Friday, October 30, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese criminal law amendments to take effect November 1 as death penalty scaled back
Hong Kong Free Press, October 29, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/10/29/chinese-criminal-law-amendments-to-take-effect-november-1-as-death-penalty-scaled-back/

Chinese authorities free Tibetan writer after eight years in jail
Radio Free Asia, October 29, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/writer-10292015142414.html

China court: Rape risk higher for women with “bad habits” like smoking, drinking
Washington Post, October 29, 2015
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/10/29/women-with-bad-habits-like-smoking-drinking-face-rape-risk-china-court/

Access to Information (信息公开)

The most egregious examples from the Chinese government’s long, sordid history of data-doctoring
Quartz, October 30, 2015
http://qz.com/530096/china-data-tricks/

Three jailed for tweeting “rumors” of Chemical Blast in China's Shandong
Radio Free Asia, October 29, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-tweets-10292015173046.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

“This country should compensate me”: With China's one-child policy finally ending, those who suffered under the old rules are lashing out in anger.
Foreign Policy, October 29, 2015
http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/10/29/china-one-child-policy-ending-social-media-outrage-compensation/

劉霞據稱被帶走下落未明 外界相信跟默克爾訪華有關 (Liu Xia reportedly taken away with whereabouts unknown, believed to be related to Merkel’s visit to China)
Radio Television Hong Kong, October 30, 2015
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1220572-20151030.htm

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Kids are alright: China allows two children for all couples, ending decades-old policy
South China Morning Post, October 29, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1873990/thats-great-chinese-residents-respond-long-awaited

Related:
End of one-child policy “not enough” to protect human rights, rebalance population—experts
Hong Kong Free Press, October 30, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/10/30/end-of-one-child-policy-not-enough-to-protect-human-rights-rebalance-population-experts/

人口学家:二胎政策深远意义胜过短期经济影响 (Demographer: long-term significance of two-child policy more important than short-term economic impact)
Voice of America, October 30, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/what-expect-from-abolition-one-child-policy-china-20151029/3028759.html

法律专家:“二孩政策”或减少中国人在美申请庇护 (Legal experts: “two-child policy” may reduce number of Chinese people seeking asylum in the U.S.)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 30, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/world/2015/10/151030_china_us_asylum

China to prosecute former top Tibet security official for graft
Reuters, October 30, 2015
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/10/30/uk-china-corruption-tibet-idUKKCN0SO08M20151030

Related:
西藏人大常委会原副主任乐大克、吉林原副省长谷春立被"双开" (Former senior legislator of Tibet Autonomous Region Le Dake and former vice governor of Jilin province “doubly expelled”)
People.cn, October 30, 2015
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2015/1030/c1001-27757941.html

Bunkers, banquets and bribes: Why banning golf won’t curb corruption
The Economist, October 31, 2015
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21677264-why-banning-golf-wont-curb-corruption-bunkers-banquets-and-bribes

默克尔访华首日会晤中国维权人士及社会公民代表 (Merkel meets with Chinese human rights defenders and representatives from civic groups on first day in China)
Radio France Internationale, October 29, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20151029-默克尔访华首日会晤中国维权人士及公民社会代表

Related:
德国不“磕头” 照样很重要 (Germany can remain an important partner of China without “kowtow-ing” )
Deutsche Welle, October 29, 2015
http://www.dw.com/zh/德国不磕头-照样很重要/a-18815874

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Can the U.S. and China cooperate on the first (and last) line of cyber defense?
The Diplomat, October 29, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/10/can-the-us-and-china-cooperate-on-the-first-and-last-line-of-cyber-defense/

Hong Kong (香港)

黃之鋒羅冠聰及周永康涉煽惑他人及非法集會案明年開審 (Umbrella Movement student leaders including Joshua Wong, Nathan Law, Alex Chow charged with “unlawful assembly” and “incitement,” to be taken to court next February)
Radio Television Hong Kong, October 30, 2015
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1220580-20151030.htm

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

China ends one-child policy, but it may be too late
McClatchy DC, October 29, 2015
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/world/article41816415.html

Related:
Why critics are not satisfied with the end of China’s one-child policy
Washington Post, October 29, 2015
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/10/29/why-critics-are-not-satisfied-with-the-end-of-chinas-one-child-policy/

BBC记者博客:中国独生子女政策转向未必能解决问题 (BBC correspondent’s blog: Shift of China’s one-child policy may not help solve problems)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 30, 2015
http://cn.reuters.com/article/2015/10/30/china-population-idCNKCS0SO0A320151030

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

New report critiques “rule of law with Chinese characteristics” amid increased crackdown on civil society in China
Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy, October 28, 2015
http://www.tchrd.org/new-report-critiques-rule-of-law-with-chinese-characteristics-amid-increased-crackdown-on-civil-society-in-china/

Access to Information (信息公开)

Minitrue: “Mysterious meeting place” in Beijing hotel
China Digital Times, October 28, 2015
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2015/10/minitrue-mysterious-meeting-place-in-beijing-hotel/

State media carries report on internet freedom survey, removes reference to who came last
Hong Kong Free Press, October 29, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/10/29/state-media-carries-report-on-internet-freedom-survey-removes-reference-to-who-came-last/

China media denounce U.S. warship in South China Sea
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 28, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-34655845

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

More than twenty Chinese investors are still missing, days after a police crackdown on a planned protest
Quartz, October 28, 2015
http://qz.com/535086/more-than-twenty-chinese-investors-are-still-missing-days-after-a-police-crackdown-on-a-planned-protest/

Walmart workers in China push for genuine trade union elections
China Labor Bulletin, October 28, 2015
http://www.clb.org.hk/en/content/walmart-workers-china-push-genuine-trade-union-elections

12位流亡台湾藏人至今无法取得合法居留证 (12 Tibetan exiles in Taiwan still cannot get legal residence permit)
Radio Free Asia, October 28, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/km-10282015093300.html

澳大利亚艺术馆启动艾未未乐高积木捐献点 (Australia’s National Gallery of Victoria sets up Lego drop-off location in response to Ai Weiwei’s call for donations)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 29, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/10/151029_australia_ai_weiwei_lego

Government Accountability (政府问责)

分析:中国新版计划生育终结一胎化政策 (Analysis: China relaxes family planning rules, ends 1 child policy)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 29, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/10/151029_ana_china_birth_rule

Related:
China ends one-child policy after 35 years
The Guardian, October 29, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/oct/29/china-abandons-one-child-policy

广东:严重行政执法违法行为可通过网络曝光 (Guangdong: Serious violations of administrative law enforcement may be exposed through the Internet)
Legal Daily, October 29, 2015
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index/content/2015-10/29/content_6330313.htm?node=20908

Former aide to jailed Chinese national security chief Zhou Yongkang charged with bribery
South China Morning Post, October 29, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1873629/former-aide-jailed-chinese-national-security-chief-zhou

Related:
中国最高检决定对河北省委原书记周本顺立案侦查 (Prosecutor investigates ex-Hebei party chief Zhou Benshun for graft)
Reuters, October 29, 2015
http://cn.reuters.com/article/2015/10/29/china-corruption-idCNKCS0SN07620151029

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Did China just hack the international court adjudicating its South China Sea territorial claims?
The Diplomat, October 28, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/10/did-china-just-hack-the-international-court-adjudicating-its-south-china-sea-territorial-claims/

Hong Kong (香港)

HKU professor urges next HKU Council chief to restore credibility
Hong Kong Free Press, October 29, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/10/29/hku-professor-urges-next-hku-council-chief-to-restore-credibility/

Hong Kong protest leaders recall spiritual motivation
Voice of America, October 28, 2015
http://www.voanews.com/content/hong-kong-protest-leaders-recall-spiritual-motivation/3027178.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

“I’m a petitioner – open fire!": Chaohua Wang on justice in China
London Review of Books, November 5, 2015
http://www.lrb.co.uk/v37/n21/chaohua-wang/im-a-petitioner-open-fire

Beijing starts to press its own narrative on the world
The Financial Times, October 29, 2015
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/a660513a-7cdc-11e5-a1fe-567b37f80b64.html

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China arrests 4 after public prayer service
Voice of America, October 27, 2015
http://www.voanews.com/content/china-arrests-four-after-public-prayer-service/3025094.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

全球網路自由 中國表現最差 (China ranks last in report on global internet freedom)
Apple Daily, October 28, 2015
http://www.appledaily.com.tw/realtimenews/article/new/20151028/720731/

Related:
Freedom on the Net 2015
Freedom House, October 28, 2015
https://freedomhouse.org/report/freedom-net/freedom-net-2015

China ranks dead last on global internet freedom survey
Tech in Asia, October 28, 2015
https://www.techinasia.com/china-freedom-house-ranking/

Can China perfect Internet censorship?
China Digital Times, October 27, 2015
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2015/10/great-firewall-rising/

公安部、广电总局联合打击互联网电视称其“危害国家安全” (Ministry of Public Security and State media regulators join forces to crack down on Internet TV that “endangers state security”)
Radio France Internationale, October 27, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20151027-公安部、广电总局联合打击互联网电视称其“危害国家安全”

Related:
安部、广电总局等四部门联合打击违规互联网电视 (Ministry of Public Security, SARFT, Supreme People’s Court and Procuratorate jointly aim to crackdown on illegal Internet TV)
China Digital Times, October 28, 2015
https://chinadigitaltimes.net/chinese/2015/10/法治传媒-公安部、广电总局等四部门联合打击违/

China to “strike hard” against illegal overseas TV, internet content
Radio Free Asia, October 27, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/content-10272015115137.html

Confiscated maps and the fetishization of legitimacy
China Digital Times, October 27, 2015
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2015/10/confiscated-maps-and-the-fetishization-of-legitimacy/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Lego granted bulk orders for previous Ai Weiwei project
The Wall Street Journal, October 27, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/10/27/lego-granted-bulk-orders-for-previous-ai-weiwei-project/

Police detain woman who set off fireworks on Tiananmen Square
Radio Free Asia, October 27, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/fireworks-10272015124256.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

大赦国际呼吁默克尔访华"直面"人权 (Amnesty International urges German Chancellor Angela Merkel to openly discuss human rights during China visit)
Deutsche Welle, October 28, 2015
http://www.dw.com/zh/大赦国际呼吁默克尔访华直面人权/a-18807494

China army says West trying to “falsify” Communist Party history
Reuters, October 27, 2015
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/10/27/uk-china-defence-idUKKCN0SL03320151027

As corruption cases flood courts, punishments often seen as inconsistent
Caixin, October 26, 2015
http://english.caixin.com/2015-10-26/100866890.html

Chinese lawmakers among nearly 900 people arrested in anti-triad crackdown this year in Shanxi province
South China Morning Post, October 27, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1872836/chinese-lawmakers-among-nearly-900-people-arrested-anti

Destruction of Tibetan homes near Qinghai Lake leaves over 900 homeless
Radio Free Asia, October 27, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/homeless-10272015164428.html

Hong Kong (香港)

【港大副校風波】Nice Guy 沒有博士學位? 李國章發言錄音曝光 (HKU pro-vice chancellor appointment controversy: Recording of Arthur Li’s speech saying Johannes Chan is "a nice guy" and "without a doctorate degree" revealed)
Mingpao, October 28, 2015
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20151028/s00001/1445998532134

Related:
Leaked tape emerges of HKU Council meeting at centre of academic freedom controversy
Hong Kong Free Press, October 28, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/10/28/leaked-hku-council-recording-confirms-reasons-behind-johannes-chan-rejection/

Student Union “whistleblower” Billy Fung barred from HKU Council meetings
Hong Kong Free Press, October 27, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/10/27/student-union-whistleblower-billy-fung-barred-from-hku-council-meetings/

HK concern groups speak out over China's crackdown on human rights lawyers
Time Out Hong Kong, October 19, 2015
http://www.timeout.com.hk/big-smog/features/74561/hk-concern-groups-speak-out-over-chinas-crackdown-on-human-rights-lawyers.html

Related:
Authorities widen crackdown on lawyers to include their children
Human Rights in China, October 16, 2015
http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/hric-bulletin/authorities-widen-crackdown-lawyers-include-their-children

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

NGO前景是GO還是NO? (Is the future of NGOs “GO” or “NO”?)
InMedia HK, October 28, 2015
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1038492

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

中国加大打压,维权律师受害人数破三百 (China reinforces crackdown on rights defenders, number affected exceeds 300)
Voice of America, October 27, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/media/video/voaconnect-20151026-china-rights-lawyers/3023230.html

Related:
Authorities widen crackdown on lawyers to include their children
Human Rights in China, October 16, 2015
http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/hric-bulletin/authorities-widen-crackdown-lawyers-include-their-children

As of 19:00 23 October 2015, at least 300 lawyers, law firm staff, human right activists and family members have been questioned, summoned, forbidden to leave the country, held under house arrest, residential surveillance, criminally detained, or arrested
China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group, October 23, 2015
http://chrlawyers.hk/en/content/1900-23-october-2015-least-300-lawyers-law-firm-staff-human-right-activists-and-family

Access to Information (信息公开)

China “social credit”: Beijing sets up huge system
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 27, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-34592186

新京报犯禁忌公开京西宾馆“五最”文章被删 (Beijing News’ WeChat post about Jingxi Hotel, location of the 5th Plenum, gets taken down)
Radio France Internationale, October 27, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20151027-新京报犯禁忌公开京西宾馆“五最”文章被删

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Ai Weiwei says internet is like a modern church after flood of Lego offers
The Guardian, October 26, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2015/oct/26/ai-weiwei-internet-modern-church-lego-bricks

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Interview: China to champion women's rights globally—UN official
Xinhua News, October 26, 2015
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-10/26/c_134751517.htm

Related:
Supporting Women’s Rights in China
声援中国女权人士
Human Rights in China, April 28, 2015
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/supporting-womens-rights-china
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/sheng-yuan-zhong-guo-nu-quan-ren-shi

中纪委:有干部跟组织讨价还价 纪律松弛成忧患 (Central Commission for Discipline Inspection: Officials attempting to haggle with central authorities and other “individualistic” habits create concern about slackening of discipline)
Beijing Times, October 27, 2015
http://www.chinanews.com/sh/2015/10-27/7590581.shtml

Hong Kong (香港)

占领运动无损营商环境 外企驻港公司数量创新高 (Occupy Movement did not harm business environment as foreign investments in Hong Kong hit new high)
South China Morning Post, October 27, 2015
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/business/150a87141150e39/zhan-ling-yun-dong-wu-sun-ying-shang-huan-jing-wai-qi-zhu-gang-gong-si-shu-liang-chuang-xin-gao

Court adjourns decision on whether pro-democracy activists, inc. Joshua Wong, will face trial
Hong Kong Free Press, October 26, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/10/26/court-adjourns-decision-on-whether-pro-democracy-activists-inc-joshua-wong-will-face-trial/

Hong Kong people becoming more politically moderate, survey by think tank Path of Democracy finds
South China Morning Post, October 27, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1872563/hong-kong-people-becoming-more-politically-moderate-survey

”Overly politicized” Hong Kong atmosphere making university council appointments difficult, says CY Leung
South China Morning Post, October 27, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education-community/article/1872681/overly-politicised-hong-kong-atmosphere-making

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

中英关系对香港“去殖”的启示 (Sino-British relations: Revelations from “decolonizing” Hong Kong)
South China Morning Post, October 27, 2015
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/opinion/150a3e3229b487e/zhong-ying-guan-xi-dui-xiang-gang-qu-zhi-di-qi-shi

Monday, October 26, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

中国维权人士家属促警方释放亲人 (Families of Chinese human rights defenders call on police to release their loved ones)
Voice of America, October 26, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-rights-20151026/3022913.html

Related:
Authorities widen crackdown on lawyers to include their children
Human Rights in China, October 16, 2015
http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/hric-bulletin/authorities-widen-crackdown-lawyers-include-their-children

My husband remains in prison, long after his release': dissident's wife
Radio Free Asia, October 23, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/my-husband-remains-in-prison-long-after-his-release-dissident-wife-10232015124606.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Have a “strong sense of mission,” urges Facebook founder Zuckerberg in first Mandarin speech for Chinese students
South China Morning Post, October 26, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/tech/leaders-founders/article/1872187/have-strong-sense-mission-urges-facebook-founder-zuckerberg

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Ridicule turns to affection as Chinese social media embraces Jiang Zemin
“膜蛤文化”盛行中国网络,或为影射习近平
The New York Times, October 21, 2015
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20151021/c21sino-jiang/dual/

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei to collect Lego from fans around world for artwork after toy firm refuses to sell him bricks on “political grounds”
订积木被乐高拒绝后 艾未未发起“收集积木”项目
South China Morning Post, October 26, 2015
EN: http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1872140/chinese-artist-ai-weiwei-collect-lego-fans-around-world-artwork
CH: http://www.nanzao.com/sc/national/150a34a69a6e721/ding-ji-mu-bei-le-gao-ju-jue-hou-ai-wei-wei-fa-qi-shou-ji-ji-mu-xiang-mu

China’s latest “nail house” cuts off traffic on multi-lane highway
Hong Kong Free Press, October 26, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/10/26/chinas-latest-nail-house-cuts-off-traffic-on-multi-lane-highway/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

中国劳动力不断减少:“独生子女”时代要结束了 (China’s continually shrinking labor force: “one child” era should end)
Global Times, October 26, 2015
http://tech.huanqiu.com/news/2015-10/7837972.html

內地男女失衡 浙大教授倡「合娶」老婆捱轟 反駁:光棍無女人然後強姦砍人,這就是道德? (Gender ratio imbalance in China: Zhejiang University professor criticized for proposing “shared wife” system, hits back asking if society with single men raping and killing people would be more moral)
Mingpao, October 25, 2015
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20151025/s00004/1445739870373

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong is the “destination, transit, and source” of human trafficking: U.S. demands more be done
South China Morning Post, October 25, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/1871791/senior-united-states-official-presses-hong-kong-government

HKU Council to discuss punishment for student union “whistleblower” Billy Fung
Hong Kong Free Press, October 26, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/10/26/hku-council-to-discuss-punishment-for-whistle-blower-billy-fung/

Counterterrorism (反恐)

Ilham Tohti Documentary
China Change, October 26, 2015
http://chinachange.org/2015/10/26/ilham-tohti-documentary/

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Russell Leigh Moses: Confession raises questions about corruption crackdown
Wall Street Journal, October 26, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/10/26/russell-leigh-moses-confession-raises/

Friday, October 23, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Sins of the father: How China targets children of lawyers and activists as crackdown widens
South China Morning Post, October 23, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1871256/sins-father-how-china-targets-children-lawyers-and

Related:
Authorities widen crackdown on lawyers to include their children
Human Rights in China, October 16, 2015
http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/hric-bulletin/authorities-widen-crackdown-lawyers-include-their-children

U.S. concerned by harassment of lawyers in China
Voice of America, October 22, 2015
http://www.voanews.com/content/us-concerned-by-harassment-of-lawyers-in-china/3019040.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

HKFP Interview: I will come home one day, says exiled Chinese rights activist Chen Guangcheng
Hong Kong Free Press, October 23, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/10/23/hkfp-interview-i-will-come-home-one-day-says-exiled-chinese-rights-activist-chen-guangcheng/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

UK accused of doing China's bidding after police raid home of Tiananmen Square survivor over peaceful protest
The Independent, October 23, 2015
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/uk-accused-of-doing-chinas-bidding-after-police-raid-home-of-tiananmen-square-survivor-over-peaceful-a6704911.html

An alternative tour of Beijing following Xi's comments on “human rights”
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 22, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-34608746

China Focus: New rules separates CPC discipline from law
Xinhua, October 22, 2015
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-10/22/c_134737141.htm

Retired general known as “father of China’s body armour industry” suspected of graft, military mouthpiece reports
South China Morning Post, October 21, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1870419/retired-general-known-father-chinas-body-armour

China graft-buster says must learn from ancients to tackle corruption
Reuters, October 23, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/10/23/us-china-corruption-idUSKCN0SH08I20151023

Minister ordered to address Chinese human rights issue in Commons
The Guardian, October 22, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/oct/22/minister-ordered-address-chinese-human-rights-issue-commons

Related:
英国议员吁请下院就中国人权问题紧急辩论 (British MP presses for urgent debate on China’s human rights issues in House of Commons)
Voice of America, October 23, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/britain-china-human-rights-20151022/3018403.html

Business and corruption. Robber barons, beware
The Economist, October 24, 2015
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21676814-crackdown-corruption-has-spread-anxiety-among-chinas-business-elite-robber-barons-beware

Hong Kong (香港)

【短片:佔領一周年】中學調查:九成學校曾有學生要求罷課 校長會主席:相信學生學習沒受影響 ([Occupy anniversary] Secondary school survey: 90% of schools have students demanding a strike, chairperson of Association of Heads of Secondary Schools thinks students’ learning not affected)
Mingpao, October 22, 2015
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20151022/s00001/1445505388670

Cameron said to have raised issue of Hong Kong autonomy with Xi
Hong Kong Free Press, October 23, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/10/23/cameron-raises-hong-kong-freedom-with-xi-reports-say/

Related:
英女皇重提一國兩制 英媒:促習護港地位 (Queen Elizabeth raises “One country, two systems,” some British media consider it a call to Xi Jinping to protect Hong Kong’s position)
Apple Daily, October 22, 2015
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/realtime/news/20151022/54340025

中大學生會要求列席校董會會議的公開信 (CUHK Student Union’s open letter demanding to be present at University Council meeting)
InMedia HK, October 23, 2015
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1038399

Counterterrorism (反恐)

Repatriated Uyghurs forced to make film about fleeing China for Thailand
Radio Free Asia, October 21, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/repatriated-uyghurs-forced-to-make-film-about-fleeing-china-for-thailand-10212015165429.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Who gets punished?: Sons and daughters of rights lawyers –Collective punishment in China
Jerry’s Blog, October 20, 2015
http://www.jeromecohen.net/jerrys-blog/2015/10/20/who-gets-punished-sons-and-daughters-of-rights-lawyers-collective-punishment-in-china

Xi’s visit to Britain highlights broader shift in concerns about China
英德竞相讨好中国,欧洲为经济利益妥协价值观
The New York Times, October 23, 2015
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/23/world/europe/xis-visit-to-britain-highlights-broader-shift-in-concerns-about-china.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20151023/c23britain/

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

中国团伙私设检察机关 假借反腐敲诈贪官 (Criminal gang builds fake “procuratorate interrogation room” with aim to extort money from corrupt officials)
Radio Free Asia, October 20, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zhengzhi/hc-10202015124513.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese President Xi Jinping's call for “socialist arts” sparks fears over creative freedom
South China Morning Post, October 22, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1870191/chinese-president-xi-jinpings-call-socialist-arts

Minitrue: Levin Zhu’s economic warning
China Digital Times, October 20, 2015
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2015/10/minitrue-levin-zhus-economic-warning/

China is “criminalising basic reporting”: International response to journalist, police officer held over case of corrupt qigong master
South China Morning Post, October 20, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1869973/journalist-police-officer-held-over-case-chinese

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

中国著名电器厂数百工人游行维权 半年抗议无果遭政府推诿 (Hundreds of workers from China’s largest electrical appliance factory march to defend their legal rights after 6 months of protests went unanswered by government)
Radio Free Asia, October 21, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-10212015104305.html

Xi Jinping’s carriage ride up London’s Mall runs the gauntlet of Falun Gong, Tibet and China supporters
South China Morning Post, October 22, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1870077/xi-jinpengs-carriage-ride-londons-mall-runs-gauntlet

Related:
Anti-China demonstrators protest outside Buckingham Palace –video
The Guardian, October 20, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2015/oct/20/anti-china-demonstrators-protest-outside-buckingham-palace-video

Mainland netizens confused by Hong Kong’s decision to cover postbox royal cyphers
Hong Kong Free Press, October 20, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/10/20/mainland-netizens-confused-by-hong-kongs-decision-to-cover-postbox-cyphers/

Ai Weiwei accuses David Cameron of “putting human rights aside” during Chinese President's state visit
The Independent, October 20, 2015
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/ai-weiwei-accuses-david-cameron-of-putting-human-rights-aside-during-chinese-presidents-state-visit-a6703131.html

Chinese government would collapse without “Berlin Wall” surveillance system, says blind dissident Chen Guangcheng
The Independent, October 22, 2015
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/chinese-government-would-collapse-without-berlin-wall-surveillance-system-says-blind-dissident-chen-a6703086.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China investigates senior military logistics officer
Reuters, October 21, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/10/21/us-china-corruption-military-idUSKCN0SF0BV20151021

No golf, “extravagant eating” or extra-marital sex: China's Communist Party lays down the law to its members on “corrupt practices”
South China Morning Post, October 22, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1870770/no-golf-or-extra-marital-sex-chinas-communist-party

Time to end China's one-child policy urgently: government advisers warn of demographic crisis ahead
South China Morning Post, October 21, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1870195/its-time-allow-more-babies-china-urged-government

Human rights: What is China accused of?
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 21, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-34592336

Xi Jinping: World has “room for improvement” on human rights—video
The Guardian, October 22, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2015/oct/21/xi-jinping-china-has-room-for-improvement-on-human-rights-video

Related:
【習近平訪英】英記者尖銳問人權 習:人權保障沒有最好 只有更好 (Xi Jinping’s visit to UK: BBC journalist asks pointed question about human rights, Xi says, globally, there’s no “best human rights protection,” only “better”)
Mingpao, October 21, 2015
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20151021/s00005/1445440893664

Critics slam U.K. government for “selling out” to China on rights
Radio Free Asia, October 21, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-britain-10212015122638.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Xi Jinping state visit: UK and China sign cybersecurity pact
The Guardian, October 21, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/oct/21/uk-china-cybersecurity-pact-xi-jinping-david-cameron

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong student activist Joshua Wong joins London protests against President Xi Jinping's visit
South China Morning Post, October 21, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1870204/hong-kong-student-activist-joins-london-protests

Hong Kong's pro-establishment candidates face battle for share of vote in district council elections
South China Morning Post, October 20, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1870681/hong-kongs-pro-establishment-candidates-face-battle-share

District Council elections: battle renewed in a shifting political landscape
South China Morning Post, October 20, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1870684/district-council-elections-battle-renewed-shifting-political

Counterterrorism (反恐)

China says Tibet officials must be “fortress” against separatism
Reuters, October 22, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/10/22/us-china-tibet-idUSKCN0SG07Q20151022

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Hong Kong’s distinct advantage is freedom, but for how long?
Hong Kong Free Press, October 21, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/10/21/hong-kongs-distinct-advantage-is-freedom-but-for-how-long/

Britain “sucking up” to China is a national humiliation, says PM's former adviser
The Guardian, October 21, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/oct/21/britain-sucking-up-china-national-humiliation-former-adviser-steve-hilton

Related:
Since when does Xi rule Britannia?
Foreign Policy, October 20, 2015
http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/10/20/china_xi_jinping_david_cameron_visit_london_queen_kowtow/

HKFP Interview: Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong on Xi’s UK visit, human rights and democracy
Hong Kong Free Press, October 21, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/10/21/hkfp-interview-hong-kong-student-leader-joshua-wong-on-xis-uk-visit-human-rights-and-democracy/

Britain: “China’s best partner in the West”?
China File, October 20, 2015
http://www.chinafile.com/conversation/britain-chinas-best-partner-west

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China's public security ministry steps in to handle investigation into detained journalist
South China Morning Post, October 20,2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1869844/chinas-public-security-ministry-steps-handle

No way out for Bao: U.S. chides China detention of lawyer's son
Christian Science Monitor, October 18, 2015
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-Pacific/2015/1018/No-way-out-for-Bao-US-chides-China-detention-of-lawyer-s-son

Related:
Authorities widen crackdown on lawyers to include their children
Human Rights in China, October 16, 2015
http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/hric-bulletin/authorities-widen-crackdown-lawyers-include-their-children

Access to Information (信息公开)

Hong Kong bookstores display Beijing’s clout
The New York Times, October 20, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/20/world/asia/hong-kong-bookstores-display-beijings-clout.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Feminism with Chinese characteristics
The Diplomat, October 19, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/10/feminism-with-chinese-characteristics/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China's human rights record—in 60 seconds
The Telegraph, October 20, 2015
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11940577/Chinas-human-rights-record-in-60-seconds.html

诺奖得主呼吁卡梅伦敦促中国释放刘晓波 (12 Nobel Peace Prize winners call on Cameron to urge China to release Liu Xiaobo)
Deutsche Welle, October 20, 2015
http://www.dw.com/zh/诺奖得主呼吁卡梅伦敦促中国释放刘晓波/a-18792903

Related:
人权活动人士在习近平访英期间举行抗议 (Human rights activists protest during Xi Jinping’s visit to the UK)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 20, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/world/2015/10/151020_uk_china_xi_protesters

黄之锋:英首相卡梅伦双眼被资本蒙住 (Joshua Wong: UK Prime Minister Cameron’s eyes are blinded by economic capital)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 20, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/10/151020_uk_hk_rights_wong

China's Xi to be feted on British trip despite criticism
News Outlet, Date
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/10/19/us-china-britain-idUSKCN0SD1OR20151019

China state visit: NGOs and campaigners tell David Cameron to address human rights issue in open letter
The Independent, October 19, 2015
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/china-state-visit-ngos-and-campaigners-tell-david-cameron-to-address-human-rights-issue-a6700416.html

China’s antigraft drive hits Communist Party media
The Wall Street Journal, October 19, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/10/19/chinas-antigraft-drive-hits-communist-party-media/

Family of late ousted Premier denied permission for Beijing burial
Radio Free Asia, October 19, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/burial-10192015105621.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China still trying to hack U.S. firms despite Xi’s vow to refrain, analysts say
The Washington Post, October 18, 2015
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/china-still-trying-to-hack-us-firms-despite-xis-vow-to-refrain-analysts-say/2015/10/18/d9a923fe-75a8-11e5-b9c1-f03c48c96ac2_story.html

Related:
有中国政府背景的黑客近期试图入侵至少7家美国公司--CrowdStrike(更新版) (Update from cybersecurity company CrowdStrike: Chinese government-backed hackers recently tried to invade at least seven U.S. companies)
Reuters, October 20, 2015
http://cn.reuters.com/article/2015/10/20/usa-china-cybersecurity-idCNKCS0SE05J20151020

Hong Kong (香港)

【短片】中大校董會今開會 或討論下屆主席人選安排 學生會要求列席 ([Video] CUHK Council’s meeting today may discuss selection of next chairperson, students demand to be present at meeting)
Mingpao, October 20, 2015
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20151020/s00001/1445324953511

Related:
數百中大師生聯署 促校董會新主席承諾保衛學術自由、院校自主 拒政治干預 (Hundreds of CUHK teaching staff and students sign joint letter to call on new Council chair to promise to defend academic freedom and institutional autonomy, and to fight against political interference)
Mingpao, October 20, 2015
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20151020/s00001/1445304079239

【嶺大淪陷】包圍校董會 學生與主席對質 (Lingnan University’s “takeover”: students surround Council meeting venue and confront council chair directly)
Apple Daily, October 19, 2015
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/realtime/news/20151019/54330479

Related:
Protest at Lingnan University as students demand answers on appointments, call for end to chief executive as chancellor of Hong Kong's universities
South China Morning Post, October 19, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education-community/article/1869452/lingnan-university-students-protest-recent

As it happened: Occupy protester Ken Tsang and seven police officers accused of beating him bailed by Hong Kong court in separate cases
South China Morning Post, October 20, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/1869302/occupy-protester-ken-tsang-and-seven-police-officers

Counterterrorism (反恐)

Township in Xinjiang keeps “personal archive” of Uyghurs who flee region
Radio Free Asia, October 19, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/archive-10192015173027.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Marie Holzman: “The European Parliament should award the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought to Ilham Tohti”
China Change, October 16, 2015
http://chinachange.org/2015/10/19/marie-holzman-the-european-parliament-should-award-the-sakharov-prize-for-freedom-of-thought-to-ilham-tohti/

How contagious is Taiwan’s democracy?
ChinaFile, October 20, 2015
http://www.chinafile.com/reporting-opinion/viewpoint/how-contagious-taiwans-democracy

Monday, October 19, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese police slap exit ban on another son of a human rights lawyer
Radio Free Asia, October 16, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-lawyer-10162015140153.html

Related:
Authorities widen crackdown on lawyers to include their children
Human Rights in China, October 16, 2015
http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/hric-bulletin/authorities-widen-crackdown-lawyers-include-their-children

Professor Ilham Tohti calls for family to appeal his case
China Change, October 16, 2015
http://chinachange.org/2015/10/16/professor-ilham-tohti-calls-for-family-to-appeal-his-case/

Jailed and refused bail, Chinese investigative journalist detained after exposing high profile corruption scandal
South China Morning Post, October 18, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1869018/fears-chinese-crackdown-after-journalist-held-suspicion

Detained human rights lawyer, Wang Yu, on Chinese state TV informed of “failed attempt to smuggle son overseas”
South China Morning Post, October 19, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1869017/chinese-state-tv-films-detained-civil-rights-lawyer

Related:
环时指反华势力"裹挟"包卓轩 遭民运人士反驳 (Chinese state media Global Times: human rights lawyer Wang Yu’s son Bao Zhuoxuan “coerced” by anti-China forces, rights defenders refute claim)
Voice of America, October 19, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/voa-news-state-media-accuse-foreign-anti-china-elements-of-coercing-20151016/3010353.html

国家赔偿中赔礼道歉也要规范 (Offers of an apology as part of state compensation should be standardized)
Procuratorate Daily, October 19, 2015
http://news.jcrb.com/jxsw/201510/t20151019_1555013.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Minitrue: Delete news on 81 illegal video apps
China Digital Times, October 18, 2015
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2015/10/minitrue-delete-news-on-81-illegal-video-apps/

Chinese nationalist “hawks” form online volunteer army against “enemy forces”
Global Voices, October 19, 2015
https://globalvoices.org/2015/10/19/chinese-nationalist-hawks-form-online-volunteer-army-against-enemy-forces/

In a region disturbed by ethnic tensions, China keeps tight lid on a massacre
新疆持刀者血洗汉人煤矿,政府封锁消息
The New York Times, October 19, 2015
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20151019/c19xinjiang/dual/

《不动产登记暂行条例实施细则》程序基本完成 (Program for "Provisional Regulations on Real Estate Registration Rules" basically complete)
The Observer (China), October 19, 2015
http://cd.house.ifeng.com/detail/2015_10_19/50590275_0.shtml

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Culture shock: Chinese Ministry slammed on not-so-social media
Wall Street Journal, October 16, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/10/16/culture-shock-chinese-ministry-slammed-on-not-so-social-media/

Arrests as Guangxi residents clash with police in protest over pier construction
Hong Kong Free Press, October 19, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/10/19/guangxi-residents-clash-with-police-in-protest-over-pier-construction/

维权律师被拘百日律师团声明促警方放人 (100 days after start of mass crackdown, lawyers’ group issues statement urging release of detainees)
Radio Free Asia, October 17, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-10172015113847.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

英国环境组织发“中国绿色大跃进”报告 (British environmental NGO issues report on China’s “green great leap forward”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 16, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/business/2015/10/151016_uk_china_climatechange_report

Related:
Exclusive: BP, China's CNPC to unveil oil alliance—sources
Reuters, October 16, 2015
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/10/16/uk-bp-china-idUKKCN0SA1J920151016

Inspection of 11 agencies, SOEs uncovers embezzlement
People’s Daily, October 19, 2015
http://en.people.cn/n/2015/1019/c90000-8963464.html

Detention of networker extraordinaire Sam Pa creates shockwaves
The Financial Times, October 18, 2015
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/db58e7d8-73dd-11e5-a129-3fcc4f641d98.html

赵紫阳逝世10年后骨灰入土为安仍遥遥无期 (10 years after Zhao Ziyang’s death, burial is still impossible)
Radio France Internationale, October 18, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20151018-赵紫阳逝世10年后骨灰入土为安仍遥遥无期

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

IBM allows Chinese government to review source code
The Wall Street Journal, October 16, 2015
http://www.wsj.com/articles/ibm-allows-chinese-government-to-review-source-code-1444989039

”Chinese cyberspies” hack international court's website to fish for enemies in South China Sea dispute
South China Morning Post, October 19, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1868395/chinese-cyberspies-hack-international-courts-website

中国语言生活状况报告发布:网络语言低俗需治理 (Report released on condition of Chinese language: Internet language is vulgar and must be fixed)
Radio Free Asia, October 16, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/km1-10162015101615.html

Hong Kong (香港)

What the current political storm spells for Hong Kong’s freedoms
Hong Kong Free Press, October 17, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/10/17/what-the-current-political-storm-spells-for-hong-kongs-freedoms/

Hongkongers protest against CY Leung in London during official visit
Hong Kong Free Press, October 16, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/10/16/hongkongers-protest-against-cy-leung-in-london-during-official-visit/

Chinese ambassador: we do not shy away from discussing human rights
The Guardian, October 18, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/oct/18/chinese-human-rights-liu-xiaoming-xi-jinping-jeremy-corbyn

Counterterrorism (反恐)

Uygur militants “eliminated” from Pakistan, claims minister
South China Morning Post, October 18, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1869252/pakistan-says-it-has-eliminated-uygur-militants

中印反恐联训进入混编同训 (Sino-Indian counter-terrorism training enters new phase: troops are mixed together and trained at the same time)
Han Feng Online, October 19, 2015
http://www.kaixian.tv/gd/2015/1019/337132.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

The Anatomy of a crackdown: China’s assault on its human rights lawyers
China Law and Policy, October 18, 2015
http://chinalawandpolicy.com/2015/10/18/the-anatomy-of-a-crackdown-chinas-assault-on-its-human-rights-lawyers/

Related:
Plights and prospects: The landscape for cause lawyering in China
Leitner Center, October, 2015
http://leitnercenter.org/files/Plight%20and%20Prospects_FULL%20FOR%20WEB.pdf

How China guards the Xi creation myth
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 18, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-34549744

After 16-year-old is forced to flee China, state broadcaster spins a mendacious tale
China Change, October 17, 2015
http://chinachange.org/2015/10/17/after-16-year-old-is-forced-to-flee-china-state-broadcaster-spins-a-mendacious-tale/

Kowtowing to China’s despots is morally wrong and makes no economic sense
The Guardian, October 18, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/oct/18/kowtowing-to-china-does-nothing-for-british-economic-health

Related:
The howls of China’s prisoners will haunt this royal welcome for Xi Jinping
The Guardian, October 18, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/oct/18/china-royal-royal-xi-jinping-chinese-president

Friday, October 16, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

刘晓原律师之子也被限制出境 (Lawyer Liu Xiaoyuan’s son also prevented from leaving the country)
Radio France Internationale, October 15, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20151015-刘晓原律师之子也被限制出境

Related:
Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers and Defenders
中国大规模镇压维权律师和活跃人士
Human Rights in China, October 14, 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

Access to Information (信息公开)

Global Times: Teenager used by anti-Chinese forces
China Digital Times, October 15, 2015
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2015/10/global-times-teenager-used-by-anti-chinese-forces/

A Year after Xi’s landmark speech on the Arts, some things get left out
The Wall Street Journal, October 15, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/10/15/a-year-after-xis-landmark-speech-on-the-arts-some-things-get-left-out/

American publishers take a stand against censorship in China
美国12家出版商集体对中国审查说不
The New York Times, October 15, 2015
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20151016/c16sino-publishers/dual/

China orders academics to push Communist doctrine online
Channel NewsAsia, October 16, 2015
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-orders-academics-to/2194884.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese police detain Mongolian dissident's son amid ongoing protests over grasslands
Radio Free Asia, October 15, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/chinese-police-detain-mongolian-dissidents-son-amid-ongoing-protests-over-grasslands-10152015112715.html

艾未未将出版首部回忆录 (Ai Weiwei to issue his first memoir)
The New York Times, October 15, 2015
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20151015/c15aiweiwei/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

U.S. tells China it isn't following its own laws in detentions
Associated Press, October 16, 2015
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/us-tells-china-laws-detentions-34516661

China charges second former head of regional lender with graft
Reuters, October 15, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/10/15/us-china-corruption-banking-idUSKCN0S915P20151015

China targets corruption in environment impact assessment
Xinhua, October 15, 2015
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-10/15/c_134717319.htm

华盛顿再吁北京释放捍卫宗教自由律师张凯 (Washington again urges Beijing to release religious freedom defender, lawyer Zhang Kai)
Radio France Internationale, October 15, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20151015-华盛顿再呼吁北京释放捍卫宗教自由的律师张凯

“Don’t interfere”: Chinese ambassador warns UK not to raise human rights when Xi Jinping visits
South China Morning Post, October 15, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1868255/dont-interfere-chinese-ambassador-warns-uk-not-raise

Related:
中国驻英大使:如有人就人权问题发难 主席不会回应 (Chinese ambassador to UK: If anyone makes a fuss about human rights issues, President Xi will not respond)
South China Morning Post, October 16, 2015
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/national/1506e5091bda622/zhong-guo-zhu-ying-da-shi-ru-you-ren-jiu-ren-quan-wen-ti-fa-nan-zhu-xi-bu-hui-hui-ying

China envoy: “No obligation to testify” on human rights
Voice of America, October 15, 2015
http://www.voanews.com/content/china-ambassador-ciu-tankai-human-rights/3009176.html

Hong Kong (香港)

66 pro-BJ and independent candidates to be automatically elected as district councillors
Hong Kong Free Press, October 16, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/10/16/66-pro-bj-and-independent-candiadtes-to-be-automatically-elected-as-district-councillers/

Lawmaker Ray Chan bidding to be CUHK Council member as CY Leung set to appoint chair
Hong Kong Free Press, October 15, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/10/15/lawmaker-ray-chan-bidding-to-be-cuhk-council-member-as-member-appointed-by-cy-set-to-be-chair/

Related:
不要坐視中大校董會淪陷 (中大教務會學生成員 張秀賢)(CUHK Senate student member Tommy Cheung: Do not sit idly by as CUHK Council falls into enemy hands)
Apple Daily, October 16, 2015
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/news/art/20151016/19335444

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

What does the future hold for China-U.S. relations in cyberspace?
The Diplomat, October 16, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/10/what-does-the-future-hold-for-china-us-relations-in-cyberspace/

Death by a thousand cuts: Hong Kong marches towards rule “by” law
Hong Kong Free Press, October 16, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/10/15/death-by-a-thousand-cuts-hong-kong-marches-towards-rule-by-law/

网络任性转载:是病,得治(深阅读) (Undisciplined reposting on the Internet is a disease that must be cured)
People’s Daily, October 16, 2015
http://society.people.com.cn/n/2015/1016/c1008-27703854.html

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Bao Zhuoxuan “collateral damage” in crackdown
China Digital Times, October 14, 2015
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2015/10/16-year-old-bao-zhuoxuan-collateral-damage-in-rights-crackdown/

Related:
Chinese police worked with Myanmar rebels to arrest son of detained rights lawyers: Sources
Radio Free Asia, October 14, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/arrest-10142015112342.html

U.S. urges release of rights lawyer in growing crackdown
Reuters, October 14, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/10/14/us-china-rights-idUSKCN0S82TA20151014

Related:
Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers and Defenders
中国大规模镇压维权律师和活跃人士
Human Rights in China, October 14, 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

Tibetan author convicted on security charges released from jail, says rights group
South China Morning Post, October 15, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1867463/tibetan-author-convicted-security-charges-released-jail

高瑜案二审第三次延期 律师要求取保候审 (Gao Yu’s appeal trial postponed for third time, lawyer again requests her release on bail)
Radio France Internationale, October 14, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20151014-高瑜案二审第三次延期-律师要求取保候审

Access to Information (信息公开)

Great Read: Survivors tell the camera the hidden tale of China's Great Famine
Los Angeles Times, October 15, 2015
http://www.latimes.com/world/great-reads/la-fg-c1-china-great-famine-20151014-story.html

In China’s state news media, what is said may not be what’s printed
The New York Times, September 14, 2015
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/10/14/roderick-macfarquhar-global-times-china/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Guangdong riot police crack down on two waste pollution protests
Radio Free Asia, October 14, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/guangdong-riot-police-crack-down-on-two-waste-polution-protests-10142015113708.html

Two Tibetans detained in Sichuan after petition over land grab
Radio Free Asia, October 14, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/detentions-10142015171345.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

习近平访伦敦 英工党领袖拟与中方谈人权
Corbyn presses for human rights meeting with Chinese officials
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 14, 2015
CH: http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/uk/2015/10/151014_corbyn_human_rights_xi_visit
EN: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-34531881

Related:
【習近平訪英】撐達賴查理斯將不赴國宴 另闢面對面會晤 (Xi Jinping visit to the UK: Prince Charles supports Tibet and will not attend state banquet but will hold private meeting with Xi)
Mingpao, October 15, 2015
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20151015/s00004/1444870787652

Li Gang accused of “falsifying evidence” in murder, burglary case appeal
Radio Free Asia, October 13, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/li-geng-accused-of-falsifying-evidence-in-murder-burglary-case-appeal-10132015124635.html

Zhou Yongkang sweep may signal break in “tiger” crackdown
Wall Street Journal, October 14, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/10/14/zhou-yongkang-sweep-may-signal-break-in-tiger-crackdown/

中美人权人士敦促中国停止强制计生 (Chinese and American human rights defenders urge China to stop forced “family planning”)
Voice of America, October 15, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/media/video/forced-abortion-20151014/3006228.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Seven police officers charged with beating Occupy activist Ken Tsang face maximum penalty of life in Hong Kong prison
South China Morning Post, October 15, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/1867789/seven-police-officers-charged-beating-occupy-activist-ken

Related:
Occupy activist allegedly assaulted by police to be charged with assaulting police
Hong Kong Free Press, October 15, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/10/15/breaking-seven-police-officers-who-allegedly-beat-up-occupy-protester-charged/

One year after the beating of Occupy Hong Kong activist Ken Tsang: protesters gather, opinions divided
South China Morning Post, October 15, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/1867587/opinions-split-one-year-after-beating-hong-kong-activist

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Britain is bending over backward to prove its friendship to China
Washington Post, October 14, 2015
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/10/14/britain-is-bending-over-backward-to-prove-its-friendship-to-china/

On Xi Jinping’s UK visit, Cameron must challenge China on its human rights
The Guardian, October 14, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/oct/14/on-xi-jinpings-uk-visit-cameron-must-challenge-china-on-its-human-rights

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Concerns grow for jailed Chinese journalist Gao Yu after illness
Radio Free Asia, October 13, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/concerns-10132015113227.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Minitrue: New chemical explosion in Tianjin
China Digital Times, October 13, 2015
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2015/10/minitrue-second-chemical-explosion-in-tianjin/

“You are in danger. We are being monitored”
Sydney Morning Herald, October 14, 2015
http://www.smh.com.au/world/you-are-in-danger-we-are-being-monitored-20151014-gk8p0i.html

Chinese censors are giving North Korea a p.r. makeover
Tea Leaf Nation, October 12, 2015
http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/10/12/chinese-censors-give-north-korea-kim-jong-un-a-public-relations-makeover/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Guangdong’s workers mobilize to protect leaders from arrests and reprisals
China Labour Bulletin, October 13, 2015
http://www.clb.org.hk/en/content/guangdong%E2%80%99s-workers-mobilize-protect-leaders-arrests-and-reprisals

Recently freed Tibetan detained for carrying leaflets calling for Dalai Lama’s return
一藏人前政治犯被捕 西藏青年会诉求获联合国回应
Radio Free Asia, October 12, 2015
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/recently-freed-tibetan-detained-for-carrying-leaflets-calling-for-daila-lamas-return-10122015144528.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-10132015100903.html

China detains 11 after trash incinerator protest sparks riot
Channel NewsAsia, October 13, 2015
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-detains-11-after-tr/2189988.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China tries former public security official and Zhou ally for graft
Reuters, October 14, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/10/14/us-china-corruption-idUSKCN0S80C120151014

Related:
中共五中全会将正式开除令计划等六官员党籍 (CPC to formally expel 6 members including Ling Jihua at upcoming Fifth Plenum)
Radio France Internationale, October 13, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20151013-中共五中全会将正式开除令计划等六官员党籍

Former senior health official in Beijing spent 4m yuan of taxpayer money on beauty salon visits, local media reports
South China Morning Post, October 13, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1866891/former-senior-health-official-beijing-spent-4m-yuan

内地环评机构检查 66机构16人被处理 (China’s environmental impact assessment agency evaluates and takes punitive actions against 66 organizations and 16 individuals)
South China Morning Post, October 14, 2015
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/national/1506452f51e1228/nei-di-huan-ping-ji-gou-jian-cha-66-ji-gou-16-ren-bei-chu-li

英国大宪章八百周年北京巡展突改地点 (Venue for Magna Carta exhibition in Beijing abruptly changed)
Voice of America, October 14, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/british-great-charter-20151014/3005220.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Seven Hong Kong police officers “to face charges and court this week” for beating Occupy protester Ken Tsang
South China Morning Post, October 13, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/1866846/hong-kong-police-move-closer-deciding-if-officers-accused

”Not a good time”: Peking University president cancels lecture at HKU citing “urgent business”
South China Morning Post, October 13, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education-community/article/1866770/not-good-time-peking-university-president-cancels

It's time to resist Beijing, not hold talks, says once-moderate Hong Kong academic
South China Morning Post, October 13, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1867237/its-time-resist-beijing-not-hold-talks-says-once-moderate

【港大副校風波】梁智鴻稱與梁振英會面沒提及副校任命 (HKU Pro-VC dispute: HKU Council chair Edward Leong says meetings with Chief Executive CY Leung did not cover Pro-VC appointment)
Mingpao, October 14, 2015
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20151014/s00001/1444787010512

Counterterrorism (反恐)

上合组织首次网络反恐演习在中国厦门成功举行 (Shanghai Cooperation Organization successfully holds first online counter-terrorism exercise in China’s Xiamen)
People’s Daily, October 14, 2015
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2015/1014/c1001-27697762.html

China steps up hunt for perpetrators of deadly Xinjiang attack
The Financial Times, October 11, 2015
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/6f40a4a2-6fd5-11e5-ad6d-f4ed76f0900a.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

The downfall of Su Shulin and its implications for Chinese politics
The Diplomat, October 13, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/10/the-downfall-of-su-shulin-and-its-implications-for-chinese-politics/

A child hunted down by the Chinese state
China Change, October 12, 2015
http://chinachange.org/2015/10/12/a-child-hunted-down-by-the-chinese-state/

HKFP Lens: Remembering the Umbrella Movement (Part I)
Hong Kong Free Press, October 14, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/10/13/hkfp-lens-remembering-the-umbrella-movement-part-i/

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Teen son of rights lawyers “under house arrest” as families flee China
Radio Free Asia, October 12, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/son-10122015130738.html

Related:
81 Chinese lawyers make urgent statement on disappearance of Bao Zhuoxuan and two others in Myanmar
China Change, October 11, 2015
http://chinachange.org/2015/10/12/68-chinese-lawyers-make-urgent-statement-on-disappearance-of-bao-zhuoxuan-and-two-others-in-myanmar/

“中国维权律师王宇儿子包卓轩从缅甸押返内蒙古” (Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Yu’s son Bao Zhuoxuan forcibly returned to Inner Mongolia from Myanmar)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 13, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/10/151013_china_lawyer_son

More details emerge about the disappearance of three Chinese citizens in Myanmar
China Change, October 11, 2015
http://chinachange.org/2015/10/11/more-details-emerge-about-the-disappearance-of-three-chinese-citizens-in-myanmar/

Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers and Defenders
中国大规模镇压维权律师和活跃人士
Human Rights in China, September 30, 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

高瑜案第三次延期 律师会面 (Gao Yu’s appeal trial postponed for third time, lawyer Shang Baojun is first to inform her during detention center meeting)
Deutsche Welle, October 13, 2015
http://www.dw.com/zh/高瑜案第三次延期-律师会面/a-18778419

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese activists urge Xi Jinping to learn from Magna Carta
The Guardian, October 13, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/oct/13/chinese-activists-xi-jinping-magna-carta

Vehicles damaged as villagers in southern Chinese town protest plans for incinerator
South China Morning Post, October 12, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1866631/vehicles-damaged-villagers-southern-chinese-town

Around 1,000 protest in China's Yunnan over loss of savings on metals exchange
Radio Free Asia, October 12, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/around-1000-protest-in-chinas-yunnan-over-loss-of-savings-on-metals-exchange-10122015151414.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chinese military's anti-graft inspection teams target senior officers
South China Morning Post, October 11, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1866404/chinese-militarys-anti-graft-inspection-teams-target

Two top allies of China’s disgraced security tsar Zhou Yongkang jailed for corruption
South China Morning Post, October 12, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1866628/chinas-former-cnpc-head-jiang-jiemin-gets-16-years-jail