Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Kuaishou livestreamer detained for 15 days for mocking national anthem
TechNode, October 30, 2018

China's parliament expands use of in absentia trials targeting “absconders”
Radio Free Asia, October 30, 2018

狂犬疫苗受害者、上海维权人士谭华被强迫失踪至今已57天 母亲也遭强迫失踪40天 (Vaccine victim rights defender and his mother forcibly disappeared)
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, October 28, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

China steps up VPN blocks ahead of major trade, Internet shows
Reuters, October 30, 2018

Wolf Warrior comment backfires on Chinese doctor caught in Super Typhoon Yutu destruction
South China Morning Post, October 30, 2018

China tries to woo a sprawling global Chinese diaspora
NPR, October 29, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China stops more than 100 Christians from boarding planes for overseas event
Radio Free Asia October 30, 2018

80名艾滋感染者促规范检测消除歧视 (80 HIV-positive citizens urge revised HIV testing process to eliminate employment discrimination)
Radio Free Asia, October 30, 2018

As China prepares to revise its Civil Code, calls are renewed for legal recognition of same-sex marriage
SupChina, October 30, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

台灣擬限制大陸居住證人士被選舉權 國台辦斥不得人心 (Taiwan may restrict right to vote for those holding mainland residence permits)
RTHK, October 31, 2018

Deng Xiaoping’s son urges China to “know its place” in counterpoint to Xi's expansionist foreign policy
The Telegraph, October 30, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China’s Sharp Eyes surveillance system puts the security focus on public shaming
Associated Press, October 30, 2018

Chinese Apple Watch supplier under fire for “forcing students to work like robots”
Agence France-Presse, October 30, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Can Hong Kong’s activists for self-determination get a second chance in politics?
South China Morning Post, October 31, 2018

楊潤雄指院校有責任防止有人濫用大學資源推動港獨 (Head of education bureau calls on universities to bear responsibility and prevent students from advocating for independence)
RTHK, October 31, 2018

Hong Kong government damaged “one country, two systems” with “monster” co-location plan at express rail terminus, court told
South China Morning Post, October 30, 2018

Hong Kong justice minister confirms department advised official who barred activist Lau Siu-lai from contesting Legco by-election
South China Morning Post, October 30, 2018

Related:
Video: Democrat removed from legislature after demanding a no confidence motion against Justice Sec
Hong Kong Free Press, October 30, 2018

R.I.P. Jin Yong — Beloved martial arts novelist and newspaper editor
SupChina, October 30, 2018

Commentary (评论)

人民日报:铸牢中华民族共同体意识必须推广国家通用语言文字 (People’s Daily: Build unified Chinese ethnic community, propagate Mandarin as common language as stipulated in Party Constitution)
People’s Daily, October 31, 2018

China’s bad old days are back
Foreign Affairs, October 30, 2018

Insights into the social credit system on Chinese online media vs its portrayal in Western media
What’s On Weibo, October 30, 2018

Is China losing the opportunity to lead?
The Diplomat, October 30, 2018

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Xinjiang (新疆)

China’s anti-terrorism tactics should not be seen as targeting Uyghurs, says “Eastern Nato”
South China Morning Post, October 29, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

NPCSC amends Criminal Procedure Law, overhauls judicial system organic laws, loosens stock buyback restrictions & designates SPC as national IP appeals court
NPC Observer, October 28, 2018

China's new surveillance program aims to cut crime. Some fear it’ll do much more
L.A. Times, October 27, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

Cornell-Renmin exchanges suspended after student protest crackdown
China Digital Times, October 29, 2018

China’s king of Internet fluff wants to conquer the world
The New York Times, October 29, 2018

迎接“什么都不信”的时代 (Embracing the age of "believe nothing")
Financial Times, October 29, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

“Ban women drivers”: China’s sexism surfaces after bus plunges into river
South China Morning Post, October 30, 2018

面对中国压制,台湾拟用公投正名
As China rattles its sword, Taiwanese push a separate identity

The New York Times, October 29, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

中国多地全面取缔家庭教会 (Across China, family churches banned, crosses demolished, state flags raised)
Radio Free Asia, October 29, 2018

Abe voices concern over China’s human rights situation
The Mainichi, October 26, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China rolls out facial recognition scans on Guangzhou subway
Radio Free Asia, October 29, 2018

No WeChat, no access: How China’s digital revolution is leaving behind its elderly population
What’s on Weibo, October 29, 2018

China has been “hijacking the vital internet backbone of western countries”
Zero Day, October 26, 2018

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

澳智库报告:中国借西方大学之力攫取军工科技优势 (Australian think tank: China is exploiting Western universities to boost military tech)
Voice of America, October 29, 2018

Related:
Picking flowers, making honey - The Chinese military’s collaboration with foreign universities.
Australian Strategic Policy Institute, October 30, 2018

Foreign universities are unwittingly collaborating with Chinese military scientists
Quartz, October 30, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Peaceful advocacy of Hong Kong independence is “ordinary political activity,” says banned party in appeal
Hong Kong Free Press, October 29, 2018

Related:
Security chief slammed for party ban
The Standard, October 30, 2018

【禁民族黨運作】陳浩天公開致林鄭上訴理據 重申民族黨不主張暴力 批保安局斷章取義 (HKNP’s Andy Chan makes public his grounds of appeal to Carrie Lam, emphasizes no-violence stance and criticizes Security Bureau for quoting out of context)
The Stand News, October 29, 2018

的士司機遭警箍頸致死 民權觀察促落實陪審團建議「警車裝閉路」(Taxi driver dies from police chokhold, rights group urges cameras in police cars)
Inmediahk.net, October 29, 2018

【佔旺藐視法庭案】73歲劉鐵民囚4個月 其餘14人緩刑1年至年半 (73-year-old homeless man jailed for 4 months in Mongkok Umbrella Movement contempt of court case, others under suspended sentences)
Citizen News, October 26, 2018

Commentary (评论)

《沒有安全感的強國》:把新疆抓得越緊,維吾爾的中國認同只會更低 (“Insecure China”: Tighter hold on Xinjiang will only lower Uyghurs’ acceptance of China)
The News Lens, October 28, 2018

中国的大跃退 (China’s great leap backward)
Foreign Policy, October 28, 2018

China's great leap backward
Foreign Policy, October 15, 2018

Monday, October 29, 2018

Xinjiang (新疆)

维吾尔人的逃亡:离开中国,却无法离开恐惧
They escaped China’s crackdown, but now wait in limbo

The New York Times, October 27, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China will prosecute graft, terror suspects even if they flee
Reuters, October 27, 2018

八九学运领袖周勇军被以“邪教罪”逮捕 (Tiananmen Student Movement leader Zhou Yongjun arrested for “cult” crimes
Radio Free Asia, October 26, 2018

Convictions for rumors, torture follow tycoons’ disappearances
China Digital Times, October 26, 2018

Related:
China to expel disgraced former Interpol chief from advisory body
Reuters, October 27, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

Still taboo in mainland China: The Cultural Revolution as seen through the lens of Li Zhensheng
South China Morning Post, October 28, 2018

Cornell halts China university ties over curbs on academic freedom
Financial Times, October 28, 2018

对抗大陆资讯战 台湾成最前线 (Taiwan is on the front line in the fight against China’s information warfare)
Radio Free Asia, October 26, 2018

“Honour of Kings” will require real-name registration for all users, starting in Beijing
China Film Insider, October 26, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Can citizen journalism work in China? Villagers give their verdict
South China Morning Post, October 28, 2018

湖南家長抗議 反對教育私有化 (Hunan parents protest privatization of education)
Inmedia.hk, October 27, 2018

Taiwan’s gay pride parade draws thousands, as votes on same-sex marriage near
The New York Times, October 27, 2018

颜伯均、刘兴联二人被劝离台湾 (Mainland dissidents Yan Bojun and Liu Xinglian persuaded under pressure to leave Taiwan after unsuccessful appeal for refugee status)
Radio Free Asia, October 26, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

哈佛学者奥弗霍尔特:“中国模式”处于辉煌与陨落的分水岭 (Harvard scholar: the “Chinese model” is at watershed moment)
BBC News, October 29, 2018

Botched Chinese railway project in Africa is a warning to belt and road investors
South China Morning Post, October 29, 2018

Related:
Belt and road meets international pushback
China Digital Times, October 27, 2018

中国在“干预”美国选举? 美专家看法各异 (U.S. experts differ on whether China is illegally “intervening” or legitimately “influencing” U.S. elections)
Radio Free Asia, October 26, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

广州地铁启用人脸识别 社会形同大监狱?(Is facial recognition in Guangzhou metro making society one big prison?)
Radio Free Asia, October 26, 2018

Ramifications of China’s new blockchain rules hit home
Technode, October 24, 2018

Related:
Donna Dillenberger on blockchain technology in China
SupChina, October 26, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Tougher laws pushed after massive Cathay data breach
The Standard, October 29, 2018

Related:
Cathay Pacific data hack “probably the biggest” in industry
The Standard, October 29, 2018

給全體立法會議員的公開信:不要萬億人工島!反對《施政報告》致謝動議 (Demosisto sends LegoCo open letter opposing Lantau reclamation project)
Inmedia.hk, October 28, 2018

Commentary (评论)

The Hong Kong government claims it is fair to the LGBTI community: So prove it
South China Morning Post, October 29, 2018

How Beijing is using the Nazi propaganda playbook to justify its concentration camps to the world
Hong Kong Free Press, October 27, 2018

China’s Uyghur re-education centers in Xinjiang will not produce a loyal and obedient population
The Conversation, October 27, 2018

The fact Cathay Pacific does not have to notify anyone of a data breach is unacceptable. The law must change
South China Morning Post, October 26, 2018

Friday, October 26, 2018

Xinjiang (新疆)

无国界记者谴责中国报复封堵美国行业网站 (Reporters Without Borders condemns China’s reprisal on website reporting Xinjiang’s surveillance tech)
Voice of America, October 26, 2018

China locks up ethnic minorities in camps. It says so itself
The New York Times, October 25, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Screams from “Room 13”: Are China’s kids being electroshocked for internet “addiction”?
South China Morning Post, October 25, 2018

Chinese man jailed for Koran burning as Islamophobia spreads online
South China Morning Post, October 25, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

北京如何让外国媒体也听党的话 (How Beijing makes foreign media listen to the CPC)
Voice of America, October 26, 2018

China gaming approval “green channel” halted after one CPC official’s promotion
South China Morning Post, October 26, 2018

Kuaishou returns to WeChat after 6-month ban
Technode, October 25, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

“The pope doesn’t get China”: Underground church set for “annihilation,” Hong Kong’s Cardinal Zen warns
Agence France-Presse, October 26, 2018

Related:
The Pope doesn’t understand China
The New York Times, October 24, 2018

海外人权组织在联合国审查中国前夕批人权恶化 (Chinese Human Rights Defenders criticizes deterioration of human rights conditions in leadup to China’s Universal Periodic Review)
Voice of America, October 25, 2018

HRIC 2018 UPR submission
Human Rights in China, March 2018

Frequent protests by veterans alarm China’s authorities
The Economist, October 25, 2018

Maoists call on China's official union to stand up for workers
Radio Free Asia, October 25, 2018

The fear making Chinese women reluctant to have more children
The Conversation, October 25, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China bans major prayer festival in Larung Gar for third consecutive year
Radio Free Asia, October 25, 2018

China replaces head of Peking University with CPC chief
Radio Free Asia, October 25, 2018

How China’s political climate warps advice to leaders
China Digital Times, October 24, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China mocks report it tapped Trump’s iphone (and plugs its own competitor)
The New York Times, October 25, 2018

Is nowhere private? Chinese subway users upset by plans to install facial recognition systems
South China Morning Post, October 25, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Beijing’s point man on law to step down
The Standard, October 26, 2018

Commentary (评论)

「一帶一路」下的新疆城市近況:烏魯木齊與霍爾果斯 (Xinjiang’s cities under One Belt One Road: Urumqi and Khorgas)
The News Lens, October 26, 2018

Hong Kong’s heightened crackdown on dissent
Human Rights Watch, October 25, 2018

What a new bridge says about Hong Kong’s relations with mainland China
The Economist, October 25, 2018

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Xinjiang (新疆)

China's hidden camps -- What's happened to the vanished Uighurs of Xinjiang?
BBC News, October 24, 2018

Related:
寻找“消失”的维族人:BBC探访新疆“再教育营” (In search for the “missing” Uyghurs: BBC’s visit to Xinjiang “re-education camps”)
BBC News, October 24, 2018

Textbooks and tear gas: Equipment lists for Xinjiang “education” camps revealed
China Digital Times, October 24, 2018

China’s government has ordered a million citizens to occupy Uyghur homes. Here’s what they think they’re doing.
ChinaFile, October 24, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Where’s the proof? Chinese man accused of rape seeks justice after 23 years and four trials
South China Morning Post, October 25, 2018

Four still held for subversion over Tiananmen Massacre liquor
Radio Free Asia, October 24, 2018

刑讯打死香港富商刘希泳的司法官员低调获刑 (9 prosecutors receive jail sentences in tortured-confession case resulting in Hong Konger’s death)
Radio France Internationale, October 24, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

人权组织:文革再现新疆,将失去一代学者 (Scholars at Risk: Tactics in Xinjiang revive Cultural Revolution)
Voice of America, October 25, 2018

Related:
Free to Think 2018
Scholars at Risk, October 23, 2018

運營資格被凍結後,全球最大遊戲市場試圖「絕地求生」(World's biggest gaming market struggles for survival as Beijing cuts off video game licensing and tightens censorship)
The Initium, October 25, 2018

Related:
Beijing cuts off gaming licenses’ channel
The Standard, October 25, 2018

Two Chinese cities and legions of police disguised as “dancing aunties” and students on alert for presidential visit
South China Morning Post, October 24, 2018

写小说影射伊利集团?媒体人被跨省抓判 (Media veteran sentenced to 8 months imprisonment for writing online fiction that alludes to case of fugitive chief of Inner Mongolian dairy enterprise)
Radio Free Asia, October 24, 2018

Exclusive: Chinese state media journalist charged with assault by UK police following slapping incident
Hong Kong Free Press, October 24, 2018

Translation: Big Brother is watching Big Brother
China Digital Times, October 24, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Thousands protest industrial waste processing plant plan in China's Guangdong
Radio Free Asia, October 24, 2018

他帮助过数以万计的中国网民翻墙…… (He helped tens of thousands of netizens jump over the wall: Interview with Zou Chengfeng)
Radio Free Asia, October 24, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China fails to stop UN Security Council Myanmar briefing
Reuters, October 25, 2018

China says army will act “at any cost” to prevent Taiwan split
Reuters, October 25, 2018

U.S. law enforcers should stop China’s influence campaign, says key strategist Michael Pillsbury
South China Morning Post, October 25, 2018

Related:
Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghe demands U.S. retract allegations of interference
South China Morning Post, October 25, 2018

Why democracies are turning against Belt and Road
Foreign Affairs, October 24, 2018

China to scrap population targets, health official says
Bloomberg, October 24, 2018

Chinese dairy giant Yili says disgraced former boss sheltered by public officials
South China Morning Post, October 24, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Beijing tech firms in push to Hong Kong
The Standard, October 25, 2018

China tests facial recognition at border crossing of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge
South China Morning Post, October 24, 2018

China Mobile eyes greater business opportunities in Silicon Valley
Sina English, October 24, 2018

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

Chinese and Russian spies eavesdrop on Donald Trump’s mobile phone calls, report says
Reuters, October 25, 2018

China’s counterterrorism teams “must work together” to keep mega bridge safe, expert says
South China Morning Post, October 24, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong National Party founders lodge separate appeals against ban in effort to avoid further legal action
South China Morning Post, October 24, 2018

Related:
【取締民族黨】陳浩天上訴 要求行政長官及八位行會成員避席 (HKNP’s Andy Chan files appeal on party ban, requests Carrie Lam and Executive Council members to recuse from case due to prior public adverse comments)
The Stand News, October 24, 2018

Witness in Hong Kong MTR construction scandal says worker “harassed” him before he was to testify on shoddy works
South China Morning Post, October 24, 2018

Commentary (评论)

Why Hong Kong needs fewer bridges to nowhere and more escalators, lifts and footbridges
South China Morning Post, October 25, 2018

当中国大学成了党的“坚强阵地
What happens when universities become "party strongholds"?
The New York Times, October 24, 2018

Free trade to Uyghurs, Anwar’s visit has a message for China
South China Morning Post, October 24, 2018

A slow death for Hong Kong’s separate identity in China
South China Morning Post, October 24, 2018

美专家:中国以隐蔽手段挑战民主自由 (U.S. thinktank: China is covertly challenging democracy and freedom)
Radio Free Asia, October 24, 2018

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Xinjiang (新疆)

Tear gas, tasers and textbooks: Inside China’s Xinjiang internment camps
Agence France-Presse, October 24, 2018

人權報告揭年半以來新疆 231 位維族學者「被失蹤」(Uyghur Human Rights Project report reveals 231 Uyghur scholars “disappeared” since April 2017)
The Stand News, October 23, 2018

Related:
The persecution of the intellectuals in the Uyghur region: Disappeared forever?
Uyghur Human Rights Project, October 22, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

“缺席审判”条款引关注,有委员建议将涉黑犯罪纳入适用范围 (NPC Standing Committee member proposes to expand scope of “trials in absentia” provisions to include serious crimes, regardless of availability of defendant)
The Paper, October 24, 2018

两院组织法修订草案:委员“专门法院由谁设置、由谁任免、对谁负责、向谁报告应有明确规制” (NPC Standing Committee proposes clear rules on establishment, appointment, and accountability of special courts)
Beijing News, October 24, 2018

被精神病:网络作家被关两月 (Online writer detained in mental institute for two months for making statements critical of the state)
Radio Free Asia, October 23, 2018

Related:
中国精神病治疗乱象:被精神病 (Bedlam in mental health treatment in China: You are given a mental illness)
Radio Free Asia, October 23, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

Ambiguity of Chinese words sparks charges of distortion as U.S.-China tensions rise
South China Morning Post, October 24, 2018

中國社科基金中選研究題目 習近平思想居前列 (Top 7 winners of CASS research funding are projects on Xi Jinping Thought)
The Stand News, October 24, 2018

China quietly opens door to more foreign films
South China Morning Post, October 23, 2018

中国或以反恐理由禁封KakaoTalk与NAVER (China blocks Korean chat app and blog site)
Radio France Internationale, October 23, 2018

A newspaper banned in China is now one of Trump’s biggest defenders
BuzzFeed, October 22, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Satirist compares Xi Jinping and Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam to Winnie the Pooh and Piglet
Hong Kong Free Press, October 23, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chinese women golfers told to pull out of Taiwan event - sources
Reuters, October 23, 2018

China jails former prosecutors over tortured Hong Kong businessman Stephen Lau’s death in custody
South China Morning Post, October 23, 2018

Shanghai school food scare triggers city wide kitchen health check
South China Morning Post, October 23, 2018

China attempting to meddle in Taiwan elections: Intelligence chief
Focus Taiwan, October 22, 2018

Draft law revisions suggest public supervision on judicial work
Xinhua, October 22, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

The Android phone maker that’s more popular than Apple isn’t selling its new iPhone rival in the US
Business Insider, October 22, 2018

Why China can do AI more quickly and effectively than the U.S.
Wired, October 23, 2018

Sri Lanka wants Chinese help to recover phone evidence over “assassination plot”
Reuters, October 24, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Lam plays down special place
The Standard, October 24, 2018

British gov’t urges Hong Kong to reconsider “politically motivated” expulsion of journalist
Hong Kong Free Press, October 24, 2018

Related:
Hong Kong media should quell talk of independence, by-election hopeful Chan Hoi-yan says, insisting Victor Mallet case has nothing to do with press freedom
South China Morning Post, October 23, 2018

不受訪、不見敏感人士、不公開活動 入境處向劉曉波好友列三大入境條件 (HK Immigration Office sets three conditions for entry of Liu Xiaobo's friend: no interviews, no public activities, no meeting with “sensitive" individuals)
The Stand News, October 24, 2018

China tests facial recognition at border crossing of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge
South China Morning Post, October 24, 2018

劇場編劇甄拔濤被拒入澳門 業界聯署促政府交待 (Drama industry requests “credible response” from Macau government for denying playwright’s entry on public security grounds)
The Stand News, October 24, 2018

Commentary (评论)

In Hong Kong, public consultations are effective – at keeping the public at bay
South China Morning Post, October 24, 2018

Being China means never having to say you’re sorry
The New York Times, October 23, 2018

“一带一路”是中国版马歇尔计划吗? (Is BRI the Chinese version of Marshall Plan?)
Radio Free Asia, October 23, 2018

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Xinjiang (新疆)

As China legalizes Xinjiang “re-education camps,” Weibo netizens cheer on
Global Voices, October 23, 2018

Xinjiang authorities jail prominent Uyghur television host
Radio Free Asia, October 22, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Small victory for lead poisoning victims in China: Government harassment, weak environmental laws hamper justice efforts
Human Rights Watch, October 22, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese experts “filtered” trade war advice to Beijing policymakers
South China Morning Post, October 22, 2018

New Chinese blockchain regulations raise censorship concerns
China Digital Times, October 22, 2018

Related:
China requires blockchain-based information service providers to register users using real names, censor postings and store user data
South China Morning Post, October 22, 2018

中国严控教师言论 学校育人还是管人? (China’s tight control over what teachers can say: Are schools educating or regulating people?)
Radio Free Asia, October 22, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

無法迴避的浪潮 中國#MeToo調查全記錄 (The tide we must face: A full record of China’s #MeToo investigations)
The Initium, October 23, 2018

声援工人维权 北大学生岳昕失踪 (Peking University student missing after arrest for supporting Jaisic protests)
Radio Free Asia, October 22, 2018

China’s #MeToo claim costs university professor his job
South China Morning Post, October 22, 2018

Trade union congress opens amid widespread labor unrest in China
China Labour Bulletin, October 22, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Swiss bank discourages China travel after banker is kept in Beijing
The New York Times, October 22, 2018

Related
Citigroup asks private bankers to rethink China travel
Bloomberg, October 23, 2018

国资入主民资后,公司治理发生怎样变化?(After injection of state capital, what changes have occurred in corporate governance in private companies?)
Financial Times, October 23, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Supermicro tells customers it is looking for Chinese spy chips on motherboards “despite lack of proof”
Reuters, October 23, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

涉搶女 EO 電話案 許智峯提堂否認襲擊等三控罪 (Legislator Ted Hui appears in court for “phone-snatching” case, denies all 3 charges)
The Stand News, October 23, 2018

习近平南下出席港珠澳大桥开通仪式:大湾区发展下香港面对的危与机 (Xi Jinping attends Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge opening ceremony: The dangers and opportunities Hong Kong faces in Greater Bay Area development)
BBC News, October 23, 2018

Related:
Hong Kong playwright Yan Pat-to denied entry to Macau on grounds of jeopardizing public security
South China Morning Post, October 23, 2018

In Pictures: Mui Wo residents take to the beach in protest of Lantau reclamation plan
Hong Kong Free Press, October 22, 2018

Related:
Stop Lantau reclamation, say dolphin activists, after mega-bridge marine park deemed “useless”
Hong Kong Free Press, October 23, 2018

Calls to “end one-party rule” could lead to future election bans, says pro-Beijing politician Rita Fan
Hong Kong Free Press, October 23, 2018

Hong Kong-based international firms hit back at Law Society’s plans to close loophole allowing foreign lawyers to practise
South China Morning Post, October 23, 2018

港智能身份证恐沦为监控工具 (New HKID card might become tool for surveillance)
Radio Free Asia, October 22, 2018

【九西補選】李卓人、劉小麗到簡介會質問選舉主任 遭保安暴力抬走 (Lee Cheuk-yan and ousted legislator Lau Siu-lai removed from candidates’ briefing session for challenging disqualification)
Inmediahk.net, October 22, 2018

Hong Kong Legco by-election candidate Lee Cheuk-yan ejected from poll briefing over anti-disqualification protest
South China Morning Post, October 22, 2018

Commentary (评论)

To Beijing: Don’t hold Hong Kong too tight if you want “one country, two systems” to succeed
Hong Kong Free Press, October 23, 2018

什么样的慈善组织最能吸引企业捐赠? (What kind of charities are best at attracting corporate funding in China?)
CNPolitics, October 23, 2018

中國「男子漢訓練營」背後:變遷中的性別審美,與國家的中性焦慮 (Behind China’s “masculinity training camps”: Shifting gender aesthetics and state anxiety over "neuterizing")
The Initium, October 22, 2018

#MeToo movement in China: Powerful yet fragile
Al Jazeera, October 22, 2018

Any changes to rules for Hong Kong lawyers must be in the public interest
South China Morning Post, October 22, 2018

Monday, October 22, 2018

Xinjiang (新疆)

From denial to pride: how China changed its language on Xinjiang's camps
The Guardian, October 22, 2018

新疆“去极端化”:官员鼓励吃汉餐 (Xinjiang’s de-extremification: Uyghur officials urge Muslims to eat Han cuisine, claim “halal” is “extremist thought”)
Radio Free Asia, October 19, 2018

CCTV airs program on Xinjiang’s “vocational training centers”: Criticism and Weibo responses
What’s On Weibo, October 19, 2018

Exile leaders slam China claims of “voluntary vocational training” for detained Uyghurs in Xinjiang
Radio Free Asia, October 19, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

709王全璋案:代理律师刘卫国退出案件代理 (Wang Quanzhang’s lawyer withdraws from case due to injury)
Radio France Internationale, October 21, 2018

广州女律师遭警“裸羞”案:证人被抓丈夫被消声 (Human rights lawyer’s police abuse case: Witnesses detained, husband’s Weixin permanently banned)
Voice of America, October 21, 2018

Two held amid “riots” after forced eviction, detentions in China's Jiangsu
Radio Free Asia, October 19, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

How the Chinese censors highlight fundamental flaws in academic publishing
Made in China Journal, October 21, 2018

Chill and fear in Chinese classrooms as students are recruited to report teachers with “radical” opinions
South China Morning Post, October 20, 2018

China Continues to Boost Xi Thought, Stifle Others
China Digital Times, October 20, 2018

欧亚经济论坛公报在中国压力之下删除敏感内容 (Euro-Asia Economic Forum amends public statement due to pressure from China)
Voice of America, October 19, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

身陷囹圄的七位中国民主党人获评为“中国杰出民主人士” (Seven jailed Chinese democrats given “outstanding democracy activist” awards)
Radio Free Asia, October 21, 2018

Detained Interpol chief Meng Hongwei’s wife says “everybody in China is at risk,” as she refuses to meet Beijing officials alone
Associated Press, October 20, 2018

Related:
专访孟宏伟妻子:孟宏伟被查是“残酷、肮脏”的政治迫害 (Video interview with Grace Meng: Meng Hongwei’s investigation is “cruel, dirty” political persecution)
BBC News, October 19, 2018

“Stop bullying Taiwan”: Tens of thousands rally in Taipei for independence vote
Hong Kong Free Press, October 20, 2018

Outcry as Chinese police chief accused of detaining primary school teacher for punishing his daughter
South China Morning Post, October 19, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Beijing's top man in Macau falls to his death: Zheng Xiaosong “suffered from depression”
Standard, October 22, 2018

Xi makes instruction on work of Party committees’ general offices
Sina English, October 21, 2018

中央环保督察指河南省一些地区环保问责存在水分 (False reports discovered in Henan environmental monitoring: pollution standards not met, non-compliance not enforced)
Legal Daily, October 20, 2018

“Arrogant and high handed”: Taiwan blames China over Interpol snub
Agence France-Presse, October 20, 2018

Mike Pompeo warns Panama and other nations about accepting China’s “belt and road” loans
South China Morning Post, October 20, 2018

Two die in violent clash over Chinese home demolition order
South China Morning Post, October 19, 2018

China tries internet czar, “Father of Great Firewall” for bribery
Radio Free Asia, October 19, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Apple CEO urges Bloomberg to retract Chinese spy chip story
Reuters, October 20, 2018

Google wants China. Will Chinese users want Google?
Wired, October 19, 2018

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

Canada installs Chinese underwater monitoring devices next to U.S. nuclear submarine base
South China Morning Post, October 22, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

We followed law on Mallett, says Lam
The Standard, October 22, 2018

Hong Kong’s leader: I’ve been a victim of cyberbullying over Lantau reclamation scheme, and so has Andy Lau
South China Morning Post, October 20, 2018

Related:
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam bulldozes ahead with Lantau Island reclamation idea...but at what cost?
South China Morning Post, October 21, 2018

Social activist kicked out of Hong Kong finally returns to city after 46 years, and says “need to speak truth to power” is as great as ever
South China Morning Post, October 21, 2018

Is Beijing tightening its control over Hong Kong? State Council office’s evolving role tells a lot
South China Morning Post, October 21, 2018

【民族黨禁運作】稱老師可平衡分析「港獨」好處壞處 楊潤雄:但一定要帶出「港獨」不可行信息 (Education Bureau Chief: Teachers may give balanced assessment if students ask about independence, but must conclude independence is legally and historically impossible)
Ming Pao, October 21, 2018

I didn’t get a day off from prison kitchen for 5 months, says former Hong Kong inmate who claims human rights were breached
South China Morning Post, October 20, 2018

Media chief to sue Hong Kong newspaper Apple Daily over altered quote of Beijing official
South China Morning Post, October 19, 2018

姚松炎DQ案獲豁免訟費 政府上訴 (DOJ appeals against court decision that ousted lawmaker Edward Yiu does not need to pay costs of disqualification case)
The Stand News, October 19, 2018

Commentary (评论)

In the technology race to develop AI, the U.S. and China can, and must, work together
South China Morning Post, October 22, 2018

Why detained dissidents in China “confess” – and why you would too
Hong Kong Free Press, October 21, 2018

Hong Kong’s election bans: How Beijing’s shifting definition of “separatism” snared another victim
Hong Kong Free Press, October 20, 2018

China accused of mass cyber spying—but working out the truth is just the start of the problem
Hong Kong Free Press, October 20, 2018

In India and China, #MeToo has much further to go
South China Morning Post, October 19, 2018

【專訪】Keith Richburg: 驅逐記者,標誌這個曾經開放自由的偉大城市在崩壞 (Interview with Keith Richburg: Exiling journalists is the sign that this once open and free great city is crumbling)
The Stand News, October 19, 2018

Friday, October 19, 2018

Xinjiang (新疆)

China state paper accuses west of double standards on Xinjiang
Reuters, October 19, 2018

Related:
China fiercely defends crackdown in Xinjiang
China Digital Times, October 18, 2018

Uyghur Americans speak against China’s internment camps. Their relatives disappear
The New York Times, October 18, 2018

China sugar restrictions in Xinjiang hit Uyghur bakeries hard
Radio Free Asia, October 18, 2018

Ex-Chinese internment camp detainee denied U.S. visa despite Congress invitation
Associated Press, October 18, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

质疑警员受包庇 孙世华提起行政诉讼 (Human rights lawyer Sun Shihua brings administrative litigation case for assault by police officers, authorities refuse to disclose CCTV footage)
Radio Free Asia, October 18, 2018

China tries website editor for refusing to comply with delete request
Radio Free Asia, October 18, 2018

Xinjiang authorities detain prominent Uyghur journalist in political “re-education camp”
Radio Free Asia, October 18, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

Hong Kong media boss says he “did not misquote” China propaganda chief
Hong Kong Free Press, October 18, 2018

A simple guide to Xi Jinping Thought? Here’s how China’s official media tried to explain it
South China Morning Post, October 18, 2018

China's ruling Communist Party wages ideological war on university campuses
Radio Free Asia, October 18, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Tibetans in Gansu protest lack of compensation for livestock loss
Radio Free Asia, October 18, 2018

Badiucao (巴丢草): Google CEO defends China plans
China Digital Times, October 17, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

中国的医疗制度危机:排大队、“医闹”与不信任 (China’s health care crisis: Lines before dawn, violence and “no trust”)
The New York Times, October 18, 2018

Chinese tycoon accused of trying to buy seats in New Zealand parliament as opposition crisis deepens
The Telegraph, October 18, 2018

Nowhere to run in Xi’s China
Foreign Policy, October 18, 2018

深入扎实做好民族宗教和脱贫攻坚工作 持续巩固民族团结宗教和谐社会稳定良好局面 (Chairman of Political Consultative Conference: Reinforce Sinification of religion in China to promote ethnic unity, religious harmony, social stability)
People’s Daily, October 15, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Huawei accused of scheme to steal semiconductor technology from U.S. start-up to help China achieve tech dominance
Bloomberg, October 19, 2018

How China’s AI technology exports are seeding surveillance societies globally
The Diplomat, October 18, 2018

黑客来去十年多 又与藏人再相逢 (A review of a decade of recurring hacker attacks on Tibetans)
Deutsche Welle, October 18, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

東方日報A1:香港創新能力唔夠 勞工權益落後 (Hong Kong ranks 7th in competitiveness report, scores zero on labor rights)
Oriental Daily, October 18, 2018

“Always out of the picture”: Secrecy surrounding opening of Hong Kong mega bridge prompts backlash
Agence France-Presse, October 18, 2018

RTHK to air docudrama based on “abducted” bookseller’s return to Hong Kong
Hong Kong Free Press, October 18, 2018

Land reclamation: Funding for artificial island studies to be sought as Hong Kong officials press ahead with “Lantau Tomorrow Vision”
South China Morning Post, October 18, 2018

Commentary (评论)

China is misreading Western populism: The leaders of the People’s Republic sometimes lose sight of people
The Economist, October 20, 2018

Commentary: China banning Facebook and Google now looks smart considering recent data breaches
Channel NewsAsia, October 19, 2018

Chinese students at Bard College offended by art exhibit
China Change, October 19, 2018

“他所拥有的权力,不过是权力的影子”——专访“MeToo”运动当事人弦子、麦烧 (“The power he holds is mere shadow of power”:Interview with “MeToo” activists)
Financial Times, October 19, 2018

India and the West are concerned about China’s growing influence in South Asia – South Asians should be, too
South China Morning Post, October 18, 2018

Who will benefit most from Carrie Lam’s vision for Hong Kong? Real estate developers, of course
South China Morning Post, October 18, 2018

Disqualification of candidates must be able to stand legal test
South China Morning Post, October 18, 2018

I mastered Xi Jinping Thought, and I have the certificate to prove it
Foreign Policy, October 18, 2018

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China probes outspoken rights lawyer defending ailing Sichuan activist
Radio Free Asia, October 17, 2018

PART II: Interview: “We can observe the toilet with cameras as well”
Radio Free Asia, October 17, 2018

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

Access to Information (信息公开)

Professors dismissed for speech, netizen trial first for charge on managing websites
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, October 18, 2018

“WeChat is not a land outside the Law”
ChinaFile, October 17, 2018

How extensive restrictions have shaped the story in Xinjiang, China
Columbia Journalism Review, October 16, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Xinjiang camps: China takes its defence of “re-education centres” overseas with Pakistan meeting
South China Morning Post, October 17, 2018

Translation: Our career direction is to monitor Uyghurs
China Digital Times, October 17, 2018

房峰辉被移交司法机关 (Former military chief, General Fang Fenghui, stripped of rank, transferred to military court for prosecution)
Deutsche Welle, October 16, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Chinese search giant Baidu says it cares about what AI does to society
Quartz, October 18, 2018

Google CEO says “important to explore” China project
Agence France-Presse, October 16, 2018

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

上海機場臉部辨識自助登機12秒完成安檢 組織憂當局利用資料追蹤民眾 (Shanghai airport uses facial recognition for automated check-in, human rights organizations express concern)
Ming Pao, October 18, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

香港“明日大屿”填海计划今天引发的争议 (The controversy surrounding Hong Kong’s proposed land reclamation project)
BBC News, October 18, 2018

Related:
黃遠輝:從頭到尾不知填海1700公頃 諮詢報告會還社會公道 (Government task force on land supply: Never knew of reclamation project, consultation report to do justice to society)
Citizen News, October 16, 2018

Commentary (评论)

Interview: The plight of China’s Uyghur Muslims exposed
European Interest, October 17, 2018

Ties between African countries and China are complex. Understanding this matters
The Conversation, October 15, 2018

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

中国网红主播因“侮辱国歌”被行拘(Chinese Internet star detained for “disrespectful” version of national anthem)
The New York Times, October 17, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Taiwan to hold independence rally in challenge to Beijing
South China Morning Post, October 17, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

长生生物因问题疫苗被罚91亿元人民币 (Changsheng company fined 9.1 billion yuan for problem vaccines)
Financial Times, October 17, 2018

Chinese Communist Party newspaper People’s Daily counters “pessimistic” views on trade war impact
South China Morning Post, October 17, 2018

China expels two top former generals from Communist Party for corruption
Reuters, October 16, 2018

China defends “anti-extremism” measures in Xinjiang as scrutiny mounts
Reuters, October 16, 2018

Related:
The “students” of Xinjiang: Beijing on the defensive
SupChina, October 16, 2018

China: Mass internment camps are places of punishment, not “vocational training”
Amnesty International, October 16, 2018

The history and leaders behind Xinjiang policy
Amnesty International, October 15, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Chinese search firm Baidu joins global AI ethics body
The Guardian, October 17, 2018

谷歌执行长承认正在研发中国审查版搜索引擎 (Google CEO acknowledges that its company is developing Chinese censored version of the search engine)
Radio France Internationale, October 17, 2018

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

中国外交官会见海外维吾尔人 为新疆政策辩护 (Chinese diplomat meets with overseas Uyghurs to defend Xinjiang policy)
Voice of America, October 17, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Group hits out at deletion of Chinese propaganda czar's comments on Hong Kong
Radio Free Asia, October 17, 2018

Related:
China propaganda chief warns Hong Kong media over “interference”: Report
Channel NewsAsia, October 1y, 2018

中宣部见港媒高层:港媒集体删改报道引发自我审查的忧虑 (Deleted/withdrawn quotes from head of the Central Propaganda Department raise concerns about self-censorship of HK media)
BBC News, October 17, 2018

大公报假新闻罕有遭到英总领事馆致函反驳 (Ta Kung Pao newspaper is accused of publishing factually inaccurate and misleading story by British Consulate General)
Radio France Internationale, October 17, 2018

香港民主派中联办抗议 要求释放王全璋、黄琦(Hong Kong democrats protest outside Liaison Office to demand release of Wang Quanzhang and Huang Qi)
Radio France Internationale, October 16, 2018

People’s Daily (Overseas) on Mallet case
China Media Project, October 16, 2018

Video: Lantau reclamation plan “no conspiracy,” says Chief Exec. Carrie Lam following mass protest
Hong Kong Free Press, October 16, 2018

Judge refuses to allow Hong Kong Occupy activist Joshua Wong to file appeal over financial damages defeat against police in handcuffs case
South China Morning Post, October 16, 2018

Commentary (评论)

China accused of mass cyber spying – but working out the truth is just the start of the problem
The Conversation, October 17, 2018

China’s new diplomacy in Europe has a name: broken porcelain
The Guardian, October 17, 2018

Religion Is “Spiritual Anesthesia”: The Ideology Behind China’s Uyghur Crackdown
The Diplomat, October 17, 2018

官媒倡导“伟大斗争” “和谐社会”已成历史? (Official media call it “great struggle”— has “harmonious society” already become history?)
Radio Free Asia, October 17, 2018

China disappearances show Beijing sets its own rules
BBC News, October 17, 2018

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China admits to Xinjiang “training and boarding” centers in first detailed description of camps
South China Morning Post, October 16, 2018

Related:
“Safe and stable”: China defends mass internment of up to a million Muslims amid global outcry
Agence France-Presse, October 16, 2018

新疆维吾尔自治区主席雪克来提·扎克尔就新疆反恐维稳情况及开展职业技能教育培训工作答记者问 (Xinjiang chairman Shohrat Zakir briefs press on anti-terrorism efforts and vocational training camps)
Xinhua News Agency, October 16, 2018

全国律师行业党组织书记培训班在京开班 (All China Lawyers Association launches training in Beijing to strengthen Party-building work in legal profession)
Legal Daily, October 15, 2018

高墙内的劳工:中国供应链上隐藏的秘密 (China’s supply chain secret: Prison labor)
Financial Times, October 15, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

天津大学“本科生思想政治班主任”正式上岗:拨开成长的迷雾 (Tianjin University installs “teachers in charge of political ideology” for undergraduates)
The Paper, October 16, 2018

北京市网信办依法约谈360doc个人图书馆 (Beijing online personal library platform temporarily suspended for allowing storage of “illegal” information)
People’s Daily, October 16, 2018

Prominent Uyghur publisher arrested, under investigation
Radio Free Asia, October 15, 2018

The disciplinary failure of dignity
China Media Project, October 15, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

传黄琦狱中病重 老母盼国际社会援救 (Video: Huang Qi’s mother appeals for help from international community)
Voice of America, October 16, 2018

Translation: How I made it to Renmin University’s student blacklist
China Digital Times, October 15, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Facial recognition checks to enter a church
Bitter Winter, October 15, 2018

Related:
Liaoning intensifies crackdown on religions
Bitter Winter, October 15, 2018

Caution, cancellations, protests as concerns grow on China's Belt and Road
Voice of America, October 15, 2018

Kenyans say Chinese investment brings racism and discrimination
The New York Times, October 15, 2018

Malaysia released Uyghurs because they “did nothing wrong,” PM Mahathir Mohamad says, in move likely to strain relations with China
Reuters, October 15, 2018

Taiwan lodges protest with the United Nations for denying entry to Taiwanese reporter
Hong Kong Free Press, October 15, 2018

Former Huarong chairman facing corruption prosecution after being expelled from CPC
Reuters, October 15, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Google’s CEO says tests of censored Chinese search engine turned out great
Wired, October 15, 2018

“Made in China 2025”: How 5G could put China in charge of the wireless backbone and ahead of the pack
South China Morning Post, October 15, 2018

Related:
5G offers world’s biggest mobile market a gateway to the industrial internet
South China Morning Post, October 15, 2018

Researchers call for more humanity in artificial intelligence
Wired, October 15, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

【涉搶手機】許智峯被警方起訴3罪 仍堅持追究政府「狗仔隊」(Legislator Ted Hui faces criminal charges over controversial “phone-snatching” incident that revealed surveillance on LegCo members, will insist on complaint against illegal interferrence by government)
Ming Pao, October 16, 2018

Related:
JUST IN: Democrat Ted Hui charged with 3 offences after allegedly snatching gov’t officer’s phone at legislature
Hong Kong Free Press, October 16, 2018

Hong Kong's government tightens grip, moves closer to China
Reuters, October 15, 2018

“Stop Political Screening”: Hongkongers in Britain protest against election ban of democrat Lau Siu-lai
Hong Kong Free Press, October 15, 2018

Hong Kong bureaucrats should not decide whether candidates can run in election – that’s a job for lawyers, says Bar Association chairman Philip Dykes
South China Morning Post, October 15, 2018

In pictures: Chinese army clean-up in Hong Kong violated garrison law, democrats say
Hong Kong Free Press, October 15, 2018

Consulate hits back after Hong Kong lawmakers compare journalist’s expulsion to UK visa denials
Hong Kong Free Press, October 15, 2018

Related:
Journalist’s visa refusal made Hong Kong “look silly,” and leader Carrie Lam wrong to say not explaining decision was accepted practice, says city’s top lawyer
South China Morning Post, October 16, 2018

Commentary (评论)

China’s cultural genocide and the conscience of nations: As China does its worst, the world must uphold the best
The Diplomat, October 16, 2018

Children caught in Xinjiang crackdown: Reunite families; End mass arbitrary detention
Human Rights Watch, October 15, 2018

China’s great leap backward
Foreign Policy, October 15, 2018

Monday, October 15, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

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

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

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

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

Access to Information (信息公开)

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

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

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

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

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

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