Friday, April 28, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China sentences prominent rights lawyer in closed trial
Reuters, April 28, 2017
http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-china-rights-idUKKBN17U0NL

Related:
709大抓捕:锋锐所律师再遭刁难 刘晓原等年检被卡 (709 Crackdown: Fengrui law firm challenged again, annual examination for lawyers including Liu Xiaoyuan delayed)
Radio Free Asia, April 27, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-04272017111057.html

China rights activist Ni Yulan forcibly evicted from newly-rented house, living at a police station
Hong Kong Free Press, April 27, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/04/27/china-rights-activist-ni-yulan-forcibly-evicted-newly-rented-house-living-police-station/

Access to Information (信息公开)

China is world-leading censor with “total control” over news: Press Freedom Group
Radio Free Asia, April 27, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/press-04272017133821.html

China offers rare insight into punishment for speaking with foreign media
The Wall Street Journal, April 27, 2017
https://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2017/04/27/in-china-punishments-for-speaking-with-foreign-media/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China embraces art for the people, by the people
「人民的藝術」在中國
The New York Times, April 27, 2017
EN: https://cn.nytimes.com/china/20170427/china-social-practice-art/en-us/
CH: https://cn.nytimes.com/china/20170427/china-social-practice-art/zh-hant/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

No hiding place: China releases street names of fugitives holed up abroad
Reuters, April 27, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption-idUSKBN17T1VO

中纪委反腐本月打“虎”六人 (Central Commission for Discipline Inspection charges six officials for graft this month)
Radio France Internationale, April 27, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20170427-中纪委反腐本月打“虎”六人

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

中共官员呼吁维吾尔青年 “热爱祖国” (Central gov’t official tells Uyghur youth to be patriotic)
Deutsche Welle, April 27, 2017
http://www.dw.com/zh/中共官员呼吁维吾尔青年热爱祖国/a-38608722

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong protest organizers arrested ahead of expected visit by China’s President
香港逮捕多名活動人士,被指為習近平訪港「清場」
The New York Times, April 27, 2017
EN: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/27/world/asia/hong-kong-protest-arrests-china.html
CH: https://cn.nytimes.com/china/20170428/hong-kong-protest-arrests-china/zh-hant/

Related:
Amnesty Int’l urges Hong Kong to halt prosecutions aimed at “punishing dissenting voices”
Hong Kong Free Press, April 27, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/04/27/amnesty-intl-urges-hong-kong-halt-prosecutions-aimed-punishing-dissenting-voices/

楊岳橋指充滿政治目的 質疑為何親中報章預先知拘捕行動 (Alvin Yeung says recent prosecutions are politically motivated, doubts why pro-central gov’t news outlet predicted the arrests)
Mingpao, April 27, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170427/s00001/1493268595645

連串檢控被批政治檢控 梁美芬:七警案後須顯示「公平公正對待不同政見」(Recent arrests criticized for being political persecution, Priscilla Leung: Gov’t’s impartiality towards different political views ought to be shown after “seven police” case)
Mingpao, April 28, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170428/s00001/1493342510338

亚冠杯香港分组赛:广州恒大球迷晒反“港独”标语 (Guangzhou Evergrande fans display anti-Hong Kong independence banner during AFC Champion League match)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 25, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/chinese-news-39705416

EU presses for Hong Kong electoral reform after “politically challenging” 2016
South China Morning Post, April 27, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2091105/european-commission-presses-hong-kong-electoral-reform

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

709大抓捕:江天勇家属再遭当局警告不得与外国人接触 (709 Crackdown: Family of Jiang Tianyong warned again by authorities not to get in touch with foreigners)
Radio Free Asia, April 26, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-04262017110441.html

Related:
709家属致川普总统(第四封信) (709 Families’ Fourth Letter to President Trump)
Human Rights in China, March 26, 2017
http://www.hrichina.org/chs/gong-min-yan-chang/709jia-shu-zhi-chuan-pu-zong-tong-di-si-feng-xin

Calls grow for release of Tibet's Panchen Lama, now 28
Radio Free Asia, April 26, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/calls-04262017160937.html

China investigating cases of detained Taiwanese activist, and unsuccessful Chinese asylum seeker
Hong Kong Free Press, April 27, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/04/27/china-investigating-cases-detained-taiwanese-activist-unsuccessful-chinese-asylum-seeker/

Access to Information (信息公开)

全球新闻自由恶化 中国排名倒数第五 (Freedom of press deteriorates across the globe, China ranks the bottom fifth)
Deutsche Welle, April 26, 2017
http://www.dw.com/zh/全球新闻自由恶化-中国排名倒数第五/a-38591054

He tweeted about Chinese government corruption. Twitter suspended his account.
The New York Times, April 26, 2017
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/26/world/asia/guo-wengui-chinese-billionaire-twitter.html

Related:
China’s most wanted man is in the United States
Quartz, April 26, 2017
https://qz.com/968941/what-you-need-to-know-about-chinas-most-wanted-man/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

北京给在华德国政治基金会开放"绿灯" (Beijing gives the green light to Konrad Adenauer Foundation funding in China)
Deutsche Welle, April 26, 2017
http://www.dw.com/zh/北京给在华德国政治基金会开放绿灯/a-38601107

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

China party urges Uighur youth to “love motherland” to avoid “terrorist” label
Reuters, April 27, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-xinjiang-idUSKBN17T0KI

Village crackdown on “illegal religious activities” nets dozens of Uyghurs
Radio Free Asia, April 26, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/crackdown-04262017173652.html

Hong Kong (香港)

New arrests in Hong Kong as police hold nine democracy activists
The Guardian, April 27, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/27/new-arrests-in-hong-kong-as-police-charge-nine-democracy-activists

Related:
反人大釋法遊行 8人今早遭登門拘捕 (Eight people arrested this morning over protest against Beijing’s interpretation of Basic Law in November)
InmediaHK, April 27, 2017
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1049105

警方拘捕反釋法遊行人士 梁國雄稱欲製造寒蟬效應 (Lawmaker Leung Kwok-hung says the gov’t is trying to create “chilling effect” with arrests of participants in November protest)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 27, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1327400-20170427.htm

HK Timeline: The Struggle for Democracy & Universal Suffrage
香港爭取民主和真普選大事記
Human Rights in China, April 6, 2017
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/hk-timeline-struggle-democracy-universal-suffrage
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cht/xiang-gang-zheng-qu-min-zhu-he-zhen-pu-xuan-da-shi-ji

重开公民广场以纾缓紧张 现任特首再与候任特首抬杠 (Incumbent CE and CE-elect in conflict again over the reopening of Civic Square which aims to ease tension in society)
Radio France Internationale, April 25, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/政治/20170425-重开公民广场以纾缓紧张-现任特首再与候任特首抬杠

Commentary (评论)

CDT bookshelf: JFK Miller on “trickle-down censorship”
China Digital Times, April 26, 2017
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2017/04/cdt-bookshelf-jfk-miller-trickle-censorship/

香港的未来充满不确定性 (Full of uncertainties in Hong Kong’s future)
Financial Times, April 27, 2017
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001072363

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China delays trial of rights lawyer as supporters flock to court
Radio Free Asia, April 25, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/delays-04252017110328.html

Related:
谢阳案: 围观推迟庭审 辩护律师被换 (Xie Yang case: Trial delayed due to crowd gathering in front of court, Xie’s defense lawyer changed)
Deutsche Welle, April 25, 2017
http://www.dw.com/zh/谢阳案-围观推迟庭审-辩护律师被换/a-38579686

欧洲八律师团体致函中国关注709抓捕案 (Eight European lawyer groups write letter to China expressing concern over “709 Crackdown”)
Voice of America, April 26, 2017
http://www.voachinese.com/a/eight-european-lawyer-groups-open-letter-to-china/3826003.html

Related:
China: Letter of concern with regard to our colleagues/Chinese lawyers in detention and to the situation of their relatives
IAPL Monitoring Committee on Attacks on Lawyers, April 24, 2017
https://defendlawyers.wordpress.com/2017/04/24/china-letter-of-concern-with-regard-to-our-colleagueschinese-lawyers-in-detention-and-to-the-situation-of-their-relatives/

China sentences Phan Phan-Gillis, U.S. businesswoman, in spying case
華裔美國人被中國法院判處間諜罪
The New York Times, April 26, 2017
EN: https://cn.nytimes.com/china/20170426/sandy-phan-gillis-china-houston-espionage/en-us/
CH: https://cn.nytimes.com/china/20170426/sandy-phan-gillis-china-houston-espionage/zh-hant/

Detained Taiwanese rights activist in good health, says China
South China Morning Post, April 26, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-taiwan-idUSKBN17S09U

Related:
國台辦稱李明哲身體狀態良好 辦案單位依法保障權益 (Taiwan Affairs Office says Li Ming-che is healthy and says will ensure his legal rights are respected by investigative organs)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 26, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1327176-20170426.htm

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China ups “stability maintenance” alert as PLA veterans head to Beijing
Radio Free Asia, April 25, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/soldiers-protest-04252017133439.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

中国:反腐力度加码 腐败程度不减 (China: More anti-graft effort but level of corruption remains the same)
Deutsche Welle, April 25, 2017
http://www.dw.com/zh/中国反腐力度加码-腐败程度不减/a-38578558

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China’s vision of the future networked battlefield
The Diplomat, April 26, 2017
http://thediplomat.com/2017/04/chinas-vision-of-the-future-networked-battlefield/

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

新疆维族新生儿取名不能带“分裂”与“宗教”含义 (Baby names with “separatism” and “religious” meaning banned in Xinjian)
Radio France Internationale, April 26, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20170426-新疆维族新生儿取名不能带“分裂”与“宗教”含义

Related:
China bans “Muhammad” and “Jihad” as baby names in heavily Muslim region
取名犯禁,維族人今後不能叫「穆罕默德」
The New York Times, April 26, 2017
EN: https://cn.nytimes.com/china/20170426/china-xinjiang-ban-muslim-names-muhammad-jihad/en-us/
CH: https://cn.nytimes.com/china/20170426/china-xinjiang-ban-muslim-names-muhammad-jihad/zh-hant/

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong police detain pro-independence lawmakers after China protest
The Guardian, April 26, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/26/hong-kong-police-detain-pro-independence-lawmakers-after-china-protest

Related:
梁游今早涉立會非法集結被預約拘捕 青政fb指已準備付一切代價保衛香港 (Baggio Leung and Yau Wai-ching arrested this morning for illegal assembly in Legco, “prepared to pay anything to protect of Hong Kong”, says Youngspiration on Facebook)
Mingpao, April 26, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170426/s00001/1493190222215

《大公報》時評批挑釁法治 質疑有否批准叫「公民廣場」(Ta Kung Pao commentary says the opposition’s call for reopening of Civic Square is a challenge against rule of law, doubts whether the name “Civic Square” has ever been allowed)
Mingpao, April 26, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170426/s00001/1493168785921

審計報告:未有明確結論顯示普教中較廣東話有效 (Audit report: No evidence shows Mandarin more effective than Cantonese as medium in teaching of Chinese language)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 26, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1327234-20170426.htm

Commentary (评论)

A Taiwanese man’s detention in Guangdong threatens a key pillar of Cross-Straits relations
ChinaFile, April 20, 2017
http://www.chinafile.com/reporting-opinion/viewpoint/taiwanese-mans-detention-guangdong-threatens-key-pillar-of-cross-straits

For journalism in China, a millennial shift
China Media Project, April 25, 2017
http://cmp.hku.hk/2017/04/25/journalism-china-millennial-shift/

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

港媒:央视主播港商丈夫上月在吉林遭逼供致死 (Hong Kong media: Merchant husband of CCTV anchor died of violence during interrogation in Jilin last month)
Radio France Internationale, April 22, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20170422-港媒:央视主播港商丈夫上月在吉林遭逼供致死

杀官老人明经国家属被控制 无法赴京请律师 (Family of murder suspect Ming Jingguo monitored by authorities, is not able to travel to Beijing to appoint Ming’s defense lawyer)
Radio France Asia, April 21, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-04212017102355.html

China rights lawyer wins little in successful appeal of sentence
South China Morning Post, April 21, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2089652/china-rights-lawyer-wins-little-successful-appeal-sentence

北京维权人士流落派出所现中毒症状 (Beijing rights defender, forced to live inside a police station after eviction, appears to be poisoned)
Voice of America, April 24, 2017
http://www.voachinese.com/a/news-ni-yuan-forced-to-live-inside-the-police-station-20170424/3822944.html

Wife of tortured rights lawyer calls for his release ahead of trial
Radio Free Asia, April 24, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/lawyer-wife-04242017150235.html

Related:
The anecdotal Xie Yang
China Change, April 24, 2017
https://chinachange.org/2017/04/24/the-anecdotal-xie-yang/

維權律師謝陽被控煽動顛覆國家政權罪 長沙法院開審 (Rights defense lawyer Xie Yang’s “subversion of state power” case to open in Changsha court)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 25, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1326957-20170425.htm

709家属致川普总统(第四封信)(709 Families’ Fourth Letter to President Trump)
Human Rights in China, March 26, 2017
http://www.hrichina.org/chs/gong-min-yan-chang/709jia-shu-zhi-chuan-pu-zong-tong-di-si-feng-xin

A long journey to see my husband Zhang Haitao in Shaya prison
China Change, April 2, 2017
https://chinachange.org/2017/04/23/a-long-journey-to-see-my-husband-zhang-haitao-in-shaya-prison/

Access to Information (信息公开)

Journalism NGO picks Taipei as Asia base
Voice of America, April 24, 2017
http://www.voanews.com/a/reporters-without-borders-chooses-taipei-as-asia-base/3822892.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

广西白虎头村强拆升级 村民屋顶淋汽油吓退200武警 (Forced eviction in Guangxi Baihutou village escalated, villagers pour gasoline over rooftop to scare off 200 armed police officers)
Radio Free Asia, April 24, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-04242017104311.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

郭文貴擬全球發布「中共反腐真相」(Tycoon Guo Wengui plans to expose “truth about Chinese anti-graft efforts” globally)
Mingpao, April 25, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20170425/s00013/1493056729349

Related:
国际记者联盟谴责北京威胁外国网络直播 (International Federation of Journalists condemns Beijing for interfering with foreign online broadcast of Guo Wengui interview)
Voice of America, April 25, 2017
http://www.voachinese.com/a/chinese-threaten-20170424/3823527.html

中国检察机关对原国家统计局局长王保安涉嫌受贿案提起公诉 (Chinese procuratorate organ officially charges former head of Bureau of Statistics for graft)
Reuters, April 25, 2017
http://cn.reuters.com/article/china-prosecutor-statistics-bureau-idCNKBS17R098

Fewer corruption suspects flee China as Beijing makes it harder with tighter controls
South China Morning Post, April 25, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2090369/fewer-corruption-suspects-flee-china-beijing-makes-it

China launches corruption crackdown on social media ahead of Party Congress
Voice of America, April 24, 2017
http://www.voanews.com/a/china-social-media-wechat-communist-party-congress/3823049.html

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

China bans religious names for Muslim babies in Xinjiang
The Guardian, April 25, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/25/china-bans-religious-names-for-muslims-babies-in-xinjiang

新疆阿克苏举行武警誓师大会和武装拉练 (Police rally and armed training held in Xinjiang Aksu prefecture)
Radio Free Asia, April 24, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/nu-04242017104719.html

Hong Kong (香港)

中港融合冲击司法:京官不满司法互助进度 港方称须顾及国际视野 (Integration of Hong Kong and the mainland impacts judiciary: Beijing officials not satisfied with process of mutual judicial assistance, while Hong Kong says international viewpoints should be taken into account)
Radio France Internationale, April 24, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20170424-中港融合冲击司法:京官不满司法互助进度-港方称须顾及国际视野

Veteran democrat questions Beijing official’s view that there is no imminent need for democratic reform
Hong Kong Free Press, April 24, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/04/24/veteran-democrat-questions-beijing-officials-view-no-imminent-need-democratic-reform/

Monday, April 24, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

维权律师夏霖二审判10年 (Rights defense lawyer Xia Lin sentenced to 10 years imprisonment after second instance trial)
Deutsche Welle, April 21, 2017
http://www.dw.com/zh/维权律师夏霖二审判10年/a-38535142

李明哲未獲釋 有台灣組織籲人權事務者不要到大陸 (Taiwanese group advises rights defense workers not to visit the mainland in light of Li Ming-che incident)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 24, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1326762-20170424.htm

Lawyer Xie Yang will be tried on April 25, wife says in a statement
China Change, April 21, 2017
https://chinachange.org/2017/04/21/lawyer-xie-yang-will-be-tried-on-april-25-wife-says-in-a-statement/

Related:
China rights lawyer Xie Yang denied own defense for trial
Agence France-Presse, April 22, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/04/22/china-rights-lawyer-xie-yang-denied-defence-trial/

709 大抓捕:谢阳案下周开庭 官派律师噤声 (709 Crackdown: Xie Yang’s case opens next week, defense lawyer appointed by authorities stays silent)
Radio Free Asia, April 21, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-04212017102330.html

陈桂秋赴美后首露面 与美议员谈709案 (Wife of detained lawyer Xie Yang, Chen Guiqiu, shows up for the first time in the U.S., talks about “709 Crackdown” with congressman)
Radio France Asia, April 23, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-04232017131534.html

709家属致川普总统(第四封信)(709 Families’ Fourth Letter to President Trump)
Human Rights in China, March 26, 2017
http://www.hrichina.org/chs/gong-min-yan-chang/709jia-shu-zhi-chuan-pu-zong-tong-di-si-feng-xin

Access to Information (信息公开)

Wanted billionaire Guo Wengui: Beijing pressured U.S. broadcaster VOA to cut interview
Hong Kong Free Press, April 21, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/04/21/wanted-billionaire-guo-wengui-beijing-pressured-us-broadcaster-voa-cut-interview/

Related:
Facebook briefly suspends account of outspoken Chinese billionaire
流亡富翁郭文貴被Facebook短時禁言
The New York Times, April 24, 2017
EN: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20170424/guo-wengui-china-facebook-account-suspended/en-us/
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20170424/guo-wengui-china-facebook-account-suspended/zh-hant/

苹果被指配合网络审查 删中港台应用商店敏感内容下载 (Apple said to delete sensitive content from Chinese, Hong Kong and Taiwan App Stores, assisting China’s censorship)
Voice of America, April 22, 2017
http://www.voachinese.com/a/apple-block-china-taiwan-20170421/3821098.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Furor in China over team’s banner: “Keep homosexuality far from campus”
中國高校現反同性戀橫幅引發眾怒
The New York Times, April 20, 2017
EN: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/20/world/asia/china-anti-gay-banner-university.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20170421/china-anti-gay-banner-university/zh-hant/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Elderly woman dies under rubble in forced demolition in China’s Jiangxi
Radio Free Asia, April 21, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/elderly-woman-dies-under-rubble-in-forced-domolition-in-chinas-jiangxi-04212017101942.html

人民的名义:戏外有戏, 现实比剧情更精彩 (“In the Name of People”: Reality is even more gripping than the drama)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 21, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/39671023

Hong Kong (香港)

给林郑的"紧箍咒"?"未来5年不宜重启政改" (“Political reform wouldn’t be suitable for the next 5 years”, legal scholar from the mainland says)
Deutsche Welle, April 22, 2017
http://www.dw.com/zh/给林郑的紧箍咒未来5年不宜重启政改/a-38547874

Related:
Beijing official rejects need for development of democracy in Hong Kong over next decade
South China Morning Post, April 22, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/2089798/beijing-official-rejects-need-development-democracy-hong-kong-over

大陆法律学者:香港要普选未来10年想都甭想 (Chinese legal scholar: Hong Kong shouldn’t think about universal suffrage for the next 10 years)
Radio France Internationale, April 23, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20170423-大陆法律学者:香港要普选未来10年想都甭想

涂謹申指《基本法》寫明普選須完成 質疑王振民動機 (James To doubts Wang Zhenmin’s motivation behind political reform comment, says universal suffrage is guaranteed under the Basic Law)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 22, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1326582-20170422.htm

大陆学者建议北京霸王硬上弓为香港基本法23条立法 (Mainland legal scholar advises Beijing to forcibly implement Art. 23 legislation for Hong Kong)
Radio France Internationale, April 22, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20170422-大陆学者建议北京霸王硬上弓为香港基本法23条立法

Commentary (评论)

The 10 lawmakers facing disqualification: Post-Occupy payback in slow motion
Hong Kong Free Press, April 22, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/04/22/10-lawmakers-facing-disqualification-post-occupy-payback-slow-motion/

《人民的名义》:荒谬的真实 (“In the Name of People”: Reality in absurdity)
Financial Times, April 24, 2017
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001072299

Friday, April 21, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China to try political refugee forcibly repatriated by Thailand for subversion
Radio Free Asia, April 20, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/refugee-04202017120108.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

中国异议漫画家“变态辣椒”获“聚焦审查”国际言论自由奖 (Chinese political cartoonist Rebel Pepper receives International Freedom of Speech Award from Index on Censorship)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 20, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/chinese-news-39650941

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

国际人士致函习近平要求释放台活动人士 (International community writes to Xi Jinping calling for release of Taiwanese activist)
Voice of America, April 20, 2017
http://www.voachinese.com/a/news-latest-development-of-li-ming-zhe-case-fpr-window-20170420/3818153.html

桂民海瑞典获奖 其家人盼关注 (Gui Minhai awarded in Sweden, family urges attention to his case)
Deutsche Welle, April 20, 2017
http://www.dw.com/zh/桂民海瑞典获奖-其家人盼关注/a-38525702

Chinese Internet users mock county’s “reach us if you can” suggestion box
South China Morning Post, April 21, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2089513/china-local-government-officials-mocked-perching-suggestions-box

Government Accountability (政府问责)

国际红通后,好戏还在后头?!(More to come after Interpol “red notice”?)
Deutsche Welle, April 20, 2017
http://www.dw.com/zh/国际红通后好戏还在后头/a-38509381

Related:
Chinese billionaire accused by former spy chief in video
Guardian, April 21, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/21/chinese-billionaire-guo-wengui-accused-by-former-spy-chief-in-video

內地熱論反貪腐劇《人民的名義》 環時:不應過度引申 中國影視還駕馭不了「真實貪官」 (Global Times on hit anti-graft drama “In the Name of People”: Too much inference should not be drawn, Chinese entertainment media still hasn’t grasped “real” corruption)
Mingpao, April 21, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170421/s00004/1492734623103

最高檢網站可舉報「正國級」官員 (Now possible to report state-level officials on website of Supreme People's Procuratorate)
Mingpao, April 21, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20170421/s00013/1492712108379

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

China bans “extreme” Islamic baby names among Xinjiang's Uyghurs
防新生儿取名涉恐 新疆列名单限制
Radio Free Asia, April 20, 2017
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/names-04202017093324.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/xl1-04202017100838.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong history exam probes Communist Party’s changing line on democracy, pre-handover fears
Hong Kong Free Press, April 20, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/04/20/hong-kong-history-exam-probes-communist-partys-changing-line-democracy-pre-handover-fears/

3被告早前提上訴 次被告7月申保釋 (Three defendants in Mong Kok riot case apply for appeal, 2nd defendant applies for bail in July)
Mingpao, April 20, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170420/s00001/1492695772607

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

台“脱逃”张向忠返陆 自愿还是强制遣返?(Asylum seeker Zhang Xiangzhong returns to China: His decision or Taiwan’s?)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 19, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/chinese-news-39641355

江天勇父母再拒录视频劝子认罪 当局警告不准接受采访 (Parents of detained lawyer Jiang Tianyong refuse to make videotape again to coerce son to confess, threatened by authorities not to be interviewed)
Radio Free Asia, April 19, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-04192017100718.html

Related:
709家属致川普总统(第四封信)(709 Families’ Fourth Letter to President Trump)
Human Rights in China, March 26, 2017
http://www.hrichina.org/chs/gong-min-yan-chang/709jia-shu-zhi-chuan-pu-zong-tong-di-si-feng-xin-0

Five detained following self-immolation in Kardze Town
Radio Free Asia, April 19, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/detained-04192017165334.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Apple faces inquiry in China over app store content
中國當局將約談蘋果,要求加強APP監管
New York Times, April 20, 2017
EN: http://cn.nytimes.com/business/20170420/china-apple-app-store/en-us/
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/business/20170420/china-apple-app-store/zh-hant/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

“阳光信访”一句空话? 四川800民师省教育厅上访遭暴力清场 (800 teachers protest in front of Department of Education in Sichuan, cleared out by violence)
Radio Free Asia, April 19, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-04192017103409.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

大佬海外"爆料"中共内幕 今遭全球缉拿 (Chinese tycoon wanted by Interpol after exposing graft scandal inside central gov’t)
Deutsche Welle, April 19, 2017
http://www.dw.com/zh/大佬海外爆料中共内幕-今遭全球缉拿/a-38481139

Related:
China seeks arrest of billionaire who accused officials’ relatives of graft
New York Times, April 19, 2017
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/19/world/asia/china-guo-wengui-interpol-voice-of-america.html

国际刑警组织解释“红色通报”的功用 (Interpol explains function of a “red warning”)
Radio France Internationale, April 19, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20170419-国际刑警组织解释“红色通报”的功用

First the “guns”, then the “knives” ... now Xi goes after the “money bags” in China’s financial industry
South China Morning Post, April 19, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/economy/article/2088995/first-guns-then-knives-now-xi-goes-after-money-bags-chinas

中共要求党员干部如实报告个人事项 (Central gov’t requires officials to declare personal information truthfully)
Radio Free Asia, April 19, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zhengzhi/yl-04192017115918.html

Related:
China gets tougher with officials' personal information declaration
Xinhua, April 20, 2017
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2017-04/20/content_29005005.htm

中共中央办公厅、国务院办公厅印发《领导干部报告个人有关事项规定》和《领导干部个人有关事项报告查核结果处理办法》(General Office of CPC and General Office of the State Council of PRC publish “Regulation regarding declaration of personal information by leading cadres” and “Handling method of examination of leading cadres’ declaration of personal information”)
Xinhua, April 19, 2017
http://www.gov.cn/zhengce/2017-04/19/content_5187306.htm

反腐打贪今年力度大 11省级官员遭判刑 (Greater anti-graft effort in China this year: 11 provincial level officials sentenced)
Radio France Internationale, April 19, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20170419-反腐打贪今年力度大-11省级官员遭判刑

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

最高人民法院关于落实司法责任制完善审判监督管理机制的意见(试行)(Opinion of the Supreme People’s Court regarding implementation of judicial responsibility system to perfect trial monitoring management system (pilot))
The Supreme People’s Court of PRC, April 18, 2017
http://www.court.gov.cn/fabu-xiangqing-40582.html

張向忠不符專案居留 陸委會證實被遣返 (Mainland Affairs Council confirms deportation of Zhang Xiangzhong, says he does not fulfill requirements for long-term stay)
Apple Daily, April 19, 2017
http://www.appledaily.com.tw/realtimenews/article/new/20170419/1100912/

Access to Information (信息公开)

采访倪玉兰连日遭逼迁 日本记者被公安强制删图 (Public security forcibly deletes photos taken by Japanese journalist who is reporting on activist Ni Yulan’s eviction)
Radio Free Asia, April 18, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-04182017101844.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

最新自焚事件后 藏族民众被召集开会
Local Tibetans summoned after latest self-immolation Voice of America, April 19, 2017
CH: http://www.voachinese.com/a/tibet-20170418/3815767.html
EN: https://www.voanews.com/a/tibet-self-immolation-kardze/3815442.html

Related:
Tibetan monk sets himself on fire in western China
Associated Press, April 17, 2017
https://www.yahoo.com/news/reports-tibetan-monk-sets-himself-fire-west-china-031444539.html

Tibetan filmed in self-immolation in Kardze Town square was man in his 30s
Radio Free Asia, April 15, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/sichuan-immolation-04152017144618.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

最高法为执行划出十条“高压线” 严禁在执行中“吃拿卡要”(Supreme People’s Court issues “Ten No’s” to regulate misconduct by law enforcement)
China Youth Daily, April 19, 2017
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2017/0419/c1001-29221953.html

Former official gets 20 years for bribery
China Daily, April 19, 2017
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2017-04/19/content_28987942.htm

Executives of China's state-owned enterprises will have salaries linked to “party building” performance
The Independent, April 18, 2017
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/china-executive-salary-link-performance-largest-state-owned-enterprises-income-a7689316.html

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

Han Chinese offered triple salary of Uyghurs in Xinjiang police recruitment drive
Radoi Free Asia, April 14, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/recruitment-04142017152148.html

China's Xi restructures military, consolidates control
Reuters, April 19, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-defence-idUSKBN17L0D8?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Hong Kong (香港)

年宵攤檔被指或涉港獨貨品遭收回 青政成員入稟促裁食環署違法 (Youngsipration applies for judicial review against Food and Environmental Hygiene Department’s earlier Lunar New Year market ban)
Mingpao, April 18, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170418/s00001/1492513000830

Related:
Former aides to Youngspiration leader take gov’t to court over Lunar New Year fair merchandise ban
Hong Kong Free Press, April 19, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/04/19/former-aides-youngspiration-leader-take-govt-court-lunar-new-year-fair-merchandise-ban/

“One country, one system?” Chinese artist Ai Weiwei takes to social media after HSBC rejects application
South China Morning Post, April 19, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education-community/article/2088780/one-country-one-system-chinese-artist-ai-weiwei

“Like begging for mercy”: Lawmaker Nathan Law slams suggested Occupy pardons
Hong Kong Free Press, April 19, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/04/18/like-begging-mercy-lawmaker-nathan-law-slams-suggested-occupy-pardons/

Commentary (评论)

Will China stay the course to cleanse its corruption-ridden financial system?
South China Morning Post, April 18, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2088481/will-china-stay-course-cleanse-its-corruption-ridden

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

冯正虎5名助选被行拘提起诉讼 不获法院受理 (Case brought by Feng Zhenghu’s five campaign assistants over unlawful administrative detention in November denied by court)
Radio Free Asia, April 18, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-04182017102038.html

Related:
Just Who Was Actually Destroying Electoral Order?
谁在破坏选举秩序?
Human Rights in China, December 25, 2016
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/citizens-square/just-who-was-actually-destroying-electoral-order
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/gong-min-yan-chang/shui-zai-po-pi-xuan-ju-zhi-xu-tu

获国际人权奖北京维权人士被暴力逼搬 (Beijing activist who was awarded international human rights award evicted by violence)
Voice of America, April 18, 2017
http://www.voachinese.com/a/news-rights-activists-thrown-out-of-rental-place-20170416/3812114.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

中国网络审查“709案”数据曝光 封锁日趋精密复杂 (Citizen Lab: Censorship in China is increasingly precise and sophisticated)
Radio Free Asia, April 14, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-04142017100710.html

Related:
What happens when you try to send politically sensitive messages on WeChat
Quartz, April 17, 2017
https://qz.com/960948/what-happens-when-you-try-to-send-politically-sensitive-messages-on-wechat/

China’s party officials warned not to cross “red lines” while using WeChat
South China Morning Post, April 18, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2088540/chinas-party-officials-warned-not-cross-red-lines-while

德媒,中国坚持死刑并且数字保密严重损害了中国的开放形象 (German media: China’s insistence to keep execution data secret seriously harms China’s open image)
Radio Free Asia, April 18, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/gr-04182017100631.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

中国官方媒体承认中纪委腐败违纪 (Chinese official media admits member of senior Central Commission for Discipline Inspection currently under investigation for graft)
Voice of America, April 18, 2017
http://www.voachinese.com/a/China-investigates-senior-inspector-20170417/3813511.html

Related:
China's graft watchdog investigates senior inspector in drive to tackle internal rot
Reuters, April 17, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption-idUSKBN17J0AW

中国反腐败:巡视组长张化为落马 利好王岐山留任?(Anti-graft in China: With head of inspection team Zhang Huawei stepping down, will Wang Qishan be able to stay?)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 17, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/chinese-news-39619754

中央巡视组原副部级巡视专员张化为 涉嫌严重违纪接受组织审查 (Former Central Leading Group for Inspection Work deputy inspector Zhang Huawei under investigation for serious discipline violation)
Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, April 17, 2017
http://www.ccdi.gov.cn/jlsc/zggb/jlsc_zggb/201704/t20170417_97383.html

Greater corruption in China? A billionaire says he has evidence
「大老虎」不止周永康?郭文貴爆料直指賀國強
New York Times, April 17, 2017
EN: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20170417/china-billionaire-guo-wengui-xi-mar-a-lago/en-us/
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20170417/china-billionaire-guo-wengui-xi-mar-a-lago/zh-hant/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

中国异议人士赴台旅游脱团 (Chinese activist slips away from tour group in Taiwan to seek asylum)
Deutsche Welle, April 17, 2017
http://www.dw.com/zh/中国异议人士赴台旅游脱团/a-38453459

突破防线赴京上访 无锡访民孙静芳被限制人身自由 (Personal freedom of Wushi activist Sun Jingfang, who charged cordon line and petitioned her case in Beijing during Two Congresses, limited)
Radio Free Asia, April 17, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-04172017104251.html

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

新疆当局批维族教师“被渗透” 11名网民涉“暴恐”被拘 (Xinjiang authorities criticize Uygur teachers for being “penetrated” by foreign powers, 11 netizens arrested for terrorism)
Radio Free Asia, April 18, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/xl1-04182017101811.html

Details emerge of ‘terrorism suspect’ arrest during armed raid in China
South China Morning Post, April 17, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2088218/details-emerge-terrorism-suspect-arrest-during-armed

Hong Kong (香港)

China’s Communist Party puts ‘Hong Kong separatism’ on national security agenda
South China Morning Post, April 16, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2087969/chinas-communist-party-puts-hong-kong-separatism

Related:
党媒把遏制“港独”纳入习近平的总体国家安全观 (Party mouthpiece puts “Hong Kong Independence” on Xi Jinping’s national security agenda)
Radio France Internationale, April 16, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20170416-党媒把遏制“港独”纳入习近平的总体国家安全观

记者遭港警袭击 调查逾两年方确认滥权 警成袭击自由帮凶?(Journalist attacked by Hong Kong police, abuse of power confirmed after 2-year investigation, are police complicit in attack on Hong Kong press freedom?)
Radio France Internationale, April 17, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20170416-记者遭港警袭击-调查逾两年方确认滥权-警成袭击自由帮凶?

It’s unbelievable: Hong Kong pan-democrat denied entry to Macau
South China Morning Post, April 16, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2088053/its-unbelievable-hong-kong-pan-democrat-denied-entry-macau

Related:
保安局回應梁繼昌事件 稱不干預其他地區國家入境管理 (Security Bureau’s response to Kenneth Leung incident: Will not interfere in immigration management of other areas and countries)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 16, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1325507-20170416.htm

Democratic Party leader urges amnesty for Occupy protesters and police
Hong Kong Free Press, April 18, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/04/18/democratic-party-leader-urges-amnesty-occupy-protesters-police/

Related:
胡志偉就特赦言論深切道歉 承認未經黨內深思熟慮討論 (Wu Chi-wai apologizes for amnesty suggestion, admits Democratic Party has not had thorough internal discussion on the issue)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 18, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1325814-20170418.htm

Commentary (评论)

How can western universities operating in China ignore human rights? A legal perspective
Hong Kong Free Press, April 15, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/04/15/can-western-universities-operating-china-ignore-human-rights-legal-perspective/

Rahmah's story: “I am a Chinese hijabi”
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 18, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-39618574

Friday, April 14, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

台湾就李明哲案持续争取国际组织声援 (Taiwan continues to ask international community for support for Li Ming-che case)
Voice of America, April 14, 2017
http://www.voachinese.com/a/taiwan-reactions-lee-mingzhe-20170413/3809890.html

China’s Communist Party to evaluate lawyers based on “political performance”
South China Morning Post, April 14, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2087515/chinas-communist-party-evaluate-lawyers-based-political

哈尔滨两访民“被监视居住”期间遭袭击 家属质疑当局打击报复 (Two Harbin activists attacked while under residential surveillance, their families believe it’s an act of revenge by authorities)
Radio Free Asia, April 13, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-04132017100858.html

湖北良心犯王喻平健康堪忧 江苏单利华狱中缺医少药 (Health of Hubei prisoner of conscience, Wang Yuping deteriorates, Shan Lihua of Jiangsu lacks medicine in prison)
Radio Free Asia, April 13, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-04132017101855.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

习近平要记者讲政治 十九大前料再有监控措施 (Xi Jinping asks journalists to stay loyal to Party when reporting on politics, raises speculation about further implementation of monitoring measures before 19th Congress)
Radio France Internationale, April 14, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20170414-习近平要记者讲政治-十九大前料再有监控措施

Western content is heading to Chinese social media feeds
CNBC, April 14, 2017
http://www.cnbc.com/2017/04/13/western-content-is-heading-to-chinese-social-media-feeds.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

「東北虎」受賄一審判囚14年 (Former Heilongjiang provincial deputy director to NPC sentenced to 14-years imprisonment for graft in first instance trial)
Mingpao, April 14, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20170414/s00013/1492106699305

China's Hebei vows to learn lessons from new graft probe
Reuters, April 13, 2017
www.reuters.com/article/us-china-hebei-corruption-idUSKBN17G024

China slams anti-pollution efforts in major cities, detains dozens
Radio Free Asia, April 13, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/efforts-04132017120128.html

Hong Kong (香港)

议员「长毛」12年来破冰入中国 双方释出善意 (Hong Kong lawmaker “Long Hair” enters China after ban of 12 years, friendliness expressed on both sides)
Radio France Internationale, April 14, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20170414-议员「长毛」12年来破冰入中国-双方释出善意

Related:
梁國雄稱邊防人員一度要求除下黃絲帶 其後放行 (Leung Kwok-hung asked by border officials to remove yellow ribbon, allowed to proceed afterwards)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 14, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1325192-20170414.htm

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Beijing's rewards for unmasking foreign “spies” leaves NGOs, journalists at risk
Radio Free Asia, April 12, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/rewards-04132017112629.html

上海律师李天天被以“寻滋罪”刑拘 疑曝光国保身份遭报复 (Shanghai-based lawyer Li Tiantian believed to be criminally detained over “picking quarrels and provoking troubles” charge after exposing identity of a domestic security officer)
Radio Free Asia, April 12, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-04122017101412.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

中国政府对微信的审查扩展到图片 (Chinese gov’t extends censorship to pictures on WeChat)
Radio Free Asia, April 13, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/hc-04132017101253.html

Related:
We (can’t) Chat: “709 Crackdown” discussions blocked on Weibo and WeChat
Citizen Lab, April 13, 2017
https://citizenlab.org/2017/04/we-cant-chat-709-crackdown-discussions-blocked-on-weibo-and-wechat/

China jails social media user for two years for satire about president, Chairman Mao
Radio Free Asia, April 12, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/sentencing-04122017111054.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

陕西两千民师省信访局上访 要求释放维权代表 (2,000 teachers in Shaanxi march to provincial Bureau of Letters and Calls to demand release of rights defending representatives)
Radio Free Asia, April 13, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-04132017101815.html

各地老兵上访此起彼伏 重庆百余老兵市府要求落实中央文件 (Wave of veterans protests continues: Over 100 veterans protest in front of Chongqing city gov't to ask for implementation of central documentation)
Radio Free Asia, April 13, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-04132017101943.html

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

Authorities urge Kyrgyz herdsmen to spy on Uyghurs in China’s Xinjiang
Radio Free Asia, April 12, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/authorities-urge-kyrgyz-herdsmen-to-spy-on-uyghurs-in-chinas-xinjiang-04122017153521.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong's next leader wants to make life easier for pupils
The Economist, April 12, 2017
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21720593-will-it-make-her-more-popular-current-chief-executive-hong-kongs-next-leader-wants

Commentary (评论)

《人民的名义》:过不过时 现实如此?(The hit anti-graft drama “In the Name of People”: Is it outdated? Is it realistic?)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 12, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/39582397

Related:
京城密語:中紀委不滿意反腐劇《人民的名義》(Central Commission for Discipline Inspection said to be upset about anti-graft drama “In the Name of People”)
Mingpao, April 13, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/hc-04132017101253.html

Chinese courts must encourage witness cross-examination to ensure a fairer trial
South China Morning Post, April 12, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2086693/chinese-courts-must-encourage-witness-cross-examination

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

回應李明哲事件 國台辦:別有用心人士借機製造事端 (Taiwan Affairs Office in response to Li Ming-che case: People with ulterior motives are using it to provoke conflict)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 12, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1324776-20170412.htm

Related:
國台辦:李明哲依法受查 已透過台灣團體通報其妻 (Taiwan Affairs Office: Li Ming-che is under investigation in accordance with law, his wife has been notified through a Taiwanese group)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 12, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1324763-20170412.htm

Access to Information (信息公开)

China blocks South Korean TV in dispute over missile defense
Radio Free Asia, April 11, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/korea/blocks-04112017151500.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

中国民革委员挑战泸州命案结论受压改看法 (Revolutionary Committee member pressured into changing his view criticizing Luzhou murder case)
Voice of America, April 12, 2017
http://www.voachinese.com/a/news-luzhou-man-felt-pressure-for-voicing-doubt-on-student-death-20170412/3806925.html

抗议“综合工时制” 沃尔玛中国员工与资方展开拉锯战 (Walmart and its Chinese employees in “tug of war” over imposition of comprehensive working time system)
Radio Free Asia, April 11, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-04112017101930.html

Ethnic Mongolians clash with police, claim official corruption linked to insurance
内蒙逾千农牧民抗议政府侵吞补偿 十多人被捕多人受伤
Radio Free Asia, April 11, 2017
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/corruption-04112017105813.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql2-04112017101355.html

Feminists criticize depiction of women in anti-graft TV show
China Film Insider, April 12, 2017
http://chinafilminsider.com/feminists-criticize-depiction-women-anti-graft-tv-show/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chinese police account in death of Sichuan student raises questions
Voice of America, April 11, 2017
http://www.voanews.com/a/china-sichuan-student-death-police-account-questioned/3805439.html

Hong Kong (香港)

习近平指香港矛盾显露 不提民主料对港续推强硬路线 (Xi Jinping says conflict in Hong Kong is visible, does not mention democracy, attracts speculation that Beijing will continue hard line approach for Hong Kong)
Radio France Internationale, April 12, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20170412-习近平指香港矛盾显露-不提民主料对港续推强硬路线

One more arrested for alleged rioting during Mong Kok unrest
Hong Kong Free Press, April 4, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/04/12/one-arrested-alleged-rioting-mong-kok-unrest/

Hong Kong lawmaker arrested and charged after flipping flags at legislative meeting
Hong Kong Free Press, April 12, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/04/12/hong-kong-lawmaker-arrested-charged-flipping-flags-legislative-meeting/

Related:
倒插旗帜算不算侮辱国旗?(Is it flag desecration to place a flag upside down?)
Deutsche Welle, April 12, 2017
http://www.dw.com/zh/倒插旗帜算不算侮辱国旗/a-38400026

Commentary (评论)

“Ghost in the Shell” is a poem to Hong Kong as it faces the 20th anniversary of its handover to China
Quartz, April 11, 2017
https://qz.com/950919/ghost-in-the-shell-is-a-poem-to-hong-kong-as-it-faces-the-20th-anniversary-of-its-handover-to-china/

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

709案升级祸延家属 王峭岭公开“托孤”(“709 Crackdown” escalation: Families are involved, Wang Qiaoling, wife of arrested lawyer, Li Heping, believed to be in danger, openly asks friends to take care of her children)
Radio Free Asia, April 10, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-04102017103322.html

Related:
Wife of 709 Lawyer Fears Arrest
李和平律师妻子面临危险,托付友人“善后”
Human Rights in China, April 7, 2017
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/hric-bulletin/wife-709-lawyer-fears-arrest
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/zhong-guo-ren-quan-jian-xun/li-he-ping-lu-shi-qi-zi-mian-lin-wei-xian-tuo-fu-you

Another Shenzhen activist held on “subversion” charges in secret location
深圳李江鹏被控“颠覆” 王军孕妻回深仍受监控
Radio Free Asia, April 10, 2017
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/activist-04102017110245.html
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/zhong-guo-ren-quan-jian-xun/li-he-ping-lu-shi-qi-zi-mian-lin-wei-xian-tuo-fu-you

China’s death penalty is still veiled in secrecy, Amnesty says
数据不透明掩盖中国死刑真相
The New York Times, April 11, 2017
EN: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20170411/china-execution-amnesty-international/en-us/
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20170411/china-execution-amnesty-international/

China's detention of Taiwan rights activist strains relations
Voice of America, April 11, 2017
http://www.voanews.com/a/china-detention-of-taiwan-rights-activist/3805188.html

Related:
Badiucao: Travel ban on wife of detained Taiwan activist
China Digital Times, April 10, 2017
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2017/04/badiucao-travel-ban-detained-taiwan-activists-wife/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Corruption at top rung of China's ancient petition system sparks calls for reform
Reuters, April 11, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-petitioners-idUSKBN17D0QR

浙江贪官刑满后竟能任局长受贿又入狱 (Corrupt Zhejiang official, appointed as department head after release from jail, in jail for graft again)
Radio Franc e Internationale, April 11, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20170411-浙江一局长贪腐刑满后竟能任局长受贿又入狱

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China draft cyber law mandates security assessment for outbound data
Reuters, April 11, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-cyber-idUSKBN17D0EC

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

China punishes official for not daring to smoke near Muslims
The Washington Post, April 11, 2017
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-punishes-official-for-not-daring-to-smoke-near-muslims/2017/04/11/7301e128-1e7a-11e7-bb59-a74ccaf1d02f_story.html

Hong Kong (香港)

President Xi Jinping gives full backing to Carrie Lam as Hong Kong’s next chief executive
South China Morning Post, April 11, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2086667/chinese-premier-li-keqiang-sets-out-do-list-carrie-lam-take

Related:
林郑月娥上京见习李 获正式任命 (Carrie Lam meets Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang in Beijing to receive official appointment)
Deutsche Welle, April 11, 2017
http://www.dw.com/zh/林郑月娥上京见习李-获正式任命/a-38376496

林鄭月娥稱向習近平提到市民關注人大8.31決定 (Carrie Lam says she expressed Hong Kong people’s concern about “831 Framework” with Xi Jinping)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 11, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1324627-20170411.htm

林鄭月娥:外在因素非她可控制 難訂重啟政改時間表 (Carrie Lam says it’s hard to have a timetable for political reform since she isn’t able to control external factors)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 11, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1324651-20170411.htm

Monday, April 10, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

苏昌兰、陈启棠将提起上诉 家人遭控7日始获自由 (Su Changlan and Chen Qitang, previously convicted after sharing posts supporting “Occupy Central”, to appeal conviction, their families taken by authorities, freed seven days later)
Radio Free Asia, April 10, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-04102017101304.html

张海涛入狱四个月监狱仍不通知 民众怀疑受虐或被殴伤 (Families of Zhang Haitao still not informed four months after his imprisonment, public fears torture or violence against him in jail)
Radio Free Asia, April 8, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-04082017105852.html

陈桂秋致信谢阳案官派律师 陈建刚再被司法局约谈 (Wife of Xie Yang, Chen Guiqiu writes to authority-appointed lawyer for her husband, Xie Yang’s choice of defense lawyer, Chen Jiangang brought in to talk to Justice Bureau again)
Radio Free Asia, April 10, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-04102017101818.html

Related:
As China blocks Xie Yang’s own lawyers following the torture revelation, wife reprimands the lawyer who met him without consent
China Change, April 10, 2017
https://chinachange.org/2017/04/10/as-china-blocks-xie-yangs-own-lawyers-following-the-torture-revelation-wife-reprimands-the-lawyer-who-met-him-without-consent/

Court in China's Guangdong acquits milk-scandal father jailed for five years
Radio Free Asia, April 7, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/court-in-chinas-guangdong-acquits-milk-scandal-father-jailed-for-five-years-04072017094814.html

Wife of detained Taiwanese activist barred from boarding flight to mainland China
South China Morning Post, April 10, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2086404/beijing-prevents-wife-imprisoned-taiwanese-activist

Related:
李明哲妻欲赴京寻夫 台胞证被注销 (Chinese visa of Li Ming-che’s wife cancelled right before she departs to Beijing to find her husband)
Deutsche Welle, April 10, 2017
http://www.dw.com/zh/李明哲妻欲赴京寻夫-台胞证被注销/a-38363023

Access to Information (信息公开)

《树大招风》中国禁播免提 香港成颁奖礼大羸家 (“Trivisa,” film banned in China, won most awards at Hong Kong Film Awards)
Radio France Internationale, April 10, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20170410-《树大招风》中国禁播免提-香港成颁奖礼大羸家

Satirical news show “China uncensored” censored by Apple in Hong Kong and Taiwan
Global Voices, April 10, 2017
https://globalvoices.org/2017/04/10/satirical-news-show-china-uncensored-censored-by-apple-in-hong-kong-and-taiwan/

Labor disputes on the rise, authorities call on union to take greater role
China Labor Bulletin, April 7, 2017
http://www.clb.org.hk/content/labour-disputes-rise-authorities-call-union-take-greater-role

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China’s millennials turn anti-graft TV show into gay fan fiction
Sixth Tone, April 7, 2017
http://www.sixthtone.com/news/anti-graft-tv-show-fans-create-gay-fan-fiction

Labor disputes on the rise, authorities call on union to take greater role
China Labor Bulletin, April 7, 2017
http://www.clb.org.hk/content/labour-disputes-rise-authorities-call-union-take-greater-role

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China investigates regulator of fast-moving insurance industry
中国保监会主席项俊波被调查
New York Times, April 10, 2017
EN: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20170410/china-investigates-regulator-of-fast-moving-insurance-industry/en-us/
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20170410/china-investigates-regulator-of-fast-moving-insurance-industry/

How a teenager's mysterious death in China is eroding public trust in authorities
Global Voices, April 10, 2017
https://globalvoices.org/2017/04/10/how-a-teenagers-mysterious-death-in-china-is-eroding-public-trust-in-authorities/

Related:
四川学生“堕楼”案:政府诚信再惹质疑 (Case of Sichuan student falling to death: Credibility of gov't is put in doubt again)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 9, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/chinese-news-39543471

四川泸州学生死亡事件疑涉官二代引民愤上千军警弹压 (Child of official suspected of involvement in Sichuan Huzhou student’s death, sparks public outrage, 1000 police deployed to suppress protesting crowd)
Radio France Internationale, April 6, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20170406-四川泸州学生死亡事件疑涉官二代-军方封锁

Guangdong communist boss goes to ground zero of grass-roots democracy crackdown
South China Morning Post, April 10, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2086240/guangdong-communist-boss-goes-ground-zero-grass-roots

Trump to visit China as Beijing touts “new era” of ties with U.S.
The Guardian, April 8, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/apr/08/trump-to-visit-china-as-beijing-touts-new-era-of-ties-with-us

Related:
What Chinese news reports tell us about Beijing’s view of Trump
中国媒体如何报道习近平特朗普的首次会晤
The New York Times, April 8, 2017
EN: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/08/world/asia/china-trump-xi-jinping.html
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/bei-jing-liu-si-bao-tu-zai-ya-ren-yuan-ming-dan-ji-qing-kuang-jie-shao

“Put human rights on the agenda,” rights activists tell Trump, Xi
Radio Free Asia, April 10, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/trump-xi-04072017093950.html

HRIC statement: U.S.-China Summit: ‘Human Rights with Chinese Characteristics’ Hurt Chinese and American people
Human Rights in China, April 4, 2017
http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/statement/us-china-summit-human-rights-chinese-characteristics-hurt-chinese-and-american

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

China offers rewards to root out foreign spies
The Guardian, April 10, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/10/china-offers-rewards-to-root-out-foreign-spies

Related:
北京國安局:舉報間諜行為最高獎勵50萬元人民幣 (Beijing National Security Bureau: Highest award for reporting spy activities is RMB 500, 000)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 10, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1324354-20170410.htm

Measures on Rewards for Citizens Reporting Leads on Espionage Conduct
北京市公民举报间谍行为线索奖励办法
China Law Translate, April 9, 2017
EN: http://www.chinalawtranslate.com/北京市公民举报间谍行为线索奖励办法/?lang=en

Fellow Uygurs should beware of “two-faced” people in separatism fight, Xinjiang official says
Reuters, April 10, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2086401/fellow-uygurs-should-beware-two-faced-people-separatism

Hong Kong (香港)

无国界记者忧港新闻自由分部改设台北 (Asian headquarters of Reporters Without Borders to be set in Taipei amid worries about press freedom in Hong Kong)
Voice of America, April 9, 2017
http://www.voachinese.com/a/3802669.html

香港旺角骚乱者 判监四年九个月 (Activist sentenced to 57-months imprisonment over Mong Kok civil unrest)
Deutsche Welle, April 10, 2017
http://www.dw.com/zh/香港旺角骚乱者-判监四年九个月/a-38367042

Localist Hong Kong lawmaker faces charges for turning flags upside down in Legco chamber
South China Morning Post, April 10, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2086445/localist-hong-kong-lawmaker-faces-charges-turning-flags

Related:
立會內倒插國旗區旗 鄭松泰:接警通知落案起訴 (Cheng Chung-tai receives prosecution notice from police for turning National flag and Hong Kong flag upside down before Legco meeting last year)
Mingpao, April 10, 2017
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170410/s00001/1491811042375

香港民族黨申公司名被拒 被指違基本法 將向公司註冊處提上訴 (Hong Kong National Party to appeal Company Registry’s rejection of their application to register a company name for violation of Basic Law)
Mingpao, April 10, 2017
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170410/s00001/1491833843516

Commentary (评论)

Cantonese, Putonghua or English? The language politics of Hong Kong’s school system
Varsity, April 9, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/04/09/cantonese-putonghua-english-language-politics-hong-kongs-school-system/

Friday, April 07, 2017

Special Topic: Trump-Xi Summit (特别专题:习川峰会)

China's Xi urges trade cooperation in first meeting with Trump
Reuters, April 7, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-idUSKBN17815O

Trump hails 'tremendous' progress in talks with China's Xi
BBC, April 7, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39517569

Dinner-time airstrike leaves China having to reassess Trump
The Guardian, April 7, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/07/dinner-time-syria-airstrike-china-xi-jinping-reassess-trump

China's press has been relatively mute on the Trump-Xi summit—here's why
CNBC, April 7, 2017
http://www.cnbc.com/2017/04/07/chinas-press-has-been-relatively-mute-on-the-trump-xi-summit-heres-why.html

Spotlight: Xi, Trump engage in deep-going, friendly, long-time talks at Mar-a-Lago resort
Xinhua, April 7, 2017
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-04/07/c_136191088.htm

习近平同特朗普开始举行中美元首会晤 (Xi Jinping, Donald Trump begin Sino-U.S. summit)
Xinhua, April 7, 2017
http://news.xinhuanet.com/world/2017-04/07/c_1120769372.htm

Trump: ‘Tremendous Progress’ Made with China’s Xi
Voice of America, April 7, 2017
http://www.voanews.com/a/trump-says-tremendous-progress-made-with-chinese-leader-xi/3800929.html

Related:
HRIC statement: U.S.-China Summit: ‘Human Rights with Chinese Characteristics’ Hurt Chinese and American people
Human Rights in China, April 4, 2017
http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/statement/us-china-summit-human-rights-chinese-characteristics-hurt-chinese-and-american

What Exactly Will Trump and Xi Discuss at Mar-a-Lago?
Pacific Standard, April 6, 2017
https://psmag.com/what-exactly-will-trump-and-xi-discuss-at-mar-a-lago-fdb6296e9f64

Commentary (评论)

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

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China blocks visit by Australian MPs because of rights criticism: sources
Reuters, April 6, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-australia-china-idUSKBN1780JA

Related:
中国政府因澳大利亚联署信函督促中国调查律师被酷刑报道, 而取消了澳大利亚议员访华 (Chinese gov’t cancels Australian MPs visit after Australia signs joint statement urging China to investigate reports of torture of lawyers)
Radio Free Asia, April 6, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/junshiwaijiao/hc-04062017103617.html

Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers, Defenders and International Reactions: A Brief Chronology
Human Rights in China, August 21, 2016
http://www.hrichina.org/en/mass-crackdown-chinese-lawyers-defenders-and-international-reactions-brief-chronology

Access to Information (信息公开)

Minitrue: Delete information on Sichuan student’s death
China Digital Times, April 6, 2017
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2017/04/minitrue-delete-information-sichuan-students-death/

Northern China chokes on fake emissions data
Caixin, April 6, 2017
http://www.caixinglobal.com/2017-04-06/101075101.html

Chinese police order businesses to monitor use of public wi-fi
Radio Free Asia, April 6,2 017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/monitor-04062017121748.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Xi Jinping wants officials to declare allegiance to himself
The Economist, April 6, 2017
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21720315-why-it-so-important-him-xi-jinping-wants-officials-declare-allegiance-himself

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

U.S. trade group hacked with Chinese software ahead of Xi summit
Reuters, April 6, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-cyber-idUSKBN1781N5

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

Censure of officials sheds light on sweeping surveillance measures in China’s restive Xinjiang
South China Morning Post, April 7, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2085710/censure-officials-sheds-light-sweeping-surveillance

Hong Kong (香港)

Emergence of digital media prompts minor improvement in Hong Kong press freedom, watchdog says
Hong Kong Free press, April 7, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/04/07/emergence-of-digital-media-prompts-minor-improvement-in-hong-kong-press-freedom-watchdog-says/

Related:
香港新闻自由指数微升 仍不合格 (Hong Kong press freedom slightly improves, but still not up to standard)
Radio Free Asia, April 6, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/cp2-04062017110017.html

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Dozens detained in bid to visit grave of Chinese president's father
Radio Free Asia, April 5, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/xi-grave-04052017123955.html

“The authorities yielded”: Professor speaks as ordeal in China ends
「當局向國際壓力屈服了」:澳教授獲准離開中國
The New York Times, April 5, 2017
EN: http://cn.nytimes.com/asia-pacific/20170405/the-authorities-yielded-professor-speaks-as-ordeal-in-china-ends/en-us/
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/asia-pacific/20170405/the-authorities-yielded-professor-speaks-as-ordeal-in-china-ends/zh-hant/

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese university to open in Oxford despite ideological crackdown at home
The Guardian, April 6, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/apr/06/chinese-university-to-open-in-oxford-despite-ideological-crackdown-at-home

Government Accountability (政府问责)

人权组织:不谈人权,美中贸易怎么平衡?(Human rights organizations: Without human rights discussion, how can China-U.S. trade be balanced?)
Voice of America, April 6, 2017
http://www.voachinese.com/a/Human-Rights-20170405/3797663.html

Related:
U.S.-China Summit: “Human Rights with Chinese Characteristics” hurt Chinese and American people
美中峰会:“中国特色的人权”伤害中美人民
Human Rights in China, April 4, 2017
EN: http://bit.ly/2ocDibL
CH: http://bit.ly/2p4dNXi

川习会在即 中国访民誓死要告御状 (With U.S.-China Summit under way, Chinese activists vow to plead their cases to Xi Jinping)
Voice of America, April 6, 2017
http://www.voachinese.com/a/xi-chinese-petitioners-20170406/3798568.html