Friday, September 28, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

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

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

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

Access to Information (信息公开)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Government Accountability (政府问责)

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

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

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

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

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

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

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

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

Hong Kong (香港)

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

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

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

Commentary (评论)

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

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

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

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

From chatroom to courtroom: China's #MeToo movement takes legal turn
Reuters, September 27, 2018
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/china-me-too-movement-sexual-harassment-10762588

Access to Information (信息公开)

《英烈保护法》亮剑网络“恶搞”,叶挺后人提起诉讼 (General’s descendants sue parody video producer for defamation under heroes and martyrs protection law)
The Paper, September 27, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2478896

Xi calls for building world-class new mainstream media
Xinhua English, September 26, 2018
http://english.sina.com/china/p/2018-09-26/detail-ihkmwytp2626651.shtml

China makes teachers, medical professionals pledge not to follow any religion
Radio Free Asia, September 26, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/religion-09262018110746.html

《江湖儿女》负能量?贾樟柯回应!胡锡进再回应贾:见不得真话乃负能量 胡:所有探索都是正能量 (Director Jia Zhangke responds to Global Times’ “negative energy” criticism of his new film )
M Time, September 26, 2018
http://news.mtime.com/2018/09/26/1584580.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Liu Xia, widow of Nobel winner Liu Xiaobo, arrives in New York for human rights events
South China Morning Post, September 26, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/politics/article/2165791/liu-xia-widow-nobel-winner-liu-xiaobo-arrives-new-york-human

Related:
廖亦武偕劉霞抵紐約 出席人權獎頒獎活動 (Liu Xia attends “Power of the Powerless in China” human rights event in New York)
Ming Pao, September 26, 2018
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20180926/s00004/1537945730258

Family fears UAE will deport Uyghur to China
Al Jazeera, September 26, 2018
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/09/family-fears-uae-deport-uighur-china-180926052039581.html

Pope calls on Chinese Catholics to offer criticism to build fairer society
Telegraph, September 26, 2018
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/09/26/pope-calls-chinese-catholics-offer-criticism-build-fairer-society/

Related:
Outspoken Hong Kong cardinal warns Vatican will “abandon” Taiwan after China deal
Hong Kong Free Press, September 27, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/09/27/outspoken-hong-kong-cardinal-warns-vatican-will-abandon-taiwan/

Beijing charges shuttered church $170,000 after eviction
Voice of America, September 26, 2018
https://www.voanews.com/a/beijing-charges-shuttered-church-after-eviction/4588668.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China sends ex-colleagues of former internet tsar Lu Wei to “education sessions”
South China Morning Post, September 26, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/politics/article/2165875/china-sends-ex-colleagues-former-internet-tsar-lu-wei-education

Chinese embassy rejects “apology” from Swedish comedy show for “racist” tourist skit
Hong Kong Free Press, September 26, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/09/26/chinese-embassy-rejects-apology-swedish-comedy-show-racist-tourist-skit/

政治标准师德师风为长江学者首要条件 违反政治纪律违反师德强制退出 (New regulations on “Changjiang Scholars Program” to screen scholars by political standards, violators to be disqualified)
Legal Daily, September 25, 2018
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2018-09/25/content_7652657.htm?node=5955

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

谷歌证实“蜻蜓计划”存在
Google confirms “Project Dragonfly” for China
Financial Times, September 27, 2018
CH: http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001079582?full=y
EN: https://www.ft.com/content/1f93f17a-c1b2-11e8-95b1-d36dfef1b89a

Related:
Ex-Google employee urges lawmakers to take on company
The New York Times, September 26, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/26/technology/google-privacy-china-congress.html

Congress challenges Google on China; Google falls short
Wired, September 26, 2018
https://www.wired.com/story/congress-google-project-dragonfly-questions/

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

副外長回應疆「再教育營」:挽救被洗腦者 (Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs says re-education “rescues” those brainwashed by extremism)
Ming Pao, September 27, 2018
https://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20180927/s00013/1537986448692

Hong Kong (香港)

National security law looms over Hong Kong freedoms
Agence France-Presse, September 27, 2018
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/national-security-law-looms-over-hong-kong-freedoms-10762664

Students who associate with outlawed Hong Kong National Party can face criminal sanctions, government tells schools as top Beijing official welcomes ban
South China Morning Post, September 26, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2165839/national-party-ban-essential-and-legally-sound-says-chinas

Related:
【民族黨禁運作】教局去信全港中學校監 籲防非法社團滲入 (Education Bureau warns primary, secondary schools against “infiltration” by illegal pro-independence associations with “wrong and misled” ideologies)
Ming Pao, September 26, 2018
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20180926/s00001/1537955068647

封殺「香港民族黨」的社團條例,原先為誰而立?(The law by which National Party is banned: Who was the Societies Ordinance intended to target?)
The Initium, September 26, 2018
https://theinitium.com/article/20180926-notes-societies-ordinance-hk/

U.S. presses Hong Kong on freedoms after party ban
Agence France-Presse, September 25, 2018
https://www.yahoo.com/news/us-presses-hong-kong-freedoms-party-ban-135532450.html

公司姓党:逾百间在港上市公司设党委 凌驾股东利益 (123 China-affiliated companies listed in Hong Kong have set up CPC committees, upholding Party’s interest over shareholders’ in event of conflict)
Radio France Internationale, September 26, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/港澳台/20180926-公司姓党逾百间在港上市公司设党委-凌驾股东利益

Commentary (评论)

【張超雄議員專訪】香港罕見病患者面對的困境 (The difficulties faced by patients suffering rare diseases in Hong Kong)
The Stand News, September 27, 2018
https://thestandnews.com/cosmos/張超雄議員專訪-香港罕見病患者面對的困境-一/

“雨伞运动”四周年:反思转化行动 中国阴影下香港未来的迷茫 (4th anniversary of Umbrella Movement: Reflection on attempts of transformation, Hong Kong’s future uncertain in China’s shadow)
BBC News, September 27, 2018
https://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/chinese-news-45648699

Beijing needs to show better understanding of churches after deal
South China Morning Post, September 26, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/asia/article/2165867/beijing-needs-show-better-understanding-churches-after

Vatican agreement with China legitimizes a Christian-torturing regime
The Federalist, September 26, 2018
https://thefederalist.com/2018/09/26/vatican-agreement-china-legitimizes-christian-torturing-regime/

My #MeToo encounters in China started as a young girl—and only got worse from there
Quartz, September 26, 2018
https://qz.com/1398176

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Young Uyghur woman dies in detention in Xinjiang political “re-education camp”
Radio Free Asia, September 25, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/death-09252018174834.html

Xinjiang authorities detain almost every family member of late Uyghur Muslim scholar
Radio Free Asia, September 25, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/scholar-09252018145144.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

New Party rules to govern members’ online behavior
SupChina, September 25, 2018
https://supchina.com/2018/09/25/new-party-rules-to-govern-members-online-behavior/

Related:
Translation: China’s new top Internet official lays out agenda for Party control online
DigiChina, September 24, 2018
https://www.newamerica.org/cybersecurity-initiative/digichina/blog/translation-chinas-new-top-internet-official-lays-out-agenda-for-party-control-online/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

“China's big mistake”: Pakistanis lobby to free wives trapped in Xinjiang
Reuters, September 25, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-xinjiang-pakistan/chinas-big-mistake-pakistanis-lobby-to-free-wives-trapped-in-xinjiang-idUSKCN1M51R7

中秋专访:被囚维权人士家属倍思亲 (Mid-autumn interview: Families of persecuted rights defenders remember their loved ones)
Radio Free Asia, September 24, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/gf1-09242018094105.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

台湾寺庙被占 改作中共教育基地 (Buddhist temple in Taiwan turned into Chinese Communist education center)
Radio Free Asia, September 24, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/hx-09242018094353.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

“Do not fear AI,” Hong Kong scientists say as they champion local branch of Beijing’s Institute of Automation
South China Morning Post, September 26, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education/article/2164550/do-not-fear-ai-hong-kong-scientists-say-they-champion-local

China splits the Internet while the U.S. dithers
TechCrunch, September 24, 2018
https://techcrunch.com/2018/09/24/china-splits-the-internet-while-the-u-s-dithers/

Google suppresses memo revealing plans to closely track search users in China
The Intercept, September 22, 2018
https://theintercept.com/2018/09/21/google-suppresses-memo-revealing-plans-to-closely-track-search-users-in-china/

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

Chinese national arrested for “spying on U.S. engineers”
BBC News, September 26, 2018
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-45647560

U.S. intel chief warns China perfecting “surveillance state”
Voice of America, September 25, 2018
https://www.voanews.com/a/us-intel-chief-warns-china-is-perfecting-surveillance-state-/4587133.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Beijing renews call for Hong Kong to pass national security law after pro-independence party ban
South China Morning Post, September 26, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2165731/beijing-renews-call-hong-kong-pass-national-security-law

Hong Kong bans pro-independence party
China Digital Times, September 25, 2018
https://chinadigitaltimes.net/2018/09/hong-kong-bans-pro-independence-party-for-national-security/

Related:
China defends ban on Hong Kong pro-independence party, hits back at criticism
Hong Kong Free Press, September 26, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/09/26/china-defends-ban-hong-kong-pro-independence-party-hits-back-criticism/

民族黨被禁同日 「香港共產黨」稱函保安局長知會成立 「不排除武力起義」(“Hong Kong Communist Party” established the same day as pro-independence party ban, advocating “Xi and Mao communism” in Hong Kong)
Ming Pao, September 25, 2018
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20180925/s00001/1537832374974

Commentary (评论)

Lü Pin: “MeToo”: From butterflies to hurricanes
Chinese Feminist Collective, September 24, 2018
https://chinadigitaltimes.net/2018/09/lu-pin-metoo-from-butterflies-to-hurricanes/

Turning a blind eye: Why are Muslim governments around the world keeping silent about China’s human rights violations against the Uyghurs?
Hoover Institute, September 25, 2018
https://www.hoover.org/research/turning-blind-eye-why-are-muslim-governments-around-world-keeping-silent-about-chinas-human

走进孔子学院:美方院长谈发展与争议 (On the development and controversy of Confucius Institutes: A talk with an American headmaster)
Voice of America, September 25, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/studies-in-usa-china-confucius-institute-fate/4580014.html

China fills a Trump-sized vacuum at the UN
Politico, September 24, 2018
https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/09/24/china-trump-united-nations-220529

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Meet the 8 Chinese judges who’ll sit on belt and road cases
South China Morning Post, September 25, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/economics/article/2165567/meet-8-chinese-judges-wholl-sit-belt-and-road-cases

Uyghur former Xinjiang University vice president detained for “two-faced” tendencies
Radio Free Asia, September 24, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/professor-09242018164800.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Minitrue: Do not report hotelier’s death by torture
China Digital Times, September 24, 2018
https://chinadigitaltimes.net/2018/09/minitrue-do-not-report-hong-kong-hoteliers-death-by-torture/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

四川阿坝藏僧示威被捕 (Three monks in Sichuan detained for protesting to demand a “Free Tibet”)
Radio Free Asia, September 24, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-09242018094451.html

Related:
Three Tibetan monks detained after launching solo protests in Ngaba
Radio Free Asia, September 24, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/detaining-09242018171452.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

河北一厅官被控涉受贿两千余万,曾使用虚假身份偷越国境边境 (Former deputy CPC secretary in Xingtai, Hebei, charged with bribery of more than 20 million yuan)
The Paper, September 25, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2367240

China persisting with intellectual property theft in violation of international commitments: report
The Sydney Morning Herald, September 24, 2018
https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/china-persisting-with-intellectual-property-theft-in-violation-of-international-commitments-report-20180924-p505lz.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Will Facebook agree to Hong Kong police’s request to take down page of banned Hong Kong National Party?
South China Morning Post, September 25, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2165730/will-facebook-agree-hong-kong-polices-request-take-down-page

Hong Kong (香港)

“100% freedom of speech”: Hong Kong activists protest gov’t ban on pro-independence party
Hong Kong Free Press, September 25, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/09/25/100-freedom-speech-hong-kong-activists-protest-govt-ban-pro-independence-party/

Anyone aiding pro-independence party could be prosecuted, says Hong Kong security chief
Hong Kong Free Press, September 24, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/09/24/anyone-aiding-pro-independence-party-prosecuted-says-hong-kong-security-chief/

Related:
Ban on political party chills Hong Kong opposition groups
The Wall Street Journal, September 24, 2018
https://www.wsj.com/articles/ban-on-political-party-chills-hong-kong-opposition-groups-1537771725

China hits out at foreign attacks on Hong Kong National Party ban, but spokeswoman for US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo renews criticism just hours later
South China Morning Post, September 25, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2165617/china-warns-other-countries-respect-hong-kong-national-party

外交部堅決反對別國對香港禁民族黨運作說三道四 (Ministry of Foreign Affairs rejects other countries’ “irresponsible” remarks about ban of Hong Kong National Party)
RTHK, September 25, 2018
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1419890-20180925.htm

Hong Kong has banned a political party but it will never crush desire for independence
The Guardian, September 24, 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/24/hong-kong-has-banned-a-political-party-but-it-will-never-crush-desire-for-independence

Commentary (评论)

How China is losing the world
The Diplomat, September 25, 2018
https://thediplomat.com/2018/09/how-china-is-losing-the-world/

Coming soon to a Hong Kong near you: creeping authoritarianism mainland style
Hong Kong Free Press, September 25, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/09/25/coming-soon-hong-kong-near-creeping-authoritarianism-mainland-style/

China starts to assert its world view at the UN as influence grows
The Guardian, September 24, 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/24/china-starts-to-assert-its-world-view-at-un-as-influence-grows

Monday, September 24, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

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

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

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

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

Access to Information (信息公开)

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

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

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

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Government Accountability (政府问责)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

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

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

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

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

Hong Kong (香港)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Commentary (评论)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, September 21, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

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

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

Access to Information (信息公开)

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

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

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

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

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

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Government Accountability (政府问责)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

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

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

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

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

Hong Kong (香港)

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

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

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

Commentary (评论)

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

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

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

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

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

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

Access to Information(信息公开)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

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

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

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

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

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

Government Accountability (政府问责)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

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

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

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

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

Hong Kong (香港)

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

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

Commentary (评论)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Access to Information (信息公开)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Government Accountability (政府问责)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

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

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

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

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

Hong Kong (香港)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Commentary (评论)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, September 17, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

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

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

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

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

Access to Information (信息公开)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Government Accountability (政府问责)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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