Friday, April 21, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China to try political refugee forcibly repatriated by Thailand for subversion
Radio Free Asia, April 20, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/refugee-04202017120108.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

中国异议漫画家“变态辣椒”获“聚焦审查”国际言论自由奖 (Chinese political cartoonist Rebel Pepper receives International Freedom of Speech Award from Index on Censorship)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 20, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/chinese-news-39650941

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

国际人士致函习近平要求释放台活动人士 (International community writes to Xi Jinping calling for release of Taiwanese activist)
Voice of America, April 20, 2017
http://www.voachinese.com/a/news-latest-development-of-li-ming-zhe-case-fpr-window-20170420/3818153.html

桂民海瑞典获奖 其家人盼关注 (Gui Minhai awarded in Sweden, family urges attention to his case)
Deutsche Welle, April 20, 2017
http://www.dw.com/zh/桂民海瑞典获奖-其家人盼关注/a-38525702

Chinese Internet users mock county’s “reach us if you can” suggestion box
South China Morning Post, April 21, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2089513/china-local-government-officials-mocked-perching-suggestions-box

Government Accountability (政府问责)

国际红通后,好戏还在后头?!(More to come after Interpol “red notice”?)
Deutsche Welle, April 20, 2017
http://www.dw.com/zh/国际红通后好戏还在后头/a-38509381

Related:
Chinese billionaire accused by former spy chief in video
Guardian, April 21, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/21/chinese-billionaire-guo-wengui-accused-by-former-spy-chief-in-video

內地熱論反貪腐劇《人民的名義》 環時:不應過度引申 中國影視還駕馭不了「真實貪官」 (Global Times on hit anti-graft drama “In the Name of People”: Too much inference should not be drawn, Chinese entertainment media still hasn’t grasped “real” corruption)
Mingpao, April 21, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170421/s00004/1492734623103

最高檢網站可舉報「正國級」官員 (Now possible to report state-level officials on website of Supreme People's Procuratorate)
Mingpao, April 21, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20170421/s00013/1492712108379

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

China bans “extreme” Islamic baby names among Xinjiang's Uyghurs
防新生儿取名涉恐 新疆列名单限制
Radio Free Asia, April 20, 2017
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/names-04202017093324.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/xl1-04202017100838.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong history exam probes Communist Party’s changing line on democracy, pre-handover fears
Hong Kong Free Press, April 20, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/04/20/hong-kong-history-exam-probes-communist-partys-changing-line-democracy-pre-handover-fears/

3被告早前提上訴 次被告7月申保釋 (Three defendants in Mong Kok riot case apply for appeal, 2nd defendant applies for bail in July)
Mingpao, April 20, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170420/s00001/1492695772607

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

台“脱逃”张向忠返陆 自愿还是强制遣返?(Asylum seeker Zhang Xiangzhong returns to China: His decision or Taiwan’s?)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 19, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/chinese-news-39641355

江天勇父母再拒录视频劝子认罪 当局警告不准接受采访 (Parents of detained lawyer Jiang Tianyong refuse to make videotape again to coerce son to confess, threatened by authorities not to be interviewed)
Radio Free Asia, April 19, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-04192017100718.html

Related:
709家属致川普总统(第四封信)(709 Families’ Fourth Letter to President Trump)
Human Rights in China, March 26, 2017
http://www.hrichina.org/chs/gong-min-yan-chang/709jia-shu-zhi-chuan-pu-zong-tong-di-si-feng-xin-0

Five detained following self-immolation in Kardze Town
Radio Free Asia, April 19, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/detained-04192017165334.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Apple faces inquiry in China over app store content
中國當局將約談蘋果,要求加強APP監管
New York Times, April 20, 2017
EN: http://cn.nytimes.com/business/20170420/china-apple-app-store/en-us/
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/business/20170420/china-apple-app-store/zh-hant/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

“阳光信访”一句空话? 四川800民师省教育厅上访遭暴力清场 (800 teachers protest in front of Department of Education in Sichuan, cleared out by violence)
Radio Free Asia, April 19, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-04192017103409.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

大佬海外"爆料"中共内幕 今遭全球缉拿 (Chinese tycoon wanted by Interpol after exposing graft scandal inside central gov’t)
Deutsche Welle, April 19, 2017
http://www.dw.com/zh/大佬海外爆料中共内幕-今遭全球缉拿/a-38481139

Related:
China seeks arrest of billionaire who accused officials’ relatives of graft
New York Times, April 19, 2017
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/19/world/asia/china-guo-wengui-interpol-voice-of-america.html

国际刑警组织解释“红色通报”的功用 (Interpol explains function of a “red warning”)
Radio France Internationale, April 19, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20170419-国际刑警组织解释“红色通报”的功用

First the “guns”, then the “knives” ... now Xi goes after the “money bags” in China’s financial industry
South China Morning Post, April 19, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/economy/article/2088995/first-guns-then-knives-now-xi-goes-after-money-bags-chinas

中共要求党员干部如实报告个人事项 (Central gov’t requires officials to declare personal information truthfully)
Radio Free Asia, April 19, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zhengzhi/yl-04192017115918.html

Related:
China gets tougher with officials' personal information declaration
Xinhua, April 20, 2017
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2017-04/20/content_29005005.htm

中共中央办公厅、国务院办公厅印发《领导干部报告个人有关事项规定》和《领导干部个人有关事项报告查核结果处理办法》(General Office of CPC and General Office of the State Council of PRC publish “Regulation regarding declaration of personal information by leading cadres” and “Handling method of examination of leading cadres’ declaration of personal information”)
Xinhua, April 19, 2017
http://www.gov.cn/zhengce/2017-04/19/content_5187306.htm

反腐打贪今年力度大 11省级官员遭判刑 (Greater anti-graft effort in China this year: 11 provincial level officials sentenced)
Radio France Internationale, April 19, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20170419-反腐打贪今年力度大-11省级官员遭判刑

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

最高人民法院关于落实司法责任制完善审判监督管理机制的意见(试行)(Opinion of the Supreme People’s Court regarding implementation of judicial responsibility system to perfect trial monitoring management system (pilot))
The Supreme People’s Court of PRC, April 18, 2017
http://www.court.gov.cn/fabu-xiangqing-40582.html

張向忠不符專案居留 陸委會證實被遣返 (Mainland Affairs Council confirms deportation of Zhang Xiangzhong, says he does not fulfill requirements for long-term stay)
Apple Daily, April 19, 2017
http://www.appledaily.com.tw/realtimenews/article/new/20170419/1100912/

Access to Information (信息公开)

采访倪玉兰连日遭逼迁 日本记者被公安强制删图 (Public security forcibly deletes photos taken by Japanese journalist who is reporting on activist Ni Yulan’s eviction)
Radio Free Asia, April 18, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-04182017101844.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

最新自焚事件后 藏族民众被召集开会
Local Tibetans summoned after latest self-immolation Voice of America, April 19, 2017
CH: http://www.voachinese.com/a/tibet-20170418/3815767.html
EN: https://www.voanews.com/a/tibet-self-immolation-kardze/3815442.html

Related:
Tibetan monk sets himself on fire in western China
Associated Press, April 17, 2017
https://www.yahoo.com/news/reports-tibetan-monk-sets-himself-fire-west-china-031444539.html

Tibetan filmed in self-immolation in Kardze Town square was man in his 30s
Radio Free Asia, April 15, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/sichuan-immolation-04152017144618.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

最高法为执行划出十条“高压线” 严禁在执行中“吃拿卡要”(Supreme People’s Court issues “Ten No’s” to regulate misconduct by law enforcement)
China Youth Daily, April 19, 2017
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2017/0419/c1001-29221953.html

Former official gets 20 years for bribery
China Daily, April 19, 2017
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2017-04/19/content_28987942.htm

Executives of China's state-owned enterprises will have salaries linked to “party building” performance
The Independent, April 18, 2017
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/china-executive-salary-link-performance-largest-state-owned-enterprises-income-a7689316.html

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

Han Chinese offered triple salary of Uyghurs in Xinjiang police recruitment drive
Radoi Free Asia, April 14, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/recruitment-04142017152148.html

China's Xi restructures military, consolidates control
Reuters, April 19, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-defence-idUSKBN17L0D8?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Hong Kong (香港)

年宵攤檔被指或涉港獨貨品遭收回 青政成員入稟促裁食環署違法 (Youngsipration applies for judicial review against Food and Environmental Hygiene Department’s earlier Lunar New Year market ban)
Mingpao, April 18, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170418/s00001/1492513000830

Related:
Former aides to Youngspiration leader take gov’t to court over Lunar New Year fair merchandise ban
Hong Kong Free Press, April 19, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/04/19/former-aides-youngspiration-leader-take-govt-court-lunar-new-year-fair-merchandise-ban/

“One country, one system?” Chinese artist Ai Weiwei takes to social media after HSBC rejects application
South China Morning Post, April 19, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education-community/article/2088780/one-country-one-system-chinese-artist-ai-weiwei

“Like begging for mercy”: Lawmaker Nathan Law slams suggested Occupy pardons
Hong Kong Free Press, April 19, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/04/18/like-begging-mercy-lawmaker-nathan-law-slams-suggested-occupy-pardons/

Commentary (评论)

Will China stay the course to cleanse its corruption-ridden financial system?
South China Morning Post, April 18, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2088481/will-china-stay-course-cleanse-its-corruption-ridden

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

冯正虎5名助选被行拘提起诉讼 不获法院受理 (Case brought by Feng Zhenghu’s five campaign assistants over unlawful administrative detention in November denied by court)
Radio Free Asia, April 18, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-04182017102038.html

Related:
Just Who Was Actually Destroying Electoral Order?
谁在破坏选举秩序?
Human Rights in China, December 25, 2016
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/citizens-square/just-who-was-actually-destroying-electoral-order
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/gong-min-yan-chang/shui-zai-po-pi-xuan-ju-zhi-xu-tu

获国际人权奖北京维权人士被暴力逼搬 (Beijing activist who was awarded international human rights award evicted by violence)
Voice of America, April 18, 2017
http://www.voachinese.com/a/news-rights-activists-thrown-out-of-rental-place-20170416/3812114.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

中国网络审查“709案”数据曝光 封锁日趋精密复杂 (Citizen Lab: Censorship in China is increasingly precise and sophisticated)
Radio Free Asia, April 14, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-04142017100710.html

Related:
What happens when you try to send politically sensitive messages on WeChat
Quartz, April 17, 2017
https://qz.com/960948/what-happens-when-you-try-to-send-politically-sensitive-messages-on-wechat/

China’s party officials warned not to cross “red lines” while using WeChat
South China Morning Post, April 18, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2088540/chinas-party-officials-warned-not-cross-red-lines-while

德媒,中国坚持死刑并且数字保密严重损害了中国的开放形象 (German media: China’s insistence to keep execution data secret seriously harms China’s open image)
Radio Free Asia, April 18, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/gr-04182017100631.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

中国官方媒体承认中纪委腐败违纪 (Chinese official media admits member of senior Central Commission for Discipline Inspection currently under investigation for graft)
Voice of America, April 18, 2017
http://www.voachinese.com/a/China-investigates-senior-inspector-20170417/3813511.html

Related:
China's graft watchdog investigates senior inspector in drive to tackle internal rot
Reuters, April 17, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption-idUSKBN17J0AW

中国反腐败:巡视组长张化为落马 利好王岐山留任?(Anti-graft in China: With head of inspection team Zhang Huawei stepping down, will Wang Qishan be able to stay?)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 17, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/chinese-news-39619754

中央巡视组原副部级巡视专员张化为 涉嫌严重违纪接受组织审查 (Former Central Leading Group for Inspection Work deputy inspector Zhang Huawei under investigation for serious discipline violation)
Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, April 17, 2017
http://www.ccdi.gov.cn/jlsc/zggb/jlsc_zggb/201704/t20170417_97383.html

Greater corruption in China? A billionaire says he has evidence
「大老虎」不止周永康?郭文貴爆料直指賀國強
New York Times, April 17, 2017
EN: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20170417/china-billionaire-guo-wengui-xi-mar-a-lago/en-us/
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20170417/china-billionaire-guo-wengui-xi-mar-a-lago/zh-hant/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

中国异议人士赴台旅游脱团 (Chinese activist slips away from tour group in Taiwan to seek asylum)
Deutsche Welle, April 17, 2017
http://www.dw.com/zh/中国异议人士赴台旅游脱团/a-38453459

突破防线赴京上访 无锡访民孙静芳被限制人身自由 (Personal freedom of Wushi activist Sun Jingfang, who charged cordon line and petitioned her case in Beijing during Two Congresses, limited)
Radio Free Asia, April 17, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-04172017104251.html

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

新疆当局批维族教师“被渗透” 11名网民涉“暴恐”被拘 (Xinjiang authorities criticize Uygur teachers for being “penetrated” by foreign powers, 11 netizens arrested for terrorism)
Radio Free Asia, April 18, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/xl1-04182017101811.html

Details emerge of ‘terrorism suspect’ arrest during armed raid in China
South China Morning Post, April 17, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2088218/details-emerge-terrorism-suspect-arrest-during-armed

Hong Kong (香港)

China’s Communist Party puts ‘Hong Kong separatism’ on national security agenda
South China Morning Post, April 16, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2087969/chinas-communist-party-puts-hong-kong-separatism

Related:
党媒把遏制“港独”纳入习近平的总体国家安全观 (Party mouthpiece puts “Hong Kong Independence” on Xi Jinping’s national security agenda)
Radio France Internationale, April 16, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20170416-党媒把遏制“港独”纳入习近平的总体国家安全观

记者遭港警袭击 调查逾两年方确认滥权 警成袭击自由帮凶?(Journalist attacked by Hong Kong police, abuse of power confirmed after 2-year investigation, are police complicit in attack on Hong Kong press freedom?)
Radio France Internationale, April 17, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20170416-记者遭港警袭击-调查逾两年方确认滥权-警成袭击自由帮凶?

It’s unbelievable: Hong Kong pan-democrat denied entry to Macau
South China Morning Post, April 16, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2088053/its-unbelievable-hong-kong-pan-democrat-denied-entry-macau

Related:
保安局回應梁繼昌事件 稱不干預其他地區國家入境管理 (Security Bureau’s response to Kenneth Leung incident: Will not interfere in immigration management of other areas and countries)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 16, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1325507-20170416.htm

Democratic Party leader urges amnesty for Occupy protesters and police
Hong Kong Free Press, April 18, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/04/18/democratic-party-leader-urges-amnesty-occupy-protesters-police/

Related:
胡志偉就特赦言論深切道歉 承認未經黨內深思熟慮討論 (Wu Chi-wai apologizes for amnesty suggestion, admits Democratic Party has not had thorough internal discussion on the issue)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 18, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1325814-20170418.htm

Commentary (评论)

How can western universities operating in China ignore human rights? A legal perspective
Hong Kong Free Press, April 15, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/04/15/can-western-universities-operating-china-ignore-human-rights-legal-perspective/

Rahmah's story: “I am a Chinese hijabi”
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 18, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-39618574

Friday, April 14, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

台湾就李明哲案持续争取国际组织声援 (Taiwan continues to ask international community for support for Li Ming-che case)
Voice of America, April 14, 2017
http://www.voachinese.com/a/taiwan-reactions-lee-mingzhe-20170413/3809890.html

China’s Communist Party to evaluate lawyers based on “political performance”
South China Morning Post, April 14, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2087515/chinas-communist-party-evaluate-lawyers-based-political

哈尔滨两访民“被监视居住”期间遭袭击 家属质疑当局打击报复 (Two Harbin activists attacked while under residential surveillance, their families believe it’s an act of revenge by authorities)
Radio Free Asia, April 13, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-04132017100858.html

湖北良心犯王喻平健康堪忧 江苏单利华狱中缺医少药 (Health of Hubei prisoner of conscience, Wang Yuping deteriorates, Shan Lihua of Jiangsu lacks medicine in prison)
Radio Free Asia, April 13, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-04132017101855.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

习近平要记者讲政治 十九大前料再有监控措施 (Xi Jinping asks journalists to stay loyal to Party when reporting on politics, raises speculation about further implementation of monitoring measures before 19th Congress)
Radio France Internationale, April 14, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20170414-习近平要记者讲政治-十九大前料再有监控措施

Western content is heading to Chinese social media feeds
CNBC, April 14, 2017
http://www.cnbc.com/2017/04/13/western-content-is-heading-to-chinese-social-media-feeds.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

「東北虎」受賄一審判囚14年 (Former Heilongjiang provincial deputy director to NPC sentenced to 14-years imprisonment for graft in first instance trial)
Mingpao, April 14, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20170414/s00013/1492106699305

China's Hebei vows to learn lessons from new graft probe
Reuters, April 13, 2017
www.reuters.com/article/us-china-hebei-corruption-idUSKBN17G024

China slams anti-pollution efforts in major cities, detains dozens
Radio Free Asia, April 13, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/efforts-04132017120128.html

Hong Kong (香港)

议员「长毛」12年来破冰入中国 双方释出善意 (Hong Kong lawmaker “Long Hair” enters China after ban of 12 years, friendliness expressed on both sides)
Radio France Internationale, April 14, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20170414-议员「长毛」12年来破冰入中国-双方释出善意

Related:
梁國雄稱邊防人員一度要求除下黃絲帶 其後放行 (Leung Kwok-hung asked by border officials to remove yellow ribbon, allowed to proceed afterwards)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 14, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1325192-20170414.htm

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Beijing's rewards for unmasking foreign “spies” leaves NGOs, journalists at risk
Radio Free Asia, April 12, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/rewards-04132017112629.html

上海律师李天天被以“寻滋罪”刑拘 疑曝光国保身份遭报复 (Shanghai-based lawyer Li Tiantian believed to be criminally detained over “picking quarrels and provoking troubles” charge after exposing identity of a domestic security officer)
Radio Free Asia, April 12, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-04122017101412.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

中国政府对微信的审查扩展到图片 (Chinese gov’t extends censorship to pictures on WeChat)
Radio Free Asia, April 13, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/hc-04132017101253.html

Related:
We (can’t) Chat: “709 Crackdown” discussions blocked on Weibo and WeChat
Citizen Lab, April 13, 2017
https://citizenlab.org/2017/04/we-cant-chat-709-crackdown-discussions-blocked-on-weibo-and-wechat/

China jails social media user for two years for satire about president, Chairman Mao
Radio Free Asia, April 12, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/sentencing-04122017111054.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

陕西两千民师省信访局上访 要求释放维权代表 (2,000 teachers in Shaanxi march to provincial Bureau of Letters and Calls to demand release of rights defending representatives)
Radio Free Asia, April 13, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-04132017101815.html

各地老兵上访此起彼伏 重庆百余老兵市府要求落实中央文件 (Wave of veterans protests continues: Over 100 veterans protest in front of Chongqing city gov't to ask for implementation of central documentation)
Radio Free Asia, April 13, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-04132017101943.html

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

Authorities urge Kyrgyz herdsmen to spy on Uyghurs in China’s Xinjiang
Radio Free Asia, April 12, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/authorities-urge-kyrgyz-herdsmen-to-spy-on-uyghurs-in-chinas-xinjiang-04122017153521.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong's next leader wants to make life easier for pupils
The Economist, April 12, 2017
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21720593-will-it-make-her-more-popular-current-chief-executive-hong-kongs-next-leader-wants

Commentary (评论)

《人民的名义》:过不过时 现实如此?(The hit anti-graft drama “In the Name of People”: Is it outdated? Is it realistic?)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 12, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/39582397

Related:
京城密語:中紀委不滿意反腐劇《人民的名義》(Central Commission for Discipline Inspection said to be upset about anti-graft drama “In the Name of People”)
Mingpao, April 13, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/hc-04132017101253.html

Chinese courts must encourage witness cross-examination to ensure a fairer trial
South China Morning Post, April 12, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2086693/chinese-courts-must-encourage-witness-cross-examination

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

回應李明哲事件 國台辦:別有用心人士借機製造事端 (Taiwan Affairs Office in response to Li Ming-che case: People with ulterior motives are using it to provoke conflict)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 12, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1324776-20170412.htm

Related:
國台辦:李明哲依法受查 已透過台灣團體通報其妻 (Taiwan Affairs Office: Li Ming-che is under investigation in accordance with law, his wife has been notified through a Taiwanese group)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 12, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1324763-20170412.htm

Access to Information (信息公开)

China blocks South Korean TV in dispute over missile defense
Radio Free Asia, April 11, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/korea/blocks-04112017151500.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

中国民革委员挑战泸州命案结论受压改看法 (Revolutionary Committee member pressured into changing his view criticizing Luzhou murder case)
Voice of America, April 12, 2017
http://www.voachinese.com/a/news-luzhou-man-felt-pressure-for-voicing-doubt-on-student-death-20170412/3806925.html

抗议“综合工时制” 沃尔玛中国员工与资方展开拉锯战 (Walmart and its Chinese employees in “tug of war” over imposition of comprehensive working time system)
Radio Free Asia, April 11, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-04112017101930.html

Ethnic Mongolians clash with police, claim official corruption linked to insurance
内蒙逾千农牧民抗议政府侵吞补偿 十多人被捕多人受伤
Radio Free Asia, April 11, 2017
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/corruption-04112017105813.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql2-04112017101355.html

Feminists criticize depiction of women in anti-graft TV show
China Film Insider, April 12, 2017
http://chinafilminsider.com/feminists-criticize-depiction-women-anti-graft-tv-show/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chinese police account in death of Sichuan student raises questions
Voice of America, April 11, 2017
http://www.voanews.com/a/china-sichuan-student-death-police-account-questioned/3805439.html

Hong Kong (香港)

习近平指香港矛盾显露 不提民主料对港续推强硬路线 (Xi Jinping says conflict in Hong Kong is visible, does not mention democracy, attracts speculation that Beijing will continue hard line approach for Hong Kong)
Radio France Internationale, April 12, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20170412-习近平指香港矛盾显露-不提民主料对港续推强硬路线

One more arrested for alleged rioting during Mong Kok unrest
Hong Kong Free Press, April 4, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/04/12/one-arrested-alleged-rioting-mong-kok-unrest/

Hong Kong lawmaker arrested and charged after flipping flags at legislative meeting
Hong Kong Free Press, April 12, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/04/12/hong-kong-lawmaker-arrested-charged-flipping-flags-legislative-meeting/

Related:
倒插旗帜算不算侮辱国旗?(Is it flag desecration to place a flag upside down?)
Deutsche Welle, April 12, 2017
http://www.dw.com/zh/倒插旗帜算不算侮辱国旗/a-38400026

Commentary (评论)

“Ghost in the Shell” is a poem to Hong Kong as it faces the 20th anniversary of its handover to China
Quartz, April 11, 2017
https://qz.com/950919/ghost-in-the-shell-is-a-poem-to-hong-kong-as-it-faces-the-20th-anniversary-of-its-handover-to-china/

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

709案升级祸延家属 王峭岭公开“托孤”(“709 Crackdown” escalation: Families are involved, Wang Qiaoling, wife of arrested lawyer, Li Heping, believed to be in danger, openly asks friends to take care of her children)
Radio Free Asia, April 10, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-04102017103322.html

Related:
Wife of 709 Lawyer Fears Arrest
李和平律师妻子面临危险,托付友人“善后”
Human Rights in China, April 7, 2017
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/hric-bulletin/wife-709-lawyer-fears-arrest
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/zhong-guo-ren-quan-jian-xun/li-he-ping-lu-shi-qi-zi-mian-lin-wei-xian-tuo-fu-you

Another Shenzhen activist held on “subversion” charges in secret location
深圳李江鹏被控“颠覆” 王军孕妻回深仍受监控
Radio Free Asia, April 10, 2017
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/activist-04102017110245.html
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/zhong-guo-ren-quan-jian-xun/li-he-ping-lu-shi-qi-zi-mian-lin-wei-xian-tuo-fu-you

China’s death penalty is still veiled in secrecy, Amnesty says
数据不透明掩盖中国死刑真相
The New York Times, April 11, 2017
EN: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20170411/china-execution-amnesty-international/en-us/
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20170411/china-execution-amnesty-international/

China's detention of Taiwan rights activist strains relations
Voice of America, April 11, 2017
http://www.voanews.com/a/china-detention-of-taiwan-rights-activist/3805188.html

Related:
Badiucao: Travel ban on wife of detained Taiwan activist
China Digital Times, April 10, 2017
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2017/04/badiucao-travel-ban-detained-taiwan-activists-wife/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Corruption at top rung of China's ancient petition system sparks calls for reform
Reuters, April 11, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-petitioners-idUSKBN17D0QR

浙江贪官刑满后竟能任局长受贿又入狱 (Corrupt Zhejiang official, appointed as department head after release from jail, in jail for graft again)
Radio Franc e Internationale, April 11, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20170411-浙江一局长贪腐刑满后竟能任局长受贿又入狱

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China draft cyber law mandates security assessment for outbound data
Reuters, April 11, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-cyber-idUSKBN17D0EC

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

China punishes official for not daring to smoke near Muslims
The Washington Post, April 11, 2017
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-punishes-official-for-not-daring-to-smoke-near-muslims/2017/04/11/7301e128-1e7a-11e7-bb59-a74ccaf1d02f_story.html

Hong Kong (香港)

President Xi Jinping gives full backing to Carrie Lam as Hong Kong’s next chief executive
South China Morning Post, April 11, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2086667/chinese-premier-li-keqiang-sets-out-do-list-carrie-lam-take

Related:
林郑月娥上京见习李 获正式任命 (Carrie Lam meets Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang in Beijing to receive official appointment)
Deutsche Welle, April 11, 2017
http://www.dw.com/zh/林郑月娥上京见习李-获正式任命/a-38376496

林鄭月娥稱向習近平提到市民關注人大8.31決定 (Carrie Lam says she expressed Hong Kong people’s concern about “831 Framework” with Xi Jinping)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 11, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1324627-20170411.htm

林鄭月娥:外在因素非她可控制 難訂重啟政改時間表 (Carrie Lam says it’s hard to have a timetable for political reform since she isn’t able to control external factors)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 11, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1324651-20170411.htm

Monday, April 10, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

苏昌兰、陈启棠将提起上诉 家人遭控7日始获自由 (Su Changlan and Chen Qitang, previously convicted after sharing posts supporting “Occupy Central”, to appeal conviction, their families taken by authorities, freed seven days later)
Radio Free Asia, April 10, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-04102017101304.html

张海涛入狱四个月监狱仍不通知 民众怀疑受虐或被殴伤 (Families of Zhang Haitao still not informed four months after his imprisonment, public fears torture or violence against him in jail)
Radio Free Asia, April 8, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-04082017105852.html

陈桂秋致信谢阳案官派律师 陈建刚再被司法局约谈 (Wife of Xie Yang, Chen Guiqiu writes to authority-appointed lawyer for her husband, Xie Yang’s choice of defense lawyer, Chen Jiangang brought in to talk to Justice Bureau again)
Radio Free Asia, April 10, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-04102017101818.html

Related:
As China blocks Xie Yang’s own lawyers following the torture revelation, wife reprimands the lawyer who met him without consent
China Change, April 10, 2017
https://chinachange.org/2017/04/10/as-china-blocks-xie-yangs-own-lawyers-following-the-torture-revelation-wife-reprimands-the-lawyer-who-met-him-without-consent/

Court in China's Guangdong acquits milk-scandal father jailed for five years
Radio Free Asia, April 7, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/court-in-chinas-guangdong-acquits-milk-scandal-father-jailed-for-five-years-04072017094814.html

Wife of detained Taiwanese activist barred from boarding flight to mainland China
South China Morning Post, April 10, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2086404/beijing-prevents-wife-imprisoned-taiwanese-activist

Related:
李明哲妻欲赴京寻夫 台胞证被注销 (Chinese visa of Li Ming-che’s wife cancelled right before she departs to Beijing to find her husband)
Deutsche Welle, April 10, 2017
http://www.dw.com/zh/李明哲妻欲赴京寻夫-台胞证被注销/a-38363023

Access to Information (信息公开)

《树大招风》中国禁播免提 香港成颁奖礼大羸家 (“Trivisa,” film banned in China, won most awards at Hong Kong Film Awards)
Radio France Internationale, April 10, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20170410-《树大招风》中国禁播免提-香港成颁奖礼大羸家

Satirical news show “China uncensored” censored by Apple in Hong Kong and Taiwan
Global Voices, April 10, 2017
https://globalvoices.org/2017/04/10/satirical-news-show-china-uncensored-censored-by-apple-in-hong-kong-and-taiwan/

Labor disputes on the rise, authorities call on union to take greater role
China Labor Bulletin, April 7, 2017
http://www.clb.org.hk/content/labour-disputes-rise-authorities-call-union-take-greater-role

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China’s millennials turn anti-graft TV show into gay fan fiction
Sixth Tone, April 7, 2017
http://www.sixthtone.com/news/anti-graft-tv-show-fans-create-gay-fan-fiction

Labor disputes on the rise, authorities call on union to take greater role
China Labor Bulletin, April 7, 2017
http://www.clb.org.hk/content/labour-disputes-rise-authorities-call-union-take-greater-role

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China investigates regulator of fast-moving insurance industry
中国保监会主席项俊波被调查
New York Times, April 10, 2017
EN: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20170410/china-investigates-regulator-of-fast-moving-insurance-industry/en-us/
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20170410/china-investigates-regulator-of-fast-moving-insurance-industry/

How a teenager's mysterious death in China is eroding public trust in authorities
Global Voices, April 10, 2017
https://globalvoices.org/2017/04/10/how-a-teenagers-mysterious-death-in-china-is-eroding-public-trust-in-authorities/

Related:
四川学生“堕楼”案:政府诚信再惹质疑 (Case of Sichuan student falling to death: Credibility of gov't is put in doubt again)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 9, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/chinese-news-39543471

四川泸州学生死亡事件疑涉官二代引民愤上千军警弹压 (Child of official suspected of involvement in Sichuan Huzhou student’s death, sparks public outrage, 1000 police deployed to suppress protesting crowd)
Radio France Internationale, April 6, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20170406-四川泸州学生死亡事件疑涉官二代-军方封锁

Guangdong communist boss goes to ground zero of grass-roots democracy crackdown
South China Morning Post, April 10, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2086240/guangdong-communist-boss-goes-ground-zero-grass-roots

Trump to visit China as Beijing touts “new era” of ties with U.S.
The Guardian, April 8, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/apr/08/trump-to-visit-china-as-beijing-touts-new-era-of-ties-with-us

Related:
What Chinese news reports tell us about Beijing’s view of Trump
中国媒体如何报道习近平特朗普的首次会晤
The New York Times, April 8, 2017
EN: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/08/world/asia/china-trump-xi-jinping.html
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/bei-jing-liu-si-bao-tu-zai-ya-ren-yuan-ming-dan-ji-qing-kuang-jie-shao

“Put human rights on the agenda,” rights activists tell Trump, Xi
Radio Free Asia, April 10, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/trump-xi-04072017093950.html

HRIC statement: U.S.-China Summit: ‘Human Rights with Chinese Characteristics’ Hurt Chinese and American people
Human Rights in China, April 4, 2017
http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/statement/us-china-summit-human-rights-chinese-characteristics-hurt-chinese-and-american

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

China offers rewards to root out foreign spies
The Guardian, April 10, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/10/china-offers-rewards-to-root-out-foreign-spies

Related:
北京國安局:舉報間諜行為最高獎勵50萬元人民幣 (Beijing National Security Bureau: Highest award for reporting spy activities is RMB 500, 000)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 10, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1324354-20170410.htm

Measures on Rewards for Citizens Reporting Leads on Espionage Conduct
北京市公民举报间谍行为线索奖励办法
China Law Translate, April 9, 2017
EN: http://www.chinalawtranslate.com/北京市公民举报间谍行为线索奖励办法/?lang=en

Fellow Uygurs should beware of “two-faced” people in separatism fight, Xinjiang official says
Reuters, April 10, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2086401/fellow-uygurs-should-beware-two-faced-people-separatism

Hong Kong (香港)

无国界记者忧港新闻自由分部改设台北 (Asian headquarters of Reporters Without Borders to be set in Taipei amid worries about press freedom in Hong Kong)
Voice of America, April 9, 2017
http://www.voachinese.com/a/3802669.html

香港旺角骚乱者 判监四年九个月 (Activist sentenced to 57-months imprisonment over Mong Kok civil unrest)
Deutsche Welle, April 10, 2017
http://www.dw.com/zh/香港旺角骚乱者-判监四年九个月/a-38367042

Localist Hong Kong lawmaker faces charges for turning flags upside down in Legco chamber
South China Morning Post, April 10, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2086445/localist-hong-kong-lawmaker-faces-charges-turning-flags

Related:
立會內倒插國旗區旗 鄭松泰:接警通知落案起訴 (Cheng Chung-tai receives prosecution notice from police for turning National flag and Hong Kong flag upside down before Legco meeting last year)
Mingpao, April 10, 2017
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170410/s00001/1491811042375

香港民族黨申公司名被拒 被指違基本法 將向公司註冊處提上訴 (Hong Kong National Party to appeal Company Registry’s rejection of their application to register a company name for violation of Basic Law)
Mingpao, April 10, 2017
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170410/s00001/1491833843516

Commentary (评论)

Cantonese, Putonghua or English? The language politics of Hong Kong’s school system
Varsity, April 9, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/04/09/cantonese-putonghua-english-language-politics-hong-kongs-school-system/

Friday, April 07, 2017

Special Topic: Trump-Xi Summit (特别专题:习川峰会)

China's Xi urges trade cooperation in first meeting with Trump
Reuters, April 7, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-idUSKBN17815O

Trump hails 'tremendous' progress in talks with China's Xi
BBC, April 7, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39517569

Dinner-time airstrike leaves China having to reassess Trump
The Guardian, April 7, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/07/dinner-time-syria-airstrike-china-xi-jinping-reassess-trump

China's press has been relatively mute on the Trump-Xi summit—here's why
CNBC, April 7, 2017
http://www.cnbc.com/2017/04/07/chinas-press-has-been-relatively-mute-on-the-trump-xi-summit-heres-why.html

Spotlight: Xi, Trump engage in deep-going, friendly, long-time talks at Mar-a-Lago resort
Xinhua, April 7, 2017
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-04/07/c_136191088.htm

习近平同特朗普开始举行中美元首会晤 (Xi Jinping, Donald Trump begin Sino-U.S. summit)
Xinhua, April 7, 2017
http://news.xinhuanet.com/world/2017-04/07/c_1120769372.htm

Trump: ‘Tremendous Progress’ Made with China’s Xi
Voice of America, April 7, 2017
http://www.voanews.com/a/trump-says-tremendous-progress-made-with-chinese-leader-xi/3800929.html

Related:
HRIC statement: U.S.-China Summit: ‘Human Rights with Chinese Characteristics’ Hurt Chinese and American people
Human Rights in China, April 4, 2017
http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/statement/us-china-summit-human-rights-chinese-characteristics-hurt-chinese-and-american

What Exactly Will Trump and Xi Discuss at Mar-a-Lago?
Pacific Standard, April 6, 2017
https://psmag.com/what-exactly-will-trump-and-xi-discuss-at-mar-a-lago-fdb6296e9f64

Commentary (评论)

Is Hong Kong on Its Way to Becoming Just Another City in the P.R.C.?
ChinaFile, March 31, 2017
https://www.chinafile.com/conversation/hong-kong-its-way-becoming-just-another-city-prc

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China blocks visit by Australian MPs because of rights criticism: sources
Reuters, April 6, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-australia-china-idUSKBN1780JA

Related:
中国政府因澳大利亚联署信函督促中国调查律师被酷刑报道, 而取消了澳大利亚议员访华 (Chinese gov’t cancels Australian MPs visit after Australia signs joint statement urging China to investigate reports of torture of lawyers)
Radio Free Asia, April 6, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/junshiwaijiao/hc-04062017103617.html

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

Access to Information (信息公开)

Minitrue: Delete information on Sichuan student’s death
China Digital Times, April 6, 2017
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2017/04/minitrue-delete-information-sichuan-students-death/

Northern China chokes on fake emissions data
Caixin, April 6, 2017
http://www.caixinglobal.com/2017-04-06/101075101.html

Chinese police order businesses to monitor use of public wi-fi
Radio Free Asia, April 6,2 017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/monitor-04062017121748.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Xi Jinping wants officials to declare allegiance to himself
The Economist, April 6, 2017
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21720315-why-it-so-important-him-xi-jinping-wants-officials-declare-allegiance-himself

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

U.S. trade group hacked with Chinese software ahead of Xi summit
Reuters, April 6, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-cyber-idUSKBN1781N5

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

Censure of officials sheds light on sweeping surveillance measures in China’s restive Xinjiang
South China Morning Post, April 7, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2085710/censure-officials-sheds-light-sweeping-surveillance

Hong Kong (香港)

Emergence of digital media prompts minor improvement in Hong Kong press freedom, watchdog says
Hong Kong Free press, April 7, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/04/07/emergence-of-digital-media-prompts-minor-improvement-in-hong-kong-press-freedom-watchdog-says/

Related:
香港新闻自由指数微升 仍不合格 (Hong Kong press freedom slightly improves, but still not up to standard)
Radio Free Asia, April 6, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/cp2-04062017110017.html

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Dozens detained in bid to visit grave of Chinese president's father
Radio Free Asia, April 5, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/xi-grave-04052017123955.html

“The authorities yielded”: Professor speaks as ordeal in China ends
「當局向國際壓力屈服了」:澳教授獲准離開中國
The New York Times, April 5, 2017
EN: http://cn.nytimes.com/asia-pacific/20170405/the-authorities-yielded-professor-speaks-as-ordeal-in-china-ends/en-us/
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/asia-pacific/20170405/the-authorities-yielded-professor-speaks-as-ordeal-in-china-ends/zh-hant/

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese university to open in Oxford despite ideological crackdown at home
The Guardian, April 6, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/apr/06/chinese-university-to-open-in-oxford-despite-ideological-crackdown-at-home

Government Accountability (政府问责)

人权组织:不谈人权,美中贸易怎么平衡?(Human rights organizations: Without human rights discussion, how can China-U.S. trade be balanced?)
Voice of America, April 6, 2017
http://www.voachinese.com/a/Human-Rights-20170405/3797663.html

Related:
U.S.-China Summit: “Human Rights with Chinese Characteristics” hurt Chinese and American people
美中峰会:“中国特色的人权”伤害中美人民
Human Rights in China, April 4, 2017
EN: http://bit.ly/2ocDibL
CH: http://bit.ly/2p4dNXi

川习会在即 中国访民誓死要告御状 (With U.S.-China Summit under way, Chinese activists vow to plead their cases to Xi Jinping)
Voice of America, April 6, 2017
http://www.voachinese.com/a/xi-chinese-petitioners-20170406/3798568.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

河北唐山警方促商户安装网络监控 (Hebei Tangshan police urge businesses to install Internet surveillance software)
Radio Free Asia, April 5, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/ql1-04052017102310.html

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

China official admonishes fellow Uighur cadres for “anti-terror” failings
Reuters, April 5, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-xinjiang-security-idUSKBN1770G4

Related:
中国官员指责维吾尔干部“反恐”不力 (Chinese official blames Uyghur cadres for failing in “counterterrorism”)
Deutsche Welle, April 5, 2017
http://www.dw.com/zh/中国官员指责维吾尔干部反恐不力/a-38302024

Hong Kong (香港)

Chief executive-elect Carrie Lam heading to Beijing to confirm appointment as Hong Kong’s next leader
South China Morning Post, April 6, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2085348/chief-executive-elect-carrie-lam-headed-beijing-confirm

香港议员质疑中联办多次“拜访”特首办 (Hong Kong lawmakers cast doubt about China Liaison Office’s multiple “visits” to Office of Chief Executive)
Radio Free Asia, April 5, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/wsw-04052017103753.html

Related:
特首辦稱特首與官員不時晤中央駐港機構就合作發展交流 (Office of Chief Executive says CE and officials often meet with state organs in Hong Kong to discuss cooperation and development)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 5, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1323549-20170405.htm

雨伞运动两年多后林郑说会面告习总有港人不要8.31框架 (Two years after Umbrella Movement, Carrie Lam says she will tell Xi Jinping that some Hong Kong people do not want “8.31 Framework”)
Radio France Internationale, April 5, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20170405-雨伞运动两年多后林郑说会面告习总有港人不要831框架

田北俊警告中资渗透每个行业港人民主梦难圆 (With Chinese-funded businesses infiltrating Hong Kong people’s every aspect of life, it will be hard for Hong Kong’s “democracy dream” to come true, James Tien warns)
Radio France Internationale, April 5, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20170405-田北俊警告中资渗透每个行业港人民主梦难圆

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

泸州学生坠亡事件持续发酵 警方抓捕民众引发公愤 (Public outrage over police arrests of netizens who posted online about incident in which Luzhou student fell to death)
Radio Free Asia, April 4, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/yf1-04042017105856.html

Related:
发挥互联网优势 让辟谣更有力 (Utilizing power of the Internet to combat rumors more effectively)
Beijing Youth Daily, March 29, 2017
http://news.xinhuanet.com/comments/2017-03/29/c_1120713261.htm

Government Accountability (政府问责)

山东辱母杀人案中警察多人遭失职立案审查 (Multiple police officers investigated for neglect of duty in “murder after mother insulted” case)
Radio France Internationale, April 3, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20170403-山东辱母杀人案中警察多人遭失职立案审查

贪官外逃咋样活? 官媒多说在外国活不下去 (What happens to absconded corrupt officials? State media says they aren’t doing so well)
Radio France Internationale, April 3, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20170403-贪官外逃咋样活-官媒多说在外国活不下去

China’s “House of Cards” hits the TV screen as Xi Jinping whips his cadres
South China Morning Post, April 5, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2084717/chinas-house-cards-hits-tv-screen-xi-jinping-whips-his

Tibetan families ordered from their homes in Chamdo's Dzogang County
Radio Free Asia, April 4, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/families-04042017163329.html

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

Xinjiang police search Uyghur homes for “illegal items”
Radio Free Asia, April 4, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/searches-04042017172301.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong's restive youth prepare for long struggle with Beijing
Reuters, April 3, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-politics-idUSKBN1752MI

Commentary (评论)

Trump is a Chinese agent
川普是中國的代理人
The New York Times, March 30, 2017
EN: http://cn.nytimes.com/opinion/20170330/trump-is-a-chinese-agent/en-us/
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/opinion/20170330/trump-is-a-chinese-agent/zh-hant/

Hong Kong’s Occupy protests as a public nuisance… It took two years to notice this?
Hong Kong Free Press, April 5, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/04/05/hong-kongs-occupy-protests-public-nuisance-took-two-years-notice/

Lam’s election a jolt back to reality for Hong Kong
Lowy Institute, April 5, 2017
https://www.lowyinstitute.org/the-interpreter/lam-s-election-jolt-back-reality-hong-kong

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China jails two Guangdong rights activists for “subversive” online posts
Radio Free Asia, March 31, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-jails-two-guangdong-rights-activists-for-subversive-online-posts-03312017105645.html

”The authorities yielded”: Professor speaks as ordeal in China ends
The New York Times, April 1, 2017
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/01/world/australia/the-authorities-yielded-professor-speaks-as-ordeal-in-china-ends.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

China could roll out Chongqing VPN ban, fines nationwide: activists
Radio Free Asia, April 3, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/ban-04032017101601.html

China PR efforts face challenges
Voice of America, April 3, 2017
http://www.voanews.com/a/china-pr-efforts-face-challenges/3793757.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Activists plan protests ahead of Chinese President's Mar-a-Lago summit with Trump
Radio Free Asia, April 3, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/activists-04032017125832.html

习近平访美前夕 709家属再致函美总统特朗普 (On the eve of Xi Jinping’s visit to the U.S., 709 family members send another letter to President Trump)
Radio Free Asia, April 3, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-04032017110047.html

香港支联会清明节献花悼念六四 吁结束一党专政 (Tomb Sweeping Day: Hong Kong Alliance pays tribute to June Fourth victims, urges end to one-party dictatorship)
Radio Free Asia, April 4, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/cp-04042017110054.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Why one writer is fighting to call China’s Communist Party to account for its wrongdoings
South China Morning Post, April 4, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2084708/one-writers-mission-call-chinas-communist-party-account

SPP to increase supervision of local police stations
China Daily, April 4, 2017
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2017-04/04/content_28792110.htm

当局显对赵紫阳松动 罕见允许大批民众前往富强胡同祭奠 (Chinese authorities allow large number of people to attend memorial service for Zhao Ziyang, in rare loosening of standard procedure)
Radio France International, April 4, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20170404-当局显对赵紫阳松动-罕见允许大批民众前往赵家祭奠

Call for Trump to press Xi on human rights issues at summit
South China Morning Post, April 4, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2084648/call-trump-press-xi-human-rights-issues-summit

Related:
Free China's Heroes Initiative: CECC Highlights Prisoners of Conscience Cases in Advance of President Xi Jinping’s Visit
Congressional-Executive Commission on China, April 4, 2017
https://www.cecc.gov/media-center/press-releases/free-chinas-heroes-initiative

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

New Google Translate app now available in China as company tries to edge back in
The Washington Post, March 29, 2017
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/03/29/new-google-translate-app-now-available-in-china-as-company-tries-to-edge-back-in/?utm_term=.5a7d7d147761

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong's restive youth prepare for long struggle with Beijing
Voice of American, April 4, 2017
http://www.voanews.com/a/hong-kong-student-youth-democracy-activists/3795250.html

Lam pledges to convey Hong Kong pan-democrat call for restart of political reform during talks in Beijing
South China Morning Post, April 4, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2084702/lam-pledges-convey-hong-kong-pan-democrat-call-restart

Is it too late to save Hong Kong from Beijing’s authoritarian grasp? – podcast
The Guardian, April 3, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/news/audio/2017/apr/03/is-it-too-late-to-save-hong-kong-from-beijings-authoritarian-grasp-podcast

雨伞运动领袖黄之锋与三一八学运领袖林飞帆、陈为廷声援赴中被拘留的李明哲 (Umbrella movement leader Joshua Wong and Sunflower movement leaders Lin Fei-fan and Chen Wei-ting condemn continued detention of Lee Ming-che)
Radia Asia, April 2, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/hx-04022017123033.html

Monday, April 03, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

河南公安促江天勇认罪再出新招 江父母被警录制视频劝子认罪 (New “strategy” by Henan public security officers to get Jiang Tianyong to confess: Jiang’s parents videotaped by police convincing their son to confess)
Radio Free Asia, April 1, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-04012017124719.html

挪威首相下周訪華 劉霞恐「被旅遊」(Norway prime minister to visit China, wife of activist Liu Xiaobo, Liu Xia may “be travelled”)
Mingpao, April 2, 2017
http://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20170402/s00013/1491068740115

港台学运领袖呼吁“特习会”勿忘人权议题 (Leaders of student movement from Hong Kong and Taiwan urge Trump not to ignore human rights issues in his coming meeting with Xi Jinping)
Deutsche Welle, April 2, 2017
http://www.dw.com/zh/港台学运领袖呼吁特习会勿忘人权议题/a-38255431

Related:
Missing Taiwan NGO worker's wife travels to Beijing to rescue him
Global Voices, April 2, 2017
https://globalvoices.org/2017/04/02/missing-taiwan-ngo-workers-wife-travels-to-beijing-for-his-rescue/

李明哲之妻:我要赴京"救夫" (Wife of Li Ming-che: I will go to Beijing to “save my husband”)
Deutsche Welle, March 31, 2017
http://www.dw.com/zh/李明哲之妻我要赴京救夫/a-38241648

Professor detained in China returns to Australia
Voice of America, April 2, 2017
http://www.voanews.com/a/professor-detaines-in-china-returns-to-australia/3792803.html

Related:
返抵澳大利亚 冯崇义:秘密问讯经历“远不算有趣” (Feng Chongyi returns to Australia: Secret questioning was “far from interesting”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 2, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/chinese-news-39470592

陈云飞祭六四后判囚4年 笑称判刑太轻要上诉 (Chen Yunfei sentenced to 4-years imprisonment for commemorating June Fourth, he jokes that he will appeal because sentence too lenient)
Radio France Internationale, April 1, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20170401-陈云飞祭六四后判囚4年-笑称判刑太轻要上诉

Related:
Chen Yunfei’s closing statement before the court
China Change, March 31, 2017
https://chinachange.org/2017/03/31/chen-yunfeis-closing-statement-before-the-court/

Access to Information (信息公开)

Hello, Big Brother: How China controls its citizens through social media
Deutsche Welle, March 31, 2017
http://www.dw.com/en/hello-big-brother-how-china-controls-its-citizens-through-social-media/a-38243388

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China jails Tiananmen protest veteran for four years after grave visit
Radio Free Asia, March 31, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/veteran-03312017101824.html

Top official who rose amid corruption scandals now named party chief of China’s hi-tech hub
South China Morning Post, April 2, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2084212/top-shanxi-official-named-shenzhen-party-chief

Uyghur businessman dies under police questioning in Xinjiang
Radio Free Asia, March 30, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/questioning-03302017153037.html

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

新疆反恐举措已然违法? (Are counterterrorism measures in Xinjiang against the law?)
Radio Free Asia, March 31, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/yl-03312017131223.html

In “China’s Jerusalem”, “anti-terror cameras” the new cross for churches to bear
South China Morning Post, April 3, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2084169/chinas-jerusalem-anti-terror-cameras-new-cross-churches

China’s Xinjiang crackdown continues
The Diplomat, March 31, 2017
http://thediplomat.com/2017/03/chinas-xinjiang-crackdown-continues/

Hong Kong (香港)

林郑月娥获北京任命为香港特首 7月1日就任 (Carrie Lam receives Beijing appointment as CE of Hong Kong, to take office on July 1)
Radio France Internationale, March 31, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20170331-林郑月娥获北京任命为香港特首-7月1日就任

民主派促林郑月娥撤回压两制的白皮书 (Democrats urge Carrie Lam to repeal white paper that suppresses “two systems”)
Radio France Internationale, April 1, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20170401-民主派促林郑月娥撤回压两制的白皮书

“Alarmed and outraged”: Over 200 scholars criticize prosecution of Hong Kong pro-democracy leaders
Hong Kong Free Press, April 1, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/04/01/alarmed-outraged-200-scholars-criticise-prosecution-hong-kong-pro-democracy-leaders/

Commentary (评论)

The New York Times vs. the “Great Firewall” of China
The New York Times, March 31, 2017
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/31/insider/the-new-york-times-vs-the-great-firewall-of-china.html

The role of Beijing’s “invisible hand” in the chief executive elections
Hong Kong Free Press, April 2, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/04/02/role-beijings-invisible-hand-chief-executive-elections/

香港观察:落选曾俊华给北京启示 (What does John Tsang’s loss reveal to Beijing?)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 31, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/hong-kong-review-39457095

Friday, March 31, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China tries man for chat posts using satirical names for President, Chairman Mao
Radio Free Asia, March 30, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/chat-03302017113752.html

兩名內地維權人士上載佔中照片判囚3年及4年半 (Activists Chen Qitang and Su Changlan jailed for 4.5 years and 3 years respectively for uploading photos supporting “Occupy Central”)
Radio Television Hong Kong, March 31, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1322704-20170331.htm

王江峰“习包子案”开庭 300百米内警设防线 (Case of Wang Jiangfeng, who referred to Xi Jinping as “steamed bun Xi”, opens, security heightened as police sets checkpoints within 300-meter radius of court building)
Radio Free Asia, March 30, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-03302017102026.html

被中国阻止出境澳副教授天天接受国安问话 (Australian professor, denied leaving China, questioned by state security officers every day)
Voice of America, March 30, 2017
http://www.voachinese.com/a/australian-professor-barred-from-leaving-china/3788511.html

Two Chinese activists who backed HK democracy protests jailed for “subverting state power”
South China Morning Post, March 31, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2083840/two-chinese-activists-who-backed-hk-democracy-protests

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

藏传佛教高僧结婚 但称仍是17世噶玛巴 (Tibetan lama to get married, still proclaims to be the 17th reincarnation of the Karmapa Lama)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 30, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/chinese-news-39444501

Counterterrorism (反恐)

新疆反恐举措已然违法? (New Xinjiang counterterrorism law obviously unlawful?)
Radio Free Asia, March 31, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/yl-03312017131223.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Thousands of polluters in northern China fake emissions data, resist checks
South China Morning Post, March 31, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2083780/thousands-polluters-northern-china-fake-emissions-data

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

新疆对蓄长须、穿蒙面罩袍者颁布新禁令 (New regulation imposed in Xinjiang against “abnormally” long beards and burqas)
Deutsche Welle, March 30, 2017
http://www.dw.com/zh/新疆对蓄长须穿蒙面罩袍者颁布新禁令/a-38204369

Related:
新疆维吾尔自治区去极端化条例 (Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region Anti-Extremist Law)
Tian Shan Net, March 29, 2017
http://news.ts.cn/content/2017-03/29/content_12577663.htm

Terrorism threat transforms China's Uyghur heartland into security state
South China Morning Post, March 31, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2083736/terrorism-threat-transforms-chinas-uygur-heartland

Hong Kong (香港)

Can Hong Kong’s next leader satisfy her masters and the public?
The Economist, March 30, 2017
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21719816-divided-society-it-will-be-tough-carrie-lam-can-hong-kongs-next-leader-satisfy-her

Occupy protester jailed for contempt of Hong Kong court over injunction violations
South China Morning Post, March 30, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/2083410/occupy-duo-sentenced-contempt-hong-kong-court-over

“占中三子”法庭应讯 担心不合理指控 (The three main organizers of “Occupy Central” face trial, worry about unreasonable prosecution)
Deutsche Welle, March 30, 2017
http://www.dw.com/zh/占中三子法庭应讯-担心不合理指控/a-38202049

As Hong Kong ponders its future under Beijing, politics infuses its art
挫敗與無助:雨傘運動後的香港藝術
The New York Times, March 31, 2017
EN: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20170331/hong-kong-art-political-china/en-us/
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20170331/hong-kong-art-political-china/zh-hant/

Fears of China’s control still on track at Hong Kong station
Voice of America, March 31, 2017
http://www.voanews.com/a/fears-of-china-control-on-track-at-hong-kong-rail-station/3790522.html

Commentary (评论)

社会急需保护,谁来保护社会?(Society needs protection, but who will protect it?)
Financial Times, March 31, 2017
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001072013

Is Hong Kong on Its Way to Becoming Just Another City in the P.R.C.?—A ChinaFile Conversation
ChinaFile, March 31, 2017
https://www.chinafile.com/conversation/hong-kong-its-way-becoming-just-another-city-prc#sthash.8Y4jvIvo.dpuf

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

山东辱母杀人案持续发酵 最高检表态介入 (Heightened public attention towards Shandong murder case where a man attacks and kills mob member after seeing mother being insulted, SPP says will interfere)
Radio Free Asia, March 29, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-03292017112107.html

内蒙访民王凤云被判2年半 当庭提上诉 (Inner Mongolian activist Wang Fengyun sentenced to 2.5-years imprisonment, immediately says she will appeal)
Radio Free Asia, March 29, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-03292017121907.html

Interview: “I hope you can realize that it was a big mistake to lock him up”
Radio Free Asia, March 29, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/tohti-daughter-03292017171544.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Feminist folk quartet gives voice to China’s migrant workers
Sixth Tone, March 29, 2017
http://www.sixthtone.com/news/feminist-folk-quartet-gives-voice-china%E2%80%99s-migrant-workers#jtss-twitter

Hundreds of Chinese army veterans visit graves of fallen in protest
Radio Free Asia, March 29, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/veterans-03292017110610.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chinese local governments admit to major cover-up of 2012 flood deaths
South China Morning Post, March 30, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2083483/chinese-local-governments-admit-major-cover-2012-flood

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Chongqing citizens using VPNs to skirt censorship controls to face fines, govt says
Hong Kong Free Press, March 29, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/03/29/chongqing-citizens-using-vpns-skirt-censorship-controls-face-fines-govt-says/

Court cites GFW circumvention software in convicting man for three tweets that incited ethnic hatred
Fei Chang Dao, March 29, 2017
http://blog.feichangdao.com/2017/03/court-cites-gfw-circumvention-software.html

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

China sets rules on beards, veils to combat extremism in Xinjiang
Reuters, March 30, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-xinjiang-idUSKBN1710D9

民進黨前黨工李明哲涉危害國家活動在大陸被調查 (Former Democratic Progressive Party member Li Ming-che detained in mainland on suspicion of pursuing activities harmful to national security
Radio Television Hong Kong, March 29, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1322391-20170329.htm

Hong Kong (香港)

佔中三子等9人被控妨擾罪今提堂 籲港人勿放棄崇高理想 (Public nuisance cases of nine “Occupy Central” leaders open today, all urges Hong Kong people not to give up democratic aspiration)
InmediaHK, March 30, 2017
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1048587

美国会批北京干预特首选举 扬言可能重新评估香港待遇 (CECC in U.S. criticizes Beijing for interfering Hong Kong CE Election, threatens to reassess Hong Kong status under U.S. law)
Radio France Internationale, March 29, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20170329-美国会批北京干预特首选举-扬言可能重新评估香港待遇

Related:
Beijing’s “clear interference” in Hong Kong leadership race harms its autonomy, U.S. congressmen warn
Hong Kong Free Press, March 28, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/03/28/beijings-clear-interference-hong-kong-leadership-race-harms-autonomy-us-congressmen-warn/

Statement on Hong Kong's Chief Executive Election
Congressional-Executive Commission to China, March 27, 2017
https://www.cecc.gov/media-center/press-releases/statement-on-hong-kongs-chief-executive-election

Occupy leaders make first Hong Kong court appearance flanked by 100 supporters with yellow umbrellas
South China Morning Post, March 30, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/2083384/occupy-leaders-make-first-hong-kong-court-appearance

Related:
“I was incited by police”: Hongkongers take to social media to support Occupy leaders facing trial
Hong Kong Free Press, March 29, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/03/29/i-incited-police-hongkongers-take-social-media-support-occupy-leaders-facing-trial/