Friday, July 20, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China drafts new law to protect veterans’ welfare, but will it pass muster?
South China Morning Post, July 20, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2156223/china-drafts-new-law-protect-veterans-welfare-will-it

李文足担心为王全璋奔走已令丈夫在狱中受虐 (Li Wenzu worries public attention will result in Wang Quanzhang’s torture in detention)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 20, 2018
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1408020-20180720.htm

Related:
Fears grow for detained Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang after wife receives updates on his plight
Hong Kong Free Press, July 20, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/07/20/fears-grow-detained-chinese-human-rights-lawyer-wang-quanzhang-wife-receives-updates-plight/

无国界记者促中国监察委释放敢言记者陈杰人 (Reporters Without Borders urges release of Chen Jieren)
Voice of America, July 20, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/news-rsf-calls-for-release-of-chen-jieren-20180719/4489271.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Video: As Tibetan struggle faces stalemate, calls in Dalai Lama's home to resolve issue
Voice of America, July 20, 2018
https://www.voanews.com/a/tibetan-struggles-faces-stalemate-calls-to-resolve-issue/4490618.html

In Pictures: Taiwan protesters pelt red paint at statue of ex-leader Chiang Kai-shek
Hong Kong Free Press, July 20, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/07/20/pictures-taiwan-protesters-pelt-red-paint-statue-ex-leader-chiang-kai-shek/

Beijing residents fight back over renewed forced evictions, demolitions
Radio Free Asia, July 19, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/evictions-07192018125530.html

What a new sculpture reveals about growing tensions between China and Taiwan
Time, July 18, 2018
https://www.yahoo.com/news/sculpture-reveals-growing-tensions-between-123024807.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China’s National Supervisory Commission: Fresh, bigger fears over reach of new anti-corruption super agency
South China Morning Post, July 19, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2155888/fresh-bigger-fears-over-reach-chinas-new-anti-graft

西藏学生被禁参与佛事活动 (Authorities prohibit Tibetan students from attending Buddhist activities during summer holiday)
Radio Free Asia, July 19, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-07192018101311.html

忘掉宗教,崇拜习主席,北京对少数民族加强”政治再教育” (Xi Jinping in place of religion: Beijing strengthens “political re-education” for ethnic minorities)
Voice of America, July 20, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/china-political-indoctrination-amon-ethnic-minorities-20180719/4490599.html

北京发布人才住房新政:供应政策房 不限户籍 (Beijing releases new housing policy, grants “talent-based” public housing benefits regardless of hukou registration)
The Paper, July 20, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2279152

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Apple’s iCloud user data in China is now handled by a state-owned mobile operator
TechCrunch, July 18, 2018
https://techcrunch.com/2018/07/17/apples-icloud-user-data-in-china-is-now-handled-by-a-state-owned-mobile-operator

我国首次开展大数据安全整治 (China holds first big data security management discussion)
Legal Daily, July 20, 2018
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2018-07/20/content_7598022.htm?node=5955

百度 腾讯地图回应:停止获取没必要的敏感权限 (Mobile map apps consider restricting access to sensitive information)
Beijing News, July 19, 2018
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/finance/2018/07/19/495887.html

China's Huawei poses security risks to UK broadband and phone networks, British spies warn
Telegraph, July 19, 2018
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/07/19/huawei-security-risks-threaten-critical-uk-broadband-phone-networks/

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

FBI director calls China “the broadest, most significant” threat to the U.S. and says its espionage is active in all 50 states
Business Insider, July 19, 2018
http://www.businessinsider.com/fbi-director-says-china-is-the-broadest-most-significant-threat-to-the-us-2018-7

Related:
China built an army of influence agents in the U.S.
Daily Beast, July 18, 2018
https://www.thedailybeast.com/how-china-built-an-army-of-influence-agents-in-the-us

Hong Kong (香港)

Former Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang loses appeal against misconduct charge, returns to prison
Hong Kong Free Press, July 20, 2018 https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/07/20/former-hong-kong-leader-donald-tsang-loses-appeal-corruption-charge-returns-prison/

UK “concerned” over Hong Kong’s plan to ban pro-independence National Party
Hong Kong Free Press, July 18, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/07/18/uk-concerned-hong-kongs-plan-ban-pro-independence-national-party

Related:
Hong Kong National Party ban “reasonable, logical and legal”: top Beijing advisers weigh in on police plan for separatist party
South China Morning Post, July 20, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2156209/hong-kong-national-party-ban-reasonable-logical-and-legal

Commentary (评论)

ZTE’s ties to China’s military-industrial complex run deep
Foreign Policy, July 19, 2018
https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/07/19/ztes-ties-to-chinas-military-industrial-complex-run-deep/

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

李文足質疑丈夫王全璋受到嚴重酷刑折磨 (Li Wenzu suspects torture and forced medication on Wang Quanzhang during detention)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 19, 2018
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1407852-20180719.htm

Related:
刘卫国律师:关于代理王全璋律师涉嫌“颠覆国家政权”案辩护事宜的进展通报 (Wang Quanzhang’s lawyer on progress on his representation of Wang’s “subversion of state power” case)
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, July 18, 2018
http://wqw2010.blogspot.com/2018/07/blog-post_30.html

广州画家因创作“泼墨”画作被刑事拘留 (Guangzhou painter criminally detained for ink splashing)
Voice of America, July 18, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/news-guangzhou-painter-detained-for-its-work-of-spilling-ink-on-leader-portrait-20180718/4487989.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

「怕民眾片面解讀」 廣州禁網上地產信息 改由政府定期發放 (Guangzhou bans online property prices, must rely on official data)
Ming Pao, July 19, 2018
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20180719/s00004/1531984499874

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Businessman jailed for privacy violations after helping expose Chinese judges’ illicit activities
South China Morning Post, July 19, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2155943/businessman-jailed-privacy-violations-after-helping-expose

What two films reveal about China
The Economist, July 19, 2018
https://www.economist.com/china/2018/07/21/what-two-films-reveal-about-china

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China’s National Supervisory Commission: Fresh, bigger fears over reach of new anti-corruption super agency
South China Morning Post, July 19, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2155888/fresh-bigger-fears-over-reach-chinas-new-anti-graft

China probes fresh vaccine scandal after revoking company license
Radio Free Asia, July 18, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/scandal-07182018120446.html

China is a climate leader but still isn’t doing enough on emissions, report says
The New York Times, July 19, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/19/world/asia/china-climate-change-report.html

How has the one-child policy affected China?
Deutsche Welle, July 19, 2018
https://www.dw.com/en/how-has-the-one-child-policy-affected-china/a-44749604

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China and the lessons of modern surveillance technology
The Diplomat, July 19, 2018
https://thediplomat.com/2018/07/china-and-the-lessons-of-modern-surveillance-technology

广东南沙法院新规试行:微信QQ聊天记录也可作举证关键证据 (New rules in Nansha, Guangdong courts: WeChat, QQ chat records admissible as key evidence)
The Paper, July 19, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2275303

Hong Kong (香港)

Police monitored pro-independence Hong Kong National Party for 18 months before attempt to ban it
South China Morning Post, July 19, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2156066/police-monitored-pro-independence-hong-kong-national-party

Related:
【民族党公开700页文件】警方:陈浩天曾声援旺角骚乱入狱者 不信已弃暴力手段 (Hong Kong National Party releases 700 pages of documents, police question organization’s non-violence based on presence at event supporting Mong Kok rioters)
The Stand News, July 19, 2018
https://thestandnews.com/politics/民族黨公開700頁文件-警方-陳浩天曾聲援旺角騷亂入獄者-不信已放棄暴力手段-要採取-預防措施

26民间团体联署反对取缔民族党 人民力量快咇:政党结束个人仍可「讲独」 (Twenty six civil organizations sign joint-statement condemning ban on Hong Kong National Party)
The Stand News, July 19, 2018
https://thestandnews.com/politics/ 26民間團體聯署反對取締民族黨-人民力量快咇-政黨結束個人仍可-講獨/

Do not wait until pro-independence party resorts to violence, police say in recommending gov’t ban
Hong Kong Free Press, July 19, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/07/19/not-wait-pro-independence-party-resorts-violence-police-say-recommending-govt-ban/

社民连、众志到俄领事馆声援 Pussy Riot 指港同迈向威权政府 (In solidarity with Pussy Riot, civil groups protest authoritarianism at Russian embassy)
Inmedia, July 19, 2018
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1058423

Commentary (评论)

Explainer: How Hong Kong is seeking to ban a pro-independence party using existing national security laws
Hong Kong Free Press, July 19, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/07/19/explainer-hong-kong-seeking-ban-pro-independence-party-using-existing-national-security-laws/

Between censorship and self-censorship: Can China Studies academics avoid moral culpability?
Hong Kong Free Press, July 19, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/07/19/censorship-self-censorship-can-china-studies-academics-avoid-moral-culpability/

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

南昌大学遭性侵女生向法院提起诉讼(Sexual assault student victim sues university, 1st case of its kind in China)
China Women’s News, July 18, 2018
http://www.china-woman.com/2018-07/18/content_215001.htm

李锦莲申请4100万国家赔偿:亏欠家人太多,坚决要求追责(Man seeks 41 million yuan state compensation for forced confession, false imprisonment)
The Paper, July 18, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2272744

偷拍举报多名法官违纪违法,湖南商人因非法获取信息获刑4年(Whistleblower on judges receives 4-year sentence for illegally obtaining personal information)
China Youth Daily, July 17, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2269557

顺德31名老赖子女读高价民校查实,法院:责令退学或转校(Court orders high-tuition private schools to remove debt defaulters’ children)
Guangzhou Daily, July 18, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2272369

锁定中国人权审议 台NGO告上联合国 (Taiwan Covenants Watch brings Li Mingzhe case to UN OHCHR)
Deutsche Welle, July 17, 2018
https://www.dw.com/zh/锁定中国人权审议-台ngo告上联合国/a-44704314?maca=chi-rss-chi-ca-1044-rdf&zhongwen=simp

Access to Information (信息公开)

US academic and critic of Beijing censorship loses job at top Chinese university
South China Morning Post, July 18, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2155782/us-academic-and-critic-beijing-censorship-loses-job-top

China closes a fifth of foreign university partnerships in 1 year
中国终止234个本科以上中外合作办学机构和项目
Financial Times, July 18, 2018
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001078542/ce?ccode=LanguageSwitch

中国各地一些家庭教会继续受到当局打压(Chinese house churches subject to severe surveillance by authorities)
Voice of America, July 18, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/China-Tightens-Control-Over-Family-Churches-20180718/4487568.html

“剑网2018”启动 新浪微博:内容抄袭情节恶劣将禁言7天 |寻找中国创客 (“Sword Net 2018” begins, Weibo to ban accounts for posting copyright-protected content)
Beijing News, July 17, 2018
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/invest/2018/07/17/495479.html

Airline says it shut down after China labelled Palau an “illegal destination” over its Taiwan recognition
Hong Kong Free Press, July 18, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/07/18/airline-says-shut-china-labelled-palau-illegal-destination-taiwan-recognition/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China film: Box office hit moves China to act on cancer drugs
BBC News, July 18, 2018
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-44876528

生态环境部:今年6月收到举报较去年同期增长100.5%(Ministry of Ecology and Environment receives over 65,000 complaints in June, doubled that from same period last year )
Legal Daily, July 18, 2018
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2018-07/18/content_7596725.htm?node=5955

China detains Guangdong artist who planned ink-splash installation
广州艺术家苍鹰被刑拘或涉泼墨案
Radio Free Asia, July 18, 2018
EN: https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-detains-guangdong-artist-who-planned-ink-splash-installation-07182018120116.html
CH: https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-07182018100430.html

青海藏区网控持续 老年牧民遭强制送养(Tibetan herdsmen are forced to live in nursing homes as authorities tightens area surveillance)
Radio free Asia, July 18, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-07182018100911.html

异议人士管桂林获法国暂时庇护(Chinese dissident is granted temporary asylum in France)
Radio Free Asia, July 18, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/gf1-07182018100526.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

甘肃省原副省长虞海燕受贿案一审宣判:有期徒刑十五年(Former Lieutenant governor of Gansu receives 15 years in prison for corruption)
People’s Daily App, July 18, 2018
https://3w.huanqiu.com/a/m-4eba6c1165e562a55ba262377aef/7EDPQaegXPq?agt=8

湖北省政府原副秘书长贺盛有被开除党籍和公职,涉嫌受贿等(Former vice secretary of Hubei is expelled from Party and removed from job for corruption allegations)
Hubei Daily, July 18, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2268223

财政部深夜问责四省违规举债 首次问责地方人大领导(Ministry of Finance to hold local leaders accountable for illegal debt financing)
Legal Daily, July 18, 2018
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2018-07/18/content_7596795.htm?node=5955

Related:
内蒙古纪委监委:政府违法违规举债,实行终身追责(Discipline Inspection Bureau of Inner Mongolia Province issues guideline on prosecuting government officials for illegal debt financing, removes statute of limitation)
North News WeChat, July 18, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2272508

媒体刊发监督报道并称有干部要求删稿,官方:正在调查(Local Trade and Industry Bureau official is investigated for ordering journalists to remove hospital malpractice reports)
Chongqing Morning News App, July 18, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2274731

乌兰察布市政协原主席常永福接受纪律审查和监察调查(Former CPPCC Chairman of Ulanqab City is investigated for disciplinary and legal violations)
Beijing News, July 18, 2018
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2018/07/18/495639.html

四起环境监测数据造假案已宣判 (Criminal convictions are handed down for fabrication of environmental monitoring data)
Legal Daily, July 17, 2018
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2018-07/17/content_7595949.htm?node=5955

包钢集团原董事长崔臣被查 已退休6年多 (Former board chairman of Baotou Steel Group is investigated, 6 years into retirement)
Sina News, July 17, 2018
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2018-07-17/doc-ihfkffam2660200.shtml

重庆教育界女贪官落马:篡改履历,将学生当做发财路径 (Former dean of Chongqing Security Technology Vocational College is investigated for briberyand falsifying documents, 4 months after retirement)
The Paper, July 17, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2269623

China’s official figures: lies, damned lies, or just changing statistical methods?
South China Morning Post, July 17, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/economy/article/2155698/chinas-official-figures-lies-damned-lies-or-just-changing

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

中国电信提供苹果中国用户云储存再掀担忧(State-owned China Telecom to provide cloud service for Apple users, privacy concerns loom)
Voice of America, July 18, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/news-china-telecom-in-control-of-icloud-data-storage-20180718/4487694.html

Beijing did a tech reality check on its industrial champions. The results were not amazing
South China Morning Post, July 18, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/economy/article/2155862/beijing-did-tech-reality-check-its-industrial-champions-results

Beijing’s new Zaha Hadid-designed airport to showcase latest facial recognition technology
South China Morning Post, July 18, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/tech/article/2155606/beijings-new-zaha-hadid-designed-airport-showcase-latest-facial-recognition

广东劝阻潜在电诈受骗事主15万余人,反诈先锋APP上线(Guangdong uses app to alert users about potential scams)
China News, July 18, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2273296

Hong Kong (香港)

Video: “A tiger with broken teeth” – anti-discrimination laws fail to prevent school segregation, legislative panel hears
Hong Kong Free Press, July 17, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/07/17/video-tiger-broken-teeth-anti-discrimination-laws-fail-prevent-school-segregation-legislative-panel-hears/

Hong Kong may ban political party that seeks independence from China
打击分裂主义,港府考虑取缔香港民族党 The New York Times, July 18, 2018
https://cn.nytimes.com/china/20180718/hong-kong-ban-independence-party/dual/

九七后首例 港府倡禁港独政党运作 (Concerns over Article 23 rises as HK government seeks ban on pro-independence party and emphasizses “untouchable red line” of national sovereignty)
Deutsche Welle, July 17, 2018
https://www.dw.com/zh/九七后首例-港府倡禁港独政党运作

Related:
Plan to ban pro-independence party marks new legal limits on speech in Hong Kong, says ex-lawmaker Nathan Law
Hong Kong Free Press, July 17, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/07/17/plan-ban-pro-independence-party-marks-new-legal-limits-speech-hong-kong-says-ex-lawmaker-nathan-law/

What Hong Kong crackdown on pro-independence party means for freedom in the city
South China Morning Post, July 18, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2155716/what-hong-kong-crackdown-pro-independence-party-means

FCO statement on the Hong Kong National Party
Foreign & Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom, July 17, 2018
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/fco-statement-on-the-hong-kong-national-party

梁美芬認為主張自決組織不應登記或註冊成社團 (Basic Law Committee member Pricilla Leung says organizsations advocating “self-determination” should not be registered)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 18, 2018
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1407599-20180718.htm

Students have no need to discuss Hong Kong independence, says Education Sec. amid potential ban on party
Hong Kong Free Press, July 18, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/07/18/students-no-need-discuss-hong-kong-independence-says-education-sec-amid-potential-ban-party/

More Hongkongers complain to Ombudsman in 2017-18 about access to official information
South China Morning Post, July 18, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2155713/more-hongkongers-complain-ombudsman-2017-18-about-access

Freedom of speech fears see public confidence in Hong Kong sink to record low
South China Morning Post, July 18, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/hong-kong-economy/article/2155871/freedom-speech-fears-sees-public-confidence-hong

Commentary (评论)

How to combat China’s rise in tech: Federal spending, not tariffs
The New York Times, July 18, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/18/technology/china-trade-tech.html

Banning separatist party must be done within the local law
South China Morning Post, July 18, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2155877/banning-separatist-party-must-be-done-within-local-law

純粹以國家安全之名禁制組織,有違國際人權標準(Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor: Banning Hong Kong National Party is violation of international human rights standard)
Inmediahk.net, July 18, 2018
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1058402

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Video: “This person will simply disappear”: Chinese secretive “reeducation camps” in spotlight at Kazakh trial
Hong Kong Free Press, July 17, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/07/17/person-will-simply-disappear-chinese-secretive-reeducation-camps-spotlight-kazakh-trial/

150项惩戒措施迫使280万“老赖”低头 (150 disciplinary measures to “subdue” 2.8 million defaulters: An interview with chief of Enforcement Bureau on “credit blacklist”)
Legal Daily, July 16, 2018
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2018-07/16/content_7595039.htm?node=5954

Related:
诚信建设万里行|公职人员成“老赖”,法院执行不手软 (Enforcement procedures broadcasted live as court cracks down on credit-defaulting prison guard)
The Paper, July 17, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2269962

衡水限制老赖子女就读私立学校,23人主动还款140余万 (23 credit defaulters pay up as their children face ban from private schools)
The Paper, July 16, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2268706

Access to Information (信息公开)

Authorities force Uyghur students to return to Xinjiang from mainland for propaganda drive
Radio Free Asia, July 16, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/students-07162018145903.html

Journalist, family, assistants under probe by China's new supervisory agency
Radio Free Asia, July 16, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/journalist-probe-07162018133910.html

Live from Beijing: a disappearing “Saturday Night Live”
The New York Times, July 17, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/17/world/asia/china-saturday-night-live.html

Related:
广电总局暑假亮剑:“把关”网络综艺 (Live shows taken down as State Administration tightens control over internet entertainment)
Radio Free Asia, July 16, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/yf1-07162018100302.html

China is escalating its war on variety shows, including Saturday Night Live
SupChina, July 16, 2018
https://supchina.com/2018/07/16/china-is-escalating-its-war-on-variety-shows-including-saturday-night-live

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Uyghurs deplore China’s unkind cuts to local women’s skirts
Radio Free Asia, July 16, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/skirts-cut-07162018151636.html

湘潭2名环保志愿者调查洗砂场被打伤 打人者已被行拘 (Two environmental volunteers beaten while investigating sand washing plant, perpetrators detained)
Beijing News, July 17, 2018
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2018/07/17/495504.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

国务院扶贫办召开南疆四地州脱贫攻坚会 北京与受援地签署三年帮扶协议 (Beijing signs 3-year assistance agreement to combat poverty in Xinjiang)
Beijing News, July 16, 2018
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2018/07/16/495307.html

内蒙古经信委原副主任崔臣接受调查 曾任包钢集团董事长 (Former deputy director of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Economic and Information Technology Commission under investigation)
China Economic Net, July 17, 2017
http://district.ce.cn/newarea/sddy/201807/17/t20180717_29772573.shtml

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China’s elite Tsinghua University is now screening visitors using facial recognition
South China Morning Post, July 17, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2155632/chinese-university-uses-facial-recognition-system-screen-visitors

监控升级:人脸识别系统能读出情绪和威胁性 (Surveillance upgrades: Facial recognition technology reads emotions, threats)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 17, 2018
https://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/world-44859007

整治自媒体“洗稿”、重点监管短视频平台……四部门启动“剑网2018”专项行动 (“Sword Net 2018”: Crackdown on copyright infringement on video streaming sites)
Beijing News, July 16, 2018
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2018/07/16/495276.html

Hong Kong (香港)

民族党被指违国家安全 李家超:考虑禁止运作 (Pro-independence Hong Kong National Party faces potential official ban on national security grounds)
Inmedia, July 17, 2018
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1058367

Related:
Hong Kong may ban political party that seeks independence from China
The New York Times, July 17, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/17/world/asia/hong-kong-ban-independence-party.html

Hong Kong moves to impose unprecedented ban on separatist party
The Guardian, July 17, 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jul/17/hong-kong-moves-to-ban-citys-first-pro-independence-party

【巩固纪律部队票仓?】前保安局长黎栋国、前消防处长 任新民党顾问 (Former chief of Security Bureau joins New People’s Party as consultant)
The Stand News, July 16, 2018
https://thestandnews.com/politics/鞏固紀律部隊票倉-前保安局長黎棟國-前消防處處長-任新民黨顧問/

Commentary (评论)

习近平重新“霸屏”官媒,红墙内斗水深莫测 (Xi Jinping once again “dominates the screens” of official media as internal struggle deepens)
Voice of America, July 17, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/xi-china-20180716/4485737.html

面对AI,劳动者需要数字新政 (With the rise of artificial intelligence, the labor market needs a new deal)
Financial Times, July 17, 2018
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001078506?full=y

政府沒有能力保障香港的文化、權利與制度 引致獨思潮 (Government’s failure to protect Hong Kong’s culture, rights and system leads to calls for independence)
The Stand News, July 16, 2018
https://thestandnews.com/politics/政府沒有能力保障香港的文化-權利與制度引致獨思潮/

Monday, July 16, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China holds father, supporters of woman detained for inking president's image
Radio Free Asia, July 16, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/inking-07162018103924.html

Related:
【泼墨女孩】艺术家华涌助董建彪寻女 传国保半夜带走两人(Father of “Ink Woman” and dissident artist incommunicado, abduction suspected)
The Stand News, July 14, 2018
https://thestandnews.com/china/潑墨女孩-藝術家華湧助董建彪尋女-傳國保半夜帶走兩人/

Police interrupt YouTube live stream by father of “missing” Chinese woman who splashed ink on Xi Jinping photo
Hong Kong Free Press, July 14, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/07/14/police-interrupt-youtube-live-stream-father-missing-chinese-woman-splashed-ink-xi-jinping-photo

河北妇报称被村书记多次强奸 查案部门:她没有这个姿色(“She’s not pretty enough”: Hebei investigators call woman’s claims of rape by village officer fraudulent)
Ming Pao, July 15, 2018
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20180715/s00004/1531639636532

上海维权人士丁德元“妨害公务罪案”将于2018年7月25日上午开庭 (Shanghai rights defender sued for “obstructing public duty”)
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, July 15, 2018
http://wqw2010.blogspot.com/2018/07/2018725.html

Liu Xia’s friends “planning meeting” with former German president Joachim Gauck about her brother’s case
South China Morning Post, July 14, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2155293/liu-xias-friends-planning-meeting-joachim-gauck-about

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese officials halt show on tainted water
Agence France-Presse, July 14, 2018
https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/chinese-officials-halt-show-on-tainted-water/article24421451.ece

A platform for female factory workers has disappeared from China’s Twitter
Quartz, July 16, 2018
https://qz.com/1328627/a-chinese-platform-for-female-factory-workers-rights-has-been-blocked-on-weibo/

上海网信办责令“好奇心日报”停止互联网新闻信息服务 (Shanghai authorities suspend "Curious Daily" news platform)
Beijing News, July 13, 2018
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2018/07/13/495020.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

被中国判重刑的民运人士秦永敏获“刘晓波良知奖” (Qin Yongmin granted “Liu Xiaobo conscience award”)
Voice of America, July 15, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/qin-yong-min-get-award-20180715/4483337.html

China stifles memorials of Nobel laureate dissident Liu Xiaobo
Channel NewsAsia, July 14, 2018
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/china-stifles-memorials-of-nobel-laureate-dissident-liu-xiaobo-10527114

Related:
Hong Kong activists mark one year since Liu Xiaobo death
Channel NewsAsia, July 14, 2018
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/hong-kong-activists-mark-one-year-since-liu-xiaobo-death--10529092

A Berlin gathering for China’s Liu Xiaobo is a reminder of two very different 1989s
Quartz, July 14, 2018
https://qz.com/1328219/a-berlin-gathering-for-chinas-liu-xiaobo-is-a-reminder-of-two-very-different-1989s/

“We’re scared, very scared” – Muslims in China’s “Little Mecca” fear eradication of Islam
Agence France-Presse, July 16, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/07/16/scared-scared-muslims-chinas-little-mecca-fear-eradication-islam/

青海玉树藏人阻止开矿 遭警方用带毒气催泪弹镇压 (Police use tear gas to suppress Tibetan protest against mining)
Radio Free Asia, July 13, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-07132018101358.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

地方官企业环保造假五大“花招”揭秘 (Xinhua on how Central Inspectorate uncovered five ways local authorities, companies fake environmental data)
Radio Free Asia, July 13, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huanjing/hj-07132018151223.html

天津市委对8名市管干部不作为不担当问题严肃问责 (Eight Tianjin Party officials sanctioned for dereliction of duty)
The Paper, July 16, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2266389

江苏一行使公权力人员微信收受索要“感谢费”617次 (Jiangsu official prosecuted for accepting, soliciting 617 WeChat “red packets”)
China News, July 15, 2018
http://www.chinanews.com/sh/2018/07-15/8567207.shtml

广东省政协原常委蔡宗泽接受纪律审查和监察调查 (Former member of standing committee of Guangdong provincial political consultative conference under investigation for serious disciplinary and legal violations)
People's Daily, July 16, 2018
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2018/0716/c1001-30150680.html

兰州市原市长栾克军受贿案将于7月19日开庭 (Public trial of former mayor of Lanzhou who accepted bribes scheduled for July 19)
Beijing News, July 16, 2018
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2018/07/16/495339.html

广西柳州市原体育局局长涉嫌受贿受审 该系统多人被查 (Former director of municipal sports bureau of Liuzhou, Guangxi goes on trial for accepting bribes)
China News Service, July 16, 2018
http://www.chinanews.com/sh/2018/07-16/8568771.shtml

陕西一新城管委会原主任被控受贿两千万受审,曾被指雁过拔毛 (Former director of Shaanxi new city management committee tried for accepting bribes of 20 million)
The Paper, July 16, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2267648

甘肃武威市委原书记火荣贵涉严重违纪违法被查 (Former municipal Party committee secretary in Gansu under investigation for serious disciplinary and legal violations)
People's Daily, July 13, 2018
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2018/0713/c1001-30145974.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Looking through the eyes of China’s surveillance state
The New York Times, July 16, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/16/technology/china-surveillance-state.html

涉倒卖公民信息案 数据堂曾0.2元/条买病例 (Twenty cents for a medical history record: China’s biggest market data provider caught in privacy infringement scandal, pending judgment)
Beijing News, July 16, 2018
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/finance/2018/07/16/495221.html

美专家担忧:中国数字丝绸之路或成为情报搜集网 (U.S. experts raise concern over digital Belt and Road becoming intelligence gathering network)
Voice of America, July 14, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/china-overseas-projects-surveillance-concerns-20180712/4482464.html

Chinese mobile phone cameras are not-so-secretly recording users’ activities
Hong Kong Free Press, July 14, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/07/14/chinese-mobile-phone-cameras-not-secretly-recording-users-activities

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong court will hear application to temporarily ban controversial checkpoint plan before cross-border rail link opens
South China Morning Post, July 16, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2155526/hong-kong-court-will-hear-application-temporarily-ban

Related:
Activists seek injunction to suspend controversial joint checkpoint arrangement until all legal challenges concluded
Hong Kong Free Press, July 16, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/07/16/activists-seek-injunction-suspend-controversial-joint-checkpoint-arrangement-legal-challenges-concluded/

中联办护法:凡基本法没规定的宪法都自动适用香港 (Liaison office: Chinese constitution automatically applies wherever Basic Law fails to specify)
Radio France Internationale, July 15, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20180715-中联办护法凡基本法没规定的宪法都自动适用香港

Related:
Veteran politician says Beijing office chief should “shut up,” after stating Chinese constitution can apply in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Free Press, July 16, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/07/16/veteran-politician-says-beijing-office-chief-shut-stating-chinese-constitution-can-apply-hong-kong/

Liaison office legal chief tells Hong Kong: Basic Law is not your constitution
South China Morning Post, July 15, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2155297/liaison-office-legal-chief-tells-hong-kong-basic-law-not

《聂德权专访》:立法会复会后提交国歌法本地立法(Chief of Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau: National Anthem Bill will reach LegCo after October)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 16, 2018
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1407166-20180716.htm

Hong Kong's Snowden refugees, facing deportation, hope of new life in Canada
The Guardian, July 16, 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jul/16/hong-kongs-snowden-refugees-facing-deportation-hope-of-new-life-in-canada

获覆投诉结果为「无法证实」及「虚假」 黄之锋斥惩教署「匪夷所思」 (Joshua Wong finds rejection of his complaints over mistreatment in prison as “unprovable” and “fake” incredible)
Ming Pao, July 14, 2018
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20180714/s00001/1531546771778

文汇报前副总程翔出书《香港六七暴动始末》以免历史被歪曲 (Former deputy chief editor of Wen Wei Po publishes book on Hong Kong 1967 Leftist Riots to prevent history from being distorted)
Radio France Internationale, July 16, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20180716-文汇报前副总程翔出书香港六七暴动始末以免历史被歪曲

英保守党人权分子疑因关注香港他和母亲收到寄自香港恐吓信 (Vice chairman of British Conservative Party Human Rights Committee suspects threats to him are related to his concern for Hong Kong)
Radio France Internationale, July 14, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/港澳台/20180714-英保守党人权分子疑因关注香港他和母亲收到寄自香港恐吓信

Commentary (评论)

Justice in Hong Kong is not seen to be done… but blaming the critics will not solve the problem
Hong Kong Free Press, July 15, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/07/15/justice-hong-kong-not-seen-done-blaming-critics-will-not-solve-problem

Friday, July 13, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Poet Liu Xia escaped China, but will Beijing ever set her free?
The Washington Post, July 13, 2018
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2018/07/13/poet-liu-xia-escaped-china-but-will-beijing-ever-set-her-free/

Related:
Liu Xia stays home “to protect brother” on anniversary of husband's death
刘霞不参与公众悼念活动 独留与亡夫心灵对话
Radio Free Asia, July 13, 2018
EN: https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/protect-07132018111153.html
CH: https://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/liu-07132018090931.html?encoding=simplified

【709大抓捕】失聯三年傳好消息 李文足:律師見到王全璋身體精神正常 (Wang Quanzhang is alive and well, wife confirms via Twitter)
Ming Pao, July 13, 2018
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20180713/s00004/1531446285182

男子编造恐怖信息获刑:谎称身绑4个煤气罐找不到妻子就引爆(Man convicted for fabricating and spreading “terrorist message”)
Guangzhou Intermediate People’s Court WeChat, July 13, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2262970

央行:任何单位和个人不得以格式条款、通知等方式拒收现金(China central bank forbids businesses or individuals from refusing cash payment)
Bank of China official website, July 11, 2018
https://3w.huanqiu.com/a/addcd8/7EvpI7tjsju?agt=8

Access to Information (信息公开)

民航局通报外航网站涉港澳台信息整改情况:38家已完成整改(China Civil Aviation Administration confirms 38 airlines have complied with website change on Taiwan, 6 did not)
The Paper, July 13, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2261297

“借古讽今”?新华网转文华国锋三项违纪搞个人崇拜 文章被封 (Xinhua repost of Study Times article criticizing ex-Party leader for cult of personality blocked)
Radio Free Asia, July 12, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zhengzhi/ql1-07122018102402.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

With 9,000 bottles of dirty “Spring Water,” a Chinese artist gets results
The New York Times, July 13, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/13/world/asia/china-water-pollution-brother-nut.html

潑墨女孩下落不明 公安建議造假病歷爭輕判 父:我女兒無病也無罪!(Father of “Ink woman” arrives in Shanghai, demands her release)
The Stand News, July 13, 2018
https://www.thestandnews.com/china/潑墨女孩下落不明-公安建議造假病歷爭輕判-父-我女兒無病也無罪/

泼墨事件后 北京东莞急撤领导人户外照片(Chinese cities order removal of outdoor displays of Party leader portraits)
Radio Free Asia, July 13, 2018 https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zhengzhi/ql1-07132018101447.html

Related:
港媒报道北京紧急下令撤习近平画像 (Beijing hastily removes Xi Jinping portraits as inking spreads)
Radio France Internationale, July 13, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20180713-港媒报道北京紧急下令撤习近平画像

被捕1000天 桂民海亲朋要求中国当局将其释放(Gui Minhai’s family and friends demand his release on his 1000th day of detention)
Radio France Internationale, July 13, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20180713-被捕1000天-桂民海亲朋要求中国当局将其释放

Government Accountability (政府问责)

“保护假”能否真正保护女性劳动权益 (Female job applicants are forced to declare “I will not take any days off” on resume)
Legal Daily, July 13, 2018
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2018-07/13/content_7593074.htm?node=53628

安徽省司法厅原副厅长程瀚一审获刑17年零6个月(Former Vice Chief of Anhui Justice Bureau convicted to 17 years and 6 months on corruption charges)
China News, July 13, 2018
http://www.chinanews.com/sh/2018/07-13/8566405.shtml

五粮液:宜宾市国资公司董事长张辉正接受纪律审查和监察调查(Board Chairman of Yibin State-owned Assets Management Company is under disciplinary and criminal investigation)
The Paper, July 13, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2262212

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

四部门:最高法与民航局铁总实现老赖信息共享(Supreme People’s Court to share defaulters’ information with Civil Aviation Administration and National Railway Administration)
China News, July 13, 2018
https://3w.huanqiu.com/a/4e2d56fd65b095fb7f51/7Ev6z3iz8ac?agt=8

民航局详解335名民航失信人:236人带违禁品被限乘一年(China Civil Aviation Administration releases detailed categories of “people who lost trust” in civil aviation)
The Paper, July 13, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2261282

Hong Kong (香港)

Hundreds gather at candlelight vigil for Liu Xiaobo in Hong Kong as China takes dissident’s supporters “on vacation” to stop them commemorating Nobel Peace Prize winner
South China Morning Post, July 13, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2155237/hundreds-gather-candlelight-vigil-liu-xiaobo-hong-kong-china

Related:
【劉曉波逝世一周年】內地人專程來港出席追思會 望更多人為民主自由挺身(Mainlanders attend Liu Xiaobo vigil in Hong Kong)
The Stand News, July 13, 2018
https://thestandnews.com/politics/劉曉波逝世一周年-內地人專程來港出席追思會-望更多人為民主自由挺身/

President of Hong Kong legislature easily survives vote of no confidence
South China Morning Post, July 13, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2155054/president-hong-kong-legislature-easily-survives-vote-no

Threatening letters sent from Hong Kong make British human rights activist “more determined” to speak up for city
South China Morning Post, July 13, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2155147/threatening-letters-sent-hong-kong-make-british-human-rights

香港团体中联办抗议秦永敏被重判13年 (Activist groups protest against Qin Yongmin’s harsh sentence outside Liaison Office )
Radio Free Asia, July 12, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/cp-07122018103119.html

律政司申重審梁天琦等三人暴動罪 高院准與「美國隊長」案合併 (Department of Justice applies for retrial of Edward Leung’s rioting conviction)
The Stand News, July 12, 2018
https://thestandnews.com/politics/律政司申重審梁天琦等三人暴動罪-高院准與-美國隊長-案合併/

Commentary (评论)

刘晓波逝世一周年:刘霞与恐惧笼罩的中国(Liu Xiaobo’s anniversary: Liu Xia and China’s looming fear)
BBC News, July 13, 2018
https://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/chinese-news-44821596

Liu Xia’s freedom shows China can still be pressured
Foreign Policy, July 13, 2018
https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/07/13/liu-xias-freedom-shows-china-can-still-be-pressured-human-rights/

法治课|知名高校称父亲失信将不予录取其儿子,是否于法有据 (Is barring children of “people who lost trust” from entering schools lawful?)
The Paper, July 13, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2259979

德国:历史原因造就的异见人士庇护所 (Germany: a dissident’s sanctuary made by history)
BBC News, July 13, 2018
https://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/world-44804797

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

德政府:劉霞已獲無限期居留許可 無須申請政治庇護 (Liu Xia is granted permanent residency by Germany)
The Stand News, July 12, 2018
https://thestandnews.com/international/德政府-劉霞已獲無限期居留許可-無須申請政治庇護/

Related:
Liu Xia told not to take drugs prescribed in China as German doctors express concern over her mental health
South China Morning Post, July 12, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2154942/liu-xia-told-not-take-drugs-prescribed-china-german

Beijing to probe law firm founded by top human rights attorney
缺席秦永敏案宣判 蔺其磊律所被勒令整改
Radio Free Asia, July 12, 2018
EN: https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/probe-07122018132310.html
CH: https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/gf1-07122018101831.html

刘霞走后中国无名异议人士命运引关注 (Dissident’s draconian sentence raises concern as Liu Xia is allowed to leave China)
Voice of America, July 11, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/Qin-Yongmin-Case-Ruling-20180711/4477897.html

维权网:中国大陆752名在押政治犯、良心犯名单动态索引(Chinese Human Rights Defenders issues search index of 752 dissidents prisoned in China)
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, July 2, 2018
http://wqw2010.blogspot.com/2018/07/752201871.html

北京四中院:房屋征拆等案件占比攀升,13区出现政府败诉案(Government loses suits in administration challenges, Beijing court reports)
The Paper, July 5, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2241105

Access to Information (信息公开)

China and the world: how Beijing spreads the message
Financial Times, July 12, 2018
https://www.ft.com/content/f5d00a86-3296-11e8-b5bf-23cb17fd1498

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese dissident Liao Yiwu “pressured by West” not to release Liu Xia phone tapes
South China Morning Post, July 13, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2154991/chinese-dissident-liao-yiwu-pressured-west-not-release

China clamps down on dissidents, activists ahead of Liu Xiaobo anniversary
大陆强力维稳 纪念刘晓波成民间畏途
Radio Free Asia, July 12, 2018
EN: https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/anniversary-07122018104648.html
CH: https://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/control-07122018080645.html?encoding=simplified

Chinese professor accused of sexual harassment is barred from teaching
The New York Times, July 12, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/12/world/asia/china-metoo-professor-sexual-harassment.html

Tibetan villagers tear-gassed, beaten for mine protest
Radio Free Asia, July 11, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/beaten-07112018161718.html

In pictures: Chinese activists deface pictures of Pres. Xi Jinping in support of missing “ink splashing” protester
Hong Kong Free Press, July 12, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/07/12/chinese-activists-deface-pictures-pres-xi-jinping-support-missing-ink-splashing-protester/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China’s human rights record, aggressive military expansion damage its soft power rating
South China Morning Post, July 12, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2155051/chinas-human-rights-record-aggressive-military

中办印发《关于党的基层组织任期的意见》:每届任期为5年(CPC limits local office term to 3-5 years)
Xinhua, July 12, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2259395

河北政法委原书记张越被判刑15年(Former Secretary of Hebei CPC Political and Legal Affairs Committee sentenced to 15 years for over RMB 150 million bribery charges)
People’s Daily App, July 12, 2018
http://news.ifeng.com/a/20180712/59142056_0.shtml

哈尔滨交警系统“塌方式”腐败:251人被查,传前局长自杀(251 individuals are investigated in Harbin traffic police corruption scandal)
China Newsweek, July 12, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2258139

广州市委政法委原书记吴沙受贿超千万,终审被判刑十年(Former Secretary of Guangzhou City CPC Political and Legal Affairs Committee sentenced to 10 years for corruption charges)
Guangdong News, July 4, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2239779

检察日报刊文谈中国足坛反腐:需要去行政化真市场化准法治化(Anticorruption measures in Chinese soccer industry call for de-administration, marketization, and rule of law)
The Procuratorate Daily, July 3, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2236495

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Washington moves to block China Mobile from US market, citing national security concerns
Hong Kong Free Press, July 3, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/07/03/washington-moves-block-china-mobile-us-market-citing-national-security-concerns/

China’s artificial intelligence revolution: a Sputnik moment for the West?
The Diplomat, July 3, 2018
https://thediplomat.com/2018/07/chinas-artificial-intelligence-revolution-a-sputnik-moment-for-the-west/

Hong Kong (香港)

外交部紀錄刪有關劉霞問答 華春瑩再寸香港記者:可以不用問了 (Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson refused to answer Hong Kong reporters’ questions about Liu Xia)
The Stand News, July 11, 2018
https://thestandnews.com/china/外交部紀錄刪有關劉霞問答-華春瑩再寸香港記者-可以不用問了/

Video: “Are you a Beijing groveller?” – China’s release of Liu Xia “humanitarian,” Chief Exec. Carrie Lam tells lawmaker
Hong Kong Free Press, July 12, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/07/12/video-beijing-groveller-chinas-release-liu-xia-humanitarian-chief-exec-carrie-lam-tells-lawmaker/

Same-sex court ruling does not mean we will approve gay marriage in near future, Hong Kong’s leader says
South China Morning News, July 12, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2155016/same-sex-court-ruling-does-not-mean-we-will-approve-gay

Related:
【同志簽證案】林鄭:無意引申至其他政策 若有廣泛共識請證明給我看 (Carrie Lam on QT case: limited to immigration regulation, no intention to extend to other policies, no relation to marriage law, “no broad consensus on LGBT equality”)
The Stand News, July 12, 2018
https://thestandnews.com/lgbtq/同志簽證案-林鄭-無意引申至其他政策-若有廣泛共識請證明給我看/

Let Hong Kong judges serve till 70 years old and magistrates till 65, government says in Legco plan
South China Morning Post, July 12, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/hong-kong-law-and-crime/article/2154969/let-hong-kong-judges-serve-till-70-years-old

Hong Kong residents more upbeat about "one country, two systems" policy but concerns grow over freedom of speech, survey finds
South China Morning Post, July 4, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2153648/hong-kong-residents-more-upbeat-about-one-country-two

Commentary (评论)

Interpretation by Hong Kong pan-democrat makes sense
South China Morning Post, July 12, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2154891/interpretation-hong-kong-pan-democrat-makes-sense

The Guardian view on China and human rights: standing with Liu Xia
The Guardian, July 11, 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jul/11/the-guardian-view-on-china-and-human-rights-standing-with-liu-xia

张建华:贸易战 这个帖子在论坛微信疯传 删都来不及(What I have learned from China-US trade war)
Independent Chinese Pen Center, June 30, 2018
http://www.chinesepen.org/blog/archives/106102

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese dissident Qin Yongmin jailed after “show trial”
The Guardian, July 11, 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jul/11/china-chinese-dissident-qin-yongmin-jailed-democracy-activist

Related:
秦永敏“颠覆国家罪”判刑13年 剥夺政治权利3年 (Veteran rights activist Qin Yongmin sentenced to 13 years for subversion of state power)
Radio Free Asia, July 11, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/Xinwen/XQL-07112018014950.html

【判囚13年】中國人權律師團聲明:秦永敏先生何罪之有?(Statement by China Human Rights Lawyers Group on the conviction of Qin Yongmin)
The Stand News, July 10, 2018
https://thestandnews.com/china/判囚13年-中國人權律師團聲明-秦永敏先生何罪之有/

How Germany won freedom for the widow of China’s most famous dissident
The New York Times, July 11, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/11/world/asia/germany-china-liu-xia-liu-xiaobo-dissidents.html

Related:
On the eve of freedom, a glimpse inside Liu Xia's flat
Agence France- Presse, July 11, 2018
https://www.afp.com/en/news/23/eve-freedom-glimpse-inside-liu-xias-flat-doc-17g9cs1

EU urges China to free activists on third anniversary of 709 Crackdown
Reuters, July 11, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-rights-eu/eu-urges-china-to-free-activists-on-third-anniversary-of-709-crackdown-idUSKBN1K10AA

微信群辱骂抗洪殉职干部并称“愿做汉奸”,江西男子被拘6日(Netizen detained for 6 days for disparaging deceased official in WeChat group)
Jiangxi CPC Political and Legal Affairs Committee WeChat, July 11, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2257647

China's biggest bank corruption criminal repatriated from U.S.
Reuters, July 11, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-crime-corruption/chinas-biggest-bank-corruption-criminal-repatriated-from-u-s-idUSKBN1K10RF

Related:
潜逃17年终落网!红通人员许超凡被遣返 追回赃款20多亿(Man on China’s Red Notice repatriated from U.S.)
Beijing News, July 11, 2018
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/video/2018/07/11/494721.html

男子举报企业污染被判损害商誉罪 不满判决称将上诉(Environmental whistleblower to appeal defamation conviction)
Beijing News, July 11, 2018
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/wevideo/2018/07/11/494696.html

广东维权人士张五洲被刑拘 家属存钱受阻 (Family trying to deposit money for arrested Guangdong rights activist is turned away by authorities)
Radio Free Asia, July 10, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-07102018100037.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

In Beijing, doors shut on a bastion of independent ideas
The New York Times, July 11, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/11/world/asia/china-unirule-institute.html

Related:
北京天则研究所遭强行封门(Authorities shut down Independent think tank Unirule Institute)
Radio Free Asia, , July 11, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/gf2-07112018101128.html

China to its state media: keep calm, don't inflame trade row with U.S.
Reuters, July 11, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-media/china-to-its-state-media-keep-calm-dont-inflame-trade-row-with-u-s-idUSKBN1K118L

Related:
北京下令官媒不得对特朗普出言不逊(Beijing orders state media not to disparage Trump)
Radio France Internationale , July 11, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20180711-北京下令官媒不得对特朗普出言不逊

Apple’s China-friendly censorship caused an iPhone-crashing bug
Wired, July 10, 2018
https://www.wired.com/story/apple-china-censorship-bug-iphone-crash-emoji/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Telling ambiguous, ambitious gay stories
Sixth Tone, July 11, 2018
http://www.sixthtone.com/news/1002604/telling-ambiguous%2C-ambitious-gay-stories#

China moves to quash #MeToo report of sexual harassment at top university
广州中大教师张鹏涉性骚扰后停职
Radio Free Asia, July 11, 2018
EN: https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-moves-to-quash-metoo-report-of-sexual-harassment-07112018115535.html
CH: https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-07112018101700.html

Chinese democracy activist denied political asylum, detained in France
湖南异议人士管桂林抵法寻庇护被拒入境
Radio Free Asia, July 10, 2018
EN: https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/france-asylum-07102018161043.html
CH: https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/gf2-07102018095638.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China charges former No. 2 securities regulator for taking US$10.5 million in bribes and insider trading
South China Morning Post, July 11, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/2154849/china-charges-former-no-2-securities-regulator-taking-us105

Related:
证监会原副主席姚刚一审被控受贿6961万余元,当庭认罪 (Former Vice Chairman of China Securities Regulatory Commission pleads guilty to corruption charges)
The Paper, July 11, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2255982

广东省委常委、统战部部长曾志权接受中央纪委国家监委纪律审查和监察调查(Member of Guangdong CPC Standing Committee is investigated by Central Commission for Discipline Inspection)
Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, July 11, 2018
http://www.ccdi.gov.cn/toutiao/201807/t20180711_175489.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China Internet report 2018: Chinese Internet giants are expanding and so is government regulation
China Film Insider, July 10, 2018
http://chinafilminsider.com/china-internet-report-2018-chinese-internet-giants-are-expanding-and-so-is-government-regulation/

加快“数字法治、智慧司法”建设 推动网信工作跨越式融合式发展 (China’s plan to digitalize “rule by law”: cloud computing, big data )
Legal Daily, July 10, 2018
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2018-07/10/content_7590815.htm?node=5955

失信,这些也将与你无缘 (“Person who has lost trust”: barred from business bids, government jobs, big ticket item purchases)
Xinhua News Agency, July 11, 2018
http://www.xinhuanet.com/politics/2018-07/11/c_129910789.htm

Related:
浙江一考生考上知名大学,差点因爸爸的失信行为无法被录取(Applicant almost rejected by top university due to dad “who has lost trust”)
Youth Times, July 11, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2255852

Hong Kong (香港)

LGBT advocates slam government for staying silent on interim scheme that lets same-sex spouses work and study in Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, July 11, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/community/article/2154744/lgbt-advocates-slam-government-keeping-mum-interim-scheme

Human Rights Watch calls on Hong Kong government to put LGBT-themed children’s books back on open shelves at public libraries
South China Morning Post, July 11, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/community/article/2154871/human-rights-watch-calls-hong-kong-government-put-lgbt

星期六集會反DQ 梁國雄勉港人繼續堅持抗爭 (Ex-legislator Leung Kwok-hung urges continued citizen resistance at anti-disqualification rally)
Inmediahk.net, July 10, 2018
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1058230

Commentary (评论)

刘霞抵达柏林:贸易战与人权牌 (Liu Xia’s arrival in Berlin: trade war and human rights card)
British Broadcasting Company, July 11, 2018
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/world-44790093

Welcome release of Liu Xia comes at a time when China needs friends
South China Morning Post, July 11, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2154885/welcome-release-liu-xia-comes-time-when-china-needs-friends

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese dissident Liu Xia's arrival in Germany: “A gift to the German government”
Deutsche Welle, July 10, 2018
https://www.dw.com/en/chinese-dissident-liu-xias-arrival-in-germany-a-gift-to-the-german-government/a-44603335

Related:
“No coincidence”: Liu Xia released as China seeks united trade front with Germany
South China Morning Post, July 10, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2154689/no-coincidence-liu-xia-released-china-seeks-united

Uyghur children fall victim to China anti-terror drive
Financial Times, July 10, 2018
https://www.ft.com/content/f0d3223a-7f4d-11e8-bc55-50daf11b720d

最高法:已限制失信被执行人乘坐飞机1222万人次 (Supreme People’s Court confirms debt defaulters denied air travel for over 12 million times)
Legal Daily, July 10, 2018
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2018-07/10/content_7590640.htm?node=5955

秦永敏“煽颠罪”宣判在即 当局令其律师必须到庭 (Beijing court orders lawyer’s appearance for dissident’s sentencing)
Voice of America, July 10, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/news-qin-yongmin-20180709/4474662.html

湖南省公安厅:将举旗亮剑、敢抓敢管,让正能量充盈网络空间(Hunan arrests and convicts rumor spreaders, as well as “water army”)
Hunan Daily, July 10, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2252071

Access to Information (信息公开)

Student flows with Chinese characteristics
Financial Times, July 10, 2018
https://ftalphaville.ft.com/2018/07/10/1531197000000/Student-flows-with-Chinese-characteristics/

广电总局:偶像养成类、才艺竞秀类节目要严格评估后方可播出(State Administration of Radio and Television requires pre-approval for idol and talent shows )
The Paper, July 10, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2253534

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Sexual assault at Sun Yat-Sen University: professor faces accusations from multiple women
SupChina, July 10, 2018
https://supchina.com/2018/07/09/sexual-assault-at-sun-yat-sen-university-professor-faces-accusations-from-multiple-women/

Related:
內地教授涉性騷擾師生 僅遭中山大學黨委「黨內處分」 師生校友聯署促解釋 (Professor accused of sexual harassment only receives reprimand from Party, faculty and students demand explanation)
The Stand News, July 9, 2018
https://thestandnews.com/china/內地教授涉性騷擾師生-僅遭中山大學黨委-黨內處分-師生校友聯署促解釋/

旧金山华人向习近平像泼墨 (Rights groups splatter ink on Xi Jinping portrait outside Chinese consulate in San Francisco)
Radio Free Asia, July 9, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ck-07092018101414.html

建維權微信群 河北教授被炒(Professor fired for creating WeChat rights group)
Ming Pao, July 8, 2018
https://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20180709/s00013/1531073696180

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China jails hundreds of officials for pollution violations
Reuters, July 9, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-pollution/china-jails-hundreds-of-officials-for-pollution-violations-idUSKBN1JZ2VP

6项罪名2项都被判无期,这位副市长有些特殊(Former deputy mayor receives 2 life sentences for 6 corruption convictions)
Beijing Youth Daily, July 10, 2018
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2018-07-10/doc-ihfefkqp8422769.shtml

ICTs and Human Rights (信息科技与人权)

How artificial intelligence will reshape the global order
Foreign Affairs, July 10, 2018
https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/world/2018-07-10/how-artificial-intelligence-will-reshape-global-order

A tech guru captivated Canada. Then he fled to China.
The New York Times, July 10, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/10/business/istuary-sun-yian-canada-china.html

河南:录取后不入学的考生明年高考志愿填报将受限(Applicants in Henan admitted by colleges but choose not to enroll will face limitations on future applications)
Xinhua, July 10, 2018
https://3w.huanqiu.com/a/65b0534e7f51/7EqymEp48Rq?agt

Hong Kong (香港)

【一地兩檢】高院准援引內地法律專家證供 決定同時聽取5宗覆核論據 (Hong Kong court allows report from mainland legal experts, will hear five appeals on co-location together)
Ming Pao, July 10, 2018
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20180710/s00001/1531196796946

Hong Kong lawmaker draws ire by suggesting up to 10,000 “domestic servant” jobs be reserved for people from ethnic minorities
South China Morning Post, July 10, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/community/article/2154608/hong-kong-lawmaker-suggests-reserving-10000-domestic

Related:
Hong Kong teen’s dreams of being a doctor dashed by education system’s failure to teach Chinese to ethnic minority students
South China Morning Post, July 10, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education/article/2154479/hong-kong-teens-dreams-being-doctor-dashed-education

“Everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect”: British lesbian QT on her Hong Kong court win
Hong Kong Free Press, July 10, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/07/10/everyone-deserves-treated-dignity-respect-british-lesbian-qt-hong-kong-court-win/

Monday, July 09, 2018

709 Crackdown (709 大抓捕)

高智晟、王全璋获颁首届中国人权律师奖 (Gao Zhisheng and Wang Quanzhang honored first China Human Rights Lawyer Awards)
Voice of America, July 9, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/china-rights-lawyer-award-20180708/4474499.html

Related:
王全璋之妻李文足:多次被警方脱光衣服羞辱 (Wang Quanzhang’s wife strip-searched by police for inquiring husband’s whereabouts)
Radio France Internationale, July 9, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20180709-王全璋之妻李文足多次被警方脱光衣服羞辱

Trial by fire: three years on from the crackdown that put China’s nascent human rights law movement to the test
South China Morning Post, July 8, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2154278/trial-fire-three-years-crackdown-put-chinas-nascent

Related:
China lawyer crackdown enters 4th year
Voice of America, July 9, 2018
https://www.voanews.com/a/china-lawyer-crackdown-enters-fourth-year/4474680.html

Third anniversary of the lawyers crackdown in China: where are the human rights lawyers?
Amnesty International, July 9, 2018
https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/campaigns/2018/07/china-human-rights-lawyers-crackdown-third-anniversary/

专访:后709二次整顿维权律师 (Second wave of crackdown on rights lawyers after 709 continues)
Deutsche Welle, July 9, 2018
https://p.dw.com/p/313Jv

“Shackled, isolated and beaten”: how one child became a victim of China’s 709 crackdown on rights lawyers
South China Morning Post, July 9, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2154298/shackled-isolated-and-beaten-how-one-child-became

Three years after China's lawyer crackdown, rights groups call for sanctions
Radio Free Asia, July 9, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/709-anniversary-07092018131944.html

Related:
台声援709律师 揭周世峰、胡石根在台遭检举 (Taiwan human rights groups call on China to release 709 lawyers)
Radio Free Asia, July 9, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/hcm-07092018100731.html

中國維權律師關注組終院外默站要求內地釋放被囚律師 (China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group urges mainland authorities to release detained rights lawyers)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 9, 2018
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1406029-20180709.htm

“Scornful and contemptuous” of the law: 3 years on, Hong Kong activists rally against Beijing’s lawyer crackdown
Hong Kong Free Press, July 9, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/07/09/scornful-contemptuous-law-3-years-hong-kong-activists-rally-beijings-lawyer-crackdown/

中国人权律师团就709案发表声明 谴责打压人权 (China Human Rights Lawyers Group issues statement on 709 Crackdown, denounces suppression)
Radio Free Asia, July 9, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-07092018100859.html