Friday, July 29, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Former Tibetan prisoner is detained, tortured after criticizing Chinese policies
Radio Free Asia, July 28, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/criticizing-07282016141450.html

郭飞雄绝食已满80日 关注组致广东当局公开信 (Guo Feixiong’s hunger strike reaches 80th day, concern group delivers open letter to Guangdong authorities)
Radio Free Asia, July 28, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-07282016104243.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

Access to Information (信息公开)

Word of the week: Wall nation
China Digital Times, July 28, 2016
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2016/07/word-week-wall-nation/

Writing on the wall for outspoken Chinese magazine two years ahead of closure
South China Morning Post, July 28, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1996017/writing-wall-outspoken-chinese-magazine-two-years-ahead

Stop the virtual presses. Officials try to fill a crack in the edifice of censorship
The Economist, July 30, 2016
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21702778-officials-try-fill-crack-edifice-censorship-stop-virtual-presses

Chinese journalist jailed for 12 years claims charges were retaliation for exposing irrigation scam
South China Morning Post, July 28, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1996071/chinese-journalist-jailed-12-years-claims-charges-were

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China public, media warming to LGBT issues (report)
Variety, July 27, 2016
http://variety.com/2016/digital/asia/china-warming-to-lgbt-issues-1201825051/

2 dozen Chinese relatives of MH370 passengers stage protest
Associated Press, July 29, 2016
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/2-dozen-chinese-relatives-of-mh370-passengers-stage-protest/2016/07/29/0b0bd778-5552-11e6-b652-315ae5d4d4dd_story.html

5.12地震灾民300人四川省委请愿 (300 victims of 2008 Sichuan earthquake petition Provincial Party Committee)
Radio Free Asia, July 29, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql3-07272016101254.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Booze ban for China region's civil servants
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 28, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-36914489

Purged Chinese leader’s inside look at Communist leadership
《赵紫阳文集》出版,回首80年代改革路
The New York Times, July 28, 2016
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/29/world/asia/china-zhao-ziyang-memoir.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20160729/china-zhao-ziyang-memoir/

Hong Kong (香港)

Beijing, HK agree to uphold One Country, Two Systems in second round of notification mechanism talks
Hong Kong Free Press, July 28, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/07/28/beijing-hk-agree-uphold-one-country-two-systems-second-round-notification-mechanism-talks/

Related:
中港警方再度磋商“联合打击罪案” (Mainland and Hong Kong police resume talks on “jointly dealing with cross-border crimes”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 29, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/china/2016/07/160729_china_hk_police_criminal_cooperation

Hong Kong localist gives in to election rule while others stick to their guns and are cleared to run
South China Morning Post, July 28, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1996189/hong-kong-localist-gives-election-rule-while-others-stick

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

福建刑事速裁程序试点工作成效显著 (Fujian: Good results shown in expedited criminal procedures pilot)
People's Court Daily, July 25, 2016
http://rmfyb.chinacourt.org/paper/html/2016-07/25/content_114457.htm

农妇不堪辱骂棒打丈夫致死 (Rural woman sentenced to 14 years after beating abusive husband to death with stick)
People’s Court Daily, July 26, 2016
http://rmfyb.chinacourt.org/paper/html/2016-07/26/content_114500.htm

新疆立法预防未成年人犯罪, 对重点青少年群体分类施策和重点预防 (Xinjiang legislates to prevent crimes by minors with policies tailored to targeted groups)
Legal Daily, July 27, 2016
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index/content/2016-07/27/content_6737379.htm

Chinese court sentences American publisher to prison
美籍香港媒体人王健民在中国被判监禁
The New York Times, July 27, 2016
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/28/world/asia/china-hong-kong-magazine-editors.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20160728/china-hong-kong-magazine-editors/

Chinese lawyers group investigates member for questioning Communist Party policy
South China Morning Post, July 28, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1995730/chinese-lawyers-group-investigates-member-questioning

Access to Information (信息公开)

Playing Pokémon go in China is not easy, but many are still risking it
Global Voices, July 27, 2016
https://globalvoices.org/2016/07/27/playing-pokemon-go-in-china-is-not-easy-but-many-are-still-risking-it/

China detains three for tweeting about Hebei flooding deaths
Radio Free Asia, July 27, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-floods-07272016123614.html

Online activist denies public order charges despite police pressure
李婷玉会见律师否认控罪 曝光警方暗示其做“赵威第二”
Radio Free Asia, July 27, 2016
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/online-activist-denies-public-order-charges-despite-police-pressure-07272016111139.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-07272016101845.html

Drawing the news: Getting over the Wall
China Digital Times, July 27, 2016
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2016/07/drawing-news-getting-wall/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China’s Walmart workers strengthen organizing after strikes
China Labor Bulletin, July 27, 2016
http://www.clb.org.hk/content/china%E2%80%99s-walmart-workers-strengthen-organising-after-strikes

Government Accountability (政府问责)

北京首名“红通令”落网者获刑 (Sentence handed down for first corrupt officials snared on Beijing's "Most-Wanted" list)
People’s Court Daily, July 27, 2016
http://rmfyb.chinacourt.org/paper/html/2016-07/27/content_114520.htm

决定10月召开十八届六中全会 (18th Central Committee 6th Plenum to be held in October)
People's Court Daily, July 27, 2016
http://rmfyb.chinacourt.org/paper/html/2016-07/27/content_114519.htm

Parents accuse Chinese police of killing their son during interrogation
South China Morning Post, July 27, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1995570/parents-accuse-chinese-police-killing-their-son-during

Niece of Tibetan priest flees China, says he died of torture
The Washington Post, July 28, 2016
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/niece-of-leading-tibetan-priest-flees-china/2016/07/28/b82b9e0c-5480-11e6-b652-315ae5d4d4dd_story.html

A Communist insider turned exile, and the secrets he never shared
天安门事件后,许家屯如何秘密出逃?
The New York Times, July 28, 2016
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/28/world/asia/china-communist-party-xu-jiatun-exile.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20160728/china-communist-party-xu-jiatun-exile

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China aims to become Internet superpower by 2050
South China Morning Post, July 28, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1995936/china-aims-become-internet-cyberpower-2020

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

Tibet, Xinjiang, and China’s strong state complex
The Diplomat, July 28, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/07/tibet-xinjiang-and-chinas-strong-state-complex/

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong officials to resume talks with mainland on detention notification system
South China Morning Post, July 27, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1995691/hong-kong-officials-resume-talks-mainland-detention

A controversial new Hong Kong opera will explore the private life of Mao Zedong
Quartz, July 28, 2016
http://qz.com/742023/a-controversial-new-hong-kong-opera-will-explore-the-private-life-of-mao-zedong/

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

“广州三君子”被转监狱 家人未收到任何通知 (The “three gentlemen of Guangzhou” are transferred to different detention centers, families not notified)
Radio Free Asia, July 26, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-07262016102841.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Second Tibetan jailed over Dalai Lama WeChat group
Radio Free Asia, July 26, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/second-07262016170418.html

Liberal Chinese magazine's VP blocked from entering offices
Voice of America, July 26, 2016
http://www.voanews.com/content/liberal-chinese-magazine-vice-president-blocked-entering-offices/3435961.html

中国国家网信办对网媒就报道新闻而进行罚款 (Cyberspace Administration of China fines Internet media for reporting news)
Radio Free Asia, July 26, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zhengzhi/nu-07262016095935.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Civilians can now film police action to keep China’s law enforcement officers in check
South China Morning Post, July 27, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1995447/civilians-can-now-film-police-action-keep-chinas-law

Fleeing activist used Google Maps to escape from China
Radio Free Asia, July 26, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/navigate-07262016111712.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China’s deadly floods reveal failure to manage disasters, says official
South China Morning Post, July 27, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1995179/chinas-deadly-floods-reveal-failure-manage-disasters

Related:
China flood victims accuse officials of negligence
Al Jazeera, July 26, 2016
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/07/china-flood-victims-accuse-officials-negligence-160726182553699.html

China’s cadres may face “stricter” rules in revamp of Communist Party’s code of conduct
South China Morning Post, July 26, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1995182/chinas-cadres-may-face-stricter-rules-revamp-communist

Chinese demolitions at Larung Gar Buddhist institute draw fire
Agence France-Presse, July 26, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/07/26/chinese-demolitions-larung-gar-buddhist-institute-draw-fire/

China criticizes U.S., Japan, Australia for “fanning” tensions
The Washington Post, July 26, 2016
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-criticizes-us-japan-australia-for-fanning-tensions/2016/07/26/4414fb1a-53a6-11e6-b652-315ae5d4d4dd_story.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Nearly 40 percent of young people favor Hong Kong independence: Survey
Radio Free Asia, July 26, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/favor-07262016131744.html

Hong Kong journalists jailed on mainland: Lawyer
Channel NewsAsia, July 26, 2016
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/hong-kong-journalists/2988436.html

【视频】香港立法会参选人抗议当局政治打压 ([Video] Hong Kong LegCo election candidates protest authorities’ political oppression)
Radio Free Asia, July 26, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/cp-07262016150548.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

“Censorship breeds prejudice in the long run”
Foreign Policy, June 3, 2016
https://foreignpolicy.com/2015/06/03/china-censorship-murong-literature-power-struggles/

A cafe chat With Li Tingting
China Change, July 27, 2016
https://chinachange.org/2016/07/27/a-cafe-chat-with-li-tingting/

吳志森:香港電台將死於「平庸之惡」 (Ng Chi Sum: Radio Television Hong Kong will die of “the banality of evil”)
Ming Pao, July 27, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20160727/s00012/1469555698991

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese dissidents in Thailand: Living in constant fear
Al Jazeera, July 25, 2016
http://www.aljazeera.com/blogs/2016/07/chinese-dissidents-thailand-living-constant-fear-160724112802313.html

中国环保组织首次提起“毒跑道”诉讼案 (Chinese environmental NGO first brings lawsuit regarding “toxic running tracks”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 26, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/china/2016/07/160726_china_running_tracks_lawsuit

Access to Information (信息公开)

北京市网信办责令新浪搜狐网易凤凰限期改正违规行为 (Cyberspace Administration of China orders Internet news agents to correct irregular behaviors within given period)
The Paper, July 24, 2016
http://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_1503393

Related:
China bans Internet news reporting as media crackdown widens
Bloomberg, July 25, 2016
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-07-25/china-slaps-ban-on-internet-news-reporting-as-crackdown-tightens

Chinese court rejects lawsuit from purged political magazine
Radio Free Asia, July 25, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-magazine-07252016122723.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Police detain hundreds of protesting former teachers in Beijing
逾千全国民办代课教师北京上访 遭截访稳控
Radio Free Asia, July 25, 2016
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-teachers-07252016150940.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/kejiaowen/xl2-07252016101025.html

公民联署声援炎黄春秋与艺研院抗争 (Civilians jointly petition to support Yanhuang Chunqiu’s combat against the Academy of Arts)
Voice of America, July 25, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/a/news-open-letter-by-chinese-citizens-supporting-seized-liberal-magazine-20160725/3433481.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Badiucao (巴丢草): Outrage over official flood handling
China Digital Times, July 25, 2016
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2016/07/badiucao-%e5%b7%b4%e4%b8%a2%e8%8d%89-outrage-official-flood-handling/

Guo Boxiong, ex-top military official in China, gets life sentence for graft
The New York Times, July 26, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/26/world/asia/china-guo-boxiong-sentence.html

Confessions of a corrupt Chinese cadre: jailed former city boss dies of cancer after setting off graft investigation storm
South China Morning Post, July 26, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1994544/confessions-corrupt-chinese-cadre-jailed-former-city

China denies demolitions at center for Tibetan Buddhist learning
Reuters, July 26, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-tibet-idUSKCN1060GP?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Hong Kong (香港)

In echo of missing booksellers case, Shenzhen court jails two Hong Kong journalists for running illegal business
South China Morning Post, July 26, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/1994931/echo-missing-booksellers-case-shenzhen-court-jails-two-hong

Cultural revolution, Zhao Ziyang and Mao Zedong: Hongkongers and mainlanders buying politically sensitive books at Hong Kong Book Fair
South China Morning Post, July 26, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1994626/cultural-revolution-zhao-ziyang-and-mao-zedong-hongkongers

Video: “Basic Dafa is good” says localists’ musical tribute to Basic Law
Hong Kong Free Press, July 25, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/07/25/basic-dafa-is-good-says-localists-musical-tribute-to-basic-law/

New Hong Kong election China pledge rule faces first legal challenge
Reuters, July 25, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-election-judicialreview-idUSKCN1051AA

Related:
【立會選舉】斥確認書做法含糊不清 林大輝:政府若有理據應理直氣壯 ([LegCo election] Lawmaker Lam Tai-fai criticizes unclear loyalty pledge, says arrangements should be made clear and firm if well-grounded)
Ming Pao, July 26, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160726/s00001/1469491983627

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

“Crooked Beam” Xie Yanyi
China Change, July 25, 2016
https://chinachange.org/2016/07/25/crooked-beam-xie-yanyi/

Official inertia is fast becoming the culture within bureaucracy
社论:部门卸责情况普遍 官场文化须彻底改变
South China Morning Post, July 25, 2016
EN: http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1994243/official-inertia-fast-becoming-culture-within-bureaucracy
CH: http://www.nanzao.com/sc/opinion/1562140d6ecfcd6/she-lun-bu-men-xie-ze-qing-kuang-pu-bian-guan-chang-wen-hua-xu-che-di-gai-bian

Monday, July 25, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

柳江县一男子违反人身保护令对妻子实施家暴被拘留 (Guangxi man detained after violating personal protection order and committing domestic violence against his wife)
Xinhua, July 21, 2016
http://www.gx.xinhuanet.com/liuzhou/liujiang/20160721/3293773_c.html

男子醉打妻子 德州发出首份《家庭暴力告诫书》 (Dezhou, Shandong issues first “Domestic Violence Written Warning” after drunken man hits wife)
Xinhua, July 18, 2016
http://www.sd.xinhuanet.com/2016-07/18/c_1119237944.htm

辽宁:拒不监护留守儿童的可撤销监护人资格 (Liaoning: Guardians of left-behind children who fail to fulfill their duties risk revocation of guardianship status)
Shenyang Net, July 17, 2016
http://news.syd.com.cn/system/2016/07/17/011122073.shtml

Forcibly hospitalized petitioner deemed “mentally ill” finally declared well enough for jail
South China Morning Post, July 23, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1993473/forcibly-hospitalised-petitioner-deemed-mentally-ill

Jailed Chinese activist “considers” ending hunger strike, requests transfer
【视频】郭飞雄愿考虑停止绝食 但须转监狱
Radio Free Asia, July 22, 2016
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-guofeixiong-07222016143125.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql3-07222016102148.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

Access to Information (信息公开)

上海一律师起诉市交通委员会要求其公开购买车牌拍卖服务 (Shanghai lawyer sues Municipal Traffic Committee seeking information disclosure about auction services for purchasing car license plates)
Legal Daily, July 15, 2016
http://jiangsu.china.com.cn/html/jsnews/society/6470979_1.html

Flood buffer
Chublic Opinion, July 24, 2016
https://chublicopinion.com/2016/07/24/flood-buffer/

CPC to boost presence in primary, middle school education
Xinhua, July 22, 2016
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-07/22/c_135533300.htm

Publisher of book on Xi Jinping claims he was threatened—report
Hong Kong Free Press, July 22, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/07/22/publisher-of-book-on-xi-jinping-claims-he-was-threatened-by-communist-party-report/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Traumatized villagers in Chinese flood village say authorities failed to warn them of disaster
South China Morning Post, July 24, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1993825/traumatised-villagers-chinese-flood-village-say-authorities-failed-warn

Tibetans in Sichuan parade photo of Dalai Lama in defiance of Chinese ban
Radio Free Asia, July 22, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/parade-07222016130913.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

全国首起大气污染公益诉讼案一审宣判 (Company found guilty for excessive emissions in nation's first public interest atmospheric pollution case)
Global Times, July 21, 2016
http://china.huanqiu.com/article/2016-07/9205824.html

博罗公安非法刑拘打假人作出国家赔偿 (Boluo county, Guangdong police issue state compensation and apology after unlawful detention of counterfeiters)
China Quality News, July 18, 2016
http://finance.china.com.cn/consume/20160718/3816014.shtml

山东强力推进专项立案监督活动, 省检察院挂牌督办13起案件 (Shandong rigorously promotes specialist case filing supervision activities, provincial procuratorate commences supervision and handling of 13 cases)
Procuratorate Daily, July 21, 2016
http://newspaper.jcrb.com/2016/20160721/20160721_003/20160721_003_11.htm

China to shut churches in G20 host city on safety grounds—reports
The Guardian, July 22, 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/22/china-shut-churches-g20-summit-city-hangzhou-hangzhou

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Apple’s China problem is that local phones are good—and cheap
Bloomberg, July 24, 2016
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-07-24/apple-s-china-problem-is-that-local-phones-are-good-and-cheap

Beijing cyberspace watchdog “orders news arms of major portals to close”
South China Morning Post, July 23, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1993822/beijing-cyberspace-watchdog-orders-news-arms-major

”Security is only as good as your fastest computer”
Foreign Policy, July 21, 2016
http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/07/21/china-taihulight-sunway-encryption-security-is-only-as-good-as-your-fastest-computer/

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

各国需要携手加强反恐合作 (All countries must collaborate to strengthen counterterrorism cooperation)
Hainan Daily, July 17, 2016
http://hnrb.hinews.cn/html/2016-07/17/content_3_2.htm

(国际随笔) 反恐不能单靠“紧急状态” ([International Informal Essay] Counterterrorism initiatives cannot rely solely upon “State of Emergency” declaration)
China Workers Daily, July 18, 2016
https://perma.cc/8HD8-KQQV

积极回应人民群众平安需求深化平安中国建设 (Actively respond to the public’s demand for safety, deepen construction of a safe China)
Procuratorate Daily, July 21, 2016
http://newspaper.jcrb.com/2016/20160721/20160721_002/20160721_002_4.htm

Hong Kong (香港)

Mysterious confession fuels fears of Beijing's influence on Hong Kong's top newspaper
The Guardian, July 25, 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/25/south-china-morning-post-china-influence-hong-kong-newspaper-confession

More young Hongkongers back independence and are less supportive of peaceful protest, poll shows
中大调查发现较多年轻人支持港独、反对和平抗争
South China Morning Post, July 25, 2016
EN: http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1994198/more-young-hongkongers-back-independence-and-are-less
CH: http://www.nanzao.com/sc/hk-macau-tw/1562066afb2e3da/zhong-da-diao-cha-fa-xian-jiao-duo-nian-qing-ren-zhi-chi-gang-du-fan-dui-he-ping-kang-zheng

Legco hopefuls launch legal challenge following gov’t’s new “One China” election pledge
Hong Kong Free Press, July 23, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/07/23/political-censorship-govt-sends-email-asking-for-election-candidates-stance-on-hk-independence/

CY Leung not the problem, Hong Kong’s political system is, says Polytechnic University lecturer-turned-activist “Teacher Siu-lai”
“小丽老师”:香港问题不在于梁振英 而在政治制度缺陷
South China Morning Post, July 25, 2016
EN: http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1992940/cy-leung-not-problem-hong-kongs-political-system-says
CH: http://www.nanzao.com/sc/hk-macau-tw/1561234841c7295/xiao-li-lao-shi-xiang-gang-wen-ti-bu-zai-yu-liang-zhen-ying-er-zai-zheng-zhi-zhi-du-que-xian

【立會選舉】梁天琦稱不再向選管會供資料 將提司法覆核 ([LegCo election] Hong Kong Indigenous Edward Leung says he won’t provide further information to the Electoral Affairs Commission, will apply for judicial review)
Ming Pao, July 25, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160725/s00001/1469410205023

選管會不能阻梁天琦參選 (Electoral Affairs Commission cannot stop Edward Leung from running for LegCo seat)
InMedia HK, July 23, 2016
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1043600

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Podcast: The dictator’s dilemma: The Communist Party of China’s strategy for survival
Council on Foreign Relations, July 21, 2016
http://blogs.cfr.org/asia/2016/07/21/podcast-the-dictators-dilemma-the-chinese-communist-partys-strategy-for-survival/

Friday, July 22, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Outspoken liberal Chinese magazine Yanhuang Chunqiu threatens to sue state organisation over editorial appointments
《炎黄春秋》编辑部遭强行改组 原社长或提刑事诉讼
South China Morning Post, July 21, 2016
EN: http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1992776/outspoken-liberal-chinese-magazine-yanhuang-chunqiu
CH: http://www.nanzao.com/sc/national/1560cb6d2b518b9/yan-huang-chun-qiu-bian-ji-bu-zao-qiang-hang-gai-zu-yuan-she-chang-huo-ti-xing-shi-su-song

Related:
专访杜导正:不能重蹈《南方周末》的覆辙 (Interview with Du Daozheng: Don’t commit the same error as with “Southern Weekly”)
Deutsche Welle, July 21, 2016
http://www.dw.com/zh/专访杜导正不能重蹈南方周末的覆辙/a-19416882

Formal arrest issued for leader of Wukan “democracy” village after 28 days of protests
Hong Kong Free Press, July 22, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/07/22/formal-arrest-issued-for-leader-of-wukan-democracy-village-after-28-days-of-protests/

Access to Information (信息公开)

中国关押作家人数居首 美国会就全球言论自由状况举行听证 (China detains the most writers in the world, U.S. holds hearing concerning global status of freedom of expression)
Radio Free Asia, July 21, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-07212016102138.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Police in China's Sichuan hold petitioners, activist ahead of G20 finance talks
Radio Free Asia, July 21, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-g20-07212016164907.html

China's Communists fear new capitalists may fund wrong causes
Voice of America, July 21, 2016
http://www.voanews.com/content/china-charity-law/3428913.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chinese officials begin to dismantle Tibetan study site
The New York Times, July 22, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2016/07/22/world/asia/ap-as-china-tibetan-monastery.html

Related:
中共強拆最大藏傳佛學院 (CPC forcibly demolishes the largest Tibetan Buddhist learning site)
Apple Daily, July 22, 2016
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/international/art/20160722/19705170

My nationalism, and don’t you forget it. Xi Jinping tries to contain public fury over the South China Sea
The Economist, July 23, 2016
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21702527-xi-jinping-tries-contain-public-fury-over-south-china-sea-my-nationalism-and-dont-you

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

In China's Xinjiang a way of life waits to die
Radio Free Asia, July 21, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/in-chinas-xinjiang-07212016153129.html

Chinese, Pakistani troops launch 1st joint border patrols near Xinjiang
The Hindu, July 21, 2016
http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/pak-troops-launch-1st-joint-border-patrols-near-xinjiang/article8881541.ece

China commends Britain’s listing of ETIM as terrorist group
The Washington Post, July 22, 2016
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-commends-britains-listing-of-etim-as-terrorist-group/2016/07/22/78c1c25c-4fce-11e6-bf27-405106836f96_story.html

Hong Kong (香港)

“Latest blow to freedom of expression”: Human rights groups slam Occupy activists’ guilty verdicts
Hong Kong Free Press, July 21, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/07/21/latest-blow-freedom-expression-human-rights-groups-slam-occupy-activists-guilty-verdicts/

Publishers take on China at Hong Kong book fair
Channel NewsAsia, July 20, 2016
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/publishers-take-on-china/2972270.html

The force is with who? Falling public trust in the territory’s police bodes ill
The Economist, July 23, 2016
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21702512-falling-public-trust-territorys-police-bodes-ill-force-who

港大校友關注組就警方拘捕港大前學生會會長馮敬恩的聲明 (HKU Alumni Concern Group issues statement with regard to police arresting former Student Association President Billy Fung)
InMedia HK, July 21, 2016
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1043580

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Review: In “Hooligan Sparrow,” a Chinese activist’s hair-raising defiance of the state
The New York Times, July 21, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/22/movies/hooligan-sparrow-ye-haiyan-review.html

沒有人告訴你的香港社會大陸化 (The facet of mainlandization in Hong Kong that no one has told you)
InMedia HK, July 22, 2016
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1043589

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

No safe haven: Chinese dissidents living in fear
Al Jazeera, July 20, 2016
http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/101east/2016/07/safe-haven-chinese-dissidents-living-fear-160719095306660.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Online fiction becomes Chinese cultural force
The Wall Street Journal, July 20, 2016
http://www.wsj.com/articles/online-fiction-becomes-chinese-cultural-force-1469035251

Dismissal of Tencent Web editor ordered after one-character typo in Xi Jinping story—report
Hong Kong Free Press, July 21, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/07/21/dismissal-of-tencent-web-editor-ordered-after-one-character-typo-in-xi-jinping-story-report/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Hangzhou bans unofficial Christian worship ahead of G20 summit
Radio Free Asia, July 20, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/hangzhou-bans-unofficial-christian-worship-ahead-of-g20-summit-07202016103927.html

After 17 years of persecution, Falun Gong survives
The Diplomat, July 21, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/07/after-17-years-of-persecution-falun-gong-survives/

国际特赦呼吁释放“铭记八酒六四”案四君子 (Amnesty International calls for release of the four individuals involved in “June Fourth” liquor label case)
Voice of America, July 21, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/a/amnesty-calling-release-activits-20160720/3428303.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Wife, child of Tiananmen activist arrive in U.S. after fleeing China
Radio Free Asia, July 20, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-asylum-07202016145024.html

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

Beijing policies in Xinjiang driving Chinese Muslims to join ranks of Islamic State, says U.S. think tank
South China Morning Post, July 21, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1992418/beijing-policies-xinjiang-driving-chinese-muslims-join

Related:
All jihad is local: What ISIS’ files tell us about its fighters
New America, July 2016
https://na-production.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/ISIS-Files.pdf

President Xi urges Chinese Muslims to resist religious "infiltration"
Reuters, July 21, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/uk-china-politics-islam-idUSKCN1010D5

Britain adds Chinese militant group to terror list
Reuters, July 20, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-britain-security-idUSKCN1000PT

Hong Kong (香港)

Canadian or Chinese? Foreign citizenship brought into question
The Diplomat, July 20, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/07/canadian-or-chinese-foreign-citizenship-brought-into-question/

Student leader Joshua Wong guilty over Hong Kong pro-democracy protest
The Guardian, July 21, 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/21/student-leader-joshua-wong-found-guilty-over-hong-kong-pro-democracy-protest

Beijing’s top man in HK asks whether independence advocates should be allowed to join LegCo race
Hong Kong Free Press, July 20, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/07/20/top-beijing-man-in-hk-asks-whether-independence-advocates-should-be-allowed-to-join-legco-race/

民主黨遊行 抗議中聯辦干預選舉 (Democratic Party protests Liaison Office’s interference in LegCo election)
Ming Pao, July 21, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160721/s00001/1469086133911

中共统战部涉嫌暗中操控香港议会选举 (CPC United Front Work Department allegedly manipulates Hong Kong LegCo election from behind the scenes)
Radio Free Asia, July 20, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/cp-07202016103221.html

香港書展開幕 書商面對北京拒絕退縮 (Hong Kong Book Fair opens—booksellers not backing down in front of Beijing)
Radio France Internationale, July 20, 2016
http://trad.cn.rfi.fr/中國/20160720-香港書展開幕-書商面對北京拒絕退縮

《習近平狼吞虎咽》書商疑被“姓黨人士”人身威脅 (New sensitive book—publisher reportedly received personal safety threat by someone “who bears the surname of the Party”)
Radio France Internationale, July 21, 2016
http://trad.cn.rfi.fr/中國/20160721-《習近平狼吞虎咽》書商疑被“姓黨人士”人身威脅

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

NGO: Stop force-feeding of rights activist Yang Maodong in Guangdong prison
Hong Kong Free Press, July 19, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/07/19/ngo-stop-force-feeding-of-rights-activist-yang-maodong-in-guangdong-prison/

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

Tibetan monk handed three-year prison term in a secret trial
Radio Free Asia, July 19, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/secret-07192016164107.html

加快建设法治政府的行动纲领(治国理政新思想新实践) (Action plan for speeding up the establishment of government of rule of law (New ideas and new practice for country governance and administration))
People’s Daily, July 20, 2016
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2016/0720/c1001-28567718.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Minitrue: Do not hype illegal demonstrations
China Digital Times, July 19, 2016
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2016/07/minitrue-not-hype-illegal-demonstrations/

Outspoken magazine closing to protect political principles, says founder
South China Morning Post, July 20, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1991964/outspoken-magazine-closing-protect-political-principles

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

KFC in northern China targeted by protesters shouting anti-U.S. slogans
多地掀抵制肯德基活动 人民日报:爱国应理性包容
South China Morning Post, July 19, 2016
EN: http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1991497/kfc-northern-china-targeted-protesters-shouting-anti-us
CH: http://www.nanzao.com/sc/national/15606559c022a24/duo-di-xian-di-zhi-ken-de-ji-huo-dong-ren-min-ri-bao-ai-guo-ying-li-xing-bao-rong

Sorry for having insulted China? Here’s your chance to apologize
The New York Times, July 20, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/20/world/asia/china-apologise-contest.html

China criticizes street protests over arbitration ruling
The Washington Post, July 20, 2016
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-criticizes-street-protests-over-arbitration-ruling/2016/07/20/eec90d42-4e3f-11e6-bf27-405106836f96_story.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China's ex-chairman of top steel producer under investigation for graft
Channel NewsAsia, July 20, 2016
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-s-ex-chairman-of-to/2971482.html

Disasters unveil China’s open season of accountability
The Hindu, July 19, 2016
http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/disasters-unveil-chinas-open-season-of-accountability/article8871249.ece

Documents from reformist icon Zhao Ziyang give rare insight into China at crossroads
赵紫阳内部讲话首度公开 揭示中国80年代改革的珍贵细节
South China Morning Post, July 19, 2016
EN: http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1991837/documents-reformist-icon-zhao-ziyang-give-rare-insight
CH: http://www.nanzao.com/sc/national/15606d00f9c9e01/zhao-zi-yang-nei-bu-jiang-hua-shou-du-gong-kai-jie-shi-zhong-guo-80-nian-dai-gai-ge-zhen-gui-xi-jie

China rhetoric turns tough after unfavorable tribunal ruling
Voice of America, July 19, 2016
http://www.voanews.com/content/china-rhetoric-south-china-sea/3424336.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong election candidates refuse to sign loyalty declaration
Radio Free Asia, July 19, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/refuse-07192016105247.html

張曉明質疑容港獨組織註冊是否符一國兩制 梁天琦:提倡港獨乃受基本法保障之言論自由 (Liaison Office director Zhang Xiaoming doubts if allowing organizations advocating Hong Kong independence to register is in line with One Country Two Systems, Hong Kong Indigenous Edward Leung affirms that such is freedom of expression protected by Basic Law)
Ming Pao, July 20, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160720/s00001/1469009642484

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

”I will not look back”: Hong Kong’s “Iron Lady” Emily Lau vows to remain active in civil society as she departs from Legco
香港“鐵娘子"劉慧卿卸任議員無憾 承諾將繼續服務社會
South China Morning Post, July 18, 2016
EN: http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1991339/i-will-not-look-back-hong-kongs-iron-lady-emily-lau-vows
CH: http://www.nanzao.com/tc/hk-macau-tw/15601539fa58faf/xiang-gang-tie-niang-zi-liu-hui-qing-xie-ren-yi-yuan-wu-han-cheng-nuo-jiang-ji-xu-fu-wu-she-hui

Outgoing Hong Kong lawmaker Albert Ho a tireless fighter for the oppressed who sticks to his core values
何俊仁堅守原則 為內地人權狀況奮鬥
South China Morning Post, July 18, 2016
EN: http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1991337/outgoing-hong-kong-lawmaker-albert-ho-tireless-fighter
CH: http://www.nanzao.com/tc/hk-macau-tw/15602a02bd4e506/he-jun-ren-jian-shou-yuan-ze-wei-nei-di-ren-quan-zhuang-kuang-fen-dou

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China: End abuse of hunger-striking activist
Human Rights Watch, July 17, 2016
https://www.hrw.org/news/2016/07/17/china-end-abuse-hunger-striking-activist

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

Lawyer of legal assistant detained during lawyer crackdown pens “letter of apology”
Hong Kong Free Press, July 19, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/07/19/lawyer-of-legal-assistant-detained-during-lawyer-crackdown-pens-letter-of-apology/

Related:
“考拉”反省:成为了境外组织在中国渗透的棋子 (“Kao La” reflects: I became a tool for foreign organizations’ penetration in China)
Global Times, July 19, 2016
http://china.huanqiu.com/article/2016-07/9193158.html

律师任全牛妻子遭殴打瘀伤 代理人常伯阳被绑架威胁退出该案 (Lawyer Ren Quanniu’s wife beaten and bruised, defense counsel Chang Bayang kidnapped and threatened until quitting the case)
Radio Free Asia, July 18, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-07182016103102.html

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

中国贵州禁止基督徒学生参加高考 (Guizhou prohibits Christian students from joining higher education entrance exam)
Voice of America, July 19, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/a/news-china-threatens-to-bar-churchgoing-youth-from-university-20160718/3423007.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Outspoken liberal Chinese magazine Yanhuang Chunqiu stops publication after management purge
《炎黄春秋》宣布停刊
South China Morning Post, July 18, 2016
EN: http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1991412/outspoken-liberal-chinese-magazine-yanhuang-chunqiu
CH: http://www.nanzao.com/sc/national/156010ac2fd6908/yan-huang-chun-qiu-xuan-bu-ting-kan-bei-jie-gu-she-chang-zhi-zhu-guan-bu-men-qiang-hang-ru-she-qin-fan-chu-ban-zi-you

Taiwanese actor Leon Dai loses part in Zhao Wei film after political pressure in China
The Wall Street Journal, July 18, 2016
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2016/07/18/taiwanese-actor-leon-dai-loses-part-in-zhao-wei-film-after-political-pressure-in-china/?mod=WSJBlog

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Exclusive: U.S. and Chinese labor groups collaborated before China Wal-Mart strikes
Reuters, July 18, 2016
http://uk.reuters.com/article/us-walmart-china-idUKKCN0ZY0SV

Tibetan woman detained in new solo protest in Ngaba
Radio Free Asia, July 17, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/solo-07162016115709.html

逾千法轮功学员香港集会游行 吁停止迫害 (Over a thousand Falungong practitioners rally in Hong Kong to call for stop of persecution)
Radio Free Asia, July 18, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/cp-07182016103552.html

劳工界纪念女工周建容自杀事件两周年 呼吁关注中国劳工权益 (Labor community commemorates 2 years after female worker Zhou Jianrong’s suicide, calling for attention to Chinese labor rights)
Radio Free Asia, July 18, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-07182016103342.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong says legislative candidates must endorse Chinese rule
香港立法会选举排斥“港独”
The New York Times, July 16, 2016
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/16/world/asia/hong-kong-legco-candidates-china.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20160715/hong-kong-legco-candidates-china/

Related:
Refusing to sign: Demosisto joins ranks of Hong Kong politicians resisting controversial change in Legco election rules
South China Morning Post, July 18, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1991199/refusing-sign-demosisto-joins-ranks-hong-kong-politicians

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Why China hacks
The Wall Street Journal, July 17, 2016
http://www.wsj.com/articles/why-china-hacks-1468796525

观察:台湾网民发起“向中国道歉大赛” (Observations: Taiwan netizens organizes “Apologizing to China Competition”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 18, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/china/2016/07/160718_ana_taiwan_apology_china

Monday, July 18, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China set to prosecute top rights lawyer, three activists for subversion
Radio Free Asia, July 15, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-zhoushifeng-07152016161733.html

Related:
After four detainees of the “709 Incident” are indicted, Chinese state media name foreign news organizations, a U.S. congressman, & three embassies in Beijing as “foreign anti-China forces”
China Change, July 15, 2016
https://chinachange.org/2016/07/15/after-four-detainees-of-the-709-incident-are-indicted-chinese-state-media-name-foreign-news-organizations-a-us-congressman-three-embassies-in-beijing-as-foreign-ant/

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)

$7,000-a-month “Shameless China” blogger loses all with one post
Bloomberg, July 17, 2016
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-07-17/-7-000-a-month-shameless-china-blogger-loses-all-with-one-post

Minitrue: Don’t cover reshuffle at liberal journal
China Digital Times, July 16, 2016
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2016/07/minitrue-dont-cover-reshuffle-yanhuang-chunqiu-journal/

Related:
《炎黄春秋》被管理层大换血 律师认为单方面终止协议违法 (Major posts at “Yanhuang Chunqiu” switched by managing authority, lawyer thinks unilateral termination of agreement is illegal)
Radio Free Asia, July 15, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zhengzhi/ql1-07152016104646.html

《炎黄春秋》被接管 原有风貌判“死刑” (“Yanhuang Chunqiu” taken over, original style “on death row”)
Deutsche Welle, July 15, 2016
http://www.dw.com/zh/炎黄春秋被接管-原有风貌判死刑/a-19402466

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

In China, protests against the South China Sea ruling skip the streets for cyberspace
Global Voices, July 15, 2016
https://globalvoices.org/2016/07/15/in-china-protests-against-the-south-china-sea-ruling-skip-the-streets-for-cyberspace/

77岁访民王金娣美领馆放鞭炮伸冤被判刑一年半 (77-year old petitioner Wang Jindi who set firecrackers outside American Embassy to appeal for justice sentenced to 1.5 years)
Radio Free Asia, July 17, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-07172016104213.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Staff to sue Chinese cultural ministry academy over sacking of publisher of outspoken political magazine
South China Morning Post, July 15, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1990107/staff-sue-chinese-cultural-ministry-academy-over

China fires three local officials after tropical storm killed 83
South China Morning Post, July 18, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1991184/china-fires-three-local-officials-after-tropical-storm-killed-83

China to punish officials for leadership failings
Reuters, July 17, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption-regulations-idUSKCN0ZY02U

Xu Jiatun, Chinese official who opposed Tiananmen crackdown, dies at 100
The New York Times, July 16, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/16/world/asia/xu-jiatun-chinese-official-who-opposed-tiananmen-crackdown-dies-at-100.html

China gives Cambodia $600M in exchange for international support
Voice of America, July 16, 2016
http://www.voanews.com/content/china-gives-cambodia-millions-exchange-international-support/3421648.html

中共中央印发《中国共产党问责条例》 (CPC Central Committee prints “CPC Accountability Regulations”)
Xinhua, July 18, 2016
http://china.huanqiu.com/article/2016-07/9188722.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China's road to high-tech supremacy
Deutsche Welle, July 15, 2016
http://www.dw.com/en/chinas-road-to-high-tech-supremacy/a-19402549

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

China calls for greater global cooperation against terrorism
Channel NewsAsia, July 16, 2016
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-calls-for-greater-g/2962542.html

香港讲座论新疆反恐维稳与极端主义 (Lecture in Hong Kong about stability maintenance in Xinjiang: “Counterterrorism” and extremism)
Voice of America, July 17, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/a/xinjiang-20160717/3421666.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Many in Hong Kong look for the exit amid China tension
Reuters, July 18, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-emigration-idUSKCN0ZY0BV

【立會選舉】梁天琦指選舉主任限兩日內交確認書 否則尋法律意見 ([LegCo election] Hong Kong Indigenous Edward Leung: Electoral Affairs Committee required me to sign loyalty pledge within two days, otherwise would seek legal opinion)
Ming Pao, July 16, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160716/s00001/1468653019532

Related:
【立會選舉】饒戈平指簽確認書屬「政治要求」 符基本法國家憲法 ([LegCo election] Basic Law Committee member Rao Geping says loyalty pledge is “political requirement” conforming to Basic Law and the Constitution of China)
Ming Pao, July 16, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160716/s00001/1468659081438

【立會選舉】工黨出戰4議席 暫不簽確認書 ([LegCo election] Labour Party to compete for 4 seats, not signing the loyalty pledge at the moment)
Ming Pao, July 17, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160717/s00001/1468732077336

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

America and Europe’s failure in securing the release of lawyers and activists in connection with the “709 Incident”
China Change, July 17, 2016
https://chinachange.org/2016/07/17/america-and-europes-failure-in-securing-the-release-of-lawyers-and-activists-in-connection-with-the-709-incident/

Trouble at Yanhuang Chunqiu
Medium, July 15, 2016
https://medium.com/china-media-project/trouble-at-yanhuang-chunqiu-b62e34b4d0d2#.ujf87ad87

Friday, July 15, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

“Freed” Chinese human rights activist Zhao Wei still missing, says husband
The Guardian, July 15, 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/15/freed-chinese-human-rights-activist-zhao-wei-still-missing-says-husband

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’s legal scholars are less credible after South China Sea ruling
Foreign Policy, July 14, 2016
http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/07/14/south-china-sea-lawyers-unclos-beijing-legal-tribunal/

两部门启动网络诈骗举报联动处置机制 (Ministry of Public Security and Cyberspace Administration launch joint mechanism to handle reports of online fraud)
People's Procuratorate Daily, July 6, 2016
http://newspaper.jcrb.com/2016/20160707/20160707_001/20160707_001_9.htm

Access to Information (信息公开)

Publisher sacked at outspoken Chinese political magazine Yanhuang Chunqiu
《炎黄春秋》社长总编被撤换 主管部门派员接替
South China Morning Post, July 14, 2016
EN: http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1989834/publisher-sacked-outspoken-chinese-political-magazine
CH: http://www.nanzao.com/sc/national/155ecc60797399d/yan-huang-chun-qiu-she-chang-zong-bian-bei-che-huan-zhu-guan-bu-men-pai-yuan-jie-ti

Related:
改革派杂志遭整肃 从此炎黄无春秋 (Reformist magazine purged, Yanhuang Chunqiu will never be the same)
Voice of America, July 15, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/a/publisher-sacked-yanhuang-chunqiu-20160714/3418643.html

“Ghostbusters” braces for China rejection
Variety, July 13, 2016
http://variety.com/2016/film/news/ghostbusters-china-release-rejected-1201813649/

China says its quarterly GDP growth is—surprise!—right on track at 6.7%
Quartz, July 15, 2016
http://qz.com/732869/china-says-its-quarterly-gdp-growth-is-surprise-right-on-track-at-6-7/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

内蒙古正蓝旗检察院对当地生态保护局怠于履职提起行政公益诉讼 (Procuratorate of Zhenglan (Xulun Hoh) Banner, Inner Mongolia brings administrative suit against local Ecological Protection Agency for negligence)
People's Procuratorate Daily, July 11, 2016
http://newspaper.jcrb.com/2016/20160711/20160711_001/20160711_001_7.htm

法轮功学员华盛顿集会游行纪念迫害日 (Falungong practitioners rally in Washington to commemorate persecution day)
Voice of America, July 15, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/a/falungong-rally-20160714/3419381.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Ahead of 19th Party Congress, Xi’s struggle continues
China Digital Times, July 14, 2016
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2016/07/ahead-19th-party-congress-xis-struggle-continues/

冤狱男子赵作海5年“赔光”65万国家赔偿金 (Zhao Zuohai, wrongly imprisoned for 5 years, gets RMB 650,000 in state compensation)
Legal Daily, July 11, 2016
http://news.qq.com/a/20160711/020097.htm

“我给国家财产造成了巨大的损失” (First person tried in Sky Net, China’s campaign to catch corrupt officials overseas: “I have caused huge losses to state property”)
People's Procuratorate Daily, July 7, 2016
http://newspaper.jcrb.com/2016/20160706/20160706_001/20160706_001_9.htm

Hong Kong (香港)

劉小麗:為下一代不會行退路 (Lau Siu-lai: For the next generation, no going back)
InMedia HK, July 15, 2016
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1043475

Lack of cash: Demosisto leader drops plan to run in Hong Kong Legislative Council elections
South China Morning Post, July 14, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1989817/lack-cash-demosisto-leader-drops-plan-run-hong-kong

Cantopop star Denise Ho successfully crowdfunds upcoming concert following mainland backlash
Hong Kong Free Press, July 14, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/07/14/cantopop-star-denise-ho-successfully-crowdfunds-upcoming-concert-following-mainland-backlash/

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Gao Zhisheng on China’s persecution of rights lawyers
China Change, July 14, 2016
https://chinachange.org/2016/07/14/gao-zhisheng-on-chinas-persecution-of-rights-lawyers/

Is Hong Kong’s “One Country, Two Systems” autonomy in the balance?
Voice of America, July 15, 2016
http://www.voanews.com/content/is-hong-kong-one-country-two-systems-autonomy-in-the-balance/3419380.html

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Supreme People’s Court starring on Court TV
Supreme People’s Court Monitor, July 14, 2016
https://supremepeoplescourtmonitor.com/2016/07/14/supreme-peoples-court-starring-on-court-tv/

19 years on death row
Sixth Tone, July 14, 2016
http://www.sixthtone.com/news/19-years-death-row

Access to Information (信息公开)

Hot peppers for a new China
China Media Project, July 14, 2016
http://cmp.hku.hk/2016/07/14/39838/

Chinese state media savage international tribunal rulings on South China Sea
South China Morning Post, July 13, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1989326/chinese-state-media-savage-international-tribunal

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Mayor set on fire during land requisition protest
Sixth Tone, July 12, 2016
http://www.sixthtone.com/news/mayor-set-fire-during-land-requisition-protest-0

“Flash mob” at Tiananmen Square evokes mixed feelings
Sixth Tone, July 12, 2016
http://www.sixthtone.com/news/flash-mob-tiananmen-square-invokes-mixed-feelings

中国民政部要求志愿服务组织依法登记 (Chinese Ministry of Civil Affairs requires voluntary service organizations to register according to the law)
Radio Free Asia, July 13, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/sd-07132016104713.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China and UNCLOS: An inconvenient history
The Diplomat, July 11, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/07/china-and-unclos-an-inconvenient-history/

Greenpeace warns over China’s excess power capacity
绿色和平就中国发电能力过剩发出警告
Financial Times, July 14, 2016
EN: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/565a872a-480e-11e6-8d68-72e9211e86ab.html#axzz4ENOgAJAK
CH: http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001068443

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Likely hack of U.S. banking regulator by China covered up: probe
Reuters, July 13, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-cyber-fdic-china-idUSKCN0ZT20M

U.S. sentences Chinese hacker for stealing military information
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 14, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-36791114

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

Uighurs slam Chinese “occupation” at Paris congress
Radio France Internationale, July 12, 2016
http://en.rfi.fr/asia-pacific/20160712-5th-world-uighur-congress-china-occupation

Hong Kong (香港)

China hardens position against Hong Kong booksellers
Voice of America, July 14, 2016
http://www.voanews.com/content/china-hardens-position-against-hong-kong-booksellers/3417751.html

港府師承共黨“除憶詛咒”電影《十年》被官方滅跡 (Hong Kong government learns “memory loss spell” from CPC, wiping out the film “Ten Years”)
Radio France Internationale, July 9, 2016
http://trad.cn.rfi.fr/中國/20160709-港府師承共黨“除憶詛咒”電影《十年》被官方滅跡

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

Minitrue: Filter keywords on “Xi Jinping beetle”
China Digital Times, July 12, 2016
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2016/07/minitrue-5/

Chinese state media melt down over South China Sea ruling
The Washington Post, July 12, 2016
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/07/12/chinese-state-media-melt-down-over-south-china-sea-ruling/

Related:
China censors coverage of South China Sea ruling
Hong Kong Free Press, July 12, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/07/12/china-censors-coverage-of-south-china-sea-ruling/

Reading the “Nine-Dash” line
China Media Project, July 12, 2016
http://cmp.hku.hk/2016/07/12/39819/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Larung Gar leaders urge calm as demolition appears set to proceed
Radio Free Asia, July 12, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/calm-07122016125946.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China’s Xi Jinping rejects any action based on international court’s South China Sea ruling
South China Morning Post, July 12, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1988990/chinas-xi-jinping-rejects-any-action-based

Related:
Beijing blames Philippines for South China Sea trouble
Al Jazeera, July 13, 2016
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/07/beijing-blames-philippines-south-china-sea-trouble-160713041125894.html

11 detained after woman, 60, died in forced demolition of her home
South China Morning Post, July 13, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1989313/11-detained-after-woman-60-died-forced-demolition-her-home

“国际声援西藏”批评“拉萨共识”一些外国学者支持中国的宣传 (The International Campaign for Tibet criticizes “Lhasa Consensus” and some academics’ support for China’s propaganda)
Radio Free Asia, July 12, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/nu-07122016115757.html

台湾公民团体联署呼吁习近平释放709维权律师 (Taiwan civil societies joint petition calls on Xi Jinping to release 709 crackdown lawyers)
Radio Free Asia, July 12, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/hx-07122016115010.html

Hong Kong (香港)

廉署又一高管離職梁振英三緘其口欲蓋彌彰 (Another ICAC high ranked official quits, tight-lipped CY Leung makes it more conspicuous)
Radio France Internationale, July 13, 2016
http://trad.cn.rfi.fr/政治/20160713-廉署又一高管離職梁振英三緘其口欲蓋彌彰

Returned bookseller says he believes others will be released after colleague’s sentencing later this year
Hong Kong Free Press, July 12, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/07/12/returned-bookseller-says-he-believes-others-will-be-released-after-colleagues-sentencing-later-this-year/

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Mystery, concern spread with release of Chinese activist
Reuters, July 11, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-rights-idUSKCN0ZR0S2

Related:
Young Chinese legal activist “regrets” civil rights activism
South China Morning Post, July 11, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1988501/young-chinese-legal-activist-regrets-civil-rights

Lawyer for legal assistant Zhao Wei is detained over sexual assault rumors
Radio Free Asia, July 11, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-lawyer-07112016162107.html

VOA连线: 赵威丈夫不能证明她目前是否完全获得自由 (Zhao Wei husband cannot prove if she really has freedom now)
Voice of America, July 12, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/a/connect-you-minglei-20160711/3413739.html

Chinese rights lawyers demand immediate release of colleague
VOA连线常伯阳: 维权律师联名签署声明抗议任全牛律师因言获罪
Voice of America, July 11, 2016
EN: http://www.voanews.com/content/chinese-rights-lawyers-demand-immediate-release-of-colleague/3413103.html
CH: http://www.voachinese.com/a/voaconnect-20160711-renquan-niu-protests/3413211.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Crowd control: The views of Chinese people matter—but only up to a point
The Economist, July 9, 2016
http://www.economist.com/news/special-report/21701652-views-chinese-people-matterbut-only-up-toa-point-crowd-control

A new species of beetle named after President Xi is blacklisted on Chinese social media
Global Voices, July 11, 2016
https://globalvoices.org/2016/07/11/a-new-species-of-beetle-named-after-president-xi-is-blacklisted-on-chinese-social-media/

Indian firms most transparent, Chinese firms most opaque: Transparency International
The Hindu, July 11, 2016
http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/indian-firms-most-transparent-chinese-firms-most-opaque-transparency-international/article8835148.ece

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

金馬獎藏族導演被拘後首回應 正在醫院治療 要求「一個說法」 (Golden Horse Award laureate Tibetan director first talks after arrest, hospitalized, asking for “an explanation”)
Ming Pao, July 12, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160712/s00004/1468293462363

西藏人权组织呼吁中国政府释放扎西旺秀 (Tibetan rights organization urges Chinese government to release Tibetan language rights campaigner)
Radio Free Asia, July 11, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-07112016112007.html

瑞典維權義工達林首披露在中國被囚細節:房間牆有厚墊 「認罪」片與央視員工均照稿讀 (Swedish rights defense volunteer Dahlin first reveals details of being detained in China: room walls heavily carpeted, “confession” video and CCTV reportage all scripted)
Ming Pao, July 11, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160712/s00004/1468254265750

Government Accountability (政府问责)

False hope? China's military hospitals offer illegal experimental cures
Reuters, July 11, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-hospitals-insight-idUSKCN0ZR0BW

EU must push China on human rights, with or without the UK
The Diplomat, July 12, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/07/eu-must-push-china-on-human-rights-with-or-without-the-uk/

Of course China, like all great powers, will ignore an international legal verdict
The Diplomat, July 11, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/07/of-course-china-like-all-great-powers-will-ignore-an-international-legal-verdict/

China believes it is the real victim in the South China Sea dispute
The Washington Post, July 11, 2016
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2016/07/11/china-believes-it-is-the-real-victim-in-the-south-china-sea-dispute/

Tribunal overwhelmingly rejects Beijing's South China Sea claims
Reuters, July 12, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-southchinasea-ruling-stakes-idUSKCN0ZS02U

Related:
中国:海牙法庭南海仲裁无效及无约束力 (China: The Hague’s ruling on South China Sea is ineffective and non-legally binding)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 12, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/china/2016/07/160712_southchinasea_reaction

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

The Internet was supposed to foster democracy. China has different ideas.
Washington Post, July 10, 2016
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/the-internet-was-supposed-to-foster-democracy-china-has-different-ideas/2016/07/10/42954bbc-1dd9-11e6-b6e0-c53b7ef63b45_story.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong’s memorial museum for Tiananmen Square Massacre closes
Hong Kong Free Press, July 12, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/07/12/memorial-museum-for-tiananmen-square-massacre-closes-indefinitely/

Gov’t and Red Cross deny claims that Hong Kong-donated blood and organs are sent to China
Hong Kong Free Press, July 11, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/07/11/govt-and-red-cross-deny-claims-that-hong-kong-donated-blood-and-organs-are-sent-to-china/

Democratic Party says ICAC revamp could be related to UGL probe
Economic Journal, July 11, 2016
http://www.ejinsight.com/20160711-democratic-party-says-icac-revamp-could-be-related-to-ugl-probe/

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Like it or not, UNCLOS arbitration is legally binding for China
East Asia Forum, July 11, 2016
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2016/07/11/like-it-or-not-unclos-arbitration-is-legally-binding-for-china/