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