Thursday, March 31, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

反家庭暴力法施行近一月, 在多大程度上打破了禁锢? (To what extent have traditional barriers been broken nearly a month into implementation of the Anti-domestic Violence Law?)
Legal Daily, March 29, 2016
http://news.china.com.cn/2016-03/29/content_38130063.htm

China: Relatives of DW journalist freed
家人暂获释 长平心情复杂
Deutsche Welle, March 30, 2016
EN: http://www.dw.com/en/china-relatives-of-dw-journalist-freed/a-19152223
CH: http://www.dw.com/zh/家人暂获释-长平心情复杂/a-19152482

Chinese journalist’s detained brother denies he’s being held for political reasons
South China Morning Post, March 30, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1931773/chinese-journalists-detained-brother-denies-hes-being

Mother of Uyghur who disappeared in 2009 faces charges over interview
Radio Free Asia, March 30, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/uyghur-disappearance-03302016165414.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

广西壮族自治区2015年政府信息公开工作年度报告 (Guangxi Zhuang People's Autonomous Region releases 2015 Open Government Information Work Report)
Guangxi Daily, March 29, 2016
http://news.163.com/16/0329/06/BJAB714700014Q4P.html

Toe the Communist Party’s red line on Cultural Revolution, state paper warns
South China Morning Post, March 31, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1932186/toe-communist-partys-red-line-cultural-revolution-state

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Human rights activist wins Int’l Women of Courage award, barred from leaving China for ceremony
Hong Kong Free Press, March 30, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/03/30/human-rights-activist-who-won-intl-women-of-courage-award-barred-from-leaving-china-for-ceremony/

中国大陆就业遭性别歧视 9女大学生向全国112所高校申请信息公开 (Sexual discrimination pervasive in on-campus employment recruitment, 9 female university students submit information disclosure requests to 112 higher education institutes)
Radio Free Asia, March 30, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/xl2-03302016103812.html

维权人士祭奠赵紫阳、杨佳 (Rights defenders hold memorial ceremony for Zhao Ziyang, Yang Jia)
Radio Free Asia, March 30, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-03302016104106.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China tussles over legacy of cultural revolution
The Financial Times, March 30, 2016
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/b45528c4-f65d-11e5-803c-d27c7117d132.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

净化网络直播间亟需监管“撒手锏” (Supervisory “trump card” a must for purifying online streaming chatrooms)
Legal Daily, March 29, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20160329/Articel05002GN.htm

互联网接入国外域名拟禁止 (Internet Domain Name Management Measures (draft) prohibits online access to overseas domain names)
Legal Daily, March 29, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20160329/Articel06011GN.htm

Related:
China proposes foreign domain name censorship
The Stack, March 29, 2016
https://thestack.com/world/2016/03/29/china-proposes-foreign-domain-name-censorship/

Internet Domain Name Management Measures (Draft Revisions For Solicitation Of Comments)
China Law Translate, March 29, 2016
http://chinalawtranslate.com/domainnamemanagementdraft/?lang=en

China says new Internet regulations won’t increase blocking of foreign websites
Wall Street Journal, March 31, 2016
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2016/03/31/china-says-new-internet-regulations-wont-increase-blocking-of-foreign-websites/

Google DNS poisoning follows brief unblocking
China Digital Times, March 30, 2016
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2016/03/google-dns-poisoning-following-brief-gfw-breakthrough/

Hong Kong (香港)

U.S. committee co-chaired by Rubio urges Obama to press China on “marked deterioration” in human rights, citing Hong Kong bookseller case
South China Morning Post, March 31, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/1932222/us-committee-co-chaired-rubio-urges-obama-press-china

New University of Hong Kong media center director pledges to uphold its independence and integrity
South China Morning Post, March 30, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education-community/article/1932157/new-university-hong-kong-media-centre-director

Hong Kong government issues warning to independence activists
Radio Free Asia, March 30, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-hongkong-03302016135427.html

Related:
【香港民族黨】陳文敏指若無實際武力行動實踐 鼓吹港獨難定罪 (Johannes Chan on Hong Kong National Party: Without actual use of military force, promoting Hong Kong’s independence can hardly be considered a crime)
Ming Pao, March 31, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160331/s00001/1459395972357

Beijing slams creation of Hong Kong independence party, saying it endangers national security
South China Morning Post, March 30, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1932190/beijing-slams-creation-hong-kong-independence-party-saying

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

探秘武警日照支队“魔鬼周”反恐极限训练 (Revealing People’s Armed Police's “devil's circuit” extreme counterterrorism training drills)
China News, March 29, 2016
http://news.163.com/16/0329/14/BJB6IK05000146BE.html

China launches campaign to promote ethnic unity in violence-torn Xinjiang region
South China Morning Post, March 31, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1932229/china-launches-campaign-promote-ethnic-unity-violence

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese police tear families apart over letter that demanded President's resignation
Global Voices, March 29, 2016
https://globalvoices.org/2016/03/29/chinese-police-tear-families-apart-over-letter-that-demanded-presidents-resignation/

“Kidnapped” brother of dissident Chinese journalist criticizes sibling in “interview,” hails police
Hong Kong Free Press, March 30, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/03/30/kidnapped-brother-of-dissident-chinese-journalist-criticises-sibling-in-interview-hails-police/

Coming to a screen near you soon: China’s “televised confessions”
Hindustan Times, March 27, 2016
http://www.hindustantimes.com/world/coming-to-a-screen-near-you-soon-china-s-televised-confessions/story-ISz6b3sUfxAlA9ICnyD1aK.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Law scholar calls for Youth League transparency
China Digital Times, March 29, 2016
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2016/03/law-scholar-calls-youth-league-transparency/

China proposes restrictions on foreign websites
The Financial Times, March 29, 2016
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/888e864a-f595-11e5-96db-fc683b5e52db.html

Mainland China’s “first gay movie” in cinemas soon
Whats On Weibo, March 28, 2016
http://www.whatsonweibo.com/chinas-first-gay-movie-cinemas-soon/

China air quality study has good news and bad news
The New York Times, March 31, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/31/world/asia/china-air-pollution-beijing-shanghai-guangzhou.html

域名注册新规恐将致中国脱离全球互联网 (New rule on domain name registration may cut off China from the world’s Internet)
The New York Times, March 30, 2016
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20160330/c30chinanet/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China on strike
Cable News Network, March 28, 2016
http://edition.cnn.com/2016/03/28/asia/china-strike-worker-protest-trade-union/

The school of hard rocks: how protests by China’s miners shine a light on an industry in decline
South China Morning Post, March 30, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/economy/article/1931641/school-hard-rocks-how-protests-chinas-miners-shine-light-industry

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Official vaccine investigation begins
Xinhua, March 28, 2016
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-03/28/c_135231151.htm

Related:
Chinese lawyers call for official transparency in vaccine scandal
Radio Free Asia, March 29, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-vaccine-03292016154903.html

The fall of China’s hedge-fund king
The New York Times, March 29, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/03/magazine/the-fall-of-chinas-hedge-fund-king.html

Ally of disgraced China security chief gets 12 years in jail for graft
Reuters, March 30, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption-judicial-idUSKCN0WW05B

Chinese man wrongly jailed for 23 years sues for compensation
Irish Times, March 30, 2016
http://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/chinese-man-wrongly-jailed-for-23-years-sues-for-compensation-1.2591919

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Chinese hacker who tried to steal U.S. military data “deserves respect”—state media
The Guardian, March 25, 2016
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/mar/25/chinese-hacker-who-tried-to-steal-us-military-data-deserves-respect-says-state-media

Microsoft made a version of Windows 10 for the Chinese government
Tech in Asia, March 25, 2016
https://www.techinasia.com/microsoft-version-windows-10-chinese-government

This Chinese browser gathers a crazy amount of your data and then stores it unsafely
The Washington Post, March 28, 2016
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/03/28/chinese-browser-gathers-pathological-level-of-personal-data-and-then-stores-unsafely-study-finds/

Hong Kong (香港)

Is it legal? Hong Kong justice department questions status of new pro-independence party
South China Morning Post, March 29, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/1931645/it-legal-hong-kong-justice-department-questions-status-new

Related:
《环球时报》讥讽香港民族党“猖狂全球无双” (Global Times satirizes Hong Kong National Party as “globally unparalleled savage”)
Deutsche Welle, March 30, 2016
http://www.dw.com/zh/环球时报讥讽香港民族党猖狂全球无双/a-19151437?maca=chi-rss-chi-ca-1044-rdf

【李波返港】英外交部促完全恢復李波自由 ([Lee Bo back in Hong Kong] British Ministry of Foreign Affairs calls for complete restoration of Lee Bo’s freedom)
Ming Pao, March 30, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160330/s00001/1459315072862

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

China charges Tibetan education advocate with inciting separatism
The New York Times, March 31, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/31/world/asia/china-tibet-tashi-wangchuk.html

“Strike hard” hits Uyghur family
Radio Free Asia, March 29, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/strike-hard-hits-03292016173833.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

【李波事件】李波事件難令人釋疑(文:陳文敏)(Johannes Chan on Lee Bo event: Doubts in the event can hardly be cleared)
Ming Pao, March 30, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160330/s00022/1459308351995

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Christian lawyer Zhang Kai released in China
The Telegraph, March 24, 2016
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/12202826/Christian-lawyer-Zhang-Kai-released-in-China.html

Chinese dissident Chang Ping says brothers “abducted” over letter criticizing president
The Guardian, March 28, 2016
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/mar/28/chinese-dissident-chang-ping-says-brothers-abducted-over-letter-criticising-president

Related:
Chang Ping: My statement about the open letter to Xi Jinping demanding his resignation
China Change, March 27, 2016
http://chinachange.org/2016/03/27/chang-ping-my-statement-about-the-open-letter-to-xi-jinping-demanding-his-resignation/

Official from northern China jailed for assaulting lawyer in court after disagreeing with his views
South China Morning Post, March 28, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1931241/lawmaker-northern-china-jailed-assaulting-lawyer-court

Access to Information (信息公开)

Mainland newspaper editor posts resignation, saying he “could not bear the party’s surname”
Hong Kong Free Press, March 29, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/03/29/mainland-newspaper-editor-posts-resignation-saying-he-could-not-bear-the-partys-surname/

Google search returned to China this weekend—but not for long
Quartz, March 28, 2016
http://qz.com/648747/google-search-returned-to-china-this-weekend-but-not-for-long/

Big numbers behind Chinese internet leave some unconvinced
The Financial Times, March 28, 2016
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/66ae03d0-f175-11e5-9f20-c3a047354386.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Influential U.S.-based Communist Party critic says Beijing officials “abducted” his family
South China Morning Post, March 26, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1930965/influential-us-based-communist-party-critic-says

Growing numbers of Christians in China under scrutiny
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 25, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35898182

Related:
Why many Christians in China have turned to underground churches
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 26, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35898182

Chinese “woman of courage” faces eviction, travel ban ahead of award
北京维权人士倪玉兰获国际妇女勇气奖 当局阻领奖又逼迁
Radio Free Asia, March 28, 2016
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-niyulan-03282016132245.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-03282016100647.html

十余律师公开去信中国国务院 吁保护疫苗案公民知情权与救济权 (A dozen of lawyers write open letter to China’s State Council concerning vaccine scandal, urging for protection of people’s right to know and right of relief)
Radio Free Asia, March 28, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huanjing/yf1-03282016103548.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Vaccine scandal shows public distrust, system’s flaws
China Digital Times, March 28, 2016
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2016/03/vaccine-scandal-reveals-systems-flaws/

Chinese government mouthpiece Global Times criticizes authorities over vaccine scandal
South China Morning Post, March 25, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1930576/chinese-government-mouthpiece-global-times-criticises

疫苗事件:世卫组织敦促中国恢复公众信心 (Vaccine scandal: The World Health Organization urges China to rebuild the public’s confidence)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 28, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/china/2016/03/160328_china_vaccine_regulation

Bedridden for years after torture in jail, Tibetan man dies at 85
Radio Free Asia, March 25, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/bedridden-03252016142239.html

China steps-up anti-graft drive in military
The Hindu, March 28, 2016
http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/china-stepsup-antigraft-drive-in-military/article8406239.ece

China warns officials: No unrest, or lose your job
Wall Street Journal, March 25, 2016
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2016/03/25/china-warns-officials-no-unrest-or-lose-your-job/

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Father of China's Great Firewall to lead new cybersecurity association
South China Morning Post, March 26, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1930959/father-chinas-great-firewall-lead-new-cybersecurity

Hong Kong (香港)

Three strikes: A tipping point for Hong Kong?
The Diplomat, March 24, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/03/three-strikes-a-tipping-point-for-hong-kong/

Bookseller Lee Bo “back in mainland;” hails China’s development, says his rights were protected
Hong Kong Free Press, March 25, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/03/25/bookseller-lee-bo-back-in-mainland-hails-chinas-development-says-his-rights-were-protected/

Related:

【李波事件】李波變成中共對港政策宣傳大使 ([Lee Bo event] Lee bo has become the promotional ambassador of CPC’s policies to Hong Kong)
Ming Pao, March 29, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160329/s00022/1459223029346

李波事件對一國兩制有陰影 譚允芝:回歸後最令人憂慮的事件 (Lee Bo event casts a shadow on One Country Two Systems, Hong Kong Bar Association Chairman Winnie Tam calls it the most worrisome event since the handover)
InMedia HK, March 27, 2016
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1041472

Key dates in the Hong Kong booksellers’ saga
South China Morning Post, March 25, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1930960/key-dates-hong-kong-booksellers-saga

Who are the five Hong Kong booksellers?
South China Morning Post, March 25, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/1930957/who-are-five-hong-kong-booksellers

运营两年屡遭打压 “六四纪念馆”被迫关闭 (Operated for two years, June Fourth Museum to close down under pressure)
Radio Free Asia, March 27, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/xl1-03272016110821.html

香港民族黨宣布建黨 冀建獨立自由「香港共和國」 (Hong Kong National Party announces its establishment to promote an independent and free “Hong Kong Republic”)
Ming Pao, March 28, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160328/s00001/1459149341056

Related:
【香港民族黨】否認港獨違基本法 召集人稱香港開埠時中華人民共和國細胞都未形成 (Hong Kong National Party denies that Hong Kong’s independence would breach the Basic Law, convener claims that the People’s Republic of China was inexistent when the port of Hong Kong opened)
Ming Pao, March 28, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160328/s00001/1459154989608

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

China detains 41 Uyghurs who skipped a funeral of a local Communist functionary
Radio Free Asia, March 24, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/china-detains-03242016163359.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

HKFP Interview: Leta Hong Fincher on “leftover women” and the future of feminism in China
Hong Kong Free Press, March 28, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/03/28/hkfp-interview-leta-hong-fincher-on-leftover-women-and-the-future-of-feminism-in-china/

HKFP Interview: Tiananmen book author Louisa Lim on the dangers of forgetting history
Hong Kong Free Press, March 27, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/03/27/hkfp-interview-tiananmen-book-author-louisa-lim-on-the-dangers-of-forgetting-history/

Friday, March 25, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China “detained 20 over Xi resignation letter”
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 25, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-china-blog-35897905

China cracks down on Xi Jinping critics after call for resignation
The Financial Times, March 25, 2016
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/877a88fe-f260-11e5-aff5-19b4e253664a.html#axzz43wZkCZDs

Related:
China: Prominent blogger’s family detained over letter lambasting President Xi
Amnesty International, March 25, 2016
http://www.amnestyusa.org/news/press-releases/china-prominent-blogger-s-family-detained-over-letter-lambasting-president-xi

Mingjing: The people behind the open letter attack on Xi Jinping
公开信关联图: 张春贤蒋建国刘乐飞王波明
Chinascope (English), March 25, 2016
Mingjing (Chinese), March 20, 2016
EN: http://chinascope.org/main/content/view/7788/106/
CH: http://www.mingjingnews.com/MIB/Blog/blog_contents.aspx?ID=0000803700000603

乌市法院推行裁判文书繁简分流改革, 裁判文书“瘦身”当事人能看懂 (Urumqi courts implement “simplification reforms” for court decisions, “downsizing” court decisions will enable parties to understand them)
Legal Daily, March 25, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20160324/Articel03006GN.htm

三年间长春基层法院审结强制医疗案22件 (Changchun's lowest-level courts tried 22 compulsory medical treatment cases in 3 years)
China Jilin Online, March 24, 2016
http://www.chinajilin.com.cn/jlnews/content/2016-03/24/content_3889992.htm

Access to Information (信息公开)

顾雏军与广东证监局法庭激辩:科龙案证据存疑 (Gu Chujun vs Guangdong Securities Regulatory Bureau [Open Government Information case] sparks fierce court debate: government claims requested evidence does not exist)
Sina Finance & Economics, March 24, 2016
http://finance.sina.com.cn/chanjing/gsnews/2016-03-24/doc-ifxqswxk9598016.shtml

Netflix's great China challenge: The company’s global expansion has hit a wall in China
The Diplomat, March 25, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/03/netflix-china-and-house-of-cards/

中国保监会2015年政府信息公开工作年报 (China Insurance Regulatory Commission releases 2015 Open Government Information work report)
Caijing, March 23, 2016
http://finance.dzwww.com/baoxian/bxzx/201603/t20160323_14034995.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

文化产业如何成支柱——解读“十三五”规划纲要文化产业发展亮点 (Understanding the 13th Five-Year Plan: How the cultural industry is becoming a pillar)
Guangming Network, March 24, 2016
http://bit.ly/1PvCtwZ

健全落实社会治安综合治理领导责任制规定 (Regulations on leadership responsibility system for sound implementation of comprehensive social security management)
Legal Daily, March 25, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20160324/Articel02002GN.htm

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

云南省反恐办、云南省委宣传部联合启动“学习贯彻《反恐怖主义法》主题宣传月”活动 (Yunnan's Counter-Terrorism Office and Propaganda Department jointly initiate activities for a month of studying the implementation of the Counter-Terrorism Law)
NetEase, March 24, 2016
http://news.163.com/16/0324/06/BITC999400014Q4P.html

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

福建首个法援律师工作室开进法院 (Fujian's first legal aid office opens in [Taijiang District] court)
Legal Daily, March 23, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20160323/Articel03003GN.htm

推进审判体系审判能力现代化 (Promoting modernization of trial system's capacity for trials)
Legal Daily, March 23, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20160323/Articel03007GN.htm

长沙去年实施家庭暴力告诫制度, 已发出21份告诫书 (In written warning system for domestic violence launched last year, Changsha has already issued 21 such warnings)
Xinhua, March 23, 2016
http://www.hn.xinhuanet.com/2016-03/23/c_1118412068.htm

Christian lawyer Zhang Kai released in China
The Telegraph, March 24, 2016
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/12202826/Christian-lawyer-Zhang-Kai-released-in-China.html

Tibetan monk freed after serving four years for pulling down Chinese flag
Radio Free Asia, March 23, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/flag-03232016134807.html

Tibetan prisoner released with crippling back injury
Radio Free Asia, March 23, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/injury-03232016155608.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

《中国记协新闻道德委员会章程(试行)》正式公布 (Constitution of the All-China Journalists Association’s Ethics in News Committee (Trial Version) formally announced)
Xinhua, March 23, 2016
http://news.xinhuanet.com/zgjx/2016-03/21/c_135209123.htm

A “historic mistake”: Another case of China’s social media warfare
China Change, March 23, 2016
http://chinachange.org/2016/03/23/a-historic-mistake-another-case-of-chinas-social-media-warfare/

Related:
官媒警告互联网也要“姓党” (State media warns: the Internet also has to “bear the surname of the Party”)
Radio Free Asia, March 23, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/xl1-03232016102136.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Human Rights Council: Adopt resolution on human rights defenders and reject hostile amendments
International Service for Human Rights, March 23, 2016
http://www.ishr.ch/news/human-rights-council-adopt-resolution-human-rights-defenders-and-reject-hostile-amendments

Related:
Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development (draft resolution)
增进和保护所有人权――公民权利、政治权利、经济、社会和文化权利,包括发展权
United Nations Human Rights Council, March 21, 2016
EN: http://bit.ly/1MmliTU
CH: http://bit.ly/1RlLPxt

Proposed amendments to draft resolution
决议草案的标题应改为
United Nations Human Rights Council, March 24, 2016
EN: http://bit.ly/22G163k
CH: http://bit.ly/1PrYKeU

Government Accountability (政府问责)

灌云县组织部推行拟提拔对象财产实绩双公示 (Guanyun County Organization Department institutes double disclosures of career achievements and property for promotion candidates)
Xinhua, March 22, 2016
http://www.js.xinhuanet.com/2016-03/22/c_1118405636.htm

The CCP's uneasy relationship with China's private sector
The Diplomat, March 23, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/03/the-ccps-uneasy-relationship-with-chinas-private-sector/

Fall of Shanghai’s utilities chief unravels web of corruption
ChinaFile, March 23, 2016
http://www.chinafile.com/caixin-media/fall-shanghais-utilities-chief-unravels-web-corruption

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

全国网络举报部门2月份受理网民举报230多万件, 暴恐有害信息举报受理量显著提高 (Nationwide online reporting departments handled 2.3 million netizen reports in February 2016, with significant rise in those on harmful information relating to terrorism and violence)
Cyberspace Administration of China, March 23, 2016
http://www.cac.gov.cn/2016-03/15/c_1118337069.htm

Reform’s big taboo: An ambitious plan for social change has run into trouble
The Economist, March 26, 2016
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21695556-ambitious-plan-social-change-has-run-trouble-reformu2019s-big-taboo

The only way Facebook enters China is as a tool of the government
Quartz, March 23, 2016
http://qz.com/644588/the-only-way-facebook-enters-china-is-as-a-tool-of-the-government/

Hong Kong (香港)

“Eroded at its roots”: Press freedom in Hong Kong hits new low, watchdog says
Hong Kong Free Press, March 23, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/03/23/eroded-at-its-roots-press-freedom-in-hong-kong-hits-new-low-watchdog-says/

Ten Years review—a smoke grenade lobbed down Hong Kong's corridors of power
The Guardian, March 23, 2016
http://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/mar/23/ten-years-review-smoke-grenade-hong-kong

中国强拆之风吹到香港 议员责政府不公 (China’s practice of forcible demolition spreads to Hong Kong, lawmaker blames government’s unfair handling)
Radio France Internationale, March 24, 2016
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20160324-中国强拆之风吹到香港-议员责政府不公

中国疫苗丑闻令香港隐现疫苗荒 (China’s vaccine scandal causes vaccine shortage in Hong Kong)
Radio France Internationale, March 24, 2016
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20160324-中国疫苗丑闻令香港隐现疫苗荒

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

家庭暴力数据:女性平均被虐35次后才报警 (Domestic violence statistics: Women on average only call police after being abused 35 times)
Legal Daily, March 21, 2016
http://news.022china.com/2016/03-21/167065_0.html

Tibetan prisoner released after finishing seven-year term
Radio Free Asia, March 22, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/released-03222016163655.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

2015年政府透明度排名:上海、北京、河南前三 (2015 government transparency rankings: Shanghai, Beijing, Henan rank top 3)
21st Century Business Herald, March 18, 2016
http://finance.sina.com.cn/roll/2016-03-18/doc-ifxqnsty4567972.shtml

山东发布十起民告官案例, 六起为“官”败诉 (Government lost 6 in 10 OGI suits released by Shandong)
Dazhong Online, March 18, 2016
http://www.dzwww.com/shandong/sdnews/201603/t20160318_14015822.htm

以“信息公开化”治“腐败亚文化” (Using “Open Government Informatization” to check subculture of corruption)
Sina.com, March 22, 2016
http://news.sina.com.cn/o/2016-03-22/doc-ifxqnsty4830981.shtml

Managing public reaction to the shooting of Judge Ma Caiyun
China Law Translate, March 10, 2016
http://chinalawtranslate.com/judge-ma/?lang=en

As Obama visits Cuba, China’s news media weighs in warily
美国古巴关系解冻,中国谨慎评论
The New York Times, March 23, 2016
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/23/world/asia/china-cuba-united-states.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20160323/c23chinacuba/

Beijing scrambles to contain vaccine scandal
中国政府努力控制疫苗丑闻不良后果
Financial Times, March 23, 2016
EN: https://next.ft.com/content/3954a690-f0ae-11e5-aff5-19b4e253664a
CH: http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001066778

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China approves comprehensive law on charities, nonprofits
Voice of America, March 23, 2016
http://www.voanews.com/content/education-proposals-spark-controversy-in-hong-kong/3250665.html

Related:
The pros and cons of China's NGO laws
The Diplomat, March 23, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/03/the-pros-and-cons-of-chinas-ngo-laws/

China’s NGOs go global
The Diplomat, March 23, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/03/chinas-ngos-go-global/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

西藏农牧民住房地震受损获赔2.43亿 (Tibetan herdsmen receive RMB 243 million in (insurance) compensation in 2015 for earthquake-damaged homes)
Legal Daily, March 20, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20160319/Articel06009GN.htm

2016年2月全国查处违反, 中央八项规定精神问题2263起 (In first 2 months of 2016, authorities investigated 2,263 cases of non-compliance with the “spirit” of the Eight-Article Regulation)
CCDI Website, March 15, 2016
http://www.ccdi.gov.cn/xwtt/201603/t20160315_76146.html

南京3年公诉水污染案35件 (In 3 years, Nanjing prosecuted 35 water pollution cases)
Legal Daily, March 22, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20160322/Articel03005GN.htm

政府工作报告提出新环境保护法必须严格执行, 环保法落地生根需问责制度走出纸面 (Government work report: New Environmental Protection Law must be strictly enforced to insure responsibility system is more than a piece of paper)
Legal Daily, March 22, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20160322/Articel05002GN.htm

媒体:有人并非痛恨腐败 而是自己未分到一杯羹 (Media: Some people don't hate corruption, they just haven't benefitted from the spoils for themselves)
Sina.com, March 18, 2016
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/nd/2016-02-18/doc-ifxprucs6187797.shtml

Sichuan quake victims “still struggling” eight years after disaster
汶川地震遇难家庭每月低保120元 官员食言孩子读书免费变收费
Radio Free Asia, March 22, 2016
EN:http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-quake-03222016131430.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql3-03222016103028.html

China detains 37 suspects in scandal over sale of poorly stored vaccines
South China Morning Post, March 23, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1929384/china-detains-37-suspects-scandal-over-sale-poorly-stored

German president meets lawyers of prominent Chinese journalist
Voice of America, March 22, 2016
http://www.voanews.com/content/german-president-meets-lawyers-prominent-chinese-journalist/3249931.html

Is China heading in the wrong direction? For once, the West calls Beijing out.
The Washington Post, March 22, 2016
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/is-china-heading-in-the-wrong-direction-for-once-the-west-calls-beijing-out/2016/03/22/c4cad76e-eacb-11e5-a9ce-681055c7a05f_story.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

扫黄打非办严打涉“黄”网络直播平台 (Campaign to eradicate pornography cracks down on live streaming platforms)
Legal Daily, March 21, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20160321/Articel01007GN.htm

有偿删帖涉嫌多重违法犯罪 (Paid deletion of user posts suspected of many serious criminal violations)
Legal Daily, March 20, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20160320/Articel03005GN.htm

美反恐专家:FBI与苹果争执别有用心, 控制科技公司 (U.S. counterterrorism expert: FBI's battle with Apple is motivated by attempt to control science and technology companies)
Phoenix Science and Technology Online, March 21, 2016
http://www.cnbeta.com/articles/485327.htm

运用大数据网格管理技术保障城市安全和公共服务 (Use big data grid management technologies to guarantee city security and public services)
Legal Daily, March 22, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20160322/Articel02002GN.htm

Hong Kong (香港)

内地与香港签署民商事司法协助工作会谈纪要 (Hong Kong and mainland China sign memorandum on mutual legal assistance in civil and commercial matters)
Legal Daily, March 22, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20160322/Articel02003GN.htm

Hong Kong artists fear threat to artistic freedom after alleged political censorship by leisure department
South China Morning Post, March 23, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education-community/article/1929337/hong-kong-artists-fear-threat-artistic-freedom

Perception of Hong Kong press freedom declines for second year, according to Journalists Association survey
香港记协:市民及业界认为港媒自我审查趋严重
South China Morning Post, March 22, 2016
EN: http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education-community/article/1929279/perception-hong-kong-press-freedom-declines
CH: http://www.nanzao.com/sc/hk-macau-tw/153a27e024018c9/xiang-gang-ji-xie-shi-min-ji-ye-jie-ren-wei-gang-mei-zi-wo-shen-cha-qu-yan-zhong

港两电台获续牌12年 显北京吹和风 (2 radio stations got license renewed for 12 years, showing mild policy of Beijing)
Radio France Internationale, March 23, 2016
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20160323-港两电台获续牌12年-显北京吹和风

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

博鳌论坛进行封闭排爆安检 (In advance of annual Boao Forum for Asia, authorities seal venue and conduct security checks for explosives)
Legal Daily, March 22, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20160322/Articel01008GN.htm

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

People’s Daily Chief warns of “historic mistake” if China loses grip on new media
The Wall Street Journal, March 21, 2016
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2016/03/21/peoples-daily-chief-warns-of-historic-mistake-if-china-loses-grip-on-new-media/

《人民日报》署名文章重申党管媒体“原则” (Signed People’s Daily article reiterates “principles” of state governed media)
Radio Free Asia, March 21, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/sd-03212016113335.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China holds five ethnic Mongolian herders who protested mining pollution
内蒙西乌旗6牧民被指“扰乱商业秩序”行政拘留
Radio Free Asia, March 21, 2016
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-herders-03212016123729.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql1-03212016103018.html

Fearful of China’s reach abroad, dissidents try risky voyage
The Washington Post, March 22, 2016
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/fearful-of-chinas-reach-abroad-dissidents-try-risky-voyage/2016/03/22/d6a2e4f8-efe5-11e5-a2a3-d4e9697917d1_story.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Tainted vaccine scandal sparks fear, anger in China
Radio Free Asia, March 21, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/vaccine-03212016124529.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China, Germany working on cybersecurity deal, envoy says
Caixin, March 17, 2016
http://english.caixin.com/2016-03-17/100921423.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Education proposals spark controversy in Hong Kong
Voice of America, March 21, 2016
http://www.voanews.com/content/education-proposals-spark-controversy-in-hong-kong/3247092.html

Scholarism’s Agnes Chow urges locals to get involved in debate on Hong Kong’s future
South China Morning Post, March 22, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1928755/scholarisms-agnes-chow-urges-locals-get-involved-debate-hong

香港新闻自由持续恶化 记协忧劣势已成 (Hong Kong’s press freedom continues to worsen, the Journalists Association worries that the damage has already been done)
Radio France Internationale, March 22, 2016
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20160322-香港新闻自由持续恶化-记协忧劣势已成

【國立爭議】中大交換計劃網站 國立台灣大學英文名不見National(國立) 中大:和所有合作院校有良好溝通 ([Dispute over “National”] CUHK exchange program website omits the word “National” for “National Taiwan University”, CUHK claims to have good communication with all partnering institutes)
Ming Pao, March 22, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160322/s00001/1458580429897

Related:
劇團場刊被迫刪「國立」二字 康文署捱轟 台藝大遺憾 (The word “National” intentionally taken off on theatre program, Hong Kong Leisure and Cultural Services Department accused, Taipei National University of the Arts expresses regrets)
AM730, March 22, 2016
http://www.am730.com.hk/article-306709

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Cracks in Xi Jinping’s fortress?
ChinaFile, March 21, 2016
http://www.chinafile.com/conversation/cracks-xi-jinpings-fortress

Hong Kong and China: A special relationship
Al Jazeera, March 22, 2016
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2016/03/hong-kong-china-special-relationship-160320110701938.html

中国警方被指非法剥夺公民财产和自由 (Chinese police accused of stripping civil properties and freedom)
Voice of America, March 22, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/content/voa-news-chinese-governent-illegally-take-people-belongings-20160321/3247629.html

时事大家谈:“十日文革”戛然而止,个人崇拜遭到抵制 (Current Affairs Discussion: “Ten Days’ Cultural Revolution” halted, personal cult repelled)
Voice of America, March 21, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/media/video/VOAWeishi-20160321-VOAIO-2/3247299.html

Monday, March 21, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Trial of woman for killing abusive husband, severing his genitals, shines light on domestic violence in China
South China Morning Post, March
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1927590/trial-woman-killing-abusive-husband-shines-light-domestic

China holds migrant workers' trial outdoors “to educate public”
Reuters, March 18, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-protests-idUSKCN0WK0IG

Access to Information (信息公开)

China columnist Jia Jia detained by Beijing police, his lawyer says
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 21, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-35859875

Related:
Rights groups slam China over missing journalist
Agence France-Presse, March 20, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/03/20/rights-groups-slam-china-over-missing-journalist/

Why Xi Jinping’s media controls are “absolutely unyielding”
Foreign Policy, March 17, 2016
http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/03/17/why-xi-jinpings-media-controls-absolutely-unyielding-censorship-china-economy-speech/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese tycoon criticizes leader, and wins surprising support
中共因任志强事件遭遇党内外激烈反弹
The New York Times, March 19, 2016
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/19/world/asia/china-ren-zhiqiang-weibo.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20160321/c21chinaren/

德国总统到北京 维权人士诉期望 (German President visits Beijing, rights defenders voice their expectations)
Deutsche Welle, March 20, 2016
http://www.dw.com/zh/德国总统到北京-维权人士诉期望/a-19129834

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg meets China's propaganda chief in Beijing
South China Morning Post, March 20, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1927668/facebooks-mark-zuckerberg-meets-chinas-propaganda-chief

Related:
Netizens mock Mark Zuckerberg's love affair with China
Global Voices, March 19, 2016
https://globalvoices.org/2016/03/19/netizens-mock-mark-zuckerbergs-love-affair-with-china/

Chinese tech firm tells users: We may hand over your data to the government
The Wall Street Journal, March 18, 2016
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2016/03/18/chinese-tech-firm-tells-users-we-may-hand-over-your-data-to-the-government/

Hong Kong (香港)

Scholarism “suspends operations” to form new student group and political party
Hong Kong Free Press, March 20, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/03/20/scholarism-suspends-operations-to-form-new-student-group-and-political-party/

A closer look at China's contested Internet
Caixin, March 19, 2016
http://english.caixin.com/2016-03-19/100921916.html

聯合國保障網絡傳媒採訪自由 (The U.N. protects Internet media’s rights to newsgathering)
InMedia HK, March 21, 2016
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1041368

香港铜锣湾书店失踪案主角之一吕波现身香港 (1 of the 5 disappeared sellers at Causeway Bay Books Lui Bo reappears in Hong Kong)
Radio France Internationale, March 19, 2016
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20160319-香港铜锣湾书店失踪案主角之一吕波现身香港

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Defiant young Hong Kongers are bound to resist Beijing’s meddling and demand independence
Hong Kong Free Press, March 20, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/03/20/defiant-young-hong-kongers-are-bound-to-resist-beijings-meddling-and-demand-independence/

A paradigm shift in civil society: from the Umbrella to the Fishball Revolution
Hong Kong Free Press, March 20, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/03/20/rights-groups-slam-china-over-missing-journalist/

Friday, March 18, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

“两孩” 政策落地需强化法律保障 (Implementing “Two Child” policy requires strengthened legal protections)
Legal Daily, March 17, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20160317/Articel05001GN.htm

为破解执法困境委员建言, 城管要实现先服务后管理 (CPPCC Standing Committee: To resolve law enforcement difficulties, “chengguan” city management officers should put service before management)
Legal Daily, March 15, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20160315/Articel07009GN.htm

Access to Information (信息公开)

Veteran Chinese journalist Gao Yu seen “on vacation” in Yunnan
高瑜“被旅游”云南曾见异议人士
Radio Free Asia, March 17, 2016
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/veteran-chinese-journalist-gao-yu-seen-on-vacation-in-yunnan-03172016115717.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/gao-03172016075822.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

激活潜能“朝阳群众”屡立新功 (Its potential actuated, volunteer security patrols "Chaoyang Masses" garner repeated achievements)
Legal Daily, March 11, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20160311/Articel03002GN.htm

Related:
Chaoyang masses
China Digital Times
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/space/Chaoyang_masses

Miner protests in the Northeast and the end of China’s economic boom
China Change, March 17, 2016
http://chinachange.org/2016/03/17/miner-protests-in-the-northeast-and-the-end-of-chinas-economic-boom/

Charity law to ban activity that "endangers security"
China Digital Times, March 11, 2016
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2016/03/charity-law-forbid-activity-endangers-national-security/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

防范刑讯逼供的立法建议 (Legislative suggestions for preventing torture)
Legal Daily, March 16, 2016
http://news.sina.com.cn/o/2016-03-16/doc-ifxqhfvp1132251.shtml

反腐专门法未进立法计划, 人大常委会法工委官员解释 (Official from Legislative Work Committee of NPC Standing Committee: Targeted anti-corruption law will not go into legislative plan)
Beijing News, March 10, 2016
http://www.chinanews.com/gn/2016/03-10/7790971.shtml

去年国家赔偿金额2.4亿, 审结国家赔偿案5439件 (Last year, 5,439 state compensation cases totaled payouts of RMB 240 million)
Bejing News, March 14, 2016
http://news.qq.com/a/20160314/007670.htm

Suppressed in translation: How Chinese versions of UN covenants gloss over human rights
The Economist, March
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21695095-how-chinese-versions-un-covenants-gloss-over-human-rights-suppressed-translation

Related:
China at the UN: Shouting Down the Critics
中国蛮横拒绝国际社会的批评
Human Rights in China, March 15, 2016
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/press-release/china-un-shouting-down-critics
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/xin-wen-fa-bu/zhong-guo-man-heng-ju-jue-guo-ji-she-hui-de-pi-ping

China graft busters blame golf for executive's downfall
Channel NewsAsia, March 17, 2016
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-graft-busters-blame/2612148.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China’s contested Internet: Historical struggle and uncertain future
The Futures We Want, March 17, 2016
http://futureswewant.net/guobin-yang-china-internet/

微信维权平台去年受理投诉850万件 (WeChat legal complaints platform last year handled 8.5 million cases)
Legal Daily, March 17, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20160317/Articel06006GN.htm

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong students call for territory’s independence from China
彻底决裂,香港学生喊出独立口号
The New York Times, March 18, 2016
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/18/world/asia/hong-kong-independence-undergrad.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20160318/c18hongkong/

China official says Hong Kong sovereignty “impossible”
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 17, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-35828915

Extreme? Moderate? No, Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong’s new party will be somewhere in between
黄之锋:新政党介乎极端激进与传统温和之间
South China Morning Post, March 18, 2016
EN: http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1926876/extreme-moderate-no-hong-kong-activist-joshua-wongs-new
CH: http://www.nanzao.com/sc/hk-macau-tw/15387f28a84eb45/huang-zhi-feng-xin-zheng-dang-jie-hu-ji-duan-ji-jin-yu-chuan-tong-wen-he-zhi-jian

Causeway Bay books co-owner Lee Bo may return to HK by end of the month—report
Hong Kong Free Press, March 18, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/03/18/causeway-bay-books-co-owner-lee-bo-may-return-to-hk-by-end-of-the-month-report/

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

孟建柱会见美国联邦调查局局长科米 (Meng Jianzhu, head of CPC Political and Legislative Affairs Committee, meets with U.S. FBI Director James Comey)
Legal Daily, March 16, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20160316/Articel01004GN.htm

吴爱英会见美国联邦调查局局长科米 (Minister of Justice Wu Aiying meets with FBI Director James Comey)
Legal Daily, March 17, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20160317/Articel01007GN.htm

China becomes first foreign buyer of S-400 as Moscow and Beijing team up against U.S. encroachment
RussiaInsider, March 13, 2016
http://russia-insider.com/en/china-makes-advance-payment-s-400/ri13324

Learning Party-speak: What the new textbook for dislocated minority students tells us about China
China Policy Institute Blog, March 8, 2016
http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/chinapolicyinstitute/2016/03/08/learning-party-speak-what-the-new-textbook-for-dislocated-minority-students-tells-us-about-china/

China tamps dissent with trumped up “state security” and “terrorism” charges
Radio Free Asia, March 17, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-tamps-dissent-with-trumped-up-state-security-and-terrorism-charges-03172016125319.html

After shootout, China says Uighur militants a threat to Indonesia
Reuters, March 17, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-indonesia-security-idUSKCN0WJ12U

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Uyghur Imam, farmers sentenced for illegally practicing religion in China’s Xinjiang
Radio Free Asia, March 16, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/uyghur-imam-farmers-sentenced-for-illegally-practicing-religion-in-chinas-xinjiang-03162016112010.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Young columnist disappeared in Beijing, believed to be related to open letter to Xi Jinping
China Change, March 16, 2016
http://chinachange.org/2016/03/16/young-columnist-disappeared-in-beijing-believed-to-be-related-to-open-letter-to-xi-jinping/

Related:
关于要求习近平同志辞去党和国家领导职务的公开信 (Requesting Xi Jinping to resign from Party and state leadership positions)
Creaders.net, March 5, 2016
http://news.creaders.net/china/2016/03/05/1647666.html

China’s new online publishing rules may hurt innovative industries
Voice of America, March 17, 2016
http://www.voanews.com/content/china-new-online-publishing-rules-may-hurt-innovative-industries/3241478.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

September start date set for China’s first charity law
South China Morning Post, March 17, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1926271/september-start-date-set-chinas-first-charity-law

Growing resistance challenges political controls
China Digital Times, March 16, 2016
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2016/03/growing-resistance-challenges-official-censorship/

维权人士发起联署声明支持双鸭山矿工 (Rights defenders to issue joint statement petitioning in support of Shuangyashan miners)
Radio Free Asia, March 16, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-03162016103722.html

女权人士郭晶遭警察闯入住宅调查 民间反性骚扰活动再遭打压 (Police burst into feminist Guo Jing’s home to investigate, anti-sexual harassment civil activities once again clamped down)
Radio Free Asia, March 16, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-03162016103837.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chinese premier Li Keqiang expresses confidence Hong Kong can solve its own problems
South China Morning Post, March 16, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1925841/chinese-premier-li-keqiang-expresses-confidence-hong-kong

Mayor of Chinese port city under investigation, say graft-busters
South China Morning Post, March 16, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1926269/mayor-chinese-port-city-under-investigation-say-graft

China mixes cash, coercion to ease labor unrest
The Wall Street Journal, March 15, 2016
http://www.wsj.com/articles/china-mixes-cash-coercion-to-ease-labor-unrest-1458041535

Democracy is a joke, says China—just look at Donald Trump
The Guardian, March 17, 2016
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/mar/17/democracy-is-a-joke-says-china-just-look-at-donald-trump

Cult of personality: Why is China dancing for “Uncle Xi”?
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 16, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-35824042

Hong Kong (香港)

Missing bookseller resurfaces in Hong Kong, says he is allowed to travel freely between city and mainland China
South China Morning Post, March 17, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/1926291/missing-bookseller-resurfaces-hong-kong-says-he-allowed

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Why China’s clampdown on Ren Zhiqiang matters
Hong Kong Free Press, March 14, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/03/14/why-chinas-clampdown-on-ren-zhiqiang-matters/

How can we resolve the conflicts in Hong Kong and ensure “one country, two systems” thrives?
South China Morning Post, March 16, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1925225/how-can-we-resolve-conflicts-hong-kong-and-ensure-one

Hong Kong and Taiwan: The future of Chinese democracy
The Diplomat, March 16, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/03/hong-kong-and-taiwan-the-future-of-chinese-democracy/

誰是媒體?誰是記者? 從網媒的採訪權談起 (Who are media? Who are journalists? Speaking from the Internet media’s right to newsgathering)
Ming Pao, March 17, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160317/s00022/1458191971088

Hong Kong’s pan-democrats must unite in battle for survival ahead of key legislative election
香港立法会选举乃关键一战 泛民为生存必须团结
South China Morning Post, March 17, 2016
EN: http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1922900/hong-kongs-pan-democrats-must-unite-battle-survival-ahead
CH: http://www.nanzao.com/sc/hk-macau-tw/1537f170b5d1521/xiang-gang-li-fa-hui-xuan-ju-nai-guan-jian-yi-zhan-fan-min-wei-sheng-cun-bi-xu-tuan-jie

黎廣德:高鐵失控 議會失效 泛民失策 (Albert Lai: XRL loses control, Council loses function, pan-dems lose strategies)
Ming Pao, March 15, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20160315/s00012/1457979015441

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

时事大家谈:中国律师执业权利保障何在 (Current Affairs Discussion: What guarantees lawyers’ rights to practice the profession)
Voice of America, March 16, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/content/VOAWeishi-IssuesandOpinions-20160315-how-to-protect-the-practice-rights-of-lawyers-in-china/3237110.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Two writers publicly resign amid the Chinese Communist Party's tightening grip on culture
Global Voices, March 16, 2016
https://globalvoices.org/2016/03/16/two-writers-publicly-resign-amid-the-chinese-communist-partys-tightening-grip-on-culture/

Former Xinhua reporter takes a swipe at Chinese censorship
Radio Free Asia, March 14, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/former-xinhua-reporter-takes-a-swipe-at-chinese-censorship-03142016141611.html

Chinese website publishes, then pulls, explosive letter calling for President Xi’s resignation
Washington Post, March 16, 2016
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/03/16/government-linked-website-published-then-pulled-call-for-president-xis-resignation/

Related:
关于要求习近平同志辞去党和国家领导职务的公开信 (Requesting Xi Jinping to resign from Party and state leadership positions)
Mingpao, March 5, 2016
http://news.creaders.net/china/2016/03/05/1647666.html

【新華社錯失】錯稱習近平「最後領導人」 報道指「政治錯誤」 發稿編輯停職及取消預備黨員資格 ([Xinhua News blunder] Mistakenly called Xi Jinping “the last leader,” reportage accused as “politically incorrect,” editor dismissed and lost status as probationary party member)
Ming Pao, March 16, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160316/s00001/1458102932793

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Do not admire the “strength” that crushes lives and tramples over human rights
China Change, March 16, 2016
http://chinachange.org/2016/03/16/do-not-admire-the-strength-that-crushes-lives-and-tramples-over-human-rights/

Chinese parliamentary delegate's rare act of dissent
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 16, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-35817298

The good—and bad—about China’s new charity law
The Wall Street Journal, March 16, 2016
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2016/03/16/the-good-and-bad-about-chinas-new-charity-law/

Related:
HRIC Law Note: Draft Law on Foreign NGOs Undermines Chinese Civil Society and China’s International Engagement
中国人权法律评论:境外非政府组织管理法草案损害了中国的民间社会和中国政府的国际参与
Human Rights in China, May 5, 2015
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/legal-resources/hric-law-note-draft-law-foreign-ngos-undermines-chinese-civil-society-and-chinas
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/zhong-guo-ren-quan-fa-lu-ping-lun-jing-wai-fei-zheng-fu-zu-zhi-guan-li-fa-cao-sun-hai-liao-zhong-guo

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Watch: From My Lai to Ferguson, China blasts U.S. human rights abuses in a new documentary
Quartz, March 15, 2016
http://qz.com/639275/watch-from-my-lai-to-ferguson-china-blasts-us-human-rights-abuses-in-a-new-documentary/

Related:
China at the UN: Shouting Down the Critics
Human Rights in China, March 15, 2016
http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/press-release/china-un-shouting-down-critics

Rising political star of northern China feels the heat of coal miners’ protests
South China Morning Post, March 15, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1925693/rising-political-star-northern-china-feels-heat-coal

Corrupt officials move money through Hong Kong, says Chinese anti-corruption official
Hong Kong Free Press, March 13, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/03/13/corrupt-officials-move-money-through-hong-kong-says-chinese-anti-corruption-official/

时事大家谈:联合国为何猛批中国人权 (Current Affairs Discussion: Why the U.N. severely criticizes China’s state of human rights)
Voice of America, March 16, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/content/VOAWeishi-IssuesandOpinions-20160315-why-did-the-un-lash-out-at-human-rights-in-china/3237102.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

网络安全、反恐:北京希望与FBI合作 (Beijing would like to cooperate with the FBI on cyber security and counterterrorism)
Deutsche Welle, March 15, 2016
http://www.dw.com/zh/网络安全反恐北京希望与fbi合作/a-19118067

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong and Macau to be integrated with nine mainland provinces: State Council plan
South China Morning Post, March 15, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1925690/hong-kong-and-macau-be-integrated-nine-mainland-provinces-state-council

Pro-Beijing figures slam Hong Kong separatism as “impossible,” “impractical”
Hong Kong Free Press, March 16, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/03/16/pro-beijing-figures-slam-hong-kong-separatism-as-impossible-impractical/

學苑前總編:港暫無能力獨立 冀2047前豐富獨立條件 (Former chief editor of HKU publication “Undergrad”: Hong Kong is unable to become independent at the moment, but hopefully enabling factors grow towards 2047)
Ming Pao, March 16, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160316/s00001/1458096621942

Is Scholarism over? Hong Kong student activist group behind Occupy movement mum on future despite report it will disband
South China Morning Post, March 16, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1925809/scholarism-over-hong-kong-student-activist-group-behind

港大民研梁振英民望跌2.1分 續低於警戒線 (HKU survey finds that CY Leung’s popularity drops 2.1 points, continues to be lower than alert level)
Ming Pao, March 15, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160315/s00001/1458039386580

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

China suggests terror convictions surged. Did they?
The Wall Street Journal, March 13, 2016
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2016/03/13/china-suggests-terror-convictions-surged-did-they/

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

The rule of law needs more than lip service to survive in Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, March 16, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1925805/rule-law-needs-more-lip-service-survive-hong-kong

What’s driving the current storm of Chinese censorship?
ChinaFile, March 15, 2016
http://www.chinafile.com/conversation/whats-driving-current-storm-chinese-censorship

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

扶贫开发难点较多, 亟需靠法律途径解决, 代表委员建议制定扶贫法 (Committee delegates propose poverty assistance law: Legal channels urgently need for to resolve numerous difficulties in expanding poverty alleviation)
Legal Daily, March 14, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20160314/Articel06003GN.htm

Lawyers’ proposals raised & rebutted at Two Sessions
China Digital Times, March 14, 2016
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2016/03/lawyers-proposals-raised-rebutted-two-sessions/

Chinese courts convict more than 99.9 per cent of defendants
The Telegraph, March 14, 2016
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/12193202/Chinese-courts-convict-more-than-99.9-per-cent-of-defendants.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

不满信息公开被拒, 江西一国企怒告财政部 (Jiangxi SOE denounces Ministry of Finance for refusing to provide Open Government Information)
Duowei, March 14, 2016
http://china.dwnews.com/news/2016-03-14/59724946.html

Xi Jinping brought down a notch by an unlikely agent: A typo
新华社报道出错,称习近平为“中国最后领导人”
The New York Times, March 15, 2016
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/15/world/asia/china-xinhua-typo-xi-jinping.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20160315/c15chinatypo/

中国官网疑悄悄拿下习大大彭嫲嫲崇拜热捧词语 (Chinese government official websites quietly take off cult phrases for Xi Jinping and wife)
Radio France Internationale, March 14, 2016
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20160314-中国官网疑悄悄拿下习大大彭嫲嫲崇拜热捧词语

新华社前编辑公开批评中国网络审查 (Former Xinhua editor openly criticizes China’s Internet censorship)
Radio France Internationale, March 14, 2016
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20160314-新华社前编辑公开批评中国网络审查

政协83委员吁政府成立百亿基金挽救报业 (83 CPPCC members propose to government to set up billion-dollar fund to rescue the newspaper industry)
Radio France Internationale, March 15, 2016
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20160315-政协83委员吁政府成立百亿基金挽救报业

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

非政府组织无序发展影响俄社会稳定 (The disorderly development of NGOs has affected Russia’s social stability)
Sina.com, March 14, 2016
http://news.sina.com.cn/o/2016-03-14/doc-ifxqhnev5975495.shtml

隐藏电脑屏幕背后时刻紧盯违法犯罪:“海淀网友”积极举报不求奖励 (Staring down crime from behind a computer screen: "Haidian online friends" actively report crimes and seeks no reward)
Legal Daily, March 14, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20160314/Articel03004GN.htm

Labor protests multiply in China as economy slows, worrying leaders
中国罢工潮涌动,政府面临经济难题
The New York Times, March 15, 2016
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/15/world/asia/china-labor-strike-protest.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20160315/c15chinalabor/

Heilongjiang coal miners’ strike continues into sixth day
China Labor Bulletin, March 14, 2016
http://www.clb.org.hk/content/heilongjiang-coal-miners%E2%80%99-strike-continues-sixth-day

Many changes to China’s first charity law but individuals still banned from asking for money
South China Morning Post, March 14, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1925096/dozens-changes-chinas-first-charity-law-ban-stays

Related:
HRIC Law Note: Draft Law on Foreign NGOs Undermines Chinese Civil Society and China’s International Engagement
中国人权法律评论:境外非政府组织管理法草案损害了中国的民间社会和中国政府的国际参与
Human Rights in China, May 5, 2015
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/legal-resources/hric-law-note-draft-law-foreign-ngos-undermines-chinese-civil-society-and-chinas
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/zhong-guo-ren-quan-fa-lu-ping-lun-jing-wai-fei-zheng-fu-zu-zhi-guan-li-fa-cao-sun-hai-liao-zhong-guo

Government Accountability (政府问责)

江苏淮安5名县处级干部因瞒报财产被查 (5 county-level cadres in Huai'an, Jiangsu, investigated for failure to disclose assets)
CPC News, March 14, 2016
http://fanfu.people.com.cn/n1/2016/0314/c64371-28196400.html

Why Chinese officials are afraid to look too smart
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 11, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-35775958

Official admits he gave misleading account of Chinese miners’ plight
千余矿工游行抗议,黑龙江省长改口承认欠薪
The New York Times, March 14, 2016
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/14/world/asia/china-heilongjiang-governor-mine-protest.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20160314/c14china/

Will China’s state-owned enterprise reform go far enough?
The Diplomat, March 14, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/03/will-chinas-state-owned-enterprise-reform-go-far-enough/

27 Chinese groups respond to Mr. Trump and Governor Kasich’s remarks about the Tiananmen massacre
China Change, March 14, 2016
http://chinachange.org/2016/03/14/27-chinese-groups-respond-to-mr-trump-and-governor-kasichs-remarks-about-the-tiananmen-massacre/

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

广东省讯商发最后通牒, 网民吐槽控制手机即控制网络 (Guangdong telecommunications providers issue “ultimatum” on real-name registration, netizens equate measure with control of Internet)
Radio Free Asia, March 12, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/ql2-03122016092151.html

互联网广告管理办法有望上半年出台 (Online advertising management measures likely to be issued in first half of 2016)
Legal Daily, March 14, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20160314/Articel08008GN.htm

Hong Kong (香港)

Comics, cosplay and video games: how China can build ties between Hong Kong youth and their mainland peers
South China Morning Post, March 14, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1925093/comics-cosplay-and-video-games-one-proposal-build-ties

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

新疆边防开展缉枪治爆专项整治行动 (Xinjiang's frontier guards launch clean-up campaign seizing guns and explosives)
Legal Daily, March 14, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20160314/Articel08007GN.htm

郭声琨会见美国联邦调查局局长科米 (Chinese Public Security Minister Guo Shengkun meets with FBI Director James Comey)
Xinhua, March 14, 2016
http://news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2016-03/14/c_1118328789.htm

Related:
Chinese state councilor meets FBI director
Xinhua, March 14, 2016
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-03/14/c_135187552.htm

Two detained booksellers return to China after brief Hong Kong visits
Radio Free Asia, March 11, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/two-detainted-booksellers-return-to-china-after-brief-hong-kong-visits-03112016113224.html

中国2015年暴恐、危害国家安全案件增一倍 (Cases of violent terrorist behaviors and endangerment of national security in China doubled in 2015)
Deutsche Welle, March 14, 2016
http://www.dw.com/zh/中国2015年暴恐危害国家安全案件增一倍/a-19115318