Thursday, August 30, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Hidden but not forgotten: Int’l Day of the Disappeared shines light on Tibet’s dark prison secrets
Hong Kong Free Press, August 30, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/08/30/hidden-not-forgotten-intl-day-disappeared-shines-light-tibets-dark-prison-secrets/

维权人士黄燕获准延期暂居台湾 (Rights defender and refugee Huang Yan granted extended stay in Taiwan pending third country intake)
Radio Free Asia, August 29, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/hcm-08292018095614.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Tokyo protests Beijing’s exclusion of Sankei Shimbun reporter from covering diplomatic meeting
Japan Times, August 30, 2018
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/08/30/national/tokyo-protests-beijings-exclusion-sankei-shimbun-reporter-covering-diplomatic-meeting/#.W4gndyRKjGh

Related:
日本就中国阻碍《产经新闻》记者采访提出抗议 (Japan protests China for refusing Sankei Shimbun reporters access to interview)
Voice of America, August 30, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/Japan-Protests-As-Reporter-Blocked-From-Covering-China-FM/4550453.html

China launches platform to stamp out "online rumors"
Reuters, August 30, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-internet/china-launches-platform-to-stamp-out-online-rumors-idUSKCN1LF0HL?

Related:
China launches official online rumor information platform
Xinhua News Agency, August 30, 2018
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-08/29/c_137428781.htm

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China’s Hui mosque protests blamed on “reckless” local officials
South China Morning Post, August 30, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/poliitics/article/2162037/chinas-hui-mosque-protests-blamed-reckless-local-officials

Authorities say Chinese mosque dispute “under control”
Associated Press, August 30, 2018
https://www.apnews.com/11aafda3ddcf47348542f28d07578856/Authorities-say-Chinese-mosque-dispute-'under-control'

“China’s Twitch” Huya bans live streaming of passengers by ride-hailing drivers after public backlash
South China Morning Post, August 30, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/tech/article/2161966/chinas-twitch-huya-bans-live-streaming-passengers-ride-hailing-drivers-after

How social media is helping gay Chinese men fight HIV
South China Morning Post, August 30, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2161858/how-social-media-helping-gay-chinese-men-fight-hiv

Government Accountability (政府问责)

UN panel “alarmed” by reports over Xinjiang
Deutsche-Welle, August 30, 2018
https://www.dw.com/en/un-panel-alarmed-by-reports-over-xinjiang/a-45293724

Related:
UN calls on China to free Uighurs from “re-education camps”
Reuters, August 30, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-rights-un/u-n-calls-on-china-to-free-uighurs-from-re-education-camps-idUSKCN1LF1D6

聯合國促中國立即釋放新疆「再教育營」被囚人士 (UN urges China to immediately release prisoners in “re-education camps” in Xinjiang)
The Stand News, August 30, 2018
https://thestandnews.com/china/聯合國促中國立即釋放新疆-再教育營-被囚人士/

新疆频传人权侵害 美议员要求制裁中国 (U.S. lawmakers demand sanctions on Chinese officials over Xinjiang human rights violations)
Deutsche Welle, August 30, 2018
https://www.dw.com/zh/新疆频传人权侵害-美议员要求制裁中国/a-45285697?maca=chi-rss-chi-ca-1044-rdf&zhongwen=simp

Related:
Chairs lead bipartisan letter urging administration to sanction Chinese officials complicit in Xinjiang abuses
Congressional-Executive Commission on China, August 29, 2018
https://www.cecc.gov/media-center/press-releases/chairs-lead-bipartisan-letter-urging-administration-to-sanction-chinese

China says U.S. has no right to criticize its minorities policies
Reuters, August 30, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-rights-xinjiang/china-says-u-s-has-no-right-to-criticize-its-minorities-policies-idUSKCN1LF0MS

China rejects US lawmakers’ sanctions call over Muslim camps
The Republic, August 30, 2018
http://www.therepublic.com/2018/08/30/as-china-us/

China officials “faked water tests with bottled water”
BBC News, August 30, 2018
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-45355948

Beijing unimpressed by United Airlines’ “flexible” approach to Taiwan
South China Morning Post, August 30, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/2162022/beijing-unimpressed-united-airlines-flexible-approach-taiwan

今年10位高校“一把手”落马:有人“深耕”几十年 (10 top leaders of universities investigated for disciplinary, legal violations this year)
Beijing Youth Daily, August 30, 2018
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2018-08-30/doc-ihikcahh1824524.shtml

Supply chains: the dirty secret of China’s prisons
Financial Times, August 30, 2018
https://www.ft.com/content/1416a056-833b-11e7-94e2-c5b903247afd

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

China says it is helping Afghanistan with defense, counterterrorism
Reuters, August 30, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-afghanistan/china-says-it-is-helping-afghanistan-with-defense-counterterrorism-idUSKCN1LF13H

Hong Kong (香港)

Section of Hong Kong’s new train station will effectively become Chinese territory next Tuesday
Hong Kong Free Press, August 30, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/08/30/section-hong-kongs-new-train-station-will-effectively-become-chinese-territory-next-tuesday/

陳浩天FCC宣揚港獨 成取締民族黨新「罪證」(Andy Chan's talk at FCC becomes new "criminal evidence" for banning the National Party)
Singtao, August 30, 2018
http://www.stheadline.com/inews-content.php?cat=a&nid=195982

Related:
FCC演講加去信特朗普 社團主任「加料」促保安局取締民族黨 (After China Vice Premier comment, police tenders further evidence in support of ban on Hong Kong National Party)
The Stand News, August 30, 2018
https://thestandnews.com/politics/fcc演講加去信特朗普-社團主任-加料-促保安局取締民族黨

教大學生會:會長開學禮講辭提港獨 校方大聲播音樂騷擾 譴責張仁良不尊重 (Hong Kong University of Education Student Union issues statement condemning school for playing loud music during student speech mentioning independence)
The Stand News, August 30, 2018
https://thestandnews.com/politics/教大學生會-會長開學禮講辭提港獨-校方大聲播音樂騷擾-譴責張仁良不尊重/

Commentary (评论)

Can China convince the world to like it?
Quartz, August 30, 2018
https://qz.com/1369639/can-china-convince-the-world-to-like-it/

对“正当防卫”机械化认定,是对现有法律的错误解释 (Mechanical application of right of self-defense leads to misapplication of law)
Beijing News, August 30, 2018
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/opinion/2018/08/30/502181.html

The many-headed hydra of Chinese censorship
Financial Times, August 30, 2018
https://www.ft.com/content/481a5282-ab1f-11e8-89a1-e5de165fa619

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

河南男子被羁押九年多获无罪,申请1232万余元国家赔偿 (Man detained for over 9 years is acquitted, applies for state compensation of 12.32 million RMB)
The Paper, August 29, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2386948

倪玉兰夫妇上房产中介“黑名单”被拒租房 (Beijing rights defenders on real estate blacklist, are refused rental)
Radio Free Asia, August 29, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/jingmao/ql2-08292018095133.html

Video: Six policemen came to the home of a young woman and seized her for interrogation
China Change, August 28, 2018
https://chinachange.org/2018/08/28/video-six-policemen-came-to-the-home-of-a-young-woman-at-night-and-seized-her-for-interrogation-subtitled/

Access to Information (信息公开)

网络大V被拉清单 当局网紧文字狱 (Henan authorities compile list of internet “Big Vs” with more than 10k followers as step-up of internet surveillance regime)
Radio Free Asia, August 28, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/ql1-08282018091530.html

Trump’s Google threat smacks of Chinese government-style Internet control
Washington Post, August 28, 2018
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/josh-rogin/wp/2018/08/28/trumps-google-threat-smacks-of-chinese-government-style-internet-control/?utm_term=.1f04e8e938f9

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

家人呼吁外界关注狱中江天勇生死 (Jiang Tianyong’s family calls for worldwide concern for his situation in prison)
Voice of America, August 29, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/news-health-of-jailed-rights-attorney-deteriorated-20180829/4548863.html

深圳佳士维权:声援团成员披露被警方带走过程 (Some released supporters of Jasic worker rights reveal process of being taken away by the police, but core members of solidarity team are still without contact)
BBC, August 29, 2018
https://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/chinese-news-45341005

World leaders quiet on China’s human rights record and focus on money, says censored author Yan Lianke
South China Morning Post, August 29, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2161840/world-leaders-quiet-chinas-human-rights-record-and

Related:
World leaders ignore human rights in China, censored author Yan Lianke says
Agence France-Presse, August 29, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/08/29/world-leaders-ignore-human-rights-china-censored-author-yan-lianke-says/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Taiwan grateful to United Airlines for imaginative website solution to “one China” rule
South China Morning Post, August 29, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2161888/taiwan-grateful-united-airlines-imaginative-website

P2P平台新联在线涉嫌非法吸收公众存款被立案侦查 (P2P platform Xinlian Online under investigation for illegally absorbing public deposits)
Beijing News, August 29, 2018
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/finance/2018/08/29/501946.html

少林寺升国旗 佛家弟子争爱党 (National flags fly at Shaolin monasteries as monk brought into patriotism campaign)
Voice of America, August 29, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/shaolin-20180828/4548211.html

全国上半年共查处扶贫领域腐败和作风问题4.53万个处理6.15万人 (In first half of year, 45,300 poverty alleviation corruption cases are investigated, 61,500 held accountable)
Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, August 29, 2018
http://www.ccdi.gov.cn/yaowen/201808/t20180829_178674.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

World’s leading human rights groups tell Google to cancel its China censorship plan
The Intercept, August 28, 2018
https://theintercept.com/2018/08/28/google-china-censorship-plan-human-rights/

Related:
Advocacy groups condemn Google’s “alarming capitulation on human rights” over plan to build censored search engine in China
Agence France-Presse, August 28, 2018
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6107759/Advocacy-groups-criticize-Googles-alarming-capitulation-censored-China-search-engine.html

Open letter: Google must not capitulate on human rights to gain access to China
Amnesty International, August 28, 2018
https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2018/08/open-letter-to-google-on-reported-plans-to-launch-a-censored-search-engine-in-china/

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

北京警方首次依据《反恐法》处罚入住不实名登记宾馆 罚款10万元 (Beijing police punish hotel without real-name registration in first case under counterterrorism law)
Beijing News, August 29, 2018
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2018/08/29/501913.html

China denies planning military base in Afghanistan
Reuters, August 29, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-afghanistan/china-denies-planning-military-base-in-afghanistan-idUSKCN1LE0X0

Related:
China “building military base in Afghanistan” as increasingly active army grows in influence abroad
The Telegraph, August 28, 2018
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/08/29/china-building-military-base-afghanistan/

Hong Kong (香港)

How a letter from prison turned into a Hong Kong ministry serving over 600 asylum seekers
Hong Kong Free Press, August 29, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/08/29/letter-prison-turned-hong-kong-ministry-serving-600-asylum-seekers/

Authorities accused of confiscating hospitalized cardboard collector’s belongings, including 10,000 HKD cash
Hong Kong Free Press, August 29, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/08/29/authorities-accused-confiscating-hospitalised-cardboard-collectors-belongings-including-hk10000-cash/

Commentary (评论)

China and human rights: Is Australia “making a difference”?
Sydney Morning Herald, August 30, 2018
https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/china-and-human-rights-is-australia-making-a-difference-20180829-p500g0.html

China’s Silicon Valley threatens to swallow up Hong Kong
Bloomberg, August 29, 2018
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-08-28/bridge-to-china-s-silicon-valley-may-swallow-up-hong-kong

了解中國的自我審查「術」,就知道85度C聲明一點用都沒有 (Looking at China’s self-monitoring “jutsu” from the 85°C cafe incident)
The News Lens, August 29, 2018
https://www.thenewslens.com/article/102935

China’s predictable squeezing of Taiwan hasn’t had the desired effect, and it may be time for Beijing to rethink its strategy as a U.S. backlash gathers pace
South China Morning Post, August 29, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/asia/article/2161642/chinas-predictable-squeezing-taiwan-hasnt-had-desired

澳门拟设立“维护国家安全委员会”批评者称“用牛刀杀鸡” (Comments on Macao’s plan for a national security committee)
Radio France Internationale, August 29, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/港澳台/20180829-澳门拟设立维护国家安全委员会批评者称用牛刀杀鸡

China’s partners should not turn a blind eye to fate of Uighurs
Financial Times, August 28, 2018
https://www.ft.com/content/ddd9db26-a610-11e8-926a-7342fe5e173f

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

“禁止性骚扰”拟写入民法典人格权编 (Sexual harassment embargo written into draft Civil Code)
Beijing News, August 28, 2018
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2018/08/28/501564.html

China police detain two men for offensive online remarks about Didi victim
Reuters, August 28, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-didi-remarks/china-police-detain-two-men-for-offensive-online-remarks-about-didi-victim-idUSKCN1LD0C7?

Related:
Chinese netizen arrested for insulting Didi murder victim on social media
What’s on Weibo, August 28, 2018
https://www.whatsonweibo.com/chinese-netizen-arrested-for-insulting-didi-murder-victim-on-social-media/

Access to Information (信息公开)

微博:账号@一点资讯 未能对其评论进行必要管理,被禁言7天 (News app Weibo account silenced for 7 days for failure to manage its comments)
The Paper, August 28, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2386336

China’s bid to silence poet highlights “human rights disaster” of Xinjiang camps
Radio Free Asia, August 27, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/poet-xinjiang-08272018171939.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Some Chinese student activists released after police raid
Reuters, August 28, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-labour/some-chinese-student-activists-released-after-police-raid-idUSKCN1LD1DQ?

Related:
Hong Kong labor rights group denies mainland Chinese media report claiming it helped organize Jasic Technology strike
South China Morning Post, August 28, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2161701/hong-kong-labour-rights-group-denies-mainland-chinese-media

聯署聲討中共政權|行動聲援佳士工人 (Joint Statement from Hong Kong civil society: “Stop the Suppression! Release All Arrested Jasic Workers and Their Supporters Now!”)
Inmediahk.net, August 28, 2018
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1059167

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Ikea under fire for listing Taiwan as a country on its packaging
South China Morning Post, August 28, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2161728/ikea-under-fire-listing-taiwan-country-its-packaging

黑龙江省林业厅原厅长杨国亭一审被判处有期徒刑八年 (Former director of Heilongjiang forestry department sentenced to 8 years in prison for bribery and corruption)
The Paper, August 28, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2388168

辽宁省财政厅副厅长金允坤涉嫌严重违纪 接受调查 (Deputy director of Liaoning department of finance of investigated for serious disciplinary, legal violations)
People's Daily, August 28, 2018
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2018/0828/c1001-30256843.html

不仅疫苗有假真疫苗疑也不管用 狂犬病居然列中国传染病死亡率第四 (In addition to false vaccines, real vaccines seem not work; rabies ranks 4th in China’s infectious disease mortality rate)
Radio France Internationale, August 28, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20180828-不仅假疫苗真疫苗疑也不管用-狂犬病居然列中国传染病死亡率第四

江苏淮安市原副市长、公安局原局长倪兴余因受贿罪获刑十年半 (Jiangsu Huaian city former deputy-mayor jailed for 10.5 years over corruption charges)
The Paper, August 28, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2386790

中國拒絕向美國提供H7N9禽流感病毒樣本
China has withheld samples of a dangerous flu virus
New York Times, August 28, 2018
CH: https://cn.nytimes.com/health/20180828/china-flu-virus-samples/zh-hant/
EN: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/27/health/china-flu-virus-samples.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Interview: China-Africa telecom cooperation could receive a boost
Sina English, August 28, 2018
http://english.sina.com/buz/b/2018-08-28/detail-ihikcahe7025284.shtml

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

China is “building a training camp in Afghanistan” to fight terrorism
South China Morning Post, August 28, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2161745/china-building-training-camp-afghanistan-fight

呼和浩特首起非法持有宣扬恐怖主义、极端主义物品案一审宣判 (Hohhot court delivers first verdict on illegal possession of terrorist, extremist goods)
The Paper, August 28, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2387738

Hong Kong (香港)

No evidence pair from Joshua Wong’s Demosisto party were detained by Chinese security services, Hong Kong leader says
South China Morning Post, August 28, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2161657/no-evidence-demosisto-pair-were-detained-chinese-security

“Rude, arrogant, unreasonable”: Barrister slams Peking University over common law course row
Hong Kong Free Press, August 28, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/08/28/rude-arrogant-unreasonable-barrister-slams-peking-university-common-law-course-row/

Related:
港律师赴北大授课被取消 香港舆论高度关注 (Hong Kong lawyers’ course cancelled by Peking University, garners much attention among Hong Kong public)
Voice of America, August 28, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/news-beijing-tightening-hk-control-20180828/4547370.html

Hong Kong gov’t should handle pro-independence party in accordance with law, state leader says
Hong Kong Free Press, August 28, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/08/28/hong-kong-govt-handle-pro-independence-party-accordance-law-state-leader-says/

Related:
林鄭:23條立法不可迴避 「有些工作現在進行中」(Chief Executive Carrie Lam: Article 23 is inevitable, “some work is in progress”)
Ming Pao, August 28, 2018
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20180828/s00001/1535423440982

韓正促紀律部隊全面準確理解貫徹「一國兩制」方針 Vice Premier Han Zhang urges Hong Kong security chief to deal with HKNP in accordance with law and implement One Country Two Systems)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 27, 2018
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1414820-20180827.htm

曾鈺成牽頭智庫 倡基本法確立中聯辦地位 以名正言順履行職務 (Think tank led by ex-legislator Jasper Tsang proposes Basic Law amendments to validate Liaison Office legal status and consultation for national security legislation)
The Stand News, August 26, 2018
https://thestandnews.com/politics/曾鈺成牽頭智庫-倡基本法確立中聯辦地位-以名正言順履行職務/

眾志調查揭教科書「染紅」 促中聯辦停干預香港教育 (Pro-democracy party Demosistō reveals that Liaison Office gradually “stains red” Hong Kong textbooks)
The Stand News, August 24, 2018
https://thestandnews.com/politics/眾志調查揭教科書-染紅-促中聯辦停干預香港教育/

Commentary (评论)

Google: Safeguard rights in China: Firm should protect whistleblowers
Human Rights Watch, August 28, 2018
https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/08/28/google-safeguard-rights-china

时事大家谈:洪灾肆虐,猪瘟蔓延,背后隐藏多少人祸?(Hot topic: The floods are raging, the swine plague is spreading, and how many man-made disasters are hidden behind them?)
Voice of America, August 28, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/voaweishi-20180828-io-flooding-and-swine-flu-in-china/4547391.html

面對言論自由受衝擊,我責無旁貸——回應梁振英給我的兩封律師信 (In the face of the impact of freedom of speech in Hong Kong, I am duty-bound to respond to the two letters sent by the lawyer of C.Y. Leung)
Inmediahk.net, August 27, 2018
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1059143

流动的未来:流动儿童教育难题为何难以破解?(Future of mobility: Why is the education problem of migrant children difficult to solve?)
Financial Times, August 27, 2018
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001079106?full=y

谷歌的中国雄心不止于搜索引擎 (Alphabet’s plans for a China comeback go beyond Google search)
New York Times, August 27, 2018
CH: https://cn.nytimes.com/technology/20180827/google-china-waymo/
EN: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/24/technology/google-china-waymo.html

Monday, August 27, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

上海维权人士丁德元不服2年6个月枉法判决 已委托纪中久律师提起上诉 (Shanghai rights defender Ding Deyuan to file appeal against conviction)
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, August 25, 2018
http://wqw2010.blogspot.com/2018/08/26_25.html

China pressures family of Australian-based corruption suspect to ensure his return
Sydney Morning Herald, August 25, 2018
https://www.smh.com.au/world/asia/china-pressures-family-of-australian-based-corruption-suspect-to-ensure-his-return-20180824-p4zznf.html

甘肃省检察院撤销庆阳女生遭猥亵“不起诉”决定,检方将公诉 (Gansu province procuratorate reverts earlier decision not to prosecute teacher for sexual assault of student who committed suicide)
The Paper, August 24, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2376940

Access to Information (信息公开)

Mainland Chinese university bars two Hong Kong human rights lawyers from teaching regular course there
South China Morning Post, August 27, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2161531/mainland-chinese-university-bars-two-hong-kong-human-rights

网上留言遭严打 鲁粤网民被拘留 (Shandong netizens detained for spreading “plague rumors” for warning others via WeChat to avoid consuming pork after flood for fear of contracting viruses)
Radio Free Asia, August 27, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/ql2-08272018102247.html

佳士工潮:广东跨省抓人 毛左网站遭禁 (Jasic workers’ rights movement: Office of “Red Reference” in Beijing searched, staff arrested by Guangdong authorities)
Radio Free Asia, August 27, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-08272018101614.html

《未成年人节目管理规定》征求意见:禁止宣传、介绍电子游戏 (National Radio and Television Administration releases new draft administration provisions for comment, proposes comprehensive content restrictions on programs for minors)
The Paper, August 25, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2379216

Chinese Communist Party is stepping up efforts to stifle dissent abroad, U.S. officials are told
South China Morning Post, August 25, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2161306/chinese-communist-party-stepping-efforts-stifle-dissent

内蒙古一网民在直播平台传播暴恐视频图片,获刑3年6个月 (Inner Mongolian netizen sentenced to 3.5 years imprisonment for sharing “violent and bloody” images, videos of terrorism)
The Paper, August 25, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2380683

Remaking history as reform anniversary approaches
China Digital Times, August 24, 2018
https://chinadigitaltimes.net/2018/08/remaking-history-as-reform-anniversary-approaches/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Beijing to take action to tackle P2P lending, stock market leverage risks
South China Morning Post, August 27, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/economy/article/2161562/beijing-take-action-tackle-p2p-lending-stock-market-leverage

河南逼迫基督教 十字架大规模被拆 (Christian church crosses in Henan demolished on large scale)
Radio Free Asia, August 27, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/yf2-08272018102651.html

高智晟获“沙赫巴兹·巴蒂自由奖” (Missing human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng granted Shahbaz Bhatti Freedom Award)
Radio Free Asia, August 26, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ck-08252018132817.html

The public education project that targets the “taboo” subject of child sexual abuse in China
South China Morning Post, August 25, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2160915/public-education-project-targets-taboo-subject-child-sexual-abuse

“No one can resist the tides of history”: Detained activist Yue Xin on the Jasic workers
China Digital Times, August 24, 2018
https://chinadigitaltimes.net/2018/08/no-one-can-resist-the-tides-of-history-detained-activist-yue-xin-on-the-jasic-workers/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China targets rumors, religion in updated party rules
Reuters, August 27, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption/china-targets-rumors-religion-in-updated-party-rules-idUSKCN1LC0AQ

Related:
《中国共产党纪律处分条例》修订前后对照表 (Comparison chart of amendments on Regulation of the Communist Party of China on Disciplinary Actions)
People’s Daily, August 27, 2018
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2018/0827/c1001-30253493.html

修订后的党纪处分条例印发 (CPC Central Committee issues revised disciplinary measures ordinance)
Beijing News, August 27, 2018
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2018/08/27/501335.html

三部委在交通出行领域开展严重失信行为专项治理,覆盖网约车 (National Development and Reform Commission to expand social credit system on transport regulation violations)
The Paper, August 27, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2382802

Xi Jinping says belt and road plan isn’t about creating a “China club”
South China Morning Post, August 27, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2161580/xi-jinping-says-belt-and-road-plan-isnt-about-creating

“When is it going to end?”: Taiwan condemns China for demanding Spanish university cancel cultural events
Hong Kong Free Press, August 27, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/08/27/going-end-taiwan-condemns-china-demanding-spanish-university-cancel-cultural-events/

Chinese media says “Australian hawks” to control foreign affairs
Sydney Morning Herald, August 27, 2018
https://www.smh.com.au/world/asia/chinese-media-says-australian-hawks-to-control-foreign-affairs-20180827-p5000w.html

China may scrap limit on number of children: Report
Agence France-Presse, August 27, 2018
https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/china-may-scrap-limit-on-number-of-children-report/article24794046.ece

河北省邢台市人大常委会原副主任李俊良涉嫌受贿罪遭检方逮捕 (Deputy secretary of Xingtai People’s Congress Standing Committee arrested for bribery)
People's Daily, August 27, 2018
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2018/0827/c1001-30254243.html

黑龙江省交通运输厅原副厅长朱金玉被"双开 (Former deputy director of transportation department of Heilongjiang investigated for serious disciplinary, legal violations)
People's Daily, August 27, 2018
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2018/0827/c1001-30253983.html

As China detains Muslim Uyghurs, its economic clout mutes world criticism
Christian Science Monitor, August 24, 2018
https://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-Pacific/2018/0824/As-China-detains-Muslim-Uyghurs-its-economic-clout-mutes-world-criticism

Related:
More than 1 in 10 residents of Xinjiang township held in political “re-education camps”
Radio Free Asia, August 24, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/township-08242018143331.html

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

China leader calls for “anti-separatism efforts” in Tibet
Associated Press, August 27, 2018
https://apnews.com/f326e94682554cdb9ea8b3064aeef0c8

Hong Kong (香港)

Chinese state police seized members of Hong Kong political party during mainland visits – claims Demosisto founder Joshua Wong
South China Morning Post, August 27, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2161573/chinese-state-police-seized-members-hong-kong-political

Related:
Detention of Hong Kong pro-democracy activists when visiting mainland China must be investigated
Amnesty International, August 27, 2018
https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2018/08/hong-kong-detention-in-mainland-pro-democracy-activists/

Hong Kong pro-democracy group denounces Chinese agents “scare tactics”
Reuters, August 27, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-politics/hong-kong-pro-democracy-group-denounces-chinese-agents-scare-tactics-idUSKCN1LC17D

Hong Kong Bar Assoc. axes its Peking University legal course after two members barred from teaching
Hong Kong Free Press, August 27, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/08/27/hong-kong-bar-assoc-axes-peking-university-legal-course-two-members-barred-teaching/

HKU scholar Eric Cheung says ex-leader CY Leung accused him of libel in legal letters
Hong Kong Free Press, August 27, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/08/27/hku-scholar-eric-cheung-says-ex-leader-cy-leung-accused-libel-legal-letters/

Commentary (评论)

Event: NGO Justice Centre accepts submissions for the 2018 Human Rights Arts Prize
Hong Kong Free Press, August 25, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/08/25/event-ngo-justice-centre-accepts-submissions-2018-human-rights-arts-prize/

Friday, August 24, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

上海:外逃24年的贪污犯罪嫌疑人倪小沪回国投案 (Corruption suspect who hid overseas for 24 years returns to China, surrenders)
People's Daily, August 24, 2018
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2018/0824/c1001-30250055.html

It’s too easy to wind up in a Chinese psychiatric hospital, and far too hard to get out
China File, August 23, 2018
http://www.chinafile.com/reporting-opinion/viewpoint/its-too-easy-wind-chinese-psychiatric-hospital-and-far-too-hard-get-out

Access to Information (信息公开)

“护苗·网络安全课”全国讲师培训活动举办 (Office for “Eradicating pornography and illegal publications” holds training for teachers to raise student awareness)
Legal Daily, August 24, 2018
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20180824/Articel06009GN.htm

疫苗受害者家属记者会被迫延期
China deploys police, “interceptors” to warn off, detain parents of substandard vaccine victims
Radio Free Asia, August 23, 2018
CH: https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huanjing/yf2-08232018101435.html
EN: https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/vaccine-parents-08232018120743.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

【佳士工潮】聲援團住處突遭防暴警清場 逾50名工人及學生被帶走 (Shenzhen police evict Jasic protest supporters from apartment, more than 50 students and workers arrested)
HK01, August 24, 2018
https://www.hk01.com/即時中國/226897/佳士工潮-聲援團住處突遭防暴警清場-逾50名工人及學生被帶走

Related:
Student activists disappear after police raid as China clamps down on labour movement
Reuters, August 24, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2161288/student-activists-disappear-after-police-raid-china

NGO reports custodial deaths, tortures in China's Xinjiang
Suryaa, August 24, 2018
http://www.suryaa.com/52532-ngo-reports-custodial-deaths-tortures-in-chinas-xinjiang.html

Students revolt over “Taiwan, China” switch for English language test
South China Morning Post, August 24, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2161167/students-revolt-over-taiwan-china-switch-english

The simple but ingenious system Taiwan uses to crowdsource its laws
MIT Technology Review, August 21, 2018
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/611816/the-simple-but-ingenious-system-taiwan-uses-to-crowdsource-its-laws/

翟岩民因穿“江天勇”T恤衫三度被传唤 (Rights defender summoned 3 times in 2 days for wearing shirt displaying name of imprisoned rights lawyer)
Radio Free Asia, August 24, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/gf2-08242018102403.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

What satellite images can show us about “re-education” camps in Xinjiang: A Q&A with Shawn Zhang
China File, August 23, 2018
http://www.chinafile.com/reporting-opinion/features/what-satellite-images-can-show-us-about-re-education-camps-xinjiang

Related:
UBC student uses satellite images to track suspected Chinese re-education centers where Uyghurs imprisoned
The Globe and Mail, July 8, 2018
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-ubc-student-uses-satellite-images-to-track-suspected-chinese-re/

网曝河南安徽强迫民众承诺放弃基督教 (Priest reveals Anhui provincial authorities forced Christians to sign declaration to abandon religion)
Voice of America , August 24, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/news-some-local-authorities-in-china-force-people-to-give-up-religion-20180823/4541253.html

U.S. “deeply concerned” after China denies BuzzFeed reporter visa
South China Morning Post, August 24, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2161124/us-deeply-concerned-after-china-denies-buzzfeed

Young son of Uyghurs held in Xinjiang political “re-education camps” dies in drowning incident
Radio Free Asia, August 23, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/drowning-08232018135551.html

中梵或将进入新一轮谈判 大陆教友不抱期望 (Chinese Catholics remains pessimistic at possible new round of China-Vatican negotiations)
Radio Free Asia, August 23, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/ql2-08232018101133.html

Germany stops deporting Uygurs after asylum seeker is mistakenly sent to China, then vanishes
South China Morning Post, August 24, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/world/europe/article/2161091/concerned-about-rights-germany-halts-deportation-uygurs-china

White House criticizes China over El Salvador recognition
The New York Times, August 24, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/24/world/asia/taiwan-el-salvador-china.html

京东发布反腐公告:4人被刑拘16人遭辞退 (4 detained, 16 dismissed: Chinese e-commerce company JD.com issues anti-corruption announcement)
Beijing News, August 24, 2018
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/finance/2018/08/24/501036.html

广东省湛江市委原常委、政法委原书记陈吴接受纪律审查和监察调查 (Former secretary of Zhanjiang CPC Political and Legal Affairs Committee investigated for serious disciplinary, legal violations)
Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, August 24, 2018
http://www.ccdi.gov.cn/yaowen/201808/t20180824_178408.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Waymo sets up subsidiary in Shanghai as Google plans China push
Reuters, August 24, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-waymo-china/waymo-sets-up-subsidiary-in-shanghai-as-google-plans-china-push-idUSKCN1L90BP

China’s surveillance network moves into the country to catch farmers illegally burning straw
South China Morning Post, August 24, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2161225/chinas-surveillance-network-moves-country-catch-farmers-illegally

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

扎西文色二审维持原判 法院:煽动分裂国家 (Tibetan education advocate Tashi Wangchuk’s second instance trial upholds 5-year sentence for “inciting splittism”)
Deutsche Welle, August 24, 2018
https://p.dw.com/p/2y631

Hong Kong (香港)

Airport breached safety regulations by granting special treatment to ex-leader CY’s daughter, court rules
Hong Kong Free Press, August 24, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/08/24/airport-breached-safety-regulations-granting-special-treatment-ex-leader-cys-daughter-court-rules/

Woman takes unprecedented step to advance LGBT cause in Hong Kong and sues government over civil partnerships ban
Hong Kong Free Press, August 24, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/community/article/2161287/woman-takes-unprecedented-step-advance-lgbt-cause-hong-kong

Ex-leader CY Leung sues Stand News and university professor for defamation
Hong Kong Free Press, August 24, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/08/24/ex-leader-cy-leung-sues-stand-news-university-professor-defamation/

Related:
梁振英控告鍾劍華及《立場新聞》誹謗 記協:極度關注 (Former chief executive of Hong Kong sues media, journalist for defamation)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 24, 2018
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1414405-20180824.htm

Commentary (评论)

We need to be careful about how we use the word “Chinese”
China File, August 23, 2018
http://www.chinafile.com/reporting-opinion/viewpoint/we-need-be-careful-about-how-we-use-word-chinese

美參議員將提「反斷交法案」:不只為了台灣,更防中國「有機可乘」(U.S. senator to propose “Taiwan Act 2018”: Not just for Taiwan, but also to guard against China)
The News Lens, August 24, 2018
https://www.thenewslens.com/article/102661

American moral indifference to human rights in China
Intermountain Jewish News, August 23, 2018
https://www.ijn.com/american-moral-indifference-to-human-rights-in-china/

從前他們追着人做結紮,如今他們求着人生二胎 (They used to chase people to do ligation, and now they’re begging them for a second child)
Initium, August 22, 2018
https://theinitium.com/article/20180824-mainland-birth-control-staff/

中国的精神卫生、强制收治和任意拘留 (Mental health, compulsory treatment, arbitrary detention in China)
Ftchinese, August 24, 2018
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001079108?full=y

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China’s re-education camps for a million Muslims: What everyone needs to know
SupChina, August 22, 2018
https://supchina.com/2018/08/22/xinjiang-explainer-chinas-reeducation-camps-for-a-million-muslims/

Legislator says “hukou” system is squandering China’s labor
Caixin, August 22, 2018
https://www.caixinglobal.com/2018-08-22/legislator-says-hukou-system-is-squandering-chinas-labor-101317613.html

尘肺工人的困惑:我的赔偿金该找谁要?(Workers suffering from lung disease have no adequate avenue to seek compensation)
Worker.cn, August 23, 2018
http://media.workercn.cn/sites/media/grrb/2018_08/23/GR0501.htm

Ex-journalist questions legality of security checks
The Sixth Tone, August 23, 2018
http://www.sixthtone.com/news/1002808/ex-journalist-questions-legality-of-security-checks

Access to Information (信息公开)

China arrests three for fake reports about smog crackdown
Reuters, August 23, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-pollution/china-arrests-three-for-fake-reports-about-smog-crackdown-idUSKCN1L80CP?

“Single’s tax”: A hot term that is banned on Weibo now
What’s On Weibo, August 23, 2018
https://www.whatsonweibo.com/singles-tax-a-hot-term-that-is-banned-on-weibo-now/

Xi calls for better fulfilling missions of publicity work
Sina English, August 23, 2018
http://english.sina.com/china/p/2018-08-23/detail-ihhzsnec3025432.shtml

国家网信办:要让网络短视频充满正能量 (Cyberspace Administration of China wants short videos to be filled with “positive energies,” suspends Kuaishou for 15 days)
Cyberspace Administration of China, August 23, 2018
http://www.cac.gov.cn/2018-08/23/c_1123318088.htm

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Top Chinese Buddhist monk Xuecheng faces police investigation after #MeToo sexual harassment claims upheld
South China Morning Post, August 23, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2160975/top-chinese-buddhist-monk-xuecheng-faces-police-investigation

Group: China denies Tibet activist’s appeal of jail sentence
Washington Post, August 23, 2018
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/group-china-denies-tibet-activists-appeal-of-jail-sentence/2018/08/23/18a45cc2-a6c5-11e8-ad6f-080770dcddc2_story.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Macau “homosexual” recording raises policy worry
The Standard, August 23, 2018
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/section-news.php?id=199389&sid=4&sid=4

Hundreds of thousands displaced as Shenzhen “upgrades” its urban villages
The Guardian, August 23, 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2018/aug/23/hundreds-of-thousands-displaced-as-shenzhen-upgrades-its-urban-villages

宁夏西吉2亿多元扶贫专项资金被挤占挪用,书记县长均被免职 (Over RMB 200 million of poverty alleviation special funds misappropriated; party secretary, county magistrate removed from office)
The Paper, August 23, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2374372

吉林省食品藥品監督管理局局長郭洪志被免職 (Jilin Food and Drug Administration chief dismissed over vaccine scandal)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 22, 2018
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1413956-20180822.htm

医院只准用国产 牺牲民众利益 (Regulation requiring hospitals to use only “made in China” equipment puts civilian lives at stake)
Radio Free Asia, August 22, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huanjing/yf1-08222018101226.html

五部门敦促职务犯罪外逃人员投案自首:年底前自动投案可从轻或减轻处罚 (Five departments urge overseas fugitives to surrender themselves before end of year in exchange for lighter punishment)
Beijing News, August 23, 2018
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2018/08/23/500831.html

大连原常务副市长曹爱华犯贪污罪受贿罪,获刑8年6个月 (Former deputy mayor of Dalian convicted of corruption for bribery, sentenced to 8.5 years)
The Paper, August 23, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2373160

原国家食药监总局药化注册司司长王立丰涉嫌严重违纪违法接受纪律审查和监察调查 (Former director of Pharmaceutical Registration Department of the State Food and Drug Administration investigated for serious disciplinary, legal violations)
Beijing News, August 23, 2018
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2018/08/23/500862.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Australia blocks China’s Huawei, ZTE from 5G network citing security risks
Hong Kong Free Press, August 23, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/08/23/australia-blocks-chinas-huawei-zte-5g-network-citing-security-risks/

Related:
China lashes Australia saying it’s “gravely concerned” about Huawei decision
Sidney Morning Herald, August 23, 2018
https://www.smh.com.au/business/companies/china-lashes-australia-saying-it-s-gravely-concerned-about-huawei-decision-20180823-p4zzf2.html

Apple may build China’s BeiDou navigation into future iPhones
AsiaTimes, August 22, 2018
http://www.atimes.com/article/apple-may-build-chinas-beidou-navigation-into-future-iphones/

China to take nearly half of global face recognition device market by 2023
China Money Network, August 23, 2018
https://www.chinamoneynetwork.com/2018/08/23/china-to-take-nearly-half-of-global-face-recognition-device-market-by-2023

Hong Kong (香港)

Half of Hong Kong employers do not want to hire women with children, study finds
South China Morning Post, August 23, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/community/article/2160912/half-hong-kong-employers-do-not-want-hire-women-children

北京急于将港人大陆化拟升格回乡证为“二等”国民身份证 (In bid to speed up integration, Beijing to upgrade Home Return Permits to “second tier national ID card”)
Radio France Internationale, August 22, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20180822-北京急于将港人大陆化拟升格回乡证为二等国民身份证

Asking Trump to suspend city’s special trade status was in Hong Kong’s interests, says pro-independence party
Hong Kong Free Press, August 23, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/08/23/asking-trump-suspend-citys-special-trade-status-hong-kongs-interests-says-pro-independence-party/

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong distances self from father in stating support for LGBTQ equality
Hong Kong Free Press, August 23, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/08/23/hong-kong-activist-joshua-wong-distances-self-father-stating-support-lgbtq-equality/

Commentary (评论)

中國銳實力實為「嚇實力」,但對台灣人民真的有效嗎?(China’s sharp power is in fact “scare power,” but will it work on Taiwan people?)
The News Lens, August 23, 2018
https://www.thenewslens.com/article/102539

Signals from Xi’s speech on ideology
China Media Project, August 23, 2018
http://chinamediaproject.org/2018/08/23/signals-from-xis-speech-on-ideology/

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

全国人大法工委复函专家:督促纠正地方法院越权制定司法解释 (Legislative Affairs Commission urges rectification of interpretations by local courts that “exceed their authorities”)
The Paper, August 22, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2369386

Access to Information (信息公开)

“Unify minds”: President Xi Jinping makes ideological rallying call to China’s Communist Party propaganda cadres
South China Morning Post, August 22, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2160904/unify-minds-president-xi-jinping-makes-ideological

Related:
China’s Xi says internet must be “clean and righteous”
Reuters, August 22, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-politics/chinas-xi-says-internet-must-be-clean-and-righteous-idUSKCN1L71CG?

China boosts internet propaganda efforts with Xi aide’s appointment
Reuters, August 22, 2018
http://en.rfi.fr/20180822-china-internet-propaganda

Buzzfeed journalist denied new China visa following award-winning coverage of Xinjiang crackdown
Hong Kong Free Press, August 22, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/08/22/buzzfeed-journalist-denied-new-china-visa-following-award-winning-coverage-xinjiang-crackdown/

Related:
美国记者因报道新疆不获续签被迫离开中国 (China denies visa for BuzzFeed writer in likely retaliation)
Voice of America, August 22, 2018
CH: https://www.voachinese.com/a/news-buzzfeed-reporter-forced-to-leave-china-20180822/4539238.html
EN: https://www.voanews.com/a/china-denies-visa-for-buzzfeed-writer-in-likely-retaliation/4539348.html

This is what a 21st-Century police state really looks like
Buzzfeed, October 17, 2017
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/meghara/the-police-state-of-the-future-is-already-here

Chinese state TV mocks Trump in sarcastic video
The New York Times, August 22, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/22/world/asia/china-trump-trade-satire.html

China is now policing cryptocurrency by targeting WeChat accounts
Quartz, August 22, 2018
https://qz.com/1365874/china-cracks-down-on-cryptocurrency-by-shuttering-wechat-accounts

Economics professor expelled for “politically harmful” expressions, including estimate of staggering cost to maintain the Communist Party apparatus
China Change, August 21, 2018
https://chinachange.org/2018/08/21/economics-professor-expelled-for-politically-harmful-expressions-including-estimate-of-staggering-cost-to-maintain-the-communist-party-apparatus/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

An analysis of collective protests by workers in different industries
China Labour Bulletin, August 22, 2018
http://www.clb.org.hk/content/analysis-collective-protests-workers-different-industries

深圳佳士维权: 中国社媒审查与致习近平的公开信 (Domestic media remain silent on Shenzhen Jasic workers’ protest, supporters send letter to Xi Jinping)
BBC, August 22, 2018
https://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/chinese-news-45267044

上海维权人士丁德元被以“妨害公务罪”判刑2年6个月 (Shanghai rights defenders jailed for 2.5 years)
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, August 21, 2018
http://wqw2010.blogspot.com/2018/08/26.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China’s mass internment camps have no clear end in sight
Foreign Policy, August 22, 2018
https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/08/22/chinas-mass-internment-camps-have-no-clear-end-in-sight/

Taiwan’s last Africa ally tells China “no desire” to switch ties
Reuters, August 22, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-taiwan-china/china-expects-to-wean-away-taiwans-last-africa-ally-soon-idUSKCN1L7097?

Related:
China ups pressure on Taiwan’s last African ally, eSwatini, to abandon it for Beijing
South China Morning Post, August 22, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2160813/china-ups-pressure-taiwans-last-african-ally-eswatini

国务院派出31个督查组分赴各地进行督查 (State Council sends 31 inspection groups to conduct inspections across the country)
People’s Daily, August 22, 2018
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2018/0822/c1001-30245003.html

武汉市政府原党组成员、副市长李忠被开除党籍和公职 (Former deputy mayor and CPC committee member in Wuhan investigated for serious disciplinary, legal violations)
Beijing News, August 22, 2018
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山西省监狱管理局党委书记王伟等4人被开除党籍 (Party secretary of Shanxi Prison Administration investigated for serious disciplinary, legal violations)
Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, August 22, 2018
http://www.ccdi.gov.cn/scdc/sggb/djcf/201808/t20180822_178307.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Chinese police scan, store data from citizens’ smartphones
Radio Free Asia, August 21, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/police-data-08212018111240.html

U.S. should focus on China’s cybersecurity law, not its tech program, says organization representing, Apple, Google and more
South China Morning Post, August 22, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/tech/china-tech/article/2160749/tech-sector-hopes-focus-us-attention-chinas-cybersecurity-laws

Google tried to change China. China may end up changing Google
New York Times, August 22, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/22/technology/google-china-conventionality.html

Who needs democracy when you have data? Here’s how China rules using data, AI, and internet surveillance
MIT Technology Review, August 20, 2018
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/611815/who-needs-democracy-when-you-have-data/

Hong Kong (香港)

The new thing in Hong Kong’s public schools: White students
New York Times, August 22, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/22/world/asia/hong-kong-schools-.html

Mainland Chinese officials have arrived to set up in port area of West Kowloon terminus of Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link
South China Morning Post, August 22, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2160902/mainland-chinese-officials-have-arrived-set-port-area-west

Hong Kong secondary student convicted of carrying air pistol near Legco protest
South China Morning Post, August 22, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/hong-kong-law-and-crime/article/2160886/hong-kong-secondary-student-convicted

【反釋法遊行案】督察否認阻示威者到中聯辦閘外 辯方質疑故意刁難 (In unlawful assembly trial, demonstrators argue police provided inadequate march route)
Inmediahk.net, August 22, 2018
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1059055

港大民意调查显示18至29岁港青有60%赞成台独 (Hong Kong University poll shows 60% of city’s youth 18-29 favor Taiwan independence)
Radio France Internationale, August 22, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20180822-港大民意调查显示18至29岁港青有60赞成台独

Commentary (评论)

The secret story behind disappearing Deng Xiaoping
Channel NewsAsia, August 22, 2018
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/commentary/dissapearing-deng-xiaoping-rising-xi-jinping-10618566

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Evidence of abuse, deaths in Xinjiang camps emerges
China Digital Times, August 21, 2018
https://chinadigitaltimes.net/2018/08/evidence-of-abuse-deaths-in-xinjiang-camps-emerges/

China made “absolutely no deals” for Liu Xia’s release, German envoy says
South China Morning Post, August 21, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2160553/china-made-absolutely-no-deals-liu-xias-release-german

Access to Information (信息公开)

微博处置涉时政有害信息账号1895个,涉黄4255个 (Weibo censored 1,895 accounts for “harmful messages” relating to current affairs, up to 130,000 posts blocked or deleted)
The Paper, August 21, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2366315

China's government censors shut down references to Mao-inspired labor movement
Radio Free Asia, August 21, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/movement-08212018103956.html

多家区块链自媒体公众号被停止使用 (Several blockchain public WeChat accounts suspended)
Beijing News, August 21, 2018
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/finance/2018/08/21/500475.html

Chinese police threaten Muslim poet who tweeted about Xinjiang camps
Radio Free Asia, August 20, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/poet-xinjiang-08202018152709.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

京沪深三地P2P苦主追血汗钱 (Authorities suppress P2P investment victims from Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen hoping to recover their hard-earned money)
Radio Free Asia, August 21, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-08212018101035.html

广东吴川城管殴越战老兵 民众震怒 (Public outrage as Guangdong urban management personnel beat Vietnam War veterans)
Radio Free Asia, August 21, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-08212018100813.html

广州一家庭教会连遭当局冲击骚扰 (Family church in Guangzhou continuously harassed by authorities)
Voice of America, August 21, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/news-guangzhou-christan-church-harassed-by-authorities-20180821/4537610.html

维权人士:中国刁难麦加朝觐者 (Activists: Chinese government blocks Muslim citizens from pilgrimage to Mecca)
Deutsche Well, August 21, 2018
https://www.dw.com/zh/维权人士中国刁难麦加朝覲者/a-45157958?maca=chi-rss-chi-ca-1044-rdf&zhongwen=simp

深圳佳士14人被拘 北大学生声援吁调查 (14 Jasic workers remain in custody as student supporters face investigation and possible reprisal from universities)
Radio Free Asia, August 20, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zhengzhi/xql-08202018112249.html

维权两年无望 多名伤残女工自杀身亡 (Disabled worker commits suicide as rights defense attempts fail)
Radio Free Asia, August 20, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-08202018101220.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China’s Changchun mayor resigns after vaccine scandal: Report
Channel NewsAsia, August 21, 2018
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/china-s-changchun-mayor-resigns-after-vaccine-scandal-report-10636782

Taiwan further isolated as El Salvador switches allegiance to China
The Guardian, August 21, 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/21/taiwan-further-isolated-as-el-salvador-switches-allegiance-to-china

Related:
Taiwan “won't bow to pressure,” president says amid China tensions
Reuters, August 21, 2018
https://www.yahoo.com/news/taiwan-wont-bow-pressure-president-says-amid-china-164248215.html

China names former internet tsar Xu Lin as new international propaganda chief
South China Morning Post, August 21, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2160623/china-names-former-internet-tsar-xu-lin-new

China to launch national probe into policy implementation: Media
Reuters, August 21, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-policy/china-to-launch-national-probe-into-policy-implementation-media-idUSKCN1L52A0?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Malaysia's Mahathir cancels China-backed rail, pipeline projects
Reuters, August 21, 2018
https://www.yahoo.com/news/malaysian-pm-mahathir-says-china-backed-rail-pipeline-052029863.html

十二部门联合发文要求治理擅自利用互联网销售彩票行为 (12-department joint notice requires governance of unauthorized online sales of lottery tickets)
People's Daily, August 21, 2018
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2018/0821/c1001-30242317.html

Young Tibetan refugees who fled China seeking education arrive in India
Radio Free Asia, August 20, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/refugees-08202018134718.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

AI system recognizes porn through voice recognition
Xinhua, August 20, 2018
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-08/20/c_137404770.htm

六部门:网络直播应落实用户实名制度 (Office for “Eradicating pornography and illegal publications” removes anonymity for webcasters, imposes comprehensive surveillance of webcast content)
People's Daily, August 20, 2018
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2018/0820/c1001-30239769.html

中国开发网攻技术介入邻国政治? (Is China developing Internet technologies to interfere with politics in neighboring countries?)
Radio France Internationale, August 20, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20180820-中国开发网攻技术介入邻国政治

Hong Kong (香港)

立會行管會入稟 追游蕙禎逾百萬薪津連利息 (LegCo Commission files claim against ousted legislator Yau Wai-ching for over HKD 1 million in salary, office expenses, interest)
The Stand News, August 21, 2018
https://thestandnews.com/politics/立會行管會入稟-追游蕙禎逾百萬薪津連利息/

Maternity leave in Hong Kong: Government considering subsidies to help businesses offset cost of giving new mothers 14 weeks off
South China Morning Post, August 21, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/hong-kong-economy/article/2160565/maternity-leave-hong-kong-government-considering

Commentary (评论)

观点:中国学者不应再做错误生育政策的吹鼓手 (Opinion: Chinese scholars should not again advocate wrong birth policy)
BBC, August 21, 2018
https://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/45255411

Reflections of a Chinese reporter in foreign media
Sup China, August 21, 2018
https://supchina.com/2018/08/21/reflections-of-a-chinese-reporter-in-foreign-media/

人权主席警告 五大国造成联合国失能 (U.N. human rights chief says Security Council members risk U.N.’s survival)
Deutsche Welle, August 21, 2018
CH: https://www.dw.com/zh/人权主席警告-五大国造成联合国失能/a-45151510?maca=chi-rss-chi-ca-1044-rdf&zhongwen=simp
EN: https://www.dw.com/en/un-human-rights-chief-says-security-council-members-risk-uns-survival/a-45150493

Not all about the money: Why the one child generation isn’t keen on having more babies
What’s On Weibo, August 21, 2018
https://www.whatsonweibo.com. Read more at: https://www.whatsonweibo.com/op-ed-not-all-about-the-money-why-the-one-child-generation-arent-keen-on-having-more-babies/

There's Jim Crow in China, but no one seems to care
Los Angeles Times, August 21, 2018
http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-goldberg-china-jim-crow-20180821-story.html#

Why Is the NBA in Xinjiang?
Slate, August 20, 2018
https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/08/xinjiang-the-nba-is-running-a-training-camp-in-the-middle-of-one-of-the-worlds-worst-humanitarian-atrocities.html

Monday, August 20, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

中国安徽网友被控网上发布“不法言论”遭刑拘 (Anhui netizen arrested for “illegal statements,” including “Shinzo Abe is my father”)
Voice of America, August 17, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/voanews-20180817-china-anhui-detained-for-speech/4532684.html

记者手记: 采访孙⽂广遭国保绑架纪实 (VOA reporter's notes on Sun Wenguang being kidnapped by domestic security during interview)
Voice of America, August 20, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/reporters-notebook-sunwenguang-20180819/4535203.html

Xinjiang authorities detain Uyghur philanthropist, three others, over alleged ties to education fund
Radio Free Asia, August 17, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/philanthropist-08172018150501.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

六部门出实招加强网络直播行业基础管理 (Crackdown on indecent Internet content to focus on livestreams)
Legal Daily, August 20, 2018
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2018-08/20/content_7623081.htm?node=5955

What do “low-quality people” watch on tv?
China Media Project, August 20, 2018
http://chinamediaproject.org/2018/08/20/what-do-low-quality-people-watch-on-tv/

China’s museums rewrite history to boost Xi
Wall Street Journal, August 20, 2018
https://www.wsj.com/articles/sleight-at-the-museum-china-rewrites-history-to-boost-xi-1534766405

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

The proliferation of online organizing tools used by China’s workers
China Labour Bulletin, August 20, 2018
http://www.clb.org.hk/content/proliferation-online-organising-tools-used-china%E2%80%99s-workers

Related: Student activists and China’s evolving labor movement
China Digital Times, August 17, 2018
https://chinadigitaltimes.net/2018/08/student-activists-and-chinas-evolving-labor-movement/

The birth rate debate in China is out of control
SupChina, August 20, 2018
https://supchina.com/2018/08/20/the-birth-rate-debate-in-china-is-out-of-control/

Mr. Gay World cancels Hong Kong event citing concerns over LGBTQ crackdown in mainland
Hong Kong Free Press, August 20, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/08/20/mr-gay-world-cancels-hong-kong-event-citing-concerns-lgbtq-crackdown-mainland/

“一旦开战你愿为祖国捐多少” 网友回答亮眼 (Netizens’ eye-opening responses to: “If China goes to war, how much of your savings would you donate to the motherland?”)
Epoch times, August 14, 2018
http://www.epochtimes.com/gb/18/8/13/n10635467.htm

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Xi Jinping calls for “absolute loyalty” from Chinese army
Guardian, August 20, 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/20/xi-jinping-calls-for-absolute-loyalty-from-chinese-army

Mahathir calls for “fair trade” in China, warns of “new colonialism”
Sydney Morning Herald, August 20, 2018
https://www.smh.com.au/world/asia/mahathir-calls-for-fair-trade-in-china-warns-of-new-colonialism-20180820-p4zymq.html

“Foreign forces” can’t control religion, Chinese official says amid Vatican talks
South China Morning Post, August 18, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2160307/foreign-forces-cant-control-religion-chinese-official

China’s Uighur camps swell as Beijing widens the dragnet
Wall Street Journal, August 17, 2018
https://www.wsj.com/articles/chinas-uighur-camps-swell-as-beijing-widens-the-dragnet-1534534894

公安部公布9起打击整治网络乱象典型案例:知乎360等上榜 (Ministry of Public Security publishes 9 typical cases on Internet clean-up project)
The Paper, August 20, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2357390

国家药监局:坚决拥护中央决定 将抓紧起草完善疫苗管理体制改革方案 (Food and Drug Administration to press for draft reforms on vaccine regulatory regime)
Beijing News, August 17, 2018
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2018/08/17/499955.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Apple is doing everything it can to keep China on-side
Vice News, August 20, 2018
https://news.vice.com/en_us/article/bjbadw/apple-china-app-store-gambling

Google executives misled staff in meeting on China censorship. Here are 13 questions they must answer
The Intercept, August 17, 2018
https://theintercept.com/2018/08/17/internal-meeting-reveals-how-google-bosses-misled-staff-on-their-china-censorship-plan-here-are-the-questions-they-must-answer/

Related: 谷歌CEO向员工澄清“重返中国”计划 (Google CEO confirms plan to return to China, says search product not close to launching )
Radio France Internationale, August 18, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20180817-谷歌ceo皮查伊出面避谣中国版搜索引擎尚在探索阶段

Anger grows over Google’s China Plans
China Digital Times, August 17, 2018
https://chinadigitaltimes.net/2018/08/anger-grows-over-googles-china-plans/

(Can’t) picture this: An analysis of image filtering on WeChat moments
CitizenLab, August 14, 2018
https://citizenlab.ca/2018/08/cant-picture-this-an-analysis-of-image-filtering-on-wechat-moments/