Saturday, May 30, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

男方经济主导 离婚多占财产 (Guangzhou ACWF 2013 report on domestic violence: after divorce males get lion's share of assets)
South China Morning Post, May 28, 2015
http://health.dbw.cn/system/2015/05/28/056537508.shtml

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese media get the knives out for “super vulgar butcher” activist
South China Morning Post, May 28, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1811991/chinese-media-get-knives-out-super-vulgar-butcher-activist

China’s publishers court America as its authors scorn censorship
The New York Times, May 28, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/29/business/media/chinas-publishers-court-america-as-its-authors-scorn-censorship.html

Artist detained for posting humorous portrait of China’s president
South China Morning Post, May 28, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1811998/artist-detained-posting-humorous-portrait-chinas-president

冷战之后的媒体战,俄罗斯和中国似乎占据优势 (Russia and China seem to dominate media war in post-Cold War era)
Radio Free Asia, May 28, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/xf-05282015125733.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Where have all the flowers gone? Still time to respond to China’s draft foreign NGO law
China Law and Policy, May 29, 2015
http://chinalawandpolicy.com/2015/05/29/where-have-all-the-flowers-gone-still-time-to-respond-to-chinas-draft-foreign-ngo-law/

Related:
HRIC Law Note: Draft Law on Foreign NGOs Undermines Chinese Civil Society and China’s International Engagement

中国人权法律评论:境外非政府组织管理法草案损害了中国的民间社会和中国政府的国际参与
Human Rights in China, May 21, 2015
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/legal-resources/hric-law-note-draft-law-foreign-ngos-undermines-chinese-civil-society-and-chinas
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/zhong-guo-ren-quan-fa-lu-ping-lun-jing-wai-fei-zheng-fu-zu-zhi-guan-li-fa-cao-sun-hai-liao-zhong-guo

Government Accountability (政府问责)

中国外逃贪官杨秀珠在美被捕 等候引渡遣返归国 (Chinese fugitive official wanted on corruption charges in U.S. custody, to be repatriated)
Reuters, May 29, 2015
http://cn.reuters.com/article/2015/05/29/china-corruption-usa-idCNKBS0OE01L20150529

The truth About Chinese corruption
The Diplomat, May 29, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/05/the-truth-about-chinese-corruption/

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

High tech helps "Fox Hunt 2015" net China's fugitives
China Daily, May 28, 2015
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2015-05/28/content_20845747.htm

China cybersecurity plan aims to protect state secrets: official paper
Reuters, May 28, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/05/28/us-china-cybersecurity-idUSKBN0OD0DO20150528

Related:
Cyber shield to protect top secrets
The Standard, May 29, 2015
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?pp_cat=10&art_id=157445&sid=44562229&con_type=1&d_str=20150529

Hong Kong (香港)

港又有民運人士 遭馬來西亞拒絕入境 (Another HK democratic activist denied entry by Malaysia)
Apple Daily, May 29, 2015
http://www.appledaily.com.tw/realtimenews/article/new/20150529/619163/

Related:
Hong Kong lawmaker “Long Hair” detained at Malaysia's Kuala Lumpur airport; passport seized
South China Morning Post, May 29, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1812117/hong-kong-lawmaker-long-hair-detained-malaysias-penang

Determined: Local passion is flaring, but China’s fears of secessionism are overblown
The Economist, May 30, 2015
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21652345-local-passion-flaring-chinas-fears-secessionism-are-overblown-determined

Marchers find new reform message
Radio Television Hong Kong, May 29, 2015
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?pp_cat=11&art_id=157437&sid=44563534&con_type=1&d_str=20150529

Counterterrorism (反恐)

Chinese police shoot two Uyghurs dead in Xinjiang bomb attack
Radio Free Asia, May 28, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/shooting-05282015171745.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

中国政治不透明是中美关系重大障碍 (Opacity of Chinese politics is major obstacle in Sino-American relations)
Financial Times, May 29, 2015
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001062249

网友投稿:重返毛时代? 点评习近平言论 (Netizen contributions: Returning to Mao era? Commentaries on Xi Jinping’s speeches)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 28, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/05/150528_mao_era

Friday, May 29, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China's top court stresses death penalty for drug crimes
Xinhua, May 28, 2015
http://en.people.cn/n/2015/0528/c90785-8898822.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

信息公开是发展民主政治的载体 (Open government information is a vehicle for developing democratic governance)
Taiyuan News, May 27, 2015
http://ktx.tynews.com.cn/c/2015-05/27/content_836542.htm

村民要求征地信息公开 区政府“答非所问”被判败诉 (Court rules against local govt for providing “irrelevant” response to villager seeking land requisition information)
The Beijing News, May 27, 2015
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2015/05/27/364914.html

Writers protest over Chinese book fair in NY
Radio Television Hong Kong, May 28, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20150528/news_20150528_56_1103006.htm

Foreign journalists in China face increasing intimidation, survey says
Wall Street Journal, May 28, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/05/28/foreign-journalists-in-china-face-increasing-intimidation-survey-says/

美国笔会敦促北京无条件释放所有被监禁作家 (PEN American Center urges Beijing to release all detained writers unconditionally)
Voice of America, May 28, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/media/video/pen-rally-20150528/2793742.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Thousands protest high cancer rates linked to pollution in China's Tianjin
Radio Free Asia, May 28, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/pollution-05272015150247.html

Instructions for commenting on draft legislation
China Law Translate, May 27, 2015
http://chinalawtranslate.com/en/instructions-for-commenting-on-laws/

Related:
HRIC Law Note: Draft Law on Foreign NGOs Undermines Chinese Civil Society and China’s International Engagement
中国人权法律评论:境外非政府组织管理法草案损害了中国的民间社会和中国政府的国际参与
Human Rights in China, May 21, 2015
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/legal-resources/hric-law-note-draft-law-foreign-ngos-undermines-chinese-civil-society-and-chinas
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/zhong-guo-ren-quan-fa-lu-ping-lun-jing-wai-fei-zheng-fu-zu-zhi-guan-li-fa-cao-sun-hai-liao-zhong-guo

又一藏族妇女自焚身亡 (Another Tibetan female dies in self-immolation)
Deutsche Welle, May 28, 2015
http://www.dw.de/又一藏族妇女自焚身亡/a-18480054

Government Accountability (政府问责)

監控升級 丁子霖遭竊聽家中對話 (Heightened surveillance: Ding Zilin’s home phone tapped)
Mingpao, May 28, 2015
http://bit.ly/1G0xk1B

Related:
June Fourth Overview
六四概述
Human Rights in China
EN: http://hrichina.org/en/june-fourth-overview
CH: http://hrichina.org/chs/liu-si-gai-shu

China's lonely voice of dissent refuses to forget the victims of Tiananmen Square
The Guardian, May 28, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/may/28/chinas-lonely-voice-of-dissent-refuses-to-forget-the-victims-of-tiananmen-square

Related:
China deletes editorial hitting back at students' Tiananmen letter
Radio Free Asia, May 27, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/editorial-05272015120808.html

China in 1989 and 2015: Tiananmen, Human Rights, and Democracy (hearing)
Congressional Executive Commission on China, June 3, 2015
http://www.cecc.gov/events/hearings/china-in-1989-and-2015-tiananmen-human-rights-and-democracy

China increases state compensation standard
国家赔偿标准提升 侵犯人身自由日赔近220元
Beijing Times, May 27, 2015
EN: http://europe.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2015-05/27/content_20838212.htm
CH: http://news.xinhuanet.com/legal/2015-05/28/c_127850137.htm

Related:
一市民因羁押申请国家赔偿 市检察院负责人回应:将依法给予合理赔偿
(Shenzhen procuratorate pledges fair compensation to resident applying for RMB 100,000 in state compensation for psychological harm from detention)
Shenzhen News, May 28, 2015
http://sztqb.sznews.com/html/2015-05/28/content_3236961.htm

U.S. seeks details on top china official amid bank-hiring probe
the Wall Street Journal, May 27, 2015
http://www.wsj.com/articles/top-china-official-subject-of-u-s-bank-hiring-subpoena-1432743394?tesla=y

Communist Party boss in southern China under investigation for alleged graft
South China Morning Post, May 27, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1810096/communist-party-boss-southern-chinese-city-under

China investigates former top healthcare official for bribery
Reuters, May 28, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/05/27/us-china-corruption-healthcare-idUSKBN0OC0QH20150527

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China's latest law-enforcement gadgets
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 27, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-32906009

Hong Kong (香港)

Put political reform debate aside if Legco vetoes proposal, CY Leung urges Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, May 28, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1811105/put-political-reform-debate-aside-if-legco-vetoes-proposal

Hong Kong paper loses four top voices: A pro-China “putsch”?
The Christian Science Monitor, May 27, 2015
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-Pacific/2015/0527/Hong-Kong-paper-loses-four-top-voices-A-pro-China-putsch

Counterterrorism (反恐)

China hails crackdown on terror in Xinjiang
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 28, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-32895245

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Q. and A.: Liao Ran on the Trial of Zhou Yongkang and China’s New Gang of Four
The New York Times, May 28, 2015
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/05/27/q-and-a-liao-ran-on-the-trial-of-zhou-yongkang-and-chinas-new-gang-of-four

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Arrest sheds light on Chinese lawyers’ protest over rape and murder case
South China Morning Post, May 27, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1810031/arrest-sheds-light-chinese-lawyers-protest-over-rape

Access to Information (信息公开)

Wu Gan [Tufu] jailed for insulting judge, Baidu and Sina Weibo censor search results for "Wu Gan"
Fei Chang Dao, May 26, 2015
http://blog.feichangdao.com/2015/05/wu-gan-jailed-for-insulting-judge-baidu.html

China's new defense white paper and military law
Global Military Justice Reform, May 26, 2015
http://globalmjreform.blogspot.hk/2015/05/chinas-new-defense-white-paper-and.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

俄出台《不受欢迎组织法》防 “颜色革命” (Russia unveils “undesirable organizations law” to prevent a “color revolution”)
Legal Daily, May 26, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150526/Articel11002GN.htm

Related:
Enemies of the state: Beijing targets NGOs
The Wall Street Journal, May 26, 2015
http://www.wsj.com/articles/enemies-of-the-state-beijing-targets-ngos-1432622054

China’s draft foreign NGO law’s impact on a new world order
China Law and Policy, May 26, 2015
http://chinalawandpolicy.com/2015/05/26/chinas-draft-foreign-ngo-laws-impact-on-a-new-world-order/

HRIC Law Note: Draft Law on Foreign NGOs Undermines Chinese Civil Society and China’s International Engagement
中国人权法律评论:境外非政府组织管理法草案损害了中国的民间社会和中国政府的国际参与
Human Rights in China, May 21, 2015
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/legal-resources/hric-law-note-draft-law-foreign-ngos-undermines-chinese-civil-society-and-chinas
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/zhong-guo-ren-quan-fa-lu-ping-lun-jing-wai-fei-zheng-fu-zu-zhi-guan-li-fa-cao-sun-hai-liao-zhong-guo

Chinese students in the west call for transparency over Tiananmen Square
The Guardian, May 26, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/may/26/chinese-students-uk-us-australia-tiananmen-square-letter-china

Related:
On the 26th Anniversary of Tian’anmen Massacre – an Open Letter to Fellow Students in Mainland China
China Change, May 27, 2015
http://chinachange.org/2015/05/27/on-the-26th-anniversary-of-tiananmen-massacre-an-open-letter-to-fellow-students-in-mainland-china/

Graffiti in China, part two: The writing on the wall
The Diplomat, May 26, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/05/graffiti-in-china-part-two-the-writing-on-the-wall/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

回顾八十年代的自由化浪潮--纪念六四26周年(胡平)(Hu Ping: Reviewing the wave of liberalization in the 1980s—Commemorating the 26th anniversary of June Fourth)
Radio Free Asia, May 25, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/pinglun/huping/hp-05252015133030.html

Related:
June Fourth Overview
六四概述
Human Rights in China
EN: http://hrichina.org/en/june-fourth-overview
CH: http://hrichina.org/chs/liu-si-gai-shu

A dilemma for China's corruption fighters
The Diplomat, May 26, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/05/a-dilemma-for-chinas-corruption-fighters/

吉林珲春公安被指刑讯逼供:民警抠伤犯罪嫌疑人耳朵 (Jilin Hunchun public security bureau identified as using torture: video and photos show suspect’s head and ear injuries from police beating )
China Radio International, May 26, 2015
http://gb.cri.cn/42071/2015/05/26/2225s4975773.htm

Related:
Tiger chairs and cell bosses: police torture of criminal suspects in China
Human Right Watch, May 13, 2015
http://www.hrw.org/node/134845

Hong Kong (香港)

周日晤京官撞遊行 梁振英:六四活動年年有 (HK legislators’ May 31 meeting with Beijing officials on same day as June Fourth march, CY Leung says “June Fourth activities happen every year. . . people should decide which is more important”)
AM730, May 27, 2015
http://www.am730.com.hk/article-266175

Joshua Wong fears Beijing critics are now targets
Radio Television Hong Kong, May 27, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20150527/news_20150527_56_1102751.htm

After Occupy, democracy activists gear up for battle of Hong Kong electoral reform
South China Morning Post, May 26, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1808846/after-occupy-democracy-activists-gear-battle-hong-kong

HKU students' union to hold its own June 4 vigil
Radio Television Hong Kong, May 27, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20150527/news_20150527_56_1102714.htm

In Hong Kong, Tiananmen vigil highlights a rift
Wall Street Journal, May 26, 2015
http://www.wsj.com/articles/in-hong-kong-june-4-marks-a-rift-1432696667

Counterterrorism (反恐)

新疆吐尔尕特边检站开展联合反恐处突演练(图) (Xinjiang's Torugart Pass border inspection holds joint counterterrorism exercises)
China News, May 21, 2015
http://www.chinanews.com/sh/2015/05-21/7292762.shtml

Thousands of villagers help police hunt for Xinjiang terrorists
China Daily, May 26, 2015
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2015-05/26/content_20823507.htm

The terrorist threat in China
The Diplomat, May 26, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/05/the-terrorist-threat-in-china/

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

盡論中國:留學生藉「六四」挑戰習近平 (Opinions on China: Overseas students challenge Xi Jinping with June Fourth)
Apple Daily, May 27, 2015
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/international/art/20150527/19161765

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese woman “dragged out of shower” and house demolished
South China Morning Post, May 25, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1808429/chinese-woman-dragged-out-shower-and-house-demolished

And the law won: The rise and fall of China’s civil-rights lawyers says much about the Communist Party’s approach to the rule of law
The Economist, May 23, 2015
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21651843-rise-and-fall-chinas-civil-rights-lawyers-says-much-about-communist-partys-approach

Jailed Chinese rights lawyer dismisses “ethnic hatred,” “picking quarrels” charges
Radio Free Asia, May 22, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/charges-05222015151442.html

Related:
律师:将与浦志强见面讨论起诉书控罪 (Lawyer: will meet with Pu Zhiqiang to discuss indictment charges)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 21, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/05/150521_puzhiqiang_shangbaojun

张雪忠:写写微博也犯罪?——关于浦志强案的法律分析 (Zhang Xuezhong: Writing a weibo post is also a crime? Legal analysis of Pu Zhiqiang’s case)
The New Citizens’ Movement, May 20, 2015
http://xgmyd.com/archives/17929

Human rights lawyer's indictment marks the beginning of a “weibo inquisition” in China
Global Voices, May 21, 2015
https://globalvoicesonline.org/2015/05/22/human-rights-lawyers-indictment-marks-the-beginning-of-a-weibo-inquisition-in-china/

New rules for China's jury system
Xinhua, May 21, 2015
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-05/21/c_134259509.htm

Access to Information (信息公开)

China issues first white paper on military strategy
China Daily, May 26, 2015
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2015-05/26/content_20820125.htm

Related
China to boost offshore military capability: defense strategy paper
Reuters, May 26, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/05/26/us-china-defence-idUSKBN0OB0CA20150526

China to speed up building a cyber force
Xinhua, May 26, 2015
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-05/26/c_134271018.htm

中国政府发表《中国的军事战略》白皮书
Full text: China's military strategy
Xinhua, May 26, 2015
CH: http://www.81.cn/sydbt/2015-05/26/content_6507368.htm
EN: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2015-05/26/c_134271001.htm

柴宝文承认指新华社记者受贿是“自编” (Rights defender Chai Baowen admits to “making up” allegation that Xinhua reporters took bribes)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 25, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/05/150525_china_heilongjiang_shooting_rumor_monger

Leaked emails reveal details of China's online “youth civilization volunteers”
Global Voices, May 25, 2015
http://globalvoicesonline.org/2015/05/25/leaked-mails-reveal-details-on-chinas-online-youth-civilization-volunteers/

人权组织批评中国国家安全法草案
Human rights groups attack China draft security law
The Financial Times, May 25, 2015
CH: http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001062176
EN: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/e748504e-0072-11e5-a908-00144feabdc0.html

On the legality of shuanggui
Forgotten Archipelago, May 23, 2015
http://florasapio.blogspot.com/2015/05/on-legality-of-shuanggui.html

China’s Xi targets tech elites for Communist Party outreach push
Bloomberg Business, May 21, 2015
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-05-21/china-s-xi-targets-tech-elites-for-communist-party-outreach-push

Related:
中国网络部门鼓励公众举报 ”不良信息” (China’s internet department encourages the public to report “harmful messages”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 22, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/05/150522_china_internet_monitor_children

US writers’ group warns Western authors of Chinese censorship
South China Morning Post, May 21, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1805128/us-writers-group-warns-western-authors-chinese

Related:
Censorship and conscience: foreign authors and the challenge of Chinese censorship
Pen American Center, May 20, 2015
http://www.pen.org/sites/default/files/PEN_Censorship-and-Conscience_5-20-15.pdf

How China's censors influence Hollywood
National Public Radio, May 18, 2015
http://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2015/05/18/407619652/how-chinas-censors-influence-hollywood

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

专家聚首上海交大研讨《境外非政府组织管理法》立法 (Jiaotong University convenes experts to discuss the Foreign NGO Law)
China Education News, May 26, 2015
http://jyb.cn/high/gdjyxw/201505/t20150526_623578.html

Related:
HRIC Law Note: Draft Law on Foreign NGOs Undermines Chinese Civil Society and China’s International Engagement
中国人权法律评论:境外非政府组织管理法草案损害了中国的民间社会和中国政府的国际参与
Human Rights in China, May 21, 2015
EN:http://www.hrichina.org/en/legal-resources/hric-law-note-draft-law-foreign-ngos-undermines-chinese-civil-society-and-chinas
CH:http://www.hrichina.org/chs/zhong-guo-ren-quan-fa-lu-ping-lun-jing-wai-fei-zheng-fu-zu-zhi-guan-li-fa-cao-sun-hai-liao-zhong-guo

广东千村民抗议建垃圾焚烧厂遭镇压
Officials vow to “track down” leaders of anti-incinerator protest in China's Guangdong
Radio Free Asia, May 21, 2015
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huanjing/xl1-05212015101200.html
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-incinerator-05212015131754.html

道孚县一藏人自焚身亡 比如县歌手贡布丹增被判刑
Tibetan father of four self-immolates in protest in Sichuan
Radio Free Asia, May 21, 2015
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-05212015145529.html
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/immolates-05202015165144.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

北京“六四”26周年临近 天安门母亲被公安看守 (Tiananmen Mothers closely monitored by public security as anniversary of June Fourth draws near)
Radio Free Asia, May 26, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-05262015095721.html

Chinese local governments agree to settle bills after being sued
The Financial Times, May 25, 2015
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/196a38cc-02e3-11e5-8333-00144feabdc0.html#axzz3bE6Yh8VH

China officials made to tour jail in corruption warning
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 25, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-32872872

Nanning government chief accused of graft
South China Morning Post, May 24, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1807875/nanning-government-chief-accused-graft

男子讨薪不成反被判敲诈勒索 获国家赔偿8.6万 (Man who sought back pay convicted of extortion and blackmail, later receives RMB 86,000 in state compensation)
Southern Metropolis Daily, May 22, 2015
http://news.sohu.com/20150526/n413787037.shtml

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Temple University physics professor accused of passing tech secrets to China
The Guardian, May 22, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/may/22/temple-university-professor-china-secrets

3万探头“监控”北京所有重点街面 (30,000 CCTVs “surveil” all major streets of Beijing)
The Beijing News, May 25, 2015
http://epaper.bjnews.com.cn/html/2015-05/25/content_578668.htm

Hong Kong (香港)

黃之鋒訪大馬被拒入境即時遣返 (Student activist and Scholarism convenor Joshua Wong denied entry to Malaysia to speak about Umbrella Movement and June Fourth)
Apple Daily, May 26, 2015
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/realtime/news/20150526/53779139

Related:
Joshua Wong denied entry to Malaysia for activist forum
Hong Kong Economic Journal, May 26, 2015
http://www.ejinsight.com/20150526-joshua-wong-denied-entry-to-malaysia/

SCMP rejects accusations over columnists
Radio Television Hong Kong, May 26, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20150526/news_20150526_56_1102482.htm

Activists plan series of reform rallies
Radio Television Hong Kong, May 26, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20150526/news_20150526_56_1102301.htm

港府邀全體議員見京官 劉慧卿拒絕出席 (Democratic Party chairlady Emily Lau to skip HK legislators’ meeting in Shenzhen with Beijing officials for HK affairs)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 23, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/trad/china/2015/05/150523_hk_china_democrats_reform

Pre-June 4 democracy march to end at liaison office of the central government in Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, May 22, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1806241/pre-june-4-democracy-march-end-liaison-office-central

Related:
Annual protest march to wind up at Liaison Office
Radio Television Hong Kong, May 22, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20150522/news_20150522_56_1101494.htm

More censorship, or something, at the SCMP
The Nanfang, May 22, 2015
https://thenanfang.com/censorship-something-scmp/

Related:
Hong Kong to get new crowdfunded independent newspaper
The Guardian, May 20, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/may/20/hong-kong-to-get-new-crowdfunded-independent-newspaper

Counterterrorism (反恐)

上万警民搜捕暴恐分子 掀起反恐防暴风暴 (Over 10,000 police and citizens hunt out and arrest violent terrorists, setting off counterterrorism storm)
[In the first 4 months of 2015, the campaign rooted out 181 terrorist gangs]
Gucheng.com, May 26, 2015
http://finance.gucheng.com/201505/3031267.shtml

China breaks up “181 terrorist groups” in Xinjiang
South China Morning Post, May 25, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1808450/china-breaks-181-terrorist-groups-xinjiang

南京特勤队反恐新武器 “声波弹”霸气来袭 (Nanjing’s special counterterrorism squad shows off new aggressive weapons, including “sound cannons”)
Radio Free Asia, May 22, 2015
http://news.ycnews.cn/2015/0526/2314018.shtml

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Tamer of Beasts, Tamer of Despots
China Change, May 25, 2015
http://chinachange.org/2015/05/25/tamer-of-beasts-tamer-of-despots/

Glimpses of Lee Kuan Yew
East Asia Forum, May 25, 2015
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2015/05/25/glimpses-of-lee-kuan-yew/

The Sword of Damocles hanging over every Chinese NGO: thoughts on the sin of Transition Institute and the uselessness to stay “apolitical”
China Change, May 21, 2015
http://chinachange.org/2015/05/21/the-sword-of-damocles-hanging-over-every-chinese-ngo-thoughts-on-the-sin-of-transition-institute-and-the-uselessness-to-stay-apolitical/

Friday, May 22, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Sarcasm and “abusive language”: the remarks that led China to rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang's arrest
South China Morning Post, May 20, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1804835/revealed-remarks-incriminated-chinese-human-rights-lawyer

Related:
Statement by the Spokesperson on charges against Chinese Human Rights Lawyer Pu Zhiqiang
European External Action Service, May 20, 2015
http://eeas.europa.eu/statements-eeas/2015/150520_02_en.htm

欧盟关注中国当局起诉维权律师浦志强 (The European Union concerned about Chinese authorities’ prosecution of rights defense lawyer Pu Zhiqiang)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 20, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/05/150520_eu_china_puzhiqiang

最高法院成立环境资源司法研究中心 (Supreme People’s Court establishes environmental resources judicial research center)
Legal Daily, May 20, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150520/Articel01008GN.htm

温州80后女子不堪家庭暴力 半夜持刀砍死同居男友(China's first major domestic violence criminal case involving unmarried couple: a post-1980-generation woman in Wenzhou kills her live-in boyfriend after suffering domestic abuse )
Wenzhou Online, May 19, 2015
http://news.66wz.com/system/2015/05/20/104453460.shtml

Access to Information (信息公开)

Foreign authors warned about book censorship in China
The Guardian, May 21, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/may/21/foreign-authors-warned-about-book-censorship-in-china

Related:
Liu Xiaobo is locked up in China, and locked out of the translation of a Paul Auster novel
The New York Times, May 21, 2015
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/05/20/liu-xiaobo-is-locked-up-in-china-and-locked-out-of-the-translation-of-a-paul-auster-novel/

美国作家团体:英文书中译版被擅自删改 (PEN American Center reports unauthorized content deletion from Chinese translations of English books)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 21, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/world/2015/05/150521_usa_books_china_censorship

Censorship and conscience: foreign authors and the challenge of Chinese censorship
Pen American Center, May 20, 2015
http://www.pen.org/censorship-and-conscience

Hackers leak files showing inner workings of “China's 50-cent army”
Radio Free Asia, May 21, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/files-05202015150018.html

Chinese military declares the internet an ideological “battleground”
The Diplomat, May 21, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/05/chinese-military-declares-the-internet-an-ideological-battleground/

Related:
China to boost internet speeds amid move to purge “hostile forces”
The Financial Times, May 21, 2015
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/42aec046-ff6d-11e4-84b2-00144feabdc0.html

What’s up with the PLA?
China Media Project, May 21, 2015
http://cmp.hku.hk/2015/05/21/38822/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

专题 : 加强监控境外NGO政策被指大倒退 (Special topic: increased monitoring of overseas NGOs seen as a great setback)
Radio Free Asia, May 20, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/features/hottopic/Feature-NGO-05202015113352.html

贾西津:用国家安全视角看境外NGO管理法
Considering the foreign NGO law from the perspective of national security
Phoenix News, May 11, 2015
CH: http://news.ifeng.com/a/20150511/43732232_0.shtml/
EN: http://chinalawtranslate.com/en/用国家安全视角看境外ngo管理法/

Related:
HRIC Law Note: Draft Law on Foreign NGOs Undermines Chinese Civil Society and China’s International Engagement
Human Rights in China, May 21, 2015
http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/press-release/hric-law-note-draft-law-foreign-ngos-undermines-chinese-civil-society-and

Feedback and Suggestions on the “Overseas NGO Management Law of the People’s Republic of China (Draft)” (Second reading)
Anthony Spires (translated by China Development Brief), May 20, 2015
http://chinadevelopmentbrief.cn/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/OverseasNGODraftLaw-Feedback-and-Suggestion-English-version-Final-Draft.pdf


境外非政府组织管理法(草案二次审议稿)全文 (Overseas NGO Draft Law (2nd draft for review)) [Proposed Overseas NGO Draft Law now open for public comment]
The National People's Congress of the People's Republic of China
http://www.npc.gov.cn/npc/xinwen/lfgz/flca/2015-05/05/content_1935666.htm

Interview with Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei: “The State is scared”
Der Spiegel, May 20, 2015
http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/spiegel-interview-with-chinese-artist-ai-weiwei-a-1034661-druck.html

China holds two activists linked to Heilongjiang shooting death
Radio Free Asia, May 21, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/files-05202015150018.html

These Chinese people want high-speed rail so badly they are fighting police to get it
Foreign Policy, May 19, 2015
http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/05/19/linshui-china-high-speed-rail-protest-police/

拒发护照--中国打压异议的强力工具 (Denial of passports: A powerful tool to suppress dissent in China)
Deutsche Welle, May 21, 2015
http://www.dw.de/拒发护照-中国打压异议的强力工具/a-18463764

信息公开 引导公众参与环境保护(Open government information leads to public participation in environmental protection)
China Radio International, May 20, 2015
http://gb.cri.cn/42071/2015/05/20/6351s4969048.htm

Related:

中华人民共和国环境保护法
Environmental Protection Law of the People's Republic of China
The National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China
CH: http://www.npc.gov.cn/huiyi/lfzt/hjbhfxzaca/2014-04/25/content_1861320.htm
EN: https://www.chinadialogue.net/Environmental-Protection-Law-2014-eversion.pdf

河北回迁房烂尾300业主维权遭抓打 (Replacements for demolished buildings left unfinished in Hebei: 300 proprietors and activists protest, some beaten and picked up by police)
Radio Free Asia, May 20, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-05202015103027.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

万能居委会无奈的背后:无法承受“100多项证明” (Neighborhood committees stymied by their responsibility to issue more than 100 kinds of proofs for residents)
Xinhua, May 21, 2015
http://www.chinanews.com/gn/2015/05-20/7290328.shtml

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong's June 4 vigil will also support mainland Chinese arrested for supporting Occupy
South China Morning Post, May 21, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1804755/hong-kongs-june-4-vigil-will-also-support-mainland-chinese

Beijing official rules out any changes to 2017 election reform framework
South China Morning Post, May 21, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1804769/beijing-official-rules-out-any-changes-2017-election-reform

Votes switch still on cards, claims Tang
HK Standard, May 21, 2015
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?pp_cat=11&art_id=157216&sid=44510704&con_type=1&d_str=20150521

Beijing's door is open for talks, says Zhang
Radio Television Hong Kong, May 20, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20150520/news_20150520_56_1101017.htm

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

成为笑柄的浦志强案起诉书 (Pu Zhiqiang’s indictment becomes a laughingstock)
[Pages 1-3 contain Pu Zhiqiang’s indictment; pages 4-7 contain Pu’s previous weibo posts compiled by unknown sources. It is unclear whether these pages are part of the official indictment dossier.]
Outside the building (外场楼), May 20, 2015
http://www.letscorp.net/archives/89364

微博成罪证 浦志强被定煽动民族仇恨罪 (Pu Zhiqiang’s weibo posts used as evidence for charge of “inciting ethnic hatred”)
Mingpao, May 16, 2015
http://www.boxun.com/news/gb/china/2015/05/201505160801.shtml

Related:
China releases rights lawyer, Pu Zhiqiang's niece, “on bail”
浦志强外甥女屈振红被取保 民众热议微博屏蔽
Radio Free Asia, May 19, 2015
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-lawyer-05192015133049.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-05192015103423.html

杨金柱律师因公布“聂树斌案”材料 被律协立案调查 (Lawyer Yang Jinzhu investigated for publishing materials on the Nie Shubin case)
Boxun, May 20, 2015
http://www.peacehall.com/news/gb/china/2015/05/201505201152.shtml

Related:
Quest for retrial: court holds novel hearing on Nie Shubin case
Duihua, May 19, 2015
http://www.duihuahrjournal.org/2015/05/quest-for-retrial-court-holds-novel.html

Related commentary:
彭劲秀:聂树斌是否遭受刑讯逼供探疑 (Peng Jinxiu: Did Nie Shubin confess under torture?)
21ccom.net, May 15, 2015
http://www.21ccom.net/plus/wapview.php?aid=124729

女民工命丧派出所案民警否认违法 称行为不文明 (Police, denying unlawful conduct, say female migrant worker who died in their custody was “uncivilized”)
China Central Television, May 19, 2015
http://news.ynet.com/3.1/1505/19/10082835.html

Related:
山西太原法院審理周秀雲討薪死亡案 (Taiyuan Court in Shanxi hears case of Zhou Xiuyun, a migrant worker who met an “unnatural death”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 18, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/trad/china/2015/05/150518_china_shanxi_police_trial

Access to Information (信息公开)

PLA Daily warns of Internet's revolutionary potential
Xinhua, May 20, 2015
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-05/20/c_134254845.htm

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

境外非政府组织 管理立法影响的不仅仅是NGO (Overseas NGO management legislation would not only affect NGOs)
China Philanthropy Times, May 18, 2015
http://www.gongyishibao.com/html/yaowen/8031.html

Environmental trial tests Beijing’s nerve on pollution
The Wall Street Journal, May 18, 2015
http://www.wsj.com/articles/environmental-trial-kicks-off-in-china-1431939272

China's extraordinary “nail houses” show the government doesn't get its own way all the time
The Independent, May 20, 2015
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/chinas-extraordinary-nail-houses-show-the-government-doesnt-get-its-own-way-all-the-time-10261528.html

维权人士“屠夫”遭江西警方抓捕 (Rights defender Tu Fu detained by Jiangxi police)
Radio Free Asia, May 20, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-05192015103245.html

Related:
维权人士屠夫江西被抓网友质疑遭报复 (Netizens suspect rights defender Tu Fu’s detention in Jiangxi is act of reprisal)
Voice of America, May 19, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-activist-20150519/2777027.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chinese President Xi Jinping demands loyalty from state security agencies
South China Morning Post, May 19, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1804119/chinese-president-xi-jinping-demands-loyalty-state

China's graft-busters tighten regulations on cadres' banquets
South China Morning Post, May 19, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1804157/chinas-graft-busters-tighten-regulations-cadres

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China's President Xi calls for soft approach in online policing
South China Morning Post, May 19, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1804839/chinas-president-xi-calls-soft-approach-online-policing

China vows hefty investment to improve Internet services
Xinhua News, May 19, 2015
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-05/20/c_134254735.htm

Have China and Russia agreed not to attack each other in cyberspace?
The Diplomat, May 20, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/05/have-china-and-russia-agreed-not-to-attack-each-other-in-cyberspace/

U.S. charges six Chinese citizens with espionage
Al Jazeera, May 20, 2015
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/05/charges-chinese-citizens-economic-espionage-150519173813647.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Corporate voting in proposed Hong Kong nominating committee won't be abolished, Beijing official says
South China Morning Post, May 19, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1804165/corporate-voting-proposed-hong-kong-nominating-committee

Leading columnists purged at Hong Kong’s paper of record
Asia Sentinel, May 20, 2015
http://www.asiasentinel.com/politics/putsch-columnists-south-china-morning-post/

黃成智:若有少許能力人士不為政改做點功夫將後悔 (Democratic Party Wong Sing-chi: even if a few people with power or influence do not make an effort in face of the reform package, they will regret it)
Radio Television Hong Kong, May 20, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20150520/news_20150520_55_1100920.htm

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Good start by mainland in fight against police abuse of power
South China Morning Post, May 19, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1802584/good-start-mainland-fight-against-police-abuse-power

Beijing and Hong Kong don’t trust each other, making political reform almost impossible
The Nanfang, May 18, 2015
https://thenanfang.com/beijing-hong-kong-dont-trust-making-political-reform-almost-impossible/

Ma Jun: China has reached its environmental tipping point
The Guardian, May 20, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/may/19/ma-jun-china-has-reached-its-environmental-tipping-point

中国女权主义的觉醒 (China’s feminist awakening)
The New York Times, May 18, 2015
http://cn.nytimes.com/opinion/20150518/c18xiao/

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

东莞探路反家暴:公布626个投诉点形成“保护圈” (Dongguan explores ways to fight domestic violence: announces 626 “safety net” complaint centers)
Nanfang Daily, May 18, 2015
http://www.morningpost.com.cn/2015/0519/631736.shtml

浦志強外甥女屈振紅取保獲釋 (Pu Zhiqiang’s niece Qu Zhenhong released on bail)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 18, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/trad/china/2015/05/150518_qu_zhenhong_pu_zhiqiang_release

中国律师联署谴责徐纯合案谢阳律师南宁被殴重伤 (Chinese lawyers jointly denounce and request investigation into mob beating of lawyer Xie Yang)
Voice of America, May 19, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/article/2775630.html

Related:
中国律师关于谢阳律师在南宁被暴力殴打事件的紧急声明 (Joint statement by Chinese lawyers demanding investigation into beating of lawyer Xie Yang in Nanning)
Human Rights in China, May 18, 2015
http://www.hrichina.org/chs/gong-min-guang-chang/zhong-guo-lu-shi-guan-yu-xie-yang-lu-shi-zai-nan-ning-bei-bao-li-ou-da-shi-jian

南宁警方回应外地律师被围殴案:将严格依法开展调查 (Nanning police response to lawyer Xie Yang’s beating: will carry out investigation in strict accordance with law)
China News, May 19, 2015
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/Police/content/2015-05/19/content_6089489.htm

Access to Information (信息公开)

China sets up national early warning information center
China Daily, May 19, 2015
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2015-05/18/content_20751841.htm

Going public: An academic NGO has published China’s first overview of the country’s ongoing food safety problems
NewsChina Magazine, June, 2015
http://www.newschinamag.com/magazine/going-public

合肥民主人士柴宝文发布新华社记者收黑钱而被抓 (Hefei democracy advocate Chai Baowen detained after revealing Xinhua reporter accepted “black money”)
Boxun, May 19, 2015
http://www.boxun.com/news/gb/china/2015/05/201505190907.shtml

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China's women's rights movement has long history
Voice of America, May 19, 2015
http://www.voanews.com/content/china-women-rights-movement-has-long-history/2777184.html

China sends in security forces after clashes over rail plan
The Financial Times, May 18, 2015
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/c82d9bda-fd41-11e4-9e96-00144feabdc0.html

四川官方回应“邻水保路”运动 全城戒严被抓者仍未获释 (Sichuan officials’ response to Linshui County railway protest: martial law and arrests)
Radio Free Asia, May 18, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-05182015104332.html

Related:
四川省铁路建设办公室通告 (Sichuan Province Railway Construction Office Notice)
Sichuan Province Railway Development Office, May 18, 2015
http://www.scdrc.gov.cn/dir45/178979.htm

Complaint by CEO gets public attention
China Daily, May 18, 2015
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2015-05/19/content_20755634.htm

甘肃回民抗议政府私卖地 遭400特警催泪弹镇压 (400 riot police tear-gas Gansu Muslim Uyghurs protesting government land grab)
Radio Free Asia, May 18, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-05182015103725.html

《浙江宗教建筑规范》征求意见最后一天 《浙江日报》发文“宗教建筑也要体现法治要求” 基督教人士发表各自意见 (Zhejiang Standards for Religious Structures in final day for public comment as the Zhejiang Daily runs article titled “Religious structures must also embody the requirements of rule of law” and Christian figures issue their own opinion)
Christian Times, May 19, 2015
http://www.christiantimes.cn/news/17850/《浙江宗教建筑规范》征求意见最后一天-《浙江日报》发文“宗教建筑也要体现法治要求”-基督教人士发表各自意见

Related:
宗教建筑也要体现法治要求 (Religious structures must also embody the requirements of rule of law)
Zhejiang Daily, May 18, 2015
http://zjrb.zjol.com.cn/html/2015-05/19/content_2876257.htm?div=-1

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China sees more disciplinary violations in April
China Daily, May 19, 2015
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2015-05/19/content_20755978.htm

China corruption purge snares 115 SOE “tigers”
The Financial Times, May 18, 2015
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/ad997d5c-fd3c-11e4-9e96-00144feabdc0.html

What did China's top graft-buster have to say to Francis Fukuyama?
The Diplomat, May 19, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/05/what-did-chinas-top-graft-buster-have-to-say-to-francis-fukuyama/

Hong Kong (香港)

Creeping censorship in Hong Kong: how China controls sale of sensitive books
The Guardian, May 19, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/may/19/censorship-in-hong-kong-how-china-controls-sale-of-sensitive-books

Why Hong Kong is clamping down on creative writing
The Guardian, May 18, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2015/may/18/why-hong-kong-is-clamping-down-on-creative-writing

Hong Kong pro-government group blasted for predicting pan-democrat decline based on signature drive
South China Morning Post, May 19, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1802560/hong-kong-pro-government-group-blasted-predicting-pan

Pan-dems kept away from Beijing official's meeting
Radio Television Hong Kong, May 19, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20150519/news_20150519_56_1100665.htm

袋住先或反“假普选”? (“Take what you can first” or oppose “fake universal suffrage”?)
Deutsche Welle, May 19, 2015
http://www.dw.de/袋住先或反假普选/a-18456316

Related:
香港支持政改組織稱獲得逾百萬個簽名 (HK political reform support group claims to have obtained over 1 million signatures)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 18, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/trad/china/2015/05/150518_hong_kong_reform_signiture

Counterterrorism (反恐)

如何应对校园突来危险分子 鲤城开展高校反恐应急演练 (How to respond to a dangerous offender in the school yard, Licheng high school launches “counterterrorism” drills)
Minnan Net, May 16, 2015
http://www.mnw.cn/quanzhou/news/908152.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Amid shooting debate in China, Party points fingers-even at itself
Wall Street Journal, May 19, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/05/19/amid-shooting-debate-in-china-party-points-fingers-even-at-itself/

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China police on trial for woman's beating death: report
Agence France-Presse, May 15, 2015
http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/World/2015/May-18/298375-china-police-on-trial-for-womans-beating-death-report.ashx

VOA连线:徐纯合案律师遇袭,疑遭报复警告 (Xie Yang, lawyer for Xu Chunhe’s family, attacked in suspected reprisal warning [VIDEO])
Voice of America, May 18, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/media/video/voaweishi-20150518-voaconnects-xu-chunhe/2775758.html

Shooting of Xu Chunhe exposes class angst in China
The Sydney Morning Herald, May 15, 2015
http://www.smh.com.au/world/shooting-of-xu-chunhe-exposes-class-angst-in-china-20150516-gh33aa.html

官方公布徐纯合视频仍未能平息争议 律师向警方申请信息公开 (Gov’t releases Xu Chunhe video and still cannot quell controversy, lawyers file OGI requests with police)
Radio Free Asia
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-05152015103238.html

Related:
China clears police officer in death of unarmed man, but controversy isn’t over
The New York Times, May 15, 2015
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/05/15/china-police-shooting-xu-chunhe/

Court hearing China's landmark NGO environmental lawsuit
China Daily, May 15, 2015
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2015-05/15/content_20729260.htm

Access to Information (信息公开)

军报:决不能让互联网成为人心流失地
Army newspaper: we can absolutely not allow the Internet become a lost territory of people’s minds
People’s Liberation Army paper, May 12, 2015
CH: http://news.mod.gov.cn/headlines/2015-05/12/content_4584573.htm
EN:https://chinacopyrightandmedia.wordpress.com/2015/05/13/army-newspaper-we-can-absolutely-not-allow-the-internet-become-a-list-territory-of-peoples-minds/

Chinese journalist Gao Yu: an egg breaking against the Communist Party’s wall
South China Morning Post, May
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1800499/chinese-journalist-gao-yu-egg-breaking-against-communist-partys

Senior Chinese judges speak out on preventing injustices in China’s criminal justice system
Supreme People’s Court Monitor, May 17, 2015
http://supremepeoplescourtmonitor.com/2015/05/17/senior-chinese-judges-speak-out-on-preventing-injustices-in-chinas-criminal-justice-system/

Related:
以审判为中心视角下的冤错案件防范 (Preventing injustice through a perspective focused on trials)
People’s Court Daily, May 13, 2015
http://rmfyb.chinacourt.org/paper/html/2015-05/13/content_97643.htm

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Cabinet said to approve study for law on public's gripes against gov't
Caixin, May 14, 2015
http://english.caixin.com/2015-05-14/100809259.html

The future of NGOs in China
ChinaFile, May 14, 2015
http://www.chinafile.com/conversation/future-ngos-china

Related:
Pounding mentors to death: China’s draft law on foreign NGO management
China Change, May 17, 2015
http://chinachange.org/2015/05/17/pounding-mentors-to-death-chinas-draft-law-on-foreign-ngo-management/

Activist lawyer who defended Ai Weiwei charged with “provoking trouble”
The Guardian, May 15, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/may/15/lawyer-pu-zhiqiang-ai-weiwei-charged-provoking-trouble-china

Over 80 mothers spotted breastfeeding in public in Fujian province
The Shanghaiist, May 17, 2015
http://shanghaiist.com/2015/05/17/mothers_breastfeeding_in_fuzhou.php

Mainland church rebels over cross restrictions
Radio Television Hong Kong, May 16, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20150516/news_20150516_56_1099984.htm

China urged to release Panchen Lama after 20 years
流亡藏人紀念「藏班禪」失蹤20週年
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 17, 2015
EN: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-32771242
CH: http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/trad/world/2015/05/150517_china_tibet_panchen_lama

四川数万人游行抗议铁路规划变更 酿流血冲突逾百人被抓 (Tens of thousands in Sichuan protest change of railway plan, leads to bloody conflict with police and over a hundred arrests)
Radio Free Asia, May 17, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/yf1-05172015104721.html

China: massive protest in Linshui intense repression and resistance
Revolution News, May 16, 2015
http://revolution-news.com/china-massive-protest-in-linshui-intense-repression-and-resistance/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

广西发生一起新生男婴被活埋事件 (Baby boy buried alive in Guangxi)
Radio Free Asia, May 15, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/zhuanlan/fuyouluntan/women-05152015115855.html

China, aiming to aid graft fight, urges extradition treaty with US
Channel NewsAsia, May 17, 2015
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-aiming-to-aid-graft/1852654.html

吉林紀委禁止20類飯局 網民反應不一 (Jilin Party disciplinary commission’s ban on 20 types of feasts triggers varying reactions from netizens)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 17, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/trad/china/2015/05/150517_china_jilin_banquet_ban

Infographic: China’s wanted 100
South China Morning Post, May 18, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/infographics/article/1802164/infographic-chinas-wanted-100

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Baidu’s artificial-intelligence supercomputer beats Google at image recognition
MIT Technology Review, May 13, 2015
http://www.technologyreview.com/news/537436/baidus-artificial-intelligence-supercomputer-beats-google-at-image-recognition/

See related report:
Deep Image: Scaling up Image Recognition
http://arxiv.org/pdf/1501.02876v3.pdf

Weibo kicks off 2015 with renewed growth, now has 198M monthly active users
Tech in Asia, May 15, 2015
https://www.techinasia.com/weibo-kicks-2015-renewed-growth-198m-monthly-active-users/

Online dating websites facing tougher regulation
China Daily, May 18, 2015
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2015-05/18/content_20744167.htm

Hong Kong (香港)

The Pulse: Audrey Eu and Elsie Leung on political reform, Basic Law teaching materials controversy
Radio Television Hong Kong, May 15, 2015
https://youtu.be/HS1depyuimY

HKU legal scholars back calls to delay vote on 2017 electoral reform
South China Morning Post, May 17, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1800547/hku-legal-scholars-back-calls-delay-vote-2017-electoral

New police chief to visit Beijing
Radio Television Hong Kong, May 18, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20150518/news_20150518_56_1100364.htm

June 4 vigil “especially important this year”
Radio Television Hong Kong, May 17, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20150517/news_20150517_56_1100176.htm

「普選特首結果 僅供中央參考」 泛民指劉兆佳認政改「打假波」 (Pan-dems: CPPCC delegate Lau Siu Kai admitted that political reform is a “fake game” by saying the Chief Executive election results are just for Beijing’s “reference”)
Apple Daily, May 17, 2015
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/news/art/20150517/19150527

「雨傘節」藝術展開幕 (“Umbrella Festival” art exhibit opens)
Apple Daily, May 17, 2015
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/realtime/news/20150517/53748477

Related:
Umbrella Festival 雨傘節
https://www.facebook.com/umbrellafest

XXX presents “It’s just the beginning: Original art from the Umbrella Movement”
https://www.facebook.com/events/545764635563119/

Counterterrorism (反恐)

第四届中国国际警用装备及反恐技术装备展览会5月19日-21日在北京 (4th China international police equipment and counterterrorism technology and equipment exhibition to take place in Beijing May 19 –21)
Phoenix New Media, May 18, 2015
http://news.ifeng.com/mil/special/4thcipate/

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

The coming of age of Chinese feminism
Al Jazeera America, May 17, 2015
http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2015/5/the-coming-of-age-of-chinese-feminism.html

廖家安:高瑜的六四情结 (Liao Jia’an: Gao Yu’s June Fourth complex)
Voice of America, May 17, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/july-4-gao-20150516/2772815.html

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

河南“呕吐死”案再审 证人:死者曾遭刑讯逼供 (Henan court retries case of detained man who “vomited to death,” witness says he had been tortured for confession)
Xinhua, May 14, 2015
http://www.js.xinhuanet.com/2015-05/14/c_1115277498.htm

最高人民法院成立民法典编纂工作研究小组 (Supreme People’s Court establishes a Civil Code research working group)
The Supreme People’s Court of the People’s Republic of China, May 12, 2015
http://www.court.gov.cn/zixun-xiangqing-14441.html

Related:
对《中华人民共和国民法典·民法总则专家建议稿(征求意见稿)》公开征求意见的通知 (Civil Code: experts’ draft published for comment)
China Law Society, April 20, 2015
http://www.chinalaw.org.cn/Column/Column_View.aspx?ColumnID=81&InfoID=14364

Access to Information (信息公开)

村民给国土局发邮件申请信息公开 遭门卫拒收 (Villagers mail OGI request to the Land Resources Department, only to be rejected by “a bouncer”)
XDKB.net, May 15, 2015
http://news.sohu.com/20150515/n413087238.shtml

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese human rights lawyers Pu Zhiqiang indicted for “inciting ethnic hatred”
South China Morning Post, May 15, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1798074/chinese-human-rights-lawyer-pu-zhiqiang-indicted

VOA连线:浦志强被以涉嫌煽动民族仇恨、寻衅滋事罪起诉 (Pu Zhiqiang indicted on charges of inciting ethnic hatred and picking quarrels and provoking troubles [VIDEO])
Voice of American, May 15, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/media/video/voaweishi-20150515-voaconnects-pu-zhiqiang/2768691.html

Related Twitter post:
@49laihong: 斯伟江:浦的涉案言论完全在言论自由的范畴,浦的发言是基于对这个国家、人民的爱和责任,对浦志强的起诉没有法律依据,浦志强无罪。判决结果已经可以预料,但历史的判决一定会宣告老浦无罪。

@49laihong: Si Weijiang: Pu’s words (for which he’s being charged) are completely within the scope of freedom of expression, and are based on his love and respect for China & its citizens. His prosecution has no legal basis, Pu is not guilty. We can already guess what the verdict will be, but history will declare his innocence.

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Police officer cleared of fatal shooting at railway station
China Daily, May 14, 2015
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2015-05/14/content_20717219.htm

Related:
China debates its own police shooting incident
Wall Street Journal, May 14, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/05/14/china-debates-its-own-police-shooting-incident/

黑龙江庆安检察院干警实名举报检察长 省检察院调查 (Heilongjiang procuratorate investigates its Qing An local branch chief, following report by branch police using own name)
China News, May 13, 2015
http://news.xinhuanet.com/legal/2015-05/13/c_127793990.htm

China catches 150 corruption suspects overseas since the start of the year
South China Morning Post, May 15, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1797780/china-catches-150-corruption-suspects-overseas-start

Corrupt Chinese official “sought illicit gains by meddling in land deals”
South China Morning Post, May 14 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1796423/former-chinese-party-chief-received-100-million-yuan-return

Operation Fox Hunt secures return of 150 economic fugitives from 32 countries
China Daily, May 15,2015
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2015-05/15/content_20722172.htm

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong ministers and officials slow to sign pro-reform petition
South China Morning Post, May 15, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1797519/hong-kong-ministers-and-officials-slow-sign-pro-reform

Meeting sought between democrats and Beijing
Radio Television Hong Kong, May 15, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20150515/news_20150515_56_1099681.htm

陳文敏認為政改表決6月非死線 可延遲數月 (Former HKU law dean Johannes Chan: June is not final deadline to vote on political reform package, a few months’ delay is possible)
Radio Television Hong Kong, May 15, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20150515/news_20150515_55_1099760.htm

法律學者:一地兩檢倘列入基本法附件破壞法治 (Law academic: Juxtaposed border control, if included in Basic Law annex, would harm rule of law)
Radio Television Hong Kong, May 15, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20150515/news_20150515_55_1099766.htm

Related:
梁愛詩相信有辦法解決高鐵一地兩檢爭議 (Former HK Secretary for Justice Elsie Leung: there are ways to settle the disputes over juxtaposed border control)
Radio Television Hong Kong, May 15, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20150515/news_20150515_55_1099749.htm

Counterterrorism (反恐)

国家反恐局:300名中国籍极端分子在叙利亚参战 (State Bureau of Counter-Terrorism: 300 Chinese citizens are extremist elements involved in Syrian fighting) )
China Daily, May 15, 2015
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2015-05-15/144031836890.shtml

S. Korea, China, Japan discuss counter-terrorism, cybersecurity
Yonhap News, May 15, 2015
http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/national/2015/05/15/31/0301000000AEN20150515008700315F.html

Nation vows improved efforts to fight terror
China Daily, May 15, 2015
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2015-05/15/content_20722916.htm

Chinese police order residents in a Xinjiang Prefecture to turn in passports
The New York Times, May 14, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/15/world/asia/china-passports-xinjiang-ili-kazakh-autonomous-prefecture.html

Tibetans, Uyghurs “blacklisted” at hotels in Chinese cities
Radio Free Asia, May 15, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/15/world/asia/china-passports-xinjiang-ili-kazakh-autonomous-prefecture.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

北京为何要打倒传知行研究所和郭玉闪 (Why Beijing is cracking down on Transition Institute and Guo Yushan)
Voice of America, May 15, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/io-20150514-guo-yushan/2767591.html

Friday, May 15, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

北京“民告官” 乡镇政府败诉率居首 (Beijing's high court issues 2014 report on administrative lawsuits, village and township government litigants are most frequent losers)
People’s Daily, May 13, 2015
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2015/0513/c1001-26992467.html

Tiger chairs, electric batons, and chili oil: report finds Chinese police are still torturing suspects
Vice News, May 13, 2015
https://news.vice.com/article/tiger-chairs-electric-batons-and-chili-oil-report-finds-chinese-police-are-still-torturing-suspects

Related:
人权观察:警察刑讯在中国仍普遍存在 (Human Rights Watch: Police torture is still common in China)
Voice of America, May 14, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/media/video/voaweishi-news-china-rights-20150513/2765793.html

Tiger Chairs and Cell Bosses: police torture of criminal suspects in China
Human Rights Watch, May 13, 2015
http://www.hrw.org/node/134845

内蒙古开通蒙汉双语12348热线 打造公共法律服务平台 (Inner Mongolia launches Mongolian-Chinese bilingual hotline as a public legal service platform)
Legal Daily, May 14, 2015
http://npc.people.com.cn/n/2015/0514/c14576-26999343.html

家庭暴力引发“母亲杀子”悲剧 北京二中院昨公开审理此案 (Beijing court hears case of mother killing son in family with history of domestic violence)
China Women's News, May 13, 2015
http://www.china-woman.com/2015-05/14/content_62361.htm

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China’s taxi drivers force local governments to take action against ride hailing apps
China Labour Bulletin, May 14, 2015
http://www.clb.org.hk/en/content/china%E2%80%99s-taxi-drivers-force-local-governments-take-action-against-ride-hailing-apps

China workers said to protest pay at indebted state firm
Bloomberg Business, May 12, 2015
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-05-12/china-workers-said-to-protest-pay-at-indebted-state-firm

Related:
Chinese machinery workers protest proposed layoffs
Wall Street Journal, May 13, 2015
http://www.wsj.com/articles/chinese-machinery-workers-protest-against-proposed-layoffs-1431534642

Government Accountability, (政府问责)

北京設追逃辦實行一人一方案 外逃實行季度零報告 (Beijing establishes office for tracking down fugitives, aims to have zero overseas fugitives in quarterly report)
Beijing News, May 14, 2015
http://politics.people.com.cn/BIG5/n/2015/0514/c1001-26997978.html

China’s Communist party is struggling to guard against corruption: graft-buster
South China Morning Post, May 13, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1795175/chinas-top-graft-buster-likens-battle-against

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China to increase video surveillance in security push
Reuters, May 13, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/05/13/us-china-security-idUSKBN0NY1F420150513

China imposes smartwatch and wearable tech army ban
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 13, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-32718266

Hong Kong (香港)

香港政改民調爭論:學者堅稱民調可信 (Debate over HK political reform polling system: academics firmly reiterate reliability of the poll)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 14, 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/trad/china/2015/05/150514_hk_political_reform_poll

香港保安局:1003人因去年 因占中”被捕 (HK Security Bureau: 1,003 people arrested in connection with last year’s Occupy Movement)
Radio Free Asia, May 13, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/Xinwen/15-05132015150810.html

Counterterrorism (反恐)

上海成立民兵无人机侦察分队 可用于救灾反恐 (Shanghai establishes people’s militia drone reconnaissance squad for use in emergency response and counterterrorism)
Beijing Youth Daily, May 13, 2015
http://news.hexun.com/2015-05-14/175817788.html

东盟地区论坛在南宁召开反恐与打击跨国犯罪会议 (Nanning, Guangxi holds ASEAN Regional Forum to discuss counterterrorism and combatting transnational crime)
Xinhua, May 14, 2015
http://world.people.com.cn/n/2015/0514/c1002-27002115.html

Related:
ARF meeting on anti-terrorism convenes in Nanning
Xinhua, May 14, 2015
http://english.chinamil.com.cn/news-channels/today-headlines/2015-05/14/content_6491624.htm

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

China’s feminist awakening
The New York Times, May 13, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/14/opinion/xiao-meili-chinas-feminist-awakening.html

For whom the bell tolls: one Chinese NGO’s alleged crime of “illegal business operation”
China Change, May 13, 2015
http://chinachange.org/2015/05/13/to-whom-the-bell-tolls-one-chinese-ngos-alleged-crime-of-illegal-business-operation/

郭玉闪和土气的传知行 (Guo Yushan and the homegrown Transition Institute)
Jin Caiyuan (WeChat), May 14, 2015
http://mp.weixin.qq.com/s?__biz=MzA3OTYwMjE3Mg==&mid=205520704&idx=1&sn=f06cd6a1474cd87d2eb429b0682fb566#rd