Monday, May 29, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Taiwanese activist arrested for alleged subversion in mainland China
South China Morning Post, May 27, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2095896/taiwanese-activist-arrested-alleged-subversion-mainland

Video: Cops track family of Chinese rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang as they try to sue authorities
Hong Kong Free Press, May 26, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/05/26/video-cops-track-family-chinese-rights-lawyer-wang-quanzhang-try-sue-authorities/

Related:
709案跟进︰家属到最高检控办案机关违法 (709 case follow-up: Family bring case to Supreme People's Procuratorate accusing case authorities of breaking the law)
Radio Free Asia, May 26, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ml2-05262017103613.html

Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers and Defenders
中国大规模镇压维权律师和活跃人士
Human Rights in China, April 27, 2017
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/mass-crackdown-chinese-lawyers-and-defenders
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/zhong-guo-da-gui-mo-zhen-ya-wei-quan-lu-shi-he-huo-yue-ren-shi

Access to Information (信息公开)

Law scholar He Weifang quits social media
China Digital Times, May 26, 2017
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2017/05/law-scholar-weifang-quits-social-media/

Related:
贺卫方:从此在社交媒体不再发声 (He Weifang: Will no longer post on social media)
Deutsche Welle, May 26, 2017
http://bit.ly/2r3xBho

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Job prospects look grim for Chinese college grads
China Labor Bulletin, May 26, 2017
http://www.clb.org.hk/content/job-prospects-look-grim-chinese-college-grads

Riot police beat, detain eviction protesters in China's Sichuan
Radio Free Asia, May 26, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/riot-police-beat-detain-eviction-protesters-in-chinas-sichuan-05262017104611.html

A closer look at gay rights in China
The Diplomat, May 26, 2017
http://thediplomat.com/2017/05/a-closer-look-at-gay-rights-in-china/

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China’s tough cybersecurity law to come into force this week
Reuters, May 29, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2096094/chinas-tough-cybersecurity-law-come-force-week

Is China outsmarting America in A.I.?
人工智能的竞赛,中国超越美国?
The New York Times, May 27, 2017
EN: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/27/technology/china-us-ai-artificial-intelligence.html
CH: https://cn.nytimes.com/https://cn.nytimes.com/china/20170527/china-us-ai-artificial-intelligence/

While the rest of the world tries to “kill email,” in China, it’s always been dead
Quartz, May 29, 2017
https://qz.com/984690/while-the-rest-of-the-world-tries-to-kill-email-in-china-its-always-been-dead/

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

Restaurants ordered to remain open in Xinjiang amid Ramadan fast
Radio Free Asia, May 26, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/ramadan-05262017080553.html

China plans undersea observation system “for science and national security”
South China Morning Post, May 29, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2096066/china-plans-undersea-observation-system-science-and

Hong Kong (香港)

Come to express anger over Xi Jinping, Hong Kong June 4 vigil organizer says
South China Morning Post, May 26, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2095870/come-express-anger-over-xi-jinping-hong-kong-june-4-vigil

“心未冷 血仍热” - 香港公布纪念“六四28周年”活动安排 (“Heart never cold, blood still hot”—Hong Kong announces plan of activities to commemorate “28th anniversary of June Fourth”)
Radio Free Asia, May 26, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/ml1-05262017115339.html

Related:
Lowest turnout since 2008 for Hong Kong march in memory of June 4 crackdown
South China Morning Post, May 28, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2095995/turnout-hong-kong-march-memory-june-4-crackdown-drops-again

Interview: Occupy activist Ken Tsang on the 7 cops who beat him, prison life, and his political future
Hong Kong Free Press, May 29, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/05/29/interview-occupy-activist-ken-tsang-7-cops-beat-prison-life-political-future/

Top China official says Hong Kong's autonomy is not a license to challenge Beijing
Reuters, May 27, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-china-politics-idUSKBN18N06F

Commentary (评论)

Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower review—a Hong Kong schoolboy takes the fight to China
The Guardian, May 27, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/may/27/joshua-teenager-vs-superpower-review-a-hong-kong-schoolboy-takes-the-fight-to-china

Friday, May 26, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

山东辱母杀人案二审本周六公开审理 或将微博直播 (Appeal trial of Shandong “murder in defense of mother” case opens this Saturday, might be live streamed on Weibo)
China Youth Network, May 25, 2017
http://news.china.com/domestic/945/20170525/30565167.html

Related:
A debt collector is killed in China, triggering debate over right to self-defense
National Public Radio, March 30, 2017
http://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2017/03/30/521901404/a-debt-collector-is-killed-in-china-triggering-debate-over-right-to-self-defense

时事大家谈:王全璋:被“消失”的中国人权律师 (“Let’s Talk Current Affairs”: Wang Quanzhang: The “disappeared” Chinese human rights lawyer)
Voice of America, May 25, 2017
http://www.voachinese.com/a/voaweishi-io-20170525-wang-quanzhang/3870909.html

Related:
Wang Qiaoling, wife of lawyer Li Heping, reflects on life, faith and the 709 Crackdown
China Change, May 26, 2017
https://chinachange.org/2017/05/26/wang-qiaoling-wife-of-lawyer-li-heping-reflects-on-life-faith-and-the-709-crackdown/

Access to Information (信息公开)

Hugo award-winning story “Folding Beijing” to be made into film
That’s Mag, May 24, 2017
http://www.thatsmags.com/beijing/post/19070/hugo-award-winning-story-folding-beijing-to-be-made-into-film

China officials aim to stem the tide of “immoral” live streaming
China Film Insider, May 25, 2017
http://chinafilminsider.com/china-officials-aim-stem-tide-immoral-live-streaming/

Minitrue: Do not present Taiwan as a separate political entity
China Digital Times, May 24, 2017
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2017/05/minitrue-not-present-taiwan-separate-political-entity/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese fans fume over media blackout as Google AI beats world’s no.1 Go player again
Hong Kong Free Press, May 25, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/05/25/chinese-fans-fume-media-blackout-google-ai-beats-worlds-no-1-go-player/

China's social credit system: A big-data enabled approach to market regulation with broad implications for doing business in China
Mercator Institute for China Studies, May 24, 2017
https://www.merics.org/en/merics-analysis/china-monitor/merics-china-monitor-no-39/

China “will tell public” once investigation into detained Taiwanese NGO worker is completed
Hong Kong Free Press, May 25, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/05/25/china-will-tell-public-investigation-detained-taiwanese-ngo-worker-completed/

Chinese social media users celebrate Taiwan’s gay marriage ruling
Hong Kong Free Press, May 25, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/05/25/chinese-social-media-users-celebrate-taiwans-gay-marriage-ruling/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

全面造假、一路买官!他从私企老板变身副部级干部 (A complete fake—using wealth to acquire official positions the whole time! Lu Enguang goes from being boss of private company to vice-ministerial level official)
Central Commission for Discipline Inspection website, May 25, 2017
http://news.china.com/domestic/945/20170525/30566007.html

Related:
China says justice ministry official probed for suspected graft
Reuters, December 15, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption-idUSKBN14503G

China executes former Inner Mongolia police chief for murder and bribery
South China Morning Post, May 26, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2095810/chinese-activists-fear-increased-surveillance-under-new

Demolition gangs move into Chinese Muslim village ahead of national games
Radio Free Asia, May 25, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/gangs-05252017130449.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

工商总局等部门关于印发2017网络市场监管专项行动方案的通知 (State Administration for Industry and Commerce and other govt departments issue notice on publication of “2017 Special Action Plan for Internet Market Supervision”)
State Administration for Industry and Commerce, May 25, 2017
http://www.saic.gov.cn/zw/wjfb/zjwj/201705/t20170525_265432.html

4月份全国网络违法和不良信息有效举报291.5万件 (April 2017: 2.915 million cases of illegal or harmful information on the Internet effectively reported)
Cyberspace Administration of China, May 25, 2017
http://www.cac.gov.cn/2017-05/25/c_1121035734.htm

Foreign firms fret as China implements new cybersecurity law
Bloomberg, May 24, 2017
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-24/foreign-firms-fret-as-china-implements-new-cybersecurity-law

Beijing’s version of Microsoft Windows 10 tightens security, ditches solitaire
The Wall Street Journal, May 26, 2017
https://www.wsj.com/articles/beijings-version-of-microsoft-windows-10-tightens-security-ditches-solitaire-1495706548

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

China activists fear increased surveillance with new security law
Reuters, May 25, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-security-idUSKBN18M09U

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong July 1 democracy rally organizers granted use of Victoria Park lawn
Hong Kong Free Press, May 26, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/05/26/hong-kong-july-1-democracy-rally-organisers-granted-use-victoria-park-lawn/

Hong Kong moves ahead with trial of nine pro-democracy protesters
Radio Free Asia, May 25, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/charges-05252017103352.html

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Jailed Chinese lawyer force-fed medication, wife says
Agence France-Presse, May 23, 2017
https://www.yahoo.com/news/jailed-chinese-lawyer-force-fed-medication-wife-says-035633472.html

This visualization shows China’s jailed, murdered and missing political prisoners
The Huffington Post, March 19, 2017
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/political-prisoners-china-database_us_589a1d83e4b09bd304be3300

Badiucao: Two years on, 709 relatives’ alliance grows
China Digital Times, May 24, 2017
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2017/05/badiucao-two-years-709-relatives-alliance-grows/

Repatriated cartoonist “being mistreated” in police detention center: Wife
Radio Free Asia, May 25, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/cartoonist-05242017102621.html

全面加强人民法院党的建设 (Zhou Qiang, Chief Justice and President of SPC: Comprehensively enhance party-building in People’s Courts)
Legal Daily, May 24, 2017
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2017-05/24/content_7179132.htm?node=5955

Access to Information (信息公开)

全国政府网站“晒家底”了:九成合格但还有个别“僵尸” (Nationwide gov’t website inspection: 90% pass but still some “zombie” sites)
Legal Daily, May 24, 2017
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2017-05/24/content_7179205.htm

Is the Belt and Road project the answer to China's economic woes? Some aren't so sure.
Global Voices, May 25, 2017
https://globalvoices.org/2017/05/25/is-the-belt-and-road-project-the-answer-to-chinas-economic-woes-some-arent-so-sure/

China censored Google's AlphaGo match against world's best Go player
The Guardian, May 24, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/may/24/china-censored-googles-alphago-match-against-worlds-best-go-player

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Officials in China's Zhejiang forcibly install cameras in Protestant churches
Radio Free Asia, May 24, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/officials-in-chinas-zhejiang-forcibly-install-cameras-in-protestant-churches-05242017110721.html

Chinese construction workers in Saipan still fighting for their wages
China Change, May 24, 2017
https://chinachange.org/2017/05/24/chinese-construction-workers-in-saipan-still-fighting-for-their-wages/

Beijing urges all Chinese to be responsible with public statements after outcry over overseas student’s speech
South China Morning Post, May 24, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2095570/beijing-urges-all-chinese-be-responsible-public-statements-after

Taiwan same-sex marriage ruling brightens outlook for gay rights in China
Reuters, May 25, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-taiwan-lgbt-china-idUSKBN18L0E6

Government Accountability (政府问责)

第三批中央环保督察组进驻满月 超3000人被问责 (A month after dispatch of 3rd group of environmental inspection teams, over 3000 people held accountable)
China News, May 24, 2017
http://www.chinanews.com/gn/2017/05-24/8232281.shtml

Related:
China dispatches high-profile environment inspection teams
Xinhua, April 24, 2017
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-04/24/c_136232676.htm

Former top prosecutor in Shanghai accused of taking bribes
South China Morning Post, May 25, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2095626/former-top-prosecutor-shanghai-accused-taking-bribes

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

文化部将对50家主要网络表演平台开展执法检查 (Ministry of Culture investigates 50 live streaming sites for illegal content)
China News, May 24, 2017
http://www.chinanews.com/cul/2017/05-24/8232694.shtml

Related:
China shuts some live streaming sites, punishes companies
The Washington Post, May 24, 2017
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-shuts-some-live-streaming-sites-punishes-companies/2017/05/24/709b3834-4054-11e7-b29f-f40ffced2ddb_story.html

头像也要实名,像像社交率先推出“头像实名制” (Profile photo should also be real: Face99 social media platform 1st to implement “profile photo real name registration”)
China News, May 24, 2017
http://www.chinanews.com/it/2017/05-24/8233100.shtml

Foreign firms grapple with China’s “punitive” cybersecurity laws
South China Morning Post, May 24, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/economy/article/2095595/foreign-firms-grapple-chinas-punitive-cybersecurity-laws

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Young Tibetan monk dies in second self-immolation protest in May–report
Hong Kong Free Press, May 22, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/05/22/young-tibetan-monk-dies-second-self-immolation-protest-may-report/

江天勇代理律师诉长沙公安局长 遭两级检察院拒绝 (Jiang Tianyong’s representative lawyer sues Changsha Public Security chief, refused by two procuratorates)
Radio Free Asia, May 23, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-05232017102942.html

Related:
Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers and Defenders
中国大规模镇压维权律师和活跃人士
Human Rights in China, April 27, 2017
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/mass-crackdown-chinese-lawyers-and-defenders
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/zhong-guo-da-gui-mo-zhen-ya-wei-quan-lu-shi-he-huo-yue-ren-shi

Access to Information (信息公开)

互联网新闻信息服务许可管理实施细则6月1日起实施 (Detailed rules for the implementation of Internet news information services licensing to take effect June 1)
China News, May 22, 2017
http://www.chinanews.com/gn/2017/05-22/8231124.shtml

Related:
互联网新闻信息服务许可管理实施细则
Detailed Rules for the Implementation of Internet News Information Services Licensing
Cyberspace Administration of China, May 22, 2017
China Law Translate, May 22, 2017 (English Translation)
CH: http://www.cac.gov.cn/2017-05/22/c_1121015789.htm
EN: http://www.chinalawtranslate.com/互联网新闻信息服务许可管理实施细则/?lang=en

看守所拒为董广平存钱 公民要求信息公开 (Detention center refuses to save money for Dong Guangping, citizens demand information disclosure)
Radio Free Asia, May 23, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ml1-05232017103317.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Clashes in China's Guangdong amid land dispute, graft allegations
广东佛山村民为土地维权 帐篷被打烂村民被抓
Radio Free Asia, May 22, 2017
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/clashes-05222017123833.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-05222017110255.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

安徽桐城工商联原主席集资诈骗8亿元被判无期徒刑 (Former Chairman of Anhui Tongcheng Federation of Industry and Commerce raises RMB 800 million though illegal fund-raising and fraud, sentenced to life in prison)
Reference News, May 23, 2017
http://www.cankaoxiaoxi.com/roll10/bd/20170523/2031227.shtml

Related:
Businessman sentenced to life for swindling 800-mln-yuan
Xinhua, May 24, 2017
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-05/24/c_136308759.htm

陕西省人大常委会党组副书记、副主任魏民洲涉嫌严重违纪接受组织审查 (Wei Minzhou, Shanxi NPC Standing Committee Deputy Party Secretary and Deputy Director, under investigation for serious discipline violations)
Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, May 22, 2017
http://www.ccdi.gov.cn/xwtt/201705/t20170522_99732.html

Related:
... and Shaanxi’s Wei Minzhou makes 128. Another “tiger” falls in China’s anti-graft campaign
South China Morning Post, May 23, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2095392/and-shaanxis-wei-minzhou-makes-128-another-tiger-falls

Too fast, too soon: how China's growth led to the Tianjin disaster
The Guardian, May 23, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/may/23/city-exploded-china-growth-tianjin-disaster-inevitable

Property firm boss to sue Chinese fugitive tycoon Guo Wengui over corruption claims
South China Morning Post, May 23, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2095297/property-firm-boss-sue-chinese-fugitive-tycoon-guo

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

网上“黑市”随意买卖个人信息 26名涉案者被抓获 (Online black markets easily trade personal information, 26 suspects arrested)
Xinhua, May 23, 2017
http://news.xinhuanet.com/2017-05/23/c_1121021337.htm

第三批百家网站公布举报受理方式 (Third batch of 100 websites publish Internet reporting acceptance methods)
Cyberspace Administration of China, May 22, 2017
http://www.cac.gov.cn/2017-05/22/c_1121015933.htm

Hong Kong (香港)

Court to hear bail request of police inspector jailed for beating pro-democracy activist Ken Tsang
Hong Kong Free Press, May 23, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/05/23/court-hear-bail-request-police-inspector-jailed-beating-pro-democracy-activist-ken-tsang/

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Beijing court rejects complaints from “Woman of Courage” eviction lawyer
Radio Free Asia, May 19, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/eviction-niyulan-05192017142636.html

Wang Quanzhang: The lawyer who simply vanished
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 22, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-china-blog-39974953

Related:
维权律师王全璋妻子李文足:担心丈夫是否“已不在人世” (Li Wenzu, wife of rights defense lawyer Wang Quanzhang: Doesn’t know if her husband is dead or alive)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 22, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/chinese-news-39996826

709案医生“辟谣”承认给在押律师用药 (Doctor in 709 case “refutes rumors” by acknowledging giving lawyer medicine in detention)
Voice of America, May 22, 2017
http://www.voachinese.com/a/video-admits-giving-durgs-to-the-709-detained-lawyers-including-li-heping-/3864869.html

To all friends concerned with the imprisoned human rights activist Wu Gan and the 709 case
China Change, May 22, 2017
https://chinachange.org/2017/05/22/to-all-friends-concerned-with-the-imprisoned-human-rights-activist-wu-gan-and-the-709-case/

China's prisoners of conscience subjected to increasing violence by police
Radio Free Asia, May 22, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/violence-05222017114012.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

China may have 90 million fewer people than claimed (that’s twice the size of Spain)
South China Morning Post, May 23, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2095311/china-population-much-smaller-you-think-researchers-say

A Chinese student’s commencement speech praising “fresh air” and democracy is riling China’s Internet
Quartz, May 23, 2017
https://qz.com/989454/a-chinese-students-commencement-speech-at-the-university-of-maryland-praising-fresh-air-and-democracy-is-riling-chinas-internet/

专访:微博又回来了 (Interview: Weibo will come back again)
Deutsche Welle, May 21, 2017
http://bit.ly/2q6938F

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Viral video triggers debate over patriotic education in China, again
Global Voices, May 21, 2017
https://globalvoices.org/2017/05/21/viral-video-triggers-debate-over-patriotic-education-in-china-again/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Pro-democracy activists fly kites in Sai Kung to commemorate 1989 Tiananmen massacre
Hong Kong Free Press, May 23, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/05/23/pro-democracy-activists-fly-kites-sai-kung-commemorate-1989-tiananmen-massacre/

Related:
支联会民主风筝促平反六四 (Hong Kong Alliance membersfly kites to commemorate June Fourth)
Radio Free Asia, May 22, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/cp-05222017110408.html

Police chief of Chongqing, two senior officials with ties to fallen Tianjin mayor absent from key meetings
Caixin, May 22, 2017
http://www.caixinglobal.com/2017-05-22/101093517.html

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

After report on killings of C.I.A. sources, China asserts right to defend itself
中国回应捣毁美国在华情报网报道
The New York Times, May 22, 2017
EN: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/22/world/asia/china-cia-espionage-response.html
CH: https://cn.nytimes.com/https://cn.nytimes.com/china/20170523/china-cia-espionage-response/

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong’s July 1 democracy rally organizers apply for multiple starting points, after gov’t venue rejection
Hong Kong Free Press, May 23, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/05/23/hong-kongs-july-1-democracy-rally-organisers-apply-multiple-starting-points-govt-venue-rejection/

Hong Kong's Chief Executive-elect already struggling
The Diplomat, May 22, 2017
http://thediplomat.com/2017/05/hong-kongs-chief-executive-elect-already-struggling/

“Teenager vs. Superpower”: Watch the new movie about the Hong Kong student who stood up to China
Quartz, May 23, 2017
https://qz.com/988495/teenager-vs-superpower-watch-the-new-movie-about-the-hong-kong-student-who-stood-up-to-china/

Commentary (评论)

How China wound up outside the international human rights debate
The Diplomat, May 22, 2017
http://thediplomat.com/2017/05/how-china-wound-up-outside-the-international-human-rights-debate/

China’s next Internet crackdown
The Diplomat, May 23, 2017
http://thediplomat.com/2017/05/chinas-next-internet-crackdown/

Monday, May 22, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese courts & “foreign beneficial experience”
Supreme People’s Court Monitor, May 22, 2017
https://supremepeoplescourtmonitor.com/2017/05/22/chinese-courts-foreign-beneficial-experience/

六位妻子 一个声音——受中国迫害的维权人士妻子美国会作证 (Six wives, one voice—Wives of tortured rights defense lawyers testify to U.S. Congress)
Radio Free Asia, May 19, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/junshiwaijiao/wj-05192017162433.html

Related:
BBC中国博客:“消失的”维权律师王全璋 (BBC China Blog: “Disappeared” rights defense lawyer Wang Quanzhang)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 22, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/chinese-news-39996819

Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers and Defenders
中国大规模镇压维权律师和活跃人士
Human Rights in China, May 11, 2017
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/mass-crackdown-chinese-lawyers-and-defenders
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/zhong-guo-da-gui-mo-zhen-ya-wei-quan-lu-shi-he-huo-yue-ren-shi

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Reports emerge that dog meat will finally be banned at Chinese food festival
Vice, May 19, 2017
https://munchies.vice.com/en_us/article/reports-emerge-that-dog-meat-will-finally-be-banned-at-famous-chinese-food-festival

西藏年轻僧人自焚身亡抗议高压政策 (Young Tibetan monk dies in self-immolation protest against repressive gov’t policies)
Voice of America, May 21, 2017
http://www.voachinese.com/a/tibetan-monk-dies-in-self-immolation-protest/3863849.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Killing C.I.A. informants, China crippled U.S. spying operations
中国处死或监禁多名CIA线人,美国在华谍网被毁
The New York Times, May 20, 2017
EN: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/20/world/asia/china-cia-spies-espionage.html
CH: https://cn.nytimes.com/https://cn.nytimes.com/china/20170522/china-cia-spies-espionage/

Related:
Chinese newspaper applauds reported “anti-espionage” killing of C.I.A. sources
The Guardian, May 22, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/22/chinese-newspaper-applauds-reported-anti-espionage-killing-of-cia-sources

NYT’s spy in China story full of narcissism
The Global Times, May 22, 2017
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1048015.shtml

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Chinese cybersecurity firm claims to have developed WannaCry virus “vaccine”
South China Morning Post, May 20, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2095048/chinese-cybersecurity-firm-claims-developed-wannacry-virus

Hong Kong (香港)

Stories of Hong Kong: Hopes and fears on landmark anniversary
Agence France-Presse, May 21, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/05/21/stories-hong-kong-hopes-fears-landmark-anniversary/

Commentary (评论)

Collective family punishment—Challenge and response
Jerry’s Blog, May 21, 2017
http://www.jeromecohen.net/jerrys-blog/2017/5/21/collective-family-punishment-challenge-and-response

How Chinese artist Ai Weiwei became an enemy-of-the-state
CBS News, May 21, 2017
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/ai-weiwei-how-chinese-artist-became-an-enemy-of-the-state/

Person of the week: Qiao Mu
China Digital Times, May 19, 2017
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2017/05/person-week-qiao-mu/

Friday, May 19, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

In China, wives fight back after their activist husbands are jailed
The New York Times, May 18, 2017
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/18/world/asia/china-lawyers-detained-wives-families.html

Related:
China's “war on law”: victims’ wives tell U.S. Congress of torture and trauma
The Guardian, May 19, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/19/chinas-war-on-law-victims-wives-tell-us-congress-of-torture-and-trauma
遭酷刑维权人士妻子出席美听证会 (Wives of tortured rights defense lawyers speak to U.S. Congress)
Deutsche Welle, May 19, 2017
http://www.dw.com/zh/遭酷刑维权人士妻子出席美听证会/a-38898175

U.S. congressmen pledge to help those fighting for human rights in China
Voice of America, May 18, 2017
http://www.voanews.com/a/us-congressmen-human-rights-china/3861541.html

中国在押维权律师“被散步” 视频受质疑 (Video of detained Chinese rights defense lawyer “walking” called into question)
Voice of America, May 18, 2017
http://www.voachinese.com/a/news-changsha-police-releases-video-showing-jiang-tianyong-20170518/3855585.html

中国网友发起释放王全璋视频呼吁行动 (Chinese Internet users initiate video campaign to support Wang Quanzhang and call for his release)
Voice of America, May 18, 2017
http://www.voachinese.com/a/news-hk-bloggers-start-online-campaign-calling-for-release-of-wang-quanzhang-20170518/3855616.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

WeChat allows content sharing with banned Facebook, Twitter
South China Morning Post, May 18, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/tech/china-tech/article/2094816/wechat-allows-content-sharing-banned-facebook-twitter

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Former senior Jiangsu official sentenced to four years for bribery, illegal foreign exchange purchase
Xinhua, May 18, 2017
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-05/18/c_136295570.htm

One belt, one road, total corruption
China Change, May 18, 2017
https://chinachange.org/2017/05/18/one-belt-one-road-total-corruption/

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

Draft intelligence law expands surveillance
China Digital Times, May 18, 2017
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2017/05/draft-intelligence-law-increases-surveillance-capabilities/

Hong Kong (香港)

Police charge lawmaker “Long Hair” after he took files from official at legislature 6 months ago
Hong Kong Free Press, May 19, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/05/19/police-charge-lawmaker-long-hair-took-files-official-legislature-6-months-ago/

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

中国维权律师子女受株连上学被拒 (Children of Chinese rights defense lawyer rejected by school)
Voice of America, May 18, 2017
http://www.voachinese.com/a/news-beijing-police-forces-school-not-to-accept-son-of-rights-attorney-20170517/3854140.html

Related:
Son of Chinese rights lawyer denied access to primary school after torture report
Radio Free Asia, May 17, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/son-of-chinese-rights-lawyer-denied-access-to-primary-school-after-torture-report-05172017113350.html

The video Chinese police released to dispel claims of rights activist’s torture
South China Morning Post, May 18, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2094812/video-chinese-police-released-dispel-claims-rights
Source video: http://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_1687931

Related:
Rights lawyers defend against coerced statements; new torture claims emerge
China Digital Times, May 17, 2017
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2017/05/rights-lawyers-defend-coerced-statements-new-torture-claims-emerge/

Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers and Defenders
中国大规模镇压维权律师和活跃人士
Human Rights in China, May 2017
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/mass-crackdown-chinese-lawyers-and-defenders
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/zhong-guo-da-gui-mo-zhen-ya-wei-quan-lu-shi-he-huo-yue-ren-shi

中国律师事务所新职位:政治委员 (A new post in Chinese law firms: Political Commissar)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 18, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/chinese-news-39959123

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

行走的“粉红女孩”:反性侵的广告牌 (The walking “pink lady”: A billboard against sexual assault)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 17, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/chinese-news-39947852

Government Accountability (政府问责)

“赤壁五君子”之一袁兵获释 披露系狱期间曾遭强迫劳动、殴打 (Yuan Bing, 1 of 5 activists arrested in 2013, now released: He was beaten and subjected to forced labor in detention)
Radio Free Asia, May 17, 32017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-05172017104910.html

高文谦:郭文贵爆料与习近平的两难选择 (Gao Wenqian: Guo Wengui’s exposé and Xi Jinping's dilemma)
Radio France International, May 15, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/政治/20170518-【法广首发】-高文谦:郭文贵爆料与习近平的两难选择

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

中国欲在新疆地区扩大采集DNA (China to expand DNA data collection in Xinjiang district)
Deutsche Welle, May 16, 2017
http://www.dw.com/zh/中国欲在新疆地区扩大采集dna/a-38865872

防止郭文贵涌现? 中国国家情报法草案范围扩至境外 (How to prevent another Guo Wengui? Scope of National Intelligence Law (draft) extends beyond national borders)
Radio Free Asia, May 17, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zhengzhi/xl2-05172017112617.html

Hong Kong (香港)

共青团称加强引导港澳台青年接纳中国「听党话」(Communist Youth League: It will guide youths in Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan to accept China and obey the Party)
Radio France Internationale, May 17, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/港澳台/20170517-共青团称加强引导港澳台青年接纳中国「听党话」

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

709案王全璋安危受关注律师再被拒会见 (709 Crackdown: Wang Quanzhang’s safety in jeopardy, his lawyers denied meeting again)
Voice of America, May 16, 2017
http://www.voachinese.com/a/lawyers-denied-visit-to-wang-quanzhang/3852578.html

Related:
U.S. Congress to hear cases of detained Chinese rights lawyers, Taiwanese NGO worker
Hong Kong Free Press, May 16, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/05/16/us-congress-hear-cases-detained-chinese-rights-lawyers-taiwanese-ngo-worker/

Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers and Defenders
中国大规模镇压维权律师和活跃人士
Human Rights in China, May 11, 2017
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/mass-crackdown-chinese-lawyers-and-defenders
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/zhong-guo-da-gui-mo-zhen-ya-wei-quan-lu-shi-he-huo-yue-ren-shi

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

声援709、郭文贵 释大成法师被拘留10天 (Master Shi Dacheng detained for 10 days for supporting 709 lawyers and Guo Wengui )
Radio Free Asia, May 16, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-05162017103840.html

限制网络封锁账号 “一带一路”被指“一堵一路” (Internet censorship tightened during “One Belt One Road” summit in Beijing)
Radio Free Asia, May 16, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/yf2-05162017103718.html

Taxi drivers stage sit-in over licensing rules in China's Henan
Radio Free Asia, May 16, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/taxis-05162017103651.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Why is China home to half of the computers infected with WannaCry ransomware?
Global Voices, May 16, 2017
https://globalvoices.org/2017/05/16/why-is-china-home-to-half-of-the-computers-infected-with-wannacry-ransomware/

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

China quietly releases draft of tough new intelligence law
Reuters, May 16, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-security-lawmaking-idUSKCN18C0UX

Related:
中国新法律草案授予情报部门广泛权力 (Newly drafted law in China grants intelligence department with broad authority)
Voice of America, May 16, 2017
http://www.voachinese.com/a/news-china-intelligence-20170516/3853042.html

National Intelligence Law of the People’s Republic of China (Draft)
中华人民共和国国家情报法(草案)征求意见
National People’s Congress of the PRC, May 16, 2017
EN: https://chinacopyrightandmedia.wordpress.com/2017/05/16/national-intelligence-law-of-the-peoples-republic-of-china-draft/
CH: http://www.npc.gov.cn/COBRS_LFYJNEW/user/UserIndex.jsp?ID=8289337

China moves to expand DNA testing in Muslim region
Associated Press, May 16, 2017
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/rights-group-china-moves-amass-dna-muslim-region-47432841

Hong Kong (香港)

Localist lawmaker pleads not guilty to desecrating China, Hong Kong flags
Hong Kong Free Press, May 17, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/05/17/localist-lawmaker-pleads-not-guilty-desecrating-china-hong-kong-flags/

How the Communist Party plans to win young Hongkongers’ hearts and minds
South China Morning Post, May 17, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2094642/communist-partys-youth-arm-looks-jobs-and-start-ups-win

Hong Kong Chief Executive meddled with investigation of secret payments
The Diplomat, May 16, 2017
http://thediplomat.com/2017/05/hong-kong-chief-executive-meddled-with-investigation-of-secret-payments/

Related:
特首梁振英涉嫌干预立会调查引哗然 (C.Y. Leung said to have intervened in Legislative Council’s investigation against him)
Deutsche Welle, May 16, 2017
http://www.dw.com/zh/特首梁振英涉嫌干预立会调查引哗然/a-38860297

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

709大抓捕:再有律师披露酷刑虐待 勾洪国家属仍遭软禁 (709 Crackdown: More lawyers expose torture in prison, Gou Hongguo’s family still under house arrest)
Radio Free Asia, May 15, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-05152017103346.html

Related:
中国维权律师团体呼吁人大调查“709案”酷刑 (Chinese rights defense lawyers group urges NPC to investigate “709” torture cases)
Radio Free Asia, May 15, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-05152017103141.html

王全璋律师家人发文:“王全璋哪儿去了?” (Wang Quanzhang’s family: Where has he gone?)
Radio France Internationale, May 16, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20170515-王全璋律师家人发文:“王全璋哪儿去了?”

Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers and Defenders
中国大规模镇压维权律师和活跃人士
Human Rights in China, May 11, 2017
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/mass-crackdown-chinese-lawyers-and-defenders
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/zhong-guo-da-gui-mo-zhen-ya-wei-quan-lu-shi-he-huo-yue-ren-shi

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chasing after the Kushners in China
我被趕出了庫什納家族在北京的宣講會
The New York Times, May 15, 2017
EN: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/15/insider/chasing-after-the-kushners-in-china.html
CH: https://cn.nytimes.com/china/20170513/chasing-after-the-kushners-in-china/zh-hant/

Silk Road forum showcases China’s power—and the power of its propaganda
The Washington Post, May 15, 2017
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/05/15/silk-road-forum-showcases-chinas-power-and-the-power-of-its-propaganda/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Tibetan protest: 16-year-old student sets himself on fire, NGO reports
Hong Kong Free Press, May 13, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/05/13/tibetan-protest-16-year-old-student-set-fire-ngo-reports/

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Global business groups urge Beijing to delay cybersecurity law
South China Morning Post, May 15, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/2094450/global-business-groups-urge-beijing-delay-cybersecurity-law

Related:
全球54贸易团体呼吁北京推迟实施网络安全法 (54 trade groups around the world call for delay on implementation of cybersecurity law in China)
Radio Free Asia, May 15, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/nu-05152017101900.html

China issues cybersecurity alert as ransomware attack highlights security loopholes
Radio Free Asia, May 15, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/ransomeware-05152017113234.html

Related:
China, addicted to bootleg software, reels from ransomware attack
The New York Times, May 15, 2017
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/15/business/china-ransomware-wannacry-hacking.html

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

China in nationwide security crackdown during new Silk Road forum
Radio Free Asia, May 15, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/forum-05152017114257.html

Commentary (评论)

“If I lose my freedom”: How China’s human rights defenders are preemptively resisting forced confessions
Hong Kong Free Press, May 16, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/05/16/i-lose-freedom-chinas-human-rights-defenders-preemptively-resisting-forced-confessions/

“一带一路”对习政权最大的意义是什么? (What’s the biggest meaning of “One Belt One Road” for Xi’s regime?)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 15, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/indepth-39923214

Monday, May 15, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese rights lawyer ”still positive” despite 600-day detention ordeal, say supporters
South China Morning Post, May 12, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2094092/chinese-rights-lawyer-still-positive-despite-detention

Related:
Chinese rights lawyer Li Heping was force-fed with medicines, says wife after his release
Hong Kong Free Press, May 13, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/05/13/chinese-rights-lawyer-li-heping-force-fed-medicines-says-wife-release/

中國律師李和平在天津看守所「整月遭受刑具折磨」(Rights defense lawyer Li Heping tortured for whole month in Tianjin detention center)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 13, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/trad/chinese-news-39906188

709大抓捕:江天勇健康恶化无法站立 江父遭警方传唤 (709 Crackdown: Jiang Tianyong’s health deteriorates and cannot stand on his own, Jiang’s father called in by police)
Radio Free Asia, May 12, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-05122017103617.html

709案又一当事律师李姝云打破沉默再揭酷刑 (Lawyer Li Zhuyun, another lawyer in “709 Crackdown” exposes torture during detention)
Radio France Internationale, May 15, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20170515-709案又一当事律师李姝云打破沉默再揭酷刑

「709事件」被捕內地維權律師家屬要求控告公安部門 (Families of lawyers arrested in “709 Crackdown” to bring lawsuit against public security organs)
Radio Television Hong Kong, May 12, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1330013-20170512.htm

Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers and Defenders
中国大规模镇压维权律师和活跃人士
Human Rights in China, May 11, 2017
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/mass-crackdown-chinese-lawyers-and-defenders
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/zhong-guo-da-gui-mo-zhen-ya-wei-quan-lu-shi-he-huo-yue-ren-shi

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

The fight against gender violence goes on for China’s “Feminist Five”
South China Morning Post, May 14, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2093973/fight-against-gender-violence-goes-chinas-feminist-five

China cracks down on quake parents on anniversary, ahead of Silk Road forum
Radio Free Asia, May 12, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/parents-05122017105656.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Rogue tycoon Guo Wengui “lets the bullets fly for a while”
China Digital Times, May 12, 2017
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2017/05/rogue-tycoon-guo-wengui-lets-bullets-fly/

習近平:中國不會輸出社會制度和發展模式 (Xi Jinping: China won’t export its social system and mode for development)
Radio Television Hong Kong, May 14, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1330303-20170514.htm

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

China’s Xi Jinping calls for greater counter-terrorism cooperation with Turkey
Reuters, May 14, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-silkroad-turkey-idUSKBN18A01D

Hong Kong (香港)

Joshua Wong, the student who risked the wrath of Beijing: “It’s about turning the impossible into the possible”
The Guardian, May 4, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/14/joshua-wong-the-student-who-risked-the-wrath-of-beijing-its-about-turning-the-impossible-into-the-possible

本台記者製作《709維權律師家屬》報道獲獎 (RTHK journalist receives award for reporting on “709 defense lawyers’ families”)
Radio Television Hong Kong, May 13, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1330209-20170513.htm

Friday, May 12, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

英媒:维权律师李和平获释“一头白发” (British media: Rights defense lawyer Li Heping released with hair all white)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 11, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/press-review-39882647

Related:
維權律師李和平已回家 太太稱丈夫曾被毆打手腳被鎖 (Rights defense lawyer Li Heping back home, wife says he was beaten and had hands and legs tied up)
Radio Television Hong Kong, May 12, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1329976-20170512.htm

China Desk: My husband was tortured by the Chinese authorities
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 11, 2017
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p052n1dk

谢阳取保获释又被“疗养” 妻女逃亡历险被披露 (Xie Yang released on bail but again sent for "recuperation," details of his wife and daughter's risky escape revealed)
Deutsche Welle, May 11, 2017
http://www.dw.com/zh/谢阳取保获释又被疗养-妻女逃亡历险被披露/a-38801231

709大抓捕: 江天勇父亲、妹妹前往北京后遭拦截 (709 Crackdown: Father and sister of Jiang Tianyong stopped on way to Beijing)
Radio Free Asia, May 11, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-05112017105418.html

Related:
Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers and Defenders
中国大规模镇压维权律师和活跃人士
Human Rights in China, May 11, 2017
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/mass-crackdown-chinese-lawyers-and-defenders
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/zhong-guo-da-gui-mo-zhen-ya-wei-quan-lu-shi-he-huo-yue-ren-shi

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

川震9周年难属赴京被抓回 黄琦仍在押维权家长吁关注 (Sichuan earthquake victims’ families stopped on way to Beijing on 9th anniversary of disaster, call for international attention for Wang Qi who is still in detention)
Radio Free Asia, May 11, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-05112017105318.html

Injured Chinese workers in Saipan demand compensation from employer
China Change, May 11, 2017
https://chinachange.org/2017/05/11/injured-chinese-workers-in-saipan-demand-compensation-from-employer/

Hebei police use pepper spray, batons to break up antipollution blockade
Radio Free Asia, May 11, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/hebei-police-use-pepper-spray-batons-to-break-up-antipollution-blockade-05112017112303.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

中国原国家统计局局长王保安被控受贿逾1.5亿元 当庭认罪 (Former Director of National Bureau of Statistics Wang Bao’an admits to accepting bribes of RMB 150 million in court)
Reuters, May 11, 2017
http://cn.reuters.com/article/china-statistics-bureau-chief-wang-baoan-idCNKBS1870XV

Hong Kong (香港)

Organizers of Hong Kong’s annual pro-democracy rally question why gov’t promised venue to pro-Beijing group
Hong Kong Free Press, May 11, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/05/11/organisers-hong-kongs-annual-pro-democracy-rally-question-govt-promised-venue-pro-beijing-group/

Commentary (评论)

旺角騷亂5名男子被控暴動罪 案件區院開審 (Five people involved in Mong Kok unrest charged with rioting, case opens in District Court)
Radio Television Hong Kong, May 12, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1329987-20170512.htm

黃之鋒周永康羅冠聰棄上訴 黃:將近完成80小時服務令 (Joshua Wong, Alex Chow, and Nathan Law drop appeal application, Joshua Wong: 80-hour community service order is near completion)
Mingpao, May 11, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170511/s00001/1494504002113

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

709大抓捕:李和平律师获释 在押期间遭强迫服药 (709 Crackdown: Lawyer Li Heping released, forced to take medicine while in detention)
Radio Free Asia, May 10, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-05102017104448.html

Related:
Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers and Defenders
中国大规模镇压维权律师和活跃人士
Human Rights in China, April 27, 2017
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/mass-crackdown-chinese-lawyers-and-defenders
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/zhong-guo-da-gui-mo-zhen-ya-wei-quan-lu-shi-he-huo-yue-ren-shi

Access to Information (信息公开)

In China, the dark themes of science fiction can read more like nonfiction
Quartz, May 11, 2017
https://qz.com/980096/in-china-the-dark-themes-of-science-fiction-can-read-more-like-nonfiction/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Guangdong protesters hail victory as government backs down on incinerator plan
广东清远万人抗议抵制成功 当局取消焚化项目
Radio Free Asia, May 10, 2017
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/victory-05102017114936.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huanjing/ml2-05102017110322.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China most-wanted suspect gets “home detention” in New Zealand
Reuters, May 10, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-newzealand-corruption-idUSKBN1860NV

China says three of most wanted graft suspects let off
Reuters, May 10, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption-idUSKBN18704S

Rights groups blast Uyghur activist's expulsion from UN forum in New York
人权团体关注世维会秘书长多里坤在纽约参加联合国原住民论坛受阻事件
Radio Free Asia, May 10, 2017
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/expulsion-05102017163052.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/gr-05102017102444.html

China's former statistics chief pleads guilty to accepting bribes
Reuters, May 11, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption-idUSKBN18713I

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong pro-democracy rally displaced by pro-Beijing event, organizers say
香港民主集會被親北京團體擠出維多利亞公園
The New York Times, May 10, 2017
EN: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/10/world/asia/hong-kong-protest-rally-handover-day.html
CH: https://cn.nytimes.com/china/20170511/hong-kong-protest-rally-handover-day/zh-hant/

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

“Emaciated, unrecognizable”: China releases human rights lawyer from custody
The Guardian, May 10, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/10/emaciated-unrecognisable-china-releases-human-rights-lawyer-from-custody

Related:
陈桂秋:谢阳仍不自由 感谢营救者 (Chen Guiqiu: Xie Yang not free yet and a big thanks to rescuer)
Radio Free Asia, May 9, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/cgq-05092017131407.html

Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers and Defenders
中国大规模镇压维权律师和活跃人士
Human Rights in China, April 27, 2017
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/mass-crackdown-chinese-lawyers-and-defenders
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/zhong-guo-da-gui-mo-zhen-ya-wei-quan-lu-shi-he-huo-yue-ren-shi

北京人权律师李和平获释回家 (Beijing rights defense lawyer Li Heping released and at home)
Voice of America, May 10, 2017
http://www.voachinese.com/a/news-heping-li-20170509/3844584.html

Related: Video: Chinese human rights lawyer Xie Yang “confesses” in exclusive “interview” [English subtitles]
Hong Kong Free Press, May 10, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/05/10/video-chinese-human-rights-lawyer-xie-yang-confesses-exclusive-interview-english-subtitles/

Access to Information (信息公开)

New Chinese game invites players to break “The Wall” of online censorship
South China Morning Post, May 10, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2093535/new-chinese-game-invites-players-break-wall-online-censorship

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Protests grow in China's Guangdong amid police crackdown, information blackout
Radio Free Asia, May 9, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/crackdown-05092017111743.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Beijing denies Taiwan put at risk by UN health forum snub
South China Morning Post, May 10, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2093750/beijing-denies-taiwan-put-risk-un-health-forum-snub

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

Xinjiang woman detained for sharing praise for Allah on social media—reports
Hong Kong Free Press, May 10, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/05/10/xinjiang-woman-detained-sharing-praise-allah-social-media-reports/

Hong Kong (香港)

赞澳门基本法23条立法 张德江“醉翁之意” 何在 (Praising Macau for enacting laws for Article 23, what’s the real intention behind Zhang Dejiang’s comment?)
Deutsche Welle, May 9, 2017
http://www.dw.com/zh/赞澳门基本法23条立法-张德江醉翁之意-何在/a-38764747

Related:
張德江沒回應是否借澳門之行向香港發話 (Zhang Dejiang does not comment about whether he is speaking to Hong Kong in his trip to Macau)
Radio Television Hong Kong, May 10, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1329604-20170510.htm

Commentary (评论)

长平观察:公然酷刑给你们看 (Observation: Torturing openly for you to see)
Deutsche Welle, May 9, 2017
http://www.dw.com/zh/长平观察公然酷刑给你们看/a-38776432

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China rights lawyer Xie Yang's family says U.S. helped them flee
South China Morning Post, May 8, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2093444/china-rights-lawyer-xie-yangs-family-says-us-helped

Related:
谢阳法庭上改口称未遭刑讯逼供 (Xie Yang says in court that he was not tortured or coerced to confess)
Deutsche Welle, May 8, 2017
http://www.dw.com/zh/谢阳法庭上改口称未遭刑讯逼供/a-38748109

China dismisses UN criticism of lawyer’s detention as “interference”
Agence France-Presse, May 9, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/05/09/china-dismisses-un-criticism-lawyers-detention-interference/

The Chinese human rights lawyers seen as enemies of the state
Agence France-Presse, May 8, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/05/08/chinese-human-rights-lawyers-seen-enemies-state/

Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers and Defenders
中国大规模镇压维权律师和活跃人士
Human Rights in China, April 27, 2017
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/mass-crackdown-chinese-lawyers-and-defenders
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/zhong-guo-da-gui-mo-zhen-ya-wei-quan-lu-shi-he-huo-yue-ren-shi

中国外交部发言人拒绝联合国人权办的批评 (Spokesperson of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of PRC rejects criticism by U.N. Human Rights Council)
Radio Free Asia, May 8, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/hc-05082017123829.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

China publishes more science research with fabricated peer-review than everyone else put together
Quartz, May 9, 2017
https://qz.com/978037/china-publishes-more-science-research-with-fabricated-peer-review-than-everyone-else-put-together/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Taiwan activists urge China not to politicize U.N. health meeting
Reuters, May 8, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-taiwan-china-idUSKBN1841CM

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong bookseller abducted by China vows to reopen shop in Taiwan
The Guardian, May 8, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/08/hong-kong-bookseller-abducted-by-china-vows-to-reopen-shop-in-taiwan

China official lauds Macau security law in hint to Hong Kong
Washington Post, May 9, 2017
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-official-lauds-macau-security-law-in-hint-to-hong-kong/2017/05/09/cebecf2c-3481-11e7-ab03-aa29f656f13e_story.html

Commentary (评论)

Ai Weiwei: How censorship works
中國的審查制度是如何運行的
The New York Times, May 9, 2017
EN: https://cn.nytimes.com/opinion/20170509/ai-weiwei-how-censorship-works/en-us/
CH: https://cn.nytimes.com/opinion/20170509/ai-weiwei-how-censorship-works/zh-hant/

Monday, May 08, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese court says prominent rights lawyer Xie Yang admits to crimes
Agence-France Presse, May 8, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/05/08/trial-prominent-rights-lawyer-xi-yang-opens-china-following-delay/

Related:
維權律師謝陽被控煽動顛覆國家政權案件開審 (“Inciting subversion of state power” case against rights defense lawyer Xie Yang opens in court today)
Radio Television Hong Kong, May 8, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1329120-20170508.htm

Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers and Defenders
中国大规模镇压维权律师和活跃人士
Human Rights in China, April 27, 2017
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/mass-crackdown-chinese-lawyers-and-defenders
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/zhong-guo-da-gui-mo-zhen-ya-wei-quan-lu-shi-he-huo-yue-ren-shi

联合国人权办公室敦促北京释放陈建刚律师 (The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights urges the release of Xie Yang’s former defense lawyer Chen Jiangang)
Radio Free Asia, May 5, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/hc-05052017105316.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

China to further tighten its Internet controls
Reuters, May 7, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-internet-idUSKBN1830AG

China compiles its own “Wikipedia,” but public can't edit it
Associated Press, May 4, 2017
https://flipboard.com/@flipboard/flip.it%2F3OKONu-china-compiles-its-own-wikipedia-but-pu/f-d003bb35af%2Fapnewsarchive.com

Related:
中国欲推出自己的网络百科全书 (China to release its own encyclopedia)
Voice of America, May 6, 2017
http://www.voachinese.com/a/chinese-wikipedia/3840415.html

Electronic Frontier Foundation Warns on New China Censorship Tool
China Film Insider, May 3, 2017
http://chinafilminsider.com/electronic-frontier-foundation-warns-new-china-censorship-tool/

In China, it’s the Party that keeps the boy band going
The New York Times, May 6, 2017
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/06/world/asia/china-tfboys-boy-band.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

On campuses far from China, still under Beijing’s watchful eye
即使留學美國,也逃不脫中國政府監視的眼睛
The New York Times, May 5, 2017
EN: https://cn.nytimes.com/usa/20170505/chinese-students-western-campuses-china-influence/en-us/
CH: https://cn.nytimes.com/usa/20170505/chinese-students-western-campuses-china-influence/zh-hant/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

联合国人权官员:访华期间被跟踪 会见对象遭恐吓 (UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights states in his report that he was followed during visit to China and individuals he planned to meet were threatened)
Voice of America, May 6, 2017
http://www.voachinese.com/a/voanews-un-rights-envoy-was-followed-in-china-20170505/3839831.html

Related:
Report of the Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights on his mission to China
赤贫和人权问题特别报告员访问中国的报告
UN Human Rights Council, March 2017
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/sites/default/files/report_sr_extreme_poverty.pdf
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/sites/default/files/report_sr_extreme_poverty_ch.pdf

中国保监会主席项俊波被宣布免职 (Chairman of China Insurance Regulatory Commission removed from office)
Radio France Internationale, May 5, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20170505-中国保监会主席项俊波被宣布免职

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

英媒:中国羞辱穆斯林的手法千奇百怪 (British media: China’s weird ways to insult Muslims)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 5, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/press-review-39816955

China's tourism industry ordered to monitor, report on visitors to Xinjiang
新疆加强导游监控及政审 需上报外籍游客言论
Radio Free Asia, May 5, 2017
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/chinas-tourism-industry-ordered-to-monitor-report-on-visitors-to-xinjiang-05052017121134.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/xl1-05052017103744.html

Hong Kong (香港)

香港法院审理九名社运人士被控“非法集结”案件 (Hong Kong court handles “illegal assembly” charges against nine activists)
Radio Free Asia, May 5, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/cp-05052017104042.html

有消息指林郑希望中央及中联办不要对她的工作“指指点点” (Carrie Lam wants central gov’t and the liaison office to stop “directing” her work , according to sources)
Radio France Internationale, May 7, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/港澳台/20170507-有消息指林郑希望中央及中联办不要对她的工作“指指点点”

范太指民主派促撤回8.31是「政治不夠班」 籲社會思考把民主派「由雲端拉下來」(Rita Fan says Democrats are “politically unqualified” to call for repealing 8.31 framework, encourages society to “pull Democrats out of the clouds”)
Mingpao, May 6, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170506/s00001/1494037585989

专访:“香港众志”政治低潮中摸索新出路 (Interview: Demosisto to find new path amid political downturn)
Deutsche Welle, May 6, 2017
http://www.dw.com/zh/专访香港众志政治低潮中摸索新出路/a-38735716

Video: Hong Kong activists accuse gov’t of using law to silence dissenting voices
Hong Kong Free Press, May 5, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/05/05/video-hong-kong-activists-accuse-govt-using-law-silence-dissenting-voices/

Commentary (评论)

Beijing’s dilemma: What to do next with an ungrateful Special Administrative Region
Hong Kong Free Press, May 7, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/05/07/beijings-dilemma-next-ungrateful-special-administrative-region/

Beyond 2047: Will Joshua Wong live to see full democracy in Hong Kong?
Hong Kong Free Press, May 8, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/05/08/beyond-2047-will-joshua-wong-live-see-full-democracy-hong-kong/

Friday, May 05, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

中国百名律师联署促释放人权律师及家人 (One hundred lawyers jointly petition for release of rights defense lawyer and his family)
Voice of America, May 4, 2017
http://www.voachinese.com/a/news-hk-call-for-immediate-release-of-rights-attorney-20170504/3837456.html

Related:
Urgent statement by Chinese lawyers concerning lawyer Chen Jiangang who was detained by Yunnan police along with family and friends
China Change, May 4, 2017
https://chinachange.org/2017/05/04/urgent-statement-by-chinese-lawyers-concerning-lawyer-chen-jiangang-who-was-detained-by-yunnan-police-along-with-family-and-friends/

China's state security police target activists who showed up to Xie Yang trial
709大抓捕:多名围观“谢阳案”公民遭国保传唤
Radio Free Asia, May 4, 2017
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/activists-05042017111302.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ml2-05042017111545.html

Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers and Defenders
中国大规模镇压维权律师和活跃人士
Human Rights in China, April 27, 2017
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/mass-crackdown-chinese-lawyers-and-defenders
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/zhong-guo-da-gui-mo-zhen-ya-wei-quan-lu-shi-he-huo-yue-ren-shi

State security police keep close watch on Chinese dissident in hospital
Radio Free Asia, May 4, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/state-security-police-keep-close-watch-on-chinese-dissident-in-hospital-05042017113458.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Pollution solution? Beijing gov’t investigates fog cannon aimed at air quality monitor
Hong Kong Free Press, May 5, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/05/05/pollution-solution-beijing-govt-investigates-fog-cannon-aimed-air-quality-monitor/

《互联网信息内容管理行政执法程序规定》6月1日施行 (“Internet News Information Service Management Regulations” to be implemented on June 1)
Guangming Daily, May 5, 2017
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2017/0505/c1001-29255453.html

Related:
中国发新规严控新闻采编 微信微博受影响 (China’s new regulation on news editorial affects Weibo and Wechat)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 4, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/chinese-news-39801655

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

Why the Communist Party has created a new bureau for Xinjiang
South China Morning Post, May 5, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2093026/why-communist-party-has-created-new-bureau-xinjiang

The extraordinary ways in which China humiliates Muslims
The Economist, May 4, 2017
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21721680-bans-abnormal-beards-and-even-name-muhammad-extraordinary-ways-which-china-humiliates

China faces resistance to a cherished theme of its foreign policy
The Economist, May 5, 2017
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21721678-silk-routes-are-not-always-appealing-they-sound-china-faces-resistance-cherished-theme

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong lawyers head urges Beijing to listen and not rush Basic Law interpretation
South China Morning Post, May 5, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2093025/hong-kong-lawyers-head-urges-beijing-listen-and-not-rush

中国全国人大拟立《国歌法》剑指“港独”?(National People’s Congress to enact “National Anthem Law” to curb Hong Kong independence?)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 4, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/chinese-news-39801805

Related:
全国人大常委会公布2017年立法工作计划 (National People’s Congress publishes Legislative Work Plan for 2017)
National People’s Congress of PRC, May 3, 2017
http://www.npc.gov.cn/npc/xinwen/2017-05/03/content_2021116.htm

黃之鋒林榮基赴美聽證會 環時轟「漢奸」告洋狀 指若損國家發展「法律定會懲處」 (Joshua Wong and Lam Wing-kee attend U.S. congress hearings, party mouthpiece Global Times criticizes them for being “traitors”, says they will be “punished by law” for hindering state’s development)
Mingpao, May 5, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170505/s00001/1493944487771

香港引致廣東霧霾? 前天文台長反駁梁振英 指政府欠科學常識 (Hong Kong causes smog in Guangdong? Former director of Hong Kong Observatory refutes C.Y. Leung’s comment, says gov’t lacks scientific knowledge)
Stand News, May 1, 2017
https://www.thestandnews.com/politics/香港引致廣東霧霾-前天文台長反駁梁振英-指政府欠科學常識/

Commentary (评论)

Xi Jinping’s web of laws
China Media Project, May 3, 2017
http://cmp.hku.hk/2017/05/03/xi-jinpings-web-laws/

美國應為香港民主發聲 (Stand up for democracy in Hong Kong)
The New York Times, May 4, 2017
https://cn.nytimes.com/opinion/20170504/stand-up-for-democracy-in-hong-kong/zh-hant/