Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

浙江异议人士涉嫌“颠覆国家政权”案庭审结束 (2 Zhejiang democracy activists’ subversion trials end )
Boxun, September 30, 2015
http://www.boxun.com/news/gb/china/2015/09/201509301832.shtml

Related:
Subversion trials of two democracy activists end without verdicts
陈树庆、吕耿松案开庭,审结未宣判
Human Rights in China, September 29, 2015
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/case-update/subversion-trials-two-democracy-activists-end-without-verdicts
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/ge-gen-zong/chen-shu-qing-lu-geng-song-kai-ting-shen-jie-wei-xuan-pan

China’s secret detention of lawyers threatens the rule of law
Hong Kong Free Press, September 29, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/09/29/chinas-secret-detention-of-lawyers-threatens-the-rule-of-law/

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese writers should focus on ordinary lives: official
Xinhua English, September 29, 2015
http://english.sina.com/2015/0929/851760.html

国家新闻出版广电总局公开通报违法违规案件查处情况, 十五家媒体刊发虚假失实报道被查办 (SARFT publishes status of cases in violation of law, 15 media outlets investigated for false or untrue reporting)
Legal Daily, September 29, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150929/Articel02003GN.htm

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

The gay marriage proposal that's the talk of China
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 29, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-34392333

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China set to achieve 2015 climate goals, study says
The Wall Street Journal, September 30, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/09/30/china-set-to-achieve-2015-climate-goals-study-says/

珠海男子质疑强拆起诉法院 索赔730多万被驳 (Zhuhai man sues over forced demolition, compensation request for RBM 7.3m rejected)
Southern Metropolis Daily, September 29, 2015
http://zh.southcn.com/content/2015-09/28/content_133703335.htm

男子经4次庭审被判无罪 刑拘记录致其长期失业 (Man found not-guilty after 4 trials, but his criminal detention record causes long-term unemployment)
Beijing Youth Paper, September 29, 2015
http://news.youth.cn/sh/201509/t20150928_7160293.htm

Hong Kong (香港)

港大建制派校委不负北京使命否决陈文敏任副校长 (HKU pro-establishment Council members fulfill Beijing’s mission to vote against Johannes Chan)
Radio France Internationale, September 30, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20150930-港大建制派校委不负北京使命否决陈文敏任副校长

Related:
Student leader reveals HKU Council members’ reasons for blocking Johannes Chan appointment
Hong Kong Free Press, September 30, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/09/30/student-leader-reveals-hku-council-members-reasons-for-blocking-johannes-chan-appointment/

國際權威學者撰文撐陳文敏 (Internationally renowned scholars write in support of Johannes Chan)
Apple Daily, September 30, 2015
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/news/art/20150930/19315061

Related:
Johannes Chan: A scholar of real repute and integrity
Hong Kong Economic Journal, September 30, 2015
http://www.ejinsight.com/20150929-johannes-chan-scholar-real-repute-integrity/

Six ways pro-government forces went after Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement
Hong Kong Free Press, September 29, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/09/29/six-ways-pro-government-forces-went-after-hong-kongs-umbrella-movement/

Related:
Hongkongers' trust in CY Leung and Beijing at a lower point now than during Occupy Central
South China Morning Post, September 30, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1862534/hongkongers-trust-cy-leung-and-beijing-lower-point-now

Hong Kong’s democracy movement and Beijing’s fear of foreign influence
Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, September 22, 2015
https://www.asiapacific.ca/canada-asia-agenda/hong-kongs-democracy-movement-and-beijings-fear-foreign

Counterterrorism (反恐)

刑法修正案(九):法益保护前置织密反恐法网 (“Criminal Law Amendment (9): Early Protection of Legal Interests Requires Tightening the “Net” of China’s Counter-Terrorism Laws”)
Procuratorate Daily, September 28, 2015
http://www.chinacourt.org/article/detail/2015/09/id/1718738.shtml

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

律师的面子不是小事 (Saving “face” is no small thing for lawyers)
Legal Daily, September 29, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150929/Articel07002GN.htm

Delay in HKU appointment of Johannes Chan makes a mockery of Beijing's pledged support for rule of law
South China Morning Post, September 29, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1861280/delay-hku-appointment-johannes-chan-makes-mockery-beijings

University of Hong Kong's decision not to appoint Johannes Chan as pro-vice-chancellor smacks of political interference
South China Morning Post, September 30, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1862631/university-hong-kongs-decision-not-appoint-johannes-chan-pro

Hong Kong’s century-old “zombie” laws are to blame for HKU’s problems
Hong Kong Free Press, September 30, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/09/30/the-hku-ordinance-and-other-zombie-laws-threaten-hong-kongs-competitiveness/

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

25家单位公布中央专项巡视整改结果, 19家央企存在“利益输送”问题 (25 work units report on results of special inspection by Central authorities, 19 SOEs have problems with “transfers of benefits [to family members]")
Legal Daily, September 25, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150925/Articel04001GN.htm

新疆监狱搭建综合帮教平台 (Xinjiang prison establishes mentoring platforms integrating input from prison, family, and society)
Legal Daily, September 28, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150926/Articel02008GN.htm

发帖曝虐童“不侵权”具有样本意义 (Court finds person who exposes child abuse on social media “not in violation” of child or parents’ rights, has model significance)
Beijing News, September 28, 2015
http://news.xinhuanet.com/comments/2015-09/27/c_1116688446.htm

Access to Information (信息公开)

信息公开不全考生诉高校胜诉 (Woman not admitted to Beijing Languages University makes OGI request for list of admitted persons, suspecting that someone took her place through identity theft, after University releases only family names she takes them to court and wins)
Legal Daily, September 26, 2015
http://news.sina.com.cn/o/2015-09-27/doc-ifxieynu2450639.shtml

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

中共中央办公厅印发《关于加强社会组织党的建设工作的意见(试行)》 (CPC Central Office publishes (Trial) Opinion Concerning The Strengthening of Party Construction Work in Social Organizations)
Xinhua, September 28, 2015
http://news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2015-09/28/c_1116702753.htm

Government Accountability (政府问责)

调查:省级政府仅三成公开“三公”经费 县市级更低 (Survey: provincial-level governments are only 30% successful in publishing accounts of their “3 public expenditures,” county- and city-level governments have even lower success rates)
CNR, September 28, 2015
http://china.cnr.cn/gdgg/20150926/t20150926_519986106.shtml

50 countries pledge extra 40,000 troops as part of UN peacekeeping upgrade at summit
South China Morning Post, September 29, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1862327/50-countries-pledge-extra-40000-troops-part-un

China senior judge ousted over corruption allegations
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 29, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-34387918

Asia's richest man Li voices support for China's leadership
Reuters, September 29, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/09/29/us-likashing-china-idUSKCN0RT17420150929

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China-US Cyber agreements: Has Beijing outmaneuvered Washington?
The Diplomat, September 28, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/09/china-us-cyber-agreements-has-beijing-outmaneuvered-washington/

Related:
国家主席习近平访美谈网络安全引关注专家称, 中国力推建立国际网络空间治理新体系 (Xi Jinping's discussion of cybersecurity during U.S. visit attracts attention from experts, who say, China could achieve more in international governance of cyberspace)
Legal Daily, September 28, 2015
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index/content/2015-09/28/content_6288413.htm

建立大数据公共安全理念, 认真学习贯彻落实全国社会治安防控体系建设工作会议系列评论 (Establish a big data public safety concept, conscientiously study and practically implement discussions from the National Social Security Protection System Construction Work Conference)
Legal Daily, September 28, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150928/Articel01007GN.htm

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong's ICAC steps up publicity drive against election fraud following 1,500 complaints about electoral roll
South China Morning Post, September 29, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1862167/hong-kongs-icac-steps-publicity-drive-against-election-fraud

Ex-law dean Johannes Chan 'up against Beijing loyalists' at university council vote tonight
South China Morning Post, September 29, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education-community/article/1862242/ex-law-dean-johannes-chan-against-beijing

Related:
What’s up with Hong Kong legal academia?
Hong Kong Free Press, September 29, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/09/29/whats-up-with-hong-kong-legal-academia/

Ex-law dean Johannes Chan 'up against Beijing loyalists' at university council vote tonight
South China Morning Post, September 29, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education-community/article/1862242/ex-law-dean-johannes-chan-against-beijing

Counterterrorism (反恐)

公交行业举行反恐暨安全运营突发事件应急处置演练 (Shanghai public transport industry holds counter terrorism exercises)
Worker CN, September 26, 2015
http://right.workercn.cn/896/201509/26/150926075657555.shtml

Monday, September 28, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Plight and Prospects: The Landscape for Cause Lawyers in China
Committee to Support Chinese Lawyers, September 28, 2015
http://leitnercenter.org/files/Plight%20and%20Prospects_FULL%20FOR%20WEB.pdf

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese president Xi joins Facebook
Voice of America, September 28, 2015
http://www.voanews.com/content/xi-jinping-joins-facebook/2982504.html

See Facebook page:
Xi's US Visit
https://www.facebook.com/xiusavisit/timeline

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China's feminists will mark women's conference with deafening silence
The Guardian, September 26, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/sep/26/chinas-feminists-will-mark-womens-conference-with-deafening-silence

Xi Jinping criticised as “shameless” for touting China's record on rights for women at United Nations
South China Morning Post, September 28, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1861984/xi-jinping-criticised-touting-chinas-record-rights

Related:
习近平访联合国之际希拉里批评抓捕女权人士 (Hillary Clinton criticizes China for its arrest of women’s rights activists during Xi’s visit to the U.N.)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 28, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/world/2015/09/150928_us_china_clinton_feminist

Beijing says Clinton “biased” on Chinese women's issues
Voice of America, September 28, 2015
http://www.voanews.com/content/ap-chinese-paper-compares-clinton-to-trump-for-tweet-about-xi/2982168.html

As Xi leads summit at the U.N., images of detained Chinese women stare from across the street
记者手记:习近平女权讲话和被拘禁的中国女性
The New York Times, September 28, 2015
http://cn.nytimes.com/world/20150928/c28freethe20/dual/

Related:
Xi at the U.N.: Women’s rights, human rights
China Digital Times, September 28, 2015
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2015/09/xi-at-the-u-n-womens-rights-human-rights/

China Feminist Five - "Do you hear the women sing" [Video]
YouTube, September 21, 2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsTKYlBpW64

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Protest rally for Xi's visit, as U.S.-China clash on rights, islands
The Tibet Post, September 28, 2015
http://www.thetibetpost.com/en/news/international/4730-protest-rally-for-xis-visit-as-us-china-clash-on-rights-islands

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Remarks by Ambassador Samantha Power at the Internet Freedom Technology Showcase: the future of human rights online, City University of New York Graduate Center
United States Mission to the United Nations, September 26, 2015
http://usun.state.gov/remarks/6836

Obama and Xi Jinping of China agree to steps on cybertheft
习奥会成果未达预期,分歧难消
The New York Times, September 25, 2015
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20150926/c26prexy/dual/

Limiting security breaches may be impossible task for U.S. and China
中美恐难就限制网络攻击达成一致
The New York Times, September 28, 2015
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20150928/c28assess/dual/

Hong Kong (香港)

Documentary to feature Hong Kong democracy protests
香港雨伞运动一周年,新纪录片探究民主逆流
The New York Times, September 25, 2015
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20150928/c28sino-doc/dual/

【雨傘一周年】黃之鋒:唔想9.28成節日冀政壇有轉變 (Joshua Wong at 1st anniversary of Umbrella Movement: I don’t want September 28, 2014 to become a “holiday,” hope political situation will change soon)
Apple Daily, September 28, 2015
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/realtime/news/20150928/54255293

Related:
「雨傘運動」一周年 (The Umbrella Movement’s 1-year anniversary)
Apple Daily, September 28, 2015
http://umbrella.appledaily.com/

香港“占中”一周年 多个团体举行纪念活动 (Multiple groups host commemorative events on 1-year anniversary of Hong Kong’s “Occupy Central”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 28, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/09/150928_hongkong_occupy_one_year_events

Counterterrorism (反恐)

China vows to improve terror intelligence cooperation with US amid threat from Islamist militant Uygurs in Xinjiang
South China Morning Post, September 26, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1861575/china-vows-improve-terror-intelligence-cooperation-us

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Engaging China with moral and strategic clarity
China Change, September 26, 2015
http://chinachange.org/2015/09/26/engaging-china-with-moral-and-strategic-clarity/

Friday, September 25, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Judging judges: To help build “the rule of law”, China is demoting judges
The Economist, September 26, 2015
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21667952-help-build-rule-law-china-demoting-judges-judging-judges

Access to Information (信息公开)

《中国司法公开观察报告(2014-2015)》公布, 法院庭审和听证信息公开滞后 ("OGI Watch Report on China's Judicial System (2014-2015)":, publication of court hearings and testimony lagging behind)
China Youth Daily, September 24, 2015
http://news.cyol.com/content/2015-09/24/content_11653221.htm

China's Xi defends censorship amid chorus of support for embattled rights community
Radio Free Asia, September 24, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-xi-09242015154122.html

Chinese propaganda: Coming soon to a conference near you
The Diplomat, September 23, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/09/chinese-propaganda-coming-soon-to-a-conference-near-you/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

A dozen Tibetans detained in Sichuan after reoccupying grabbed land
Radio Free Asia, September 24, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/detentions-09242015174127.html

女权行动影像展联合国妇女峰会前揭幕 (Chinese feminist activism photo exhibition opens in NY in run-up to UN summit on women)
Voice of America, September 25, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/media/video/feminist-exhibition-20150925/2978220.html

“对华援助协会”:高智晟目前“平安在家” (China Aid: Gao Zhisheng safely at home)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 25, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/09/150925_china_gaozhisheng_bob-fu

据传维权人士高智晟打破沉默后再度失踪 (Human rights defender Gao Zhisheng allegedly went missing again after speaking out)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 24, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/09/150924_china_gao_disappeared

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Another “Sky Net” success: U.S. returns woman fugitive to face graft, fraud charges in China
South China Morning Post, September 24, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1861115/another-sky-net-success-us-returns-woman-fugitive-face

Film-maker sues Chinese censors over “ban” on gay-themed movie
The Guardian, September 24, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/sep/24/mama-rainbow-film-maker-sues-chinese-censors-over-ban-on-gay-themed-movie

Corruption, pollution top Chinese public concerns
Wall Street Journal, September 24, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/09/24/corruption-pollution-top-chinese-public-concerns/

”Big Daddy Xi” attempts to charm U.S. but tough crowds still await
The Guardian, September 24, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/sep/24/chinese-president-xi-jinping-us-visit-barack-obama

Related:
Xi's U.S. visit–Anything but human rights?
Deutsche Welle, September 24, 2015
http://www.dw.com/en/xis-us-visit-anything-but-human-rights/a-18737788

Letter to President Obama. Re: Xi Jinping Visit
Human Rights in China, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International USA et. al., September 9, 2015
http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/joint-statement/letter-president-obama

英财长访华“示好” 新疆之旅引争议 (U.K. Chancellor Osborne's “friendly” visit to Xinjiang stirs controversies)
Legal Daily, September 23, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr//中国/20150924-英财长访华“示好”-新疆之旅引争议

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Chinese activists in U.S. blame Beijing for relentless cyberattacks
Christian Science Monitor, September 24, 2015
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Passcode/2015/0925/Chinese-activists-in-US-blame-Beijing-for-relentless-cyberattacks

网络言论自由立法仍不规范业内人士指出, 规范网络言论部门法不能越界宪法 (Online free speech legislation still not standardized, industry insiders argue that departmental regulations for online speech cannot overstep Constitution)
Legal Daily, September 23, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150923/Articel03002GN.htm

Netizen Report: China Joins Russia in crusade to keep user data at government’s fingertips
Global Voices, September 24, 2015
https://globalvoices.org/2015/09/24/netizen-report-china-joins-russia-in-crusade-to-keep-user-data-at-governments-fingertips/

Future of cyberspace must conform with “national conditions”, Xi Jinping tells top internet execs
South China Morning Post, September 24, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/article/1861243/future-cyberspace-must-conform-national-conditions-chinese-president-tells-top

Obama prepared to impose financial sanctions on China for alleged hacking
The Guardian, September 24, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/sep/24/obama-china-financial-sanctions-hacking-xi-jinping

Snowden launches push for global privacy treaty
Reuters, September 24, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/09/24/us-spying-snowden-treaty-idUSKCN0RO2F120150924

Hong Kong (香港)

李國能:法治司法獨立是基石 保持警惕使基石永不動搖 (Former Chief Justice of HK Andrew Li: Rule of law and judicial independence are the cornerstone, must be kept solidly in place with vigilance)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 25, 2015
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1213614-20150925.htm

Related:
李國能:終審法院海外法官應該成為永久安排 (Former Chief Justice of HK Andrew Li: Presence of foreign judges in Court of Final Appeal should become a permanent arrangement)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 25, 2015
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1213507-20150925.htm

Delay in HKU appointment of Johannes Chan makes a mockery of Beijing's pledged support for rule of law
South China Morning Post, September 25, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1861280/delay-hku-appointment-johannes-chan-makes-mockery-beijings

Police to deploy up to 4,000 officers for Umbrella Movement anniversary
Hong Kong Free Press, September 25, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/09/25/police-to-deploy-up-to-4000-officers-for-umbrella-movement-anniversary/

Hong Kong democracy movement adrift as Beijing hardens rhetoric
Financial Times, September 25, 2015
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/6ad22d3a-6343-11e5-9846-de406ccb37f2.html

Counterterrorism (反恐)

白皮书:新疆依法严惩暴力恐怖犯罪 (White paper: Xinjiang severely punishes violent terrorist criminals)
Xinhua, September 24, 2015
http://news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2015-09/24/c_1116666791.htm

Expand aid program for China's Xinjiang region to include anti-terrorism, says leading cadre
South China Morning Post, September 24, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1861199/expand-aid-programme-chinas-xinjiang-region-include

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

The insecurity underpinning Xi Jinping’s repression
The Washington Post, September 23, 2015
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-insecure-underpinning-of-chinese-repression/2015/09/23/f8f33720-6092-11e5-9757-e49273f05f65_story.html

Man of the week: Daddy Xi
China Digital Times, September 25, 2015
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2015/09/man-of-the-week-daddy-xi/

Obama’s problem with China: No risk tolerance
Foreign Policy, September 24, 2015
http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/09/24/obamas-problem-with-china-no-risk-tolerance/

Desperate China crushing its own people: Column
USA Today, September 24, 2015
http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2015/09/24/china-xi-jinping-visit-obama-human-rights-lawyers-column/72671716/

调查:腐败、污染和贫富差距让中国人操碎心 (Survey: Corruption, pollution, and wealth gap the main concerns of Chinese people)
Deutsche Welle, September 25, 2015
http://www.dw.com/zh/调查腐败污染和贫富差距让中国人操碎心/a-18740920

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

云南扩大法律援助事项范围, 受家暴申请法律援助免困难证明 (Yunnan expands scope of legal aid, easing application process for domestic violence victims)
Kunming Evening News, September 22, 2015
http://www.yn.xinhuanet.com/newscenter/2015-09/23/c_134650246.htm

全国首例拒执罪自诉案件一审宣判, 宜春一老赖拒不执行生效判决获刑 (Chronic debtor in Yichun who defies court order on making payments is punished in nation’s 1st ever private prosecution for the crime of “refusing to carry out court order”)
Legal Daily, September 23, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150923/Articel08002GN.htm

AP Exclusive: Leading China lawyer says he was tortured
The Washington Post, September 23, 2015
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/leading-china-lawyer-speaks-out-says-he-was-tortured-again/2015/09/23/ee3ea03c-61f8-11e5-8475-781cc9851652_story.html

Related:
Unbowed, unbent, unbroken: Chinese rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng speaks out on his torture with an electric baton
South China Morning Post, September 23, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1860858/unbowed-unbent-unbroken-chinese-rights-lawyer-relives

高瑜健康日差国际记盟要求习近平给予保外就医 (Gao Yu’s health worsens, International Federation of Journalists calls on Xi Jinping to allow medical parole)
Radio France Internationale, September 24, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20150924-高瑜健康日差国际记盟要求习近平给予保外就医

Access to Information (信息公开)

四川公布“民告官”十大典型案, 信息公开类增幅最大 (Sichuan announces 10 typical cases of “citizens suing officials,” OGI-related cases increase the most)
Sichuan Daily, September 23, 2015
http://scnews.newssc.org/system/20150923/000603241.html

170余名网民被查实散布网络虚假信息, 湖北警方披露三类典型网络谣言特征 (Over 170 netizens investigated for disseminating false information online, Hubei police disclose 3 typical characteristics of online rumors)
Legal Daily, September 23, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150923/Articel08001GN.htm

行拘两人, 散布砍人不实信息 (2 detained for disseminating false information on knife attacks)
Legal Daily, September 22, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150922/Articel05008GN.htm

“China is so lucky to have you”: Netizens react to Xi’s US visit as censors keep it positive
Hong Kong Free Press, September 23, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/09/23/china-is-so-lucky-to-have-you-netizens-react-to-xis-us-visit-as-censors-keep-it-positive/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Gender discrimination lawsuit in China creates buzz among activists
Channel NewsAsia, September 20, 2015
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/gender-discrimination/2138738.html

”Obey Chinese law”: Xi issues warning to foreign NGOs in China during his U.S. swing as fears of impending crackdown grow
South China Morning Post, September 23, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1860724/foreign-ngos-china-have-obey-chinese-law-president-xi

U.S. to raise China human rights with Xi but dissident's wife boycotts meeting
The Guardian, September 13, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/sep/23/us-china-human-rights-wife-dissident-boycotts-meeting

Chinese police step up pressure on Feminist Five
Radio Free Asia, September 24, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/pressure-09232015125003.html

习近平访美,约百人集会抗议 (A hundred people gather to protest Xi Jinping’s visit to the U.S.)
Voice of America, September 24, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/media/video/2975258.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

12名诺贝尔和平奖得主呼吁释放刘晓波 (12 Nobel Peace Prize winners urge Obama to press Xi to release fellow laureate Liu Xiaobo)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 23, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/world/2015/09/150923_letter_liuxiaobo

China prosecutor to intensify financial markets crackdown
Reuters, September 23, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/09/23/us-china-markets-probe-idUSKCN0RN0A820150923

Senior leader calls for discipline within anti-graft agencies
Xinhua, September 23, 2015
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-09/23/c_134653179.htm

China to prosecute ex-deputy sports minister and Olympics committee member for graft
South China Morning Post, September 24, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1861003/china-prosecute-ex-deputy-sports-minister-and-olympics

Tianjin warehouse blasts: Evidence of corruption, says Chinese premier as he vows nobody will be exempt from punishment
South China Morning Post, September 23, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1860908/tianjin-warehouse-blasts-evidence-corruption-says

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Hackers took fingerprints of 5.6 million U.S. workers, government says
The New York Times, September 24, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/24/world/asia/hackers-took-fingerprints-of-5-6-million-us-workers-government-says.html

Cyber sleuths track hacker to China’s military
The Wall Street Journal, September 23, 2015
http://www.wsj.com/articles/cyber-sleuths-track-hacker-to-chinas-military-1443042030

Struggles in China push Cisco to strike deal
Wall Street Journal, September 23, 2015
http://www.wsj.com/articles/struggles-in-china-push-cisco-to-strike-deal-1442965527

What did Xi Jinping have to Say on cyber issues in his big Seattle speech?
The Diplomat, September 23, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/09/what-did-xi-jinping-have-to-say-on-cyber-issues-in-his-big-seattle-speech/

Hong Kong (香港)

Smears from both sides have politicized University of Hong Kong’s campus, says Baptist University chief
South China Morning Post, September 24, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education-community/article/1860946/smears-both-sides-have-politicised-university

Protest fatigue? Hong Kong’s pro-democracy activists are awakening ahead of Occupy anniversary
Hong Kong Free Press, September 23, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/09/23/protest-fatigue-hong-kongs-pro-democracy-activists-are-awakening-ahead-of-occupy-anniversary/

Human Rights Watch slams FIFA proceedings against Hong Kong fans’ anthem jeers
Hong Kong Free Press, September 24, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/09/24/human-rights-watch-slams-fifa-proceedings-against-hong-kong-fans-anthem-jeers/

人權監察:87枚催淚彈不必要 警:要製造安全距離 (HK Human Rights Monitor: 87 tear gas grenades unnecessary, police: it was to create safe distance)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 24, 2015
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1213329-20150924.htm

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Full text: China President Xi gives policy speech in Seattle, wants to fight cybercrime with the U.S.
Geekwire, September 22, 2015
http://www.geekwire.com/2015/full-text-china-president-xi-gives-policy-speech-in-seattle-pledges-to-fight-cybercrime-with-u-s/

Silicon Valley shouldn’t let China strong-arm it into spying
Quartz, September 23, 2015
http://qz.com/508482/silicon-valley-shouldnt-let-china-strong-arm-it-into-spying/

Dear Xi Jinping: I am writing to you as an American Mom of a 19-year old Chinese daughter …
Medium, September 23, 2015
https://medium.com/@melissaludtke_70103/dear-xi-jinping-b0df07cba899

To Obama–Why China does not have a Nelson Mandela
China Change, September 23, 2015
http://chinachange.org/2015/09/23/to-obama-why-china-does-not-have-a-nelson-mandela/

China’s President Xi is “so cute,” says world’s creepiest propaganda video
The Washington Post, September 23, 2015
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/09/23/chinas-president-xi-is-so-cute-says-worlds-creepiest-propaganda-video/

"内部材料”不是公开“三公”经费的遮羞布 (Government should not use excuse of "internal materials" to conceal “3 public expenditures” –air travel, food and entertainment, and vehicles)
Sichuan News Online, September 23, 2015
http://opinion.newssc.org/system/20150923/000603237.html

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

有罪证据有问题宁可不追究, 中央司改办和中央政法机关相关负责人就司法体制改革答记者问 (Leaders of Central Group on Judicial System Reforms and Central Politics and Law Organs: it’s not advisable to pursue problematic criminal evidence)
Legal Daily, September 22, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150922/Articel05002GN.htm

中国公安部:所有刑事案件讯问过程将录音录像 (Ministry of Public Security: All interrogation procedures in criminal cases will be recorded on audio and video)
Radio Free Asia, September 22, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/hc-09222015103635.html

Lawyer Gao Zhisheng Told Wife Not to Meet with Deputy Secretary of State
China Change, September 23, 2015
http://hlj.rednet.cn/c/2015/09/21/3797353.htm

Meet the press: China gives a little ground to foreign media –for now
South China Morning Post, September 22, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1860604/meet-press-china-gives-little-ground-foreign-media-now

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Labour activist Zhu Xiaomei in action
YouTube, September 21, 2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1YY2muuqoA&t=121&app=desktop

Public opposition said to delay upgrading of train line in capital
Caixin, September 22, 2015
http://english.caixin.com/2015-09-22/100854909.html

Rights activists greet China's leader on first U.S. visit
Al Jazeera, September 22, 2015
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/09/xi-jinping-seattle-china-150922230118373.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

最高法发布完善人民法院司法责任制意见, 七种情形法官承担违法审判责任 (SPC issues opinion on perfecting people's courts’ judicial responsibility: there are 7 situations in which judges shall be responsible for unlawful decisions)
Legal Daily, September 22, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150922/Articel01011GN.htm

Related:
最高人民法院关于完善人民法院司法责任制的若干意见 (Opinion by SPC on improving people’s courts’ judicial responsibility)
Legal Daily, September 22, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150922/Articel03002GN.htm

Political advisor in Guangdong “detained for graft”
Caixin, September 22, 2015
http://english.caixin.com/2015-09-22/100854897.html

Premier orders thorough investigation of Tianjin blasts
Xinhua, September 22, 2015
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-09/22/c_134649516.htm

”There is no “Houses of Cards”: Chinese president rejects for first time claims his anti-graft crackdown is a power struggle
South China Morning Post, September 22, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1860423/chinese-president-xi-jinping-set-land-seattle-first

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Google is returning to China? It never really left
The Guardian, September 21, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/sep/21/google-is-returning-to-china-it-never-really-left

Apple China apps hacked
Wall Street Journal, September 23, 2015
http://www.businessspectator.com.au/news/2015/9/21/technology/apple-china-apps-hacked

Hacking sanctions threat hangs over Xi’s U.S. visit
China Digital Times, September 22, 2015
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2015/09/hacking-sanctions-threat-hangs-over-xis-u-s-visit/

Xi Jinping in Seattle to meet with CEOs of Apple, Microsoft and other tech giants
The Telegraph, September 22, 2015
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/11883919/Xi-Jinping-in-Seattle-to-meet-with-CEOs-of-Apple-Microsoft-and-other-tech-giants.html

CloudFlare raises $110M from Baidu, Google Capital, Microsoft, and Qualcomm
VentureBeat, September 22, 2015
http://venturebeat.com/2015/09/22/cloudflare-raises-110m-from-baidu-google-capital-microsoft-and-qualcomm/

Related:
Dark Cloud: Why CloudFlare's Deal with Baidu Could Haunt US Tech Companies
VICE, September 15, 2015
http://motherboard.vice.com/read/cloudflare-baidu-partnership-yunjiasu-china

Hong Kong (香港)

Yellow umbrellas to return to Admiralty on first anniversary of pro-democracy protests
Hong Kong Free Press, September 23, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/09/23/yellow-umbrellas-to-return-to-admiralty-on-first-anniversary-of-umbrella-movement/

Joshua Wong, Benny Tai and Martin Lee to attend pro-democracy NGO event in U.S.
Hong Kong Free Press, September 23, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/09/23/joshua-wong-benny-tai-and-martin-lee-to-attend-pro-democracy-ngo-event-in-us/

Related:
李柱铭黄之锋在美未获白宫官员会面 (Martin Lee and Joshua Wong could not obtain meetings with White House officials)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 23, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/world/2015/09/150923_us_hongkong_democracy_activists

As Xi meets Obama, will anyone remember Hong Kong “Occupy” protest?
Christian Science Monitor, September 22, 2015
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-Pacific/2015/0922/As-Xi-meets-Obama-will-anyone-remember-Hong-Kong-Occupy-protest

有佔領參與者修好雨傘保存 也有義載司機加入政黨 (Some “Occupy” participants repaired and kept umbrellas, some volunteer drivers joined political parties)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 23, 2015
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1213114-20150923.htm

朱耀明:若政府多行不義社會炸彈將爆 (One of the “Occupy” trio Chu Yiu-ming: If government continuously tramples on justice, society will explode)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 23, 2015
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1213052-20150923.htm

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

China detains U.S. woman over national security
The Hindu, September 23, 2015
http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/china-detains-us-woman-over-national-security/article7677789.ece

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

海外观察:8000名留美学生被开除 谁该反省? (Overseas Observer: 8,000 Chinese students expelled from U.S. schools in 2014—who needs to take a long hard look at themselves?)
People Online, September 22, 2015
http://world.people.com.cn/n/2015/0601/c1002-27086406.html

What China’s Xi Jinping thinks about freedom
The Wall Street Journal, September 23, 2015
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/09/23/what-chinas-xi-jinping-thinks-about-freedom/

Can the U.S. & China make peace in cyberspace?
China File, September 22, 2015
http://www.chinafile.com/conversation/can-us-china-make-peace-cyberspace

Osborne “must raise human rights abuse” on visit to volatile Chinese region
The Guardian, September 22, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/sep/22/george-osborne-china-visit-must-raise-human-rights-abuse

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China issues white paper on gender equality, women's development
China Daily, September 22, 2015
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2015-09/22/content_21947110.htm

Related:
White paper: Gender Equality and Women's Development in China (full text)
授权发布:中国性别平等与妇女发展 (Authorized announcement: Gender equality and women’s development in China)
Xinhua, September 22, 2015
EN: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2015-09/22/content_21946949.htm
CH: http://news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2015-09/22/c_1116636886.htm

China needs checks and balances to protect lawyers' rights, say experts
South China Morning Post, September 21, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1860254/chinas-judiciary-needs-checks-and-balances-protect

中国保障律师权利新规被指一纸空文 (China’s new regulations for protection of lawyers’ rights criticized as empty words)
Voice of America, September 22, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/beijing-new-rules-of-protecting-lawyers-rights-20150922/2973540.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Baidu begins censoring "Liu Lefei" - Vice Chairman of CITIC
Fei Chang Dao, September 21, 2015
http://blog.feichangdao.com/2015/09/baidu-begins-censoring-liu-lefei-vice.html

Chinese state media continues tirade against Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing in People’s Daily commentary
South China Morning Post, September 21, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/economy/article/1860098/chinese-state-media-continues-tirade-against-hong-kong-tycoon-li

Minitrue: Don’t hype Xinhua commentary on SOE reform
China Digital Times, September 21, 2015
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2015/09/minitrue-dont-hype-xinhua-commentary-on-soe-reform/

Chinese state media makes rare report of assault on villagers in land dispute with officials
South China Morning Post, September 21, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1860105/chinese-state-media-makes-rare-report-assault-villagers-land

Neil Gaiman joins authors in urging Chinese president to release jailed writers
The Guardian, September 21, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/sep/21/neil-gaiman-authors-chinese-president-jailed-writers

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China investors in rare protest accuse regulators of "ignoring fraud"
Reuters, September 21, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/09/21/china-fanya-protests-idUSL4N11R2U620150921

Sacked labor activist continues to push for workers’ trade unions
China Labor Bulletin, September 21, 2015
http://www.clb.org.hk/en/content/sacked-labour-activist-continues-push-workers%E2%80%99-trade-unions

Chinese police detain more than 1,000 PLA veterans in Beijing
Radio Free Asia, September 21, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/veterans-09212015110945.html

高瑜、浦志强获“中国民主教育基金会”评选为“中国杰出民主人士” (Gao Yu and Pu Zhiqiang receive “Outstanding Contribution Prize for Democracy of China” by Chinese Democracy Education Foundation)
Radio Free Asia, September 21, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ck-09212015094746.html

看看大使馆是如何安排留美学生欢迎习近平访美迎接仪式的 (See how the Chinese Embassy is Preparing for the Ceremony to Welcome Xi Jinping to the US, Including Instructions Drafted By a Lawyer for Dealing With Protesters)
WeChat, September 22, 2015
http://mp.weixin.qq.com/s?__biz=MjM5NTc3OTE2MA==&mid=207637439&idx=2&sn=463a0a3f2365d9815e5c98dcbdfffaa8&scene=2&srcid=0922GYz7YeVYVZJLlSkAZCZI&from=timeline&isappinstalled=0#rd

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China stresses Party leadership in SOE reforms
中共中央办公厅印发《关于在深化国有企业改革中坚持党的领导加强党的建设的若干意见》
Xinhua, September 20, 2015
EN: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-09/20/c_134642583.htm
CH: http://www.gov.cn/zhengce/2015-09/20/content_2935714.htm

Related:
中共中央、国务院关于深化国有企业改革的指导意见 (CPC Central Committee, State Council to give instructive comments on deepening reform of state-owned enterprises)
Xinhua, September 13, 2015
http://www.gov.cn/zhengce/2015-09/13/content_2930440.htm

Charles Li involved in controversial China hiring while at J.P. Morgan
Wall Street Journal, September 21, 2015
http://www.wsj.com/articles/hkex-chief-was-involved-in-controversial-hiring-moves-when-at-j-p-morgan-1442775597

Inquiry into bank head “tied to closing of Dalian bourse”
Caixin, September 21, 2015
http://english.caixin.com/2015-09-21/100853918.html

China prosecutors investigate 140,000 suspects in anti-graft drive
Xinhua, September 21, 2015
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-09/21/c_134645929.htm

Videos of a raunchy night out costs Chinese official his job and party membership
South China Morning Post, September 21, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1860120/videos-raunchy-night-out-costs-chinese-official-his-job-and-party

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Apple iOS breach no mere “mistaken experiment,” Chinese experts say
The Wall Street Journal, September 21, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/09/21/prank-or-hack-apple-china-breach-in-eye-of-beholder/

Related:
中国防火墙作法自毙给苹果程式黑客有机可乘 (Chinese firewall hoist with its own petard as iOS hackers exploit the loopholes)
Radio France Internationale, September 22, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20150922-中国防火墙作法自毙给苹果程式黑客有机可乘

Xi Jinping says China is not guilty of cyber attacks as he prepares for US visit
The Guardian, September 22, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/sep/22/xi-jinping-says-china-is-not-guilty-of-cyber-attacks-as-he-prepares-for-us-visit

Xi Jinping’s tech battle in Seattle
Wall Street Journal, September 21, 2015
http://www.wsj.com/articles/xi-jinpings-tech-battle-in-seattle-1442877179

Hong Kong (香港)

We don't need another Occupy: Joshua Wong reveals new approach and plan for referendum on Hong Kong's post-2047 future
South China Morning Post, September 22, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1860272/we-dont-need-another-occupy-joshua-wong-reveals-new-approach

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Don’t get too excited about a U.S.-China arms control agreement for cyber
Lawfare, September 21, 2015
https://www.lawfareblog.com/dont-get-too-excited-about-us-china-arms-control-agreement-cyber

Our understanding of the rule of law defines us as Hong Kong people
Hong Kong Free Press, September 21, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/09/21/our-understanding-of-the-rule-of-law-defines-us-as-hong-kong-people/

Curbing Chinese corruption
Al Jazeera, September 21, 2015
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2015/09/curbing-chinese-corruption-150916133949395.html

记者命运需要全社会的关怀 (Society should be concerned about journalists’ fate)
Al Jazeera, September 21, 2015
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001064071

Monday, September 21, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

28个省区市制定法援法规或规章 (28 provincial cities enact rules and regulations on legal aid)
Legal Daily, September 18, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150918/Articel01005GN.htm

海城看守所打造人性化管理, 在押人员主动协助破刑案123起 (Detention center in Haicheng, in Liaoning Province, establishes healthcare system focused on more humane treatment of prisoners, leads to prisoners voluntarily helping to solve 123 criminal cases)
Legal Daily, September 18, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150918/Articel02007GN.htm

China takes despicable measures to subdue rights lawyer
China Change, September 18, 2015
http://chinachange.org/2015/09/18/china-takes-despicable-measure-to-subdue-rights-lawyer/

Related:
Mass suppression of lawyers reveals true nature of Xi’s “rule by law”
对维权律师的大规模镇压揭示了习近平“依法治国”的真实面目
Human Rights in China, July 16, 2015
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/mass-crackdown-chinese-lawyers-and-defenders
CH: http://hrichina.org/chs/zhong-guo-da-gui-mo-zhen-ya-wei-quan-lu-shi-he-huo-yue-ren-shi

China's legal rights: lawyers win some, lose some
五部门新规保障会见阅卷等执业权利 律师忧无实质改善
South China Morning Post, September 20, 2015
EN: http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1859968/chinas-legal-rights-lawyers-win-some-lose-some
CH: http://www.nanzao.com/sc/national/14fedc9599daf03/wu-bu-men-xin-gui-bao-zhang-hui-jian-yue-juan-deng-zhi-ye-quan-li-lv-shi-you-wu-shi-zhi-gai-shan

Related:
授权发布:关于依法保障律师执业权利的规定 (Authorized announcement: Regulations on the protection of lawyers’ rights of practice)
Xinhua, September 20, 2015
http://news.xinhuanet.com/legal/2015-09/20/c_1116616593.htm

Access to Information (信息公开)

Western media “welcome” in China, Xi Jinping tells Murdoch (whose Wall Street Journal website is blocked)
South China Morning Post, September 20, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1859698/western-media-welcome-china-xi-jinping-tells-murdoch-whose-wall

“The best Father’s Day gift ever”: a VPN
China Digital Times, September 17, 2015
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2015/09/the-best-fathers-day-gift-ever-a-vpn/

China is bringing sophisticated censorship to the US for president Xi’s state visit
Quartz, September 18, 2015
http://qz.com/505651/china-is-bringing-sophisticated-censorship-to-the-us-for-president-xis-state-visit/

Why is China talking “democracy” and “freedom” in schools?
The Wall Street Journal, September 21, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/09/21/why-is-china-talking-democracy-and-freedom-in-schools/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Workers strike at Chinese shipyard, demand three months' back-pay
Radio Free Asia, September 18, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/lawsuit-09182015104956.html

京藝術家聲援佔領被拘9個月後不被起訴 (Beijing artists detained for supporting HK Umbrella Movement not charged after 9 months)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 21, 2015
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1212658-20150921.htm

Government Accountability (政府问责)

矿场老板被关10个月无罪释放 曾被6人轮流审问 (Quarry boss released without charge after 10-month detention suffered intense interrogation)
Southern Metropolis Daily, September 18, 2015
http://news.sina.com.cn/s/wh/2015-09-17/doc-ifxhuyha2294419.shtml

Honored Official exposed for adultery and domestic violence
China Smack, September 18, 2015
http://www.chinasmack.com/2015/digest/honored-official-exposed-for-adultery-and-domestic-violence.html

”President Obama most likely would be in prison”: China rights record slammed in U.S. ahead of Xi Jinping's state visit
South China Morning Post, September 19, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1859651/president-obama-most-likely-would-be-prison-china

Related:
Letter to President Obama. Re: Xi Jinping Visit
Human Rights in China, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International USA et. al., September 9, 2015
http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/joint-statement/letter-president-obama

Chinese lawyer sues for compensation over torture in police custody
Radio Free Asia, September 18, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/lawsuit-09182015104956.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

织密防控网确保社会安定有序 (A tightly defended Internet will ensure social stability and order)
Legal Daily, September 18, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150918/Articel01010GN.htm

微信群主被判拘役 (WeChat Group Leader sentenced to criminal detention in online obscenity case, gets 1.5 months)
Legal Daily, September 18, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150918/Articel05006GN.htm

Malware infects WeChat, other iOS apps in Chinese store
China Digital Times, September 18, 2015
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2015/09/malware-infects-wechat-other-ios-apps-in-chinese-store/

U.S. and China seek arms deal for cyberspace
The New York Times, September 20, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/20/world/asia/us-and-china-seek-arms-deal-for-cyberspace.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Seven members quit Democratic Party ahead of District Council elections
Hong Kong Free Press, September 21, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/09/21/seven-members-quit-democratic-party-ahead-of-district-council-elections/

”I Want Genuine Universal Suffrage” banner appears in Admiralty days before Occupy Central anniversary
South China Morning Post, September 20, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education-community/article/1859850/ahead-occupy-centrals-anniversary-i-want-genuine

Four arrested at Mong Kok protest’s 300 day commemoration
Hong Kong Free Press, September 21, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/09/21/four-arrested-at-mong-kok-protests-300-day-commemoration/

Pan-democrat lawmakers form liaison group to communicate with Beijing
Hong Kong Free Press, September 19, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/09/19/pan-democrat-lawmakers-form-liaison-group-to-communicate-with-beijing/

周永康:佔領時有策略錯誤 羅冠聰:退聯大學仍可合作 (Alex Chow: There were strategic flaws in “Occupy” movement, Nathan Law: HKFS still cooperates with universities that have quit the association)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 21, 2015
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1212654-20150921.htm

李慧琼:面對「去中國化」加強中國歷史教育是大方向 (Politician Starry Lee: In face of “dechinesification,”intensifying Chinese history education is one important remedy)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 21, 2015
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1212627-20150921.htm

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Who will speak for China's dissidents?
Los Angeles, September 20, 2015
http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-nossel-china-human-rights-20150920-story.html

Xi Jinping: Does China truly love “Big Daddy Xi” – or fear him?
The Guardian, September 19, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/sep/19/xi-jinping-does-china-truly-love-big-daddy-xi-or-fear-him

Friday, September 18, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

沈德咏在第二次全国法院案例指导工作会议上强调, 加强案例指导统一裁判标准(Shen Yongde speaks at 2nd National Court Cases Guidance Work Conference, emphasizes need to strengthen uniform decision making standards in case guidance)
Legal Daily, September 17, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150917/Articel02003GN.htm

China relaxes adoption rules for abandoned, trafficked children
Reuters, September 18, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/09/18/us-china-familyplanning-idUSKCN0RI09P20150918

What’s New In The New Domestic Violence Law Draft?
China Law Translate, September 16, 2015
http://chinalawtranslate.com/major-changes-in-the-domestic-violence-law/?lang=en

Access to Information (信息公开)

PEN Appeals to Xi Jinping for Release of Imprisoned Chinese
The New York Times, September 18, 2015
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/09/18/china-xi-jinping-writers-pen-america/

Related:
Dear President Xi: A message from America's writers
PEN America, September 18, 2015
http://www.pen.org/blog/XiJinping2015

Report details harassment of journalists in China
China Digital Times, September 17, 2015
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2015/09/report-details-harassment-of-journalists-in-china/

Related:
Recent incidents of interference with reporting
Foreign Correspondents' Club of China, September 15, 2015
https://cpj.org/blog/FCCC-09-15.pdf

As zombie rumors fly, China punishes social media pranksters
《三体》热令科幻走红,禁忌仍在
The New York Times, September 18, 2015
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20150918/c18sino-scifi/dual/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

"无违法犯罪证明”应由单位申请开具仍有个人要求公安机关出证明 “无违法犯罪证明”使用过滥是问题根源 (“Certificates of No Criminal Record” should be issued on application by work units but individuals still seek them from public security organs, the root cause of why such certificates are being used excessively)
Legal Daily, September 17, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150917/Articel04002GN.htm

Daring sailboat escape by Chinese dissidents ends in rescue, detention by Taiwan
Radio Free Asia, September 17, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/sailboat-09172015110152.html

Chinese man attempts suicide outside government headquarters in Beijing
Radio Free Asia, September 17, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/attempts-09172015111805.html

China’s Communist Party hails its own legitimacy amid online skepticism
Foreign Policy, September 17, 2015
http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/09/17/china-communist-party-legitimacy-government-wang-qishan-internet/

Tianjin blast victims protest for better compensation
Wall Street Journal, September 17, 2015
http://www.wsj.com/articles/tianjin-blast-victims-protest-for-better-compensation-1442532484

香港团体中大校园讲座声援中国维权律师 (Hong Kong group organizes conference on CUHK campus to rally support for Chinese human rights lawyers)
Voice of America, September 18, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/hk-chinese-rights-20150917/2967462.html

HRC Statement Reaffirms Right to Freedom of Expression Including Creative and Artistic Expression
Permanent Mission of the United States of America, September 18, 2015
https://geneva.usmission.gov/2015/09/18/hrc-statement-reaffirms-right-to-freedom-of-expression-including-creative-and-artistic-expression/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

袁永长被宣告无罪获国家赔偿 (Former leader of Sichuan industrial company receives $72 thousand in state compensation after exoneration)
Yangzhou Times, September 16, 2015
http://roll.sohu.com/20150916/n421275866.shtml

法律援助案件质量评估在湖南开展 (Qualitative assessment of legal aid cases begins in Hunan)
Legal Daily, September 17, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150917/Articel02006GN.htm

公安机关规范执法内外兼修促进公平正义 系列改革给执法权力戴上“紧箍咒” (Public security organs aim to standardize law enforcement activities to “advance justice inside and out”: A series of reforms will keep law enforcement officers’ power on a tight leash)
Legal Daily, September 17, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150917/Articel05002GN.htm

Chinese officials deny blame after man died in fire while workers demolished his house
South China Morning Post, September 17, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1859053/chinese-officials-deny-blame-after-man-died-house-fire

The spread of corruption is being contained, says China's chief graft-buster
South China Morning Post, September 17, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1859252/spread-corruption-being-contained-says-chinas-chief

U.S. government forcibly repatriates first “Sky Net” Chinese fugitive ahead of Xi Jinping’s state visit
South China Morning Post, September 17, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1859321/us-government-forcibly-repatriates-first-chinese

China defends Xi visit to UN forum despite activists' detention
Channel NewsAsia, September 17, 2015
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-defends-xi-visit-to/2133052.html

Ahead of Xi's U.S. trip, China defends record on human rights
The Diplomat, September 18, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/09/ahead-of-xis-us-trip-china-defends-record-on-human-rights/

Related:
Xi Jinping’s US visit: itinerary, issues and delegation
South China Morning Post, September 18, 2015
http://multimedia.scmp.com/xi-jinping-us-visit/

中国环保部核算环保的经济损失 (Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection should calculate financial losses incurred by environmental protection)
Financial Times, September 18, 2015
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001064026

习近平访美前 多族人权团体在白宫前谴责中国人权状况 (Prior to Xi Jinping’s visit to U.S., multiple ethnic groups and human rights organizations gather in front of White House to condemn human rights situation in China)
Radio Free Asia, September 17, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zhengzhi/ks-09172015150533.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

The CEOs facing off during Chinese president Xi Jinping’s state visit to the U.S. shows the importance of tech
Quartz, September 18, 2015
http://qz.com/505220/the-list-of-ceos-facing-off-during-chinese-president-xi-jinpings-state-visit-to-the-us-shows-the-importance-of-tech/

The Chinese cyber threat in the South China Sea
The Diplomat, September 18, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/09/the-chinese-cyber-threat-in-the-south-china-sea/

Father's Day Climbing generational walls – by Mia Li
the Anthill, September 18, 2015
http://theanthill.org/fathers-day

中国承诺打击网络黑客 (China promises to crack down on internet hacking)
Voice of America, September 18, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-us-cyberattack-20150917/2967388.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Occupy co-founder Benny Tai says he regrets not ending protests sooner
Hong Kong Free Press, September 18, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/09/18/occupy-co-founder-benny-tai-says-he-regrets-not-ending-protests-sooner/

Pan-democrats to take on Occupy activist groups in 14 constituencies in Hong Kong district council polls
South China Morning Post, September 18, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1859240/pan-democrats-take-occupy-activist-groups-14-constituencies-hong-kong

不靠中联办 港泛民成立联络小组协调与中央沟通 (Not relying on Liaison Office, Hong Kong pan-dems set up contact groups for coordinating communication with Beijing)
South China Morning Post, September 18, 2015
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/hk-macau-tw/14fdf22f54f2cd1/bu-kao-zhong-lian-ban-gang-fan-min-cheng-li-lian-luo-xiao-zu-xie-diao-yu-zhong-yang-gou-tong

Counterterrorism (反恐)

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s growing pains
The Diplomat, September 18, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/09/the-shanghai-cooperation-organizations-growing-pains/

新疆反恐基金设立一年4万余人献爱心 (By Anniversary of the founding of the Xinjiang Anti-Terrorism Foundation, more than 40,000 people have donated)
Legal Daily, September 17, 2015
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index/content/2015-09/17/content_6273307.htm?node=20908

利川特警为客车司机传授反恐知识技能 (Lichuan, Sichuan SWAT police teach counterterrorism skills and techniques to bus drivers)
Xinhua, September 17, 2015
http://www.hb.chinanews.com/news/2015/0917/225785.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Obama: Cyber theft “an act of aggression” but U.S. and China can develop norms
The Diplomat, September 18, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/09/obama-cyber-theft-an-act-of-aggression-but-us-and-china-can-develop-norms/

From China, messages to President Obama before Xi Jinping’s visit (2)
China Change, September 17, 2015
http://chinachange.org/2015/09/17/from-china-messages-to-president-obama-before-xi-jinpings-visit-2//

Related:
Letter to President Obama. Re: Xi Jinping Visit
Human Rights in China, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International USA et. al., September 9, 2015
http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/joint-statement/letter-president-obama

Don't forget about China's big UN speech
The Diplomat, September 18, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/09/dont-forget-about-chinas-big-un-speech/

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

多地出台省级深化户籍改革意见告别农户时代, 公安户籍改革缩小城乡间差异 (Proposed provincial-level opinions for intensifying hukou reform will bid farewell to era of farmer household registration status, rural urban divide to be reduced)
Legal Daily, September 16, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150916/Articel05002GN.htm

China's top court stresses harsh penalties after Tianjin blasts
China Daily, September 16, 2015
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2015-09/16/content_21897107.htm

已被罚处:邓某造谣描黑纠纷 (Man penalized for starting rumors after posting false information about a violent dispute)
Legal Daily, September 16, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150916/Articel05007GN.htm

Access to Information (信息公开)

中国政府提交联合国的“酷刑”报告数据涉嫌造假各部门相互推诿拒绝公开具体数据(图)(Chinese government’s "torture" report submitted to UN suspected of fraudulent data, various departments shirk responsibility and refuse to disclose specific numbers)
Weiquanwang, September 16, 2015
http://wqw2010.blogspot.se/2015/09/blog-post_55.html

River crabbed: the emperor’s left hand
China Digital Times, September 16, 2015
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2015/09/river-crabbed-the-emperors-left-hand/

The Chinese government is censoring a documentary about mothers who love their gay kids
Quartz, September 17, 2015
http://qz.com/504022/a-filmmaker-is-suing-the-chinese-government-for-banning-his-documentary-about-mothers-who-love-their-gay-children/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Cooperation with the United Nations, its representatives and mechanisms in the field of human rights - Report of the Secretary-General [This report on the problem of reprisals at the UN highlights concerns about China censoring civil society participation at the recent CEDAW review and the death of Cao Shunli.]
与联合国、其代表和机制在人权领域的合作 - 秘书长的报告 [本报告就联合国重点强调的关于报复的问题,对中国审查民间社会参与最近的消除对妇女歧视的审议以及曹顺利死亡事件提出了关切。]
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, August 17, 2015
EN:http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/RegularSessions/Session30/Documents/A_HRC_30_29_ENG.docx
CH: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/RegularSessions/Session30/Documents/A_HRC_30_29_CHI.docx

Guangdong newspaper prints black page on International Day of Democracy
Radio Free Asia, September 16, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/guangdong-newspaper-prints-black-page-on-international-day-of-democracy-09162015110446.html

中国维权律师联盟声援被捕律师 (China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group rallies support for the detained lawyers)
The New York Times, September 17, 2015
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20150917/c17sino-chinese-lawyers/

Tibetan woman is detained in fifth solo protest in Ngaba County
Radio Free Asia, September 16, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/detention-09152015171118.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

司法改革“新风”破解律师“取证难、会见难”(New judicial reform trends will resolve difficulties for lawyers in gathering evidence and meeting clients)
Youth Daily, August 22, 2015
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2015/0822/c70731-27499992.html

After Tianjin explosion, residents lose the battle for justice
Tea Leaf Nation, September 16, 2015
http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/09/16/china-tianjin-chemical-explosion-grassroots-organizing-government/

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Guangzhou police place police stations at 83 websites and internet companies
Fei Chang Dao, September 17, 2015
http://blog.feichangdao.com/2015/09/guangzhou-police-place-police-stations.html

China tries to extract pledge of compliance from U.S. tech firms
中国要求美国科技公司服从政府管控
The New York Times, September 17, 2015
http://cn.nytimes.com/technology/20150917/c17pledge/dual/

Related:
The pledge China wants tech companies to sign
New York Times, September 16, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/09/16/technology/document-the-pledge-china-wants-tech-companies-to-sign.html

Obama warns of “weaponizing the internet” ahead of Xi Jinping's U.S. visit
The Guardian, September 16, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/sep/16/obama-china-cybersecurity-weaponise-the-internet-xi-jinping-visit

How China boosts Its tech startups
Wall Street Journal, September 16, 2015
http://www.wsj.com/articles/how-china-boosts-its-tech-startups-1442443212

白宫不会透露美国就网络间谍活动可能对中国所采取措施的详情 (White House will not disclose details of possible measures taken by U.S. in response to China’s cyber espionage)
Reuters, September 17, 2015
http://cn.reuters.com/article/2015/09/17/usa-china-cybersecurity-whitehouse-idCNKCS0RH06520150917