Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese human rights lawyer’s five-year jail term after subversion conviction “likely to be upheld by appeal verdict”
South China Morning Post, May 31, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1960391/chinese-human-rights-lawyers-five-year-jail-term-after

維權律師女助理傳獄中遭性侵 家人律師禁會面 (Female assistant of rights defender allegedly harassed in detainment, family and advocate prohibited from meeting her)
Hong Kong Economic Times, May 31, 2016
http://china.hket.com/article/1436422/維權律師女助理傳獄中遭性侵%20家人律師禁會面

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)

中國媒體的新控制手段:資本與技術 (New means of China’s media control: capital and technology)
InMedia HK, May 31, 2016
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1042638

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese asylum-seekers tracked down to Chongqing amid torture fears
Radio Free Asia, May 30, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-asylum-05302016210450.html

“六四”纪念日前夕 多名公民被监控、“被旅游” (In the run-up to June Fourth, many civilians surveilled and “made travelling”)
Radio Free Asia, May 30, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-05302016105111.html

【六四27年】高瑜引丁子霖來電:6月1日起將遭警軟禁 切斷住所電話 ([27th anniversary of June Fourth] Gao Yu quotes Ding Zilin’s call: Ding will be put under house arrest from June 1, domicile telephone will be cut)
Ming Pao, May 30, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160530/s00004/1464605206558

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China detains two over “1989” Tiananmen crackdown labels on spirits
Radio Free Asia, May 30, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-label-05302016212657.html

支聯會申「六四」屠殺為世界記憶項目 (Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China applies for registering June Fourth Massacre with U.N. Memory of World Programme)
InMedia HK, May 31, 2016
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1042625

美民间团体发起“寻找坦克人”活动 (U.S. civil groups organize “Tell us what happened to the two ‘Tank Men’” activity)
Voice of America, May 31, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/content/voa-news-chinese-rights-groups-search-for-two-tiananmen-heros-20160530/3351907.html

Related:
Tell us what happened to the two "Tank Men"
Change.Org
https://www.change.org/p/xi-jinping-tell-us-what-happened-to-the-two-tank-men

China to provide 10% of UN peacekeeping budget
Global Times, May 31, 2016
http://english.sina.com/china/d/2016-05-31/doc-ifxsqxxs7992427.shtml

达赖喇嘛认为中国正发生深度转变 (Dalai Lama thinks China is going through deep changes)
Deutsche Welle, May 31, 2016
/zh/达赖喇嘛认为中国正发生深度转变/a-19294828

Hong Kong (香港)

”Connected by blood”: CY Leung says Hongkongers should care about major mainland incidents like Tiananmen
South China Morning Post, May 31, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1960310/connected-blood-cy-leung-says-hongkongers-should-care-about

Why the plan to rename Pikachu has made Hong Kong angry
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 31, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-36414978

中大人團結一致 向梁振英遞交「大信封」行動 (CUHK people unite and give CY Leung the “Big Envelop” (letter of dismissal))
InMedia HK, May 31, 2016
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1042630

中大校友學生會特首辦請願 促撤李君豪校董任命 (CUHK alumni concern group and student union representatives protest at chief executive's office, demanding to drop appointment of Vincent Lee as Council member)
Ming Pao, May 31, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160531/s00001/1464662020672

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

【六四27年】讓六四記憶與大中華觀念脫鈎(文:徐承恩) (Let’s unlink the memory of June Fourth and Pan-China perception)
Ming Pao, May 31, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160531/s00022/1464657386185

六四與《十年》:〈自焚者〉的啟示 (文:梁麗幗@法政匯思) (Yvonne Leung from Progressive Lawyers’ Group—June Fourth and “Ten Years”: Message from the “Self-Immolator”)
Ming Pao, May 31, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160531/s00022/1464661954840

Monday, May 30, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

Why China still can’t make sense of the Cultural Revolution
Hong Kong Free Press, May 29, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/05/29/why-china-still-cant-make-sense-of-the-cultural-revolution/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Parents protest “toxic” athletics track at school in China's Sichuan
Radio Free Asia, May 27, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/athletics-05272016114148.html

Tibetans in Ngaba warned over anti-mine protests
Radio Free Asia, May 25, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/warned-05272016145835.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

北京列“霾”为气象灾害遭质疑 人为导致污染却怪自然? (Beijing puts “smog” on the meteorological hazards list, questioned why man made pollution is blamed on nature)
Radio Free Asia, May 27, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huanjing/xl2-05272016102921.html

中国对G7声明表示“强烈不满” (China voices “strong discontent” toward G7 statement)
Deutsche Welle, May 27, 2016
http://www.dw.com//zh/中国对g7声明表示强烈不满/a-19285586

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

The secret army of cheerleaders policing China’s Internet
The Guardian, May 29, 2016
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/may/29/china-internet-censorship-strategic-distraction-gary-king

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong cartoonist drops publisher amid charges of self-censorship
Hong Kong Free Press, May 27, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/05/27/hong-kong-comic-artist-find-new-publisher-political-satire-book-original-one-self-censors/

Ken Tsang: "Beaten" Hong Kong protester sentenced for assault
港「佔中」被毆示威者曾健超獲刑將上訴
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 30, 2016
EN: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-36410804
CH: http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/trad/china/2016/05/160530_hongkong_ken_tseng_sentence

三院校街頭報哀音悼六四:不敢遺忘,有責傳承 (3 tertiary education bodies jointly commemorate June Fourth by singing and talking with people in the streets: Never forget, bear the responsibility to pass the message on)
InMedia HK, May 30, 2016
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1042605

Turnout plunges by half as Hongkongers march to remember June 4 Tiananmen crackdown on pro-democracy
香港六四游行人数减半 有学生会杯葛但亦有学生支持
South China Morning Post, May 29, 2016
EN: http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1958596/turnout-plunges-half-hongkongers-march-remember-june-4
CH: http://www.nanzao.com/sc/hk-macau-tw/15500059748a259/xiang-gang-liu-si-you-xing-ren-shu-jian-ban-you-xue-sheng-bei-ge-dan-yi-you-xue-sheng-zhi-chi

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

China’s halal constitution
The Diplomat, May 27, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/05/chinas-halal-constitution/

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

【六四電影】《天安門》重遇記——給電影學院同學的一封信(文:家明) ([June Fourth film] Seeing “Tiananmen” again—a letter to film school students)
Ming Pao, May 29, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160529/s00022/1464488215385

「六四」之於一名九十後 (June Fourth to a post-90s)
InMedia HK, May 29, 2016
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1042599

我與八九民運的生命經驗 (Me and my life experience of 1989 democratic movement)
InMedia HK, May 30, 2016
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1042609

【文革五十年】追溯文革的思想源頭(文:黃東) ([50th anniversary of Cultural Revolution] Tracing the ideological origins of the Cultural Revolution)
Ming Pao, May 28, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160528/s00022/1464402625491

Friday, May 27, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Wives of detained Chinese human rights lawyers refuse to be silenced
Cable News Network, May 27, 2016
http://edition.cnn.com/2016/05/27/asia/chinese-human-rights-lawyers-wives-video/index.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

Access to Information (信息公开)

China’s independent journalists face high risks—and are in high demand
Global Voices, May 26, 2016
https://globalvoices.org/2016/05/26/chinas-independent-journalists-face-high-risks-and-are-in-high-demand/

China among 10 countries blocking press freedom watchdog from UN status
Hong Kong Free Press, May 27, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/05/27/china-among-10-countries-blocking-press-freedom-watchdog-un-status/

Related:
CPJ denied ECOSOC consultative status after vote in UN NGO Committee
Committee to Protect Journalists, May 26, 2016
https://cpj.org/2016/05/cpj-denied-ecosoc-consultative-status-after-vote-i.php

Blurred lines: Chinese state media pixelates Taiwanese flag in news clip about new president
Hong Kong Free Press, May 26, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/05/26/chinese-state-media-pixelates-taiwanese-flag-video-new-president/

It may have been quickly censored, but a sex tape is the talk of China
The Los Angeles Times, May 26, 2016
http://www.latimes.com/world/asia/la-fg-china-sex-tape-20160526-snap-story.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Walmart workers in Shenzhen finally get the official trade union on their side
China Labor Bulletin, May 27, 2016
http://www.clb.org.hk/content/walmart-workers-shenzhen-finally-get-official-trade-union-their-side

Two Tibetan monks detained in Ngaba on unknown charges
Radio Free Asia, May 26, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/charges-05262016150613.html

Death of activist in Chinese custody sparks outcry
Voice of America, May 26, 2016
http://www.voanews.com/content/death-of-activist-in-chinese-custody-sparks-outcry/3346925.html

制反强拆标语被“寻衅滋事” 南方街头运动者欧荣贵失踪数日证实遭刑拘 (Southern Street Movement participant Ou Ronggui criminally detained after a few days’ disappearance, charged with “picking quarrels and provoking troubles” for making anti-forcible demolition slogan banners)
Radio Free Asia, May 26, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-05262016110840.html

良心犯郭飞雄关注组致信联合国 (Concern group for prisoner of conscience Guo Feixiong sends open letter to the U.N.)
Voice of America, May 26, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/content/voa-news-chinese-political-prisoner-guo-feixiong-open-letter-to-un-human-rights-20160526/3347283.html

Related:
Guo Feixiong on Day 11 of Hunger Strike in Prison, Wife Asks President Xi Jinping to Intervene
郭飞雄狱中绝食11天,妻子吁习近平关注
Human Rights in China, May 19, 2016
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/case-update/guo-feixiong-day-11-hunger-strike-prison-wife-asks-president-xi-jinping
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/ge-gen-zong/guo-fei-xiong-yu-zhong-jue-shi-11tian-qi-zi-xu-xi-jin-ping-guan-zhu

Hunger Strike Relay to Support Guo Feixiong Continues
绝食声援郭飞雄
Human Rights in China, May 16, 2016
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/gong-min-yan-chang/jue-shi-sheng-yuan-guo-fei-xiong
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/gong-min-yan-chang/jue-shi-sheng-yuan-guo-fei-xiong

Save Guo Feixiong: Hunger Strike Relay Proposal
救援郭飞雄接力绝食倡议书
Human Rights in China, May 2, 2016
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/citizens-square/save-guo-feixiong-hunger-strike-relay-proposal
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/gong-min-yan-chang/jiu-yuan-guo-fei-xiong-jie-li-jue-shi-chang-yi-shu

Wife of Guo Feixiong Appeals to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Regarding His Deteriorating Condition
张青吁联合国人权事务高级专员关注丈夫郭飞雄遭虐案
Human Rights in China, April 28, 2016
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/hric-bulletin/wife-guo-feixiong-appeals-un-high-commissioner-human-rights-regarding-his
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/zhong-guo-ren-quan-jian-xun/zhang-qing-xu-lian-he-guo-ren-quan-shi-wu-gao-ji-zhuan

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China’s state firms must become “bigger, stronger” and still be at the core of the nation
South China Morning Post, May 27, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/economy/article/1955852/chinas-state-firms-must-become-bigger-stronger-and-still-be-core

China to promote anti-corruption efforts at G20: minister
Reuters, May 26, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption-g-idUSKCN0YH0UT

China clamps down on memorial events ahead of Tiananmen crackdown anniversary
Radio Free Asia, May 26, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-tiananmen-05262016142624.html

悼念六四天安門屠殺二十七週年 (Commemorating 27th anniversary of June Fourth Tiananmen Massacre)
China Worker Info, May 26, 2016
http://chinaworker.info/hhk/2016/05/26/12765/

Hong Kong (香港)

Rocking boats, shaking mountains: To bewilderment in China, neither Hong Kong nor Taiwan seems to want to follow its script
The Economist, May 28, 2016
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21699480-bewilderment-china-neither-hong-kong-nor-taiwan-seems-want-follow-its-script-rocking

“Ungrounded, unjustified and arbitrary”: Artists slam removal of ICC protest art
Hong Kong Free Press, May 25, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/05/25/ungrounded-unjustified-and-arbitrary-artists-slam-removal-of-icc-protest-art/

Hong Kong protests: “beaten” activist found guilty of assault
香港“占中”被殴示威者曾健超袭警及拒捕罪名成立
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 26, 2016
EN: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-36387664
CH: http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/china/2016/05/160526_hongkong_ken_tsang_verdict

中大師生校友聯署聲明:校董會不是政治酬庸!廢除特首校監必然制! (CUHK staff, students and alumni joint petition: The university council is no political reward! Abolish chief executive-council head mechanism!)
InMedia HK, May 27, 2016
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1042571

Related:
「梁粉」李君豪獲委任中大校董 潘淑嫻任城大校董 任期3年 (“CY Leung fans” appointed as CU and CityU council members for 3 years’ term)
Ming Pao, May 25, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160527/s00001/1464322900974

聯校六四論壇活動宣言 (Declaration of joint university June Fourth forum)
InMedia HK, May 27, 2016
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1042566

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

China and the end of reform
ChinaFile, May 26, 2016
http://www.chinafile.com/viewpoint/china-and-end-of-reform

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese media attacked Taiwan’s new president for being a single woman and it kinda failed
Buzzfeed News, May 26, 2016
https://www.buzzfeed.com/beimengfu/china-attacked-taiwans-new-president-for-being-single-and-it

Related:
Minitrue: Delete “inappropriate” op-ed on Tsai Ing-wen
China Digital Times, May 25, 2016
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2016/05/minitrue-inappropriate-op-ed-tsai-ing-wen/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Tibetans protest unsafe conditions in their town in Draggo
Radio Free Asia, May 25, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/unsafe-05252016132526.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Obama “very weak and compromising” on China human rights issues, Chinese journalist tells U.S. hearing
Hong Kong Free Press, May 25, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/05/25/obama-very-weak-and-compromising-on-china-human-rights-issues-chinese-journalist-tells-us-hearing/

Not enough character? Communist Party frets over Constitution copying
The Wall Street Journal, May 25, 2016
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2016/05/25/not-enough-character-communist-party-frets-over-constitution-copying-%E2%80%8B/

“It was a grave mistake”: tearful former top graft-buster admits taking 140 million yuan in bribes
South China Morning Post, May 26, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1954589/it-was-grave-mistake-tearful-former-top-graft-buster

“Political mistakes,” more than graft, led to downfall of Chinese military chiefs Guo Boxiong and Xu Caihou
South China Morning Post, May 26, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1954587/political-mistakes-more-graft-led-downfall-chinese

法国各界将和中国流亡人士一起纪念六四 (French communities to commemorate June Fourth with Chinese exiles)
Radio Free Asia, May 25, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zhengzhi/gr-05252016110919.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China increases scrutiny of Internet, tech companies
Voice of America, May 25, 2016
http://www.voanews.com/content/china-increases-scrutiny-ofinternet-tech-companies/3345312.html

Q. and A.: Ben Hillman and Gray Tuttle on ethnic unrest in Xinjiang and Tibet
The New York Times, May 27, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/27/world/asia/china-xinjiang-tibet-ethnic-unrest.html

China’s emerging cyberspace strategy
The Diplomat, May 24, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/05/chinas-emerging-cyberspace-strategy/

Hong Kong (香港)

Victoria Park Tiananmen vigil has become rigid, CUHK student leader says
Hong Kong Free Press, May 26, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/05/26/june-4-tiananmen-vigil-at-victoria-park-has-become-rigid-cuhk-student-leader-says/

Daughter of Swedish bookseller says he is illegally held in China on dubious charges
Radio Free Asia, May 25, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/daughter-of-swedish-05252016104726.html

Hong Kong’s international law problem
ChinaFile, May 25, 2016
http://www.chinafile.com/viewpoint/hong-kongs-international-law-problem

香港民团抗议张德江访港时警方打压人权 (Hong Kong groups protest police suppression of human rights during Zhang Dejiang’s visit)
Radio Free Asia, May 25, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/cp-05252016161155.html

張德江訪港當局安排大量警力保護 香港眾志質疑違憲研司法覆核 (Authorities deploy huge police forces to ensure safety during Zhang Dejiang’s visit, Demosisto suspects violation of constitution, mulls possibility of judicial review)
Ming Pao, May 26, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160526/s00001/1464194430068

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Concern for jailed activist Guo Feixiong’s health as supporters detained
Radio Free Asia, May 24, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-guofeixiong-05242016170440.html

Related:
Guo Feixiong on Day 11 of Hunger Strike in Prison, Wife Asks President Xi Jinping to Intervene
郭飞雄狱中绝食11天,妻子吁习近平关注
Human Rights in China, May 19, 2016
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/case-update/guo-feixiong-day-11-hunger-strike-prison-wife-asks-president-xi-jinping
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/ge-gen-zong/guo-fei-xiong-yu-zhong-jue-shi-11tian-qi-zi-xu-xi-jin-ping-guan-zhu

Hunger Strike Relay to Support Guo Feixiong Continues
绝食声援郭飞雄
Human Rights in China, May 16, 2016
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/gong-min-yan-chang/jue-shi-sheng-yuan-guo-fei-xiong
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/gong-min-yan-chang/jue-shi-sheng-yuan-guo-fei-xiong

Save Guo Feixiong: Hunger Strike Relay Proposal
救援郭飞雄接力绝食倡议书
Human Rights in China, May 2, 2016
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/citizens-square/save-guo-feixiong-hunger-strike-relay-proposal
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/gong-min-yan-chang/jiu-yuan-guo-fei-xiong-jie-li-jue-shi-chang-yi-shu

Wife of Guo Feixiong Appeals to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Regarding His Deteriorating Condition
张青吁联合国人权事务高级专员关注丈夫郭飞雄遭虐案
Human Rights in China, April 28, 2016
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/hric-bulletin/wife-guo-feixiong-appeals-un-high-commissioner-human-rights-regarding-his
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/zhong-guo-ren-quan-jian-xun/zhang-qing-xu-lian-he-guo-ren-quan-shi-wu-gao-ji-zhuan

Access to Information (信息公开)

No country for academics: Chinese crackdown forces intellectuals abroad
The Guardian, May 24, 2016
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/may/24/academics-china-crackdown-forces-intellectuals-abroad

Chinese province aims to lead big data charge
The Wall Street Journal, May 25, 2016
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2016/05/25/chinese-province-aims-to-lead-big-data-charge/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Netizen voices: No respect for family planning officers
China Digital Times, May 24, 2016
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2016/05/netizen-voices-comeuppance-one-child-policy-enforcers/

Protest held after grief-stricken relatives beat up five doctors following woman’s death
South China Morning Post, May 25, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1953791/protest-held-after-grief-stricken-relatives-beat-five-doctors

Chinese police detain protesting Sichuan quake parents
Radio Free Asia, May 24, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/parents-05242016130621.html

China’s middle class vents over growing list of grievances
The Wall Street Journal, May 24, 2016
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2016/05/24/chinas-middle-class-vents-over-growing-list-of-grievances/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Write after me: China’s Communist Party members “must put hearts” into transcribing full 15,000-character constitution
South China Morning Post, May 24, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1952703/write-after-me-chinas-communist-party-members-must-put

The forgotten children of China's prisoners—video
The Guardian, May 24, 2016
http://www.theguardian.com/news/video/2016/may/24/the-forgotten-children-of-chinas-prisoners-video

卫计委:发现农村留守儿童疑遭不法侵害等情况须强制报告 (Health and Family Planning Commission: Instances of rural left behind children being illegally harmed should be compulsorily reported)
People’s Daily, May 25, 2016
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2016/0525/c1001-28379171.html

U.S. disappointed by Chinese scrapping of online Q&A session
Voice of America, May 24, 2016
http://www.voanews.com/content/united-states-disappointed-chinese-shutdown-online-question-answer-session/3344940.html

纽约文革图片展落幕,李伟东论为何反思文革 (New York photo exhibition on Cultural Revolution closes, Li Weidong discusses why we should reflect on Cultural Revolution)
Voice of America, May 25, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/content/voa-news-li-weidong-20160524/3344171.html

文化大革命五十周年:从广东逃到香港的知青 (50th anniversary of the Cultural Revolution: The educated youths who fled Guangdong for Hong Kong)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 25, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/china/2016/05/160525_hongkong_cultural_revolution_escapees

Hong Kong (香港)

Daughter of missing Hong Kong bookseller Gui Minhai to testify before United States committee
桂敏海之女出席美国听证会 吁各国勿让中国违法跨境执法
South China Morning Post, May 24, 2016
EN : http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/1952855/daughter-missing-hong-kong-bookseller-gui-minhai-testify
CH : http://www.nanzao.com/sc/hk-macau-tw/154e5fee17e57b4/gui-min-hai-zhi-nv-chu-xi-mei-guo-ting-zheng-hui-yu-ge-guo-wu-rang-zhong-guo-wei-fa-kua-jing-zhi-fa

Related:
Video: “Speaking up is the only option I have”: Daughter of “abducted” bookseller testifies at U.S. hearing
Hong Kong Free Press, May 25, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/05/25/video-speaking-up-is-the-only-option-i-have-daughter-of-abducted-bookseller-testifies-at-us-hearing/

July 1 democracy rally organizers urge gov’t to reopen Civic Square forecourt as march end point
Hong Kong Free Press, May 24, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/05/24/july-1-democracy-rally-organisers-urge-govt-to-reopen-civic-square-forecourt-as-march-end-point/

Hong Kong wants to remain a global arts hub while censoring political art
Quartz, May 25, 2016
http://qz.com/691105/hong-kong-wants-to-remain-a-global-arts-hub-while-censoring-political-art/

“It’s time for us to set a new political agenda for Hong Kong.” A Q&A with student activist Joshua Wong
ChinaFile, May 24, 2016
http://www.chinafile.com/viewpoint/its-time-us-set-new-political-agenda-hong-kong

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

【港獨爭拗】不卑不亢(文:陳文敏) ([Debates over Hong Kong’s independence] Johannes Chan: Neither servile nor overbearing)
Ming Pao, May 25, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160525/s00022/1464143938964

Populist or liberal: What kind of democracy does Hong Kong really want?
South China Morning Post, May 24, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1952744/populist-or-liberal-what-kind-democracy-does-hong-kong-really-want

Hong Kong laid on a big, expensive show, but was Zhang Dejiang visiting or “inspecting” us?
Hong Kong Free Press, May 24, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/05/24/hong-kong-laid-on-a-big-expensive-show-but-was-zhang-dejiang-visiting-or-inspecting-us/

China’s new law on international NGOs—and questions about legal reform
The Wall Street Journal, May 25, 2016
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2016/05/25/chinas-new-law-on-international-ngos-and-questions-about-legal-reform/

【文革五十年】否定文革才能捍衛改革開放 ([50th anniversary of Cultural Revolution] Only by denying the Cultural Revolution can reform and opening be protected)
Ming Pao, May 25, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160525/s00022/1464142804015

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

北京市民将可拿手机申请法律援助 (Beijing citizens will be able to apply for legal assistance with a mobile phone)
Beijing Daily, May 24, 2016
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2016/0524/c1001-28373885.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

China school milk: Social media users up in arms over “hush-up”
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 20, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-36346205

China’s Internet propaganda is more subtle and sophisticated than it ever has been
Quartz, May 24, 2016
http://qz.com/690650/chinas-internet-propaganda-is-more-subtle-and-sophisticated-than-it-ever-has-been/

Harvard study: China fabricates 488 million social media posts per year
The Diplomat, May 20, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/05/harvard-study-china-fabricates-488-million-social-media-posts-per-year/

Not-so-soft spot: U.S. embassy Q&A scrubbed from Chinese social media site
The Wall Street Journal, May 20, 2016
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2016/05/20/not-so-soft-spot-u-s-embassy-qa-scrubbed-from-chinese-social-media-site/

China holds writer, publisher over dissent, “forbidden books”
Radio Free Asia, May 23, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/books-05232016123637.html

中国出版界强人被捕引发外界严重关注 (China’s publishing industry strongman arrested, stirs serious concern)
Voice of America, May 23, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/content/Chinese-publisher-arrested-20160524/3343478.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Over 200 people support Guo Feixiong in a hunger strike relay
China Change, May 23, 2016
https://chinachange.org/2016/05/23/over-200-people-support-guo-feixiong-in-a-hunger-strike-relay/

Decapitated churches in China’s Christian heartland
浙江两年拆上千十字架,中国或进一步限制基督教
The New York Times, May 21, 2016
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/22/world/asia/china-christians-zhejiang.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20160523/c23chinacross/

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China’s scary lesson to the world: Censoring the Internet works.
The Washington Post, May 23, 2016
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/chinas-scary-lesson-to-the-world-censoring-the-internet-works/2016/05/23/413afe78-fff3-11e5-8bb1-f124a43f84dc_story.html

Xi’s Internet: China’s new normal online reality
Hong Kong Free Press, May 22, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/05/22/xis-internet-chinas-new-normal-online-reality/

China mulls new ways to control video websites
Hong Kong Free Press, May 23, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/05/23/china-mulls-new-ways-control-video-websites/

Hong Kong (香港)

ICC building protest art suspended as Arts Council slams artists’ “disrespect”
Hong Kong Free Press, May 23, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/05/23/icc-building-protest-art-suspended-as-arts-council-slams-artists-disrespect/

Related:
Joint statement
Hong Kong Arts Development Council, May 22, 2016
http://www.hkadc.org.hk/?p=14364&lang=en

ICC《我們就是六十秒的朋友》創作者:請藝發局收回不實聲明,停止任意移除作品 (Artists of ICC installation “Our 60-second friendship begins now” request the Arts Development Council to withdraw false statement, and refrain from removing artwork at will)
Standnews, May 23, 2016
http://bit.ly/27QP4Yt

港大續辦六四集會 論壇傾香港前途 (HKU continues to organize June Fourth commemoration, discussion forum to focus on Hong Kong’s future)
InMedia HK, May 24, 2016
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1042524

港支联会:纪念六四体现港人意志和价值 (Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China: Commemorating June Fourth reflects Hongkongers’ will and values)
Voice of America, May 24, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/content/June-4th-20160524/3343447.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

【張德江訪港】張德江訪港帶來的破壞(文:潘小濤) ([ZDJ’s visit to HK] The damages brought by Zhang Dejiang’s visit to Hong Kong)
Ming Pao, May 24, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160524/s00022/1464055672356

【張德江訪港】漫談張德江訪港(文:呂秉權) ([ZDJ’s visit to HK] Discursive talk on Zhang Dejiang’s visit to Hong Kong)
Ming Pao, May 24, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160524/s00022/1464055163904

Monday, May 23, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

哈佛研究稱「五毛」年發5億留言影響輿論 環時駁斥「一知半解」 (Harvard study finds “Wumaos” post 500 million comments yearly to impact public opinion, Global Times rebuts: superficial knowledge)
Ming Pao, May 21, 2106
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160521/s00004/1463802049903

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

NGOs take chemical factories to court
China Daily, May 23, 2016
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2016-05/23/content_25426849.htm

Chinese press freedom activist on hunger strike for two weeks, says family
South China Morning Post, May 23, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1951569/chinese-press-freedom-activist-hunger-strike-two-weeks

Related:
声援郭飞雄接力绝食抗议已20天,200多人参加 (Hunger strike relay to support Guo Feixiong into 20 days, over 200 participants)
Voice of America, May 23, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/content/voa-news-feixiong-guo-protest-20160522/3341187.html

Guo Feixiong on day 11 of hunger strike in prison, wife asks president Xi Jinping to intervene
Human Rights in China, May 19, 2016
http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/case-update/guo-feixiong-day-11-hunger-strike-prison-wife-asks-president-xi-jinping

Chinese protests over university quotas spread to third province
South China Morning Post, May 23, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1951077/chinese-protests-over-university-quotas-spread-third-province

Chinese blogger detained over Buddhist temples "smear"
South China Morning Post, May 23, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1951038/chinese-blogger-detained-over-buddhist-temples-smear

北京自由派学者例行聚餐因六四临近被阻挠 (Beijing liberal scholars’ regular gathering meal obstructed in the run up to June Fourth)
Voice of China, May 23, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/content/beijing-dissident-20160523/3341838.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Tsai shows no goodwill on cross-Strait ties: mainland scholar
Xinhua, May23, 2016
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2016-05/23/content_25428423.htm

Related:
Minitrue: Adopt unified approach on Taiwan inauguration
China Digital Times, May 23, 2016
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2016/05/taiwan-president-takes-cautious-line-china/

维护两岸关系和平发展的关键在于坚持“九二共识”政治基础 (The key to maintaining cross-strait peace lies in upholding political foundation of the 1992 consensus)
Xinhua, May 21, 2016
http://news.dayoo.com/china/201605/21/139997_47434217.htm

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong government pours cold water on call for a human rights commission
South China Morning Post, May 21, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education-community/article/1949919/hong-kong-government-pours-cold-water-call-human

HK-mainland trade drops in Q1
Xinhua, May 21, 2016
http://english.sina.com/news/2016-05-21/doc-ifxsktvr1038622.shtml

Hong Kong’s student leaders to miss Tiananmen Square vigil for first time after split with organisers
South China Morning Post, May 23, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1951566/hong-kongs-student-leaders-miss-tiananmen-square-vigil-first

Lights out for controversial 2047 “Countdown Machine” art installation on Hong Kong’s ICC building
港艺发局叫停ICC倒数机 创作人质疑高层权力人士介入
South China Morning Post, May 23, 2016
EN: http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education-community/article/1951495/lights-out-controversial-2047-countdown-machine
CH: http://www.nanzao.com/sc/hk-macau-tw/154dcf48b8c00b8/gang-yi-fa-ju-jiao-ting-icc-dao-shu-ji-chuang-zuo-ren-zhi-yi-gao-ceng-quan-li-ren-shi-jie-ru

泛民批评京官处理港独枪炮论武力恐吓 (Pan-dems denounce Beijing official’s talk of military treatment to Hong Kong’s independence advocacies as threats of violence)
Voice of America, May 22, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/content/hk-independence-20160522/3340837.html

Related:
Beijing will use law and public opinion to handle Hong Kong independence issue, not guns, insists prominent lawyer
South China Morning Post, May 22, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1950931/beijing-will-use-law-and-public-opinion-handle-hong-kong

Why people in Hong Kong scoff at China’s grandiose Belt and Road plans
South China Morning Post, May 22, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/business/global-economy/article/1950407/why-people-hong-kong-scoff-chinas-grandiose-belt-and-road

“六四”27周年前夕 港支联会举办民主风筝行动 (In the run up to the 27th anniversary of June Fourth, Hong Kong Alliance organizes kite flying activity for democracy)
Radio Free Asia, May 22, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/xl2-05222016113339.html

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

Chinese military mulls new policies to seek educated recruits
Xinhua, May 23, 2016
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2016-05/23/content_25428424.htm

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Long may our judicial system remain independent
South China Morning Post, May 22, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1950997/long-may-our-judicial-system-remain-independent

【蔡英文就職】蔡英文給香港的信(文:曾偉強) ([Tsai Ing-wen’s inauguration] Tsai Ing-wen’s letter to Hong Kong)
Ming Pao, May 22, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160522/s00022/1463893793929

Friday, May 20, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Uyghur teenager convicted of plotting to leave China, join separatist group gets 20 years
Radio Free Asia, May 19, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/uyghur-tenager-convicted-05192016151457.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Taiwan swears in first female president as hostile Beijing looks on
Agence France Presse, May 20, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/05/20/taiwan-swears-in-tsai-ing-wen-as-first-female-president-as-hostile-beijing-looks-on/

Related:
Taiwan's new president Tsai Ing-wen vows to reduce dependence on Beijing
The Guardian, May 20, 2016
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/may/20/taiwans-new-president-tsai-ing-wen-vows-to-reduce-dependence-on-beijing

Beijing expresses dissatisfaction after Taiwan’s new President Tsai Ing-wen swaps “consensus”for “historic fact”
South China Morning Post, May 20, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1948433/beijing-expresses-dissatisfaction-after-taiwans-new

Poor mainland ties will hurt Taiwan
Global TImes, May 20, 2106
http://english.sina.com/china/d/2016-05-20/doc-ifxsktkp9026037.shtml

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

《国家网络安全宣传周活动方案》发布 (Release of “program of national cybersecurity promotion week”)
People’s Daily, May 20, 2016
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2016/0520/c1001-28364682.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Demosistō activists released on HK$500 bail after attempting to block Chinese official’s motorcade
Hong Kong Free Press, May 20, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/05/20/joshua-wong-and-demosisto-activists-released-on-bail-after-attempting-to-block-chinese-official-zhangs-motorcade/

Everyone will have to “foot the bill” if Hong Kong becomes chaotic, warns Zhang Dejiang
South China Morning Post, May 20, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1947240/everyone-will-have-foot-bill-if-hong-kong-becomes-chaotic

香港支联会向张德江发公开信要求平反六四 (Hong Kong Alliance sends open letter to Zhang Dejiang demanding to rehabilitate June Fourth)
Radio Free Asia, May 19, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/xl1-05192016103533.html

Chinese official condemns calls for greater autonomy in Hong Kong
The New York Times, May 19, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/20/world/asia/hong-kong-independence-zhang-dejiang.html?_r=0

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Hong Kong must find the courage to restart electoral reform dialogue
South China Morning Post, May 20, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1947229/hong-kong-must-find-courage-restart-electoral-reform

張德江到訪三日,香港倒退六十年 (Zhang Dejiang’s 3-day visit drives Hong Kong 60 years backwards)
InMedia HK, May 19, 2016
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1042441

張德江「看、聽、講」了什麼? (What did Zhang Dejiang “see, listen, and talk”?)
InMedia HK, May 19, 2016
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/10424429

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Activists’ arrest and whereabouts confirmed after forced disappearance for seven months
China Change, May 18, 2016
https://chinachange.org/2016/05/18/activists-arrest-and-whereabouts-confirmed-after-forced-disappearance-for-seven-months/

Six months on, no sign of repatriated Chinese political refugees
Radio Free Asia, May 18, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/six-months-on-no-sign-of-repatriated-chinese-political-refugees-05182016111406.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

中国官媒脸书赞数超越CNN与纽约时报 (Chinese state media Facebook pages got more likes than CNN and The New York Times)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 18, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/china/2016/05/160518_china_state_media_facebook

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China’s Feminist Five unbowed a year after detention, says activist in Hong Kong for forum
South China Morning Post, May 18, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/article/1947133/chinas-feminist-five-unbowed-year-after-detention-says-activist-hong-kong

Chinese gay couple marry despite court ruling
Deutsche Welle, May 17, 2016
http://www.dw.com/en/chinese-gay-couple-marry-despite-court-ruling/a-19263412

China holds six pollution, land protesters in Inner Mongolia
Radio Free Asia, May 18, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/holds-05182016104331.html

Detained Tibetan monk had photo taken with banned national flag
Radio Free Asia, May 18, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/photo-05182016154024.html

敢言中国作家铁流失联多日 (Outspoken Chinese writer Tie Liu incommunicado for days)
Voice of America, May 19, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-writer-missing-from-house-arrest-20160519/3336774.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Video: Chinese ambassador to UK tells Tibetans their cause is “doomed” and will “never succeed”
Hong Kong Free Press, May 19, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/05/19/video-chinese-ambassador-uk-tells-tibetans-cause-doomed-will-never-succeed/

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Securing cyberspace: China leading the way in cyber sovereignty
The Diplomat, May 18, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/05/securing-cyberspace-china-leading-the-way-in-cyber-sovereignty/

China finds its global ambitions humbled in its own backyard
中国势力难服港台人心
The New York Times, May 19, 2016
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/19/world/asia/hong-kong-taiwan-china-zhang-dejiang.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20160519/c19china/

You won’t lose your identity: Zhang Dejiang assures Hong Kong it will not be absorbed by mainland China
South China Morning Post, May 18, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1947170/you-wont-lose-your-identity-zhang-dejiang-assures-hong-kong

Related:
人权观察:香港高官应为人权和自治发声 (Human Rights Watch: Hong Kong top officials should voice defense for human rights and autonomy)
Voice of America, May 18, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/content/voa-news-human-rights-watch-statement-hk-20160518/3335610.html

张德江“史无前例”会见香港泛民议员 (Zhang Dejiang “unprecedentedly” meets Hong Kong pan-dem lawmakers)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 19, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/china/2016/05/160519_china_zhangdejiang_hk_politics

【張德江訪港】劉慧卿:會面氣氛「禮貌客氣」 張無回應李波事件 ([ZDJ visiting HK] Pan-dem Emily Lau: Atmosphere of conference “polite and courteous,” Zhang did not respond on Lee Bo case)
Ming Pao, May 19, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160519/s00001/1463621096667

【張德江訪港】梁家傑指會面歷史突破 鍾國斌批梁振英 張德江臉色一沉 ([ZDJ visiting HK] Pan-dem Alan Leong said meeting was a breakthrough, Zhang’s face darkened when Felix Chung criticized CY Leung)
Ming Pao, May 19, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160519/s00001/1463621945418

Video: Artists program huge “2047 countdown” on ICC building during China official’s visit
Hong Kong Free Press, May 18, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/05/18/hong-kong-artists-programme-huge-2047-countdown-on-icc-building-during-zhang-dejiang/

The subtle change in language that proves Beijing no longer respects Hong Kong’s special status
Quartz, May 18, 2016
http://qz.com/686805/the-subtle-change-in-language-that-proves-beijing-no-longer-respects-hong-kongs-special-status/

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

【文革五十年】文革在某種意義上說,它並沒有結束(文:胡發雲) ([50th anniversary of Cultural Revolution] In a sense, the Cultural Revolution did not end)
Ming Pao, May 19, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160519/s00022/1463640365462

不要忘記香港發生的文革 (Don’t forget the Cultural Revolution that happened in Hong Kong)
InMedia HK, May 19, 2016
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1042428

【文革五十年】文革啟示錄(文:蔡子強) ([50th anniversary of Cultural Revolution] Commentator Ivan Choy: Revelations of the Cultural Revolution)
Ming Pao, May 19, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160519/s00022/1463621348202

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

涉马来西亚电信诈骗案32名台湾嫌犯均已认罪 , 大陆要求台方采取强力措施追查“金主”追赃返赃 (32 criminal suspects in Malaysian telecommunications fraud case plead guilty, mainland requests that Taiwan take strong measures to locate sponsors of criminal conduct so that stolen funds may be returned)
Legal Daily, May 16, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20160516/Articel01008GN.htm

新疆去年抓获千余经济嫌疑人 (Last year Xinjiang seized 1000 suspects for economic crimes)
Legal Daily, May 16, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20160516/Articel03006GN.htm

云南去年破经济犯罪案5904起 (Last year Yunnan solved 5,904 cases of economic crimes)
Legal Daily, May 16, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20160516/Articel03007GN.htm

西藏多部门宣传打击经济犯罪 (Numerous departments in Tibet announce a crackdown on economic crimes)
Legal Daily, May 16, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20160516/Articel03008GN.htm

Family of activist who died in police custody files complaint alleging abuse
South China Morning Post, May 17, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1946178/family-activist-who-died-police-custody-files-complaint-alleging

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese LGBT fear abuse, UN finds
Voice of America, May 18, 2016
http://www.voanews.com/content/chinese-lgbti-fear-abuse-un-finds/3334088.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

以史为鉴是为了更好前进 (Learning from history for a better future)
People’s Daily, May 17, 2016
http://paper.people.com.cn/rmrb/html/2016-05/17/nw.D110000renmrb_20160517_2-04.htm

Related:
Excerpt from People’s Daily on the Cultural Revolution
The New York Times, May 17, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/18/world/asia/cultural-revolution-peoples-daily-commentary.html

重庆通报“偷换疫苗”事件调查进展, 疫苗运输储存流向符合规范 (Chongqing announces progress in investigation of “vaccine swap” incident: Vaccines' transport and storage complied with regulations)
Legal Daily, May 16, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20160516/Articel05004GN.htm

精神疾病康复者艰难“回家”路 (The hard road home for those recovering from mental illness)
Legal Daily, May 16, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20160516/Articel07003GN.htm

最高检公布国家赔偿新标准 (Supreme People's Procuratorate announces new standard rate for state compensation [in deprivation of personal liberty cases])
Sichuan Legal News, May 17, 2016
http://dzb.scfzbs.com/shtml/scfzb/20160517/37961.shtml

平昌:“猎狐”行动首战告捷 (Ping Chang: First fight in operation "Fox Hunt" was victorious)
Sichuan Legal News, May 16, 2016
http://dzb.scfzbs.com/shtml/scfzb/20160517/37987.shtml

China sends graft inspectors to armed forces, academies: Xinhua
Reuters, May 17, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-military-corruption-idUSKCN0Y9063

China pressures Europe to stay silent on human rights
The Diplomat, May 15, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/05/china-pressures-europe-to-stay-silent-on-human-rights/

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

南宁“伪基站”违法犯罪势头得到遏制警方调研称, 信息诈骗犯罪多借“伪基站”设陷阱 (Nanning police curb increasing prevalence of fake and illegal ICT “base stations" used by criminals to set information security traps and send malicious spam messages on mobile devices)
Legal Daily, May 16, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20160516/Articel05003GN.htm

保护公民信息应制定《基本法》 (A Basic Law to protect personal information should be enacted)
Sichuan Legal News, May 17, 2016
http://dzb.scfzbs.com/shtml/scfzb/20160517/37968.shtml

An overview of China's first "Right to be Forgotten" lawsuit
Feichangdao, May 16, 2016
http://blog.feichangdao.com/

Xi Jinping tech speech signals tougher times for foreign firms
The Diplomat, May 17, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/05/xi-jinping-tech-speech-signals-tougher-times-for-foreign-firms/

Hong Kong (香港)

“No to One Belt One Road, Zhang Dejiang get lost”: HK protesters rally against China’s No.3 official
Hong Kong Free Press, May 17, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/05/18/no-to-one-belt-one-road-zhang-dejiang-get-lost-hk-protesters-rally-against-chinas-no-3-official/

Related:
【短片:張德江訪港】張德江:「一帶一路」可維護世界和平 ([Video: ZDJ visiting HK] Zhang: One Belt One Road can protect world peace)
Ming Pao, May 18, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160518/s00001/1463535525930

Smiles on one side, protests on the other as Zhang Dejiang arrives for Hong Kong visit
South China Morning Post, May 17, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1946630/smiles-one-side-protests-other-zhang-dejiang-arrives-hong

张德江访港:社民连成员因展示标语遭拘捕 (ZDJ visiting HK: League of Social Democrats members arrested for putting up slogan banners)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 17, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/china/2016/05/160517_zhang_dejiang_visit_protester_arrest

民陣支聯會遊行抗議張德江 要求撤回人大831決定 (Civil Human Rights Front and Hong Kong Alliance march to protest Zhang’s visit, demanding withdrawal of “831 decision”)
InMedia HK, May 18, 2016
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1042406

【張德江訪港】被問有否要求張德江為隱暪SARS道歉 高永文無正面回應 ([ZDJ visiting HK] When asked if he requested Zhang to apologize for hiding truth about SARS, Secretary for Food and Health Ko Wing-man doesn’t give direct response)
Ming Pao, May 18, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160518/s00001/1463554422290

【張德江訪港】眾志示威被㩒低 拎住白紙都話危? ([ZDJ visiting HK] Demosisto members pressed on the ground while demonstrating—how dangerous is holding a piece of white paper?)
Apple Daily, May 18, 2016
http://hk.dv.nextmedia.com/actionnews/hit/20160518/19616706/20108924?_ga=1.219842587.344755178.1461047403

【短片:張德江訪港】澳門海一居業主請願冀中央介入爛尾事件 原定40多人近半被拒入境 入境處:不評論個別個案 (Macau rights defenders petition for central government’s interference into unfinished building case, about half of the original 40+ members get refused to enter Hong Kong, Immigration Department says they would not comment on individual case)
Ming Pao, May 18, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160518/s00001/1463552373055

【圖輯:網上熱話】張德江訪港被批擾民 網民翻炒英皇室政要訪港 融入居民 小朋友旁邊玩韆鞦 ([Photo album: Hot topic online] Zhang Dejiang’s visit criticized as nuisance to the city, netizens dig archives of British Royal Family’s visit—integration to citizens’ lives, children playing on the swings beside)
Ming Pao, May 18, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160518/s00001/1463537462830

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

Corporate unease over Beijing’s anti-terrorism law isn’t problem unique to China, says senior UN cybersecurity official
South China Morning Post, May 17, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1946157/corporate-unease-over-beijings-anti-terrorism-law-isnt

“We’re now on a counterterrorism operation”: Hong Kong police deploy 8,000 officers, threaten “decisive action” against Zhang Dejiang protesters
South China Morning Post, May 18, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1946643/were-now-counterterrorism-operation-hong-kong-police-deploy

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

单仁平:“文革”已被彻底否定 (Commentary: The Cultural Revolution has already been completely repudiated)
Huanqiu.com, May 17, 2016
http://opinion.huanqiu.com/shanrenping/2016-05/8937703.html

李怡|文革50年之一:群眾運動和運動群眾 (Lee Yee|50th anniversary of the Cultural Revolution Part 1: Mass movement and mobilization of the mass)
Apple Daily, May 16, 2016
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/news/art/20160516/19613970

李怡|文革50年之二:我的文革故事 (Lee Yee|50th anniversary of the Cultural Revolution Part 2: My story during the Cultural Revolution)
Outlet, Date
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/news/art/20160518/19616735

文革「五十週年」特辑之一 遗忘和记忆 (50th anniversary of the Cultural Revolution special feature Part 1: To forget and to remember)
Radio Free Asia, May 16, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/hx-05162016103931.html

文革“五十周年”特辑 之二 毛二世还是习大帝? (50th anniversary of the Cultural Revolution special feature Part 2: Mao the Second or Xi the Emperor?)
Radio Free Asia, May 17, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/km1-05172016101458.html

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Beijing restricting Hui Islam while courting tourists
China Digital Times, May 16, 2016
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2016/05/beijing-restricting-hui-islam-courting-muslim-tourists/

Chinese police step in as protesters take officials captive, pelt them with eggs
South China Morning Post, May 16, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1945531/chinese-police-step-protesters-take-officials-captive

Protests over university admission quotas highlight challenge in reforming China’s education system
South China Morning Post, May 16, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1945538/protests-over-university-admission-quotas-highlight

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Beijing police really want you to know a man who died in custody was accused of soliciting a prostitute
Global Voices, May 17, 2016
https://globalvoices.org/2016/05/17/beijing-police-really-want-you-to-know-a-man-who-died-in-custody-was-accused-of-soliciting-a-prostitute/

Cultural Revolution reduced to footnote as Communist party says China has moved on
The Guardian, May 17, 2016
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/may/17/cultural-revolution-reduced-to-footnote-as-communist-party-says-china-has-moved-on

Related:
80毛左港遊行撐文革 (80 Mao supporters march to celebrate the Cultural Revolution)
Apple Daily, May 16, 2016
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/news/art/20160516/19613907

【文革50年】十年浩劫當娛樂 文革餐廳紀念甚麼? ([50th anniversary of Cultural Revolution] Taking 10 years of calamity as entertainment—What does the Cultural Revolution restaurant commemorate?)
Apple Daily, May 14, 2016
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/international/art/20160514/19611727

文化大革命・五十年後的記憶戰場 (The Cultural Revolution—Battlefield in memory 50 years after)
The Initium, May 16, 2016
https://theinitium.com/project/20160516-mainland-cultural-revolution-web/#intro

文革浩劫50年專題 時間軸看懂文化大革命 (50th anniversary of Cultural Revolution: Timeline for understanding the Cultural Revolution)
Apple Daily, May 6, 2016
http://www.appledaily.com.tw/realtimenews/article/new/20160516/862219/

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong security tightened as top Chinese official visits
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 17, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-36309063

Related:
Journalist groups and lawmaker slam reporting curbs for top Chinese official visit
Hong Kong Free Press, May 16, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/05/16/journalist-groups-and-lawmaker-slam-reporting-curbs-for-top-chinese-official-visit/

张德江抵达香港 "我要真普选"标语相迎 (Zhang Dejiang arrives Hong Kong, meets with big banner of “I Want Genuine Universal Suffrage”)
Deutsche Welle, May 17, 2016
http://www.dw.com/zh/张德江抵达香港-我要真普选标语相迎/a-19261832

【張德江訪港】示威區只見建制團體迎賓 女子欲向車隊抗議遭十數警圍 ([ZDJ visiting HK] Only pro-establishment groups are in demonstration area to welcome guest, a woman trying to approach the motorcade to protest surrounded by dozen of policemen)
Ming Pao, May 17, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160517/s00001/1463467228636

【張德江訪港】想借沙士領功 在港人傷口灑鹽 ([ZDJ visiting HK] Attempting to claim achievement from China’s work during SARS, Zhang “sprays salt on Hongkongers’ wound”)
Ming Pao, May 17, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160517/s00022/1463461026861

Photos: Hong Kong protestors are already clashing with police as a top Chinese official visits
Quartz, May 17, 2016
http://qz.com/685947/photos-hong-kong-protestors-are-already-clashing-with-police-as-a-top-chinese-official-visits/

China says some in U.S. trying to “disturb” Hong Kong
Reuters, May 13, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-usa-hongkong-idUSKCN0Y40W8

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Opinion: China's Cultural Revolution and the injustices of the present
Deutsche Welle, May 16, 2016
http://www.dw.com/en/opinion-chinas-cultural-revolution-and-the-injustices-of-the-present/a-19249726

”China’s future,” by David Shambaugh
The Financial Times, May 16, 2016
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/903d98c0-1833-11e6-b197-a4af20d5575e.html

Why China’s street protests do not a revolution make
Wall Street Journal, May 16, 2016
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2016/05/16/why-chinas-street-protests-do-not-a-revolution-make/

Is China returning to the madness of Mao’s Cultural Revolution?
Foreign Policy, May 16, 2016
http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/05/16/is-china-returning-to-the-madness-of-maos-cultural-revolution/

Monday, May 16, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

夫妻吵架把妻子打到骨折, 他成了路桥区因家暴被起诉“第一人”(Husband breaks wife’s bones during argument, becomes first person to be prosecuted for domestic violence in Zhejiang’s Luqiao District)
Zhejiang News, May 12, 2016
http://zjnews.zjol.com.cn/system/2016/05/12/021147162.shtml

女子遭家暴杀害醉酒丈夫,庭审引入“专家证人”制度 (In case of woman accused of murdering drunk husband after suffering domestic violence, Chuxiong Intermediate People’s Court in Yunnan introduces “expert witness” system)
Chinanews.com, May 12, 2016
http://www.chinanews.com/sh/2016/05-12/7867625.shtml

遭遇家暴,兰州一女子申请人身保护令 (Suffering domestic violence, Lanzhou woman applies for a personal protection order)
Gansu Daily, May 12, 2016
http://gansu.gansudaily.com.cn/system/2016/05/12/016063576.shtml

把看守所当成“心理康复中心”, 记江西省余江县看守所副教导员黄水标 (Jiangxi detention center instructor urges use of center for psychological recovery)
Legal Daily, May 12, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20160512/Articel02001GN.htm

Access to Information (信息公开)

China launches “rumor-busting” website to enforce Party line
Legal Daily, May 12, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-launches-rumor-busting-website-to-enforce-party-line-05132016093057.html

北京通报“涉嫖娼男子死亡”事件细节 (Beijing releases details on man who died in custody after visiting prostitutes [the Lei Yang case])
Legal Daily, May 12, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20160512/Articel02010GN.htm

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese women react to sexual harassment of men
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 16, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-36299659

Understanding China’s Foreign NGO Activities Law
Lawfare, May 16, 2016
https://www.lawfareblog.com/understanding-chinas-foreign-ngo-activities-law

IBAHRI urges review of China’s new law for foreign NGOs
International Bar Association Press Office, May 16, 2016
http://www.ibanet.org/Article/NewDetail.aspx?ArticleUid=ead72851-cc65-4fd9-8d2a-79e1037c4ac5

Government Accountability (政府问责)

[Multimedia series]Cultural Revolution, 50 years on – the pain, passion and power struggle that shaped today’s China
South China Morning Post, May 16, 2016
http://multimedia.scmp.com/cultural-revolution/

China marks 50 years since Cultural Revolution with silence
The Guardian, May 16, 2016
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/may/16/china-marks-50-years-since-cultural-revolution-with-silence

国际反贪局联合会第九次年会暨会员代表大会在天津开幕, 孟建柱出席开幕式并致辞 (China’s top law enforcer Meng Jianzhu addresses opening of 9th annual conference of the International Association of Anti-Corruption Authorities in Tianjin)
Legal Daily, May 12, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20160512/Articel01002GN.htm

反贪总局局长:已抓获潜逃境外职务犯罪嫌疑人128名 ((SPP) Anti-Corruption Chief: 128 fugitives suspected of “abuse of public office” crimes have been captured)
People's Daily, May 12, 2016
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2016/0512/c1001-28343943.html

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

预防暴力犯罪活动, 河北上演“公交反恐演练”(Hebei conducts “counter-terrorist exercise in public transportation” to prevent violent crimes)
Chinanews.com, May 10, 2016
http://news.21cn.com/photo/a/2016/0510/15/31014607.shtml

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

China must set ethical standards for its Belt and Road investments
South China Morning Post, May 16, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1945649/china-must-set-ethical-standards-its-belt-and-road

Friday, May 13, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Cover-up of the week: Death by drinking boiled water
China Digital Times, May 12, 2016
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2016/05/cover-week-death-drinking-boiled-water/

宁夏监狱刑罚执行案全网办 (Ningxia handles all changes in sentencing online)
Legal Daily, May 10, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20160510/Articel02006GN.htm

Access to Information (信息公开)

【时评】毒地信息公开别再靠倒逼了 ([Editorial] Information on toxic land should be publicly available, disclosure should not require compulsion)
Beijing News, May 9, 2016
http://huanbao.bjx.com.cn/news/20160509/731407.shtml

Chinese tycoons’ and Communist Party officials’ personal data leaked on Twitter
South China Morning Post, May 12, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1944456/chinese-tycoons-and-communist-party-officials-personal-data

Free speech is under attack, from Beijing to Istanbul
The Guardian, May 12, 2016
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/may/12/free-speech-under-attack-beijing-istanbul

“What mistake did we make?” Victims of Cultural Revolution seek answers, 50 years on
The Guardian, May 13, 2016
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/may/13/victims-cultural-revolution-50-years-china-mao

The foreigner advising Beijing on propaganda
The Wall Street Journal, May 13, 2016
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2016/05/13/the-foreigner-advising-beijing-on-propaganda/

大陆禁播人权议题纪录片“流氓燕” 首度在台湾公演 (Human rights documentary banned in China “Hooligan Sparrow” premieres in Taiwan)
Radio Free Asia, May 12, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/km1-05122016102457.html

傳《環時》被指違反報道紀律 遭勒令一個月內整改 (“Global Times” allegedly accused of breaching reporting discipline, ordered to rectify within one month)
Ming Pao, May 13, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160513/s00004/1463106978841

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

民政部公布第六批“离岸社团” “山寨社团”名单 (Ministry of Civil Affairs releases 6th list of “offshore social organizations” and “fake social organizations”)
Ministry of Civil Affairs, May 10, 2016
http://www.mca.gov.cn/article/zwgk/mzyw/201605/20160500000264.shtml

Government Accountability (政府问责)

中意警方首次联合巡逻开启中国警察赴欧执法合作先河, 越来越多中国警察异国合作执法 (Chinese police increasingly engaging in law enforcement cooperation with foreign countries: Sino-Italian joint patrol kicks off Chinese police's first law enforcement cooperation in Europe)
Legal Daily, May 10, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20160510/Articel03001GN.htm

Beijing man suspected of soliciting prostitution dies in police custody
People’s Daily, May 10, 2016
http://en.people.cn/n3/2016/0510/c98649-9055732.html

The eclipse of the Communist Youth League and the rise of the Zhejiang clique
The Jamestown Foundation, May 11, 2016
http://www.jamestown.org/single/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=45422&no_cache=1#.VzV3GfZ-MdV

Parents try to sue government on eighth anniversary of Sichuan quake
Radio Free Asia, May 12, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/sue-05122016161455.html

河南农民遭错判被羁7年, 申请赔偿272万获赔73万 (Henan farmer who was wrongly imprisoned for 7 years applied for RMB 2.72 million in state compensation but received RMB 730,000)
The Paper, May 10, 2016
http://news.163.com/16/0510/08/BMMM58FR00014AED.html

习近平老家举办“纪念文革50周年座谈会” 引发舆论警惕 (Xi Jinping’s hometown hosts conference commemorating 50th anniversary of Cultural Revolution, provokes discussions and warnings)
Radio Free Asia, May 10, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zhengzhi/xl1-05122016103034.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

治山寨社团, 黑名单仅是第一步 (In controlling “fake social groups,” a black list is just the first step)
Beijing Business Times, May 9, 2016
http://finance.sina.com.cn/stock/t/2016-05-09/doc-ifxryahs0513503.shtml

U.S. focusing intently on China's cyber commitments
Voice of America, May 12, 2016
http://www.voanews.com/content/us-china-meeting-cyber-commitments/3328521.html

Hong Kong (香港)

New U.S. gov’t report says bookseller saga may be “most significant breach” of One Country, Two Systems
Hong Kong Free Press, May 12, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/05/12/new-us-govt-report-says-bookseller-incident-may-be-most-significant-breach-of-one-country-two-systems/

Hong Kong glues bricks to pavements as top Beijing official makes visit
The Guardian, May 13, 2016
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/may/13/hong-kong-glue-bricks-pavement-beijing-visit

Pro-Beijing group hits back at “Ten Years” mania with anti-Occupy “Blood Umbrella” film
Hong Kong Free Press, May 13, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/05/13/pro-beijing-group-hits-back-at-ten-years-mania-with-anti-occupy-blood-umbrella-film/