Friday, December 14, 2018

Xinjiang (新疆)

中国新疆拘留营:“扣留”维族人的“模糊准则” (Pakistanis tell stories of Chinese authorities forcibly removing and detaining their Xinjiang wives)
BBC News, December 14, 2018

倡导组织:中国监禁47名记者,半数是维吾尔人(Committee to Protect Journalists report: 47 journalists, half of whom are Uyghurs, imprisoned in China)
Voice of America Chinese, December 14, 2018

中国摄影师卢广在新疆喀什被捕
Acclaimed photographer arrested in far west China, wife says
The New York Times, December 14, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China approves request by jailed activist's wife to visit: Mainland Affairs Council
Focus Taiwan, December 13, 2018

Chinese pastor Wang Yi’s wife Jiang Rong accused of inciting subversion and held in unknown location after Christian crackdown
South China Morning Post, December 13, 2018

Related:
Repression of Christian church intensifies: Protestant pastor, dozens of congregants detained
Human Rights Watch, December 13, 2018

China’s “Banksy” and associate go on trial for defacing city walls with graffiti
South China Morning Post, December 13, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese police shut down “water army” of internet trolls paid U.S. $4.3 million to blitz websites and social media
South China Morning Post, December 13, 2018

Chinese major generals send message of peaceful rise, saying Beijing won’t be “hijacked by populism”
South China Morning Post, December 13, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Hard cell: Chinese vocational school’s clean-up campaign draws comparison with prison life
South China Morning Post, December 12, 2018

Dutch court rejects Chinese villagers claim to have their Buddha mummy returned
South China Morning Post, December 13, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

EU resolution supports bigger role for Taiwan
Taipei Times, December 14, 2018

北京监察对象达到77.1万人 (771,000 people in Beijing have been identified as targets for monitoring by dynamic identification)
Beijing News, December 14, 2018

中国人权白皮书:仍强调“生存权”(China publishes white paper on human rights, still emphasizes the "right to survive")
Radio Free Asia, December 13, 2018

China says two Canadians suspected of harming state security
Reuters, December 13, 2018

Related:
Role reversal: China cites human rights in spat with Canada
The Conversation, December 14, 2018

两名加拿大公民被采取强制措施(Two Canadians detained, suspected of engaging in activities endangering China’s national security)
Beijing News, December 14, 2018

Three Chinese teachers detained for “stabbing kindergartners with toothpicks”
South China Morning Post, December 13, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

How the “Five Eyes” cooked up the campaign to kill Huawei
Sydney Morning Herald, December 13, 2018

Beijing no longer requires local governments to work on “Made in China 2025,” but hi-tech ambitions remain
South China Morning Post, December 12, 2018

审查新角度:中国对质疑科技的艺术作品说“不”
Their art raised questions about technology. Chinese censors had their own answer:
The New York Times, December 14, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong government to appeal High Court decision removing restrictions on protests outside its headquarters
South China Morning Post, December 14, 2018

Binding power of decisions by China’s top legislative body on Hong Kong still open to debate despite court ruling on joint checkpoint, legal experts say
South China Morning Post, December 14, 2018

香港政府将出台《国歌法》 条例草案(Hong Kong government to introduce National Anthem Bill)
Voice of America, December 14, 2018

佔中九子案明年4月9日裁決 鍾耀華:運動在生活中繼續實踐 (“Occupy Nine” ruling to be made on April 9, 2019)
inmediahk.net, December 14, 2018

Commentary (评论)

Who’s afraid of China’s influence?
Australian Strategic Policy Institute, December 13, 2018

What’s going on with Huawei, China, Canada and the U.S.?
Jerome Cohen, December 14, 2018

大陸強拆十字架的兩個原因(Two reasons why mainland authorities demolish church crosses)
inmediahk.net, December 14, 2018

示威集會權利和私有產權之一:公民廣場案(Right to freedom of assembly versus private property rights: the case of Civic Square)
inmediahk.net, December 14, 2018

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Xinjiang (新疆)

Xinjiang authorities “preparing” re-education camps ahead of expected international monitors
Radio Free Asia, December 12, 2018

误遭遣返维族难民被控分裂国家 (Uyghur mistakenly repatriated now charged with splittism)
Deutsche Welle, December 13, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Protestant pastor Wang Yi detained and facing charges in China after raid on his church in Christian crackdown
South China Morning Post, December 13, 2018

Related:
教会遭查封 牧师王怡被控“煽颠” (After raid on his church, pastor Wang Yi charged with inciting subversion of state power)
Radio Free Asia, December 13, 2018

Chinese boy, 12, who stabbed mother to death after row over smoking escapes punishment
South China Morning Post, December 12, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

中国是全球监禁新闻工作者第二多的国家 (China ranks second in the number of journalists jailed)
Voice of America, December 13, 2018

Pressure mounts on Chinese Twitter users
China Digital Times, December 12, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

中国逮捕第二名加拿大人,外交争端升级
Second Canadian arrested in China, escalating diplomatic feud
The New York Times, December 12, 2018

Related:
Detained Canadian in China probed for harming national security
Al Jazeera, December 11, 2018

Canadian Michael Spavor “missing” in China after detention of Michael Kovrig
South China Morning Post, December 13, 2018

Foreign NGO employee detained in Beijing
ChinaFile, December 12, 2018

美国国会通过《西藏旅行对等法》(U.S. Senate passes Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act in response to travel limitations to the region)
Radio Free Asia, December 12, 2018

China “expanding” persecution of religious believers: U.S. ambassador
Radio Free Asia, December 12, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China’s government AI research has risen 400% since 2007
Quartz, December 13, 2018

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

U.S. officials: China tops list of security threats
Voice of America, December 12, 2018

Related:
Senate bill targets Chinese economic espionage
Foreign Policy, December 12, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

判一地兩檢司法覆核敗訴 接納大陸專家意見 法官周家明:人大常委決定約束港法院 (Court rejects judicial challenge on co-location agreement: NPCSC decisions are binding on Hong Kong courts, judges have no jurisdiction to challenge)
The Stand News, December 13, 2018

Related:
West Kowloon joint checkpoint court judgement erodes Basic Law protections, says lawmaker
Hong Kong Free Press, December 13, 2018

一地兩檢司法覆核敗訴 梁國雄表明上訴 (Long Hair to appeal court's decision on co-location agreement)
Inmediahk.net, December 13, 2018

律政司就封公民廣場違憲案上訴 堅持業權屬政府 有權設限 (DOJ appeals against Court ruling that closing of "Civic Square" was unconstitutional, argues government has property right)
The Stand News, December 13, 2018

Hong Kong Democrats lose 59 members after row over district council elections
South China Morning Post, December 13, 2018

Commentary (评论)

Is China winning its fight against rights at the UN?
Human Rights Watch, December 12, 2018

On “dama,” “daye,” and China’s sexist double standard
Sixth Tone, December 12, 2018

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Xinjiang (新疆)

旅居美國内地著名環境攝影師盧廣於新疆被公安拘捕 (Photographer Lu Guang confirmed arrested by Xinjiang authorities, denied family visit)
Radio Television Hong Kong, December 12, 2018

Related:
消失的摄影师:卢广镜头下的中国
A photographer goes missing in China: Lu Guang’s images have shown the world China’s dark side.
The New York Times, December 11, 2018

Concerns rise as Muslim crackdown broadens
China Digital Times, December 11, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

International Crisis Group adviser Michael Kovrig detained in China, NGO says
Hong Kong Free Press, December 11, 2018

Related:
美国谴责中国拘捕加拿大人,再发赴中旅游警告 (U.S. condemns arbitrary detention of Canadian ex-diplomat, warns visitors of possible reprisals)
Voice of America, December 12, 2018

Canada working to secure release of ex-diplomat Michael Kovrig detained in China
Agence France-Presse, December 12, 2018

当局压黄琦认罪 黄母疑遭软禁 (Huang Qi pressured to make confession, mother Pu Wenqing is suspected under house arrest)
Radio Free Asia, December 11, 2018

What does the Supreme People’s Court’s new judicial transparency policy mean?
Supreme People’s Court Monitor, December 11, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

Former prime minister of Australia defends free media after China complains about coverage
ABC Net, December 11, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

中国成都家庭教会百人被捕 非官方教会再受打压 (More than a hundred arrested in Chengdu family church
BBC News, December 12, 2018

Related:
Minitrue: No reports on Chengdu church crackdown
China Digital Times, December 10, 2018

Rights group calls on China to release 32 Jasic workers, Maoist supporters
Radio Free Asia, December 11, 2018

Related:
HRIC urges international attention on 32 Jasic workers and supporters detained, disappeared
Human Rights in China, December 7, 2018

My brother’s keeper: A proposal for “dual key” accounts to preserve Twitter’s voices of freedom
China Change, December 11, 2018

Related:
Crackdown in Beijing: “Using Twitter is more dangerous than street demonstrations”
Global Voices, December 11, 2018

Detained Chinese pastor: Xi’s god-like status “incompatible with the Christian faith”
Wall Street Journal, December 10, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

From doves to hawks: Why the U.S.’ moderate China watchers are growing sceptical about Beijing
South China Morning Post, December 12, 2018

Beijing’s population: Better-educated, fewer migrants, and facing an aging crisis
Caixin, December 11, 2018

Men detained for burning “low-quality” coal. Is another heating crisis imminent?
SupChina, December 11, 2018

The Huawei arrest: How it likely happened and what comes next
Just Security, December 10, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Google CEO Sundar Pichai refuses to rule out censored Chinese search engine
The Guardian, December 11, 2018

Related:
Rights groups turn up pressure on Google over China censorship ahead of Congressional hearing
The Intercept, December 11, 2018

“No” to a Google search engine with Chinese characteristics—Not “right now” or ever
Human Rights in China, December 11, 2018

Google’s plan for a censored search engine in China is an affront to human rights
Hong Kong Free Press, December 11, 2018

Open letter: Over 50 NGOs urge Google not to aid China’s censorship and surveillance regime
Hong Kong Free Press, December 11, 2018

China’s electric cars are government spies
Quartz, December 11, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

BREAKING: Insufficient evidence to convict ex-Hong Kong leader CY Leung of $50million deal, says Dept. of Justice
Hong Kong Free Press, December 12, 2018

Related:
Hong Kong won’t prosecute ex-leader over claims of conflict of interest
The New York Times, December 12, 2018

【佔中九子案】戴耀廷犯人欄內結案陳詞:若我有罪,罪名是散播希望 (Benny Tai’s closing submission: If I am guilty, my crime is spreading hope)
Inmediahk.net, December 12, 2018

Related:
“I will never give up”: Law professor Benny Tai takes the stand in trial of 2014 pro-democracy activists
Hong Kong Free Press, December 12, 2018

建制狙擊港台 何君堯倡與新聞處合併 何俊賢促扣薪對付踩紅線 (Pro-Beijing camp attacks RTHK, proposes salary reduction to “punish” acts that cross red line)
The Stand News, December 12, 2018

Leaders of banned Hong Kong National Party to face three-man Exco panel for appeal
South China Morning Post, December 12, 2018

Commentary (评论)

The year China's luck ran dry
Channel NewsAsia, December 12, 2018

抵抗中國不只是「國家安全」問題,更是全人類必須共同面對的「人類安全」問題 (Resisting China is not only a matter of “national security”, but a “human security” challenge for all humans)
The News Lens, December 12, 2018

What France’s “yellow vests” can teach Hong Kong activists about political protests and the use of violence
South China Morning Post, December 11, 2018

互联网可能分裂成四块
The internet risks fracturing into quarters
Financial Times, December 12, 2018

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Xinjiang (新疆)

Rights groups urge global pressure on China over abuse of Uyghurs on anniversary of UN rights declaration
Radio Free Asia, December 10, 2018

Related:
Joint press statement — UN human rights declaration: 70 year milestone – Stand up for human rights for all people under Chinese rule
World Uyghur Congress, December 10, 2018

Uyghur scholar arrested over politically sensitive book
Radio Free Asia, December 10, 2018

再教育營守則曝光 武警負責保安 被囚者致電親友限時 5 分鐘 全程監控 (Regulations in re-education camps exposed: armed police for security, 5-minute limit on monitored family calls, prison-like behavior guidelines)
The Stand News, December 11, 2018

Related:
Yingye’er Re-education Camp Managed Like Prison (Video)
Bitter Winter, December 11, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

黄琦八旬母北京上访被殴打下落不明
Mother of detained Chinese rights activist “disappears” after detention in Beijing
Radio Free Asia, December 10, 2018

Chinese police detain prominent pastor and over 100 protestants
The New York Times, December 10, 2018

Third 2018 self-immolation in Chinese-ruled Tibet reported
Tibetan Review, December 10, 2018

Will revisions to the Lay Assessors Law help limit the number of executions in China?
Dui Hua, December 10, 2018

徐琳寻衅滋事罪成判刑三年(Online composer, activist sentenced to three years in prison for “picking quarrels and provoking troubles”)
Radio Free Asia, December 7, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese police accused of brutality by kneeling on woman’s neck – next day she thanks their “sincere assistance”
South China Morning Post, December 10, 2018

Minitrue: No coverage of China’s 5G development
China Digital Times, December 10, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China arrests 10 for rioting
Associated Press, December 11, 2018

Related:
官方定调:平度老兵维权是暴力犯罪(Official calls Pingdu veterans’ rights protest a violent crime, sentencing 10 to criminal coercive measures)
Radio Free Asia, December 10, 2018

Bar associations urge Chinese leader to release prominent lawyer
Reuters, December 10, 2018

Related:
全球16個律師組織之聯名請願信—要求中國政府立即釋放王全璋律師(16 lawyers groups issue open letter asking Chinese government to immediately release Wang Quanzhang)
Inmediahk.net, December 10, 2018

成都教会遭查封 信徒被带走(Family church in Chengdu shut down, more than 100 attendees taken away by police)
Radio Free Asia, December 11, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

人类自由指数排行榜 中国位列第135名(China ranks 135th among 162 in Human Freedom Index)
Voice of America, December 11, 2018

Canadian said to be detained in China, Huawei CFO due back in court
Reuters, December 11, 2018

Related:
【中國報復?】加拿大前外交官被中國拘留 曾駐香港北京工作 (Former Canadian diplomat detained in China as officials threaten "consequences" for Huawei's CFO)
The Stand News, December 11, 2018

Tibet gets a warmer reception as world wakes to Beijing’s methods
Sydney Morning Herald, December 11, 2018

University of Michigan to end agreement with Confucius Institute next year
University Record, December 10, 2018

Will China dare challenge the UDHR?
Le Monde Diplomatique, December 10, 2018

Chinese couple hope to be reunited with daughter snatched by officials 32 years ago
South China Morning Post, December 10, 2018

大赦国际:中国的社会信用体系是监控错位(Amnesty International calls for vigilance against Chinese social credit system’s challenge to human rights standards),br> Deutsche Welle, December 10, 2018

西安235名党员干部因涉黑涉恶腐败问题被处理(235 party cadres in Xi'an punished due to corruption)
People's Daily, December 10, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Human rights groups press Google on China plans ahead of Pichai testimony
The Verge, December 10, 2018

Related:
NGO joint letter to Google CEO on Project Dragonfly
Human Rights in China, December 11, 2018

谷歌总裁面临美国会议员质询 (Google’s CEO expected to face harsh questions from members of Congress during hearing)
Voice of America, December 11, 2018

China's efforts to build the semiconductors at AI's core
New America, December 7, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam says Sabrina Meng passport clarification could be seen as double standard after refusal to explain rejection of Victor Mallet’s visa
South China Morning Post, December 11, 2018

Trial of Umbrella Movement activists enters final stretch as prosecution makes argument for public nuisance
Hong Kong Free Press, December 11, 2018

Civil group slams lackluster consultation paper on Hong Kong archives law
Hong Kong Free Press, December 11, 2018

Lawmakers charged with obstruction
The Standard, December 11, 2018

Commentary (评论)

Google’s China problem is America’s China problem
Bloomberg, December 10, 2018

5 questions for Google about controversial China search project
Human Rights Watch, December 10, 2018

No sign of political reform in China since “Charter 08”
Deutsche Welle, December 10, 2018

Human Rights Day: It’s time for global sanctions on China to end the Uyghur human rights crisis
Hong Kong Free Press, December 10, 2018

Courage comes from prison
China Change, December 10, 2018

美国大使布兰斯塔德撰文批评中国人权状况(US ambassador criticizes China's human rights)
Voice of America, December 10, 2018

The Chinese state’s repression of Jasic workers and their supporters, and the international response
NGOs in China, December 9, 2018

Monday, December 10, 2018

Xinjiang (新疆)

Chinese Arabic school to close as areas with Muslim populations are urged to study the Xinjiang way
South China Morning Post, December 9, 2018

Video: In full – Ex-Xinjiang detainee Mihrigul Tursun’s full testimony at the U.S. congressional hearing
Hong Kong Free Press, December 8, 2018

One man’s fight to get Congress to care about China’s Uyghurs
Vice, December 8, 2018

Uyghur refugee: I'm not very optimistic
Al Jazeera, December 8, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China detains 10 after October protests by military veterans
Reuters, December 9, 2018

Marital rape: A crime left unseen and unspoken in the Chinese legal system
The Diplomat, December 8, 2018

China jails Guangdong musician who sang about Liu Xiaobo
Radio Free Asia, December 7, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese police shut down 1,100 social media accounts: Xinhua
Reuters, December 8, 2018

Minitrue: Control reports on Zhejiang gaokao results
China Digital Times, December 8, 2018

Government think tank’s defense of China’s economic model points to reluctance to change tack in face of U.S. pressure
South China Morning Post, December 7, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China gender and sexuality center shuts down as censorship chill spreads
South China Morning Post, December 7, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Ai Weiwei: “The mood in Germany is like the 1930s”
The Guardian, December 10, 2018

Huawei arrest tests China’s leaders as fear and anger grip elite
The New York Times, December 7, 2018

Related:
China summons U.S. envoy to protest “unreasonable” arrest of Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou, threatens to retaliate
South China Morning Post, December 9, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China’s core AI industry to exceed U.S. $145 billion by 2030
Sina English, December 9, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

As disqualifications pile up, Hong Kong’s pro-democracy politicians are careful what they call themselves
South China Morning Post, December 9, 2018

Related:
Lawmakers should consider extending allegiance requirement to district councils and rural bodies in Hong Kong, says Beijing loyalist Maria Tam
South China Morning Post, December 8, 2018

Two Hong Kong lawmakers to face charges over joint checkpoint protests at the legislature
Hong Kong Free Press, December 7, 2018

Hong Kong public to be consulted on a new access to information law
Hong Kong Free Press, December 7, 2018

Related:
Tapes, photos and meeting arrangements made via WhatsApp should all fall under proposed archives law, former Hong Kong official says
South China Morning Post, December 7, 2018

Commentary (评论)

Stand up for all the rights and freedoms without discrimination
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, December 10, 2018

International Human Rights Day: Presenting the 2018 Outstanding Citizen Award to Pu Wenqing
China Change, December 10, 2018

Why does the Communist Party continue operating illegally in Hong Kong?
Hong Kong Free Press, December 9, 2018

“Read this quickly before it’s gone”: How China’s media covered or ignored the arrest of Huawei executive
Hong Kong Free Press, December 7, 2018

Friday, December 07, 2018

Xinjiang (新疆)

Uyghur leaders warn China's actions could be “precursors to genocide”
The Guardian, December 7, 2018

Spying on the Uyghurs: A first-person account from a Han Chinese student
Initium, December 4, 2018

Hong Kong’s anti-terrorism task force goes to Xinjiang to study local methods, as China rejects international calls to investigate mass internment centres
South China Morning Post, December 6, 2018

Related:
【向新疆學反恐】保安局副局率反恐專責組 訪問新疆考察反恐措施 (Hong Kong security chief leads task force to Xinjiang to study counter-terrorism methods)
The Stand News, December 6, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

Inside China’s audacious plan for global media dominance
The Guardian, December 7, 2018

China cools Meng Wanzhou arrest story
China Media Project, December 6, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

#MeToo in China: “If we lose, there might be no more women speaking out for years”
Financial Times, December 6, 2018

Guangzhou Gender and Sexuality Education Center shuts down
SupChina, December 6, 2018

Related:
Chinese anti-sexual violence center shuts down
Inkstone News, December 7, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

The Tiananmen crackdown ignited a decade of debate on the Chinese military’s role, and where its loyalties should lie
South China Morning Post, December 7, 2018

China’s “nationalist bubble” partly to blame for suspicions over global role, envoy to U.S. concedes
South China Morning Post, December 7, 2018

Uruguay halted visa-free entry due to PRC pressure
Taipei Times, December 7, 2018

“天网”行动已追回外逃人员4833人 (Skynet campaign catches almost five thousand people from over 120 countries)
People’s Daily, December 7, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Google faces internal rift over Chinese re-entry
China Digital Times, December 6, 2018

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

日本拟禁止本国政府采购华为与中兴的电信产品--读卖新闻
Japan to ban Huawei, ZTE from government contracts: Sources
Reuters, December 7, 2018

Related:
美国为何封杀华为?安全只是其一 (Why did the U.S. ban Huawei? Security is only one reason)
Radio Free Asia, December 6, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong student leader warns of “dire situation” for city's democracy
Radio Free Asia, December 6, 2018

Small fraction of Occupy protesters were there because of calls from movement’s founding trio, trial hears
South China Morning Post, December 6, 2018

Major Hong Kong drinks manufacturers join forces with green groups for initiative aimed at increasing city’s dismal recycling rate
South China Morning Post, December 6, 2018

Related:
Vitasoy told to take responsibility for recycling after sample shows 74 per cent of drinks cartons in Hong Kong landfills from firm
South China Morning Post, November 28, 2018

Commentary (评论)

反思佳士运动背后的经济与社会矛盾 (A reflection on the economic, social conflicts behind the Jasic movement)
Financial Times, December 6, 2018

Thursday, December 06, 2018

Xinjiang (新疆)

新疆模式扩散 甘肃关闭阿拉伯语学校 (Xinjiang model spreads as Gansu Province shuts down Arabic school)
Radio Free Asia, December 5, 2018

Related
Gansu shuts down Arabic school over regulations
Global Times, December 4, 2018

UN seeking access to China's re-education camps in Xinjiang - Bachelet
Reuters, December 5, 2018

China “rejects German human rights delegation’s request” to visit Xinjiang
South China Morning Post, December 5, 2018

Related:
German human rights commissioner to visit Tibet
The Washington Post, December 5, 2018

“As if you’ve spent your whole life in prison”: Starving and subdued in Xinjiang detention centers
SupChina, December 5, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China holds top journalist, family under criminal detention
Radio Free Asia, December 5, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

How Australians set up Communist China's official propaganda tool
Sydney Morning Herald, December 5, 2018

第十三届孔子学院大会在成都举行,孙春兰出席并致辞 (Vice Premier of State Council: Confucius Institutes contribute to “community of shared future”)
The Paper, December 4, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China’s hotel and catering workers need strong trade union support too
China Labour Bulletin, December 5, 2018

In Taiwan's upset election, a complicated message for Beijing
Christian Science Monitor, December 5, 2018

一个针对同性扭转“治疗”的抗议计划 (“Lovers”: A protest project against conversion therapy in China)
Matters, November 30, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

International China-watchers express alarm over Brady affair
New Zealand Herald, December 6, 2018

Related
New Zealand professor Anne-Marie Brady who wrote about China’s foreign influence seeks government protection after year-long harassment campaign
The Guardian, December 6, 2018

Huawei C.F.O. is arrested in Canada for extradition to the U.S.
The New York Times, December 5, 2018

Students who fail anti-religion test may not graduate
Bitter Winter, December 5, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Britain’s BT to strip China's Huawei from core networks, limit 5G access
Reuters, December 5, 2018

How the Chinese government is helping Google sell ads in China
The Information, December 5, 2018

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

Canadian Security Intelligence Service director warns of state-sponsored espionage threat to 5G networks
Globe and Mail, December 4, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Former Hong Kong minister Patrick Ho Chi-ping convicted in U.S. court on 7 of 8 counts in bribery and money-laundering case
South China Morning Post, December 6, 2018

Hong Kong cardinal praises commitment of Occupy protest leaders in court
Agence France-Presse, December 5, 2018

Hong Kong is planning a $60 billion city in the sea nearly everyone opposes
Quartz, December 6, 2018

Commentary (评论)

“East Turkestan through the eyes of a Tibetan” by Woeser
High Peaks Pure Earth, December 5, 2018

EU: Suspend deportations of Turkic Muslims to China
Human Rights Watch, December 3, 2018

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Xinjiang (新疆)

Xinjiang authorities holding hundreds from Kyrgyz village in “political” re-education camps
Radio Free Asia, December 4, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Infamous Chinese scientist who created gene-edited babies has now gone missing
Shanghaiist, December 4, 2018

China to prevent major tax evaders from leaving the country
ECNS, December 4, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

澳洲大学因中国施压取消放映《假孔子之名》(Australian university cancels screening of documentary exposé of Confucius Institutes due to pressure from Chinese embassy)
Radio Free Asia, December 4, 2018

China partly censors U.S. Embassy statement on trade truce
Bloomberg, December 3, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China steps up nationwide crackdown to silence Twitter users – the unmediated story
China Change, December 5, 2018

Translation: Peking University student investigates classmate’s disappearance
China Digital Times, December 4, 2018

“六四光明行”发起人李小玲取保获释 (Organizer of June Fourth memorial activity released on bail)
Radio Free Asia, December 4, 2018

中国高调宣传“宪法日” 民众怨权比法大 (Citizens: High profile “Constitution Day” propaganda belies CPC power over law)
Radio Free Asia, December 4, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

UK Asia minister grilled in Parliament over “disturbing” ban of Hong Kong independence party
Hong Kong Free Press, December 5, 2018

美参议院外委会通过《西藏旅行对等法》 (U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee sends Tibet reciprocal travel bill to full Senate)
Voice of America, December 1, 2018

Related:
H.R.1872-Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act of 2018
Congress.gov

Why is the Chinese government trying to buy a school in New Jersey?
NPR, November 29, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Wanted: Communist Party members for high-paying jobs at internet giants
South China Morning Post, December 4, 2018

Public security ministry aligns with Chinese data protection regime in draft rules
New America, December 3, 2018

The race is on to protect data from the next leap in computers. And China has the lead.
The New York Times, December 3, 2018

Twitter of China Weibo eyes expansion to overseas “Chinese-speaking world”
Agence France-Presse, December 3, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Emotions run high at Occupy hearing
The Standard, December 5, 2018

Related:
佔中九子庭審筆記:封橋與催淚彈——警方928部署有否影響佔中走向?(Notes on Occupy trial: What role did bridge-block, tear gas play in the movement?)
The Initium, December 2, 2018

Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmaker barred from running in local election
Reuters, December 3, 2018

Related:
民主派抗議DQ朱凱廸 梁君彥提早結束特首答問 林鄭上任首次 (Legislators protest disqualification of Eddie Chu causing Q&A session with Chief Executive to end early)
Ming Pao, December 5, 2018

英国解密档案:北京收回香港前寻求三合会协助 (Declassified UK documents show Beijing established relations with Triad associations before handover as United Front strategy to undermine rule of law)
Radio France Internationale, November 30, 2018

Commentary (评论)

Taiwan, Asia’s leading democracy, cannot escape Beijing’s watchful gaze
South China Morning Post, December 5, 2018

Who are Xi Jinping’s enemies?
Jamestown Foundation, December 4, 2018

當我們連沉默的權利也失去 (When we lose the right to be silent)
Inmediahk.net, December 4, 2018

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Xinjiang (新疆)

The Muslim world remains largely mute on Uyghurs’ plight
The Diplomat, December 4, 2018

美议员呼吁特朗普在新疆问题上对习近平施压(U.S. congressmen urge Trump to press Xi Jinping on Xinjiang issue during G20 Meeting)
Voice of America, December 1, 2018

Uninvited guests keep watch for China in Uighur homes
Associated Press, November 30, 2018

Related:
Video: Uninvited guests keep watch in Uighur homes
Associated Press, November 29, 2018

Xinjiang authorities arrest leading Kyrgyz historian for “undecided” crime
Radio Free Asia, November 30, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Jasic crackdown extends to trade union officials and lawyers
China Labour Bulletin, December 4, 2018

Related:
China: Release workers, student activists
Human Rights Watch, December 3, 2018

人权观察:中国应立即释放佳士工人维权者(Human Rights Watch calls on Chinese government to release Jasic factory rights demanding workers and the supporters)
Deutsche Welle, December 4, 2018

Police detain rights lawyer linked to labor movement in China’s Guangdong
Radio Free Asia, November 30, 2018

Chinese police arrest witnesses to beating, stripping of rights lawyer
Radio Free Asia, November 30, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

Minitrue: Delete article on Li Keqiang’s AIDS prevention comments
China Digital Times, December 3, 2018

疑因官场不稳当局厉禁官场小说(Ban on novels about officials may be due to instability of political arena)
Radio France Internationale, December 1, 2018

Made-in-China fake news overwhelms Taiwan
Global Voices Advox, November 30, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China makes lawyers swear oath of loyalty or face sanctions
Radio Free Asia, December 4, 2018

Related:
中国十万律师被要求集体宣誓(China asks 100,000 lawyers to take collective oath)
Radio Free Asia, December 4, 2018

香港启动“圣诞卡送暖行动”(Hong Kong human rights groups urge citizens to sign Christmas cards to support imprisoned rights dissidents and families on mainland)
Voice of America, December 1, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

The impact of Chinese espionage on the United States
The Diplomat, December 4, 2018

八项规定实施6周年 逾20万人受到党纪政务处分(In six years, more than 200,000 have been punished under CPC’s disciplinary "eight regulations" )
People's Daily, December 4, 2018

China cracks down on increasingly lavish weddings for being anti-socialist
The Telegraph, December 3, 2018

Chinese police detain two after death of pollution inspector: China Daily
Reuters, December 2, 2018

Evaluating China’s influence in the U.S.
China Digital Times, November 30, 2018

China wants academics and think tank members to help defuse tensions with US
South China Morning Post, November 30, 2018

Chinese corruption suspect returned from EU state for first time
South China Morning Post, November 30, 2018

Ex-Interpol chief facing corruption charges is expelled from Chinese government advisory body
South China Morning Post, November 30, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

How will Google plug into China’s all-encompassing internet censorship regime?
Hong Kong Free Press, December 2, 2018

China’s Weibo eyes global expansion, foreign-language products
Hong Kong Free Press, December 1, 2018

The booming industry of Chinese state internet control
Hong Kong Free Press, November 30, 2018

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

北京打压穆斯林扩展至宁夏(China’s suppression of Muslims expands to Ningxia)
Radio Free Asia, December 3, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Safeguard China’s constitution and sovereignty, any challenge will not be tolerated, top Beijing legal official tells Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, December 4, 2018

Student leaders did not want Occupy founders to be part of their protest, Hong Kong court told
South China Morning Post, December 3, 2018

Related:
Occupy founder tearfully describes from the dock how he and his comrades parted ways with the movement they started
South China Morning Post, December 4, 2018

“Gov’t wants everyone to be thought police”: Democrat Eddie Chu to consider legal action after village election ban
Hong Kong Free Press, December 3, 2018

Related:
香港民主派议员资格再被褫夺(HK Legco member elected village representative is disqualified for not opposing "Hong Kong independence")
Radio Free Asia, December 3, 2018

Hong Kong lawmaker Eddie Chu’s ban from village election based on shaky argument, legal scholars say
South China Morning Post, December 3, 2018

Commentary (评论)

China reneges on its deals. The Vatican is learning that the hard way.
The Atlantic, December 4, 2018

CRISPR babies and other ethical missteps in science threaten China’s global standing
The Conversation, December 4, 2018

Related:
In China, gene-edited babies are the latest in a string of ethical dilemmas
The New York Times, November 30, 2018

China is “going further backwards” under Xi Jinping, say [sic] veteran democracy activist Wei Jingsheng
Agence France-Presse, December 3, 2018

Why are so many Chinese officials killing themselves?
South China Morning Post, December 1, 2018

China’s crackdown on Hong Kong’s freedoms is bad for business
The Diplomat, December 1, 2018

Propaganda in the era of “post-truth”
China Media Project, November 30, 2018

Kill the chickens to scare the monkey: As Taiwan liberalises, freedoms retreat in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Free Press, November 30, 2018