Monday, October 15, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

李文足赴最高人民法院要求跟進丈夫案件 被公安阻撓 (Public security blocked wife of 709 lawyer Wang Quanzhang, detained since July 2015, from submitting letter to high court appealing for due process)
The Stand News, October 15, 2018

广东90后民主人士拟纪念“双十”节遭刑拘 (Guangdong activists are criminally detained for planning commemoration of Republic of China’s founding on October 10)
Voice of America, October 14, 2018

黄琦八旬老母忧儿狱中受虐上访被跟踪 其本人被加控罪名 (Mother of jailed activist Huang Qi faces under surveillance, fears charges against her)
Radio France Internationale, October 13, 2018

709案:官派律师遭投诉 (Wife of jailed 709 lawyer Yu Wensheng files complaints against state-appointed lawyer for potential conflict of interest)
Radio Free Asia, October 12, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese live-streaming star locked up for singing national anthem in “disrespectful” way
South China Morning Post, October 14, 2018

Book of Xi's discourses on building a community with a shared future for humanity published
Sina English, October 14, 2018

中国当局钳制社会网络言论明显升级 (Recent incidents show clear escalation of authorities’ control over freedom of speech on- and offline)
Voice of America, October 13, 2018

As China clamps down, internet users find it harder to scale “Great Firewall”
Christian Science Monitor, October 12, 2018

China’s biggest streaming site to bring patriotic education to the countryside
TechNode, October 12, 2018

Minitrue: Share the following articles on China-U.S. relations
China Digital Times, October 12, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Detention, beating of Guangdong rights attorney shows “lack of restraint” by police
Radio Free Asia, October 12, 2018

Related:
孫世華對廣州律協聲明表遺憾 強調自己為律師典範 (Assaulted human rights lawyer presses for release of security footage after Guangzhou Lawyers’ Association claims no violence is shown)
Radio Television Hong Kong, October 13, 2018

Female lawyer Sun Shihua handling petitioner’s case is beaten and illegally detained by police
Human Rights in China, September 20, 2018

Jail for Chinese villagers who ripped national flag to pieces
South China Morning Post, October 12, 2018

Chinese private sector fears grow over state’s role as Qingdao sends officials into firms to set up labor unions
South China Morning Post, October 14, 2018

Woman missing as China quashes vaccine dissent
The Guardian, October 13, 2018

Taiwan promises not to forcibly repatriate Chinese asylum seekers: Activist
Radio Free Asia, October 12, 2018

United States or China as world leader? Asians overwhelmingly prefer the U.S., Pew study finds
South China Morning Post, October 13, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

How China defines religious extremism and how it justifies Xinjiang re-education camps for Muslims
South China Morning Post, October 13, 2018

Related:
Chinese official says “Sinicization” of religion in Xinjiang must go on
Reuters, October 14, 2018

Malaysia defies China by freeing 11 detained Uyghurs, despite handover request
Agence France-Presse October 12, 2018

Vanished Chinese oil tycoon linked to senior official’s bribery case
South China Morning Post, October 12, 2018

Account of police brutality gives rise to a #MeToo moment in China
The New York Times, October 12, 2018

美国又将关闭多所孔子学院 (U.S. to close more Confucius Institutes)
Radio France Internationale, October 12, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Google tells U.S. lawmakers it is weighing options on controversial China services
Reuters, October 13, 2018

U.S. lawmakers urge Canada to snub China’s Huawei from 5G network design out of “grave concerns” over U.S. security
Reuters, October 13, 2018

Bloomberg story under fire; Supply chain fears remain
China Digital Times, October 12, 2018

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

48 high-definition surveillance cameras installed on Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge to guard against terrorism
South China Morning Post, October 12, 2018

Five Eyes intelligence alliance expands coalition to counter China’s foreign influence
Reuters, October 12, 2018

Related:
“五眼联盟”加强情报合作 对付中国 (Five Eyes intelligence alliance to strengthen intel-sharing to combat China)
Deutsche Welle, October 12, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Independence activists urge U.S. to punish Hong Kong officials over “rights violations” as scuffle unfolds outside Gov’t HQ
Hong Kong Free Press, October 15, 2018

Hong Kong bans democrat Lau Siu-lai from standing in legislative by-election
Hong Kong Free press, October 12, 2018

Related:
【DQ小麗】選舉主任DQ劉小麗「理由」全文 (Full text: Returning Officer’s “reasons” for disqualifying Lau Siu-lai)
Inmediahk.net, October 12, 2018

“Gov’t twisted my words”: Lau Siu-lai leads democrats in protest against her election ban
Hong Kong Free Press, October 13, 2018

【下次選舉 DQ 對象?】選舉主任點名朱凱廸 與劉小麗、眾志同發「自決」聲明 (Returning officer who disqualified Lau Siu-lai names current legislator Eddie Chu’s joint-declaration as proof of anti-Beijing sentiment, sparks concerns over Chu’s eligibility for 2020 election)
The Stand News, October 12, 2018

Beijing is taking Hong Kong back 100 years, says Baggio Leung, new spokesperson for pro-independence group HKNF
Hong Kong Free Press, October 14, 2018

Hong Kong still needs land reclamation, Carrie Lam insists as thousands take to streets in protest against controversial artificial island plan
South China Morning Post, October 14, 2018

Related:
In Pictures: Thousands of Hongkongers protest Lantau artificial island housing plan
Agence France-Presse, October 14, 2018

Master’s course for Hong Kong administrative talent at elite Tsinghua University sparks concern over pro-Beijing bias
South China Morning Post, October 13, 2018

Next chair of Hong Kong’s Equal Opportunities Commission “needs to assert independence”
South China Morning Post, October 12, 2018

“Grave injustice” spurs retired senior Hong Kong policeman to again appeal Occupy assault conviction and sentence
South China Morning Post, October 12, 2018

Commentary (评论)

China’s Fan Bingbing should thank her lucky stars; Her punishment could have been a lot worse
South China Morning Post, October 15, 2018

China is trying to erase the Uyghurs and their culture
Al Jazeera, October 13, 2018

Locating the red line: The slow, painful retreat of free expression in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Free Press, October 13, 2018

China’s detention of ex-Interpol chief highlights the arrogance of its anti-corruption investigators
South China Morning Post, October 13, 2018

The tech giants, the U.S. and the Chinese spy chips that never were… or were they?
The Guardian, October 13, 2018

China's diplomacy has a monster in its closet
The Diplomat, October 13, 2018

Curbs on Hong Kong’s freedoms could suck the lifeblood out of the city
South China Morning Post, October 13, 2018

Is America over-reacting to the threat of Chinese influence?
ChinaFile, October 12, 2018

Friday, October 12, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

不惧中国压力 马来西亚释放维吾尔人 (Malaysia resists Chinese pressure, releases Uyghur refugees to Turkey)
Radio Free Asia, October 11, 2018

孟宏伟事件:迄今为止发生了什么?(Timeline on the Meng Hongwei incident)
Deutsche Welle, October 11, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

中宣部下令禁傳媒報道 (CPC Propaganda Department bans reporting on decision to shutter liberal think tank)
Ming Pao, October 12, 2018

Related:
自由派智庫 天則系機構遭取締 6年兩公司釘牌 消息:當局欲全面封殺 (Beijing to issue comprehensive ban on liberal think tank)
Ming Pao, October 12, 2018

教育部将建国家教材建设重点研究基地 (Ministry of Education to build study centers on developing national teaching materials, including political theory, socialism with Chinese characteristics, contemporary history, and ethnic management)
Beijing News, October 11, 2018

Related:
最高检检察长张军:检察机关要积极参与未成年人法治宣传教育 (“Governance by law must start from children”: Supreme People’s Procuratorate to promote education for minors in line with Xi’s directions)
Beijing News, October 11, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

中国女律师派出所“裸检”事件 公众呼吁公开监控 (Rights defender’s lawyer beaten and stripped naked in police station, public calls for release of security footage as authorities deny allegations)
BBC News, October 12, 2018

独家:新疆再教育营内偷拍视频首曝光 (Exclusive video shot inside Xinjiang Artux re-education camp)
Voice of America, October 12, 2018

Volkswagen workers in Changchun continue their fight for equal pay
China Labour Bulletin, October 11, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Can the Chinese be trusted to lead global institutions?
The Atlantic, October 11, 2018

Uyghurs, legal experts dismiss Chinese legal move to justify re-education camps
Radio Free Asia, October 11, 2018

Related:
China says U.S. seeks to disturb its security policies in Xinjiang
Agence France-Presse, October 11, 2018

China’s abuses in Muslim region “may constitute crimes against humanity” says U.S. congressman
Agence France-Presse, October 11, 2018

Exclusive: Beijing tells foreign consulates in Hong Kong to “refrain” from attending Taiwan National Day events
Hong Kong Free Press, October 11, 2018

甘肃省委原书记王三运受审 被指受贿6685万余元 (Former Gansu CPC secretary pleads guilty to corruption charges)
Beijing News, October 11, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Financial Times journalist Victor Mallet about to leave Hong Kong after visa denial
South China Morning Post, October 12, 2018

Related:
林鄭月娥稱外國記者簽證關乎有否遵守基本法及本地法律 (Carrie Lam: Foreign journalist’s visa approval is linked to compliance with Basic Law and local laws, media’s platform for pro-independence is disrespect to government)
Radio Television Hong Kong, October 12, 2018

政府將為市民提供數碼個人身份 保密下取得某些資料 (Hong Kong gov’t to expand electronic services and digital IDs for citizens, will collect big-data under appropriate privacy protection)
Radio Television Hong Kong, October 11, 2018

【馬凱被逐】曾參與主權移交談判 英國前外相:主權移交協定尊嚴岌岌可危 促港府撤回決定 (Former U.K. foreign secretary says integrity of handover agreement “sits on a knife’s edge,” urges HK gov’t to rescined visa denial decision)
The Stand News, October 11, 2018

國歌法草案草擬近尾聲 本立法年度交立法會審議 (National anthem bill to be submitted to LegCo within year)
The Stand News, October 11, 2018

Commentary (评论)

Why I am pro-China
Hong Kong Free Press, October 11, 2018

Hong Kong must walk a tightrope between its desire for freedom and Beijing’s national security concerns
South China Morning Post, October 12, 2018

Chinese move was an “up yours” to the rest of the world
Sydney Morning Herald, October 11, 2018

No, new Xinjiang legislation does not legalize detention centers
LawFare Blog, October 11, 2018

The Danger of AI Collaboration With China
China Change, October 11, 2018

Why did China’s biggest movie star and the Interpol chief vanish?
The New Yorker, October 10, 2018

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China legalises “re-education camps” in Xinjiang
Associated Press, October 10, 2018

Related:
China legalises Uighur “re-education” camps in first acknowledgement of detention centres
Telegraph, October 10, 2018

Chinese TV host who sparked Fan Bingbing tax probe goes missing after accusing Shanghai police of fraud
South China Morning Post, October 10, 2018

Concerns grow for “disappeared” Chinese vaccine victim
Radio Free Asia, October 10, 2018

Three Uyghur intellectuals jailed for separatism, political study film reveals
Radio Free Asia, October 10, 2018

孟宏伟妻担心生命安全 采访时中国使领馆来电 (Former Interpol chief’s wife fears for safety of children and herself amongst harassing calls from Chinese embassy)
Deutsche Welle, October 10, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

Man in Shanghai gets 3-year sentence for selling VPNs
SupChina, October 10, 2018

網上直播哼唱國歌 帳號遭封鎖 內地女道歉稱會學習《國歌法》(Chinese livestreamer blocked for humming national anthem)
Ming Pao, October 11, 2018

打压升级:家庭教会遭逼迁关并 (Crackdown on house churches escalates, Henan Christian threatened with criminal liability for conducting interview with foreign press)
Radio Free Asia, October 10, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Marco Rubio wants a Nobel Peace Prize for the most famous Uyghur imprisoned by China
Quartz, October 11, 2018

Why is the Communist Party telling the All-China Federation of Trade Unions to reform?
China Labour Bulletin, October 10, 2018

One Year of #MeToo: How the movement eludes government surveillance in China
The New Yorker, October 10, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

新疆去极端化条例 力图从日常生活中抹去伊斯兰色彩 (New anti-extremism law in Xinjiang aims to wipe out Islam)
BBC News, October 11, 2018

China launches anti-halal crackdown in Xinjiang city
Agence France-Presse, October 11, 2018

Related:
Food, toothpaste targeted in China’s anti-halal campaign against Uygur minority
Reuters, October 10, 2018

Marco Rubio wants a Nobel Peace Prize for the most famous Uyghur imprisoned by China
Quartz, October 11, 2018

FBI chief tells U.S. Congress that China poses bigger security threat than Russia
South China Morning Post, October 10, 2018

U.S.: China's human rights abuses increasing under Xi
Voice of America, October 10, 2018

Related:
China establishes legal basis for Xinjiang camps amid rising U.S. concerns
China Digital Times, October 10, 2018

2018 Annual Report
Congressional-Executive Commission on China, October 10, 2018

China “seriously challenging the status quo of peace and stability” of Taiwan, Pres. Tsai Ing-wen says
Agence France-Presse, October 10, 2018

Related:
Facing Chinese pressure, Taiwan’s President Tsai seeks “survival niche”
The Diplomat, October 10, 2018

The China-Europe disconnect
The Diplomat, October 10, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Leaked transcript of private meeting contradicts Google’s official story on China
The Intercept, October 9, 2018

Related:
谷歌内部资料泄露更多“中国计划”细节 (Leaked Google internal records reveal more details on China project)
BBC News, October 10, 2018

Huawei unveils chips to boost cloud computing at Shanghai conference
Sina English, October 10, 2018

China chip hack report will push U.S.-based vendors to rethink supply chain security, research firm IDC says
South China Morning Post, October 11, 2018

【施政報告2018】「智慧監獄」監控囚犯 懲教署、海關設面部識別 (Hong Kong to introduce “smart prison” surveillance technologies including biometrics, vitals, facial recognition)
HK01, October 10, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam delivers policy address
Reuters, October 10, 2018

Related:
Some Hong Kong lawmakers walk out of policy address over media “persecution”
Reuters, October 10, 2018

Policy Address 2018: Hong Kong to “fearlessly take action” against independence calls, says Carrie Lam
Hong Kong Free Press, October 10, 2018

In full: Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s 2018 policy address
Hong Kong Free Press, October 10, 2018

Activists “shocked” after Hong Kong police chiefs block alert to banks on human trafficking-linked transactions
South China Morning Post, October 11, 2018

Four Hong Kong activists lose appeal against conviction over 2014 protest of New Territories development plans
South China Morning Post, October 10, 2018

Commentary (评论)

What makes a good journalist in China? Someone willing to go on the attack in defence of Communist Party propaganda, it seems
South China Morning Post, October 11, 2018

China and the case of the Interpol chief
The New York Times, October 10, 2018

张锦雄:香港反对派人士化身大陆同志倡议者的挣扎与反思 (The struggle and reflection of a Hong Kong dissident turned LGBT+ activist in mainland China)
BBC News, October 11, 2018

Domestic violence in China and the limitations of law
SupChina, October 9, 2018

China grows more repressive
Wall Street Journal, October 9, 2018

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Former Interpol chief “held in China under new form of custody”
The Guardian, October 9, 2018

Related:
Interpol’s president vanishes in China: No one’s immune from enforced disappearances
Human Rights Watch, October 8, 2018

Future still uncertain for Chinese refugees in Taiwan, Thailand
Radio Free Asia, October 9, 2018

Two face charges in China's political prisoner support group crackdown
Radio Free Asia, October 9, 2018

被控“煽颠寻滋” 民间团体义工遭刑拘 (Volunteers of organization supporting families of political prisoners face charges of causing disturbance and inciting subversion of state power)
Radio Free Asia, October 9, 2018

黄琦狱中声明:若换律师将拒绝出庭 (Jailed activist Huang Qi refuses state-appointed lawyer, family denied acces to medical reports as health condition worsens)
Radio Free Asia, October 9, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese media mum on Mallet case
Chinese Media Project, October 9, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Wife of former Interpol president says disappearances like that of her husband are “very common now in China”
Associated Press, October 9, 2018

Related:
Wife of ex-Interpol boss describes threats
Voice of America, October 9, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

CPC to take action against excessive inspections
Reuters, October 10, 2018

Video explainer: China is peeling away Taiwan's remaining allies
Financial Times, October 9, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

New evidence of Chinese tampering with Supermicro hardware “found in U.S. telecoms company”
Bloomberg, October 10, 2018

Company touts AI-powered facial recognition
China Digital Times, October 9, 2018

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

China's Urumqi takes aim at "extremist" religious practices
Reuters, October 10, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

China draws a new red line around Hong Kong
Bloomberg, October 10, 2018

Related:
Financial Times to appeal journalist’s visa denial as democrats pressure Chief Exec. Carrie Lam for answers
Hong Kong Free Press, October 9, 2018

反對傳召林鄭到立會解釋馬凱事件 李慧琼:請停止向政府施壓 (Pro-government lawmaker opposes LegCo summoning Chief Executive to explain visal denial)
Inmediahk.net, October 9, 2018

Denial of Financial Times journalist’s visa was “politically motivated,” British foreign secretary says, calling on Hong Kong government to reconsider
South China Morning Post, October 10, 2018

Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s policy address 2018: Hong Kong leader lays out plans for housing, health care and more
South China Morning Post, October 10, 2018

Related:
林鄭:建議延長法定產假至 14 週 政府補貼僱主 公務員即時生效 (New policy address proposes 14-weeks maternaty leave on government subsidy, with immediate effect on civil servants)
The Stand News, October 10, 2018

反東北案葉寶琳黃根源上訴遭駁回 即時服刑 (New Territories East development protestors’ appeal on sentencing rejected, prison sentence resumed)
Inmediahk.net, October 10, 2018

Commentary (评论)

Interpol debacle won’t just hurt China: Global institutions will suffer if they can’t feel secure appointing Chinese officials
Bloomberg, October 10, 2018

Related:
孟宏伟案:中国参与国际事务能力受质疑 (Meng’s case casts doubt to China’s participation in international affairs)
Radio Free Asia, October 9, 2018

Meng Hongwei and the rule of law with Chinese characteristics
The Diplomat, October 9, 2018

China’s media crackdown spreads to Hong Kong
The New York Times, October 9, 2018

Hong Kong ranks ahead of the US and France for its rule of law, but will the Victor Mallet visa case affect its standing?
Hong Kong Free Press, October 9, 2018

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China's former Interpol chief “in secret bribery probe” after resignation
Radio Free Asia, October 8, 2018

Related:
A knife emoji, then silence: The strange story of how China detained the head of Interpol
Quartz, October 8, 2018

China scrambles to contain PR mess over detention of Interpol president
Sydney Morning Herald, October 9, 2018

Under threat of Chinese “reeducation,” ethnic Kazakh forced to abort baby
Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty, October 8, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

The total censorship era: Chinese journalists reflect on their experiences
China Digital Times, October 8, 2018

The Bard in Beijing: How Shakespeare is subverting China
Financial Times, October 5, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Thousands of Chinese army veterans march over police beatings
Radio Free Asia, October 8, 2018

Related:
中国山东平度驱赶维权老兵爆冲突 各地老兵驰援 (Shandong veteran soldiers protest meets violent suppression)
Voice of America, October 7, 2018

For Chinese, no escape from government control even when six feet under
Telegraph, October 6, 2018

Kazakhstan denies asylum to Xinjiang re-education camp whistle-blower
Agence France-Presse, October 6, 2018

Osaka cuts sister city ties with San Francisco over “comfort women” statue
Global Voices, October 6, 2018

Rape case shocks elite Chinese university students, raises fears of off-campus accommodation safety
South China Morning Post, October 5, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China-U.S. tensions flare in testy Pompeo visit to Beijing
Bloomberg, October 8, 2018

Shutdowns of house churches continue (video)
Bitter Winter, October 8, 2018

China punishes officials in Fan Bingbing tax evasion case
Channel NewsAsia, October 8, 2018

Detention of Interpol’s Meng Hongwei “harms confidence in Chinese leaders of global bodies”
South China Morning Post, October 8, 2018

China quietly boosting UN influence
Agence France-Presse, October 7, 2018

U.S. ready to squeeze China partners with “poison pill” trade deals
Reuters, October 6, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Chinese police get power to inspect internet service providers
South China Morning Post, October 5, 2018

Related:
China expands its cybersecurity rulebook, heightening foreign corporate concerns
Wall Street Journal, October 5, 2018

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

曾在新疆學維語的漢族生:我們的就業方向是監控維族人 (Former Han student reveals his days in Xinjiang: Greatest career path for studying Uyghur language is surveillance on Uyghurs)
The Initium, October 8, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

A “worrying precedent”: Int’l pressure mounts on Hong Kong to explain FT journalist visa denial
Reuters, October 8, 2018

Related:
Financial Times journalist Victor Mallet allowed back into Hong Kong for seven days only – even though British tourists can stay for 6 months
South China Morning Post, October 8, 2018

Hong Kong’s denial of work visa for journalist Victor Mallet sends “chilling message” about erosion of basic rights, Financial Times says
South China Morning Post, October 8, 2018

“No foreign country has any right to interfere”: China issues warning as Hong Kong bans journalist
Hong Kong Free Press, October 7, 2018

【FCC副主席續簽被拒】林鄭:不交代是國際慣例 矢言捍衛言論新聞自由 (Chief executive Carrie Lam maintains refusal to give reasons for visa denial)
Ming Pao, October 9, 2018

游梁衝立會會議廳案 青政前議員助理放棄上訴即時入獄 (Assistant of ousted legislator gives up appeal against unlawful assembly conviction for trying to enter LegCo, starts serving jail sentence)
The Stand News, October 8, 2018

Forced retirement is “age discrimination,” head of Hong Kong’s Elderly Commission tells local businesses
South China Morning Post, October 7, 2018

Hong Kong Polytechnic University students end hunger strike over bulletin board which carried pro-independence signs
South China Morning Post, October 7, 2018

Related:
理大學生會絕食逾24小時 校方促離開或追究 (More than 24 hours into hunger strike, Polytechnic University urges students to leave lest they face consequences)
Inmediahk.net, October 6, 2018

Hong Kong education chief forced to clarify controversial comments about teaching Chinese language in Cantonese
South China Morning Post, October 7, 2018

Commentary (评论)

Signs of China (4)
China Change, October 8, 2018

Beijing expects Carrie Lam to pass one more test: the enactment of Article 23 national security laws
South China Morning Post, October 8, 2018

What Hong Kong’s expulsion of a foreign journalist tells us about leader Carrie Lam’s woes
Hong Kong Free Press, October 7, 2018

Teachers, hold your tongues: Student informants in the Chinese classroom
Hong Kong Free Press, October 6, 2018

Does Carrie Lam support Hong Kong’s courts when they promote individual rights, or back Beijing?
South China Morning Post, October 6, 2018

Red scarves and Iowa newspapers: China’s propaganda in action
The Diplomat, October 5, 2018

China has designs on Europe. Here is how Europe should respond
The Economist, October 4, 2018

Friday, October 05, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

甘肃玛曲藏人政治犯雪努班丹去世 (Gansu political prisoner dies, Central Tibetan Administration accuses China of torture and CERD violations)
Radio Free Asia, October 4, 2018

Nine members of a family imprisoned by Xinjiang authorities
China Aid, October 4, 2018

新疆“再教育营”摇身变成工厂 (Re-education camps in Xinjiang transformed into quasi-factories)
Radio Free Asia, October 4, 2018

Interview: “We give them a warning before ordering them to stand as punishment”
Radio Free Asia, October 4, 2018

China political refugees face forcible repatriation from Thailand, Taiwan
Radio Free Asia, October 4, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

Weibo’s most influential users can now silence their critics
Sixth Tone, September 27, 2018

China shutters WeChat account listing historical grievances against Moscow
Radio Free Asia, October 4, 2018

How the Chinese Government works to censor debate in Western democracies
NPR, October 3, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

高智晟律师遭强迫失踪1年多生死不明 众维权人士再次发起联署:强烈要求中共执政当局无罪释放高智晟律师 (Over 100 human rights defenders sign open letter calling for release of disappeared rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng)
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, October 3, 2018

Why protests are so common in China
The Economist, October 4, 2018

China's netizens push back on “Xi Thought”
Voice of America, October 4, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Key U.S. allies are sending people to China's secret Muslim internment camps
Huffington Post, October 5, 2018

Cui Tiankai denies existence of camps in Xinjiang
SupChina, October 4, 2018

Related:
Transcript: NPR's interview with China's ambassador to the U.S.
NPR, October 3, 2018

Pence’s speech on China
SupChina, October 4, 2018

Related:
Vice President Mike Pence's remarks on the administration's policy towards China
Hudson Institute, October 4, 2018

China dismisses U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence’s “extremely ridiculous” claim it is trying to meddle in US elections
South China Morning Post, October 5, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

The big hack: How China used a tiny chip to infiltrate U.S. companies
Bloomberg, October 4, 2018

Related:
Did China successfully hack hardware at the CIA, Apple, Amazon, and nearly 30 major American companies?
SupChina, October 4, 2018

Apple, Amazon deny Bloomberg report on Chinese hardware attack
Reuters, October 4, 2018

U.S. extends watch over ZTE violation
The Standard, October 5, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong refuses visa renewal for foreign press club vice-pres. who chaired independence talk
Hong Kong Free Press, October 5, 2018

“This is part of the plan”: New train blurs line between China and Hong Kong
The Guardian, October 4, 2018

PolyU students warn of open day protest as talks with university over “democracy wall” on campus in Hong Kong take unruly turn
South China Morning Post, October 4, 2018

China tightens grip on Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement
Deutsche Welle, October 4, 2018

Commentary (评论)

范冰冰「被失蹤」,揭露中國司法體系潛規則 (Movie star Fan Bingbing's disappearance raises questions about the Chinese justice system)
Time, October 5, 2018

China’s influence operations are pinpointing America’s weaknesses
Foreign Policy, October 4, 2018

The Uyghurs and the Han: 1 World, 2 Universes
The Diplomat, October 4, 2018

北京回族家庭三代:信仰是怎樣走向真空的?(Three generations of Hui people in Beijing: how their religion got pushed into vacuum)
The Initium, October 3, 2018

Related:
北京牛街:改造後,穆斯林聚居區已快變成小吃街 (How did a Muslim neighborhood in the heart of Beijing transform into a snack-street by urban renewal)
The Initium, October 4, 2018

Thursday, October 04, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Vaccine campaigner detained on Tiananmen Square after protest of “despair”
Radio Free Asia, October 3, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/vaccine-campaigner-detained-on-tiananmen-square-10032018115317.html

Interview: “They detained her because she had studied Islam in a foreign country”
Radio Free Asia, October 3, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/detention-10032018160139.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

瑞典记者:中国如何抹黑桂民海 (Swedish reporter explains China’s smear campaign on captured bookseller Gui Minhai)
Radio Free Asia, October 3, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/hx-10032018101453.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

“They are not livestock but people with rights”: Kazakh families torn apart in China’s Xinjiang crackdown
Agence France-Presse, October 4, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/10/04/not-livestock-people-rights-kazakh-families-torn-apart-chinas-xinjiang-crackdown/

Hong Kong bishop fears Chinese Catholic “suppression” to continue despite Vatican pact
Reuters, October 3, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-vatican-hongkong/hong-kong-bishop-fears-chinese-catholic-suppression-to-continue-despite-vatican-pact-idUSKCN1MD0YS?

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Pence speech to string together a narrative of Chinese aggression
The New York Times, October 3, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/03/us/politics/china-pence-trade-military-elections.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Data in China is safe, says Apple
Agence France-Presse, October 4, 2018
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/section-news.php?id=200809&sid=6&sid=6

ZTE will be monitored by U.S. compliance officer for two extra years for breaking probation, judge orders
Reuters, October 4, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/politics/article/2166879/zte-will-be-monitored-us-compliance-officer-two-extra-years

Hong Kong (香港)

Top Beijing official delays retirement to help rein in pro-independence calls in Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, October 4, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2166735/top-beijing-official-delays-retirement-help-rein-pro

Hong Kong NGOs to highlight China’s suppression of lawyers, labour groups at United Nations
Hong Kong Free Press, October 3, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/10/03/hong-kong-ngos-highlight-chinas-suppression-lawyers-labour-groups-united-nations/

Related:
香港多个团体将赴联合国 吁关注中国人权状况倒退 (Hong Kong civil society organizations to attend pre-session of China’s UPR, call for attention on deterioration of human rights conditions in China)
Voice of America, October 3, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/news-ngos-will-attend-pre-session-of-un-commission-meeting-20181003/4597995.html

“Democracy wall” covered up again as PolyU president hits out at student union for arbitrarily changing rules regarding Hong Kong independence messages
South China Morning Post, October 3, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2166766/democracy-wall-covered-again-polyu-president-hits-out

Politician “Long Hair” to appeal conviction for 2015 protest against Carrie Lam despite escaping jail term
Hong Kong Free Press, October 3, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/10/03/politician-long-hair-appeal-conviction-2015-protest-carrie-lam-despite-escaping-jail-term/

Commentary (评论)

After the National Party’s ban and new calls for Article 23 legislation, Demosisto should watch its back
South China Morning Post, October 3, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/hong-kong/article/2166760/after-national-partys-ban-and-new-calls-article-23

China is treating Muslims like drug addicts
Foreign Policy, October 3, 2018
https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/10/03/china-is-treating-muslims-like-drug-addicts/

One Hong Kong railway station, two Chinese systems
Financial Times, October 2, 2018
https://www.ft.com/content/150d76c6-c631-11e8-ba8f-ee390057b8c9

Belt and Road is globalisation with Chinese characteristics
Financial Times, October 2, 2018
https://www.ft.com/content/3c437b42-c6f8-11e8-ba8f-ee390057b8c9

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Xinjiang Authorities Secretly Transferring Uyghur Detainees to Jails Throughout China
Radio Free Asia, October 2, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/transfer-10022018171100.html

Related:
集中營再現?新疆停售火車票疑為大規模「秘密轉移」穆斯林 (Xinjiang suspends sale of train tickets for mass relocation of Muslims)
The News Lens, October 2, 2018
https://www.thenewslens.com/article/105255

Access to Information (信息公开)

報道指《環時》總編國慶帖文嘆中國言論自由不足 疑已被刪 (Global Times chief editor’s Weibo post reportedly deleted for mentioning lack of freedom of speech in China)
Ming Pao, October 3, 2018
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20181003/s00004/1538538984068

China mounts publicity campaign to counter criticism on Xinjiang
Reuters, October 2, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-xinjiang/china-mounts-publicity-campaign-to-counter-criticism-on-xinjiang-idUSKCN1MC0I6?

Chinese journalist's arrest shows state media fight for ruling party
Radio Free Asia, October 2, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/media-10022018111647.html

In China, a quiz show is an ode to Xi Jinping
The New York Times, October 2, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/02/world/asia/china-quiz-show-xi-jinping.html

Two foreigners under investigation for racial slurs in private WeChat group
SupChina, October 2, 2018
https://supchina.com/2018/10/02/two-foreigners-under-investigation-for-racial-slurs-in-private-wechat-group/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Xianzi & classmate Maishao: #MeToo makes us believe gentleness can change the world
China Digital Times, October 2, 2018
https://chinadigitaltimes.net/2018/10/xianzi-classmate-maishao-metoo-makes-us-believe-gentleness-can-change-the-world/

Xinjiang authorities shutter popular restaurant seen to promote Uyghur cultural identity
Radio Free Asia, October 2, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/restaurant-10022018161536.html

Uighurs in exile fear for loved ones amid crackdown in China
Voice of America, October 1, 2018
https://www.voanews.com/a/uighurs-in-exile-fear-for-loved-ones-amid-crackdown-in-china-/4595742.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China may face more U.S. export restrictions over Muslim crackdown
Reuters, October 3, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-xinjiang-usa/china-may-face-more-u-s-export-restrictions-over-muslim-crackdown-idUSKCN1MC2QD?

Related:
【出口限制】美國考慮對中國實施科技出口限制 (U.S. considers export restrictions on surveillance tech used in Xinjiang)
Ming Pao, October 3, 2018
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20181003/s00002/1538529481825

Taiwan accuses Beijing of wanting to make it “irrelevant” with Vatican deal
Reuters, October 3, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/2166732/taiwan-accuses-beijing-wanting-make-it-irrelevant-vatican-deal

Related:
Taiwan vice-president Chen Chien-jen will visit Vatican to “deepen ties”
Agence France-Presse, October 3, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/10/03/taiwan-vice-president-chen-chien-jen-will-visit-vatican-deepen-ties/

China curbs teachers’ overseas travel, recalls passports “nationwide”
Radio Free Asia, October 2, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/teachers-passports-10022018133856.html

维吾尔难民被遣返后 迄今下落不明 (Uyghur refugee wrongly repatriated from Germany remains incommunicado)
Deutsche Welle, October 2, 2018
https://www.dw.com/zh/维吾尔难民被遣返后-迄今下落不明/a-45715006?maca=chi-rss-chi-ca-1044-rdf

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Here are the Fortune 500 companies doing business in Xinjiang
ChinaFile, October 2, 2018
http://www.chinafile.com/reporting-opinion/here-are-fortune-500-companies-doing-business-xinjiang

Hong Kong (香港)

Separatist slogans not permitted at Hong Kong gov’t headquarters protest site, says Chief Exec.
Hong Kong Free Press, October 2, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/10/02/separatist-slogans-not-permitted-hong-kong-govt-headquarters-protest-site-says-chief-exec/

Three main contenders emerge in Hong Kong’s November by-election as nomination period begins
Hong Kong Free Press, October 2, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/10/02/three-main-contenders-emerge-hong-kongs-november-election-nomination-period-begins/

Security guards who stopped pro-independence protesters entering government forecourt were reasonable, says Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam
Hong Kong Free Press, October 2, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2166584/security-guards-who-stopped-pro-independence-protesters

Commentary (评论)

「聽黨話」的教育之風吹到香港(文:呂秉權)(Education that “obeys the Party” seeps into Hong Kong as national education strategies influence the city)
Ming Pao, October 3, 2018
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20181003/s00022/1538483568060

Banning political parties? Hong Kong’s first big venture into authoritarianism charts a stunningly familiar path
Hong Kong Free Press, October 2, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/10/02/banning-political-parties-hong-kongs-first-big-venture-authoritarianism-charts-stunningly-familiar-path/

How Russia and China undermine democracy
Foreign Affairs, October 2, 2018
https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/china/2018-10-02/how-russia-and-china-undermine-democracy

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

新疆大规模转移穆斯林 集中营迁甘肃 (More than 200,000 Uyghurs, other ethnic minorities moved in large-scale relocations as new camps are built in Gansu)
Radio Free Asia, October 1, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql1-10012018100157.html

Tibetan villagers forced from their homes in Chamdo’s Gonjo County
Radio Free Asia, October 1, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/villagers-10012018151232.html

Female Christians tortured for hosting Sunday school
Bitter Winter, September 30, 2018
https://bitterwinter.org/christians-tortured-for-hosting-sunday-school/

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese journalist arrested after slapping volunteer at British conference on Hong Kong freedoms and labelling participants traitors
South China Morning Post, October 1, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2166455/chinese-journalist-slaps-volunteer-british-conference-hong

说不得碰不得 “英烈”也有禁区?(Has new law turned heroes and martyrs into a new forbidden zone for humor?)
Radio Free Asia, September 28, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/kejiaowen/yf2-09282018093822.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

上海民主维权人士季孝龙因“厕所革命”被正式批捕 (Shanghai activists arrested for anti-CPC graffiti in toilet stalls)
China Human Rights Defenders, October 1, 2018
http://wqw2010.blogspot.com/2018/10/blog-post.html

China’s young Communists pose new challenge
China Digital Times, October 1, 2018
https://chinadigitaltimes.net/2018/10/chinas-young-communists-pose-new-challenge/

Teacher’s lawsuit renews push for LGBT rights
China Digital Times, October 1, 2018
https://chinadigitaltimes.net/2018/10/teachers-lawsuit-renews-push-for-lgbt-rights/

Journalist at Guangming Daily accused of sexual misconduct by former intern
SupChina, October 1, 2018
https://supchina.com/2018/10/01/journalist-at-guangming-daily-accused-of-sexual-misconduct/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

科網巨企也姓黨 騰訊擁逾萬黨員 (Tech giants, get behind CPC too: Party members make up 80% of Tencent’s security department, out of 10,000+ company-wide)
The Stand News, October 2, 2018
https://thestandnews.com/finance/科網巨企也姓黨-騰訊擁逾萬黨員/

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China’s data privacy outcry fuels case for tighter rules
Financial Times, October 2, 2018
https://www.ft.com/content/fdeaf22a-c09a-11e8-95b1-d36dfef1b89a

Hong Kong (香港)

阻港獨遊行人士進入公民廣場 林鄭:理所當然 (Carrie Lam says blocking pro-independence banners from “Civic Square” is a matter of course)
The Stand News, October 2, 2018
https://thestandnews.com/politics/阻港獨遊行人士進入公民廣場-林鄭-理所當然/

Commentary (评论)

How an activist's secret SOS helped end China's labour camp system
Huffington Post, October 1, 2018
https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/caylan-ford/china-labour-camp-masanjia-sun-yi_a_23546741/

China’s global propaganda is aimed at bosses, not foreigners
Foreign Policy, October 1, 2018
https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/10/01/chinas-global-propaganda-is-aimed-at-bosses-not-foreigners/

Book excerpt: For generations of P.R.C. leaders, a world “alive with danger”
ChinaFile, September 30, 2018
http://www.chinafile.com/library/excerpts/generations-of-prc-leaders-world-alive-danger

Monday, October 01, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Two Chinese asylum-seekers stranded in Taiwan’s airport after claim
Radio Free Asia, October 1, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/stranded-10012018111006.html

Prominent Uyghur intellectual given two-year suspended death sentence for “separatism”
Radio Free Asia, September 28, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/sentence-09282018145150.html

China school sued by fired gay teacher in potential landmark case
Reuters, September 28, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-lgbt-law/china-school-sued-by-fired-gay-teacher-in-potential-landmark-case-idUSKCN1M819C

Access to Information (信息公开)

China censors bad economic news amid signs of slower growth
The New York Times, September 28, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/28/business/china-censor-economic-news.html

Related:
Chinese economy powering ahead
Xinhua English, October 1, 2018
http://english.sina.com/buz/f/2018-10-01/detail-ihkvrhpr9164631.shtml

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China’s leaders confront an unlikely foe: Ardent young communists
The New York Times, September 28, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/28/world/asia/china-maoists-xi-protests.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Evidence indicates China set to target US elections
Voice of America, October 1, 2018
https://www.voanews.com/a/evidence-shows-china-prepared-to-target-us-elections/4592103.html

Related:
U.S. ambassador accuses China of “bullying” with “propaganda ads”
Reuters, September 30, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-diplomacy/u-s-ambassador-accuses-china-of-bullying-with-propaganda-ads-idUSKCN1MA0HW

China’s Uyghur crackdown goes global
The Diplomat, October 1, 2018
https://thediplomat.com/2018/09/chinas-uyghur-crackdown-goes-global/

China’s health care crisis: Lines before dawn, violence, and “no trust”
The New York Times, September 30, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/30/business/china-health-care-doctors.html

China’s provinces are secretly building coal plants in defiance of the national government
Quartz, September 30, 2018
https://qz.com/1404934/chinas-provinces-are-secretly-building-coal-plants-in-defiance-of-the-national-government/

Ex-Chinese securities regulator vice chairman sentenced to 18 years in prison–local court statement
Reuters, September 28, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption/ex-chinese-securities-regulator-vice-chairman-sentenced-to-18-years-in-prison-local-court-statement-idUSKCN1M80S3

Uyghur editor of state-run magazine commits suicide “out of fear” of detention
Radio Free Asia, September 28, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/suicide-09282018171559.html

“We are scared, but we have Jesus”: China and its war on Christianity
The Guardian, September 28, 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/28/we-are-scared-but-we-have-jesus-china-and-its-war-on-christianity

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

China eyes anti-terror force to protect overseas interests
Reuters, September 29, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-defence-security/china-eyes-anti-terror-force-to-protect-overseas-interests-idUSKCN1M909U

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong protesters channel Catalan spirit as they march for independence while testing limits of ban that saw separatist party in the city outlawed
South China Morning Post, October 1, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2166460/organised-crime-unit-hong-kong-turns-its-attention-and

Related:
“We won’t be compromised and won’t be silent”: Hongkongers rally against China on National Day
Agence France-Presse, October 1, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/10/01/wont-compromised-wont-silent-hongkongers-rally-china-national-day/

CCTV reporter taken away by police after screaming and slapping at UK conference on Hong Kong autonomy
What’s On Weibo, October 1, 2018
https://www.whatsonweibo.com/chinese-cctv-reporter-taken-away-by-police-after-screaming-and-slapping-at-uk-conference-on-hong-kong-autonomy/

Localist group Demosisto should be outlawed like Hong Kong National Party for its self-determination calls, Beijing adviser Priscilla Leung says
South China Morning Post, September 30, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2166376/demosisto-should-be-outlawed-hong-kong-national-party-its

University students in Hong Kong ignore warning to remove pro-independence messages from campus “democracy wall”
South China Morning Post, September 28, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2166249/university-students-hong-kong-ignore-warning-remove-pro

Occupy protesters return to scene in their hundreds to mark fourth anniversary of Hong Kong pro-democracy movement
South China Morning Post, September 28, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2166269/occupy-protesters-return-scene-their-hundreds-mark-fourth

Activist Joshua Wong banned from travel, four years after democracy movement began
Radio Free Asia, September 28, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/ban-09282018105520.html

Commentary (评论)

China Uighurs: All you need to know on Muslim “crackdown”
BBC News, October 1, 2018
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-45474279

Signs of China (3)
ChinaChange, September 30, 2018
https://chinachange.org/2018/09/30/signs-of-china-3/

For Xi Jinping, being a man of the people means looking the part
The New York Times, September 28, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/28/world/asia/xi-jinping-china-propaganda.html

Friday, September 28, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese court hands suspended death sentence to evictee who killed official
Radio Free Asia, September 27, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/evictee-09272018133748.html

第十三届中国法学家论坛在京举办 (China Law Society 13th annual forum: Legal scholars to step up jurisprudence studies to serve Party , state)
Legal Daily, September 27, 2018
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2018-09/27/content_7655251.htm?node=5955

China #MeToo: Why one woman is being sued by the TV star she accused
BBC, September 27, 2018
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-45636196

Access to Information (信息公开)

叶挺后人诉“暴走漫画”案今宣判,西安摩摩公司被判公开道歉 (Production company sanctioned with public apology, RMB 100,000 compensation to plaintiff over parody video in heroes and martyrs protection law case)
The Paper, September 28, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2482893

Hong Kong universities tell students to remove independence banners, as top China diplomat says city’s young need enhanced education on mainland culture
South China Morning Post, September 27, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2165944/hong-kong-students-prepare-showdown-university-management

Related:
理大民主牆變身連儂牆 校方命還原否則沒收 學生會斥打壓 (Polytechnic University orders “Lennon wall” with pro-independence messages removed)
Inmediahk.net, September 27, 2018
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1059692

Phoenix News site suspended for “illegal” coverage
China Digital Times, September 27, 2018
https://chinadigitaltimes.net/2018/09/phoenix-news-site-suspended-for-illegal-coverage/

Changing place names to “better reflect Chinese culture” in Ningxia, and “wonderful” Xinjiang
SupChina, September 27, 2018
https://supchina.com/2018/09/27/changing-place-names-to-better-reflect-chinese-culture-in-ningxia-and-wonderful-xinjiang/

Is Chinese propaganda infiltrating the German media?
Deutsche Welle, September 27, 2018
https://www.dw.com/en/is-chinese-propaganda-infiltrating-the-german-media/a-45664385

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Trump’s trade war may have helped Liu Xia win her freedom, Chinese dissident Liao Yiwu says
South China Morning Post, September 28, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2166089/praise-trump-chinese-dissident-liao-yiwu

Liu Xia talks about Liu Xiaobo, thanks supporters for their concern at New York human rights event
South China Morning Post, September 27, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/politics/article/2165972/liu-xia-talks-about-liu-xiaobo-thanks-supporters-their-concern

Related:
Liu Xia “under pressure” during first public appearance since her exile
Radio Free Asia, September 27, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/pressure-09272018165422.html

Interview: “We are left wandering in fear in a foreign land”
Radio Free Asia, September 27, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/businessmen-09272018171953.html

China’s Muslim detention camps spark protests in Islamic world
The Wall Street Journal, September 27, 2018
https://www.wsj.com/articles/chinas-detentions-of-muslims-trigger-protests-in-islamic-world-1538040605

Creating a model for the resolution of collective labour disputes
China Labour Bulletin, September 27, 2018
https://www.clb.org.hk/content/creating-model-resolution-collective-labour-disputes

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China says Rohingya issue should not be “internationalized”
Reuters, September 28, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-myanmar-rohingya-china/china-says-rohingya-issue-should-not-be-internationalized-idUSKCN1M8062

Is China really interfering in the U.S. elections?
The Diplomat, September 28, 2018
https://thediplomat.com/2018/09/is-china-really-interfering-in-the-us-elections/

Chinese embassy rejects second Swedish apology for satire on tourists
South China Morning Post, September 27, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/2165938/chinese-embassy-rejects-second-swedish-apology-satire-tourists

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

U.S. to counter Chinese internet bid in Papua New Guinea: Diplomat
Reuters, September 28, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-pacific-debt-huawei-tech/u-s-to-counter-chinese-internet-bid-in-papua-new-guinea-diplomat-idUSKCN1M800X

哥俩好:俄监控系统购自中国 (Russia to import China’s surveillance tech, including facial recognition, biometric identification)
Radio Free Asia, September 27, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/junshiwaijiao/lxy-09272018095041.html

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

Taiwan moves ahead with crackdown on illegal funds from mainland China
Radio Free Asia, September 27, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/funds-09272018115813.html

Hong Kong (香港)

七項性罪行被質疑歧視男同志 律政司認同部分條文違憲需廢除 (Department of Justice concedes seven sexual offenses targeting male homosexuals are unconstitutional)
The Stand News, September 28, 2018
https://thestandnews.com/lgbtq/七項性罪行被質疑歧視男同志-律政司認同部分條文違憲需廢除

New Hong Kong civic group co-founded by activist Joshua Wong appeals for international help to fend off “China’s sharp power” in city
South China Morning Post, September 27, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2166052/new-hong-kong-civic-group-co-founded-activist-joshua-wong

Rally to be held on fourth anniversary of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy Occupy movement
Hong Kong Free Press, September 27, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/09/27/rally-held-fourth-anniversary-hong-kongs-pro-democracy-occupy-movement/

Commentary (评论)

中國「全面依法治國」,就是「被失蹤」和「被死亡」成為常態 (China’s “rule the country by law” means disappearances, deaths will become normal)
The News Lens, September 28, 2018
https://www.thenewslens.com/article/104937

【張超雄議員專訪】香港罕見病患者面對的困境(二) (The difficulties faced by patients suffering rare diseases in Hong Kong—Part 2)
The Stand News, September 28, 2018
https://thestandnews.com/cosmos/張超雄議員專訪-香港罕見病患者面對的困境-二/

Book Review: Can China ever reconcile the market economy with a one-party state?
Financial Times, September 27, 2018
https://www.ft.com/content/619e3b9e-aaa5-11e8-8253-48106866cd8a

Thursday, September 27, 2018