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