Friday, March 31, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

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

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

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

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

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

Hong Kong (香港)

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

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

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

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

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

Commentary (评论)

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

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

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

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

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

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

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

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

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

Government Accountability (政府问责)

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

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

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

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

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

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

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

Hong Kong (香港)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China to review murder sentence in loan shark killing case
Reuters, March 26, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-crime-idUSKBN16Y05Z

多起维权案件集中月底审理 被指分散公民声援力量加强威慑 (Multiple rights defender cases to be tried at the end of month, said to aim at diverting support from citizens to strengthen deterrence)
Radio Free Asia, March 28, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-03282017101339.html

Related:
蘇昌蘭及陳啟棠被控煽動顛覆國家政權 律師稱周五宣判 (Su Changlan and Chen Qitang charged with inciting subversion of state power, their lawyers say judgment to be handed down on Friday)
Radio Television Hong Kong, March 28, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1322128-20170328.htm

Accused of “Subversion of State Power,” Su Changlan Is Being Held Illegally, Argues her Attorney
苏昌兰煽颠案,没有收到批文,延长羁押就是违法
Human Rights in China, February 13, 2017
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/citizens-square/accused-subversion-state-power-su-changlan-being-held-illegally-argues-her-attorney
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/gong-min-yan-chang/su-chang-lan-shan-dian-mei-you-shou-dao-pi-wen-yan-chang-ji-ya-jiu-shi-wei-fa

709大抓捕:吴淦案退补女心理治疗师劝认罪 709家属遭加码监控 (709 Crackdown: Wu Gan’s case returned for further investigation, two female psychologists try to convince Wu Gan to confess, families in “709” subjected to more severe surveillance)
Radio Free Asia, March 28, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-03282017104723.html

以法治思维看待“辱母杀人案”(A look at case of Yu Huan, who committed murder after witnessing his mother being insulted by mob member, from the rule of law point of view)
Financial Times, March 28, 2017
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001071957

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Muslims in China's Tianjin protest decades of land sales, eviction
Radio Free Asia, March 28, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/hui-03282017104120.html

中國地下教會受迫害,有這麼簡單嗎?(Underground churches suppressed in China, is it that simple?)
New York Times, March 29, 2017
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20170329/christ-china/zh-hant/

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

中国新规定:互联网“翻墙”有罪 (New Chinese regulation: Criminalization of use of VPN)
Voice of America, March 28, 2017
http://www.voachinese.com/a/China-great-firewall-20170328/3785194.html

Related:
重庆市公安局关于印发《重庆市公安机关网络安全管理行政处罚裁量基准》的通知 (Chongqing City Ministry of Public Security notice regarding publication of “Discretionary Standard of Chongqing City Ministry of Public Security for Administrative Penalties for Internet Security Management”)
Chongqing City Ministry of Public Security, March 17, 2017
http://www.cq.gov.cn/publicinfo/web/views/Show!detail.action?sid=4186133

中国互联网为何能超过西方国家? (Could China’s Internet surpass Western ones?)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 28, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/ukchina/simp/vert-fut-39417753

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

On state TV, Chinese forces storm a compound a lot like Bin Laden’s
模仿獵殺本·拉登?中國在新疆特訓反恐武裝
The New York Times, March 29, 2017
EN: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20170329/china-osama-bin-laden-compound-xinjiang/en-us/
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20170329/china-osama-bin-laden-compound-xinjiang/zh-hant/

China says Taiwan man investigated for harming national security
Reuters, March 28, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-taiwan-idUSKBN170084

Related:
China admits detaining Taiwanese human rights activist
South China Morning Post, March 29, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/2083053/china-admits-detaining-taiwanese-human-rights-activist

Hong Kong (香港)

Beijing will rely more on “legal means” to strengthen authority in Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, March 28, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2082765/beijing-tighten-its-grip-hong-kong-resorting-legal

3 protesters involved in Mong Kok unrest appeal rioting sentence
Hong Kong Free Press, March 29, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/03/29/3-protesters-involved-mong-kokg-unrest-appeal-rioting-sentence/

Hong Kong activists fear crackdown after city election
Deutsche Welle, March 27, 2017
http://www.dw.com/en/hong-kong-activists-fear-crackdown-after-city-election/a-38132632

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Commentary (评论)

China’s extraordinary response to the 11-nation letter over the torture of human rights lawyers
China Change, March 28, 2017
https://chinachange.org/2017/03/28/chinas-extraordinary-response-to-the-11-nation-letter-over-the-torture-of-human-rights-lawyers/

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Scholar banned from leaving China studied crackdown on rights lawyers: Colleague
Radio Free Asia, March 27, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/ban-03272017103158.html

联合国人权会议关注中国人权和西藏问题 (United Nations Human Rights Council expresses concern over China's human rights and Tibet problems)
Voice of America, March 28, 2017
http://www.voachinese.com/a/human-rights-20170327/3784042.html

被判死刑内蒙古政协前副主席赵黎平屈打成招?(Former vice chairman of CPPCC of Inner Mongolia Zhao Liping, facing death sentence, forced to confess with violence?)
Radio Free Asia, March 27, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zhengzhi/hc-03272017124702.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

China's Great Firewall gives rise to a robust industry of information smugglers
Global Voices, March 28, 2017
https://globalvoices.org/2017/03/28/chinas-great-firewall-gives-rise-to-a-robust-industry-of-information-smugglers/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Postcard from China: Secret video of a women’s rights demonstration
The New York Times, March 27, 2017
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/27/insider/postcard-from-china-secret-video-of-a-womens-rights-demonstration.html

How the rise of a liberal, social media—savvy generation is changing Chinese society
Vox, March 26, 2017
http://www.vox.com/world/2017/3/26/15035702/china-social-media-youth-society-culture-politics-government

Government Accountability (政府问责)

诗人王藏将起诉当局 为遭逼疯妻子讨公道 (Poet Wang Zang to sue authorities for his wife who suffers psychological distress after being harassed and threatened by authorities)
Radio Free Asia, March 27, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-03272017104308.html

Xi close aide heads office chasing corruption suspects overseas
South China Morning Post, March 27, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2082458/xi-close-aide-heads-office-chasing-corruption-suspects

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Did China quietly authorize law enforcement to access data anywhere in the world?
Lawfare Blog, March 27, 2017
https://www.lawfareblog.com/did-china-quietly-authorize-law-enforcement-access-data-anywhere-world

Chongqing police to punish those skirting China’s Great Firewall
South China Morning Post, March 28, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2082752/chongqing-police-punish-those-skirting-chinas-great

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong Chief Exec.-elect Carrie Lam says she had no knowledge of pro-democracy leader crackdown, reiterates “unity”
Hong Kong Free Press, March 27, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/03/27/hong-kong-chief-exec-elect-carrie-lam-says-she-had-no-knowledge-of-pro-democracy-leader-crackdown/

Related:
香港“占中”两年后 九示威领袖接受警察预约拘捕 (Two years after “Occupy Central” in Hong Kong, nine protest leaders accept police’s “arrest by appointment”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 27, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/chinese-news-39400831

環時:彰顯法律尊嚴 指行動與林鄭當選屬「時間巧合」 嘆港有「政治凌駕法律」苗頭 (Global Times: The arrests demonstrate judicial integrity, says it’s a “coincidence” that the arrests take place right after Carrie Lam’s win, expresses concern over the trend of “politics overrides the law” in Hong Kong)
Mingpao, March 28, 2017
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170328/s00001/1490658458388

涉佔旺期間毆打市民 退休警司朱經緯被控一項襲擊罪 周五提堂 (Retired police commander Franklin Chu King-wai faces assault charge for beating a citizen during “Occupy Mong Kok”, case opens on Friday)
Mingpao, March 27, 2017
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170327/s00001/1490627544921

What ordinary Hong Kong people thought about the Chief Executive election
South China Morning Post, March 26, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2082258/what-ordinary-hong-kong-people-thought-about-chief-executive

Monday, March 27, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Missing Taiwanese man may be in Chinese custody, some fear
台灣人權人士失蹤,疑為中國當局羈押
The New York Times, March 27, 2017
EN: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20170327/taiwan-lee-ming-cheh-missing-china/en-us/
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20170327/taiwan-lee-ming-cheh-missing-china/zh-hant/

冯崇义案引发中澳微妙风波 堪培拉可能无法干预 (Australian professor Feng Chongyi banned from leaving China, causes subtle changes to Australia-China relationship, Canberra may not be able to intervene)
Radio France Internationale, March 26, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20170326-冯崇义案引发中澳微妙风波-堪培拉可能无法干预

Activist who rejected TV confession invites CCTV interviewer to be witness at his trial
China Change, March 24, 2017
https://chinachange.org/2017/03/24/activist-who-rejected-tv-confession-invites-cctv-interviewer-to-be-witness-at-his-trial/

Related:
吴淦致信央视董倩停止愚民 要求作证带黑头套强迫认罪 (Wu Gan sends letter to CCTV anchor urging her to testify against his “forced confession”)
Radio Free Asia, March 24, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-03242017103016.html

Jailed Living Stone house church pastor now in critical condition; Lawyers request medical bail
China Change, March 25, 2017
https://chinachange.org/2017/03/25/jailed-living-stone-house-church-pastor-now-in-critical-condition-lawyers-request-medical-bail/

Related:
贵阳牧师仰华狱中重病,律师吁变更强制措施 (Priest in Guiyang gets sick in prison, his lawyer calls for changes to compulsive measures)
Voice of America, March 26, 2017
http://www.voachinese.com/a/cayaxue-china-religion-20170325/3781870.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Police fire pepper spray at thousands protesting evictions in China's Henan
Radio Free Asia, March 27, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/police-03242017110213.html

Ride-hailing app drivers in Nanjing strike against hefty fines and poor pay
China Labor Bulletin, March 24, 2017
http://www.clb.org.hk/content/ride-hailing-app-drivers-nanjing-strike-against-hefty-fines-and-poor-pay

Food delivery drivers call for strike highlights stagnating conditions in new economy
China Labor Bulletin, March 24, 2017
http://www.clb.org.hk/content/food-delivery-drivers-call-strike-highlights-stagnating-conditions-new-economy

“I'm very skeptical”: residents of China's growing cities discuss life amid change
The Guardian, March 24, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/mar/24/sceptical-residents-china-growing-cities-discuss-life-change

In rare move, Chinese think tank criticizes tepid pace of reform
The New York Times, March 27, 2017
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/27/business/chinese-economy-reform-critical-report.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Shuanggui: The harsh, hidden side of China’s war on graft, and how one man disappeared into it
The Globe and Mail, March 27, 2017
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/shuanggui-and-wilson-wang-in-china/article34400855/

At least nine rights activists “secretly detained” in China's Suzhou
Radio Free Asia, March 24, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/at-least-nine-right-activists-secretly-detained-in-chinas-suzhou-03242017112118.html

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

浙江各教堂被强装监控探头 官称为了“反恐” (Surveillance cameras installed in churches in Zhejiang, officials say they are for “counterterrorism”)
Radio Free Asia, March 25, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/ql1-03252017123331.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong elections: Carrie Lam voted leader amid claims of China meddling
The Guardian, March 26, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/26/hong-kong-chooses-new-leader-amid-accusations-of-china-meddling

Related:
香港特首选举2017:林郑月娥当选首位女行政长官 (Hong Kong CE Election 2017: Carrie Lam elected as the first female Chief Executive)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 26, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/chinese-news-39396649

Police crack down on Hong Kong pro-democracy leaders, a day after leadership election
Hong Kong Free Press, March 27, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/03/27/breaking-pro-democracy-occupy-leaders-charged-police-day-lam-election/

Related:
佔中三子被預約拘捕 陳健民:政府在特首選舉後要發放什麼信息?(Persons involved in “Occupy Central” to be arrested, Chan Kin-man: What message is the gov’t trying to send after the election?)
Mingpao, March 27, 2017
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170327/s00001/1490585526154

林鄭月娥不評論佔中檢控 稱修補撕裂不代表法律上妥協 (Carrie Lam does not comment on mass prosecutions against “Occupy Central”, says “repairing split in society“ does not mean legally compromising)
Radio Television Hong Kong, March 27, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1321786-20170327.htm

特首选举前 香港泛民派上街示威 (Hong Kong pan-democrats protest before CE election)
Radio France Internationale, March 26, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/政治/20170326-特首选举前-香港泛民派上街示威

Related:
777: Chief exec-elect Carrie Lam’s vote count inspires obscene Cantonese puns
Hong Kong Free Press, March 26, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/03/26/777-chief-exec-elect-carrie-lams-vote-count-inspires-obscene-cantonese-puns/

“Isn’t it ridiculous?”: Artists’ stunt shines light on Hong Kong’s 1,194 eligible voters
Hong Kong Free Press, March 26, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/03/26/isnt-ridiculous-artists-stunt-shines-light-hong-kongs-1194-eligible-voters/

Friday, March 24, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

A court in China wrote a poignant verdict on the killing of a reporter who covered domestic violence—by her husband
Quartz, March 23, 2017
http://linkis.com/qz.com/939996/CeVqh

王江峰案招远看守所开庭 转发网贴被例主要证据 (Wang Jiangfeng’s case opens in Zhaoyuan Detention Center, reposts on Internet listed as main evidence)
Radio Free Asia, March 23, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-03232017111308.html

中国709抓捕案代理律师被约谈 (Authorities “have a talk” with defense lawyer in “709” case)
Voice of America, March 23, 2017
http://www.voachinese.com/a/China-709-related-attorneys-harassed-by-the-authorities-20170323/3778612.html

Related:
Call on China to ensure the right to a fair trial—A joint statement by legal professional groups & human rights NGOs on the forthcoming trials of the cases of the 709 crackdown
CHRLCG and TCLN, March 23, 2017
https://www.evernote.com/shard/s474/sh/5030caea-f690-4a7e-b6d6-ca2fece09dfd/abd957a6d228620a798f9d8e1c1a1017

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

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese activists call for probe into fatal Henan primary school crush
Radio Free Asia, March 23, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/school-03232017122959.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

江苏一男子派出所猝死 证据遭销毁警方要求“私了” (Man dies suddenly in detention center in Jiangsu, evidence erased, police ask to “settle privately”)
Radio Free Asia, March 23, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-03232017110720.html

Adrenalin-fueled TV drama to spur on China's war on graft
Reuters, March 24, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption-idUSKBN16V0DP

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

记者来鸿:新疆—中国的“反恐前线”?(Xinjiang: China’s “anti-terrorism frontier”?)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 23, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/fooc-39354011

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong likely to choose Beijing's pick for leader amid tension, economic malaise
Reuters, March 23, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-election-economy-idUSKBN16V0CT

Related:
Hong Kong’s unhappy selection
The Wall Street Journal, March 23, 2017
https://www.wsj.com/articles/hong-kongs-unhappy-selection-1490311572

选拔还是选举 香港在北京的眼皮底下投票 (Audition or election? Hong Kong to vote under Beijing’s watch)
Radio France Internationale, March 22, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20170323-选拔还是选举-香港在北京的眼皮底下投票

左派發炮 六千字長文引述權威人士 列中央不信任曾俊華三理由 (“Attack” from the left: 6000-word essay released quoting “authority” listing three reasons why Central gov’t does not trust John Tsang)
Mingpao, March 24, 2017
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170324/s00001/1490319918621

Commentary (评论)

The fires in Tibet
The Wall Street Journal, March 22, 2017
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-fires-in-tibet-1490224709

Struggle against the Gods
First Things, April 2017
https://www.firstthings.com/article/2017/04/struggle-against-the-gods

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Beijing poet's wife “loses sanity” amid evictions, death threats to family
Radio Free Asia, March 23, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/poet-wife-03222017123121.htm

Rights lawyer complains to mayor over “Cultural Revolution” treatment of colleagues
Radio Free Asia, March 22, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/lawyer-03222017121614.html

11国驻华使馆要求中国查人权律师遭酷刑案 (11 countries urge China to investigate torture allegations regarding human rights lawyers)
Deutsche Welle, March 22, 2017
http://www.dw.com/zh/ zh/11国驻华使馆要求中国查人权律师遭酷刑案/a-38062232

Related:
11-country letter to China stirs fears on U.S. rights stance
China Digital Times, March 11, 2017
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2017/03/11-country-letter-china-stirs-fears-u-s-rights-stance/

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

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

忧心忡忡,德国政治基金会在华何去何从?(What is the direction of Konrad Adenauer Foundation in China under new FNGO law? )
Deutsche Welle, March 22, 2017
http://www.dw.com/zh/忧心忡忡德国政治基金会在华何去何从/a-38070523

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chinese police detain care center head after 21 deaths
Agence France-Presse, March 23, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/03/23/chinese-police-detain-care-centre-head-21-deaths/

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

微软公司为中国政府修改WINDOWS10 (Microsoft to modify Windows 10 for Chinese gov’t)
Radio Free Asia, March 22, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/nu-03222017105817.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Little choice for Hong Kong as China controls leadership race
Financial Times, March 23, 2017
https://www.ft.com/content/d7913d84-0ee7-11e7-b030-768954394623

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Nearly two hundred detained following self-immolation in Kardze
Radio Free Asia, March 21, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/detained-03202017165328.html

湖北孝昌一名嫌犯审讯中死亡 (A suspect dies in detention pending trial in Xiaochang, Hubei)
Radio Free Asia, March 21, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yl-03212017110550.html

江西村民因强拆杀官案触发舆论沸腾 (A villager in Jiangxi commits murder while protesting forceful demolition, case sparks heated debate)
Voice of America, March 21, 2017
http://www.voachinese.com/a/lawyers-met-the-peasant-who-killed-village-official-20170321/3775322.html

Related:
江西明经国反强拆锄杀官员案:律师遭约谈 亲属被抓 (Case of Ming Jingguo, arrested for murder, while protesting forceful demolition: Lawyers “have a talk” with officials, family arrested)
Radio Free Asia, March 21, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-03212017111001.html

跨性別者C先生(上):我為何告訴中國我是直男 (Transgender man “Mr. C”: Why I told China I am a straight man)
New York Times, March 22, 2017
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20170322/transgender-china/zh-hant/

Related:
Transgender man was unfairly fired, but bias not proved, Chinese court says
中國跨性別者被解僱,法院:無歧視證據
New York Times, January 3, 2017
EN: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20170103/china-transgender-lawsuit/en-us/
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20170103/china-transgender-lawsuit/zh-hant/

两高将发司法解释 明确侵犯个人信息定罪量刑标准 (SPC and SPP to issue judicial explanation clarifying standards for conviction and sentence lengths in cases of violation of personal information)
Legal Daily, March 21, 2017
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2017-03/21/content_7061582.htm

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chinese police say officers may have tortured dead suspect in rare admission on social media
Agence France-Presse, March 21, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/03/21/chinese-police-say-officers-may-tortured-dead-suspect-rare-admission-social-media/

Demolition gangs forcibly raze villagers' houses in China's Guangxi
Radio Free Asia, March 21, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/houses-03212017121930.html

China calls on int'l community to improve global human rights governance
Xinhua, March 21, 2017
http://www.ecns.cn/2017/03-21/249949.shtml

Canada, 10 other countries call out China for torturing human rights lawyers
The Globe and Mail, March 20, 2017
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/canada-10-other-countries-call-out-china-for-torturing-human-rights-lawyers/article34346186/

Related:
Criticized for torturing lawyers, China lashes out at Canada and other countries
The Globe and Mail, March 21, 2017
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/criticized-for-torturing-lawyers-china-lashes-out-at-canada-and-other-countries/article34360424/

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

官媒:"恐袭"数量减少 危害仍大 (State media: There are less “terrorist attacks” but risk is still substantial)
Deutsche Welle, March 22, 2017
http://www.dw.com/zh/官媒恐袭数量减少-危害仍大/a-38038548

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong elects a new chief executive: what you need to know
The Guardian, March 22, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/22/hong-kong-chief-executive-election-what-you-need-to-know

Related:
Compare the candidates: Where Hong Kong’s three chief executive candidates stand on key issues
Hong Kong Free Press, March 22, 2107
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/03/22/compare-candidates-hong-kongs-three-chief-executive-candidates-stand-key-issues/

Thousands expected to protest this weekend as 1,194 electors gather to choose Hong Kong’s next leader
Hong Kong Free Press, March 22, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/03/22/thousands-expected-to-protest-this-weekend-as-1194-electors-gather-to-choose-hong-kongs-next-leader/

Commentary (评论)

As the 20th anniversary of the handover to China nears, Hong Kong artists meditate on space, memory
Quartz, March 21, 2017
https://qz.com/936603/as-the-20th-anniversary-of-the-handover-to-china-nears-hong-kong-artists-meditate-on-space-memory/

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

新龙县一名藏人自焚抗议 自焚者亲友被拘遭殴 (Tibetan self-immolated in Xinlong county, his family detained and beaten up)
Radio Free Asia, March 19, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-03192017092238.html

聚焦司改:提高刑事审判证人出庭率难在哪里 (What are the difficulties in raising attendance rate of witnesses at trial?)
China Youth Daily, March 21, 2017
http://www.chinanews.com/sh/2017/03-21/8178850.shtml

Related:
提高证人出庭率和律师辩护率首次写入最高法工作报告 (Raising rates of witness attendance and lawyers defending cases written into annual work report of SPC for the first time)
Xinhua News, March 13, 2017
http://news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2017lh/2017-03/13/c_1120619885.htm

Chinese lawmakers seek to protect dead Communist heroes with new law
Global Voices, March 21, 2017
https://globalvoices.org/2017/03/21/chinese-lawmakers-seek-to-protect-dead-communist-heroes-with-new-law/

Wukan activist's mother interrogated, intimidated after incognito visit
Radio Free Asia, March 21, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/mother-03202017131533.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Taiwan community college manager with NGO links incommunicado in China
Radio Free Asia, March 20, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/taiwan-community-collage-manager-with-ngo-links-incommunicado-in-china-03202017133229.html

China embraces public activists—in battling pollution
Christian Science Monitor, March 17, 2017
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-Pacific/2017/0317/China-embraces-public-activists-in-battling-pollution

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China draws up list of “negatives” to vet delegates to top Communist Party congress
South China Morning Post, March 21, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2080716/china-draws-list-negatives-vet-delegates-top-communist

Autistic boy’s death one of many linked to squalid “care center” in China
The New York Times, March 20, 2017
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/20/world/asia/china-care-center-deaths.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

科技101:网络战加信息战,中国软硬实力兼施 (China applies both soft and hard power to combat cyberwarfare and information warfare)
Voice of America, March 21, 2017
http://www.voachinese.com/a/cyber-20170320/3774551.html

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

China says number of “terror attacks” is down, but threat remains high
Reuters, March 21, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-security-idUSKBN16S0C5

Hong Kong (香港)

特首选举论坛期间 多个团体抗议“小圈子选举” (Multiple groups protest against “small-circle” election during CE election forum)
Radio Free Asia, March 20, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/wsw-03202017102757.html

中联办喉舌发狂炮轰曾俊华“选举伪术”犹如文革敌我斗争 (Mouthpieces of China Liaison Office publish articles criticizing John Tsang’s “hypocrisies in election”)
Radio France Internationale, March 20, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20170320-中联办喉舌发狂炮轰曾俊华“选举伪术”犹如文革敌我斗争

Hong Kong’s leadership hopefuls want to win hearts and minds in an election where no one gets to vote
Quartz, March 19, 2017
https://qz.com/933858/hong-kongs-leadership-hopefuls-want-to-win-hearts-and-minds-in-an-election-where-no-one-gets-to-vote/

Woo Kwok-hing “very disappointed” that many pro-democracy electors plan to vote for John Tsang
Hong Kong Free Press, March 21, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/03/21/woo-kwok-hing-disappointed-many-pro-democracy-electors-plan-vote-john-tsang/

“Only resistance can bring change”: Occupy activist Ken Tsang rallies supporters before going to jail
Hong Kong Free Press, March 21, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/03/21/resistance-can-bring-change-occupy-activist-ken-tsang-rallies-supporters-going-jail/

Joshua Wong: Hong Kong's democracy fighter gets Netflix treatment
Cable News Network, March 20, 2017
http://edition.cnn.com/2017/03/20/asia/joshua-wong-netflix-hong-kong-china/index.html

Commentary (评论)

How China is preparing for cyberwar
Christian Science Monitor: Passcode, March 20, 2017
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Passcode/Passcode-Voices/2017/0320/How-China-is-preparing-for-cyberwar

Random comments on China's new civil code
Chinese Law Prof Blog, March 19, 2017
http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/2017/03/random-comments-on-chinas-new-civil-code.html

Monday, March 20, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

涉709案不予办护照 吕动力起诉千阳县公安局 (Application for passport rejected due to involvement in “709”, Lu Dongli sues Qianyang Province Public Security Bureau over violation of personal rights)
Radio Free Asia, March 17, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-03172017103459.html

输入假枪判刑8年 上诉4年赢重审机会 (Feng Xin, who was sentenced to eight-years imprisonment for importing imitation firearms, gets re-trial after appealing for four years)
Radio France Internationale, March 19, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20170319-输入假枪判刑8年-上诉4年赢重审机会

夏钧律师批评最高法院院长周强向全国人大的报告,指现在的法官就像文革时的军管 (Lawyer Xia Jun criticizes Zhou Qiang’s annual work report, says judges today are like military commissioners during Cultural Revolution)
Radio Free Asia, March 17, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ck-03172017104502.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Young farmer stages first Tibetan self-immolation of 2017
Radio Free Asia, March 19, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/sichuan-immolation-03192017095940.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chinese police officer jailed over bribes spent on property in Australia
The Guardian, March 19, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/19/chinese-police-officer-jailed-over-bribes-spent-on-property-in-australia

The hunt is on for “crocodiles” in China’s corridors of power
SOuth China Morning Post, March 19, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2080327/hunt-crocodiles-chinas-corridors-power

成都再现“雷洋”案:一司机被警方殴打致死 当局封锁消息 (Another “Lei Yang” case in Chengdu: A driver beaten to death by police officers, authorities block all relevant information)
Radio Free Asia, March 17, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-03172017104620.html

网络再度盛传六四屠杀中国政府发言人袁木移民美国生活悠闲自在 (Photos of Yuan Mu, Chinese gov’t spokesperson during June Fourth, living a wealthy life in U.S. circulated on Internet again)
Radio France Internationale, March 19, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20170319-网络再度盛传六四屠杀中国政府发言人袁木移民美国生活悠闲自在

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Technology: China reboots its superpower ambitions
Financial Times, March 19, 2017
https://www.ft.com/content/1d815944-f1da-11e6-8758-6876151821a6

China’s quest for cybersecurity causes headache for foreign companies
The Diplomat, March 18, 2017
http://thediplomat.com/2017/03/chinas-quest-for-cybersecurity-causes-headache-for-foreign-companies/

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

What do Islamic State and Tibet have to do with China’s crackdown in Xinjiang?
South China Morning Post, March 18, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/geopolitics/article/2079542/what-do-islamic-state-and-tibet-have-do-chinas-crackdown

China mulls terror response after Islamic State threat
Voice of America, March 18, 2017
http://www.voanews.com/a/china-mulls-response-to-islamic-state-threat/3771645.html

Hong Kong (香港)

As it happened: Hong Kong leadership candidates take part in final debate of election campaign
South China Morning Post, March 19, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2080276/live-hong-kong-leadership-candidates-take-part-final-debate

Related:
林鄭與曾俊華沒承諾是否支持平反六四 胡:不重推國教 (Carrie Lam and John Tsang do not indicate whether they support June Fourth redress, Woo Kwok Hing says he would not re-launch national education)
Radio Television Hong Kong, March 19, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1320098-20170319.htm

3名特首候選人皆稱會協助內地失去自由港人 (All three CE candidates say they would assist Hong Kong people who lose freedom in the mainland)
Radio Television Hong Kong, March 19, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1320094-20170319.htm

北京为香港新特首民望费思量 (Beijing makes effort to boost popularity of new Hong Kong CE)
Radio France Internationale, March 19, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20170319-北京为香港新特首民望费思量

《法治藍皮書》指去年釋法維護憲法及基本法權威 (“Blue Book of Rule of Law” indicates NPC’s 2016 interpretation protects authority of the constitution and the Basic Law)
Radio Television Hong Kong, March 20, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1320174-20170320.htm

Low turnout in unofficial referendum reflects Hongkongers’ sense of powerlessness, organizer Benny Tai says
Hong Kong Free Press, March 20, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/03/20/low-turnout-unofficial-referendum-reflects-hongkongers-sense-powerlessness-organiser-benny-tai-says/

Video protest planned against Hong Kong’s chief executive election
South China Morning Post, March 19, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2080299/video-protest-planned-against-hong-kongs-small-circle-chief

Commentary (评论)

这样的民法总则该不该点个赞? (Should we support the new Civil Code?)
Deutsche Welle, March 17, 2017
http://www.dw.com/zh/这样的民法总则该不该点个赞/a-37988363

Related:
民法总则将进一步提高国家治理能力的现代化 (The new Civil Code will further modernize the state’s governance ability)
Legal Daily, March 16, 2017
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/commentary/content/2017-03/16/content_7056120.htm

Has Xi Jinping gotten his crown?
China Media Project, March 19, 2017
http://cmp.hku.hk/2017/03/19/xi-jinping-gotten-crown/

Folding meanings
1843 Magazine, April/May 2017
https://www.1843magazine.com/culture/folding-meanings

Friday, March 17, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

两会结束 维权人士李碧云继续遭稳控 (Rights defender Li Biyun still subjected to “stability control” after Two Congresses end)
Radio Free Asia, March 16, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zhengzhi/yf1-03162017103006.html

Relatives of Qin Yongmin's “disappeared” wife in legal appeal
Radio Free Asia, March 16, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/dissident-wife-03162017132242.html

China finally starts to write a proper civil code
The Economist, May 16, 2017
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21718878-party-will-remain-final-judge-china-finally-starts-write-proper-civil-code

Access to Information (信息公开)

Photo-sharing website Pinterest blocked in China, according to censorship watchdogs
Hong Kong Free Press, March 17, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/03/17/photo-sharing-website-pinterest-blocked-china-according-censorship-watchdogs/

Related:
图片社交网站拼趣Pinterest在中国被封 (Photo sharing website Pinterest blocked in China)
Voice of America, March 17, 2017
http://www.voachinese.com/a/China-added-Pinterest-to-its-blocked-by-the-Great-Firewall-board-20170316/3769109.html

Children’s books and China’s crackdown on Western ideology
The New Yorker, March 16, 2017
http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/childrens-books-and-chinas-crackdown-on-western-ideology

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

国际组织在联合国人权理事会上公开呼吁中国保障人权 (International group openly urges China to safeguard human rights at United Nation Human Rights Council)
Radio Free Asia, March 16, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-03162017105530.html

As China's coal mines close, miners are becoming bolder in voicing demands
National Public Radio, March 14, 2017
http://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2017/03/14/519621699/as-chinas-coal-mines-close-miners-are-becoming-bolder-in-voicing-demands

China's rebel village still under close surveillance, cut off from world
Radio Free Asia, March 16, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/wukan-lockdown-03162017140431.html

China's urbancide in Tibet
The Diplomat, March 17, 2017
http://thediplomat.com/2017/03/chinas-urbancide-in-tibet/

Hong Kong (香港)

曾俊華:基本法寫明中央駐港機構角色 冀大家遵守法律 (John Tsang: Basic Law clearly stipulates role of Central gov’t organ in Hong Kong, everyone should abide by the law)
Radio Television Hong Kong, March 17, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1319617-20170316.htm

Court of Final Appeal to consider application of ousted Hong Kong lawmakers in August
Hong Kong Free Press, March 16, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/03/16/court-final-appeal-consider-application-ousted-hong-kong-lawmakers-august/

Commentary (评论)

仇恨教育只会毁掉年轻一代 (“Hatred education” would only destroy the young generation)
Financial Times, March 17, 2017
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001071806

Symbolic dissenting votes of China’s National People’s Congress
Jerry's Blog, March 17, 2017
http://www.jeromecohen.net/jerrys-blog/symbolic-dissenting-votes-of-npc

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China pushes legal overhaul that would bolster state power
习近平重提制定民法典,欲重塑中国司法制度
The New York Times, March 15, 2017
EN: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/15/world/asia/xi-jinping-legal-overhaul.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20170316/xi-jinping-legal-overhaul/

Related:
《民法總則》10月1日起實行 (“General Provisions of the Civil Code” takes effect on October 1)
Mingpao, March 16, 2017
http://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20170316/s00013/1489602915605

山西维权人士吕动力被禁出境 徐秦过境香港受阻 (Shanxi rights defender Lu Dongli forbidden to leave country for joining “709”, Xu Qin prevented from transit through Hong Kong)
Radio Free Asia, March 15, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-03152017102225.html

Former Chinese judge jailed over alleged “ethnic hatred,” porn on phone
新疆前法官涉“煽动民族仇恨”遭刑拘
Radio Free Asia, March 15, 2017
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/judge-03152017120944.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql2-03152017101912.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

China's annual parliament ends amid “tightest Internet controls yet”
Radio Free Asia, March 15, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/controls-03152017123056.html

两会提案中有哪些“奇葩”和“禁果” (What sensitive topics were mentioned in Two Congresses?)
Deutsche Welle, March 15, 2017
http://www.dw.com/zh/两会提案中有哪些奇葩和禁果/a-37943421

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Token dissent plummets in China as comrade Xi's power grows
Bloomberg News, March 16, 2017
https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-03-15/token-dissent-plummets-in-china-as-comrade-xi-s-power-increases

如中国严控空气质量每年可少三百万人早亡 (Three million premature deaths could be avoided if China takes air pollution control seriously)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 16, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/chinese-news-39285272

港澳人大选举不得接受外国资助 防干预 维国安 (No foreign sponsors allowed in election of Hong Kong and Macau representatives to NPC to prevent intervention and maintain national security)
Radio France Internationale, March 15, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/政治/20170315-港澳人大选举不得接受外国资助-防干预-维国安

Hong Kong (香港)

陳文敏:香港已履行23條立法責任 (Johannes Chan: Hong Kong has fulfilled its constitutional responsibility to enact laws for Art. 23)
InmediaHK, March 15, 2017
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1048240

香港原立法会主席曾钰成爆料 参选特首计划遭北京劝退 (Hong Kong former Legco chairman Jasper Tsang said Bejing talked him out of joining CE election)
Radio Free Asia, March 15, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/wsw-03152017102504.html

Related:
Beijing discouraged me from entering leadership race, says ex-LegCo president Jasper Tsang
Hong Kong Free Press, March 15, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/03/15/beijing-discouraged-me-from-entering-leadership-race-says-ex-legco-president-jasper-tsang/

China’s “two sessions” delegates surprisingly outspoken on Hong Kong matters
South China Morning Post, March 16, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2079391/chinas-two-sessions-delegates-surprisingly-outspoken

Three Hong Kong protesters become first to be convicted of rioting during Mong Kok clashes
South China Morning Post, March 16, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/2079412/three-hong-kong-protesters-become-first-be-convicted

Commentary (评论)

Xinjiang’s rapidly evolving security state
The Jamestown Foundation, March 14, 2017
https://jamestown.org/program/xinjiangs-rapidly-evolving-security-state/

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

政协 “濒危” 敢言委员批两高报告避讲法治 (“Endangered” outspoken members of CPPCC criticize annual work report of SPC and SPP for avoiding rule of law questions)
Voice of America, March 15, 2017
http://www.voachinese.com/a/a-few-CPPCC-members-dare-to-speak-their-minds-20170314/3765138.html

Detained Chinese feminist wins new human rights honor
“煽颠”指控 苏昌兰获第三届“曹顺利捍卫者纪念奖”
Radio Free Asia, March 14, 2017
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/award-suchanglan-03142017142054.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-03142017103036.html

Rights activists denounce achievements touted by top China judge
Voice of America, March 14, 2017
http://www.voanews.com/a/right-activists-denounce-achievements-touted-by-top-china-judge/3764885.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

China’s censors briefly lift veil on film review process
China Film Insider, March 14, 2017
https://www.nchrd.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/annual-report.pdf

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

『夹边沟祭事』受访者遭骚扰 艾晓明呼吁不要害怕 (Interviewee in Ai Xiaoming’s documentary “Jiabiangou Elegy” harassed, Ai Xiaoming says do not be scared)
Radio France Internationale, March 14, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20170314-『夹边沟祭事』受访者遭骚扰-艾晓明呼吁不要害怕"

Government Accountability (政府问责)

陳光誠:用新法案敦促美國制裁中國的「人權惡棍」(Civil rights activist Chen Guangcheng: New legal bill should be used to urge U.S. to sanction China for its human rights violations)
New York Times, March 15, 2017
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20170314/chen-guangcheng/zh-hant/

China's Panchen Lama calls for patriotism, says greed taints Tibetan Buddhism
Reuters, March 14, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-parliament-tibet-idUSKBN16L0G6

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

China's Xinjiang offers leniency for “terrorists” who turn themselves in
Reuters, March 14, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-xinjiang-idUSKBN16L1HC

Hong Kong (香港)

七成港人反对京官钦点 望重启政改 (70% of Hong Kong people oppose appointment by Beijing official and hope to reopen political reform)
Radio France Internationale, March 14, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20170314-七成港人反对京官钦点-望重启政改

如何處理港獨? 林鄭月娥:如上任加強與內地關係 (How to handle Hong Kong independence? Carrie Lam: Strengthen relationship with the mainland like predecessor)
Mingpao, March 14, 2017
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170314/s00001/1489494984366

Related:
梁振英評分跌至39.4分 民望淨值上任新低 陳茂波民望淨值急跌近三成 (C.Y. Leung’s net approval rating hits new low since taking office, lowered to 39.4%, approval rating for Paul Chan decreases for 30%)
Mingpao, March 14, 2017
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170314/s00001/1489479470716

Which comes first, “one country” or “two systems”? Both, Premier Li Keqiang says, pledging Beijing’s support for Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, March 15, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2079043/one-country-or-two-systems-both-premier-li-keqiang-says

Hong Kong leadership rivals lock horns in TV debate
Hong Kong Free Press, March 15, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/03/15/hong-kong-leadership-rivals-lock-horns-in-tv-debate/

Activist Joshua Wong hopeful democracy will win in HK
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 14, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-39271983

Commentary (评论)

China attempts economic globalization without human rights
China Law and Policy, March 14, 2017
http://chinalawandpolicy.com/2017/03/14/china-attempts-economic-globalization-without-human-rights/

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, February 16, 2017
https://www.nchrd.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/annual-report.pdf

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

两会直击: 两高借709案聂树斌案表功不提雷洋 (Two Congresses: SPC and SPP take credit for “709” case and Nie Shubin’s case, Lei Yang’s case not mentioned)
Voice of America, March 14, 2017
http://www.voachinese.com/a/lianghui-20170312/3762291.html

Farmer at center of “stability maintenance” expenses row beaten unconscious
Radio Free Asia, March 13, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/beaten-03132017133231.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

两会代表谈封网 进出困境难商量 (Representative from Two Congresses talks about Internet control: It is hard for foreign and local businesses to enter and leave the Chinese market and there is little room for negotiation)
Deutsche Welle, March 13, 2017
http://www.dw.com/zh/两会代表谈封网-进出困境难商量/a-37918496

Related:
China’s Internet censorship under fire—but proposal against controls gets ... censored
South China Morning Post, March 13, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2078350/chinas-internet-censorship-under-fire-two-sessions

China’s “Great Wall”: Conquering the world with cinema
The Diplomat, March 13, 2017
http://thediplomat.com/2017/03/chinas-great-wall-conquering-the-world-with-cinema/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

“非法”身份:德国在华非政府组织面临瘫痪 (“Illegal” identity: German NGOs in crisis under China’s new foreign NGO law)
Radio France Internationale, March 14, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20170314-“非法”身份:德国在华非政府组织面临瘫

民法總則草案增「抹黑英烈」究責 有關修改惹爭論 學者:要百姓封口 (New liability on “defamation against party heroes” in new draft Civil Code sparks controversy, scholar says it aims to “silence the public”)
Hong Kong Economic Journal, March 14, 2017
http://www1.hkej.com/dailynews/article/id/1512078/民法總則草案增「抹黑英烈」究責

Related:
关于《中华人民共和国民法总则(草案)》的说明 (Explanation regarding “General Provisions of the Civil Code (Draft)”)
National People’s Congress of the PRC, March 8, 2017
http://www.npc.gov.cn/npc/xinwen/2017-03/09/content_2013899.htm

The lone voices of dissent in China’s political wilderness
South China Morning Post, March 14, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2078472/lone-voices-dissent-chinas-political-wilderness

Government Accountability (政府问责)

经济数据造假的只有辽宁一省?(Is Liaoning the only province that fakes their economic data?)
Financial Times, March 14, 2017
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001071744

China says its police brought graft suspect back from France
Reuters, March 11, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption-france-idUSKBN16K0WQ

Corruption cases in China jumped one-third in 2016
Reuters, March 11, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-parliament-corruption-idUSKBN16J01P

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

Chinese officials warn of global religious extremism threat
Associated Press, March 13, 2017
http://www.voanews.com/a/chinese-global-religious-extremism-threat/3762916.html

Hong Kong (香港)

7 in 10 Hongkongers want Beijing to be silent on chief executive election: poll
South China Morning Post, March 13, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2078479/7-10-hongkongers-want-beijing-be-silent-chief-executive

HKFP Lens: “No 689 2.0”—Protesters rally against leadership candidate Carrie Lam
Hong Kong Free Press, March 13, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/03/13/hkfp-lens-no-689-2-0-protesters-rally-against-leadership-candidate-carrie-lam/

梁振英兼任政协副主席 贪腐调查会否受压考验一国两制 (C.Y. Leung elected vice-chairperson of CPPCC, raises questions about “One-Country Two Systems” and whether the related graft investigation will be put under pressure)
Radio France Internationale, March 14, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国20170313-梁振英兼任政协副主席-贪腐调查会否受压考验一国两制

Related:
分析:梁振英当选中国政协副主席引发争议 (Analysis: C.Y. Leung elected vice-chairperson, sparks controversy)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 13, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/chinese-news-39252702

政協倡委員入校介紹國情 林大輝稱中央一定有意思 建議從教師校長入手 (Political Affairs Committee advocates teaching of “national conditions” by members in schools, Lam Tai-fai says Central gov’t wants to see its implementation and suggests starting with headmasters and teachers)
Mingpao, March 14, 2017
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170314/s00001/1489452041422

Commentary (评论)

Activist Li Maizi on why feminism is “going backwards” in China
李麥子:女權運動在中國為何不進反退 ?
Quartz, March 13, 2017
EN: https://qz.com/928560/feminist-five-activist-li-maizi-on-why-feminism-is-going-backwards-in-china/
CH: https://qz.com/930554/feminist-five-activist-li-maizi-on-why-feminism-is-going-backwards-in-china-zh/

Monday, March 13, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Harsh punishment of rights lawyers is top 2016 achievement, China says
Agence France-Presse, March 12, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/03/12/harsh-punishment-rights-lawyers-top-2016-achievement-china-says/

Related:
最高法院院长周强:对维权律师判刑是去年法院重大成就之一 (President of SPC: Sentences against rights lawyers one of the biggest achievements of Chinese courts last year)
Radio Free Asia, March 12, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/hc-03122017131354.html

最高人民法院工作报告 (Annual work report of SPC)
Xinhua, March 12, 2017
http://www.court.gov.cn/zixun-xiangqing-17712.html

「709事件」列維護國家安全案例 (“709” cases listed as precedent for implementation of national security law)
Mingpao, March 13, 2017
http://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20170313/s00013/1489341971762

中国死刑数量仍居世界榜首 (China still ranks world’s first in number of death sentences)
Deutsche Welle, March 12, 2017
http://www.dw.com/zh/中国死刑数量仍居世界榜首/a-37910198

Access to Information (信息公开)

China restricts access to foreign children’s books
中国限制销售外国儿童读物
Financial Times, March 13, 2017
EN: https://www.ft.com/content/0e4f68be-056a-11e7-ace0-1ce02ef0def9
CH: http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001071740

Related:
China bans sales of foreign books, movies, games without a permit
Radio Free Asia, March 10, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/permit-03102017115213.html

Chinese scientists speak out against the Great Firewall (again)
Global Voices, March 11, 2017
https://globalvoices.org/2017/03/11/chinese-scientists-speak-out-against-the-great-firewall-again/

Related:
China’s opening up requires open minds—not a blocked Internet
South China Morning Post, March 11, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/opinion/article/2077918/chinas-opening-requires-open-minds-not-blocked-internet

China shuts doors to overseas media in corridors of power
South China Morning Post, March 12, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2078249/china-shuts-doors-overseas-media-corridors-power

Tales of war: Is China's academic freedom at risk?
Al Jazeera, March 11, 2017
http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/talktojazeera/inthefield/2017/03/tales-war-china-academic-freedom-risk-170311083859946.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

胡耀邦遗孀李昭病逝部分报道及评论被删除 (News reports and comments on death of widow of Hu Yaobang, Li Chao deleted)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 12, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/chinese-news-39246970

Government Accountability (政府问责)

“The red dragon ain’t no evil”: the Chinese government keeps releasing bizarre rap videos
Vox, March 10, 2017
http://www.vox.com/latest-news/2017/3/10/14871726/chinese-communist-government-rap-music-video-bizarre

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

China: Xi Jinping wants “Great Wall of Steel” in violence-hit Xinjiang
The Guardian, March 11, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/11/china-xi-jinping-wants-great-wall-of-steel-in-violence-hit-xinjiang

China vows to strike against separatism on anniversary of Tibet uprising
South China Morning Post, March 10, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2077814/china-vows-strike-against-separatism-anniversary-tibet

Related:
Internet blocked in Tibetan areas of China in run-up to sensitive anniversary
Radio Free Asia, March 10, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/sensitive-03102017170655.html

Why China’s Hui Muslims fear they’re next to face crackdown on religion
South China Morning Post, March 11, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/society/article/2078121/why-chinas-hui-muslims-fear-theyre-next-face-crackdown-religion

China's Communist Party hardens rhetoric on Islam
Al Jazeera, March 13, 2017
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/03/china-communist-party-hardens-rhetoric-islam-170312171857797.html

Related:
新疆政法委:對暴恐分子保持嚴打高壓態勢 (Xinjiang Political and Legal Affairs Committee: Will continue to take severe measures against violent terrorists)
Radio Television Hong Kong, March 12, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1318702-20170312.htm

Hong Kong (香港)

梁振英當選政協副主席 同時出任特首及國家領導人 (C.Y. Leung elected vice-chairperson of CPPCC, becomes the first person to hold offices for both CE and state leader)
Radio Television Hong Kong, March 13, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1318791-20170313.htm

香港特首选举:记协盼落实新闻自由承诺 (Hong Kong CE election: Journalists Association hopes for implementation of promise of press freedom)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 10, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/chinese-news-39234218

Beijing’s Basic Law stand in oath saga “a crushing deadly blow”
South China Morning Post, March 10, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2077563/beijings-basic-law-stand-oath-saga-crushing-deadly-blow

Xi Jinping’s Hong Kong visit may provide a pretext for a crackdown on dissenting voices
Hong Kong Free Press, March 11, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/03/11/xi-jinpings-hong-kong-visit-may-provide-pretext-crackdown-dissenting-voices/

Commentary (评论)

Putting the Overseas NGO Law in perspective
NGOs in China Blog, March 12, 2017
http://ngochina.blogspot.hk/2017/03/gaining-some-perspective-on-overseas.html

Related:
China’s implementation of the Overseas NGO Management Law
China Development Brief, March 6, 2017
http://chinadevelopmentbrief.cn/articles/chinas-implementation-of-the-overseas-ngo-management-law/

Friday, March 10, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

谢阳妻子首次公开视频呼吁关注 律师申请取证调查酷刑 (Wife of Xie Yang releases a video for the first time urging international attention to her husband’s case, Xie’s lawyers apply to obtain evidence to investigate torture claims)
Radio Free Asia, March 9, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-03092017102919.html

China tries again to stitch together a unified Civil Code of Law
The Wall Street Journal, March 9, 2017
https://www.wsj.com/articles/china-tries-again-to-stitch-together-a-unified-civil-code-of-law-1489076208

Related:
China lawmaker expects debate over new civil code to intensify
Reuters, March 9, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-parliament-civilliberties-idUSKBN16G0R4

Access to Information (信息公开)

Co-opting Trump, Chinese state propaganda brands torture revelations “fake news”
China Change, March 9, 2017
https://chinachange.org/2017/03/09/co-opting-trump-chinese-state-propaganda-brands-torture-revelations-fake-news/

A prank on Chinese television shows dissidents’ wile
The Economist, March 11, 2017
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21718574-read-writing-carefully-prank-chinese-television-shows-dissidents-wile

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

四川近百民代幼教师连日聚集要求落实政策 (Around 100 private school, substitute and kindergarten teachers protest for days in Sichuan demanding implementation of relevant policies to safeguard their rights)
Radio Free Asia, March 9, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-03092017102944.html

A story of HIV, attitudes and baking
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 10, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-39202433

Chinese feminists told banners marking historic feminist march “not allowed”
Radio Free Asia, March 9, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/banners-03092017104949.html

While blue skies hover over lawmakers, parents write in on smog
The Wall Street Journal, March 10, 2017
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2017/03/10/while-blue-skies-hover-over-lawmakers-parents-write-in-on-smog/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

美中先后发表人权报告互怼 (U.S. and China release human rights reports against one other)
Deutsche Welle, March 9, 2017
http://www.dw.com/zh/美中先后发表人权报告互怼/a-37871451

China’s one-party system has a surprising number of parties
The Economist, March 9, 2017
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21718576-has-one-them-broken-ranks-chinas-one-party-system-has-surprising-number-parties

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China seeking international law for state control of Internet
中国试图把国家控制互联网写成国际法
Voice of America, March 9, 2017
EN: http://www.voanews.com/a/china-seeking-international-law-state-control-of-internet/3756692.html
CH: http://www.voachinese.com/a/china-cyber-20170309/3757614.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Pro-democracy group launches unofficial referendum on Hong Kong’s small-circle leadership election
Hong Kong Free Press, March 10, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/03/10/pro-democracy-group-launches-unofficial-referendum-on-hong-kongs-small-circle-leadership-election/

Commentary (评论)

China's human rights crackdown: A global problem
The Diplomat, March 10, 2017
http://thediplomat.com/2017/03/chinas-human-rights-crackdown-a-global-problem/

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

江天勇妻子向长沙市公安局寄发家信 要求转交丈夫 (Lawyer Jiang Tianyong’s wife sends family letter to Changsha Ministry of Public Security, demands letter be handed to husband)
Radio Free Asia, March 8, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-03082017104700.html

中国在押律师妻子遭恐吓 律师发函控告 (Lawyer Wang Quanzhang's wife threatened, at the same time lawyer sends letter to lodge complaint against handling of Wang Quanzhang’s case)
Voice of America, March 8, 2017
http://www.voachinese.com/a/news-wife-of-detained-chinese-attorney-received-death-threat-20170308/3755029.html

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709大抓捕:谢阳亲笔信曝光否“认罪” 李文足遭死亡威胁 (709 Crackdown: Xie Yang’s handwritten letter denying “guilty plea” comes to light, Li Wenzu receives death threat)
Radio Free Asia, March 8, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-03082017103215.html

Elderly Uyghur woman is assigned a Chinese spy as “daughter”
Radio Free Asia, March 8, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/daughter-03082017164746.html