Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

A hearing with Chinese characteristics: How the Beijing Lawyers’ Association helps persecute human rights lawyers
China Change, May 21, 2018
https://chinachange.org/2018/05/21/a-hearing-with-chinese-characteristics-how-the-beijing-lawyers-association-helps-persecute-human-rights-lawyers

接纳人权律师 广西百举鸣律所遭解散 (Authorities dissolve Guangxi Baijuming Law Firm for hiring human rights lawyers)
Radio Free Asia, May 21, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-05212018101058.html

“妄议”人大修宪 中国教授遭严惩 (University professor faces harsh penalty for “mis-explaining” constitutional amendments by NPC)
Deutsche Welle, May 21, 2018
http://p.dw.com/p/2y3Fb

中国新法赋英烈红色经典“金钟罩” (New Chinese law gives martyrs and red classics a “golden sheath”)
Deutsche Welle, May 20, 2018
http://p.dw.com/p/2xvif

Access to Information (信息公开)

Off the charts: Why Chinese publishers don’t want maps in their books
South China Morning Post, May 19, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/economy/article/2146876/charts-why-chinese-publishers-dont-want-maps-their-books

Scientists in Hong Kong will not bend to Beijing just because they get state funding, local scholars say
South China Morning Post, May 20, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education/article/2146947/hong-kong-scientists-will-not-bend-central-government-just

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What Hong Kong scientists’ questions about their new access to mainland China funding reveal
South China Morning Post, May 20, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2146941/what-hong-kong-scientists-questions-about-their-new-access

Beijing police “edited” video to mislead public over Hong Kong reporter’s arrest, journalist association says
South China Morning Post, May 19, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2146890/beijing-police-edited-video-mislead-public-over-hong-kong

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Beijing police claim Hong Kong journalist they dragged away resisted their authority and behaved “inappropriately”
South China Morning Post, May 18, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/community/article/2146857/beijing-police-claim-hong-kong-journalist-they-dragged-away

港区全国人大为主子出头反称香港记者涉阻碍公安执法 (Hong Kong NPC delegate accuses journalist of obstructing public security's law enforcement)
Radio France Internationale, May 21, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/港澳台/20180521-港区全国人大为主子出头反称香港记者涉阻碍公安执法

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

No smooth sailing for comments on China-U.S. trade
China Media Project, May 20, 2018
http://chinamediaproject.org/2018/05/20/no-smooth-sailing-for-comments-on-china-us-trade

Hong Kong June 4 activists call for end to “one-party dictatorship” in China, using kites to get message out
South China Morning Post, May 20, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2146981/hong-kong-june-4-activists-call-end-one-party-dictatorship

流亡作家紧急呼吁关注高度危险中刘霞 (Exiled writer in Germany urgently calls attention to Liu Xia at high risk)
Voice of America, May 18, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/voanews-20180518-china-liu-xia/4399827.html

Popular “rage comics” brand gagged for making fun of martyrs
Sixth Tone, May 18, 2018
http://www.sixthtone.com/news/1002298/popular-rage-comics-brand-gagged-for-making-fun-of-martyrs

流亡藏人足球队赴英参赛 获达赖喇嘛接见 (Tibet-in-exile soccer team received by Dalai Lama before match in U.K.)
Radio Free Asia, May 18, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-05182018094628.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China considers ending birth limits as soon as this year
Bloomberg, May 21, 2018
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-05-21/china-said-to-consider-ending-birth-limits-as-soon-as-this-year

China introduces measures to motivate officials
Sina, May 21, 2018
http://english.sina.com/china/p/2018-05-21/detail-ihaturft5999241.shtml

青岛上合峰会维稳升级 多人被传唤约谈 (In advance of Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Qingdao, government escalates “stability maintenance” and summons citizens for “interviews”)
Radio Free Asia, May 18, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-05182018095415.html

China calls on all mosques to raise national flag
Channel News Asia, May 21, 2018
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/china-calls-on-all-mosques-to-raise-national-flag-10254792

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除了国旗 还有什么要进清真寺? (Besides the Chinese flag, what else is entering mosques?)
Deutsche Welle, May 21, 2018
http://p.dw.com/p/2y4Q1

江天勇转监记忆衰退 家属表忧虑 (Jiang Tianyong transfers prisons, memory loss concerns family)
Radio Free Asia, May 21, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/gf2-05212018100819.html

天安门母亲:29年来政府始终无视我们的存在 (Tiananmen Mothers: The government has been ignoring our existence for 29 years)
Radio France Internationale, May 20, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20180520-天安门母亲29年来政府始终无视我们的存在

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

High school students in eastern China to get facial monitoring in class
Radio Free Asia, May 18, 2018
EN: https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/high-school-students-in-eastern-china-to-get-facial-monitoring-in-class-05182018113315.html
CH: https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-05182018095319.html

微信新规:不得分享视频 违者永久封号 (WeChat’s new rules: Users may not link to external videos in chat groups)
Radio Free Asia, May 21, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/ql2-05212018101620.html

社会信用机制发威 逾千万人次被限购机票 (Social credit system booms: Over 10 million people restricted in purchasing train and plane tickets)
Radio Free Asia, May 18, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/hc-05182018110948.html

中國成fb第二大廣告市場 (China becomes Facebook’s 2nd largest ad market)
Mingpao, May 19, 2018
https://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20180520/s00013/1526753151348

Hong Kong (香港)

Mocking “confession” posted at Hong Kong Baptist University in wake of compulsory Mandarin test row
South China Morning Post, May 21, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education/article/2147158/mocking-confession-posted-hong-kong-baptist-university-wake

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Hong Kong Baptist University students lose appeal against punishment for role in rowdy Mandarin protests
South China Morning Post, May 18, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education/article/2146834/hong-kong-baptist-university-students-lose-appeal-against

Mitigation hearing begins for Mong Kok rioter Edward Leung, who veteran Hong Kong politician describes as one of his generation’s “finest”
South China Morning Post, May 21, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/hong-kong-law-and-crime/article/2147087/mitigation-hearing-begins-mong-kok-rioter

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Hong Kong independence activist Edward Leung found guilty of rioting but cleared of incitement over Mong Kok unrest
South China Morning Post, May 18, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/hong-kong-law-and-crime/article/2146806/hong-kong-pro-independence-activist-edward

六四前“结束一党专政”风波在香港发酵 (Political storm brews over "abolishing one-party rule" protest on eve of June 4)
Radio Free Asia, May 18, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/cp-05182018095619.html

Commentary (评论)

China has a vast influence machine, and you don’t even know it
The New York Times, May 21, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/21/opinion/china-overseas-intelligence-yang.html