Friday, January 29, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

3 rights advocates are sentenced to prison in China
The New York Times, January 28, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/29/world/asia/china-sentences-civil-rights-advocates.html

Related:
广州三君子案周五宣判 声援者被限制自由 (Guangzhou’s three rights advocates to be sentenced on Friday, supporters’ freedom restricted)
Radio Free Asia, January 28, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-01282016093332.html

China charges Canadian national with espionage—state media
Hong Kong Free Press, January 29, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/01/29/china-charges-canadian-national-with-espionage-state-media/

Access to Information (信息公开)

Bureau of the week: Dicking around
China Digital Times, January 28, 2016
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2016/01/bureau-of-the-week-dicking-around/

Grossly deceptive plans: China’s obsession with GDP targets threatens its economy
The Economist, January 30, 2016
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21689628-chinas-obsession-gdp-targets-threatens-its-economy-grossly-deceptive-plans

A Chinese company buys Corbis. What happens to Tiananmen Square photos?
Christian Science Monitor, January 28, 2016
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Global-News/2016/0128/A-Chinese-company-buys-Corbis.-What-happens-to-Tiananmen-Square-photos

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

中国第一家妇女法律援助NGO遭强迫解散?(China’s first women’s legal aid NGO forced to dissolve?)
NGOCN原创 GiveNGOA5, January 29, 2016
http://mp.weixin.qq.com/s?__biz=MzAwMDc5MDUxNA==&mid=402192580&idx=2&sn=10002e171f1fa840d55cc68e7f5d34aa&scene=5&srcid=0129hINs96Ea1p4ildVgTuRt#rd

Tibetan, Muslim students join in protest for equal education
Radio Free Asia, January 28, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/join-01282016171530.html

Railroad retirees protest in Harbin over pension payments
Caixin, January 28, 2016
http://english.caixin.com/2016-01-28/100904838.html

藏族僧人在伦敦开启世界之旅 抗议中国压迫 (Tibetan monk commences world tour in London, protesting China’s repression)
Vocie of America, January 29, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/content/tibetan-monk-world-tour-20160128/3167856.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

EU Concerns about the Human Rights situation in China (29/01/2016)
Delegation of European Union to China, January 29, 2016
http://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/china/press_corner/all_news/news/2016/20160129_en.htm

China steps up “fox hunt” campaign
The Financial Times, January 28, 2016
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/f6a1c75c-c573-11e5-808f-8231cd71622e.html

中国清廉指数微升 权力斗争仍广泛 (China’s Corruption Perceptions Index slightly rises, power struggle still prevails)
Radio Free Asia, January 28, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zhengzhi/xl2-01282016093729.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Swedish police join Thai search for missing Hong Kong bookseller
The Guardian, January 29, 2016
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jan/29/swedish-police-join-thai-search-for-missing-hong-kong-bookseller

Hong Kong's establishment strikes back at protesting students
Radio Free Asia, January 28, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/strikes-01282016110933.html

Related:
【回應李國章】梁家傑:李言論無事實基礎 與梁麗幗僅FB朋友 (Alan Leong in response to Arthur Li: Li’s statements not based on facts, he himself is only Facebook friend with Yvonne Leung, committee member for HKU strike)
Mingpao, January 29, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160129/s00001/1454034204010

環時社評:港大嚴重政治化致國際排名跌損學生就業
Mingpao, January 29, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160129/s00001/1454033809064

《十年:自焚者》導演周冠威:電影講中社會難以言喻的荒謬引共鳴 (Director of film “Ten Years|Self-immolator” Chow Kwun Wai: The nondescribable ridiculousness evoked in the film inspires resonance)
Mingpao, January 29, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160129/s00001/1454037916208

Related:
回應《環時》狠批《十年》 總導演周冠威:不恐懼 更無懼 (General director of Hong Kong film “Ten Years” Chow Kwun Wai responds to Global Times’s acute criticisms: Not afraid, even more fearless)
HK01, January 22, 2016
http://www.hk01.com/新聞/3759/回應-環時-狠批-十年-總導演周冠威-不恐懼-更無懼

Imagining Hong Kong’s future, under China’s tightening grasp
The New York Times, January 29, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/30/world/asia/hong-kong-ten-years.html

Dark vision of Hong Kong’s future proves surprise box office hit
Hong Kong Economic Journal, January 22, 2016
http://www.ejinsight.com/20160122-dark-vision-hong-kong-s-future-proves-surprise-box-office-hit/

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

China’s first gay marriage case: Pyrrhic victory for its lawyer?
China Law and Policy, January 20, 2016
http://chinalawandpolicy.com/2016/01/20/chinas-first-gay-marriage-case-pyrrhic-victory-for-its-lawyer/

Six months on, an assessment of the July 9 arrest of lawyers in China
China Change, January 28, 2016
http://chinachange.org/2016/01/28/six-months-on-an-assessment-of-the-july-9-arrest-of-lawyers-in-china/

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, January 27, 2016
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

A confession to make: What the current vogue for televised confessions and apologies says about Xi Jinping’s China
The Economist, January 30, 2016
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21689620-what-current-vogue-televised-confessions-and-apologies-says-about-xi-jinpings-china

The trouble with Hong Kong’s Chief Executives
ChinaFile, January 28, 2016
http://www.chinafile.com/reporting-opinion/viewpoint/trouble-hong-kongs-chief-executives

孔杰荣:绑架和电视认罪等做法显示中国执意蔑视法治 (Jerome Cohen: Acts of kidnapping and televised confessions show that China insists on scorning rule of law)
Voice of America, January 29, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/content/cohen-abduction-20160128/3167841.html

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Couple’s lawsuit is first test for same-sex marriage in China
The New York Times, January 28, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/28/world/asia/couples-lawsuit-is-first-test-for-same-sex-marriage-in-china.html

Swedish NGO worker expresses concern for colleagues in first interview since repatriation
Hong Kong Free Press, January 27, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/01/27/swedish-ngo-worker-expresses-concern-for-colleagues-in-first-interview-since-repatriation/

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, January 27, 2016
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)

中国公司购入六四照片版权 传播限制已开始 (Chinese company buys copyrights to June Fourth photos, dissemination restrictions already begun)
Voice of America, January 28, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/content/voa-news-dc-visual-china-buy-corbisimages-20160127/3165090.html

China’s economic leaders struggle to explain thinking to world
The Financial Times, January 27, 2016
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/71ad991a-c4a9-11e5-808f-8231cd71622e.html#axzz3yO0cWcuZ

State newspaper editorials do not represent official stance on bookseller case—Security Sec.
Hong Kong Free Press, January 27, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/01/27/sec-for-security-state-newspaper-editorials-do-not-represent-official-stance-on-bookseller-case/

China shutters Uyghur websites for “harming ethnic unity”
Radio Free Asia, January 27, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-uyghur-01272016122318.html

Missing Chinese editor's wife detained
Voice of America, January 27, 2016
http://www.voanews.com/content/missing-chinese-editor-wife-detained/3165572.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

“Over a thousand” Tibetans gather in Kardze to pray for Dalai Lama's health
Radio Free Asia, January 27, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/health-01272016133213.html

State-approved Tibetan language classes held unhindered in Tawu
Radio Free Asia, January 27, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/unhindered-01272016163421.html

人权观察指俄中惧怕挑战打压公民社会 (Human Rights Watch: Fearing challenges to authority, Russia and China cracking down on civil society)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 27, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/world/2016/01/160127_human_rights_russa_china

Related:
Russia, China cracking down as leaders fear grip may wane - Human Rights Watch
Reuters, January 27, 2016
http://uk.reuters.com/article/global-rights-idUKKCN0V50XS

Government Accountability (政府问责)

人权观察组织:中国人权状况持续恶化 (Human Rights Watch: State of human rights in China continues to worsen)
Voice of America, January 27, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/content/voa-news-human-rights-watch-says-china-reverses-downward-rights-spiral-20160127/3164779.html

Related:
World Report 2016: “Politics of Fear” Threatens Rights
Human Rights Watch, January 27, 2016
https://www.hrw.org/news/2016/01/27/world-report-2016-politics-fear-threatens-rights

Senior CPC official demands Party loyalty
Xinhua, January 27, 2016
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-01/27/c_135050732.htm

Ex-Changjiang chairman falls to death amid graft probe
Caixin, January 27, 2016
http://english.caixin.com/2016-01-27/100904485.html

China admits nuclear emergency response “inadequate” as safety concerns halt construction of two Guangdong reactors
South China Morning Post, January 27, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1906287/china-admits-nuclear-emergency-response-inadequate

Studies point to inequalities that could strain Chinese society
The New York Times, January 28, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/28/world/asia/china-wealth-social-gap.html

Hong Kong (香港)

排名四連跌 港廉潔全球18 (Hong Kong ranks 18 in Corruption Perceptions Index, declining for fourth consecutive year since 2012)
Apple Daily, January 28, 2016
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/news/art/20160128/19469597

Related:
Corruption Perceptions Index 2015
Transparency International, January 2016
https://www.transparency.org/cpi2015

全球自由報告:台灣89分亞太排第二 香港63分部分自由 大陸16分不自由 (World Freedom Report: Taiwan “free” with a score of 89 and ranking 2nd in Asia Pacific, Hong Kong “partially free” at 63, mainland China “not free” at 16)
Mingpao, January 28, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160128/s00001/1453943451396

Related:
Freedom in the World 2016: Anxious Dictators, Wavering Democracies: Global Freedom under Pressure
Freedom House, January 28, 2016
https://freedomhouse.org/report/freedom-world/freedom-world-2016

人權觀察報告:京侵香港政治參與權及表達自由 (Human Rights Watch report: Beijing encroaches Hong Kong's right to political participation and freedom of expression)
Mingpao, January 28, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160128/s00001/1453940106376

“Mob rule”: HKU vice-chancellor condemns students for surrounding governing Council meeting venue
Hong Kong Free Press, January 27, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/01/27/mob-rule-hku-vice-chancellor-condemns-students-for-besieging-governing-council-meeting/

Swedish police in Thailand to investigate bookseller Gui Minhai disappearance—report
Hong Kong Free Press, January 28, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/01/28/swedish-police-in-thailand-to-investigate-bookseller-gui-minhai-disappearance-report/

Hong Kong: Beijing opens a new chapter
The Financial Times, January 27, 2016
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/b2160888-c419-11e5-808f-8231cd71622e.html

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

Chinese VPNs Using Outdated Encryption Technology
The Nanfang, Juanuary 27, 2015
https://thenanfang.com/vpn-security-may-be-compromised-suggest-google-expert/

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Activists, journalists and celebrities: China’s televised confessions
活动家、记者和社会名人的中国式招供
The New York Times, January 21, 2016
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/01/21/world/asia/china-televised-confessions.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20160122/c22confessions/

Access to Information (信息公开)

As editor-informant Li Xin disappears, journalists share their experiences with China's security services
Committee to Protect Journalists, January 25, 2016
https://cpj.org/blog/2016/01/as-editor-informant-li-xin-disappears-journalists-.php

Police criticized for holding man over “two-wife policy” fake news
Caixin, January 25, 2016
http://english.caixin.com/2016-01-25/100903674.html

中国网民数量:6.88亿 (Number of Chinese netizens: 688 million)
Deutsche Welle, January 26, 2016
http://www.dw.com/zh/中国网民数量688亿/a-19005236

中国记者李新泰国失踪后当局封杀其妻声音 (Chinese journalist missing in Thailand, wife muzzled by authorities)
Voice of America, January 27, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/content/voa-news-dc-chinese-reporters-wife-deeply-concerned-20160126/3163076.html

Related:
美国敦促泰国调查中国记者失踪事件 (U.S. urges Thailand to investigate disappearance of Chinese journalist)
Voice of America, January 27, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/content/us-china-human-rights-20160126/3164342.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Ethnic Mongolians protest missile tests on grasslands, lack of income
Radio Free Asia, January 26, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-mongols-01262016161304.html

Swedish Radio interview with human rights activist Peter Dahlin
Sverige Radio, January 26, 2016
http://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=83&artikel=6353925

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Inquiry in China adds to doubt over reliability of its economic data
中国统计局局长被查,官方经济数据又添疑云
The New York Times, January 27, 2016
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/27/business/international/china-economy-data-statistics-inquiry.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/business/20160127/c27chinaecon/

Pursuing critics, China reaches across borders. And nobody is stopping it.
The Washington Post, January 26, 2016
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/pursuing-critics-china-reaches-across-borders-and-nobody-is-stopping-it/2016/01/26/cd4959dc-6793-473f-8b74-6cbac3f46422_story.html

U.S. urges Thailand to investigate disappearance of Chinese journalist
Voice of America, January 26, 2016
http://www.voanews.com/content/us-urges-thailand-to-investigate-disappearance-of-chinese-journalist/3164345.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

An expansive, and dangerous, Chinese view on cyber deterrence
Council on Foreign Relations: Net Politics, January 25, 2016
http://blogs.cfr.org/cyber/2016/01/25/an-expansive-and-dangerous-chinese-view-on-cyber-deterrence/

China and Indonesia: Joint cyber war simulations
The Diplomat, January 26, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/01/china-and-indonesia-joint-cyber-war-simulations/

Hong Kong (香港)

Surrounded: University of Hong Kong students besiege governing council meeting, demand talks with Arthur Li
South China Morning Post, January 27, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1905784/surrounded-university-hong-kong-students-besiege-governing

Related:
港大召警入校园惹学生不满 将设小组检讨大学管治 (HKU students discontented with university calling in the police, Council to set up a committee to review university governance)
Radio France Internationale, January 27, 2016
http://cn.rfi.fr/政治/20160127-港大召警入校园惹学生不满-将设小组检讨大学管治

Publisher warns of China's campaign to “wipe out” free speech in Hong Kong (+video)
Christian Science Monitor, January 26, 2016
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-Pacific/2016/0126/Publisher-warns-of-China-s-campaign-to-wipe-out-free-speech-in-Hong-Kong-video

Hong Kong’s political booksellers face “extermination” threat as China’s Communist Party crackdown and online competition hit sales
South China Morning Post, January 27, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/1905779/hong-kongs-political-booksellers-face-extermination-threat

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

New law reshapes Chinese counterterrorism policy and operations
Jamestown Foundation, January 25, 2016
http://www.jamestown.org/programs/chinabrief/single/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=45016&cHash=be8667ec32b79d60f8ffc4d04235f3ae#.Vqg9WPl97IV

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

The Peter Dahlin case: Shock, awe and mystery
Jerry’s Blog, January 26, 2016
http://www.jeromecohen.net/jerrys-blog/2016/1/26/the-peter-dahlin-case-shock-awe-and-mysetery

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China's latest crackdown on lawyers is unprecedented, human rights monitors say
ABA Journal, February 1, 2016
http://www.abajournal.com/magazine/article/chinas_latest_crackdown_on_lawyers_is_unprecedented_human_rights_monitors

Swedish NGO worker Peter Dahlin released from detention, deported from China after TV “confession”
Hong Kong Free Press, January 25, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/01/25/breaking-swedish-ngo-worker-peter-dahlin-forced-to-leave-china-after-being-paraded-on-state-tv-report/

Related:
在华被拘瑞典NGO工作者“被逐出境” 瑞外交部:对桂敏海深表关注 (Swedish NGO worker detained in China “deported,” Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs expresses deep concern for another national Gui Minhai)
South China Morning Post, January 26, 2016
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/national/1527b8e92923f59/zai-hua-bei-ju-rui-dian-ngo-gong-zuo-zhe-huo-shi-rui-wai-jiao-bu-dui-gui-min-hai-shen-biao-guan-zhu

TV confessions go prime time in China
CNN, January 26, 2016
http://www.wptz.com/national/tv-confessions-go-prime-time-in-china/37638424

Chinese labor group vows to sue over state media report on detained activists
Radio Free Asia, January 25, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-labor-01252016142709.html

China’s prosecutors vow to focus on economic crimes
South China Morning Post, January 24, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1904736/chinas-prosecutors-vow-focus-economic-crimes

Access to Information (信息公开)

The hidden cracks in China’s employment figures
South China Morning Post, January 25, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/economy/article/1904879/hidden-cracks-chinas-employment-figures

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China vows to keep up anti-corruption efforts in 2016
The Diplomat, January 26, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/01/china-vows-to-keep-up-anti-corruption-efforts-in-2016/

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Hacker group targeting Tibetan, Uyghur activists
China Digital Times, January 25, 2016
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2016/01/hacker-group-targeting-tibetan-uyghur-activists/

More than half of China’s population is online—and most use smartphones
The Wall Street Journal, January 26, 2016
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2016/01/26/more-than-half-of-chinas-population-is-online-and-most-use-smartphones/

Hong Kong (香港)

Concerns grow for Hong Kong's publishing industry amid report Beijing ordered crackdown
Radio Free Asia, January 25, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-hongkong-01252016145116.html

Guangdong governor says he believes case of Hong Kong bookseller Lee Po will have “practical and fair judgment”
South China Morning Post, January 25, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/1904852/guangdong-governor-says-he-believes-case-hong-kong

Related:
【書店5人失蹤】李波太太回港後現身北角 拒談丈夫情況:不用關心 ([Disappearance of 5 booksellers] Back in Hong Kong, Lee Bo’s wife spotted in North Point, refuses to talk about husband, says “no need for concern”)
Mingpao, January 26, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160126/s00001/1453807297294

University of Hong Kong students threaten to escalate action if council rejects their call for governance reform
港大罢课学生:若校委会拒诉求 或升级行动
South China Morning Post, January 25, 2016
EN: http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education-community/article/1904911/university-hong-kong-students-threaten-escalate
CH: http://www.nanzao.com/sc/hk-macau-tw/1527c1e78ee2594/gang-da-ba-ke-xue-sheng-ruo-xiao-wei-hui-ju-su-qiu-huo-sheng-ji-hang-dong

调查指港人开心指数续跌 研究员:因政治争拗 (Survey shows Hong Kongers’ happiness index continues to drop, researcher says political disputes are part of the cause)
South China Morning Post, January 26, 2016
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/hk-macau-tw/1527cf18773445f/diao-cha-zhi-gang-ren-kai-xin-zhi-shu-xu-die-yan-jiu-yuan-yin-zheng-zhi-zheng-ao

張曉明:要向任性耽誤香港經濟發展的現象說「不」 (Zhang Xiaoming, chief of Chinese government’s Liaison Office in HK: Say “No” to all unruly attempts to hinder Hong Kong’s economic development)
Mingpao, January 26, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160126/s00001/1453807298979

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

【書店5人失蹤】國家安全法或首次應用在禁書案(文:呂秉權) (Bruce Lui on disappearance of 5 booksellers: Their case might be the first application of National security law on banned books)
Mingpao, January 26, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160126/s00022/1453790643048

Project Exile: Dissident blogger flees china after detentions
GJ Global Journalist, January 26, 2016
http://globaljournalist.org/2016/01/project-exile-dissident-blogger-flees-china-after-detentions/

Monday, January 25, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China expels Swedish NGO worker Peter Dahlin over allegations he ran “illegal organization”
ABC, January 26, 2016
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-01-26/china-expels-swedish-ngo-worker-peter-dahlin/7114280

Related:
China to expel Swedish human rights advocate
The New York Times, January 25, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/26/world/asia/china-to-expel-swedish-human-rights-advocate.html

瑞典外长向中国当局"要人" (Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs asks Chinese authorities to hand over Peter Dahlin)
Deutsche Welle, January 23, 2016
http://www.dw.com/zh/瑞典外长向中国当局要人/a-18999922

United States voices concern over apparent forced confessions in China
South China Morning Post, January 22, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1903830/united-states-voices-concern-over-apparent-forced

Int’l rights of EU citizens “must be protected,” says German ambassador amid China detentions
Hong Kong Free Press, January 22, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/01/22/intl-rights-of-eu-citizens-must-be-protected-says-german-ambassador-amid-china-detentions/

The day Zhao Wei disappeared: how a young law graduate was caught in China's human rights dragnet
The Guardian, January 25, 2016
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jan/25/zhao-wei-mothers-search-for-daughter-caught-china-human-rights

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, January 22, 2016
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

北京拆迁户房屋着火3人死亡 村民对事件存疑忧无公正结果 (3 died in fire in Beijing home to be demolished, villagers suspect cause and are doubtful about just resolution)
Radio Free Asia, January 24, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-01242016082552.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese journalist seeking refuge in Thailand disappears
The New York Times, January 25, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/26/world/asia/china-thailand-li-xin.html

Related:
又一名中国记者在泰国失踪 其妻向外界求援 (Another Chinese reporter disappeared in Thailand, wife seeks help)
Voice of America, January 25, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/content/chinese-activist-vanish-thailand-20160122/3158927.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China's social media search for stolen children
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 25, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-35383319

Activists see bleak future for China's NGOs amid ongoing crackdown
Radio Free Asia, January 22, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/bleak-01222016113105.html

四川三圣乡业主抗议修建垃圾站 与警冲突多人被抓 (Sichuan Sanshengxiang landlords protest construction of waste station, many taken away in clashes with police)
Radio Free Asia, January 24, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huanjing/yf3-01242016112154.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Missing bookseller Lee Bo says he is “free and safe” in letter, met wife in China
Hong Kong Free Press, January 24, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/01/24/missing-bookseller-lee-bo-says-he-is-free-and-safe-in-letter-met-wife-in-china/

Related:
【書店5人失蹤】朱小丹指個別事件 反問港媒有否向主管部門了解 (Guangdong provincial chief Zhu Xiaodan says HK booksellers’ disappearance an isolated case, asks if HK reporters have consulted managing authorities)
Mingpao, January 25, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160125/s00001/1453696104682

李波信件全文 (Full text of Lee Bo's letter)
Sing Tao Daily, January 24, 2016
https://www.singtaousa.com/639262/post-李波信件全文/

Missing Hong Kong bookseller's wife says he's in China to help with “investigation”
Vice, January 24, 2016
https://news.vice.com/article/missing-hong-kong-booksellers-wife-says-hes-in-china-to-help-with-investigation

Controversial copyright bill unexpectedly completes second reading, but longer debate awaits
Hong Kong Free Press, January 21, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/01/21/controversial-copyright-bill-unexpectedly-completes-second-reading-but-longer-debate-awaits/

HK political publisher’s staffer detained in mainland last year; grilled to elicit company secrets—report
Hong Kong Free Press, January 22, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/01/22/hk-political-publishers-staffer-detained-in-mainland-last-year-grilled-to-elicit-company-secrets-report/

港大悬挂“香港市第一人民大学”横额警示被赤化 (HKU hangs “Hong Kong Municipal No. 1 People's University” banner to warn about mainlandization)
Radio France Internationale, January 23, 2016
http://cn.rfi.fr/社会/20160123-港大悬挂“香港市第一人民大学”横额警示被赤化

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

Xinjiang officials backed and took part in terror acts but security crackdown to go on: discipline official
South China Morning Post, January 24, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1904773/xinjiang-officials-backed-and-took-part-terror-acts

China’s comprehensive counter-terrorism law
The Diplomat, January 23, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/01/chinas-comprehensive-counter-terrorism-law/

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

In China, one former reporter’s journey from journalism to law
South China Morning Post, January 24, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1904348/china-one-former-reporters-journey-journalism-law

Clear explanation needed on missing Hong Kong booksellers before case causes political damage
South China Morning Post, January 24, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1904403/clear-explanation-needed-missing-hong-kong-booksellers-case

I want you to understand the sense of fear that Chinese people feel every day
The Guardian, January 22, 2016
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jan/22/i-want-you-to-understand-the-sense-of-fear-that-chinese-people-feel-every-day

Related:
Unreleased scene from Hooligan Sparrow visualizes filmmaker's fear—video
The Guardian, January 22, 2016
http://www.theguardian.com/film/video/2016/jan/22/unreleased-scene-from-hooligan-sparrow-visualises-filmmakers-fear-video

Beijing’s war on rights lawyers and activists continues
Wall Street Journal, January 23, 2016
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2016/01/23/beijings-war-on-rights-lawyers-and-activists-continues/

Friday, January 22, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

China pushes inferno documentary into purgatory
Hong Kong Free Press, January 22, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/01/22/china-pushes-inferno-documentary-into-purgatory/

Pro-China posts spam Taiwan President-elect Tsai's Facebook
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 21, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-35368930

Impose sanctions on Chinese state media say Reporters Without Borders
Hong Kong Free Press, January 21, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/01/21/impose-sanctions-on-chinese-state-media-say-reporters-without-borders/

Related:
RSF reiterates call for EU sanctions against CCTV and Xinhua
Reporters Without Borders, January 21, 2016
https://en.rsf.org/china-rsf-reiterates-call-for-eu-21-01-2016,48752.html

外交部:无国界记者一直对华恶意诋毁 不值一驳 (Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Reporters Without Borders has always intentionally vilified China, not worth refuting)
Radio Television Hong Kong, January 22, 2016
http://gbcode.rthk.org.hk/TuniS/news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1237601-20160122.htm

Six online shows popular with young people disappear from video websites
Caixin, January 21, 2016
http://english.caixin.com/2016-01-21/100902223.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Activist in China’s troubled Xinjiang region is handed 19 years in jail
Time, January
http://time.com/4189878/china-xinjiang-jail-zhang-haitao-uighur/

Charity workers in China say NGOs being “pulled out by the roots”
South China Morning Post, January 21, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1903724/charity-workers-china-say-ngos-being-pulled-out-roots

Chinese rights activist disappears during journey to seek political asylum
Radio Free Asia, January 21, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/chinese-rights-activist-disappears-during-journey-to-seek-political-asylum-01212016165402.html

遭强拆七旬老太美领馆外放鞭炮诉冤 以“寻衅滋事”被起诉 (Woman in her 70s who set off firecrackers outside American Embassy to petition forced demolition is charged with “picking quarrels and provoking troubles”)
Radio Free Asia, January 21, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-01212016093823.html

China law could trigger NGO exodus
中国法律或导致境外非政府组织大出逃
Voice of America, January 21, 2016
EN: http://www.voanews.com/content/china-law-could-trigger-ngo-exodus/3155724.html
CH: http://www.voachinese.com/content/voa-news-china-ngos-20160121/3157212.html

Related:
HRIC Law Note: Draft law on foreign NGOs undermines Chinese civil society and China’s international engagement
中国人权法律评论:境外非政府组织管理法草案损害了中国的民间社会和中国政府的国际参与
Human Rights in China, September 17, 2016
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/legal-resources/hric-law-note-draft-law-foreign-ngos-undermines-chinese-civil-society-and-chinas
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/zhong-guo-ren-quan-fa-lu-ping-lun-jing-wai-fei-zheng-fu-zu-zhi-guan-li-fa-cao-sun-hai-liao-zhong-guo

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Glory days of Chinese steel leave behind abandoned mills and broken lives
The Guardian, January 22, 2016
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jan/22/chinese-steel-production-abandoned-mills-broken-lives

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Xi Jinping’s global cyber vision
The Diplomat, January 20, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/01/xi-jinpings-global-cyber-vision-for-the-future/

Hong Kong (香港)

英媒:中国“绑架”公民 欧盟不能坐视不理 (British media: EU cannot sit idly by as China "kidnaps" its citizens)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 21, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/press_review/2016/01/160121_press_review

【上完CNN】《環時》社評斥《十年》苦肉計威逼大陸:帶給香港害處大過好處 (After CNN features HK movie “Ten Years,” Global Times accuses film as being “self-injury ploy” to threaten China, which will do more harm than good)
Apple Daily, January 22, 2016
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/enews/realtime/20160122/54675506

Hong Kong University class boycott continues amid anger over interference
South China Morning Post, January 21, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1903625/hong-kong-university-class-boycott-continues-amid-anger-over

Hong Kong slips one place in democracy rankings, as mainland rises
South China Morning Post, January 21, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1903613/hong-kong-slips-one-place-democracy-rankings-mainland-rises

For Hong Kong democrats, a deeper resonance in Taiwan's orderly election (+video)
Christian Science Monitor, January 21, 2016
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-Pacific/2016/0121/For-Hong-Kong-democrats-a-deeper-resonance-in-Taiwan-s-orderly-election-video

Hong Kong government under growing pressure to stall copyright bill as time runs short for key discussions
South China Morning Post, January 21, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1903720/hong-kong-government-under-growing-pressure-stall-copyright

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

China finally centralizes its space, cyber, information forces
The Diplomat, January 20, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/01/china-finally-its-centralizes-space-cyber-information-forces/

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Hong Kong is no longer important: Missing booksellers case proves we have become insignificant in Beijing’s eyes
South China Morning Post, January 21, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1903692/hong-kong-no-longer-important-missing-booksellers-case

China uses foreigners’ televised confessions to serve its own ends
The New York Times, January 22, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/22/world/asia/china-confession-cctv.html

Visualizing China’s anti-corruption campaign
ChinaFile, January 21, 2016
https://www.chinafile.com/multimedia/infographics/visualizing-chinas-anti-corruption-campaign

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Detained Swedish NGO worker Peter Dahlin’s colleague refutes accusation that his group endangered China’s security
South China Morning Post, January 20, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1903454/detained-swedish-ngo-worker-peter-dahlins-colleague

Treatment of foreigners in China a “worrying trend,” E.U. envoy says
外国人在华遭遇引发欧盟关切
The New York Times, January 21, 2016
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/21/world/asia/china-eu-schweisgut.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20160121/c21euchina/

Access to Information (信息公开)

中纪委驻教育部纪检组长:加强监督高校教师传播不当言论 (Head of the Discipline Inspection Commission based inside MOE: Increase supervision and inspection of university professors who disseminate “unsuitable” views)
China Court, January 21, 2016
http://www.chinacourt.org/article/detail/2016/01/id/1797352.shtml

Fresh doubts raised over reliability of China’s latest GDP figures
South China Morning Post, January 20, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/economy/article/1903425/fresh-doubts-raised-over-reliability-chinas-latest-gdp-figures

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

New controls on Tibetan language study in Qinghai's Pema County
Radio Free Asia, January 20, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/controls-01202016160851.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chinese jailers abuse Uyghur inmate for not speaking Mandarin
Radio Free Asia, January 20, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/chinese-jailers-abuse-uyghur-inmate-for-not-speaking-mandarin-01202016171741.html

Where Is Wang Qishan as brokers become corruption targets?
Wall Street Journal, January 18, 2016
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2016/01/18/where-is-wang-qishan-as-brokers-become-corruption-targets/

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Facebook makes an app that can bypass China's censors
CNN, January 20, 2016
http://money.cnn.com/2016/01/20/technology/facebook-android-tor/index.html

China is blocking circumvention tools with help of cloud service providers
Global Voices, January 20, 2016
https://globalvoices.org/2016/01/20/china-is-blocking-circumvention-tools-with-help-of-cloud-service-providers/

Sina Weibo ends 140-character limit ahead of Twitter
British Broadcasting Corporation,
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-35361157

Hong Kong (香港)

Timeline: Hong Kong’s missing booksellers and what has happened so far
South China Morning Post, January 20, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/1903405/timeline-hong-kongs-missing-booksellers-and-what-has

Related:
【書店5人失蹤】《前哨》員工東莞探親曾遭帶走問機密 總編輯:我未驚過,行得正,企得正 ([Disappearance of 5 booksellers] “Frontline” staffer interrogated during visit home to Dongguan, Chief Editor says, “I’m not afraid. I’ve done nothing wrong”)
Mingpao, January 21, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160121/s00001/1453359914514

Serving Hong Kong police officers hit out at missing booksellers investigation
South China Morning Post, January 20, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/1903505/serving-hong-kong-police-officers-hit-out-missing

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Europe must not let China act with impunity
Financial Times, January 20, 2016
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/136282aa-bf70-11e5-846f-79b0e3d20eaf.html#axzz3xu0fQyor

Truth, lies and “confession” tape: Why HK must resist Communist Party obfuscation
Hong Kong Free Press, January 20, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/01/20/truth-lies-and-confession-tape-why-hk-must-resist-communist-party-obfuscation/

Beijing’s televised confessions
China File, January 21, 2016
http://www.chinafile.com/conversation/beijings-televised-confessions

大家谈中国:“零败诉”中国的举世悲哀 (Talk about China: Trend of Chinese local governments “never losing a lawsuit” a woe for all the world)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 20, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/comments_on_china/2016/01/160120_coc_china_government_zero-lost

How will mainland China respond to Taiwan’s elections?
The Diplomat, January 21, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/01/how-will-mainland-china-respond-to-taiwans-elections/

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Swedish activist Peter Dahlin paraded on China state TV for “scripted confession”
The Guardian, January 20, 2016
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jan/20/swedish-activist-peter-dahlin-paraded-on-china-state-tv-for-scripted-confession

Related:
中国官媒未审先判:瑞典嫌犯“危害国家安全”被抓 (Chinese state media’s verdict without trial: Swedish suspect arrested for “endangering national security”)
Radio Free Asia, January 19, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/junshiwaijiao/jz-01192016105327.html

Police smashes illegal organization jeopardizing China's national security
我国执法部门破获一起危害国家安全案件 彼得等犯罪嫌疑人被依法采取刑事强制措施
Xinhua, January 19, 2016
EN: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-01/19/c_135025088.htm
CH: http://news.xinhuanet.com/legal/2016-01/19/c_1117827737.htm

[视频] 中国执法部门破获一起危害国家安全案件 ([Video] Chinese police uncover illegal organization jeopardizing China's national security)
CCTV, January 20, 2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4z-gP7GReBQ

Treatment of foreigners in China a “worrying trend,” E.U. envoy says
The New York Times, January 19, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/21/world/asia/china-eu-schweisgut.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

China's growth data—can you trust it?
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 19, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35341869

铜锣湾书店事件疑虑未消 广电总局宣布扶植千家实体书店 (Misgivings about Causeway Bay bookstore incident hardly over, China’s media regulatory agency announces it will subsidize 1,000 bookstores)
Radio Free Asia, January 19, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/xl2-01192016103909.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Tibet: Village surveillance, grassland degradation, and living Buddha registration
China Digital Times, January 19, 2016
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2016/01/no-end-to-tibet-surveillance-program/

Taking China’s fight against AIDS online
The Diplomat, January 17, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/01/taking-chinas-fight-against-aids-online/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Taiwan-based “clean-handed rising star” suddenly falls under China’s anti-graft probe after being tipped for higher office
South China Morning Post, January 19, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1903294/taiwan-based-clean-handed-rising-star-suddenly-falls

China to prosecute two former top officials for corruption, including head of Shanghai’s free-trade zone
South China Morning Post, January 19, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1902836/china-prosecute-two-former-top-officials-corruption

China jails former party chief of Xinjiang's capital for graft
Reuters, January 19, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption-xinjiang-idUSKCN0UY092

Hong Kong (香港)

China accounts for two missing booksellers amid calls for further probes in Hong Kong
Radio Free Asia, January 19, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/booksellers-01192016124739.html

Related:
失踪逾3月泰国声称在查桂民海为何无出境纪录 (Gui Minhai missing for over 3 months, Thai authorities claim they are investigating why there is no record of him leaving the country)
Radio France Internationale, January 20, 2016
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20160120-失踪逾3月泰国声称在查桂民海为何无出境纪录

Hong Kong politicians urge mainland Chinese authorities to “stop keeping everyone in dark” about missing Causeway Bay booksellers
South China Morning Post, January 19, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/1903275/hong-kong-politicians-urge-mainland-chinese-authorities

EU, UK, Sweden urge China to disclose information about Hong Kong missing publishers
Hong Kong Free Press, January 20, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/01/20/eu-sweden-urge-china-to-disclose-information-about-hong-kong-missing-publishers/

HKU students to boycott class to demand reform of Council’s structure
Hong Kong Free Press, January 19, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/01/19/hku-students-to-boycott-class-to-demand-reform-of-councils-structure/

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

China fears grow among U.S. businesses
Financial Times, January 20, 2016
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/de8761f4-bf38-11e5-9fdb-87b8d15baec2.html#axzz3xnk7sjWx

Related:
Smog, censorship, antiforeign sentiment: U.S. firms’ China woes
The Wall Street Journal, January 20, 2016
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2016/01/20/smog-censorship-antiforeign-sentiment-u-s-firms-china-woes/

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Who believes China’s narrative on Hong Kong’s missing bookseller mystery?
South China Morning Post, January 19, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/1902805/who-believes-chinas-narrative-hong-kongs-missing-bookseller

Lee Bo’s case highlights grey areas in Hong Kong’s Basic Law on cross-border criminal investigations
South China Morning Post, January 19, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1902834/lee-bos-case-highlights-grey-areas-hong-kongs-basic-law

Q. and A.: Bei Ling on the missing Hong Kong booksellers
The New York Times, January 20, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/20/world/asia/hong-kong-missing-booksellers.html

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

European, U.S. and Australian lawyers call for China to end rights crackdown
The Guardian, January 18, 2016
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jan/18/european-us-and-australian-lawyers-call-for-china-to-end-rights-crackdown

Related:
China must end its intimidation and detention of human rights lawyers
The Guardian, January 18, 2016
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jan/18/china-must-end-its-intimidation-and-detention-of-human-rights-lawyers

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, January 15, 2016
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

维权律师袁裕来赴台观大选被禁出境 斥当局做法背离依法治国 (Zhejiang Rights lawyer Yuan Yulai, prohibited from leaving mainland to observe Taiwan election, condemns authorities for violating pledge to “rule country by law”)
Radio Free Asia, January 15, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-01152016101302.html

Members of petitioners group “Rose China” detained
ChinaChange, January 18, 2016
http://chinachange.org/2016/01/18/members-of-petitioners-group-rose-china-detained/

Access to Information (信息公开)

中国官媒强调台湾大选变天并非因为两岸关系 (Chinese state media stresses that changes in Taiwan’s political landscape following the presidential election are not caused by cross-strait relationship)
Radio France Internationale, January 18, 2016
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20160118-中国官媒强调台湾大选变天并非因为两岸关系

国际记者联合会关注中国记者最新受迫害事件 (International Federation of Journalists expresses concern about China’s latest repression of journalists)
Voice of America, January 18, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/content/voa-news-ifj-concerns-on-recent-situations-of-journalist-20160118/3151111.html

False emissions reporting undermines China's pollution fight
Reuters, January 17, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-power-emissions-idUSKCN0UV0XS

China's health forum scandal and public mistrust
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 18, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-35340394

法资书店禁书寒风中独市卖中国政治书 (French owned bookstore remains the only seller of Chinese political titles during “banned books chill”)
Radio France Internationale, January 15, 2016
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20160115-法资书店禁书寒风中独市卖中国政治书

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

北京街头市民谈台湾大选议民主 (Citizens in Beijing publicly discuss Taiwan presidential election and democracy)
Voice of America, January 17, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/content/beijing-taiwan-reaction-20160116/3148922.html

China hands life jail term to petitioner after protest, scuffle
Radio Free Asia, January 15, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/jail-01152016121538.html

NGOs complain to gov't about “false” medical ads on Baidu forums
Caixin, January 15, 2016
http://english.caixin.com/2016-01-15/100900013.html

China publishes “verified living Buddha” list
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 18, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-35342497

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Taiwan’s first female president Tsai Ing-wen warns China after landslide victory
South China Morning Post, January 17, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1901895/taiwans-first-female-president-tsai-ing-wen-warns-china

Related:
After vote, China tells Taiwan to abandon independence "hallucination"
Reuters, January 17, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/taiwan-election-idUSKCN0UV02I

Indebted Chinese companies increase pressures on government
The New York Times, January 18, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/18/business/dealbook/indebted-chinese-companies-increase-pressures-on-government.html

China has done more about pollution than you think (but it must do more)
The Diplomat, January 17, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/01/china-has-done-more-about-pollution-than-you-think-but-it-must-do-more/

China to give illegally born children access to social welfare
The Telegraph, January 15, 2016
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/12101342/China-to-give-illegally-born-children-access-to-social-welfare.html

Calls to improve China’s work safety go unheeded in 2015
China Labor Bulletin, January 18, 2016
http://www.clb.org.hk/en/content/calls-improve-china%E2%80%99s-work-safety-go-unheeded-2015

China charges dozen officials over deadly Shenzhen landslide
深圳滑坡事件十余官员被起诉
The New York Times, January 19, 2016
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/19/world/asia/china-shenzhen-landslide-charges.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20160119/c19shenzhen/

China’s search for dissidents has now expanded to foreign countries
Time, January 19, 2016
http://time.com/4184324/gui-minhai-dissident-search/

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

中国大陆网友对蔡英文当选的讨论被赶到了微信里 (Mainland Chinese netizens’ discussion of Tsai Ing-wen’s election forced to go on Weixin)
Radio France Internationale, January 17, 2016
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20160117-中国大陆网友对蔡英文当选的讨论被赶到了微信里

Why Google quit China—and why it’s heading back
The Atlantic, January 19, 2016
http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2016/01/why-google-quit-china-and-why-its-heading-back/424482/

Hong Kong (香港)

Leung’s Policy Address: 48 Kowtows to Beijing whilst ignoring Hongkongers
Hong Kong Free Press, January 18, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/01/18/leungs-policy-address-48-kowtows-to-beijing-whilst-ignoring-hongkongers/

失踪香港书店老板惊现央视 北京被指欲盖弥彰 (Missing HK bookshop owner suddenly appears on CCTV, Beijing is criticized as “the one who excuses himself accuses himself”)
Radio France Internationale, January 18, 2016
中国/20160118-失踪香港书店老板惊现央视-北京被指欲盖弥彰

Related:
Missing Hong Kong publisher Gui Minhai paraded on China TV
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 18, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-35338484

Daughter of Hong Kong bookseller dismisses China state TV “confession”
The Guardian, January 18, 2016
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jan/18/daughter-of-hong-kong-bookseller-dismisses-china-state-tv-confession

Causeway Bay bookseller’s changing undershirt prompts questions online about his appearance on state television
South China Morning Post, January 18, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/1902731/causeway-bay-booksellers-changing-undershirt-prompts

Seven banned books: Published in Hong Kong, censored in China
Hong Kong Free Press, January 17, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/01/17/seven-banned-books-published-in-hong-kong-censored-in-china/

Chinese police confirm missing bookseller Lee Bo is in mainland, 17 days after HK enquiry
Hong Kong Free Press, January 19, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/01/19/breaking-chinese-police-confirm-missing-bookseller-lee-bo-is-in-mainland-17-days-after-hk-enquiry/

Related:
【書店5人失蹤】程翔:李波離境方式違一國兩制 指家書必經審校排演 (Journalist Ching Cheong on disappearance of 5 booksellers: Circumstances of Lee Bo crossing the border violates One Country Two Systems, his letter home must have been edited and practiced)
Mingpao, January 19, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160119/s00001/1453169574383

Taiwan elections “unlikely to affect Hong Kong-mainland relations”
South China Morning Post, January 16, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1901871/taiwan-elections-unlikely-affect-hong-kong-mainland

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

北京清大网站遭伊斯兰国组织黑客攻击 (Tsinghua University’s website attacked by ISIS hackers)
Radio France Internationale, January 18, 2016
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20160118-北京清大网站遭伊斯兰国组织黑客攻击

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Why the elections in Taiwan matter so much – for Beijing, the region and the U.S.
South China Morning Post, January 15, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1901300/why-elections-taiwan-matter-so-much-beijing-region-and-us

Can old news shed light on the Gui Minhai case?
Medium, January 18, 2016
https://medium.com/china-media-project/can-old-news-shed-light-on-the-gui-minhai-case-a969ea091759#.r5p7kjl5y

Case of Hong Kong bookseller’s disappearance may well drag on
South China Morning Post, January 18, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1902217/case-hong-kong-booksellers-disappearance-may-well-drag

Now you know the terror
China Change, January 17, 2016
http://chinachange.org/2016/01/17/now-you-know-the-terror/

The dilemma facing rights lawyers in China
Wall Street Journal, January 18, 2016
http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-dilemma-facing-rights-lawyers-in-china-1453137609

Friday, January 15, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Two more Fengrui detainees formally arrested for subversion
Radio Free Asia, January 14, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/fengrui-01142016160612.html

Related:
China's pursuit of rights lawyers signals aggressive push against “subversion”
The Guardian, January 14, 2016
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jan/14/chinas-pursuit-of-human-rights-lawyers-signals-aggressive-push-against-subversion

China tells U.S. not to interfere after call for release of rights lawyers
Channel NewsAsia, January 14, 2016
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-tells-us-not-to-int/2425698.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Minitrue: No unauthorized reporting on charged rights lawyers
China Digital Times, January 14, 2016
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2016/01/minitrue-no-unauthorized-reporting-on-charged-rights-lawyers/

Chinese blogger demands answers over “missing” millions in fund to help “left-behind children” from poor families
South China Morning Post, January 14, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1901093/chinese-blogger-demands-answers-over-missing-millions-fund-help

Beijing police have thousands of Internet monitoring volunteers
Radio Free Asia, January 14, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/volunteers-01142016151959.html

Related:
北京高调招募3000网警志愿者 国保大队设“网上斗争室” (Beijing recruits 3000 volunteer internet troops, National Security team to set up “internet combat room”)
Radio Free Asia, January 14, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/xl1-01142016101258.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Tibetan language made equal with Chinese in county in China's Qinghai
Radio Free Asia, January 13, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/equal-01132016145116.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Chinese citizens are boycotting search engine Baidu—and praying for Google to come back
Quartz, January 14, 2016
http://qz.com/593120/chinese-citizens-are-boycotting-search-engine-baidu-and-praying-for-google-to-come-back/

人权观察:北京对维权律师的打压前所未有 (Human Rights Watch: Beijing’s crackdown on rights lawyers is unprecedented)
Radio France Internationale, January 14, 2016
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20160114-人权观察:北京对维权律师的打压前所未有

Related:
China: Subversion charges target lawyers Arrests reflect Xi Jinping’s broader repression of rights activism
Human Rights Watch, January 14, 2016
https://www.hrw.org/news/2016/01/14/china-subversion-charges-target-lawyers

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China’s Communist Party graft-busters to widen political watch in 2016
South China Morning Post, January 14, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1901224/chinas-communist-party-graft-busters-widen-political

Related:
中紀委:中國不是結構性腐敗 (CPC Disciplinary Committee: China is not structurally corrupt)
Mingpao, January 15, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160115/s00002/1452830076813

China party to target key officials in graft fight: Xinhua
Reuters, January 14, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption-idUSKCN0UT043

Beijing says corruption suspect “persuaded” to return from UK to China
The Telegraph, January 14, 2016
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/12098865/Beijing-says-corruption-suspect-persuaded-to-return-from-UK-to-China.html

Report: China’s 1 percent owns 1/3 of wealth
报告称中国最富1%家庭拥有全国1/3财产
The Diplomat, January 15, 2016
EN: http://thediplomat.com/2016/01/report-chinas-1-percent-owns-13-of-wealth/
CH: http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001065766

Hong Kong (香港)

梁振英:不排除退出酷刑协议民间组织:漠视人权兼枉作小人 (CY Leung says gov’t may quit UN Convention Against Torture, NGOs criticize him for neglecting human rights and playing the villain in ignorance)
Radio France Internationale, January 14, 2016
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20160114-梁振英:不排除退出酷刑协议民间组织:漠视人权兼枉作小人

【港大生擬罷課】馬斐森:學生有權表達意見 不會處分 [Vice chancellor Mathieson on HKU students’ organizing strike: Students have the right to express opinions, will not be punished]
Mingpao, January 15, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160115/s00001/1452834836569

New owner of Causeway Bay banned bookstore “eyes customer list”, report says
Hong Kong Free Press, January 14, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/01/14/new-owner-of-causeway-bay-banned-bookstore-eyes-customer-list-report-says/

Book on Chinese president pulled as fears grow for missing Hong Kong publishers
The Guardian, January 14, 2016
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/jan/14/xi-jinpings-nightmare-book-china-pulled-missing-hong-kong-publishers

“I would be a bad guy if I did not ask”: lawmakers press CY on missing bookseller at Q&A
Hong Kong Free Press, January 14, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/01/14/i-would-be-a-bad-guy-if-i-did-not-ask-lawmakers-press-cy-on-missing-bookseller-at-qa/

Related:
【書店5人失蹤】律師會會長熊運信促政府交代李波「人在哪裡」 ([Disappearance of 5 booksellers] Law Society chair Stephen Hung urges HK government to address the whereabouts of Lee Bo)
Mingpao, January 15, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160115/s00001/1452822694069

Two-systems failure: China’s promise of autonomy for Hong Kong is ringing hollow
The Economist, January 14, 2016
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21688423-chinas-promise-autonomy-hong-kong-ringing-hollow-two-systems-failure

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

美国呼吁中国释放周世锋、王宇、李和平等律师 (U.S. calls on China to release lawyers Zhou Shifeng, Wang Yu, Li Heping, among others)
Voice of America, January 14, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/content/us-concerns-china-lawyers-20160113/3144702.html

Related:
Chinese rights advocates Wang Yu, Bao Longjun formally arrested on subversion charges
South China Morning Post, January 13, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1900993/chinese-rights-advocates-wang-yu-and-bao-longjun

"The smog is thick and the night dark”: China charges seven human rights lawyers with subversion
South China Morning Post, January 12, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1900498/smog-thick-and-night-dark-china-charges-seven-human

“维权律师的行动能力让中共恐惧” (“Rights lawyers’ action power threatens CPC”)
Raido France Internationale, January 13, 2016
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20160113-“维权律师的行动能力让中共恐惧”

Lawyer Wang Yu, held since “Black Friday,” charged
China Digital Times, January 13, 2016
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2016/01/lawyer-wang-yu-and-husband-held-since-black-friday-charged/

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, January 13, 2016
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)

Bad boy, Baidu: Communist Party paper criticizes Chinese internet giant over chat room management
South China Morning Post, January 13, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1901003/bad-boy-baidu-communist-party-paper-criticises-chinese

China is planning a publication that’s digital only and in English—and state-controlled
Quartz, January 13, 2016
http://qz.com/591900/china-is-planning-a-publication-thats-digital-only-and-in-english-and-state-controlled/

The porn trial that’s captivating China’s Internet
The Wall Street Journal, January 12, 2016
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2016/01/12/the-porn-trial-thats-captivating-chinas-internet/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China's feminists hail expected election of Taiwan's Tsai
Reuters, January 13, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-taiwan-election-women-idUSKCN0UR0YM20160113

Nanjing taxi drivers take strike into its fourth day
Caixin, January 12, 2016
http://english.caixin.com/2016-01-12/100898579.html

China accused of denying Swedish embassy access to detained activist
The Guardian, January 13, 2016
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jan/13/china-accused-of-denying-swedish-embassy-access-to-detained-activist

Related:
Arrest of Swedish rights worker raises questions about the future of foreign NGOs in China
Washington Post, January 13, 2016
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/01/13/arrest-of-swedish-rights-worker-raises-questions-about-the-future-of-foreign-ngos-in-china/

艾未未:乐高决定是“言论自由的胜利” (Ai Weiwei: Lego’s decision is a “victory for freedom of expression”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 14, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/china/2016/01/160114_china_aiweiwei_lego_response

Government Accountability (政府问责)

【書店5人失蹤】台灣陸委會:很難想像民主地方發生這種事 絕不容忍在台發生 (Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council on disappearance of 5 HK booksellers: Hard to imagine this to happen in a democratic place, would not be allowed to happen in Taiwan)
Mingpao, January 14, 2015
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160114/s00001/1452737776385

Museum gives fallen Chinese leaders a new trial in the court of public opinion
The Wall Street Journal, January 13, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2016/01/13/museum-gives-fallen-chinese-leaders-a-new-trial-in-the-court-of-public-opinion/

Victim of Tianjin chemical blast to sue Chinese government over lack of compensation
The Independent, January 12, 2016
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/victim-of-tianjin-chemical-blast-to-sue-chinese-government-over-lack-of-compensation-a6806556.html

Former Public Security Vice-Chief jailed
China Digital Times, January 12, 2016
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2016/01/189938/

Six suspects still at large after Shenzhen landslide
Hong Kong Free Press, January 13, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/01/13/six-suspects-still-at-large-after-shenzhen-landslide/

President Xi Jinping pledges to revamp China’s sweeping anti-corruption campaign
South China Morning Post, January 13, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1900500/president-xi-jinping-pledges-revamp-chinas-sweeping

China makes more military reforms, sets up graft busting unit
Reuters, January 11, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/china-military-idUSKCN0UQ0CL20160112