Monday, February 29, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China pastor who resisted cross removals jailed for corruption
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 26, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-35673952

Related:
宗教维权受压:牧师包国华判监14年 律师张凯「被认罪」 (Religious rights defenders repressed: Pastor Bao Guohua sentenced for 14 years, lawyer Zhang Kai forced to “confess”)
Radio France Internationale, February 27, 2016
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20160227-宗教维权受压:牧师包国华判监14年-律师张凯「被认罪」

2015 another difficult year for criminal defendants, data show
Caixin, February 26, 2016
http://english.caixin.com/2016-02-26/100913241.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

China state broadcaster takes over Oscars live stream
China Film Insider, February 29, 2016
http://chinafilminsider.com/china-state-broadcaster-takes-over-oscars-live-stream/

Cyberspace Administration of China orders websites to shut Ren Zhiqiang's accounts
Fei Chang Dao, February 28, 2016
http://blog.feichangdao.com/2016/02/cyberspace-administration-of-china.html

China closes 580 social media accounts for spreading “rumor”
The Hindu, February 27, 2016
http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/china-closes-580-social-media-accounts-for-spreading-rumour/article8289748.ece

Peering through the haze of China’s economic data
The New York Times, February 27, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/27/world/asia/china-economy-outlook.html

Five things China’s censors cut from a famous American scholar’s book
The Washington Post, February 26, 2016
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/02/26/five-things-chinas-censors-cut-from-fukuyamas-book-on-governance/

国际记者联盟谴责中国判藏人作家珠洛有罪 (International Federation of Journalists denounces China for convicting Tibetan writer Druklo)
Voice of America, February 29, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/content/ifj-20160226/3209220.html

广电总局严管网络剧 中国网友批“锁国” (Chinese netizens criticizes the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television’s tight control on Internet dramas as “locking up the country”)
Radio France Internationale, February 29, 2016
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20160229-广电总局严管网络剧-中国网友批“锁国”

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China's pollution problem gets hairy with “nose-tache” to filter smog
The Guardian, February 29, 2016
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/feb/29/chinas-pollution-problem-gets-hairy-as-activists-reveal-nose-tache-to-filter-smog

Strikes and workers’ protests multiply in China, testing party authority
Washington Post, February 24, 2016
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/strikes-and-workers-protests-multiply-in-china-testing-party-authority/2016/02/24/caba321c-b3c8-11e5-8abc-d09392edc612_story.html

China tightens censorship of online TV programs days after suspending shows featuring gay love, excessive sex and violence
South China Morning Post, February 28, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1918020/china-tightens-censorship-online-tv-programmes-days-after

China’s feminist school club: the Beijing students talking equality on their lunch break
The Guardian, February
http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/womens-blog/2016/feb/27/china-feminist-school-club-beijing-students-equality-lunch-break

China's army of petitioners invades Beijing ahead of annual congress
Radio Free Asia, February 25, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/chinas-army-of-petitioners-invades-beijing-ahead-of-annual-congress-02262016130812.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

CPC to drill members in self-discipline, socialist values
Xinhua, February 28, 2016
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-02/28/c_135138601.htm

Former energy official says police tortured him into confessing
Caixin, February 25, 2016
http://english.caixin.com/2016-02-25/100912688.html

“Rising star” PLA rear admiral Wang Yu under investigation for corruption
South China Morning Post, February 27, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1918024/rising-star-pla-rear-admiral-wang-yu-under

Son of corrupt Communist Party official admits accepting nearly 1 million yuan in bribes...but blames it on his father
South China Morning Post, February 26, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1917239/son-corrupt-communist-party-official-admits-accepting-nearly-1m

China to prosecute two senior officials from Xinjiang over graft
Reuters, February 29, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption-xinjiang-idUSKCN0W20FK

U.S. congressman: China's worsening human rights record harms its world standing
Voice of America, February 26, 2016
http://www.voanews.com/content/us-congressman-says-china-worsening-human-rights-record-harms-its-world-standing/3210605.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Missing booksellers “operated illegal business”, but could return to HK soon—state media
Hong Kong Free Press, February 29, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/02/29/58042/

Hong Kong protests student leaders go on trial
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 29, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-35684340

Related:
This 19-year-old started a massive protest movement in Hong Kong—and now the government is putting him on trial
Business Insider, February 29, 2016
http://www.businessinsider.com/joshua-wong-interview-trial-protest-movement-hong-kong-2016-2

By-election 2016: The rise and rise of Hong Kong Indigenous
Hong Kong Free Press, February 29, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/02/29/by-election-2016-the-rise-and-rise-of-hong-kong-indigenous/

Related:
【短片:新東補選】黃成智承認落敗:中間路線艱難 梁天琦:本土理念不是小眾 ([Video: New Territories East by-election] Nelson Wong admits failure: Hard to pursue the mid-way; Edward Leung: Localist concept is not minority)
Ming Pao, February 29, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160229/s00001/1456684332447

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

政治光譜的新形勢 (The new situation of the political spectrum)
Ming Pao, February 29, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160229/s00022/1456718268575

Friday, February 26, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

《证券法》修订将继续列入今年立法计划 (Amendment to the securities law will continue to be included in this year's legislative plan)
STCN, February 23, 2016
http://news.xinhuanet.com/finance/2016-02/23/c_128742492.htm

China jails Protestant pastor couple for 12, 14 years
Radio Free Asia, February 26, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/couple-02252016120231.html

Chinese Christian rights lawyer accused of “masterminding illegal religious gatherings”, says state-run website
South China Morning Post, February 26, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1917158/chinese-christian-rights-lawyer-accused-masterminding

Related:
Beijing human rights lawyer Zhang Kai “admits” disrupting social order in latest state TV “confession”
Hong Kong Free Press, February 26, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/02/26/beijing-human-lawyer-zhang-kai-admits-disrupting-social-order-latest-state-tv-confession/

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, February 5, 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)

证监会回复:未获取关于熔断的4861条具体反馈意见和建议 (CSRC responds to OGI request: Never received 4,861 specific comments and suggestions concerning circuit breaker)
Economic Observer Online, February 25, 2016
http://www.eeo.com.cn/2016/0225/283413.shtml

贵州创新政府信息公开方式:让权力公开“不含糊” (Guizhou innovates OGI methods: Let openness of public authorities be “unambiguous”)
China National Radio, February 25, 2016
http://china.cnr.cn/ygxw/20160225/t20160225_521466970.shtml

China’s central bank defends halting publication of sensitive financial data as record amounts of capital flow out country
South China Morning Post, February26, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1917178/chinas-central-bank-defends-halting-publication-sensitive

Related:
As China’s economic picture turns uglier, Beijing applies airbrush
习近平强化经济数据审查,打压不利评论
The New York Times, February 26, 2016
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/26/business/international/china-data-slowing-economy.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/business/20160225/c25chinacrackdown/

网信办:中国去年关闭近五千网站 (Cyberspace Administration of China: China closed down around 5,000 websites last year)
Radio France Internationale, February 25, 2016
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20160225-网信办:中国去年关闭近五千网

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Guangzhou authorities force steel workers to end one week strike
China Labor Bulletin, February 26, 2016
http://www.clb.org.hk/content/guangzhou-authorities-force-steel-workers-end-one-week-strike

Government Accountability (政府问责)

高炎龙申请国家赔偿案开审, 要求按最高标准赔偿 (Gao Yanlong, imprisoned 7 years for murder in a case that did not reach trial, seeks highest level of compensation)
Jing Hua Times, February 25, 2016
http://news.sohu.com/20160225/n438421849.shtml

Outspoken Chinese real estate mogul becomes latest target of Party wrath
China Change, February 26, 2016
http://chinachange.org/2016/02/26/outspoken-chinese-real-estate-mogul-becomes-latest-target-of-party-wrath/

China’s anti-corruption body warns “disloyal” cadres over “small” indiscretions
Hong Kong Free Press, February 26, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/02/26/chinas-anti-corruption-body-warns-disloyal-cadres-over-small-indiscretions/

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

Tibet closed to foreigners again but tourism booms
The Cable News Network, February 25, 2016
http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/24/travel/china-tibet-tourism/

Related:
Tibet to be closed to foreign visitors at the end of February
The Tibet Post, January 31, 2016
http://thetibetpost.com/en/news/tibet/4888-tibet-to-be-closed-to-foreign-visitors-at-the-end-of-february

Lockdown of Tibet: closure to foreigners deepens isolation
International Federation for Human Rights, February 25, 2016
https://www.fidh.org/en/region/asia/china/tibet/lockdown-of-tibet-closure-to-foreigners-deepens-isolation

三月份敏感期到来, 西藏实行“封闭令” 汉族游客不受限制 (On eve of March sensitive period, Tibet implements closure order, exempting Han tourists)
Radio Free Asia, February 25, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/Xinwen/9-02252016131240.html

国际声援西藏运动主席马特奥在台湾谈西藏议题 (President of International Campaign for Tibet Matteo talks about Tibetan issues in Taiwan)
Radio Free Asia, February 25, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/hx1-02252016101320.html

Interview: “You cannot call that terrorist simply because many people died”
Radio Free Asia, February 25, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/uyghur-gauthier-02252016144508.html

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

湖南全力推动政法工作上新台阶 (Hunan spares no efforts in pushing forward political and legal affairs work to new stage)
China Youth Online, February 24, 2016
http://www.csrc.gov.cn/pub/shanxi/xxfw/tzzsyd/jczs/201512/t20151229_289222.htm

特殊人群服务管理改革, 宜宾综合试点成效显著 (Outstanding results in Yibin (Sichuan) comprehensive pilot program for reform of services management for vulnerable populations)
Li Dan, February 25, 2016
http://roll.sohu.com/20160225/n438413316.shtml

Brother denied right to visit Ilham Tohti, moderate Uighur scholar sentenced to life in prison
China Change, February 24, 2016
http://chinachange.org/2016/02/24/brother-denied-visitation-of-ilham-tohti-moderate-uighur-scholar-sentenced-to-life-in-prison/

Access to Information (信息公开)

证监会回应熔断信息公开申请, 称信息在交易所 (CSRC’s response to OGI request on circuit breaker: information is held by stock exchanges)
Caixin, February 24, 2016
http://stock.qq.com/a/20160224/057326.htm

Related:
指数熔断机制 (The circuit breaker mechanism)
China Securities Regulatory Commission, December 29, 2015
http://www.csrc.gov.cn/pub/shanxi/xxfw/tzzsyd/jczs/201512/t20151229_289222.htm

北京律所申请公开熔断规定发布前征求的意见 (Beijing law firm seeks disclosure of opinions received before launch of circuit breaker mechanism)
Caixin, January 7, 2016
http://m.finance.caixin.com/m/2016-01-07/100897162.html

对政府信息公开要重视实证研究 (Empirical research is key for open government information)
Procuratorate Daily, February 23, 2016
http://law.southcn.com/c/2016-02/23/content_142805394.htm

政务公开不应止于信息公开 (Making public the work of government does not stop at open government information)
People’s Daily, February 23, 2016
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2016/0223/c1001-28141103.html

Chinese president continues to expand media controls
Voice of America, February 24, 2016
http://www.voanews.com/content/chinese-president-continues-to-expand-media-controls/3204721.html

中国走红同性恋题材网络剧被迫下架 (Famed Chinese online gay drama pulled from Internet)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 24, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/china/2016/02/160224_online_gay_drama_china

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Parents sacked during China’s one-child policy petition Beijing for their jobs back
South China Morning Post, February 24, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1916507/parents-sacked-during-chinas-one-child-policy-petition

劳维人士家属屡遭当局骚扰 何晓波妻女被软禁 孟晗女友遭逼迁 (Families of labor activists repeatedly harassed by authorities, He Xiaobo’s wife and daughter under house arrest, Meng Han’s girlfriend evicted)
Radio Free Asia, February 24, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf3-02242016104836.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

服务大局服务发展, 广东晒出开年政法工作“清单” (Serve the overall situation and development, Guangdong unveils its annual “to do” list for politics and law work)
Legal Daily, February 23, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20160223/Articel01010GN.htm

最高法已就念斌国家赔偿申诉立案, 申诉未提精神抚慰金 (SPC accepts Nian Bin state compensation appeal which does not include compensation for emotional harm)
China Youth Online, February 24, 2016
http://www.chinanews.com/sh/2016/02-24/7770844.shtml

To curb graft in Guangzhou, it takes a village
Caixin, February 24, 2016
http://english.caixin.com/2016-02-24/100912074.html

国际特赦批评中国控制升级及镇压更严厉 (Amnesty International criticizes China for heightened control and more severe crackdown)
Radio Free Asia, February 24, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql3-02242016101622.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

贵阳大数据产业规模总量有望达1300亿元 (Big data industry in Guiyang expected to reach RMB 130 billion)
Legal Daily, February 23, 2016
http://58.42.249.98/epaper/gzrb/Content/20160224/Articel02005WD.htm

Chinese social media platform plays a role in U.S. rallies for NYPD officer
The Los Angeles Times, February 24, 2016
http://www.latimes.com/world/asia/la-fg-china-liang-protests-20160224-story.html

Tourism officials in southern China embrace Western social media sites like Twitter, YouTube that are banned at home
South China Morning Post, February 24, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1916158/tourism-officials-southern-china-embrace-western-social-media

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong outrage over Chinese subtitle switch
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 24, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-35647861

Related:
“Radicals” debating simplified Chinese are “irrational” and “impolite” says state media
Hong Kong Free Press, February 25, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/02/25/politicising-simplified-chinese-debate-irrational-and-impolite-says-state-media/

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong back in court to face protest charges
Channel NewsAsia, February 25, 2016
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/hong-kong-activist-joshua/2546908.html

Foreign Correspondents’ Club “troubled” by China’s failure to explain missing booksellers
Hong Kong Free Press, February 25, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/02/25/foreign-correspondents-club-troubled-by-failure-to-explain-missing-booksellers/

Hong Kong braces for weaker growth as “political volatility” strains economy
Reuters, February 24, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-budget-idUSKCN0VX0SN

Hong Kong's missing booksellers: a timeline of events
South China Morning Post, February 23, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/video/hong-kong/1915913/hong-kongs-missing-booksellers-timeline-events

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

China's Xinjiang to use entertainment, possibly singing and dancing, in terror fight
Reuters, February 24, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-xinjiang-idUSKCN0VY0CI

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Chinese growing social inequality prompts stronger social control
The Jamestown Foundation, February
http://www.jamestown.org/single/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=45126&no_cache=1#.Vs5_t01-MdV

China's Cultural Revolution must be confronted
Al Jazeera, February 24, 2016
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2016/02/china-cultural-revolution-confronted-mao-zedong-160224101340248.html

China’s newsrooms serve as President Xi’s loyal mouthpieces
Washington Post, February 23, 2016
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/chinas-newsrooms-serve-as-president-xis-loyal-mouthpieces/2016/02/23/e5b1956c-d9af-11e5-891a-4ed04f4213e8_story.html

China’s increasingly muffled press
The New York Times, February 25, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/25/opinion/chinasincreasingly-muffled-press.html

A guide to China’s new online publishing rules for foreign media
Crunch Media, February 23, 2016
http://techcrunch.com/2016/02/23/a-guide-to-chinas-new-online-publishing-rules-for-foreign-media/

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China moves ahead with trial of Guizhou church members
Radio Free Asia, February 23, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/trial-02232016110056.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Tibetan blogger jailed for “endangering social stability”
The Guardian, February 23, 2016
http://www.theguardian.com/media/greenslade/2016/feb/23/tibetan-blogger-jailed-for-endangering-social-stability

Chinese gay drama pulled from internet, sparking backlash
South China Morning Post, February 23, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1915975/chinese-gay-drama-pulled-internet-sparking-backlash

Minitrue: Suspend broadcast of HK, Taiwan film awards
China Digital Times, February 22, 2016
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2016/02/minitrue-broadcast-of-hk-taiwan-film-awards-suspended/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese security presence “heavy” at Tibetan religious festival
Radio Free Asia, February 23, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/presence-02232016163502.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chinese Communist Party’s propaganda departments targeted in graft review
South China Morning Post, February 24, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1916034/chinese-communist-partys-propaganda-departments

China's Xi urges implementation of reforms
Xinhua, February 24, 2016
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-02/24/c_135124372.htm

China’s government tries to quell furor over order to allow public access to private residential communities
South China Morning Post, February 24, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1916069/chinas-government-tries-quell-furore-over-order-allow

China tackles pollution crisis by changing the level of what it says is unsafe in Beijing
The Independent, February 23, 2016
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/china-is-tackling-its-pollution-crisis-by-changing-the-level-of-what-it-says-is-unsafe-a6890786.html

大赦国际公布最新全球人权评估报告 (Amnesty International announces latest world human rights report)
Deutsche Welle, February 24, 2016
http://www.dw.com/zh/大赦国际公布最新全球人权评估报告/a-19069627

Related:
Amnesty International Report 2015/2016
Amnesty International, February 24, 2016
https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/research/2016/02/annual-report-201516/

Hong Kong (香港)

Beijing studying causes of Mong Kok riot, reveals Hong Kong Legislative Council president
South China Morning Post, February 23, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1916015/beijing-studying-causes-mong-kok-riot-reveals-hong-kong

University of Hong Kong governing council meeting gets under way amid security and secrecy
South China Morning Post, February 23, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education-community/article/1915956/university-hong-kong-governing-council-meeting

Leader of localist group HK Indigenous charged with rioting, may face 10 years in prison
Hong Kong Free Press, February 23, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/02/23/leader-of-localist-group-hk-indigenous-charged-with-rioting-may-face-10-years-in-prison/

Politically charged Chinese art show opens in Hong Kong
The Guardian, February 23, 2016
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/feb/23/chinese-art-hong-kong-politically-charged-show-opens

半数大学公投通过撤特首为必然校监 (In poll, half of Hong Kong’s universities favor abolishing “chief executive as university chancellor” system)
Radio France Internationale, February 24, 2016
http://cn.rfi.fr/政治/20160224-半数大学公投通过撤特首为必然校监

進師盟強烈譴責港大校委會暴力驅趕馮敬恩的聲明 (Statement of Progressive Teachers’ Alliance denouncing HKU Council’s violent expulsion of student leader Billy Fung at Council meeting)
InMedia HK, February 24, 2016
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1040853

效法台湾时代力量 香港学民思潮筹党参选立法会 (Following example of Taiwan’s New Power Party, Hong Kong’s Scholarism to form party for LegCo election)
Radio Free Asia, February 23, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/xl1-02232016121251.html

TVB普通话新闻转简体字幕 通讯局收近万宗投诉 (TVB Putonghua news switched to simplified characters subtitles, Communications Authority receives almost 10,000 complaints)
South China Morning Post, February 24, 2016
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/hk-macau-tw/15311c686574136/tvb-pu-tong-hua-xin-wen-zhuan-jian-ti-zi-mu-tong-xun-ju-shou-jin-wan-zong-tou-su

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Translation: Love, a decisive moment
China Digital Times, February 23, 2016
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2016/02/translation-love-a-decisive-moment/

How long can China’s Internet thrive if the rest of the world gets shut out?
ChinaFile, February 23, 2016
http://www.chinafile.com/conversation/how-long-can-chinas-internet-thrive-if-rest-world-gets-shut-out

Why Xi Jinping made the state media rounds
Wall Street Journal, February 23, 2016
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2016/02/23/why-xi-jinping-made-the-state-media-rounds/

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Appeal begins of harsh 19-year prison term given Xinjiang-based activist Zhang Haitao
China Change, February 21, 2016
http://chinachange.org/2016/02/21/appeal-begins-of-harsh-19-year-prison-term-given-xinjiang-based-activist-zhang-haitao/

Defense attorneys for jailed Chinese rights lawyers “fired”
Radio Free Asia, February 19, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-lawyers-02192016104633.html

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, February 5, 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

证监会今年正式开展巡回审理 (China Security Regulatory Commission (CSRC) formally launches circuit hearings this year)
Legal Daily, February 18, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20160218/Articel06003GN.htm

Access to Information (信息公开)

Mirror, mirror on the wall
China Media Project, February 22, 2016
http://cmp.hku.hk/2016/02/22/39646/

Related:
Facts be damned. China's president demands media outlets parrot the party line
Global Voices, February 23, 2016
https://globalvoices.org/2016/02/23/facts-be-damned-chinas-president-demands-media-outlets-parrot-the-party-line/

郭声琨:让新闻文化宣传成助推公安事业发展的动力 (Minister of Public Security Guo Shengkun: Let media cultural propaganda be the motor for development of public security work)
People’s Daily, February 23, 2016
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2016/0223/c1001-28141125.html

“Beijing slaps ban on Hong Kong and Taiwan film awards” amid rising political tensions
South China Morning Post, February 22, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1915635/beijing-slaps-ban-hong-kong-and-taiwan-film-awards-amid-rising

Related:
China bans broadcasts of Hong Kong Film Awards after indie political movie scores nomination
The Hollywood Reporter, February 22, 2016
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/china-hong-kong-film-awards-868110

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Guangzhou stainless steel factory shut down as strike enters sixth day
China Labor Bulletin, February 22, 2016
http://www.clb.org.hk/en/content/guangzhou-stainless-steel-factory-shut-down-strike-enters-sixth-day

Tibetan monk jailed for two years over Dalai Lama photo
Radio Free Asia, February 22, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/photos-02222016163847.html

China moves to halt “weird” architecture
中国颁布新规叫停“奇奇怪怪的建筑”
The New York Times, February 23, 2016
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/23/world/asia/china-weird-architecture.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20160223/c23chinaurban/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China replaces Xiao Gang as securities regulator head over handling of crisis
The Guardian, February 20, 2016
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/feb/20/china-replaces-xiao-gang-as-securities-regulator-head-over-handling-of-crisis

Fears of China stealing jobs blocking EU deal
Voice of America, February 22, 2016
http://www.voanews.com/content/european-union-trade-deal-china-jobs-fears/3201407.html

China's industrial overcapacity is “wreaking far-reaching damage”
Deutsche Welle, February 22, 2016
http://www.dw.com/en/chinas-industrial-overcapacity-is-wreaking-far-reaching-damage/a-19060913

湖北年查职务犯罪3021人 (Hubei investigated 3,021 people for crimes of public office last year)
Legal Daily, February 18, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20160218/Articel03006GN.htm

中央事业单位中央企业公车改革明确时间表路线图 (A clear roadmap and timetable for reform of use of public vehicles for Central State public and Central State enterprises)
Legal Daily, February 18, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20160218/Articel04009GN.htm

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

信息化破解人民调解工作难题 (Informationization solves difficult problems for people’s mediation work)
Legal Daily, February 18, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20160218/Articel04012GN.htm

探访中央政法委新媒体团队 (Paying a visit to the New Media Team at the CPC’s Central Political and Legal Affairs Committee)
Legal Daily, February 18, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20160218/Articel05004GN.htm

太原警方破获微信群传播淫秽物品案 (Taiyuan police crack case involving pornography dissemination through WeChat circles)
Legal Daily, February 18, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20160218/Articel08004GN.htm

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong academic freedom under threat from Beijing, says ex-governor Chris Patten
Hong Kong Free Press, February 23, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/02/23/hong-kong-academic-freedom-under-threat-from-beijing-says-ex-governor-chris-patten/

Related:
彭定康:北京占中后指示港府在大学挑事端 (Chris Patten: Beijing gives directions to Hong Kong government to incite troubles in universities after Occupy)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 22, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/china/2016/02/160222_hk_china_patten

Hong Kong “localist” group vows to keep going after founder's arrest
Radio Free Asia, February 22, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/hong-kong-localist-group-vows-to-keep-going-after-founders-arrest-02222016105211.html

Flagship gallery show raises fears for Hong Kong arts
Hong Kong Free Press, February 23, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/02/23/flagship-gallery-show-raises-fears-for-hong-kong-arts/

【繁簡爭議】黨媒籲勿政治化分「正宗旁門」 指「順其自然才是正道」 ([Dispute over traditional and simplified Chinese characters] Party media recommends not to politicize and differentiate “the orthodox and the heterodox,” “let it take its natural course”)
Ming Pao, February 23, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160223/s00001/1456185840685

Related:
Is TVB adopting a new family name?
Hong Kong Economic Journal, February 23, 2016
http://www.ejinsight.com/20160223-is-tvb-adopting-a-new-family-name/

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

A looming crisis for China’s legal system
Foreign Policy, February 22, 2016
http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/02/22/a-looming-crisis-for-chinas-legal-system/

Riot highlights bleak outlook for One Country, Two Systems
Hong Kong Free Press, February 23, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/02/23/riot-highlights-bleak-outlook-one-country-two-systems/

Monday, February 22, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

中国打压维权律师人数达到317名 (Number of people affected in China’s mass crackdown on lawyers reaches 317)
Voice of America, February 20, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/content/human-right-20160219/3198311.html

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, February 5, 2016
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/mass-crackdown-chinese-lawyers-and-defenders
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/zhong-guo-da-gui-mo-zhen-ya-wei-quan-lu-shi-he-huo-yue-ren-shi

Access to Information (信息公开)

习近平调研官媒 要求提升国际影响力 (Xi Jinping surveys state media, demands to raise international clout)
Radio France Internationale, February 20, 2016
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20160220-习近平调研三大官媒-要求好好宣传中国

Outspoken Chinese tycoon comes under fire for attacking Xi Jinping’s lecture to the media
South China Morning Post, February 22, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1915220/outspoken-chinese-tycoon-comes-under-fire-attacking-xi

China’s media wants you to love the state as much as you love your family
Hong Kong Free Press, February 20, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/02/20/chinas-media-wants-you-to-love-the-state-as-much-as-you-love-your-family/

China to ban foreign firms from “online publishing”
Hong Kong Free Press, February 20, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/02/20/china-to-ban-foreign-firms-from-online-publishing/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Prominent rights activist Huang Qi detained in China's Sichuan
Radio Free Asia, February 19, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-detained-02192016125317.html

Tibetan writer sentenced to three years in prison in China’s Qinghai Province
Radio Free Asia, February 19, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/tibetan-writer-sentenced-to-three-years-in-prison-in-chinas-qinghai-province-02192016134844.html

Hong Kong (香港)

China labels protesters “radical separatists,” and they agree
The New York Times, February 20, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/21/world/asia/hong-kong-indigenous-separatism.html

Related:
Hong Kong Indigenous leader Ray Wong arrested following Mong Kok unrest
Hong Kong Free Press, February 21, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/02/21/hong-kong-indigenous-leader-ray-wong-arrested-following-mong-kok-unrest/

Revealed: the HK$30million anti-riot cars Hong Kong police have never even used
South China Morning Post, February 21, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1914647/revealed-hk30million-anti-riot-cars-hong-kong-police-have-never-even

Brits For Hong Kong plan Lee Po protest to put pressure on UK government
South China Morning Post, February 21, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1914654/brits-hong-kong-plan-lee-po-protest-put-pressure-uk

Hong Kong independence activists elected to head Chinese University’s student union
South China Morning Post, February 21, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1915106/hong-kong-independence-activists-elected-head-chinese-universitys

Dystopian HK film Ten Years leads to Chinese media boycott of Hong Kong Film Awards
Hong Kong Free Press, February 22, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/02/22/ten-years-banned-in-china/

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Behind Chinese leader’s warm visit, a cold reality
The New York Times, February 19, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/20/world/asia/china-xi-jinping-lunar-new-year.html

“Reform” in China and the rise of rule by fear
Hong Kong Free Press, February 20, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/02/20/reform-china-rise-rule-fear/

繁簡字衝突源自中共規範思維 (Conflict between traditional and simplified Chinese characters comes from CPC’s intellectual control)
Ming Pao, February 20, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160220/s00022/1455941393716

Friday, February 19, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China to allow family visit for jailed Uyghur scholar
Radio Free Asia, February 18, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/china-tohti-02182016123632.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Save our statue: dramatic protest in China to save ex-leader Hua Guofeng’s figure from being demolished
South China Morning Post, February 18, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1913979/save-our-statue-dramatic-protest-china-save-ex-leader

Fears grow for hunger-striking Chinese supporter of Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement
Radio Free Asia, February 18, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/fears-grow-for-hunger-striking-chinese-supporter-of-hong-kongs-umbrella-movement-02182016111445.html

Dissidents fearful as Thailand, once a haven, favors China
Reuters, February 17, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-thailand-china-dissidents-idUSKCN0VQ2ZU

Beijing's hand seen in visa issue keeping rights activists out of religious freedom conference
Radio Free Asia, February 18, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/bejings-hand-seen-in-visa-issue-02182016145900.html

Chunwan, art and authoritarianism
The Diplomat, February 19, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/02/chunwan-art-and-authoritarianism/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China’s new wedding vows: To have, hold and not violate national interests
共产党员的婚礼怎么办,中纪委立规矩
The New York Times, February 18, 2016
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/19/world/asia/china-communist-party-weddings-funerals.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20160219/c19chinaweddings/

China's environment minister wants more power to crack down on polluters
Vice News, February 19, 2016
https://news.vice.com/article/chinas-environment-minister-wants-more-power-to-crack-down-on-polluters

Hard times: China’s challenges demand bigger role for centralized leadership, says Communist Party mouthpiece
South China Morning Post, February 18, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1913984/hard-times-chinas-challenges-demand-bigger-role

中国回应人权批评:部分被拘律师涉及严重的经济犯罪 (China’s response to human rights accusations: Some arrested lawyers involve in serious economic crimes)
Radio France Internationle, February 17, 2016
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20160217-中国回应un人权批评:部分被拘维权律师涉及严重的经济犯罪

Related:
Press Statement by the Spokesperson of the Permanent Mission of China on the press release by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on China
Permanent Mission of PRC to the UN Office in Geneva and Other international Organizations in Siwtzerland, February 16, 2016
http://www.china-un.ch/eng/dbtzyhd/t1341068.htm

Hong Kong (香港)

Two more defendants appear in court accused of rioting in Mong Kok taking total number charged to 45
South China Morning Post, February 19, 2016
://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/1914065/two-more-alleged-mong-kok-rioters-appear-court-taking-total

NPC deputy says Beijing should better educate its law enforcement agents on not operating in Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, February 18, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1913903/npc-deputy-says-beijing-should-better-educate-its-law

【旺角暴力衝突】馬時亨:青年不滿明顯 政府應作內部檢討 下任特首需「有仁心」 (Former CEDB chief Ma Si Hang on Mong Kok violent conflicts: Government needs internal review as youth discontent is obvious, chief executive of the next office should have the “virtue of benevolence”)
Ming Pao, February 18, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160219/s00001/1455854754783

學者促獨立調查旺角衝突 泛民擬引用特權法調查 (Academics urge investigation into Mong Kok conflicts, Pan-dems to use Powers and Privileges Ordinance to carry it out)
InMedia HK, February 19, 2016
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1040756

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Refusal to hold independent inquiry into Mong Kok shows gov’t detached from reality
Hong Kong Free Press, February 18, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/02/18/refusal-hold-independent-inquiry-mong-kok-shows-govt-detached-reality/

“Rule by fear?”: A ChinaFile conversation
ChinaFile, February 18, 2016
http://www.chinafile.com/conversation/rule-fear

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

China to ban foreign companies from online media business
Radio Free Asia, February 17, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-to-ban-foreign-companies-from-online-media-business-02172016113408.html

Free speech in China gets an unlikely state-media backer
The Wall Street Journal, February 17, 2016
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2016/02/17/free-speech-in-china-gets-an-unlikely-state-media-backer/

全国96%以上法院开通举报网站, 去年法院受理网络举报37967件 (Over 96% of courts nationwide have opened websites for reporting complaints, with 37,967 complaints received online last year)
Legal Daily, February 17, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20160217/Articel01007GN.htm

河南法院去年收案106万件 (Henan's courts accepted 1.06 million cases last year)
Legal Daily, February 17, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20160217/Articel03003GN.htm

Government Accountability (政府问责)

From trying to leap out windows to fainting with fear...how Chinese corruption suspects react when inspectors call
South China Morning Post, February 17, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1913793/trying-leap-out-windows-fainting-fear-how-chinese

公安部公安改革将有六大突破 (Public Security Bureau's reforms will achieve 6 major breakthroughs in 2016
Legal Daily, February 17, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20160217/Articel03001GN.htm

“刘晓波广场”? 北京盛怒 白宫否决 (Senate bill for naming “Liu Xiaobo Plaza” enrages Beijing, White House to veto it)
Deutsche Welle, February 17, 2016
http://www.dw.com/zh/刘晓波广场-北京盛怒-白宫否决/a-19052572

德国支援受迫害族群协会发表声明驳斥中国政府对多利坤的污蔑 (German Society for Threatened Peoples issues statement refuting Chinese government’s vilification of Uyghur rights leader Dolkan)
Radio Free Asia, February 17, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/gr-02172016105046.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Apple Pay to be available in China from this week
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 18, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-35601110

网站发帖扰乱社会秩序; 一男子发布虚假信息被行政拘留 (Online post disturbs social order: Man is administratively detained for posting “false” information)
Legal Daily, February 17, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20160217/Articel08003GN.htm

Hong Kong (香港)

From Occupy to ballot box: new Scholarism party could end up clashing with old guard democrats in Legco elections
South China Morning Post, February 17, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1913732/occupy-ballot-box-new-scholarism-party-could-end-clashing

People’s Daily targets Scholarism and Civic Party for “supporting” Mong Kok “rioters”
Hong Kong Free Press, February 16, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/02/16/peoples-daily-calls-out-scholarism-and-civic-party-for-supporting-rioters-of-the-mong-kok-unrest/

China preparing to charge Hong Kong bookseller Lee Bo with blackmail—report
The Guardian, February 17, 2016
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/feb/17/china-preparing-to-charge-hong-kong-bookseller-lee-bo-with-blackmail-report

International publishers urge Chief Executive to take action on missing booksellers
Hong Kong Free Press, February 18, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/02/18/international-publishers-urge-chief-executive-take-action-missing-booksellers/

香港特区立法会保安委会: 严厉谴责暴力袭击执法人员和记者 (LegCo Security Panel sternly denounces violent attacks on law enforcement and journalists)
Legal Daily, February 17, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20160217/Articel01010GN.htm

经济学人指“鱼蛋革命”乃对政府不满北京需正视 (The Economist: “Fishball Revolution” stems from discontent towards government, Beijing should face it squarely)
Radio France Internationale, February 16, 2016
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20160216-经济学人指“鱼蛋革命”乃对政府不满北京需正视

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Riots have reasons
Tim's Experiment: Thoughts of an old China Hamlett, February 17, 2016
http://timhamlett.com/

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

我国深化社区矫正改革取得重要成果, 社区服刑人员矫正期间再犯罪率0.2% (China's deepening reform of community corrections achieves significant results, recidivism among those serving community corrections sentences at 0.2%)
Legal Daily, February 15, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20160215/Articel01007GN.htm

超期提出执行异议法院不受理 (Courts not to accept late protests at enforcement)
Legal Daily, February 15, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20160215/Articel03005GN.htm

定西临洮开庭审理首例精神病人强制医疗案 (Dingxi City's Lintao Prefecture holds first trial of a person with mental illness for compulsory medical treatment)
Lanzhou Morning News, February 16, 2016
http://gansu.gscn.com.cn/system/2016/02/16/011261549.shtml

China must release detained activists, rights lawyers: UN
Agence France-Presse, February 16, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/02/16/china-must-release-detained-activists-rights-lawyers-un/

Related:
UN Human Rights Chief deeply concerned by China clampdown on lawyers and activists
人权高专对中国压制律师和人权活动人士表达关切
United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner, February 16, 2016
EN: http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=53242#.VsQQqbR96Ul
CH: http://www.un.org/chinese/News/story.asp?newsID=25662

中国回应联合国批评:称李波不希望受到高度关注 (China’s response to UN’s criticism: Lee Bo does not wish to receive strong attention)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 17, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/world/2016/02/160217_china_un_right_reax

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, February 5, 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)

南昌重大行政执法决定上网公布; 公开行政处罚信息 (Nanchang to publish major administrative enforcement decisions online; public disclosure of administrative punishments information)
Jiangxi News Online, February 16, 2016
http://jx.ifeng.com/news/sz/detail_2016_02/16/4765963_0.shtml

New China regulation seeks to tighten control over “creative works” published online
South China Morning Post, February 15, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/tech/article/1913342/new-china-regulation-seeks-tighten-control-over-creative-works-published-online

Chinese writer says he’s forbidden from traveling to U.S. for Harvard prize
记者杨继绳被禁止赴美领奖,曾撰书记录大饥荒
The New York Times, February 16, 2016
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/17/world/asia/yang-jisheng-tombstone-harvard.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20160217/c17china/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

中国对美参议院以刘晓波名更改中国使馆街道名议案表达愤怒 (China furious over U.S. Senate bill to name the plaza where Chinese embassy is situated as “Liu Xiaobo”)
Radio France Internationale, February 16, 2016
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20160216-中国对美国参议院以刘晓波名更改中国使馆街道名议案愤怒

江苏去年查办贪贿案1278件 (Jiangsu investigated and handled 1,278 bribery cases last year)
Legal Daily, February 16, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20160216/Articel03005GN.htm

山西去年查办职务案1444件 (Shanxi investigated and handled 1,444 cases of abuse of public office last year)
Legal Daily, February 16, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20160216/Articel03006GN.htm

安徽老人被冤20年后告公安局:遭逼供为求死认罪 (Elderly Anhuinese wronged 20 years ago tells Public Security Bureau: You tortured me so much that I wanted to confess just so that I could receive the death penalty and die)
Beijing Times, February 16, 2016
http://news.qq.com/a/20160217/002886.htm

CPC journal stresses continuing anti-graft campaign
Xinua, February 16, 2016
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-02/16/c_135103970.htm

What NOT to learn from Zhou Yongkang and Ling Jihua: Fall of China’s corrupt party “gangs” a lesson for its cadres
South China Morning Post, February 16, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1913589/what-not-learn-zhou-yongkang-and-ling-jihua-fall-chinas

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Exploring cybersecurity from China’s perspective
Christian Science Monitor: Passcode, February 11, 2016
http://passcode.csmonitor.com/china

Hong Kong (香港)

Gov’t rejects scholars’ calls for independent inquiry on Mong Kok unrest
Hong Kong Free Press, February 16, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/02/16/govt-rejects-scholars-calls-for-independent-inquiry-on-mong-kok-unrest/

Hong Kong localist group “knows no bounds” when it comes to protesting, says activist and by-election candidate
South China Morning Post, February 16, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/article/1913594/hong-kong-localist-group-knows-no-bounds-when-it-comes-protesting-says-activist

Protests may continue in Hong Kong
Voice of America, February 16, 2016
http://www.voanews.com/content/protests-may-continue-in-hong-kong/3192761.html

China says missing bookseller doesn't want his case hyped up
Reuters, February 16, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-rights-un-response-idUSKCN0VQ003

Related:
Hong Kong bookseller Lee Po could face 10 years in jail for blackmail
South China Morning Post, February 16, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/1913595/hong-kong-bookseller-lee-po-could-face-10-years-jail

HSBC spooked by HK-China “integration” and eroding autonomy, says activist
Hong Kong Free Press, February 16, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/02/16/hsbc-spooked-by-hk-china-integration-and-eroding-autonomy-says-activist/

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

福建举行跨区域应急处置演习: 检验反恐应急能力 (Fujian holds cross-regional emergency response drills: checking counter-terrorism emergency response capability)
China Police Online, February 16, 2016
http://www.hxnews.com/news/fj/fj/201602/14/820859.shtml

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

A legal defense against Chinese oppression
The Wall Street Journal, February 16, 2015
http://www.wsj.com/articles/a-legal-defense-against-chinese-oppression-1455645739

贺卫方:同性恋群体的中国处境 (He Weifang: The situation of China's LGBT community)
Aisixiang, February 16, 2016
http://www.aisixiang.com/data/97083.html

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China’s legal professionals, under limits at home, note Scalia’s death
在中国,斯卡利亚之死是一面镜子
The New York Times, February 16, 2016
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/16/world/asia/china-legal-professionals-antonin-scalia.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20160216/c16chinascalia/

Access to Information (信息公开)

许多中国大陆记者 因不堪当局控制媒体退出新闻界 (Many Chinese reporters withdraw from journalism, unable to stand authorities’ control over media)
Radio Free Asia, February 15, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/nu-02152016170542.html

Ties to Chinese state media raise questions in U.S. election campaign
The New York Times, February 6, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/06/world/asia/phillip-yin-lieutenant-governor-washington-state.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

To purge or not to purge: China’s anti-corruption campaign
The Diplomat, February 15, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/02/to-purge-or-not-to-purge-chinas-anti-corruption-campaign/

China's military sets up anti-corruption hotline
Reuters, February 15, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-military-corruption-idUSKCN0VO185

Deadly Tianjin warehouse explosion: review leads to China moving 10 chemical plants
South China Morning Post, February 15, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1913250/deadly-tianjin-warehouse-explosion-review-leads-china

China to protect migrant workers' “left-behind” children
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 15, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35581716

Hong Kong (香港)

Beijing pins Hong Kong riot on “radical separatists”
Agence France-Presse, February 15, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/02/15/beijing-pins-hong-kong-riot-on-radical-separatists/

Student activists stage fresh protest against “brainwashing” curriculum changes
Hong Kong Free Press, February 15, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/02/15/student-activists-stage-fresh-protest-against-brainwashing-curriculum-changes/

Hong Kong government rejects calls for inquiry into “fishball” riots
Radio Free Asia, February 15, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/riots-hk-02152016151608.html

谁是黄之锋?(Who is Joshua Wong? A Three-part interview series with Joshua Wong, in Chinse)
South China Morning Post, February 14-16, 2016
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/national/152d4df6859a3d4/shui-shi-huang-zhi-feng-
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/national/152def13cb62544/shui-shi-huang-zhi-feng-er-
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/national/152def9880488cb/shui-shi-huang-zhi-feng-san-

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

Chinese Uighur was tortured into confessing role in Bangkok bomb: lawyer
Reuters, February 15, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-thailand-blast-idUSKCN0VO0ID

Related:
曼谷爆炸案:律师称当事人遭酷刑逼供 (Bangkok bomb: Lawyer says defendant’s confession extorted through torture)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 15, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/world/2016/02/160215_thailand_blast

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

The rise of rule by fear
The University of Nottingham: China Policy Institute, February 15, 2016
http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/chinapolicyinstitute/2016/02/15/rule-of-law-vs-rule-by-fear/

Guo Jianmei, Zhongze, and the empowerment of women in China
China Change, February 14, 2016
http://chinachange.org/2016/02/14/guo-jianmei-zhongze-and-the-empowerment-of-women-in-china/

Monday, February 15, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

China's young reporters give up on journalism: “You can't write what you want”
The Guardian, February 12, 2016
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/feb/12/china-journalism-reporters-freedom-of-speech

Chinese media in uproar over U.S. move to honor dissident
Associated Press, February 14, 2016
http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/chinese-media-in-uproar-over-us-move-to-honour-dissident/article8236775.ece

That time China censored an art summit—in another country
The Washington Post, February 12, 2016
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/02/12/that-time-china-censored-an-art-summit-in-another-country/

Chinese journalist banned from flying to U.S. to accept a prize for his work
The Guardian, February 15, 2016
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/feb/15/chinese-journalist-banned-from-flying-to-us-to-accept-a-prize-for-his-work

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

独立民间组织生存环境恶化 维权NGO担忧未来命运 (Environment for independent NGOs worsens, rights defense NGO worries about future fate)
Radio Free Asia, February 12, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-02122016104857.html

Two monks detained in Sichuan over Dalai Lama prayers
Radio Free Asia, February 11, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/prayers-02112016162509.html

Campaign against China's Christians spreads to Guangdong province
Radio Free Asia, February 12, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/campaign-against-chinas-christians-spreads-to-guangdong-province-02122016111628.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Portrait of a purge: Who is being investigated for corruption and why?
The Economist, February 13, 2016
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21692928-who-being-investigated-corruption-and-why-portrait-purge

Brother of disgraced Chinese presidential aide Ling Jihua is sharing golf secrets in U.S.—not state secrets: lawyer
South China Morning Post, February 12, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1912288/brother-disgraced-chinese-presidential-aide-ling-jihua

Steel imports from China investigated by European Commission
欧盟扩大调查中国钢铁“倾销”种类
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 12, 2016
EN: http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35559540
CH: http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/world/2016/02/160212_eu_china_steel_investigation

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Beijing officials tout all-volunteer “internet police”
Voice of America, February 11, 2016
http://www.voanews.com/content/beijing-officials-all-volunteer-internet-police-online-tipsters/3187858.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kongers’ long-simmering distrust of government boils over in the “fishball riots”
Global Voices, February 12, 2016
https://globalvoices.org/2016/02/12/hong-kongers-long-simmering-distrust-of-government-boils-over-in-the-fishball-riots/

Beijing's top official in Hong Kong calls rioters “radical separatists”
Reuters, February 14, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-riots-beijing-idUSKCN0VO042

Scuffles in court as student activist faces rioting charges
Hong Kong Free Press, February 13, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/02/13/scuffles-in-court-as-student-activist-faces-rioting-charges/

Britain accuses China of violating treaty in Hong Kong bookseller’s case
The New York Times, February 13, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/13/world/asia/britain-china-hong-kong-bookseller.html

Over troubled water: Cross-border transport links are overshadowed by political fears
The Economist, February 11, 2016
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21692935-cross-border-transport-links-are-overshadowed-political-fears-over-troubled-water

Hong Kong has probably lost HSBC’s headquarters for good—and Beijing is to blame
Quartz, February 15, 2016
http://qz.com/616791/hong-kong-has-probably-lost-hsbcs-headquarters-for-good-and-beijing-is-to-blame/

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

China’s prosecutors make terror fight a top priority
2016检察工作首重政治安全 分析:公民自由或再受限
South China Morning Post, February 13, 2016
EN: http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1912464/chinas-prosecutors-make-terror-fight-top-priority
CH: http://www.nanzao.com/sc/national/152d60bb4384baf/2016-jian-cha-gong-zuo-shou-zhong-zheng-zhi-an-quan-fen-xi-gong-min-zi-you-huo-zai-shou-xian

Friday, February 12, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China continues to use psychiatric “treatment” on its critics: Report
上海一访民在北京被送精神病院 无锡以精神病院代替黑监狱囚访民
Radio Free Asia, February 11, 2016
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/treatment-02112016133837.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-02112016101548.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

US urges talks between mainland China and Taiwan amid uncertainty after election
South China Morning Post, February 12, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1912280/us-urges-talks-between-mainland-china-and-taiwan-amid

Hong Kong (香港)

Mong Kok riot plotted by “radical separatist organization”, says Chinese Foreign Ministry
Hong Kong Free Press, February 12, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/02/12/mong-kok-riot-plotted-by-radical-separatist-organisation-says-chinese-foreign-ministry/

Related:
Chinese central government supports HKSAR in safeguarding social security: FM spokesperson
Xinhua News, February 11, 2016
http://english.sina.com/taiwan_hk/2016/0211/889611.html

“No political considerations” in Mong Kok unrest arrests, charges—Justice Sec.
Hong Kong Free Press, February 12, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/02/12/no-political-considerations-in-mong-kok-unrest-arrests-charges-justice-sec/

Britain says missing Hong Kong bookseller “involuntarily removed” to China
Reuters, February 11, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-hongkong-booksellers-idUSKCN0VL08L

Related:
英外交部:李波失踪“严重违反”中英联合声明 (British Foreign Secretary on Lee Bo’s disappearance: “Serious breach” of Sino-British Joint Declaration on HK)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 12, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/china/2016/02/160212_hongkong_uk_report

联合国将跟进书店人员失踪事件 (UN will follow up on disappearance of the booksellers)
Radio France Internationale, February 12, 2016
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20160212-联合国将跟进书店人员失踪事件"

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

粵語正體皆筍盤 教局氹你落返車 (Cantonese and traditional characters are good for Chinese language acquisition, but Education Bureau coaxes you to give them up)
InMedia HK, February 11, 2016
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1040562

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Two Sichuan monks arrested for holding prayer ceremony for Dalai Lama—report
Hong Kong Free Press, February 11, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/02/11/two-sichuan-monks-arrested-for-holding-prayer-ceremony-for-dalai-lama-report/

Access to Information (信息公开)

What is the Chinese media doing right for LGBT people?
The Guardian, February 11, 2016
http://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2016/feb/11/china-lgbt-media-xiaogang-wei-rainbow-media-awards

Government Accountability (政府问责)

中国知识产权环境改善 假货问题仍严重 (China’s environment for intellectual property improves but problem of fake goods prevails)
Voice of America, February 11, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/content/international-ip-index-20160210/3185634.html

As China and Russia rise, West losing its edge in military tech, says London-based think tank
报告:中国去年军费全球第二 西方技术优势受中俄侵蚀
South China Morning Post, February 10, 2016
EN: http://www.scmp.com/tech/science-research/article/1911461/china-and-russia-rise-west-losing-its-edge-military-tech-says
CH: http://www.nanzao.com/sc/national/152cf07c251736f/bao-gao-zhong-guo-qu-nian-jun-fei-quan-qiu-di-er-xi-fang-ji-shu-you-shi-shou-zhong-e-qin-shi

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong clashes: Protesters in court charged with rioting
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 11, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-35547206

Related:
港警首次以「暴动罪」控示威者 显续强硬对港人 (Hong Kong police first charges protestors with “rioting”, showing pursuit of hardline against Hong Kong people)
Radio France Internationale, February 10, 2016
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20160210-港警首次以「暴动罪」控示威者-显续强硬对港人

Video: In full—the dramatic “Fishball Revolution” clashes as they unfolded
Hong Kong Free Press, February 10, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/02/10/video-in-full-and-uncut-the-dramatic-fishball-revolution-clashes-as-they-unfolded/

【旺角暴力衝突】學聯:政權是「暴力始作俑者」 站在對抗暴政一方 (Federation of Students on Mongkok violent clashes: The regime is the initiator of violence, we stand on the side protesting the tyranny)
Ming Pao, February 11, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160211/s00001/1455170947846

【旺角暴力衝突】多名被告投訴警使用不必要武力 招認不合程序 (Several defendants in Mongkok violent clashes complain about police’s abuse of force and improper measures for seeking confessions)
Ming Pao, February 11, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160211/s00001/1455168901357

Hong Kong journalist claims police attacked him while he reported on Mong Kok riot
South China Morning Post, February 10, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/1911477/hong-kong-journalist-claims-police-attacked-him-while-he

Related:
致警務處處長的公開信:促警方刑事調查警員打記者 (Ming Pao Staff Association’s open letter to head of police: We urge the police to carry out criminal investigation about police violence against journalist)
InMedia HK, February 11, 2016
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1040556

中大崇基學院神學院要求警方立即釋放林淳軒同學 (CUHK Chung Chi College calls on police to immediately release student Lam Shun Hin)
InMedia HK, February 11, 2016
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1040549

What are Hong Kong's localists angry about?
British Boardcasting Corporation, February 11, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-35547186

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

不要等到六四在香港出現,你才哭訴誰槍殺了你孩子 (Don’t wait until June Fourth to happen in Hong Kong and cry about who shot your children dead)
InMedia HK, February 11, 2016
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1040550

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

No news is bad news: How the Communist Party creates the world’s most-watched TV news show
The Economist, February 6, 2016
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21690099-how-communist-party-creates-worlds-most-watched-tv-news-show-no-news-bad-news

Class ideology: China’s education chiefs order schools to roll out patriotic campaign on new media
South China Morning Post, February 10, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1911336/class-ideology-chinas-education-chiefs-order-schools

China Says Its Students, Even Those Abroad, Need More ‘Patriotic Education’
The New York Times, February 10, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/11/world/asia/china-patriotic-education.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese activists send cards to political prisoners at New Year
Radio Free Asia, February 10, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/chinese-activists-send-cards-to-political-prisoners-at-new-year-02102016112344.html/

CCTV’s New Year Gala draws critique: More monkey, less propaganda
The Wall Street Journal, February 8, 2016
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2016/02/08/cctvs-new-year-gala-draws-critique-more-monkey-less-propaganda/?mod=WSJBlog

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong's business community is “freaked out” over China's crackdown
The Guardian, February 9, 2016
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/feb/10/hong-kongs-business-community-freaking-out-over-chinas-crackdown

中国教育部要求加大对港澳台爱国主义教育 被批强把“爱党”作“爱国”(Chinese Education Ministry’s call for more “patriotic” education in Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan criticized as enforced “love of the Party” as “patriotism”)
Radio Free Asia, February 10, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/yf2-02102016103012.html

香港教育局提倡学生认读简体字引发争议 (Hong Kong Education Bureau’s suggestion to promote reading of simplified characters stirs controversy)
Radio Free Asia, February 10, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/xl2-02102016102827.html

China/Hong Kong: Free “disappeared” booksellers
Human Rights Watch, February 10, 2016
https://www.hrw.org/news/2016/02/10/china/hong-kong-free-disappeared-booksellers

Localist group in Mong Kok violence unlikely to make headway in Hong Kong political arena
South China Morning Post, February 11, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1911866/localist-group-mong-kok-violence-unlikely-make-headway-hong