Thursday, December 31, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Fast food chain supplier stands trial over meat scandal
Xinhua, December 30, 2015
http://english.sina.com/2015/1230/877508.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

China Holds 23 Journalists, 84 Bloggers in 2015: Press Freedom Report
无国界记者:今年全球110记者遇难 中国囚23人
Radio Free Asia, December 30, 2015
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-journalists-12302015120019.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/xl1-12302015104243.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

女权人士武嵘嵘外游未请假 杭州警方令其“写检讨” (Feminist activist Wu Rongrong leaves her province for holidays without “authorization,” Hangzhou police make her write a “self-reflection”)
Radio Free Asia, December 30, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf3-12302015120827.html

中国镇压维权律师受影响人数增至316人 (China's crackdown on human rights lawyers: Number of affected people rises to 316)
Voice of America, December 31, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-crackdown-lawyers-20151230/3124962.html

China's petitioners risk official ire to pursue complaints in Beijing
Radio Free Asia, December 30, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-petitioners-12302015130558.html

七人声援浦志强被以“寻衅滋事”刑拘 (7 supporters of rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang criminally detained for “picking quarrels and provoking troubles”)
Radio Free Asia, December 30, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-12302015104914.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

U.S. downplayed evidence of abuses in Chinese detention camps
Legal Daily, December 30, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-humantrafficking-china-insight-idUSKBN0UD1MD20151230

法媒总编联署谴责北京以莫须有罪名驱逐高洁 (Chief editors of French media denounce Beijing for using trumped-up charges to expel journalist Gauthier)
Radio France Internationale, December 30, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20151230-法媒联署谴责北京以莫须有罪名驱逐高洁

Hong Kong (香港)

港大校友關注組和港大學教師及職員會:對李國章出任港大校委會主席感到極度憤怒 (HKU alumni concern group and staff association express intense anger towards Arthur Li's appointment as governing council chair)
InMedia HK, December 31, 2015
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1039777

Related:
Critics, allies line up as Arthur Li appointed Hong Kong University’s governing council chairman
South China Morning Post, December 31, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education-community/article/1896674/very-poor-choice-howls-protest-arthur-li

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China's domestic violence law gets mixed reception
Voice of America, December 29, 2015
http://www.voanews.com/content/china-domestic-violence-law-mixed-reception/3123408.html

China Jails activist who supported Hong Kong's Democracy Movement
Radio Free Asia, December 29, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/activist-12292015110450.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

China says new restrictions to come on terrorism reporting
Associated Press, December 28, 2015
http://missoulian.com/news/world/asia/china-says-new-restrictions-to-come-on-terrorism-reporting/article_548606a3-0ebe-510d-8f16-329d361cc46a.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China jails activist who supported Hong Kong's democracy movement
Radio Free Asia, December 29, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/activist-12292015110450.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

“念斌案”国家赔偿落定 获赔119万余元 (State compensation for “Nian Bin case” confirmed, paying $183,000)
Legal Daily, December 30, 2015
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2015-12/30/content_6425575.htm

Innocent man who spent 11 years on death row gets compensation
China Daily, December 30, 2015
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2015-12/30/content_22862326.htm

Official accused of taking $32m in bribes
China Daily, December 30, 2015
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2015-12/30/content_22862826.htm

China's Xi tells top leaders to watch families amid graft fight
Reuters, December 29, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption-politics-idUSKBN0UD05W20151230

Hong Kong (香港)

"King of judicial review” challenges Small House Policy as student protests airport fees
Hong Kong Free Press, December 29, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/12/29/king-of-judicial-review-challenges-small-house-policy-as-student-protests-airport-fees/

福田站兩地兩檢設施消失 (Facilities for separate checkpoints at Futian station disappeared)
Apple Daily, December 29, 2015
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/news/art/20151229/19430581

Related:
Futian Station opens on Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link
Hong Kong Free Press, December 30, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/12/30/futian-station-opens-on-guangzhou-shenzhen-hong-kong-express-rail-link/

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

中国反恐法为何西方不买账? (Why isn’t the Western world buying China’s anti-terror law?)
Voice of America, December 30, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/west-china-anti-terrorism-law-20151229/3123535.html

Related:
中国依法反恐势在必行 (Implementing counterterrorism according to law is imperative)
Legal Daily, December 29, 2015
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/commentary/content/2015-12/29/content_6423984.htm

Attorney’s Conviction Shows Beijing’s Need for Social Control
The Wall Street Journal, December 30, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/12/30/attorneys-conviction-shows-beijings-need-for-social-control/

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

中国官媒对驱逐法国记者高洁表示赞同 (Chinese state media outlet expresses approval for expulsion of French journalist Gauthier)
Radio France Internationale, December 28, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20151228-中国官媒对政府驱逐法国记者高洁表示支持

Related:
记者无国界指责北京当局并批评法国政府 (Reporters Without Borders denounces Beijing authorities and criticizes French government’s reaction)
Radio France Internationale, December 29, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20151229-记者无国界指责北京当局并批评法国政府

Exclusive Q&A: French reporter responds to China expulsion
Voice of America, December 28, 2015
http://www.voanews.com/content/exclusive-qa-french-reporter-responds-to-china-expulsion/3122582.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

刘晓波狱中渡60岁寿庆 粤人祝贺辞未被删 (Liu Xiaobo turns 60 behind bars, Guangzhou citizens’ birthday greetings not deleted from the internet)
Radio France Internationale, December 28, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20151228-刘晓波狱中渡60岁寿庆-粤人祝贺辞未被删

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Former Chinese university president sentenced to life in prison
Xinhua News, December 29, 2015
http://english.sina.com/china/p/2015/1228/877114.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China Voice: Drop hypocritical criticism of China's anti-terror law
Xinhua News, December 29, 2015
http://english.sina.com/2015/1228/877110.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Fight for equality in Hong Kong: gay civil servant sues to claim same employee benefits as heterosexual couples
South China Morning Post, December 28, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/1895583/gay-hong-kong-civil-servant-legal-challenge-claim-same

HKU students to file for judicial review of Chan decision ahead of Council chair appointment
Hong Kong Free Press, December 29, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/12/29/hku-students-to-file-for-judicial-review-of-chan-decision-ahead-of-council-chair-appointment/

曾俊华唱反调指“本土”意识具建设力量 (HK Financial Secretary John Tsang deviates from mainstream and says localism mentality has constructive power)
Radio France Internationale, December 27, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20151227-曾俊华唱反调指“本土”意识具建设力量

Related:
Mainland academic rings the alarm on the rise of “neo-localism” in Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, December 28, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1895903/mainland-academic-rings-alarm-rise-neo-localism-hong-kong

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

European chamber says still has concerns on China anti-terror law
中国欧盟商会称对中国新反恐法仍存关切
Reuters, December 29, 2015
EN: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-security-eu-idUSKBN0UC08U20151229
CH: http://cn.reuters.com/article/china-security-eu-idCNKBS0UC0BS20151229

Monday, December 28, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China adopts first Anti-Domestic Violence Law
Vice, December 28, 2015
https://news.vice.com/article/china-adopts-first-anti-domestic-violence-law

Related:
Domestic Violence Law 2015
反家庭暴力法 2015
China Law Translate, December 27, 2015
EN:http://bit.ly/1YJM4Lj
CH:http://bit.ly/1OhP62E

《反家暴法》:公民社会艰苦努力的结果 (Anti-Domestic Violence Law: The result of Chinese civil society’s hard work)
Voice of America, December 28, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-domestic-violence-20151228/3121979.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

A peek into the mind of China’s internet users
2015年中国网民关注的那些事
The New York Times, December 25, 2015
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20151225/c25chinabaidu/dual/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Detention of China Telecom boss linked to time at different firm
Caixin, December 28, 2015
http://english.caixin.com/2015-12-28/100893572.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China says tech firms have nothing to fear from anti-terror law
The Telegraph, December 28, 2015
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/12068199/China-says-tech-firms-have-nothing-to-fear-from-anti-terror-law.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong journalists group blasts police and education minister over news reporters’ arrest
South China Morning Post, December 28, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/1895519/hong-kong-journalists-group-blasts-police-and-education?utm_source=&utm_medium=&utm_campaign=SCMPSocialNewsfeed

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

China passes landmark law to battle terrorism at home and overseas
South China Morning Post, December 27, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1895436/china-passes-landmark-law-battle-terrorism-home-and

Related:
中国反恐法对媒体公司及个人有何影响?(How will China’s anti-terrorism law affect media companies and individuals?)
Voice of America, December 27, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-anti-terrorism-20151228/3121948.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Courage on trial in China
The New York Times, December 22, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/23/opinion/courage-on-trial-in-china.html

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Where is legal sector’s conscience and courage, asks Beijing law professor after Pu trial
Hong Kong Free Press, December 24, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/12/24/where-is-legal-sectors-conscience-and-courage-asks-beijing-law-professor-after-pu-trial/

Access to Information (信息公开)

法女记者被外交部三召仍拒改文 驻京证件至今未获续签 (French journalist summoned 3 times by Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs continues to refuse to modify her article criticizing Chinese treatment of Xinjiang Uyghurs, her visa for Beijing has not yet been extended)
South China Morning Post, December 24, 2015
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/national/151d212ab15bf2a/fa-nv-ji-zhe-bei-wai-jiao-bu-san-zhao-reng-ju-gai-wen-zhu-jing-zheng-jian-zhi-jin-wei-huo-xu-qian

Chinese Rescuers Dig Through Meters-Deep Mud Amid Tight Controls on News
Radio Free Asia, December 23, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/chinese-rescuers-dig-through-meters-deep-mud-amid-titght-controls-on-news-12232015133231.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Friends fear for Chinese Christian lawyer spending Christmas behind bars
The Guardian, December 24, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/dec/24/chinese-christian-lawyer-christmas-zhang-kai

李碧云强拆诉讼案: 律师遭扣押,李家姐弟被打,案件延期 (Li Biyun forcible demolition case: Lawyer detained, siblings beaten, trial postponed)
Radio Free Asia, December 23, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-12232015110015.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China warns officials against extravagance ahead of major festivals
Xinhua News, December 24, 2015
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2015-12/24/content_22791616.htm

Hong Kong (香港)

Anti-Occupy District Councillor announces departure from pro-Beijing DAB Party
Hong Kong Free Press, December 23, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/12/23/anti-occupy-district-councillor-announces-departure-from-pro-beijing-dab-party/

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

中国外交部称反恐法不会限制企业的合法经营活动 (Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs claims counterterrorism law would not restraint legal business operations)
Reuters, December 24, 2015
http://cn.reuters.com/article/china-security-usa-idCNKBS0U708020151224

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Is the Shenzhen landslide the first of many more?
The Guardian, December 23, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/dec/23/shenzhen-landslide-china-the-first-of-many-more

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Conviction of Pu Zhiqiang affirms China’s resolve to muzzle rights lawyers
The New York Times, December 22, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/23/world/asia/conviction-of-pu-zhiqiang-affirms-chinas-determination-to-muzzle-rights-lawyers.html

Related:
Lawyer or not, Pu Zhiqiang broke the law
China Daily, December 23, 2015
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2015-12/23/content_22782476.htm

王军涛:判浦志强三年缓三年是给他六年“紧箍咒” (Overseas rights defender Wang Juntao: Three-year suspended sentence to Pu Zhiqiang is six years of stranglehold on him)
Radio France Internationale, December 22, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr//中国/20151222-王军涛:判浦志强三年缓三年是给他六年“紧箍咒”

浦志强罪名成立获刑 法国媒体反应强烈 (Pu Zhiqiang convicted and sentenced, French media react heatedly)
Radio France Internationale, December 22, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20151222-人权律师浦志强被宣判法国媒体反映强烈

美国务院促中国立即无条件撤销对浦志强的定罪 (U.S. Department of State urges China to revoke the conviction of Pu Zhiqiang unconditionally)
Voice of America, December 23, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/voa-news-us-department-of-state-pu-zhiqiang-20151222/3113939.html

Statement by the Spokesperson on the sentencing of Chinese Human Rights lawyer, Mr Pu Zhiqiang
European External Action Service, December 22, 2015
http://eeas.europa.eu/statements-eeas/2015/151222_02_en.htm

Access to Information (信息公开)

Journalist says China may expel her for article on Uighurs
The New York Times, December 22, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/23/world/asia/journalist-says-china-may-expel-her-for-article-on-uighurs.html

State media accuses detained labour activists of litany of offences
South China Morning Post, December 23, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1893988/state-media-accuses-detained-labour-activists-litany

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China slaps travel ban on dissident writer, Tibet scholar
Radio Free Asia, December 21, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/travel-12222015110252.html

先捕后批 中国加强打压工运人士 (Arrest before accusation, China reinforces clampdown on labor activists)
Deutsche Welle, December 22, 2015
http://www.dw.com/zh/先捕后批-中国加强打压工运人士/a-18935363

Government Accountability (政府问责)

中国医改的下一步怎么走?采访:FT中文网公共政策主编刘波 (What next for China's medical reforms? Interview with Liu Bo, Financial Times chief editor of public policy)
Financial Times, December 23, 2015
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001065410

Hong Kong (香港)

香港学运领袖黄之峰:做好入狱准备 (HK student movement leader Joshua Wong says he is prepared for prison)
Voice of America, December 23, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/hongkong-student-leader-20151222/3115006.html

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

美国称中国反恐法“弊大于利” (U.S. says China's counterterrorism law has more cons than pros)
Deutsche Welle, December 22, 2015
http://www.dw.com/zh/美国称中国反恐法弊大于利/a-18933993

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

《纽约时报》:2015,中国多难之年 (New York Times: 2015 a hazardous year for China)
Radio Free Asia, December 22, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/nu-12222015111607.html

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese lawyer Pu Zhiqiang sentenced to three years with probation for social media posts
Hong Kong Free Press, December 22, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/12/22/chinese-lawyer-pu-zhiqiang-sentenced-to-three-years-with-probation-for-social-media-posts/

Related:
胡佳:浦志强判决 中共避免刘晓波第二 (Hu Jia: By giving Pu Zhiqiang a suspended sentence, CPC is avoiding a 2nd Liu Xiaobo)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 22, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/12/151222_china_rights_lawyer_reax

Video exemplifies lawyer’s civil rights campaign in China
The New York Times, December 22, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/23/world/asia/china-lawyer-pu-zhiqiang.html

【浦志強案】檢方「罪證」僅7條微博 ([Pu Zhiqiang case] Prosecutor's evidence is only seven weibo posts)
Apple Daily, December 22, 2015
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/realtime/china/20151222/54563690

Law Council joins UN and IBA in concern for Chinese lawyers
Law Council of Australia, December 21, 2015
http://www.lawcouncil.asn.au/lawcouncil/images/1512_--_Law_Council_joins_UN_and_IBA_in_concern_for_Chinese_lawyers.pdf

Access to Information (信息公开)

China anti-terror law may restrict media reporting on attacks
Reuters, December 21, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-security-idUSKBN0U50C120151222

Related:
China's new draft law redefines “terrorism”, regulates media coverage
Xinhua News, December 22, 2015
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2015-12/22/content_22769099.htm

中纪委报章批高校教师“歪曲历史” 事关中共执政合法性 (CPC Disciplinary commission slams high school history teacher’s lectures related to Party legitimacy as “distorting history”)
Radio Free Asia, December 21, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zhengzhi/xl1-12212015101850.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Tibetan man detained after solo protest in Ngaba
Radio Free Asia, December 21, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/detained-12212015161518.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China says countries will follow Britain's lead to become best friends with Beijing
The Guardian, December 22, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/dec/22/china-says-countries-will-follow-britains-lead-to-become-best-friends-with-beijing

Wrongfully convicted woman freed in southwest China after 13 years in jail
South China Morning Post, December 22, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1893871/wrongfully-convicted-woman-freed-southwest-china-after-13-years

中國新版計劃生育法擬於下月施行,提倡生育兩子女 (China to implement new family planning law next month to promote birth of two children)
The Initium, December 22, 2015
https://theinitium.com/article/20151221-dailynews-china-birth-policy/

Hong Kong (香港)

港大調查:「港人」身分認同感回升 「中國人」身分認同感回落 (HKU survey finds that “Hongkonger” self-identification rises as that of “Chinese” drops)
Mingpao, December 22, 2015
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20151222/s00001/1450770177756

「兩地兩檢」真的不可行? (文:法政匯思) (Progressive Lawyers Group: Are “separate-location checkpoints” really not feasible?)
Mingpao, December 22, 2015
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20151222/s00022/1450768783566

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

The glory and suffering of Pu Zhiqiang
China Change, December 21, 2015
http://chinachange.org/2015/12/21/the-glory-and-suffering-of-pu-zhiqiang/

Monday, December 21, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

IBAHRI urges China to uphold lawyers’ rights and implement UN recommendations to eradicate torture
International Bar Association, December 21, 2015
http://www.ibanet.org/Article/Detail.aspx?ArticleUid=a7eda494-10bd-482d-877e-bdd61a54dc87

Related:
Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers and Defenders
中国大规模镇压维权律师和活跃人士
Human Rights in China, 2015
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/mass-crackdown-chinese-lawyers-and-defenders
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/zhong-guo-da-gui-mo-zhen-ya-wei-quan-lu-shi-he-huo-yue-ren-shi

Access to Information (信息公开)

China co-opts a Buddhist sect in global effort to smear Dalai Lama
Reuters, December 21, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/china-dalailama/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

“人道中国”2015年向受中共迫害的良心人士发放一百多笔救助款 (“Humanitarian China” channeled over 100 relief aid donations to assist individuals of conscience persecuted by CPC in 2015)
Radio Free Asia, December 18, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ck-12182015102633.html

席海明呼吁蒙维藏汉民众都来关注并且声援浦志强律师 (Mongolian rights defender Temtsiltu Shobtsood calls on Mongolians, Uyghurs, Tibetans, and Hans to support lawyer Pu Zhiqiang)
Radio Free Asia, December 18, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/gr-12182015102409.html

Related:
Pu Zhiqiang Trial: Photos of supporters outside Beijing Municipal No. 2 Intermediate People’s Court
浦志强案开庭:北京第二中级法院外声援浦志强的照片
Human Rights in China, December 14, 2015
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/citizens-square/pu-zhiqiang-trial-photos-supporters-outside-beijing-municipal-no-2-intermediate
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/gong-min-yan-chang/pu-zhi-qiang-kai-ting-bei-jing-di-er-zhong-ji-fa-yuan-wai-sheng-yuan-pu-zhi-qiang

"I believe Chinese society will Change": Man challenges court on gay marriage
The Wall Street Journal, December 21, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/12/21/i-believe-chinese-society-will-change-man-challenges-court-on-gay-marriage/

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

彭博:中国网军加强对台媒及民进党攻击 (Bloomberg: Chinese Internet army intensifies attacks on Taiwanese media and Democratic Progressive Party)
Radio France Internationale, December 21, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20151221-彭博:中国网军加强对台媒及民进党攻击

中国将网络管控上升到主权高度 (China places Internet governance above sovereignty)
Radio Free Asia, December 18, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/cyl-12182015153108.html

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

China appoints first anti-terror czar: state media
Hong Kong Free Press, December 21, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/12/21/china-appoints-first-anti-terror-czar-state-media/

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

要梳理香港的進退,不能不先理解中國——當代中國八種社會思潮 (To sort out Hong Kong’s direction ahead, one must first understand China—8 societal trends in contemporary China)
InMedia HK, December 20, 2015
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1039594

Friday, December 18, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Four held in criminal detention after Beijing rights lawyer's trial
声援浦志强四公民被刑事拘留
Radio Free Asia, December 17, 2015
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/trial-12172015122917.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-12172015095826.html

Related:
Pu Zhiqiang Trial: Photos of supporters outside Beijing Municipal No. 2 Intermediate People’s Court
浦志强案开庭:北京第二中级法院外声援浦志强的照片
Human Rights in China, December 14, 2015
EN:http://www.hrichina.org/en/citizens-square/pu-zhiqiang-trial-photos-supporters-outside-beijing-municipal-no-2-intermediate
CH:http://www.hrichina.org/chs/gong-min-yan-chang/pu-zhi-qiang-kai-ting-bei-jing-di-er-zhong-ji-fa-yuan-wai-sheng-yuan-pu-zhi-qiang

Access to Information (信息公开)

Pu Zhiqiang: Guilty in the court of “50 cent” opinion
China Digital Times, December 16, 2015
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2015/12/189287/

Anti-Wikipedian translation at China’s Internet conference
The Wall Street Journal, December 17, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/12/17/anti-wikipedian-translation-at-chinas-internet-conference/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Factory workers hurt in 2014 blast protest over payout plan
Caixin, December 17, 2015
http://english.caixin.com/2015-12-17/100889621.html

前学运领袖周勇军月初提前出狱 (Former 1989 Democracy Movement student leader Zhou Yongjun released early from prison)
Radio France Internationale, December 18, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20151218-前学运领袖周勇军月初提前出狱

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China says graft fugitives abroad abuse system to prolong cases
South China Morning Post, December 17, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1892403/china-says-graft-fugitives-abroad-abuse-system-prolong

Fosun disappearance stokes fear among China CEOs
Hong Kong Free Press, December 17, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/12/17/fosun-disappearance-stokes-fear-among-china-ceos/

China, Britain in unusual rights clash after diplomats shoved
Reuters, December 17, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-britain-rights-idUSKBN0U01ER20151217

China's response to U.N. torture investigation: nothing to see here
The Diplomat, December 17, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/12/chinas-response-to-un-torture-investigation-nothing-to-see-here/

Related:
UN Torture Committee concludes review of china with scathing observations
联合国禁止酷刑委员会对中国严格审议后做出结论性意见
Human Rights in China, December 9, 2015
EN:http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/press-release/un-torture-committee-concludes-review-china-scathing-observations
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/xin-wen-fa-bu/lian-he-guo-jin-zhi-ku-xing-wei-yuan-hui-dui-zhong-guo-yan-ge-shen-yi

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

What are the next big things in the world of high technology? Let China’s internet giants tell you
South China Morning Post, December 18, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1892502/what-are-next-big-things-world-high-technology-let-chinas-internet-giants

China uses velvet glove on iron fist as it goes on the offensive over internet security
South China Morning Post, December 17, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1892376/china-uses-velvet-glove-iron-fist-it-goes-offensive

2015 a pivotal year for China’s cyber armies
The Diplomat, December 17, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/12/2015-a-pivotal-year-for-chinas-cyber-armies/

Chinese President Xi defends national sovereignty online
Deutsche Welle, December 16, 2015
http://www.dw.com/en/chinese-president-xi-defends-national-sovereignty-online/a-18920705

Related:
视频:中国的“网络主权“是什么意思? (Video: What does China’s “cyber sovereignty” mean?)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 17, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/multimedia/2015/12/151217_vid_chinese_internet

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong deal stirs press freedom fears
The Financial Times, December 17, 2015
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/fbdf752a-a4b7-11e5-a91e-162b86790c58.html

Protesters surround Democratic Party lawmaker once again at rally against copyright bill
Hong Kong Free Press, December 17, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/12/17/protesters-surround-democratic-party-lawmaker-once-again-at-rally-against-copyright-bill/

大陆言论罪杀入香港? 遭解雇海关关员拟提司法复核 (Are mainland China’s “speech crimes” invading Hong Kong? Dismissed customs officer to file for judicial review)
Radio Free Asia, December 17, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/xl2-12172015100255.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Hong Kong’s controversial copyright law opens the door for mainland-style “lawfare”
Hong Kong Free Press, December 17, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/12/17/hong-kongs-controversial-copyright-law-opens-the-door-for-mainland-style-lawfare/

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Politics, law, and the case against Pu Zhiqiang
China Digital Times, December 16, 2015
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2015/12/189282/

Related:
百人围观浦案遭大抓捕 20人仍在押或失联 (Many of the over 100 citizens trying to observe Pu Zhiqiang's trial taken away by police, 20 still detained or not heard from)
Radio Free Asia, December 16, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-12162015103320.html

Pu Zhiqiang Trial: Photos of supporters outside Beijing Municipal No. 2 Intermediate People’s Court
Human Rights in China, December 14, 2015
http://www.hrichina.org/en/citizens-square/pu-zhiqiang-trial-photos-supporters-outside-beijing-municipal-no-2-intermediate

Access to Information (信息公开)

China tightens rules on maps amid territorial disputes
Reuters, December 16, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-maps-idUSKBN0TZ1AR20151216

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Mass layoffs in China’s coal country threaten unrest
The New York Times, December 17, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/17/world/asia/china-coal-mining-economy.html

Thousands protest, blockade waste plant construction in China's Guangdong
广东数千人游行打砸工地 抗议当局强建垃圾焚烧厂
Radio Free Asia, December 16, 2015
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/plant-12162015105743.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huanjing/xl2-12162015103402.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Amid China's crackdown, securities reform quietly gathers pace
Bloomberg, December 16, 2015
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-12-16/amid-china-s-crackdown-securities-reform-quietly-gathers-pace

UK criticizes “unacceptable” treatment of diplomats at China trial of human rights lawyer
The Guardian, December 17, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/dec/17/uk-criticises-unacceptable-treatment-of-diplomats-at-china-trial-of-human-rights-lawyer

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

U.S. and WTO partners announce final agreement on landmark expansion of information technology agreement
Office of the United State Trade Representative, December 2015
https://ustr.gov/about-us/policy-offices/press-office/press-releases/2015/december/US-WTO-Partners-Announce-Final-Agreement-on-Expansion-ITA

Related:
Joint statement by trade ministers of China and U.S. on the expansion of WTO information technology agreement
Office of the United State Trade Representative, December 2015
https://ustr.gov/about-us/policy-offices/press-office/press-releases/2015/december/joint-statement-trade-ministers

Global Internet Governance 2.0?
China Media Project, December 16, 2015
http://cmp.hku.hk/2015/12/16/39508/

China touts its Great Firewall in push for Internet control
Wall Street Journal, December 16, 2015
http://www.wsj.com/articles/china-touts-its-great-firewall-in-push-for-internet-control-1450251090

Double standards: China’s push to develop internet for economic gain tempered by strict censorship
South China Morning Post, December 16, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1891841/double-standards-chinas-push-develop-internet-economic

At U.N., China tries to influence fight over Internet control
The New York Times, December 17, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/17/technology/china-wins-battle-with-un-over-word-in-internet-control-document.html

Related:
强调网络主权 有悖于互联网理念? (Does the emphasis on “cyber sovereignty” contradict the concept of the Internet?)
Deutsche Welle, December 16, 2015
http://www.dw.com/zh/强调网络主权-有悖于互联网理念/a-18921056

Xi, Xiaomi and the censorship game: Foreign visitors at World Internet Conference in China given free smartphones and cheat codes to access blocked websites
South China Morning Post, December 16, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/tech/innovation/article/1891842/xi-xiaomi-and-censorship-game-foreign-visitors-world-internet

Hong Kong (香港)

Fears for Hong Kong's press freedom follow Alibaba's purchase of the South China Morning Post
Global Voices, December 16, 2015
https://globalvoices.org/2015/12/16/fears-for-hong-kongs-press-freedom-follow-alibabas-purchase-of-the-south-china-morning-post/

Related:
Alibaba’s Jack Ma vows to defend South China Morning Post’s independence
The Wall Street Journal, December 15, 2015
http://www.wsj.com/articles/jack-ma-defends-alibaba-purchase-of-south-china-morning-post-1450238220

Groups rally against “Internet Article 23” as lawmakers continue copyright bill debate
Hong Kong Free Press, December 16, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/12/16/groups-rally-against-internet-article-23-as-lawmakers-continue-copyright-bill-debate/

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

Suspect in Xinjiang mine attack spoke of jihad, Chinese news reports say
The New York Times, December 17, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/17/world/asia/xinjiang-attack-china-terrorism.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Can an Alibaba “Morning Post” aid China’s image overseas?
China File, December 15, 2015
https://www.chinafile.com/conversation/can-alibaba-morning-post-aid-chinas-image-overseas

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China's plainclothes officers a force against dissent
Associated Press, December 15, 2015
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_CHINA_PLAINCLOTHES_POLITICS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2015-12-15-05-49-52

Related:
中国频为要犯减刑 被指为削减浦案影响 (Are authorities using sentence reduction in major cases to eclipse impact of Pu Zhiqiang prosecution?)
Radio Free Asia, December 15, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-12152015101200.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

China, Egypt imprison record numbers of journalists
中国、埃及关押新闻工作者人数创记录
Committee to Protect Journalists, December 15, 2015
EN:https://www.cpj.org/reports/2015/12/china-egypt-imprison-record-numbers-of-journalists-jail.php
CH:https://www.cpj.org/reports/prison_census2015-chinese.pdf

The CCP’s “positive energy” obsession
China Media Project, December 15, 2015
http://cmp.hku.hk/2015/12/15/39487/

Chinese military threatens BBC reporter flying over disputed South China Sea islands
The Independent, December 15, 2015
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/chinese-military-threatens-bbc-reporter-flying-over-disputed-south-china-sea-islands-a6773951.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Second interview with the Wenzhou pastor: After the demolition comes the “transformations”
China Change, December 15, 2015
http://chinachange.org/2015/12/15/second-interview-with-the-wenzhou-pastor-after-the-demolition-comes-the-transformations/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

中国82岁作家指称警方酷刑折磨 (82-year old Chinese writer claims to have been tortured by police)
Voice of America, December 15, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/voa-news-tie-liu-torture-20151215/3103515.html

Corruption behind accidents deserve harsher penalties: authority
Xinhua, December 15, 2015
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-12/15/c_134920095.htm

China military says “pathogen” of corruption persists in ranks
Reuters, December 15, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption-military-idUSKBN0TZ0F120151216

Northern exposure: China names and shames provinces for fudging GDP
Wall Street Journal, December 15, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/12/15/northern-exposure-china-names-and-shames-provinces-for-fudging-gdp/

Chinese refugee arrested in Thailand, repatriation feared likely
Radio Free Asia, December 15, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-thailand-12152015164024.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

世界互联网大会:“保护外企权益 尊重网络主权” (World Internet Conference in China: “Protect foreign corporations’ rights, demand respect for cyber-sovereignty”)
Deutsche Welle, December 16, 2015
http://www.dw.com/zh/世界互联网大会保护外企权益-尊重网络主权/a-18920140

Related:
中国网络管治两极:催谷经济引擎 严控信息流动 (The two poles of China’s Internet governance: Boosting economic engine while blocking information flow)
South China Morning Post, December 16, 2015
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/national/151a9bd61364e56/zhong-guo-wang-luo-guan-zhi-liang-ji-cui-gu-jingji-yin-qing-yan-kong-xin-xi-liu-dong

Xi Defends China's Great Firewall in Push for “Cybersovereignty”
Bloomberg, December 16, 2015
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-12-16/china-s-xi-defends-web-controls-in-call-for-cybersovereignty-

China's 2nd World Internet Conference will focus on “rule of law”, but not free expression
Global Voices, December 15, 2015
https://advox.globalvoices.org/2015/12/15/chinas-2nd-world-internet-conference-will-focus-on-rule-of-law-but-not-free-expression/

Nonprofits want boycott of Chinese Internet summit
The Hill, December 14, 2015
http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/263112-nonprofits-want-foreigners-to-boycott-chinese-internet-summit

The Chinese didn’t just hack federal employees. Journalists were swept up in the massive breach, too.
The Washington Post, December 14, 2015
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/federal-eye/wp/2015/12/14/the-chinese-didnt-just-hack-federal-employees-journalists-were-swept-up-in-the-massive-breach-too/

Top of the world: 5 facts about China, the web and its global-leading 668 million online users
South China Morning Post, December 16, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/tech/article/1891736/top-world-5-facts-about-china-web-and-its-global-leading-668-million-online

Hong Kong (香港)

人类发展指数排名:香港12 中国90 (United Nations Human Development Report 2015: Hong Kong ranks 12th, China 90th)
Radio France Internationale, December 15, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20151215-人类发展指数排名:香港12-中国90

Related:
Human Development Report 2015
United Nations Development Programme
http://hdr.undp.org/sites/default/files/2015_human_development_report.pdf

Hong Kong police hunt “Black Bloc”: Anarchist gang blamed for Legco bin blast as officers throng complex before bill debate
South China Morning Post, December 16, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/1891796/hong-kong-police-hunt-black-bloc-anarchist-gang-blamed

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

China urges U.S. cooperation to battle terrorism financing
Reuters, December 15, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/uk-china-usa-terrorism-idUSKBN0TY1GT20151215

China on IS threat: Could government launch anti-terrorism cooperative in absence of global unified force?
South China Morning Post, December 16, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1891720/shanghai-cooperation-organisation-forge-closer-economic

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Journalists, diplomats harassed outside rights lawyer’s trial
China Digital Times, December 14, 2015
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2015/12/189149/

Related:
何兵:“七条微博案”的法律分析 (China University of Political Science and Law professor He Bin: Analysis of the case of “7 weibo posts”)
China Digital Times, December 15, 2015
https://chinadigitaltimes.net/chinese/2015/12/何兵:七条微博案的法律分析/

浦案审判考验宪法承诺 (Pu Zhiqiang’s trial to test constitutional promises)
Financial Times, December 15, 2015
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001065287

Pu Zhiqiang Trial: Photos of Supporters outside Beijing Municipal No. 2 Intermediate People’s Court
Human Rights in China, December 14, 2015
http://www.hrichina.org/en/citizens-square/pu-zhiqiang-trial-photos-supporters-outside-beijing-municipal-no-2-intermediate

Nursing mother denied bail amid labor crackdown in China's Guangdong
Radio Free Asia, December 14, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/bail-12142015105708.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Not shared by all? China blocks New York Times from World Internet Conference
Hong Kong Free Press
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/12/15/not-shared-by-all-china-blocks-new-york-times-from-world-internet-conference/

Related:
无国界记者组织呼吁抵制中国的世界互联网大会 (Reporters Without Borders calls for boycotting China's World Internet Conference)
Radio Free Asia, December 14, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/hc-12142015110515.html

By buying Hong Kong paper, Alibaba seeks to polish China’s image
The New York Times, December 14, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/14/world/asia/alibaba-south-china-morning-post-hong-kong.html

Related:
R.I.P. SCMP?
China File, December 15, 2015
http://www.chinafile.com/reporting-opinion/media/rip-scmp

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

艾未未:要争取权利 就要有人牺牲 (Ai Weiwei: To fight for rights will require some to make sacrifices)
South China Morning Post, December 15, 2015
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/national/1519f9449047095/ai-wei-wei-yao-zheng-qu-quan-li-jiu-yao-you-ren-xi-sheng

Government Accountability (政府问责)

U.S. politicians attack “nightmare” of Xi Jinping's China
The Guardian, December 15, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/dec/15/us-politicians-attack-nightmare-xi-jinping-china-pu-zhiqiang

Hong Kong (香港)

投訴警察課:朱經緯涉毆打「證明屬實」 (Complaints against police officers: Ex-Divisional Commander of Police Franklin Chu's suspected beatings of civilians during Umbrella Movement “confirmed to be true”)
Mingpao, December 14, 2015
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20151214/s00001/1450096451632

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

SCO prime ministers gather in China to talk trade and terrorism
The Diplomat, December 15, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/12/sco-prime-ministers-gather-in-china-to-talk-trade-and-terrorism/

上合总理会拟进一步规划区域合作, 加强反恐合作引关注 (SCO prime ministerial meeting sets plans for increased regional cooperation, strengthened counterterrorism cooperation gets special attention)
People’s Daily Online, December 14, 2015
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2015/1214/c1001-27925356.html

新疆公安反恐细节披露 副局长为保护群众牺牲 (Xinjiang public security counterterrorism details leaked, Deputy Bureau Chief posthumously recognized for sacrificing himself to protect the people)
Xinjiang Daily, December 14, 2015
http://news.southcn.com/china/content/2015-12/14/content_138871085.htm

上合秘书长:上合组织不是军事联盟, 反恐是军事合作唯一目的 (SCO Secretary General: SCO not a military alliance, counterterrorism is sole objective of military cooperation)
Xinjiang Daily, December 14, 2015
http://world.huanqiu.com/exclusive/2015-12/8175561.html

Participant in China Xinjiang attack was brainwashed— report
Reuters, December 14, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-xinjiang-idUSKBN0TX17C20151214

China to “promote its repression of Uighurs” at Shanghai group meeting
The Independent, December 14, 2015
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/china-to-promote-its-repression-of-uighurs-at-shanghai-group-meeting-a6773386.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Unjust case of lawyer Pu Zhiqiang will in the end undermine China’s judicial reform
South China Morning Post, December 14, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1891081/unjust-case-lawyer-pu-zhiqiang-will-end-undermine-chinas

China’s final push to eradicate poverty will be difficult but not impossible if handled in a clean, transparent manner
South China Morning Post, December 14, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1891167/chinas-final-push-eradicate-poverty-will-be-difficult-not

Monday, December 14, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

广东清远清城分局“四个注重”推进涉毒专项行动 (Guangdong Public Security Bureau Qingyuan City branch launches "four foci" to promote special operation on drug cases)
Legal Daily, December 10, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20151210/Articel11002GN.htm

监视居住点什么样?记者一探究竟 (What is residential surveillance like? A journalist investigates)
Sichuan Legal News, December 11, 2015
http://dzb.scfzbs.com/shtml/scfzb/20151211/33576.shtml

Prominent human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang stands trial in China
Reuters, December 14, 2015
http://in.reuters.com/article/china-rights-idINKBN0TX05O20151214

Related:
Scuffles outside Pu Zhiqiang trial
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 14, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-35089858

[Video] China human rights lawyer stands trial
Reuters, December 14, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/video/2015/12/14/china-human-rights-lawyer-stands-trial?videoId=366670697#axvtDTvJV5yMwBfM.97

Lawyers prevented from seeing Zeng Feiyang and other detained labor activists
China Labor Bulletin, December 11, 2015
http://www.clb.org.hk/en/content/lawyers-prevented-seeing-zeng-feiyang-and-other-detained-labour-activists

Access to Information (信息公开)

公开28岁女副县长完整履历,尽快是多快? (In making public a 28-year-old deputy county leader's full resume, how fast is “as soon as possible”?)
Sichuan Legal News, December 11, 2015
http://pinglun.eastday.com/p/20151211/u1ai9134691.html

New law and media in China
The Diplomat, December 11, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/12/new-law-and-media-in-china/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese police ban anti-torture conference by rights lawyers
Radio Free Asia, December 11, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/conference-12112015115039.html

Police open fire on protesting taxi drivers in China's Shandong
Radio Free Asia, December 11, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/drivers-12112015121932.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

The hard reality behind China’s soft power
Time, December 14, 2015
http://time.com/4147284/china-soft-power-scmp-pu-zhiqiang-human-rights/

安徽村民遭刑讯逼供承认杀人, 2个月后"死者"返家 (Anhui villager confessed to murder under torture, 2 months later the “deceased” returned home)
Legal Daily, December 9, 2015
http://gb.cri.cn/42071/2015/12/10/3245s5193418.htm

涉刑讯逼供“冤案”岂可私了 (How can a case of miscarriage of justice case involving torture possibly be settled privately?)
The Beijing News, December 11, 2015
http://news.ifeng.com/a/20151211/46623237_0.shtml

Related:
UN Torture Committee Concludes Review of China with Scathing Observations
Human Rights in China, December 19, 2015
http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/press-release/un-torture-committee-concludes-review-china-scathing-observations

China anticorruption cases have quadrupled since 2013, study says
Wall Street Journal, December 11, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/12/11/china-anticorruption-cases-have-quadrupled-since-2013-study-says/

Dead, detained or missing: China's businessmen and officials are disappearing
South China Morning Post, December 12, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1890059/statement-alibaba-group-acquisition-south-china-morning-post

Related:
Chinese billionaire Guo Guangchang reappears after “assisting authorities”
The Guardian, December 14, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/dec/14/chinese-billionaire-guo-guangchang-reappears-after-assisting-authorities

Staging corruption: The link between Chinese television and politics
Caixin, December 12, 2015
http://english.caixin.com/2015-12-12/100884839.html

Hong Kong (香港)

First Chief Justice of the Court of Final Appeal Andrew Li on Judicial Review
李國能:司法覆核
Mingpao, December 12, 2015
EN: http://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20151214/s00012/1450029347818
CH: http://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20151214/s00012/1450029347474

Alibaba buying South China Morning Post, aiming to influence media
阿里巴巴收购《南华早报》,欲重塑中国形象
The New York Times, December 12, 2015
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/12/business/dealbook/alibaba-scmp-south-china-morning-post.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/business/20151211/c11scmp/

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

反恐演练化解校车“劫案” (Anti-terrorism drill covers how to resolve a school bus robbery)
Sichuan Legal News, December 11, 2015
http://dzb.scfzbs.com/shtml/scfzb/20151211/33574.shtml

China says senior Uighur official killed during raid in unruly Xinjiang
Reuters, December 13, 2015
http://www.trust.org/item/20151213041705-iz57z

China security chief calls for better intelligence on terrorism
Reuters, December 11, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-security-idUSKBN0TV02H20151212

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Chinese Law on Trial
Wall Street Journal, December 13, 2015
http://www.wsj.com/articles/chinese-law-on-trial-1450042134

Elderly sanitation worker’s death shows need for collective action and solidarity
China Labor Bulletin, December 14, 2015
http://www.clb.org.hk/en/content/elderly-sanitation-worker%E2%80%99s-death-shows-need-collective-action-and-solidarity

Friday, December 11, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China to put top human rights lawyer on trial next week
Hong Kong Free Press, December 10, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/12/10/china-to-put-top-human-rights-lawyer-on-trial-next-week/

Related:
浦志强被羁押五百天后将于12月14日一审开庭 (Pu Zhiqiang will go on trial December 14, after more than 500 days in detention)
Radio France Internationale, December 10, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20151210-浦志强被羁押五百天后将于12月14日一审开庭

Pu Zhiqiang’s indictment and the seven incriminating weibo posts
China Change, December 10, 2015
http://chinachange.org/2015/12/10/pu-zhiqiangs-indictment-and-the-seven-incriminating-weibo-posts/

U.S.: Detained China lawyers “partners, not enemies”
美国大使呼吁中国尊重律师
Voice of America, December 10, 2015
EN: http://www.voanews.com/content/us-detained-china-lawyers-partners-not-enemies/3096839.html
CH: http://www.voachinese.com/content/voa-news-china-to-put-top-human-rights-lawyer-on-trial-next-week-20151210/3097282.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese authorities think the Internet could use more “positive energy”
Global Voices, December 11, 2015
https://globalvoices.org/2015/12/11/chinese-authorities-think-the-internet-could-use-more-positive-energy/

Cooking the books: Government officials in China’s “rust belt” falsified economic figures
South China Morning Post, December 11, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/economy/article/1889641/cooking-books-government-officials-chinas-rust-belt-falsified

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

国际人权日:藏、维、南蒙古人及汉人发表联合声明 (International Human Rights Day: Tibetans, Uyghurs, Southern Mongolians, and Hans issue joint statement)
Radio Free Asia, December 10, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/nu-12102015113251.html

Related:
2015 Human Rights Day
Human Rights in China, December 10, 2015
http://www.hrichina.org/en/2015-review

International Human Rights Day marked with appeals to China, scrutiny of North Korea
Radio Free Asia, December 10, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/dec/11/britain-criticised-for-praising-china-on-un-human-rights-day

Chinese authorities orchestrate surprise raid of labor NGOs in Guangdong, arresting leaders
China Change, December 10, 2015
http://chinachange.org/2015/12/10/chinese-authorities-orchestrate-surprise-raid-of-labor-ngos-in-guangdong-arresting-leaders/

Thousands protest in Wuhan over construction of waste processing plant
Hong Kong Free Press, December 10, 2105
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/12/10/thousands-protest-in-wuhan-over-construction-of-waste-processing-plant/

Ethnic Mongolian family on hunger strike in protest over China's rights abuses
Radio Free Asia, December 11, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/strike-12102015142129.html

Church crackdown continues in China
中国继续打压基督教 贵阳一教会被查封
Voice of America, December 10, 2015
EN: http://www.voanews.com/content/church-crackdown-continues-in-china/3096816.html
CH: http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-religious-freedom-20151210/3098403.html

My political activism is helping efforts to change China, says artist Ai Weiwei
South China Morning Post, December 10, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1889231/my-political-activism-helping-efforts-change-china-says

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Britain criticised for praising China on UN Human Rights Day
The Guardian, December 10, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/un-rights-12102015174329.html

Related:
Statement on the Occasion of Human Rights Day 2015
Representatives of the Federal Republic of Germany in the PRC, December 10, 2015
http://www.china.diplo.de/Vertretung/china/de/100-bo--peki/151209-menschenrecht-en-s.html

Human Rights Day Statement by Ambassador Max BaucusDay
The Guardian, December 10, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/un-rights-12102015174329.html

联合国人权组织呼吁中国停止酷刑虐待囚犯 (UN human rights body calls on China to stop torturing detainees)
Radio Free Asia, December 10, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/hc-12102015113535.html

Related:
UN Torture Committee concludes review of China with scathing observations
Human Rights in China, December 10, 2015
http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/press-release/un-torture-committee-concludes-review-china-scathing-observations

China denounces UN rights report as biased, “incorrect”
The Sun Daily, December 10, 2015
http://www.thesundaily.my/news/1634877

China’s Cultural Revolution could happen again, warns ex-Shenzhen mayor and former rising political star
South China Morning Post, December 10, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1889624/chinas-cultural-revolution-could-happen-again-warns

China to register “undocumented citizens”
Al Jazeera, December 10, 2015
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/12/china-register-undocumented-citizens-151210064713359.html

Related:
中国允许给黑户孩户口 (China to give undocumented children household registration permits)
Radio France Internationale, December 10, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20151210-中国一胎制人口-中国-一胎制-人口-珍妮特

China to prosecute former environment official for graft
Reuters, December 10, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption-environment-idUSKBN0TU07020151211

Related:
Beijing’s smog is a symptom of corruption
The Financial Times, December 9, 2015
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/b9e6ba1e-9dcf-11e5-8ce1-f6219b685d74.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

The U.S., China and an abundance of cyber-caution
The Diplomat, December 11, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/12/the-us-china-and-an-abundance-of-cyber-caution/

Hong Kong (香港)

UN Committee Against Torture urges gov’t to “duly prosecute” police who used excessive force during Occupy
Hong Kong Free Press, December 10, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/12/10/un-committee-against-torture-urges-govt-to-duly-prosecute-police-who-used-excessive-force-during-occupy/

Related:
China rebuffs criticism from U.N. after torture report
Reuters, December 10, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-rights-idUSKBN0TT0EU20151210

UN Torture Committee Concludes Review of China with Scathing Observations
Human Rights in China, December 10, 2015
http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/press-release/un-torture-committee-concludes-review-china-scathing-observations

Lawmakers question gov’t study on adoption of mainland laws to allow shared immigration point
Hong Kong Free Press, December 9, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/12/09/lawmakers-question-govt-study-on-adoption-of-mainland-laws-to-allow-shared-immigration-point/

詳解「網絡23條」:香港人為什麼不相信它? (Explaining “internet Article 23” in depth: Why don’t Hong Kong people trust it?)
The Initium, December 9, 2015
https://theinitium.com/article/20151209-hongkong-copyrightbill/

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

China's attack on feminism? Not quite.
The Diplomat, December 10, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/12/chinas-attack-on-feminism-not-quite/

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

The seven tweets that could cost a Chinese human rights lawyer eight years in jail
Quartz, December 10, 2015
http://qz.com/569370/the-seven-tweets-that-could-cost-a-chinese-human-rights-lawyer-eight-years-in-jail/

Access to Information (信息公开)

Cyberczar says China doesn’t “censor content” online
China Digital Times, December 9, 2015
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2015/12/china-doesnt-censor-content-online-says-cyberczar/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Call for China to free labor activists or risk backlash from frustrated workforce
The Guardian, December 10, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/dec/10/china-labour-rights-crackdown

Riot police break up trash plant protest in China's Shenzhen
Radio Free Asia, December 9, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-shenzhen-12092015105358.html

艾未未希望其艺术能改变中国 (Ai Weiwei hopes his art can change China)
Voice of America, December 10, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-weiwei-art-20151210/3096847.html

多地民众上街维权示威但均遭镇压 (Citizens in many places take to the streets to defend rights but all have been suppressed)
Radio France Internationale, December 9, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20151209-多地民众上街维权示威但均遭镇压

Government Accountability (政府问责)

“太多中国人因和平表达观点而被监禁” (International bodies issue statements on Human Rights Day: “Too many Chinese nationals get detained for peacefully expressing opinions”)
Deutsche Welle, December 10, 2015
http://www.dw.com/zh/太多中国人因和平表达观点而被监禁/a-18909325?maca=chi-rss-chi-ca-1044-rdf

Related:
2015 Human Rights Day
Human Rights in China, December 10, 2015
http://www.hrichina.org/en/2015-review

Jailed Bo Xilai ally was “in excellent condition” before “mysterious” heart attack
South China Morning Post, December 10, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1889120/jailed-dalian-shide-tycoon-and-bo-xilai-ally-xu-ming

UN calls on China to end rife torture, crackdown on lawyers
The New York Times, December 9, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2015/12/09/world/asia/09reuters-china-rights-torture.html

Related:
UN Torture Committee Concludes Review of China with Scathing Observations
Human Rights in China, December 10, 2015
http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/press-release/un-torture-committee-concludes-review-china-scathing-observations

China’s securities crackdown a source of fear
The Diplomat, December 9, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/12/chinas-securities-crackdown-a-source-of-fear/

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

中国网络主管官员为治理和管理互联网辩护 (Chinese cyberspace chief defends Internet governance and management)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 9, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/12/151209_china_internet

How Xi Jinping sees the Internet
China Media Project, December 9,2 015
http://cmp.hku.hk/2015/12/09/39451/

China’s president to make first speech to global web forum
South China Morning Post, December 9, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1889118/chinas-president-make-first-speech-global-web-forum

I don’t declare: China’s struggle to sell vision at Internet summit
The Wall Street Journal, December 9, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/12/09/i-dont-declare-chinas-struggle-to-sell-vision-at-internet-summit/

Privacy, Internet issues cloud credit scoring
Caixin, December 9, 2015
http://english.caixin.com/2015-12-09/100883818.html

Hong Kong (香港)

袁国强:一地两检拟引内地法入附件三 议员:日后可纳寻衅滋事? (Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen mulls incorporating Chinese laws into Basic Law Annex 3 for Guangzhou-Shenzhen-HK Express Rail Link co-location checkpoint, lawmaker questions if “picking quarrels and provoking troubles” charge will be next)
South China Morning Post, December 10, 2015
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/hk-macau-tw/15189b2c4e066d9/yuan-guo-qiang-yi-di-liang-jian-ni-yin-nei-di-fa-ru-fu-jian-san-yi-yuan-ri-hou-ke-na-xun-xin-zi-shi-

聯合國要求獨立調查雨傘運動中警察濫用武力(人權監察新聞稿12.10) (Press release from Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor December 10: UN requests independent investigation into police violence during Umbrella Movement)
InMedia HK, December 10, 2015
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1039426

“Internet Article 23” debate delayed after lawmakers fail to show up
Hong Kong Free Press, December 9, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/12/09/breaking-internet-article-23-debate-delayed-after-lawmakers-fail-to-show-up/

A homemade explosive went off in Hong Kong amid protests over an internet free-speech bill
Quartz, December 10, 2015
http://qz.com/570441/a-homemade-explosive-went-off-in-hong-kong-amid-protests-over-an-internet-free-speech-bill/

Groups rally in Hong Kong to call for release of jailed Chinese human rights lawyers
Hong Kong Free Press, December 9, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/12/09/groups-rally-in-hong-kong-to-call-for-release-of-jailed-chinese-human-rights-lawyers/

国际人权日香港民间团体声援中国维权人士 (Hong Kong civil groups rally in support of Chinese rights defenders on Human Rights Day)
Voice of America, December 10, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/hk-protest-detaining-in-china-20151210/3096795.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Ai Weiwei interview: “In human history, there's never been a moment like this”
The Guardian, December 10, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2015/dec/10/ai-weiwei-interview-in-human-history-theres-never-been-a-moment-like-this

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

聚焦"12.4" 国家宪法日 (Focus on 12.4 National Constitution Day)
Legal Daily, December 5, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20151205/Page02TB.htm

最高检督办148件不规范案 (SPP oversees handling of 148 non-standard cases)
Legal Daily, December 5, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20151205/Articel05003GN.htm

Chinese prosecutors drop some “evidence” against detained human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang
浦志强律师:指证微博从30条减少到实际7条
South China Morning Post, December 8, 2015
EN: http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1888813/chinese-prosecutors-drop-some-evidence-against-detained
CH: http://www.nanzao.com/sc/national/15181c21be30f54/pu-zhi-qiang-lv-shi-zhi-zheng-wei-bo-cong-30-jian-shao-dao-12-bu-fen-chong-fu

Related:
Chinese courts will reject “Western pressure” in rights lawyer’s trial, says state-run tabloid
单仁平:中国不接受西方给浦案定调 法官不妨任性些
South China Morning Post, December 8, 2015
EN: http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1888939/chinese-courts-will-reject-western-pressure-rights
CH: http://www.nanzao.com/sc/national/15185de8f941bcc/dan-ren-ping-zhong-guo-bu-jie-shou-xi-fang-gei-pu-an-ding-diao-fa-guan-bu-fang-ren-xing-xie

单仁平:浦志强案怎么判不可能由西方定调 (Chan Renping: Why the ruling for Pu Zhiqiang case should resist imposition of Western values)
The Global Times, December 9, 2015
http://opinion.huanqiu.com/shanrenping/2015-12/8131332.html

国际笔会要求立即释放刘晓波 (PEN International calls for immediate release of Liu Xiaobo)
Voice of America, December 9, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/voa-news-writers-urge-china-to-release-nobel-prize-winner-liu-xiaobo-20151208/3093504.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Xi × XI: One day, eleven front page People’s Daily headlines
China Digital Times, December 8, 2015
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2015/12/xi-x-xi-one-day-eleven-front-page-peoples-daily-headlines/

Read the newspaper, Chinese official urges Communist Party members
The Wall Street Journal, December 9, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/12/09/read-the-newspaper-chinese-official-urges-communist-party-members/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

U.N. calls on China to end rife torture, crackdown on lawyers
Reuters, December 9, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-rights-torture-idUSKBN0TS1DS20151209#QGhFErcbiycJIoEE.97

Related:
UN Torture Committee Concludes Review of China with Scathing Observations
Human Rights in China, December 9, 2015
http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/press-release/un-torture-committee-concludes-review-china-scathing-observations

警方通报: 沁阳公安局长坠楼 (Police notice: Qinyang (Henan) Public Security Bureau Chief falls from building)
Legal Daily, December 5, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20151205/Articel05010GN.htm

汉阴趟出社区矫正检察监督新路 (Hanyin opens new path for inspection and supervision of community correctional services)
Legal Daily, December 5, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20151205/Articel08003GN.htm

CPC to target gov't organs, public institutions in discipline inspections
Xinhua, December 6, 2015
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-12/06/c_134890054.htm

Former senior Chinese provincial official jailed for graft
Reuters, December 8, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption-court-idUSKBN0TS08F20151209

Provincial CPC graft-buster under investigation
Xinhua, December 8, 2015
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-12/08/c_134896932.htm

Wanted: cosmopolitan Chinese graft busters to chase suspects abroad
Reuters, December 8, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption-diplomacy-idUSKBN0TR0FL20151208

China, US law experts discuss human rights issues
Shanghai Daily, December 8, 2015
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/article_xinhua.aspx?id=311866