Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Police in China's Sichuan raid rights website, detain founder
“六四天网”创办人黄琦遭警方抄家羁押
Radio Free Asia, November 29, 2016
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/tianwang-raid-11292016151040.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-11292016104030.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China says foreign NGOs must provide funding proof
Reuters, November 29, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-lawmaking-ngos-idUSKBN13P08R

Related:
HRIC Law Note: Draft Law on Foreign NGOs Undermines Chinese Civil Society and China’s International Engagement
中国人权法律评论:境外非政府组织管理法草案损害了中国的民间社会和中国政府的国际参与
Human Rights in China, May 5, 2015
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/legal-resources/hric-law-note-draft-law-foreign-ngos-undermines-chinese-civil-society-and-chinas
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/fa-lu-zi-xun/zhong-guo-ren-quan-fa-lu-ping-lun-jing-wai-fei-zheng-fu-zu-zhi-guan-li-fa-cao-sun-hai

China shutters online chat groups amid praise of Cuba's Castro
Radio Free Asia, November 29, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/shutters-11292016111423.html

中国独立媒体人高瑜病情加重 再被当局延长“监外执行” (Independent journalist Gao Yu's health worsens, “execution of sentence outside jail” extended by authorities)
Radio Free Asia, November 29, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-11292016111645.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Beijing prosecutors grant bail to four police officers under investigation over suspect’s mysterious death
South China Morning Post, November 29, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2050203/beijing-prosecutors-grant-bail-four-police-officers

China welcomes incoming head of U.N., where it wants a larger role
聯合國候任秘書長訪華,中國欲發揮更大影響力
The New York Times, November 29, 2016
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/29/world/asia/china-un-chief-antonio-guterres.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20161130/china-un-chief-antonio-guterres/zh-hant/

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China's new “cybersecurity” rules look like cyberprotectionism instead
The Diplomat, November 30, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/11/chinas-new-cybersecurity-rules-look-like-cyberprotectionism-instead/

Hong Kong (香港)

Ban upheld against Hong Kong MPs who mocked oath of allegiance
The Guardian, November 30, 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/nov/30/ban-upheld-against-hong-kong-mps-who-mocked-oath-of-allegiance

Hong Kong's rebellious lawmaker Yau Wai-ching
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 30, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-38129773

Hong Kong seeks to ban third pro-democracy member of parliament
The Guardian, November 29, 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/nov/29/hong-kong-seeks-ban-third-pro-democracy-member-of-parliament-lau-siu-lai

Related:
民主派團結撐小麗 批梁振英搞政變 (Pan-dems unite in support of Siu-lai, denounce CY Leung’s coup)
InMedia, November 30, 2016
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/20161130a

【短片:宣誓覆核】政府將覆核資格 劉小麗憤怒轟不必要 民主派斥旁門左道否定市民意志 ([Video: Judicial review on oath-taking] Govt seeks to ban Lau Siu-lai, who slams the unnecessity of the move, pan-dems united in denouncing using back-doors to deny the citizens’ will)
Ming Pao, November 30, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161130/s00001/1480474976256

“I let my voters down”: Localist Edward Leung apologises over oath-taking row
Hong Kong Free Press, November 30, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/11/30/i-let-voters-localist-edward-leung-apologises-oath-taking-row/

The anti-mainland bigotry of the Hong Kong democracy movement
Foreign Policy, November 29, 2016
http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/11/29/the-anti-mainland-bigotry-of-hong-kongs-democracy-movement/

Senior Chinese official calls for Hong Kong to oppose independence
Reuters, November 29, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-hongkong-idUSKBN13O1LT

Hong Kong’s richest man promises to elect someone who loves the city
The Diplomat, November 30, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/11/hong-kongs-richest-man-promises-to-elect-someone-who-loves-the-city/

人類自由指數香港連續6年居首 經濟自由傲視全球 中國排141位倒數第19 (Hong Kong tops freedom index for the 6th consecutive year, with highest economic freedom globally; China ranks 141st out of 159 countries)
Ming Pao, November 30, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161130/s00001/1480497631755

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Xinjiang court upholds “extraordinarily harsh” 19-year sentence for outspoken writer Zhang Haitao
Hong Kong Free Press, November 29, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/11/29/xinjiang-court-upholds-extraordinarily-harsh-19-year-sentence-for-outspoken-writer-zhang-haitao/

Fears grow over fate of “disappeared” Chinese rights lawyer
Radio Free Asia, November 28, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/fears-11282016122339.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

A Pulitzer winner is giving away her book in Chinese because the topic scared off publishers
Quartz, November 28, 2016
http://qz.com/846694/pulitzer-winner-mei-fong-is-giving-away-her-book-on-the-one-child-policy-in-chinese-because-the-topic-scared-off-publishers/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

南蒙古人权信息中心代表在联合国论坛发言 被中国打断 (Speech of Southern Mongolian Human Rights Information Center representative at UN forum interrupted by China for the reason of separatism and infringement of Chinese sovereignty and territorial integrity)
Radio Free Asia, November 28, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/zl-11282016135550.html

New U.N. chief, in China, calls for human rights respect
Reuters, November 28, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-un-idUSKBN13N0TV

Related:
Chinese police detain, beat petitioners as U.N. chief calls for rights protection
Radio Free Asia, November 28, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/protection-11282016150802.html

China takes a chain saw to a center of Tibetan Buddhism
The New York Times, November 28, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/28/world/asia/china-takes-a-chain-saw-to-a-center-of-tibetan-buddhism.html

China steps up protection of property rights
Channel NewsAsia, November 27, 2016
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-steps-up-protection-of-property-rights/3322836.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China’s new tool for social control: A credit rating for everything
The Wall Street Journal, November 28, 2016
http://www.wsj.com/articles/chinas-new-tool-for-social-control-a-credit-rating-for-everything-1480351590

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

Beijing demands Singapore abide by “one-China” principle after military vehicles seized in Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, November 28, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2049769/beijing-demands-singapore-abide-one-china-principle

Religious extremism is spreading to inland China: Official
Channel NewsAsia, November 28, 2016
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/religious-extremism-is-spreading-to-inland-china-official/3325004.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Chris Patten to students: Hong Kong is not a nation state, do not deceive yourself
South China Morning Post, November 28, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/2049866/chris-patten-students-hong-kong-not-nation-state-do-not-deceive

Related:
彭定康指港獨以為三五年可以推翻共產黨是自欺欺人 (Chris Patten on Hong Kong independence: If you think you can overthrow the Communist Party in the next two to five years, you are deceiving yourself)
Radio France Internationale, November 29, 2016
http://trad.cn.rfi.fr/中國/20161129-彭定康指港獨以為三五年可以推翻共產黨是自欺欺人

彭定康:香港自決不會發生 普選才是港人應得且會發生 (Chris Patten: Self-determination will not happen, universal suffrage is what Hong Kong people deserve and realistically possible)
Ming Pao, November 28, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161128/s00001/1480341078070

黨報:香港譽為「食品安全港」因內地把好關 (State media: Hong Kong’s reputation as a “food safety port” is thanks to China’s good guard)
Ming Pao, November 29, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161129/s00001/1480386241569

Commentary (评论)

The “mainlandization” of our courts? A very unusual Hong Kong appeal hearing
Hong Kong Free Press, November 29, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/11/29/mainlandisation-courts-unusual-hong-kong-appeal-hearing/

Should Facebook self-censor to enter the Chinese market?
ChinaFile, November 28, 2016
http://www.chinafile.com/conversation/should-facebook-self-censor-enter-chinese-market

Are Beijing loyalists really ready for modern Chinese history to be taught to all Hong Kong students?
South China Morning Post, November 28, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2049729/are-beijing-loyalists-really-ready-modern-chinese-history-be

Stuck at the bottom in China
The New York Times, November 28, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/28/opinion/stuck-at-the-bottom-in-china.html

文革後期的三大疑案 (Three mysteries of post-Cultural Revolution period)
Radio France Internationale, November 28, 2016
http://trad.cn.rfi.fr/中國/20161128-文革後期的三大疑案

Monday, November 28, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

128 days in “China’s Guantanamo”: writer tells of secret detention after Occupy Central visit
South China Morning Post, November 28, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2049621/128-days-chinas-guantanamo-writer-tells-secret

Access to Information (信息公开)

The world according to a CCTV journalist based in London
China Change, November 27, 2016
https://chinachange.org/2016/11/27/the-world-according-to-a-cctv-journalist-based-in-london/

Will new censorship kill Chinese filmmaking?
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 26, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-china-blog-38105042

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

How China blocks independent candidates in its “democratic” elections
Hong Kong Free Press, November 26, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/11/26/china-blocks-independent-candidates-democratic-elections/

Millennial workers force factory rethink in China
Financial Times, November 27, 2016
https://www.ft.com/content/f5916282-b078-11e6-9c37-5787335499a0

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Who’s the next UN chief and why is he visiting China this week?
South China Morning Post, November 28, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2049734/whos-next-un-chief-and-why-he-visiting-china-week

With its corruption crackdown, China is also stamping out innovation
Hong Kong Free Press, November 26, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/11/26/corruption-crackdown-china-also-stamping-innovation/

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

China’s Muslims urged to resist extremism
South China Morning Post, November 27, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2049616/chinas-muslims-urged-resist-extremism

首所反恐學院 學員新疆特訓 (Students in the first counterterrorism college sent to Xinjiang for training)
Sing Tao Daily, November 25, 2016
https://www.singtaousa.com/969933/post-首所反恐學院-學員新疆特訓/

Hong Kong (香港)

彭定康承認當年推動民主不力冀倫敦幫港人“更大聲”發言 (Chris Patten admits that more democratization could have been done by colonial government, wishes London to “speak louder” for Hong Kong people)
Radio France Internationale, November 28, 2016
http://trad.cn.rfi.fr/政治/20161128-彭定康承認當年推動民主不力冀倫敦幫港人“更大聲”發言

Related:
前港督:港獨不可能發生但管治不善讓人民走向極端 (Ex-governor Chris Patten: Hong Kong independence will not happen, misgovernance pushes people to the extreme)
Radio France Internationale, November 26, 2016
http://trad.cn.rfi.fr/中國/20161126-前港督:港獨不可能發生但管治不善讓人民走向極端

彭定康香港演讲指责“港独” 《环时》斥其“另有意图” (Chris Patten criticizes independence movements in a speech in Hong Kong, Global Times denounces him for his “hidden agenda”)
Radio Free Asia, November 27, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/yf1-11272016104644.html

彭定康講辭中文版全文——善治:民為貴 (Chris Patten’s full speech in Chinese)
InMedia HK, November 26, 2016
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1046084

黨報引調查:港近九成小學生講普通話機會少 (State media quotes study saying majority of Hong Kong primary schools offer few opportunities to speak Putonghua)
Ming Pao, November 26, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161126/s00001/1480119618620

What the people who voted for Hong Kong’s Youngspiration pair think now
South China Morning Post, November 27, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/politics/article/2049328/what-people-who-voted-hong-kongs-youngspiration-pair-think-now

Oath row: Basic Law trumps common law, judge says, as Youngspiration appeal LegCo ousting
Hong Kong Free Press, November 24, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/11/24/basic-law-trumps-common-law-judge-says-youngspiration-appeal-oath-row/

Commentary (评论)

The Guardian view on independence for Hong Kong: made in Beijing
The Guardian, November 25, 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/nov/25/the-guardian-view-on-independence-for-hong-kong-made-in-beijing

100 Women 2016: Hong Kong's celebrity democracy rebel
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 25, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-38094579

Forget history lessons, in age of Facebook here’s why Hong Kong’s young are turning their backs on Beijing
South China Morning Post, November 26, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/politics/article/2049315/forget-history-lessons-age-facebook-heres-why-hong-kongs-young

Chris Patten is wrong to think Hong Kongers will get full democracy if they just follow Beijing’s script
Hong Kong Free Press, November 27, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/11/27/chris-patten-is-wrong-to-think-hongkongers-will-get-full-democracy-if-they-just-follow-beijings-script/

Friday, November 25, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Prominent Chinese human rights activist Jiang Tianyong missing for over 48 hours
Hong Kong Free Press, November 24, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/11/24/prominent-chinese-human-rights-activist-jiang-tianyong-missing-for-over-48-hours/

China detains editor of human rights website for subversion
The Washington Post, November 25, 2016
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-detains-editor-of-human-rights-website-for-subversion/2016/11/24/c6534c08-b2c4-11e6-bc2d-19b3d759cfe7_story.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Holiday of the week: Chinese Thanksgiving
China Digital Times, November 24, 2016
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2016/11/holiday-week-chinese-thanksgiving/

China battles foreign influence in education
英媒:中国在教育领域打击外国的影响
The Economist, November 26, 2016
EN: http://www.economist.com/news/china/21710841-middle-class-cant-get-enough-it-china-battles-foreign-influence-education
CH: http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/press_review/2016/11/161125_press_review

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Strikes in China over foreign employers selling out to local companies
The Guardian, November 25, 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/nov/25/strikes-in-china-over-foreign-employers-selling-out-to-local-companies

Laid-off GE Lighting China workers “may protest over payouts”
South China Morning Post, November 24, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2049067/laid-ge-lighting-china-workers-may-protest-over-payouts

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

All residents in China’s restive Xinjiang region must hand in passports to police: media
South China Morning Post, November 24, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2048975/all-residents-chinas-restive-xinjiang-region-must-hand

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong cinemas won’t show Occupy documentary, filmmaker fears
South China Morning Post, November 24, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/culture/film-tv/article/2048922/hong-kong-cinemas-wont-show-occupy-documentary-filmmaker-fears

Hong Kong filmmakers torn between local freedom and the mainland’s money
Variety, November 23, 2016
http://variety.com/2016/film/festivals/hong-kong-filmmakers-torn-between-local-freedom-and-the-mainlands-money-umbrella-movement-1201922546/

Chris Patten blasts disqualified Hong Kong lawmakers
彭定康批评两名被取消资格的“港独”议员
Financial Times, November 25, 2016
EN: https://www.ft.com/content/42f96bd2-b2c7-11e6-9c37-5787335499a0
CH: http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001070311

Related:
彭定康稱民主港獨混為一談不顧後果 梁頌恆:社會確有追求港獨自決呼聲 (Chris Patten warns confusing democracy with independence will draw backlash, Youngspiration Baggio Leung affirms existence of outcry for independence and self-determination in the society)
Ming Pao, November 25, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161125/s00001/1480061109126

Commentary (评论)

In the history of U.S.-China relations, a pattern of enchantment and despair
200年來,中美怎樣相互吸引又彼此失望
The New York Times, November 24, 2016
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/24/world/asia/china-us-history-john-pomfret.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20161125/china-us-history-john-pomfret/zh-hant/

【經濟學神】Facebook絕不能入中國 (Never let Facebook get into China)
Ming Pao, November 25, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161125/s00002/1480075868671

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

毒品市场萎缩复吸率越来越低 (As drug markets wither, relapse rates of drug users decline)
Legal Daily, November 19, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20161119/Articel01002GN.htm

3.4万法警尽忠职守保障审判执行安全 (34,000 court police loyally safeguard ensure the safe execution of legal trials)
Legal Daily, November 23, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20161123/Articel03002GN.htm

Chinese rights activist who lobbied for lawyers is missing
Associated Press, November 24, 2016
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/chinese-rights-activist-who-lobbied-for-lawyers-is-missing/2016/11/24/f47493d0-b20b-11e6-bc2d-19b3d759cfe7_story.html

Related:
江天勇失联逾24小时 (Jiang Tianyong incommunicado for over 24 hours)
Human Rights in China, November 23, 2016
http://www.hrichina.org/chs/gong-min-yan-chang/jiang-tian-yong-shi-lian-yu-24xiao-shi

Access to Information (信息公开)

Film industry promotion law gets mixed reviews at AFM, China co-pro events
China Film Insider, November 23, 2016
http://chinafilminsider.com/film-industry-promotion-law-gets-mixed-reviews-afm-china-co-pro-events/

BBC returns to would-be Chinese candidate Liu Huizhen
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 24, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-38081966

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Open letter to the Chinese government and the world media about the suppression of Wukan
China Change, November 23, 2016
https://chinachange.org/2016/11/23/open-letter-to-the-chinese-government-and-the-world-media-about-the-suppression-of-wukan/

Online donation supports jailed labor activist and his family
China Labor Bulletin, November 23, 2016
http://www.clb.org.hk/content/online-donation-supports-jailed-labour-activist-and-his-family

Coca-Cola workers strike in 3 Chinese cities over sale of bottling operations
Hong Kong Free Press, November 24, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/11/24/coca-cola-workers-strike-3-chinese-cities-sale-bottling-operations/

聲援香港雨傘被扣 寇延丁出版經歷後暫未有歸期 (Kou Yanding, who had been detained after supporting Hong Kong Umbrella Movement, has not decided when to return to China after publishing a book about her experience)
Radio France Internationale, November 23, 2016
http://trad.cn.rfi.fr/中國/20161123-聲援香港雨傘被扣-寇延丁出版經歷後暫未有歸期

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Former China Resources vice-chairman pleads guilty to graft charges
South China Morning Post, November 23, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2048726/former-china-resources-vice-chairman-pleads-guilty

郭声琨会见中澳高级别对话第三次会议澳方代表团 (Guo Shengkun, Minister of Public Security, meets Australian delegation for third Sino-Australian high level talks)
Legal Daily, November 22, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20161123/Articel01007GN.htm

China's domestic debate on global governance
The Diplomat, November 23, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/11/chinas-domestic-debate-on-global-governance/

China failing to deliver on human rights promises, NGO tells UN
Hong Kong Free Press, November 24, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/11/24/china-failing-deliver-human-rights-promises-ngo-tells-un/

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Facebook 被指暗中開發審查工具,為進軍中國大陸鋪路 (Facebook allegedly develops censorship tool to get back into China)
The Initium, November 23, 2016
https://theinitium.com/article/20161123-dailynews-facebook-censorship/

曹建明在第十一届中国法学青年论坛上强调, 推动互联网治理与法治协调发展 (At 11th Chinese Legal Studies National Youth Conference, Procurator-General Cao Jianming emphasizes promoting coordinated development of Internet governance and rule of law)
People's Procuratorate Daily, November 19, 2016
http://news.jcrb.com/jxsw/201611/t20161119_1681905.html

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

互联网将成为未来反恐最重要的新战场, 打击网络恐怖主义亟待加强国际合作 (Internet will become key new battle front in future counterterrorist efforts, combating online terrorism urgently needs international cooperation)
Legal Daily, November 23, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20161119/Articel06002GN.htm

陈旗实现景区外国人管理全覆盖 (Old Barag Banner in Inner Mongolia achieves comprehensive management of foreigners in scenic areas)
Legal Daily, November 19, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20161119/Articel02006GN.htm

China’s Internet is flourishing inside the wall
Financial Times, November 23, 2016
https://www.ft.com/content/5ec26734-b0b4-11e6-a37c-f4a01f1b0fa1

Hong Kong (香港)

港各界支持法院取消辱国议员资格 (All walks of life in Hong Kong support court's voiding of credentials of elected Legco members who insulted the motherland)
Legal Daily, November 19, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20161119/Articel04002GN.htm

Disqualified Hong Kong lawmakers attend appeal hearing
Associated Press, November 24, 2016
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/disqualified-hong-kong-lawmakers-attend-appeal-hearing/2016/11/24/b6b74200-b20a-11e6-bc2d-19b3d759cfe7_story.html

Number of mainlanders refused entry to Hong Kong for suspected parallel trading drops by half
South China Morning Post, November 24, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/economy/article/2048866/number-mainlanders-refused-entry-hong-kong-suspected-parallel

76% of non-local university students are from mainland; gov’t auditor urges more diversity
Hong Kong Free Press, November 23, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/11/23/76-of-non-local-university-students-are-from-mainland-govt-auditor-urges-more-diversity/

嶺大畢業禮學生會掛直幡 抗議特首校監必然制 (Huge banner hung on LingnanU graduation ceremony day, protesting chief executive as uni chancellor system)
Ming Pao, November 24, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161124/s00001/1479953920324

Related:
自治抗爭思潮漫大學 嶺大兩度掛自決直幡 (Self-governance and protest sentiments spread in universities, self-determination giant banner twice hung in LingnanU)
Radio France Internationale, November 24, 2016
http://trad.cn.rfi.fr/政治/20161124-自治抗爭思潮漫大學-嶺大兩度掛自決直幡

Commentary (评论)

Will China lift its ban on Facebook?
Al Jazeera, November 23, 2016
http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/insidestory/2016/11/china-lift-ban-facebook-161123175605929.html

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Election day in Beijing
The Diplomat, November 23, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/11/election-day-in-beijing/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Economic contraction deepens in China’s corruption-hit Liaoning as all other provinces mark growth
South China Morning Post, November 22, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/economy/article/2048284/economic-contraction-deepens-chinas-corruption-hit-province

Chinese labor camp victim-turned-activist dies in police custody
Radio Free Asia, November 22, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/petitioner-deaths-11222016124905.html

人权观察:新疆当局令居民上交护照集中保管 (Human Rights Watch: Authorities in Xinjiang arbitrarily recall passports for “collective safekeeping”)
Voice of America, November 23, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/a/hrw-china-passports-20161122/3608092.html

Related:
China: Passports arbitrarily recalled in Xinjiang
Human Rights Watch, November 21, 2016
https://www.hrw.org/news/2016/11/21/china-passports-arbitrarily-recalled-xinjiang

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Facebook said to create censorship tool to get back into China
The New York Times, November 22, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/22/technology/facebook-censorship-tool-china.html

Microsoft’s Chinese chatbot encounters sensitive words
China Digital Times, November 22, 2016
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2016/11/microsofts-chinese-chatbot-encounters-sensitive-words/

China launches world’s longest quantum communication line
The Hindu, November 20, 2016
http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/China-launches-world%E2%80%99s-longest-quantum-communication-line/article16668990.ece

Hong Kong (香港)

Law Society journal’s cover story featuring pro-Beijing lawmakers raises eyebrows
Hong Kong Free Press, November 23, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/11/23/law-society-journals-cover-story-featuring-pro-beijing-lawmakers-raises-eyebrows/

香港立法會通過成立專責委員會,調查廉署高層人事變動 (LegCo passes petition to form special committee to investigate staff shake-up at anti-graft agency ICAC)
The Initium, November 23, 2016
https://theinitium.com/article/20160713-dailynews-hongkong-icac/

Commentary (评论)

How Chinese feminists can inspire women to stand up to Trump
The Guardian, November 23, 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2016/nov/23/how-chinese-feminists-can-inspire-women-to-stand-up-to-trump

中国正提升其在国际维和中的角色 (China is strengthening her role in international peacekeeping)
The Financial Times, November 23, 2016
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001070266

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

曹建明在最高检党组会上强调: 探索建立中国特色公益诉讼制度 (Cao Jianming, Procurator-General of the Supreme People's Procuratorate, emphasizes exploring the establishment of a public interest litigation system with Chinese characteristics)
Legal Daily, November 18, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20161118/Articel01009GN.htm

2016年消保法公开征求意见:法律拟将不保护职业打假人 (The 2016 Consumer Protection Law Implementing Regulations are open for public comment: Law proposes removing professional counterfeiters from its protections)
CN Gold, November 18, 2016
https://perma.cc/X23T-CBTH

北京一精神病男子街头持铁链殴打路人 被强制医疗 (Mentally-ill Beijing man who used an iron chain to hit pedestrians is forcibly confined for medical treatment)
Zhangjiakou Online, November 18, 2016
https://perma.cc/9SLG-CTP9

U. S. government must intervene in Zhang Haitao’s case
China Change, November 21, 2016
https://chinachange.org/2016/11/21/u-s-government-must-intervene-in-zhang-haitaos-case/

Eight activists “disappear” in China's Shenzhen after police raid on dinner
Radio Free Asia, November 21, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/disappear-11212016105026.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

声援“占中”涉煽颠 孙峰获刑5年 (Occupy Central supporter Sun Feng charged with “inciting subversion of state power,” sentenced to five years)
Radio Free Asia, November 21, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-11212016104944.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

人权律师施压澳洲阻止中国“摘良心犯器官” (Rights lawyers urge Australian government to stop China from forceful organ transplants from prisoners of conscience)
Voice of America, November 22, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/a/news-activist-lawyar-condemn-china-organ-harvest20161121/3605696.html

U.S. says won't tolerate pressure from China on fugitive families
Reuters, November 21, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/uk-china-usa-corruption-idUSKBN13H066

Chinese villagers criticize officials for building new 1 million yuan office before paying debts on old office
South China Morning Post, November 22, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2048205/chinese-villagers-criticise-officials-building-new-1-million-yuan

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

网络反恐:豺狼来了有猎枪 (Internet counterterrorism: shotguns ready for coming wolves)
Sina News, November 18, 2016
https://perma.cc/5PES-C7UK

中企回应美媒“留后门”质疑:请尊重事实真相 (Shanghai IT Company responds to U.S. media’s suspicion of it leaving “backdoors" in its software: Please respect the real truth)
Global Times, November 18, 2016
https://perma.cc/KQV4-68EH

中国公司被指在安卓手机留“后门” (Chinese company accused of leaving a "backdoor" in Android cellphones)
The New York Times, November 16, 2016
http://cn.nytimes.com/world/20161116/china-phones-software-security/

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

孟建柱:中方愿与沙方加强反恐战略协调 (Meng Jianzhu, head of CPC Political and Legislative Affairs Committee: China hopes to strengthen counterterrorism strategic coordination with Saudi Arabia)
People's Daily, November 8, 2016
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2016/1108/c1001-28845488.html

陈文清出任国家安全部部长 (Chen Wenqing takes over as Minister of State Security)
Legal Daily, November 9, 2016
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20161109/Articel02003GN.htm

China orders residents of Xinjiang to attend weekly flag-raising ceremonies
Radio Free Asia, November 21, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/uyghur-controls-11212016124026.html

Hong Kong (香港)

C.Y. Leung criticized for using simplified Chinese characters in social media post
Hong Kong Free Press, November 21, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/11/21/cy-leung-criticised-using-simplified-chinese-characters-social-media-post/

Commentary (评论)

Dangers of China’s counter-terrorism law for Tibetans and Uyghurs
International Campaign for Tibet, November 15, 2016
https://www.savetibet.org/dangers-of-chinas-counter-terrorism-law-for-tibetans-and-uyghurs/

The world, and congress, have an interest in what happens In Hong Kong
Forbes, November 17, 2016
http://www.forbes.com/sites/mikegonzalez3/2016/11/17/the-world-and-congress-have-an-interest-in-what-happens-in-hong-kong/#78ddcde6470b

Oathgate will hurt Hong Kong democracy
Al Jazeera, November 21, 2016
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2016/11/oathgate-hurt-hong-kong-democracy-161120085542934.html

A retreat from TPP would empower China
The New York Times, November 21, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/21/opinion/a-retreat-from-tpp-would-empower-china.html

徐友渔:中国学术自由是文革以来最糟的 (Xu Youyu: Situation of academic freedom the worst since Cultural Revolution)
Voice of America, November 22, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/a/xu-youyu-20161121/3606071.html

Monday, November 21, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Villagers execution in China ignites uproar over inequality of justice
The New York Times, November 21, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/21/world/asia/villagers-execution-in-china-ignites-uproar-over-inequality-of-justice.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Lights, camera, redaction: China sets new rules for filmmakers
The Wall Street Journal, November 19, 2016
http://www.wsj.com/articles/lights-camera-redaction-china-sets-new-rules-for-filmmakers-1479466803

Feng Xiaogang lashes out at China’s richest man over “Bovary” interference
China Film Insider, November 18, 2016
http://chinafilminsider.com/breaking-feng-xiaogang-lashes-chinas-richest-man-bovary-interference/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

高智晟、胡石根、唐荆陵三人被提名为诺贝尔和平奖侯选人 (Gao Zhisheng, Hu Shigen and Tang Jingling nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize)
Radio Free Asia, November 18, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/cp-11182016104411.html

In China, voters pick “Clinton,” “Trump” and “Braised chicken” over locals
The Wall Street Journal, November 18, 2016
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2016/11/18/in-china-voters-pick-clinton-trump-and-braised-chicken-over-locals/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

“I was tortured in detention”: Released Guangzhou Three activist
Radio Free Asia, November 18, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/activist-torture-11182016132508.html

第三期国家人权行动计划的新特点 (New features of the Third National Human Rights Action Plan)
People’s Daily, November 21, 2016
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2016/1121/c1001-28882339.html

在第六次全国妇女儿童工作会议上的讲话 (Speech at the 6th National Women and Children Congress)
People’s Daily, November 21, 2016
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2016/1121/c1001-28883347.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

No surprise: Backdoors and spyware on smartphones is the norm in China
Global Voices, November 19, 2016
https://globalvoices.org/2016/11/19/no-surprise-backdoors-and-spyware-on-smartphones-is-the-norm-in-china/

China says terrorism, fake news impel greater global internet curbs
Reuters, November 19, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-internet-idUSKBN13F01K

Hong Kong (香港)

Expect more “one-country” focus in Hong Kong policy and appreciate preferential treatment, mainland defense expert advises
South China Morning Post, November 18, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2047404/expect-more-one-country-focus-hong-kong-policy-and

CUHK students slam university chief’s “Mandarin first” congregation speech
Hong Kong Free Press, November 18, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/11/18/cuhk-students-slam-university-chiefs-mandarin-first-congregation-speech/

China's Xi calls on HK leader to maintain stability
Reuters, November 20, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-hongkong-idUSKBN13G04R

Xi Jinping “fully acknowledges” Hong Kong government’s handling of oath-taking saga, chief executive says
South China Morning Post, November 21, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2047810/xi-jinping-and-leung-chun-ying-discuss-travel-not-politics

Commentary (评论)

Who is Chinese? The upper Han
The Economist, November 19, 2016
http://www.economist.com/news/briefing/21710264-worlds-rising-superpower-has-particular-vision-ethnicity-and-nationhood-has

China’s controversial, out-sized role in Africa’s digital revolution
ChinaFile, November 17, 2016
http://www.chinafile.com/china-africa-project/chinas-controversial-out-sized-role-africas-digital-revolution

Beijing’s new Internet laws hint at trade barriers
South China Morning Post, November 19, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2047410/beijings-new-internet-laws-hint-trade-barriers

The rise and rise of localism among Hong Kong youth
Hong Kong Free Press, November 20, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/11/20/the-rise-and-rise-of-localism-among-hong-kong-youth/

Hong Kong’s oath row is so perfect for Beijing, they couldn’t have planned it better themselves
Hong Kong Free Press, November 21, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/11/21/hong-kongs-oath-row-is-so-perfect-for-beijing-they-couldnt-have-planned-it-better-themselves/

Writing China: Madeleine Thien, “do not say we have nothing”
The Wall Street Journal, November 21, 2016
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2016/11/21/writing-china-madeleine-thien-do-not-say-we-have-nothing/

Death sentence, sense of injustice and public opinion in China
Jerry’s Blog, November 17, 2016
http://www.jeromecohen.net/jerrys-blog/2016/11/17/death-sentence-sense-of-injustice-and-public-opinion-in-china

習近平未撐梁振英連任 遲遲不表態將更顯特首欽點本質 (Xi Jinping has not expressed support for CY Leung’s re-election, non-declaration at this late stage highlights the nature of appointment)
Radio France Internationale, November 21, 2016
http://trad.cn.rfi.fr/中國/20161121-習近平未撐梁振英連任-遲遲不表態將更顯特首欽點本質

香港 : 反抗政府清洗立法會! (Hong Kong, protest government’s cleansing in the LegCo!)
China Worker Info, November 17, 2016
http://chinaworker.info/hhk/2016/11/17/13661/

Friday, November 18, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

Statement of the week: China’s Internet is open
China Digital Times, November 17, 2016
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2016/11/statement-week-chinas-internet-open/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China's Christians vow to defy new rules banning organized worship
Radio Free Asia, November 17, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/christians-rules-11172016111545.html

中国当局劫毁高智晟新书 耿和公布电子版抗议封锁 (Chinese authorities intercept and destroy Gao Zhisheng’s new book, his wife publishes electronic version to protest the blockade)
Radio Free Asia, November 17, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-11172016102836.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China’s anti-graft watchdog publicly shames and demotes Chinese railway official who sent 2,300 bawdy texts to woman
South China Morning Post, November 17, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2046951/chinas-anti-graft-watchdog-publicly-shames-and-demotes-chinese

China says family cut off funds to get most-wanted graft suspect back
Reuters, November 17, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption-usa-idUSKBN13C150

马英九大马举行国际记者会指责北京打压 (Ma Ying-jeou holds press conference in Malaysia protesting China’s suppression)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 17, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/china/2016/11/161117_taiwan_malaysia_ma_china

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China builds a brave new online world behind the wire
South China Morning Post, November 18, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2047028/china-builds-brave-new-online-world-behind-wire

China doubles down on Internet control after tough new law
Voice of America, November 17, 2016
http://www.voanews.com/a/china-internet-control/3600962.html

Xi Jinping pushes China’s vision for the worldwide web
Financial Times, November 16, 2016
https://www.ft.com/content/482bcfd0-abd0-11e6-9cb3-bb8207902122

Hong Kong (香港)

High Court to hear Youngspiration duo’s appeal over oath dispute
Hong Kong Free Press, November 17, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/11/17/high-court-hear-youngspiration-duos-appeal-oath-dispute/

Retired photojournalist seeks legal challenge over oaths of 14 lawmakers and Chief Exec. C.Y. Leung
Hong Kong Free Press, November 17, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/11/17/retired-reporter-seeks-legal-challenge-over-oaths-of-14-lawmakers-and-chief-exec-cy-leung/

【誓詞風波】新華社:高院裁決維護一國兩制尊嚴 打擊「港獨」分子氣焰 ([Oath-taking row] Xinhua: High Court’s ruling defends the dignity of One Country Two Systems, blowing “separatist elements’” bluster)
Ming Pao, November 17, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161117/s00001/1479369846437

Commentary (评论)

Lawyer who helped draft Basic Law says Beijing interpretation has destroyed “one country, two systems”
South China Morning Post, November 17, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2046959/lawyer-who-helped-draft-basic-law-says-beijing

反對派必須勇敢承認分歧(文:葉健民) (Opposition parties must bravely recognize their differences)
Ming Pao, November 18, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161118/s00022/1479432872513

當政治沒有曙光,我們更需要白票 (One should cast a blank vote especially when political situation isn’t hopeful)
InMedia HK, November 18, 2016
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1045920

What does Xi's “One China" mean for Hong Kong's democracy?
习近平的“一个中国”对香港民主意味着什么?
Voice of America, November 18, 2016
EN: http://www.voanews.com/a/china-hong-kong/3601047.html
CH: http://www.voachinese.com/a/Xi-HONGKONG-DEMOCRACY/3601531.html

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

Kim Jong Un gets new mean nickname after Chinese censors block fat jokes
Gizmodo, November 17, 2016
http://gizmodo.com/kim-jong-un-gets-new-mean-nickname-after-chinese-censor-1789073146

BBC stopped from visiting China independent candidate
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 17, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-38005603

Related:
In China, foreign correspondents continue to face harassment, restrictions
Committee to Protect Journalists, November 15, 2016
https://cpj.org/blog/2016/11/in-china-foreign-correspondents-continue-to-face-h.php

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Across China, Walmart faces labor unrest as authorities stand aside
The New York Times, November 17, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/17/world/asia/across-china-walmart-faces-labor-unrest-as-authorities-stand-aside.html

China elections: Independent candidates fight for the ballot
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 17, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-37997706

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Communist Party leadership calls for fairer global governance of Internet
South China Morning Post, November 16, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2046645/communist-party-leadership-calls-fairer-global

Related:
《网络安全法》通过后 中国举办第三次世界互联网大会习近平再提网络主权 (China holds 3rd World Internet Conference after Cybersecurity Law passed, Xi Jinping reiterates about “cyber sovereignty”)
Radio Free Asia, November 16, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/xl2-11162016103016.html

Secret back door in some U.S. phones sent data to China, analysts say
中国公司被指在安卓手机留“后门”
The New York Times, November 16, 2016
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/16/us/politics/china-phones-software-security.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/world/20161116/china-phones-software-security/dual/

Hong Kong (香港)

Disqualified Hong Kong lawmakers Leung and Yau in High Court for battle to keep seats until appeal
South China Morning Post, November 17, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2046900/hong-kong-high-court-set-rule-whether-baggio-leung-and-yau

Hong Kong abductions: Marco Rubio seeks U.S. sanctions against officials
The Guardian, November 17, 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/nov/17/hong-kong-abductions-marco-rubio-seeks-us-sanctions-against-officials

China's interference in Hong Kong reaching alarming levels: U.S. congressional panel
Reuters, November 16, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-china-usa-idUSKBN13C07Z

Hong Kong umbrella movement documentary to get limited screening
Radio Free Asia, November 16, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/screening-11162016105313.html

香港学运领袖黄之锋现身美国国会 (Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong appears at U.S. Congress)
Deutsche Welle, November 17, 2016
http://www.dw.com/zh/香港学运领袖黄之锋现身美国国会/a-36418721

Related:
黃之鋒訪華盛頓 促特朗普關注中國打壓香港 (Joshua Wong visits Washington DC, urges Trump to pay attention to China’s oppression of Hong Kong)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 17, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/trad/china/2016/11/161117_us_china_hongkong_trump

【人大釋法】中大畢業禮舉反釋法標語被指不適當 學生反問校長:兩民選議員被DQ,那什麼是莊嚴? ([NPC interpretation of Basic Law] Students’ protest against NPC interpretation at graduation ceremony chided as inappropriate, students question Vice-Chancellor what “solemnity” means when democratically elected legislators got disqualified)
Ming Pao, November 17, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161117/s00001/1479357711410

Related:
中大今舉行畢業禮 火車站外現反梁反人大橫額 (Anti-CY Leung and anti-NPC banners appear at train station on CUHK graduation ceremony day)
Ming Pao, November 17, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161117/s00001/1479342257960

Commentary (评论)

The future of public interest litigation in China
ChinaFile, November 16, 2016
http://www.chinafile.com/environment/future-of-public-interest-litigation-china

香港法律专家谈宣誓案判决的影响 (Hong Kong legal experts comment on impacts of the ruling of oath-taking case)
Radio Free Asia, November 16, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/cp-11162016103532.html

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Unswayed by extraordinary public outcry, China executes nail-gun killer
The Washington Post, November 15, 2016
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/unswayed-by-extraordinary-public-outcry-china-executes-nail-gun-killer/2016/11/15/cbef295c-ab12-11e6-8410-7613f8c1dae8_story.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Foreign journalists working in China face increased harassment
The Guardian, November 15, 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/media/greenslade/2016/nov/15/foreign-journalists-working-in-china-face-increased-harassment

Chinese state media CEO challenges Tencent’s power over online news
Global Voices, November 15, 2016
https://globalvoices.org/2016/11/15/chinese-state-media-ceo-challenges-tencents-power-over-online-news/

Chinese media praise Trump’s “experience and ideology”
South China Morning Post, November 15, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2046302/chinese-media-praise-trumps-experience-and-ideology

New law, slowing sales take shine off China’s box office
Asia Times, November 15, 2016
http://www.atimes.com/article/new-law-slowing-sales-take-shine-off-chinas-box-office/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

“We have a fake election”: China disrupts local campaigns
The New York Times, November 16, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/16/world/asia/beijing-china-local-elections.html

中国将开世界互联网大会 维权人士被跨省稳控 (China to hold World Internet Conference, rights defenders across provinces under strict control)
Radio Free Asia, November 15, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/yf2-11152016104658.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chinese leadership sending “confusing” messages over reform of state-owned enterprises: China watcher
South China Morning Post, November 16, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/economy/article/2046500/chinese-leadership-sending-confusing-messages-over-reform-state

China holds officials to account for sloppy environmental efforts
Voice of America, November 15, 2016
http://www.voanews.com/a/china-pollution/3597961.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong court bans pro-independence politicians from office
The Guardian, November 15, 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/nov/15/hong-kong-bans-pro-democracy-politicians-after-beijing-rewrites-oath-law

Related:
“Elections are meaningless”: Elected localist duo to appeal against court ruling barring them from legislature
Hong Kong Free Press, November 15, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/11/15/breaking-elected-localist-duo-to-appeal-against-hong-kong-court-ruling-barring-them-from-legislature/

Judgment: Between The Chief Executive of the HKSAR (1st Plaintiff) Secretary for Justice (2nd Plaintiff) and Yau Wai China (1st Defendant), Sixtus Leung Chung Hang (2nd Defendant), President of the Legislative Council
The High Court of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Court of First Instance, November 15, 2016
http://legalref.judiciary.gov.hk/lrs/common/search/search_result_detail_frame.jsp?DIS=106799&QS=%2B&TP=JU

Press Summary: Constitutional and Administrative Law List. No. 185 of 2016 and Miscellaneous Proceedings No. 2819 of 2016.
新聞摘要: 憲法及行政訴訟2016年第185號及雜項案件2016年第2819號。 本摘要由高等法院司法助理擬備,並非判決書的一部分。
The High Court of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Court of First Instance, November 15, 2016
EN: http://legalref.judiciary.gov.hk/doc/judg/html/vetted/other/en/2016/HCAL000185A_2016_files/HCAL000185A_2016ES.htm
CH: http://legalref.judiciary.gov.hk/doc/judg/html/vetted/other/en/2016/HCAL000185A_2016_files/HCAL000185A_2016CS.htm

香港活動人士黃之鋒將在新加坡研討會發言 (Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong to speak at a forum in Singapore)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 16, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/trad/china/2016/11/161116_hongkong_joshua_wong_singapore

朱經緯涉毆途人兩年未定是否檢控 黎棟國指律政司一直與警溝通 現不宜評論 (No charge yet two years after former superintendent Franklin Chu allegedly beat passers-by, Security Sec Lai Tung-kwok refuses to comment at this stage while DOJ has been communicating with the police)
Ming Pao, November 16, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161116/s00001/1479278259831

Commentary (评论)

China’s great leap backward
The Atlantic, December 2016
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/12/chinas-great-leap-backward/505817/

Facebook, Microsoft, LinkedIn and others must resist China’s Orwellian vision of the Internet
Hong Kong Free Press, November 16, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/11/16/facebook-microsoft-linkedin-and-others-must-resist-chinas-orwellian-vision-of-the-internet/

【梁游敗訴】評法院梁游宣誓案判辭(文:任建峰) (Progressive Lawyers Group Kevin Yam on the Court’s ruling over localist duo’s oath taking)
Ming Pao, November 16, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161116/s00022/1479258162674

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Outcry as China executes symbol of injustice Jia Jinglong
The Guardian, November 15, 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/nov/15/outcry-as-china-executes-symbol-of-injustice-jia-jinglong

Related:
12 Chinese legal professionals’ letter of appeal for the review of Jia Jinglong’s death penalty
China Change, November 14, 2016
https://chinachange.org/2016/11/14/12-chinese-legal-professionals-letter-of-appeal-for-the-review-of-jia-jinglongs-death-penalty/

Access to Information (信息公开)

Online freedom hit by pressure on social media, apps; China worst offender
Agence France-Presse, November 15, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/11/15/online-freedom-hit-pressure-social-media-apps-china-worst-offender/

New China data shows mixed economic picture
The Wall Street Journal, November 13, 2016
http://www.wsj.com/articles/china-manufacturing-index-highest-in-over-two-years-1477964363

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Throwing labor activists in jail won’t solve China’s structural problems
Quartz, November 14, 2016
http://qz.com/827623/throwing-labor-activists-like-meng-han-in-jail-wont-solve-chinas-structural-problems/

Police in Shanghai, Beijing detain more independent election candidates
Radio Free Asia, November 14, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/election-detentions-11142016160141.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chinese official suspended over petitioner’s death after he’s handcuffed and beaten in 81-hour ordeal
South China Morning Post, November 15, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2046106/chinese-official-suspended-over-petitioners-death-after-hes

Hundreds of families relocated in eastern China told their homes face demolition months after moving in
South China Morning Post, November 15, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2046090/hundreds-families-relocated-eastern-china-told-their-homes-face

Human rights groups protest over Interpol president’s appointment
Financial Times, November 10, 2016
https://www.ft.com/content/3da20eba-a72c-11e6-8b69-02899e8bd9d1

Trump and China: fears that deal-making will consign human rights to political “roadkill”
The Guardian, November 15, 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/nov/15/trump-and-china-fears-deal-making-consign-human-rights-to-political-roadkill

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Booming e-businesses amid tight censorship ... can China have it both ways with the Internet?
South China Morning Post, November 15, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2046121/booming-e-businesses-amid-tight-censorship-can-china

Hong Kong (香港)

Breaking: Localist lawmakers face ejection from Hong Kong legislature as gov’t wins legal challenge
Hong Kong Free Press, November 15, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/11/15/breaking-localist-lawmakers-face-ejection-from-hong-kong-legislature-as-govt-wins-legal-challenge/

Related:
【短片:誓詞風波】高院裁定政府勝訴 梁游喪失議員資格 ([Video: Oath controversy] The High Court rules that government wins, Leung and Yau barred from legislature)
Ming Pao, November 15, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161115/s00001/1479167639802

【梁游敗訴】法官:釋法與否結果都一樣 ([Leung and Yau lost] Judge: Same result with or without NPC interpretation of law)
Ming Pao, November 15, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161115/s00001/1479196740671

HKFP Lens: “Punish those who insult China”—Pro-Beijing groups rally against localist lawmakers
Hong Kong Free Press, November 14, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/11/14/hkfp-lens-punish-those-who-insult-china-pro-beijing-groups-rally-against-localist-lawmakers/

香港议员批评北京当局借人大释法加剧乱港 (Hong Kong legislator criticizes Beijing for using NPC interpretation of the Basic Law to intensify disputes in Hong Kong)
Radio Free Asia, November 14, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/cp-11142016112823.html

The people of Hong Kong vs. The People’s Republic of China
Foreign Policy, November 11, 2016
http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/11/11/the-people-of-hong-kong-vs-the-peoples-republic-of-china/

Commentary (评论)

Beijing’s ruling amounts to a purge of dissident voices from Hong Kong’s legislature
Hong Kong Free Press, November 14, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/11/14/beijings-ruling-amounts-to-a-purge-of-dissident-voices-from-hong-kongs-legislature/

Interpol appointment highlights abuses
The Guardian, November 14, 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/nov/14/interpol-appointment-highlights-abuses

【人大釋法】評釋法風波(一至四)(文:劉進圖) (Former Ming Pao chief editor Kevin Lau on the controversy of NPC’s interpretation of the Basic Law I-IV)
Ming Pao, November 11-15, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161111/s00022/1478823611415
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161112/s00022/1478909528893
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161114/s00022/1479085011636
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161115/s00022/1479173732003

Monday, November 14, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

Cash-strapped Beijing Times to stop publishing at end of year
South China Morning Post, November 14, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2045613/cash-strapped-beijing-times-stop-publishing-end-year

Interview: Prize-winning Chinese citizen journalism website still going strong despite suppression
Hong Kong Free Press, November 12, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/11/12/interview-prize-winning-chinese-citizen-journalism-website-still-going-strong-despite-suppression/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China also is going to the polls. But you’d barely know it.
The Washington Post, November 11, 2016
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-is-also-going-to-the-polls-but-youd-barely-know-it/2016/11/10/a7ad8666-a049-11e6-8864-6f892cad0865_story.html

中国民间发起联署要求释放肖育辉 (Chinese civilians organize joint petition demanding release of Xiao Yuhui)
Radio Free Asia, November 13, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-11132016084745.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Former top graft-buster gets suspended death sentence for taking bribes
South China Morning Post, November 11, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/2045197/former-top-graft-buster-gets-suspended-death-sentence-taking-bribes

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China is the obstacle to Google’s plan to end Internet censorship
Hong Kong Free Press, November 13, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/11/13/china-obstacle-googles-plan-end-internet-censorship/

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong politician calls pro-independence activists “cancer cells” at rally of thousands
The Guardian, November 14, 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/nov/14/hong-kong-politician-calls-pro-independence-activists-cancer-cells-rally-thousands-china

Related:
Protesters claim they were paid to attend pro-Beijing rally in support of China’s ruling on oath row
Hong Kong Free Press, November 14, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/11/14/protesters-claim-they-were-paid-to-attend-pro-beijing-rally-in-support-of-chinas-ruling-on-oath-row/

反港獨撐釋法萬人集會 有參加者不知釋法內容稱「要睇返報紙」 (Anti-Hong Kong independence and pro-NPC interpretation rally—some participants ignorant of the interpretation content, saying they have to “check that again from newspapers”)
Ming Pao, November 14, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161113/s00001/1479031461594

China issues unity warning amid fears of political “purge” in Hong Kong
Radio Free Asia, November 11, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/hongkong-xi-11112016140936.html

Hong Kong writers relaunch literary group in face of “unprecedented” threat to free speech
South China Morning Post, November 13, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education-community/article/2045576/hong-kong-writers-relaunch-literary-group-face

【毛孟靜退公民黨】以香港本土身分留在議會 毛指與黨理念不同 續與民主派合作 ([Claudia Mo quits Civic Party] Continuing to serve the legislature as an independent democrat with the group Hong Kong First, Claudia Mo resigns from Civic Party due to ideological differences)
Ming Pao, November 14, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161114/s00001/1479107115580

【誓詞風波】黨報:港生須學中國歷史 狹義排外令港走上絕途 ([Oath-taking row] State media: Hong Kong students must learn Chinese history, xenophobia in narrow sense will bring Hong Kong to a dead end)
Ming Pao, November 12, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161112/s00001/1478908322543

Commentary (评论)

How will Donald Trump’s victory impact China and U.S.-China relations?
ChinaFile, November 11, 2016
http://www.chinafile.com/sinica-podcast/how-will-donald-trumps-victory-impact-china-and-us-china-relations

Trump’s America and Hong Kong’s oath taking crisis: How they are linked
South China Morning Post, November 13, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/politics/article/2044871/trumps-america-and-hong-kongs-oath-taking-crisis-how-they-are

Beijing tightens its grip in Hong Kong again
The New York Times, November 13, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/14/opinion/beijing-tightens-its-grip-in-hong-kong-again.html

历史学家怎样看孙中山? (How do historians view Sun Yat-sen?)
Deutsche Welle, November 12, 2016
http://www.dw.com/zh/历史学家怎样看孙中山/a-36372863

Related:
孫中山先生150年冥壽抽水祭 (Sun Yat-sen’s 150th birthday seriously manipulated)
InMedia HK, November 12, 2016
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1045808

對香港未來的樂觀希望(文:董建華) (Vice Chairman of the CPPCC National Committee and former Hong Kong chief Tung Chee-hwa: Optimistic outlook of Hong Kong)
Ming Pao, November 12, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161112/s00022/1478877025940

Friday, November 11, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

中国官媒继续借大选抨击美政治体制 (Chinese state media continues to use the presidential election to attack U.S. political system)
Radio Free Asia, November 10, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zhengzhi/yf3-11102016104014.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China holds elections
The Economist, November 10, 2016
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21709975-only-way-it-likes-them-china-holds-elections

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China sentences former police chief to death for sinful, cruel murder
Reuters, November 11, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-crime-idUSKBN1360BR

China, rocked by fresh blasts, jails 49 over Tianjin disaster
Radio Free Asia, November 10, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/tianjin-blast-11102016160555.html

中国与联合国:不断深化的合作 (China and the UN: Continuously deepening collaboration)
People’s Daily, November 11, 2016
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2016/1111/c1001-28852920.html

英媒:孟宏伟领导国际刑警组织令人权团体忧虑 (British media: Vice Minister of Public Security Meng Hongwei to head Interpol, rights groups worried)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 11, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/press_review/2016/11/161111_press_review

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China adopts a tough cyber-security law
The Economist, November 10, 2016
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21710001-foreign-firms-are-worried-china-adopts-tough-cyber-security-law

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

Xi Jinping vows to fight separatism and any attempts to split territory from China
South China Morning Post, November 11, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2045110/xi-jinping-vows-fight-separatism-and-any-attempts-split

Hong Kong (香港)

Why did Beijing slap down Hong Kong separatists? To make a point
觸及「核心利益」,北京對香港不惜殺一儆百
The New York Times, November 10, 2016
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/10/world/asia/china-hong-kong-independence.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20161110/china-hong-kong-independence/zh-hant/

8 more pro-democracy lawmakers in Hong Kong may lose seats
又有8名香港立法會議員被指宣誓心不誠
The New York Times, November 11, 2016
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/11/world/asia/china-hong-kong-oath.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20161111/china-hong-kong-oath/zh-hant/

Students protest Basic Law interpretation during visit from former secretary of justice
Hong Kong Free Press, November 10, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/11/10/students-protest-basic-law-interpretation-visit-former-secretary-justice/

彭定康月底港大談香港前途大學管治 (Former Governor of Hong Kong Chris Patten to talk about future of Hong Kong and university governance end November)
Ming Pao, November 11, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161111/s00001/1478849533434

Hong Kong venue cancels screening of protest film, citing political concerns
The New York Times, November 11, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/11/world/asia/china-hong-kong-oath.html

Commentary (评论)

Thank you Baggio Leung and Yau Wai-Ching for doing exactly what I voted for you to do
Hong Kong Free Press, November 10, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/11/10/thank-you-baggio-leung-and-yau-wai-ching-for-doing-exactly-what-i-voted-for-you-to-do/

Hong Kong’s protest leaders demand self-determination
The Wall Street Journal, November 9, 2016
http://www.wsj.com/articles/hong-kongs-protest-leaders-demand-self-determination-1478721911

From local identity to the pursuit of independence: The changing face of Hong Kong localism
Hong Kong Free Press, November 11, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/11/11/from-local-identity-to-the-pursuit-of-independence-the-changing-face-of-hong-kong-localism/

How Hong Kong’s courts interpret Beijing’s interpretation of the Basic Law may yet surprise
South China Morning Post, November 9, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2044385/how-hong-kongs-courts-interpret-beijings-interpretation

Hong Kong courts should reject Beijing’s Basic Law ruling, says legal heavyweight
Hong Kong Free Press, November 11, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/11/11/hong-kong-courts-should-reject-beijings-basic-law-ruling-says-legal-heavyweight/

“An epochal change”: what a Trump presidency means for the Asia Pacific region
The Guardian, November 10, 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/nov/10/an-epochal-change-what-a-trump-presidency-means-for-the-asia-pacific-region

拒絕當權者的思維 (Reject the thinking of those in power)
InMedia HK, November 11, 2016
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1045770