocence)
Radio Free Asia, June 26, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-06262018100327.html

Sexual harassment case aftermath: The depressing tale of Somebody Li from Gansu
SupChina, June 26, 2018
https://supchina.com/2018/06/26/sexual-harassment-case-aftermath-the-depressing-tale-of-somebody-li-from-gansu/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

维权人士在北京拉横幅要求落实医疗养老平等权利 (In Beijing, rights activists demand medical assistance, care, and equality for the elderly)
Human Rights Defenders, June 26, 2018
https://wqw2010.blogspot.com/2018/06/blog-post_52.html

流亡藏人举办“国际反酷刑日”活动 (Group of Tibetan ex-political prisoners celebrates International Day in Support of Victims of Torture in India to pressure Chinese government)
Radio Free Asia, June 26, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-06262018100556.html

刘晓波逝世周年祭日来临 全球纪念会拟在柏林教堂举行 (Berlin church to host commemoration of Liu Xiaobo on first anniversary of his death)
Radio France Internationale, June 26, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20180626-刘晓波逝世周年祭日来临-全球纪念会拟在柏林教堂举行

老兵维权层出不穷 有政治力量背后操纵?(Are political forces behind the waves of veterans’ protest?)
Radio Free Asia, June 26, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/wy-06262018104113.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Russia and China see in Trump era a chance to roll back human rights promotion at U.N.
Foreign Policy, June 26, 2018
https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/06/26/russia-and-china-see-in-trump-era-a-chance-to-roll-back-human-rights-promotion-at-u-n/

Xinjiang rapidly building crematoria to extinguish Uyghur funeral traditions
Radio Free Asia, June 26, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/crematoriums-06262018151126.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

中国监控系统正在走出国门 (Chinese surveillance system on the march abroad)
Voice of America, June 26, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/china-surveillance-system-20180625/4454289.html

CEO of a facial recognition company: The tech is too volatile to give to law enforcement
Quartz, June 27, 2018
https://qz.com/1315034/

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

China reaffirms Taiwan threats following naval mission
Washington Post, June 27, 2018
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-reaffirms-taiwan-threats-following-naval-mission/2018/06/26/9c4eeb1c-79bd-11e8-ac4e-421ef7165923_story.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Foreign judges key to success of Hong Kong’s top court, chief justice says
South China Morning Post, June 26, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/hong-kong-law-and-crime/article/2152512/foreign-judges-key-success-hong-kongs-top

香港“国歌法”将提交立法会 民间团体抗议 (Civil society protests national anthem bill, demanding withdrawal)
Radio Free Asia, June 26, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/cp2-06262018103225.html

【六四29】01揭疑似女警蒐學生資料 警方曾拒認 保安局證為警員 (Security Bureau admits sending undercover police to June Fourth Memorial)
HK01, June 27, 2018
https://www.hk01.com/社會新聞/203958/六四29-01揭疑似女警蒐學生資料-警方曾拒認-保安局證為警員

Related:
【六四29】神秘女子收集到場中學生資料 曾進出警察指揮中心 (Suspicious woman collects students’ information at June Fourth Memorial, found to enter police command center)
HK01, June 04, 2018
https://www.hk01.com/社會新聞/195685/六四29-神秘女子收集到場中學生資料-曾進出警察指揮中心

Commentary (评论)

Former governor Chris Patten: Hong Kong’s Public Order Ordinance contravenes UN Convention
Hong Kong Free Press, June 26, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/06/26/former-governor-chris-patten-hong-kongs-public-order-ordinance-contravenes-un-convention/

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

全国律师行业党校揭牌成立 打造律师行业党性教育新高地 (CPC Committee on All-China Legal Profession unveils Party School, touts “new height” in Party-ist education)
Legal Daily, June 25, 2018
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2018-06/25/content_7577468.htm?node=5955

Access to Information (信息公开)

Reeducation returns to China
Foreign Affairs, June 20, 2018
https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/china/2018-06-20/reeducation-returns-china

Beijing tries to play down “Made in China 2025” as Donald Trump escalates trade hostilities
South China Morning Post, June 26, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2152422/beijing-tries-play-down-made-china-2025-donald-trump

Chinese forum event attended by Hong Kong ex-leader C.Y. Leung tries to censor local media
Hong Kong Free Press, June 25, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/06/25/chinese-forum-event-attended-hong-kong-ex-leader-cy-leung-tries-censor-local-media/

Chinese uni teaches women to be “perfect” in era of President Xi
Sydney Morning Herald, June 26, 2018
https://www.smh.com.au/world/asia/chinese-uni-teaches-women-to-be-perfect-in-era-of-president-xi-20180626-p4znpb.html

How China tried to shut down Australian media coverage of its debt-trap diplomacy in the Pacific
Business Insider, June 21, 2018
https://www.businessinsider.com.au/how-china-censors-media-it-disagrees-with-australia-2018-6

Beijing’s demand to refer to “China Taiwan” still being defied by U.S. airlines
South China Morning Post, June 26, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2152459/beijings-demand-refer-china-taiwan-still-being-defied

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Marching Across China, Army Veterans Join Ranks of Protesters
New York Times, June 25, 2018
EN: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/25/world/asia/china-veterans-protests.html
CN: https://cn.nytimes.com/china/20180626/china-veterans-protests/

Related:
Chinese police detain, beat military veterans in crackdown operation
Radio Free Asia, June 25, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/veterans-detentions-06252018130421.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

吉林省商务厅原厅长丛红霞、原副巡视员姜伟军被逮捕(Jilin commerce department’s former head and deputy inspector arrested on corruption charges)
Jilin Government Press Release, June 26, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2220181

China punishes 7,199 officials in May for violating austerity rules
ECNS.cn, June 25, 2018
http://www.ecns.cn/news/politics/2018-06-25/detail-ifyvmiee7353881.shtml

Hong Kong (香港)

Proposal for suspension and fines targets Hong Kong lawmakers who continue to misbehave
South China Morning Post, June 25, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2152389/proposal-suspension-and-fines-targets-hong-kong-lawmakers

Related:
Legislator punishment ideas wanted
The Standard, June 26, 2018
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/section-news.php?id=197204&sid=4&sid=4

Pro-democracy organizers defy Hong Kong officials over July 1 rally and tell supporters to join march along the route
South China Morning Post, June 25, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2152406/pro-democracy-organisers-defy-hong-kong-officials-over-july

Related:
Appeal board upholds police decision over starting point for annual Hong Kong democracy march
Hong Kong Free Press, June 25, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/06/25/appeal-board-upholds-police-decision-starting-point-annual-hong-kong-democracy-march/

同志童書被閉架 團體斥違法違憲申覆核 答辯方:保護道德觀念 (Student LGBTQ advocacy group applies for judicial review of removal of LGBTQ children’s books from open stacks)
Ming Pao, June 26, 2018
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20180626/s00001/1529990587345

Related:
Libraries’ decision to hide children’s books with LGBT content challenged in Hong Kong court
South China Morning Post, June 26, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/hong-kong-law-and-crime/article/2152612/libraries-decision-hide-childrens-books-lgbt

Commentary (评论)

Chris Patten: Hong Kong’s use of public order legislation to restrict freedoms flouts UN obligations
South China Morning Post, June 26, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/2152470/chris-patten-hong-kongs-use-public-order-legislation-restrict

China’s cybersecurity law is biased and open to abuse, but it may not stop others copying it
South China Morning Post, June 25, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/china/article/2152347/chinas-cybersecurity-law-biased-and-open-abuse-it-may

China’s second century of humiliation
The Diplomat, June 25, 2018
https://thediplomat.com/2018/06/chinas-second-century-of-humiliation/

Monday, June 25, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Second Hong Kong film on mainland China’s “709” human rights crackdown shows lives of families seeking asylum in U.S.
South China Morning Post, June 24, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2152208/second-hong-kong-film-mainland-chinas-709-human-rights

China questions husband of rights activist who fled to Taiwan
Radio Free Asia, June 22, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/acyivist-husband-06222018153319.html

院士李宁涉嫌贪污被羁押已超4年,光明网:审而不判不正常 (No verdict for member of Chinese Academy of Science nearly three years after corruption trial)
Guang Ming, June 25, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2216934

四川炉霍县藏人收藏达赖喇嘛法像被捕 (Two Tibetan businessmen arrested for possessing Dalai Lama portraits in private)
Radio Free Asia, June 22, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-06222018100142.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Censors come down on HBO over Pooh joke
Agence France-Presse, June 25, 2018
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/section-news.php?id=197161&sid=3&sid=3

广电总局局长聂辰席会见马云一行:巩固壮大主流舆论阵地(Chief of State Administration of Radio and Television met with Jack Ma on strengthening CPC ideological hold on public opinions)
The Paper, June 25, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2217211

进课本、进头脑 习思想走进课堂 (Chinese universities to include classes on Xi Jinping Thought in fall 2018)
Deutsche Welle, June 23, 2018
http://p.dw.com/p/3057P

中国机密文件曝光 强推伊斯兰教“中国化” (Classified documents reveal Chinese government’s plan for Sinicizing Islam)
Radio Free Asia, June 22, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/yl-06222018105345.html

遭抵制:中国组织在港办论坛竟要求先审稿后发布 (Mainland organizer of event in Hong Kong demands local reporting to be screened before publication)
Radio France Internationale, June 23, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20180623-遭抵制中国组织在港办论坛竟要求先审稿后发布

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Road warriors strike back: why protests by China’s truck drivers could put the brakes on the economy
South China Morning Post, June 24, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2152196/road-warriors-strike-back-why-protests-chinas-truck

Chinese military veterans’ rally for better welfare ends as armed police move in
South China Morning Post, June 24, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2152247/chinese-military-veterans-rally-better-welfare-ends

Related:
镇江老兵抗议数日 当局出动警力清场 (Veterans’ protest ends in detention and dispersal by police)
Deutsche Welle, June 25, 2018
http://p.dw.com/p/30EGL

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chinese doctors accused of wrongly diagnosing hundreds of workers with black lung disease
South China Morning Post, June 23, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2152099/chinese-doctors-accused-wrongly-diagnosing-hundreds-workers-black

吉林省政府原秘书长刘喜杰被提起公诉:受贿数额特别巨大(Changchun procuratorate moves to indict former secretary general of Jilin on corruption charges)
Xin Hua Net, June 23, 2018
http://www.xinhuanet.com/legal/2018-06/23/c_129899408.htm

Xi says China must lead way in reform of global governance
Reuters, June 23, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-diplomacy/xi-says-china-must-lead-way-in-reform-of-global-governance-idUSKBN1JJ0GT?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

In a high-stakes environmental whodunit, many clues point to China
New York Times, June 24, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/24/world/asia/china-ozone-cfc.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Chinese island eyes oasis from web censorship for foreigners
Hong Kong Free Press, June 24, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/06/24/chinese-island-eyes-oasis-web-censorship-foreigners/

China takes surveillance to new heights with flock of robotic Doves, but do they come in peace?
South China Morning Post, June 24, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2152027/china-takes-surveillance-new-heights-flock-robotic-doves-do-they

Huawei’s smart cities and CCP influence, at home and abroad
Jamestown Foundation, June 19, 2018
https://jamestown.org/program/huaweis-smart-cities-and-ccp-influence-at-home-and-abroad/?mc_cid=c2f923ab77&mc_eid=a762503c8c

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

Taiwan hit by jump in cyber attacks from China
Financial Times, June 24, 2018
https://www.ft.com/content/8e5b26c0-75c5-11e8-a8c4-408cfba4327c

Hong Kong (香港)

Don’t turn prosecution into persecution, head of Hong Kong barrister body warns
South China Morning Post, June 23, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/hong-kong-law-and-crime/article/2152104/dont-turn-prosecution-persecution-head-hong

開架有益 歧視下架 多元閱讀聯合陣線行動 (United Front for Open Libraries protests removal of children’s books on nontraditional families from open stacks)
In Media HK, June 25, 2018
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1057898

議員多次被逐研「全年停賽」? 謝偉俊澄清:不是我個人意見 指有聲音要求改議規免失禮 (Chair of Legco Rules of Procedure Committee says call for year-long suspension of “unruly” legislators came from others, not him)
Ming Pao, June 25, 2018
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20180625/s00001/1529900337717

民陣上訴被駁回 否認會「公民抗命」 籲市民沿途加入七一遊行 (Civil Human Rights Front urges citizens to join July 1 March along its way, denies act as “citizen disobedience”)
The Stand, June 25, 2018
https://thestandnews.com/politics/民陣上訴被駁回-否認會-公民抗命-籲市民沿途加入七一遊行/

黃柳權指香港實施中央統一領導制度 並非美國聯邦制 (Liuquan Huang: Hong Kong is subject to central government control, neither separation of powers nor federalism applies)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 25, 2018
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1403544-20180625.htm

暴動罪成囚6年 梁天琦就定罪及刑期提出上訴 (Edward Leung appeals his rioting conviction)
The Stand News, June 25, 2018
https://thestandnews.com/politics/暴動罪成囚6年-梁天琦就定罪及刑期提出上訴/

Related:
梁天琦暴動罪判決書 (Edward Leung’s Verdict)
The Stand News, June 24, 2018
https://thestandnews.com/politics/梁天琦暴動罪判決書/

香港一地两检条例刊宪 多人入禀司法覆核 (Motions filed for judicial review on co-location bill)
Voice of America, June 22, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/voanews-20180622-hong-kong-judicial-co-location-arrangement-bill/4450300.html

Commentary (评论)

It doesn’t pay to get Beijing too involved
South China Morning Post, June 23, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2152118/it-doesnt-pay-get-beijing-too-involved

“Super-strong leadership” of Xi Jinping: China’s new science of sycophantology
Hong Kong Free Press, June 24, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/06/24/super-strong-leadership-xi-jinping-chinas-new-science-sycophantology/

學生報如何面對廿三條的來臨? (How student-run papers should deal with the advent Article 23 legislation)
The Stand News, June 24, 2018
https://thestandnews.com/politics/學生報如何面對廿三條的來臨/

Friday, June 22, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

江西卫计委回应妊娠超14周堕胎需出具证明:维护女孩生存权 (Jiangxi Health and Family Planning Commission defends restrictions on abortion as protecting unborn baby girls’ right to life)
Jiangxi Daily, June 22, 2018
https://3w.huanqiu.com/a/6c5f897f65e562a5/7DWQuugx2lG?p=1&agt=8

Related:
China: new rules to prevent sex-selective abortions raise fears
The Guardian, June 22, 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jun/22/china-new-rules-jiangxi-province-prevent-sex-selective-abortions

女院长退休6年被查:曾获中国法官十杰 后任也被查 (Retired president of Changchun Intermediate Court and her successor under investigation for serious disciplinary and legal violations)
Beijing News, June 21, 2018
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2018-06-21/doc-ihefphqm1502666.shtml

重庆两拆迁户中南海上访开庭受审 (Trial begins for Chongqing forced demolition protesters accused of “picking quarrels and provoking troubles”)
Radio Free Asia, June 22, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql-06222018100047.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

In China, universities seek to plant “Xi Thought” in minds of students
Reuters, June 22, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-politics-education/in-china-universities-seek-to-plant-xi-thought-in-minds-of-students-idUSKBN1JI0I5

著名手机游戏因“支持多元价值”将在中国等7国下架 (Mobile game withdrawn from Chinese market for “supporting inclusion”)
Voice of America, June 22, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/popular-game-pulling-in-china-and-others-20180620/4448132.html

批宗教政策 旅美学者演讲遭取消 (Scholar’s talk canceled for criticizing China’s anti-Islamic policies)
Ming Pao, June 21, 2018
https://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20180621/s00013/1529518912986

Chinese holiday island to unlock Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for foreign visitors
South China Morning Post, June 22, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2152102/chinese-holiday-island-unlock-facebook-twitter-and

Government Accountability (政府问责)

浙江首例行政公益诉讼案宣判 行政行为被判违法 (In first case brought by Zhejiang procuratorate against local agency, court finds administrative actions of Bureau of Land and Resources unlawful)
Xinhua Net, June 22, 2018
http://www.xinhuanet.com/legal/2018-06/22/c_1123023214.htm

China targets “perfunctory” officials in fight against pollution
South China Morning Post, June 22, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2151993/china-targets-perfunctory-officials-fight-against

中国数十名律师促废除“强制补碘”条例 (Lawyers urge abolition of mandatory iodization of table salt)
Radio Free Asia, June 22, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huanjing/ql2-06202018102143.html

四川甘孜藏人在“扫黑除恶”中受到严控 (Tibetans in Sichuan under heightened surveillance during “sweep black” campaign)
Radio Free Asia, June 21, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-06212018100650.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

MeToo席卷全球 中国女权却被噤声 (Feminist public social media accounts are shut down for over 100 days amid global MeToo movement)
Deutsche Welle, June 22, 2018
http://p.dw.com/p/305qD

因发放“刘晓波衣冠冢”被拘 武汉张毅获释 (Activist released after administrative detention for setting up a memorial tomb for Liu Xiaobo)
Radio Free Asia, June 20, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/gf2-06202018101717.html

Chinese military veterans converge on Zhenjiang as protests swell
Radio Free Asia, June 22, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/chinese-military-veterans-converge-on-zhenjiang-06222018111306.html

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

陈一新:2020年“雪亮工程 ”基本实现全域覆盖全时可用 (Secretary of CPC Political and Legal Affairs Commission: “Project Dazzling Snow” will achieve full surveillance coverage by 2020 with urban and rural citizen participation)
The Paper, June 22, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2211347

Related:
中国加大力度建设“雪亮工程” 将实现农村全覆盖 (“Project Dazzling Snow” to cover all rural areas)
Radio Free Asia, June 22, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/wy-06222018105535.html

维族小国脚新疆被捕接受政治教育 国际球员协会吁中国放人 (FIFPro demands release of Uyghur soccer player arrested and sent to “political education”)
The Stand News, June 22, 2018
https://thestandnews.com/china/維族小國腳新疆被捕接受政治教育-國際球員協會籲中國放人/

China escalates hacks against the U.S. as trade tensions rise
Wired, June 22, 2018
https://www.wired.com/story/china-hacks-against-united-states/

Hong Kong (香港)

Plan to enact mainland law at new Hong Kong Express Rail station hit with 3 more legal challenges
Hong Kong Free Press, June 22, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/06/22/plan-enact-mainland-law-new-hong-kong-express-rail-station-hit-3-legal-challenges/

Related:
Hong Kong challenges to co-location law will not force Beijing’s hand, says member of China’s top legislative body
South China Morning Post, June 22, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2152092/hong-kong-challenges-co-location-law-will-not-force-beijings

谭惠珠:若司法覆核人大决定 本港法庭极可能不受理 (Hong Kong court unlikely to review constitutionality of NPCSC decision on co-location agreement, says member of Basic Law Committee)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 22, 2018
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1403101-20180622.htm

Activists demand long-term policy for homeless people and halt to “meaningless” evictions in Sham Shui Po
Hong Kong Free Press, June 22, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/06/22/activists-demand-long-term-policy-homeless-people-halt-meaningless-evictions-sham-shui-po

Gay lawmaker pushing for homosexual unions
The Standard, June 22, 2018
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/section-news.php?id=197091&sid=4&sid=4

Commentary (评论)

The US withdrawal from the UNHRC is perfect for Xi Jinping and China
The Guardian, June 22, 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/world/commentisfree/2018/jun/22/the-us-withdrawal-from-the-unhrc-is-perfect-for-xi-jinping-and-china

China’s Bigger Economic Threat
The Nation, June 22, 2018
https://www.thenation.com/article/chinas-bigger-economic-threat/

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

周强:对抗拒执行、干预执行等行为零容忍,决不姑息评估作假 (Head of Supreme People’s Court: zero tolerance for non-compliance with court orders)
The Paper, June 21, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2210705

China imposes exit bans on U.S. citizens of Chinese descent: report
Radio Free Asia, June 20, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/exit-ban-06202018141226.html

广州教会先遭冲击后被罚五万元 (Guangzhou house church is fined RMB 50,000 after being harassed by police for months)
Radio Free Asia, June 21, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/ql1-06212018100512.html

南通强拆户接受外媒采访 家属、声援者屡遭传唤 (Relatives, supporters of forced demolition victims who spoke with foreign media were repeatedly questioned by police)
Radio Free Asia, June 21, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-06212018095959.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

基层政务公开标准规范化试点持续推进 (Report shows progress in pilot on standardizing norms for local government affairs transparency)
Legal Daily, June 21, 2018
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2018-06/21/content_7575036.htm?node=5955

Government Accountability (政府问责)

搜狐转载美退联消息 「人权黑名单」中竟让中国消失 (Chinese online news platform Sohu carries “full-text” translation of Pompeo statement on U.S. withdrawal from Human Rights Council but leaves out China from his “human rights backlist”)
Radio Free Asia, June 21, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/sohu-06212018100643.html

Related:
美国退出联合国人权理事会的宣言,国内媒体罕见“全文”转载。和英文版一对比,发现抽走了臭名远扬的中国。
Twitter, June 21, 2018
https://twitter.com/0715Rita/status/1009782767054401537

陈一新:集中梳理挂牌督办一批有腐败嫌疑的重大涉黑涉恶案件 (CPC Political and Legal Affairs Commission to supervise major gang-related corruption investigations)
The Paper, June 21, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2208608

江西省卫计委:妊娠超14周堕胎需出具证明 (Jiangxi to require family planning certificates for non-medical abortions after 14 weeks of pregnancy)
The paper, June 21, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2210412

扶贫审计:28.11亿扶贫资金被骗取套取或挪用 (National Audit Office: more than RMB 2.8 billion misappropriated from poverty funding)
The Beijing News, June 20, 2018
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2018/06/20/491870.html

山东东营市委原书记刘士合涉嫌严重违纪违法接受审查调查 (City party secretary in Shandong under investigation for serious discipline and legal violations)
The Paper, June 20, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2207203

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

江苏镇江再有老兵维权被打 老兵群体发起游行倡议 (Jiangsu veterans’ rights group marches for third time in one month despite violent crackdown)
Radio Free Asia,June 21, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-06212018094249.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China’s Great Firewall: A serious pain in the neck for European and U.S. companies
The Diplomat, June 21, 2018
https://thediplomat.com/2018/06/chinas-great-firewall-a-serious-pain-in-the-neck-for-european-and-us-companies/

Hong Kong (香港)

自认香港人身份创10年新高认同中华人民共和国者持续最低 (HKU survey shows “Hong Konger” self-identification reaches 10-year high, while that as “PRC Chinese” continues to drop)
Radio France Internationale, June 20, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20180620-自认香港人身份创10年新高认同中华人民共和国者持续最低

Fight over controversial Hong Kong rail checkpoint moves to High Court as lawyer warns it could prompt Beijing intervention
South China Morning Post, June 21, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2151893/fight-over-controversial-hong-kong-rail-checkpoint-moves

Hong Kong equality watchdog questions removal of LGBTQ-themed library books as backlash grows
Hong Kong Free Press, June 21, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/06/21/hong-kong-equality-watchdog-questions-removal-lgbtq-themed-library-books-backlash-grows/

New law on hearsay evidence designed to give Hong Kong’s vulnerable better protection in criminal court cases
South China Morning Post, June 21, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/hong-kong-law-and-crime/article/2151872/new-law-hearsay-evidence-designed-give-hong

回應七一遊行起點爭議 (Civil Human Rights Front: Response to dispute over starting point of July 1 march)
Civil Human Rights Front, June 20, 2018
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1057807

Related:
Giving part of Handover celebration venue to democracy marchers “may start a riot,” pro-Beijing heavyweight claims
Hong Kong Free Press, June 21, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/06/21/giving-part-handover-celebration-venue-democracy-marchers-may-start-riot-pro-beijing-heavyweight-claims/

民主黨:已委律師英國追查 UGL 案 梁振英:續追究林卓廷等人誹謗 (Lawyers hired by Democratic Party hires UK lawyer to pursue alleged C.Y. Leung corruption while Leung charges libeldefamation)
The Stand News, June 20, 2018
https://www.thestandnews.com/politics/民主黨-已委律師英國追查-ugl-案-梁振英-續追究林卓廷等人誹謗/

Activists march to Beijing office demanding China release cyber-activist Huang Qi
Hong Kong Free Press, June 20, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/06/20/activists-march-beijing-office-demanding-china-release-cyber-activist-huang-qi/

Commentary (评论)

Is China building “political re-education” camps for Muslim minorities?
Deutsche Welle, June 21, 2018
http://www.dw.com/en/is-china-building-political-re-education-camps-for-muslim-minorities/a-44334145

李文足尋夫與孟姜女哭長城——為紀念「709」三週年而作 (Wife of 709 lawyer Wang Quanzhang marks third anniversary of husband detention)
inmediahk.net, June 20, 2018
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1057795

終院要面對自己的政治角色——與馬道立首席法官商榷(On political role of the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal)
Ming Pao, June 20, 2018
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20180620/s00022/1529413319598

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

在抖音上晒“老赖” 南宁一法院新举措获最高法点赞(Supreme People’s Court “likes” judgments on debt defaulters by local court in Guangxi disseminated on social network site Dou Yin)
China Economic Net, June 20, 2018
http://www.ce.cn/xwzx/fazhi/201806/20/t20180620_29478874.shtml

Access to Information (信息公开)

China to clamp down on magic, demons, “historical taboos” in TV dramas
Radio Free Asia, June 19, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-to-clamp-down-on-magic-demons-historical-taboos-in-tv-dramas-06192018115509.html

美国脱口秀讽习近平 中国微博讨论被删(Discussions of John Oliver’s China segment removed from Weibo)
Radio France Internationale, June 20, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20180620-美国脱口秀讽习近平-中国微博讨论被删

厉害了!中国记协:新闻事业“蓬勃发展”?(All-China Journalists’ Association reports on “healthy growth” of Chinese journalism)
Radio Free Asia, June 19, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/hc-06192018104507.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

广东佛山村民不满政府私拍土地加设围墙 百人包围表达抗议(Hundred Guangdong villagers protest against land sale by government)
Radio Free Asia, June 20, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-06202018100622.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China loses critic as United States pulls out of UN Human Rights Council, analysts say
South China Morning Post, June 20, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2151684/china-loses-critic-united-states-pulls-out-un-human

Related:
China says it regrets U.S. quitting U.N. rights council
Reuters, June 20, 2018
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-un-rights-usa-china/china-says-it-regrets-u-s-quitting-u-n-rights-council-idUSKBN1JG0W1

中国网民热议美国退出联合国人权理事会 (U.S. withdrawal form Human Rights Council a hot topic among Chinese netizens)
Radio Free Asia, June 20, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/junshiwaijiao/ql1-06202018100200.html

Local officials held accountable over environmental problems
Xinhua, June 18, 2018
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-06/18/c_137262925.htm?mc_cid=62c064dd9f&mc_eid=d60d414cea

European firms say China business “more difficult”
Channel NewsAsia, June 20, 2018
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/european-firms-say-china-business--more-difficult--10450656

Related:
Survey: Companies in China feel pressure to give up tech
The Washington Post, June 19, 2018
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/survey-companies-in-china-feel-pressure-to-give-up-tech/2018/06/19/f9077846-7432-11e8-bda1-18e53a448a14_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.effe5d97d47d

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Chinese hackers targeting satellite and defense firms, researchers find
Politico, June 19, 2018
https://www.politico.com/story/2018/06/19/chinese-hackers-targeted-satellite-and-defense-firms-researchers-find-1442591

Hong Kong (香港)

Children’s books with LGBTQ themes disappear from shelves at Hong Kong libraries amid pressure from anti-gay group
Hong Kong Free Press, June 20, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/06/20/childrens-books-lgbtq-themes-disappear-shelves-hong-kong-libraries-amid-pressure-anti-gay-group/

【辱警罪】警協新主席林志偉爭取立法:保障香港警察尊嚴!(Junior Police Officers’ Association fights to criminalize insults of police officers)
HK01, June 19, 2018
https://www.hk01.com/社會新聞/201052/辱警罪-警協新主席林志偉爭取立法-保障香港警察尊嚴

北大法律学者竟“指示”香港法院拒绝一地两检司法覆核 (Peking University law professor “instructs” Hong Kong courts to abstain from judicial review of co-location arrangement)
Radio France Internationale, June 19, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20180619-北大法律学者竟指示香港法院拒绝一地两检司法覆核

Commentary (评论)

Patriotism may hold key to China births challenge
South China Morning Post, June 19, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2151359/patriotism-may-hold-key-china-births-challenge

Thank you Dept. of Justice, but Hongkongers will decide for themselves whether the judiciary is independent
Hong Kong Free Press, June 19, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/06/19/thank-dept-justice-hongkongers-will-decide-whether-judiciary-independent/

Why the “comfort women” issue still matters, 70 years later
The Diplomat, June 19, 2018
https://thediplomat.com/2018/06/why-the-comfort-women-issue-still-matters-70-years-later/

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Beijing is holding U.S. citizens “hostage” in China
The Daily Beast, June 18, 2018
https://www.thedailybeast.com/beijing-is-holding-us-citizens-hostage-in-china

人民法院组织法修订草案二审 领导干部干预司法活动或将被追责 (Draft Amended Organic Law of the People’s Courts to impose liabilities on judicial interference by key officials)
Xinhua Net, June 19, 2018
http://www.cankaoxiaoxi.com/china/20180619/2282041.shtml

人民检察院组织法修订草案二审稿提交审议 (Draft Amended Organic Law of the People’s Procuratorates to expand supervisory power over administrative agencies)
Legal Daily, June 19, 2018
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2018-06/19/content_7572080.htm?node=5955

China’s forced TV confessions report now out in Chinese
Boxun, June 19, 2018
http://en.boxun.com/2018/06/19/chinas-forced-tv-confessions-report-now-out-in-chinese/

Related:
揭露电视认罪:背下警方写好的台词 (Safeguard Defenders publishes report on China’s forced TV confessions)
Deutsche Welle, June 19, 2018
http://p.dw.com/p/2zpnx

Access to Information (信息公开)

Japanese airlines make Taiwan name switch to “China Taiwan” on websites
South China Morning Post, June 19, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2151384/japanese-airlines-make-taiwan-name-switch-china-taiwan

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

火车司机北京纪念铁路工人节遭维稳 (Three railroad workers arrested for advocating establishment of World Railroad Workers Day)
Voice of America, June 19, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/news-chinese-train-engine-drivers-detained-for-advocating-for-labor-rights-20180618/4443839.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

“三公”消费做假账,严查!(监督哨) (Heightened scrutiny of false claims for reimbursement on travel, entertainment, and meals)
People's Daily,June 19, 2018
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2018/0619/c1001-30064727.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Beijing subway to install facial recognition as fears grow of China surveillance powers
The Telegraph, June 19, 2018
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/06/19/beijing-subway-install-facial-recognition-fears-grow-china-surveillance/

Traffic police in southern Chinese city target drivers with hi-tech cameras
South China Morning Post, June 17, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2151179/traffic-police-southern-chinese-city-target-drivers-hi-tech

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

China adds to nuclear arsenal amid military modernisation drive
South China Morning Post, June 18, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2151325/china-adds-nuclear-arsenal-amid-military-modernisation

Hong Kong (香港)

时代广场拟申禁制令 刘晓波铜像移师百德新街 (Liu Xiaobo statuemoves to Paterson Street due to Times Square owner’s demand)
inmediahk.net, June 19, 2018
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1057780

Organisers of Hong Kong democracy march say police are infringing freedoms as protesters warned of possible arrest
Hong Kong Free Press, June 19, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/06/19/organisers-hong-kong-democracy-march-say-police-infringing-freedoms-protesters-warned-possible-arrest/

游蕙祯:香港政治和我们的想象完全不同了 (Convicted former Hong Kong legislative council member: Hong Kong law is being used to crack down on political dissidents)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 19, 2018
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/chinese-news-44518872

香港记者协会对《国歌条例草案》建议内容之意见书 (Hong Kong Journalists Association: National Anthem Bill impairs freedom of expression)
inmediahk.net, June 20, 2018
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1057784

Commentary (评论)

Comparing the brainwashing of Uighurs with the party’s anti-Falun Gong campaign
China Change, June 18, 2018
https://chinachange.org/2018/06/18/comparing-the-brainwashing-of-uighurs-with-the-partys-anti-falun-gong-campaign/

Inside the Chinese censorship rabbit hole
Sup China, June 19, 2018
https://supchina.com/2018/06/18/inside-the-censorship-rabbit-hole-whats-approved-denied-in-china/

Monday, June 18, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

忠实履行党的新闻舆论工作职责使命 不断提升传播力引导力影响力公信力 (Xi Jinping demands party loyalty from People’s Daily and other media)
People's Daily,June 16, 2018
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2018/0616/c1001-30062836.html

China’s official news media sharply criticize Trump
The New York Times, June 16, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/16/business/china-media-trump-tariffs.html

重磅!不动产登记全国联网 名下多少套房一查就知道 (National real estate registration is set up to assist corruption investigations)
Global Times, June 18, 2018
http://xinwen.eastday.com/a/180618132003625.html

Access to Justice (司法公正)

为纪念六四 山东退休教授孙文广被关黑监狱43天 (Shandong retired professor Sun Wenguang was detained 43 days in black jail for commemorating June Fourth)
Radio Free Asia, June 18, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-06182018101030.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

中国英烈保护法寒蝉效应 史学研究担心紧箍咒 (Scholars worry Heroes and Martyrs Protection Law will chill freedom of historical research)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 18, 2018
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/chinese-news-44492141

北京:市纪委监委机关干部不准打官腔摆架子 (Beijing party and city commissions for discipline inspection and supervision ban ten behaviors among their officials )
People's Daily,June 18, 2018
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2018/0618/c1001-30064164.html

中船重工集团总经理孙波涉嫌严重违纪违法被查 (Manager of China Shipbuilding Industry Corp is investigated for serious disciplinary and legal violations)
People's Daily,June 16, 2018
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2018/0616/c1001-30063430.html

中国上市公司被要求设立党支部 (Chinese listed companies are required to establish party branches)
Radio Free Asia, June 18, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zhengzhi/ql2-06182018100406.html

Officials in China's Hunan slammed over high school tuberculosis outbreak
Radio Free Asia, June 15, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/hunan-tb-06152018145159.html

证监会召开打击股市“黑嘴”案件调度推进 会夯实证据严格追究法律责任 (China Securities Regulatory Commission to intensify “black mouth” campaign to prosecute frauds, Ponzi schemes, and “fake news”)
Legal Daily, June 18, 2018
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2018-06/18/content_7571572.htm?node=5955

江西省委常委会:要持续开展殡葬乱象治理,全面推行遗体火化 (Funeral service reform in Jiangxi Province: a push for 100% cremation )
The Paper, June 14, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2197717

How China censors the net: by making sure there’s too much information
The Guardian, June 16, 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jun/16/how-china-censors-internet-information

Vatican, China in new round of talks on appointment of bishops
Reuters, June 15, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-china/vatican-china-in-new-round-of-talks-on-appointment-of-bishops-idUSKBN1JB2ON?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Beijing wants to rewrite the rules of the Internet
The Atlantic, June 18, 2018
https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/06/zte-huawei-china-trump-trade-cyber/563033/?utm_source=feed

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

中国明确恐怖极端主义定罪标准 针对维吾尔人? (China defines the criteria for conviction of terrorist extremism, aimed to Uighurs?)
Radio Free Asia, June 15, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/hj-06152018104943.html

Australia to ban Chinese technology giant from mobile data project
Voice of America, June 17, 2018
https://www.voanews.com/a/australia-to-ban-chinese-technology-giant-from-mobile-data-project/4442432.html

Related:
Huawei rejects Australia security concerns
BBC News, June 18, 2018
https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-44519495

Hong Kong (香港)

香港公布七一大游行主题:结束一党专政 (Hong Kong Civil Human Rights Front announces the theme of July 1 Parade: End one-party dictatorship)
Radio Free Asia, June 18, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/cp2-06182018145342.html

香港团体“端午节”悼念刘晓波促放刘霞 (Hong Kong Group mourns Liu Xiaobo and urges release of Liu Xia on day of Dragon Boat Festival)
Radio Free Aisa, June 18, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/cp-06182018102416.html

Related:
香港刘晓波铜像遭警告须移走 民团斥政治打压 (Civil society denounces Times Square owner’s threat to remove Liu Xiaobo statue)
Radio Free Asia, June 17, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/cp-06172018144308.html

Chinese agent orchestrating HPV vaccine protest against US medical firm Merck in Hong Kong is profiting from offering the jab
South China Morning Post, June 18, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/health-environment/article/2151180/chinese-agent-orchestrating-hpv-vaccine-protest

Hong Kong’s July 1 march participants could face legal action over start point in shopping areas, police chief Stephen Lo warns
South China Morning Post, June 16, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/hong-kong-law-and-crime/article/2151112/hong-kongs-july-1-march-organisers-face

Explainer: How Hong Kong’s controversial rail link law was pushed through using four unprecedented tactics
South China Morning Post, June 16, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/06/16/explainer-hong-kongs-controversial-rail-link-law-pushed-using-four-unprecedented-tactics/

Related:
Hong Kong pair to launch judicial review applications over controversial joint checkpoint plan for high-speed rail
South China Morning Post, June 16, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2151071/hong-kong-pair-launch-judicial-review-applications-over

Rights group hits out at dual checkpoint plan for Hong Kong
Radio Free Asia, June 18, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/checkpoint-06182018105419.html

Commentary (评论)

Exiled in the U.S., a lawyer warns of “China’s long arm”
The New York Times, June 15, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/15/world/asia/teng-biao-china-censorship.html

In translation: “To stay or to leave Hong Kong?” – A letter from jailed localist Edward Leung, written before his sentencing
Hong Kong Free Press, June 16, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/06/16/translation-stay-leave-hong-kong-letter-jailed-localist-edward-leung-written-ahead-sentencing/

Kim Jong-Un’s Air China summit charter is proof Beijing is wind beneath his wings
South China Morning Post, June 17, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/opinion/article/2150738/kim-jong-uns-air-china-summit-charter-proof-beijing-wind-beneath

Protecting child rights in Hong Kong will take more than an official commission
South China Morning Post, June 15, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/hong-kong/article/2150906/protecting-child-rights-hong-kong-will-take-more

Friday, June 15, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Nearly half of Xinjiang Village’s residents sent to ‘Political Re-Education Camps’: official
Radio Free Asia, June 15, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/half-06142018132115.html

黄琦案庭审突被取消 “六四天网”义工提出质疑 (Scheduled Wang Qi trial is suddenly canceled, 64Tianwang volunteers seek answer)
Radio Free Asia, June 15, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/gf2-06152018102754.html

毒奶粉十周年:结石宝宝之家蒋亚林赴港遭拦截 (At 10th anniversary of tainted milk powder scandal, “Home of Kidney Stone Babies” founder, Jiang Yalin, is barred from traveling to Hong Kong)
Radio Free Asia, June 15, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-06152018104209.html

山西男子朋友圈辱骂交警被拘 律师:警方处罚没问题 (Man arrested for insulting traffic police on Wechat)
China News, June 15, 2018
http://xinwen.eastday.com/a/n180615182437642.html?qid=news.baidu.com

四部门发文明确恐怖活动和极端主义犯罪定罪标准等 (Joint guidelines by Supreme People's Procuratorate, Supreme People's Court, Ministry of Justice, and Ministry of Public Safety set out standards on crimes of terrorism, extremism)
China News, June 15, 2018
https://3w.huanqiu.com/a/4e2d56fd65b095fb7f51/7DL4lrATsSk?agt=8

发改委:每月首个工作日公布限制乘火车飞机人员名单 (National Development and Reform Commission to post travel ban list on the first work day of every month on China Credit website)
China News, June 15, 2018
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2018-06/15/content_7571040.htm?node=5955

Access to Information (信息公开)

Reuters Inst. study flags impact of Chinese money on independence of Hong Kong media
Hong Kong Free Press, June 15, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/06/15/reuters-inst-study-flags-impact-chinese-money-independence-hong-kong-media/

洪振快“狼牙山五壮士”案开庭 (Court hears counter-suit by former editor of liberal CPC journal alleging defamation by PLA publications concerning his probe on veracity of resistance episode during Sino-Japanese War)
Radio Free Asia, June 15, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/kejiaowen/ql2-06152018104257.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Funeral of Chinese activist canceled amid doubts about death
Radio Free Asia, June 15, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/funeral-of-chinese-activist-canceled-06152018102144.html

Inside a Chinese labor camp: Q&A with Leon Lee, director of “Letter From Masanjia”
Sup China, June 15, 2018
https://supchina.com/2018/06/15/qa-with-leon-lee-director-of-letter-from-masanjia/

中国跨性别群体:不再躲藏 向前迈进 (Transgender groups in China: No more hiding)
Radio Free Asia, June 14, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/hj-06142018105453.html

616铁路工人节在即 铁路工人遭强力稳控 (Railroad workers subject to harsh restrictions in lead up to June 16 Railroad Workers’ Day)
Radio Free Asia, June 15, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-06152018104417.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

中國首例地方政府欠薪 湖南耒陽欠公務員工資 (Leiyang in Hunan becomes the first local government to miss payroll)
Oriental Daily News, June 15, 2018
http://hk.on.cc/cn/bkn/cnt/news/20180615/bkncn-20180615211331182-0615_05011_001.html

国际人权组织联署促欧盟直面中国人权 (International human rights NGOs urge EU to press China on human rights)
Voice of America, June 15, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/rights-groups-eu-chinese-human-rights-20180615/4440260.html

Related:
NGOs to EU on Human Rights Crisis in China: “Failure to Robustly Challenge China’s Abusive Conduct Helps Enable it”
Human Rights in China, June 15, 2018
https://www.hrichina.org/sites/default/files/joint_ngo_letter_to_presidents_tusk_and_juncker_-_eu-china_summit_-_13_june_2018.pdf

中国当局强迫藏人学唱红歌迎“七一” (Chinese authorities force Tibetans to “Sing Red” to celebrate July 1 National Day)
Radio Free Asia, June 14, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-06142018094815.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong justice department warns insulting judges online could amount to contempt of court
South China Morning Post, June 15, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/hong-kong-law-and-crime/article/2150878/hong-kong-justice-department-warns-insulting

China to have joint immigration control of new Hong Kong rail terminus
The Guardian, June 15, 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jun/15/china-to-have-joint-immigration-control-of-new-hong-kong-rail-terminus

【割地成真】一地兩檢三讀通過 西九站劃內地管轄區 實行內地法律 (Critics say passage of law on co-location checkpoints allowing enforcement of mainland law inside West Kowloon Station is tantamount to concession of Hong Kong territory)
The Stand News, June 15, 2018
https://www.thestandnews.com/politics/割地成真-一地兩檢三讀通過-西九站劃內地管轄區-實行內地法律/

Related:
民主派向立法會主席提出不信任議案 (Pan Dems draft “no confidence” motion against LegCo president)
inmediahk.net, June 15, 2018
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1057712

【一地兩檢集會】學生斥梁君彥濫權玩晒 站出來對抗議會暴力 (Students vow resistance against co-location “violence,” accuse Legco president of abuse of power)
inmediahk.net, June 15, 2018
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1057706

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

路透:中国对台湾黑客攻击更隐秘难追踪 (Reuters: China-originated hacker activities targeting Taiwan are becoming harder to detect)
Voice of America, June 15, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/chinese-cyber-taiwan-20180615/4440547.html

Commentary (评论)

高考作文与政治体检 (Essays in Gaokao—college entrance exam—are tests for political correctness)
The Financial Times, June 15, 2018
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001078026?adchannelID=&full=y

On gay marriage in Hong Kong, equal rights should get priority over social prejudice
South China Morning Post, June 14, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2150600/gay-marriage-hong-kong-equal-rights-should-get-priority-over

Justice seen to be done over Mong Kok despite claims of opposition
South China Morning Post, June 14, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2150683/justice-seen-be-done-over-mong-kok-despite-claims-opposition

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

拒删论坛“政治类有害信息”被捕 许华案庭审突取消 (Arrested for refusing to remove “harmful political information” from forum, hearing on Xu Hua’s case is suddenly cancelled)
Radio Free Asia, June 14, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-06142018094313.html

最高法微信公号评顾雏军再审案:让公众认识到庭审不是走过场 (Supreme People’s Court comments on Chujun Gu case via Wechat account: Must focus on transparency and legitimacy of trial process)
The Paper, June 14, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2196286

“战狼式强拆”有望根本解决,多个战区推进涉军维权协作 (Numerous military units collaborate to provide comprehensive legal services and streamlined procedures on rights-related complaints for military personnel)
The Paper, June 14, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2195955

Access to Information (信息公开)

Internal memo reveals tighter regulations on Chinese films and television dramas
Sup China, June 12, 2018
https://supchina.com/2018/06/12/internal-memo-reveals-tighter-regulations-on-chinese-films-and-television-dramas/

北京独立书店被要求下架一系列境内出版物 (Beijing independent book store ordered to take series of domestic publications off shelves)
Voice of America, June 14, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/independent-book-store-beijing-take-down-sensitive-books-201806013/4438234.html

China is spending billions on its foreign-language media
The Economist, June 14, 2018
https://www.economist.com/china/2018/06/16/china-is-spending-billions-on-its-foreign-language-media