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Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 03:03

HK20: Why Hong Kong’s July 1 democracy march isn’t “just another protest”
Hong Kong Free Press, June 27, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/27/hk20-hong-kongs-july-1-democracy-march-isnt-just-another-protest/

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 03:03

Chinese official denies Beijing vetoed incoming leader Carrie Lam’s ministerial choices
Hong Kong Free Press, June 26, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/26/chinese-official-denies-beijing-vetoed-incoming-leader-carrie-lams-ministerial-choices/

In Pictures: Fortress Hong Kong—City on security lockdown ahead of President Xi Jinping’s visit
Hong Kong Free Press, June 28, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/28/in-pictures-fortress-hong-kong-city-on-security-lockdown-ahead-of-xi-jinpings-visit/

Macau pro-democracy party slams Hong Kong gov’t after two of its leaders barred from entering
Hong Kong Free Press, June 27, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/27/macau-pro-democracy-party-slams-hong-kong-govt-two-leaders-barred-entering/

How China changed Hong Kong: views from the city
The Guardian, June 28, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/28/how-china-changed-hong-kong-views-city-handover-1997-uk-residents

“Lost hope”: Deeply divided Hong Kong in Beijing’s shadow 20 years after Handover
Hong Kong Free Press, June 27, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/27/lost-hope-deeply-divided-hong-kong-beijings-shadow-20-years-handover/

“One country, two systems” is full of contradictions: just look at the Hong Kong-China border
Quartz, June 28, 2017
https://qz.com/1012174/the-hong-kong-china-border-shows-all-the-contradictions-of-one-country-two-systems/

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 03:03

China passes tough new intelligence law
Reuters, June 27, 2017
https://mobile.nytimes.com/reuters/2017/06/27/world/asia/27reuters-china-security-lawmaking.html

Related:
中国正式立法扩大情报部门权力 (China introduces formal legislation to expand intelligence sector power)
Voice of America, June 27, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/news-china-intelligence-law-20170627/3917976.html

National Intelligence Law of the People’s Republic of China (Draft)
中华人民共和国国家情报法(草案)征求意见
National People’s Congress of the PRC, May 16, 2017
EN: https://chinacopyrightandmedia.wordpress.com/2017/05/16/national-intelligence-law-of-the-peoples-republic-of-china-draft/CH: http://www.npc.gov.cn/COBRS_LFYJNEW/user/UserIndex.jsp?ID=8289337

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 03:03

China’s all-seeing surveillance state is reading its citizens’ faces
The Wall Street Journal, June 26, 2017
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-all-seeing-surveillance-state-feared-in-the-west-is-a-reality-in-china-1498493020

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 03:03

China is among worst human trafficking offenders, State Dept. says
The New York Times, June 27, 2017
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/27/world/asia/china-human-trafficking.html

Related:
美国将中国列为人口贩卖问题最恶劣国家之一 (United States ranks China among one of the worst countries in human trafficking)
Voice of America, June 28, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/human-traffick-20170627/3918505.html

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 03:03

四川茂县发生二次滑坡 官媒此前报道山体裂缝遭删 (Secondary landslide occurs in Maoxian, Sichuan, previous state media reports about mountain cracks deleted)
Radio Free Asia, June 27, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huanjing/yf2-06272017111154.html

Related:
Minitrue: Delete Caixin report on causes of deadly landslide
China Digital Times, June 27, 2017
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2017/06/minitrue-delete-caixin-report-causes-deadly-landslide/

China's Great Firewall grows ever-stronger as virtual private networks disappear
Global Voices, June 27, 2017
https://globalvoices.org/2017/06/27/chinas-great-firewall-grows-ever-stronger-as-virtual-private-networks-disappear/

Tightening of live streaming leaves future of many Chinese platforms unclear
China Film Insider, June 26, 2017
http://chinafilminsider.com/tightening-live-streaming-leaves-future-many-chinese-platforms-unclear/

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 03:03

China bans evidence by force from court
China Daily, June 27, 2017
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2017-06/27/content_29906110.htm

Fears grow for health of Chinese women's rights activist Su Changlan
Radio Free Asia, June 27, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/fears-grow-for-health-of-chinese-womens-rights-activist-su-changlan-06272017114836.html

Related:
苏昌兰近三年来首见丈夫 患重病几成 “药罐” (Su Changlan sees husband for the first time in 3 years, is in severely poor health)
Radio Free Asia, June 27, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-06272017111021.html

Uyghur woman missing three years after being sent back from Vietnam
Radio Free Asia, June 26, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/issing-06262017163529.html

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 03:03

Calls mount for “best” treatment for imprisoned dissident Liu Xiaobo
Voice of America, June 26, 2017
https://www.voanews.com/a/calls-mount-best-treatment-imprisoned-disssident-liu-xiaobo/3917615.html

Related:
U.S. hopes to see Chinese activist Liu treated for cancer “elsewhere”
Reuters, June 27, 2017
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-usa-diplomacy-idUSKBN19J03N

美駐華大使稱願助劉曉波到其他地方治療 (U.S. ambassador to China willing to help Liu Xiaobo find treatment in other areas)
Hong Kong Economic Journal, June 28, 107
http://www2.hkej.com/instantnews/current/article/1595256/美駐華大使稱願助劉曉波到外地治療

指劉曉波說「死也要死在西方」 為證兩人想出國就醫 友人公開劉霞親筆信:我渴望逃離 (Liu Xia in letter to friend: “I want to escape,” and refers to Liu Xiaobo as saying “Even if I die, I want to die in the West,” as evidence that both people want to seek treatment abroad)
Stand News, June 28, 2017
https://thestandnews.com/politics/劉曉波患癌-證有意出國就醫-友人公開劉霞親筆信-我渴望逃離/

Liu Xiaobo: China tells U.S. not to interfere over jailed dissident
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 27, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-40416474

Questions about Liu Xiaobo's treatment in China prison
Al Jazeera, June 27, 2017
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/06/questions-liu-xiaobo-treatment-china-prison-170627093937549.html

In pictures: “Political oppression”—Hong Kong activists call for release of Nobel winner Liu Xiaobo
Hong Kong Free Press, June 27, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/27/pictures-political-oppression-hong-kong-activists-call-release-nobel-winner-liu-xiaobo/

What China’s treatment of its most famous dissident says about its claim to global leadership
The Washington Post, June 26, 2017
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/democracy-post/wp/2017/06/26/what-chinas-treatment-of-its-most-famous-dissident-says-about-its-claim-to-global-leadership/

Beijing’s Nobel shame
The Wall Street Journal, June 26, 2017
https://www.wsj.com/articles/beijings-nobel-shame-1498517004

The Guardian view on human rights in China: Liu Xiaobo is dying, free him
The Guardian, June 27, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jun/27/china-human-rights-liu-xiaobo-dying-guardian-view

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 02:01

Hong Kong: the 20th anniversary of the handover—Q&A
The Guardian, June 27, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/27/hong-kong-20th-anniversary-handover-china-questions-q-and-a

Hong Kong activists stage China protests ahead of Xi Jinping visit
Agence France-Presse, June 26, 2017
http://www.ndtv.com/world-news/hong-kong-activists-stage-china-protests-ahead-of-xi-jinping-visit-1717130

11 Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers invited to Handover banquet with China Pres. Xi Jinping
Hong Kong Free Press, June 27, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/27/11-hong-kong-pro-democracy-lawmakers-invited-handover-banquet-china-pres-xi-jinping/

Hong Kong's youth press campaign despite China's rejection of full democracy
Reuters, June 26, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-anniversary-democrats-idUSKBN19H0VJ

Macau pro-democracy activist refused entry into Hong Kong ahead of Handover anniversary
Hong Kong Free Press, June 26, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/26/just-macau-pro-democracy-activist-refused-entry-hong-kong-ahead-handover-anniversary/

Hong Kong minister slams critics who say national education amounts to brainwashing
South China Morning Post, June 24, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education-community/article/2099837/hong-kong-minister-slams-critics-who-say-national

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 02:01

Tibetan cuts own throat in Lhasa freedom protest
Radio Free Asia, June 23, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/freedom-06232017175458.html

Related:
拉萨一藏人自刎抗议高压政策 欧十国外交官到访拉萨 (Tibetan in Lhasa commits suicide to protest Chinese suppression, 10 European diplomats set to visit Lhasa)
Radio Free Asia, June 23, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-06232017125213.html

Tibetan woman drowns in protest against land grab in Palyul
Radio Free Asia, June 23, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/drowns-06232017170642.html

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 02:01

山东平度一化工厂大爆炸 官员拒回应伤亡情况 (Authorities refuse to answer inquiries about casualties following chemical plant explosion in Pingdu, Shandong)
Radio Free Asia, June 24, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/ql2-06242017130052.html

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 02:01

709大抓捕:4名律师未过年检 9家属联署抗议 (709 crackdown: 4 lawyers “fail” annual license inspection, 9 family members issue joint statement in protest)
Radio Free Asia, June 26, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-06262017100452.html

Related:
Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers and Defenders
中国大规模镇压维权律师和活跃人士
Human Rights in China, May 11, 2017
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/mass-crackdown-chinese-lawyers-and-defendersCH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/zhong-guo-da-gui-mo-zhen-ya-wei-quan-lu-shi-he-huo-yue-ren-shi

China charges labor activist for “picking quarrels”
Wall Street Journal, June 24, 2017
https://www.wsj.com/articles/china-charges-labor-activist-for-picking-quarrels-1498305709

维权律师张科科遭陌生人查户口 北京律师法院外被打断腿 (Unidentified men request to inspect human rights lawyer Zhang Keke’s hukou, Beijing lawyer suffers broken leg after beating in front of court building)
Radio Free Asia, June 24, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-06242017131408.html

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 02:01

Chinese Nobel rights activist Liu Xiaobo's cancer beyond surgery: wife
Reuters, June 27, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-rights-idUSKBN19I0C9

Related:
Late diagnosis of Liu Xiaobo an outrage, Chinese authorities must account to family & international community
Human Rights in China, June 26, 2017
http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/statement/late-diagnosis-liu-xiaobo-outrage-chinese-authorities-must-account-family

Calls for Liu Xiaobo to be treated in U.S. … but it may be too late
South China Morning Post, June 27, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2100126/calls-liu-xiaobo-be-treated-us-it-may-be-too-late

Liu Xiaobo's unbearable fate is stark symbol of where China is heading
The Guardian, June 26, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/26/liu-xiaobos-unbearable-fate-is-stark-symbol-of-where-china-is-heading

12 reactions from NGOs, China and the int’l community as Beijing releases Nobel winner Liu Xiaobo
Hong Kong Free Press, June 27, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/27/12-reactions-ngos-china-intl-community-beijing-releases-nobel-winner-liu-xiaobo/

I’m sad for my friend Liu Xiaobo, and for a China that can’t cherish its finest
Quartz, June 27, 2017
https://qz.com/1014645/im-sad-for-my-friend-liu-xiaobo-and-for-a-china-that-cant-cherish-its-finest/

A few thoughts on Chinese Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo’s “release” from prison
Jerry’s Blog, June 27, 2017
http://www.jeromecohen.net/jerrys-blog/a-few-thoughts-on-liu-xiaobos-release-from-prison

劉曉波保外就醫 “會讓香港人再度為自己的前途擔憂 (Liu Xiaobo’s medical parole “will make Hong Kongers worry about their future again”)
Radio France Internationale, June 27, 2017
http://trad.cn.rfi.fr/中國/20170627-劉曉波保外就醫-“會讓香港人再度為自己的前途擔憂”

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 11:00

Authorities confirm Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo in hospital
South China Morning Post, June 26, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2100004/jailed-nobel-laureate-liu-xiaobo-granted-parole-after

Related:
刘晓波因病被批准保外就医 (Liu Xiaobo released on medical parole)
Liaoning Prison Administrative Bureau, June 26, 2017
http://www.lnjyj.gov.cn/jggz/201706/t20170626_2975333.html

諾貝爾和平獎得主劉曉波 肝癌末期保外就醫 (Interview with Mo Shaoping)
Apple Daily, June 26, 2017
http://www.appledaily.com.tw/realtimenews/article/new/20170626/1148256/paperart_right

更新:刘晓波确诊肝癌晚期,刘霞视频中哭泣:“不能手术、不能化疗” (Video of Liu Xiaobo’s wife, Liu Xia, crying: Liu can’t undergo surgery or receive chemotherapy)
The Initium, June 26, 2017
https://theinitium.com/article/20170626-mainland-liuxiaobo/

鮑彤:誰保密了劉曉波的病情?(Bao Tong: Who kept Liu Xiaobo’s medical condition secret?)
Ming Jing News, June 26, 2017
http://tv.mingjingnews.com/2017/06/blog-post_484.html

Liu Xiaobo, Chinese Nobel Laureate, leaves prison for cancer care
The New York Times, June 26, 2017
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/26/world/asia/liu-xiaobo-china-nobel-pri...

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 02:59

Joshua Wong reflects on Hong Kong’s 1997 handover: “We desire and thirst for freedom, democracy”
Quartz, June 26, 2017
https://qz.com/1014220/joshua-wong-reflects-on-hong-kongs-1997-handover-we-desire-and-thirst-for-freedom-democracy/

China buying international silence on human rights
China Digital Times, June 22, 2017
https://chinadigitaltimes.net/2017/06/china-buying-international-silence-human-rights/

The dark side of China’s national renewal
Financial Times, June 21, 2017
https://www.ft.com/content/360afba4-55d1-11e7-9fed-c19e2700005f

Hong Kong was supposed to liberalize China. How did the opposite happen?
The Washington Post, June 23, 2017
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/hong-kong-was-supposed-to-liberalize-china-how-did-the-opposite-happen/2017/06/23/ef356eba-5762-11e7-a204-ad706461fa4f_story.html

Life imitates drama in corruption case, but is justice served by China’s secrecy over the death penalty?
Hong Kong Free Press, June 25, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/25/life-imitates-drama-corruption-case-justice-served-secrecy-death-penalty/

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 02:59

Xi Jinping to attend HK's 20th return anniversary celebration
Xinhua, June 25, 2017
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-06/25/c_136392795.htm

Related:
HK20: Hong Kong police to crack down on sensitive slogans, images to avoid embarrassing Xi Jinping during visit—report
Hong Kong Free Press, June 23, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/23/hk20-hong-kong-police-crack-sensitive-slogans-images-avoid-embarrassing-xi-jinping-visit-report/

Pro-independence party says gov’t blocked Handover anniversary vigil due to “maintenance works”
Hong Kong Free Press, June 23, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/23/pro-independence-party-says-govt-blocked-handover-anniversary-vigil-due-maintenance-works/

Joshua Wong and other activists cover iconic Golden Bauhinia statue in black cloth ahead of Xi Jinping visit
South China Morning Post, June 26, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2099940/activists-cover-iconic-golden-bauhinia-statue-black-cloth

Hong Kong independence “never going to happen”: former governors tell city’s youth to focus on democracy
South China Morning Post, June 25, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/2099824/hong-kong-independence-never-going-happen-former-governors-david

Two decades after handover, scant love for China among Hong Kong youth
Reuters, June 25, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-anniversary-identity-idUSKBN19G013

Beijing broke its promises to Hong Kong, veteran Democrat laments 20 years after the handover
South China Morning Post, June 23, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2099553/beijing-broke-its-promises-hong-kong-veteran-democrat

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 02:59

China broadens bribery crackdown to technology firms, says report
South China Morning Post, June 25, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/2099897/china-broadens-bribery-crackdown-technology-firms-says-report

China's party paper trumpets U.N. rights resolution as combating West's monopoly
Reuters, June 24, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-rights-un-idUSKBN19F0A8

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 02:59

Beijing shopkeepers protest evictions
The Straits Times, June 23, 2017
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/beijing-shopkeepers-protest-evictions

Related:
京罕见被停业小商贩抗议 (Rare protest in Beijing following shopkeeper evictions)
Radio France Internationale, June 23, 2017
http://bit.ly/2sH389J

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 02:59

Farewell VPNs & independent multimedia content: China vows to clear network space
The Diplomat, June 23, 2017
http://thediplomat.com/2017/06/farewell-vpns-independent-multimedia-content-china-vows-to-clear-network-space/

China landslide: families' frustration grows as more than 100 feared dead
Reuters, June 26, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/26/china-landslide-families-frustration-grows-as-more-than-100-feared-dead

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 02:59

Approaching the “International Day in Support of Victims of Torture,” a request to OHCHR and IBA to address the torture of Chinese human rights lawyers in the 709 crackdown
China Change, June 24, 2017
https://chinachange.org/2017/06/24/approaching-the-international-day-in-support-of-victims-of-torture-a-request-to-ohchr-and-iba-to-address-the-torture-of-chinese-human-rights-lawyers-in-the-709-crackdown/

Related:
Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers, Defenders and International Reactions: A Brief Chronology
Human Rights in China, July 16, 2017
http://www.hrichina.org/en/mass-crackdown-chinese-lawyers-defenders-and-international-reactions-brief-chronology

组织纪念莫日根活动被拘留 牧民促政府确定草原环保日 (Commemorators of 2011 Inner Mongolia unrest arrested, herdsmen urge gov't to establish “Grassland Protection Day”)
Radio Free Asia, June 22, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql2-06222017113238.html

Greater public interest role proposed for prosecutors
China Daily, June 23, 2017
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2017-06/23/content_29855977.htm

Related:
13省份试点期将满 检察机关提起公益诉讼拟推向全国 (Public interest litigation pilot program successful in 13 provinces, proposed to be introduced nationwide)
China News Service, June 23, 2017
https://www.chinanews.com/gn/2017/06-23/8258760.shtml

Blogger who compiled reports of protests, demonstrations stands trial in China's Yunnan
Radio Free Asia, June 23, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/blogger-trial-06232017132510.html

Related:
“民生观察” 抗议打压 “非新闻” 创办人卢昱宇 (Civil Rights and Livelihood Watch protest the detainment of “Not the News” founder Lu Yuyu)
Radio Free Asia, June 22, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql2-06222017113238.html

Be respectful to China’s national anthem! Or you might face detention
The Diplomat, June 23, 2017
http://thediplomat.com/2017/06/be-respectful-to-chinas-national-anthem-or-you-might-face-detention/

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 01:55

China Focus: China considers changes to public interest litigation rules
Xinhua, June 22, 2017
http://english.sina.com/news/2017-06-22/detail-ifyhmtrw3566243.shtml

不满耕地被征抛荒 广东村民诉政府二审开庭 (Guangdong villages dissatisfied with land requisition participate in second trial against county gov't)
Radio Free Asia, June 22, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-06222017111842.html

China supplier for Ivanka Trump brand worst labor abuser, says pressure group
South China Morning Post, June 22, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2099522/china-supplier-ivanka-trump-brand-worst-labour-abuser

Ethnic Mongolian activist lodges formal complaint over “tiger bench” torture, interrogation
Radio Free Asia, June 22, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/torture-06222017104847.html

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 01:55

无许可证宣扬负面言论 微博、A站、凤凰网等被要求关停视听节目服务 (“Unlicensed” online platforms including Weibo, AcFun, and Phoenix Television asked to halt audio and video services)
Bowen Press, June 22, 2017
https://bowenpress.com/news/bowen_179618.html

Related:
Chinese regulators clamp down on online videos
Financial Times, June 22, 2017
https://www.ft.com/content/9c58c583-bc9f-32ab-84fa-35762e9ac824

China is now censoring paparazzi on social media
NextShark, June 21, 2017
https://nextshark.com/china-now-censoring-papparazzi-social-media-2/

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 01:55

Tibetan monks missing in custody for almost a year have been sentenced
Radio Free Asia, June 21, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/sentenced-06212017153903.html

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 00:55

Xi Jinping takes “first step” in gaining further control over China’s domestic security
The Epoch Times, June 21, 2017
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/2260337-xi-jinping-takes-first-step-in-gaining-further-control-over-chinas-domestic-security/

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 00:55

Hong Kong's new chief vows to fight “pro-independence behavior” with law enforcement
Radio Free Asia, June 20, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/pursue-06212017133053.html

Related:
Incoming Hong Kong leader says she defers to China on missing booksellers
CNN, June 22, 2017
http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/22/asia/hong-kong-carrie-lam-gui-booksellers/index.html

3,000 petition against rumoured appointment of pro-Beijing teacher as education undersecretary
Hong Kong Free Press, June 22, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/22/3000-petition-rumoured-appointment-pro-beijing-teacher-education-undersecretary/

“Deep regret and disappointment”: Journalism watchdog hits out at Carrie Lam’s continuation of digital media ban
Hong Kong Free Press, June 22, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/22/deep-regret-disappointment-journalism-watchdog-hits-carrie-lams-continuation-digital-media-ban/

Incoming Hong Kong leader says she defers to China on missing booksellers
Cable News Network, June 22, 2017
http://edition.cnn.com/2017/06/22/asia/hong-kong-carrie-lam-gui-booksellers/index.html

President Xi Jinping’s visit to Hong Kong for 20th anniversary of handover confirmed—details of his packed itinerary revealed
South China Morning Post, June 23, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/2099645/president-xi-jinpings-visit-hong-kong-20th-anniversary-handover

Two decades after taking over Hong Kong, China is getting tougher
The Economist, June 22, 2017
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21723879-will-territorys-new-leader-carrie-lam-stand-up-its-meddling-two-decades-after-taking-over

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 00:55

Three weeks on: what we know about enforcement of China’s cybersecurity law
The National Law Review, June 22, 2017
http://www.natlawreview.com/article/three-weeks-what-we-know-about-enforcement-china-s-cybersecurity-law-part-1

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 02:54

German ambassador to China calls for release of pope-chosen bishop
South China Morning Post, June 20, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2099209/german-ambassador-china-calls-release-pope-chosen

Related:
德国驻北京大使敦促中国当局释放梵蒂冈任命的温州教区主教邵祝敏 (German ambassador to China urges authorities to release Vatican-appointed Wenzhou bishop Shao Zhumin)
Radio Free Asia, June 20, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/hc-06202017113501.html

Trial of deceased former Shanxi vice governor opens
Xinhua, June 21, 2017
http://english.sina.com/news/2017-06-21/detail-ifyhmpew2888436.shtml

Related:
中国一副省长已死三年 1477万赃款被追扣 (Deceased former Shanxi governor placed on trial, 14.77 million yuan in assets confiscated)
Deutsche Welle, June 21, 2017
http://china.dwnews.com/news/2017-06-21/59821282.html

Graft fugitive on "red list" surrenders
Xinhua, June 21, 2017
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-06/21/c_136383732.htm

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 02:54

Kazakhs hit out at China's travel ban
Radio Free Asia, June 20, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/travel-06202017133815.html

Related:
新疆没收哈萨克族人护照 关闭民间网站 (Xinjiang authorities confiscate Kazakh residents’ passports, shut down folk websites)
Apple Daily, June 20, 2017
http://www.appledaily.com.tw/realtimenews/article/new/20170620/1144138/

广西数百老兵集体上访无果 赴京维权遭围追堵截 (Hundreds of Guangxi veterans petition Beijing for improved treatment, face suppression from authorities)
Radio Free Asia, June 20, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-06202017112143.html

要求加薪 珠海逾两千公交司机大罢工 (2,000 Guangdong bus drivers seeking higher pay go on strike)
New Tang Dynasty Television, June 21, 2017
http://www.ntdtv.com/xtr/gb/2017/06/21/a1330086.html#nextvideo

数百名银行下岗员工连续两天在北京银监会维权 (Hundreds of laid off bank employees protest outside the Beijing Banking Regulatory Commission office for two consecutive days)
Radio Free Asia, June 20, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-06202017112212.html

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 02:54

Nine held after clashes over access to Inner Mongolia freshwater lake
Radio Free Asia, June 19, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/access-06192017131133.html

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 01:54

Britain is looking away as China tramples on the freedom of Hong Kong—and my father
The Guardian, June 22, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/22/britain-is-looking-away-as-china-tramples-on-the-freedom-of-hong-kong-and-my-father

Voices: “We are not extremists”—activists talk Chinese suppression
The News Lens, June 21, 2017
https://international.thenewslens.com/article/71427

A lawyer is not acceptable—at least not in China
The McGill International Review, June 20, 2017
http://mironline.ca/lawyer-not-acceptable-least-not-china/

Why the West treats China with kid gloves
Politico, June 21, 2017
http://www.politico.eu/article/china-europe-trade-why-the-west-treats-with-kid-gloves/

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 01:54

Carrie Lam defends cabinet as “ideal team”, dismisses talk of Beijing meddling in choices
South China Morning Post, June 21, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2099380/carrie-lam-defends-cabinet-ideal-team-dismisses-talk-beijing

Hong Kong police watchdog to send observers to July 1 anti-government march
South China Morning Post, June 21, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/2099246/hong-kong-police-watchdog-send-observers-july-1-anti

Corruption watchdog drops investigation into pro-Beijing candidate’s sudden election withdrawal
Hong Kong Free Press, June 21, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/21/corruption-watchdog-drops-investigation-pro-beijing-candidates-sudden-election-withdrawal/

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 01:53

China: Tibet propaganda masks repression
Human Rights Watch, June 19, 2017
https://www.hrw.org/news/2017/06/19/china-tibet-propaganda-masks-repression

Chinese court decision highlights the need for full implementation of anti-domestic violence law
Duihua Human Rights Journal, June 19, 2017
http://www.duihuahrjournal.org/

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 01:53

Hong Kong youths turn their backs on Chinese identity: survey
Reuters, June 20, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-anniversary-idUSKBN19B1IE

Hong Kong independence advocates plan June 30 rally despite “zero tolerance” warning
South China Morning Post, June 19, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2099058/hong-kong-independence-advocates-plan-june-30-rally-planned

Another opposition Hong Kong politician visits mainland China after lifting of travel ban
South China Morning Post, June 20, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2099200/another-opposition-hong-kong-politician-visits-mainland

Hong Kong: Change in the air?
The Diplomat, June 20, 2017
http://thediplomat.com/2017/06/hong-kong-change-in-the-air/

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 01:53

Alert over harmful food and drugs sold on Chinese social media
China Daily, June 20, 2017
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2017-06/20/content_29815183.htm

China bans online loans to college students
China Daily, June 20, 2017
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2017-06/20/content_29811721.htm

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 01:53

CCDI names and shames corrupt grassroots officials
Xinhua, June 19, 2017
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-06/19/c_136378094.htm

被王岐山点名 这位女委员遭断崖式降级 (Central Commission Discipline Inspection member appointed by Wang Qishan undergoes “falling-off-a-cliff demotion”)
Deutsche Welle, June 20, 2017
http://china.dwnews.com/news/2017-06-20/59821021.html

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 01:53

北京商住户群体维权 三里屯散步遇强势维稳 (Beijing commercial housing owners stage protest in Sanlitun against housing policy change)
Voice of America, June 19, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/news-home-owners-in-beijing-walking-for-rightas-were-supressed-by-police-20170618/3905302.html

河南内黄修路车辆限行 瓜农不满围堵县政府讨说法 (Dissatisfied melon farmers in Henan Neixiang County protest road repair project, block roads outside township office)
Radio Free Asia, June 19, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-06192017103529.html

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 01:53

China universities accused of ideological weakness
Financial Times, June 19, 2017
https://www.ft.com/content/88191d36-54b4-11e7-9fed-c19e2700005f

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 01:53

广东顺德逢沙村民险遭强拆 户主被行政拘留15天 (Guangdong Shunde village demolished, protest leaders placed in administrative detention for 15 days)
Radio Free Asia, June 19, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-06192017103559.html

Chinese police detain at least 10 ethnic Kazakhs in Xinjiang for “ties with Uyghurs”
Radio Free Asia, June 19, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/kazakhs-06192017104938.html

Canadian arrested for her religion pepper sprayed, shackled in Chinese detention
The Globe and Mail, June 20, 2017
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/canadian-arrested-for-her-religion-pepper-sprayed-shackled-in-chinese-detention/article35391374/

China's police-run detention centers are a “human rights disaster”: Rights lawyers
Radio Free Asia, June 21, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/chinas-police-run-detention-centers-are-a-human-rights-disaster-rights-lawyers-06202017112320.html

Related:
中华人民共和国看守所法(公开征求意见稿) (Ministry of Public Security form for public input on detention center law)
Legal Daily, June 19, 2017
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/xwzx/content/2017-06/19/content_7210198.htm?node=53628

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 02:52

How China will gain if Trump pulls a Paris on UN Human Rights Council
South China Morning Post, June 18, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/geopolitics/article/2098524/how-china-will-gain-if-trump-pulls-paris-un-human-rights

Do street protests work in China?
ChinaFile, June 14, 2017
http://www.chinafile.com/conversation/do-street-protests-work-china

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 02:52

“Hong Kong is a Chinese colony”: Pro-independence party to hold vigil on eve of Handover anniversary
Hong Kong Free Press, June 19, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/19/hong-kong-chinese-colony-pro-independence-party-hold-vigil-eve-handover-anniversary/

Enact national security laws step-by-step, says former Hong Kong justice secretary
South China Morning Post, June 17, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2098804/enact-national-security-laws-step-step-says-former-hong-kong

「民间人权阵线」申公民广场作七一游行终点要求遭驳回 (Hong Kong Civil Human Rights Front’s application to participate in July 1 democracy parade rejected)
Radio Free Asia, June 16, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/wsw-06162017085804.html

Hong Kong’s cross-harbor security plan for Chinese state leaders during handover celebrations
South China Morning Post, June 20, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/2099057/hong-kong-polices-cross-harbour-backup-plan-state-leaders

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 02:52

1,000 drones used by police across country
China Daily, June 19, 2017
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2017-06/19/content_29792454.htm

Privacy concerns as Chinese cities use facial recognition software to shame jaywalkers
Hong Kong Free Press, June 19, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/19/privacy-concerns-chinese-cities-use-facial-recognition-software-shame-jaywalkers/

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 02:52

Europe divided, China gratified as Greece blocks E.U. statement over human rights
Washington Post, June 19, 2017
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/06/19/europe-divided-china-gratified-as-greece-blocks-e-u-statement-over-human-rights/

Related:
EU: Suspend China Human Rights Dialogue
Human Rights Watch, June 19, 2017
https://www.hrw.org/news/2017/06/19/eu-suspend-china-human-rights-dialogue

China to tighten environmental data fraud prevention and control
China Daily, June 18, 2017
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2017-06/18/content_29789978.htm

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 02:52

暴力强拆愈来愈烈村民遭重伤 徐州农民政府门前拉横幅抗议 (Xuzhou villagers seriously injured by intensified violent demolitions, residents protest outside township government office)
Radio Free Asia, June 17, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-06172017151732.html

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 02:52

China shutters entertainment news sites, citing “socialist values” and cybersecurity
Hong Kong Free Press, June 18, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/18/china-shutters-entertainment-news-sites-citing-socialist-values-cybersecurity/

李克强签署国务院令 公布《中华人民共和国统计法实施条例》(Li Keqiang signs State Council decree on China’s Law of Statistics)
Legal Daily, June 19, 2017
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2017-06/19/content_7210852.htm?node=5955

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 02:52

China publishes draft law on detention houses
Xinhua, June 19, 2017
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-06/19/c_136377984.htm

Related:
Lawyers skeptical about China’s new detention center law
Sixth Tone, June 19, 2017
http://www.sixthtone.com/news/1000357/lawyers-skeptical-about-chinas-new-detention-center-law

公安部关于《中华人民共和国看守所法(公开征求意见稿)》公开征求意见的公告 (Ministry of Public Security issues notice requesting public input on detention center law)
Legal Daily, June 19, 2017
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/xwzx/content/2017-06/19/content_7210223.htm?node=53628

中华人民共和国看守所法(公开征求意见稿) (Ministry of Public Security form for public input on detention center law)
Legal Daily, June 19, 2017
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/xwzx/content/2017-06/19/content_7210198.htm?node=53628

新疆监狱斋月停止探监 张海涛申诉渠道受阻 (Xinjiang prison halts all prisoner visits during Ramadan, detained activist Zhang Haitao’s wife’s appeal is rejected)
Radio Free Asia, June 17, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-06172017140339.html

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 02:50

China’s crushing of independent lawyers is a blow to rule of law
The Economist, June 15, 2017
http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21723420-why-xi-jinping-fears-experience-uppity-taiwan-chinas-crushing-independent-lawyers

Two systems, one headache: Hong Kong twenty years after the handover to China
The Conversation, June 19, 2017
https://theconversation.com/two-systems-one-headache-hong-kong-twenty-years-after-the-handover-to-china-79587

The Infamous Chalkgirl
The Guardian, June 15, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/ng-interactive/2017/jun/16/chalk-girl-hong-kong-democracy-umbrella-movement-protester-china

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 02:50

Anti-graft agency investigating CY Leung’s intervention in LegCo probe, media reports say
Hong Kong Free Press, June 16, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/16/anti-graft-agency-investigating-cy-leungs-intervention-legco-probe-media-reports-say/

Rival camps argue over Taiwan caucus
Hong Kong Standard, June 16, 2017
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/section-news.php?id=184052

Hong Kong university student journalists seeking better access to government urge court to be “protector of free speech”
South China Morning Post, June 16, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/2098711/hong-kong-university-student-journalists-seeking-better

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 02:50

Beijing targets 5,500 polluting companies in clean-air campaign
China Daily, June 16, 2017
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2017-06/16/content_29771499.htm

Related:
China court sentences seven over falsifying air quality data
Xinhua, June 16, 2017
http://english.sina.com/news/2017-06-16/detail-ifyhfpat5093443.shtml

Detention of Chinese insurance company chief not without risks
Voice of America, June 16, 2017
https://www.voanews.com/a/detention-of-chinese-insurance-company-chief-not-without-risks/3903166.html

何挺被免 重庆3任公安局长先后沦陷 (Chongqing Municipal Public Security Bureau Secretary He Ting fired, marking the third dismissal of a Chongqing Public Security Bureau secretary or deputy secretary)
Deutsche Welle, June 16, 2017
http://china.dwnews.com/news/2017-06-16/59820508.html

人民日报:中国方案推进全球人权治理 (People’s Daily Commentary: China’s plan promotes global human rights governance)
People’s Daily, June 16, 2017
http://world.people.com.cn/n1/2017/0616/c1002-29342705.html

The disturbing wedding trend in China of groomsmen sexually assaulting bridesmaids
Global Voices, June 16, 2017
https://globalvoices.org/2017/06/16/the-disturbing-wedding-trend-in-china-of-groomsmen-sexually-assaulting-bridesmaids/

Greece blocks EU's criticism at UN of China's human rights record
The Guardian, June 18, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/18/greece-eu-criticism-un-china-human-rights-record

Activist “still recovering from torture” inflicted in Chinese prison
South China Morning Post, June 18, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2098900/activist-still-recovering-torture-inflicted-chinese

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 02:50

山东临沂村民抗强征遭当局打压 四人至今未获释 (Four Shandong Linyi villagers detained for protesting insufficient land compensation yet to be released)
Radio Free Asia, June 16, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf3-06162017095102.html

Chinese NGOs hold sideline meeting on human rights, poverty reduction in Geneva
Xinhua, June 16, 2017
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-06/16/c_136371875.htm

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 02:50

The three government numbers China’s economists trust least
South China Morning Post, June 16, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/economy/article/2098730/three-government-numbers-chinas-economists-trust-least

被捕劳工活动人士华海峰妻子受压 网上发文讲述遭遇被屏蔽 (Authorities block online letter written by labor rights activist Hua Haifeng’s wife detailing his detention)
Radio Free Asia, June 15, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-06152017100411.html

Labor disputes at historic highs, official statistics reveal
China Labor Bulletin, June 16, 2017
http://www.clb.org.hk/content/labour-disputes-historic-highs-official-statistics-reveal

Police warn off journalists after Chinese kindergarten bombing
Radio Free Asia, June 16, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/warn-06162017111744.html

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 02:50

709案被捕者勾洪国:终获批准赴京求医 (Detained 709 lawyer Gou Hongguo finally obtains official approval to receive medical attention in Beijing)
Radio Free Asia, June 15, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ml1-06152017100559.html

Chinese police warn father of jailed rights lawyer after family's angry statement
Radio Free Asia, June 16, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/chinese-police-warn-father-of-jailed-rights-lawyer-after-familys-angry-statement-06162017111631.html

Related:
Jiang Tianyong’s Family Rejects Officially-Appointed Lawyers
江天勇家人拒绝接受官方指派律师
Human Rights in China, June 15, 2017
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/hric-bulletin/jiang-tianyongs-family-rejects-officially-appointed-lawyersCH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/zhong-guo-ren-quan-jian-xun/jiang-tian-yong-jia-ren-ju-jue-jie-shou-guan-fang-zhi

Tibetan nomads forced from resettlement towns to make way for development
Radio Free Asia, June 15, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/leave-06152017163042.html

MP presents petition calling for release of Canadian citizen detained in China
The Epoch Times, June 15, 2017
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/2257883-mp-presents-petition-calling-for-release-of-canadian-citizen-detained-in-china/

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 01:47

Huge police crackdown not linked to Hong Kong handover events, officials claim
South China Morning Post, June 16, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/2098564/huge-police-crackdown-not-linked-hong-kong-handover-events

Occupy pre-trial: Joshua Wong among 11 protesters planning to plead guilty for criminal contempt of court
Hong Kong Free Press, June 15, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/15/occupy-pre-trial-joshua-wong-among-11-protesters-planning-plead-guilty-criminal-contempt-court/

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 01:47

Uyghurs rally around language in face of pressures from China
Radio Free Asia, June 15, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/language-day-06152017171145.html

Sieren's China: Seeking security
Deutsche Welle, June 14, 2017
http://www.dw.com/en/sierens-china-seeking-security/a-39257868

China lauds Pakistan's support in fighting terrorism
Xinhua, June 15, 2017
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-06/15/c_136368543.htm

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 01:47

Chinese conglomerate HNA sues exiled tycoon Guo
Reuters, June 16, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption-tycoon-idUSKBN1970GP

Three linked to exiled billionaire Guo Wengui sentenced in China
Financial Times, June 16, 2017
https://www.ft.com/content/4ba6b584-1fe9-345b-813d-2403971f33b0

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 01:47

Registration of foreign NGOs crawls past 1%
China Digital Times, June 15, 2017
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2017/06/registration-foreign-ngos-new-law-crawls-past-1/

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 01:47

Have A Nice Day, Chinese gangster animation, blocked in France
北京施压 中国动画《好极了》撤出法国影展
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 14, 2017
EN: http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-china-blog-40270158CH: http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/chinese-news-40280096

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 01:47

Ethnic Kazakh imam dies in custody of Chinese police in Xinjiang
Radio Free Asia, June 15, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/ethnic-kazakh-imam-dies-in-custody-of-chinese-police-in-xinjiang-06152017113623.html

Tibetan youth detained, warned over Dalai Lama photo
Radio Free Asia, June 15, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/photo-06152017145721.html

China is torturing civil-rights lawyers
The Economist, June 15, 2017
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21723460-so-much-strengthening-rule-law-china-torturing-civil-rights-lawyers

Related:
江天勇、王全璋辩护律师申请会见均遭拒 (Lawyers for Jiang Tianyong, Wang Quanzhang refused meeting with them)
Radio Free Asia, June 15, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-06152017100327.html

Jiang Tianyong’s Family Rejects Officially-Appointed Lawyers
江天勇家人拒绝接受官方指派律师
Human Rights in China, June 15, 2017
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/hric-bulletin/jiang-tianyongs-family-rejects-officially-appointed-lawyersCH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/zhong-guo-ren-quan-jian-xun/jiang-tian-yong-jia-ren-ju-jue-jie-shou-guan-fang-zhi

美港台人权组织设立709中国人权律师节 (U.S., Hong Kong and Taiwan human rights organizations establish 709 Chinese human rights lawyers festival)
Voice of America, June 15, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/human-rights-gourps-set-up-july-9th-as-chinese-rights-lawyer-day-to-mark-their-contribution-for-china-human-rights/3901449.html

时事大家谈:纪念709,推动首届中国人权律师节 (Current Affairs Discussion: Commemorating 709, promoting the first Chinese human rights lawyers festival)
Voice of America, June 16, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/voaweishi-io-20170615-709-china-lawyer/3901553.html

Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers, Defenders and International Reactions: A Brief Chronology
Human Rights in China, June 6, 2017
http://www.hrichina.org/en/mass-crackdown-chinese-lawyers-defenders-and-international-reactions-brief-chronology

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 01:46

2014 Occupy protests were the most difficult challenge of my tenure, says Hong Kong chief C.Y. Leung
Hong Kong Free Press, June 14, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/14/2014-occupy-protests-difficult-challenge-tenure-says-hong-kong-chief-cy-leung/

Handover anniversary: Hong Kong gov’t may pass journalists’ personal data to police
Hong Kong Free Press, June 15, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/15/handover-anniversary-hong-kong-govt-asks-journalists-personal-data/

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 01:46

Muslim Uyghurs in China fined, sent to “study classes” for observing Ramadan
Radio Free Asia, June 14, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/muslims-ramadan-06142017134547.html

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 01:46

Chinese tycoon reportedly caught up in sweeping corruption crackdown
The Guardian, June 14, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/14/chinese-tycoon-reportedly-caught-up-anti-corruption-crackdown-wu-xiaohui-anbang

Related:
Meet Wu Xiaohui—the man behind Anbang’s big bang from no-name to heavy hitter
South China Morning Post, June 14, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2098364/meet-wu-xaiohui-man-behind-anbangs-big-bang-no-name

The one big unanswered question hanging over China’s plans for new state anti-graft agency
South China Morning Post, June 13, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2098183/one-big-unanswered-question-hanging-over-chinas-plans

China top prosecutor says probing Tianjin Port former chairman for graft
Reuters, June 13, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption-tianjin-port-idUSKBN195091

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 01:46

China’s cult of stability is killing Tibetans
Foreign Policy, June 13, 2017
https://foreignpolicy.com/2017/06/13/self-immolation-and-chinas-state-cult-of-stability-tibet-monks-dalai-lama/

长春一汽大众千余派遣工要求同工同酬,三名代表遭刑拘 (More than a thousand employees of FAW-Volkswagen in Changchun are dispatched to demand equal pay for equal work, three representatives are detained)
China Labor Bulletin, June 14, 2017
http://bit.ly/2surtk9

Beijing protesters in rare clash with police over school dispute
Reuters, June 14, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-education-protests-idUSKBN1951IH

Related:
北京昌平百名家长因子女就学问题举行抗议 (Around 100 family heads protest over problems with their children’s school)
Radio Free Asia, June 14, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yl-06142017100345.html

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 01:46

Social media users fight back after Weibo censors allegations of sexual abuse at Beijing Film Academy
Hong Kong Free Press, June 13, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/13/social-media-users-fight-back-weibo-censors-allegations-sexual-abuse-beijing-film-academy/

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 01:46

四川民主人士陈云飞看守所再遭酷刑 (Sichuan activist Chen Yunfei is tortured again while in detention center)
Voice of America, June 14, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/news-chinese-activist-tourtured-again-indetention-20170614/3900202.html

中国称按照李明哲意愿为其聘请了律师 (China announces a lawyer has already been appointed for Lee Ming-che, in accordance with his wishes)
Voice of America, June 14, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/news-lee-case-development-20170614/3900164.html

Chinese authorities “appoint” government lawyer for detained attorney Wang Quanzhang
Radio Free Asia, June 14, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/lawyer-trial-06142017123031.html

Related:
Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers, Defenders and International Reactions: A Brief Chronology
Human Rights in China, June 6, 2017
http://www.hrichina.org/en/mass-crackdown-chinese-lawyers-defenders-and-international-reactions-brief-chronology

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 09:45

王全璋父亲被要求回乡办理养老金手续 (709 lawyer Wang Quanzhang’s father asked to return to his hometown in order to continue receiving his pension)
Radio Free Asia, June 13, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf3-06132017104055.html

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 08:45

中共汹汹封杀网络 言论将全面倒退吗 (CCP aggressively shuts down the Internet, will freedom of expression be completely regressive?)
Deutsche Welle, June 12, 2017
http://opinion.dwnews.com/news/2017-06-12/59819656.html

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 08:45

港媒:习近平访港前后或为十九大定调 (Hong Kong media: Xi Jinping’s speech before or after his visit to Hong Kong will set the tone for the Nineteenth National Party Congress)
Deutsche Welle, June 13, 2017
http://china.dwnews.com/news/2017-06-13/59819832.html

程翔称中央令一国两制走样 (Cheng Xiang says Central gov't makes "one country two system" deviate from its original form)
Radio Free Asia, June 13, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/cp1-06132017115051.html

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 08:45

这位落马官员被中央双开 党委开会批其令人发指 (Former Lanzhou Municipal Committee secretary Yu Haiyan faces criticism, Central Party Committee deems his transgressions heinous)
China Huan Qiu, June 13, 2017
http://china.huanqiu.com/article/2017-06/10833587.html?from=bdwz

内蒙多伦农民上访案开庭 被告当庭指遭电棍打伤 (Farmer activist case opens in Duolin county of Inner Mongolia, defendant says in court that he was beaten with electric baton)
Radio Free Asia, June 13, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql2-06132017114821.html

中纪委巡视组再发现多两省伪造经济数据 (Central Commission for Discipline Inspection found two more provinces forging economic data)
Radio France Internationale, June 13, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20170613-中纪委巡视组再发现多两省伪造经济数据

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 08:45

湖南落选村支书被打死 逾2千村民围堵镇政府抗议 (Hunan village party secretary beaten to death, more than 2,000 villagers surround the township government in protest)
Radio Free Asia, June 12, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ml1-06122017121558.html

中石油数百下岗工人追讨养老金 成都500警驱散 多人被抓打 (A few hundred workers of PetroChina demand unpaid pension, protestors dispersed by 500 police from Chengdu, some beaten up)
Radio Free Asia, June 13, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-06132017114740.html

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 08:45

王全璋父亲被要求回乡办理养老金手续 (7.09 lawyer Wang Quanzhang’s father asked to return to his hometown in order to continue receiving pension)
Radio Free Asia, June 13, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf3-06132017104055.html

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 01:43

“We should stand firm on human rights”: Australia-based scholar recounts detention ordeal in China
The Conversation, June 10, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/10/stand-firm-human-rights-australia-based-scholar-recounts-detention-ordeal-china/

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 01:43

Hong Kong fireworks display for 20th handover anniversary sparks controversy over use of simplified Chinese characters
South China Morning Post, June 12, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education-community/article/2098003/hong-kong-fireworks-display-20th-handover

“We face a similar problem”: Taiwanese lawmakers set up Hong Kong democracy concern caucus
Hong Kong Free Press, June 12, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/12/face-similar-problem-taiwanese-lawmakers-set-hong-kong-democracy-concern-caucus/

Related:
港台议员连线! 黄之锋:非“港独”、“台独”合流
Radio Free Asia, June 12, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/hcm-06122017100532.html

Beijing slams links between Taiwan, Hong Kong lawmakers as “collusion”
Radio Free Asia, June 13, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/hongkong-taiwan-06122017143808.html

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 01:43

China pollution: Survey finds 70% of firms break regulations
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 11, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-40239693

China upholds life sentence for corrupt former official
South China Morning Post, June 10, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/economy/article/2097785/china-upholds-life-sentence-corrupt-former-official

郭文贵案进入司法程序 (Judicial proceedings begin for case of Guo Wengui)
Deutsche Welle, June 10, 2017
http://www.dw.com/zh/郭文贵案进入司法程序/a-39191457

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 01:43

Two more Chinese provinces found faking economic data
South China Morning Post, June 12, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/economy/article/2098007/two-more-chinese-provinces-found-faking-economic-data

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 01:43

“No such thing as justice” in fight over chemical pollution in China
The New York Times, June 12, 2017
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/12/world/asia/china-environmental-pollution-chemicals-lead-poisoning.html

北京名人后代高瑜家庆生日 国保指右派聚会围住所 (Descendants of prominent figures celebrate one of their birthdays in independent journalist Gao Yu’s home, domestic security officers surround the venue saying it is a “rightest” gathering)
Radio Free Asia, June 12, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-06122017121350.html

Monday, June 12, 2017 - 13:42

中国应对年轻人更宽容 (China should be more lenient towards young people)
Financial Times, June 12, 2017
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001072949

Monday, June 12, 2017 - 13:42

7.1游行誓争民主自治 候任特首称港独未成思潮 (Organizer of July 1 demonstration vows to fight for democracy and autonomy, CE-elect says “Hong Kong independence” is not yet a school of thought)
Radio France Internationale, June 11, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/港澳台/20170611-71游行誓争民主自治-候任特首称港独未成思潮

Related:
香港民阵投诉港府涉嫌打压七一游行 (Civil Human Rights Front says Hong Kong government is suppressing July 1 demonstrations)
Radio Free Asia, June 9, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/cp-06092017103416.html

梁振英两度避过弹劾 (CY Leung escapes impeachment twice)
Radio France Internationale, June 9, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/政治/20170609-梁振英两度避过弹劾

Pro-independence Taiwanese lawmakers launch support group for Hong Kong democracy
South China Morning Post, June 12, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2097967/pro-independence-taiwanese-lawmakers-launch-support-group

Privacy commissioner slams election office’s treatment of voter data following missing laptop incident
Hong Kong Free Press, June 13, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/13/privacy-commissioner-slams-election-offices-treatment-of-voter-data-following-missing-laptop-incident/

Monday, June 12, 2017 - 13:42

Chinese dissidents call for reparations for persecuted "anti-rightist" intellectuals
Radio Free Asia, June 12, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/antirightist-reparations-06122017123736.html

Why China’s anti-graft watchdog is a stepping stone to higher office
South China Morning Post, June 11, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2096925/why-chinas-anti-graft-watchdog-stepping-stone-higher

Monday, June 12, 2017 - 13:42

上海南京路万人游行抗议政府房屋整改措施 (Around 10,000 people protest on Shanghai’s Nanjing Road against housing reform measures)
Radio France Internationale, June 11, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20170611-上海南京路万人游行抗议政府房屋整改措施

Related:
Rare public protest in China's Shanghai over property rule change
Reuters World News, June 11, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-property-shanghai-idUSKBN19206E?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

湖南尘肺病人省府请愿 维权代表被抓失联 (Hunan lung disease patients and rights defenders petitioning the provincial government arrested)
Radio Free Asia, June 9, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-06092017102933.html

Monday, June 12, 2017 - 13:42

Chinese censors have a new target: celebrity news
中國網路審查新目標:明星八卦
The New York Times, June 12, 2017
EN: https://cn.nytimes.com/china/20170612/china-celebrity-news-wechat/en-us/CH: https://cn.nytimes.com/china/20170612/china-celebrity-news-wechat/zh-hant/

Annecy Festival drops Chinese film after Chinese government pressure
China Film Insider, June 12, 2017
http://chinafilminsider.com/annecy-festival-drops-chinese-film-chinese-government-pressure/

Communist Party rebukes China’s internet watchdog for "lax" control over cyberspace
South China Morning Post, June 12, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2097947/chinas-internet-regulator-rebuked-communist-party-lax

Monday, June 12, 2017 - 13:42

China charges activist over Tiananmen massacre t-shirt and friends who "sheltered" her
Radio Free Asia, June 9, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/activist-06092017115419.html

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 10:38

【六四28年】冷漠切割才是變相維穩 (28th Anniversary of June Fourth: By indifferently cutting ties with June 4, a disguised form of stability maintenance is achieved)
Mingpao, June 9, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170609/s00022/1496969245958

观察:郭文贵爆料能否撼动“习王体制”(Observation: Could Guo Wengui’s exposures shake “Xi-Wang structure”?)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 8, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/chinese-news-40194051

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 10:38

辯方大狀曾任反黑組督察 庭上稱慶幸毋須陪審團裁決 「除非你是黃絲」 即被裁判官打斷 (Frankin Chu’s defense counsel, former Police Inspector of the Organized Crime and Triad Bureau, tells court that he is glad case not heard by jury, says “unless you are yellow,” interrupted by magistrate)
Mingpao, June 9, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170609/s00001/1496992888767

Chinasplaining: Is Hong Kong China?
China Film Insider, June 8, 2017
http://chinafilminsider.com/chinasplaining-hong-kong-china/

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 10:38

How WeChat, China’s social media colossus, can get bigger still if smartphones are used more for work, survey shows
South China Morning Post, June 9, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/article/2097620/how-wechat-chinas-social-media-colossus-can-get-bigger-still-if

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 10:38

China accuses U.N. rights envoy of “meddling”' in its judiciary
Reuters, June 8, 2017
http://mobile.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSKBN18Z23V

四川試驗反腐「特赦」(Sichuan to pilot anti-graft “pardon” program)
Mingpao, June 9, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20170609/s00013/1496944533003

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 10:38

卧底伊万卡代工厂被捕 活动人士妻子寻夫 (Activists arrested while doing undercover investigation at Ivanka Trump’s factory, their wives in search for missing husbands)
Deutsche Welle, June 8, 2017
http://bit.ly/2rHKKwY

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 10:38

China closes social media accounts from top outlets, including Harper’s Bazaar
China Film Insider, June 9, 2017
http://chinafilminsider.com/china-closes-social-media-accounts-top-outlets-including-harpers-bazaar/

WeChat has a great new tool for fighting fake news, but there’s one little problem: Beijing
Quartz, June 9, 2017
https://qz.com/1002262/

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 10:38

深圳大抓捕:王军妻预产期提前胎儿或出血 国保再逼返鄂 (Shenzhen Crackdown: Wang Jun’s wife forced back to Hubei by national security authorities despite advancement of delivery date and potential danger to her fetus)
Radio Free Asia, June 7, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-06072017113828.html

李和平、李春富探访江天勇父母被警盘问 重点追问是否传出江天勇材料 (Li Heping and Li Chunfu’s parents questioned by police, were asked whether they leaked information about Jiang)
Radio Free Asia, June 8, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-06082017102629.html

“六四光明行”部分被捕者获律师会见 (Some arrested for “June Fourth Walk of Light” allowed meetings with lawyers)
Radio Free Asia, June 7, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-06072017113828.html

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 05:37

The China NGO project
ChinaFile, June 2, 2017
http://www.chinafile.com/ngo

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 05:37

毋忘六四議案遭否決 建制中唯一投贊成票 何君堯:高度讚賞學生情操 (Motion on “the June Fourth Incident” rejected, Junius Ho casts the only yes vote in pro-establishment camp, says he regards highly the students’ sentiments)
Mingpao, June 8, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170608/s00001/1496914112014

警方拒絕七一遊行銅鑼灣起步 民陣:倘衝突警方責無旁貸 (July 1 demonstration not allowed to start from Causeway Bay, organizer Civil Human Rights Front blames police if conflict arises)
Mingpao, June 8, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170608/s00001/1496916399945

解放军在维港进行海空巡逻 迎习访港? (PLA to conduct air and sea patrols over and in Victoria Harbor, Hong Kong, in preparation of Xi’s visit?)
Radio France Internationale, June 8, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20170608-解放军在维港进行海空巡逻-迎习访港

调查:香港回归后转差 但支持独立者减至11% (Poll: Situation worse after handover but support rate for independence reduced to 11%)
Radio France Internationale, June 8, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20170608-调查:香港回归后转差-但支持独立者减至11

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 05:37

倪玉兰再遭警察逼迁 被推下轮椅腰颈受伤 (Ni Yulan evicted by police again, suffers neck and back injuries after being pushed from wheelchair)
Radio Free Asia, June 7, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-06072017113748.html

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 05:37

The Chinese government just issued a new set of rules for foreign students studying in China
Quartz, June 7, 2017
https://qz.com/1000476/china-has-issued-a-new-set-of-rules-for-foreign-students-studying-at-chinese-universities/

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 05:37

China bans “soft burial”, an award-winning novel about the deadly consequences of land reform
Global Voices, June 8, 2017
https://globalvoices.org/2017/06/08/china-bans-soft-burial-an-award-winning-novel-about-the-deadly-consequences-of-land-reform/

Chinese censor shuts down dozens of online entertainment news accounts
South China Morning Post, June 7, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/economy/article/2097367/chinese-censor-shuts-down-dozens-online-entertainment-news

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 05:37

Chinese police ramp up charges against detained rights lawyer
Radio Free Asia, June 7, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/lawyer-06072017111256.html

Related:
江天勇被易罪逮捕 家属存钱未获回单 王全璋家人再向最高法提控告 (Jiang Tianyong arrested and charge changed, his family receives no receipt after sending Jiang money in jail, Wang Quanzhang’s family brings case to SPC again)
Radio Free Asia, June 7, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-06072017113828.html

Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers, Defenders and International Reactions: A Brief Chronology
Human Rights in China, May 11, 2017
http://www.hrichina.org/en/mass-crackdown-chinese-lawyers-defenders-and-international-reactions-brief-chronology

“You disappeared?” A wife seeks her husband missing in China
Associated Press, June 8, 2017
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/you-disappeared-a-wife-seeks-her-husband-missing-in-china/2017/06/08/8b4e84d6-4c3b-11e7-987c-42ab5745db2e_story.html

大陆清算声援香港占中者:苏昌兰、陈启棠二审被驳回上诉 (China clears Occupy Central supporters: Su Changlan and Chen Qitang’s appeal against second instance judgements rejected)
Radio Free Asia, June 7, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/ml1-06072017114005.html

Related:
Chinese court rejects appeal for activists who voiced support for Hong Kong’s Occupy protests
Hong Kong Free Press, June 8, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/08/chinese-court-rejects-appeal-activists-voiced-support-hong-kongs-occupy-protests/

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 06:34

Tiananmen survivor Rose Tang: Be separatists, be proud, and let the revolution begin in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Free Press, June 4, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/04/tiananmen-survivor-rose-tang-separatists-proud-let-revolution-begin-hong-kong/

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