Thursday, June 30, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Guo Feixiong update: Hunger strike enters 52nd day; Lawyers allowed visit
China Change, June 30, 2016
https://chinachange.org/2016/06/30/guo-feixiong-update-hunger-strike-enters-52nd-day-lawyers-allowed-visit/

Related:
Sister Says Guo Feixiong Will Not Stop Hunger Strike
杨茂平: 郭飞雄会活着走出监狱吗?
Human Rights in China, June 15, 2016
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/case-update/sister-says-guo-feixiong-will-not-stop-hunger-strike
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/ge-gen-zong/yang-mao-ping-guo-fei-xiong-hui-huo-zhao-zou-chu-jian-yu-ma

Access to Information (信息公开)

A tale of two writers
China Media Project, June 28, 2016
http://cmp.hku.hk/2016/06/28/39792/

Minitrue: Don’t hype, speculate, or comment on Brexit
China Digital Times, June 29 2016
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2016/06/minitrue-dont-hype-speculate-comment-brexit/

五毛党有可能被正式收编成军 (Wumaos might formally be drafted as soldiers)
Radio France Internationale, June 28, 2016
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20160628-五毛党有可能被正式收编成军

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Women's rights activists face hope, challenges in China
Voice of America, June 30, 2016
http://www.voanews.com/content/womens-rights-activists-face-hope-challenges-in-china/3398330.html

Police detain dozens of petitioners during “Summer Davos” in China's Tianjin
Radio Free Asia, June 29, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-tianjin-06292016125657.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Tibetan film director held in detention after Chinese airport scuffle faced “brutal and violent treatment” from police
South China Morning Post, June 30, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1983538/tibetan-film-director-held-detention-after-chinese

Related:
德格一藏人被殴致死 专家:藏人名导遭不公待遇背后疑有政治阴谋 (Tibetan in Dege beaten to death by officials; expert suspects political scheme behind unfair treatment to famed Tibetan film director)
Radio Free Asia, June 29, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-06292016113529.html

Organ harvesting in China
The Diplomat, June 29, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/06/organ-harvesting-in-china/

VOA连线:“六四”的亲历者陈云飞被控“寻衅滋事”案明日开庭 (June Fourth witness Chen Yunfei to stand trial tomorrow for alleged “picking quarrels and provoking troubles”)
Voice of America, June 29, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/media/video/3397016.html

China defiant after international tribunal sets date to announce its ruling on nation’s claims in South China Sea
海牙法庭下月公布南海仲裁案结果 中国外交部:仲裁庭无管辖权
South China Morning Post, June 29, 2016
EN: http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1983247/china-defiant-after-international-tribunal-sets-date
CH: http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1983247/china-defiant-after-international-tribunal-sets-date

Hong Kong (香港)

Watch your back, Lam Wing-kee: Hong Kong police discuss safety with bookseller as protection considered
South China Morning Post, June 29, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/1983145/watch-your-back-lam-wing-kee-hong-kong-police-discuss

Use international treaty to improve Hong Kong-mainland China notification mechanism, experts say
South China Morning Post, June 30, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/1983178/use-international-treaty-improve-hong-kong-mainland-china

Beijing human rights activist sought by police after allegedly killing security officers
Hong Kong Free Press, June 30, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/06/30/beijing-human-rights-activist-sought-by-police-after-allegedly-killing-security-officers/

New crowd control measures and 2,000 police to be deployed at July 1 democracy rally
Hong Kong Free Press, June 30, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/06/30/new-crowd-control-measures-and-2000-police-to-be-deployed-at-july-1-democracy-rally/

British rights report on China, Hong Kong “too little, too late”
Radio Free Asia, June 29, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-tories-06292016134723.html

“Brexit” may lead to diminished British voice on Hong Kong
The New York Times, June 30, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/30/world/asia/brexit-hong-kong-china.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

July 1: Plenty for Hong Kong to celebrate… and plenty to worry about too
The Washington Post, June 10, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-nuclear-06232016125814.html

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Tibetan protester is freed after serving five-year term
Radio Free Asia, June 28, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/freed-06282016160318.html

China bars lawyer from meeting with detained village leader
Voice of America, June 28, 2016
http://www.voanews.com/content/china-wukan-lin-zulian-detention/3395539.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese writer ordered by court to apologize for challenging an account of communist heroism during Second World War
South China Morning Post, June 28, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1982583/chinese-writer-ordered-court-apologise-casting-doubt

Brexit hits China, already grappling with slowdown, but proves a propaganda boon
The Age, June 29, 2016
http://www.theage.com.au/business/world-business/brexit-hits-china-already-grappling-with-slowdown-but-proves-a-propaganda-boon-20160628-gpu408

China’s fierce censors try a new tactic with GitHub—asking nicely
Quartz, June 28, 2016
http://qz.com/718465/chinas-fierce-censors-try-a-new-tactic-with-github-asking-nicely/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Two detained after third environmental protest in central China in 3 days
Hong Kong Free Press, June 29, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/06/29/two-detained-after-third-environmental-protest-in-central-china-in-3-days/

China starts to shift social insurance burden from employers to workers
China Labor Bulletin, June 29, 2016
http://www.clb.org.hk/content/china-starts-shift-social-insurance-burden-employers-workers

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China’s Communist Party mouthpiece defends ability of one-party rule to tackle corruption
South China Morning Post, June 28, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1982627/chinas-communist-party-mouthpiece-defends-ability-one

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China’s Internet authorities tighten grip with new rules to control app market
South China Morning Post, June 28, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1982756/all-mainland-app-providers-ordered-keep-user-logs

China’s powerful Internet tsar to step aside as another of Xi Jinping’s close allies tipped to take over
South China Morning Post, June 29, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1982987/chinas-powerful-internet-tsar-step-aside-another-xi

Hong Kong (香港)

国际记者组织谴责中国威胁香港记者 (International journalist groups denounce China’s threat to Hong Kong journalists)
Voice of America, June 28, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/content/media-organisations-criticize-government-actions-against-media-in-china-20160628/3395311.html

UK human rights report notes “severe breach” in Hong Kong autonomy agreement
Hong Kong Free Press, June 29, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/06/29/uk-not-living-obligations-hk-suggests-uk-human-rights-report/

香港民运团体:以七一游行向梁振英施政说不 (Hong Kong civil movement group: Say no to CY Leung administration by July 1 demonstration)
Radio Free Asia, June 28, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/cp-06282016102136.html

【七一遊行】環時斥挑戰內地 反對派傾向變「全中國反對派」 違基本法精神 ([July 1 demonstration] Global Times criticizes the march as anti-mainland, leans towards becoming a “total rejection of China camp,” violating Basic Law spirit)
Ming Pao, June 29, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160629/s00001/1467166119156

劉小麗撐小販遭理大打壓 不放棄教職:我真係好鍾意教書 (Lau Siu-lai repressed by PolyU because of supporting hawkers, refuses to give up teaching post, affirming her love for teaching)
InMedia HK, June 29, 2016
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1043148

Ottawa seeks answers: HK-born Canadians are denied 10-year mainland visas, and told to travel as Chinese citizens, reports claim
South China Morning Post, June 29, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1982905/ottawa-seeks-answers-hk-born-canadians-are-denied-10-year-mainland

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Hong Kong is in urgent need of life support and the UK has a responsibility to act
Hong Kong Free Press, June 29, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/06/29/hong-kong-urgent-need-life-support-uk-responsibility-act/

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

最高检出台强制医疗新规, 防止正常人“被精神病” (Supreme People’s Procuratorate introduces new regulations to prevent healthy individuals from being subjected to compulsory mental health treatment)
China News, June 22, 2016
http://www.chinanews.com/gn/2016/06-22/7913649.shtml

Related:
最高检印发《人民检察院强制医疗执行检察办法(试行)》, 防止“被精神病”“假精神病”问题出现 (Supreme People's Procuratorate issues People's Procuratorates Compulsory Medical Treatment Enforcement Supervision Methods (Trial), to prevent “being wrongly detained for mental illness” or “false mental illness” and other problems from occurring)
Legal Daily, June 22, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20160623/Articel01010GN.htm

畅通诉讼渠道推进修复式裁判机制, 山东法院环境公益诉讼有始有终 (Unimpeded environmental lawsuit channels promote judgements for environmental rehabilitation, once started, environmental public interest lawsuits in Shandong courts are always finished)
Legal Daily, June 23, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20160623/Articel03003GN.htm

广西执行月追回46亿欠款 (Enforcing court judgments in Guangxi for one month recovers RMB 4.6 billion in debts)
Legal Daily, June 23, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20160623/Articel03005GN.htm

在派出所设立检察官办公室 (Prosecution offices established at police stations)
Procuratorate Daily, June 23, 2016
http://newspaper.jcrb.com/2016/20160623/20160623_002/20160623_002_13.htm

Chinese legal assistant moved amid fears of abuse in detention
Radio Free Asia, June 27, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/moved-06272016155516.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

China activist to stand trial after visiting Tiananmen victim's grave
The Guardian, June 28, 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jun/28/chinese-activist-arrested-for-visiting-grave-of-man-killed-in-tiananmen-massacre-to-stand-trial

Access to Information (信息公开)

Minitrue: Don’t exaggerate Hunan bus fire
China Digital Times, June 27, 2016
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2016/06/minitrue-dont-embellish-hunan-bus-fire/

China “bans Lady Gaga” after Dalai Lama meeting
The Guardian, June 28, 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/jun/28/china-lady-gaga-ban-list-hostile-foreign-forces-meeting-dalai-lama

China's central bank denounces foreign media's "distorted" report
Xinhua, June 27, 2016
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-06/27/c_135470654.htm

Beijing to change law to punish any person or group that harms image of Red Cross Society of China
South China Morning Post, June 27, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1982122/beijing-change-law-punish-any-person-or-group-harms

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Officials call for calm amid mass pollution protests in China's Hubei
Radio Free Asia, June 27, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-protests-06272016130045.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

英国保守党报告批中国人权持续恶化 (British Conservative Party’s report criticizes China’s continuously deteriorating human rights situation)
Voice of America, June 28, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/content/british-conservative-party-release-china-report-20160628/3395010.html

群众一看就懂一用就会, 湖北探索法定途径分类处理信访诉求成效初显 (For the general public, seeing is understanding and using is mastering: Early results from Hubei's exploration into the use of legal channels to categorize and handle appeals requests)
Legal Daily, June 22, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20160623/Articel01004GN.htm

集中整治和加强预防扶贫领域职务犯罪专项工作主题标识发布 (Announcing special efforts focused on repairing and strengthening efforts to prevent crimes of abusing public office in poverty alleviation services)
Procuratorate Daily, June 24, 2016
http://newspaper.jcrb.com/2016/20160624/20160624_001/20160624_001_3.htm

Senior ideologue kills self over party infighting
Caixin, June 27, 2016
http://english.caixin.com/2016-06-27/100959314.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

网络安全法草案:公民个人信息应在境内存储 (Draft Cybersecurity Law: Citizens’ personal information should be stored in mainland China)
Beijing Youth Daily, June 28, 2016
http://news.sohu.com/20160628/n456604302.shtml

China's new search engine rules will hamper, not protect, web users
Radio Free Asia, June 27, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-internet-06272016134055.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Returned bookseller Lam Wing-kee meets with police to discuss his “kidnap” and detention in China
Hong Kong Free Press, June 27, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/06/27/returned-bookseller-lam-wing-kee-meets-with-police-to-discuss-his-kidnap-and-detention-in-china/

Beijing agrees to talks on HK-China communication mechanism following bookseller incident
Hong Kong Free Press, June 27, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/06/27/beijing-agrees-to-talks-on-hk-china-communication-mechanism-following-bookseller-incident/

中國官媒抨擊香港從未向內地移交嫌犯 (Chinese state media criticizes Hong Kong for never having extradited suspects)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 28, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/trad/china/2016/06/160628_china_global_times_hk_rendition

七一遊行決戰689 林榮基帶頭 終點夏慤道 (July 1 march challenging CY Leung—Lam Wing-kee will lead, ending on Harcourt Road)
InMedia HK, June 27, 2016
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1043106

港大:梁評分微升仍低於警戒線 「處理與中央關係」跌至回歸新低 (HKU Public Opinion Programme: CY Leung’s marks still lower than alert level, “handling relationship with central government” drops to new low since handover)
Ming Pao, June 28, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160628/s00001/1467097741631

More Hong Kongers are embracing mainland values: legal scholar Eric Cheung
Quartz, June 28, 2016
http://qz.com/717414/more-hong-kongers-are-embracing-mainland-values-legal-scholar-eric-cheung/

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Patrolling China’s cyberspace
China File: A Sinica Podcast, June 27, 2016
https://www.chinafile.com/sinica-podcast/patrolling-chinas-cyberspace

Monday, June 27, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

让数据“开口”用证据说话 (Let data “start talking,” use evidence to “speak”)
People's Procuratorate Daily, June 21, 2016
http://newspaper.jcrb.com/2016/20160620/20160620_002/20160620_002_5.htm

Why China both loves and fears the Rule of Law
The Diplomat, June 25, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/06/why-china-both-loves-and-fears-the-rule-of-law/

Access to Information (信息公开)

Gaga晤達賴傳遭內地封殺 IG變網民戰場 (Lady Gaga allegedly banned in mainland China because of meeting with Dalai Lama, her Instagram turned into netizens’ battlefield)
Ming Pao, June 27, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160627/s00007/1467014583906

性侵未成年人罪犯信息非常有必要公开 (Child molesters' information must be made public)
China Youth Online, June 21, 2016
http://zqb.cyol.com/html/2016-06/21/nw.D110000zgqnb_20160621_2-02.htm

Two China media staff still held after Xi “resign” call: letter
Hong Kong Free Press, June 25, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/06/25/two-china-media-staff-still-held-xi-resign-call-letter/

China censors WeChat rumors, including the one about robots taking over
文胸致癌、机器人取代人类成微信敏感话题
The New York Times, June 25, 2016
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/25/world/what-in-the-world/china-wechat-censor-rumors.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20160624/china-censors-wechat-rumors-including-the-one-about-robots-taking-over/

Founder of China protest-tracking site detained for “picking quarrels”
Hong Kong Free Press, June 27, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/06/27/chinese-protest-blogger-detained-picking-quarrels/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Wukan 2.0 – new mass protests in Chinese village
烏坎2.0:抗議再在農村爆發
Chinaworker.info, June 25, 2016
EN: http://chinaworker.info/en/2016/06/25/12923/
CH: http://chinaworker.info/hhk/2016/06/25/12942/

把群众举报当大事来办 (Take reports from the public seriously)
People’s Procuratorate Daily, June 21, 2016
http://newspaper.jcrb.com/2016/20160621/20160621_001/20160621_001_2.htm

Government Accountability (政府问责)

希望这是我们最后一次喊:救救孩子! (I hope that this is our final cry: save the children!)
Sina News. June 20, 2016
http://news.sina.com.cn/pl/2016-06-20/doc-ifxtfrrc3913778.shtml

误抓“跨5000里伤人”男子 四会警方相关人员被追责 (Police held accountable for wrongful arrest of Inner Mongolian man "5000 miles away" when crime was committed)
China Youth Online, June 21, 2016
http://zqb.cyol.com/html/2016-06/21/nw.D110000zgqnb_20160621_7-04.htm

China wants more cooperation with West in fight to track down fugitive corrupt officials
South China Morning Post, June 27, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1982114/china-wants-more-cooperation-west-fight-track-down

Wukan village chief accused of toxic track graft
South China Morning Post, June 25, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1980859/wukan-village-chief-accused-toxic-track-graft

China accuses former vice environment minister of taking bribes
Reuters, June 27, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption-environment-idUSKCN0ZD0HF

Commission urges UK gov’t to reconsider China policy in light of “severe” human rights crackdown
Hong Kong Free Press, June 27, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/06/27/commission-urges-uk-govt-to-reconsider-china-policy-in-light-of-human-rights-crackdown/

China cuts communication channel with Taiwan
Al Jazeera, June 26, 2016
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/06/china-cuts-communication-channel-taiwan-160625112734995.html

The AIIB and human rights
The Diplomat, June 24, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/06/the-aiib-and-human-rights/

U.S. legislator: China's organ harvest “Nazi-like”
Voice of America, June 25, 2016
http://www.voanews.com/content/us-legislator-chinas-organ-harvest-is-nazi-like/3391735.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

北京公安将建信息共享体系 (Beijing public security to construct an information sharing system)
Legal Daily, June 20, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20160620/Articel02010GN.htm

广东边防摧毁一起“互联网+”新型偷渡案 (Guangdong border guards crackdown on all "Internet+" smuggling operations)
China Youth Online, June 21, 2016
http://zqb.cyol.com/html/2016-06/21/nw.D110000zgqnb_20160621_2-06.htm

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

青岛边检站举行海上反恐演练 (Qingdao border station holds counterterrorism exercises at sea)
Da Zhong Online, June 9, 2016
http://www.dzwww.com/shandong/shandongtupian/201606/t20160609_14432749.htm

Hong Kong (香港)

人權報告──梁振英任內 香港人權大倒退 (Human rights report—Hong Kong human rights situation severely deteriorates during CY Leung’s term of office )
InMedia HK, June 27, 2016
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1043100

Complaints over police behavior during Chinese official’s visit
Hong Kong Free Press, June 24, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/06/24/complaints-over-police-behaviour-during-chinese-officials-visit/

One Country, Two Systems: Hong Kong concern grows over China clampdown
Voice of America, June 24, 2016
http://www.voanews.com/content/one-country-two-systems-hong-kong-concern-grows-over-china-clampdown/3391416.html

銅鑼灣書店案:中國公安部邀港府赴京磋商「通報機制」 (Causeway Bay Books saga: Public security bureau invites Hong Kong government to Beijing for discussion over “notification mechanism”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 27, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/trad/china/2016/06/160627_hongkong_bookstore_row_beijing

取消特首校監必然制? 李國章:特首盼大學好 不信會傷害學校 (Abandon “chief executive as university chancellor” system? Arthur Li thinks the chief executive wishes for the good of the institute and wouldn’t harm it)
Ming Pao, June 27, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160627/s00001/1467017716688

Friday, June 24, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Lawyer hired for Wukan’s chief says he is being pressured to withdraw from case
Hong Kong Free Press, June 23, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/06/23/lawyer-hired-for-wukans-chief-says-he-is-being-pressured-to-withdraw-from-case/

China rights activist's cancer spreads after seven months pretrial detention
Radio Free Asia, June 23, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-huangyan-06232016131731.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

True or false? WeChat offers a gauge for online rumors
The Wall Street Journal, June 24, 2016
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2016/06/24/true-or-false-wechat-offers-a-gauge-for-online-rumors/

Founder of protest reporting outlet goes missing in China
Global Voices, June 23, 2016
https://globalvoices.org/2016/06/23/founder-of-protest-reporting-outlet-goes-missing-in-china/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Animal activists and locals quarrel at Yulin dog meat festival
Hong Kong Free Press, June 23, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/06/23/animal-activists-and-locals-quarrel-at-yulin-dog-meat-festival/

Protests enter fifth day in China's rebel village of Wukan
Radio Free Asia, June 23, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-wukan-06232016141937.html

Police attack, beat Tibetan protesters at Qinghai lake
Radio Free Asia, June 13, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/attack-06232016164347.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Investigators: China still harvesting human organs on huge scale
Voice of America, June 24, 2016
http://www.voanews.com/content/china-falun-gong-harvesting-human-organs-huge-scale/3390235.html

China's Communist Party members given quiz online
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 23, 2016
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-36603843

Issues at Taishan nuclear plant in China's Guangdong spark safety fears
Radio Free Asia, June 23, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-nuclear-06232016125814.html

Who draws the party line? Xi Jinping sends his spin doctors spinning
The Economist, June 25, 2016
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21701169-xi-jinping-sends-his-spin-doctors-spinning-who-draws-party-line

“毒跑道”产自黑作坊 官员轻描淡写惹众怒 (Toxic running tracks made from black workshops, officials’ downplaying provokes public anger)
Radio Free Asia, June 23, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huanjing/yf2-06232016113109.html

港澳办首度列入中纪委巡视名单 (Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office first put on Central Commission for Discipline Inspection’s list)
Deutsche Welle, June 23, 2016
http://www.dw.com/zh/港澳办首度列入中纪委巡视名单/a-19350686

哈佛华裔女教授的“六四”课程 (Chinese professor’s June Fourth course at Harvard)
Voice of America, June 23, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/content/tiananmen-20160623/3388836.html

一位北京“洋造反派”的文革50年反思 (Reflections 50 years after Cultural Revolution by then “foreign rebel” in Beijing)
Voice of America, June 24, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/media/video/interview-Sidney-rittenberg-20160624/3390294.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Are Chinese cyberattacks against U.S. targets in decline?
The Diplomat, June 22, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/06/are-chinese-cyberattacks-against-us-targets-in-decline/

Hong Kong (香港)

Bookseller Lam Wing-kee says he’ll report to Hong Kong police “in next few days”
South China Morning Post, June 23, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1979914/bookseller-lam-wing-kee-says-hell-report-hong-kong-police

Related:
林荣基称如要寻求庇护他选台湾因相信民选政府 (Lam Wing-kee would choose Taiwan if he seeks asylum because he trusts democratically elected government)
Radio France Internationale, June 22, 2016
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20160622-林荣基称如要寻求庇护他选台湾因相信民选政府

New Hong Kong political party seeks independence via “return to British rule”
Hong Kong Free Press, June 24, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/06/24/new-hong-kong-political-party-seeks-independence-via-return-to-british-rule/

In Beijing’s bad books. China’s clumsy, baffling handling of Hong Kong alienates its people
The Economist, June 23, 2016
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21701161-chinas-clumsy-baffling-handling-hong-kong-alienates-its-people-beijings-bad-books

大公报指香港最大祸根原来就是黎智英 (Ta Kung Pao accuses Jimmy Lai as Hong Kong’s biggest source of trouble)
Radio France Internationale, June 24, 2016
http://cn.rfi.fr/政治/20160624-大公报指香港最大祸根原来就是黎智英

港人自认中国国民指数比自认世界公民还要低 (Hongkongers’ index of identification as Chinese national lower than that of global citizen)
Radio France Internationale, June 22, 2016
http://cn.rfi.fr/社会/20160622-港人自认中国国民指数比自认世界公民还要低

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese lawyers say judicial officials barred them from advising Wukan protest chief
South China Morning Post, June 22, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1979700/chinese-lawyers-say-judicial-officials-barred-them

Detained Chinese rights activist Yang Maodong “looks very weak,” refuses to end hunger strike—lawyer
Hong Kong Free Press, June 23, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/06/23/detained-chinese-rights-activist-looks-very-weak-refuses-to-end-hunger-strike-says-lawyer/

Related:
Sister Says Guo Feixiong Will Not Stop Hunger Strike
杨茂平: 郭飞雄会活着走出监狱吗?
Human Rights in China, June 15, 2016
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/case-update/sister-says-guo-feixiong-will-not-stop-hunger-strike
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/ge-gen-zong/yang-mao-ping-guo-fei-xiong-hui-huo-zhao-zou-chu-jian-yu-ma

Fears grow for “disappeared” wife of detained Chinese activist
Radio Free Asia, June 22, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/wife-06222016145702.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Websites called on to excise “malignant” comments
China Digital Times, June 22, 2016
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2016/06/websites-called-excise-malignant-comments/

China bans media coverage of ongoing protests in Guangdong's rebel village
Radio Free Asia, June 22, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-bans-media-coverage-of-ongoing-protests-in-guangdongs-rebel-village-06222016113157.html

中国国信办要求网站不要一味追求点击率 (Cyberspace Administration of China demands websites not to blindly seek clicks ratio)
Radio Free Asia, June 22, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/nu-06222016111123.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China's one-time “democracy” village protests for fourth straight day
Reuters, June 22, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-wukan-idUSKCN0Z81D2

环保组织首对毒跑道事件发起公益诉讼 (Environmental protection organization initiates public interest litigation concerning poisonous running tracks)
Legal Daily, June 23, 2016
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2016/0623/c1001-28471231.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Woman on China’s list of most wanted corruption suspects overseas surrenders to authorities
South China Morning Post, June 23, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1979858/woman-chinas-list-most-wanted-corruption-suspects

Two more Chinese activists detained for promoting alcohol with Tiananmen massacre tribute
Hong Kong Free Press, June 22, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/06/22/two-more-chinese-activists-detained-for-promoting-alcohol-with-tiananmen-massacre-tribute/

Teaching Tiananmen to a new generation
The New York Times, June 22, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/22/world/asia/china-tiananmen-rowena-he.html

How to smear your enemies and silence your critics, Chinese Communist Party style
Quartz, June 23, 2016
http://qz.com/712187/how-to-smear-your-enemies-and-silence-your-critics-chinese-communist-party-style/

如何认定处理 “对抗组织审查行为” (How to recognize and handle “behaviors resisting investigation”)
Central Commission for Discipline Inspection News, June 23, 2016
http://csr.mos.gov.cn/content/2016-06/22/content_35440.htm

Hong Kong (香港)

Spell out how Hongkongers who break mainland law are dealt with, CY Leung says in letter to Beijing
South China Morning Post, June 21, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/1978402/beijing-pressed-answers-hong-kong-bookseller

Activist Joshua Wong, 19, fails in bid to lower minimum age to stand in Legco polls from 21
South China Morning Post, June 22, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1979291/activist-joshua-wong-19-fails-bid-lower-minimum-age-stand

Hong Kong lawmakers call for review of scope of notification system in wake of bookseller detention cases
South China Morning Post, June 23, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1979364/hong-kong-lawmakers-call-review-scope-notification-system

Abuse of police power has worsened since the Occupy protests, say human rights group
Hong Kong Free Press, June 23, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/06/23/abuse-of-police-power-has-worsened-since-the-occupy-protests-say-human-rights-group/

“Long Hair” Leung Kwok-hung arrested over alleged HK$250,000 payment from media tycoon Jimmy Lai
被指收黎智英25万未申报 梁国雄:欲加之罪何患无辞
Hong Kong Free Press, June 23, 2016
EN: http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/1979866/long-hair-leung-kwok-hung-arrested-over-alleged-hk250000
CH: http://www.nanzao.com/sc/hk-macau-tw/1557b697ad70c2d/bei-zhi-shou-li-zhi-ying-25-wan-wei-shen-bao-liang-guo-xiong-yu-jia-zhi-zui-he-huan-wu-ci

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Jailed Chinese activist unwilling to end hunger strike, lawyer says
律师会见郭飞雄 表明无限期绝食
Radio Free Asia, June 21, 2016
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-guofeixiong-06212016162044.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/china-guo-06212016074328.html

Related:
Sister Says Guo Feixiong Will Not Stop Hunger Strike
杨茂平: 郭飞雄会活着走出监狱吗?
Human Rights in China, June 15, 2016
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/case-update/sister-says-guo-feixiong-will-not-stop-hunger-strike
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/ge-gen-zong/yang-mao-ping-guo-fei-xiong-hui-huo-zhao-zou-chu-jian-yu-ma

A Chinese lawyer is challenging Beijing over Hong Kong’s missing booksellers
Quartz, June 22, 2016
http://qz.com/712266/a-chinese-lawyer-in-shenzhen-is-challening-beijing-over-hong-kongs-booksellers/

Access to Information (信息公开)

Minitrue: Do not report on Wukan mass incident
China Digital Times, June 21, 2016
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2016/06/minitrue-former-wukan-chief-admits-guilt/

China’s internet regulator tightens screw on online speech as its targets “detested” public comments on news websites
内地网信办: 新闻网站须大力整治“有害”跟帖评论
South China Morning Post, June 22, 2016
EN: http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1979188/chinas-internet-regulator-tightens-screw-online-speech
CH: http://www.nanzao.com/sc/national/15576db85110ee8/nei-di-wang-xin-ban-xin-wen-wang-zhan-xu-da-li-zheng-zhi-you-hai-gen-tie-ping-lun

Chinese blogger who compiled protest data missing, believed detained
Radio Free Asia, June 21, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/chinese-blogger-who-compiled-protest-data-missing-believed-detained-06212016110257.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese city goes ahead with annual dog-meat eating festival despite protests
South China Morning Post, June 21, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1978503/chinese-city-goes-ahead-annual-dog-meat-eating-festival-despite

Chinese democracy: Is this how the “Wukan moment” finally ends?
The Diplomat, June 21, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/06/chinese-democracy-is-this-how-the-wukan-moment-finally-ends/

Related:
Neighbors of Chinese village protesting over land grabs are involved in similar disputes
South China Morning Post, June 22, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1978993/neighbours-chinese-village-protesting-over-land-grabs

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Wukan protest leader “admits” bribery as Hong Kong media outlets accused of “inciting” the demonstrations
乌坎村支书林祖恋视频“承认”受贿 汕尾政府批港媒煽动导演抗议
South China Morning Post, June 21, 2016
EN: http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1978440/wukan-protest-leader-admits-bribery-hong-kong-media
CH: http://www.nanzao.com/sc/national/1557610651b5415/wu-kan-cun-chang-lin-zu-lian-shi-bin-cheng-ren-shou-hui-shan-wei-dang-ju-pi-gang-mei-shan-dong-dao-yan-kang-yi

Former mayor in Chinese port city of Ningbo to be prosecuted
Reuters, June 21, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption-ningbo-idUSKCN0Z70G6

Chinese children dizzied by “toxic tracks”
The Wall Street Journal, June 22, 2016
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2016/06/22/chinese-children-dizzied-by-toxic-tracks/

達賴:與中國保持關係有益西藏經濟 惟想保持自身傳統 (Dalai Lama: Maintaining relation with China helps developing Tibet’s economy, but its own traditions should be kept)
Ming Pao, June 22, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160622/s00004/1466574954558

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

World’s fastest computer solves big problems, doing a quadrillion calculations per second, but hates multi-tasking
South China Morning Post, June 22, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1979139/worlds-fastest-computer-solves-big-problems-doing

Are China's hackers shying away from U.S. targets?
Christian Science Monitor, June 21, 2016
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Passcode/2016/0621/Are-China-s-hackers-shying-away-from-US-targets

Hong Kong (香港)

Video: Bookseller Lam Wing-kee’s media Q&A at LegCo—with English subtitles
Hong Kong Free Press, June 21, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/06/21/video-bookseller-lam-wing-kees-media-qa-legco-english-subtitles/

New party seeks Hong Kong’s independence, via return to British rule
South China Morning Post, June 22, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1978994/new-party-seeks-hong-kongs-independence-return-british-rule

Interview: Politics and business are now “blurred” says pro-democracy singer Denise Ho
Hong Kong Free Press, June 21, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/06/21/interview-politics-and-business-are-now-blurred-says-pro-democracy-singer-denise-ho/

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

China will never advance as a society if it remains obsessed with playing the victim
Quartz, June 21, 2016
http://qz.com/710642/china-will-never-advance-as-a-society-if-it-remains-obsessed-with-playing-the-victim/

The authorities, here and in Beijing, owe us straight answers on the missing booksellers
铜纙湾书店事件疑虑未释 港府及中央须进一步回应
South China Morning Post, June 22, 2016
EN: http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1978203/authorities-here-and-beijing-owe-us-straight-answers-missing
CH: http://www.nanzao.com/sc/opinion/1557279592de2ab/tong-luo-wan-shu-dian-shi-jian-yi-lv-wei-shi-gang-fu-ji-zhong-yang-xu-jin-yi-bu-hui-ying

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

China’s media regulator vows “severe punishment” for TV programs ridiculing state policies
South China Morning Post, June 20, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1977991/chinas-media-regulator-vows-severe-punishment-tv

China films' box office chances hindered by translation woes
China Christian Daily, June 20, 2016
http://chinachristiandaily.com/2016-06-20/society/china-films--box-office-chances-hindered-by-translation-woes_1510.html

China cracks down on foreign-inspired TV programs, sets strict broadcast limits
Shanghaiist, June 20, 2016
http://shanghaiist.com/2016/06/20/foreign-inspired_tv_show_crackdown.php

“Wukan,” once a byword for Chinese democracy, now censored
Foreign Policy, June 20, 2016
http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/06/20/china-protest-land-sales-corruption-wukan-once-a-byword-for-chinese-democracy-now-censored/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Rebel village mobilizes again over detention of protest leader
Radio Free Asia, June 20, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/detention-06202016121706.html

Related:
【烏坎維權】支聯會社民連遊行至中聯辦 要求釋放林祖戀 ([Wukan rights defense] Hong Kong Alliance and League of Social Democrats march to Liaison Office demanding release of Lin Zulian)
Ming Pao, June 21, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160621/s00001/1466493771391

【烏坎維權】汕尾政府點名《蘋果》《端》煽動、策劃、導演 ([Wukan rights defense] Shanwei government points at Apple Daily and Initium Media for inciting, planning, and directing)
Ming Pao, June 21, 2106
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160621/s00004/1466484199448

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chinese environmental protection agency loses landmark case proving dereliction of duty
South China Morning Post, June 21, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1978358/chinese-environmental-protection-agency-loses-landmark

No cheer for Chinese province as banquet booze ban slapped on officials
Reuters, June 20, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-alcohol-idUSKCN0Z705K

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Fang Binxing on Great Firewall “incompetence”
China Digital Times, June 20, 2016
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2016/06/fang-binxing-calls-great-firewall-product-incompetence/

China builds world's most powerful computer
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 20, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-36575947

Chinese cyber-attacks on targets in US have plummeted, say experts
South China Morning Post, June 21, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1978361/chinese-cyber-attacks-targets-us-have-plummeted-say

Hong Kong (香港)

Chinese crackdown aimed at rooting out Xi opponents, says bookseller
The Guardian, June 20, 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jun/20/chinese-crackdown-rooting-out-xi-opponents-hong-kong-bookseller-lam-wingkee

Chinese crackdown aimed at rooting out Xi opponents, says bookseller
林荣基之子到内地 称没有受监视或骚扰
South China Morning Post, June 21, 2016
EN: http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/1978367/no-one-stalked-me-i-wasnt-disturbed-bookseller-lam-wing
CH: http://www.nanzao.com/sc/hk-macau-tw/155713dd6ee4615/lin-rong-ji-zhi-zi-jin-ru-nei-di-cheng-mei-you-shou-dao-sao-rao

Pro-Beijing protesters attack lawmaker who helped returned bookseller for “destroying” One Country, Two Systems
Hong Kong Free Press, June 20, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/06/20/pro-beijing-protesters-attack-lawmaker-helped-returned-bookseller-destroying-one-country-two-system/

法律专家孔杰荣指林荣基案粉碎中国依法治国“童话” (Law expert Jerome Cohen says Lam Wing-kee case crushes “fairy tale" of China’s ruling the country according to law)
Radio France Internationale, June 21, 2016
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20160621-法律专家孔杰荣指林荣基案粉碎中国依法治国“童话”

《環時》斥「香港國旗設計比賽」是一小撮人的自娛自樂 (Global Times slams “Hong Kong national flag design competition” as a small minority’s self-entertainment)
Ming Pao, June 21, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160621/s00001/1466477408850

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

All in it together: The bookseller’s ordeal in China could happen to any of us
Hong Kong Free Press, June 20, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/06/20/be-warned-the-booksellers-ordeal-in-china-could-happen-to-any-of-us/

Monday, June 20, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Mother's fight to exonerate executed son highlights gaping holes in justice system
Caixin, June 17, 2016
http://english.caixin.com/2016-06-17/100956066.html

Rights lawyers on trial: China's sharp crackdown shows no sign of letting up
The Christian Science Monitor, June 17, 2016
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-Pacific/2016/0617/Rights-lawyers-on-trial-China-s-sharp-crackdown-shows-no-sign-of-letting-up

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

2 Chinese activists sentenced to over 10 years on subversion charges
The New York Times, June 18, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/18/world/asia/china-lu-gengsong-chen-shuqing.html

Tibetan monk detained a second time, vanishes into police custody
Radio Free Asia, June 17, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/vanishes-06172016151332.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Minitrue: Delete Global Times editorial on bookseller
China Digital Times, June 17, 2016
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2016/06/minitrue-delete-global-times-report-booksellers-retracted-confession/

Supervising supervision
China Media Project, June 17, 2016
https://medium.com/china-media-project/supervising-supervision-6812858d5828#.cse0g8wge

Find-a-journalist app highlights murky media practices in China
The Wall Street Journal, June 17, 2016
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2016/06/17/find-a-journalist-app-highlights-murky-media-practices-in-china/

Chinese media: Attack to defend
Deutsche Welle, June 17, 2016
http://www.dw.com/en/chinese-media-attack-to-defend/a-19337992

Western forces are conspiring to divide China, a top media official says
Quartz, June 20, 2016
http://qz.com/711190/western-forces-are-conspiring-to-divide-china-a-top-media-official-says/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Villagers in southern China defy warnings and press ahead with demonstration to demand chief’s release
South China Morning Post, June 19, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1977349/villagers-southern-china-defy-warnings-and-press-ahead

Related:
China: Wukan leader arrested ahead of planned protests
Al Jazeera, June 19, 2016
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/06/china-wukan-leader-arrested-160619034526131.html

Chinese animal activists are fighting against the centuries-old tradition of eating dogs
Quartz, June 17, 2016
http://qz.com/708170/chinese-animal-activists-are-fighting-against-the-centuries-old-tradition-of-eating-dogs/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Nephew of China's former domestic security tsar jailed for graft
The New York Times, June 17, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2016/06/17/world/asia/17reuters-china-corruption.html

CPC names officials punished for condoning misconduct
Xinhua, June 18, 2016
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-06/18/c_135445996.htm

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China-U.S. relations in cyberspace: A half-year assessment
The Diplomat, June 16, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/06/china-us-relations-in-cyberspace-a-half-year-assessment/

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong bookseller defies China by leading protest
Al Jazeera, June 19, 2016
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/06/hong-kong-bookseller-defies-china-leading-protest-160618145552341.html

Related:
Video: Hong Kong’s “bottom line”: Supporters rally around returned bookseller Lam Wing-kee
Hong Kong Free Press, June 19, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/06/19/video-hong-kongs-bottom-line-supporters-rally-around-returned-bookseller-lam/

Hong Kong bookseller finds associates challenging his account of detention
其他被拘书商及女友反驳林荣基说辞
The New York Times, June 20, 2016
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/20/world/asia/hong-kong-bookseller-lam-wing-kee-girlfriend-sing-tao-protest.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20160620/hong-kong-bookseller-lam-wing-kee-girlfriend-sing-tao-protest/

专访:铜锣湾书店林荣基“早已被跟踪” (Interview: Causeway Bay Books Lam Wing-kee “has been followed early on”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 19, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/china/2016/06/160619_hongkong_bookstore_row_lam

【林榮基現身說法】兩日兩刪文 環時再有報道消失 ([Lam Wing-kee explains] Two Global Times articles deleted during two days)
Ming Pao, June 18, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160618/s00001/1466226134825

【銅鑼灣書店事件】環時再發社評 斥林榮基為私利犧牲港穩定 稱反對派應有底線 ([Causeway Bay Books event] Global Times publishes commentary again, to denounce Lam Wing-kee’s sacrificing Hong Kong’s stability for own benefits, says opposition party should have bottom line)
Ming Pao, June 20, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160620/s00001/1466380118967

Bookseller Speaks Out for Freedom of Hong Kong People
Human Rights in China, June 17, 2016
http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/statement/bookseller-speaks-out-freedom-hong-kong-people

林榮基兒子:今日赴中 測試會否再遭無理拘留 (Lam Wing-kee’s son: Will go to China today to test if I’d be unjustly detained)
Apple Daily, June 20, 2016
http://www.appledaily.com.tw/realtimenews/article/new/20160620/889940/

【音樂會如期舉行】何韻詩:這行動是告訴大家不需要害怕 ([Concert held on the same day] Denise Ho: This action is to tell everyone not to be afraid)
Ming Pao, June 19, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160619/s00007/1466326171982

Related:
Other brands dumped me after Lancome snub, says Hong Kong singer Denise Ho
何韵诗音乐会数千人到场 继Lancôme后其他品牌也取消合作关系
South China Morning Post, Date
EN: http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1977382/thousands-turn-out-denise-ho-concert-other-brands-dumped-me
CH: http://www.nanzao.com/sc/hk-macau-tw/1556c3d2792caef/he-yun-shi-yin-le-hui-shu-qian-ren-dao-chang-ji-lanc-me-hou-qi-ta-pin-pai-ye-qu-xiao-he-zuo-guan-xi

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

“China is the biggest mad house in the world and CPC the worst lunatic”
China Change, June 18, 2016
https://chinachange.org/2016/06/18/china-is-the-biggest-mad-house-in-the-world-and-ccp-the-worst-lunatic/

“My father never spoke about the persecution he suffered”
Radio Free Asia, June 17, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/persecution-06172016133549.html

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

They’re not police, military or even official...inside the mysterious “central investigation team” that answers only to the Communist Party
South China Morning Post, June 17, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1976764/theyre-not-police-military-or-even-official-inside

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Shanghai authorities detain 100 ahead of Disney resort opening
Radio Free Asia, June 16, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/shanghai-authorities-detain-100-ahead-of-disney-resort-opening-06162016125322.html

中国多地多名学童出现流鼻血、咳嗽等异常症状,家长怀疑祸首是塑胶跑道 (Many school children from different Chinese towns have symptoms of nose bleeding and coughing, parents suspect the reason being poisonous rubber running tracks)
Radio Free Asia, June 16, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huanjing/sd-06162016100250.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Anti-corruption drive, frugality campaign sap banks of VPs
Caixin, June 16, 2016
http://english.caixin.com/2016-06-16/100955390.html

You’re stir-fried squid. That is, “you’re fired” in Chinese: officials meet “The Apprentice”
The Economist, June 18, 2016
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21700687-youre-fired-chinese-officials-meet-apprentice-youre-stir-fried-squid

China’s Communist Party asks cadres to cough up fees—on time and in full
South China Morning Post, June 17, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1976529/chinas-communist-party-asks-cadres-cough-fees-time-and

“六四申遗”进展顺利,首批文件已提交联合国教科文组织 (Application for registering June Fourth as “Memory of the World” progresses smoothly, first batch of documents presented to UNESCO)
Radio Free Asia, June 16, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ck-06162016101928.html

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

China’s response to terrorism
U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, June 16, 2016
http://www.uscc.gov/Research/china%E2%80%99s-response-terrorism

Hong Kong (香港)

Returned bookseller says he was detained by “special unit” in China, TV “confession” was scripted
Hong Kong Free Press, June 16, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/06/16/breaking-returned-bookseller-says-he-was-detained-by-a-special-unit-in-china-confession-was-scripted/

Related:
Full transcript of Lam Wing-kee’s opening statement at his Hong Kong press conference
South China Morning Post, June 17, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/1976598/full-transcript-lam-wing-kees-opening-statement-his-hong

“I want to tell the whole world—Hongkongers will not bow down before brute force"
我想告诉全世界,香港人不会向强权低头
South China Morning Post, June 17, 2016
EN: http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1976569/i-want-tell-whole-world-hongkongers-will-not-bow-down-brute
CH: http://www.nanzao.com/sc/hk-macau-tw/1555d6ee4928892/wo-xiang-gao-su-quan-shi-jie-xiang-gang-ren-bu-hui-xiang-qiang-quan-di-tou-

I wasn’t abducted by mainland agents…Lam Wing-kee has it wrong, Lee Po insists
李波否认非自愿返内地 外交部:林荣基在内地违法有权处理
South China Morning Post, June 17, 2016
EN: http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1976820/i-wasnt-abducted-mainland-agents-lam-wing-kee-has-it-wrong
CH: http://www.nanzao.com/sc/hk-macau-tw/1555d7f1e5d2178/li-bo-hui-ying-lin-rong-ji-zi-yuan-hui-nei-di-wei-jiao-ke-ming-dan-mei-ting-guo-zhong-yang-zhuan-an-zu

Causeway Bay Bookstore book seller Lam Wing-kee spoke out, discussion with Albert Ho & William Nee, Belt Road Scholarship with Michael Tien & Chan Ka-lok
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 18, 2016
http://programme.rthk.hk/rthk/tv/programme.php?name=tv/thepulse&d=2016-06-18&p=2862&e=361304&m=episode

“Defend the freedoms of Hong Kongers”: Angry protests at China office over “kidnapped” bookseller
Agence France-Presse, June 17, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/06/17/defend-the-freedoms-of-hong-kongers-angry-protests-at-china-office-over-kidnapped-bookseller/

香港民主派批梁振英「一带一路」奖学金拍马屁 (Hong Kong pan-dems slam CY Leung’s setting up of “Belt and Road” scholarship as toadyism)
Radio Free Asia, June 16, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/cp2-06162016143456.html

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Worries flare over Yang Maodong, jailed Chinese dissident on hunger strike
The New York Times, June 16, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/16/world/asia/china-guo-feixiong-hunger-strike.html

Related:
Sister says Guo Feixiong will not stop hunger strike
杨茂平: 郭飞雄会活着走出监狱吗?
Human Rights in China, June 15, 2016
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/case-update/sister-says-guo-feixiong-will-not-stop-hunger-strike
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/ge-gen-zong/yang-mao-ping-guo-fei-xiong-hui-huo-zhao-zou-chu-jian-yu-ma

2 Chinese activists sentenced to over 10 years on subversion charges
The New York Times, June 17, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/18/world/asia/china-lu-gengsong-chen-shuqing.html

Court accepts lesbian student’s lawsuit over textbook homophobia
Sixth Tone, June 15, 2016
http://www.sixthtone.com/news/court-accepts-lesbian-student%E2%80%99s-lawsuit-over-textbook-homophobia

China seeks to open judiciary to lawyers and scholars
South China Morning Post, June 16, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1975937/china-seeks-open-judiciary-lawyers-and-scholars

Lawyer for Hebei man executed in 1995 says rehabilitation could restore confidence in justice system
Hong Kong Free Press, June 16, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/06/16/lawyer-for-hebei-man-executed-in-1995-says-rehabilitation-could-restore-confidence-in-justice-system/

Access to Information (信息公开)

Reuters to scale down Chinese language news site, editorial staff to be redeployed
Hong Kong Free Press, June 15, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/06/15/reuters-to-scale-down-chinese-language-news-site-editorial-staff-to-be-redeployed/

古巴也解禁!全球只剩兩國禁 Google 及 Facebook! (Cuba lifts the ban! Only two countries in the world still ban Google and Facebook!)
Yes News, June 15, 2016
http://yes-news.com/53739/古巴也解禁全球只剩兩國禁-Google-及-Facebook

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Navigating China’s new era of civil society regulation
China Digital Times, June 15, 2016
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2016/06/navigating-chinas-new-era-civil-society-regulation/

In China, feminism is growing—and so is the backlash
Los Angeles Times, June 15, 2016
http://www.latimes.com/world/asia/la-fg-china-feminist-activists-20160614-snap-story.html

How the Cultural Revolution sowed the seeds of dissent in China
The New York Times, June 16, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/16/world/asia/china-cultural-revolution-guobin-yang.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Son and wife of China’s jailed ex-security tsar found guilty of taking bribes
South China Morning Post, June 15, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1975551/son-and-wife-chinas-jailed-ex-security-tsar-found

Obama meets Dalai Lama in spite of China protest
Reuters, June 15, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-obama-daililama-idUSKCN0Z1221

Related:
白宮發布奧巴馬晤達賴照片 強調私人性質 (White House releases photo of Obama’s meeting with Dalai Lama, emphasizing the “personal nature” of the meeting)
Ming Pao, June 16, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160616/s00004/1466040346938

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

The best and worst Internet experience in the world
MIT Technology Review, June 8, 2016
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/601498/the-best-and-worst-internet-experience-in-the-world/

China-U.S. talks on cybercrime: What are the outcomes?
The Diplomat, June 16, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/06/china-us-talks-on-cybercrime-what-are-the-outcomes/

Related:
Inside the slow workings of the U.S.-China Cybersecurity Agreement
The Wall Street Journal, June 15, 2016
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2016/06/15/inside-the-slow-workings-of-the-u-s-china-cybersecurity-agreement/

Hong Kong (香港)

Bookseller Lam Wing-kee reveals explosive details of his mainland China detention, claims Lee Po told him he was "taken away from Hong Kong"
South China Morning Post, June 16, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1976489/bookseller-lam-wing-kee-reveals-explosive-details-his

Related:
I wasn’t abducted by mainland agents … Lam Wing-kee has it wrong, Lee Po insists
South China Morning Post, June 17, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1976820/i-wasnt-abducted-mainland-agents-lam-wing-kee-has-it-wrong

Pro-democracy singer Denise Ho to hold concert on same day as cancelled Lancôme gig
Hong Kong Free Press, June 15, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/06/15/pro-democracy-singer-denise-ho-to-hold-concert-on-same-day-as-cancelled-lancome-gig/

香港人民力量、社民连联盟参选立法会 (People Power and League of Social Democrats join hands in their bid for the upcoming LegCo elections)
Radio Free Asia, June 15, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/cp-06152016103005.html

Causeway Bay Bookstore book seller Lam Wing-kee spoke out, discussion with Albert Ho & William Nee, Belt Road Scholarship with Michael Tien & Chan Ka-lok
The Pulse, June 18, 2016
http://programme.rthk.hk/rthk/tv/programme.php?name=tv/thepulse&d=2016-06-18&p=2862&e=361304&m=episode

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Misery endures for Chinese rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng, “freed” after three years in solitary confinement
South China Morning Post, June 15, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1975367/misery-endures-chinese-rights-lawyer-gao-zhisheng-freed

Related:
Incendiary memoir by Chinese rights lawyer reaches bookshelves abroad
中国维权律师出书,大胆预言中共倒台
The New York Times, June 15, 2016
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/15/world/asia/china-gao-zhisheng-book.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20160615/china-gao-zhisheng-book/

Access to Information (信息公开)

The cat and mouse game between China’s censors and Internet activists
The Washington Post, June 14, 2016
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/the-cat-and-mouse-game-between-chinas-censors-and-internet-activists/2016/06/14/77f2b3a8-1dd9-11e6-b6e0-c53b7ef63b45_story.html

透視中國: 老百姓成「老不信」 官媒怎麼辦? (China Perspectives: What to do, the people would never believe the state media?)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 15, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/trad/china_watch/2016/06/160615_china_watch_xinhua_toxic_playground

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

“Hate never wins”: China’s LGBTQ community expresses solidarity with victims of Orlando shooting
Hong Kong Free Press, June 15, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/06/15/hate-never-wins-chinas-lgbtq-community-expresses-solidarity-with-victims-of-orlando-shooting/

Interpreting the main regulations of the overseas NGO law
China Development Brief, June 12, 2016
http://chinadevelopmentbrief.cn/articles/interpreting-the-main-systems-and-regulations-of-the-law-on-the-management-of-the-activities-of-overseas-ngos-within-mainland-china/

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/fa-lu-zi-xun/zhong-guo-ren-quan-fa-lu-ping-lun-jing-wai-fei-zheng-fu-zu-zhi-guan-li-fa-cao-sun-hai

Injuries, long hours and low pay: Disney failing to protect Chinese workers at supplier factories says NGO
Hong Kong Free Press, June 14, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/06/14/injuries-long-hours-and-low-pay-disney-failing-to-protect-chinese-workers-at-supplier-factories-says-ngo/

吴青:女权的实质是人权 (Wu Qing: The substance of women’s rights is human rights)
Financial Times, June 15, 2016
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001068005

Government Accountability (政府问责)

What can China do to stop the “epidemic” of suicides among government officials?
Global Voices, June 15, 2016
https://globalvoices.org/2016/06/15/what-can-china-do-to-stop-the-epidemic-of-suicides-among-government-officials/

China reviews 2012-2015 human rights progress, pledging greater effort
Xinhua, June 14, 2016
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-06/14/c_135436312.htm

Related:
Full Text: Assessment Report on the Implementation of the National Human Rights Action Plan of China (2012-2015)
《国家人权行动计划(2012—2015年)》实施评估报告
Xinhua, June 14, 2016
EN: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2016-06/14/c_135435326.htm
CH: http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2016/0615/c1001-28445172.html

中国人权报告以偏概全 (Chinese human rights report suffers from the fallacy of composition)
Voice of America, June 15, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-human-rights-report-20160614/3376064.html

China warns U.S. on visits by Dalai Lama, Taiwan president
Reuters, June 14, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-usa-diplomacy-idUSKCN0Z00VC

The true crimes of Chinese PLA General Guo Boxiong
The Diplomat, June
http://thediplomat.com/2016/06/the-true-crimes-of-chinese-pla-general-guo-boxiong/

周永康妻儿因受贿罪被判刑 (Zhou Yongkang’s wife and son sentenced for receiving bribes)
Deutsche Welle, June 15, 2016
http://www.dw.com/zh/周永康妻儿因受贿罪被判刑/a-19331150

Hong Kong (香港)

“一带一路”无助香港发展? (“Belt and Road” wouldn’t help Hong Kong’s development?)
Financial Times, June 15, 2016
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001067954

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

U.S. sees progress in latest cyber talks with China
Reuters, June 14, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-usa-cyber-idUSKCN0Z00DN

Ideology command center wages “online struggle” in China's Henan
Radio Free Asia, June 14, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/ideology-comand-center-06142016105138.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

【Lancôme風波】為與不為(文:陳文敏) ([Lancôme scandal] Johannes Chan: To do or not to do)
Ming Pao, June 15, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160615/s00022/1465956184416

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Police in China want rights lawyer prosecuted on subversion charge
维权律师周世锋以颠覆罪送检
The New York Times, June 16, 2016
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/14/world/asia/china-zhou-shifeng.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20160614/china-zhou-shifeng/

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

Jailed for watching Islamic video, Uyghur dies in police custody
Radio Free Asia, June 13, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/custody-06132016142251.html

《关于深化律师制度改革的意见》 (“Comments on deepening the reform of the legal practitioners’ system”)
People’s Daily, June 14, 2016
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2016/0614/c1001-28441595.html

Related:
司法部:律师因执业受到侮辱有关机关应及时制止 (Ministry of Justice: Relevant departments should intervene timely where legal practitioners are insulted for exercising the profession)
People’s Daily, June 14, 2016
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2016/0614/c1001-28441941.html