Monday, September 25, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

广州诗人浪子取保候审 独立作家指因言获罪 (Guangzhou poet Langzi released on bail as independent writers blast the authorities for oppressing freedom of speech)
Voice of America, September 25, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/Liu-Xiaobo-supporter-released-on-bail-/4042032.html

山东司法厅以祝圣武律师“发表危害国家安全的言论”为由吊销其律师执业证 (Shandong Justice Bureau revokes lawyer Zhu Shengwu’s license for “making speech that endangers national security”)
Weiqianwang, September 23, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/09/blog-post_76.html

Why should we pay attention to China’s televised confessions?
The Diplomat, September 23, 2017
http://thediplomat.com/2017/09/why-should-we-pay-attention-to-chinas-televised-confessions/

News about Uighur Scholar Ilham Tohti on the third anniversary of his sentencing: No news
China Change, September 22, 2017
https://chinachange.org/2017/09/22/news-about-uighur-scholar-ilham-tohti-on-the-third-anniversary-of-his-sentencing-no-news/

An indomitable spirit: Labor activist Meng Han talks about his prison ordeal and the continued fight for workers’ rights in China
China Labor Bulletin, September 22, 2017
http://www.clb.org.hk/content/indomitable-spirit-labour-activist-meng-han-talks-about-his-prison-ordeal-and-continued

Wang Quanzhang: the last “709” lawyer left in China’s legal limbo
South China Morning Post, September 24, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2111062/wang-quanzhang-last-709-lawyer-left-chinas-legal-limbo

Security tightens around home of ethnic Mongolian dissident Hada
Radio Free Asia, September 22, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/security-tightens-around-home-of-ethnic-mongolian-dissident-hada-09222017111641.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Party schools: Safe spaces don’t exist at Chinese universities
The Wall Street Journal, September 24, 2017
https://www.wsj.com/articles/china-steps-up-ideology-drive-on-college-campuses-1506250801

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

四川数万人抗议区域调整 官方启动反恐级维稳 (Tens of thousands in Sichuan protest against adjustment of administrative areas, the authority responds with anti-terrorism level of stability maintaining mechanism)
Radio Free Asia, September 23, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/protest-09232017100700.html

《中國新歌聲》借台大場地辦活動 學生衝台抗議 批統戰活動促放李明哲 (Students in Taiwan protest during mainland entertainment show held in National Taipei University and demand the release of Lee Ming-che)
Mingpao, September 24, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170924/s00004/1506245587661

陕西山阳“11.30”特大爆炸案死难者家属要求政府赔偿 (Family of victims in the firework factory explosion in Shaanxi demand local gov’t to compensate)
Weiqianwang, September 23, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/09/1130.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

互联网低俗色情信息专项整治成效显著 (Crackdown campaign on online pornography turns out to be highly effective)
CCTV, September 25, 2017
http://news.cctv.com/2017/09/25/ARTIG9je0sqS3zApBVFMGCQc170925.shtml

One of China’s 100 most wanted corruption fugitives gives himself up
South China Morning Post, September 25, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2112695/one-chinas-100-most-wanted-corruption-fugitives-gives

China’s Communist Party expels former insurance watchdog chief over corruption
South China Morning Post, September 23, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2112524/chinas-communist-party-expels-former-insurance-watchdog

China to push for greater cooperation on graft, terrorism at Interpol meeting
Reuters, September 24, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-interpol/china-to-push-for-greater-cooperation-on-graft-terrorism-at-interpol-meeting-idUSKCN1BZ019

China's ruling party expels anti-graft, ex-insurance officials citing graft
Reuters, September 23, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption/chinas-ruling-party-expels-anti-graft-ex-insurance-officials-citing-graft-idUSKCN1BY04N

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

指全國監控鏡頭逾2000萬個 央視節目:中國是治安保障最好國家之一 (CCTV: there are over 20 million surveillance cameras across China and it is one of the safest countries in the world)
Mingpao, September 24, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170924/s00004/1506239102449

Hong Kong (香港)

張曉明稱各界要對港獨零容忍 王志民說支持特首施政 (Zhang Xiaoming: all walks of life should have zero tolerance of Hong Kong independence; Wang Zhiming: will support the chief executive to govern)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 25, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1355851-20170925.htm

In Pictures: Protesters attend musical rally in solidarity with Hong Kong’s jailed activists
Hong Kong Free Press, September 25, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/09/25/pictures-protesters-attend-musical-rally-solidarity-hong-kongs-jailed-activists/

Related:
團體辦音樂集會聲援在囚者及家屬 何韻詩黃耀明撐場 (Hong Kong groups and singers Denise Ho and Anthony Wong hold concert in support of jailed activists and family members)
Mingpao, September 24, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170924/s00001/1506258500537

Ten university heads unite to write nonsense about Hong Kong independence
Hong Kong Free Press, September 23, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/09/23/ten-university-heads-unite-write-nonsense-hong-kong-independence/

Commentary (评论)

The Umbrella Movement after three years: So much accomplished, and much still to do
Hong Kong Free Press, September 24, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/09/24/umbrella-movement-three-years-much-accomplished-much-still/

Friday, September 22, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

江西丰城发电厂事故25人涉嫌职务犯罪被立案侦查 (25 put under investigation for allegedly committing crimes while on duty in Jiangxi power plant accident that killed 73 workers)
Beijing News, September 22, 2017
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2017/09/22/458901.html

厦门一男子组织出租车车主和司机非法聚集,已被警方刑拘 (Man criminally detained by police in Xiamen for organizing taxi drivers to join illegal assembly)
The Paper, September 21, 2017
http://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_1802354

Trial of Inner Mongolia petitioner linked to surveillance row adjourned again
Radio Free Asia, September 21, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/adjourned-09212017125843.html

China strikes off defense lawyer in “Steamed Buns” presidential nickname case
祝圣武律师执照吊销听证会举行 当局阻公民、律师旁听
Radio Free Asia, September 21, 2017
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-strickes-off-defense-lawyer-in-steamed-buns-presidential-nickname-case-09212017123315.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf-09212017110459.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Ai Weiwei attacks latest Chinese crackdown on free speech and sees little hope Communist Party Congress will bring changes
South China Morning Post, September 21, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2112184/ai-weiwei-attacks-latest-chinese-crackdown-free-speech

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

An indomitable spirit: Labor activist Meng Han talks about his prison ordeal and the continued fight for workers’ rights in China
China Labor Bulletin, September 22, 2017
http://clb.org.hk/content/indomitable-spirit-labour-activist-meng-han-talks-about-his-prison-ordeal-and-continued

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China's ruling Communist Party expels former Gansu party boss for graft
Reuters, September 22, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption/chinas-ruling-communist-party-expels-former-gansu-party-boss-for-graft-idUSKCN1BX0AJ

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

中国反邪教“一网两微”今天正式上线 (Official anti-cult website, social media and WeChat go online today)
CCTV, September 22, 2017
http://m.news.cctv.com/2017/09/22/ARTIIXJtPoE7p8WBMxWMYQZS170922.shtml

China’s security chief calls for greater use of AI to predict terrorism, social unrest
South China Morning Post, September 21, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2112203/china-security-chief-calls-greater-use-ai-predict

Hong Kong (香港)

張曉明稱會離任中聯辦 說和香港「從未走遠」 (Zhang Xiaoming confirms that he will leave Liaison Office: Will never walk away from Hong Kong)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 22, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1355435-20170922.htm

消息指王志民已接任香港中聯辦主任一職 (Wang Zhimin, chief of the Macau Liaison Office, reported to be the new Hong Kong Liaison Office director)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 22, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1355299-20170921.htm

訪英晤首席大臣 林鄭:回歸20年港成功落實一國兩制 (Carrie Lam in the UK: Hong Kong successfully executes “One Country, Two Systems” twenty years after handover)
Mingpao, September 22, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170922/s00001/1506042553554

CUHK student union removes Hong Kong independence banner but denies bending to pressure
Hong Kong Free Press, September 21, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/09/21/cuhk-student-union-removes-hong-kong-independence-banner-denies-bending-pressure/

Commentary (评论)

「殺無赦」背後的愚蠢 (The stupidity behind “kill mercilessly”)
Mingpao, September 22, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170922/s00022/1506000345293

Don’t give up on pursuit of democracy, former governor Chris Patten tells Hongkongers
South China Morning Post, September 22, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2112312/dont-give-pursuit-democracy-former-governor-chris-patten

李家超引述黃柳權強調不容許港獨或危害國家安全行為 (John Lee, Hong Kong security chief, quotes deputy of Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council: Won’t allow Hong Kong independence or any actions that endanger national security)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 22, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1355425-20170922.htm

All hands for cybersecurity
China Media Project, September 20, 2017
http://chinamediaproject.org/2017/09/20/all-hands-on-deck-for-cybersecurity/

Chen Quanguo: The strongman behind Beijing’s securitization strategy in Tibet and Xinjiang
Jamestown Foundation, September 21, 2017
https://jamestown.org/program/chen-quanguo-the-strongman-behind-beijings-securitization-strategy-in-tibet-and-xinjiang/

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

最高法院紧急通知要求切实加强当前执法办案工作 (Supreme People's Court Emergency Notice Demands Strengthening Current Works on Law Enforcement and Case Handling)
Supreme People’s Court, September 20, 2017
http://www.court.gov.cn/zixun-xiangqing-60582.html

为民请命13载,安徽民选村主任王凤云十九大前疑被“通缉” (Democratically elected village head Wang Fengyun put on wanted list in Anhui before the 19th National Party Congress for defending villagers’ rights for 13 years)
Weiquanwang, September 20, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/09/13.html

国际笔会年会开幕 林培瑞、黎安友等数十人声援浪子 (PEN International holds congress and dozens, including Perry Link and Andrew J. Nathan, support detained Chinese poet Langzi)
Radio Free Asia, September 20, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-09202017131122.html

An emboldened Beijing wields China’s laws to strike at overseas threats
The New York Times, September 20, 2017
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/20/world/asia/china-taiwan-law.html

China lifts travel ban on feminist activist
Financial Times, September 21, 2017
https://www.ft.com/content/33ae550d-4fb6-3d73-8662-859f16018403

China's probes of rights lawyers “alarming”: Human Rights Watch
Reuters, September 20, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-rights/chinas-probes-of-rights-lawyers-alarming-human-rights-watch-idUSKCN1BV108

Access to Information (信息公开)

最高法:将“诉讼化改造”仲裁司法审查 建信息平台 (Supreme People’s Court: to build information platform for judicial review of arbitration)
Xinhua, September 21, 2017
http://news.xinhuanet.com/2017-09/21/c_1121698393.htm

New uni standards needed to counter Chinese censorship bids
The Australian, September 21, 2017
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/new-uni-standards-needed-to-counter-chinese-censorship-bids/news-story/ee439d0c635199bdf62ff3da8cd737a2

中国大陆外国法制史教学受限 大学生禁借西方书刊 (Education of law hindered in China as university students are banned from borrowing books from the West)
Radio Free Asia, September 20, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/kejiaowen/xl2-09202017101725.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Hundreds of police occupy Beijing market amid anger over closures
Radio Free Asia, September 20, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/market-09202017120734.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

十八大以来纪检机关加强自身建设:以担当诠释忠诚 (Party discipline inspection authority strengthens itself since the 18th National Party Congress and demonstrates loyalty through taking responsibilities)
The Paper, September 20, 2017
http://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_1800901

Nine members of the UN Human Rights Council accused of violating human rights
The Independent, September 20, 2017
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/politics/un-human-rights-council-members-saudi-arabia-china-venezuela-abusers-violators-a7958271.html

Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong in surprise meeting with China’s anti-graft tsar Wang Qishan
South China Morning Post, September 21, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2112082/singapore-pm-lee-hsien-loong-surprise-meeting-chinas

Former aide to ousted Communist Party leader to be removed from home as party congress approaches
Hong Kong Free Press, September 21, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/09/21/former-aide-ousted-communist-party-leader-removed-home-party-congress-approaches/

China's “fallen” officials leave gaps, silenced voices in Communist Party ranks
Radio Free Asia, September 21, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/chinas-fallen-officials-leave-gaps-silenced-voices-in-communist-party-ranks-09202017112952.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

上海青年网络安全志愿者联盟成立,传播网络安全理念和技能 (Shanghai Youth Cybersecurity Volunteer Alliance established to spread cybersecurity ideas sand skills)
The Paper, September 20, 2017
http://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_1801021

Shanghai police turn to facial recognition software to catch misbehaving cyclists
South China Morning Post, September 21, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2112006/shanghai-police-turn-facial-recognition-software-catch

孟建柱:要利用人工智能研究公共安全事件演变规律 (Meng Jianzhu: China must use AI to do research on the changing patterns of public security incidents)
Beijing News, September 21, 2017
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2017/09/21/458749.html

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

孟建柱:中国已是世界命案发案率最低国家之一 (Meng Jianzhu: China is one of the countries with the lowest rate of fatal crimes)
People.cn, September 20, 2017
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2017/0920/c1001-29548327.html

Hong Kong (香港)

大專學界聯署聲明:支持港人對港獨可自由發聲 捍衛言論及學術自由 (HK academia sign statement in support of freedom of speech and academic freedom)
Inmediahk, September 21, 2017
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1052221

中大學生會指移除「香港獨立」橫額不代表屈服於校方 (CUHK student union: removal of HK independence banners does not mean it gives in to the university)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 21, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1355212-20170921.htm

管理層WhatsApp洩閉路電視截圖 公署指教大侵私隱 (Education University management leaks CCTV screen capture of CCTV footage through WhatsApp; Privacy Commissioner says the University invades students’ privacy)
Apple Daily, September 20, 2017
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/realtime/news/20170920/57232997

Last Hong Kong governor: Talk to each other, but avoid hate speech over political views
Hong Kong Free Press, September 19, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/09/19/last-hong-kong-governor-talk-avoid-hate-speech-political-views/

Related:
彭定康:黃之鋒遭覆核刑期屬政治決定 (Chris Patten: it is a political decision to appeal sentences of Joshua Wong)
Now.com, September 19, 2017
http://news.now.com/home/local/player?newsId=236534

Speaking of independence is getting harder for Hong Kongers
Global Voices, September 20, 2017
https://globalvoices.org/2017/09/20/speaking-of-independence-is-getting-harder-for-hong-kongers/

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam lashes out at UK politicians for “disrespectful” comments on jailing of activist trio
South China Morning Post, September 21, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2112111/hong-kong-leader-carrie-lam-lashes-out-uk-politicians

Activists march to Law Society HQ protesting lawmaker Junius Ho’s call to “kill” independence advocates
Hong Kong Free Press, September 21, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/09/21/activists-march-law-society-hq-protesting-lawmaker-junius-hos-call-kill-independence-advocates/

Related:
團體遊行抗議何君堯早前「殺無赦」言論 要求公開道歉 (HK groups demonstrate against Junius Ho’s “kill mercilessly” comment and demand apology)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 20, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1355055-20170920.htm

被問「殺無赦」言論 何君堯稱是不幸用字 (Junius Ho on his comment of “kill mercilessly”: unfortunate word choice)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 20, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1355111-20170920.htm

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

被控传播暴恐视频“煽动民族仇恨” 黄云敏案开庭审理 (Charged with “inciting ethnic hatred” and spreading violent videos, retired judge Huang Yunmin faces trial in Xinjiang)
Radio Free Asia, September 19, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-09192017102122.html

炸中南海炸天安門 山東男女微信講呢啲被捕 (Two arrested in Shandong for threatening to bomb Zhongnanhai and Tiananmen on WeChat)
Apple Daily, September 19, 2017
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/realtime/china/20170919/57229110

四川“六四天网”义工李昭秀因替黄琦呼吁 肝部手术前竟被刑拘关进看守所 (Li Zhaoxiu, volunteer of 64tianwang.com, is criminally detained and sent to detention center before liver surgery for supporting Huang Qi)
Weiquanwang, September 19, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/09/blog-post_88.html

Tibetan passports still held by Chinese authorities despite promises of return
Radio Free Asia, September 19, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/passports-09192017154439.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Communist Party writings to count in measure of academic “excellence” in China's Zhejiang
Radio Free Asia, September 19, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/communist-party-writings-to-count-in-measure-of-academic-excellence-in-chinas-zhejiang-09192017113720.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

北京商户维权千警进驻 十多群主遭威胁噤声 (Store owners in Beijing demonstrate for rights to continue to do business but are met with thousands of police, more than ten leaders of WeChat groups get warned and intimidated)
Radio Free Asia, September 19, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-09192017101935.html

上海46万“镇保”失地农民的65名代表第36次到上海市社保局维权 要求落实城保同等待遇 (65 representatives of peasants in rural areas who lost their lands in Shanghai protest at the local social security authority demanding the same treatment as their city peers)
Weiquanwang, September 19, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/09/466536.html

数千下岗民师黑龙江上访求承认身份 (Thousands of laid-off teachers in Heilongjiang petition at local gov’ts demanding official status)
Radio Free Asia, September 19, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/gf1-09192017102245.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China's Xi demands “strong hands” to maintain stability ahead of Congress
Reuters, September 20, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-congress-security/chinas-xi-demands-strong-hands-to-maintain-stability-ahead-of-congress-idUSKCN1BV07E

習近平:穩定也是硬道理 (Xi Jinping: Development is the guiding principle, stability is also the guiding principle)
Mingpao, September 20, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20170920/s00013/1505844103983

Analysts: Amendments to China’s Constitution to include Xi Jinping Thought
Voice of America, September 19, 2017
https://www.voanews.com/a/china-constitution-amendments/4035000.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Now it’s official: WeChat is watching you
Tech Node, September 19, 2017
http://technode.com/2017/09/19/now-its-official-wechat-is-watching-you/

Meet Shadowsocks, the underground tool that China’s coders use to blast through the Great Firewall
Quartz, September 19, 2017
https://qz.com/1072701/meet-shadowsocks-the-underground-tool-that-chinas-coders-use-to-blast-through-the-great-firewall/

MIZUHO: Here's why Facebook has “a realistic opportunity” to enter China in 2018
Business Insider, September 20, 2017
http://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-china-2018-mizuho-2017-9

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

China launches Cybersecurity Week
China Media Project, September 18, 2017
http://chinamediaproject.org/2017/09/18/chinas-launches-cybersecurity-week/

Hong Kong (香港)

9 Umbrella Movement leaders appear in court over public nuisance charges
Hong Kong Free Press, September 20, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/09/20/9-umbrella-movement-leaders-appear-court-public-nuisance-charges/

Related:
傘運九人提堂「煽惑他人煽惑公眾妨擾」古怪不尋常佔中三子:控罪違憲 (Umbrella Movement advocates, charged of “incitement to incite public nuisance,” face trial; defense council says the charges are unconstitutional)
Apple Daily, September 20, 2017
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/news/first/20170920/20158487

Activists jailed over northeast New Territories development protests lodge appeal
Hong Kong Free Press, September 19, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/09/19/activists-jailed-northeast-new-territories-development-protests-lodge-appeal/

Carrie Lam voices support for universities’ plan to remove Hong Kong independence banners
South China Morning Post, September 19, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2111820/carrie-lam-voices-support-universities-plan-remove-hong-kong

Activist Alvin Cheng fined HK$3,000 after hiding and binning simplified Chinese library books
Hong Kong Free Press, September 20, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/09/20/activist-alvin-cheng-fined-hk3000-hiding-binning-simplified-chinese-library-books/

Justice Sec. made a “political decision” to appeal sentences of Joshua Wong and activists, says last Hong Kong governor Chris Patten
Hong Kong Free Press, September 19, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/09/19/justice-sec-made-political-decision-appeal-sentences-joshua-wong-activists-says-last-hong-kong-governor-chris-patten/

Commentary (评论)

In search of better digital protection for human rights defenders In China
China Change, September 19, 2017
https://chinachange.org/2017/09/19/in-search-of-better-digital-protection-for-human-rights-defenders-in-china/

CCP Constitution amendment may signal Xi’s power
China Digital Times, September 19, 2017
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2017/09/party-constitution-amendment-signal-xis-power/

Ai Weiwei: “Without the prison, the beatings, what would I be?”
The Guardian, September 17, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/sep/17/ai-weiwei-without-the-prison-the-beatings-what-would-i-be

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese officials search law firm of top human rights lawyer
Radio Free Asia, September 18, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/search-09182017193815.html

Related:
中國知名維權律師莫少平 事務所突遭搜索 (Renowned rights lawyer Mo Shaoping’s firm gets raided)
Apple Daily, September 18, 2017
http://www.appledaily.com.tw/realtimenews/article/new/20170918/1206278/

Access to Information (信息公开)

多名本港記者被拒入境澳門 本港記協表示遺憾促解釋 (HK Journalists Association demands Macau explain the reason why over ten journalists were stopped at the border during Macau legislators election)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 18, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1354712-20170918.htm

China cracks down on public discussion of activist's subversion trial
Radio Free Asia, September 18, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/trial-09182017123542.html

Beijing air-monitoring station has allegedly been tampered with in advance of next month's Plenum
The Beijinger, September 15, 2017
http://www.thebeijinger.com/blog/2017/09/15/beijing-air-monitoring-station-allegedly-tampered-advance-next-months-19th-plenum

China Communist Party complains about “fabricated” Twitter account
Reuters, September 18, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-internet-politics/china-communist-party-complains-about-fabricated-twitter-account-idUSKCN1BT0ZV

China is retaliating against a U.S. university for inviting the Dalai Lama to speak at graduation
Quartz, September 19, 2017
https://qz.com/1080962/china-is-retaliating-against-the-university-of-california-san-diego-for-inviting-the-dalai-lama-to-speak-at-commencement/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

全国十余省份民代幼教师分别在各地集体上访维权 (Thousands of teachers petition and demand their rights across the country)
Weiquanwang, September 18, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/09/blog-post_61.html

湖南数百名乡村放映员省府维权 要求“老有所养” (Hundreds of cinema projectionists in rural Hunan demand social security at local gov’t)
Radio Free Asia, September 18, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-09182017104738.html

黑龙江人街头抗议朝鲜核试危害东三省 (Citizens in Heilongjiang protest on the street against nuclear test in North Korea)
Radio Free Asia, September 17, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/junshiwaijiao/yf-09172017111559.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

21365名人民监督员履职 (21,365 people's supervisors perform their duties)
Legal Daily, September 19, 2017
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/xwzx/content/2017-09/18/content_7321178.htm

What fallen officials did to get ahead and avoid getting caught
Caixin, September 15, 2017
http://www.caixinglobal.com/2017-09-15/101145839.html

Xi Jinping’s political thought will be added to Chinese Communist Party constitution, but will his name be next to it?
South China Morning Post, September 18, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2111746/xi-jinpings-political-thought-will-be-added-chinas

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

“2017年国家网络安全宣传周网络安全技术高峰论坛”在上海举行 ("2017 National Cybersecurity Propaganda Week Cybersecurity Technology Summit" held in Shanghai)
Xinhua, September 19, 2017
http://sh.xinhuanet.com/2017-09/18/c_136618965.htm

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong leader demands end of independence talk, warns ties with Beijing at risk
Reuters, September 19, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-politics/hong-kong-leader-demands-end-of-independence-talk-warns-ties-with-beijing-at-risk-idUSKCN1BU0GY

Related:
林鄭月娥指不論甚麼政治立場恐嚇及粗暴言論都不能接受 (Carrie Lam: Threatening and violent speeches are not acceptable, no matter what the political stance)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 19, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1354795-20170919.htm

Hong Kong independence advocates have the “mentality of losers” former education chief says
South China Morning Post, September 18, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education-community/article/2111747/hong-kong-independence-advocates-have-mentality

Related:
李國章指提倡港獨是「失敗者的想法」 稱內地生完勝香港學生 (Arthur Li: HK independence advocates have the “mentality of losers” and mainland students are winning all the way against their HK peers)
HK01, September 18, 2017
https://www.hk01.com/港聞/120059/李國章指提倡港獨是-失敗者的想法-稱內地生完勝香港學生

Pro-democracy activists plan National Day march amid calls to sack Occupy co-founder Benny Tai
South China Morning Post, September 18, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2111573/pro-democracy-activists-plan-national-day-march-amid-calls

9.28雨伞运动3周年多个组织政府总部外将举行纪念集会 (HK groups to hold demonstration on September 28 outside gov’t HQs to commemorate the 3rd anniversary of the Umbrella Movement)
Radio France Internationale, September 18, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr//中国/20170918-928雨伞运动3周年多个组织政府总部外将举行纪念集会

Pro-democracy lawmakers condemn pro-Beijing legislator Junius Ho’s call to “kill” independence advocates
Hong Kong Free Press, September 18, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/09/18/pro-democracy-lawmakers-condemn-pro-beijing-legislator-junius-hos-call-kill-independence-advocates/

Related:
反“港独”行动发起人:做勇敢中国人消除“港独” (Junius Ho: Be a brave Chinese person and eliminate “HK independence”)
Global Times, September 19, 2017
http://mil.huanqiu.com/china/2017-09/11260864.html

Top Chinese think tank sets up in Hong Kong in bid to boost Beijing’s understanding of city
South China Morning Post, September 17, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/business/global-economy/article/2111572/top-chinese-think-tank-sets-hong-kong-bid-boost-beijings

Commentary (评论)

是否靠立法规制网络水军尚存争议,拿什么管住“水军”一族 (Still controversial on whether to use legislation to regulate the "Internet Water Army”)
Legal Daily, September 19, 2017
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/xwzx/content/2017-09/19/content_7321929.htm

倘大學成為港獨基地 中央不可能坐視不理 (The Central gov’t cannot sit on the sidelines and allow universities to become the basecamps of HK independence)
Mingpao, September 19, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170919/s00022/1505738684816

Why I wrote “Umbrella”, a 600-page account of Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement
Hong Kong Free Press, September 18, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/09/18/i-wrote-umbrella-600-page-account-hong-kongs-umbrella-movement/

Advocating independence for Hong Kong is neither illegal nor against the Basic Law
Hong Kong Free Press, September 19, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/09/19/advocating-independence-hong-kong-neither-illegal-basic-law/

Monday, September 18, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

劉霞仍在京 出入國安接送 (Liu Xia remains in Beijing and is escorted by national security officers to brother’s residence)
Mingpao, September 18, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20170918/s00013/1505671277644

张庭源律师因代理成都看守所吴太勇死亡案件遭“被嫖娼”迫害的维权声明 (Lawyer Zhang Tingyuan issues rights defense statement about being accused of hiring prostitutes and persecuted at local police station for representing citizen who died in a Chengdu detention center)
Weiquanwang, September 18, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/09/blog-post_45.html

十九大维稳,湖南长沙维权退伍老兵谢长桢遭刑事拘留 (Veteran in Changsha, Hunan, defends rights and gets criminally detained as stability maintenance continues before the 19th National Party Congress)
Weiquanwang, September 16, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/09/blog-post_94.html

Jailed founder of China protest blog maintains innocence in appeal
Hong Kong Free Press, September 15, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/09/15/jailed-founder-china-protest-blog-maintains-innocence-appeal/

Access to Information (信息公开)

China’s Communist Youth League opens Twitter account amid crackdown on internet access
South China Morning Post, September 17, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2111566/chinas-communist-youth-league-opens-twitter-account

Socially conscious cinema: Fifth China women’s film festival comes to Beijing in September
China Film Insider, September 15, 2017
http://chinafilminsider.com/socially-conscious-cinema-fifth-china-womens-film-festival-comes-beijing-sep/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Macau election: Pro-democracy camp maintains 4 of 33 seats, with youngest ever lawmaker elected at 26
Hong Kong Free Press, September 18, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/09/18/macau-election-pro-democracy-camp-maintains-4-33-seats-youngest-ever-lawmaker-elected-26/

Related:
民主派維持4席 26歲蘇嘉豪膺最年輕議員:望澳門人抱改變之心 (26-year-old Sulu Sou elected as the youngest lawmaker in Macau as pro democrats hold on to four seats; Sou: Macanese should think about what change can they make)
Mingpao, September 18, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170918/s00001/1505690145706

陕西洛南县丰汇皮革厂数百万元收入哪里去了? (Laid-off workers at leather factory in Shaanxi write open letter accusing the factory head for corruption)
Weiquanwang, September 17, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/09/blog-post_59.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

第四批中央环保督察进驻结束 因环境问题问责5763人 (5,763 individuals held accountable as the environmental supervisors from the Central Government end their assignments across the country)
Chinanews.com, September 18, 2017
http://www.chinanews.com/gn/2017/09-18/8333387.shtml

洛阳浅井头村逼迁出奇招:泼粪灌尿还株连家属 (Government officials evict villagers by pouring urine and feces into their yards and intimidating family members)
Weiquanwang, September 18, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/09/blog-post_80.html

Has China really made great progress on human rights?
The Diplomat, September 16, 2017
http://thediplomat.com/2017/09/has-china-really-made-great-progress-on-human-rights/

Related:
沿着中国特色人权发展道路继续前进 (To continue on the path of human rights development with Chinese characteristics)
People’s Daily, September 14, 2017
http://paper.people.com.cn/rmrb/html/2017-09/14/nw.D110000renmrb_20170914_1-17.htm

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong umbrella movement leader Benny Tai says he may plead not guilty to public nuisance charges
Hong Kong Free Press, September 18, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/09/18/hong-kong-umbrella-movement-leader-benny-tai-says-may-plead-not-guilty-public-nuisance-charges/

Related:
Occupy co-founder Benny Tai calls on Hongkongers to defy “sugar-coated authoritarianism”
South China Morning Post, September 16, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2111483/occupy-co-founder-benny-tai-calls-hongkongers-defy-sugar

何君堯指搞港獨者殺無赦 袁國強:不可憑一兩字說是否犯法 要看字句背景 (Junius Ho: Pro HK independence advocates should be killed “without mercy”; Rimsky Yuen: Can’t rely on one or two words to determine whether a statement or action breaks the law)
Mingpao, September 18, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170918/s00001/1505710862542

“Political puppets”: University heads are “threatening” students over pro-independence messages, says student leader
Hong Kong Free Press, September 18, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/09/18/political-puppets-university-heads-threatening-students-pro-independence-messages-says-student-leader/

London School of Economics “concerned” for its student Alex Chow after Hong Kong activist jailed
South China Morning Post, September 15, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2111358/london-school-economics-concerned-its-student-alex-chow

Commentary (评论)

Professor Jia Xijin: the first six months of the ONGO law’s implementation
贾西津:法律实施半年观察
China Development Brief, September 12, 2017
EN: http://chinadevelopmentbrief.cn/articles/jia-xijin-the-first-six-months-of-the-ongo-laws-implementation/Link
CH: http://chinadevelopmentbrief.cn/articles/jia-xijin-the-first-six-months-of-the-ongo-laws-implementation/

Friday, September 15, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

From sea to a sea of words: Poet ensnared as China shuts down commemoration of Liu Xiaobo
China Change, September 14, 2017
https://chinachange.org/2017/09/14/from-sea-to-a-sea-of-words-poet-ensnared-as-china-shuts-down-commemoration-of-liu-xiaobo/

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

China detains dozens of ethnic Kazakhs who watched Kanat Islam fight
收看境外视频 乌鲁木齐50多名哈萨克族人被拘捕
Radio Free Asia, September 14, 2017
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/kazakhs-09142017111630.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql1-09142017105043.html

一点进步都没有:海外民进党人士谴责中国审判李明哲 (Overseas members of the Democratic Progressive Party criticize China for putting Lee Ming-che on trial: There has been no progress)
Radio Free Asia, September 14, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/ck-09142017115954.html

人权组织呼吁美国调查全球15个人权迫害案例 包括曹顺利案 (Human rights organizations urge the U.S. to investigate 15 cases of human rights violations, including the case of Cao Shunli)
Radio Free Asia, September 14, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/junshiwaijiao/xl2-09142017105407.html

中国“女权五姐妹”之一被罚10年内禁止离境 (Wu Rongrong, one of the “Feminist Five” is banned from leaving China for ten years)
Financial Times, September 14, 2017
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001074310

"发7万条信息应判三万多年" :卢昱宇二审拒绝认罪 (Citizen journalist Lu Yuyu refuses to confess at appeal court: "Four years is not enough, I sent out 70,000 pieces of information and should be sentenced to over 30,000 years")
Radio Free Asia, September 14, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-09142017105438.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

China makes chat group administrators—i.e. regular users—Criminally liable for unlawful messages
Global Voices, September 13, 2017
https://globalvoices.org/2017/09/13/china-makes-chat-group-administrators-i-e-regular-users-criminally-liable-for-unlawful-messages/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

投诉:陕西退伍兵到省政府请愿遭殴打抓抓捕 (Veterans in Shaanxi petition at local gov’t and get beaten up and arrested)
Weiquanwang, September 14, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/09/blog-post_81.html

陕西民代幼教师100余人到该省教育厅静坐维权 (Over 100 teachers in Shaanxi start a sit-in at local education authority and demand their rights)
Weiquanwang, September 13, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/09/100.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

為《人權新成就》撰序 王毅穿鞋作喻 (Wang Yi writes preface for new book “New accomplishments of human rights”: only the feet know whether the shoes fit)
Mingpao, September 15, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20170915/s00013/1505411820906

Tiananmen mothers founder hospitalized with heart problems in Beijing
Radio Free Asia, September 15, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/women/ding-hospital-09132017144518.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

微博实名制大限将至 验证遵循“前台自愿、后台实名”原则 (Deadline of real name registration of Weibo approaches, and the “real name in the back end, voluntary use of real name on the front end” principle will be adopted)
Legal Daily, September 14, 2017
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2017-09/14/content_7317971.htm?node=5955

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

China’s new campaign to instill official historical narrative in Xinjiang
South China Morning Post, September 14, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2111239/chinas-new-campaign-instil-official-historical

Hong Kong (香港)

理大拆校內港獨標語稱為保護學生 組織千字文反駁邀明午公開對話 (PolyU removes HK independence posters to “protect students”, students organization refutes and invites university to open conversation)
Mingpao, September 15, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170914/s00001/1505382538890

港人士氣盡失 步劉曉波後塵 應亮:全世界睇香港點死 (Hongkongers’ moral is gone and will follow Liu Xiaobo’s suit; Ying Liang: the world will bear witness to how HK dies)
Nextplus, September 14, 2017
http://nextplus.nextmedia.com/news/latest/20170913/547324

Unlike in Hong Kong, few in Macau demand greater democracy
The Economist, September 15, 2017
https://www.economist.com/news/china/21729004-fewer-tourists-might-be-welcome-unlike-hong-kong-few-macau-demand-greater-democracy

Important areas of One Country, Two Systems under “increasing pressure” says UK gov’t
Hong Kong Free Press, September 15, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/09/15/important-areas-one-country-two-systems-increasing-pressure-says-uk-govt/

Commentary (评论)

支持戴耀廷 力抗文革歪風 (Support Benny Tai and fight against the evil wind of cultural revolution)
Inmediahk, September 15, 2017
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1052106b

Beijing gnaws at rule of law in Hong Kong
East Asia Forum, September 14, 2017
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2017/09/14/beijing-gnaws-at-rule-of-law-in-hong-kong/

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Taiwanese activist was forced to confess on camera to “smearing the Chinese government,” allies say
Global Voices, September 13, 2017
https://globalvoices.org/2017/09/13/taiwanese-activist-was-forced-to-confess-on-camera-to-smearing-the-chinese-government-supporters-say/

Related:
李妻:想說的話已在「最危險的地方說完」 (Lee Ming-che’s wife: I have said what I want to say at “the most dangerous place”)
Deutsche Welle, September 12, 2017
http://www.dw.com/zh/李妻想说的话已在最危险的地方说完/a-40461146

台湾人权团体代表闯关联合国报告李明哲案 (Taiwanese human rights group representatives to report Lee Ming-che case to United Nations)
Radio Free Asia, September 13, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/hx1-09132017104350.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Dismissed Chinese newspaper editor files human-rights complaint in B.C.
The Globe and Mail, September 10, 2017
https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/dismissed-chinese-newspaper-editor-files-human-rights-complaint-in-bc/article36224584/

“Farewell”: Qiao Mu, dissenting academic, leaves China for U.S.
The Guardian, September 14, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/14/qiao-mu-dissenting-academic-leaves-china-for-us

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

祝圣武将成中国因网络言论遭吊销律师执照第一人? (Zhu Shengwu to become the first in China to lose his law practice license for his words on the Internet?)
Radio Free Asia, September 13, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-09132017114940.html

中国人权律师团四周年献辞 誓言坚持人权之路 (China Human Rights Lawyers Group issues statement for their fourth year anniversary, vows to stay on the path of human rights)
Radio Free Asia, September 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-09132017111942.html

Related:
“Riding on a dream, we push forward”: A statement on the fourth anniversary of the China Human Rights Lawyers Group
China Change, September 13, 2017
https://chinachange.org/2017/09/13/riding-on-a-dream-we-push-forward-a-statement-on-the-fourth-anniversary-of-the-china-human-rights-lawyers-group/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Rights groups ask China to stop detaining its critics
Reuters, September 14, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-rights-un/rights-groups-ask-china-to-stop-detaining-its-critics-idUSKCN1BO29H

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Ever better and cheaper, face-recognition technology is spreading
The Economist, September 9, 2017
https://www.economist.com/news/business/21728654-chinas-megvii-has-used-government-collected-data-lead-sector-ever-better-and-cheaper

Hong Kong (香港)

Nothing wrong with Hong Kong independence posters as long as no advocacy: university head
South China Morning Post, September 13, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2111054/nothing-wrong-hong-kong-independence-posters-long-no

理大拆校內港獨標語:保護學生免犯法 質疑學生組織「理事亭」代表性 (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University removes Hong Kong independence banner from campus, citing protecting students from violating the law as the reason)
Mingpao, September 14, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170914/s00001/1505346694130

梁振英涉利益冲突悄悄出任一带一路大湾区公司董事 (CY Leung surfaces on the board of company that promotes “One Belt, One Road” and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Big Bay Area)
Radio France Internationale, September 12, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr//中国/20170912-梁振英涉利益冲突悄悄出任一带一路大湾区公司董事

港人移民加拿大创回归新高大陆人亦趋之若鹜 (Record number of Hongkongers migrate to Canada in 2016 since handover, mainlanders are also joining the race)
Radio France Internationale, September 12, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr//中国/20170912-港人移民加拿大创回归新高大陆人亦趋之若鹜

京港10所中学结成姊妹校 增强香港青年国家认同感 (Ten middle schools from Hong Kong and Beijing become sister schools to enhance national identity among HK youth)
Xinhua News Agency, September 12, 2017
http://news.xinhuanet.com/gangao/2017-09/12/c_1121652021.htm

Justice Sec. Rimsky Yuen’s approval rating plunges following jailing of democracy activists—HKU poll
Hong Kong Free Press, September 13, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/09/13/justice-sec-rimsky-yuens-approval-rating-plunges-following-jailing-democracy-activists-hku-poll/

Commentary (评论)

China’s draft court law
Supreme People’s Court Monitor, September 13, 2017
https://supremepeoplescourtmonitor.com/author/susanafinder/

Related:
Organic Law of the People's Courts of the People's Republic of China
中华人民共和国人民法院组织法(修正)
National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China
EN: http://www.npc.gov.cn/englishnpc/Law/2007-12/13/content_1384078.htm
CH: http://www.npc.gov.cn/wxzl/gongbao/2006-12/05/content_5354938.htm

Organic Law of the People's Courts of the P.R.C. (Draft Revisions)
人民法院组织法(修订草案)征求意见
National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China, August 28, 2017
EN: http://www.chinalawtranslate.com/中华人民共和国人民法院组织法修订草案/
CH: http://www.npc.gov.cn/npc/flcazqyj/2017-09/04/content_2028319.htm

China exploits the vulnerability of open democracy
Financial Times, September 13, 2017
https://www.ft.com/content/5bd0d0c6-97a7-11e7-b83c-9588e51488a0?segmentid=acee4131-99c2-09d3-a635-873e61754ec6

「民主牆」風波發酵 已被「上綱上線」? (Democracy Wall saga in Hong Kong exploited by politicians and the gov’t?)
Deutsche Welle, September 12, 2017
http://www.dw.com/zh/民主墙风波发酵-已被上纲上线/a-40475385

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China says futile to use trial of Taiwanese activist to attack Chinese law
Reuters, September 13, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-taiwan-rights/china-says-futile-to-use-trial-of-taiwanese-activist-to-attack-chinese-law-idUSKCN1BO0AZ

Related:
It’s no surprise a Taiwanese human rights advocate “confessed” to subverting state power in China
Quartz, September 11, 2017
https://qz.com/1073923/taiwanese-human-rights-advocate-lee-ming-che-has-confessed-to-subverting-state-power-in-china/

Wife of detained Taiwan activist “silenced” after his trial in China's Hunan
Radio Free Asia, September 12, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/silenced-09122017122015.html

李明哲妻返台:歹戲快落幕 (Wife of Lee Ming-che returns to Taiwan: a bad show is about to end)
Mingpao, September 13, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20170913/s00013/1505240216579

10名律师推动福建缪新华案平反 (Ten lawyers push and vindicate the case of Miao Xinhua who spent 14 years behind bars for crimes he didn’t commit)
Legal Daily, September 13, 2017
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2017-09/13/content_7314928.htm?node=5955

海祭刘晓波案马强今获释 被遣返北京 (Ma Qiang, one of the Liu Xiaobo mourners, gets released and escorted back to Beijing)
Weiquanwang, September 12, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/09/blog-post_28.html

周强: 实现法院核心业务全部网上办理 (Zhou Qiang, head of the Supreme People’s Court: all core business of the courts should go online)
Legal Daily, September 12, 2017
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/xwzx/content/2017-09/12/content_7314717.htm

One of China’s “feminist five” gender equality activists banned from leaving country for decade
South China Morning Post, September 13, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2110847/one-chinas-feminist-five-gender-equality-activists-banned

Access to Information (信息公开)

Weibo account of prominent Chinese historian who criticized Mao Zedong suddenly shut down
Synglobe, September 12, 2017
https://synglobe.net/2017/09/12/weibo-account-of-prominent-chinese-historian-who-criticized-mao-zedong-and-chiang-kai-shek-suddenly-shut-down/

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China's latest crackdown on message groups chills WeChat users
Bloomberg, September 13, 2017
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-12/china-s-latest-crackdown-on-message-groups-chills-wechat-users

Hong Kong (香港)

Pro-independence from China posters appearing on Hong Kong campuses stoke new tension
Reuters, September 11, 2017
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-china-universities/pro-independence-from-china-posters-appearing-on-hong-kong-campuses-stoke-new-tension-idUSKCN1BM1E1

Related:
Hong Kong's “red flag heroes” call on police to detain independence activists
Radio Free Asia, September 12, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/police-09122017140125.html

39 pro-Beijing lawmakers petition education chief to take action over “illegal” pro-independence messages on campuses
Hong Kong Free Press, September 12, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/09/12/39-pro-beijing-lawmakers-petition-education-chief-take-action-illegal-pro-independence-messages-campuses/

Ousted localist lawmakers ask legislature to lower repayment sum for salaries and subsidies, as deadline nears
Hong Kong Free Press, September 12, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/09/12/ousted-localist-lawmakers-ask-legislature-lower-repayment-sum-salaries-subsidies-deadline-nears/

Jail “the only option” for 13 protesters who stormed Hong Kong’s Legislative Council, says Court of Appeal judgment
South China Morning Post, September 11, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/2110713/jail-only-option-13-protesters-who-stormed-hong-kongs

Democracy activist Joshua Wong applies to appeal at Hong Kong’s top court over jail sentence
Hong Kong Free Press, September 13, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/09/13/democracy-activist-joshua-wong-applies-appeal-hong-kongs-top-court-jail-sentence/

Campaign to oust me akin to Cultural Revolution: Occupy co-founder Benny Tai
South China Morning Post, September 12, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2110881/campaign-oust-me-akin-cultural-revolution-occupy-co-founder

Commentary (评论)

关注坐牢考验香港年轻民主人士的勇气 (Jail time tests mettle of Hong Kong democrats)
Financial Times, September 13, 2017
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001074262

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China trial of Taiwanese activist highlights discrepancy in democratization, rule of law
Voice of America, September 11, 2017
https://www.voanews.com/a/china-trial-of-taiwanese-rights-activist-democracy/4023580.html

Related:
李明哲庭上认罪悔罪 李妻双臂刺青力挺捍卫尊严 (Wife demonstrates tattoos in support of Lee Ming-che after he confesses to crimes in a mainland courtroom)
Radio Free Asia, September 11, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/hx1-09112017130745.html

陕西原民办教师陈彦华“因煽动非法集会”被行政拘留十五日 (Former teacher at private school in Shaanxi detained for 15 days for “inciting illegal assembly”)
Weiquanwang, September 11, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/09/blog-post_42.html

涉高智晟失踪案 山西三维权人士被刑拘 (Three rights defenders in Shanxi detained for raising money online for Gao Zhisheng after his disappearance)
Radio Free Asia, September 11, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-09112017102239.html

国际刑警组织主席孟宏伟:开启国际司法合作新篇章 (Interpol Chairman Meng Hongwei: start a new chapter of international judicial cooperation)
JCRB.com, September 11, 2017
http://news.jcrb.com/jxsw/201709/t20170911_1796113.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

北京市教委:中小学幼儿园教师将必修中华优秀传统文化 (Beijing education authority: teachers from middle schools, primary schools, and kindergartens will study traditional Chinese culture)
People.com.cn, September 11, 2017
http://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_1791075

Minitrue: Do not spread images of Tangshan riot
China Digital Times, September 10, 2017
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2017/09/minitrue-not-spread-photos-video-tangshan-riot/

Minitrue: Rules for 19th Congress media coverage
China Digital Times, September 10, 2017
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2017/09/minitrue-rules-19th-congress-media-coverage/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Weeks after row over academic articles, China says imported publications must be legal
Reuters, September 8, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-censorship-journal/weeks-after-row-over-academic-articles-china-says-imported-publications-must-be-legal-idUSKCN1BJ1DA

辽宁姜立军、金宇、赵野等举报控告辽宁关山子监狱监狱长胡文明、监区长吴占军、教导员隋长青、中队长李鹏等人索贿受贿、滥用职权、虐待被监管人等系列反人类反文明犯罪的公开信 (Citizens in Liaoning lodge torture and bribery complaints against prison officials and write open letter)
Weiquanwang, September 12, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/09/blog-post_65.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

The stealth mission that brought down a Chinese police chief
South China Morning Post, September 12, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2110717/stealth-mission-brought-down-chinese-police-chief

深前副市長涉受賄被查 (Former mayor of Shenzhen under investigation for suspicion of taking bribes)
Xinhua News Agency, September 12, 2017
http://std.stheadline.com/daily/news-content.php?id=1663284&target=2

广西平南多名女童遭猥亵 教育局长等11人被问责 (11 officials including local education chief held accountable, as child molestation scandal involving many girls breaks out in Guangxi)
Btime.com, September 11, 2017
http://item.btime.com/07i7pno2m7rhfsbksptlqnmqk07

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

“刷脸”应用呈爆发式增长,身份证将被取代? (Will ID cards be replaced, as the use of facial recognition apps explodes?)
Xinhua News Agency, September 11, 2017
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2017-09/11/content_7313269.htm

公安紧急提醒:多名群主已被拘留处分!9种消息千万别发! (Public security’s emergency warning: several chat group leaders detained and published! Nine types of message should not be sent)
Ce.cn, September 11, 2017
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2017-09/11/content_7312550.htm

2017年国家网络安全宣传周将于9月16日至24日举行 (2017 National Cybersecurity Propaganda Week to take place from Sep 16 to 24)
Cac.gov.cn, September 8, 2017
http://www.cac.gov.cn/2017-09/08/c_1121632958.htm

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

China runs region-wide re-education camps in Xinjiang for Uyghurs and other Muslims
Radio Free Asia, September 11, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/training-camps-09112017154343.html

China facing intensified threat of religious infiltration, extremism: official
Reuters, September 12, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-religion/china-facing-intensified-threat-of-religious-infiltration-extremism-official-idUSKCN1BN09Y

Hong Kong (香港)

“Not question of freedom of speech”: Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam takes aim at independence banners and malicious posters
South China Morning Post, September 12, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2110774/not-question-freedom-speech-hong-kong-leader-carrie-lam

Related:
林鄭月娥:校園內出現港獨標語 非言論自由問題 (Carrie Lam: the appearance of pro-HK independence banners at universities is not a question of freedom of speech)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 12, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1353584-20170912.htm

香港變成火藥庫 (As Democracy Wall dispute continues, Hong Kong is becoming an arsenal)
Mingpao, September 12, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170912/s00022/1505133002536

香港民主派团体示威声援李明哲 (HK pro-democracy groups march in support of Lee Ming-che)
Voice of America, September 11, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/news-china-taiwan-rights-hongkong-20170911/4023696.html

4 vacant legislative seats should be filled as soon as possible, but details up to election body, says Carrie Lam
Hong Kong Free Press, September 12, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/09/12/4-vacant-legislative-seats-filled-soon-possible-details-election-body-says-carrie-lam/

Related:
Despite Legco ouster, Hong Kong politician “Long Hair” Leung keeps faith in city’s social activism
South China Morning Post, September 10, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2110536/despite-legco-ouster-hong-kong-politician-long-hair-leung

Democracy activist and ex-lawmaker Nathan Law will not appeal disqualification
Hong Kong Free Press, September 11, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/09/11/democracy-activist-ex-lawmaker-nathan-law-will-not-appeal-disqualification/

Scholars condemn pro-Beijing lawmaker’s calls to remove Occupy leader Benny Tai from HKU
Hong Kong Free Press, September 11, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/09/11/scholars-condemn-pro-beijing-lawmakers-calls-remove-occupy-leader-benny-tai-hku/

Commentary (评论)

从榆林孕妇事件看中国医改歧路 (Incident of woman committing suicide while giving labor shows that Chinese health sector reform has gone astray)
Financial Times, September 12, 2017
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001074226?full=y

Beyond the profanities: Mainland students share mixed views on the Hong Kong independence campus row
Hong Kong Free Press, September 12, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/09/12/beyond-the-profanities-mainland-students-share-mixed-views-on-the-hong-kong-independence-campus-row/

Hong Kong’s Basic Law does not ban ideas, and universities are not for one-way learning
Hong Kong Free Press, September 11, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/09/11/hong-kongs-basic-law-not-ban-ideas-universities-not-one-way-learning/

Monday, September 11, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Lee Ming-che: Taiwanese activist goes on trial in China
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 11, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-41222940

Related:
China court releases video of Taiwanese activist confessing to subversion
Reuters, September 11, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-taiwan-rights/china-court-releases-video-of-taiwanese-activist-confessing-to-subversion-idUSKCN1BM0II

李明哲對所犯罪行認罪悔罪 法庭擇期宣判 (As Lee Ming-che confesses and regrets the crime he committed, court will give verdict on another day)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 11, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1353447-20170911.htm

新疆维稳 微信群宣讲《古兰经》被判刑两年 (WeChat group leader sentenced to two years in prison in Xinjiang for preaching Quran online)
Deutsche Welle, September 11, 2017
http://news.dwnews.com/china/news/2017-09-11/60011856.html

实施新制前环球实报微信群主刘鹏飞被抓及抄家 (Liu Pengfei, WeChat group leader, arrested and his personal belongings confiscated)
Radio Free Asia, September 10, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/arrest-09102017103704.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

英国剑桥大学出版社再次拒绝北京屏蔽其在华网络出版内容 (Cambridge University Press refuses censorship order from Beijing of its online content again)
Reuters, September 10, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/hc-09102017141334.html

Related:
Cambridge University Press headed for showdown with China over censorship
The Guardian, September 9, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/09/cambridge-university-press-headed-for-showdown-with-china-over-censorship

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China’s underground churches head for cover as crackdown closes in
South China Morning Post, September 10, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2110433/chinas-underground-churches-head-cover-crackdown-closes

Activists send postcards in support of detained Chinese anti-censorship campaigner
Radio Free Asia, September 11, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/postcards-09082017105721.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

吉林:7至8月查处违反中央八项规定精神问题179起 (Jilin province investigates 179 cases of Party principle violation in July and August)
CCTV, September 11, 2017
http://news.cctv.com/2017/09/11/ARTIz9nGxCGVpy2nH7lENtTD170911.shtml

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Fancy a well-paying job that requires no prior experience? Cybersecurity in China may be your answer
South China Morning Post, September 10, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/2110519/fancy-well-paying-job-requires-no-prior-experience

China wants to build a credit score that dings online chat group users for their political views
Quartz, September 8, 2017
https://qz.com/1072660/china-wants-to-build-a-credit-score-that-dings-online-chat-group-users-for-their-political-views/

What to make of the explosive new WeChat and QQ spying revelations?
China Change, September 10, 2017
https://chinachange.org/2017/09/10/what-to-make-of-the-explosive-new-wechat-and-qq-spying-revelations/

Hong Kong (香港)

13 student unions condemn chief executive and university authorities over campus banner controversy
Hong Kong Free Press, September 11, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/09/11/13-student-unions-condemn-chief-executive-university-authorities-campus-banner-controversy/

Related:
Ban advocacy of Hong Kong independence, Beijing mouthpiece says amid banner row
South China Morning Post, September 11, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2110585/ban-advocacy-hong-kong-independence-beijing-mouthpiece-says

Cyberattackers hack website of Hong Kong pro-democracy party Demosisto
South China Morning Post, September 11, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/2110477/cyberattackers-hack-website-hong-kong-pro-democracy-party

Jailed activist Nathan Law says the future of his Demosisto party is unclear
South China Morning Post, September 11, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2110553/jailed-activist-nathan-law-says-future-his-demosisto-party

Jail time tests mettle of Hong Kong democrats
Financial Times, September 11, 2017
https://www.ft.com/content/7e7b0d5a-8ef9-11e7-9084-d0c17942ba93

Commentary (评论)

人民日报刊文评香港高校现“港独”海报:任何自由都有底线 (People’s Daily on the pro independence posters at HK universities: there is a bottom line in any kind of freedom)
People’s Daily, September 11, 2017
http://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_1790522

Xi Jinping is about to face a constitutional crisis
Foreign Policy, September 7, 2017
http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/09/07/xi-jinping-is-about-to-face-a-constitutional-crisis/

Human rights and Chinese culture: The nation has stood up; the individual, so far, has not
Hong Kong Free Press, September 10, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/09/10/human-rights-chinese-culture-nation-stood-individual-far-not/

Friday, September 08, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng, missing for weeks, now in police custody in Beijing: Brother
高智晟失踪近月 最新消息指被警带往北京
Radio Free Asia, September 7, 2017
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/gao-police-09072017170316.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/gao-09072017080106.html

Taiwanese rights activist to stand trial in mainland China
South China Morning Post, September 8, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/article/2110153/taiwanese-rights-activist-stand-trial-mainland-china

Related:
李明哲案11号开庭 李净瑜赶办证赴陆 (Lee Ming-che faces subversion trial on September 11, as wife arranges document to go to the mainland)
Radio Free Asia, September 7, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/hcm-09072017104624.html

“黑老大”袁诚家获6.79亿国家赔偿 (Jailed “mafia head” Yuan Chengjia receives 679 million yuan in state compensation)
The Beijing News, September 8, 2017
http://epaper.bjnews.com.cn/html/2017-09/08/content_694792.htm?div=-1

“老赖”辱骂法官被依法拘留 (A “deadbeat” detained for insulting the judge)
People’s Court Daily, September 7, 2017
http://rmfyb.chinacourt.org/paper/html/2017-09/07/content_129907.htm?div=-1

打通“最后一公里” 让信息化全覆盖——新疆高院关于人民法庭信息化建设情况的调研报告 (Xinjiang High Court Research Report on Informatization of People’s Courts)
People’s Court Daily, September 7, 2017
http://rmfyb.chinacourt.org/paper/html/2017-09/07/content_129925.htm?div=-1

Access to Information (信息公开)

Despite censorship, China has some cool bookshops
The Economist, September 7, 2017
https://www.economist.com/news/china/21728652-government-ambivalent-about-them-despite-censorship-china-has-some-cool-bookshops

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese rights lawyer writes to China's leaders calling for amnesty
709律师公开信促放政治犯开民主之路
Radio Free Asia, September 7, 2017
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/amnesty-09072017120542.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-09072017104948.html

China’s regulation on volunteer services to take effect in December
The State Council of the PRC, September 6, 2017
http://english.gov.cn/policies/latest_releases/2017/09/06/content_281475840642814.htm

Related:
李克强签署国务院令公布《志愿服务条例》(Li Keqiang signed State Council decree and published Regulation on Volunteer Services)
Legislative Affairs Office of the State Council of the PRC, September 7, 2017
http://www.chinalaw.gov.cn/art/2017/9/7/art_2_206163.html

志愿服务条例 (Regulation on Volunteer Services)
Ministry of Civil Affairs of the PRC, August 22, 2017
http://www.mca.gov.cn/article/gk/fg/shgzyzyfw/201709/20170900005823.shtml

全国“民代幼”教师1000余人进京上访维权讨公道 (Over 1,000 teachers go on petition trip to Beijing in an effort to defend rights)
Weiquanwang, September 7, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/09/1000.html

求见中央督察组 山东数百老兵遭驱离 (Hundreds of veterans dispersed by police after failed petition to the central government’s inspection group)
Radio Free Asia, September 7, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-09072017105107.html