Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

709律师家属群体等获“奥斯卡中国自由人权奖”, 颁奖典礼在好莱坞星光大道举行 (Families of 709 lawyers receive “Oscar Award for Freedom And Human Rights in China,” award ceremony held on Hollywood Walk of Fame)
Radio Free Asia, February 27, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ck-02272017105652.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

China’s top colleges to face ideological inspections
South China Morning Post, February 23, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2073329/chinas-top-colleges-face-ideological-inspections

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Hundreds of Volkswagen workers in northeast China demand equal pay
China Labor Bulletin, February 27, 2017
http://www.clb.org.hk/content/hundreds-volkswagen-workers-northeast-china-demand-equal-pay

As atheist China warms to the Vatican, religious persecution “intensifies”
Cable News Network, February 28, 2017
http://edition.cnn.com/2017/02/28/asia/china-religious-persecution-christianity/index.html

广东潮州村民抗议村官卖地 6人刑拘 (Villagers in Chaozhou, Guangdong protest sale of land by village officials, 6 people detained)
Radio Free Asia, February 27, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-02272017102304.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

U.N. human rights experts unite to condemn China over expulsions of Tibetans
联合国人权专家谴责中国驱逐藏区僧尼
The New York Times, February 27, 2017
EN: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/27/world/asia/china-tibet-buddhists-larung-gar.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20170228/china-tibet-buddhists-larung-gar/

Former China Resources chairman Song Lin pleads guilty to corruption
South China Morning Post, February 27, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2074354/former-china-resources-chairman-song-lin-stands-trial

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

China holds mass police rally in Xinjiang as hundreds sent to anti-terror “frontline”
Reuters, February 27, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-xinjiang-idUSKBN1670BB

Hong Kong (香港)

Britain flags concern about confidence in Hong Kong's system
Reuters, February 25, 2017
http://in.reuters.com/article/hongkong-britain-politics-idINKBN16403A

香港特首选战正式打响 (Hong Kong CE election race officially begins)
Deutsche Welle, February 25, 2017
http://www.dw.com/zh/香港特首选战正式打响/a-37718404

Related:
There's talk that Beijing could override Hong Kong's election result if it doesn't like the winner
Global Voices, February 25, 2017
https://globalvoices.org/2017/02/25/theres-talk-that-beijing-could-override-hong-kongs-election-result-if-it-doesnt-like-the-winner/

Commentary (评论)

China’s imprisonment of Uyghur academic Ilham Tohti has dire consequences
Hong Kong Free Press, February 26, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/02/26/chinas-imprisonment-uyghur-academic-ilham-tohti-dire-consequences/

Explainer: Why Hong Kong’s leadership race is neither free, fair, nor representative
Hong Kong Free Press, February 27, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/02/27/explainer-hong-kongs-leadership-race-neither-free-fair-representative/

Why everyone should support China’s banned feminist voice group
The Diplomat, February 28, 2017
http://thediplomat.com/2017/02/why-everyone-should-support-chinas-banned-feminist-voice-group/

Monday, February 27, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

江天勇父亲诉官媒遭驳回 提上诉 (Father of Jiang Tianyong appeals to Shanghai court for its rejection of his suit against state media)
Radio Free Asia, February 24, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-02242017105228.html

李文足赴法院确认王全璋案经办法官 深圳大抓捕再有一人被监视居住 (Wang Chuanzhang’s wife Li Wenzu goes to court to confirm judge for husband’s case, another citizen from “Shenzhen Crackdown” surveilled by authorities)
Radio Free Asia, February 24, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-02242017113212.html

中国为避免冤假错案立“规矩”(China issues new “rules” to avoid wrongful convictions and prosecutions)
People’s Daily, February 27, 2017
http://paper.people.com.cn/rmrbhwb/html/2017-02/27/content_1753329.htm

Chinese human rights lawyer longs to keep fight for justice, despite year-long suspension
South China Morning Post, February 27, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2073857/chinese-human-rights-lawyer-longs-keep-fight-justice

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China’s Twitter clone will soon have more users than Twitter
Quartz, February 27, 2017
https://qz.com/918410/chinas-twitter-clone-sina-weibo-wb-will-soon-have-more-users-than-twitter-twtr/

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

China offers huge anti-terror awards in Xinjiang
Hong Kong Free Press, February 23, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/02/23/china-offers-huge-anti-terror-awards-xinjiang/

Hong Kong (香港)

香港特首选举:前财爷曾俊华成首名递交提名的参选人 (Hong Kong CE election: Former financial secretary John Tsang is 1st candidate to submit nomination form)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 25, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/chinese-news-39088370

英政府关注香港“一国两制” 大陆当局谴责干涉内政 (U.K government expresses concern for Hong Kong’s “one country, two systems,” Chinese authorities condemn U.K.’s interference in internal affairs)
Radio France Internationle, February 26, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20170226-英政府关注香港“一国两制”-大陆当局谴责干涉内政"

Related:
We must resist until China gives Hong Kong a say in our future
The Guardian, February 23, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/23/we-must-resist-until-china-gives-hong-kong-a-say-in-our-future

Friday, February 24, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

江天勇父母家摄像头被拆 律师再申请会见遭闭门羹 (Cameras at Jiang Tianyong parents’ residence removed, lawyer’s application for meeting rejected again)
Radio Free Asia, February 23, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-02232017122617.html

沈阳中院出台法官职业保障十项措施 (Shenyang Intermediate Court releases 10 measures to safeguard judges’ profession)
China Court Daily, February 24, 2017
http://www.chinacourt.org/article/detail/2017/02/id/2554943.shtml

China orders courts to record, video all trial proceedings
中国最高法新规:法院庭审全程录影
Radio Free Asia, February 23, 2017
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/trial-02232017123654.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ml1-02232017114447.html

Related:
最高人民法院修订发布《关于人民法院庭审录音录像的若干规定》(SPC releases “Several Provisions on the Audio and Visual Recording of Court Trials”)
Supreme People’s Court of the PRC, February 22, 2017
http://www.court.gov.cn/zixun-xiangqing-36572.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

The complicated relationship between tech markets and streaming regulations in China
China Film Insider, February 23, 2017
http://chinafilminsider.com/complicated-relationship-tech-markets-streaming-regulations-china/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

McDonald’s China sale will “put enormous pressure on workers”: antitrust complaint.
China Labor Bulletin, February 23, 2017
http://www.clb.org.hk/content/mcdonald%E2%80%99s-china-sale-will-%E2%80%9Cput-enormous-pressure-workers%E2%80%9D-antitrust-complaint

China muzzles feminist group after criticism of Trump’s “misogynistic, homophobic, transphobic and racist policies”
Hong Kong Free Press, February 23, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/02/23/china-muzzles-feminist-group-after-criticism-of-trumps-misogynistic-homophobic-transphobic-and-racist-policies/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

PICC’s president Wang Yincheng under investigation by China’s discipline commission
South China Morning Post, February 23, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/2073484/piccs-president-wang-yincheng-under-investigation-chinas

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

China cracks down on Xinjiang's Christians in “anti-terror” campaign
Radio Free Asia, February 23, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/christians-02232017120516.html

Killings in Xinjiang’s Guma sparked by anger at prayer restrictions
Radio Free Asia, February 23, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/killings-in-xinjiangs-guma-sparked-by-anger-at-prayer-restrictions-02232017163713.html

Hong Kong (香港)

七警判刑 引爆社会两极争议 (Conviction against 7 police officers sparks polarized debate)
Deutsche Welle, February 23, 2017
http://www.dw.com/zh/七警判刑-引爆社会两极争议/a-37690856

Related:
律政司:接獲3警申上訴 (Secretary for Justice: 3 of the 7 police officers apply for appeal)
Mingpao, February 23, 2017
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170223/s00001/1487851809855

梁頌昕毋須「同行同檢」 空姐申覆核機管局決定獲批 (Application for judicial review against Airport Authority Hong Kong’s decision to allow Leung Chung-yan, C.Y. Leung's daughter, to retrieve left-behind luggage without going through security checks accepted by court)
Mingpao, February 24, 2017
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170224/s00001/1487909230826

Hong Kong police hasten to contain diplomatic embarrassment over remarks comparing convicted officers to persecuted Jews
South China Morning Post, February 24, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/2073699/not-appropriate-compare-convicted-hong-kong-police-officers

Commentary (评论)

Could volunteer-based CSOs be a model for practicing human rights in China?
Open Democracy, February 22, 2017
https://www.opendemocracy.net/openglobalrights/hou-ping/could-volunteer-based-csos-be-model-for-practicing-human-rights-in-china

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

“奥斯卡自由人权奖” 公布 709家属黄琦秦永敏等上榜 (Recipients for Oscar Award of Freedom And Human Rights in China include family of “709” victims, Huang Qi and Qing Yongmin)
Radio Free Asia, February 22, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-02222017104431.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Stuck in the middle
China Media Project, February 15, 2017
http://cmp.hku.hk/2017/02/15/stuck-in-the-middle/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese feminist group’s social media account suspended
中國女權組織「女權之聲」微博帳號被禁言
The New York Times, February 22, 2017
EN: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/22/world/asia/china-feminist-weibo.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20170223/china-feminist-weibo/zh-hant/

Plans to build four new nuclear power plants in China's Henan spark outcry
Radio Free Asia, February 21, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/nuclear-protest-02212017124518.html

The future of NGOs in U.S.-China relations
The Diplomat, February 22, 2017
http://thediplomat.com/2017/02/the-future-of-ngos-in-us-china-relations/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

葛文秀律师起诉长沙警察刑讯谢阳 (Lawyer Ge Wenxiu brings case against Changsha police for torture against Xie Yang)
Radio Free Asia, February 22, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-02222017121938.html

Chinese president Xi Jinping has vowed to lead the “new world order”
Quartz, February 22, 2017
https://qz.com/916382/chinese-president-xi-jinping-has-vowed-to-lead-the-new-world-order/

China safety boss sacked over Tianjin blasts jailed for corruption
South China Morning Post, February 22, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2073003/china-safety-boss-sacked-over-tianjin-blasts-jailed-corruption

China's Hukou reforms and the urbanization challenge
The Diplomat, February 22, 2017
http://thediplomat.com/2017/02/chinas-hukou-reforms-and-the-urbanization-challenge/

Aspiring village chief nabbed for virtual vote buying
Sixth Tone, February 21, 2017
http://www.sixthtone.com/news/aspiring-village-chief-nabbed-virtual-vote-buying

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

Chinese troops stage show of force in Xinjiang and vow to “relentlessly beat” separatists
The Guardian, February 20, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/20/chinese-troops-stage-show-of-force-in-xinjiang-and-vow-to-relentlessly-beat-separatists

Related:
Chinese city in restive Xinjiang offers huge rewards for anti-terror tips
South China Morning Post, February 22, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2073051/chinese-city-restive-xinjiang-offers-huge-rewards-anti

Hong Kong (香港)

Former Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang jailed for corruption
The Guardian, February 22, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/22/former-hong-kong-leader-donald-tsang-jailed-corruption

33,000 gather in support of Hong Kong officers jailed for beating up Occupy protester Ken Tsang
South China Morning Post, February 22, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/2073069/mass-meeting-police-support-hong-kong-officers-jailed-beating-occupy

Related:
三万多港人参加示威 支持七名被判刑警察 (Over 30,000 people participate in rally in support of 7 convicted police officers)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 23, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/chinese-news-39058556

指有「半個警隊」出席集會 陳祖光:7警必上訴 要洗脫罪名堂堂正正回家 (Chan Cho-kwong: “Half of the police force” attended the rally, the 7 police officers must appeal and return home with a clean name)
Mingpao, February 22, 2017
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170222/s00001/1487770046274

Pro-Beijing, anti-CY Leung paper Sing Pao says management has received “serious threats”, website attacked
Hong Kong Free Press, February 22, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/02/22/pro-beijing-anti-cy-leung-paper-sing-pao-says-management-received-serious-threats-website-attacked/

信报引述董建华指如曾俊华当选中央不会任命 (Tung Chee-hua says John Tsang may not be appointed even if he wins as Hong Kong Economic Journal reports)
Radio France Internationale, February 22, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20170222-信报引述董建华指如曾俊华当选中央不会任命

Commentary (评论)

“We the Workers”: New film depicts crackdown on China’s labor advocates
Agence France-Presse, February 22, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/02/22/workers-new-film-depicts-crackdown-chinas-labour-advocates/

We must resist until China gives Hong Kong a say in our future
The Guardian, February 23, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/23/we-must-resist-until-china-gives-hong-kong-a-say-in-our-future

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

被关押的维权网站“六四天网”创办人黄琦病状堪忧 (“64 Tianwang” founder Huang Qi’s health declines in prison, family expresses worries)
Radio France Internationale, February 21, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20170221-被关押的维权网站“六四天网”创办人黄琦病状堪忧

王军视频告妻不要呼救 办案警官威胁家属“三不能”(In video, Wang Jun warns wife not to call for help, case officers threaten family with “3 nos”: no foreign media interviews, no Internet posting, no self-publishing)
Radio Free Asia, February 21, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-02212017125241.html

江天勇律师父母遭当局监控 住宅被装摄像头 (Jiang Tianyong’s parents surveilled by authorities with cameras installed at their home)
Radio Free Asia, February 21, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-02212017110917.html

最高法:不得强迫任何人证实自己有罪 (Supreme People’s Court: Guilty pleas obtained by coercion not admissible in court)
Nightly Legal News, February 21, 2017
http://www.fawan.com/2017/02/21/34737t185.html?kuaixun

Access to Information (信息公开)

Can the Chinese government really control the Internet? We found cracks in the Great Firewall
The Washington Post, February 21, 2017
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2017/02/21/can-the-chinese-government-really-control-the-internet-we-found-cracks-in-the-great-firewall/

Related:
Decentralization of Internet control leaves cracks
China Digital Times, February 22, 2017
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2017/02/decentralization-information-control-leaves-cracks/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese feminists protest gag order on social media account
Radio Free Asia, February 21, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/feminists-02212017122836.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China jails former head of safety watchdog for 15 years for graft
Reuters, February 21, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption-idUSKBN1600WQ?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Hong Kong (香港)

梁美芬擬就「辱警罪」提私人草案 指對全社會都好 (Pricilla Leung to submit private bill regarding criminalization of insults against police, says it will benefit society)
Mingpao, February 22, 2017
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170222/s00001/1487726599324

曾俊華指六四是「悲劇」 未明言平反稱國家有進步 (John Tsang describes June Fourth as a “tragedy,” doesn’t mention rehabilitation, says State has made solid progress)
Mingpao, February 22, 2017
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170222/s00001/1487727794941

I finally understand why people joined Occupy protests, leadership hopeful Regina Ip says
Hong Kong Free Press, February 21, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/02/21/i-finally-understand-people-joined-occupy-protests-leadership-hopeful-regina-ip-says/

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

六四公祭被刑拘记者诉警方 开庭日30人围观法院突取消 (Reporter criminally detained for organizing June Fourth public memorial service in 2014 sues police for unlawful detention, hearing cancelled as 30 people try to attend)
Radio Free Asia, February 20, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-02202017104712.html

江天勇妻子忧丈夫安危 致信德国总理默克尔获回复 (Wang Qiaoling, wife of detained lawyer Jiang Tianyong, writes to German Chancellor expressing concern for husband’s safety, receives reply )
Radio Free Asia, February 19, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-02192017111607.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

高官揭川震曾有「類似福島」事故 (High-level Chinese official reveals that an accident “similar to Fukushima” occurred during 2008 Sichuan earthquake)
Mingpao, February 18, 2017
http://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20170218/s00013/1487354254098

China Focus: One year on, Xi's speech injects vitality into media
Xinhua, February 19, 2017
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2017-02/19/content_28258235.htm

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese filmmaker who documented labour activists’ fight for workers’ rights in southern China tells of exile in Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, February 15, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/culture/film-tv/article/2070745/chinese-filmmaker-who-documented-labour-activists-fight-workers

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China names and shames cities for failing to tackle smog
South China Morning Post, February 20, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2072335/china-names-and-shames-cities-failing-tackle-smog

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

北京朝陽公安推手機舉報應用程式 學者憂破壞道德底線 (Ministry of Public Security in Chaoyang, Beijing releases smart phone app for reporting cases, scholars worry it may damage moral values)
Radio Television Hong Kong, February 18, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1314311-20170218.htm

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

公安部:深入开展反恐怖斗争 打击网络违法犯罪 (Ministry of Public Security: To thoroughly carry out the fight against terrorism, we must crackdown on Internet crimes)
People Daily, February 20, 2017
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2017/0220/c1001-29094541.html

Region in China's restive Xinjiang to track vehicles as anti-terror measure
Reuters, February 21, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-xinjiang-idUSKBN1600DS

新疆7网民涉暴恐被捕 四川“净网”5人被拘 (7 netizens arrested in Xinjiang for involvement in terrorist activity, 5 others arrested as result of Sichuan’s “Internet cleansing”)
Radio Free Asia, February 17, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/XL1-02172017115408.html

Related:
Chinese troops stage show of force in Xinjiang and vow to “relentlessly beat” separatists
The Guardian, February 20, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/20/chinese-troops-stage-show-of-force-in-xinjiang-and-vow-to-relentlessly-beat-separatists

Xi: Security of nation a priority
China Daily, February 18, 2017
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2017-02/18/content_28248812.htm

Hong Kong (香港)

黨報專訪城大法律教授:警被重判衝擊法治 (Law professor at City University of Hong Kong comments on Ken Tsang’s assault case in State newspaper: Severe sentence against police officers tempers rule of law)
Mingpao, February 21, 2017
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170221/s00001/1487635926271

”No plan” to criminalise insulting police in Hong Kong in wake of Occupy court case
South China Morning Post, February 20, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/2072288/ken-tsang-says-jail-sentences-hong-kong-police-officers-who

李嘉诚踢爆香港特首选举是一场早知结果的戏码 (Li Ka-shing reveals that Hong Kong’s CE election is a play in which the ending is known early on)
Radio France Internationale, February 19, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20170219-李嘉诚踢爆香港特首选举是一场早知结果的戏码

Commentary (评论)

观察:美议员重提香港人权法案 有用吗? (Observation: Will the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act proposed by U.S. congressmen be effective?)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 17, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/chinese-news-39008862

Related:
Hong Kong’s relations with China are no business of the U.S.
South China Morning Post, February 20, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2072219/hong-kongs-relations-china-are-no-business-us

Friday, February 17, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

郭洪伟曝光酷刑遭报复吐血 担架上见家属 (Jinlin activist Guo Hongwei allegedly beaten in prison for exposing his torture, in critical condition)
Radio Free Asia, February 16, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-02162017122332.html

Related:
Announcement of the establishment of the China Anti-Torture Alliance (中国反酷刑联盟正式成立)
China Anti-Torture Alliance, February 7, 2017 (Chinese)
China Change, February 16, 2017 (English)
https://chinachange.org/2017/02/16/announcement-of-the-establishment-of-the-china-anti-torture-alliance/

Lawyers for rights activists in China increasingly persecuted, report says
South China Morning Post, February 16, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2071421/lawyers-rights-activists-china-increasingly-persecuted

Courts urged to better serve ethnic people
China Daily, February 17, 2017
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2017-02/17/content_28234453.htm

內地校園暴力犯罪處罰輕? 公安部擬將行政拘留從16歲降至14歲 (Is the punishment for school violence too lenient on the mainland? Ministry of Public Security to lower minimum age for administrative detention from 16 to 14)
Hong Kong 01, February 17, 2017
https://www.hk01.com/兩岸/72570/內地校園暴力犯罪處罰輕-公安部擬將行政拘留從16歲降至14歲

Related:
公安部关于《中华人民共和国治安管理处罚法(修订公开征求意见稿)》公开征求意见的公告 (Ministry of Public Security notice regarding solicitation of comments on “Public Security Administrative Punishments Law (Draft Revisions for Solicitation of Public Comments)”)
The Ministry of Public Security of the People’s Republic of China, January 16, 2017 (Chinese)
China Law Translate, January 17, 2017 (English)
CH: http://www.mps.gov.cn/n2254536/n4904355/c5604357/content.html
EN: http://bit.ly/2ky3zND

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

互联网募捐信息平台“轻松筹”被民政部约谈 (Internet fundraising platform “Qing Song Chou” invited to “chat” with Ministry of Civil Affairs)
Xinhua, February 17, 2017
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2017/0217/c1001-29086982.html

各地家长致函人大代表请求关注雾霾 (Parents from all over China send letters to over 600 NPC deputies calling for attention to smog problem)
Radio Free Asia, February 16, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huanjing/ml1-02162017122810.html

Fighting on behalf of China’s women — from the United States
New York Times. February 15, 2017
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/15/world/asia/china-trump-feminists-march.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Legal experts call for clarity over State compensation
China Daily, February 17, 2017
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2017-02/17/content_28240744.htm

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

China jails former senior judge for life in graft case
Reuters, February 16, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption-court-idUSKBN15V10W?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Related:
最高人民法院原副院长奚晓明受贿案一审宣判 (Verdict announced in Xi Xiaoming’s bribery case)
Xinhua, February 17, 2017
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2017/0217/c1001-29087724.html

China holds “anti-terrorism” mass rally in Xinjiang's Uighur heartland
Reuters, February 16, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-xinjiang-idUSKBN15W0A0?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Hong Kong (香港)

7人判囚2年 法官怒斥令警隊蒙羞 支持者痛哭大叫 (Ken Tsang assault case: all 7 police officers sentenced to 2 years’ imprisonment, judge criticizes policemen for being an insult to Police Force, supporters cry after hearing judgment)
Mingpao, February 17, 2017
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170217/s00001/1487296798557

Related:
Outraged Hong Kong police officers condemn court verdict in Ken Tsang assault case
South China Morning Post, February 17, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/2071786/outraged-hong-kong-police-officers-condemn-court-verdict

Defecting Communist Party-backed newspaper editor investigated for “leaking secrets”
Radio Free Asia, February 16, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/defecting-02162017111002.html

約翰遜:英國支持香港「一國兩制」立場不變 (Boris Johnson: The UK remains supportive of Hong Kong’s “one country, two systems”)
Radio Television Hong Kong, February 17, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1314047-20170217.htm

U.S. senators reintroduce bill to punish those suppressing freedom in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Free Press, February 17, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/02/17/us-senators-reintroduce-bill-punish-suppressing-freedom-hong-kong/

Commentary (评论)

Black Mirror or Red Herring? Shazeda Ahmed on China’s Social Credit System
China Digital Times, February 16, 2017
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2017/02/qa-shazeda-ahmed-on-chinas-social-credit-system/

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

权平涉煽颠案开庭 律师被解聘法院封锁消息 (“Inciting subversion” case against Quan Ping opens, defense lawyers “fired” and court blocks off information)
Mingpao, February 16, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-02152017120309.html

Related:
Chinese activist stands trial for subversion over “Xitler” t-shirt
Radio Free Asia, February 15, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/teeshirt-trial-02152017123713.html

Human rights lawyer swept up in “709 crackdown” to face court in Tianjin for subversion
South China Morning Post, February 16, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2071188/709-lawyer-face-court-tianjin-subversion

Related:
「709大圍捕」維權律師王全璋涉顛覆國家政權被起訴 (“709 Crackdown” rights defense lawyer Wang Quanzhang formally charged with “inciting subversion of state power”)
Radio Television Hong Kong, February 15, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1313766-20170215.htm

Access to Information (信息公开)

Why smog-reading apps pose a threat to Chinese authorities
South China Morning Post, February 16, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2071359/why-smog-reading-apps-may-pose-threat-chinese-authorities

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China “eliminating civil society” by targeting human rights activists – report
The Guardian, February 16, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/16/china-eliminating-civil-society-by-targeting-human-rights-activists-report

Related:
“They Target My Human Rights Work as a Crime”: Annual Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in China (2016)
Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD), February 2017
https://www.nchrd.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/annual-report.pdf

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

「兩套班子」治疆 維穩發展齊抓 (Xinjiang Party Secretary Chen Quanguo says 2 teams will govern the region: one focused on stability maintenance and the other development)
Mingpao, February 16, 2017
http://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20170216/s00013/1487181992153

新疆通報7網上傳播暴恐信息案 (Xinjiang authorities reportedly bust 7 cases of individuals spreading terrorist information online)
Mingpao, February 16, 2017
http://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20170216/s00013/1487181991794

Related:
Xinjiang busts seven cases of illegal, extremist online content
Global Times, February 15, 2017
http://english.sina.com/china/s/2017-02-15/detail-ifyamkzq1320292.shtml

Hong Kong (香港)

Police chief expresses sadness over conviction of seven officers, mentions appeal mechanism
Hong Kong Free Press, February 16, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/02/16/police-chief-expresses-sadness-conviction-seven-officers-mentions-appeal-mechanism/

全國政協界別51名選委一致提名林鄭月娥為特首候選人 (All 51 election committee members in Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference sector decide to nominate Carrie Lam)
Radio Television Hong Kong, February 15, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1313765-20170215.htm

曾鈺成質疑林鄭「新」政綱:今日的娥打倒昨日的娥? (Jasper Tsang expresses doubt over Carrie Lam’s “new” platform: Carrie Lam contradicting herself?)
Mingpao, February 16, 2017
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170216/s00001/1487204675700

泛民推雷霆救兵 留票保曾胡入閘 (Pan-democrats have new plan to get both John Tsang and Woo Kwok-hing nominated)
Mingpao, February 16, 2017
http://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20170216/s00002/1487181909067

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

江天勇母亲首次接受外媒采访 呼吁国际关注 (Mother of Jiang Tianyong interviewed by foreign media for the first time, calls for international attention on his case)
Radio Free Asia, February 14, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-02142017105605.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Mass protests in Chinese town over proposed aluminum plant
Financial Times, February 14, 2017
https://www.ft.com/content/e3333348-f283-11e6-8758-6876151821a6

These LGBT activists staged a gay marriage campaign for Valentine's Day and it's beautiful
Time Out Beijing, February 14, 2017
http://www.timeoutbeijing.com/features/Blogs-LGBT_Blogs/156700/These-LGBT-activists-staged-a-gay-marriage-campaign-for-Valentines-Day-and-its-beautiful.html

Chinese filmmaker who documented labor activists’ fight for workers’ rights in southern China tells of exile in Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, February 15, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/culture/film-tv/article/2070745/chinese-filmmaker-who-documented-labour-activists-fight-workers

Government Accountability (政府问责)

二奶反腐再“立功”! 陕官贪腐性丑闻纪委介入调查 (Another “successful” anti-graft case by mistresses! Disciplinary committee involved in investigation against Shaanxi official over sexual scandal)
Radio Free Asia, February 14, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zhengzhi/xl2-02142017113159.html

Former senior Chinese official jailed for 15 years for graft
Reuters, February 14, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption-idUSKBN15U073

China investigates former party boss of Bank of Jiangsu over graft
Reuters, February 14, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption-idUSKBN15U05Z

Five years later, Bo Xilai’s shadow looms over Chongqing
The Wall Street Journal, February 14, 2017
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2017/02/14/five-years-later-bo-xilais-shadow-looms-over-chongqing/

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Beijing police develop app for citizen crime-busters—jokingly world's 5th intelligence group
Xinhua, February 14, 2017
http://newchina.xinhua.org/archive/20170214/5ee9745adb432b9e3d485953fad378d1.shtml

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

Uyghurs are told to confess political “mistakes” in mass meetings
Radio Free Asia, February 14, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/confess-02142017141212.html

Hong Kong (香港)

香港“失踪”书商林荣基:恐惧让我强大 (Hong Kong “disappeared” bookseller Lam Wing-kee: Fear makes me stronger)
Radio France Internationale, February 15, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/ 20170214-香港“失踪”书商林荣基:恐惧让我强大

恐惧成病:艺人怕与遭中国封杀的黄耀明出现同一画像令海报下架 (Poster taken down as celebrity worried that appearing in the same poster as Anthony Wong would lead to banning by China)
Radio France Interntionale, February 14, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20170214-恐惧成病:艺人怕与遭中国封杀的黄耀明出现同一画像令海报下架

Employees of missing Hong Kong billionaire are barred from leaving China
The New York Times, February 13, 2017
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/13/world/asia/xiao-jianhua-hong-kong-china.html

Police to procure longer-range rubber bullets in time for 20th anniversary of handover—reports
Hong Kong Free Press, February 14, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/02/14/police-procure-longer-range-rubber-bullets-time-20th-anniversary-handover-reports/

Citizen nomination platform suspended following concerns over security of personal data
Hong Kong Free Press, February 14, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/02/14/citizen-nomination-platform-suspended-following-concerns-security-personal-data/

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

China statistics chief joins calls for crackdown on bogus economic data
South China Morning Post, February 13, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/economy/article/2070405/china-statistics-chief-joins-calls-crackdown-bogus-economic-data

Government Accountability (政府问责)

“We had to sue”: the five lawyers taking on China's authorities over smog
The Guardian, February 13, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/feb/13/chinese-lawyers-suing-government-air-pollution

China's Xi says officials should prevent abuse of power
Reuters, February 13, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-politics-corruption-idUSKBN15T02X

Hong Kong (香港)

香港“占中”七警殴打案 全部被告罪成 (All 7 police officers convicted for assault in “Occupy Central”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 14, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/chinese-news-38965285

Related:
In Pictures: Protesters face off outside courthouse as police officers convicted of assaulting Occupy activist Ken Tsang
Hong Kong Free Press, February 14, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/02/14/pictures-protesters-face-off-outside-courthouse-police-officers-convicted-assaulting-occupy-activist-ken-tsang/

民建聯和經民聯決定提名林鄭月娥參選行政長官 (Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong and Business and Professionals Alliance for Hong Kong decide to nominate Carrie Lam)
Radio Television Hong Kong, February 14, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1313350-20170213.htm

Related:
郭榮鏗:「民主300+」未決定提名 周六會議後決定 (Dennis Kwok: “Democrats 300+” has not decided who to nominate, decision will come after meeting on Saturday)
Radio Television Hong Kong, February 14, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1313462-20170214.htm

Hong Kong's pan-democrats grapple with endorsing the “lesser evil” for Chief Executive
Global Voices, February 14, 2017
https://globalvoices.org/2017/02/14/hong-kongs-pan-democrats-grapple-with-endorsing-the-lesser-evil-for-chief-executive/

梁振英指無跡象8.31會修改 不能隨便排除中央權力 (C.Y. Leung: No sign that “8.31 Decision” will be amended, can’t deny authority of Central gov’t)
Radio Television Hong Kong, February 14, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1313457-20170214.htm

港前律政司长梁爱诗:中联办拉票不属干预香港事务 (Former Hong Kong Secretary for Justice Elsie Leung: China Liaison Office campaigning for votes does not equate to intervening in Hong Kong affairs)
Radio Free Asia, February 13, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/wsw-02132017121109.html

宣誓案梁頌恆游蕙禎向終院申請上訴許可 (Baggio Leung and Yau Wai-ching apply for leave to appeal to Court of Final Appeal regarding oath-taking case)
Radio Television Hong Kong, February 13, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1313340-20170213.htm

China probes former media head linked to missing tycoon Xiao Jianhua: report
Hong Kong Free Press, February 14, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/02/14/china-probes-former-media-head-linked-missing-tycoon-xiao-jianhua-report/

Related:
回應肖建華事件 梁振英:沒有人應在這事上揣測 (In response to Xiao Jianhua’s disappearance, C.Y. Leung: No one should speculate about the incident)
Radio Television Hong Kong, February 14, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1313432-20170214.htm

Monday, February 13, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

器官來源存疑 中國論文遭撤稿 文章稱無來自死囚 黃潔夫:數據失實 (Origin of organs considered suspicious, Chinese academic paper retracted from journal, Huang Jiefu, former Vice Minister of Health, supports retraction: Data was inaccurate, but organs not from prisoners)
Mingpao, February 13, 2017
http://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20170213/s00013/1486921892911

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese censors’ looser social media grip “may help flag threats”
South China Morning Post, February 13, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2070261/chinese-censors-looser-social-media-grip-may-help-flag

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Tibetan pilgrims barred from Kirti monastery by Chinese police
Radio Free Asia, February 10, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/barred-02102017163639.html

Hong Kong (香港)

葉劉淑儀更新政綱無提「8.31決定」字眼 (No mention of “8.31 Decision” in Regina Ip’s updated platform)
Radio Television Hong Kong, February 12, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1313131-20170212.htm

Related:
葉劉淑儀:若當選必重啟政改 人大常委可作新決定 (Regina Ip: I will definitely reopen political reform if elected, NPC could make new decisions)
Radio Television Hong Kong, February 12, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1313114-20170212.htm

曾俊華:政改及23條立法同時準備 胡國興:先政改 (John Tsang: Preparation for political reform and Art. 23 legislation will start together; Woo Kwok-hing: Political reform will come first)
Radio Television Hong Kong, February 12, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1313166-20170212.htm

In Hong Kong leadership race, John Tsang and Regina Ip backtrack on national security, political reform
South China Morning Post, February 12, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2070194/hong-kong-chief-executive-contender-john-tsang-backtracks

A video, a wheelchair, a suitcase: Mystery of vanished tycoon deepens
被单蒙头用轮椅推走:肖建华神秘失踪内情
The New York Times, February 11, 2017
EN: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/10/world/asia/xiao-jianhua-hong-kong-disappearance.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20170212/xiao-jianhua-hong-kong-disappearance/

Related:
China “investigates publisher of newspaper linked to missing tycoon”
South China Morning Post, February 13, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2070260/china-investigates-publisher-newspaper-linked-missing

Commentary (评论)

Do we have no honor? Britain should wake up to what is happening in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Free Press, February 11, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/02/11/no-honour-britain-wake-happening-hong-kong/

Friday, February 10, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Rare phone call from house arrest sparks fears for Liu Xia's well-being
刘晓波妻刘霞致电友人 透露近况不好
Radio Free Asia, February 9, 2017
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/fears-02092017150556.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ml-02092017134753.html

一图看懂最高法院出台的法官“人身安全保护令” (Understand Supreme People’s Court’s new regulation on protection of judges’ personal safety from one picture)
People’s Daily Online, February 9, 2017
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2017/0209/c1001-29070152.html

Trump attacks and the state of China’s legal system
China Digital Times, February 9, 2017
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2017/02/trump-attacks-state-chinas-legal-system/

Protestant church member prosecuted for involvement in “evil cult”
Radio Free Asia, February 9, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/protestant-church-member-prosecuted-for-involvement-in-evil-cult-02092017101410.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Minitrue: Do not repost news on Zhejiang HIV infections
China Digital Times, February 9, 2017
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2017/02/minitrue-not-repost-news-zhejiang-hiv-infections/

To boost cinema attendance, China wages war on critics
The Economist, February 9, 2017
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21716638-they-are-fighting-back-boost-cinema-attendance-china-wages-war-critics

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China probes seven for graft in Xinjiang's restive deep south
South China Morning Post, February 10, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption-xinjiang-idUSKBN15P0A5

China jails former chief of state-owned automaker FAW for graft
Reuters, February 9, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption-china-faw-idUSKBN15O0PP

China’s roads and workplaces seem to be getting safer
The Economist, February 9, 2017
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21716644-look-closer-data-chinas-roads-and-workplaces-seem-be-getting-safer

Hong Kong (香港)

林鄭月娥:下星期會豐富施政概念 3月公布整份政綱 (Carrie Lam: Will add more to “governance ideas” next week, complete political platform will be out in March)
Radio Television Hong Kong, February 10, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1312653-20170209.htm

Related:
胡國興有信心獲提名入閘 重啟政改非根據8.31框架 (Woo Kwok-hing is confident about getting enough nominations, emphasizes that reopening of political reform would not be limited by “8.31” framework)
Radio Television Hong Kong, February 10, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1312563-20170209.htm

葉劉淑儀有信心取得足夠提名 料本月底提交提名表格 (Regina Ip is confident about getting enough nominations, plans to hand in nomination form by end of the month)
Radio Television Hong Kong, February 10, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1312577-20170209.htm

擔心不夠提名入閘? 曾俊華:好驚、好驚、好驚 (Worried about not getting enough nominations? John Tsang: very, very, very anxious)
Mingpao, February 10, 2017
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170209/s00001/1486636798327

梁國雄:泛民不派人參選特首是大倒退的想法 (Leung Kwok-hung: It’s a regressive idea for no pan-dems to run for CE)
Radio Television Hong Kong, February 9, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1312645-20170209.htm

疑被朱經緯用警棍打 鄭仲恒代表律師稱或提私人檢控 (Allegedly beaten by Franklin Chu with police baton, Cheng Chun-hang’s lawyer says they may pursue with private prosecution)
Radio Television Hong Kong, February 10, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1312618-20170209.htm

Demosisto party, young scholars launch crowdfunding campaign to shed new light on Hong Kong history
Hong Kong Free Press, February 9, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/02/09/demosisto-party-young-scholars-launch-crowdfunding-campaign-shed-new-light-hong-kong-history/

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

中国法官批特朗普破坏司法独立 网民:太神奇了!(Chinese judge criticizes Donald Trump for damaging judicial independence, netizens: that’s amazing)
Radio France Internationale, February 8, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/ 20170208-中国法官批特朗普破坏司法独立-中国网民太神奇了!

Related:
Donald Trump’s tweets about a judge find a critic in an unlikely place: China
中國法官譴責川普破壞司法獨立
The New York Times, February 7, 2017
EN: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/07/world/asia/donald-trump-judge-china.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20170208/donald-trump-judge-china/zh-hant/

中国最高法新规定︰法院外抗议或被追究刑责 (Chinese Supreme Court issues new rules: Protests outside courtrooms may lead to criminal liability)
Radio Free Asia, February 8, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ml1-02082017110403.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

China vice premier says falsifying economic data will be punished: paper
Reuters, February 9, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-data-idUSKBN15O0E1

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Beijing graft-buster pats itself on back for muzzling outspoken tycoon “Big Cannon”
South China Morning Post, February 9, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2069454/beijing-graft-buster-pats-itself-back-muzzling

Ex-Chinese minister demoted for failing to curb “systematic corruption”
South China Morning Post, February 9, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2069393/ex-chinese-minister-demoted-failing-curb-systematic

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Digital Asia Hub Executive Director on privacy in Asia
China Digital Times, February 8, 2017
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2017/02/digital-asia-hub-executive-director-speaks-privacy-asia/

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

China to store all foreigners’ fingerprints upon entry—with new rule starting in Shenzhen
South China Morning Post, February 9, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2069440/china-store-foreigners-fingerprints-upon-entry-new-rule

Related:
公安部:中国边检机关将在入境检查时留存外国人指纹 (Ministry of Public Security: Chinese border authorities will keep a record of foreigners’ fingerprints during immigration checks)
China Court Daily, February 9, 2017
http://www.chinacourt.org/article/detail/2017/02/id/2541587.shtml

Hong Kong (香港)

Rebel legislator enters race for Hong Kong Chief Executive
The Diplomat, February 9, 2017
http://thediplomat.com/2017/02/rebel-legislator-enters-race-for-hong-kong-chief-executive/

Related:
“Long Hair” admits he might fall short on public support for Hong Kong Chief Executive run
South China Morning Post, February 9, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2069438/long-hair-admits-he-might-fall-short-public-support-hong

梁國雄:曾俊華已成「大家造成的神」 籲思考長遠民主方向 (Leung Kwok-hung: John Tsang has become “the God made by the people”, urges the public to think about direction of long-term democracy)
Mingpao, February 9, 2017
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170209/s00001/1486610087882

梁國雄指如參選被視為「民主罪人」他覺得沒問題 (Leung Kwok-hung: I don’t mind being considered the “sinner of democracy” for participating in the election)
Radio Television Hong Kong, February 9, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1312501-20170209.htm

Hong Kong activists reject “lesser evil” line, and launch an unofficial referendum on the city’s leadership
Hong Kong Free Press, February 8, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/02/08/hong-kong-activists-reject-lesser-evil-line-launch-unofficial-referendum-citys-leadership/

Hong Kong Communist Party newspaper editor seeks asylum in U.S.
Radio Free Asia, February 8, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/hongkong-editor-02082017145231.html

Related:
港报高级编辑辞职:无法忍受“加速再文革化” (Senior editor of Hong Kong newspaper resigns: I can no longer stand the “acceleration of a return to Cultural Revolution principles”)
Deutsche Welle, February 8, 2017
http://www.dw.com/zh/港报高级编辑辞职无法忍受加速再文革化/a-37454671

Commentary (评论)

观点:中国为什么从香港带走富翁肖建华? (Point of view: Why did China take tycoon Xiao Jianhua from Hong Kong?)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 8, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/indepth-38906633

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

中国法官批评特朗普是“法治公敌” (Chinese judge criticizes Donald Trump for being “enemy of rule of law”)
Deutsche Welle, February 7, 2017
http://www.dw.com/zh/中国法官批评特朗普是法治公敌/a-37443960

China to prosecute ethnic Mongolian over tweet about land dispute
Radio Free Asia, February 6, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/mongolia-arrests-02062017144225.html

Despite a new law, China is failing survivors of domestic violence
The Washington Post, February 7, 2017
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/despite-a-new-law-china-is-failing-survivors-of-domestic-violence/2017/02/02/ae7948a4-e31f-11e6-a419-eefe8eff0835_story.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Journalist Rui Chenggang jailed for six years: Deleted report
Radio Free Asia, February 7, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/deleted-02072017111458.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Collective bargaining and worker representation: a worker-turned activist's view
China Labor Bulletin, February 7, 2017
http://www.clb.org.hk/content/collective-bargaining-and-worker-representation-worker-turned-activists-view

China’s middle class anger at its education system is growing
Foreign Policy, February 6, 2017
http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/02/06/chinas-middle-class-anger-at-its-education-system-is-growing-gaokao-quota-protest-resentment-study-abroad/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China may still be using executed prisoners' organs, official admits
The Guardian, February 7, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/07/china-still-using-executed-prisoners-organs-transplants-vatican

Related:
Sparks fly as Vatican conference challenges China over executed prisoners’ organs
South China Morning Post, February 8, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2069050/sparks-fly-vatican-conference-challenges-china-over

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China proposes new commission to further tighten Internet oversight
South China Morning Post, February 7, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2068755/china-proposes-new-commission-further-tighten-internet

为了咱们的网络安全,国家放过哪些大招? (For our Internet safety, what has the state done?)
People’s Daily, February 8, 2017
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2017/0208/c1001-29066058.html

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

Pakistan, China hold counter-terrorism talks
The Hindu, February 6, 2017
http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/Pakistan-China-hold-counter-terrorism-talks/article17201976.ece

Hong Kong (香港)

“Long Hair” Leung Kwok-hung enters chief executive race, urging allies not to vote for “lesser evils”
South China Morning Post, February 8, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/2069091/long-hair-leung-kwok-hung-enters-ce-race-urging-allies-not-vote

Related:
“长毛”梁国雄宣布参选香港特首 (“Long hair” Leung Kwok-hung announces his candidacy for Hong Kong CE)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 8, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/chinese-news-38903198

葉劉曾俊華歡迎梁國雄參選 (Regina Ip and John Tsang welcome Leung Kwok-hung’s candidacy)
Mingpao, February 8, 2017
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170208/s00001/1486527909153

網絡監控總警司申撥款 涂謹申:點證明不會打壓異己? (Chief Superintendent for Internet supervision applies for fund, James To: how to prove that it will not be used to suppress opposition?)
InmediaHK, February 8, 2017
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1047491

Beijing's “invisible hand” at work ahead of Hong Kong election
Radio Free Asia, February 7, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/beijings-invisible-hand-at-work-ahead-of-hong-kong-election-02072017112023.html

Related:
Reports that Carrie Lam is the only candidate supported by Beijing are quite credible, says rival John Tsang
Hong Kong Free Press, February 8, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/02/08/reports-that-carrie-lam-is-the-only-candidate-supported-by-beijing-are-quite-credible-says-rival-john-tsang/

Voices from the street: What Hongkongers make of the leadership race and John Tsang’s fundraiser
Hong Kong Free Press, February 7, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/02/07/voices-from-the-street-what-hongkongers-make-of-the-leadership-race-and-john-tsangs-fundraiser/

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

Facebook is trying everything to re-enter China—and it’s not working
The Wall Street Journal, January 30, 2017
https://www.wsj.com/articles/mark-zuckerbergs-beijing-blues-1485791106

Minitrue: Delete report on air pollution deaths
China Digital Times, February 6, 2017
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2017/02/minitrue-delete-report-air-pollution-deaths/

Chinese authorities order overhaul of video site that posted footage of Tiananmen car incident
Hong Kong Free Press, February 6, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/02/06/chinese-authorities-order-overhaul-video-site-posted-footage-tiananmen-car-incident/

Related:
上載天安門前車禍短片 「梨視頻」翌日因未取得合資格證明遭勒令整改 (After uploading video of Tiananmen car accident, rectification and reform ordered for website “Pear Video” on grounds of failure to obtain legitimate permit)
Mingpao, February 6, 2017
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170206/s00004/1486375690934

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China begins prosecution of former senior spy on corruption charges
South China Morning Post, February 7, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2068557/china-begins-prosecution-former-senior-spy-corruption

We’re really not harvesting executed prisoners’ organs for transplant any more, China insists
South China Morning Post, February 7, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2068708/ban-harvesting-executed-prisoners-organs-transplant

Hong Kong (香港)

大公時評:特首選舉非可由反對派操控的「政治交易」 (Ta Kung Bao commentary: CE election is not a “political deal” manipulated by the opposition)
Mingpao, February 7, 2017
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170207/s00001/1486425526485

張德江據報指林鄭為中央唯一支持人選 出選人數則不限 (Zhang Dejiang says Carrie Lam is the only choice supported by the Central gov’t while no limit is set for number of candidates, sources say)
Radio Television Hong Kong, February 7, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1312020-20170207.htm

香港民团发起游行反对林郑月娥参选特首 (Hong Kong civil society protests against Carrie Lam standing for CE)
Radio Free Asia, February 6, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/cp-02062017131124.html

曾俊华公布政纲 重启政改及推行《基本法》23条 (John Tsang releases campaign platform, plans to re-start political reform and pursue legislation for Art. 23 of Basic Law)
Deutsche Welle, February 6, 2017
http://www.dw.com/zh/曾俊华公布政綱-重启政改及推行基本法23条/ a-37435539

教局資助教聯出資料冊 指反廿三50萬人因誤解上街 (Education Bureau helps Hong Kong Federation of Educational Workers publish information booklet, says the protest of 500,000 participants in 2003 originated from “misunderstanding”)
Apple Daily, February 7, 2017
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/realtime/news/20170205/56261857

C.Y. Leung welcomes John Tsang’s clear stance on enacting national security law in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Free Press, February 7, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/02/07/cy-leung-welcomes-john-tsangs-clear-stance-on-enacting-national-security-law-in-hong-kong/

Tycoon Xiao Jianhua’s return to mainland a political power play, analysts say
South China Morning Post, February 6, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/article/2068512/tycoons-return-mainland-political-power-play-analysts-say

Monday, February 06, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

內地當局不批准劉曉波家人在新年期間到獄中探望 (Mainland authorities deny request by Liu Xiaobo’s family to visit him in detention during Chinese New Year)
Radio Television Hong Kong, February 4, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1311634-20170204.htm

「六四天网」黄琦因病取保被拒 官称可能有社会危险性 (Founder of 64tianwang.com Huang Qi’s request for release on bail on grounds of sickness rejected, authority says it may endanger society)
Radio France Internationale, February 5, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20170205-「六四天网」黄琦因病取保被拒-官称可能有社会危险性

六旬农民自学法律 官司打赢央企 (60-year-old farmer self-taught in law, wins a case against a centrally-owned company)
Radio Free Asia, February 3, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/ml1-02032017112558.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

News on Tiananmen crash circulates, and is deleted
China Digital Times, February 3, 2017
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2017/02/news-tiananmen-jeep-crash-circulates-deleted/

禁报霾 8省发「特强浓雾」、大雾黄色预警及伏地魔 (Smog reports banned, eight provinces release warnings for “extra strong fog”, “yellow fog warning” and “Voldemort”)
Radio France Internationale, February 5, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/ 20170205-禁报霾-8省发「特强浓雾」、大雾黄色预警及伏地魔

Related:
Netizen in China's Sichuan jailed over tweet about “worst smog in 2,000 years”
四川网民发布雾霾温馨提示 遭秋后算账被行拘
Radio Free Asia, February 3, 2017
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/smog-02032017111756.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huanjing/xl1-02032017110714.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

New and old economy divisions deepen in Q4 worker actions
China Labor Bulletin, February 3, 2017
http://www.clb.org.hk/content/new-and-old-economy-divisions-deepen-q4-worker-actions

Related:
2016中国劳工集体维权触及新领域 (In 2016, worker collective action spreads to new areas)
Voice of America, February 4, 2017
http://www.voachinese.com/a/china-labor-20170203/3705968.html

For couriers, China’s e-commerce boom can be a tough road
The New York Times, January 31, 2017
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/31/business/china-courier-delivery-labor.html

The detention of Wu Zeheng
The Diplomat, February 4, 2017
http://thediplomat.com/2017/02/the-detention-of-wu-zeheng/

內地計劃修訂宗教事務條例 (Mainland plans to amend regulations regarding religious activities)
Radio Television Hong Kong, February 6, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1311792-20170206.htm

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China punishes 11 for dereliction of duty after deadly bus fire
Reuters, February 4, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-crime-fire-idUSKBN15K00Z

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Mainland telecom providers can no longer provide service to those who do not register with IDs
Hong Kong Free Press, February 2, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/02/02/mainland-telecom-providers-can-no-longer-provide-service-not-register-ids/

中国拟新建网络安全审查委员会 (China plans to set up new committee for Internet safety examination)
Radio France Internationale, February 5, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20170205-中国拟新建网络安全审查委员会

Related:
China mulls new commission to monitor Internet risks
South China Morning Post, February 6, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2068270/china-mulls-new-commission-monitor-internet-risks

国家互联网信息办公室关于《网络产品和服务安全审查办法(征求意见稿)》公开征求意见的通知 (Cyberspace Administration of China Notice Regarding Solicitation of Comments on Examination Method for Safety of Internet Products and Services (Draft for Solicitation for Public Opinion))
Cyberspace Administration of China, February 4, 2017
http://www.cac.gov.cn/2017-02/04/c_1120407082.htm

Hong Kong (香港)

林煥光:有信心中央終會走向法治、自由、民主 (Lam Woon-kwong: I am confident that the Central gov't will eventually walk towards rule of law, freedom and democracy)
Mingpao, February 4, 2017
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170204/s00001/1486174223254

林鄭:港人中央矛盾源自不掌握基本法及法制不同 (Carrie Lam: Conflict between the Central gov't and Hong Kong people originates from a lack of understanding of the Basic Law and a difference in legal system)
Mingpao, February 5, 2017
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170205/s00001/1486260839320

Hong Kong in a corner after China’s raid on Xiao Jianhua
Financial Times, February 4, 2017
https://www.ft.com/content/71a7583e-e9fb-11e6-967b-c88452263daf

Commentary (评论)

特首選舉民調(1月底) (Polling data on the CE election (end of January))
InmediaHK, February 5, 2017
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1047414

Why’s Beijing so worried about Western values infecting China’s youth?
ChinaFile, February 4, 2017
http://www.chinafile.com/features/whys-beijing-so-worried-about-western-values-infecting-chinas-youth

Donald Trump is making China great again
The Guardian, February 3, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/feb/03/donald-trump-making-china-great-again-xi-jinping

The top 10 Weibo posts on international affairs censored by China in 2016
Hong Kong Free Press, February 4, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/02/04/top-10-weibo-posts-international-affairs-censored-china-2016/

The dire consequences of the imprisonment of Ilham Tohti
China Change, February 5, 2017
https://chinachange.org/2017/02/05/the-dire-consequences-of-the-imprisonment-of-ilham-tohti/

Friday, February 03, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Tibetan singer is freed from prison after serving four-year term
Radio Free Asia, February 2, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/freed-02022017154603.html

国际社会掀起声援中国被捕律师潮 (Wave of support from international community for detained lawyers in China)
Radio Free Asia, February 2, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-02022017105102.html

Related:
Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers, Defenders and International Reactions: A Brief Chronology
Human Rights in China, January 23, 2017
http://www.hrichina.org/en/mass-crackdown-chinese-lawyers-defenders-and-international-reactions-brief-chronology

Access to Information (信息公开)

Online criticism of China's New Year state TV gala disappears
Radio Free Asia, February 2, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/online-criticism-of-chinas-new-year-state-tv-gala-disappears-02022017115908.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese officials use hotlines to take the public’s pulse
The Economist, February 4, 2017
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21716062-so-why-are-there-so-many-protests-chinese-officials-use-hotlines-take-publics-pulse

Hong Kong (香港)

University of Hong Kong chief Peter Mathieson resigns; will leave city to head University of Edinburgh
Hong Kong Free Press, February 2, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/02/02/breaking-university-hong-kong-vice-chancellor-peter-mathieson-resigns/

Related:
辭任港大校長 馬斐森「抱歉」 函師生祝續享言論自由 (After resignation as vice-chancellor of University of Hong Kong, Mathieson sends “apology” email to staff and students, hopes students continue to enjoy freedom of speech)
Mingpao, February 3, 2017
http://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20170203/s00001/1486058512437

馮敬恩指馬斐森任內對港大問題沒有好好處理 (Billy Fung: Mathieson did not handle problems of University of Hong Kong well during his term)
Radio Television Hong Kong, February 3, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1311356-20170203.htm

張達明憂李國章主持下遴選新校長 港大不能維持多元 (Eric Cheung worries about maintaining diversity in University of Hong Kong under Arthur Li’s lead to elect new vice-chancellor)
Mingpao, February 3, 2017
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170203/s00001/1486084424254

A billionaire’s disappearance rattles Hong Kong
The Economist, February 4, 2017
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21716054-chinese-agents-may-have-crossed-line-again-billionaires-disappearance-rattles-hong-kong

Commentary (评论)

Liaoning high court looks into labor issues in bankruptcy
Supreme People’s Court Monitor, February 3, 2017
https://supremepeoplescourtmonitor.com/2017/02/03/liaoning-high-court-looks-into-labor-issues-in-bankruptcy/

China’s Xi is no answer to Trump
Quartz, February 1, 2017
https://qz.com/898504/chinas-xi-is-no-answer-to-trump/

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese police detain netizens for “insulting” officers online
Radio Free Asia, February 1, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/chinese-police-detain-netizens-for-insulting-officers-online-02012017122417.html

谢阳案起诉书曝光 代理律师将逐条反驳 (Indictment of Xie Yang comes to light, his lawyer will refute every part)
Radio Free Asia, February 1, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-02012017103143.html

涉709事件︰幸清贤证实获取保 (709 case: Xing Qingxian confirmed to have been released on bail)
Radio Free Asia, February 1, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ml1-02012017110432.html

中国再有多人因辱骂警察被抓 引发舆论两极反应 (More people arrested in China for insulting police officers, sparks polarized reaction)
Radio Free Asia, February 1, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/yf1-02012017105642.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

How China banned a Swedish journalist from the country using visa restrictions
Hong Kong Free Press, January 31, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/01/31/how-china-banned-a-swedish-journalist-from-the-country-using-visa-restrictions/

美国律师协会为受难律师高智晟出书 (American Bar Association will publish tortured lawyer Gao Zhisheng’s book)
Voice of America, February 2, 2017
http://www.voachinese.com/a/media-watch-20170201/3702820.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China labor unrest spreads to “new economy”
Financial Times, February 2, 2017
https://www.ft.com/content/4cdb6802-e82e-11e6-893c-082c54a7f539

Hong Kong (香港)

Pro-democracy parties march in protest of gov’t legal challenge against four lawmakers
Hong Kong Free Press, February 1, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/02/01/pro-democracy-parties-march-protest-govt-legal-challenge-four-lawmakers/

Joshua Wong: The activist who took on China now stars in an award-winning documentary
Agence France-Presse, February 1, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/02/01/joshua-wong-activist-took-china-now-stars-award-winning-documentary/

Watchdog warns against Beijing’s encroachment on freedoms in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Free Press, February 1, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/02/01/watchdog-warns-beijings-encroachment-freedoms-hong-kong/

Chinese billionaire Xiao Jianhua “abducted” from Hong Kong hotel
The Guardian, February 1, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/01/chinese-billionaire-xiao-jianhua-abducted-from-hong-kong-hotel-reports

Related:
Source confirms missing tycoon is in mainland China, not “receiving treatment overseas”
South China Morning Post, February 1, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/2067094/source-confirms-missing-tycoon-mainland-china-not-receiving

Is Carrie Lam Hong Kong's next leader? The media seems to think so.
The Diplomat, January 30, 2017
http://thediplomat.com/2017/01/is-carrie-lam-hong-kongs-next-leader-the-media-seems-to-think-so/