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