Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese police block lawyer hired for ink-splash woman in mental hospital
Radio Free Asia, July 31, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/lawyer-07312018121245.html

傅政华:促进基本公共法律服务均等,年底村居法律顾问全覆盖 (Ministry of Justice to achieve nation-wide coverage of “village legal counsel” by end of 2018)
The Paper, July 30, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2305381

宁夏辅警抗洪抢险中牺牲,三男子在网上发表侮辱言论被抓 (Three men are detained for disparaging policeman who died in flood)
Yinchuan Police WeChat, July 30, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2305302

Access to Information (信息公开)

政治压力增大微信加紧钳制颁发新八戒 (Rumored bans on posting information in eight categories spread in WeChat)
Radio France Internationale, July 31, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20180731-政治压力大微信加紧钳制颁发新八戒

斗鱼:禁封主播陈一发儿直播间,对所有主播启动爱国主义教育 (Live streaming platform bans popular presenter, imposes patriotic education on all presenters)
The Paper, July 31, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2308699

贵州独山一网民恶意诽谤当地精准扶贫工作,被行政拘留7日 (Netizen detained for 7 days for allegedly defaming local government on WeChat)
The Paper, July 31, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2307130

全国性宗教团体共同倡议:在宗教活动场所升挂国旗 (Religious groups call for displaying national flag in religious gatherings)
Xinhua News, July 31, 2018
http://www.xinhuanet.com/politics/2018-07/31/c_1123204072.htm

“信用交通”网站两年公布失信黑名单1326个 (Ministry of Transportation’s “credit” website has named 1326 who “lost trustworthiness” over past two years in transportation- related misconduct)
Legal Daily, July 30, 2018
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2018-07/30/content_7605363.htm?node=5955

海南检察机关立案4起英烈保护领域公益诉讼案 (Hainan procuratorate starts four heroes and martyrs protection suits)
Legal Daily, July 30, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2307419

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

As China’s woes mount, Xi Jinping faces rare bebuke at home
The New York Times, July 31, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/31/world/asia/xi-jinping-internal-dissent.html

China appeals to military veterans not to protest, respect law
Reuters, July 31, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-defence-veterans/china-appeals-to-military-veterans-not-to-protest-respect-law-idUSKBN1KL0FU

Chinese parents protest bad vaccines for hundreds of thousands
“给受害者一个公道”:中国家长抗议疫苗丑闻
The New York Times, July 30, 2018
EN: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/30/world/asia/china-protest-faulty-vaccines.html
CH: https://cn.nytimes.com/china/20180731/china-protest-faulty-vaccines/

Related:
疫苗受害者中国药监局抗议 警察抢条幅 (Vaccine victims protest outside China Food and Drug Administration again)
The Voice of America, July 31, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/4507173.html

深圳佳士工人抗争获到场民众支持及高校学生联署声援 (Group of 15 activists arrives in Shenzhen to support workers’ rights defense action, detained after submitting petition letter)
The Voice of America, July 31, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/news-latest-development-of-shenzhen-workers-protest-20180730/4506039.html

Related:
Letter of Support for Shenzhen Jasic Workers Arrested for Demanding to Form Labor Union
Human Rights in China, July 29, 2018
https://www.hrichina.org/en/citizens-square/letter-support-shenzhen-jasic-workers-arrested-demanding-form-labor-union

中国人权律师团律师就佳士工人维权事件的声明 (China Human Rights Lawyers Group’s statement on Shenzhen factory workers rights defense action)
China Human Rights Lawyers Group, July 30, 2018
http://wqw2010.blogspot.com/2018/07/blog-post_307.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

反腐高压震慑!这个“老虎”选择投案自首 (Former Vice Chairman of Hebei People’s Political Consultative Conference surrenders to authorities for serious disciplinary and legal violations)
China News, July 31, 2018
http://www.chinanews.com/gn/2018/07-31/8584938.shtml

Related:
Top cadre under investigation after turning himself in to China’s graft-buster
South China Morning Post, July 31, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2157690/top-cadre-under-investigation-after-turning-himself

广东省中山市政协党组副书记贺振章被“双开” (Deputy Secretary of Zhongshan Political Consultative Conference’s Party Committee is expelled from Party and removed from job for serious disciplinary and legal violations)
The Paper, July 31, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2307604

又一次鼓起“挤水分”的勇气?辽宁人大成立全国首个地方债调查委 (Liaoning Province People’s Congress forms committee to investigate local government debts, first of its kind in the country)
Guancha Syndicate, July 31, 2018
https://www.guancha.cn/economy/2018_07_31_466336.shtml

千万级罚单再现!整肃第三方支付行业,央行是认真的 (China’s central bank imposes heavy fines on third party payment platforms)
Legal Daily, July 31, 2018
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2018-07/31/content_7606774.htm?node=5955

山东省疾控中心官员自杀 目前正在山东省立医院抢救 (Attempted suicide by Shandong Province Disease Control Center official who served on original review panel for faulty vaccines)
China Times, July 31, 2018
http://www.chinatimes.net.cn/article/78927.html

Foxconn workers are the latest victims of Shenzhen’s gentrification
China Labour Bulletin, July 31, 2018
http://www.clb.org.hk/content/foxconn-workers-are-latest-victims-shenzhen%E2%80%99s-gentrification

37,000 Chinese officials punished for “frugality code” breaches
The Guardian, July 31, 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jul/31/37000-chinese-officials-punished-for-frugality-code-breaches

How China’s protectionist vaccine policy has backfired on Beijing
South China Morning Post, July 31, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2157532/how-chinas-protectionist-vaccine-policy-has-backfired

Coffins smashed, seized, exhumed in China as province bans burials to save land
South China Morning Post, July 31, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2157531/coffins-smashed-seized-exhumed-china-province-bans-burials-save

Related:
江西网友建议殡葬改革“先建好灵堂”,官方:正加快建设 (Netizens urge building memorial halls amid government’s push for “zero burial” policy) The Paper, July 31, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2308730

China’s two-child policy is having unintended consequences
The Economist, July 26, 2018
https://www.economist.com/china/2018/07/26/chinas-two-child-policy-is-having-unintended-consequences

ICT and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Chinese surveillance expands to muslims making Mecca pilgrimage
Wall Street Journal, July 31, 2018
https://www.wsj.com/articles/chinese-surveillance-expands-to-muslims-making-mecca-pilgrimage-1533045703

工信部调查多家涉及用户个人信息安全问题企业 (Ministry of Industry and Information Technology investigates IT companies on data breach and privacy infringement)
Legal Daily, July 31, 2018
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2018-07/31/content_7607438.htm?node=5955

官媒宣称中国迈向“刷脸时代” (Chinese state media: China enters Facial Recognition Era)
Radio Free Asia, July 31, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/gf1-07312018102042.html

National Security and Counterterrorism (国家安全与反恐)

China boosts “stability” measures ahead of People's Liberation Army Day
Radio Free Asia, July 31, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/stability-07312018110120.html

Related:
老兵八一上访:昔日保卫政权 今被政权围堵 (Authorities intercept and disperse veterans at train station from going to Beijing to protest)
Deutsche Welle, July 31, 2018
https://p.dw.com/p/32N8g

Hong Kong (香港)

行管會入稟追薪津近300萬 梁國雄:將申法援抗辯 宣誓官司未完追討不合理 (“Long Hair” to apply for legal aid to fight LegCo claim for back wages despite pending judicial review)
The Stand News, July 31, 2018
https://thestandnews.com/politics/行管會入稟追薪津近300萬-梁國雄-將申法援抗辯-宣誓官司未完追討不合理/

Related:
Ousted Hong Kong legislator “Long Hair” Leung Kwok-hung slams “childish and despotic” demand for HK$2.98 million in salary, expenses
South China Morning Post, July 31, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2157639/ousted-hong-kong-legislator-long-hair-leung-kwok-hung-slams

NGO task force identifies 63 victims of human trafficking in Hong Kong using new toolkit
Hong Kong Free Press, July 31, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/07/31/ngo-task-force-identifies-63-victims-human-trafficking-hong-kong-using-new-toolkit/

Commentary (评论)

China may become the world’s leader in AI. But at what cost?
China File, July 30, 2018
http://www.chinafile.com/conversation/china-may-become-worlds-leader-ai-what-cost

Liu Xiaobo memorial a litmus test of protest fatigue in Hong Kong, where democracy movement is divided and disillusioned
South China Morning Post, July 31, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/long-reads/article/2157010/liu-xiaobo-memorial-litmus-test-protest-fatigue

侠客岛:江西“抢棺材”惹众怒,地方政府为何如此激进? (Why is local government so extreme in banning burials?)
China Daily Overseas Edition WeChat, July 31, 2018
https://www.guancha.cn/society/2018_07_31_466373.shtml

China’s sudden #MeToo movement
The Diplomat, July 31, 2018
https://thediplomat.com/2018/07/chinas-sudden-metoo-movement/

Monday, July 30, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese anti-censorship activist Zhen Jianghua unable to nominate own lawyer, as supporters expect trial soon
Hong Kong Free Press, July 30, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/07/30/chinese-anti-censorship-activist-zhen-jianghua-unable-nominate-lawyer-supporters-expect-trial-soon/

藏人倡导母语教育被判刑提上诉 (Tibetan-language education advocate appeals conviction)
Radio Free Asia, July 27, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-07272018095145.html

广东庭审维权人士禁妻旁听 (Wife of lawyer for 709 cases barred from trial “because she is a witness”)
Radio Free Asia, July 27, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-07272018094004.html

“We shouldn’t allow Ilham Tohti to become a second Liu Xiaobo”
Radio Free Asia, July 27, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/hu-tohti-07272018160529.html

Guangdong Activist Xu Lin tried on charges of “stirring up trouble” for writing songs
China Change, July 27, 2018
https://chinachange.org/2018/07/28/guangdong-activist-xu-lin-tried-on-charges-of-stirring-up-trouble-for-writing-songs/

天津首例网络水军删帖案告破:高材生缘何变身“水军都督”? (Tianjin police arrest 16 in first Internet Water Army case)
Tianjin Daily, July 26, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2294242

最高法:在北京、广州筹备增设互联网法院 (Supreme People’s Court to establish Internet courts in Beijing and Guangzhou)
Xinhua News, July 25, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2292691

湖南女子违停被贴罚单,发朋友圈辱骂交警被行政拘留10日 (Woman fined and detained for 10 days for disparaging traffic police on WeChat)
Nanxian Public Security Bureau WeChat, July 25, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2291881

Access to Information (信息公开)

国家文物局:力戒红色旅游中的低俗庸俗恶俗现象 (State Administration of Cultural Heritage issues guidelines for preserving revolutionary artifacts, promoting patriotism)
Legal Daily, July 30, 2018
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2018-07/30/content_7605659.htm?node=5955

浙江网民将描述湖南贪官的打油诗改为当地地名后传播,被罚款 (Netizen is fined for posting limericks on corruption, “spreading false information”)
Changshan News Media WeChat , July 29, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2301605

德州警方:一公号发布疫苗相关文章误导群众,运营者被拘十日 (WeChat public account operator is detained for 10 days for posting vaccine-related information that allegedly misleads public)
Lingxian Public Safety Bureau WeChat, July 28, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2300264

China silencing overseas critics amid crackdown in Muslim region, says U.S. journalist after family detained
Hong Kong Free Press, July 28, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/07/28/china-silencing-overseas-critics-amid-crackdown-muslim-region-says-us-journalist-family-detained/

假疫苗案:张凯律师评论被封 (Lawyer’s critique of vaccine scandal taken down)
Radio Free Asia, July 27, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huanjing/yf2-07272018093751.html

China puts Guangdong musician on trial who sang about Liu Xiaobo
Radio Free Asia, July 27, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/musician-07272018115530.html

Is Western media biased against China? (Part One)
Global Voices, July 26, 2018
https://globalvoices.org/2018/07/26/is-western-media-biased-against-china-part-one/

他在微信群里发大量暴力血腥视频被抓:宣扬恐怖主义 (Man convicted of terrorism for posting gruesome videos in WeChat groups)
Procuratorial Daily, July 27, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2302116

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

【疫苗風波】受害者家屬於北京抗議 要求徹查責任立法規管 (Families of vaccine victims protest in Beijing, demand regulation)
The Stand News, July 30, 2018
https://thestandnews.com/china/疫苗風波-受害者家屬於北京抗議-要求徹查責任立法規管/

Related:
Faulty vaccine scandal fuels rare public outburst in China
The New York Times, July 30, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/30/world/asia/china-protest-faulty-vaccines.html

清华教授许章润吁恢复主席任期制 (Tsinghua University law professor Xu Zhangrun publishes article calling for return of presidential term limits and redress for June 4 )
Radio Free Asia, July 27, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zhengzhi/wy-07272018104925.html

Related:
許章潤:我們當下的恐懼與期待 (Xu Zhangrun: Our current fears and hopes )
The Initium, July 24, 2018
https://theinitium.com/article/20180724-opinion-xuzhangrun-fear-hope

北京高校左派学生高调声援深圳工人维权 (Beijing university students write open letters to support Shenzhen factory workers’ rights defense action)
Deutsche Welle, July 30, 2018
https://www.dw.com/zh/北京高校左派学生高调声援深圳工人维权/a-44882111?maca=chi-rss-chi-ca-1044-rdf&zhongwen=simp

Related:
佳士科技20员工被刑拘 公安进驻 (20 workers detained for “picking quarrels and provoking troubles”)
Radio Free Asia, July 30, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-07302018100309.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

中宣部原副部长鲁炜等3人被提起公诉 均涉嫌受贿 (Former deputy of CPC Propaganda Department and head of Cyberspace Administration Lu Wei charged with bribery)
Beijing News, July 30, 2018
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2018/07/30/497294.html

Related:
Chinese ex-online tsar Lu Wei charged with bribery
BBC News, July 30, 2018
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-45009047

China: Crackdown on Tibetan social groups, new regulations ban social action under guise of fighting “organized crime”
Human Rights Watch, July 29, 2018
https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/07/29/china-crackdown-tibetan-social-groups

U.S. embassy’s social media account used to slam China’s vaccine scandal
South China Morning Post, July 30, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2157525/us-embassys-social-media-account-used-slam-chinas-vaccine-scandal

英外相訪京 與李文足等709大抓捕相關人士會面 (U.K. Foreign Secretary meets 709 rights lawyers and their families in Beijing)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 30, 2018
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1409715-20180730.htm

中國施壓又一樁 台灣合唱團聯合國機構演出喊卡 (China influence kicks Taiwan primary school choir from UNICEF’s World Peace Choral Festival)
Central News Agency (Taiwan) , July 27, 2018
http://www.cna.com.tw/news/firstnews/201807275002-1.aspx

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

傅政华:尽快实现身份数据与公安联网,让群众一次也不用跑 (Ministry of Justice urges incorporation of new ID technology with public security’s databases and social credit system)
The Paper, July 30, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2303055

法者|派出所长郑清占:曾自掏腰包装监控,今建成农村小天网 (How a local police chief builds comprehensive surveillance networks in villages)
The Paper, July 26, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2293623

Hong Kong (香港)

【取締民族黨】民族黨要求警方交出監視陳浩天的記錄 (Hong Kong National Party demands surveillance records on convenor Andy Chan in name of procedural justice)
The Stand News, July 29, 2018
https://thestandnews.com/politics/取締民族黨-民族黨要求警方交出監視陳浩天的記錄/

Related:
Pro-independence party asks police to reveal surveillance records of convener Andy Chan
Hong Kong Free Press, July 30, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/07/30/pro-independence-party-asks-police-reveal-surveillance-records-convener-andy-chan/

China committed to “one country, two systems” for Hong Kong, Foreign Minister Wang Yi tells Britain’s Jeremy Hunt
South China Morning Post, July 30, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2157524/china-committed-one-country-two-systems-hong-kong-foreign

Related:
Hong Kong framework firm: China
Associated Press, July 30, 2018
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2018/07/31/2003697724

香港民主派促减授权票防北京操纵 (Pro-democracy camp urges abolishment of proxy vote to reduce Beijing’s manipulation)
Radio Free Asia, July 30, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/cp-07302018110207.html

Hong Kong-born Nepali, 21, to speak at UN about local ethnic minorities’ fight against racial discrimination
South China Morning Post, July 30, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/community/article/2157349/hong-kong-born-nepali-21-speak-un-about-local-ethnic

記協年報指中央屢強調「一國先於兩制」 主席楊健興:紅線愈來愈紅,底線愈來愈高 (Hong Kong Journalists Association publishes 2018 Annual Report, chairman Chris Yeung: “The red line becomes redder, the bottom line becomes higher”)
Ming Pao, July 29, 2018
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20180729/s00001/1532846028519

Related:
風中之燭 —— 國安法陰影中的言論自由
Candle in the wind: National Security law looms over diminishing freedoms
Hong Kong Journalists Association, July 29, 2018
EN: https://www.hkja.org.hk/site/portal/Site.aspx?id=A1-1655&lang=en-US
CH: https://www.hkja.org.hk/site/portal/Site.aspx?id=A1-1655&lang=zh-TW

National security focus and “China factor” hurting free press in Hong Kong, journalism watchdog says
Hong Kong Free Press, July 30, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/07/30/national-security-focus-china-factor-hurting-free-press-hong-kong-says-journalism-watchdog/

“Beaten black and blue”: Domestic workers still face abuse, wage theft and cramped living in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Free Press, July 28, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/07/28/heads/

Related:
Fighting for the right to stay: For children born in Hong Kong to domestic workers, it’s an uphill battle to get permanent residency
South China Morning Post, July 29, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/community/article/2157301/will-hong-kong-born-children-foreign-domestic-workers-gain

Hong Kong’s Labour Tribunal ordered to reconsider refusal to hear migrant workers via video
South China Morning Post, July 28, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/hong-kong-law-and-crime/article/2157290/hong-kongs-labour-tribunal-ordered-reconsider

Commentary (评论)

网络民主的破灭:极端内容如何一步步操纵我们
The myth of the online echo chamber
BBC News, July 29, 2018
CH: https://www.bbc.com/ukchina/simp/vert-fut-44996579
EN: http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20180416-the-myth-of-the-online-echo-chamber

Li Maizi: “The Public Interest World Needs a Feminist Education”
China Digital Times, June 27, 2018
https://chinadigitaltimes.net/2018/07/li-maizi-the-public-interest-world-needs-a-feminist-education/

Impatient China
China Media Project, July 27, 2018
http://chinamediaproject.org/2018/07/27/impatient-china/

Friday, July 27, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

709家属许艳:一份关于余文生律师的维权清单,告诉您什么是维权路! (On the road of a human rights defender: A chronology by Yu Wensheng’s wife)
China Human Rights Defenders, July 26, 2018
http://wqw2010.blogspot.com/2018/07/709_26.html

人民陪审员法施行满三月:随机抽取解决了“陪而不审”等问题 (Using randomized appointments solves the problem of “flower vase” lay assessors)
The Paper, July 27, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2296934

Access to Information (信息公开)

Detention and deletion follow Beijing embassy blast
China Digital Times, July 26, 2018
https://chinadigitaltimes.net/2018/07/detention-and-deletion-follow-beijing-embassy-blast/

国家网信办会同五部门依法处置“内涵福利社”等19款短视频应用 (Authorities punish 19 video app platforms for “vulgar” contents)
People’s Daily, July 27, 2018
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2018/0727/c1001-30174363.html

Video sharing site Bilibili removed from app stores amid Beijing’s content “clean up”
South China Morning Post, July 27, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/tech/start-ups/article/2157103/video-sharing-site-bilibili-removed-app-stores-amid-beijings-content

Related:
B站宣布整改措施:扩编一倍以上审核人力,在武汉建立新审核中心 (Bilibili announces doubling supervision staff, building supervision center in Wuhan to strengthen content supervision)
36kr.com, July 27, 2018
http://36kr.com/p/5145292.html

秦永敏在香港出书成为“颠覆国家政权罪”证据 (Qin Yongmin’s publication in Hong Kong used as evidence of “subversion of state power”)
Radio France Internationale, July 26, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20180726-秦永敏在香港出书成为颠覆国家政权罪证据

假疫苗案:中宣部禁止媒体报道 (China’s central propaganda department prohibits media reports on fake vaccine)
Radio Free Asia, July 27, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huanjing/ql1-07272018094123.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Beijing police claim man behind explosion at U.S. embassy had “paranoid personality disorder”
Hong Kong Free Press, July 27, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/07/27/beijing-police-claim-man-behind-explosion-us-embassy-paranoid-personality-disorder/

Related:
中国淡化处理美国驻京大使馆外爆炸案 (China downplays explosion outside U.S. embassy)
Voice of America, July 27, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/news-china-us-embassy-explosion-20180726/4501075.html

广东维权人士遭迫害 亲属受株连 (Guangdong rights defender’s family interrogated, interview materials destroyed)
Radio Free Asia, July 26, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-07262018092803.html

「結石寶寶之家」發起人趙連海﹕兒女曾打問題疫苗 公安阻發聲 (Rights defender who led protest in tainted powdered-milk case warned to stay silent on vaccine scandal)
Ming Pao, July 27, 2018
https://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20180727/s00013/1532627992889

Related:
【專訪】忍無可忍 趙連海對中國政府的大控訴 (Rights defender Zhao Lianhai slams authorities over vaccine scandal )
The Stand News, July 26, 2018
https://thestandnews.com/china/專訪-忍無可忍-趙連海對中國政府的大控訴/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

U.S. urged to sanction Chinese officials overseeing sweeping crackdown in Muslim region
Hong Kong Free Press, July 27, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/07/27/us-urged-sanction-chinese-officials-overseeing-sweeping-crackdown-muslim-region/

Related:
新疆人权危机严重 美国国会听证调查 (U.S. Congressional-Executive Commission on China holds hearing on Xinjiang human rights crisis)
Radio Free Asia, July 26, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/wy-07262018112044.html

Tibetan nomads denied licenses for much-needed motorbikes
Radio Free Asia, July 26, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/motorbiles-07262018154641.html

Gay Games team renamed “Taipei”
Taipei Times, July 27, 2018
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2018/07/27/2003697448

Related:
被剥夺东亚青运主办权台湾今提申复不排除声请国际仲裁 (Taiwan to raise appeal against withdrawal of right to host youth games, considers international arbitration)
Radio France Internationale, July 27, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/港澳台/20180726-被剥夺东亚青运主办权台湾今提申复不排除声请国际仲裁

Ex-assistant chairman of China’s banking regulator gets 16 years in prison for corruption, state media says
South China Morning Post, July 27, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2157097/ex-assistant-chairman-chinas-banking-regulator-gets-16

“既想当大官、又想发大财”的他,受贿2.7亿、造成损失29亿! (Former member of CPC Standing Committee and former deputy governor of Anhui province tried for accepting bribes of RMB 270 million)
Beijing News, July 27, 2018
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2018-07-27/doc-ihfvkitx9631626.shtml

Minority groups in China facing repression, says Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom
Business Standard, July 27, 2018
https://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ani/minority-groups-in-china-facing-repression-says-ministerial-to-advance-religious-freedom-118072700700_1.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Marco Rubio: Google, other U.S. companies are aiding Chinese surveillance
Washington Examiner, July 26, 201 8
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/defense-national-security/marco-rubio-google-other-us-companies-are-aiding-chinese-surveillance

China's Xinjiang Province: A surveillance state unlike any the world has ever seen
Spiegel Online, July 26, 2018
http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/china-s-xinjiang-province-a-surveillance-state-unlike-any-the-world-has-ever-seen-a-1220174.html

Related:
China's crimes against humanity you've never heard of
CNN, July 26, 2018
https://edition.cnn.com/2018/07/26/opinions/xinjiang-china-caster-intl/index.html

Hong Kong (香港)

The last days of a Hong Kong street for singing your heart out
The New York Times, July 27, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/27/world/asia/hong-kong-mong-kok-pedestrian-zone.html

Commentary (评论)

Wake up to the security risks in Chinese tech dominance
Financial Times, July 27, 2018
https://www.ft.com/content/233f7dce-9013-11e8-9609-3d3b945e78cf

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Group slams China's record on ethnic Mongolians amid calls for writer's release
Radio Free Asia, July 26, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/mongolians-07262018140229.html

China says graft suspects detained under new measure must be well treated
Reuters, July 26, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-politics-corruption/china-says-graft-suspects-detained-under-new-measure-must-be-well-treated-idUSKBN1KG083

709三周年 涉案僧人终获自由 (After 2 years of house arrest, monk caught in 709 crackdown regains freedom)
Radio Free Asia, July 25, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/gf2-07252018093154.html

Hubei couple arrested for contacts with foreign missionary
Bitter Winter, July 25, 2018
https://bitterwinter.org/couple-arrested-for-contacts-with-foreign-missionary/

Access to Information (信息公开)

全国扫黄打非办公布10起“净网”“护苗”典型案件 (Ten guiding cases for crackdown on internet pornography released)
Legal Daily, July 26, 2018
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2018-07/26/content_7602996.htm?node=5955

北京市网信办公安局联合约谈脉脉,责令关闭匿名发布信息功能 (Beijing authorities order shutdown of website for anonymous release of information)
Beijing News, July 26, 2018
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/finance/2018/07/26/496887.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

公民怎样监督官员方能不踩红线 (How citizens can monitor government officials without crossing the “red line”)
Legal Daily, July 26, 2018
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2018-07/26/content_7602473.htm?node=5955

早報:中國 #MeToo 運動持續發酵,多名媒體人、公益人、作家被爆性侵 (China’s #MeToo spreads to media, public interest, and publishing industries)
The Initium, July 26, 2018
https://theinitium.com/article/20180726-morning-brief/

Related:
中传教授被举报性侵 校方:一经核实将坚决处理,绝不姑息!(School launches investigation into professor reported for sexual assault)
Beijing News, July 26, 2018
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2018/07/26/496879.html

Man, woman detained after blast near U.S. Embassy in Beijing
Radio Free Asia, July 26, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/blast-07262018114325.html

Related:
Blast heard near U.S. Embassy in China in “suspected self-immolation” attempt
Sina English, July 26, 2018
http://english.sina.com/china/d/2018-07-26/detail-ihfvkitx0619634.shtml

U.S. Embassy street in Beijing is rocked by blast
The New York Times, July 26, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/26/world/asia/beijing-embassy-explosion.html

Why China’s premier used hit movie “Dying to Survive” to push for cheaper cancer drugs
South China Morning Post, July 26, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2157019/why-chinas-premier-used-hit-movie-dying-survive-push

深圳佳士工会遭打压 各方声援 (Citizens rally as Shenzhen trade union faces reprisal)
Radio Free Asia, July 24, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-07242018093404.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Taiwan denounces Beijing’s drive to leave it isolated on world stage
Associated Press, July 26, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2157023/taiwan-denounces-beijings-drive-leave-it-isolated-world

Related:
US airlines' website changes to Taiwan references “incomplete”, says China
Channel NewsAsia, July 26, 2018
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/us-airlines--website-changes-to-taiwan-references--incomplete---says-china-10564726

吉林省食药监局原党组书记、局长崔洪海今日被提起公诉 (Former party secretary and director of Jilin Provincial Food and Drug Administration Bureau who issued production license to problematic vaccine prosecuted, suspected of bribery)
Beijing News, July 26, 2018
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2018/07/26/496862.html

Related:
Chinese drug regulators step up nationwide inspections after latest vaccine scandal
South China Morning Post, July 26, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2156943/chinese-drug-regulators-step-nationwide-inspections

A vaccine scandal shakes trust in China’s government
The Economist, July 26, 2018
https://www.economist.com/china/2018/07/28/a-vaccine-scandal-shakes-trust-in-chinas-government

北京:下半年将落实积分落户政策,为首批申请人办理手续 (Beijing to commence score-based hukou registration in second half of 2018)
The Paper, July 26, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2294536

全国检察机关从严治检:上半年查处检察人员违纪违法262人 (In first half of year, 262 procurators investigated for breach of law or regulations)
The Paper, July 26, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2291622

Australia's fight against Chinese political interference
Foreign Affairs, July 26, 2018
https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/australia/2018-07-26/australias-fight-against-chinese-political-interference

China’s belt-and-road plans are to be welcomed—and worried about
The Economist, July 26, 2018
https://www.economist.com/leaders/2018/07/26/chinas-belt-and-road-plans-are-to-be-welcomed-and-worried-about

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Big investors are placing bets on China’s facial recognition start-ups
The New York Times, July 26, 2018
EN: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/24/business/dealbook/china-facial-recognition.html
CH: https://cn.nytimes.com/business/20180726/china-facial-recognition/

U.S. technology sent to Chinese police was within rules, Commerce Department says
Wall Street Journal, July 26, 2018
https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-technology-sent-to-chinese-police-was-within-rules-commerce-dept-says-1532614108

Hong Kong (香港)

【區議會劃界】建制未卜先知選區範圍 民建聯小花否認指「做下義工啫」(Among gerrymandering concerns, pro-Beijing party DAB suspected to have known about redrawn district borders 3 months prior to publication)
Inmediahk.net, July 26, 2018
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1058565

公務員配偶福利案 男同志將上訴至終院 (Civil servant in same-sex couple benefits case receives legal aid, will proceed to Court of Final Appeal)
The Stand News, July 26, 2018
https://thestandnews.com/lgbtq/公務員配偶福利案-男同志將上訴至終院/

香港书展闭幕有读者不满中资影响出版业 (As Hong Kong Book Fair ends, readers worry mainland funding will taint publishing industry)
Voice of America, July 26, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/news-hongkong-book-fair-20180725/4499419.html

Guangdong officials endorse proposal to set up so-called Hong Kong towns on mainland China
South China Morning Post, July 26, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2156863/guangdong-officials-endorse-proposal-set-so-called-hong-kong

港大民调:海峡两岸四地政府港人对北京最反感 (Hong Kong University poll: Hong Kong people most disgusted with Beijing among four governments across Taiwan Strait)
Radio France Internationale, July 26, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/港澳台/20180726-港大民调海峡两岸四地政府港人对北京最反感

Commentary (评论)

Video: China is erasing its border with Hong Kong
Vox, July 26, 2018
https://shanghaiist.com/2018/07/26/china-is-erasing-its-border-with-hong-kong/

China’s policies spur Central Asians to cautiously chart independent course: Analysis
Eurasia Review, July 26, 2018
https://www.eurasiareview.com/26072018-chinas-policies-spur-central-asians-to-cautiously-chart-independent-course-analysis/

If the Hong Kong National Party is banned, could any two people who mock mainlanders be next?
South China Morning Post, July 26, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/hong-kong/article/2156741/if-hong-kong-national-party-banned-could-any-two

中国知识界的爆雷之夜,让肆无忌惮的咸猪手有所敬畏 (Overnight, the collective thunder of Chinese intellectual community exposes those who commit sexual assault)
Beijing News, July 26, 2018
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/opinion/2018/07/26/496814.html

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China: One in five arrests take place in “police state” Xinjiang
The Guardian, July 25, 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jul/25/china-one-in-five-arrests-take-place-in-police-state-xinjiang

Related:
Criminal arrests in Xinjiang account for 21% of China’s total in 2017
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, July 25, 2018
https://www.nchrd.org/2018/07/criminal-arrests-in-xinjiang-account-for-21-of-chinas-total-in-2017/

NGOs note “staggering” rise in arrests as China cracks down on minorities in Muslim region
Hong Kong Free Press, July 25, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/07/25/ngos-note-staggering-rise-arrests-china-cracks-minorities-muslim-region/

儿童接种假疫苗 家长赴京遭拦截 (Petitioning parents whose children received fake vaccine intercepted on way to Beijing)
Radio Free Asia, July 25, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huanjing/yf2-07252018093050.html

Swept up in China’s anti-corruption campaign, and forsaken by a secretive, suspect legal system
South China Morning Post, July 25, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2156620/swept-chinas-anti-corruption-campaign-and-forsaken

中国当局秘判遭泰国遣返维权人士 (Chinese authorities secretly sentence rights defenders repatriated from Thailand)
Radio Free Asia, July 25, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-07252018092918.html

Chinese court cited activist’s book on democracy in handing down 13-year “subversion” sentence
Hong Kong Free Press, July 25, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/07/25/chinese-court-cited-activists-book-democracy-handing-13-year-subversion-sentence/

中政委:要总结认罪认罚从宽制度试点经验,解决案多人少矛盾 (Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission: Reform of criminal procedure speeds up and simplifies prosecution)
The Paper, July 25, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2290483

Related:
中央政法委:研究出台错案追责办法 (Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission to consider accountability mechanisms for misjudged cases)
Beijing News, July 25, 2018
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2018/07/25/496636.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Giving in to China, U.S. airlines drop Taiwan (in name at least)
The New York Times, July 25, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/25/business/taiwan-american-airlines-china.html

Related:
U.S. airlines meet Beijing halfway on describing Taiwan
The Wall Street Journal, July 25, 2018
https://www.wsj.com/articles/american-airlines-bows-to-beijing-on-taiwan-issue-1532490608

打击网络“黄”“非”活动 建立监管长效机制 (In first half of year, more than 5,000 cases investigated related to pornography and illegal activities online)
People's Daily, July 25, 2018
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2018/0725/c1001-30168713.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China blames “independence activists” for axing of Taiwan Olympic event
Reuters, July 25, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-taiwan-youthgames/china-blames-independence-activists-for-axing-of-taiwan-olympic-event-idUSKBN1KF12B?

質詢疫苗造假 重慶家長湧防疫站 疾控中心諉過廠方 信訪辦﹕等上級結果 (Parents swarming Letters and Calls Office in Chongqing are told to wait for “superior’s orders,” leader of complaint led away for questioning)
Ming Pao, July 25, 2018
https://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20180725/s00013/1532456289966

Chinese State Drug Administration official mocked for awkward TV appearance
SupChina, July 24, 2018
https://supchina.com/2018/07/24/sda-official-mocked-for-awkward-tv-appearance/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Islamic leaders have nothing to say about China’s internment camps for Muslims
Foreign Policy, July 24, 2018
https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/07/24/islamic-leaders-have-nothing-to-say-about-chinas-internment-camps-for-muslims/

活动人士诉说维吾尔人藏人遭遇 美议员吁为受迫害人士发声 (U.S. senator calls for support for oppressed Uyghurs and Tibetans at religious freedom in Asia rally)
Voice of America, July 24, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/rally-religious-20180724/4498352.html

China arrests 15 people after vaccine maker admits wrongdoing
Al Jazeera, July 25, 2018
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/07/china-arrests-15-people-vaccine-maker-admits-wrongdoing-180725063917878.html

Related:
Vaccine scandal: The Chinese officials who defy disgrace to rise from the ashes of public crises
South China Morning Post, July 25, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2156873/vaccine-scandal-chinese-officials-who-defy-disgrace

Historic Chinese town resists eviction for theme park
Channel NewsAsia, July 25, 2018
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/historic-chinese-town-resists-eviction-for-theme-park-10560834

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China said to quickly withdraw approval for new Facebook venture
The New York Times, July 25, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/25/business/facebook-china.html

Facebook sets up subsidiary in China despite website ban
The Guardian, July 25, 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/jul/25/facebook-sets-up-subsidiary-in-china-despite-website-ban

互联网信息中心:商业网站新闻客户端内容安全需加强自我监管 (CIIC: Commercial news websites should step up self-monitoring on content)
The Paper, July 24, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2288689

5G network will be “made in China” with or without ban: Huawei
Sydney Morning Herald, July 26, 2018
https://www.smh.com.au/business/companies/5g-network-will-be-made-in-china-with-or-without-ban-huawei-20180725-p4ztkq.html

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

拉萨再度“扫黑除恶” 民众恐慌 (New “anti-triad” crackdown in Lhasa sparks panic as government hunts religious groups for “using religion to spread rumors against the state”)
Radio Free Asia, July 25, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-07242018095858.html

Taiwan’s emerging push for “cyber autonomy”
The Jamestown Foundation, July 25, 2018
https://jamestown.org/program/taiwans-emerging-push-for-cyber-autonomy-2/?mc_cid=8c4aaa9f2b&mc_eid=a762503c8c

Returning Uyghur fighters and China’s national security dilemma
The Jamestown Foundation, July 25, 2018
https://jamestown.org/program/returning-uighur-fighters-and-chinas-national-security-dilemma/?mc_cid=8c4aaa9f2b&mc_eid=a762503c8c

Hong Kong (香港)

Advocacy of separatism will be suppressed, Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam warns as she breaks silence on proposed ban for political party
South China Morning Post, July 25, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2156876/advocacy-separatism-will-be-suppressed-hong-kong-leader

All Hong Kong airlines change Taiwan’s destination name to “Taiwan, China” on deadline set by Beijing
Hong Kong Free Press, July 25, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/07/25/hong-kong-airlines-change-taiwans-destination-name-taiwan-china-deadline-set-beijing/

Let Hongkongers serve in People’s Liberation Army voluntarily, pro-Beijing party suggests
South China Morning Post, July 25, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2156780/let-hongkongers-serve-peoples-liberation-army-voluntarily

Hong Kong clinics prepare for influx of mainland visitors after China vaccine scandal
Channel NewsAsia, July 25, 2018
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/hong-kong-clinics-prepare-for-influx-of-mainland-visitors-after-china-vaccine-scandal-10562180

Commentary (评论)

Hi-tech surveillance needs safeguards
South China Morning Post, July 25, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2156866/hi-tech-surveillance-needs-safeguards

Censorship, geopolitical time bombs, and China’s Islamophobia problem
The Jamestown Foundation, July 25, 2018
https://jamestown.org/program/censorship-geopolitical-time-bombs-and-chinas-islamophobia-problem/?mc_cid=8c4aaa9f2b&mc_eid=a762503c8c

From Merkel to Magnitsky: Pressuring China on human rights
China Digital Times, July 24, 2018
https://chinadigitaltimes.net/2018/07/from-merkel-to-magnitsky-pressuring-china-on-human-rights/

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

没有呈堂的物证:第三人DNA疑被隐匿,男子因杀人罪入狱16年,写血书申诉 (Man appeals murder conviction after spending 16 years in jail, alleging forced confession and spoliation of evidence)
Beijing Youth Daily, July 24, 2018
https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s?__biz=MzU2MzQzOTg1Nw==&mid=2247484931&idx=1&sn=b539e0cd35d60bece477fcfe769c1f4b&chksm=fc5b779dcb2cfe8b54fc7973d7dec56f8b547aa77cb53e7520e4be4ff09c92a0b2ef64530cd5&scene=0#rd

甘肃蒙冤企业家获无罪:被关11年,拟申请国家赔偿逾20亿 (Wrongfully convicted businessman who spent 11 years in prison for alleged contract fraud seeks RMB 2 billion in state compensation)
The Paper, July 24, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2287501

北京:以个人名义公开募捐拟被禁止,承诺捐款未履行将被起诉 (Beijing solicits public comments on its proposal to regulate city’s philanthropic industry, including ban on personal fund raising and prosecution for failure to pay donation pledge)
The Paper, July 24, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2288092

人权捍卫者黎容好被构陷案今开庭审理,公诉人未建议量刑 法官未依法宣告当庭释放 (Rights defender Li Ronghao’s trial: Prosecutor did not press for a sentence charge, yet judge refuses to release Li)
China Human Rights Defenders, July 23, 2018
http://wqw2010.blogspot.com/2018/07/blog-post_56.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

China censors social media posts about vaccine scandal, monitor says, as tabloid suggests issue has been overblown
South China Morning Post, July 25, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2156691/china-censors-social-media-posts-about-vaccine-scandal-monitor

Related:
Chinese vaccine firm hit with probes as Beijing seeks to tamp down outrage
Channel NewsAsia, July 25, 2018
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/health/chinese-vaccine-firm-hit-with-probes-as-beijing-seeks-to-tamp-down-outrage-10557168

Beijing continues to play down “Made in China 2025,” saying world should take “objective” view
South China Morning Post, July 24, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/economy/article/2156676/beijing-continues-play-down-made-china-2025-saying-world-should

US airlines poised to change Taiwan references as China deadline looms
Reuters, July 24, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-airlines-china/us-airlines-poised-to-change-taiwan-references-as-china-deadline-looms-idUSKBN1KE1GB

Related:
Beijing weighs options as deadline looms for airlines to describe Taiwan as part of China
South China Morning Post, July 24, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2156686/beijing-weighs-options-deadline-looms-airlines-describe

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

环保公益人冯永锋被曝性骚扰,回应:将彻底戒酒,绝不再犯 (Environmental activist Feng Yongfeng vows to quit drinking amid sexual assault allegations)
The Paper, July 24, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2288645

Related:
知名公益人雷闯性侵事件:举报者否认和他有恋人关系 (Rights activist considers submitting himself to police after accuser denies that they were in a relationship)
The Paper, July 23, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2287284

北京家庭教会吁政府尊重信仰自由 (34 Christian house churches in Beijing release joint statement, urging authorities to respect religious freedom)
Radio Free Asia, July 24, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/gf1-07242018094351.html

厕所里“推翻共产党”标语, 另一种“厕所革命” (In another kind of “Bathroom Revolution,” handwritten messages such as “overthrowing the Communist Party” appear on walls of public restrooms in major cities)
The Voice of America, July 24, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/toilet-revolution-20180723/4495369.html

李美青、陈燕华就其看望709家属李文足时遭警方殴打致骨折案提起行政诉讼 (Rights defenders file administrative suit for broken bones from police beating during their visit to Li Wenzu, 709 rights lawyer’s wife)
China Human Rights Defenders, July 23, 2018
http://wqw2010.blogspot.com/2018/07/709_23.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

国家能源局原副局长王晓林涉受贿罪被逮捕 (Deputy Director of National Energy Administration is arrested on corruption charges)
Supreme People's Procuratorate, July 24, 2018
http://news.ifeng.com/a/20180724/59379120_0.shtml

China’s vaccination system has been tainted by corruption, weak regulations and staff shortages
South China Morning Post, July 24, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2156525/three-cancers-attacking-health-chinas-vaccine-system

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Parallel traders, beware: new facial recognition system installed at Hong Kong-Shenzhen border
South China Morning Post, July 24, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2156510/china-uses-facial-recognition-system-deter-tax-free-traders-hong

小米应用商店全面清查:决定不再收录新增的P2P理财类应用 (Xiaomi tightens scrutiny on P2P lending apps on its platform)
The Paper, July 24, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2290083

Beijing’s Big Brother tech needs African faces
Foreign Policy, July 24, 2018
https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/07/24/beijings-big-brother-tech-needs-african-faces/

Hong Kong (香港)

Pro-democracy district councilors accuse electoral body of gerrymandering in 2019 election redistricting
Hong Kong Free Press, July 24, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/07/24/pro-democracy-district-councillors-accuse-electoral-body-gerrymandering-2019-election-redistricting/

2018香港书展:寒蝉效应下被萎缩的自由出版市场 (Chilling effect of diminished freedom in publishing: number of “politically sensitive” books is reduced at Hong Kong Book Fair)
BBC News, July 24, 2018
https://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/chinese-news-44920323

Hong Kong rural leaders call for Beijing to interpret Basic Law to keep home-building rights
South China Morning Post, July 24, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2156517/hong-kong-rural-leaders-call-beijing-interpret-basic-law

Hong Kong academics warn of “political battleground” at universities
Channel NewsAsia, July 24, 2018
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/hong-kong-academics-warn-of--political-battleground--at-universities-10557276

Commentary (评论)

China, EU seize control of the world’s cyber agenda
Politico, July 24, 2018
https://www.politico.com/story/2018/07/22/china-europeglobal-cyber-agenda-us-internet-735083

“问题疫苗真是疫苗问题吗?” (Is the real problem just about vaccine?)
Deutsche Welle, July 24, 2018
https://p.dw.com/p/31zX3

Monday, July 23, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

狱中江天勇被迫服用不明药物令人忧虑 (Parents visit Jiang Tianyong, worry about his intake of unnamed medication and memory loss)
Voice of America, July 24, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/news-jailed-rights-attorney-forced-to-take-unknown-media-20180723/4494839.html

Woman who splashed Xi Jinping poster sent to psychiatric jospital
“泼墨女孩”被送株洲精神病院
Radio Free Asia, July 23, 2018
EN: https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/hospitalized-07232018105734.html
CH: https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-07232018094440.html

徐琳案开庭律师将做无罪辩护 (Activist songwriter to plead not guilty to “picking quarrels” charges at trial)
Radio Free Asia, July 23, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-07232018094544.html

长沙一男子刑拘时中风致偏瘫,向警方索赔172万被法院驳回 (Court denies damages to paralyzed man who suffered stroke during detention)
Rednet.cn, July 23, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2285426

河南开封龙亭区法院用“抖音”晒失信人:强化舆论氛围 (Local court in Henan publicizes personal information of “people who lost trust” on social network Douyin, to “intensify public opinion atmosphere”)
Yingxiang, July 22, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2283194

天津法院重金悬赏老赖财产线索,最高可奖励181万 (Tianjin court announces rewards for information on debt defaulters’ financial assets)
Tianjin Binhai People’s Court WeChat, July 21, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2282499

沈阳:已抓获编造、传播“手机扫码引发加油站爆炸”信息嫌犯 (Man is detained for fabricating and spreading “terrorist message” online)
Xinhua, July 21, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2282213

贵州医生揭医院黑幕反成被告 (Doctors are ordered to pay damages to hospital for refusing to perform operations that violate health regulations)
Radio Free Asia, July 20, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-07202018095736.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

北京政宣标语限期撤除 原因不明 (Beijing’s Shunyi District removes political slogan bulletin boards)
Deutsche Welle, July 23, 2018
https://p.dw.com/p/31tsZ

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Interview: “She can't make public appearances”
专访廖天琪:德国歌德学院将为刘霞提供资助
Radio Free Asia, July 23, 2018
EN: https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/liu-07202018111618.html
CH: https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/lh-07192018105259.html

建工会受打压 深圳工人高歌维权 (Shenzhen factory workers protest after authorities crushed their attempt to form labor union)
Radio Free Asia, July 23, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/hdf-07232018110338.html

網貸平台存聯繫 幕後老闆同一人(P2P lending victims form rights group)
Ming Pao, July 23, 2018
https://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20180723/s00013/1532283826078

Government Accountability (政府问责)

首次巡视副省级城市,10个先查的都有问题 (First national inspection tour of Central Commission for Discipline Inspection focuses on eradicating “bad influence” of convicted officials such as Bo Xilai)
ifeng.com, July 23, 2018
http://news.ifeng.com/a/20180723/59360894_0.shtml

Chinese President Xi Jinping orders crackdown over “appalling” vaccine scandal
South China Morning Post, July 23, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2156431/chinese-premier-li-keqiang-promises-clean-vaccine

Related:
In China, vaccine scandal infuriates parents and tests government
The New York Times, July 23, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/world/asia/china-vaccines-scandal-investigation.html

疫苗危机:矛头不准针对党和政府 (Vaccine scandal victims are ordered not to criticize government or Party)
Deutsche Welle, July 23, 2018
https://p.dw.com/p/31uLk

Chinese State Council solicits advice from the people through “General Inspection Survey”
SupChina, July 23, 2018
https://supchina.com/2018/07/23/chinese-state-council-solicits-advice-from-the-people-through-general-inspection-survey/

青海水利工程扰民 军警戒备防示威 (Qinghai deploys police and soldiers at hydraulic engineering project site in Tibetan district)
Radio Free Asia, July 23, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-07232018095018.html

40年来中国实现人权事业发展历史性进步 (China has achieved historic progress in human rights development, say experts at Reform and Opening and China Human Rights Development Conference)
Guangming Daily, July 19, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2275652

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Why China’s tech-savvy millennials are quitting WeChat
South China Morning Post, July 23, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2156297/how-growing-privacy-fears-china-are-driving-wechat-users-away

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong National Party leader Andy Chan says judicial review of attempt to ban it is possible
South China Morning Post, July 22, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2156350/hong-kong-national-party-leader-andy-chan-says-judicial

Related:
In pictures: Hongkongers rally for free speech amid gov’t plan to ban political party
Hong Kong Free Press, July 22, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/07/22/pictures-hongkongers-rally-free-speech-amid-govt-plan-ban-political-party

We wouldn’t watch any group if it wasn’t breaking the law, says police chief after ban threat against pro-independence Hong Kong National Party
South China Morning Post, July 23, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2156513/we-wouldnt-watch-any-group-if-it-wasnt-breaking-law-says

【真 ‧ 社团? 】廿名神秘大汉全程「观察」民阵游行 特别关注独派组织 (Suspicious gang in black monitors civil organizations’ demonstration against ban on Hong Kong National Party)
The Stand News, July 21, 2018
https://thestandnews.com/politics/反對取締民族黨遊行-廿名神秘大漢全程-觀察-特別關注獨派組織

记协关注保安局引用传媒报道作「香港民族党」「罪证」
Hong Kong Journalists Association expresses concern over the use of media reports by the Security Bureau as evidence in banning Hong Kong Nationalist Party
Hong Kong Journalists Association, July 21, 2018
EN: https://www.hkja.org.hk/site/portal/Site.aspx?id=A1-1650&lang=en-US
CN: https://www.hkja.org.hk/site/portal/Site.aspx?id=A1-1650&lang=zh-TW

Is Hong Kong racist? Prejudice against ethnic minorities, especially Africans, undermines city’s claim to be truly international
South China Morning Post, July 21, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/community/article/2156199/hong-kong-racist-prejudice-against-ethnic-minorities

向李慧玲發律師信 梁振英指刑事誹謗:官員有依法保護聲譽權利 (Former Chief Executive CY Leung sues media host for defamation)
Ming Pao, July 23, 2018
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20180723/s00001/1532321788542

Commentary (评论)

Big Brother facial recognition needs ethical regulations
The Conversation, July 23, 2018
http://theconversation.com/big-brother-facial-recognition-needs-ethical-regulations-99983

China is intent on overtaking the US to lead the world in AI
Financial Times, July 23, 2018
https://www.ft.com/content/9415ba1a-8e59-11e8-bb8f-a6a2f7bca546

As Hong Kong police evoke “Minority Report” in banning a political party, who will be next?
Hong Kong Free Press, July 21, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/07/21/hong-kong-police-evoke-minority-report-banning-political-party-will-next

Friday, July 20, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

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

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

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

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

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

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

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

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

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

Government Accountability (政府问责)

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

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

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

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hong Kong (香港)

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

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

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

Commentary (评论)

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

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

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

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

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

Access to Information (信息公开)

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

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

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

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

Government Accountability (政府问责)

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

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

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

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

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

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

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