Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Police in China push for trial of Tibetan education advocate
接受时报采访惹怒当局,藏语教育倡导者或受审
The New York Times, August 31, 2016
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/31/world/asia/china-tibet-tashi-wangchuk.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20160831/china-tibet-tashi-wangchuk/

延安派出所妥善化解一起家庭暴力 (Yan'an police substation properly resolves a domestic violence case)
Bengbu Government, August 29, 2016
https://perma.cc/7UYR-FEY6

Rights lawyer says he was forced to smear fellow activists caught in China crackdown
维权律师张凯:批评周世锋等维权人士 是恐惧下被迫表达
South China Morning Post, August 31, 2016
EN: http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2011418/rights-lawyer-says-he-was-forced-smear-fellow-activists
CH: http://www.nanzao.com/sc/national/156de8da6e3a6ce/wei-quan-lv-shi-zhang-kai-pi-ping-zhou-shi-feng-deng-wei-quan-ren-shi-shi-kong-ju-xia-bei-po-biao-da

Related:
Concerns mount for detained Chinese lawyers on “disappearance day”
Radio Free Asia, August 30, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-lawyers-08302016152248.html

Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers, Defenders and International Reactions: A Brief Chronology
Human Rights in China, August 21, 2016
http://www.hrichina.org/en/mass-crackdown-chinese-lawyers-defenders-and-international-reactions-brief-chronology

陕西律协成立维稳小组 专门监管维权律师 (Shaanxi lawyers’ association establishes social stability maintenance team, specializing in supervising rights lawyers)
Radio Free Asia, August 30, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-08302016101318.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Banned on Chinese TV: “Western lifestyles,” cleavage and time travel
Cable News Network, August 31, 2016
http://edition.cnn.com/2016/08/31/asia/china-banned-on-tv-censorship/index.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

国家社会组织管理局成立, 非法社会组织将被取缔 (State Social Organizations Management Bureau established, unlawful social organizations will be shut down)
Sina News, August 30, 2016
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2016-08-30/doc-ifxvixsh6944871.shtml

More suicides reported in protest of destruction at Sichuan's Larung Gar
Radio Free Asia, August 29, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/suicides-08292016143614.html

维权人士胡佳为“颠覆犯”胡石根募捐 (Rights defender Hu Jia collects donations for Hu Shigen, convicted of “subverting state power”)
Voice of America, August 31, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/a/news-chinese-activists-raise-fund-in-support-of-imprisoned-dissident-household-church-leader-20160830/3486562.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chinese dissidents urge Obama to press Xi Jinping on human rights at G20
The Guardian, August 31, 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/aug/31/chinese-dissidents-urge-obama-press-xi-jinping-human-rights-g20

A woman’s gruesome hanging shocked Tibet—but police have silenced all questions
Washington Post, August 25, 2016
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/a-young-womans-death-in-tibet-provokes-anger-and-a-brutal-crackdown/2016/08/25/239b628a-63bd-11e6-b4d8-33e931b5a26d_story.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

虚商渠道混乱, 网上身份信息公开售, 开卡软件“无限开卡” (Channels for virtual operators are chaotic, but identity information is being openly sold online, SIM activation software offers “unlimited card activation”)
Beijing Times, August 30, 2016
https://perma.cc/68K9-65CW

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

Suicide attack targets Chinese embassy in Kyrgyzstan
Al Jazeera, August 30, 2016
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/08/explosion-reported-chinese-embassy-kyrgyzstan-160830050134580.html

Related:
中国驻吉尔吉斯使馆被撞爆炸, 事件疑策划许久 (Chinese embassy in Kyrgyzstan rocked by explosions, incident suspected to have been planned over a long period of time)
Phoenix News, August 30, 2016
http://news.ifeng.com/a/20160830/49862826_0.shtml

旅馆未对顾客实名登记, 领到长沙首张反恐罚单 (Hotel fails to perform real-name registration of guests, leads to Changsha's first ever counter-terrorism fine)
China News, August 30, 2016
https://perma.cc/GQJ9-KKLD

Hong Kong (香港)

“Abducted” bookseller Lam Wing-kee urges public to vote for pro-democracy candidates
Hong Kong Free Press, August 31, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/08/31/abducted-bookseller-lam-wing-kee-urges-public-to-vote-for-pro-democracy-candidates/

Young activists take on China in Hong Kong’s legislative election
Agence France-Presse, August 31, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/08/31/young-activists-take-china-hong-kongs-legislative-election/

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Constitutional hostility
China Media Project, August 31, 2016
http://cmp.hku.hk/2016/08/31/39877/

Don’t let China’s outdated cybersecurity laws block cooperation on the digital economy
South China Morning Post, August 30, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2010768/dont-let-chinas-outdated-cybersecurity-laws-block

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

妇联:常州市召开“中澳家暴危机干预中心试点项目”总结交流暨反家暴工作推进会 (Women's federation: Changzhou city convenes trial program for “Sino-Australian domestic violence emergency intervention center”)
Municipal All-China Women's Federation, August 26, 2016
https://perma.cc/UZ5X-DMY6

律师详解如何申请人身安全保护令 (Lawyer explains how to apply for a personal protection order)
Workercn.cn, August 26, 2016
https://perma.cc/RHS4-DSLW

民政部通报1135家山寨社团 大部分仍在活动 (Ministry of Civil Affairs circulates notice of 1,135 “nonprofits hiding in the hills”, the majority of whom are still active)
Sina News, August 29, 2016
https://perma.cc/2NLZ-XVFT

敢向扶贫资金伸“黑手”我们不答应 (They dared to extend their “black hands” into poverty relief funds, we disagreed)
Procuratorate Daily, August 29, 2016
http://newspaper.jcrb.com/2016/20160829/20160829_002/20160829_002_1.htm#

构建合适成年人释法说理机制 (Construct a mechanism for adults to explain laws [to minors])
Procuratorate Daily, August 29, 2016
http://newspaper.jcrb.com/2016/20160829/20160829_003/20160829_003_2.htm#

Environmental Law blunted by crippling court costs
ChinaFile, August 29, 2016
http://www.chinafile.com/environment/environmental-law-blunted-crippling-court-costs

Access to Information (信息公开)

妻子:遭家暴 要离婚 法院:证据不足 判不离 (Wife: I was domestically abused, and I wanted a divorce: but the evidence was insufficient, and the court did not grant it)
Shenyang.net, August 29, 2016
http://ln.ifeng.com/a/20160829/4915048_0.shtml

福清市妇联举办反家庭暴力法律讲座 (Fuqing City women's federation holds lectures on anti-domestic violence law)
Fuqing Qiaoxiang Newspaper Agency, August 29, 2016
https://perma.cc/BM4X-WZKP

China's new film law to tighten censorship
Press Trust of India, August 29, 2016
http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/china-s-new-film-law-to-tighten-censorship-116082900135_1.html

China regulator to curb news that promotes “Western lifestyles”
South China Morning Post, August 30, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2011150/beijing-bans-entertainment-news-promotes-western

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Human rights activists in Jiangsu arrested and detained ahead of G20 summit—report
Hong Kong Free Press, August 29, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/08/29/human-rights-activists-in-jiangsu-arrested-and-detained-ahead-of-g20-summit-report/

Ai Weiwei hits back after being dropped from art show in China's Ningxia
Radio Free Asia, August 29, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/ai-weiwei-hits-back-after-being-dropped-from-art-show-in-chinas-ningxia-08292016120500.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Prosperity, stability, control: Beijing’s clashing priorities
China Digital Times, August 29, 2016
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2016/08/prosperity-stability-control-beijings-conflicting-priorities/

Xinjiang Communist Party chief “on his way out” as Beijing reshuffles top provincial jobs
South China Morning Post, August 29, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2010366/xinjiang-communist-party-chief-his-way-out-beijing

China to exclude negligent officials from promotion
Xinhua, August 29, 2016
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-08/29/c_135643016.htm

“Every minute counts” –UN experts raise alarm over short-term enforced disappearances International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances
“分秒必争”——多名联合国专家对短期强迫失踪提出警告
UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, August 30, 2016
EN: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=20416&LangID=E
CH: http://www.ohchr.org/CH/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=20416&LangID=C

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

我们怎么就成了“透明人” (How did we become “transparent people”?)
Procuratorate Daily, August 29, 2016
http://newspaper.jcrb.com/2016/20160829/20160829_001/20160829_001_5.htm

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

沪反恐怖综合演练:直升机、装甲突击车、防弹运兵车轮番登场 (Shanghai comprehensive counter-terrorism drill: helicopters, armored assault vehicles, bullet-proof troop carriers make their appearance one after another)
Xinhua, August 26, 2016
https://perma.cc/J6DY-PNFJ

南京依反恐法开罚单:宾馆未实名登记旅客被罚10万 (Nanjing issues fines pursuant to counter-terrorism law: hotel which did not register guests' real names fined 100,000 RMB)
The Paper, August 29, 2016
http://news.sohu.com/20160829/n466497350.shtml

张春贤反恐语录 (Record of Zhang Chunying's counter-terrorism speech)
Phoenix News, August 29, 2016
http://news.ifeng.com/a/20160829/49857586_0.shtml

Hong Kong (香港)

Prosecutors seek tougher punishment for youth leaders of Occupy protests Joshua Wong and Nathan Law
South China Morning Post, August 29, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/article/2010892/prosecutors-seek-tougher-punishment-youth-leaders-occupy-protests-joshua-wong

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

A prisoner’s human rights report
China Change, August 29, 2016
https://chinachange.org/2016/08/29/a-prisoners-human-rights-report/

An open letter to G20 leaders attending the 2016 Hangzhou summit
Initiatives for China, August 29, 2016
http://www.initiativesforchina.org/?p=2500

Monday, August 29, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China wants to stop domestic violence, but the legal system still treats it as a lesser crime
The Independent, August 28, 2016
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/china-domestic-violence-legal-system-li-hongxia-zhang-yazhou-a7213941.html

Related:
Supporting Women’s Rights in China
声援中国女权人士
Human Rights in China, April 14, 2015
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/supporting-womens-rights-china
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/sheng-yuan-zhong-guo-nu-quan-ren-shi

Access to Information (信息公开)

Q&A forum Fenda shuttered amid media crackdown
China Digital Times, August 26, 2016
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2016/08/popular-qa-forum-fenda-shuttered-amid-media-crackdown/

China school pollution reports “wrong”—investigation
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 27, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-37204986

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Ai Weiwei planned to sculpt a “redline.” Chinese censors say he crossed one.
艾未未被取消银川双年展参展资格
The New York Times, August 27, 2016
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/27/world/asia/china-ai-weiwei-yinchuan.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20160829/china-ai-weiwei-yinchuan/

Striking miners in China’s Shanxi demand “equal pay, benefits” as strike rumbles on
Radio Free Asia, August 28, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/striking-miners-in-chinas-shanxi-demand-equal-pay-benefits-as-strike-rumbles-on-08262016112446.html

河南维权人士邢望力被判刑4年6个月 (Henan rights defender Xing Wangli sentenced to four years six months)
Radio Free Asia, August 26, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-08262016104107.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China to prosecute former statistics bureau chief for corruption
中国统计局原局长王保安被开除党籍 涉嫌犯罪问题移送司法--中纪委
Reuters, August 26, 2016
EN: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption-statistics-idUSKCN11112X
CH: http://cn.reuters.com/article/china-wang-baoan-idCNKCS11114E

My austere Chinese wedding: 20 types of banquets off the menu for China’s Communist Party cadres
South China Morning Post, August 29, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2010394/my-austere-chinese-wedding-20-types-banquets-menu

China's Xi reshuffles key party posts ahead of congress
Reuters, August 29, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-politics-idUSKCN1140E7

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

中国邀请外国公司参与网络安全规则制定 (China invites foreign companies to participate in the development of Internet security regulations)
Radio Free Asia, August 26, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/yl-08262016104941.html

Hong Kong (香港)

“Liberate Hong Kong”: pre-election calls for independence from China grow
The Guardian, August 26, 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/aug/26/liberate-hong-kong-calls-independence-china-elections-loom

Frustration and fear in divided Hong Kong
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 28, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-pacific-37190921

How Beijing’s breach of “One Country Two Systems” gave birth to the Hong Kong independence movement
Global Voices, August 27, 2016
https://globalvoices.org/2016/08/27/how-beijings-breach-of-one-country-two-systems-gave-birth-to-the-hong-kong-independence-movement/

Hong Kong's rooftop rebels
Al Jazeera, August 28, 2016
http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/witness/2016/08/hong-kong-rooftop-rebels-160828085013077.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Why Xi Jinping’s bid to put “power in a cage” must go to the very top
为何习近平“权力入笼”须涵盖最高级别官员?
South China Morning Post, August 27, 2016
EN: http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/politics/article/2009570/why-xi-jinpings-bid-put-power-cage-must-go-very-top
CH: http://www.nanzao.com/sc/national/156d4b23e4491a9/wei-he-xi-jin-ping-quan-li-ru-long-xu-han-gai-zui-gao-ji-bie-guan-yuan-

Cantonese: Key to local culture and a symbol of resistance
Hong Kong Free Press, August 28, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/08/28/remedial-cantonese-new-heads/

Why Legislative Council election results will shape Hong Kong politics up to and beyond 2047
South China Morning Post, August 28, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2009388/why-legislative-council-election-results-will-shape-hong

Communists taking over our schools? Anatomy of a suspected infiltration
Hong Kong Free Press, August 28, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/08/28/communists-taking-over-our-schools-anatomy-of-a-suspected-infiltration/

何晓清:中国必须面对自己的历史才有未来 (He Xiaoqing: China must face its own history if it is to have a future)
Voice of America, August 26, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/a/interview-he-qiaoqing-20160825/3480997.html

Friday, August 26, 2016

Focus Topic: Extreme Poverty and Human Rights (专题:赤贫和人权)

习近平:扶贫要“不破楼兰终不还” (Xi Jinping: Poverty relief must be “all or nothing”)
People’s Daily, August 25, 2016
http://paper.people.com.cn/rmrb/html/2016-08/25/nw.D110000renmrb_20160825_2-01.htm

Related:
End-of-mission statement on China, by Professor Philip Alston, United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights
联合国赤贫和人权问题特别报告员菲利普•奥尔斯顿结束对中国访问的声明
UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, August 23, 2016
EN: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=20402&LangID=E
CH: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=20402&LangID=C

China: “Poverty alleviation needs to be accompanied by accountability” –UN expert on extreme poverty and human rights
中国:“减缓贫穷需伴随问责”——联合国赤贫和人权问题专家
UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, August 23, 2016
EN: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=20404&LangID=E
CH: http://www.ohchr.org/CH/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=20404&LangID=C

中国对联合国人权特使的特殊接待 (China treats UN envoy on human rights to special reception)
Voice of America, August 25, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/a/china-un-human-rights-20160824/3479568.html

UN Expert: Chinese Government Needs “Genuine Accountability”
联合国专家:中国政府需要“真正的问责”
Human Rights in China, August 23, 2016
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/hric-bulletin/un-expert-chinese-government-needs-genuine-accountability
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/zhong-guo-ren-quan-jian-xun/lian-he-guo-zhuan-jia-zhong-guo-zheng-fu-xu-yao-zhen

宁夏两年清退不符合条件低保人员6万余人 (Ningxia rid over 60,000 unqualified welfare subsidies recipients in 2 years)
Xinhua, August 25, 2016
http://www.nx.xinhuanet.com/2016-08/25/c_1119449863.htm

Access to Justice (司法公正)

改革完善侦查辨认制度 (Reform and perfect the investigation and identification system)
Procuratorate Daily, August 25, 2016
http://newspaper.jcrb.com/2016/20160825/20160825_003/20160825_003_6.htm

谨防“积极赔偿”演变为“花钱买命” (Prevent “positive compensation” from turning into “buying lives”)
Procuratorate Daily, August 25, 2016
http://newspaper.jcrb.com/2016/20160825/20160825_005/20160825_005_4.htm

Independent People’s Congress election hopeful jailed in China’s Jiangxi
Radio Free Asia, August 25, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/independent-peoples-congress-election-hopeful-jailed-in-chinas-jiangxi-08252016105705.html

VOA连线: 郭飞雄结束百日绝食,监狱会其兄发声明 (Guo Feixiong ends 100 day hunger strike, brother meets him in prison and helps issue statement)
Voice of America, August 25, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/a/voa-connect-zhang-qing-20160824/3479184.html

Related:
New HRIC Translation: Essay by Lawyer Gao Zhisheng on Imprisoned Rights Activist Guo Feixiong
Human Rights in China, August 9, 2016
http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/hric-bulletin/new-hric-translation-essay-lawyer-gao-zhisheng-imprisoned-rights-activist

Access to Information (信息公开)

北京141个部门集中“晒”决算信息公开数量为历年最多 (In concert, 141 departments in Beijing made public largest number of final budgets in years)
China News, August 25, 2016
http://www.chinanews.com/gn/2016/08-25/7984442.shtml

Government Accountability (政府问责)

想避重就轻?没门儿 (Want to evade major charges by admitting ones? No way)
Procuratorate Daily, August 25, 2016
http://newspaper.jcrb.com/2016/20160825/20160825_006/20160825_006_1.htm

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

网络安全将有统一国标, 原则上不制定地方标准 (Cybersecurity shall be unified worldwide, principles trump localized standards)
Beijing Times, August 25, 2016
http://news.iresearch.cn/content/2016/08/263302.shtml

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

Authorities force Uyghurs in Xinjiang’s Yarkand County to perform Tai Chi in public
Radio Free Asia, August 25, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/authorities-force-uyghurs-in-xinjiangs-yarkand-county-to-perform-tai-chi-in-public-08252016154854.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong bookseller Lam Wing-kee says he wants to return to a “normal” life, as police protection set to end
South China Morning Post, August 26, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2009241/hong-kong-bookseller-lam-wing-kee-says-he-wants-return

Police can provide assistance to schools if students promote Hong Kong independence nearby –Edu. Sec.
Hong Kong Free Press, August 25, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/08/25/police-can-provide-assistance-to-schools-if-students-promote-independence-nearby-edu-sec/

A spot of localist bother
The Economist, August 27, 2016
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21705857-how-hong-kong-sees-itself-has-changed-profoundly-just-couple-years-spot-localist

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Man of the week: Wu Gan (Super Vulgar Butcher)
China Digital Times, August 25, 2016
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2016/08/man-week-wu-gan-super-vulgar-butcher/

Related:
Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers, Defenders and International Reactions: A Brief Chronology
Human Rights in China, August 21, 2016
http://www.hrichina.org/en/mass-crackdown-chinese-lawyers-defenders-and-international-reactions-brief-chronology

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Focus Topic: Extreme Poverty and Human Rights (专题:赤贫和人权)

China gives not so warm welcome to UN envoy
Voice of America, August 24, 2016
http://www.voanews.com/a/china-gives-not-so-warm-welcome-to-un-envoy/3478643.html

China denies restricting activities of UN rights envoy
Reuters, August 24, 2016
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-denies-restricting/3070042.html

End-of-mission statement on China, by Professor Philip Alston, United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights
联合国赤贫和人权问题特别报告员菲利普•奥尔斯顿结束对中国访问的声明
UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, August 23, 2016
EN: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=20402&LangID=E
CH: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=20402&LangID=C

Related:
China: “Poverty alleviation needs to be accompanied by accountability” –UN expert on extreme poverty and human rights
中国:“减缓贫穷需伴随问责”——联合国赤贫和人权问题专家
UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, August 23, 2016
EN: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=20404&LangID=E
CH: http://www.ohchr.org/CH/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=20404&LangID=C

UN Expert: Chinese Government Needs “Genuine Accountability”
联合国专家:中国政府需要“真正的问责”
Human Rights in China, August 23, 2016
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/hric-bulletin/un-expert-chinese-government-needs-genuine-accountability
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/zhong-guo-ren-quan-jian-xun/lian-he-guo-zhuan-jia-zhong-guo-zheng-fu-xu-yao-zhen

现在就医,药品价格明显低了 (Doctors’ visits nowadays clearly show lower costs of medicine)
Procuratorate Daily, August 23, 2016
http://newspaper.jcrb.com/2016/20160823/20160823_002/20160823_002_7.htm

河北:上半年城乡低保支出资金超26亿 (Hebei: Urban and rural welfare subsidies for first half of year topped 2.6 billion yuan)
Xinhua, August 23, 2016
http://news.ifeng.com/a/20160823/49822037_0.shtml

陕西:住新房开轿车的人享低保 贫困户申请却不批 (Shaanxi: People in new homes driving limos are enjoying welfare subsidies while destitute families are denied them)
Phoenix News, August 23, 2016
http://news.ifeng.com/a/20160823/49822037_0.shtml

“生理假”会增加女性就业难度? (Will “Menstrual Leave” make it harder for women to get jobs?)
Procuratorate Daily, August 24, 2016
http://newspaper.jcrb.com/2016/20160824/20160824_006/20160824_006_2.htm

Access to Justice (司法公正)

住建部办法难以全面破解城管执法难题, 专家称执法资源配置规定不符改革方向 (Ministry of Housing measures unable to completely resolve problems of law enforcement by Chengguan, experts say regulations for law enforcement resources allocation do not match reform direction)
Legal Daily, August 22, 2016
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index/content/2016-08/22/content_6772470.htm

Related:
Public consulted on rules for urban para-police
Sixth Tone, August 24, 2016
http://www.sixthtone.com/news/government-asks-chinese-what-should-be-done-about-‘chengguan’

打击虚假诉讼关键要形成合力 (The key to combatting sham suits is working together)
Legal Daily, August 24, 2016
http://newspaper.jcrb.com/2016/20160824/20160824_006/20160824_006_4.htm

有诉求纠纷找调解中心, 平顶山推广“舞钢经验”构筑维稳“第一道防线” (To build stability maintenance's “first line of defense,” Pingdingshan in Henan promotes the "Wugang [City] Experience" of using mediation centers to resolve disputed lawsuits)
Legal Daily, August 24, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20160824/Articel01002GN.htm

Sister of Chinese political prisoner Guo Feixiong denied prison hospital visit
Radio Free Asia, August 24, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-guofeixiong-08242016140629.html

Related:
New HRIC Translation: Essay by Lawyer Gao Zhisheng on Imprisoned Rights Activist Guo Feixiong
Human Rights in China, August 9, 2016
http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/hric-bulletin/new-hric-translation-essay-lawyer-gao-zhisheng-imprisoned-rights-activist

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese volleyball coach Lang Ping has spent her career thinking outside the Communist Party box
Global Voices, August 24, 2016
https://globalvoices.org/2016/08/24/chinese-volleyball-coach-lang-ping-has-spent-her-career-thinking-outside-the-communist-party-box/

Dissident artist Ai Weiwei says work was pulled from Yinchuan Biennale due to “political sensitivity”
Hong Kong Free Press, August 25, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/08/25/dissident-artist-ai-weiwei-says-work-was-pulled-from-yinchuan-biennale-due-to-political-sensitivity/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

环保部发布2016年上半年环境执法情况 (Ministry of Environmental Protection releases environmental law enforcement information for first half of 2016)
China Nonferrous Metals News, August 24, 2016
http://www.cnmn.com.cn/ShowNews1.aspx?id=355440

政府网站不能只看"颜值", "神回复"频出损害公信力 (Government websites cannot just focus on the superficial, frequent “mystery replies” [when the website states a response has been issued to a request even though it has not] harm public trust)
People’s Daily, August 24, 2016
http://media.people.com.cn/n1/2016/0824/c40606-28660046.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Rainbow hotline aids China's LGBT community in legal trouble
The Beijinger, August 22, 2016
https://www.thebeijinger.com/blog/2016/08/22/rainbow-hotline-aids-lgbt-community-legal-trouble

有人用微信聊天, 有人用微信犯罪 (Some people use WeChat to chat, some use it to commit crimes)
Procuratorate Daily, August 23, 2016
http://newspaper.jcrb.com/2016/20160823/20160823_004/20160823_004_3.htm

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

2016年民航反恐专项演习在重庆机场举行 (2016 aviation counter-terrorism exercises held at Chongqing Airport)
Ministry of Transport of the PRC, August 23, 2016
http://www.moc.gov.cn/jiaotongyaowen/201608/t20160823_2079247.html

上合组织:土耳其将加强与上合地区反恐机构的合作 (Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Turkey to strengthen cooperation with SCO area counter-terrorism institutions)
Kazinform, August 23, 2016
http://inform.kz/chn/article/2940372

静安区反恐防范宣传明信片发放 (Jing’an Prefecture distributes propaganda postcards on counter-terrorism and terrorism prevention)
New Citizen Evening News, August 23, 2016
http://city.eastday.com/gk/20160823/u1a9669150.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Legco elections explained in three minutes: how Hong Kong’s system works
South China Morning Post, August 23, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/video/hong-kong/2007952/legco-elections-explained-three-minutes-how-hong-kongs-system-works

HK independence activists claim harassment from pro-China media
Reuters, August 25, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-independence-media-idUSKCN11009I

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Convergent control
China Media Project, August 25, 2016
http://cmp.hku.hk/2016/08/25/39856/

A newer new frontier
ChinaFile, August 24, 2016
http://www.chinafile.com/photo-gallery/newer-new-frontier

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Focus Topic: Extreme Poverty and Human Rights (专题:赤贫和人权)

End-of-mission statement on China, by Professor Philip Alston, United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights
联合国赤贫和人权问题特别报告员菲利普•奥尔斯顿结束对中国访问的声明
UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, August 23, 2016
EN: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=20402&LangID=E
CH: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=20402&LangID=C

Related:
China: “Poverty alleviation needs to be accompanied by accountability” – UN expert on extreme poverty and human rights
中国:“减缓贫穷需伴随问责”——联合国赤贫和人权问题专家
UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, August 23, 2016
EN: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=20404&LangID=E
CH: http://www.ohchr.org/CH/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=20404&LangID=C

China’s Crackdown on Dissent Could Lead to Unrest, U.N. Adviser Says
The New York Times, August 23, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/24/world/asia/china-un-human-rights-philip-alston.html?_r=0

U.N. rights envoy says Chinese authorities interfered with his work
Reuters, August 23, 2016
http://in.reuters.com/article/china-un-rights-idINKCN10Y19K

UN official criticises China over ‘shrinking space’ for human rights
Financial Times, August 23, 2016
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/ef42792c-691d-11e6-a0b1-d87a9fea034f.html

UN expert slams China on human rights
Agence France-Presse, August 23, 2016
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/un-expert-slams-china-on/3067556.html

UN Envoy: China Must Give Public Voice to Stamp Out Poverty
The Associated Press, August 23, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2016/08/23/world/asia/ap-as-china-human-rights.html?_r=0

联合国特别报告员考察中国人权状况 (UN Special Rapporteur inspects China’s human rights situation)
Deutsche Welle, August 23, 2016
http://www.dw.com/zh/联合国特别报告员考察中国人权状况/a-19496210

联合国盛赞中国造血式开发扶贫 (UN report praises China's empowerment-style poverty alleviation)
People's Daily, August 23, 2016
http://finance.sina.com.cn/stock/usstock/c/2016-08-23/doc-ifxvcsrm2282261.shtml

UN Expert: Chinese Government Needs “Genuine Accountability”
Human Rights in China, August 23, 2016
http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/hric-bulletin/un-expert-chinese-government-needs-genuine-accountability

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Why are Chinese judges resigning?
Supreme People’s Court Monitor, August 23, 2016
https://supremepeoplescourtmonitor.com/2016/08/23/why-are-chinese-judges-resigning/

维权者吴淦案移送检方 律师会见阅卷均受阻 (Case of rights defender Wu Gan transferred to prosecution, lawyer obstructed from meeting client and examining case file)
Voice of America, August 23, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/a/news-lawyer-denied-visit-of-wu-gan-by-tianjin-detention-center-20160823/3476191.html

Related:
Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers, Defenders and International Reactions: A Brief Chronology
Human Rights in China, August 21, 2016
http://www.hrichina.org/en/mass-crackdown-chinese-lawyers-defenders-and-international-reactions-brief-chronology

Access to Information (信息公开)

How censored is China’s first Tibetan-language search engine? It omits the Dalai Lama’s website
Quartz, August 24, 2016
http://qz.com/764946/how-censored-is-chinas-first-tibetan-language-search-engine-it-omits-the-dalai-lamas-website/

Leak shows glimpse of “public sentiment guidance” planning
China Digital Times, August 23, 2016
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2016/08/leak-shows-glimpse-public-sentiment-guidance-planning/

A Chinese news outlet used an incredibly efficient “robot reporter” to cover the Olympics
Quartz, August 24, 2016
http://qz.com/764985/a-chinese-news-outlet-used-an-incredibly-efficient-robot-reporter-to-cover-the-olympics/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China’s Walmart workers take the boss to court
China Labor Bulletin, August 24, 2016
http://www.clb.org.hk/content/china%E2%80%99s-walmart-workers-take-boss-court

视频:中国女同性恋学生的求婚风波 (Video: Marriage proposal by Chinese lesbian student causes commotion)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 23, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/multimedia/2016/08/160823_vd_china_wedding_proposal

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China to formulate accountability system for SOE managers
Xinhua, August 23, 2016
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-08/23/c_135627434.htm

New Zealand police strike deal with Chinese corruption suspect
Channel NewsAsia, August 23, 2016
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/new-zealand-police-strike/3067450.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Chinese cyber spies may be watching you, experts warn
Cable News Network, August 23, 2016
http://edition.cnn.com/2016/08/23/us/declassified-china-cyber-espionage/index.html

At 25, the World Wide Web is still a long way from reality
Wired, August 23, 2016
http://www.wired.com/2016/08/25-world-wide-web-still-long-way-reality/

Hong Kong (香港)

Fears of suppression amid rumors HK independence topic may be added to professional teacher code
Hong Kong Free Press, August 23, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/08/23/discussions-modify-teachers-professional-code-begin-next-week/

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Public Eye: laugh or cry, but Hong Kong’s independence movement is here to stay
South China Morning Post, August 23, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/2007864/public-eye-laugh-or-cry-hong-kongs-independence-movement-here-stay

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Focus Topic: Extreme Poverty and Human Rights (专题:赤贫和人权)

End-of-mission statement on China, by Professor Philip Alston, United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights
UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, August 23, 2016
http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=20402&LangID=E

China: “Poverty alleviation needs to be accompanied by accountability”–UN expert on extreme poverty and human rights
中国:“减缓贫穷需伴随着问责”——联合国赤贫和人权问题专家
UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, August 23, 2016
EN: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=20404&LangID=E#sthash.OUfqUeh0.dpuf
CH: http://www.ohchr.org/CH/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=20404&LangID=C

Related:
UN expert on extreme poverty and human rights to visit China
联合国赤贫和人权问题专家即将访问中国
UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, August 10, 2016
EN: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=20356&LangID=E#sthash.liTWhFZm.02ZoFW0f.dpuf
CH: http://www.ohchr.org/CH/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=20356&LangID=C

补贴“被领取”,村民不知情 (Their subsidies were being “withdrawn,” but the villagers had no idea)
Procuratorate Daily, August 22, 2016
http://newspaper.jcrb.com/2016/20160818/20160818_005/20160818_005_1.htm

云南鲁甸一副局长震后重建中受贿, 获刑1年3个月 (Deputy bureau chief in Yunnan's Ludian County who took bribes in post-earthquake reconstruction sentenced to one year and three months)
Xinhua, August 18, 2016
http://news.xinhuanet.com/legal/2016-08/18/c_129239520.htm

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

Access to Justice (司法公正)

律师事务所收费, 三种情况下, 实行政府指导价 (In three kinds of situations, law firm charges should follow the government’s indicative price range)
East Asia Economic And Trade News, August 22, 2016
http://dnews.dyxw.com/html/2016-08/22/content_350879.htm?div=-1

Imprisoned Chinese activist Guo Feixiong ends hunger strike after 101 days
Hong Kong Free Press, August 23, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/08/23/imprisoned-chinese-activist-guo-feixiong-ends-hunger-strike-after-101-days/

Related:
New HRIC Translation: Essay by Lawyer Gao Zhisheng on Imprisoned Rights Activist Guo Feixiong
Human Rights in China, August 9, 2016
http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/hric-bulletin/new-hric-translation-essay-lawyer-gao-zhisheng-imprisoned-rights-activist

As the school year begins, Chinese dissidents' children are left out in the cold
Radio Free Asia, August 22, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-education-08222016145145.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

未按规定公开信息 将取消承接政府购买服务资格, 社会团体信息公开有了新政策 (Eligibility for government procurement contracts to be cancelled if regulations on open government information not followed, new policy on open government information for community organizations)
Daily News, August 18, 2016
http://www.tj.gov.cn/zwgk/zwxx/zwdt/wbjdt/201608/t20160818_301592.htm

Minitrue: Don’t hype actor’s affair accusations
China Digital Times, August 22, 2016
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2016/08/minitrue-dont-hype-actors-affair-accusations/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

王宝强可以向马蓉索赔吗? (Could Wang Baoqiang seek damages from Ma Rong?)
Tianjin News, August 22, 2016
http://epaper.tianjinwe.com/mrxb/mrxb/2016-08/22/content_7494422.htm

广州发布家庭暴力典型案例, 男方被骂没用他用刀划伤妻子 (Guangzhou announces typical domestic violence cases, in one, a man who was criticized for being useless took up a knife and planned to harm his wife)
Jinyang Online, August 22, 2016
http://news.ycwb.com/2016-08/22/content_22832355.htm

市妇联设立首个反家暴行动组 (City's Women's Federation establishes first anti-domestic violence action group)
Southern Daily, August 22, 2016
http://epaper.southcn.com/nfdaily/html/2016-08/22/content_7575818.htm

China’s new NGO rules call for organizations to adhere to party leadership
Hong Kong Free Press, August 23, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/08/23/chinas-new-ngo-rules-call-organisations-adhere-party-leadership/

Firing of teacher battling cancer prompts an outcry in China
兰州高校开除患癌女教师引争议
The New York Times, August 23, 2016
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/23/world/asia/china-teacher-cancer-liu-lingli.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20160823/china-teacher-cancer-liu-lingli/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

四个大学生坐牢一年半 检方撤诉了, 事发广西,4人现欲申请国家赔偿 (Four university students spent one and a half years in jail before the procuratorate withdrew the prosecution case, now they want to apply for state compensation)
Southern Metropolis Daily, August 22, 2016
http://epaper.oeeee.com/epaper/A/html/2016-08/22/content_68966.htm

名誉受损, 白银女子状告公安局 (Her reputation tarnished, Baiyin City woman sues public security bureau)
Gansu Daily, August 22, 2016
http://gansu.gansudaily.com.cn/system/2016/08/22/016330519.shtml

A new measure for China’s economy: The “repression index”
The Wall Street Journal, August 23, 2016
http://www.wsj.com/articles/a-new-measure-for-chinas-economy-the-repression-index-1471926512

China investigates Tianjin vice mayor for corruption
天津副市长尹海林和厦门副市长郑云峰涉嫌严重违纪接受调查
Reuters, August 22, 2016
EN: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption-idUSKCN10X0RQ
CH: http://cn.reuters.com/article/china-anti-corruption-idCNKCS10X0PB

Three Chinese military officers committed suicide this month
The Hindu, August 22, 2016
http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/three-chinese-military-officers-committed-suicide-this-month/article9018278.ece

Claims of widespread harvesting of prisoners’ organs in China “ridiculous” … we stopped doing it last year, committee chief insists
South China Morning Post, August 23, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2007534/claims-widespread-harvesting-prisoners-organs-china

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

中央网信办:加快网络安全审查等领域标准制定 (Office of Central Leading Group for Cyberspace Affairs: Speed up drafting of standards for cybersecurity examinations and other areas)
Beijing News, August 22, 2016
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2016/08/22/414261.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Independence, “thought crime” and the Singaporification of Hong Kong
Hong Kong Free Press, August 23, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/08/23/independence-thought-crime-and-the-singaporification-of-hong-kong/

Monday, August 22, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

How Chinese rights lawyer’s courtroom mea culpa went off script
South China Morning Post, August 22, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2006700/how-chinese-rights-lawyers-courtroom-mea-culpa-went

Related:
Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers, Defenders and International Reactions: A Brief Chronology
Human Rights in China, August 17, 2016
http://www.hrichina.org/en/mass-crackdown-chinese-lawyers-defenders-and-international-reactions-brief-chronology

VOA连线:全国律协部分律师发表声明质疑四川两名律师妨害作证案 (ACLA lawyers issue statement concerning the case of two Sichuan lawyers accused of obstructing witnesses)
Voice of America, August 19, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/a/VOAWeishi-20160819-VOAConnects-Zhang-Lei/3471909.html

Guangzhou chef goes to court again in gender discrimination battle
China Labor Bulletin, August 22, 2016
http://www.clb.org.hk/content/guangzhou-chef-goes-court-again-gender-discrimination-battle

Access to Information (信息公开)

Defying web censors, Chinese “worship” toads to mark a former state leader’s 90th birthday
Global Voices, August 20, 2016
https://globalvoices.org/2016/08/20/defying-web-censors-chinese-worship-toads-to-mark-a-former-state-leaders-90th-birthday/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Tibetan cultures pressured from within and without
China Digital Times, August 19, 2016
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2016/08/tibetan-cultures-face-pressure-within-without/

“Tofu-dregs” village erected in southwest China to gouge government for compensation
South China Morning Post, August 20, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/2006268/tofu-dregs-village-errected-southwest-china-gouge-government-compensation

China to strengthen Communist Party's role in non-govt bodies
Reuters, August 21, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-ngos-idUSKCN10X07C

Chinese claim that world accepts its organ transplant system is rebutted
器官移植学会否认“已接纳中国移植体系”
The New York Times, August 19, 2016
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/20/world/asia/china-hong-kong-organ-transplants.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20160822/china-hong-kong-organ-transplants/

Chinese envoy visits Taiwan amid protests
Associated Press, August 22, 2016
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/chinese-envoy-visits-taiwan-amid-protests/2016/08/22/649382ec-6834-11e6-91cb-ecb5418830e9_story.html

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

Uyghurs “fenced in” to neighborhoods in China's Xinjiang region
Radio Free Asia, August 19, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/fenced-08192016163850.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Anger in Hong Kong as Arrival poster shifts Shanghai landmark to city
The Guardian, August 19, 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/aug/19/arrival-amy-adams-poster-controversy-shanghai-hong-kong

HKFP Lens: Hundreds protest Hong Kong gov’t’s barring of election candidates
Hong Kong Free Press, August 22, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/08/22/hkfp-lens-hundreds-protest-hong-kong-govts-barring-election-candidates/

Related:
香港民众抗议“港独”人士被拒参选立法会 (Hong Kongers protest rejection of “independence” election candidates from LegCo)
Radio Free Asia, August 21, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/hc-08212016140857.html

“占中”领袖戴耀廷谈“港独”议题崛起 (Occupy Central leader, Benny Tai, discusses the rise of “Hong Kong independence”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 22, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/multimedia/2016/08/160821_vid_hongkong_election_protest

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

“My name is Li Heping, and I love being a lawyer”
China Change, August 21, 2016
https://chinachange.org/2016/08/21/my-name-is-li-heping-and-i-love-being-a-lawyer/

An alternative history for China
Foreign Policy, August 19, 2016
http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/08/19/an-alternative-history-for-china-under-liberal-zhao-ziyang/

Friday, August 19, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Prominent Chinese dissidents still face surveillance, house arrest
Radio Free Asia, August 18, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/prominent-chinese-dissidents-still-face-surveillance-house-arrest-08182016111052.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Former leader of the week: Toad
China Digital Times, August 18, 2016
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2016/08/former-leader-week-toad/

Beijing clamps down on news portals, ordering round the clock monitoring
South China Morning Post, August 19, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2005820/beijing-clamps-down-news-portals-ordering-round-clock

Related:
中国网信办再发文要求网站建立7天24小时值班制度 (Cyberspace Administration of China issues order to websites to set up 24/7 duty system to monitor information)
Radio Free Asia, August 18, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/yf3-08182016102909.html

China demands stricter rules for live streaming
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 19, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-37127904

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China's Zhejiang bans religious activities in hospitals as crackdown widens
Radio Free Asia, August 18, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/religious-08182016132355.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Lessons from China’s deadly floods yet to be learned, say angry, grieving villagers
South China Morning Post, August 19, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2005536/lessons-deadly-floods-yet-be-learned-say-angry

Rising star in China’s police force removed from top security commission
South China Morning Post, August 19, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2006051/rising-star-chinas-police-force-removed-top-security

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Chinese firms take aim at international cloud computing
Voice of America, August 18, 2016
http://www.voanews.com/a/chinese-firms-take-aim-at-international-cloud-computing/3470176.html

Hong Kong (香港)

British consul general: Hong Kong’s “one country, two systems” has worked “incredibly well” since 1997 handover to China
South China Morning Post, August 18, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2005738/british-consul-general-hong-kongs-one-country-two-systems

Union: Teachers may “step on mines” due to unclear restrictions on HK independence talk
Hong Kong Free Press, August 17, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/08/17/union-teachers-may-step-mines-due-unclear-restrictions-hk-independence-talk/

Choice of Hong Kong for organ transplant meeting is defended
国际器官移植大会组织者为选址香港辩护
The New York Times, August 19, 2016
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/19/world/asia/china-hong-kong-organ-transplants.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20160819/china-hong-kong-organ-transplants/

Hong Kong and China: The language barrier
The Diplomat, August 18, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/08/hong-kong-and-china-the-language-barrier/

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Zhao Ziyang’s legacy
ChinaFile, August 18, 2016
http://www.chinafile.com/viewpoint/zhao-ziyangs-legacy

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Police question activists who support jailed dissident's hunger strike
郭飞雄绝食百日 多人网上发声声援
Radio Free Asia, August 17, 2016
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/police-question-activists-who-support-jailed-dissidents-hunger-strike-08172016105815.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf3-08172016104135.html

Related:
New HRIC Translation: Essay by Lawyer Gao Zhisheng on Imprisoned Rights Activist Guo Feixiong
Human Rights in China, August 9, 2016
http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/hric-bulletin/new-hric-translation-essay-lawyer-gao-zhisheng-imprisoned-rights-activist

甘肃防雷中心原主任被控贪污326万元 (Former director of Gansu's Lightning Protection Center charged with taking RMB 3.26 million in bribes)
Legal Daily, August 17, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20160817/Articel08001GN.htm

广西特大跨国贩婴案主犯被执行死刑 (Death penalty for lead organizer of especially large child trafficking case in Guangxi to be carried out)
Legal Daily, August 17, 2016
http://legal.people.com.cn/n1/2016/0817/c42510-28642004.html

Tibetan prisoner released after serving eight-year term
Radio Free Asia, August 17, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/released-08172016152344.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

China's top legislature schedules bi-monthly session
Global Times, August 17, 2016
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1001041.shtml

Government Accountability (政府问责)

“One Belt” must bring real benefits to people of partner nations, Xi says
习近平:一带一路须造福沿线国家人民
South China Morning Post, August 18, 2016
EN: http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2005312/one-belt-must-bring-real-benefits-people-partner
CH: http://www.nanzao.com/sc/national/1569b939329168e/xi-jin-ping-yi-dai-yi-lu-xu-zao-fu-yan-xian-guo-jia-ren-min

天津爆炸周年祭:回顾事件中的政府处置 (Reflection on government’s handling of Tianjin explosion one year after)
Radio Free Asia, August 17, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huanjing/ly-08172016125218.html

人权组织发公开信 呼吁G20峰会领导人关注中国人权 (Human rights organization issues open letter calling for leaders to pay attention to Chinese human rights situation at G20 summit)
Radio Free Asia, August 17, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl3-08172016104005.html

陕西一村民坐11年冤狱申请国家赔偿635万 (Shaanxi villager wrongfully imprisoned for 11 years, applies for RMB 6.35 million in state compensation)
Sina News, August 17, 2016
http://news.sina.com.cn/o/2016-08-17/doc-ifxuxnpy9749285.shtml

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

3k Xinjiang teachers take part in program to combat separatism
Global Times, August 17, 2016
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1000920.shtml

Hong Kong (香港)

加强内地与香港法律服务业交流合作服务祖国发展和香港长期繁荣稳定 (Strengthen exchanges and cooperation in legal services between mainland and Hong Kong for the development of the motherland and long-term prosperity and stability of Hong Kong)
Legal Daily, August 17, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20160817/Articel02002GN.htm

内地香港市场联通金融合作将加强 (Joint financial cooperation to be increased between mainland and Hong Kong stock markets)
Legal Daily, August 17, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20160817/Articel06005GN.htm

“Take back our power over the city”: Student groups plan to continue discussing independence
Hong Kong Free Press, August 17, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/08/17/take-back-power-city-student-groups-plan-continue-discussing-independence/

港府修例准許前上海市委辦主任黎瑞剛操控TVB (Hong Kong government amends regulations and allows former Shanghainese official to direct Hong Kong’s most popular free TV broadcaster TVB)
Radio France Internationale, August 17, 2016
http://trad.cn.rfi.fr/中國/20160817-港府修例准許前上海市委辦主任黎瑞剛操控tvb

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

新疆夫妇申请国家赔偿多次上访, 被判寻衅滋事罪 (Xinjiang couple who applied for state compensation and petitioned multiple times is sentenced for “picking quarrels and provoking trouble”)
Phoenix Online, August 15, 2016
http://news.cngold.com.cn/20160815d1903n78217684.html

刑事诉讼“合理怀疑”的类型化分析 (Analysis of the classification of “reasonable doubt” in criminal suits)
People's Procuratorate Daily, August 15, 2016
http://newspaper.jcrb.com/2016/20160815/20160815_003/20160815_003_1.htm

China compels gov't officials to attend court in key administrative lawsuits
Xinhua, August 16, 2016
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-08/16/c_135604355.htm

Chinese rights lawyer “tortured” in detention on subversion charges
Radio Free Asia, August 16, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/tortured-08162016111242.html

Related:
Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers, Defenders and International Reactions: A Brief Chronology
Human Rights in China, August 16, 2016
http://www.hrichina.org/en/mass-crackdown-chinese-lawyers-defenders-and-international-reactions-brief-chronology

Former editors of liberal Chinese magazine sue government after being forced out in takeover
《炎黄春秋》原编委起诉文化部中国艺术研究院侵权
South China Morning Post, August 17, 2016
EN: http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2005030/former-editors-liberal-chinese-magazine-sue-government
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/hc-08162016101928.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

China’s toad-like 90-year-old former president has become an unlikely idol for the country’s millennials
Quartz, August 16, 2016
http://qz.com/758945/chinas-90-year-old-former-president-is-the-unlikely-idol-of-the-countrys-millennial-generation/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Workers must pledge not to protest nuclear waste plant
China Digital Times, August 16, 2016
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2016/08/workers-pressed-pledge-nuclear-waste-plant-protest/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

甘肃景泰:对县财政局提起行政公益诉讼 (Procuratorate of Baiyin City, Gansu Province carries out public interest litigation against its Jingtai County financial bureau)
People's Procuratorate Daily, August 15, 2016
http://newspaper.jcrb.com/2016/20160815/20160815_001/20160815_001_2.htm

【青岛市市南区检察院】开展低保救济领域职务犯罪预防 (Procuratorate of Qinghai’s Southern District develops protections against crimes of public office in the areas of emergency and welfare subsidies)
People's Procuratorate Daily, August 15, 2016
http://newspaper.jcrb.com/2016/20160815/20160815_002/20160815_002_10.htm

Blame shifting intensifies in Beijing as economic growth slows
South China Morning Post, August 17, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/economy/article/2004996/blame-shifting-intensifies-beijing-economic-growth-slows

Tibetans forced from their land in town near Larung Gar
Radio Free Asia, August 16, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/land-08162016141831.html

The forgotten Chinese dream: Winning hearts and minds
The Diplomat, August 17, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/08/the-forgotten-chinese-dream-winning-hearts-and-minds/

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

China tries out new hardware in Xinjiang counter-terror exercise
中国在新疆反恐演习中测试新装备
Reuters, August 16, 2016
EN: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-security-xinjiang-idUSKCN10R0HZ
CH: http://www.dw.com/zh/中国在新疆反恐演习中测试新装备/a-19477341

上海机场航站楼今起实施反恐安检, 旅客乘机须提早预留时间 (Shanghai airport terminal begins counter-terrorism security checks today, departing passengers must arrive early and allow extra time)
People’s Daily, August 15, 2016
http://society.people.com.cn/n1/2016/0815/c1008-28637963.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Next two terms crucial for One Country, Two Systems, says LegCo pres. Jasper Tsang
Hong Kong Free Press, August 17, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/08/17/next-two-terms-crucial-one-country-two-systems-says-legco-pres-jasper-tsang/

Can Hong Kong’s teachers really be banned from talking independence in class?
香港教师能否被禁止在课堂谈论港独?
South China Morning Post, August 16, 2016
EN: http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education-community/article/2004812/teachers-seek-clarity-hong-kong-government
CH: http://www.nanzao.com/sc/hk-macau-tw/15696dba474ab48/xiang-gang-jiao-shi-neng-fou-bei-jin-zhi-zai-ke-tang-tan-lun-gang-du-

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Op-Ed Contributor: The Umbrella Movement fights back
The New York Times, August 16, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/16/opinion/the-umbrella-movement-fights-back.html

香港觀察:香港與內地政經關係怎樣走? (Hong Kong Observations: What is the trend for Hong Kong-mainland political and economic relationship?)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 16, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/trad/china/2016/08/160816_hkreview_hk_mainland_economics

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Inside Chinese prisons: The hellish scene behind hunger-striking activist Guo Feixiong’s protest
Human Rights in China, August 15, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/08/15/inside-chinese-prisons-hellish-scene-behind-hunger-striking-activist-guo-feixiongs-protest/

Chinese court upholds ruling against historian who questioned tale of wartime heroes
质疑“狼牙山五壮士,”历史学者终审败诉
The New York Times, August 16, 2016
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/16/world/asia/china-hong-zhenkuai-langya.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20160816/china-hong-zhenkuai-langya/

Access to Information (信息公开)

Mail Online teams up with Chinese newspaper the People's Daily
观察:《人民日报》和《每日邮报》内容共享?中国鲜有问津
The Guardian, August 12, 2016
EN: https://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/aug/12/mail-online-teams-up-chinese-newspaper-peoples-daily
CH: http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/china/2016/08/160816_china_peoples-daily_uk_daily-mail

“Leftist takeover” at Chinese liberal leading light Yanhuang Chunqiu
South China Morning Post, August 16, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2004292/leftist-takeover-chinese-liberal-leading-light-yanhuang

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Groups call for human rights pressure on China ahead of Hangzhou G20
Radio Free Asia, August 15, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-g20-08152016142426.html

What could China’s “social credit system” mean for its citizens?
Foreign Policy, August 15, 2016
http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/08/15/what-could-chinas-social-credit-system-mean-for-its-citizens/

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China’s Internet users are increasingly jumping the Great Firewall—to launch epic trolling campaigns
Quartz, August 16, 2016
http://qz.com/757996/chinas-internet-users-are-increasingly-jumping-the-great-firewall-to-launch-epic-trolling-campaigns/

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

Chinese authorities question students in Xinjiang about religious habits
Radio Free Asia, August 15, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/chinese-authorities-question-students-08152016161405.html

China's armed police hold anti-terror exercise in Xinjiang
Xinhua, August 15, 2016
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-08/15/c_135600732.htm

Hong Kong (香港)

Teachers should guide discussion of HK independence in the correct direction, says CY Leung
Hong Kong Free Press, August 16, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/08/16/teachers-guide-discussion-hk-independence-correct-direction-says-cy-leung/

Related:
梁振英:「港獨」非言論自由而是「是非」問題 (CY Leung: Discussion on “Hong Kong independence” does not involve freedom of speech, it is matter of “right and wrong”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 16, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/trad/china/2016/08/160816_hong_kong_independence

【港獨爭拗】吳克儉上周晤八大校長談港獨 ([Hong Kong independence debate] Education Sec. Eddie Ng met the vice-chancellors of the eight universities last week over the issue of Hong Kong independence)
Ming Pao, August 16,2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160816/s00001/1471322727654

Related:
白色恐怖:教師討論港獨可被註銷教學資格 (White terror: Teachers might lose professional qualifications for talking about Hong Kong independence)
Radio France Internationale, August 15, 2016
http://trad.cn.rfi.fr/中國/20160815-白色恐怖:教師討論港獨可被註銷教學資格

【短片】梁振英指基本法條文「輕重有別」 袁國強:不會說有輕重之分 ([Video] CY Leung says some articles in the Basic Law “are more important than the others,” Justice Sec.: No such differentiation)
Ming Pao, August 16, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160816/s00001/1471313504481

陈方安生指廉政公署已经腐化 (Former Chief Sec. Anson Chan says Hong Kong Independent Commission Against Corruption has become corrupted)
Radio Free Asia, August 15, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/cp-08152016120119.html

Hong Kong protest leader pledges to fight on after escaping jail sentence
Radio France Internationale, August 15, 2016
http://en.rfi.fr/asia-pacific/20160815-hong-kong-protests-leaders-wont-go-jail

Related:
UK visa decision after conviction good indicator of how Hong Kong protesters are viewed abroad, Occupy activist claims
South China Morning Post, August 16, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2004511/uk-visa-decision-after-conviction-good-indicator-how-hong

Monday, August 15, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

In international spotlight, China convicts human right lawyers and activists on “subversion” charges
Global Voices, August 12, 2016
https://globalvoices.org/2016/08/12/in-international-spotlight-china-convicts-human-right-lawyers-and-activists-on-subversion-charges/

Related:
Chinese activists' families face house arrest, travel bans: Lawyers
Radio Free Asia, August 12, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/chinese-activists-families-face-house-arrest-travel-bans-lawyers-08122016113741.html

Wife and relatives issue statement over torture of rights lawyer Xie Yang in Changsha
China Change, August 14, 2016
https://chinachange.org/2016/08/14/wife-and-relatives-issue-statement-over-torture-of-rights-lawyer-xie-yang-in-changsha/

Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers, Defenders and International Reactions: A Brief Chronology
Human Rights in China, August 11, 2016
http://www.hrichina.org/en/mass-crackdown-chinese-lawyers-defenders-and-international-reactions-brief-chronology

Champion of human rights in China leaves a tarnished legacy
The New York Times, August 14, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/14/us/champion-of-human-rights-in-china-leaves-a-tarnished-legacy.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

A year after the Tianjin blast, public mourning and discussion about it are still censored in China
Quartz, August 12, 2016
http://qz.com/756872/a-year-after-the-tianjin-blast-public-mourning-and-discussion-about-it-are-still-censored-in-china/

Minitrue: Delete article on nuclear project suspension
China Digital Times, August 11, 2016
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2016/08/minitrue-delete-article-lianyungang-nuclear-suspension/

Why do China’s leaders holiday in secret?
中国领导人为何从不公开度假消息
South China Morning Post, August 13, 2016
EN: http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/opinion/article/2003023/why-do-chinas-leaders-holiday-secret
CH: http://www.nanzao.com/sc/opinion/1568c7ed5a170c3/zhong-guo-ling-dao-ren-wei-he-cong-bu-gong-kai-du-jia-xiao-xi

“炎黄春秋”新版被指冒牌货 (New version of “Yanhuang Chunqiu” criticized as “counterfeit”)
Voice of America, August 15, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/a/news-outspoken-magazine-complained-beijing-forcefully-taken-over-abd-faked-by-authorities-20160815/3464829.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

民间人权报告: 7月363人受到维稳和打压 (Civil society human rights report: 363 people silenced or repressed in July)
Radio Free Asia, August 12, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-08122016100808.html

More openly gay Olympians than ever, but no Chinese among them
奥运会“出柜”选手创纪录,无一来自中国
The New York Times, August 13, 2016
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/13/world/asia/olympics-china-gay-athletes.html
CH: http://cn.nytstyle.com/culture/20160815/olympics-china-gay-athletes/

China cracks down on “toadies” celebrating former president Jiang
Financial Times, August 15, 2016
https://www.ft.com/content/273fce40-61dc-11e6-a08a-c7ac04ef00aa

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Tianjin chemical blast: Deadly disaster marked one year on
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 12, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-37019025

Related:
Has China failed to learn the lessons of deadly Tianjin explosions?
South China Morning Post, August 12, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/politics/article/2002987/has-china-failed-learn-lessons-deadly-tianjin-explosions

One year after Tianjin, power plant explosion kills at least 21
China Labor Bulletin, August 12, 2016
http://www.clb.org.hk/content/one-year-after-tianjin-power-plant-explosion-kills-least-21

Chief of staff to Chinese president reveals details surrounding purge in secretariat
South China Morning Post, August 12, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2003042/chief-staff-chinese-president-reveals-details

Authorities in Chinese cities try to reassure public over nuclear fuel reprocessing plant
South China Morning Post, August 13, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/2003415/authorities-chinese-cities-try-reassure-public-over-nuclear-fuel

人权组织呼吁G20峰会关注中国人权 (Human rights organization urges leaders to pay attention to China’s human rights situation at G20 summit)
Voice of America, August 15, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/a/g20-china-rights-20160815/3464533.html