Friday, July 28, 2017

Special Feature: Liu Xiaobo (特辑:刘晓波)

We hope our expanded special feature on Liu Xiaobo—including news items, analyses of the significance of his life and work, international support for Liu Xia and calls for accountability, and commentaries—will be a useful information resource and help generate more effective action by the international community. Liu Xiaobo was a prominent Chinese public intellectual and 2010 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, recognized for “his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental rights in China.” He died of liver cancer on July 13, 2017 in Chinese custody.

News (新闻)

家屬披露劉曉波最後5小時 (Family of Liu Xiaobo reveals his last five hours)
Mingpao, July 28, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20170728/s00013/1501177746042

四川维权人士李宇在福建海祭刘晓波被抓捕 现仍被羁押 (Sichuan human rights defender Li Yu arrested, still detained for Liu Xiaobo memorial on Fujian beach)
Weiquanwang, July 26, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.com/2017/07/blog-post_78.html

International Support for Liu Xia (国际社会声援刘霞)

陈光诚:刘霞可能被关“黑监狱” (Chen Guangcheng: Liu Xia has possibly been put into “black jail”)
Voice of America, July 28, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/liu-xia-jail-china-20170727/3962052.html

Commentary (评论)

Liu Xiaobo’s death and Western rights advocacy
Samuel Wade, China Digital Times, July 27, 2017
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2017/07/liu-xiaobos-death-western-rights-advocacy/

China's pro-democracy movement is dying by inches
Jonathan Manthorpe, iPolitics, July 26, 2017
http://ipolitics.ca/2017/07/26/chinas-pro-democracy-movement-is-dying-by-inches/

Liu Xiaobo wasn’t China’s only prisoner of conscience
Benedict Rogers, The Diplomat, July 28, 2017
http://thediplomat.com/2017/07/liu-xiaobo-wasnt-chinas-only-prisoner-of-conscience/

 
 
 
 

News (新闻)

Access to Justice (司法公正)

709事件被捕律師家屬到最高人民法院信訪處被阻進入 (Family of “709” lawyers stopped at petition office of Supreme People's Court)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 28, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1344883-20170728.htm

律师权益关注:709李和平和王宇在关押期间曾要求见律师并提供了名单 未被允许 (Li Heping and Wang Yu demanded to meet with their designated lawyers during detention but weren’t allowed)
Weiquanwang, July 27, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/07/709_27.html

大陆54名律师联署《关于国务院不履行审查撤销司法部违法规章法定职责的监督书》 (54 lawyers in the mainland signed letter urging the State Council to remove Justice department’s unlawful authority of law firm management and the annual inspection of lawyers)
Weiquanwang, July 27, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/07/54.html

张海涛狱中单独囚禁 期盼律师代其申诉遭拒绝 (Political prisoner Zhang Haitao in solitary confinement and banned from hiring a lawyer to appeal his case)
Radio Free Asia, July 27, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-07272017093819.html

Uighurs arrested in Egypt face unknown fate
Al Jazeera, July 27, 2017
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2017/07/uighurs-arrested-egypt-face-unknown-fate-170721101113091.html

Police in Italy detain Uyghur exile group leader at China’s behest
Radio Free Asia, July 26, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/detention-07262017164520.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

北京网信办治理自媒体乱象,搜狐号封禁违规账号637个 (Beijing Internet Information Office regulates chaos in personal media accounts, 637 regulation-breaking Sohu accounts closed down)
The Paper, July 27, 2017
http://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_1744637

Chinese writers steer path round censors to earn cash through apps
South China Morning Post, July 27, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2104321/chinese-writers-steer-path-round-censors-earn-cash

German envoy demands answers from China over Internet crackdown
South China Morning Post, July 28, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2104266/german-envoy-demands-answers-china-over-internet

A beautiful essay critiquing the “fake lives” of Beijingers is blocked after lighting up Chinese social media
Quartz, July 27, 2017
https://qz.com/1039681/a-beautiful-essay-critiquing-the-fake-lives-of-beijingers-is-blocked-after-lighting-up-chinese-social-media/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China's Xi says party cannot rest on laurels in fighting corruption
Reuters, July 28, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-politics-corruption-idUSKBN1AD0A0

CPC issues new inspection rules
Global Times, July 27, 2017
http://www.ecns.cn/2017/07-27/266868.shtml

Former Tianjin mayor admits to corruption on TV
China Daily, July 27, 2017
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2017-07/27/content_30262341.htm

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

中国多地民办老师陆续维权 内蒙古数百人要补偿两人被拘 (Teachers from various cities continue protests, hundreds of Inner Mongolians request compensation for two who were detained)
Radio Free Asia, July 26, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-07262017110851.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China using AI to catch evildoers before they commit crime
Technocracy News, July 26, 2017
https://www.technocracy.news/index.php/2017/07/26/china-using-ai-catch-evildoers-commit-crime/

China to check personal information protection of online service providers
Xinhua, July 27, 2017
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-07/27/c_136477625.htm

Related:
中央网信办等四部门联合开展隐私条款专项工作 (Office of the Central Leading Group for Cyberspace Affairs and four other departments jointly launch specialized operation on privacy regulations)
Xinhua, July 27, 2017
http://news.xinhuanet.com/2017-07/27/c_1121391284.htm

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

世维大会强烈要求欧盟调查意大利警察扣留多里坤事件 (World Uyghur Congress presses EU to investigate the detention of Dolkun Isa by Italian police)
Radio Free Asia, July 27, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/gr-07272017112452.html

Hong Kong (香港)

一地兩檢令基本法淪為廢紙 (“One place, two checks” makes the Basic Law a useless piece of paper)
Mingpao, July 28, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170728/s00022/1501203381146

議員學者成立關注組 反對「一地兩檢」 (Lawmakers and academics form concern group in protest against “one place, two checks”)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 27, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1344814-20170727.htm

林鄭月娥稱有責任就基本法23條營造適合條件啟動立法 (Carrie Lam: I am responsible to implement Article 23 and will create conditions conducive to restart the process)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 27, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1344767-20170727.htm

Hong Kong gov’t faces more legal challenges over West Kowloon mainland checkpoint plan
Hong Kong Free Press, July 27, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/07/27/hong-kong-govt-faces-legal-challenges-west-kowloon-mainland-checkpoint-plan/

Hong Kong legal challenge to mainland’s high-speed rail terminus lease “unlikely to succeed”
South China Morning Post, July 26, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2104084/hong-kong-legal-challenge-lease-arrangement-unlikely-succeed

Related:
Pro-democracy veteran Martin Lee warns joint checkpoint deal sets precedent for crushing protests
Hong Kong Free Press, July 27, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/07/27/pro-democracy-veteran-martin-lee-warns-joint-checkpoint-deal-sets-precedent-crushing-protests/

Chinese democracy: political developments in Hong Kong since the Umbrella Movement
Hot Press, July 27, 2017
http://www.hotpress.com/politics/frontlines/Chinese-Democracy-Political-Developments-in-Hong-Kong-since-the-Umbrella-Movement/20391407.html

Why didn't Hong Kong's freedoms spill over into China?
Radio Free Asia, July 27, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/hongkong-freedoms-07272017135104.html

Commentary (评论)

Why is Beijing afraid of Chinese feminists?
The Washington Post, July 27, 2017
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2017/07/27/why-is-beijing-afraid-of-chinese-feminists/

The world cannot ignore China’s worsening abuse of basic human rights
UnHerd, July 26, 2017
https://unherd.com/the-feed-blog/china-worsening-human-rights/

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Special Feature: Liu Xiaobo (特辑:刘晓波)

We hope our expanded special feature on Liu Xiaobo—including news items, analyses of the significance of his life and work, international support for Liu Xia and calls for accountability, and commentaries—will be a useful information resource and help generate more effective action by the international community. Liu Xiaobo was a prominent Chinese public intellectual and 2010 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, recognized for “his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental rights in China.” He died of liver cancer on July 13, 2017 in Chinese custody.

News (新闻)

中國人權民運信息中心指劉霞今早仍然未回家 (Information Center for Human Rights and Democracy: Liu Xia still hasn’t returned home this morning)
Information Center for Human Rights and Democracy, July 27, 2017
http://www.881903.com/Page/ZH-TW/newsdetail.aspx?ItemId=954546&csid=261_341

International Support for Liu Xia (国际社会给刘霞的声援)

WATCH: Security guards rough up reporters who try to visit Liu Xia's home
Shanghaiist, July 26, 2017
http://shanghaiist.com/2017/07/26/liu-xia-home-visit.php

Commentary (评论)

Tragedy of Liu Xiaobo shows why China is not Mandela’s South Africa
South China Morning Post, July 26, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2103995/tragedy-liu-xiaobo-shows-why-china-not-mandelas-south-africa

Related:
Liu Xiaobo's Living Legacy
劉曉波被海葬,遺孀劉霞仍遭嚴密控制
Human Rights in China, July 27, 2017
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/liu-xiaobos-living-legacy
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/liu-xiao-bo-de-jing-shen-yi-chan

 
 
 
 

News (新闻)

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Missing human rights lawyer “in good health in Tianjin facility”
South China Morning Post, July 26, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2104246/missing-human-rights-lawyer-good-health-tianjin

Related:
維權人士吳淦與律師見面 律師:精神狀態良好意志堅定 (Lawyer: Wu Gan is in good spirits and still steadfast)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 27, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1344540-20170726.htm

The lonely crusade of China’s human rights lawyers
The New York Times, July 25, 2017
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/25/magazine/the-lonely-crusade-of-chinas-human-rights-lawyers.html

Mass crackdown on Chinese lawyers, defenders and international reactions: A brief chronology
Human Rights in China, February 16, 2017
http://www.hrichina.org/en/mass-crackdown-chinese-lawyers-defenders-and-international-reactions-brief-chronology

Sixty-seven held after big pyramid scheme protest in Beijing
South China Morning Post, July 27, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/economy/article/2104294/sixty-seven-held-after-big-pyramid-scheme-protest-beijing

Related:
北京警方:“善心汇”非法聚集 63人被刑拘 (Beijing Police: Shan Xin Hui members are gathering illegally and 63 are under criminal detention)
Beijing Police, July 26, 2017
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/nd/2017-07-26/doc-ifyinvyk1318343.shtml

Access to Information (信息公开)

Praise for Bo Xilai in Chongqing as city faces fresh graft probe
South China Morning Post, July 26, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2104202/praise-bo-xilai-chongqing-city-faces-fresh-graft-probe

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China to turn all state enterprises into corporations
Deutsche Welle, July 26, 2017
http://www.dw.com/en/china-to-turn-all-state-enterprises-into-corporations/a-39848377

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

藏族女子逃出中国讲述高僧之死 (Tibetan woman flees China and talks about the death of an eminent monk)
Voice of America, July 27, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/tibetan-woman-solo-journey-to-truth-20170726/3960219.html

十一世班禅:望活佛高僧以身作则维护国家统一 (Gyaincain Norbu: eminent monks should set example of upholding national unity)
Thepaper, July 26, 2017
http://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_1742796

Hong Kong (香港)

Beijing deals another blow to Hong Kong’s autonomy
Foreign Policy, July 26, 2017
http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/07/26/beijing-deals-another-blow-to-hong-kongs-autonomy/

Six key questions on how dual jurisdiction will work at Hong Kong’s new rail terminus
South China Morning Post, July 26, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/economy/article/2104083/six-key-questions-how-dual-jurisdiction-will-work-hong-kongs

Related:
3市民提覆核指違《基本法》 (Hong Kong citizens file judicial review over “one place, two checks” for violating Basic Law)
Apple Daily, July 27, 2017
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/news/art/20170727/20103055

傳何俊仁患初期肺癌 李柱銘證剛做手術 蔡耀昌料休息後會康復 (Albert Ho reported to have early stage lung cancer and is now recovering after recent surgery)
Mingpao, July 27, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170727/s00001/1501122245746

基本法教材:街頭抗爭民主意識膚淺 法律界批偏頗 湯家驊:示威是基本人權 (Basic Law textbook: demonstrating on the street shows lack of awareness of democracy; Ronny Tong: demonstration is a basic human right)
Mingpao, July 25, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20170725/s00002/1500919237723

一地兩檢 開極危險先例 (“One place, two checks” sets an extremely dangerous precedent)
Mingpao, July 27, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170727/s00022/1501117371674

Commentary (评论)

Six months in: An analysis of foreign NGO activity in China
ChinaFile, July 26, 2017
http://www.chinafile.com/ngo/analysis/six-months-analysis-of-foreign-ngo-activity-china

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Special Feature: Liu Xiaobo (特辑:刘晓波)

We hope our expanded special feature on Liu Xiaobo—including news items, analyses of the significance of his life and work, international support for Liu Xia and calls for accountability, and commentaries—will be a useful information resource and help generate more effective action by the international community. Liu Xiaobo was a prominent Chinese public intellectual and 2010 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, recognized for “his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental rights in China.” He died of liver cancer on July 13, 2017 in Chinese custody.

News (新闻) Assessments: Liu Xiaobo’s Life & Work (评价:刘晓波的审评和著作)

Liu Xiaobo memorial service: After tribute, six including lawyers, activists detained; two go missing
First Post, July 25, 2017
http://www.firstpost.com/world/liu-xiaobo-memorial-service-after-tribute-six-including-lawyers-activists-detained-two-go-missing-3855261.html

International Support for Liu Xia (国际社会给刘霞的声援)

民主黨林子健收「遲來的」美斯簽名照 盼轉交劉霞表心意 (Autographed photo from Messi to Liu Xiaobo received by Hong Kong democratic party member)
Mingpao, July 26, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170725/s00001/1500990733163

鲁比奥参议员致刘晓波遗孀刘霞的公开信 (Sen. Rubio’s open letter to Liu Xia, Liu Xiaobo’s widow)
Voice of America, July 25, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/rubio-liu-20170725/3958902.html

Related:
Liu Xiaobo’s Death is a Stain on the CPC, International Community Must Press for Liu Xia’s Freedom
刘晓波之死是中共污点,国际社会必须施压让刘霞获得自由
Human Rights in China, July 13, 2017
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/statement/liu-xiaobos-death-stain-cpc-international-community-must-press-liu-xias-freedom
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/sheng-ming/liu-xiao-bo-zhi-si-shi-zhong-gong-wu-dian-guo-ji-she-hui-bi-xu-shi-ya
Commentary (评论)

What Liu Xiaobo’s death says about China’s two futures
Gina Anne Tam and Jeffrey Wasserstrom, The Nation, July 25, 2017
https://www.thenation.com/article/what-liu-xiaobos-death-says-about-chinas-two-futures/

Liu Xiaobo: A moderate, constructive, brilliant intellectual robbed of his rights and dignity to the very end
Hong Kong Free Press, July 14, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/07/14/liu-xiaobo-moderate-constructive-brilliant-intellectual-robbed-rights-dignity-end/

 
 
 
 

News (新闻)

Access to Justice (司法公正)

最高法:确保刑案裁判结果最大限度接近社会预期 (Supreme People’s Court: to maximum extent possible, ensure that results of criminal cases are aligned with social expectations)
Legal Daily, July 25, 2017
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2017-07/25/content_7256266.htm

余文生律师对因“支持香港占中”被抓捕遭酷刑之刑事自诉一案向北京市高级法院提起再审申请 (Rights lawyer Yu Wensheng sues police for torture at Beijing high court)
Weiquanwang, July 26, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/07/blog-post_72.html

Related:
709李文足:拒绝官派律师的再次声明 (Li Wenzu: statement on the rejection of state-assigned lawyer for Wang Quanzhang)
Weiquanwang, July 25, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/07/709_25.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

工信部再次回应中国VPN管理:依法依规企业和个人不受影响 (Ministry of Industry and Information Technology once again responds to VPN regulation issues: law-abiding businesses and individuals will be unaffected)
China Huan Qiu, July 25, 2017
http://china.huanqiu.com/article/2017-07/11031809.html

Related:
China defends VPN management measures
Xinhua, July 25, 2017
http://english.sina.com/news/2017-07-25/detail-ifyihmmm8643383.shtml

《电子政务蓝皮书》发布:政务服务信息实现全面公开 (“Blue Book of Electronic Government” published: information on government services has achieved comprehensive transparency)
Beijing Evening News, July 24, 2017
http://www.chinanews.com/gn/2017/07-24/8286092.shtml

Related:
电子政务蓝皮书:中国电子政务发展报告 (E-Government Blue Book: report on China’s electronic gov’t development)
Social Sciences Academic Press, July 25, 2017
http://chassc.ssap.com.cn/c/2017-07-25/539765.shtml

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

内蒙古鄂尔多斯羊场代表揭官商勾结 (Herder reps in Inner Mongolia lodge complaints against corruption at local gov’t)
Radio Free Asia, July 25, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql3-07252017102127.html

国企改制问题凸显 哈市铁路职工持续维权 (Railway workers in Harbin petition at local gov’t for social security related issues)
Radio Free Asia, July 25, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-07252017110057.html

“八一”建军节临近 老兵聚会遭稳控 (Veterans in Jiangsu banned of organizing gatherings)
Radio Free Asia, July 25, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf3-07252017111315.html

北京警方:“善心汇”成员聚集行为已涉嫌违法 (Beijing police: gathering of members of Shan Xin Hui is suspected of violating laws)
Xinhua News Agency, July 25, 2017
http://news.xinhuanet.com/fortune/2017-07/25/c_129662581.htm

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Cadres in Chongqing told to toe line amid high-level corruption probe
South China Morning Post, July 26, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2104116/cadres-chongqing-told-toe-line-amid-high-level

Dissidents voice fears that China will use Interpol to come after peaceful critics
Radio Free Asia, July 25, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/interpol-fears-07252017133805.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China set to launch an “unhackable” Internet communication
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 25, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-40565722

Hong Kong (香港)

李柱銘指對法治損害比釋法大:等同整本基本法不存在 (Martin Lee: “One place, two checks” is equal to non-existence of Basic Law)
Mingpao, July 26, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170726/s00001/1501041285925

一地兩檢倘涉訴訟 張達明料人大將釋法令方案必然合法 (Eric Cheung expects NPC Standing Committee's interpretation of the Basic Law will make HK gov't proposal legal)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 26, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1344426-20170726.htm

袁國強稱法律不應成為香港發展限制 須與時並進 (Rimsky Yuen: laws need to keep abreast of time and should not limit the development of Hong Kong)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 26, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1344397-20170726.htm

Hong Kong rail plan raises fears of mainland China’s influence
廣深港高鐵「一地兩檢」方案引爭議
The New York Times, July 25, 2017
EN: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/25/world/asia/hong-kong-mainland-china-rail-terminal.html
CH: https://cn.nytimes.com/china/20170726/hong-kong-mainland-china-rail-terminal/zh-hant/

Related:
Pro-democracy lawmakers question legal basis of express rail link joint checkpoint arrangement
Hong Kong Free Press, July 26, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/07/26/pro-democracy-lawmakers-question-legal-basis-express-rail-link-joint-checkpoint-arrangement/

Number of registered voters in Hong Kong increases slightly by 26,000
Hong Kong Free Press, July 26, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/07/26/number-registered-voters-hong-kong-increases-slightly-26000/

Fear and self-censorship at the Hong Kong book fair
China Digital Times, July 25, 2017
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2017/07/fear-self-censorship-hong-kong-book-fair/

Anger at plan to let Chinese police patrol in Hong Kong
The Guardian, July 26, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/26/anger-at-plan-to-let-chinese-police-patrol-in-hong-kong

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Special Feature: Liu Xiaobo (特辑:刘晓波)

We hope our expanded special feature on Liu Xiaobo—including news items, analyses of the significance of his life and work, international support for Liu Xia and calls for accountability, and commentaries—will be a useful information resource and help generate more effective action by the international community. Liu Xiaobo was a prominent Chinese public intellectual and 2010 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, recognized for “his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental rights in China.” He died of liver cancer on July 13, 2017 in Chinese custody.

News (新闻)

Activists “held for Liu Xiaobo memorial”
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 24, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-40702013

图辑:全球公祭中国诺奖得主刘晓波 (Photo Album: Global memorial for China Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo)
Radio France Internationale, July 24, 2017
http://bit.ly/2tFRkql

Liu Xiaobo artwork hits world streets in latest form of protest
South China Morning Post, July 22, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/2103737/liu-xiaobo-artwork-hits-world-streets-latest-form-protest

Assessments: Liu Xiaobo’s Life & Work (评价:刘晓波的审评和著作)

Liu Xiaobo and the moral critique of contemporary China
Kerry Brown, The Diplomat, July 24, 2017
http://thediplomat.com/2017/07/liu-xiaobo-and-the-moral-critique-of-contemporary-china/

International Support for Liu Xia (国际社会给刘霞的声援)

刘霞现在有了个“发言人”! (Liu Xia now has a “spokesperson”)
Radio France Internationale, July 25, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20170725-刘霞现在有了个“发言人”

Where is Liu Xia, “free” widow of Chinese Nobel winner Liu Xiaobo?
Sky News, July 24, 2017
http://news.sky.com/story/where-is-free-widow-of-chinese-nobel-winner-10960045

刘霞继续被限制自由 通过“身边人”报平安 (Liu Xia’s freedom still restricted, people “close to her” report her safety)
Radio Free Asia, July 24, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-07242017095331.html

Commentary (评论)

Chinese must help themselves in preserving the legacy of Liu Xiaobo
Robert Delaney, South China Morning Post, July 24, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2103834/chinese-must-help-themselves-preserving-legacy-liu-xiaobo

Campaign for democracy in China will outlive Liu Xiaobo: Chinese desire for liberty will never die
Doug Bandow, Forbes, July 23, 2017
https://www.forbes.com/sites/dougbandow/2017/07/23/campaign-for-democracy-in-china-will-outlive-liu-xiaobo-chinese-desire-for-liberty-will-never-die/#32305671660a

 
 
 
 

News (新闻)

Access to Justice (司法公正)

RFA独家:新疆哈萨克族阿訇被秘判五年 (RFA Exclusive: Xinjiang Kazakh imam secretly sentenced to five years)
Radio Free Asia, July 24, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql3-07242017095604.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Purges and party propaganda: China’s lively streaming sites get back behind the communist line
South China Morning Post, July 25, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2103906/purges-and-party-propaganda-chinas-lively-streaming

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

高中生拍“跨性别”电影引热议 (High school students’ “transgender” film elicits heated discussion)
Beijing Youth Daily, July 24, 2017
http://epaper.ynet.com/html/2017-07/24/content_256943.htm?div=-1

Chinese capital shuts major road during rare protest
Reuters, July 24, 2017
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-protests-idUSKBN1A91FN

Related:
China police warn against illegal gatherings after rare Beijing protest
Reuters, July 25, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-protests-idUSKBN1AA06A

Tibetan self-immolator Tenzin Choeying dies in Indian hospital
Radio Free Asia, July 24, 2017
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/hospital-07242017131257.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/hc-07232017132425.html

上海公民再次上街举牌为王全璋律师发声要求“中共当局立即释放王全璋律师” (Shanghai residents protest once again, appealing to authorities for lawyer Wang Quanzhang’s immediate release)
Weiquanwang, July 24, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.com/2017/07/blog-post_70.html

广西北海17户村民诉政府强拆案即将开庭 (Hearing begins for villagers appealing against gov’t demolitions in Beihai, Guangxi)
Radio Free Asia, July 24, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf3-07242017100703.html

数十铁路职工赴京维权 哈尔滨铁路职工讨要医保 (Dozens of railway workers go to Beijing to protest for rights, Harbin railway workers discuss healthcare)
Radio Free Asia, July 23, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-07232017113310.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China rising political star facing corruption probe
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 24, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-40706213

Hong Kong (香港)

Advocacy groups oppose potential appointment of pro-Beijing education deputy
Hong Kong Free Press, July 25, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/07/25/advocacy-groups-oppose-potential-appointment-pro-beijing-education-deputy/

Hong Kong inmates keep silent over prison staff misconduct for fear of retaliation, NGO finds
Hong Kong Free Press, July 23, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/07/23/hong-kong-inmates-keep-silent-prison-staff-misconduct-fear-retaliation-ngo-finds/

Monday, July 24, 2017

Special Feature: Liu Xiaobo (特辑:刘晓波)

We hope our expanded special feature on Liu Xiaobo—including news items, analyses of the significance of his life and work, international support for Liu Xia and calls for accountability, and commentaries—will be a useful information resource and help generate more effective action by the international community. Liu Xiaobo was a prominent Chinese public intellectual and 2010 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, recognized for “his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental rights in China.” He died of liver cancer on July 13, 2017 in Chinese custody.

News (新闻)

Chinese police guard late dissident Liu Xiaobo’s home, empty or not
Agence France-Presse, July 22, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/07/22/chinese-police-guard-late-dissident-liu-xiaobos-home-empty-not/

“No entry record”: Hong Kong activist detained in Shenzhen after border protest for late dissident Liu Xiaobo
Hong Kong Free Press, July 21, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/07/21/no-entry-record-hong-kong-activist-detained-shenzhen-border-protest-late-dissident-liu-xiaobo/

The road to Liu Xiaobo’s death, and the path beyond
China Digital Times, July 21, 2017
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2017/07/road-liu-xiaobos-death-path-beyond/

China brushes off global criticism over Liu Xiaobo's death
Nikkei Asian Review, July 20, 2017
http://asia.nikkei.com/magazine/20170720/Politics-Economy/China-brushes-off-global-criticism-over-Liu-Xiaobo-s-death

Assessments: Liu Xiaobo’s Life & Work (评价:刘晓波的审评和著作)

Liu Xiaobo and the moral critique of contemporary China
Kerry Brown, The Diplomat, July 24, 2017
http://thediplomat.com/2017/07/liu-xiaobo-and-the-moral-critique-of-contemporary-china/

A life lived in truth
Ma Jian, Project Syndicate, July 20, 2017
https://www.project-syndicate.org/onpoint/a-life-lived-in-truth-by-ma-jian-2017-07

International Support for Liu Xia (国际社会给刘霞的声援)

Why can’t Beijing just go easy on Liu Xia?
EJ Insight, July 21, 2017
http://www.ejinsight.com/20170721-why-can-t-beijing-just-go-easy-on-liu-xia/

刘晓波“头七”已过 遗孀刘霞仍无音信 (Seventh day since Liu Xiaobo’s death has passed, still no news of his widow Liu Xia)
Radio Free Asia, July 21, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-07212017104757.html

Liu Xiaobo supporters step up pressure on China to free his widow
Voice of America, July 21, 2017
https://www.voanews.com/a/liu-xiaobo-supporters-step-up-pressure-on-china-free-his-widow/3953730.html

China: widow of Nobel Laureate feared “disappeared”
Human Rights Watch, July 20, 2017
https://www.hrw.org/news/2017/07/20/china-widow-nobel-laureate-feared-disappeared

Commentary (评论)

Column: A voice for freedom snuffed out
John Timpane, Salem News, July 21, 2017
http://www.salemnews.com/opinion/columns/column-a-voice-for-freedom-snuffed-out/article_7ac13554-f20a-53b3-97ba-b135228881a9.html

Death of Liu Xiaobo shows up a flawed governing strategy by China's Communist Party
Minxin Pei, Financial Review, July 21, 2017
http://www.afr.com/news/world/asia/death-of-liu-xiaobo-shows-up-a-flawed-governing-strategy-by-chinas-communist-party-20170721-gxfo90

 
 
 
 

News (新闻)

Access to Justice (司法公正)

广西警方封村禁谈“肺炎死” 刘国理生前亲述遭扒光吊打 (Guangxi police seal off village following Liu Guoli’s “death by pneumonia,” who suffered beatings in detention)
Radio Free Asia, July 21, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-07212017104924.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

China WhatsApp crackdown only scratches surface of worsening internet censorship
Cable News Network, July 21, 2017
http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/21/asia/china-internet-censorship/index.html

Chinese Communists lash out at yet another cartoon, calling it "subversive" to the state
Forbes, July 21, 2017
https://www.forbes.com/sites/robcain/2017/07/20/chinese-communists-lash-out-at-yet-another-cartoon-calling-it-subversive-to-the-state/#60272eb35143

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

上海公民今年第14次上街举牌要求官员财产公开、敦促全国人大立即批准《公民权利和政治权利国际公约》(Shanghai residents protest for fourteenth time this year requesting public disclosure of official assets, urging NPC to ratify the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights)
Weiquanwang, July 21, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.com/2017/07/14.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China: more than 210,000 officials punished for corruption in 2017
Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, July 21, 2017
https://www.occrp.org/en/daily/6755-china-more-than-210-000-officials-punished-for-corruption-in-2017

Ex-China's securities regulator assistant chairman to be prosecuted: graft watchdog
Reuters, July 21, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption-idUSKBN1A60Z7

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

VPN crackdown an “unthinkable” trial by firewall for China’s research world
South China Morning Post, July 23, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2103793/vpn-crackdown-unthinkable-trial-firewall-chinas

Hong Kong (香港)

“Publishers are self censoring and afraid”: China’s banned books fade from Hong Kong
Hong Kong Free Press, July 21, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/07/21/publishers-self-censoring-afraid-chinas-banned-books-fade-hong-kong/

Commentary (评论)

Hong Kong democrats must get smart about defending the city’s core values from creeping authoritarianism
Hong Kong Free Press, July 24, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/07/24/hong-kong-democrats-must-get-smart-defending-citys-core-values-creeping-authoritarianism/

No space for democracy? Political dissidence in colonial v. contemporary Hong Kong
China Policy Institute Blog, July 23, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/07/23/no-space-democracy-political-dissidence-colonial-v-contemporary-hong-kong/

Friday, July 21, 2017

Special Feature: Liu Xiaobo (特辑:刘晓波)

We hope our expanded special feature on Liu Xiaobo—including news items, analyses of the significance of his life and work, international support for Liu Xia and calls for accountability, and commentaries—will be a useful information resource and help generate more effective action by the international community. Liu Xiaobo was a prominent Chinese public intellectual and 2010 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, recognized for “his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental rights in China.” He died of liver cancer on July 13, 2017 in Chinese custody.

News (新闻)

Surviving Tiananmen “Gentlemen” mum on Chinese Nobel laureate's death
Reuters, July 21, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-rights-gentlemen-idUSKBN1A60AQ

The death of Liu Xiaobo marks dark times for dissent in China
The Washington Post, July 21, 2017
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/07/21/the-death-of-liu-xiaobo-marks-dark-times-for-dissent-in-china/

Related:
In China, despair for cause of democracy after Nobel laureate’s death
刘晓波之死熄灭了中国民主改革的希望
The New York Times, July 20, 2017
EN: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/20/world/asia/liu-xiaobo-nobel-peace-prize-china-democracy.html
CH: https://cn.nytimes.com/china/20170721/liu-xiaobo-nobel-peace-prize-china-democracy/zh-hant/

大连维权人士姜建军因海滩祭奠刘晓波被行政拘留10天 (Dalian human rights activist Jiang Jianjun placed in administrative detention for 10 days for Liu Xiaobo beach memorial)
Weiquanwang, July 20, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.com/2017/07/10.html

International Support for Liu Xia & Calls for Accountability (国际社会声援刘霞、要求问责)

Chairs Urge Ambassador Branstad to Invite Liu Xia to U.S. Embassy in Beijing
Congressional-Executive Commission on China, July 21, 2017
https://www.cecc.gov/media-center/press-releases/chairs-urge-ambassador-branstad-to-invite-liu-xia-to-us-embassy-in

UN rights chief expresses concern for Liu Xiaobo's widow
联合国人权高专对刘霞处境表示担忧
Voice of America, July 20, 2017
EN: https://www.voanews.com/a/united-nations-rights-chief-expresses-concern-liu-xiaobo-widow/3952743.html
CH: https://www.voachinese.com/a/liuxia-20170720/3952798.html

Liu Xia, a “Breaking Wave in a Vast Ocean”
Josh Rudolph, China Digital Times, July 19, 2017
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2017/07/liu-xia-breaking-wave-vast-ocean/

Commentary (评论)

Liu Xiaobo’s death
Jerome A. Cohen, Jerry’s Blog, July 21, 2017
http://www.jeromecohen.net/jerrys-blog/liu-xiaobos-death

打壓愛國者不會令中國偉大復興 (Suppressing patriot won’t give China a great rejuvenation)
Yuan Haiwen, Mingpao, July 21, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170721/s00022/1500598072283

劉曉波「比照」周恩來待遇 (A comparison between Liu Xiaobo and Zhou Enlai: both men’s ashes were scattered in the sea, but Liu will become the big wave that sweeps the shackles of the Chinese people and have them embrace the dawn of universal values)
Inmediahk, July 21, 2017
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1050900

For Whom the Bell Tolls
胡平:丧钟为谁而鸣
Hu Ping, Human Rights in China, July 20, 2017
EN:http://www.hrichina.org/en/china-rights-forum/whom-bell-tolls
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/zhong-guo-ren-quan-shuang-zhou-kan/hu-ping-sang-zhong-wei-shui-er-ming

Liu Xiaobo: Walking the path of Kang Youwei, spilling his blood like Tan Sitong
Wang Dan, China Change, July 20, 2017
https://chinachange.org/2017/07/20/liu-xiaobo-walking-the-path-of-kang-youwei-spilling-his-blood-like-tan-sitong/

The unanswered questions of Liu Xiaobo
Kerry Brown, East Asia Forum, July 20, 2017
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2017/07/20/the-unanswered-questions-of-liu-xiaobo/

 
 
 
 

News (新闻)

Access to Justice (司法公正)

美国会议员出席法轮功集会 呼吁停止迫害 (U.S. House Rep attends Falun Gong gathering and calls Beijing to stop persecution)
Voice of America, July 21, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/field-coverage-20170720/3952791.html

上海信访人吴玉芬4人被囚黑监狱近个月至今仍在囚 (Shanghai petitioners Wu Yufen and four others imprisoned in black jails for nearly a month, still being detained)
Weiquanwang, July 20, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.com/2017/07/4.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Big data, big concerns
China Media Project, July 21, 2017
http://cmp.hku.hk/2017/07/20/big-data-big-concerns/

Beijing targets foreign firms in Internet crackdown
Associated Press, July 20, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2103458/beijing-targets-foreign-firms-internet-crackdown

Related:
中国强化网控出新招:外企VPN只能连海外总部 (China tightens information control as foreign companies are only allowed to use VPN to access their parent company websites overseas)
Voice of America, July 21, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/china-tighten-information-control-20170720/3952794.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

北京宋庄观光园遭强拆 租户连日抗议爆冲突 (Beijing Song Zhuang Artist Village demolished, tenants protest for several days)
Radio Free Asia, July 20, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-07202017103904.html

呼伦贝尔牧民草场放牧与警冲突 鄂尔多斯四户牧民逾万亩草场被占 (Hulunbeier herdsmen clash with police over grazing lands, four herdsmen in Ordos City occupy over 10,000 mu [666 hectares] of grassland)
Radio Free Asia, July 20, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql2-07202017103738.html

徐州钢厂工人讨薪酿群体斗殴 当局封厂安装监控 (Steel factory workers demand wage in arrears and get beaten by boss, police seal the factory and pepper-spray sympathizers)
Radio Free Asia, July 20, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-07202017104107.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Where is China's corruption crackdown?
The Diplomat, July 21, 2017
http://thediplomat.com/2017/07/where-is-chinas-corruption-crackdown/

China’s former No. 2 securities regulator Yao Gang expelled from Communist Party after investigation
South China Morning Post, July 20, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/2103473/chinas-former-no-2-securities-regulator-yao-gang-expelled

China punishes officials over environmental violations in Qilian Mountains
Xinhua, July 20, 2017
http://english.sina.com/news/2017-07-21/detail-ifyihrwk1587562.shtml

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

Dodging Chinese police in Kashgar, a Silk Road oasis town
便衣警察「陪伴」我遊覽喀什
The New York Times, July 19, 2017
EN: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/19/world/asia/dodging-chinese-police-in-kashgar-a-silk-road-oasis-town.html
CH: https://cn.nytimes.com/china/20170720/dodging-chinese-police-in-kashgar-a-silk-road-oasis-town/zh-hant/

Hong Kong (香港)

Activist applies to oust 2 pro-Beijing lawmakers over problematic academic credentials
Hong Kong Free Press, July 20, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/07/20/activist-applies-oust-2-pro-beijing-lawmakers-problematic-academic-credentials/

China's banned books fade from Hong Kong
Channel News Asia, July 20, 2017
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-s-banned-books-fade-from-hong-kong-9049072

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Special Feature: Liu Xiaobo (特辑:刘晓波)

We hope our expanded special feature on Liu Xiaobo—including news items, analyses of the significance of his life and work, international support for Liu Xia and calls for accountability, and commentaries—will be a useful information resource and help generate more effective action by the international community. Liu Xiaobo was a prominent Chinese public intellectual and 2010 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, recognized for “his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental rights in China.” He died of liver cancer on July 13, 2017 in Chinese custody.

News (新闻)

Get out! Chinese agents bar access to the "free" wife of Liu Xiaobo
The Guardian, July 20, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/20/chinese-agents-bar-access-free-liu-xia-wife-of-liu-xiaobo-beijing

劉曉波20多名好友昨晚北京辦追思會 國保場外監視 (Over 20 of Liu Xiaobo’s friends organize memorial in Beijing under police monitoring)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 20, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1343261-20170720.htm

社工羅湖橋讀零八憲章被公安帶走 深夜返港報平安 (Social worker returns to Hong Kong after taken away by mainland police for reading Charter 08 on Luohu bridge)
Mingpao, July 20, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170720/s00001/1500510707200

劉曉波頭七追思會 警方稱最高峰時1500人參與 (Police: 1500 Hong Kongers join Liu Xiaobo memorial at Admiralty)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 19, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1343163-20170719.htm

Liu Xiaobo: Censored by China, supporters take to social media
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 19, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-40656483

Badiucao launches global art for Liu Xiaobo campaign
China Digital Times, July 18, 2017
https://chinadigitaltimes.net/2017/07/badiucao-launches-global-art-liu-xiaobo-campaign/

International Support for Liu Xia (国际社会给刘霞的声援)

Liu Xiaobo supporters mark his death amid concerns for widow
ABC News, July 19, 2017
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/liu-xiaobo-supporters-mark-death-amid-concerns-widow-48719075

Liu Xiaobo’s widow has suffered more than enough. China should release her from house arrest.
Editorial, The Washington Post, July 18, 2017
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/liu-xiaobos-widow-has-suffered-more-than-enough-china-should-release-her-from-house-arrest/2017/07/18/ae9a25bc-6bd0-11e7-9c15-177740635e83_story.html

Commentary (评论)

In memoriam: Liu Xiaobo
Bob Brown and Steven I. Levine, Missoulian, July 19, 2017
http://missoulian.com/opinion/columnists/in-memoriam-liu-xiaobo/article_bdbf8fb2-5082-5a29-bddf-0ba2429be32f.html

What Liu Xiaobo’s grisly prison death tells us about free speech in Xi’s China
James A. Dorn, Newsweek, July 18, 2017
http://www.newsweek.com/what-liu-xiaobos-grisly-prison-death-tells-us-about-free-speech-xis-china-638366

 
 
 
 

News (新闻)

Access to Justice (司法公正)

中国维权律师再遭整肃 律师控告被发废证 (After being given voided lawyer certificate, defender of Wang Quanzhang sues Beijing Justice Bureau for power abuse)
Voice of America, July 19, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/chinese-rights-lawyers-/3950162.html

Detained Uyghur students held by Egypt’s intelligence service
Radio Free Asia, July 19, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/students-07192017124354.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

China’s "Great Firewall" now deletes messages in real time
The Daily Beast, July 20, 2017
http://www.thedailybeast.com/chinas-great-firewall-now-deletes-messages-in-real-time

Deleted Forbes article criticizing Asia Society tycoon resurfaces online amid accusations of censorship
Hong Kong Free Press, July 20, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/07/20/deleted-forbes-article-criticising-asia-society-tycoon-resurfaces-elsewhere-amid-accusations-of-censorship/

China clamps down on big tweeters amid ongoing purge of foreign content
Radio Free Asia, July 19, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/purge-07192017110552.html

Related:
粉丝越多越麻烦? 新规定: 微博粉丝三万需登记备案 (More followers, more trouble? New regulations: Weibo accounts with over 30,000 followers must register)
Radio Free Asia, July 19, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/yf2-07192017095102.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

四川珙县原民办和代课教师60多人集体到县政府抗议 (60 teachers collectively protest county government in Gongxian, Sichuan)
Weiquanwang, July 20, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.com/2017/07/60_20.html

四川珙县原民办和代课教师60多人集体到县政府抗议 (Over 60 teachers in rural Sichuan protest local gov’t)
Weiquanwang, July 20, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/07/60_20.html

Chinese labor activist questions his arrest while investigating Ivanka Trump brand
Hong Kong Free Press, July 19, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/07/19/chinese-labour-activist-questions-arrest-investigating-ivanka-trump-brand/

投诉:米脂氮肥厂职工到陕西省政府要求失业安置 (Laid off chemical fertilizer factory workers in Shaanxi petition local gov’t for compensation and new jobs)
Weiquanwang, July 19, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/07/blog-post_40.html

Ethnic Mongolian makes rallying call to herders in Northern China on release
Radio Free Asia, July 18, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/rallying-07182017114516.html

FAW-Volkswagen agency workers issue letter in German calling for accountability and solidarity
China Labor Bulletin, July 17, 2017
http://www.clb.org.hk/content/faw-volkswagen-agency-workers-issue-letter-german-calling-accountability-and-solidarity

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Xi calls for “every possible effort” to solve grievances of petitioners
China Daily, July 19, 2017
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2017-07/19/content_30175331.htm

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

新疆当局被指用少数民族出国权换外国情报 (Xinjiang authorities reported to be granting minority groups right to go abroad in exchange for intelligence)
Radio Free Asia, July 19, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-07192017111646.html

Hong Kong (香港)

馮敬恩刑恐脫罪 公眾地方擾亂秩序罪成需還押 (Billy Fung found guilty of acting in a disorderly manner but cleared of criminal charge)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 20, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1343240-20170720.htm

吳凱宇:以香港主體意識 抵抗政權壓迫 ── 加泰隆尼亞的啓示 (To fight against the oppressive regime with Hong Kong’s self-consciousness—a lesson from Catalonia)
Inmediahk, July 20, 2017
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1050863

港民主派议员抗议褫夺议员席位 (Pan-dem lawmakers in Hong Kong protest against the disqualification of four colleagues)
Radio Free Asia, July 19, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/cp-07192017111947.html

Ousted localist Yau Wai-ching invites disqualified lawmakers to discuss legal arguments together
Hong Kong Free Press, July 19, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/07/19/ousted-localist-yau-wai-ching-invites-disqualified-lawmakers-discuss-legal-arguments-together/

Complaints relating to access to info hit new high, as Ombudsman criticizes “inappropriate” gov’t excuses
Hong Kong Free Press, July 19, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/07/19/complaints-relating-access-info-hit-new-high-ombudsman-criticises-inappropriate-govt-excuses/

Chris Patten: Hong Kong's freedoms under threat
Al Jazeera, July 19, 2017
http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/talktojazeera/inthefield/2017/07/chris-patten-hong-kong-freedoms-threat-170718111544107.html

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Special Feature: Liu Xiaobo (特辑:刘晓波)

We hope our expanded special feature on Liu Xiaobo—including news items, analyses of the significance of his life and work, international support for Liu Xia and calls for accountability, and commentaries—will be a useful information resource and help generate more effective action by the international community. Liu Xiaobo was a prominent Chinese public intellectual and 2010 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, recognized for “his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental rights in China.” He died of liver cancer on July 13, 2017 in Chinese custody.

News (新闻)

China's ocean burial of Liu Xiaobo backfires as activists stage sea protests
The Guardian, July 19, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/19/chinas-ocean-burial-of-liu-xiaobo-backfires-as-activists-stage-sea-protests

华盛顿华人在共产主义受难者纪念碑下悼念刘晓波 (Chinese people in Washington mourn Liu Xiaobo at Victims of Communism Memorial)
Voice of America, July 19, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/liu-xiaobo-washington-20170718/3949287.html

Related:
“中国民主教育基金会”发表声明沉痛哀悼刘晓波 称他是中国的曼德拉,华夏的哈维尔 (Chinese Democratic Education Foundation releases announcement to mourn Liu Xiaobo and calls Liu “Mandela of China”)
Radio Free Asia, July 18, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ck-07182017101327.html

Worldwide memorials held including in Hong Kong to remember Liu Xiaobo
South China Morning Post, July 19, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2103329/worldwide-memorials-held-including-hong-kong-remember

In Pictures: A week on, Hongkongers gather to mourn death of Chinese dissident Nobel winner Liu Xiaobo
Hong Kong Free Press, July 19, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/07/19/pictures-week-hongkongers-gather-mourn-death-chinese-dissident-nobel-winner-liu-xiaobo/

Friend of late Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo says he was taken away "to travel" on traditional day of mourning
Hong Kong Free Press, July 19, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/07/19/pictures-week-hongkongers-gather-mourn-death-chinese-dissident-nobel-winner-liu-xiaobo/

沈阳国保骚扰跟踪恐吓记者实录 (National Security officers in Shenyang harass, follow, and intimidate journalists)
Voice of America, July 19, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/3949025.html

中国驻英国大使馆发言人致信《金融时报》:刘晓波违法并被依法定罪 (Chinese embassy in the UK writes to Financial Times: Liu Xiaobo broke the law was convicted in accordance with the law)
Financial Times, July 18, 2017
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001073458

民众以“空凳子”祭奠刘晓波 刘霞仍然下落不明 (Citizens pay tribute to Liu Xiaobo with an “empty chair,” Liu Xia’s whereabouts still unknown)
Radio Free Asia, July 18, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-07182017104930.html

Related:
信息中心:劉霞正在雲南「被旅遊」 (Information Center for Human Rights & Democracy: Liu Xia is “forced to travel” in Yunnan)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 18, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1342873-20170718.htm
Assessments: Liu Xiaobo’s Life & Work (评价:刘晓波的审评和著作)

Liu Xiaobo and the meaning of Chinese patriotism
Jiayang Fan, The New Yorker, July 19, 2017
http://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/liu-xiaobo-and-the-meaning-of-chinese-patriotism

China, Liu Xiaobo and the new reality of human rights
Steve Tsang, Chatham House, July 19 2017
https://www.chathamhouse.org/expert/comment/china-liu-xiaobo-and-new-reality-human-rights

International Support for Liu Xia (国际社会给刘霞的声援)

The death of Liu Xiaobo
Lois Snow, Letter to the Editor, The New York Times, July 18, 2017
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/18/opinion/the-death-of-liu-xiaobo.html

After Liu Xiaobo's death, concerns grow for his widow's well-being
National Public Radio, July 18, 2017
http://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2017/07/18/537879388/after-liu-xiaobos-death-concerns-grow-for-his-widows-well-being

无国界记者组织在台北设立办公室 呼吁各国营救刘霞重获自由 (Reporters Without Borders sets up office in Taipei and calls countries to rescue Liu Xia)
Radio Free Asia, July 18, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/km1-07182017100553.html

Liu Xiaobo’s wife said to be kept off Beijing
EJ Insight, July 18, 2017
http://www.ejinsight.com/20170718-liu-xiaobos-wife-said-to-be-kept-off-beijing/

Commentary (评论)

The logic behind China’s treatment of Liu Xiaobo
Jamil Anderlini, Financial Times, July 19, 2017
https://www.ft.com/content/bd978dc8-6c59-11e7-b9c7-15af748b60d0

Why Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo could be not be silenced
Gregory J. Wallance, The Hill, July 18, 2017
http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/international/342532-why-chinese-dissident-liu-xiaobo-could-be-not-be-silenced

As Liu Xiaobo dies in isolation, it’s time to abandon “quiet diplomacy”
Chang Ping, China Change, July 18, 2017
https://chinachange.org/2017/07/18/as-liu-xiaobo-dies-in-isolation-its-time-to-abandon-quiet-diplomacy/

VOA专访:史密斯议员谈如何延续刘晓波精神遗产 (How to continue Liu Xiaobo’s legacy)
Representative Chris Smith, Voice of America, July 18, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/smith-interview-20170718/3949124.html

The quiet tragedy of China’s dissidents
Max Boot, Commentary Magazine, July 17, 2017
https://www.commentarymagazine.com/foreign-policy/asia/china/liu-xiaobo-dissident-china/

 
 
 
 

News (新闻)

Access to Justice (司法公正)

新疆异议人士张海涛妻请求探监遭拒 (Wife of dissident in Xinjiang denied of visiting her husband)
Radio Free Asia, July 18, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-07182017105311.html

武汉王芳被判刑三年 法院拉警戒线阻公民围观 (Activist in Wuhan sentenced to three years in prison, police stop supporters from going to court)
Radio Free Asia, July 18, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-07182017105518.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

China’s stopchat: Censors can now erase images mid-transmission
The Wall Street Journal, July 18, 2017
https://www.wsj.com/articles/chinas-stopchat-censors-can-now-erase-images-mid-transmission-1500363950

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

上海46万“镇保”失地农民代表第33、34次到上海市社会保障局维权 (Reps of farmers who lost their land petition at Shanghai gov’t)
Weiquanwang, July 18, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/07/463334.html

广西青年看守所“肺炎死”惹众怒 北海市200人抗议遭特警驱散 (Mysterious death of young man in a Guangxi detention center triggers anger among hundreds, riot police intervene)
Radio Free Asia, July 18, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-07182017105438.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Is Beijing blocking WhatsApp in mainland China?
South China Morning Post, July 18, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2103168/beijing-blocking-whatsapp-mainland-china

WhatsApp內地受阻 外交部稱不了解 (WhatsApp partially blocked in the mainland; Foreign Ministry: don’t know about the messaging app)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 18, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1342866-20170718.htm

Hong Kong (香港)

跟蹤朱凱廸三被告判監兩月 一罰160小時服務令 官:案情嚴重須判阻嚇性刑罰 (Three men jailed for two months and one to 160 hours of community service for following Eddie Chu)
Mingpao, July 19, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170718/s00001/1500372390290

2萬人聯署反DQ 梁頌恆籲各派團結:對於中共,你們沒有分別 (Over 20,000 sign letter against the disqualification of lawmakers; Leung Chung-hang calls for solidarity amongst different groups)
Inmediahk, July 18, 2017
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1050829

Hong Kong pan-democrats warn of Legislative Council turmoil
South China Morning Post, July 18, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2103118/hong-kong-leader-carrie-lam-non-committal-pan-democrats

Related:
Ousted lawmaker returns to LegCo as a private citizen to advocate welfare for poor families
Hong Kong Free Press, July 18, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/07/18/ousted-lawmaker-returns-legco-private-citizen-advocate-welfare-poor-families/

More Hong Kong pan-democrats in “highly risky” position after ouster of four lawmakers: experts
South China Morning Post, July 18, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2103010/more-hong-kong-pan-democrats-highly-risky-position-after

Commentary (评论)

How China tames dissent on the Internet
The Washington Post, July 18, 2017
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/how-china-tames-dissent-on-the-internet/2017/07/18/43d29b1a-6bf3-11e7-9c15-177740635e83_story.html

The long arm of China’s law is coming down heavy on Hong Kong
Foreign Policy, July 17, 2017
http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/07/17/the-long-arm-of-chinas-law-is-coming-down-heavy-on-hong-kong/

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Special Feature: Liu Xiaobo (特辑:刘晓波)

We hope our expanded special feature on Liu Xiaobo—including news items, analyses of the significance of his life and work, international support for Liu Xia and calls for accountability, and commentaries—will be a useful information resource and help generate more effective action by the international community. Liu Xiaobo was a prominent Chinese public intellectual and 2010 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, recognized for “his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental rights in China.” He died of liver cancer on July 13, 2017 in Chinese custody.

News (新闻)

China's ocean burial of Liu Xiaobo backfires as activists stage sea protests
The Guardian, July 19, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/19/chinas-ocean-burial-of-liu-xiaobo-backfires-as-activists-stage-sea-protests

民众以“空凳子”祭奠刘晓波 刘霞仍然下落不明 (Citizens pay tribute to Liu Xiaobo with an “empty chair,” Liu Xia’s whereabouts still unknown)
Radio Free Asia, July 18, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-07182017104930.html

Related:
信息中心:劉霞正在雲南「被旅遊」 (Information Center for Human Rights & Democracy: Liu Xia is “forced to travel” in Yunnan)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 18, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1342873-20170718.htm

华盛顿华人在共产主义受难者纪念碑下悼念刘晓波 (Chinese people in Washington mourn Liu Xiaobo at Victims of Communism Memorial)
Voice of America, July 19, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/liu-xiaobo-washington-20170718/3949287.html

Related:
“中国民主教育基金会”发表声明沉痛哀悼刘晓波 称他是中国的曼德拉,华夏的哈维尔 (Chinese Democratic Education Foundation releases announcement to mourn Liu Xiaobo and calls Liu “Mandela of China”)
Radio Free Asia, July 18, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ck-07182017101327.html

沈阳国保骚扰跟踪恐吓记者实录 (National Security officers in Shenyang harass, follow, and intimidate journalists)
Voice of America, July 19, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/3949025.html

中国驻英国大使馆发言人致信《金融时报》:刘晓波违法并被依法定罪 (Chinese embassy in the UK writes to Financial Times: Liu Xiaobo broke the law was convicted in accordance with the law)
Financial Times, July 18, 2017
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001073458

Assessments: Liu Xiaobo’s Life & Work (评价:刘晓波的审评和著作)

Liu Xiaobo is gone, but resistance continues
Dissent Magazine, July 18, 2017
https://www.dissentmagazine.org/blog/liu-xiaobo-resistance-china

VOA专访:史密斯议员谈如何延续刘晓波精神遗产 (Rep Smith: How to continue Liu Xiaobo’s legacy)
Voice of America, July 18, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/smith-interview-20170718/3949124.html

International Support for Liu Xia (国际社会给刘霞的声援)

无国界记者组织在台北设立办公室 呼吁各国营救刘霞重获自由 (Reporters Without Borders sets up office in Taipei and calls countries to rescue Liu Xia)
Radio Free Asia, July 18, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/km1-07182017100553.html

Liu Xiaobo’s wife said to be kept off Beijing
EJ Insight, July 18, 2017
http://www.ejinsight.com/20170718-liu-xiaobos-wife-said-to-be-kept-off-beijing/

Commentary (评论)

As Liu Xiaobo dies in isolation, it’s time to abandon “quiet diplomacy”
Chang Ping, China Change, July 18, 2017
https://chinachange.org/2017/07/18/as-liu-xiaobo-dies-in-isolation-its-time-to-abandon-quiet-diplomacy/

The death of Liu Xiaobo
The New York Times, July 18, 2017
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/18/opinion/the-death-of-liu-xiaobo.html

The quiet tragedy of China’s dissidents
Max Boot, Commentary Magazine, July 17, 2017
https://www.commentarymagazine.com/foreign-policy/asia/china/liu-xiaobo-dissident-china/

 
 
 
 

News (新闻)

Access to Justice (司法公正)

维权律师持续受压 担心重现709时期 (Rights lawyer continues to face suppression, concerned about possible repeat of 709 crackdown)
Radio Free Asia, July 18, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/lawyer-07182017094757.html

709之殤—我的709經歷│709受害人隋牧青律師 (Sui Muqing: My experience as a 709 victim)
Inmediahk, July 18, 2017
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1050811

广东江门被刑拘牧师获释 限制出境 (Criminally detained priest in Guangdong gets released but banned from crossing the border)
Radio Free Asia, July 17, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/yf1-07172017103936.html

内蒙古牧民因保卫草场被判刑25个月后出狱 (Herder in Inner Mongolia gets released after 25 months in prison for protecting grassland)
Radio Free Asia, July 17, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/hc-07172017102333.html

RFA独家:新疆伊犁80哈萨克族人被捕 昭苏县一阿訇被判刑八年 (RFA Exclusive: In Xinjiang, 80 Kazakhs arrested in Yili, Imam sentenced to 8 years in Zhaosu)
Radio Free Asia, July 17, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql2-07172017103134.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

China users report Whatsapp disruption amid censorship fears
Voice of America, July 18, 2017
https://www.voanews.com/a/china-users-report-whatsapp-disruption-amid-censorship-fears/3948669.html

Thousands of live-streamers taken offline for sexual content
Sixth Tone, July 17, 2017
http://www.sixthtone.com/news/1000527/thousands-of-live-streamers-taken-offline-for-sexual-content

China denies banning personal VPNs, but Facebook addicts not in clear
China Film Insider, July 16, 2017
http://chinafilminsider.com/china-denies-banning-personal-vpns-users-still-not-in-the-clear/

Why Shanghai’s best-known liberal bookshop is closing down
South China Morning Post, July 16, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2100533/why-shanghais-best-known-liberal-bookshop-closing-down

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Workers at unsafe jobs left with nothing after strike
China Labor Bulletin, July 18, 2017
http://www.clb.org.hk/content/workers-unsafe-jobs-left-nothing-after-strike

江苏仪征市500多位原代课和幼儿教师集体到扬州市政府维权 (500 teachers in Jiangsu petition at Yangzhou gov’t for social insurance)
Weiquanwang, July 17, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/07/500.html

上海60名维权人士集体起诉国家信访局 (60 petitioners in Shanghai file collective litigation against the National Letters and Visits Bureau)
Weiquanwang, July 17, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/07/60.html

Protest in China over fertility treatment price hikes
International News Lens, July 17, 2017
https://international.thenewslens.com/article/73753

After deadly landslide, Shaanxi villagers resist relocation
Sixth Tone, July 14, 2017
http://www.sixthtone.com/news/1000515/after-deadly-landslide%2C-shaanxi-villagers-resist-relocation

Government Accountability (政府问责)

王岐山: 巡视监督是党内监督和群众监督相结合的有效方式 (Wang Qishan: inspection is an effective method for integrating inner-Party and citizen supervision)
Radio Free Asia, July 17, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zhengzhi/yl-07172017154621.html

Related:
Top graft-buster vows enhanced discipline inspection
China Daily, July 17, 2017
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2017-07/17/content_30141262.htm

Ranking Chinese leader replaced amid reports of probe
Voice of America, July 17, 2017
https://www.voanews.com/a/ranking-chinese-leader-replaced-amid-reports-of-probe/3947055.html

Related:
中共政治局委员孙政才突然被免职,在北京接受调查 (Politburo member Sun Zhengcai suddenly removed from office, faces inspection in Beijing)
Radio Free Asia, July 16, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zhengzhi/hc-07162017141830.html

Tougher stance on pollution yields better compliance
China Daily, July 17, 2017
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2017-07/17/content_30135818.htm

After deadly landslide, Shaanxi villagers resist relocation
Sixth Tone, July 14, 2017
http://www.sixthtone.com/news/1000515/after-deadly-landslide%2C-shaanxi-villagers-resist-relocation

Hong Kong (香港)

Lawmaker oaths: Experts say Beijing’s actions damaged rule of law and may have violated human rights
Hong Kong Free Press, July 18, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/07/18/lawmaker-oaths-experts-say-beijings-actions-damaged-rule-law-may-violated-human-rights/

“I won't give up fighting”: barred Hong Kong politician pushes back against Beijing
The Guardian, July 18, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/18/i-wont-give-up-fighting-barred-hong-kong-politician-pushes-back-against-beijing

Related:
FAQ: How might the ejection of 4 more pro-democracy lawmakers alter Hong Kong’s political landscape?
Hong Kong Free Press, July 17, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/07/18/faq-ejection-4-pro-democracy-lawmakers-alter-hong-kongs-political-landscape/

Chief exec. Carrie Lam says she currently has no plans to oust more lawmakers
Hong Kong Free Press, July 17, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/07/17/chief-exec-carrie-lam-says-currently-no-plans-oust-lawmakers/

Hong Kong pan-democrats list ways Carrie Lam could mend ties after ouster of four lawmakers
South China Morning Post, July 16, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2102866/hong-kong-pan-democrats-list-demands-carrie-lam-after-four

Commentary (评论)

The long arm of China’s law is coming down heavy on Hong Kong
Foreign Policy, July 17, 2017
http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/07/17/the-long-arm-of-chinas-law-is-coming-down-heavy-on-hong-kong/

What is driving Hong Kong-China tensions?
Al Jazeera, July 16, 2017
http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/talktojazeera/inthefield/2017/07/driving-hong-kong-china-tensions-170713112634433.html