Monday, September 24, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

“This is an eternal torture”: China accused of making Uygur children into “orphans” even though their parents are still alive
Associated Press, September 22, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2165303/eternal-torture-china-accused-making-uygur-children-orphans-even

Related:
被拘维吾尔人孩子落入孤儿院 (Children of detained Uyghurs sent to orphanages)
Radio Free Asia, September 21, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/nu2-09212018105110.html

做工作使被告人认罪引质疑,当事律师:属辩护策略,正常履职 (State-appointed Fuzhou lawyer faces ire over rumors of “diligent work to make suspect confess and repent”)
The Paper, September 22, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2467164

Chinese dissident couple granted bail but to face trial in Thailand
Radio Free Asia, September 21, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/thailand-bail-09212018131806.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

China demands apology over Swedish broadcaster’s comedy show on tourist spat
South China Morning Post, September 23, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/2165412/china-demands-apology-over-swedish-broadcasters-comedy-show

Minitrue: Control news on Hunan car attack
China Digital Times, September 21, 2018
https://chinadigitaltimes.net/2018/09/minitrue-control-news-on-hunan-car-attack/

Cyberspace Administration, Alibaba, ex-Google chiefs on China’s Internet
China Digital Times, September 21, 2018
https://chinadigitaltimes.net/2018/09/cyberspace-administration-alibaba-ex-google-chiefs-on-chinas-internet/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Peking University threatens to close down Marxism society
Financial Times, September 24, 2018
https://www.ft.com/content/ccab09aa-bdc2-11e8-8274-55b72926558f

Related:
声援佳士工运 北大马列学会遭封杀 (Marxist student society at Peking University faces registration reprisal for supporting Jasic protests)
Radio Free Asia, September 21, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zhengzhi/ql2-09212018095718.html

China: Families of up to one million detained in mass “re-education” drive demand answers
Amnesty International, September 24, 2018
https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2018/09/china-xinjiang-families-of-up-to-one-million-detained-demand-answers/

Chinese student who could “never love my country” expelled after 2 weeks for being unpatriotic
South China Morning Post, September 23, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/politics/article/2165414/chinese-student-who-could-never-love-my-country-expelled-after

Related:
大学生说“不爱国” 学校称其“辱国”取消学籍 (University student expelled for “insulting country”)
Radio France Internationale, September 23, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20180923-大学生说不爱国-学校称其辱国取消学籍

China’s state-sanctioned Catholic Church vows to remain “independent” after Vatican deal
South China Morning Post, September 23, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/politics/article/2165423/chinas-state-sanctioned-catholic-church-vows-remain-independent

Beijing authorities slam Swedish police for humiliating Chinese tourists, but there's another side to the story
Global Voices, September 22, 2018
https://globalvoices.org/2018/09/22/beijing-authorities-slam-swedish-police-for-humiliating-chinese-tourists-but-theres-another-side-to-the-story/

黄金时段拟禁播境外节目 中国网友吐槽 (Netizens mock government plan to ban foreign TV programs during prime time)
Deutsche Welle, September 21, 2018
https://p.dw.com/p/35IG0

Government Accountability (政府问责)

With Vatican talks and bulldozers, China aims to control Christianity
The New York Times, September 24, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/24/world/asia/china-vatican-agreement-appoint-catholic-bishops.html

Fentanyl crisis: Is China a major source of illegal drugs?
BBC News, September 24, 2018
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-45564744

China opens embassy in Dominican Republic after break with Taiwan
Reuters, September 22, 2018
https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/china-opens-embassy-in-dominican-republic-after-break-with-taiwan/article25013170.ece

China's Liaoning vows to eradicate “bad influence” of Bo Xilai
Reuters, September 22, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-politics/chinas-liaoning-vows-to-eradicate-bad-influence-of-bo-xilai-idUSKCN1M202V?

维族人指控中国强制安置孩童 (Uyghurs accuse China of compulsory orphanage placement of their children)
Deutsche Welle, September 21, 2018
https://p.dw.com/p/35HXF

国家发改委副主任努尔·白克力涉严重违纪违法被查 (High-ranking Uyghur official, deputy director of National Development and Reform Commission, investigated for serious disciplinary, legal violations)
People's Daily, September 21, 2018
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2018/0921/c1001-30306632.html

Are Xi Jinping’s demands for Communist Party loyalty a bigger threat to China than Donald Trump’s trade war?
Bloomberg, September 21, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/politics/article/2165218/are-xi-jinpings-demands-communist-party-loyalty-bigger-threat

As UN gathers, Taiwan, frozen out, struggles to get noticed
The New York Times, September 21, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/21/world/asia/taiwan-united-nations-joseph-wu.html

中宣部举办第十三届中国公民道德论坛 (CPC Propaganda Department holds 13th China Citizen Ethics Forum)
Xinhua, September 21, 2018
http://www.xinhuanet.com/politics/2018-09/21/c_1123467958.htm

面对国际社会强烈批评 郭声琨称要继续在新疆加强“教育改造” (Facing strong international criticism, China’s Political and Legal Affairs Commission says it will continue to “intensify re-education” of detainees in Xinjiang)
Voice of America, September 21, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/news-top-china-official-urges-reform-through-education-for-xinjiang-prisoners-20180921/4581276.html

Related:
Mike Pompeo denounces China’s “awful abuses” of detained Muslim Uygurs
Agence France-Presse, September 22, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/2165302/mike-pompeo-denounces-chinas-awful-abuses-detained-muslim

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

How tensions with the West are putting the future of China’s Skynet mass surveillance system at stake
South China Morning Post, September 23, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/science/article/2165372/how-tensions-west-are-putting-future-chinas-skynet-mass

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

Taiwan “spy scandal” a symptom of Beijing’s growing distrust of Taipei, observers say
South China Morning Post, September 23, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/politics/article/2165336/taiwan-spy-scandal-symptom-beijings-growing-distrust-taipei

美国务院报告评析中国反恐 (U.S. State Department 2017 annual report on status of counter-terrorism in various countries says China’s main counter-terrorism efforts have focused on “Uyghur extremists”)
Radio Free Asia, September 20, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/nu-09202018105443.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Pro-independence party officially banned by Hong Kong gov’t in historic move restricting freedom of assembly
Hong Kong Free Press, September 24, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/09/24/breaking-pro-independence-party-officially-banned-hong-kong-govt-historic-move-restricting-freedom-assembly/

Related:
Hong Kong issues unprecedented ban on Andy Chan’s separatist National Party, citing security risks
South China Morning Post, September 24, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2165439/hong-kong-issues-unprecedented-ban-separatist-party

国务院港澳办就支持港府依法禁止“香港民族党”运作发表谈话 (Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office on party ban: Regardless of violence, all “Hong Kong independence” views are threats to national security)
The Paper, September 24, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2470947

【禁民族黨運作】李家超:涉及非法社團罪行即時適用 不公布行動細節 (HK Security Bureau: Hong Kong National Party is deemed unlawful effective immediately, related criminal offences apply)
The Stand News, September 24, 2018
https://thestandnews.com/politics/禁民族黨運作-李家超-涉及非法社團罪行即時適用-不公布行動細節/

高铁香港段首日通车:热闹与混乱的背后 “一地两检”忧虑仍在 (Hong Kong express rail link launches amid concerns over co-location arrangement)
BBC News, September 23, 2018
https://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/chinese-news-45618599

Related:
Hong Kong is bound tighter to China (by bridge and bullet train)
The New York Times, September 22, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/22/world/asia/hong-kong-high-speed-rail.html

支聯會遊行到中聯辦要求釋放內地異見人士 (Hong Kong Alliance marches to Liaison Office, demands release of dissidents jailed in mainland)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 23, 2018
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1419575-20180923.htm

Commentary (评论)

缅甸佤邦打压基督教,或因中国授意防范西方势力 (Myanmar crackdown on Christianity might be on China’s orders)
Voice of America, September 24, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/uwsa-20180923/4583877.html

China’s lack of “supervision by public opinion”: What happens when press control is too effective?
Hong Kong Free Press, September 23, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/09/23/chinas-lack-supervision-public-opinion-happens-press-control-effective/

Express Rail Link: Handy for trips to places without airports, slow and dear to anywhere else
Hong Kong Free Press, September 22, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/09/22/express-rail-link-handy-trips-places-without-airports-slow-dear-anywhere-else/

Signs of China (2)
China Change, September 22, 2018
https://chinachange.org/2018/09/22/signs-of-china-2/

Muslims in Xinjiang are facing human rights abuses: time for China scholars to break the silence
South China Morning Post, September 20, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/2164698/muslims-xinjiang-are-facing-human-rights-abuses-time-china-scholars

Related:
百名西方学者联署呼吁为维族人发声 (Two China scholars urge their counterparts from around the world to break silence on Uyghurs)
Radio France Internationale, September 20, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/20180920-muslims-xinjiang-are-facing-human-rights-abuses-time-china-scholars-break-silence

Friday, September 21, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China places top energy official, a senior Uighur, under investigation
Channel NewsAsia, September 21, 2018
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/china-places-top-energy-official--a-senior-uighur--under-investigation-10744128

China detains, “disappears” parents of faulty vaccine victims
Radio Free Asia, September 20, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/vaccine-parents-09202018124833.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

China looks to restrict imported current affairs TV content
Reuters, September 20, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-censorship-content/china-looks-to-restrict-imported-current-affairs-tv-content-idUSKCN1M02G0

China expunges unapproved, foreign content from school textbooks
Reuters, September 20, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-education/china-expunges-unapproved-foreign-content-from-school-textbooks-idUSKCN1M00D9

Related:
中国审查教科书 欲删除未经允许的外国教材 (Ministry of Education conducts a comprehensive review of textbooks, prepares to remove foreign textbook content to counter so-called Western influence)
Voice of America, September 20, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/China-Expunges-Unapproved-Foreign-Content-From-School-Textbooks-20180920/4579552.html

两部门开展网络文学专项整治 三个月责令整改230余家单位 (In special rectification campaign of literature online, more than 230 companies ordered to reform in 3 months)
Beijing News, September 20, 2018
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2018/09/20/506715.html

China’s Global Times plays a peculiar role
The Economist, September 20, 2018
https://www.economist.com/china/2018/09/20/chinas-global-times-plays-a-peculiar-role

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

The decline and fall of Chinese Buddhism: how modern politics and fast money corrupted an ancient religion
South China Morning Post, September 21, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/politics/article/2165088/decline-and-fall-chinese-buddhism-how-modern-politics-and-fast

New era for religion in China as party tightens controls
Voice of America, September 20, 2018
https://www.voanews.com/a/new-era-for-religion-in-china-as-party-tightens-controls/4580289.html

Police hold kindergarten principal in China's Yunnan amid sexual abuse probe
Radio Free Asia, September 20, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/yunnan-abuse-09202018135042.html

Hong Kong cardinal calls for Vatican official to resign over China dealings
Voice of America, September 20, 2018
https://www.voanews.com/a/hong-kong-cardinal-calls-for-vatican-official-to-resign-over-china-dealings/4579794.html

老兵集结北京等地维权 当局维稳压力山大 (Hundreds of veterans from multiple provinces gather in Beijing to protest their treatment)
Voice of America, September 20, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/4579792.html

敏感时刻:自由派经济学者抱团发声 (Prominent Chinese liberal economists call on government to continue reforms at important forum in Beijing)
Radio Free Asia, September 19, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/jingmao/xql-09192018133233.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Pakistan asks China to soften restrictions on Muslims
The Nation, September 20, 2018
https://nation.com.pk/20-Sep-2018/pakistan-asks-china-to-soften-restrictions-on-muslims

Beijing complains as U.S. “orders Chinese media to register as foreign agents”
The Guardian, September 20, 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/20/beijing-complains-as-us-orders-chinese-media-to-register-as-foreign-agents

China says booming tourism shows everything is fine in crackdown-hit Xinjiang
Reuters, September 20, 2018
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/09/20/china-says-booming-tourism-shows-everything-fine-crackdown-hit/

Weidmann urges lawmakers to remain open to Chinese takeovers of German firms
Financial Times, September 20, 2018
https://www.ft.com/content/56c83526-bce8-11e8-8274-55b72926558f

China distances children from families to subdue Muslim west
Washington Post, September 20, 2018
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/china-distances-children-from-families-to-subdue-muslim-west/2018/09/20/87aec924-bd3e-11e8-8243-f3ae9c99658a_story.html

中國駐瑞典大使:瑞典人想了解新疆 應親自去看 無人強迫桂民海認罪 (Chinese ambassador to Sweden denies detaining Uyghurs in Xinjiang or forcing Swedish citizen to confess on TV)
The Stand News, September 20, 2018
https://thestandnews.com/china/新疆再教育營-中國駐瑞典大使-瑞典人想了解新疆-應親自去看-無人強迫桂民海認罪/

财政部原党组副书记、副部长张少春严重违纪违法被开除党籍和公职 (Former vice CPC secretary of Ministry of Finance expelled from party, public office for serious disciplinary, legal violations)
People's Daily, September 20, 2018
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2018/0920/c1001-30305973.html

贵州省委原常委、省政府原副省长王晓光严重违纪违法被开除党籍和公职 (Former member of CPC Standing Committee and former lieutenant governor of Guizhou expelled from party, public office for serious disciplinary, legal violations)
People's Daily, September 20, 2018
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2018/0920/c1001-30305555.html

Translation: How public security databases sort China’s citizens
China Digital Times, September 19, 2018
https://chinadigitaltimes.net/2018/09/translation-how-public-security-databases-sort-chinas-citizens/

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Beijing recruits Hong Kong artificial intelligence start-up SenseTime to lead tech drive
South China Morning Post, September 20, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/hong-kong-economy/article/2165105/beijing-recruits-sensetime-ai-start-hong-kong-lead

President and CTO of internet data analysis company iResearch “disappear” for investigation
TechNode, September 20, 2018
https://technode.com/2018/09/20/iresearch-data-analysis-dissapear/

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

U.S. sanctions Chinese agency for buying Russian military equipment
Voice of America, September 20, 2018
https://www.voanews.com/a/us-sanctions-chinese-agency-for-buying-russian-military-equipment/4580252.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Do more to market mainland China express rail link to Hongkongers, MTR told
South China Morning Post, September 21, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/transport/article/2165102/do-more-market-mainland-china-express-rail-link-hongkongers

Related:
China tightens embrace of Hong Kong with bullet train, other mega projects
Reuters, September 21, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-politics-integration/china-tightens-embrace-of-hong-kong-with-bullet-train-other-mega-projects-idUSKCN1M1005

Hong Kong’s “umbrella movement” activists focus of new film, Last Exit to Kai Tak
South China Morning Post, September 21, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/short-reads/article/2164971/hong-kongs-umbrella-movement-activists-focus-new

Commentary (评论)

Will Taiwan trap itself into “One China” again?
The Diplomat, September 20, 2018
https://thediplomat.com/2018/09/will-taiwan-trap-itself-into-one-china-again/

Learning to survive without WeChat
The New York Times, September 20, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/20/opinion/learning-to-survive-without-wechat-in-china.html

Uighurs in the laogai: How China's persecution of a minority turned my fiction into fact
Global Voices, September 20, 2018
https://globalvoices.org/2018/09/20/uighurs-in-the-laogai-how-chinas-persecution-of-a-minority-turned-my-fiction-into-fact/

學術爭論的基本倫理 (Basic ethics of academic debate)
Ming Pao, September 17, 2018
https://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20180918/s00012/1537209496585

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Uyghur Woman held in airport in Turkey now free to join family
Radio Free Asia, September 19, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/airport-09192018170131.html

Access to Information(信息公开)

Cyberspace controls set to strengthen under China’s new internet boss
South China Morning Post, September 20, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/politics/article/2164923/cyberspace-controls-set-strengthen-under-chinas-new-internet/

广电总局:拟禁止广播电视机构在黄金时间段播境外视听节目 (National Radio and Television Administration drafts regulation to ban foreign television shows from prime time)
The Paper, September 20, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2461018

New Zealand China expert's office swept for bugs
Sydney Morning Herald, September 20, 2018
https://www.smh.com.au/world/oceania/nz-china-expert-s-office-swept-for-bugs-20180920-p504xx.html

Editor wanted by police from China's Jiangxi over “coffin-snatching” video
Radio Free Asia, September 19, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/editor-wanted-by-police-from-chinas-jiangxi-09192018101837.html

Related:
曝光赣官是贪“棺” 粤编遭跨省追捕 (Guangdong editor chased by Jiangxi police for exposing Jiangxi local officials plan to destroy villager’s coffin after funeral policy reform)
Radio Free Asia, September 19, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-09192018100957.html

The struggles of reporting on China's secret Uighur “re-education camps”
Australian Broadcasting Corporation, September 16, 2018
http://www.abc.net.au/news/about/backstory/television/2018-09-16/inside-chinas-secret-re-education-camps-cracking-down-on-islam/10249426

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

中国公民发起万里行寻找被失踪人权律师高智晟 (Chinese citizens start “ten-thousand-mile walk” for disappeared human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng)
Voice of America, September 20, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/news-chinese-activists-searching-missing-rights-attorney-gao-zhisheng-20180919/4578379.html

Wife of Chinese cartoonist calls for pressure on Beijing, alleges torture
Radio Free Asia, September 19, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/pressure-09192018115822.html

“苦难忧患属于我”:许志永详述狱中生活 (“Suffering and hardship belong to me”: A voice from a Chinese prison)
The New York Times, September 19, 2018
EN: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/18/world/asia/china-dissident-xu-zhiyong.html
CN: https://cn.nytimes.com/china/20180908/china-builds-a-vast-network-of-detention-camps-to-transform-muslims/zh-ha/

Protest meets party control: Renegotiating social norms online in present-day China
Jamestown Foundation, September 19, 2018
https://jamestown.org/program/protest-meets-party-control-renegotiating-social-norms-online-in-present-day-china/?mc_cid=e24a9b5ebd&mc_eid=a762503c8c

Beijing Marathon organizers investigate claim of sexual harassment of volunteer cheerleader
South China Morning Post, September 19, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2164899/beijing-marathon-organisers-investigate-claim-sexual-harassment

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Europe unveils its answer to China’s Belt and Road plan
Financial Times, September 20, 2018
https://www.ft.com/content/bbcda96a-bc1b-11e8-8274-55b72926558f

Xinjiang human rights crisis draws global condemnation
China Digital Times, September 19, 2018
https://chinadigitaltimes.net/2018/09/xinjiang-human-rights-crisis-draws-global-condemnation/

Related:
中国特色解决民族问题正确道路的辉煌宁夏篇 (The correct path of solving ethnic problems with Chinese characteristics - Ningxia)
People’s Daily, September 20, 2018
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2018/0920/c1001-30303891.html

国办发文要求建立全国短缺药品监测系统(General Office of the State Council requests establishment of national drug shortage monitoring system)
Beijing News, September 19, 2018
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2018/09/19/506448.html

司法部整顿律师业:统统姓党(Ministry of Justice wants legal profession to accept CPC leadership)
Radio Free Asia, September 19, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/hj-09182018103501.html

United States takes swipe at China’s media curbs with foreign agent orders on CGTN and Xinhua
South China Morning Post, September 19, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/2164919/united-states-takes-swipe-chinas-media-curbs-foreign-agent

Related:
China urges United States not to put up barriers to reporting
Reuthers, September 19, 2019
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-usa-media/china-urges-united-states-not-to-put-up-barriers-to-reporting-idUSKCN1LZ170?

Huang Kunming: China willing to cooperate with world in human rights
State Council Information Office, September 19, 2018
http://english.scio.gov.cn/topnews/2018-09/19/content_63613743.htm

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Facial recognition technology installed at Hong Kong International Airport
South China Morning Post, September 19, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/transport/article/2164901/facial-recognition-technology-installed-hong-kong

Germany considers billion euro fund to stop China buying up vital tech firms
Reuters, September 19, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/2164895/germany-considers-billion-euro-fund-stop-china-buying-vital

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

Chinese cyber spies target Taiwan's leader before elections
Sydney Morning Herald, September 20, 2018
https://www.smh.com.au/world/asia/chinese-cyber-spies-target-taiwan-s-leader-before-elections-20180920-p504xc.html

Hong Kong (香港)

New University of Hong Kong chief Zhang Xiang: “Campus should not be a platform for political advocacy”
South China Morning Post, September 19, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education/article/2164896/new-university-hong-kong-chief-campus-should-not-be

Ousted lawmaker Lau Siu-lai to run in November’s Legislative Council by-election
Hong Kong Free Press, September 20, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/09/20/ousted-lawmaker-lau-siu-lai-run-novembers-legislative-council-election

Commentary (评论)

Muslims in Xinjiang are facing human rights abuses: Time for China scholars to break the silence
South China Morning Post, September 20, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/2164698/muslims-xinjiang-are-facing-human-rights-abuses-time-china-scholars

Is the Hong Kong judiciary being lenient with young activists?
South China Morning Post, September 20, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/hong-kong/article/2164861/hong-kong-judiciary-being-lenient-young-activists

中共速朽论和习近平无能论为何是错的 (Why liberals are wrong in their theories on Xi Jingping’s rapid decay and incompetence)
The New York Times, September 19, 2018
https://cn.nytimes.com/opinion/20180919/why-the-liberals-get-it-wrong/

China is at risk of becoming a colonialist power
Financial Times, September 19, 2018
https://www.ft.com/content/186743b8-bb25-11e8-94b2-17176fbf93f5

Report: China’s long game on human rights at the United Nations
Brookings, September 19, 2018
https://www.brookings.edu/research/chinas-long-game-on-human-rights-at-the-united-nations/

China has chosen cultural genocide in Xinjiang—For now
Foreign Policy, September 19, 2018
https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/09/19/china-has-chosen-cultural-genocide-in-xinjiang-for-now/

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Five Uyghur professors from Xinjiang University held in political “re-education camps”
Radio Free Asia, September 18, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/professors-09182018151339.html

黄琦案云里雾里 一被告控罪减轻 (Three defendants in Huang Qi case now being dealt with separately, one to receive lesser charge)
Radio Free Asia, September 18, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-09182018095239.html

“毒糖杀人案” 当事人李锦莲:精神损害赔偿压得太低 将进行申诉 (Li Jinlian to appeal inadequate compensation for 20 years’ imprisonment on wrongful murder conviction)
Beijing News, September 18, 2018
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2018/09/18/506069.html

北京通州法院:未成年人受侵害 六成系“熟人作案 (Beijing Tongzhou Court: 60% of crimes against minors are committed by teachers, relatives, neighbors)
Beijing News, September 18, 2018
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2018/09/18/506015.html

司法部部长:进一步提高政治站位,狠抓律师党建工作 (Minister of Justice: Further elevate politics, fiercely enforce party-work among lawyers)
The Paper, September 18, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2450392

最高法部署司法解释工作:“个别条文”需适时修订 (Supreme People’s Court issues new work plan for fully implementing socialist core values in judicial interpretations)
Beijing News, September 18, 2018
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2018/09/18/505973.html

Uyghur mother of 3 detained in Turkey, fate uncertain
Radio Free Asia, September 17, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/turkey-09172018153034.html

Ailing Chinese democracy activist probed for “subversion” over art auction
Radio Free Asia, September 17, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/auction-09172018113425.html

China's Xinjiang Muslims live in fear of disappearing into camps
Deutsche Welle, September 17, 2018
https://www.dw.com/en/chinas-xinjiang-muslims-live-in-fear-of-disappearing-into-camps/a-45525980

Access to Information (信息公开)

Watchdog urges United Nations to defy Chinese pressure and let Taiwanese journalists cover events
Hong Kong Free Press, September 19, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/09/19/watchdog-urges-united-nations-defy-chinese-pressure-let-taiwanese-journalists-cover-events/

The breakdown of the feedback loop
China Media Project, September 19, 2018
http://chinamediaproject.org/2018/09/19/the-breakdown-of-the-feedback-loop/

教育部:坚决清理以境外课程教材替代国家课程教材行为 (Ministry of Education to penalize those using foreign teaching materials in place of domestic ones)
The Paper, September 19, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2456807

Justice Department has ordered key Chinese state media firms to register as foreign agents
The Wall Street Journal, September 18, 2018
https://www.wsj.com/articles/justice-department-has-ordered-key-chinese-state-media-firms-to-register-as-foreign-agents-1537296756?mod=e2twp

中国网友微信转发非洲猪瘟疫情消息遭处罚 (Five netizens recently summoned or detained for reposting news about “African swine fever” on WeChat group)
Voice of America, September 18, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/news-chinese-netizens-detained-for-posting-news-on-african-swine-fever-20180918/4576345.html

China’s propaganda mission in 15 characters
China Media Project, September 17, 2018
http://chinamediaproject.org/2018/09/17/chinas-propaganda-mission-in-15-characters/

疑似范冰冰刚说我还活着就又被消声了 (“I am still alive” message on Fan Bingbing’s Weibo appears briefly before being deleted)
Radio France Internationale, September 17, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20180917-疑似范冰冰刚说我还活着就又被消声了

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

藏维蒙台港大陆人士联合国前联合抗议习近平 (Human rights organizations from 13 countries protest Xi Jinping outside UN as General Assembly convenes new session)
Voice of America, September 19, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/demonstration-20180918/4577312.html

Identifying the trends in workers’ collective action 2015-17
China Labour Bulletin, September 19, 2018
https://www.clb.org.hk/content/identifying-trends-workers%E2%80%99-collective-action-2015-17

Chinese feminists welcome progress after anti-harassment adverts on Beijing subway win widespread backing
South China Morning Post, September 18, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2164717/chinese-feminists-welcome-progress-after-anti-harassment-adverts

709抓不尽?“律师后俱乐部”再战江湖
China's embattled human rights lawyers set up legal consultancy
Radio Free Asia, September 18, 2018
EN: https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/chinas-embattled-human-rights-lawyers-set-up-legal-consultancy-09182018113025.html
CH: https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/gf2-09182018095145.html

Ejection of Chinese tourists in Sweden sparks outcry, embarrassment
Radio Free Asia, September 18, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/tourists-09182018113737.html

敢言教授杨绍政遭开除后又被“断粮” (Against rules, university stops paying professor appealing his dismissal for criticizing authorities)
Radio Free Asia, September 17, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-09172018092113.html

Four Tibetan Monks Detained Over Land Protest in Ngaba
Radio Free Asia, September 17, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/land-09172018154340.html

浙江著名异议人士、中国民主党人朱虞夫先生或因慈善捐款被当局传唤、抄家 (Zhejiang dissenter summoned, house raided for making charitable donation to political prisoners)
China Human Rights Defenders, September 17, 2018
http://wqw2010.blogspot.com/2018/09/blog-post_69.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Former top Chinese officials call for better protection of human rights and justice for all
South China Morning Post, September 18, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/politics/article/2164770/former-top-chinese-officials-call-better-protection-human-rights

河南南召一村民在看守所羁押期间死亡,家属称死者因上访被刑拘(Villager in Henan dies in detention center, family claims he was detained for petitioning)
Beijing News, September 18, 2018
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/inside/2018/09/18/506142.html

13批次药品不合格遭药监局通报 涉吉林双星等8家药企(State Food and Drug Administration lists 13 batches of substandard drugs)
Beijing News, September 18, 2018
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2018/09/18/506106.html

US, EU and China vie for influence in Eastern Europe
Associated Press, September 18, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/2164611/us-eu-and-china-vie-influence-eastern-europe

Chinese foreign minister to attend 73rd UN general assembly session
Sina English, September 18, 2018
http://english.sina.com/china/d/2018-09-18/detail-ifxeuwwr5491631.shtml

中澳关系紧张下 孔子学院触发的争议 (Controversy over Confucius Institutes as China-Australia tensions rise)
BBC News, September 18, 2018
https://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/world-45543977

China accuses Taiwan of using students for espionage
The New York Times, September 17, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/17/world/asia/china-taiwan-espionage-students.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Who's afraid of artificial intelligence in China?s
Deutsche Welle, September 18, 2018
https://www.dw.com/en/whos-afraid-of-artificial-intelligence-in-china/a-45546972

Huawei, ZTE deny Indian 5G network ban
Yicai Global, September 17, 2018
https://www.yicaiglobal.com/news/huawei-zte-deny-indian-5g-network-ban

阉割版谷歌变身“蜻蜓” 隐私保护受质疑 (Google “Dragonfly” search service for Chinese market enables Chinese authorities to track users via their searches)
Deutsche Welle, September 17, 2018
https://p.dw.com/p/34zmV

Google China prototype links searches to phone numbers
The Intercept, September 15, 2018
https://theintercept.com/2018/09/14/google-china-prototype-links-searches-to-phone-numbers/

Hong Kong (香港)

本土研究社:逾300公頃官地閒置 如同14個太古城 可建9萬個過渡房屋單位 (Local NGO Liber Research Community uncovers more than 300 hectares of vacant government land not in development plans)
The Stand News, September 18, 2018
https://thestandnews.com/society/本土研究社-逾300公頃官地未善用-昂船洲地皮閒置8年-應納土地供應選項

Hong Kong leader slammed by labor unions for not giving workers the day off after typhoon Mangkhut
Hong Kong Free Press, September 18, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/09/17/hong-kong-leader-slammed-labour-unions-not-giving-workers-day-off-typhoon-mangkhut/

“Love wins”: Hong Kong changes same-sex spouse visa policy after historic ruling
Hong Kong Free Press, September 18, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/09/18/love-wins-hong-kong-changes-sex-spouse-visa-policy-historic-ruling/

Related:
同性伴侶明起可申受養人簽證來港 政府:不代表法律承認同性婚姻 (Same sex spouse visa to be made available, government stresses law does not recognize same sex marriage)
Ming Pao, September 18, 2018
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20180918/s00001/1537255267264

《紐約時報》撰文 游蕙禎:香港獨立是唯一出路 (In New York Times op-ed, ousted legislator Yau Wai Ching reiterates independence is only way for true democracy and freedom)
The Stand News, September 18, 2018
https://thestandnews.com/politics/游蕙禎-紐約時報-撰文-香港脫離北京獨立是唯一出路/

Related:
Democracy’s demise in Hong Kong
The New York Times, September 16, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/16/opinion/politics/democracys-demise-in-hong-kong.html

Commentary (评论)

China’s labor relations have entered a dangerous new phase, as shown by attacks on Jasic workers and activists
South China Morning Post, September 19, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2164817/chinas-labour-relations-have-entered-dangerous-new-phase

A question of transparency: Could Hong Kong taxpayers be funding Belt and Road projects soon?
Hong Kong Free Press, September 19, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/09/19/question-transparency-hong-kong-taxpayers-funding-belt-road-projects-soon/

China is replacing the US in a new global order, whether the world likes it or not
South China Morning Post, September 19, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/united-states/article/2164722/china-replacing-us-new-global-order-whether

Will Donald Trump stand up to China?
The New York Times, September 18, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/18/opinion/uighurs-china-human-rights.html

Beware China's role as Hollywood's censor
Washington Examiner, September 18, 2018
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/op-eds/beware-chinas-role-as-hollywoods-censor

The dangers of digital activism
The New York Times, September 16, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/16/opinion/politics/the-dangers-of-digital-activism.html

Monday, September 17, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Four years afar: Xu Zhiyong
China Change, September 16, 2018
https://chinachange.org/2018/09/16/four-years-afar/

全世界都在问范冰冰去哪里了 (Speculations on a new wave of cultural cleanup as the world asks: where is Fan Bingbing?)
Radio France Internationale, September 15, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20180915-全世界都在问范冰冰去哪里了

“福州大抓捕”余波:4访民遭刑拘 (Four “Fuzhou crackdown” activists criminally detained during celebration of release from jail)
Radio Free Asia, September 14, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/gf1-09142018093417.html

山西黑社会头目任爱军七次减刑被撤销恢复执行无期徒刑 (Life sentence reinstated for Shanxi triad leader who had sentence reduced seven times, 10 officials investigated for legal violations)
Beijing News, September 14, 2018
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2018/09/14/505147.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

重庆律师因网上言论遭司法局调查或受处罚 (Chongqing lawyer faces possible punishment by Ministry of Justice on grounds of “endangering state” for sharing news of rights activists online)
Voice of America, September 17, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/news-chinese-rights-attorney-investigated-for-online-remarks-20180916/4573849.html

The two biggest threats to academic freedom have come together in China
Quartz, September 16, 2018
https://qz.com/1391449/china-quarterlys-tim-pringle-on-academic-freedom-authoritarianism-and-the-commodification-of-education/

China’s Bytedance shows way to navigate “great firewall”
Financial Times, September 16, 2018
https://www.ft.com/content/bb5b8d5c-a105-11e8-85da-eeb7a9ce36e4

习近平新闻思想为啥降格了? 但中国新闻头奖全姓习 (Chinese journalists association annual news awards, all top-prize articles are about Xi Jinping)
Radio France Internationale, September 15, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20180915-习近平新闻思想为啥降格了-但中国新闻头奖全姓习

China bulldozing churches and replacing holy imagery with Communist in religious crackdown
Agence France-Presse, September 15, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2164358/china-bulldozing-churches-and-replacing-holy-imagery-communist

国家版权局约谈15家短视频平台:不得滥用“避风港”规则 (National Copyright Administration tells 15 short-video-platform enterprises: Do not abuse the “safe haven” rules)
The Paper, September 14, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2441517

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Dalai Lama admits he knew about Buddhist teachers' sexual abuse
Deutsche Welle, September 16, 2018
https://www.dw.com/en/dalai-lama-admits-he-knew-about-buddhist-teachers-sexual-abuse/a-45507680

Internet sleuths are hunting for China’s secret internment camps for Muslims
The Atlantic, September 15, 2018
https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/09/china-internment-camps-muslim-uighurs-satellite/569878/?utm_source=feed

Related:
Interview: “It hurts my heart to see my children cry for their mother”
Radio Free Asia, September 14, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/appeal-09142018145824.html

Uighurs abroad cut off from relatives in Chinese detention
LA Times, September 17, 2018
http://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-muslim-uighur-camps-20180917-story.html

When will China implement laws to combat sexual harassment?
Al Jazeera, September 15, 2018
https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/china-finally-implement-laws-combat-sexual-harassment-180912091630482.html

《王者榮耀》實名校驗 12歲以下每天限玩1小時 逾時強制下線 (Mobile game real-name verification commences, limited one-hour play time for players aged twelve and below)
Ming Pao, September 15, 2018
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20180915/s00004/1536997447165

The contribution of labour NGOs to the development of collective labour relations in China
China Labour Bulletin, September 14, 2018
https://www.clb.org.hk/content/contribution-labour-ngos-development-collective-labour-relations-china

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Taiwan officials in New York on United Nations charm offensive
South China Morning Post, September 17, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/2164529/taiwan-officials-new-york-un-charm-offensive

Is Beijing’s offer of residence permits to Taiwanese a trick or treat?
South China Morning Post, September 17, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/politics/article/2164430/beijings-offer-residence-permits-taiwanese-trick-or-treat

China’s pitiless war on Muslim Uighurs poses a dilemma for the west
The Guardian, September 15, 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/15/china-pitiless-war-on-muslim-uighurs-poses-dilemma-for-the-west

Related:
梵蒂冈或与中国签署历史性协议 让步主教任命权 (Vatican may sign historic deal with China relenting on right to appoint bishop)
Voice of America, September 15, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/vatican-china-sign-landmark-deal-20180914/4572382.html

欧洲议会通过欧中报告 谴责中国侵犯人权 (EU Parliament passes EU-China report condemning China’s rights violations)
Deutsche Welle, September 14, 2018
https://p.dw.com/p/34rqc

EU envoy says “engagement” with China is the way to solve Xinjiang issue
Reuters, September 14, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-eu-xinjiang/eu-envoy-says-engagement-with-china-is-the-way-to-solve-xinjiang-issue-idUSKCN1LU0ZB?

China, Vatican “may sign deal” on Chinese Catholics, bishops: Taiwan
Radio Free Asia, September 14, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/vatican-09142018142025.html

河南取缔家庭教会 浙江胁迫学生“无信仰” (Henan bans family churches, Zhejiang forces students to abandon religion)
Radio Free Asia, September 14, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/ql2-09142018092854.html

辽宁丹东原副市长刘胜军被双开:充当黑恶势力“保护伞” (Former deputy mayor of Dandong investigated for serious disciplinary, legal violations)
The Paper, September 14, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2441857

11城市土地违法违规问题严重被自然资源部集体约谈 (Ministry of Natural Resources collectively questions officials of 11 cities due to serious violations of property law)
The Beijing News, September 14, 2018
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2018/09/14/505213.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China willing to share opportunities in digital economy: Xi
Sina English, September 17, 2018
http://english.sina.com/china/p/2018-09-17/detail-ihkahyhy1827597.shtml

国会质疑员工抵制 谷歌入华蜀道难 (Doubts from Congress and boycott from employees, Google’s way into China proves difficult)
Radio Free Asia, September 14, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/xql-09142018103006.html

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

China tells Taiwan to stop spying as TV show details honey traps
Reuters, September 16, 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/16/china-tells-taiwan-to-stop-spying-as-tv-show-details-honey-traps

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong police chief says force “fully supports” retired officer jailed for hitting passer-by during Occupy protests
Hong Kong Free Press, September 15, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-and-crime/article/2164374/hong-kong-police-chief-says-force-fully-supports

Hong Kong’s leader has to make decisions she doesn’t like, former finance chief John Tsang says in rare show of sympathy for Lam
South China Morning Post, September 14, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2164164/hong-kongs-leader-has-make-decisions-she-doesnt-former

Hong Kong pro-independence party submits response to potential ban, hours after gov’t deadline
Hong Kong Free Press, September 14, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/09/14/hong-kong-pro-independence-party-submits-response-potential-ban-hours-govt-deadline/

Commentary (评论)

China is reshaping the international order
Financial Times, September 16, 2018
https://www.ft.com/content/7f454bb6-b733-11e8-a1d8-15c2dd1280ff

It’s time to commit on improving gay rights in Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, September 16, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2164447/its-time-commit-improving-gay-rights-hong-kong

Restricting religious content online may create instability
South China Morning Post, September 16, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2164445/restricting-religious-content-online-may-create-instability

Blocking research is certain to backfire
South China Morning Post, September 16, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2164386/blocking-research-certain-backfire

On internet censorship, China can tell the US: Told you so
South China Morning Post, September 16, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/opinion/article/2163577/internet-censorship-china-can-tell-us-told-you-so

Signs of China (1)
China Change, September 16, 2018
https://chinachange.org/2018/09/16/signs-of-china-1/

Gay sex in China: Where Communist puritanism meets colonial baggage
South China Morning Post, September 15, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/society/article/2164056/gay-sex-china-where-communist-puritanism-meets-colonial-baggage

Beijing is foisting a white elephant on Hong Kong
Foreign Policy, September 14, 2018
https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/09/14/beijing-is-foisting-a-white-elephant-on-hong-kong/

澳门示威集会须向警方申请 评论指倒行逆施 异见势缩 (New Macau legislation criticized for provision stating that police, not Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau, must approve demonstrations)
Radio France Internationale, September 14, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/20180914-澳门示威集会须向警方申请-评论指倒行逆施-异见势缩

Friday, September 14, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

48 ways to get sent to a Chinese concentration camp
Foreign Policy, September 13, 2018
https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/09/13/48-ways-to-get-sent-to-a-chinese-concentration-camp/

Uyghur children separated from parents, held in “little angels schools” in Xinjiang
Radio Free Asia, September 13, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/separated-09132018132251.html

What happened to Fan Bingbing, China’s most famous actress?
The New York Times, September 13, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/13/world/asia/china-fan-bingbing.html

Organized campaign against the Church of Almighty God in Shandong
Bitter Winter, September 13, 2018
https://bitterwinter.org/organized-campaign-against-the-cag-in-shandong/

Access to Information (信息公开)

Mandatory educational TV show gets low marks
China Film Insider, September 13, 2018
http://chinafilminsider.com/mandatory-educational-tv-show-gets-low-marks/

In Xi we trust: How propaganda might be working in the New Era
Macro Polo, September 12, 2018
https://macropolo.org/committee_analysies/in-xi-we-trust/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

“The church is a political tool”: Prominent Chinese pastor defiant after church closure
Hong Kong Free Press, September 14, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/09/14/church-political-tool-prominent-chinese-pastor-defiant-church-closure/

Dua Lipa “proud” of fans ejected from concert for waving LGBT flags
The Guardian, September 13, 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/sep/13/fans-removed-dua-lipa-shanghai-concert-china

Related:
Video: Dua Lipa fans forcibly removed from concert in Shanghai
The Guardian, September 13, 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/music/video/2018/sep/13/dua-lipa-fans-forcibly-removed-from-concert-in-shanghai-video

“My soul, where are you?”: Families of Muslims missing in China meet wall of silence
The Guardian, September 13, 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/13/uighur-xinjiang-family-missing-china-kazakhstan

Dalai Lama to meet with Buddhist victims of sex abuse
Radio Free Asia, September 13, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/abuse-09132018165504.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Historic agreement between China and Vatican imminent, Taiwan foreign ministry says
Hong Kong Free Press, September 13, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/09/13/historic-agreement-china-vatican-imminent-taiwan-foreign-ministry-says/

Chinese official: China educating, not mistreating Muslims
Voice of America, September 13, 2018
https://www.voanews.com/a/chinese-official-china-educating-not-mistreating-muslims/4570529.html

Related:
新疆再教育营遭谴责 中方称做职业训练 (China refutes condemnation of Xinjiang re-education camps, says they are for “vocational training”)
Deutsche Welle, September 14, 2018
https://www.dw.com/zh/新疆再教育营遭谴责-中方称做职业训练/a-45482863?maca=chi-rss-chi-ca-1044-rdf&zhongwen=simp

China, academics tout Beijing’s human rights record at UN
Washington Post, September 13, 2018
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/china-academics-tout-beijings-human-rights-record-at-un/2018/09/13/67f536b0-b779-11e8-ae4f-2c1439c96d79_story.html?utm_term=.f33fdf59b00c

U.S. “looking at situation” on China's Muslim crackdown: Official
Reuters, September 13, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-xinjiang-usa/u-s-looking-at-situation-on-chinas-muslim-crackdown-u-s-official-idUSKCN1LT2LL?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

广东省环保厅原厅长李清受贿两千余万,终审被判十五年 (Guangdong former environmental protection department chief sentenced to 15 years for graft)
The Paper, September 14, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2440390

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Senior Google scientist resigns over “forfeiture of our values” in China
The Intercept, September 14, 2018
https://theintercept.com/2018/09/13/google-china-search-engine-employee-resigns/

“Why are Taiwan and Hong Kong separate from China?”: Chinese raise ruckus over Apple’s iPhone presentation
South China Morning Post, September 13, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2164126/why-are-taiwan-and-hong-kong-separate-china-chinese-raise-ruckus

Apple finally gets how to play the China market
Bloomberg, September 13, 2018
https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-09-13/apple-finally-gets-how-to-play-the-china-market

Related:
Apple’s China app store loophole
The Information, September 13, 2018
https://www.theinformation.com/articles/apples-china-app-store-loophole?eu=oZVoEQt5aOWsr82jZuMAmA

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong foreign press club’s lease was authorized by former chief executive CY Leung in 2015
Hong Kong Free Press, September 13, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/09/13/hong-kong-foreign-press-clubs-lease-authorised-former-chief-executive-cy-leung-2015/

A political party in Hong Kong may soon make history by being banned
The Economist, September 13, 2018
https://www.economist.com/china/2018/09/15/a-political-party-in-hong-kong-may-soon-make-history-by-being-banned

Related:
【取締民族黨】期限今屆滿 陳浩天:暫未提交申述 (Hong Kong National Party has yet to make submission, deadline is today)
The Stand News, September 14, 2018
https://thestandnews.com/politics/取締民族黨-期限今屆滿-陳浩天-暫未提交申述/

申請法援被拒 陳浩天放棄選舉呈請上訴 (Application for legal aid refused, HKNP Chan Ho Tin foregoes appeal on election petition)
The Stand News, September 13, 2018
https://thestandnews.com/politics/申請法援被拒-陳浩天放棄選舉呈請上訴/

China’s top official on Hong Kong says his office must act as “guardian” of “one country, two systems” policy
Hong Kong Free Press, September 14, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2164144/chinas-top-official-hong-kong-says-his-office-must-act

【朱經緯上訴失敗】高院法官:朱無真誠悔意 立下非常壞例子 (Police officer who assaulted civilians in Umbrella Movement loses appeal and returns to prison, judge criticizes him as “extremely bad example”)
The Stand News, September 14, 2018
https://thestandnews.com/society/朱經緯上訴失敗-高院法官-朱無真誠悔意-立下非常壞例子

Commentary (评论)

The Guardian view on Xinjiang: China’s secret camps are at last in the spotlight
The Guardian, September 13, 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/sep/13/the-guardian-view-on-xinjiang-chinas-secret-camps-are-at-last-in-the-spotlight

Even with U.S. help, Taiwan is fighting a losing battle against China to keep its friends and influence
South China Morning Post, September 13, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/united-states/article/2164009/even-us-help-taiwan-fighting-losing-battle

Is this China’s lost decade? The economy is slowing, and now’s the time to focus on quality of life
South China Morning Post, September 13, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/world/article/2163986/chinas-lost-decade-economy-slowing-and-nows-time-focus

The Middle East doesn’t take China seriously
Foreign Policy, September 13, 2018
https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/09/13/the-middle-east-doesnt-take-china-seriously

Commentary: Belt and Road Initiative, China’s biggest brand that is too big to fail
Channel NewsAsia, September 14, 2018
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/commentary/belt-road-initiative-china-biggest-brand-cannot-afford-to-fail-10671460

中国的年轻人与年轻的中国:一个美国90后的观察 (China’s youth and young China: An observation from a post-1990 American)
Financial Times, September 14, 2018
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001079368?full=y

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

At least 15 workers, Maoist supporters still detained over labor union campaign
Radio Free Asia, September 12, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/campaign-09122018105518.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

China to ban foreigners from preaching religion online
South China Morning Post, September 12, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/politics/article/2163961/china-ban-foreigners-preaching-religion-online

China: German theater group barred from staging Ibsen play
Deutsche Welle, September 12, 2018
https://p.dw.com/p/34leR

Related:
德国话剧团《人民公敌》南京演出夭折 (Performance of German repertory troupe "People's Enemy" in Nanjing cancelled because of the audience interaction)
Radio Free Asia, September 12, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/kejiaowen/yf2-09122018094450.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

呼吁停止打压公民 李蔚拟申请游行被阻 (Activists stopped from submitting application for march against police violence, abuse of power)
Radio Free Asia, September 12, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-09122018094340.html

滞泰难民哎乌绝食抗议保释申请被拒
Chinese political refugee on hunger strike in Thai immigration detention center
Radio Free Asia, September 12, 2018
CH: https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/gf2-09122018094639.html
EN: https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/chinese-political-refugee-on-hunger-strike-09122018111459.html

Chinese activists renew push for same-sex marriage in their thousands
Channel NewsAsia, September 12, 2018
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/chinese-activists-renew-push-for-same-sex-marriage-in-their-thousands-10709530

Speaking out: Uygurs in the United States break silence on China’s crackdown
South China Morning Post, September 12, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/2163939/speaking-out-uygurs-united-states-break-silence-chinas

Government Accountability (政府问责)

欧洲议会高票通过反对大陆军事挑衅台湾的《欧中关系报告》 (EU Parliament passes resolution calling China to cease military provocation on Taiwan)
Radio France Internationale, September 13, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20180913-欧洲议会高票通过反对大陆军事挑衅台湾的欧中关系报告

Related:
The EU’s new China resolution: Principled but not strategic
The Diplomat, September 13, 2018
https://thediplomat.com/2018/09/the-eus-new-china-resolution-principled-but-not-strategic/

辽宁省人大常委会原副主任李文科受贿、行贿案一审宣判 (Deputy secretary of Liaoning People’s Congress Standing Committee sentenced to 16 years for bribery)
Xinhua, September 13, 2018
http://www.xinhuanet.com/2018-09/13/c_129953017.htm

山西省监狱管理局党委委员、副局长范志民被双开 (CPC committee member of Shanxi Prison Administration investigated for serious disciplinary, legal violations)
Chinanews, September 13, 2018
http://www.chinanews.com/gn/2018/09-13/8626734.shtml

湖北省交通运输厅党组成员、副厅长谢强接受纪律审查和监察调查 (CPC committee member of transportation department of Hubei investigated for serious disciplinary, legal violations)
Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, September 13, 2018
http://www.ccdi.gov.cn/scdc/sggb/zjsc/201809/t20180913_179692.html

U.N. decries “shameful” reprisals on rights activists in 38 countries
Reuters, September 12, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-un-rights/u-n-decries-shameful-reprisals-on-rights-activists-in-38-countries-idUSKCN1LS15V

Related:
联合国谴责中俄等38国迫害维权人士 (UN condemns China and 37 other countries for reprisals on rights defenders)
Radio Free Asia, September 12, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/nu-09122018104852.html

Lawmakers, citing Muslim camps, ask Commerce Dept. to limit technology sales to China
The New York Times, September 12, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/12/world/asia/commerce-sanctions-china-uighurs.html

Related:
China urges U.S. to “abandon prejudice” over Xinjiang
Reuters, September 12, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-xinjiang-usa/china-urges-u-s-to-abandon-prejudice-over-xinjiang-idUSKCN1LS0XY

Video: China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs denies human rights abuse allegations in Xinjiang
Yahoo News, September 10, 2018
https://www.yahoo.com/news/chinas-ministry-foreign-affairs-denies-080040805.html

闻喜县公安局原副局长景益民盗墓、当黑帮保护伞,终审判无期 (Wenxi county security bureau vice-chief appeal rejected, life sentence upheld for colluding with grave robbers, providing “protective umbrella” for triads)
The Paper, September 12, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2433782

世界氣象組織徵年曆照 台灣被改成「中國台灣省」 攝影師不滿棄賽 (UN World Meteorological Organization photo competition changes Taiwan location to “Taiwan province of China,” contestant quits after unsuccessful negotiations)
The Stand News, September 12, 2018
https://thestandnews.com/台灣/世界氣象組織徵年曆照-台灣被改成-中國台灣省-攝影師不滿棄賽/

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

苹果发布会将台湾与中港并列惹“环时”不满 (Chinese official media offended by Apple for listing Taiwan and Hong Kong on par with China)
Voice of America, September 13, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/apple-lists-taiwan-as-a-country-in-its-introduction-of-iphone-x-max-20180913/4569845.html

Related:
“Why are Taiwan and Hong Kong separate from China?”: Chinese raise ruckus over Apple’s iPhone presentation
South China Morning Post, September 13, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2164126/why-are-taiwan-and-hong-kong-separate-china-chinese-raise-ruckus

Whacking the mole: How Australia scrambles to regulate Chinese technology
The Conversation, September 12, 2018
http://theconversation.com/whacking-the-mole-how-australia-scrambles-to-regulate-chinese-technology-103085

Hong Kong (香港)

Student gets probation for carrying air gun
The Standard, September 13, 2018
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/section-news.php?id=200150&sid=4&sid=4

Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents’ Club lease allows government to evict it at just three months’ notice
South China Morning Post, September 13, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2163968/hong-kong-foreign-correspondents-club-lease-allows

Hong Kong National Party’s Andy Chan drops appeal against election ban after failing to get legal aid for court fight
South China Morning Post, September 13, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2163953/hong-kong-national-partys-andy-chan-drops-appeal-against

Ex-president of Hong Kong legislature defends “sinners of society” attack on judges by pro-Beijing politician
Hong Kong Free Press, September 12, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2163941/ex-president-hong-kong-legislature-defends-sinners-society

《地厚天高》新加坡列為「18禁」 不設公開售票 導演林子穎:可以播已經幾好 (Singapore lists film on localist Edward Leung, “Lost in the Fumes,” as 18+ for “political sensitivity”)
The Stand News, September 12, 2018
https://thestandnews.com/politics/地厚天高-新加坡列為-18禁-不設公開售票/

Commentary (评论)

Make sacrifices to illuminate the future: Commemorating the fifth anniversary of the founding of the China Human Rights Lawyers Group
China Change, September 13, 2018
https://chinachange.org/2018/09/12/make-sacrifices-to-illuminate-the-future-commemorating-the-fifth-anniversary-of-the-founding-of-the-china-human-rights-lawyers-group/

台湾外长:“中国问题”对全球自由民主价值构成威胁 (Taiwan Foreign Minister: "China Issue" poses a threat to global freedom and democracy)
Voice of America, September 13, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/Taiwan-Says-China-Coercion-Poses-Threat-To-Global-Values-20180913/4569811.html

End France’s silence over massive rights violations in China
Human Rights Watch, September 12, 2018
https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/09/12/end-frances-silence-over-massive-rights-violations-china

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

709案:余文生家属促官派律师退出 (Family members of detained 709 lawyer Yu Wensheng urge government-appointed lawyers to withdraw from case)
Radio Free Asia, September 11, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/gf2-09112018102404.html

Tibetan protester released from prison before serving full term
Radio Free Asia, September 11, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/released-09112018164449.html

北京錫安教會牧師稱返回會堂後 被不明人士帶往渡假村 (Church of Zion branch evicted after official ban, priest and staff detained in undisclosed location for several hours)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 11, 2018
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1417268-20180911.htm

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese turn to Internet “experts” for sensitive topics
Agence France-Presse, September 12, 2018
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2018/09/12/2003700278

China's small farmers pose huge challenge in swine fever battle
Channel NewsAsia, September 12, 2018
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/china-s-small-farmers-pose-huge-challenge-in-swine-fever-battle-10707254

范冰冰消失百日后 中国娱乐业的寒蝉效应 (Chilling effect on China’s entertainment industry evident as Fan Bingbing’s disappearance reaches 100 days)
BBC News, September 12, 2018
https://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/chinese-news-45489778

China restricts online coverage of burning incense and praying in religious crackdown
Agence France-Presse, September 11, 2018
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/09/11/china-restricts-online-coverage-burning-incense-praying-religious/

Related:
中国强化互联网宗教信息管控 (China strengthens control over online religious content)
Radio Free Asia, September 11, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/hc-09112018103506.html