Friday, November 30, 2018

Xinjiang (新疆)

Multimedia: Tracking China’s Muslim gulag
Reuters, November 29, 2018

Uyghur woman shares “horrendous” China crackdown details with U.S. Congress
Deutsche Welle, November 29, 2018

Chinese Muslim poet held, questioned over religious freedom tweet
Radio Free Asia, November 29, 2018

Fears China's internment camps could spread as area home to Muslim minority signs “anti-terror” deal
Telegraph, November 29, 2018

China stays tough on Xinjiang policy despite growing global outcry
The Diplomat, November 29, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Canadian couple recounts “survival story” of their detention in China
Globe and Mail, November 28, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

China to adopt unified criterion for internet and TV video programs
English China News Service, November 29, 2018

Related:
国家广电总局局长聂辰席:《网络短视频平台管理规范》和《网络短视频内容审核标准细则》100 条,近期将向社会公布 (SARFT to adopt standards for video content)
National Business Daily, November 29, 2018

China cracks down on political fiction, calling it a subculture that “creates negative social impacts”
SupChina, November 29, 2018

Related:
各文学网站清理整改官场亚文化等不良倾向网络小说情况通报 (China Writers’ Association asks online literature sites to cleanse themselves of “political fiction subculture")
The Paper, November 27, 2018

VOA dismisses Mandarin service chief over interview with Chinese exile
Voice of America, November 29, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Taiwan activists: Marriage-equality movement setback not the end
Al Jazeera, November 29, 2018

Guangzhou factory workers seek support from the trade union: The union lets them down
China Labour Bulletin, November 29, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Call the deer a horse: The CCP in Sweden
China Digital Times, November 28, 2018

Joseph Wu: Taiwan is a model of democracy
Al Jazeera, November 29, 2018

中国常驻联合国代表:中方反对在安理会讨论人权问题 (China’s permanent representative to UN: China opposes discussing human rights issues at Security Council)
Voice of America, November 30, 2018

中国问题专家警告北京影响美国社会的活动 (China specialists warn of Beijing’s influence on American society)
Voice of America, November 30, 2018

CECC听证会:宗教人士在中国受打压 呼吁“特习会”谈人权 (U.S. Congressional-Executive Committee on China holds hearing on religious repression in China, co-chairs call for human rights discussion in Trump-Xi meeting)
Voice of America, November 30, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Chip wars: China, America and silicon supremacy
The Economist, December 1, 2018

Chinese tech firm unveils the first satellite in its ambitious plan to provide free worldwide Wi-Fi
Daily Mail, November 29, 2018

Macau: Facial recognition and license plate tracking to be added to security cameras in 2019 - Secretary for Security
Macau News Agency, November 29, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Occupy Central founders begin defense at public order trial in Hong Kong
Radio Free Asia, November 29, 2018

Chinese constitution should apply in Hong Kong and Basic Law is only a supplement, Beijing legal scholar Wang Zhenmin argues
South China Morning Post, November 29, 2018

大陆学生在港大学成立党支部是否违法香港官员不敢回答 (Hong Kong government afraid to say whether it is illegal for mainland students to set up CPC branches at local universities)
Radio France Internationale, November 29, 2018

選管會押後抽籤 稱有參選人未能確認資格 朱凱廸表示憤怒 (Election for village representative delayed after Eddie Chu questions legality of probing questions on political stance)
Inmediahk.net, November 29, 2018

Commentary (评论)

Book review: The dilemmas of competing with Xi Jinping’s China
War on the Rocks, November 29, 2018

Report: The Party does not yet rule over everything: Assessing the state of online plurality in Xi Jinping’s “new era”
MERICS, November 29, 2018

Huawei for dummies: China’s tech company and why it’s been banned by our spies
Stuff, November 29, 2018

Can the Communist party get out of China’s bedrooms now, please?
The Guardian, November 29, 2018

Why Xinjiang governance is worthy of copying
Global Times, November 29, 2018

香港權貴暗地影響或操縱政府土地決策 (Stealth influence or control of government land policies by Hong Kong’s rich and powerful)
The Stand News, November 29, 2018

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Xinjiang (新疆)

保护记者委员会要求中国立即恢复摄影师卢广的自由 (Committee to Protect Journalists urges China to restore freedom of Lu Guang, photographer detained in Xinjiang)
Voice of America, November 29, 2018

“A community in unbelievable pain”: The terror and sorrow of Australia’s Uyghurs
The Guardian, November 28, 2018

“I begged them to kill me,” Uyghur woman describes torture to U.S. politicians
Telegraph, November 28, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

上海维权人士丁德元被“妨害公务罪”上诉一案被上海市第一中级法院突然取消开庭 (Shanghai rights defender Ding Deyuan’s court hearing cancelled without explanation)
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, November 28, 2018

How China uses “exit bans” on relatives to force suspected fugitives to return
Telegraph, November 28, 2018

American citizen Wendell Brown’s sentence reduced on appeal
Dui Hua, November 27, 2018

Multimedia: Chinese prison camps: The dark system
Der Spiegel, November 25, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Activists demand China release Taiwanese human rights worker
Focus Taiwan, November 28, 2018

Related:
李明哲妻子探监申请4度遭拒 海基会:不合法 (Wife of Lee Ming-che denied visit for 4th time)
Radio France Internationale, November 29, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Xi Jinping targets grass roots in push to extend Communist Party control
South China Morning Post, November 29, 2018

China’s aging migrant workers are facing a return to poverty
Sixth Tone, November 28, 2018

China specialists who long supported engagement warn of Beijing’s efforts to influence American society
Washington Post, November 28, 2018

Video: China accused of political meddling after Taiwan local elections
Al Jazeera, November 28, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China’s ZTE cheated on deal with U.S. by installing Dell hardware for Venezuela, senators tell White House
South China Morning Post, November 29, 2018

China’s Bilibili pitches itself as international production partner
Variety, November 28, 2018

反对帮助中国网控 谷歌员工吁挡下“蜻蜓” (Hundreds of Google employees sign public letter against Project Dragonfly)
Deutsche Welle, November 28, 2018

Related:
We are Google employees. Google must drop Dragonfly.
Google Employees Against Dragonfly, November 27, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

斯诺登逃亡香港期间的律师称自己被迫离港 (Lawyer for Snowden in Hong Kong says he left city under pressure)
The New York Times, November 29, 2018

Audit report: Hong Kong police bought HK$4.6 million worth of tactical gear at short notice ahead of Xi Jinping’s visit for handover anniversary
South China Morning Post, November 28, 2018

Explicitly recognise Communist Party as China’s rulers, Hong Kong legislators tell government
South China Morning Post, November 28, 2018

再覆選舉主任 朱凱廸:提問內容違基本法對言論自由保障 超出選舉條例要求 (Eddie Chu responds to new questions in village election confirmation process, challenges them under free speech principles)
The Stand News, November 28, 2018

Related:
Government gives village election hopeful 4-hour deadline to answer new questions on Hong Kong independence
Hong Kong Free Press, November 28, 2018

Beijing exceeded its power when altering Hong Kong oath laws, court of appeal hears
Hong Kong Free Press, November 29, 2018

Commentary (评论)

The right to speak: Discourse and Chinese power
Party Watch, November 28, 2018

Is the Chinese billionaire Jack Ma using AI to create dystopian cities?
The Guardian, November 28, 2018

Mind control in China has a very long history
The New York Times, November 28, 2018

China is violating Uyghurs’ human rights; the U.S. must act
Foreign Policy, November 28, 2018

Eddie Chu already proved his eligibility
South China Morning Post, November 28, 2018

For China, Islam is a “mental illness” that needs to be “cured”
Al Jazeera, November 27, 2018

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Xinjiang (新疆)

China will retaliate to any U.S. sanction over Muslim Uyghurs: Envoy
Reuters, November 28, 2018

China’s mass detention of Muslims is a test for Trump
The Atlantic, November 28, 2018

Video: Even in the U.S., they’re not safe from China
The Atlantic, November 27, 2018

China-EU panelists face awkward human rights question in Hamburg
Bloomberg, November 27, 2018

中国摄影师卢广失联 妻子称其被新疆国保带走
Lu Guang: Award-winning Chinese photographer disappears in Xinjiang
BBC, November 27, 2018

Ningxia learns from Xinjiang how to fight terrorism
Global Times, November 27, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

声援佳士 大学生“寻滋”被监视居住 (Jasic student supporters under residential surveillance at designated location)
Radio Free Asia, November 27, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

Popular Chinese news app Jinri Toutiao offers rewards to stories that quash rumours amid government campaign to “clean up” online content
South China Morning Post, November 27, 2018

China to launch first “Constitution Week” campaign
Sina English, November 27, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

喬姆斯基等學者呼籲抵制中國的馬克思主義大會
Noam Chomsky joins academics boycotting China Marxism conferences
Financial Times, November 28, 2018

李文足获颁国际人权奖 袁伟静代领 (Li Wenzu bestowed “Edelstam Prize” human rights award in Sweden)
Radio Free Asia, November 27, 2018

Related:
Background information on the Edelstam Prize Laureate 2018: Li Wenzu
Edelstam Laureate, November 28, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Worldwide calls for New Zealand government to speak up on China
Newsroom, November 27, 2018

There is no grand bargain with China: Why Trump and Xi can’t meet each other halfway
Foreign Affairs, November 27, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

New Zealand rejects Huawei's first 5G bid citing national security risk
Reuters, November 28, 2018

Related:
PNG upholds deal with Huawei to lay internet cable, derides counter-offer
Reuters, November 26, 2018

Video: “A dangerous precedent”: Google workers want plug pulled on plan for censored China search
Agence France-Presse, November 28, 2018

How will Google plug into China’s all-encompassing internet censorship regime?
Global Voices, November 27, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Lawyer for Snowden in Hong Kong says he left city under pressure
The New York Times, November 28, 2018

【村代表選舉】朱凱廸覆選舉主任:港人應自決命運 《基本法》保障和平主張港獨權利 (Eddie Chu replies to election officials: Hong Kong people should decide their own fate, Basic Law protects peaceful advocacy for independence)
The Stand News, November 27, 2018

Foreign journalists fear visa rejection after Hong Kong ousted Financial Times editor, says press club chief
Hong Kong Free Press, November 27, 2018

Commentary (评论)

Kill the chicken to scare the monkey
Agence France-Presse, November 28, 2018

To get a China visa, Swedish journalist have to answer questions on Gui Minhai, the CCP and me
InBeijing, November 28, 2018

梁一夢:「把時局弄得更糟,就可能擊敗威權政府?」焦土戰術真的能讓香港民主再出發嗎? (Can “scorched-earth” strategy bring Hong Kong’s democracy forward?)
The Initium, November 28, 2018

China’s most popular app is full of hate: WeChat groups have become a major vector for anti-Muslim conspiracy theories
Foreign Policy, November 27, 2018

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Xinjiang (新疆)

New exclusive video: Another “transformation through education” camp for Uyghurs exposed in Xinjiang
Bitter Winter, November 26, 2018

新疆“再教育营”幸存者: 宁死不愿受此折磨 (Survivor of Xinjiang camp: “I would rather die than suffer this torment again”)
Voice of America, November 27, 2018

Hundreds of scholars condemn China for Xinjiang camps
Reuters, November 27, 2018

Related:
Statement by Concerned Scholars on China’s Mass Detention of Turkic Minorities
November 26, 2018

Veteran editor of Uyghur publishing house among 14 staff members held over “problematic books”
Radio Free Asia, November 26, 2018

应付国际压力 新疆一教育营又成学校 (Under international pressure, Xinjiang camp is converted back to high school, detainees sent to other camps)
Radio Free Asia, November 26, 2018

The West begins to stir over China’s massive abuse of Muslims
The Economist, November 22, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

China shutters one of its only independent economic think tanks
Financial Times, November 26, 2018

中国大外宣:收买亚非媒体记者 (China buys journalists from Asia, Africa through “scholarship” scheme)
Radio Free Asia, November 26, 2018

Chinese spokespersons discuss press innovation in new era
Xinhua, November 25, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China defends holding fugitive businessman's U.S. children
BBC, November 27, 2018

Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf pulls out of a trip to mainland China and Hong Kong as Stockholm presses for release of detained bookseller Gui Minhai
South China Morning Post, November 26, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Google employees sign letter against censored search engine for China
Guardian, November 27, 2018

Related:
We are Google employees. Google must drop Dragonfly.
Google Employees Against Dragonfly, November 27, 2018

Amnesty International to stage worldwide protests against Google’s “dystopian” censored search for China
The Intercept, November 27, 2018

Related:
Google must not capitulate to China's censorship demands
Amnesty International, November 27, 2018

Technology companies strengthen CPC committee role in management, development
Global Times, November 21, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

朱凱廸參選村代表 選舉主任要求交代港獨自決立場 (Legislator Eddie Chu asked to clarify stance on independence, self-determination in village representative election)
The Stand News, November 26, 2018

【佔中9人案開審】時任指揮官稱別無選擇放催淚彈 相信不會煽動人佔領金鐘 (Police commander defends use of tear gas against Umbrella Movement protesters, relied on news reports of violence)
Ming Pao, November 26, 2018

被禁法援三年 上訴庭拒郭卓堅上訴至終院申請 須賠 3 萬元訟費 (Veteran judicial review activist banned from applying for legal aid for 3 years)
The Stand News, November 26, 2018

Commentary (评论)

Feminism and femininity in Xi Jinping’s “New Era”
Lowy Institute, November 26, 2018

Chinese courts give domestic abusers a pass
Human Rights Watch, November 26, 2018

Taiwan: Referendum results rejecting marriage equality a “bitter blow”
Amnesty International, November 24, 2018

Monday, November 26, 2018

UPR of China(联合国对中国的普遍定期审议)

In full: How the world responded to China’s human rights record at the UN
Hong Kong Free Press, November 25, 2018

China deals another blow to the international human rights framework at its UN Universal Periodic Review
China Change, November 25, 2018

Xinjiang (新疆)

Muslims pushed to the fringes of housing market
Bitter Winter, November 25, 2018

Muslim Uyghur children taught the “forbidden language,” far from their restive homeland in China’s Xinjiang
South China Morning Post, November 25, 2018

The Uyghurs and China’s long history of trouble with Islam
New York Review of Books, November 23, 2018

China’s model village of ethnic unity shows cracks in facade
Associated Press, November 22, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China’s tactic to catch a fugitive official: Hold his two American children
The New York Times, November 25, 2018

“My ordeal haunts me”: UK regulator must ban Chinese state TV, says man who appeared in “forced confession”
Hong Kong Free Press, November 23, 2018

Related:
CCTV complaint to OFCOM
RSDL Monitor, November 19, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

Minitrue: Do not report black lung protests
China Digital Times, November 25, 2018

Chinese newspaper editors fined over “major political error” – putting 3 extra characters into Xi Jinping Thought
South China Morning Post, November 22, 2018

Fake news: How China is interfering in Taiwanese democracy and what to do about it
Taiwan News, November 23, 2018

Related:
China cheers results of Taiwan elections as independence-leaning DPP gets hammered at the polls
Shanghaiist, November 26, 2018

Taiwan Mainland Affairs Council urges China not to misjudge vote outcome
Taipei Times, November 26, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Dozens of Maoist activists held in China after fresh nationwide police raids
Radio Free Asia, November 23, 2018

Related:
Translation: Student violently beaten on Peking University campus
China Digital Times, November 23, 2018

Xi Jinping tells China’s trade union to put workers first, but will it take any notice?
South China Morning Post, November 25, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Toxic chemical spill in southern China 10 times worse than previously disclosed
South China Morning Post, November 26, 2018

中国驻卡拉奇总领事馆遇袭背后的俾路支解放军 (Balochistan Liberation Army insurgents warn against China’s control over resources through CPEC, threaten additional attacks)
BBC News, November 26, 2018

Related:
Armed insurgents attack Chinese consulate in Karachi
The Diplomat, November 24, 2018

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern urged to protect China critic after “harassment”
The Guardian, November 25, 2018

China hosts a Thanksgiving trip for UN envoys
Bloomberg, November 22, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Beijing plans an AI Atlantis for the South China Sea, without a human in sight
South China Morning Post, November 26, 2018

Alphabet董事长称谷歌回归中国市场可能违背公司“核心价值” (Alphabet’s CEO admits Google’s return to China might violate company’s “core values”
Voice of America, November 24, 2018

Silicon Valley’s Chinese Dream
The Baffler, November 21, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Pro-Beijing candidate Rebecca Chan wins Hong Kong legislative seat as democrats fail to regain veto power
Hong Kong Free Press, November 26, 2018

Related:
看不到的大數據告訴我們 建制派疑已啟動網上選舉機器助陳凱欣 (Unseen big data reveals how pro-Beijing camps might have used Internet “apparatus” to help candidate’s election campaign)
The Stand News, November 24, 2018

Hong Kong legislature rejects step towards same-sex unions
Reuters, November 25, 2018

Commentary (评论)

China is buying good press across the world, one paid journalist at a time
The Print, November 26, 2018

從法律到歷史的審判:重寫雨傘運動的關鍵詞 (Rewriting key terms of the Umbrella Movement)
Ming Pao, November 26, 2018

Why the Swedish King is cancelling his China trip over Gui Minhai
InBeijing, November 25, 2018

The Chinese export we really should be worried about: Repression
The Guardian, November 23, 2018

【人權法理論】人權豈是強權可壟斷?談人權法理論的兩種解讀 (Can human rights be monopolized by might? Two theoretical interpretations of human rights law)
Inmediahk.net, November 22, 2018

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Guo Wengui and Steve Bannon join forces to imply Beijing involvement in Wang Jian’s death
South China Morning Post, November 21, 2018

Related:
郭文贵爆海航王健案黑幕 (Guo Wengui reveals Beijing involvement in Wang Jian case, establishes foundation for mainlanders under prosecution)
Radio Free Asia, November 20, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

手机电脑地毯搜查?桂林高校“手太长” (Guilin University criticized for “police state” policy to check devices, as concerns spread that practice is already secretly in place in other schools)
Radio Free Asia, November 20, 2018

孙文广失联百日 据信被囚禁在家 (Professor Sun Wenguang held incommunicado for over 100 days after interview with VOA, believed to be under house arrest)
Voice of America, November 20, 2018

採訪碳九事故 女記者被深夜查房「抓嫖」 公安局罕有道歉 認執法不當 (Female journalist investigating chemical leak harassed at night by police on “prostitution hunt,” public security issues rare apology)
The Stand News, November 20, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Beijing pioneering citizens' “points” system critics brand “Orwellian”
Reuters, November 20, 2018

Related:
北京推出中国式个人信用评分 被批离奥威尔时代又近一步 (Beijing launches individual credit scores for citizens, criticized as step towards Orwellian state)
Voice of America, November 20, 2018

西藏开展宪法知识在线考试 (Tibet pioneers constitution law test for all government officials)
People’s Daily, November 21, 2018

中国代表:世贸组织需要改革 中国将提出自己的改革方案 (China rep: WTO needs to change, China to make reform proposals)
Beijing News, November 21, 2018

Reports of China hacking “credible” as New Zealand professor reports car-tampering
Radio Free Asia, November 20, 2018

台文化部长:期待中国政府能尊重电影工作者不做政治表态的自由 (Taiwan Minister of Culture calls for China to respect filmmakers’ freedom to not make a political stance)
Voice of America, November 20, 2018

US, China at odds over UN push to fund African peacekeeping
Agence France-Presse, November 21, 2018

China’s melting glaciers are a “wake-up call for the world”, Greenpeace says
Reuters, November 20, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Alphabet chairman struggles with Google CEO's China strategy
Bloomberg, November 21, 2018

China surveillance firms face backlash amid Xinjiang crackdown
Al Jazeera, November 21, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

議事規則委員會過半議員同意修正議員行為不檢處罰機制 (Committee agrees changes to be made on penalty mechanisms for LegCo members’ “misconduct,” but no details yet)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 21, 2018

平機會工作被國際機構評為C級 陳章明承認可做得更好 (Equal Opportunities Commission ranked among bottom 10 by international alliance, Chief blames limited resources)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 21, 2018

陳凱欣:傳媒訪問陳浩天等同宣揚港獨 (Pro-Beijing by-election candidate: Media interviewing Andy Chan is equivalent to spreading Hong Kong independence)
The Stand News, November 21, 2018

Commentary (评论)

佔中九子微紀錄片:他們的傘後時代 (Mini-documentary on the “Occupy Nine”: their post-Umbrella era)
The Initium, November 20, 2018

Taiwanese filmmakers can’t escape Beijing’s grip
Foreign Policy, November 20, 2018

ChinaFile Conversation: Has the world lost sight of Tibet?
ChinaFile, November 20, 2018

The ideological continuum between Deng Xiaoping and Xi Jinping
China Change, November 19, 2018

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Xinjiang (新疆)

新疆限涉恐者30日內投案 私自講經、葬禮不繫白腰帶皆要自首 (Xinjiang urges “surrender” of Muslims “poisoned” by three forces, including preaching in private, alcohol-ban in weddings, and not wearing white belts at funerals)
The Stand News, November 19, 2018

Related:
Chinese city tells Muslims who consider alcohol forbidden to hand themselves in to authorities
The Independent, November 19, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

维权人士双十出外跑步被逮捕
Guangdong rights activist redetained over marking of 1911 revolution
Radio Free Asia, November 19, 2018

人权观察:国际刑警组织应就孟宏伟一案对中国政府施压 (Human Rights Watch urges Interpol to pressure China on Meng disappearance)
Voice of America, November 20, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

China's Oscars: Beijing cuts live coverage after winner calls for independent Taiwan
The Guardian, November 20, 2018

Related:
Minitrue: No Live Broadcast of Golden Horse Awards
China Digital Times, November 19, 2018

How China controls Hollywood scripts
The Sydney Morning Herald, November 19, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

北大被抓学生获释 各高校戒备森严 (Peking University students released but surveillance remains strong, two student supporters still missing)
Radio Free Asia, November 19, 2018

湖南维权人士朱承志为林昭扫墓被押半年后遭逮捕 (Six months into detention, Hunan activist is arrested, but denied access to lawyers on grounds of “endangering national security”)
Voice of America, November 18, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

国际奥委会对台下通牒:“东奥正名公投”若成,台湾恐被除籍 (IOC warns Taiwan that change in its team name “Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee (CTOC)” may result in disqualification)
The Paper, November 19, 2018

Related:
From rugby to painting, China using global stage to diminish Taiwan
Channel NewsAsia, November 19, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

中国通信学会首届“网络空间安全战略与法律”学术研讨会举行 (China Institute of Communication holds first conference on cybersecurity strategy and law)
Legal Daily, November 19, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Gov’t move to restrict access to protest hotspot “Civic Square” was unconstitutional, Hong Kong court rules
Hong Kong Free Press, November 20, 2018

Related:
限制使用公民廣場違憲 林鄭指律政司研判辭 否認告錯雙學三子 (Limits on public access to “Civic Square” ruled unconstitutional restriction on freedom of assembly, Carrie Lam denies prosecution of Umbrella student leaders was wrong)
The Stand News, November 20, 2018

Press club slams tightening controls on expression as new vice-president nominated to replace Victor Mallet
Hong Kong Free Press, November 19, 2018

Hong Kong’s Occupy leaders on trial: who they are and what they’re accused of
South China Morning Post, November 20, 2018

Protesters rally against plans to relocate disabled centre as Chief Exec. Carrie Lam concedes poor communication
Hong Kong Free Press, November 19, 2018

Commentary (评论)

佔中九子微紀錄片:他們的傘後時代 (Mini-documentary on the “Occupy nine”: Their post-Umbrella era)
The Initium, November 20, 2018

Taiwanese filmmakers can’t escape Beijing’s grip
Foreign Policy, November 20, 2018

ChinaFile Conversation: Has the world lost sight of Tibet?
ChinaFile, November 20, 2018

The ideological continuum between Deng Xiaoping and Xi Jinping
China Change, November 19, 2018

Monday, November 19, 2018

Xinjiang (新疆)

Chinese city urges those 'poisoned by extremism', who follow conservative Islam to confess crimes
Reuters, November 19, 2018

China says ambassadors concerned over Muslim re-education camps should not 'interfere'
The Independent, November 17, 2018

Prominent Uyghur language researcher disappears, feared in China’s re-education camps
Radio Free Asia, November 16, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Outcry as Chinese erotic writer jailed for more than 10 years over gay sex scenes in novel
South China Morning Post, November 18, 2018

妻子探监才得知:新疆前法官黄云敏被判十年 (Former Xinjiang judge jailed for ten years for teaching legal knowledge to petitioners, wife found out sentence during prison visit)
Radio Free Asia, Novmeber 16, 2018

广州受辱女律师反遭行政处罚
Police in China's Guangzhou threaten beaten lawyer with punishment
Radio Free Asia, November 16, 2018

How China’s desperate petitioners are blocked from seeking justice
South China Morning Post, November 16, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese authorities clamp down on Twitter activity
Agence France-Presse, November 19, 2018

Related:
中国清网殃及海外推特 (China’s online clean-up spreads to Twitter
Radio Free Asia, November 16, 20-18

Activist detained, fired in China's Jiangsu over Twitter posts
Radio Free Asia, November 16, 2018

China's Xi makes push into Pacific; scores “own goal” with block on media
Reuters, November 16, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

How a Chinese #MeToo musical whipped up a storm before the censors stepped in
South China Morning Post, November 17, 2018

China’s street dance scene thrives despite TV censorship of ‘immoral’ hip hop
South China Morning Post, November 19, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Taiwan warned it could be kicked out of Olympics if name change that angers Beijing goes ahead
South China Morning Post, November 19, 2018

“Simply not true”: China rejects claims Apec diplomats tried to “barge” in on PNG minister’s office to influence communique
South China Morning Post, November 18, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Video: China's spying eyes
Al Jazeera, November 15, 2018

鲁比奥:威权中国输出中兴科技,支持外国独裁者 (U.S. lawmaker: Authoritarian China exporting ZTE tech to support foreign dictatorships)
Voice of America, November 15, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong “Occupy” protest leaders deny public nuisance charges
Reuters, November 19, 2018

Related:
佔中九子「不認罪」聲明:抗政治檢控 還歷史一個公道 (Statement on not-guilty plea: Fight political prosecution, return justice to history)
The Stand News, November 19, 2018

”We were always willing to be sacrificed”: Hong Kong Umbrella Movement leaders go on trial
Agence France-Presse, November 19, 2018

【佔中9人案開審.短片】英議員動議譴責 林鄭批干預內部事務非常不可取 (British MPs move to condemn HKSAR government for prosecution of Occupy leaders with “vague charges.” Carrie Lam calls it interference with internal affairs)
Ming Pao, November 19, 2018

【補選臨近】自由黨突棄提23條議案 盼改討論中美貿易戰 否認受政府遊說 (Pro-Beijing lawmaker abandons motion on national security law)
The Stand News, November 19, 2018

In Pictures: “Call for the law, equality for all” – Hong Kong Pride attendees demand greater LGBT+ legal protection
Hong Kong Free Press, November 18, 2018

Related:
Christian and gay: LGBT church group first to worship at Hong Kong Pride Parade
South China Morning Post, November 17, 2018

9 in 10 Hong Kong primary school children on welfare are not having basic needs met, says Society for Community Organisation ahead of World Children’s Day
South China Morning Post, November 19, 2018

Censorship in Hong Kong since the 2014 Umbrella Movement: an overview and tally
Hong Kong Free Press, November 17, 2018

Commentary (评论)

The UN Security Council in China: One million Uighurs in detention deserve world’s attention
Human Rights Watch, November 19, 2018

香港已不再是香港
Benny Tai Yiu-ting: Hong Kong isn’t what it was, nor what it’s supposed to be
The New York Times, November 18, 2018

阿離:#MeToo第一案,為香港帶來了甚麼?(What did the first #MeToo case in Hong Kong bring for the city?)
The Initium, November 17, 2018

Friday, November 16, 2018

Xinjiang (新疆)

十五位驻华大使联名致函陈全国 要求面谈新疆人权 (15 embassies issue letter to China requesting meeting with XUAR officials on human rights situation)
Radio Free Asia, November 15, 2018

Related:
環時社評:新疆穩定勝取悅西方 斥西方「應對無辜平民冤魂感羞愧」(Global Times: Stability in region trumps pleasing the West)
Ming Pao, November 16, 2018

专访:联邦议院讨论新疆问题具有重要意义 (Interview with German Federal Commissioner for Human Rights: The importance of the German parliament’s discussion of Xinjiang crisis)
Deutsche Welle, November 15, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

陳浩天律師團隊遭網絡攻擊 機密通訊疑被大陸黑客截取 (Hong Kong National Party leader Andy Chan’s lawyers attacked by mainland hackers, Bar Association urged to respond as police face conflict of interest)
The Stand News, November 15, 2018

Related:
Cyber-attackers reportedly target lawyers for Andy Chan, leader of banned pro-independence party
Hong Kong Free Press, November 16, 2018

广州荔湾警方继非法抓捕、酷刑审讯目击证人后,欲处罚孙世华律师 (After illegal arrest, assault, detention of key witnesses, Guangzhou police proceed to punish assaulted rights defense lawyer Sun Shihua)
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, November 16, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

中国网监出台新规定 全面彻底扼杀网络不同声音 (Cyberspace Administration of China issues new regulation stifing opinion on Internet)
Voice of America, November 15, 2018

Related:
国信办:具舆论属性或社会动员能力的网信服务应开展安全评估 (New Cyberspace Administration of China regulation mandates security evaluation for services with “public opinion” nature or “social mobilization” capabilities, including blogs, chatrooms, communication applications, and livestreams)
The Paper, November 15, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Peking University warns students to avoid activism with labour-rights group or face arrest
Agence France-Presse, November 16, 2018

Related:
北大校园公安暴力事件持续发酵 校方加强思想管控 (Police violence and abduction on Peking University campus continues to brew as university tightens thought control)
Voice of America, November 16, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

中梵协议难挡温州地下教会主教再失踪 (Vatican-Beijing agreement fails to prevent bishop of underground church being disappeared)
Voice of America, November 16, 2018

Related:
Detention of bishop in China's Zhejiang casts doubts on Vatican deal
Radio Free Asia, November 15, 2018

China chemical spill: 7 arrested as fishermen wait for news on compensation
South China Morning Post, November 15, 2018

China offers Myanmar support over Rohingya issue after U.S. rebuke
Reuters, November 16, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

【監管加辣】《王者榮耀》啟用「賬號時長共享」、人臉識別 (Tencent tests implementation of facial recognition to access mobile game, in cooperation with government attempts to limit play time)
Ming Pao, November 15, 2018

Can China take a lesson from Estonia in using public data?
Deutsche Welle, November 15, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

“Death knell” of press freedom in Hong Kong has been a long time coming
CNN, November 16, 2018

撐盡早為 23 條立法 田北俊:愈遲愈辣,中央幾年後更強勢 (“The earlier the better”: In backing motion on national security law, Liberal Party James Tien cites fears of worsening pressure from CPC if matter is dragged out)
The Stand News, November 16, 2018

“Another Chinese city?”: Review Hong Kong’s status as a separate customs area for tech exports, urges U.S. report
Hong Kong Free Press, November 15, 2018

Related:
Changing trade policy on Hong Kong will hurt U.S. just as much, city’s leader Carrie Lam says in response to critical congressional report
South China Morning Post, November 16, 2018

Top U.S. diplomat in Hong Kong Kurt Tong says congressional report calling for reassessment of city’s trade status “certainly deserves careful review”
South China Morning Post, November 16, 2018

Commentary (评论)

UN rights review gives Hong Kong a chance to uphold core values
South China Morning Post, November 16, 2018

讀者來函:為何佳士聲援團會被扣上「非法組織」的帽子? (Why are Jasic worker supporters labeled as an “illegal organization”?)
The Initium, November 16, 2018

On statehood: Xinjiang autonomy and its enemies
Brown Political Review, November 14, 2018

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Xinjiang (新疆)

Exclusive: In rare coordinated move, Western envoys seek meeting on Xinjiang concerns
Reuters, November 15, 2018

China issues white paper on cultural protection, development in Xinjiang
Sina English, November 15, 2018

China says foreign concerns over Muslim rights unwarranted
Associated Press, November 15, 2018

U.S. measure to urge possible China sanctions over Xinjiang crackdown
Reuters, November 14, 2018

Related:
维吾尔人权政策法案:美参议员联署提案
U.S. lawmakers unveil bill calling for release of Uyghurs from China’s detention camps
Radio Free Asia, November 14, 2018

噩梦般的旧日重现 – 为何习近平加强镇压
China’s bad old days are back: Why Xi Jinping is ramping up repression
Foreign Affairs, November 14, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Minitrue: Charges related to Lau Hei-wing case
China Digital Times, November 14, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

University in Hong Kong “surprised” as mainland Chinese judges hold Communist Party meeting on its campus
South China Morning Post, November 15, 2018

Even propagandist Eric X. Li falls victim to a new censorship campaign
SupChina, November 14, 2018

Chinese university “rethinking” checks on students’ electronic devices after privacy complaints
South China Morning Post, November 14, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese bishop “missing” despite historic deal between Beijing and Vatican
Agence France-Presse, November 15, 2018

Shenzhen commits to compensate protesting pneumoconiosis workers
China Labour Bulletin, November 14, 2018

Trade war has little impact so far on factory worker protests in China
China Labour Bulletin, November 14, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Scandals catch up to private Chinese hospitals, after fortunes are made
The New York Times, November 15, 2018

Lies and fears: How a chemical leak in China spilled out of control
South China Morning Post, November 15, 2018

Chinese government official in hot water after missing phone calls
Reuters, November 15, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China steps up online crackdown, seeks detailed user data
Al Jazeera, November 15, 2018

Facebook refuses to rule out a return to China despite human rights concerns
The Telegraph, November 14, 2018

U.S. panel warns China tech prowess threatens U.S. security
Wall Street Journal, November 14, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong freedoms under scrutiny as “Occupy” democracy leaders face trial
Reuters, November 15, 2018

Related:
Students at Chinese University of Hong Kong use graduation ceremony for protest against activist jailings
South China Morning Post, November 15, 2018

Occupy co-founder Chan Kin-man wonders whether Chinese people need to live in authoritarian society in farewell lecture days before he is due to stand trial
South China Morning Post, November 15, 2018

Lantau plan hit as “upside down” solution
The Standard, November 15, 2018

香港大律師公會就馬凱事件之聲明
Statement of the Hong Kong Bar Association on Victor Mallet
Hong Kong Bar Association, November 15, 2018

【港府死撐】美國會報告促檢視港獨立關稅區地位 港府稱指控失實表遺憾 (U.S. report urges review of Hong Kong as independent tax zone due to regressing freedom, HKSAR government refutes allegations and criticizes foreign influence on internal affairs)
The Stand News, November 15, 2018

Related:
Hong Kong government hits back after U.S. report warns Beijing’s “encroachment” on city’s freedoms could erode its status as global business hub and affect import of American technology
South China Morning Post, November 14, 2018

中大社工系畢業生默哀 悼港自由淪喪 籲毋忘政治犯 (Chinese University of Hong Kong students protest against National Anthem Bill, mourn Hong Kong’s loss of freedoms at graduation ceremony)
Inmediahk.net, November 15, 2018

Hong Kong and Shenzhen officials can’t agree where the border is — or if a river has moved
South China Morning Post, November 14, 2018

Commentary (评论)

Sri Lanka turmoil points to China’s increasing role
Financial Times, November 15, 2018

Glaring omission in security council plan to visit China
Human Rights Watch, November 15, 2018

Freedoms are being compromised in Hong Kong, why can’t Carrie Lam just own up to that?
South China Morning Post, November 14, 2018

Hong Kong: Drop case against “Umbrella 9”: Democracy leaders on trial for 2014 non-violent protest
Human Rights Watch, November 14, 2018

It’s time to get loud about academic freedom in China: American schools should pull out of partnerships with schools that persecute students.
Foreign Policy, November 13, 2018

Why I will no longer write for the South China Morning Post
Hong Kong Free Press, November 13, 2018

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Xinjiang (新疆)

联合国官员谴责中国拘禁穆斯林
U.N. rights officials criticize China over Muslim internments
The New York Times, November 14, 2018

Related:
Letter by 6 UN Mandate Holders on Xinjiang
Full text via International Service for Human Rights, November 12, 2018

美两党议员即将推出有关新疆人权的法案 (Bipartisan U.S. lawmakers to introduce bill on Xinjiang)
Voice of America, November 14, 2018

Related:
New bill aims to expose China's treatment of Muslims
Politico, November 13, 2018

Rubio, Menendez, Colleagues Introduce Legislation In Response To China's Human Rights Abuses Of Uyghurs
Marco Rubio, U.S. Senator for Florida, November 14, 2018

China tells world to ignore "gossip" about Xinjiang
Reuters, November 13, 2018

Related:
中国外长呼吁国际社会不要理会有关新疆的“小道消息” (China’s foreign minister tells international community to ignore “gossip” about Xinjiang)
Voice of America, November 13, 2018

Investigation: Uyghur poet detained for editing problematic book
Radio Free Asia, November 13, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

人权组织向UN控告中国虐待六四天网创建人黄琦 (Reporters Without Borders petitions UN Special Rapporteur on Torture on reported torture, denial of medical treatment in custody of activist Huang Qi)
Voice of America, November 14, 2018

Related:
Record of Meeting with Huang Qi
Human Rights in China, November 12, 2018

China abolishes top Beijing law firm known for human rights cases
Radio Free Asia, November 13, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

近万中国自媒体账户被删 惹怒网民 (Large-scale ban of online media accounts causes uproar from netizens)
Radio Free Asia, November 13, 2018

Related:
中國「自媒體」的寒冬來了?20多天內近萬帳號被查封 (Bitter winter for Chinese independent media as almost 10K accounts banned in 20 days)
The News Lens, November 13, 2018

China censorship moves from politics to economics
Financial Times, November 14, 2018

Minitrue: Downplay “dispute” between lawyer and police
China Digital Times, November 13, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese campus crackdown on young Marxist activists expands in major cities
South China Morning Post, November 14, 2018

塵肺工人遣返湖南 深圳派錢安撫 政府允一個月內定賠償方案 (Silicosis workers returned to Hunan as government promises finalized compensation scheme within one month)
Ming Pao, November 14, 2018

李文足晤德國外長 冀向中方提出無罪釋放王全璋 (Li Wenzu, wife of detained rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang, urges German foreign minister to press for his release)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 13, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China’s new inconvenient truth: how much lottery money corrupt officials stole
South China Morning Post, November 13, 2018

Australia’s prime minister “surprised” by state’s secret deal with China
The New York Times, November 13, 2018

广东信宜22名信徒被批捕 山西霍州教会遭取缔 (22 followers arrested in Guangdong while Shangxi churches banned with notice: religious freedom is only for psychological, not physical, activities)
Radio Free Asia, November 14, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

“微表情”技术协助银行降低风险 (Facial recognition now used to help banks detect lies, cut down on bad debts by identifying clients’ micro-expressions)
Financial Times, November 14, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Pro-Beijing lawmaker tables motion urging action on enacting national security law in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Free Press, November 13, 2018

大陆法官在香港高校设党支部 (Mainland judge studying in Hong Kong sets up Party Committee at City University, hold public party meeting to teach CPC policy)
Radio Free Asia, November 13, 2018

”The gov’t has no shame”: Hong Kong Umbrella Movement democracy trio prepare for trial
Agence France-Presse, November 13, 2018

Related:
佔中三子案下周開審 法新社專訪戴耀廷:港府重新定義「法治」(In interview with AFP on occupy leaders’ upcoming trial, Benny Tai says HKSAR government is trying to redefine rule of law)
Ming Pao, November 13, 2018

Hong Kong gov’t to investigate reports of Chinese border guards occupying land in border zone
Hong Kong Free Press, November 13, 2018

Commentary (评论)

China’s mass incarceration of Muslims cannot be left unchallenged
The Guardian, November 13, 2018

紅線的復歸:今天打壓外國記者新聞自由,與當年六四有多相似? (The return of the Red Line: How similar is today’s suppression of foreign press freedom to measures taken after June Fourth?
The Initium, November 14, 2018

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Xinjiang (新疆)

Authorities detain senior editors of Uyghur publishing house over “problematic” books
Radio Free Asia, November 12, 2018

德外长不满北京政府维族政策
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas calls for China transparency over Uighur Muslims
Deutsche Welle, November 12, 2018

Related:
德国外长批评中国新疆维族政策 (During visit to China, German foreign minister says “we will not accept re-education camps”)
Radio France Internationale, November 12, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

Deletion of Wu Gan’s Twitter posts reflects the urgent need to protect Chinese human rights activists’ “data ownership”
China Change, November 11, 2018

中国严控网络 20多天查封近万个自媒体帐号 (China tightens Internet further by blocking more than 9,800 independent media accounts in past 10 days)
Radio France Internationale, November 12, 2018

Related:
国家网信办“亮剑”自媒体乱象,依法严管将成为常态 (CAC: Tight restrictions on online media will become norm)
The Paper, November 12, 2018

China is struggling to explain Xi Jinping Thought: Universities have been mobilised to help
The Economist, November 8, 2018

发条微信 中大博士生遭搜查传讯 (University student summoned for interrogation over a WeChat message about churches teaching Chinese socialism instead of Bible
Radio Free Asia, November 12, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

北大低调回应公安入校抓人打人 学者称校园不该发生暴力事件 (Peking University denies student was attacked and abducted, while scholars condemn violence on campus)

中国加大对劳工抗议的打压
China extends crackdown on labour protests as activism spreads
Financial Times, November 12, 2018

Related:
12名佳士声援者失踪:左派青年受压
Police detain Maoist labor activists on campuses across China: Group
Radio Free Asia, November 12, 2018

China: Student activists reported missing after campaigning for workers’ rights
The Independent, November 13, 2018

Tibetan residents of Gansu protest water diversion scheme
Radio Free Asia, November 12, 2018

Submission to UN on Yu Wensheng – November 8, 2018
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, November 8, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

宗教局查封山西家庭教會 官員:宗教信仰自由不代表宗教活動自由 (Shanxi family church banned, officials: Constitution protects freedom of religion, not freedom of religious activities)
The Stand News, November 12, 2018

China’s bankers grapple with new credit rules to private borrowers as officials sow confusion with flip-flopping policies
South China Morning Post, November 13, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam dismisses request from 17 former chiefs of Foreign Correspondents’ Club to clarify whether government considers it to be a neutral body
South China Morning Post, November 12, 2018

內地邊防部隊涉佔用香港土地 沙頭角建橋擅自過境
Hong Kong land occupied by Chinese border guards in Sha Tau Kok border area
FactWire, November 11, 2018

譚耀宗引述習近平:要求港澳「自覺維護國家安全」 納入國家治理新體系 (Xi Jinping tells Hong Kong and Macau representatives to be “self-conscious on protecting national security”)
The Stand News, November 12, 2018

Related:
President Xi Jinping praises Hong Kong as ”unique and irreplaceable,” urges city to integrate with China
Hong Kong Free Press, November 12, 2018

過千學者組成 「國際第三部門研究學會」去信林鄭促撤陳健民檢控 (One thousand scholars ask Carrie Lam to drop charges against Occupy movement initiator)
The Stand News, November 12, 2018

Commentary (评论)

【專訪】中國流亡作家馬建:文學也許軟弱無力 但總比沉默好 (Interview with exiled writer Ma Jian: literature might be weak, but it’s better than silence)
The Stand News, November 12, 2018

China’s pop idols are too soft for the Party
Foreign Policy, November 12, 2018

Monday, November 12, 2018

Xinjiang (新疆)

“Purify” or perish: the vulnerable lives of China’s Uyghur scholars
Hong Kong Free Press, November 10, 2018

“We are all Chinese”: Beijing’s message on Xinjiang shifts to ethnicity
South China Morning Post, November 10, 2018

中国驻德大使馆就新疆人权问题向德国议员施压 (Chinese embassy pressures German federal parliament on discussions of Xinjiang human rights issues
Radio France Internationale, November 10, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

孟宏伟辞职信真假再受聚焦 (Authenticity of Meng Hongwei’s resignation letter under scrutiny as Interpol “no choice but to accept” resignation)
Radio France Internationale, November 11, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

Locals fear Chinese officials more concerned with cover-up rather than clean-up after chemical spill
South China Morning Post, November 10, 2018

Chinese education officials sorry for announcing Mao-style political background check on students
South China Morning Post, November 9, 2018

Related:
Political vetting before college entrance exam? Officials downplay controversial announcement
SupChina, November 9, 2018

自媒体冬寒骤降央视飙控6大罪状 (Independent media in China faces bitter winter under “six sins”)
Radio France Internationale, November 11, 2018

A very Chinese World Internet Conference
China Media Project, November 9, 2018

Related:
Minitrue: No comment on open web access at World Internet Conference
China Digital Times, November 9, 2018

微信虚假新闻误导美国华裔 (Chinse community in U.S. falls victim to WeChat fake news)
Radio Free Asia, November 9, 2018

Celebrity Big Brother gets real as China orders less screen time for overhyped stars
South China Morning Post, November 10, 2018