Friday, September 30, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Lawyers' wives petition Beijing over persecution ahead of National Day
Radio Free Asia, September 29, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/lawyers-petition-09292016120705.html

Related:
Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers, Defenders and International Reactions: A Brief Chronology
Human Rights in China, September 13, 2016
http://www.hrichina.org/en/mass-crackdown-chinese-lawyers-defenders-and-international-reactions-brief-chronology

“两高两部”联合“再诊”社区矫正 (Supreme People’s Court, Supreme People’s Procuratorate, Ministry of Public Security, Ministry of Justice “re-examine” community corrections work, jointly issue interpretation on collaborative management)
People’s Procuratorate Daily, September 29, 2016
http://newspaper.jcrb.com/2016/20160929/20160929_002/20160929_002_1.htm

China jails women's rights campaigner after “torture” in detention
Radio Free Asia, September 29, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/women-jailed-09292016133227.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Full text: National Human Rights Action Plan of China (2016-2020)
China Central Television, September 29, 2016
http://english.cctv.com/2016/09/29/ARTIQDKA008y65W8lvkMeFtZ160929.shtml

Former Guangzhou party chief Wan Qingliang jailed for life for corruption
South China Morning Post, September 30, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2023942/former-guangzhou-party-chief-wan-qingliang-jailed-life

Chengguan, widely despised officers in China, find refuge and a kind ear
为城管解压,中国设立心理危机干预中心
The New York Times, September 30, 2016
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/30/world/asia/china-nanjing-chengguan.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20160930/china-nanjing-chengguan/zh-hant/

Hong Kong (香港)

梁振英律師信警告蘋果日報不得阻礙他連任 (CY Leung issues legal letter threatening to sue Apple Daily, warning to not harm his chances of re-election)
Radio France Internationale, September 30, 2016
http://trad.cn.rfi.fr/政治/20160930-梁振英律師信警告蘋果日報不得阻礙他連任

Related:
Journalism watchdog “shocked” as CY Leung accuses Apple Daily of defamation
Hong Kong Free Press, September 30, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/09/30/journalism-watchdog-shocked-as-cy-leung-accuses-apple-daily-of-defamation/

雨伞运动两周年 香港团体办纪念活动 (Hong Kong groups commemorate the 2nd anniversary of Umbrella Movement)
Deutsche Welle, September 28, 2016
http://www.dw.com/zh/雨伞运动两周年香港团体办纪念活动/a-35914399

South China Morning Post confirms closure of HK Magazine after 25 years in print—website to be deleted
Hong Kong Free Press, September 28, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/09/28/south-china-morning-post-confirms-closure-of-hk-magazine-after-25-years-last-issue-next-friday/

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

The return of Mao: a new threat to China’s politics
The Financial Times, September 30, 2016
https://www.ft.com/content/63a5a9b2-85cd-11e6-8897-2359a58ac7a5

文革:极权制下的群众运动 (The Cultural Revolution: Mass movement under totalitarianism)
The Financial Times, September 30, 2016
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001069584?full=y

A sad end: HK Magazine was the canary in the coal mine
Hong Kong Free Press, September 30, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/09/30/a-sad-end-hk-magazine-was-the-canary-in-the-coal-mine/

香港與內地融合進程的反思(文:鄭宏泰、尹寶珊) (Reflections on the course of Hong Kong-mainland integration)
Ming Pao, September 30, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160930/s00022/1475199011378

雨傘運動,是香港人的大勝! (Umbrella Movement is a great victory for Hongkongers)
InMedia HK, September 30, 2016
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1044904

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

“Catch it all on video”: China’s police urged to record law enforcement process
South China Morning Post, September 28, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2023336/chinese-police-urged-record-professional-activities-bid

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese police press father in effort to silence exiled Wukan activist son
Radio Free Asia, September 27, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/wukan-zhuang-09272016164719.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China promises cooperation with United Nations on human rights
Reuters, September 29, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-rights-idUSKCN11Z0DG

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

孟建柱会见首次中印反恐安全对话印方代表团 (Head of CPC Political and Legal Affairs Commission meets with Indian delegation in first Sino-Indian counterterrorism dialogue)
People’s Procuratorate Daily, September 28, 2016
http://newspaper.jcrb.com/2016/20160928/20160928_001/20160928_001_4.htm

Cyber warfare: Who is China hacking now?
Cable News Network, September 29, 2016
http://edition.cnn.com/2016/09/29/asia/china-cyber-spies-hacking/index.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong marks protest anniversary as pro-democracy camp feels “hope”
Radio Free Asia, September 28, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/hongkong-occupy-09282016171327.html

Related:
HKFP Live: Hong Kong marks two year anniversary of the Umbrella Movement Occupy protests
Hong Kong Free Press, September 28, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/09/28/hkfp-live-hong-kong-marks-two-year-anniversary-umbrella-movement-occupy-protests/

Revised history curriculum has greater focus on Hong Kong’s development and past roles as part of China
South China Morning Post, September 29, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education-community/article/2023594/breathing-life-chinese-history-hong-kong-begins

Related:
初中中史計畫增添港史但疑迴避六四民運及六七暴動 (Junior secondary school Chinese History curriculum revision: Consultation for including more Hong Kong history but without mentioning June Fourth and 1967 Leftist Riots)
Radio France Internationale, September 29, 2016
http://trad.cn.rfi.fr/中國/20160929-初中中史計畫增添港史但疑迴避六四民運及六七暴動

港媒:張德江政改一役犯錯致雨傘運動無法收拾 (Hong Kong media: Zhang Dejiang’s political reform blunder sets off the unstoppable Umbrella Movement)
Radio France Internationale, September 29, 2016
http://trad.cn.rfi.fr/中國/20160929-港媒:張德江政改一役犯錯致雨傘運動無法收拾

【佔領兩周年】羅冠聰:有很多價值留下 失敗不一定是手法問題 ([Occupy 2nd anniversary] Nathan Law: A lot of values remain; failure isn’t necessarily due to the methods)
Ming Pao, September 29, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160929/s00001/1475115083184

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

In China, repression buries rule of law
The Washington Post, September 27, 2016
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/in-china-repression-buries-rule-of-law/2016/09/27/1226a594-841c-11e6-92c2-14b64f3d453f_story.html

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

减掉的刑期怎么又回来了 (Committing another crime while on parole: How a reduced sentence can be reinstated)
People’s Procuratorate Daily, September 26, 2016
http://newspaper.jcrb.com/2016/20160926/20160926_002/20160926_002_2.htm

曾飞洋汤欢兴朱小梅聚众扰乱社会秩序案一审当庭宣判 三被告表示认罪悔罪 (Guangdong labor activists Zeng Feiyang, Tang Huanxing, and Zhu Xiaomei sentenced for “gathering a crowd to disrupt order in a public place,” all 3 pled guilty)
Xinhua, September 26, 2016
http://news.xinhuanet.com/legal/2016-09/26/c_1119627490.htm

Access to Information (信息公开)

克林顿-川普辩论:中国民间初步反应 (Clinton-Trump Debate: Chinese civil society’s initial reactions)
Voice of America, September 28, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/a/news-us-presidential-debate-chinese-20160927/3526737.html

Related:
Donald Trump talked a lot about China at the debate. Here’s what China thought about that
Time, September 28, 2016
http://time.com/4509121/china-presidential-debate-hillary-clinton-donald-trump/

Licenses required for live streamers as China clamps down on online content
Hong Kong Free Press, September 27, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/09/27/licenses-required-live-streamers-china-clamps-online-content/

China gives police powers to monitor social media friends, chat groups
Radio Free Asia, September 27, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/police-socialmedia-09272016124538.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China’s first state awards for poverty reduction questioned after “abnormalities” in online public vote
South China Morning Post, September 27, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2022930/chinas-first-state-awards-poverty-reduction-questioned

Government Accountability (政府问责)

准确把握超标排放污染犯罪中“重金属”范围 (We must have clear grasp of the scope of heavy metals excessive emissions violations)
People’s Procuratorate Daily, September 26, 2016
http://newspaper.jcrb.com/2016/20160926/20160926_003/20160926_003_4.htm

多年关注基层检察人才流失问题 (NPC member laments dearth of talent in entry level positions in procuratorate)
People’s Procuratorate Daily, September 26, 2016
http://newspaper.jcrb.com/2016/20160926/20160926_006/20160926_006_6.htm

大连市人大常委会原副主任张军被双开 (Former Vice-Chairman of the Dalian City NPC Standing Committee stripped of party membership, political office)
People’s Procuratorate Daily, September 27, 2016
http://newspaper.jcrb.com/2016/20160927/20160927_001/20160927_001_11.htm

虚建村道,乡村四官员私吞36万 (4 village officials sentenced on corruption charges after embezzling RMB 360,000 by pretending to build a road)
People’s Procuratorate Daily, September 27, 2016
http://newspaper.jcrb.com/2016/20160927/20160927_006/20160927_006_4.htm

China ruling party to focus on graft at key October meet
Reuters, September 27, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-politics-idUSKCN11X0OR

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Canada, China to discuss accord on cybersecurity
The Globe and Mail, September 27, 2016
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/canada-china-to-discuss-accord-on-cybersecurity/article32068707/

Hong Kong (香港)

Silence after the storm: Beijing ponders next move after game-changing Hong Kong elections
South China Morning Post, September 25, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2022427/silence-after-storm-beijing-ponders-next-move-after-game

“Independence is not an option”: meet the star of Hong Kong's pro-Beijing party
The Guardian, September 28, 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/28/hong-kong-pro-beijing-party-holden-chow

Giant pro-democracy banner draped on Hong Kong hillside to mark second anniversary of Occupy movement
South China Morning Post, September 28, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2023271/giant-pro-democracy-banner-draped-hong-kong-hillside-mark

法新社說雨傘運動兩年後香港進入不無爆炸可能的政治陣地 (Agence France Presse: Hong Kong enters uncharted explosive political territory two years after the Umbrella Movement)
Radio France Internationale, September 28, 2016
http://trad.cn.rfi.fr/中國/20160928-法新社說雨傘運動兩年後香港進入不無爆炸可能的政治陣地

雨傘運動兩周年當局故意折騰逾200人被捕至今仍未起訴 (Umbrella Movement two years on: The authorities intend to hassle—over 200 arrested still have not been charged)
Radio France Internationale, September 28, 2016
http://trad.cn.rfi.fr/中國/20160928-雨傘運動兩周年當局故意折騰逾200人被捕至今仍未起訴

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Hong Kong’s “face of protest” Joshua Wong considers a future away from politics
The Guardian, September 28, 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/28/hong-kongs-face-of-protest-joshua-wong-considers-a-future-away-from-politics

另一個香港是可能的——左翼不要誤判形勢 (Another Hong Kong is possible—Left-wingers shouldn’t misjudge the situation)
InMedia HK, September 28, 2016
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1044874

“We'll be Back” ,我們都回來了! (Dorothy from Parents Under the Umbrellas: We said “we’ll be back,” so here we are)
InMedia HK, September 28, 2016
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1044847

【傘運兩周年】兩年後的今日,我不能忘記(文:任建峰) ([Umbrella Movement 2nd anniversary] Kevin Yam, Progressive Lawyers Group: Today after 2 years, I cannot forget)
Ming Pao, September 28, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160928/s00022/1475029466489

傘運兩周年:雨散,心不散(文:呂秉權) (HKBU Journalism senior lecturer Bruce Lui on Umbrella Movement 2nd anniversary: The rains have been dispersed, but our will should not be)
Ming Pao, September 28, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160928/s00022/1475029099514

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

3 labor activists in China get suspended prison terms
中国3名工人维权运动领袖获缓刑
The New York Times, September 27, 2016
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/27/world/asia/china-labor-activists-guangdong-sentenced.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20160927/china-labor-activists-guangdong-sentenced/

司法部发文禁律师制造舆论压力 引发律界强烈反弹 (Chinese Ministry of Justice’s issue of regulations inhibits lawyers’ generation of force of public opinion, draws backlash from the legal circle)
Radio Free Asia, September 26, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-09262016102942.html

Related:
单仁平:律所管理新规不是为了“整律师” (New law firm regulations are not meant for “picking on lawyers”)
Legal Daily, September 27, 2016
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2016-09/27/content_6819144.htm
中国庭审公开网开通 将倒逼提升庭审质量、效率和效果 (Launch of Supreme People’s Court website for court hearing public viewing will improve quality, efficiency and effectiveness of hearings)
China National Radio, September 27, 2016
http://news.jcrb.com/jxsw/201609/t20160927_1652026.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

There’s no debate—censorship limits live access in China to Clinton-Trump face-off
South China Morning Post, September 26, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2022660/theres-no-debate-censorship-limits-live-access-china

Related:
Minitrue: No U.S. presidential debate live streams
China Digital Times, September 26, 2016
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2016/09/minitrue-no-u-s-presidential-debate-live-streams/

How to watch the first U.S. presidential debate from inside mainland China
Quartz, September 26, 2016
http://qz.com/791069/how-to-watch-the-first-us-presidential-debate-from-inside-mainland-china/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China plans “very detailed” controls over religious activities
Radio Free Asia, September 26, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/religion-controls-09262016141507.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong and the realities of China’s rise
The New York Times, September 27, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/27/opinion/hong-kong-and-the-realities-of-chinas-rise.html

專訪:港學運領袖周永康擬與英政界交流 (Interview: Hong Kong student leader Alex Chow will take the opportunity in the UK to exchange with politicians)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 26, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/trad/china/2016/09/160926_hk_alex_chow_interview

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Translation: Why Xi’s anti-graft campaign bores me
China Digital Times, September 26, 2016
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2016/09/translation-xis-anti-corruption-campaign-bores/

Ai Weiwei: Xia Lin verdict exposes the unfairness of China's legal system
Cable News Network, September 24, 2016
http://edition.cnn.com/2016/09/24/opinions/ai-weiwei-china-justice-xia-lin/index.html

Hong Kong voters sent a message to Beijing, but will China soften its stance or crack down further?
Hong Kong Free Press, September 25, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/09/25/hong-kong-voters-sent-a-message-to-beijing-but-will-china-soften-its-stance-or-crack-down-further/

当私人谈话变成法庭证据 (When private conversations turn into courtroom evidence)
The New York Times, September 27, 2016
http://cn.nytimes.com/opinion/20160927/beijings-disturbing-turn-against-personal-freedoms/

香港終究會出一個夏霖(文:陳帆川) (Sooner or later there will be a Xia Lin from Hong Kong)
Ming Pao, September 27, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160927/s00022/1474939585481

「雨傘運動」兩周年 (Second anniversary of the Umbrella Movement)
InMedia HK, September 26, 2016
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1044836

Monday, September 26, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China: Lawyer Xia Lin sentenced to 12 years in jail
Al Jazeera, September 22, 2016
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/09/china-lawyer-xia-lin-sentenced-12-years-jail-160922072441226.html

Related:
Rule by Law or power? Lawyer’s conviction stirs online debate in China
Voice of America, September 23, 2016
http://www.voanews.com/a/lawyer-conviction-stirs-online-debate-in-china/3522177.html

HRIC Translation: “Lawyer Xia Lin: Such Is Our Country, and All We Can Do Now Is Fill Up Our Glasses”
Human Rights in China, September 23, 2016
http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/hric-bulletin/hric-translation-lawyer-xia-lin-such-our-country-and-all-we-can-do-now-fill

Chinese law firms face punishment under amended rules if lawyers exert pressure on judicial authorities
South China Morning Post, September 25, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2022318/chinese-law-firms-face-punishment-under-amended-rules

Related:
中国新律所管理办法被指针对维权人权律师 (China’s amended law firm regulations criticized as picking on rights lawyers)
Voice of America, September 25, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/a/china-human-rights-lawyers-20160925/3524050.html

For mocking a martyr, Chinese blogger runs afoul of Beijing court
The New York Times, September 24, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/24/world/asia/china-qiu-shaoyun-korean-war.html

Insider gives rare look into Chinese VIP prison
Sixth Tone, September 23, 2016
http://www.sixthtone.com/news/insider-gives-rare-look-chinese-luxury-prison

Case against two citizen journalists who compiled China protest blog transferred for prosecution
Hong Kong Free Press, September 26, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/09/26/case-against-two-citizen-journalists-who-compiled-china-protest-blog-transferred-for-prosecution/

Access to Information (信息公开)

Darkened Screen: Constraints on foreign journalists in China
Pen America, September 22, 2016
https://pen.org/china-foreign-journalists

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Beijing-linked Phoenix TV seeks Hong Kong license as China extends “soft power”
Radio Free Asia, September 23, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/license-09232016110745.html

Chinese Jews of ancient lineage huddle under pressure
The New York Times, September 25, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/25/world/asia/china-kaifeng-jews.html

Is free speech in China really getting better?
The Diplomat, September 23, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/09/is-free-speech-in-china-really-getting-better/

福州维权人士抗议大抓捕 家属致信G20秘书处:别再来开会了 (Fuzhou rights defenders protest crackdown on petitioners, victims’ families send letter to G20 secretariat asking them not to come hold the meeting again)
Radio Free Asia, September 23, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-09232016101248.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

江苏检察机关对上海垃圾非法倾倒太湖案5名嫌疑人作出逮捕决定 (Jiangsu procuratorial organs approve arrest of 5 suspects in case of illegal dumping of trash from Shanghai into Lake Tai)
People’s Procuratorate Daily, September 23, 2016
http://newspaper.jcrb.com/2016/20160923/20160923_001/20160923_001_4.htm

福建省原副省长徐钢受贿案一审开庭 (Bribery trial begins for, Xu Gang, former Vice Governor of Fujian Province)
People’s Procuratorate Daily, September 22, 2016
http://newspaper.jcrb.com/2016/20160923/20160923_002/20160923_002_8.htm

Tianjin’s new party chief, known for seizing reporter’s recorder, among front runners in Politburo race
South China Morning Post, September 26, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2021920/tianjins-new-communist-party-chief-among-first-front

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

“Exercise—Cormorant Strike VII” launched in Kokilai
Sri Lanka Army, September 4, 2016
http://www.army.lk/details.php?type=article&id=1582

Hong Kong (香港)

Screened out? Film charting Hong Kong's umbrella movement struggles to be seen
The Guardian, September 26, 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/26/yellowing-film-hong-kong-umbrella-movement-struggles-to-be-seen-cinema

A new front opens up in China’s battle against separatism
The Economist, September 5, 2016
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21707423-supporters-greater-independence-hong-kong-gain-foothold-citys-legislature-new

香港拔萃男書院國是學會公開標榜推動香港獨立 (Hong Kong Diocesan Boy’s School National Affairs Society publicly advertises promotion of Hong Kong independence)
Radio France Internationale, September 26, 2016
http://trad.cn.rfi.fr/中國/20160926-香港拔萃男書院國是學會公開標榜推動香港獨立

【中港關係】梁振英fb:在國際社會,中國地位決定了香港人地位 ([Sino-Hong Kong relationship] CY Leung Facebook: On the international level, China’s position determines Hong Kong’s position)
Ming Pao, September 24, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160924/s00001/1474704203736

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Beijing’s disturbing turn against personal freedoms
The New York Times, September 24, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/24/opinion/beijings-disturbing-turn-against-personal-freedoms.html

Four years on: Where is Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption drive headed?
China Policy Institute Blog, September 25, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/09/25/four-years-xi-jinpings-anti-corruption-drive-headed/

最大危險是習以為常(文:馬嶽) (The greatest danger is losing perspectives in the current state of affairs)
Ming Pao, September 26, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160926/s00022/1474850244514

中大校董會改組新瓶舊酒 (Reform of CUHK Council is “old wine in a new bottle”)
InMedia HK, September 24, 2016
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1044805

Friday, September 23, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China postpones activist's subversion trial, wife still missing
Radio Free Asia, September 22, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/trial-qinyongmin-09222016141145.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

”No ghosts. No gay love stories. No nudity”: tales of film-making in China
The Guardian, September 22, 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/sep/22/tales-of-film-making-in-china-hollywood-hong-kong#comments

Journalist “suspended for her accessories” in China
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 23, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-37437002

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

In Tibet, religious freedom comes with Chinese characteristics
South China Morning Post, September 22, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2021650/tibet-religious-freedom-comes-chinese-characteristics

Tibetan students threaten protests over fee hikes, remote facilities
Radio Free Asia, September 22, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/students-09222016141824.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China, Canada sign treaty to return fugitives’ assets in fraud and corruption cases
South China Morning Post, September 23, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2021977/china-canada-sign-treaty-return-assets-stolen-fraud

Local boss ordered crackdown on China's “democracy village” with eye on national power
Reuters, September 23, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-wukan-idUSKCN11T0J1

北京取消农业户口 剥夺农民土地先声? (Beijing abolishes agricultural hukou—herald of rural land grabbing?)
Radio Free Asia, September 22, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-09222016102421.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Normal for Beijing to care about HK election, says Liaison Office official amid accusations of meddling
Hong Kong Free Press, September 23, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/09/23/normal-for-beijing-to-care-about-hk-election-says-liaison-office-official-amid-accusations-of-meddling/

Hong Kong activist group receives “rare” warning letter from police over Wukan protest
Hong Kong Free Press, September 23, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/09/23/hong-kong-activist-group-receives-rare-warning-letter-from-police-over-wukan-protest/

人權新聞獎20年 出版新書見證港人權變遷 (Human Rights Press Awards 20th anniversary—New publication narrates changes in human rights situation in Hong Kong)
InMedia HK, September 23, 2016
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1044770

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

China should be proud of Wang Quanzhang—instead it persecutes him
The Guardian, September 23, 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/world/commentisfree/2016/sep/23/china-should-be-proud-of-wang-quanzhang-instead-it-persecutes-him

柯衍健:誰令香港年輕人疏離中國? (Who alienated Hong Kong young people from China?)
InMedia HK, September 23, 2016
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1044778

中国观察:“共产党员带头生二胎”的背后 (China Observations: What's behind “party members setting the example of giving birth to a second child”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 22, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/indepth/2016/09/160922_nan_china_second_child_yichang

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

消息称温州股民状告证监会获立案 (Reports say Wenzhou shareholder successfully files case against China’s Securities Regulatory Commission)
China Finance Online, September 20, 2016
https://perma.cc/762L-GWU3

河南同性恋男子被送精神病院, 脱身后状告医院 (Henanese homosexual man forcefully sent to mental health institution for “conversion therapy,” sues hospital for infringement of his personal freedom upon escape)
Radio Free Asia, September 21, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yl-09202016124046.html

Canada to discuss extradition treaty as France returns graft suspect
China Digital Times, September 21, 2016
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2016/09/canada-discuss-extradition-treaty-france-returns-graft-suspect/

Courts to accept WeChat posts as evidence in criminal cases
Caixin, September 21, 2016
http://english.caixin.com/2016-09-21/100990503.html

【视频】中国著名民主人士张林获提前释放 (Prominent democracy activist, Zhang Lin, eligible for early release)
Radio Free Asia, September 20, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/zl-09202016153614.html

Prominent Chinese rights lawyer Xia Lin sentenced to 12 years’ jail for fraud
South China Morning Post, September 22, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2021629/prominent-chinese-rights-lawyer-xia-lin-sentenced-12

Related:
中国维权律师夏霖诈骗罪成被判监12年 (Chinese rights defense lawyer Xia Lin sentenced to 12 years in prison for fraud)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 22, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/china/2016/09/160922_china_rights_lawyer_sentence

湖南维权律师谢阳案移交检方仍被拒会见律师 (Case of Hunan rights lawyer Xie Yang transferred to prosecution, still refused meeting with lawyer)
Voice of America, September 21, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/a/news-hk-arrested-rights-attorney-denied-visit-by-defense-attorney-20160921/3518172.html

Xinjiang writer Zhang Haitao’s appeal of 19-year sentence delayed again
Hong Kong Free Press, September 22, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/09/22/xinjiang-writer-zhang-haitaos-appeal-19-year-sentence-delayed/

Access to Information (信息公开)

Big data lens on China's economy (mostly) affirms official stats
Bloomberg, September 20, 2016
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-09-20/big-data-lens-on-china-s-economy-mostly-affirms-official-stats

U.S. and China release fossil fuel subsidy peer reviews
The Guardian, September 20, 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/sep/20/us-and-china-release-fossil-fuel-subsidy-peer-reviews

China’s censors scrubbed a Hong Kong popstar’s music from the Internet because she supports democracy
Quartz, September 22, 2016
http://qz.com/788121/chinas-censors-scrubbed-a-hong-kong-popstar-activist-denise-hos-music-from-the-internet/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

What not to expect from Chinese SOE reform
Andrew Batson’s Blog, September 21, 2016
https://andrewbatson.com/2016/09/21/what-not-to-expect-from-chinese-soe-reform/

PLA colonel who oversees quality control for aircraft carriers placed under investigation, sources say
South China Morning Post, September 21, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2021399/pla-colonel-who-oversees-quality-control-aircraft

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

电信网络犯罪案件冻结资金返还规定发布 (Provisions for the freezing and return of funds in telecommunications and Internet crimes released)
Legal Daily, September 21, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20160921/Articel01006GN.htm

Related:
电信网络新型违法犯罪案件冻结资金返还若干规定 ([Full Text] Certain provisions on the freezing and return of funds in new forms of criminal cases involving telecommunications and Internet crimes)
Ministry of Public Security, September 21, 2016
http://www.mps.gov.cn/n2254314/n2254409/n4904353/c5497197/content.html

合力打造电子数据“安检系统” (Combining forces to build an electronic data "safety inspection system")
Procuratorate Daily, September 21, 2016
http://newspaper.jcrb.com/2016/20160921/20160921_001/20160921_001_1.htm

关于办理刑事案件收集提取和审查判断电子数据若干问题的规定 (Regulations on the Collection and Examination of Electronic Data in Criminal Cases)
Procuratorate Daily, September 21, 2016
http://newspaper.jcrb.com/2016/20160921/20160921_003/20160921_003_1.htm

China launches cyber security talent training nationwide
Global Times, September 20, 2016
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1007158.shtml

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong's “pro-Beijing” camp is imploding from within in the media
Global Voices, September 22, 2016
https://globalvoices.org/2016/09/22/hong-kongs-pro-beijing-camp-is-imploding-from-within-in-the-media/

Gov’t loses challenge to unlawful assembly sentences against Occupy activists Nathan Law, Joshua Wong, Alex Chow
Hong Kong Free Press, September 21, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/09/21/govt-loses-challenge-to-unlawful-assembly-sentences-against-occupy-activists-nathan-law-joshua-wong-and-alex-chow/

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

In Wukan, making a clean sweep
China Media Project, September 22, 2016
http://cmp.hku.hk/2016/09/22/39939/

Lawyer Xia Lin will be sentenced on September 22, and it will have nothing to do with the law
China Change, September 21, 2016
https://chinachange.org/2016/09/21/lawyer-xia-lin-will-be-sentenced-on-september-22-and-it-will-have-nothing-to-do-with-the-law/

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Two Tibetan monks linked to self-immolation are sentenced in a secret trial
Radio Free Asia, September 20, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/sentenced-09202016135125.html

As China prepares to try U.S. businesswoman for spying, her husband fights on
Voice of America, September 21, 2016
http://www.voanews.com/a/as-china-prepares-to-try-us-businesswoman-for-spying-her-husband-fights-on/3518012.html

百位律师联署致信全国人大 要求严惩践踏辩护权行为 (Over a hundred Chinese lawyers send joint petition to NPC demanding strict punishment to regional law enforcement entities that tread on right of defense)
Radio Free Asia, September 20. 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-09202016114036.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

中国最新NGO紧箍咒:成立组织需与党建工作同时登记 (China's newest straitjacket for NGOs: When establishing an organization one must pledge to help Party-building at the same time)
Radio France Internationale, September 20, 2016
http://rfi.my/2cnXW3S

Four held in China's Hunan over bid for independent election candidacy
Radio Free Asia, September 20, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/election-09202016113205.html

Former leader in Chinese “rebel village” protests in New York during premier’s UN visit
Hong Kong Free Press, September 20, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/09/20/former-leader-chinese-rebel-village-protests-new-york-premiers-un-visit/

Thousands protest planned copper smelting plant in China's Heilongjiang
Radio Free Asia, September 20, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/smelting-09202016104835.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

提速、从严、抓关键少数——《中国共产党问责条例》施行两月追踪 (Quickly, strictly, focusing on the critical few—a look at the CPC Accountability Provisions’ first 2 months of implementation)
Legal Daily, September 20, 2016
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2016-09/20/content_6810352.htm

China to put more focus on retrieving illicit assets overseas in global hunt for corruption fugitives
Reuters, September 20, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption-idUSKCN11R09R

China’s troubled north-east provinces face political headwinds
The Hindu, September 21, 2016
http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/chinas-troubled-northeast-provinces-face-political-headwinds/article9131381.ece

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

让互联网更好地造福人民 (Let the Internet better benefit the people)
Hubei Daily, September 19, 2016
https://perma.cc/L5CE-UVLJ

可远程安装任意APP,小米手机藏后门?小米官方否认 (Xiaomi can remotely install any app on users’ phones—does it have a hidden back door? Xiaomi official denies it)
C114, September 19, 2016
https://perma.cc/PVN7-G5LE

中国最高法:办案可查微信但需保护隐私 (China’s Supreme People’s Court: Weixin data can be searched for criminal investigation while privacy should be protected)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 21, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/china/2016/09/160921_china_social_media_investigation_rule

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

中越在边境举行联合反恐演练, 开创界河水面联合执法新模式 (China and Vietnam hold joint counterterrorism exercises at border, initiating a new model for joint waterborne law enforcement activities along river boundaries)
China News Online, September 20, 2016
https://perma.cc/7KG7-FCP8

“和平使命—2016”上合组织联合反恐军事演习举行三次实兵实弹合练(高清组图) ("Peace Mission 2016": Shanghai Cooperation Organization conducts live-fire joint counterterrorism exercises for 3rd time (high resolution pictures))
Xinhua, September 20, 2016
https://perma.cc/J2SD-M2MM

乌审旗公安局反恐大队进行反恐安全大检查 (Counterterrorism battalion of Wushen Banner’s (Inner Mongolia) Public Security Bureau conducts large-scale inspection of counterterrorism and security)
North News, September 20, 2016
http://www.northnews.cn/2016/0920/2269634.shtml

Hong Kong (香港)

Charted: Chinese property developers are suddenly dominating in Hong Kong
Quartz, September 21, 2016
http://qz.com/786059/charted-chinese-property-developers-are-suddenly-dominating-in-hong-kong-public-land-deals/

內地婦與港侄女偽造選民登記囚3至4月 裁判官點名「家庭團聚會」可疑籲調查 (Mainland Chinese woman and Hong Kong niece who forge voter registrations sentenced to 3 and 4 months respectively, judge points out suspiciousness of group “Family Reunion” and urges investigation)
Ming Pao, September 21, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160921/s00001/1474431315561

香港特首梁振英被指「官商乡黑」 勾结 (Hong Kong chief executive CY Leung accused of involvement in “government, business, rural authorities, and gangs” collusion)
Radio Free Asia, September 20, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/cp-09202016115439.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Some insights from a Q&A with the Ministry of Public Security on the Overseas NGO Law
NGOs in China, September 11, 2016
http://ngochina.blogspot.hk/2016/09/some-insights-from-q-with-ministry-of.html

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

从“办事模式”到“办案模式” (Local procuratorate in Xinxiang, Henan Province, adopts scientific, fact-based approach to handling cases)
Procuratorate Daily, September 15, 2016
http://newspaper.jcrb.com/2016/20160914/20160914_009/20160914_009_2.htm

80%以上公益诉讼案件通过诉前程序得到有效解决 (Shandong pilots public interest litigation reform in 6 cities: Pre-trial procedures effectively resolved more than 80% of lawsuits)
Procuratorate Daily, September 19, 2016
http://newspaper.jcrb.com/2016/20160919/20160919_005/20160919_005_2.htm

China detains woman for posting news on Wukan crackdown
Voice of America, September 19, 2016
http://www.voanews.com/a/china-detains-woman-for-posting-voa-news-on-wukan/3515691.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

湖南:政务进“玻璃房” 群众吃“放心丸” (Hunan: When government work is transparent inside a “glass house,” the masses will be at ease)
Hunan Daily, September 19, 2016
https://perma.cc/BUV7-WABK

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese women’s film festival pushes for end to gender inequality
South China Morning Post, September 20, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2020905/chinese-womens-film-festival-pushes-end-gender-inequality

Gay pride: China activists fight “conversion therapy”
Hong Kong Free Press, September 20,2 016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/09/20/gay-pride-china-activists-fight-conversion-therapy/

Related:
“No struggles, but also no joys:” What it’s like growing up gay in China
Quartz, September 19, 2016
http://qz.com/784867/gay-rights-in-china-what-it-was-like-growing-up-gay-in-china/

Exiled Chinese writer's new novel penned in secret while in prison
Radio Free Asia, September 19, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-writer-09192016125115.html

Fifth fugitive connected to China’s “democracy village” protests surrenders, as police deny mistreating reporters
Hong Kong Free Press, September 20, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/09/20/fifth-fugitive-connected-to-chinas-democracy-village-protests-surrenders-as-police-deny-mistreating-reporters/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

两份判决书:内容一样,时间不同?上海市金山区检察院监督纠正一起程序违法案件 (Shanghai Jinshan District procuratorate supervises correction of procedural violations in case that resulted in same judgment issued twice on separate dates)
Procuratorate Daily, September 19, 2016
https://perma.cc/4X9X-37WD

山东强拆烧死人,涉案官员获轻判 (Man burnt to death during forced demolition in Shandong, official suspected of involvement gets light sentence)
Southern Metropolis Daily, September 19, 2016
https://perma.cc/KY98-PQYG

非刑事司法赔偿的进步与短板 (Progress and shortcomings in non-criminal judicial compensation)
Beijing Times, September 19, 2016
https://perma.cc/U5SD-UVL4

Related:
专访"和平使命-2016"联合反恐演习联合集群中方指挥员 (Feature interview with Chinese group commander for "Peace Mission 2016" joint counterterrorism exercises)
Xinhua, September 19, 2016
http://news.xinhuanet.com/world/2016-09/19/c_1119587642.htm

刘吉强申请1937万国家赔偿 (Liu Jiqiang, jailed for 18 years after wrongful murder conviction, seeks RMB 19.37 M in state compensation)
Beijing Morning Post, September 19, 2016
https://perma.cc/748E-DQ9L

Chinese urban enforcement officers punished for taking melons from illegal street vendor
South China Morning Post, September 20, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2020908/chinese-urban-enforcement-officers-punished-taking-melons-illegal

Chinese police repatriate first fugitive from France: Xinhua
Reuters, September 19, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption-france-idUSKCN11Q08Y

China punishes local officials after grisly village killings
Washington Post, September 17, 2016
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-punishes-local-officials-after-grisly-village-killings/2016/09/17/360b55be-7cb9-11e6-8064-c1ddc8a724bb_story.html

China steps up demolition, evictions at Larung Gar Buddhist center
Radio Free Asia, September 19, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/china-steps-up-demolition-09192016141654.html

中国抨击欧盟议会邀请达赖喇嘛访问 (China censures European Parliament over Dalai Lama visit)
Radio Free Asia, September 19, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/nu-09192016112912.html

联合国秘书长潘基文被要求正视西藏人权问题 (Demonstrators ask UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to face Tibetan human rights problems squarely)
Radio Free Asia, September 19, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-09192016105601.html

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

新疆边防机动部队开展反恐演练提升实战水平 (Xinjiang border protection mobile unit starts counterterrorism exercises to enhance live combat skills)
CCTV Online, September 16, 2016
https://perma.cc/6PPU-BNTW

上合组织联合反恐军事演习“和平使命--2016”正式开始 (Shanghai Cooperation Organization officially launches "Peace Mission 2016" joint counterterrorism military exercises)
KazInform, September 16, 2016
https://perma.cc/A467-LPD5

本周五天河城将进行反恐演习 (Tianhe City, Guangdong, to conduct counterterrorism exercises this Friday)
Dayoo, September 19, 2016
http://news.dayoo.com/guangzhou/201609/19/139995_50224352.htm

Authorities detain 17 in connection with deadly Sept. 10 blast in Xinjiang's Hotan
Radio Free Asia, September 19, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/uyghur-guma-09192016171438.html

Hong Kong (香港)

The young activists in Hong Kong’s fight for self-determination
The Irish Times, September 20, 2016
http://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/asia-pacific/the-young-activists-in-hong-kong-s-fight-for-self-determination-1.2797430

港大中文學院近半普通話授課 學生憂粵語課「滅絕」 校方:難聘本地教師 (Students worried about “annihilation” of Cantonese courses as half of HKU Department of Chinese courses are taught in Putonghua, school’s excuse: hard to recruit local teaching staff)
Ming Pao, September 19, 2016
http://m.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20160919/s00002/1474222315176

Monday, September 19, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Further violence against Chinese judges
Supreme People’s Court Monitor, September 18, 2016
https://supremepeoplescourtmonitor.com/2016/09/18/further-violence-against-chinese-judges/

In triumph for Trudeau, China frees Canadian detained for years
Reuters, September 16, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-canada-china-garratt-idUSKCN11L2OY

Body of missing Chinese woman lawyer found at the foot of mountain in Shaanxi
South China Morning Post, September 19, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2020593/body-missing-chinese-woman-lawyer-found-foot-mountain-shaanxi

China: Freed Canadian man treated “based on law”
Voice of America, September 16, 2016
http://www.voanews.com/a/china-freed-canadian-man-treated-based-on-law/3511831.html

Chinese citizens are being arrested for sharing news about the Wukan village rebellion online
Quartz, September 16, 2016
http://qz.com/783026/china-censorship-chinese-citizens-are-being-arrested-for-sharing-news-about-the-wukan-village-rebellion-online/

律师会见苏昌兰身体状况欠佳 丈夫拟再申请取保候审 (Lawyer reports seeing Su Changlan in poor health, her husband prepares to apply for bail the third time)
Radio Free Asia, September 16, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-09162016101807.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Tibet is harder to visit than North Korea. But I got in and streamed live on Facebook.
The Washington Post, September 16, 2016
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/09/16/in-tibet-the-door-cracks-opens-for-foreign-media-and-then-slams-shut-again/

Wukan protests: police deny violence against Hong Kong journalists in Chinese village crackdown
South China Morning Post, September 17, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2020299/police-deny-violence-against-hong-kong-journalists

Related:
香港記協抗議陸豐警方毆打驅趕港媒記者 (Hong Kong Journalists Association condemns Lufeng police’s violent expulsion of Hong Kong journalists)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 15, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/trad/china/2016/09/160915_hk_china_journalists

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Ilham Tohti’s nomination for Sakharov Prize welcomed by laureate and scholars
China Change, September 19, 2016
https://chinachange.org/2016/09/19/ilham-tohtis-nomination-for-sakharov-prize-welcomed-by-laureate-and-scholars/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China charges brother of former aide to retired president over graft
Reuters, September 18, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption-idUSKCN11O0BE

China's State Council officials pledge allegiance to the Constitution
Xinhua, September 18, 2016
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-09/18/c_135695170_2.htm

Beijing petitioners spend moon festival hungry as Party warns against corruption
Radio Free Asia, September 16, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-moon-09162016144942.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

How China’s cyberspace administration works
China Digital Times, September 16, 2016
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2016/09/chinas-cyberspace-administration-works-doesnt/

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

Police on the lookout for three Uyghurs
Radio Free Asia, September 16, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/police-on-the-lookout-09162016144800.html

Hong Kong (香港)

In Pictures: Hong Kong lights candles to support “rebel” Chinese village
Hong Kong Free Press, September 18, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/09/18/hong-kong-lights-candles-support-rebel-chinese-village/

Related:
【短片:烏坎拉人】百人中聯辦示威聲援烏坎 要求釋放林祖戀 緝拿貪員及徹查港記被打 ([Video: Wukan arrests] A hundred people rally at Liaison Office in support of Wukan protesters, demanding release of Lin Zulian, arrest of corrupt officials, and investigation into violence done to Hong Kong journalists)
Ming Pao, September 17, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160917/s00001/1474122819119

Denise Ho: the Cantopop Queen on a crusade against China's Communist party
The Guardian, September 19, 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/19/denise-ho-cantopop-queen-hong-kong-chinas-communist-party

Ready for battle? Doubts surface about Legco novices as average age of Hong Kong lawmakers falls to 49
South China Morning Post, September 18, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2020449/ready-battle-doubts-raised-about-legco-novices-average-age

LegCo Election 2016: Ballot papers outnumbered voter turnout in at least 5 polling stations
Hong Kong Free Press, September 18, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/09/18/legco-election-2016-ballot-papers-outnumbered-voter-turnout-in-at-least-5-polling-stations/

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Will China soon control American movies?
The Washington Post, September 15, 2016
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/will-china-soon-control-american-movies/2016/09/15/968539b6-79e2-11e6-bd86-b7bbd53d2b5d_story.html

The civilized village
China Media Project, September 15, 2016
http://cmp.hku.hk/2016/09/15/39917/

Friday, September 16, 2016

Access to Justice

司法部发布《全国司法行政工作“十三五”时期发展规划纲要》(Ministry of Justice issues the National Judicial Administration Development Plan for 13th Five Year Plan)
Legal Daily, September 13, 2016
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2016-09/13/content_6803491.htm?node=5955

精神分裂男子多次放火, 法院驳回强制医疗申请 (Court rejects application for compulsory medical treatment of schizophrenic man who committed multiple arsons)
China Business News, September 14, 2016
https://perma.cc/9LRZ-T9R6

Access to Information (信息公开)

信息公开不完全, 兰州市发改委败诉, 需予以答复处理 (Lanzhou city Development and Reform Commission loses lawsuit, required to respond to Open Government Information application)
Western Business News, September 14, 2016
https://perma.cc/V4EH-6LBN

污染信息公开,切实追责方能不负立法初心 (Disclose pollution information: If you conscientiously pursue responsibility, only then will you not betray the original intent of the legislation)
Southern Metropolis Daily, September 14, 2016
https://perma.cc/39W7-9YVP

SCMP reporter among five Hong Kong journalists detained, questioned by Chinese police in Wukan crackdown
South China Morning Post, September 15, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2019607/scmp-reporter-among-five-hong-kong-journalists-detained

Government Accountability (政府问责)

6个月套取国家惠农补贴100余万元 (In 6 months, 2 Henanese insurance company employees stole personal information of 4,000 farmers and fraudulently acquired over RMB 1 M in national agricultural subsidies)
Procuratorate Daily, September 13, 2016
http://newspaper.jcrb.com/2016/20160913/20160913_006/20160913_006_3.htm

Extreme torture: Inside China’s correctional facilities
News.com.au, September 16, 2016
http://www.news.com.au/world/asia/extreme-torture-inside-chinas-correctional-facilities/news-story/7e4a796bc1401d593f5cc58d7fd32ecb

Counterterrorism(反恐)

互联网金融反洗钱及反恐怖融资工作难点与对策 (Challenges and solutions to combatting money laundering and terrorist financing in online banking)
China Rural Finance Magazine, September 14, 2016
https://perma.cc/39K5-32RZ

Uyghur dissident jailed by China nominated for human rights award
Radio Free Asia, September 9, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/award-09162016123137.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Will China soon control American movies?
Washington Post, September 15, 2016
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/will-china-soon-control-american-movies/2016/09/15/968539b6-79e2-11e6-bd86-b7bbd53d2b5d_story.html

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

The rot at the top exposing deep flaws in China’s legislative system
South China Morning Post, September 15, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2019452/rot-top-exposing-deep-flaws-chinas-legislative-system

《中国司法领域人权保障的新进展》白皮书发布 (“New Progress in the Judicial Protection of Human Rights in China” White Paper published)
Procuratorate Daily, September 13, 2016
http://newspaper.jcrb.com/2016/20160913/20160913_001/20160913_001_5.htm

Related:
Full text: New Progress in the Judicial Protection of Human Rights in China
中国司法领域人权保障的新进展
The State Council Information Office, September 12, 2016
EN: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2016-09/12/c_135681609.htm
CH: http://news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2016-09/12/c_1119549617.htm

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese censors are blocking all information about a bloody crackdown in a fishing village in Guangdong
Quartz, September 14, 2016
http://qz.com/781276/chinese-censors-have-a-lockdown-on-information-about-a-bloody-crackdown-in-wukan-village/

Related:
Hong Kong journalists among those detained in China's Wukan crackdown
The Straits Times, September 15, 2016
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/hong-kong-journalists-among-those-detained-in-chinas-wukan-crackdown

宁夏:扶贫信息要向检察机关及时报备 (Ningxia: Poverty alleviation information shall be promptly provided to procuratorial organs)
Xinhua, September 13, 2016
https://perma.cc/HE97-58ZR

北京首夺冠,120城市污染源监管信息公开排名发布 (Beijing ranks first among 120 cities in disclosure of information on pollution sources and supervision)
Southern Weekend, September 14, 2016
https://perma.cc/Y2EN-RUBH

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Police crackdown on Chinese village shows how swiftly reform can be crushed
Time, September 14, 2016
http://time.com/4492681/china-wukan-village-crackdown-protests/

Related:
The Chinese democratic experiment that never was
Foreign Policy, September 13, 2016
http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/09/13/the-chinese-democratic-experiment-that-never-was-fear-and-loathing-in-wukan-lin-zulian-sentenced/

香港支联会抗议乌坎镇压 促释放村民过中秋 (Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China protests Wukan crackdown, urges release of villagers at Mid-Autumn Festival)
Radio Free Asia, September 14, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/cp-09142016103823.html

民政部:个人在公募平台上发布救助信息不违法 (Ministry of Civil Affairs: Charity Law does not make individual appeals for aid on public donation platforms unlawful)
Beijing Youth Daily, September 8, 2016
http://news.sohu.com/20160908/n467896279.shtml

Government Accountability (政府问责)

SPC Judge Zhou Fan–another fallen tiger?
Supreme People’s Court Monitor, September 8, 2016
https://supremepeoplescourtmonitor.com/2016/09/08/spc-judge-zhou-fan-another-fallen-tiger/

男子被多羁押292天, 申请11万元国家赔偿被拒 (Man is denied request for RMB 110,000 in state compensation for 292 days of excessive detention)
Southern Metropolis Daily, September 13, 2016
https://perma.cc/S6XN-3PJX

China's crackdown on “vote-buying” likely the result of factional warfare: Analysts
Radio Free Asia, September 14, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-votebuying-09142016125327.html

女大学生因教材污名同性恋状告教育部 (Female university student sues Ministry of Education for defaming LGBT people)
Radio Free Asia, September 13, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/yl-09122016104204.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Government to boost integration with Internet
China Daily, September 15, 2016
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2016-09/15/content_26802239.htm

大数据时代:信息公开与公众参与 (“The era of big data: Open Government Information and public participation” discussed at the 2016 Internet and Environment Conference in Xiamen)
Water.hc360.com, September 13, 2016
https://perma.cc/ZC3K-FFC2

Hong Kong (香港)

TVB to stop airing City Forum political debate program
Hong Kong Free Press, September 14, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/09/14/tvb-to-stop-airing-city-forum-political-debate-programme/

Hong Kong student fears UK visa may be denied over protest conviction
The Guardian, September 14, 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/14/hong-kong-student-alex-chow-fears-uk-visa-denied-umbrella-protest

China Liaison Office asked me to dissuade Ken Chow from running for election, Liberal Party’s James Tien says
Hong Kong Free Press, September 14, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/09/14/liberal-partys-james-tien-says-liaison-office-asked-him-to-dissuade-candidate-ken-chow-from-running/

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Interview: Security fears on both sides block solution for Tibet
Radio Free Asia, September 13, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/security-09132016161939.html

【立會選舉評論】各大政黨不同階層得票率剖析(文:蔡子強、陳雋文) ([LegCo election commentaries] Analysis on political parties’ votes from different social classes)
Ming Pao, September 15, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160915/s00022/1473903467134

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Supreme court procedure reduces death sentences by 60%
Caixin, September 13, 2016
http://english.caixin.com/2016-09-13/100988191.html

Guangdong labor activists to face trial by end of September
China Labor Bulletin, September 13, 2016
http://www.clb.org.hk/content/guangdong-labour-activists-face-trial-end-september

China's rights lawyers say judicial white paper “full of lies”
Radio Free Asia, September 13, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-judicial-09132016135020.html

Related:
Full text: New Progress in the Judicial Protection of Human Rights in China
中国司法领域人权保障的新进展
The State Council Information Office, September 12, 2016
EN: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2016-09/12/c_135681609.htm
CH: http://news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2016-09/12/c_1119549617.htm

Access to Information (信息公开)

A Chinese Internet entrepreneur was sentenced to three years in prison for running a porn site
Quartz, September 14, 2016
http://qz.com/780254/a-chinese-internet-entrepreneur-was-sentenced-to-3-years-in-prison-for-running-a-porn-site/

Citing eroding standards of taste, China says all live-streaming providers must obtain licenses
South China Morning Post, September 14, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2019089/citing-eroding-standards-taste-china-says-all-live

Video: Clampdown on reporting from Wukan “rebel village” as protesters are detained
Hong Kong Free Press, September 14, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/09/14/clampdown-on-reporting-from-wukan-rebel-village-as-protesters-are-detained/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China cracks down on “rebel” fishing village of Wukan
乌坎13名村民涉嫌聚众扰乱公共秩序被逮捕
Deustche Welle, September 13, 2016
EN: http://www.dw.com/en/china-cracks-down-on-rebel-fishing-village-of-wukan/a-19546739
CH: http://www.dw.com/zh/乌坎13名村民涉嫌聚众扰乱公共秩序被逮捕/a-19546600

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China’s legal foundation shaken as 45 lawmakers expelled in unprecedented vote-rigging scandal
South China Morning Post, September 13, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2019087/dozens-chinese-lawmakers-expelled-vote-rigging-scandal

Related:
辽宁45名全国人大代表因贿选被褫夺资格 (45 legal representatives from Liaoning province disqualified for electoral fraud)
Radio France Internationale, September 13, 2016
http://rfi.my/2cDU6mv

Status, power, connections ... what’s behind the unprecedented voting fraud in electing China’s most powerful organ?
South China Morning Post, September 14, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2019295/status-power-connections-whats-behind-unprecedented

China charges former senior PetroChina, FAW Group officials with graft: Xinhua
Reuters, September 14, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption-petrochina-idUSKCN11K0AI

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

U.S. spies think China wants to read your e-mail
Bloomberg, September 13, 2016
https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2016-09-13/u-s-spies-think-china-wants-to-read-your-e-mail

Microsoft, Huawei join in cybersecurity message
The Wall Street Journal, September 13, 2016
http://www.wsj.com/articles/microsoft-huawei-join-in-cybersecurity-message-1473757469

Hong Kong (香港)

「六四紀念館」的發展前景 (Development prospects for "June Fourth museum")
InMedia HK, September 13, 2016
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1044618a

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Can China’s best newspaper survive?
ChinaFile, September 13, 2016
http://www.chinafile.com/conversation/can-chinas-best-newspaper-survive

Letters from Inside: Ai Weiwei
British Broadcasting Corporation Radio 4, September 2016
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07v0fv8

Statement upon the third anniversary of the Chinese Human Rights Lawyers Group
China Change, September 13, 2016
https://chinachange.org/2016/09/13/statement-upon-the-third-anniversary-of-the-chinese-human-rights-lawyers-group/

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Tibetan self-immolator Tabey moved to punishment cell
Radio Free Asia, September 12, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/moved-09122016153037.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

The South China Morning Post has suddenly shut down its Chinese-language website
Quartz, September 9, 2016
http://qz.com/777906/the-south-china-morning-post-has-suddenly-shut-down-its-chinese-language-website/

Related:
马云收购南早第一滴血:中文网关门 (“First drop of blood” since Jack Ma’s acquisition of SCMP: Chinese website closes down)
Radio France Internationale, September 10, 2016
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20160910-马云收购南早第一滴血:中文网关门

阿里巴巴旗下香港南华早报中文网停运 引发猜疑 (Closing down of Hong Kong’s SCMP Chinese website under Alibaba raises suspicions)
Radio France Internationale, September 10, 2016
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20160910-阿里巴巴旗下的香港南华早报中文网停运-引发猜疑

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese gay activist challenges homosexuality “disorder” textbooks
Reuters, September 12, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-rights-textbook-idUSKCN11I174

It’s actually OK to be gay in China online—just don’t ask for equal rights IRL
Quartz, September 9, 2016
http://qz.com/776263/gay-lgbt-and-marriage-rights-in-china-its-actually-ok-to-be-gay-in-china-online-just-dont-ask-for-equal-rights-irl/

Chinese police fight running battles with villagers in restive Wukan
The Guardian, September 13, 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/13/wukan-village-china-police-battles-protest

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Shock waves from Lin Biao plane crash still echo in lead-up to Chinese Communist Party leadership reshuffle
South China Morning Post, September 12, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/2017634/shock-waves-lin-biao-plane-crash-still-echo-lead-chinese-communist-party

Top official at China’s central bank disciplined for paying for banquets, holiday with public money
South China Morning Post, September 12, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2018570/top-official-chinas-central-bank-disciplined-paying

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

129名电信网络诈骗犯罪嫌疑人从亚美尼亚被带回中国大陆 (129 suspected of telecom network fraud are returned to China from Armenia)
Procuratorate Daily, September 8, 2016
http://newspaper.jcrb.com/2016/20160908/20160908_001/20160908_001_11.htm

街头视频“紧急查看权”还需细化 (Draft regulations on crime victims’ rights to view street camera footage in cases of emergency still need refinement to ensure proper implementation)
Procuratorate Daily, September 8, 2016
http://newspaper.jcrb.com/2016/20160908/20160908_005/20160908_005_4.htm

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

俄想限制中国影响, 卡里莫夫去世等到机会 (Russia awaits opportunity to limit China's influence following death of Uzbek President Karimov)
Voice of America, September 7, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/a/news-uzbekistan-may-become-the-stage-for-fighting-influence-between-russia-and-china-20160907/3497227.html

中老首次联合反恐演练在云南举行 (China and Laos conduct joint counterterrorism exercises for first time in Yunnan)
China News, September 8, 2016
http://www.chinanews.com/tp/hd2011/2016/09-08/676505.shtml

印媒:中印两国拟携手演练打击跨境恐怖主义 (Indian Media: China and India plan collaborative drills to combat cross-border terrorism)
Xinhua, September 8, 2016
https://perma.cc/CSJ5-9Z3H

南通开首张“反恐罚单” 警方:警惕身边恐怖主义 (Nantong issues first list of “counterterrorism fines,” urges vigilance against “nearby” terrorism)
Dasuwang, September 8, 2016
https://perma.cc/NZD7-WNCA

Hong Kong (香港)

How Beijing manipulates legislative elections in Hong Kong
Global Voices, September 13, 2016
https://globalvoices.org/2016/09/13/how-beijing-manipulates-legislative-elections-in-hong-kong/

“Hong Kong Independence” graffiti spotted on school wall in Sheung Shui
Hong Kong Free Press, September 13, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/09/13/hong-kong-independence-graffiti-spotted-on-school-wall-in-sheung-shui/

黑勢力橫行又一立會當選人遭恐嚇不敢回家美國會表關注 (Another newly elected lawmaker threatened by gang forces and not able to go home, U.S. Congress expresses concern)
Radio France Internationale, September 11, 2016
http://trad.cn.rfi.fr/中國/20160911-黑勢力橫行又一立會當選人遭恐嚇不敢回家美國會表關注

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

The people in retreat: An interview with Ai Xiaoming
The New York Review of Books, September 8, 2016
http://www.nybooks.com/daily/2016/09/08/people-in-retreat-chinese-filmmaker-ai-xiaoming/

毛泽东逝世40周年纪念日在沉默中度过 (40th anniversary of Mao Zedong’s death passed in silence)
Financial Times, September 13, 2016
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001069358

Monday, September 12, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese police detain a second Tibetan monk at Thangkor Socktsang monastery
Radio Free Asia, September 9, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/second-09092016172606.html

Tibetan protest monk released early from five-year prison term
Radio Free Asia, September 9, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/released-09092016163542.html

China says has tightened judicial procedures to protect rights
Reuters, September 12, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-rights-criminalprocedure-idUSKCN11I0BZ

Related:
Full text: New Progress in the Judicial Protection of Human Rights in China
中国司法领域人权保障的新进展
The State Council Information Office, September 12, 2016
EN: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2016-09/12/c_135681609.htm
CH: http://news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2016-09/12/c_1119549617.htm

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

上海慈善捐赠总额五年超过120亿, 慈善捐赠的流程是什么 (Shanghai's charitable donations top RMB 12 billion over 5 years, what is the process for charitable giving?)
Cngold.com, September 6, 2016
https://perma.cc/5TKH-RQ6R

China's Wukan protests continue after village chief found guilty of graft
Voice of America, September 9, 2016
http://www.voanews.com/a/china-wukan-protests/3500363.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Top Tianjin official’s exit “may trigger Politburo power plays”
South China Morning Post, September 12, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2018440/top-tianjin-officials-exit-may-trigger-politburo-power

国办推动设立“全国残疾预防日”, 贫困严重精神障碍患者纳入救助 (State Council General Office establishes "National Disability Prevention Day," impoverished sufferers of serious mental disabilities now eligible for medical aid)
Legal Daily, September 7, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20160907/Articel01005GN.htm

明星企业何以暗管排污十余年 (How a famous business was able to use illegal pipes to discharge pollution for over 10 years: 9 government agents cumulatively accepted RMB 2.75M in bribes)
Procuratorate Daily, September 7, 2016
http://newspaper.jcrb.com/2016/20160907/20160907_004/20160907_004_2.htm

What if China’s leaders were as keen on reform as they are on fighting graft?
South China Morning Post, September 10, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/politics/article/2017670/what-if-chinas-leaders-were-keen-reform-they-are-fighting-graft

研究:中国逾半基建项目导致重大浪费 (Studies: Over half of China’s infrastructure projects generate enormous wastage)
Financial Times, September 12, 2016
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001069326