Monday, October 31, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

中国多位律师呼吁解决法院暴力侵害事件 (Chinese lawyers issue joint statement urging for resolution of court violence problem)
Voice of America, October 31, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/a/news-rights-attorneys-call-for-punishment-of-court-abusers-20161031/3572751.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Did a story about rape take down a Chinese TV show?
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 31, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-37795946

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

独立中文笔会创会15周年 曾金燕、王藏获奖 (15th anniversary of Independent Chinese PEN Center: writers Zeng Jinyan, Wang Zang receive awards)
Radio Free Asia, October 31, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-10312016101746.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

New Communist Party conduct rules to keep top cadres—and their families—in line
South China Morning Post, October 29, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2041120/new-communist-party-conduct-rules-keep-top-cadres-and

China denounces those who say graft battle aimed at political foes
Reuters, October 28, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-politics-corruption-idUSKCN12S163

Can China finally solve its corruption problem?
The Diplomat, October 29, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/10/can-china-finally-solve-its-corruption-problem/

Chinese army vows efforts on strict Party governance
Xinhua, October 31, 2016
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-10/31/c_135792102.htm

Women still a rare sight in China's male-dominated political life
Radio Free Asia, October 28, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/rare-10282016125126.html

路透社: 大陸試圖拉攏台灣“親陸”城市 (Reuters: China tries to entice “pro-China” Taiwanese cities)
Radio France Internationale, October 30, 2016
http://trad.cn.rfi.fr/中國/20161030-路透社:大陸試圖拉攏親北京城市

法治政府评估报告发布:部分地区行政不作为严重 (Release of government rule of law report: Serious dereliction of duty among some regional governments)
Global Times, October 31, 2016
http://china.huanqiu.com/roll/2016-10/9615002.html

全面两孩政策实施一年 今年底或进入二孩生育高峰 (Anniversary of Two-child policy implementation nears, second-child boom expected at the end of the year)
Global Times, October 31, 2016
http://china.huanqiu.com/roll/2016-10/9615006.html

蒋培坤去世周年 天安门母亲丁子霖发公开信 (Anniversary of Jiang Peikun’s death: Tiananmen mother Ding Zilin issues open letter)
Radio Free Asia, October 31, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zhengzhi/xl1-10312016102828.html

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

Man held in China's Xinjiang for downloading “terrorist” circumvention software
Radio Free Asia, October 28, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/software-10282016121811.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong ministers stay tight-lipped over leadership race
South China Morning Post, October 29, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2041290/hong-kong-ministers-stay-tight-lipped-over-leadership-race

Hundreds protest to defend separation of powers, calls for LegCo Pres. Andrew Leung to step down
Hong Kong Free Press, October 31, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/10/31/hundreds-protest-defend-seperation-powers-calls-legco-pres-andrew-leung-step/

Related:
【短片:誓詞風波】約300人遊行促梁君彥下台 抗議行政機關干預立法會 ([Video: Oath taking scandal] Around 300 people rally urging Andrew Leung to step down, protesting the Executive’s interference into the Legislative)
Ming Pao, October 30, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161030/s00001/1477831726789

梁振英撰文自誇4年內對香港的5大貢獻 (CY Leung pens article boasting his five major contributions during the four years)
Radio France Internationale, October 31, 2016
http://trad.cn.rfi.fr/中國/20161031-梁振英撰文自誇4年內對香港的5大貢獻

台湾"时代力量"立委林昶佐申请港签遭拒绝入境 (Taiwan “New Power Party” legislator Lin Changzuo denied visa for Hong Kong)
Radio Free Asia, October 31, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/km-10312016101416.html

Commentary (评论)

Silence in Dajingta village
China Media Project, October 27, 2016
https://medium.com/china-media-project/silence-in-dajingta-village-31ddd5709ebd#.rnyxsk6ws

Lack of transparency remains core problem for Communist Party
South China Morning Post, October 31, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2041439/lack-transparency-remains-core-problem-communist-party

China’s strongman rule sets a test for the west
Financial Times, October 30, 2016
https://www.ft.com/content/76c27ac6-9c5b-11e6-a6e4-8b8e77dd083a?.tsrc=yahoo/2012-08-07.html/

Friday, October 28, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China orders lawyers to support Communist Party
Wall Street Journal, October 26, 2016
http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2016/10/26/china-orders-lawyers-to-support-communist-party/

Access to Information (信息公开)

China is struggling to keep control over its version of the past
The Economist, October 29, 2016
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21709321-battle-raging-realm-historiography-china-struggling-keep-control-over-its

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Xi Jinping becomes “core” leader of China
The Guardian, October 27, 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/27/xi-jinping-becomes-core-leader-of-china

Related:
How Xi Jinping can use his new power as “core” of China’s Communist Party
South China Morning Post, October 28, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/politics/article/2040942/how-xi-jinping-can-use-his-new-power-core-chinas-communist-party

Word of the week: Core
China Digital Times, October 27, 2016
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2016/10/word-week-core/

在台藏人与民间团体声援西藏五明佛学院 (Tibetans and civil societies in Taiwan rally in support of Larung Gar in Tibet)
Radio Free Asia, October 27, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/hx-10272016103419.html

Related:
美国人权委员会议员敦促中国停止拆除色达佛学院 (U.S. Human Rights Commission urges China to end demolitions of Larung Gar in Tibet)
Radio Free Asia, October 27, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/xl2-10272016110334.html

联合国推动反核武 美英反对 中国弃权 (UN votes to launch talks on nuclear weapons ban, U.S., U.K. oppose and China abstains)
Deutsche Welle, October 28, 2016
http://www.dw.com/zh/联合国推动反核武-美英反对-中国弃权/a-36182111

Two senior Chinese officers expelled from Communist Party
Reuters, October 28, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption-defence-idUSKCN12S0B3

And the award for “best corruption confession by a Chinese official” goes to…
Quartz, October 27, 2016
http://qz.com/820427/and-the-award-for-best-corruption-confession-by-a-chinese-official-goes-to/

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

China holds first anti-terrorism drills with Saudi Arabian special forces
South China Morning Post, October 27, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2040590/china-holds-first-anti-terrorism-drills-saudi-arabian

Hong Kong (香港)

【胡國興選特首】獲中央祝福? 身體健康? 有無黑材料? 胡官參選記者會全面睇 (Retired judge Woo Kwok-hing to run for Chief Executive: General review of press conference)
Ming Pao, October 27, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161027/s00001/1477564207207

Related:
支持廿三條立法 胡國興:香港一直都是三權分立 (In favor of Article 23 legislation, Woo Kwok-hing: Hong Kong has always had separation of powers)
InMedia HK, October 27, 2016
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1045455

【短片:胡國興選特首】胡指六四坦克對付人民「好唔妥」 若當選會向中央轉達平反訴求 (Woo Kwok-hing on June Fourth: Using tanks against its people “very problematic,” will reflect the demand for redress toward the Chinese central government if elected)
Ming Pao, October 28, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161028/s00001/1477620281241

【胡國興選特首】胡指與市民同感受梁振英誠信問題不了了之 稱「一定唔可以畀佢走雞」 (Woo Kwok-hing empathetic with the people: CY Leung’s credibility problem remains unresolved, “should never be overlooked”)
Ming Pao, October 28, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161028/s00001/1477619628754

Hong Kong has its first contender for next Chief Executive
The Diplomat, October 27, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/10/hong-kong-has-its-first-contender-for-next-chief-executive/

嚴正要求梁君彥下台 聯署聲明 (Joint statement: Solemnly demanding Andrew Leung Kwan-yuen to step down)
InMedia HK, October 28, 2016
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1045472

Commentary (评论)

America’s dangerous “China fantasy"
The New York Times, October 28, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/28/opinion/americas-dangerous-china-fantasy.html

An exiled editor traces the roots of democratic thought in China
The New York Times, October 28, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/29/world/asia/china-democracy-hu-ping.html

【誓詞風波】談宣誓風波(文:尹兆堅) (About the oath taking scandal)
Ming Pao, October 28, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161028/s00022/1477617805157

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

VOA连线(黄琦):六四天网创始人黄琦被带走维稳 罪名“莫须有” (VOA Connects—Huang Qi: Founder of 64 Tianwang Huang Qi taken away on groundless stability maintenance accusations)
Voice of America, Ocotber 26, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/a/VOAWeishi-20161026-VOAConnects-huang-qi/3566897.html

Related:
Founder of rights defence website in China detained as key meeting convenes, house searched
Hong Kong Free Press, October 26, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/10/26/founder-of-rights-defence-website-in-china-detained-as-key-meeting-convenes-house-searched/

Three detained for spreading rumor about families getting millions for Shenzhen home demolitions
South China Morning Post, October 27, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2040524/three-people-put-detention-spreading-rumour-millions-given

Chinese police silence petitioners, candidates for local office
Voice of America, October 24, 2016
http://www.voanews.com/a/chinese-police-detain-petitioners-place-candidates-under-house-arrest/3564919.html

Jigme Gyatso is released from prison in Gansu
Radio Free Asia, October 26, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/released-10262016152626.html

Detained lawyers' families send open letter to China's Xi Jinping
Voice of America, October 26, 2016
http://www.voanews.com/a/families-of-detained-lawyers-send-open-letter-to-chinese-president-xi-jinpin/3566828.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)

中国维权网站六四天网、非新闻获“无国界记者”组织新闻自由奖提名 (China’s rights defense websites 64 Tianwang and Nonnews nominated for 2016 NGO Reporters Without Borders Press Freedom Prize)
Radio Free Asia, October 26, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/xl2-10262016103900.html

Related:
RSF unveils 22 nominees for 2016 Press Freedom Prize
Reporters Without Borders, October 24, 2016
https://rsf.org/en/news/rsf-unveils-22-nominees-2016-press-freedom-prize

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Improving governance In China
The Diplomat, October 24, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/10/improving-governance-in-china/

Three Xi’an officials detained after stuffing cotton into air quality monitor to alter data
Hong Kong Free Press, October 26, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/10/26/three-xian-officials-detained-after-stuffing-cotton-into-air-quality-monitor-to-alter-data/

China’s male-dominated, anti-graft politics by the numbers
Washington Post, October 27, 2016
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/chinas-male-dominated-anti-graft-politics-by-the-numbers/2016/10/27/16191c9a-9c09-11e6-b552-b1f85e484086_story.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Leaked Xinjiang police report describes circumvention tools as “terrorist software”
Global Voices, October 26, 2016
https://globalvoices.org/2016/10/26/leaked-xinjiang-police-report-describes-circumvention-tools-as-terrorist-software/

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong legislators defy ban as standoff continues
Al Jazeera, October 27, 2016
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/10/hong-kong-legislators-defy-ban-standoff-continues-161026071405169.html

【短片:胡國興選特首】胡:非接受人大831框架 應向中央誠實反映港人政改意向 (Woo Kwok-hing running for Chief Executive: “Not accepting 831 framework, should earnestly reflect Hong Kong people’s disposition towards political reform to the Chinese central government)
Ming Pao, October 27, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161027/s00001/1477556310395

Related:
新聞人物:香港退休法官胡國興——打響特首選戰槍聲第一人 (Retired judge Woo Kwok-hing: First to enter Chief Executive election race)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 27, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/trad/china/2016/10/161027_profile_hongkong_election_woo_kwok_hing

Ex-judge Woo Kwok-hing is against Beijing’s decision to bar open elections in HK, says democrat
Hong Kong Free Press, October 27, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/10/27/ex-judge-woo-kwok-hing-decision-bar-open-elections-hk-says-democrat/

Retired judge slams CY Leung’s performance as he formally announces bid for Hong Kong’s top job
South China Morning Post, October 27, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2040606/retired-judge-eyes-political-reform-formally-announcing-bid

Commentary (评论)

What do labor NGOs in China do?
China Policy Institute, October 17, 2016
https://cpianalysis.org/2016/10/17/what-do-labour-ngos-in-china-do/

从中国到英美:也谈民族主义和爱国主义 (From China to U.K. and U.S.: Nationalism and patriotism)
The Financial Times, October 27, 2016
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001069874?full=y

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Labor activist Meng Han goes to trial amidst intimidation and blatant procedural violations
China Labor Bulletin, October 24, 2016
http://www.clb.org.hk/content/labour-activist-meng-han-goes-trial-amidst-intimidation-and-blatant-procedural-violations

Access to Information (信息公开)

Shanghai private schools warned to focus more on official subjects, including ideology
South China Morning Post, October 26, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2040255/shanghai-education-authority-warns-private-schools

Related:
Shanghai seeks to enforce ban on overseas curricula at international schools
Caixin, October 26, 2016
https://perma.cc/VT2J-MVSL

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Rights groups slam China's record ahead of U.N. Council vote
Radio Free Asia, October 26, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/record-10262016114334.html

China officials stuff cotton gauze into air monitoring equipment to falsify results
The Telegraph, October 26, 2016
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/10/26/china-officials-stuff-cotton-gauze-into-air-monitoring-equipment/

Related:
China vows better environmental monitoring to improve health
Channel News Asia, October 26, 2016
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-vows-better-environmental-monitoring-to-improve-health/3236710.html

Jail terms, confessions and anti-graft TV ... how China ensures a trouble-free top Communist Party meeting
South China Morning Post, October 26, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2039914/jail-terms-confessions-and-anti-graft-tv-how-china

China says has political promise from West on graft fight
Reuters, October 25, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption-idUSKCN12P0C8

Related:
媒体:中美加紧反腐合作 提快外逃官员引渡 (Media: China and U.S. step up anti- corruption cooperation to expedite extradition of officials)
Deutsche Welle, October 26, 2016
http://bit.ly/2eKGuos

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China tech groups to share data with state in online fraud battle
Financial Times, October 25, 2016
https://www.ft.com/content/4ebc5fb6-9a70-11e6-8f9b-70e3cabccfae

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

中美第三次副外长级反恐磋商在美举行 (Sino-American third Deputy Foreign Ministerial level consultation on counterterrorism held in U.S.)
Chinanews, October 26, 2016
http://www.chinanews.com/gn/2016/10-26/8043440.shtml

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong legislature delays swearing-in of pro-independence lawmakers amid pressure
Reuters, October 25, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-politics-idUSKCN12P0YO

Related:
香港立法会宣誓争议:梁颂恒游蕙祯闯关要求宣誓未果 (LegCo Oaths Controversy: Baggio Leung and Yau Wai-Ching’s “crash” swear-in attempt unsuccessful)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 26, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/china/2016/10/161026_hongkong_legislature_row

Pro-Beijing supporters mass outside Hong Kong parliament amid turmoil
The Guardian, October 26, 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/26/pro-beijing-supporters-hong-kong-parliament-turmoil

HKFP reporter surrounded by pro-China protesters at LegCo rally; memory card stolen
Hong Kong Free Press, October 26, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/10/26/hkfp-reporter-surrounded-pro-china-protesters-legco-rally-memory-card-stolen/

The youngest woman ever to be elected to Hong Kong’s legislature is being targeted with sexual slurs
Quartz, October 25, 2016
http://qz.com/818244/the-youngest-woman-ever-to-be-elected-to-hong-kongs-legislature-yau-wai-ching-is-being-targeted-with-sexual-slurs/

Commentary (评论)

Evaluating China’s cyber power
The Diplomat, October 26, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/10/evaluating-chinas-cyber-power/

From Hong Kong to the US, campuses are where real change takes root, so let the dialogue begin
South China Morning Post, October 26, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2039888/hong-kong-us-campuses-are-where-real-change-takes-root-so

新华时评:国际学校不能淡化国情教育 (Xinhua Commentary: International schools cannot water down national education)
Xinhua, October 13, 2016
https://perma.cc/N8B6-2J36

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Wife of detained Chinese rights lawyer appeals as bid to sue government-appointed representatives rejected
South China Morning Post, October 25, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2039938/wife-detained-chinese-rights-lawyer-appeals-bid-sue

Will public outcry spare Jia Jinglong from controversial death sentence?
Voice of America, October 25, 2016
http://www.voanews.com/a/will-public-outcry-spare-jia-jinglong-from-his-controversial-death-sentence/3565225.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

教師不可跟學生談政治? (Teachers cannot discuss politics with students?)
Inmediahk.net, October 25, 2016
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1045389

Beijing engages in “unprecedented” op-ed battle with Hong Kong activists on self-determination
Hong Kong Free Press, October 24, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/10/25/beijing-engages-unprecedented-op-ed-battle-hong-kong-activists-self-determination/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese police silence petitioners, candidates for local office
Voice of America, October 24, 2016
http://www.voanews.com/a/chinese-police-detain-petitioners-place-candidates-under-house-arrest/3564919.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

A dozen Chinese provincial chiefs tipped to advance to Communist Party inner circle
South China Morning Post, October 24, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2039416/dozen-chinese-provincial-chiefs-tipped-advance

Resettling China’s “ecological migrants”
无望的迁徙:中国的“生态移民”
The New York Times, October 25, 2016
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/10/25/world/asia/china-climate-change-resettlement.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20161025/zhongguo-qihou-bianhua-shengtai-yimin/

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Chinese firm says it did all it could ahead of cyberattack
Voice of America, October 15, 2016
http://www.voanews.com/a/china-hangzhou-xiongmai-cybersecurity/3565356.html


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

Chinese government sends religious monitors to Xinjiang's Hotan
Radio Free Asia, October 24, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/the-chinese-government-sends-10242016142604.html


Commentary (评论)

Say no to China’s membership on the U.N. Human Rights Council
The Washington Post, October 24, 2016
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/global-opinions/wp/2016/10/24/say-no-to-chinas-membership-on-the-u-n-human-rights-council/?utm_term=.f0ae7dbb3af3

Monday, October 24, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

江苏宿迁覆盖全社会信用体系2020年基本建成 (Suqian, Jiangsu’s all-encompassing social credit system to be basically completed by 2020)
Jiangsu Net, October 23, 2016
http://news.163.com/16/1023/11/C42CGS5D00014AED.html

反转: 仿真枪小贩入狱4年被撤诉, 购仿真枪被判无期少年迎来再审决定 (Case reversal: 4-year sentence of fake gun seller dropped, youth sentenced to life for buying gun welcomed to seek retrial at higher court)
Jiangsu Net, October 23, 2016
http://jiangsu.china.com.cn/html/jsnews/society/7760041_1.html

Wife of detained Chinese human rights lawyer tries to sue lawyer appointed by authorities
Hong Kong Free Press, October 24, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/10/24/wife-detained-chinese-human-rights-lawyer-tries-sue-lawyer-appointed-authorities/

Related:
709案家属诉官派律师上诉案天津开庭 (Court hears appeal by "709" family member seeking to sue government appointed lawyer)
Voice of America, October 22, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/a/wife-of-709-attorney-sues-official-appointed-defense-20161022/3561854.html

China to put a young man to death, and it’s not about the law
China Change, October 23, 2016
https://chinachange.org/2016/10/23/china-to-put-a-young-man-to-death-and-its-not-about-the-law/

Related:
Lawyers rush to halt execution of villager who killed official over demolition
The Global Times, October 23, 2016
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1013223.shtml

Access to Information (信息公开)

港媒尋新方式跨「防火牆」:從中共網絡中重奪話語權 (Reclaiming freedom of speech from the CPC-controlled Internet: Hong Kong media seek new ways to circumvent Great Firewall)
inmediahk.net, October 24, 2016
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1045365

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Record number of Beijing Residents declare their independent candidacy for local People’s Congress seats
China Change, October 22, 2016
https://chinachange.org/2016/10/22/record-number-of-beijing-residents-declare-their-independent-candidacy-for-local-peoples-congress-seats/

中共18届六中全会召开 “709大抓捕”家属发声 (As 6th Plenum convenes, family members of 709 victims issue open letter to Xi Jinping)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 24, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/china/2016/10/161024_china_ccp_plenary_session

中国再修订律师执业管理新规 律师发表“四不”声明 (China again revises new measures on law firms, lawyers issue "Four Nos" statement)
Radio Free Asia, October 21, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-10212016104743.html

Documentary “Hooligan Sparrow” shows how dangerous it is to protest against rape in China
Quartz, October 24, 2016
http://qz.com/817181/this-month-on-neflix-documentary-hooligan-sparrow-shows-how-dangerous-it-is-to-protest-against-rape-in-china/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

客座文章:习近平将在六中全会上加强从严治党 (Guest essay: Xi Jinping to emphasize increasing strict control over the Party at 6th Plenum)
Deutsche Welle, October 23, 2016
http://dw.com/p/2RZyp

China’s antigraft enforcers take on a new role: Policing loyalty
中纪委权力升级:除了反腐,还有“政治体检”
The New York Times, October 22, 2016
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20161024/china-discipline-commission-political-loyalty/dual/

”One million” Chinese officials punished for corruption
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 24, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-37748241

China’s anti-corruption drive forges ahead as political reshuffle looms
Voice of America, October 24, 2016
http://www.voanews.com/a/china-anti-corrumption-drive-forges-ahead-as-political-reshuffle-looms/3563674.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Chinese webcam maker recalls devices after cyberattack link
The Guardian, October 19, 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/oct/24/chinese-webcam-maker-recalls-devices-cyberattack-ddos-internet-of-things-xiongmai


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

China's new law targets Muslim children for “correction”
Voice of America, October 21, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/chinas-new-law-targets-muslim-children-for-correction-10212016123917.html


Commentary (评论)

It is time to stop the shameful kowtowing to China - before it is too late
The Huffington Post, October 24, 2016
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/ben/china-corrupt-kowtowing_b_12609422.html

China’s digital Soft Power play
The New York Times, October 24, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/25/opinion/chinas-digital-soft-power-play.html

Friday, October 21, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

广东乌坎维权领袖林祖恋上诉遭驳回 (Appeal rejected for Lin Zulian, lead organizer of Wukan protests)
Voice of America, October 21, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/a/Guangdong-right-village-chief-lost-appeal-20161021/3560494.html

检察官常上门,扶贫政策更透明 (When procurators make frequent field visits, poverty alleviation policy becomes more transparent)
People’s Procuratorate Daily, October 21, 2016
http://newspaper.jcrb.com/2016/20161021/20161021_002/20161021_002_1.htm

女子报警谎称家暴, 民警深夜化解纠纷 (Woman falsely claims to suffer from domestic violence, police help to resolve late night conflict)
China News Hubei, October 21, 2016
http://www.hb.chinanews.com/news/2016/1021/262600.html

莆田市一人大代表涉诬告被立案,警方欲抓人但人大常委会不批 (Court accepts case against Putian NPC deputy suspected of framing someone, NPC Standing Committee does not approve arrest)
The Paper, October 21, 2016
https://perma.cc/AA7L-34G7

Access to Information (信息公开)

有的县信息公开网页成“僵尸网页” (Some public county information websites become “zombie pages”)
Shandong Shangbao, October 19, 2016
http://news.163.com/16/1019/13/C3OCJ0TQ00014Q4P.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

As China’s economy shifts to services in Q3, so too does labor unrest
China Labor Bulletin, October 21, 2016
http://www.clb.org.hk/content/china%E2%80%99s-economy-shifts-services-q3-so-too-does-labour-unrest

江苏一村庄集体搬迁,两村民村里“普法授课”被羁押480天 (2 men who taught free legal education classes to evicted village residents are released on bail after 480 days of detention)
The Paper, October 21, 2016
http://m.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_1547325

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Disgraced official’s son shows rare breach of family loyalty in Chinese state TV series on anti-graft campaign
South China Morning Post, October 21, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2039034/sins-father-son-shows-rare-breach-family-loyalty

China Communist officials sent on revolutionary tours
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 21, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-37715460

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

全世界9成暴恐活动通过网络组织 (90% of world's terrorist activities are organized through the Internet)
Global Times, October 21, 2016
https://perma.cc/UQ5Z-E24Q

China recalls passports across Xinjiang amid ongoing security crackdown
Radio Free Asia, October 20, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/xinjiang-passports-10202016144107.html

塔吉克斯坦和中国联合反恐军演在塔举行 (Tajikistan and China conduct joint counterterrorism drills in Tajik territory)
China News, October 21, 2016
https://perma.cc/5JGZ-WPYX

“全球反恐论坛”框架下第二次打击网络恐怖主义研讨会在京举行 (Beijing to hold 2nd workshop on Combating Cyber-Terrorism within Global Counter-Terrorism Forum framework)
Xinhua, October 21, 2016
http://news.xinhuanet.com/world/2016-10/21/c_1119764155.htm

Related:
Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying's Regular Press Conference on October 20, 2016
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, PRC, October 20, 2016
http://www.fmprc.gov.cn/mfa_eng/xwfw_665399/s2510_665401/t1407465.shtml

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

运用大数据防控互联网金融犯罪 (Using “big data” to prevent and control financial crimes on the Internet)
People’s Procuratorate Daily, October 21, 2016
http://newspaper.jcrb.com/2016/20161021/20161021_003/20161021_003_1.htm

China’s tech giants will shape international blockchain standards, with Beijing’s backing
Quartz, October 21, 2016
http://qz.com/813248/chinas-tech-giants-will-shape-international-blockchain-standards-with-beijings-backing/

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

China Recalls Passports Across Xinjiang Amid Ongoing Security Crackdown
Radio Free Asia, October 20, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/xinjiang-passports-10202016144107.html

全世界9成暴恐活动通过网络组织 (90% of world's terrorist activities are organized through the Internet)
Global Times, October 21, 2016
https://perma.cc/UQ5Z-E24Q

China recalls passports across Xinjiang amid ongoing security crackdown
Radio Free Asia, October 20, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/xinjiang-passports-10202016144107.html

塔吉克斯坦和中国联合反恐军演在塔举行 (Tajikistan and China conduct joint counterterrorism drills in Tajik territory)
China News, October 21, 2016
https://perma.cc/5JGZ-WPYX

“全球反恐论坛”框架下第二次打击网络恐怖主义研讨会在京举行 (Beijing to hold 2nd workshop on Combating Cyber-Terrorism within Global Counter-Terrorism Forum framework)
Xinhua, October 21, 2016
http://news.xinhuanet.com/world/2016-10/21/c_1119764155.htm

Related:
Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying's Regular Press Conference on October 20, 2016
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, PRC, October 20, 2016
http://www.fmprc.gov.cn/mfa_eng/xwfw_665399/s2510_665401/t1407465.shtml

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong’s NGOs isolated and confused by mainland China’s new law restricting activities, research finds
South China Morning Post, October 21, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/2038791/hong-kongs-ngos-isolated-and-confused-mainland-chinas-new-law

ViuTV改口承認王丹沒擅開記者會惟堅持反港獨立場 (ViuTV backtracks from charge that Wang Dan organized press conference without permission, but maintains stance against Hong Kong independence)
Radio France Internationale, October 21, 2016
http://trad.cn.rfi.fr/政治/20161021-viutv改口承認王丹沒擅開記者會惟堅持反港獨立場

Related:
Hong Kong TV show pulled over debate on independence for the city
Radio Free Asia, October 20, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/hongkong-tv-10202016122010.html

“Diplomatic” concerns: New Zealand abandons meeting with Hong Kong democracy figures
The Guardian, October 21, 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/21/new-zealand-abandons-meeting-hong-kong-democracy-figures

Pro-Beijing camp goes all out to stop retaking of oaths by Hong Kong localist legislators who insulted China
South China Morning Post, October 21, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2039100/pro-beijing-camp-goes-all-out-stop-retaking-oaths-hong-kong

范太:港無三權分立 法律界怒轟歪曲《基本法》 (Legal sector condemns Rita Fan’s remark that Hong Kong has no separation of powers as distortion of Basic Law)
Apple Daily, October 21, 2016
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/news/art/20161021/19807674

TVB“紅色”副董黎瑞剛自誇懂得揣摩領導人心態 (TVB’s “red” vice-president Li Ruigang boasts of his ability to figure out leaders’ wishes)
Radio France Internationale, October 21, 2016
http://trad.cn.rfi.fr/政治/20161021-tvb“紅色”副董黎瑞剛自誇懂得揣摩領導人心態

Commentary (评论)

Xi Jinping is a strongman. That does not mean he gets his way
The Economist, October 22, 2016
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21709005-changing-china-tough-even-man-xis-powers-xi-jinping-strongman-does-not

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese netizens see human rights violations in child protection bill
Global Voices, October 19, 2016
https://globalvoices.org/2016/10/19/chinese-netizens-see-human-rights-violations-in-child-protection-bill/

Related:
国家互联网信息办公室关于《未成年人网络保护条例(草案征求意见稿)》公开征求意见的通知 (Cyberspace Administration of China notice for open solicitation of public opinion on Regulations for the Protection of Minors Online (Draft for the Solicitation of Public Opinions)
Cyberspace Administration of China, September 30, 2016
http://www.cac.gov.cn/2016-09/30/c_1119656665.htm

Tibetan monk detained, beaten after solo protest
Radio Free Asia, October 19, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/protest-10192016133354.html

China lags behind in rule-of-law ranking
The Wall Street Journal, October 20, 2016
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2016/10/20/china-lags-behind-in-rule-of-law-ranking/

Access to Information (信息公开)

Trump thinks China’s leaders are smarter. They didn’t even let their people watch the debate
The Washington Post, October 20, 2016
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/10/20/trump-thinks-chinas-leaders-are-smarter-they-didnt-even-let-their-people-watch-the-debate/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Former Wukan chief Lin Zuluan’s appeal rejected by court
Hong Kong Free Press, October 20, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/10/20/former-wukan-chief-lin-zuluans-appeal-rejected-court/

Refocus of China's anti-graft campaign means almost anyone a target
Reuters, October 20, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption-idUSKCN12K0BN

Destined for top or on his way out? Opinion split on fate of Chinese government official Zhang Chunxian
South China Morning Post, October 17, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2028737/destined-top-or-his-way-out-opinion-split-fate-chinese

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China’s Internet reflects power of the checkbook
The Wall Street Journal, October 19, 2016
http://www.wsj.com/articles/chinas-internet-reflects-power-of-the-checkbook-1476891708

Twitter“衰落”与微博“中兴” (Decline of Twitter and resurgence of Weibo)
Financial Times, October 20, 2016
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001069780

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong's executive and legislative branches clash
The Diplomat, October 19, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/10/hong-kongs-executive-and-legislative-branches-clash/

【誓詞風波】范徐麗泰:基本法無三權分立概念 ([Oath taking scandal] Former LegCo president, NPC Deputy, Rita Fan: Concept of separation of powers does not exist in Basic Law)
Ming Pao, October 19, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161020/s00001/1476928536249

Commentary (评论)

自決在香港是個「偽命題」(文:宋哲) (Self-determination is a “pseudo-proposition” in Hong Kong)
Ming Pao, October 19, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161020/s00022/1476927620761

【誓詞風波】當網絡「村民」進入立法會(文:蔡子強) ([Oath taking scandal] When Internet “villagers” enter LegCo)
Ming Pao, October 19, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161020/s00022/1476928993127

破解中国“工具”教育之惑 (Cracking the puzzle of China’s education by tools and know-how)
Financial Times, October 20, 2016
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001069795

甚麼是真.香港人? (What is “Real Hongkonger”?)
InMedia HK, October 20, 2016
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1045295

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Tibetan official jailed after complaining about corruption is released after serving full term
Radio Free Asia, October 18, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/released-10182016153616.html

北京警方推加强刑事执法办案10措施 (Beijing police introduce 10 measures to strengthen criminal law enforcement, case handling)
China News, October 19, 2016
http://www.chinanews.com/gn/2016/10-19/8035937.shtml

Access to Information (信息公开)

Netflix’s new, brilliant strategy for China is to stay the hell out of the country
Quartz, October 18, 2016
http://qz.com/811941/netflixs-nflx-new-brilliant-strategy-for-china-is-to-stay-the-hell-out-of-the-country/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China's army veterans face backlash following mass Beijing protests
Radio Free Asia, October 18, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/veterans-protest-10182016134348.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China officials confess to corruption in new TV series
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 18, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-37695109

坚决以“零容忍”的态度正风肃纪 (Uphold “zero tolerance” to strictly enforce discipline)
People’s Daily, October 19, 2016
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2016/1019/c1001-28789144.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Mark Zuckerberg’s long march to China
MIT Technology Review, October 18, 2016
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/602493/mark-zuckerbergs-long-march-to-china/

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

郭声琨会见约旦公安总局总局长阿提夫 (Guo Shengkun, Ministry of Public Security, meets with Gen. Atif Al-Saudi, head of General Security in Jordan)
Legal Daily, October 19, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20161019/Articel01007GN.htm

Hong Kong (香港)

LIVE: Hong Kong lawmakers gather for swearing-in session after gov’t bid to prevent re-taking of oaths
Hong Kong Free Press, October 19, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/10/19/live-lawmakers-gather-for-new-swearing-in-session-after-govt-bid-to-prevent-re-taking-of-oaths/

Related:
Hong Kong lawmakers walk out to block swearing-in of democracy activists
The Guardian, October 19, 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/19/hong-kong-lawmakers-walk-out-democracy-activists-china

香港「青年新政」議員重申不會為誓詞道歉 (Hong Kong Youngspiration lawmakers reiterate that they will not apologize for the oath taking)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 19, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/trad/china/2016/10/161019_hongkong_legco_oaths

【港大「民主與民族:香港自決路上的兩難」論壇 】 朱凱廸:民族主義難令民主運動壯大 ([HKU discussion forum “Democracy vs nation: Hong Kong’s dilemma on the path of self-determination] Eddie Chu: Nationalism can hardly strengthen democratization movement)
InMedia HK, October 19, 2016
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1045275

【銅鑼灣書店事件】父親失蹤一年 桂民海女兒Angela撰文嘆中國封鎖資訊:誰會記得我父親和銅鑼灣書店27年? ([Causeway Bay Books] Gui Minhai disappeared for 1 year, daughter Angela’s essay laments China’s information blockade:“Who will ever remember what happened to my father and Causeway Bay Books for 27 years?”)
Ming Pao, October 18, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161019/s00001/1476841923150

Related:
Who will remember my father, Gui Minhai?
Washington Post, October 17, 2016
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/global-opinions/wp/2016/10/17/who-will-remember-my-father-gui-minhai/?utm_term=.4d3d0332d6ca

【透明國際】批梁振英向《蘋果》發律師信「荒謬」 全球反貪組織主席:如果你沒有做錯事,為何要阻止別人談論? (Anti-corruption NGO Transparency International criticizes CY Leung’s legal threat to Apple Daily as “absurd”: Why stop people from talking about it if you didn’t do wrong?)
Ming Pao, October 19, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161019/s00001/1476877334011

Commentary (评论)

How the party’s absolute power undermines its efforts to strengthen China’s rule of law
South China Morning Post, October 18, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2036515/how-partys-absolute-power-undermines-its-efforts-strengthen

Taming the “big tigers” won't be easy for China's president
Deutsche Welle, October 18, 2016
http://www.dw.com/en/taming-the-big-tigers-wont-be-easy-for-chinas-president/a-36077977

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

两省公益诉讼试点一年取得实效 (Public interest lawsuit pilots in Gansu, Jiangsu achieve substantial results in one year)
People’s Procuratorate Daily, October 17, 2016
http://newspaper.jcrb.com/2016/20161017/20161017_001/20161017_001_2.htm

损害他人利益的调解书也应纳入抗诉范围 (Settlements that harm interests of others should be subjected to re-adjudication by order of procuratorate)
People’s Procuratorate Daily, October 17, 2016
http://newspaper.jcrb.com/2016/20161017/20161017_003/20161017_003_3.htm

Access to Information (信息公开)

China silent on release of last Tiananmen Square prisoner
Financial Times, October 16, 2016
https://www.ft.com/content/f51585b0-9375-11e6-a1dc-bdf38d484582

Related:
List of “June Fourth Thugs” still held in custody and their backgrounds
北京“六四暴徒”在押人员名单及情况介绍
Human Rights in China, May 29, 2009
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/list-june-fourth-thugs-still-held-custody-and-their-backgrounds
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/bei-jing-liu-si-bao-tu-zai-ya-ren-yuan-ming-dan-ji-qing-kuang-jie-shao

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

As economy flags, labor protests multiply across China
Channel NewsAsia, October 18, 2016
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/as-economy-flags-labour-protests-multiply-across-china/3212362.html

便利境外非政府组织在华依法活动 (Creating convenience for foreign NGOs’ activities in China)
People’s Daily, October 17, 2016
https://perma.cc/8NA6-ZGPQ

Government Accountability (政府问责)

上海:推进未成年被害人“一站式”取证工作 (Shanghai: Promote the “one-stop method” for evidence collection in cases involving juvenile victims)
People’s Procuratorate Daily, October 17, 2016
http://newspaper.jcrb.com/2016/20161017/20161017_001/20161017_001_6.htm

“疑案从挂”被关6年 4名当事人各获赔偿50万 (Disputed cases reopened—4 victims imprisoned for 6 years each receives 50k compensation)
Dahe Bao, October 18, 2016
https://perma.cc/BD7C-5TD4

In China, foreign companies struggle with forced demolition disputes
Voice of America, October 17, 2016
http://www.voanews.com/a/china-foreign-companies-struggle-forced-demolition-desputes/3550949.html

China jails officer in probe that led to execution of wrong man
Reuters, October 18, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-crime-idUSKCN12I0PI

Doctors hail China's pledge to stop harvesting inmate organs
Voice of America, October 17, 2016
http://www.voanews.com/a/china-organ-transplants/3554474.html

China issues white paper on poverty reduction, human rights
受权发布:中共中央办公厅 国务院办公厅印发《脱贫攻坚责任制实施办法》
Xinhua, October 17, 2016
EN: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-10/17/c_135759848.htm
CH: http://news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2016-10/17/c_1119734520.htm

中国反腐败:令计划二哥令政策受贿当庭认罪 (Anti-graft in China: Ling Zhengce, brother of jailed Hu Jintao aide Ling Jihua admits graft)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 18, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/china/2016/10/161018_china_corruption_ling_zhengce

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

Is the Belt and Road Initiative globalizing China’s national security policy?
The Diplomat, October 17, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/10/is-the-belt-and-road-initiative-globalizing-chinas-national-security-policy/

Hong Kong (香港)

Gov’t seeks unprecedented legal challenge to prevent localist lawmakers from retaking LegCo oath
Hong Kong Free Press, October 18, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/10/18/breaking-govt-informs-localist-lawmakers-of-legal-challenge-to-prevent-retaking-of-legco-oath/

Related:
【誓詞風波】律政司入稟禁游梁再宣誓 曾鈺成:會被視為破壞行政立法關係 ([LegCo oath scandal] Dpt of Justice applies for judicial review to prevent Yau Wai-ching and Baggio Leung from retaking oath, former LegCo president Jasper Tsang criticizes this for damaging relationship betwen the Executive and the Legislative)
Ming Pao, October 18, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161018/s00001/1476795360266

What is going on in Hong Kong?
Foreign Policy, October 17, 2016
http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/10/17/what-is-going-on-in-hong-kong/

「中國梅鐸」任TVB副主席 學者憂進一步赤化 (“Chinese Murdock” becomes TVB vice-president, experts concerned about further communization)
Radio France Internationale, October 18, 2016
http://trad.cn.rfi.fr/中國/20161018-「中國梅鐸」任tvb副主席-學者憂進一步赤化

Related:
China’s Li Ruigang set as Vice Chairman of Hong Kong’s TVB
Variety, October 17, 2016
http://variety.com/2016/film/asia/chinas-li-ruigang-vice-chairman-of-tvb-1201891723/

Commentary (评论)

China’s feminist five
Dissent Magazine, Fall, 2016
https://www.dissentmagazine.org/article/china-feminist-five

Related:
Supporting Women’s Rights in China
声援中国女权人士
Human Rights in China, April 14, 2016
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/supporting-womens-rights-china
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/sheng-yuan-zhong-guo-nu-quan-ren-shi

Bad behavior? The Youngspiration duo did exactly what they were elected to do in LegCo
Hong Kong Free Press, October 18, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/10/18/bad-behaviour-youngspiration-duo-exactly-elected-legco/

Cyberattacks and the authoritarian context
The Diplomat, October 16, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/10/cyberattacks-and-the-authoritarian-context/

Time to “De-deify” the West?
China Media Project, October 18, 2016
http://cmp.hku.hk/2016/10/18/40009/

Chinese leaders are living in a dangerous illusion
China Change, October 17, 2016
https://chinachange.org/2016/10/17/chinese-leaders-are-living-in-a-dangerous-illusion/

Draft guidelines for the Overseas NGO Law announced at Shanghai forum
NGOs in China, October 17, 2016
http://ngochina.blogspot.com/2016/10/draft-guidelines-for-overseas-ngo-law.html

Monday, October 17, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

国家互联网信息办公室关于《未成年人网络保护条例(草案征求意见稿)》公开征求意见的通知 (Cyberspace Administration of China Office notice on the release for public comment of Regulations for the Protection of Minors Online (Draft for Soliciting Public Comments))
Cyberspace Administration of China, October 13, 2016
http://www.cac.gov.cn/2016-09/30/c_1119656665.htm

Access to Information (信息公开)

央行发布信用评级业管理暂行办法(征求意见稿) 将实现信息公开与共享 (Central Bank of China issues temporary measures on management of credit rating industry (for soliciting public comments) in order to achieve information openness and sharing)
Sohu Business, October 13, 2016
https://perma.cc/53J6-SWB7

复议认为内容合法程序违法属于改变原行政行为 (Court says town gov’t should not be named in complaint against an administrative agency’s decision that town authorities committed only procedural violations in refusing to disclose information)
Xinhua, October 12, 2016
https://perma.cc/MX39-XC5J

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

关于邀请开发全国慈善信息公开网站(一期)的公告 (Public Notice Regarding an Initiation to Develop a National Charities Public Information Website (first period))
Ministry of Civil Affairs, October 13, 2016
https://perma.cc/QRV8-FP3S

Xian under security alert after thousands protest incinerator plant
Radio Free Asia, October 17, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/incinerator-10172016115134.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China set to free “last Tiananmen prisoner”—but he’ll be frail and ill, rights group says
South China Morning Post, September 14, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2028132/china-set-free-last-tiananmen-prisoner-hell-be-frail

Chinese official who hoarded cash convicted of corruption
Reuters, October 17, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption-idUSKBN12H0BB

ICTs & Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

第三届世界互联网大会下月举办 网络反恐设分论坛 (3rd World Internet conference next month will have separate panel on online counterterrorism)
Southern Metropolis Daily, October 13, 2016
https://perma.cc/T5SG-V2LC

National Security & Counterterrorism (国家安全与反恐)

为了打击恐怖主义,纽约用上了人脸识别技术 (New York uses facial recognition technology to fight terrorism)
Sohu News, October 13, 2016
https://perma.cc/AL5H-S6Z5

报告指欧洲监狱成恐怖分子“温床” (Report states European jails have become “breeding grounds” for terrorists)
China News, October 13, 2016
https://perma.cc/58Q3-Z5CP

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Reclaiming Our Right to Self-Determination in Post-Umbrella Hong Kong
World Policy Blog, October 14, 2016
http://www.worldpolicy.org/blog/2016/10/14/reclaiming-our-right-self-determination-post-umbrella-hong-kong

The last missing bookseller: One year on, the anniversary of Gui Minhai’s abduction demands action
Hong Kong Free Press, October 17, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/10/17/the-last-missing-bookseller-one-year-on-the-anniversary-of-gui-minhais-abduction-demands-action/

Friday, October 14, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

A Chinese millennial’s crime and punishment: The story of Li Tingyu
China Change, October 13, 2016
https://chinachange.org/2016/10/13/a-chinese-millennials-crime-and-punishment-the-story-of-li-tingyu/

Jailed former head of China's rebel village retracts “confession”
Radio Free Asia, October 12, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/wukan-trial-10122016134225.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Speak not of lawyers speaking out
China Media Project, October 12, 2016
http://cmp.hku.hk/2016/10/12/39999/

China cracking down on rumor-mongering in property market
Bloomberg, October 13, 2016
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-10-13/china-steps-up-crackdown-on-rumor-mongering-in-property-market

China warns “hostile forces” trying to undermine military reform
Reuters, October 13, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-defence-idUSKCN12E07Y

The absurd face of China’s censorship: Bookstore tears out Taiwan page from Webster’s
The Washington Post, October 13, 2016
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/10/13/the-absurd-face-of-chinas-censorship-bookstore-tears-out-taiwan-page-from-websters/

China’s Internet censors target video viewers’ live comments
South China Morning Post, October 13, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2027764/not-lot-laughs-chinas-internet-censors-target-comments

China to free up Internet for those attending 2022 Olympics
Hong Kong Free Press, October 13, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/10/13/china-free-internet-attending-2022-olympics/

“Kiss the boss” video highlights risks of a “post-truth” China
“女员工排队吻老板”和一个“后真相”的中国
The New York Times, October 14, 2016
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/14/world/asia/china-kiss-the-boss-video.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20161014/china-kiss-the-boss-video/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

南京6访民“聚众扰乱社会秩序案”开庭 民众旁听遭拒 (6 Nanjing petitioners tried for “gathering crowds to disturb public order,” citizens forbidden from observing)
Radio Free Asia, October 13, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-10132016102308.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China jails associate of former security chief for life for graft
Reuters, October 13, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption-idUSKCN12D0BR

Major Chinese state steel maker starts bankruptcy process after failed debt-to-equity attempt
South China Morning Post, October 13, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/2027816/major-chinese-state-steel-maker-starts-bankruptcy-process-after-failed

A policeman’s lot in a police state: not happy
The Economist, October 13, 2016
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21708700-chinese-cops-are-overworked-underpaid-and-miserable-policemans-lot-police-state-not-happy

“六四”事件最后一名囚犯苗德顺将获释 (Last prisoner from June Fourth Miao Deshun to be released)
Voice of America, October 13, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/a/news-last-prisoner-of-tiananmen-movement-20161013/3548831.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong citizens express dismay as Macau's border control turns them away
Global Voices, October 13, 2016
https://globalvoices.org/2016/10/13/hong-kong-citizens-express-dismay-as-macaus-border-control-turns-them-away/

UK govt’s regular report says it “remains concerned” over missing booksellers, declining press freedom in HK
Hong Kong Free Press, October 13, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/10/13/uk-govts-regular-report-says-remains-concerned-missing-booksellers-declining-press-freedom-hk/

Related:
China rejects British concerns over “legal interference” in Hong Kong
Reuters, October 13, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-britain-hongkong-idUSKCN12D0UK

Hong Kong government accuses localist lawmakers of hurting feelings of Chinese with “offensive” oath-taking
South China Morning Post, October 13, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2027814/hong-kong-government-blasts-localist-lawmakers-modified

Court of appeal will hear gov’t appeal against Occupy activists’ sentences
Hong Kong Free Press, October 14, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/10/14/court-appeal-will-hear-govt-appeal-occupy-activists-sentences/

Hong Kong’s dysfunctional constituencies
The Economist, October 13, 2016
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21708702-hong-kongs-dysfunctional-constituencies

香港中學校長會聲明反對港獨但不禁止學生討論 (Assoc of Heads of Sec Schools declares opposition to Hong Kong independence but would not prohibit students’ discussion)
Radio France Internationale, October 14, 2016
http://trad.cn.rfi.fr/20161014-香港中學校長會聲明反對港獨但不禁止學生討論trad.cn.rfi.fr/

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Getting rights wrong
The World of Chinese, October 13, 2016
http://www.theworldofchinese.com/2016/10/getting-rights-wrong/

A crack of daylight enters Chinese court proceedings
Foreign Policy, October 12, 2016
https://foreignpolicy.com/2016/10/12/a-crack-of-daylight-enters-chinese-court-proceedings-live-streaming-transparency-reform-doubts/

Why Chinese women still can’t get a break
“剩女”歧视和家庭压力之间:中国女性的两难
The New York Times, October 16, 2016
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/16/opinion/why-chinese-women-still-cant-get-a-break.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/opinion/20161013/why-chinese-women-still-cant-get-a-break/

I’m no China cheerleader, but Hong Kong lawmakers’ use of a racial slur was offensive and unnecessary
The Los Angeles Times, October 14, 2016
http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-michelle-obama-trump-20161013-snap-story.html

建制派失去的是公民社會(文:甘文鋒) (What the pro-establishment camp lost is the civil society)
Ming Pao, October 14, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161014/s00022/1476406290521

立法會秘書處的中立去了哪裏? (Where gone the neutrality of the LegCo Secretariat?)
InMedia HK, October 14, 2016
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1045164a

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China angered as U.N. rights chief attends ceremony for jailed academic
Reuters, October 12, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-rights-un-idUSKCN12C0X2

Related:
Martin Ennals Award Ceremony 2016 [Full]
YouTube, October 12, 2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ad9I-RoJAbA

关于推进以审判为中心的刑事诉讼制度改革的意见 (Opinion of SPC, SPP, MPS, MSS and MOJ on Reforming Criminal Procedure System to Put Trials at the Center)
Ministry of Public Security, October 12, 2016
http://www.mps.gov.cn/n2253534/n2253535/n2253537/c5515944/content.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chinese President Xi Jinping visits loyal friend Cambodia
Reuters, October 13, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-cambodia-idUSKCN12D0NV

”China’s Xi Jinping better politician than Hu Jintao”: Hillary Clinton’s speeches revealed by WikiLeaks
South China Morning Post, October 13, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2027712/chinas-xi-jinping-better-politician-hu-jintao-hillary

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

滴滴出行面临强大监管阻力 (Didi Chuxing [China’s social ride-sharing service] faces strong regulatory resistance)
Wall Street Journal, October 11, 2016
http://cn.wsj.com/gb/20161011/tec092512.asp

Hong Kong (香港)

At Hong Kong swearing-in, some lawmakers pepper their oath with jabs
立法會宣誓儀式上,香港議員的抗命誓詞
The New York Times, October 13, 2016
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/13/world/asia/hong-kong-legislative-council.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20161013/hong-kong-legislative-council/zh-hant/

Related:
As Hong Kong lawmakers are sworn in, let’s focus on issues that can unite
South China Morning Post, Date
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2027412/hong-kong-lawmakers-are-sworn-lets-focus-issues-can-unite

Malcolm Turnbull's government urged to publicly stand up to China over Hong Kong
The Guardian, October 13, 2016
lihttps://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/oct/13/malcolm-turnbulls-government-urged-to-publicly-stand-up-to-china-over-hong-kong nk

British government report highlights law enforcement in Hong Kong as a cause of concern
South China Morning Post, October 13, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/2027527/british-government-report-highlights-law-enforcement-hong

【雨傘回顧】銅鑼灣佔領實錄 記載銅鑼灣點滴 ([Reviewing Umbrella Movement] Documentary of the occupy scenes at Causeway Bay)
InMedia HK, October 13, 2016
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/20161013a

【雨傘回顧】充滿韌力的「旺角佔領直擊」 ([Reviewing Umbrella Movement] The resilient “Mong Kok Occupy Live”)
InMedia HK, October 13, 2016
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1045128

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

So half of our youth want to leave Hong Kong? We need to make sure they have reasons to stay
South China Morning Post, October 13, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2027560/so-half-our-youth-want-leave-hong-kong-we-need-make-sure

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

NEW
China angered as U.N. rights chief attends ceremony for jailed academic
Reuters, October 12, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-rights-un-idUSKCN12C0X2
Related:
Martin Ennals Award Ceremony 2016 [Full]
YouTube, October 12, 2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ad9I-RoJAbA

Ilham Tohti, Uighur imprisoned for life by China, wins major human rights prize
The Guardian, October 11, 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/11/ilham-tohti-uighur-china-wins-nobel-martin-ennals-human-rights-award

Related:
新彊維權人士獲頒人權獎 環球網評論:專挑中國蹲監獄的 (Xinjiang rights defender awarded human rights prize, Global Times commentary: They especially like to pick those behind bars in China)
Ming Pao, October 12, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161012/s00004/1476235747823

Chinese lawyers call for justice minister’s dismissal over “unlawful rules that violate rights”
South China Morning Post, October 12, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2027340/chinese-lawyers-call-justice-ministers-dismissal-over

Related:
168名中国律师公开反对律所管理新规 (168 lawyers openly oppose new law firm management regulations)
The Financial Times, October 12, 2016
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001069687

China jails environmental activist for “revealing state secrets”
Radio Free Asia, October 11, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/activist-10112016122729.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Minitrue: Two-month ban on republishing Caixin content
China Digital Times, October 11, 2016
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2016/10/minitrue-two-month-ban-republishing-caixin-content/

Chinese propaganda authorities promote Clinton-Trump “love song” spoof videos
Global Voices, October 11, 2016
https://globalvoices.org/2016/10/11/chinese-authorities-promote-clinton-trump-love-song-spoof-video/

Chinese TV station apologizes for showing map excluding Taiwan
Reuters, October 11, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-taiwan-map-idUSKCN12C088

Sixteen U.S. congressmen jointly wrote GAO on the Chinese attempt to control U.S. media
美国16名议员递联名信:中国万达或控制美传媒业
The Paper, October 7, 2016
EN: http://chinascope.org/archives/10210
CH: http://finance.sina.com/gb/economy/sinacn/20161007/05271506734.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Doctors, nurses strike in Shandong after murder of pediatrician
China Labor Bulletin, October 12, 2016
http://www.clb.org.hk/content/doctors-nurses-strike-shandong-after-murder-paediatrician

Protests outside Chinese defense ministry at army cuts
Associated Press, October 11, 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/11/protests-outside-chinese-defence-ministry-beijing-at-army-cuts

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chinese military’s anti-graft drive targets mid-level officers to root out disgraced leaders’ influence
South China Morning Post, October 11, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2026986/chinese-militarys-anti-graft-drive-targets-mid-level

Former senior Chinese city official jailed for life for graft
Reuters, October 11, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption-idUSKCN12C04Q

China offers cash rewards for departures from Larung Gar
Radio Free Asia, October 11, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/departures-10112016163154.html

Building collapse illustrates peril of do-it-yourself construction
The Wall Street Journal, October 11, 2016
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2016/10/11/building-collapse-illustrates-peril-of-do-it-yourself-construction/

Xi stresses CPC leadership of state-owned enterprises
China Daily, October 12, 2016
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2016-10/12/content_27035822.htm

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong rebel lawmakers protest China at oath-taking
香港立法會議員利用宣誓向中國抗議
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 12, 2016
EN: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-37627503
CH: http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/trad/china/2016/10/161012_hong_kong_protest

Related:
Video: Democratic lawmakers stage protests and alter oaths as new term kicks off at Hong Kong legislature
Hong Kong Free Press, October 12, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/10/12/breaking-democratic-lawmakers-stage-protests-alter-oaths-new-term-kicks-off-hong-kong-legislature/

英國報告:李波非自願移送內地破壞「一國兩制」 對香港獨立於內地的執法制度表關注 (U.K. report: Lee Bo wasn’t voluntarily sent to China, One Country Two Systems breached, expresses concern about Hong Kong’s independence from China’s law enforcement system)
Ming Pao, October 12, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161012/s00001/1476271034383