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Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 05:21

The jailing of the Occupy trio: Was that a judgement… or an opinion piece?
Hong Kong Free Press, August 23, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/23/jailing-occupy-trio-judgement-opinion-piece/

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 05:21

又卷入"占中"案件 黄之锋再次受审 (Another "Occupy" case, Josuhua Wong stands trial again)
Deustche Welle, August 22, 2017
http://www.dw.com/zh/律师江天勇煽颠罪庭审结束-择日宣判/a-40188593

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 05:21

Second academic journal published by Cambridge University Press says China tried to block articles
South China Morning Post, August 22, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2107746/second-academic-journal-says-china-tried-block-articles

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 05:21

Fewer Chinese citizens filing petitions against authorities as Beijing tries to curb use
South China Morning Post, August 23, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2107944/fewer-chinese-citizens-filing-petitions-against

Chinese activist Jiang Tianyong's subversion trial dismissed as sham
The Guardian, August 22, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/22/chinese-activist-jiang-tianyong-subversion-trial-dismissed-as-sham

Related:
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

Poet held in southern China over planned poetry anthology remembering Liu Xiaobo
Radio Free Asia, August 22, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/poet-08222017110033.html

Related:
广州诗人浪子参与编选刘晓波纪念诗集被拘 (Guangzhou poet Liangzi involved in compiling Liu Xiaobo commemorative poetry anthology is arrested)
Voice of America, August 23, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/guangzhou-poet-detained-by-police/3997017.html

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 02:19

Political Prisoners in Hong Kong
ChinaFile, August 17, 2017
http://www.chinafile.com/conversation/political-prisoners-hong-kong

China’s bid to block my journal’s articles is a new attack on academic freedom
The Guardian, August 21, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/aug/21/china-bid-block-china-quarterly-attack-academic-freedom

Gao Zhisheng disappears
The Wall Street Journal, August 22, 2017
https://www.wsj.com/articles/gao-zhisheng-disappears-1503258811

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 02:19

林鄭月娥首開腔 指刑期覆核不涉政治 案中人非政治犯 (Carrie Lam on the sentencing of 16 young activists: judicial review of the sentences does not involve politics, and the people in those cases are not political prisoners)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 22, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1349513-20170822.htm

Hong Kong democracy leader Joshua Wong back in dock days after being jailed
Reuters, August 22, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-politics-idUSKCN1B20AU

Related:
佔旺20人涉刑事藐視法庭結案陳詞 黃浩銘黃之鋒應訊 (Student leader Joshua Wong and land rights activist Raphael Wong summoned again for contempt of court charge during “Occupy”)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 22, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1349539-20170822.htm

王丹决定推动港伞运领袖角逐诺贝尔奖 (Wang Dan says he will make efforts to nominate leaders from Umbrella Movement for the next Nobel Peace Prize)
Radio Free Asia, August 21, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/gf1-08212017102451.html

“Morale boost”: Politicians and activists speak of renewed solidarity at Sunday’s march over protester jailings
Hong Kong Free Press, August 21, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/21/morale-boost-politicians-activists-speak-renewed-solidarity-sundays-march-protester-jailings/

Two student activists jailed along with Joshua Wong in Hong Kong moved to separate prisons
South China Morning Post, August 22, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2107763/two-three-jailed-hong-kong-student-activists-moved-separate

Related:
Video: Jailing of democracy activists “not political persecution” says Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam
Hong Kong Free Press, August 21, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/21/jailing-democracy-activists-not-political-persecution-says-hong-kong-leader-carrie-lam/

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 02:19

Authorities in Xinjiang extend Uyghur persecution to region’s ethnic Kyrgyz
Radio Free Asia, August 21, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/kyrgyz-08212017162912.html

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 02:19

第二期“党建专家@互联网企业党员”活动在京举行 (Chinese cyberspace authority holds seminars in Beijing targeting party members in internet companies)
cac.gov,cn, August 17, 2017
http://www.cac.gov.cn/2017-08/17/c_1121500153.htm

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 02:19

7月全国查处违反中央八项规定精神问题4342起 (4,342 cases of party principle violation under investigation in July)
People’s Daily, August 22, 2017
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2017/0822/c1001-29484875.html

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 02:19

黑龙江省民代幼教师近4000人集体到该省信访局上访维权 (4,000 teachers in Heilongjiang protest for social security and official status at local letters and visits bureau)
Weiquanwang, August 22, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/08/4000.html

河北网友发帖抱怨医院伙食遭拘引发反弹 (Tens of thousands of netizens in China criticize local police for detaining a man who complains about canteen food quality online)
Voice of America, August 21, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/hebei-police-detains-blogger-who-complains-hospital-food-20170821/3993924.html

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 02:19

Cambridge University Press reverses China censorship move
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 21, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40998129

China's propaganda machine in overdrive
Al Jazeera, August 21, 2017
http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/listeningpost/2017/08/china-propaganda-machine-overdrive-170819132124484.html

After criticism, publisher reverses decision to bow to China’s censors
学界谴责请愿,剑桥大学出版社收回撤稿决定
The New York Times, August 21, 2017
EN: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/21/world/asia/china-quarterly-cambridge-university-press-censorship-publisher-reverses-decision-to-bow-to-chinas-censors.html CH: https://cn.nytimes.com/china/20170822/china-quarterly-cambridge-university-press-censorship-publisher-reverses-decision-to-bow-to-chinas-censors/

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 02:19

China begins trial of prominent rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong
Reuters, August 22, 2017
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-rights-idUSKCN1B209H

Related:
Prominent Chinese rights activist Jiang Tianyong “confesses” to inciting subversion of state power
Hong Kong Free Press, August 22, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/22/prominent-chinese-rights-activist-jiang-tianyong-confesses-inciting-subversion-state-power/

Detained Chinese rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang shortlisted for Dutch Human Rights Tulip award
Hong Kong Free Press, August 22, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/22/detained-chinese-rights-lawyer-wang-quanzhang-shortlisted-dutch-human-rights-tulip-award/

709律師江天勇認煽動顛覆罪 法庭擇日判 江妻指夫酷刑下被迫認罪 (709 lawyer Jiang Tianyong confesses to inciting subversion of state power; Jiang’s wife says husband was tortured and forced to confess)
Mingpao, August 22, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170822/s00004/1503379058579

新疆博乐一哈萨克族人因“泄密罪”判囚10年 (Kazakhs man in Xinjiang sentenced to ten years in prison for leaking state secrets)
Radio Free Asia, August 21, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql2-08212017103035.html

Monday, August 21, 2017 - 02:18

Legal terrorism? Hong Kong’s all-out attack on pro-democracy parties Demosistō & the League of Social Democrats
Hong Kong Free Press, August 21, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/21/legal-terrorism-hong-kongs-attack-pro-democracy-parties-demosisto-league-social-democrats/

如不信一國兩制 范太:最好離開香港 (Rita Fan: if you don’t believe in “one country, two systems,” you better leave Hong Kong)
Sing Tao Daily, August 20, 2017
http://std.stheadline.com/daily/news-content.php?id=1651317&target=2

Monday, August 21, 2017 - 02:18

Tens of thousands protest in Hong Kong over jailing of democracy activists
Reuters, August 20, 2017
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-politics-idUSKCN1B00CK

Related:
Hong Kong urged to free jailed pro-democracy protesters in open letter
The Guardian, August 18, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/18/a-letter-to-china-hong-kongs-democrats-should-be-honoured

数以万计港人游行 声援黄之锋等政治犯 (Tens of thousands of Hong Kongers march to support Joshua Wong and other political prisoners)
Radio Free Asia, August 20, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/cp-08202017155236.html

“It may be hot outside, but not hotter than our anger”: Protest against activist jailings attracts young and old
Hong Kong Free Press, August 21, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/21/may-hot-outside-not-hotter-anger-protest-activist-jailings-attracts-young-old/

如不信一國兩制 范太:最好離開香港 (Rita Fan: if you don’t believe in “one country, two systems,” you better leave Hong Kong)
Sing Tao Daily, August 20, 2017
http://std.stheadline.com/daily/news-content.php?id=1651317&target=2

Hong Kong presents a test of China’s good faith
Financial Times, August 20, 2017
https://www.ft.com/content/d4ec4902-8593-11e7-8bb1-5ba57d47eff7

外交部駐港公署:堅決反對外國政府干預香港港司法 (Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Hong Kong: Firmly oppose foreign gov’t’s interference of justice in Hong Kong)
Mingpao, August 20, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170820/s00001/1503231755804

Monday, August 21, 2017 - 02:18

十九大維穩 WhatsApp被失靈 傳內地為全面封鎖試水溫 (WhatsApp temporarily goes offline in China; the authorities said to be planning on a complete ban)
Apple Daily, August 20, 2017
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/news/art/20170820/20126850

Monday, August 21, 2017 - 02:18

六集政论专题片《法治中国》首播 全景式展现党的十八大以来全面依法治国恢弘篇章 (Six-episode political commentary series debuts in China and draws a magnificent picture of comprehensive rule of law since the 18th National Congress of the CPC)
Xinhua News Agency, August 18, 2017
http://news.xinhuanet.com/2017-08/18/c_1121507248.htm

Monday, August 21, 2017 - 02:18

上海46万“镇保”失地农民的49名代表第35次到上海市社会保障局维权 (49 representatives of farmers who lost their lands protest at Shanghai social security authority for 35th time)
Weiquanwang, August 20, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/08/464935.html

Monday, August 21, 2017 - 02:18

陸歌曲情定揚州下架 疑諷江澤民 (Rap song making Jiang Zeming innuendo is banned in China)
Central News Agency, August 20, 2017
http://www.cna.com.tw/news/acn/201708200072-1.aspx

Cambridge University Press censorship “exposes Xi Jinping's authoritarian shift”
The Guardian, August 20,2017
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/aug/20/cambridge-university-press-censorship-exposes-xi-jinpings-authoritarian-shift

Related:
Editor fears chilling effect after articles blocked in China
South China Morning Post, August 19, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2107491/editor-fears-chilling-effect-after-articles-blocked

Don't like our rules? Then leave, China newspaper says after journal censored
Reuters, August 21, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-censorship-journal-idUSKCN1B103J

China bans sensitive, long, and “weird” company names
China Digital Times, August 18, 2017
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2017/08/china-bans-long-weird-sensitive-company-names/

Monday, August 21, 2017 - 02:18

Liu Xia appears for first time since husband Liu Xiaobo's funeral
Reuters, August 19, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/19/liu-xia-appears-for-first-time-since-husband-liu-xiaobos-funeral

Related:
Video: Another mysterious clip purporting to depict wife of dissident Liu Xiaobo emerges
Hong Kong Free Press, August 21, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/21/__trashed-10/

再有劉霞影片流出 旁白男細聲提示「下一句」 (Another video of Liu Xia released online, male whispers instructions in the background)
Hkcnews, August 21, 2017
https://www.hkcnews.com/article/6329/劉曉波-劉霞-6329/再有劉霞影片流出-旁白男細聲提示「下一句」

Liu Xiaobo’s Death is a Stain on the CPC, International Community Must Press for Liu Xia’s Freedom
刘晓波之死是中共污点,国际社会必须施压让刘霞获得自由
Human Rights in China, July 13, 2017
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/statement/liu-xiaobos-death-stain-cpc-international-community-must-press-liu-xias-freedomCH: http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/statement/liu-xiaobos-death-stain-cpc-international-community-must-press-liu-xias-freedom

維權律師江天勇明受審 妻籲圍觀 (Wife of rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong calls for attention as Jiang faces trial on Tuesday)
Mingpao, August 21, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20170821/s00013/1503252133730

709家属:亲人不回绝不休 (Families of 709 lawyers and activists issue statement saying they will never stop until family members return home)
Weiquanwang, August 19, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/08/709_19.html

Friday, August 18, 2017 - 02:14

Political prisoners in Hong Kong
ChinaFile, August 18, 2017
http://www.chinafile.com/conversation/political-prisoners-hong-kong

嶺大學生會會長:繼續抗爭,低潮都要走出嚟 (Lingnan University Student Union President: Continue the struggle and walk out of the slump)
Inmediahk, August 17, 2017
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1051445

周永康父親:做咗嘅事要面對 3年輕人做事無私為子感驕傲 (Father of Alex Chow: I am proud of what the three young people did)
Mingpao, August 17, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170817/s00001/1502961429138

Friday, August 18, 2017 - 02:14

Joshua Wong & Nathan Law’s political party faces wipe-out, as it decries “abuse of judicial procedures”
Hong Kong Free Press, August 17, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/17/joshua-wong-nathan-laws-political-party-faces-wipe-decries-abuse-judicial-procedures/

Related:
“No political motive” behind seeking jail terms for student protesters, Hong Kong justice minister claims
South China Morning Post, August 18, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2107295/no-political-motive-behind-seeking-jail-terms-student

路透社引政府消息:袁國強推翻檢控人員建議 堅持上訴 (Reuters: Rimsky Yuen said to have overruled Hong Kong prosecutors’ recommendation on student leaders’ case and insisted on appealing)
Standnews, August 17, 2017
https://www.thestandnews.com/politics/公民廣場案-路透社引政府消息-袁國強推翻檢控人員建議-堅持上訴/

U.S. politicians warn Hong Kong’s special status may be axed amid “political prosecution” of democracy figures
Hong Kong Free Press, August 17, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/17/us-politicians-warn-hong-kongs-special-status-may-axed-amid-political-prosecution-democracy-figures/

Joshua Wong says party will send “most capable” candidates even if jail keeps him out of by-elections
South China Morning Post, August 17, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/2107129/activist-joshua-wong-says-party-will-send-most-capable

Hong Kong jailings could lend democracy cause greater legitimacy
The Guardian, August 17, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/17/hong-kong-jailings-democracy-greater-legitimacy

美國CECC:北京圖用司法制度打壓香港民主運動 (U.S. Congressional-Executive Commission on China: Beijing is actively trying to decimate the pro-democracy movement, apparently using Hong Kong’s courts and prosecutors to further its political agenda)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 17, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1348811-20170817.htm

10 reactions to Hong Kong’s jailing of democracy figures Joshua Wong, Nathan Law & Alex Chow
Hong Kong Free Press, August 17, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/17/10-reactions-hong-kongs-jailing-democracy-figures-joshua-wong-nathan-law-alex-chow/

Hong Kong’s mainland affairs chief accused of “one country, two systems” breach over by-elections
South China Morning Post, August 17, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2107152/hong-kongs-mainland-affairs-chief-accused-one-country-two

千人政總外集會 聲援東北案13名政治犯 (Over 1,000 gather in front of gov’t headquarters to support the 13 political prisoners in the New Territory land rights case)
Inmediahk, August 17, 2017
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1051449

Friday, August 18, 2017 - 02:14

新疆加速汉化 招聘内地3万余人 (Assimilation accelerated in Xinjiang, mainland recruitment exceeds 30,000)
Radio Free Asia, August 17, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql1-08172017114012.html

Friday, August 18, 2017 - 02:14

苹果之后轮到淘宝,中国再出手打压VPN (Taobao follows suit of Apple and removes VPN from online stores)
Voice of America, August 18, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/china-intensifying-crackdown-vpn-20170817/3990729.html

北师大将在全部宿舍安装人脸识别门禁系统 步入全面刷脸时代 (Students at Beijing Normal University have to get their faces scanned to enter dormitories)
Beijing New, August 18, 2017
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2017/08/18/454750.html

国内首个邪教举报求助网络平台落成 举报最高可获2000元奖励 (China’s first cult reporting and assistance-seeking website is now active, reporters can be rewarded up to 2,000 yuan)
Legal Evening News, August 17, 2017
http://www.fawan.com/2017/08/17/386081t185.html?kuaixun&_zbs_baidu_news

浙江省网信办约谈淘宝网、同花顺金融网等5家网站 (Zhejiang cyberspace authority criticizes Taobao and four other websites for selling illegal VPN services and online accounts)
Wang Xin Zhejiang, August 17, 2017
http://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_1765707

China plans to build "world-famous" cybersecurity schools in 10 years
The Diplomat, August 18, 2017
http://thediplomat.com/2017/08/china-plans-to-build-world-famous-cyber-security-schools-in-ten-years/

Friday, August 18, 2017 - 02:14

Deputy county head fired for lax environmental oversight
Sixth Tone, August 17, 2017
http://www.sixthtone.com/news/1000694/deputy-county-head-fired-for-lax-environmental-oversight#

2 disease control officials punished over HIV/AIDS
China Daily, August 17, 2017
http://www.china.org.cn/china/2017-08/17/content_41424617.htm

山西省长治市政协原副主席魏武被开除公职 (Changzhi, Shanxi CPCC vice-chairwoman Wei Wu dismissed from office)
The Paper, August 17, 2017
http://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_1766572

Former head of Chinese news agency investigated for graft
Reuters, August 16, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption-publishing-idUSKCN1AW0UQ

中央环保督察问责结果或公开 问责级别之高或出乎意料 (Environmental monitoring groups dispatched across the country and may publish their findings)
Legal Daily, August 17, 2017
http://news.xinhuanet.com/legal/2017-08/17/c_1121495329.htm

Friday, August 18, 2017 - 02:14

河北廊坊市民办和代课教师200余人穿文化衫在市政府上访维权 (Over 200 teachers in Langfang, Hebei, protest at local gov’t demanding compensation and official status after dismissal)
Weiquanwang, August 17, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/08/200.html

Friday, August 18, 2017 - 02:14

China targets Alibaba's Taobao, other e-commerce sites, in VPN crackdown
Reuters, August 17, 2017
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-censorship-vpn-idUSKCN1AX0KX

“We were all deceived”: Local Chinese gov’t backtracks after claiming no casualties in fatal mining accident
Hong Kong Free Press, August 16, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/16/deceived-local-chinese-govt-backtracks-claiming-no-casualties-fatal-mining-accident/

Friday, August 18, 2017 - 02:14

709案代理律师因被软禁提控告 王全璋家人遭恐吓 (709 defense lawyer accuses authorities of placing him under house arrest, Wang Quanzhang’s family suffers intimidation)
Radio Free Asia, August 17, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-08172017114127.html

广东海祭案通报:马强被拘捕 李舒嘉、李肇强获释 目前仍有5人被拘押 (Guangdong Liu Xiaobo sea memorial case update: Ma Qiang arrested, Li Shujia and Li Zhaoqiang released, five currently still detained)
Weiquanwang, August 17, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.com/2017/08/5_17.html

China jails ethnic Kazakh man for “helping others emigrate to Kazakhstan”
Radio Free Asia, August 16, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/kazakh-emigration-08162017132014.html

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 04:13

China exercises jurisdiction within Hong Kong borders
The Liberty Web, August 16, 2017
http://eng.the-liberty.com/2017/6878/

China should release Liu Xia, or risk repeating a terrible injustice
The Globe and Mail, August 16, 2017
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/china-should-release-liu-xia-or-risk-repeating-a-terrible-injustice/article35995522/

十三人在獄中失去的自由,是為成全我們的自由 (13 lose their freedom in prison to allow us to have freedom)
Inmediahk, August 17, 2017
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1051420

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 04:13

Hong Kong jails Joshua Wong and democracy activists over 2014 Umbrella Movement protests
Hong Kong Free Press, August 17, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/17/breaking-hong-kong-jails-joshua-wong-democracy-activists-2014-umbrella-movement-protests/

Related:
雙學三子改判入獄 黃之鋒囚半年 羅冠聰囚8個月 周永康囚7個月 3人將上訴 (Hong Kong student leaders jailed for six to eight months, all three will appeal)
Mingpao, August 17, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170817/s00001/1502934884818

Asked about jailing of protesters, chief secretary vows to improve communication with city’s youth
South China Morning Post, August 16, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2107014/asked-about-jailing-protesters-chief-secretary-vows-improve

I am mentally prepared for jail, says activist Joshua Wong
Hong Kong Free Press, August 16, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/16/i-mentally-prepared-jail-says-activist-joshua-wong/

Video: “First Umbrella”—the dramatic chain of events which sparked the 2014 pro-democracy Occupy protests
Hong Kong Free Press, August 17, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/17/video-first-umbrella-dramatic-chain-events-sparked-2014-pro-democracy-occupy-protests/

Hong Kong democrat charged with “misleading” police over abduction claim
Reuters, August 17, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-politics-idUSKCN1AX061

Related:
林子健涉誤導警務人員准保釋候訊 (Howard Lam released on bail after being charged with misleading the police)
Apple Daily, August 17, 2017
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/realtime/news/20170817/57091625

香港專上學生聯會就反東北案刑期覆核判決之聲明 (Hong Kong student union issues statement concerning verdicts of New Territory land rights activists)
Inmediahk, August 17, 2017
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1051414

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 04:13

Official fired after cover-up of fatal mining accident
Sixth Tone, August 15, 2017
http://www.sixthtone.com/news/1000690/official-fired-after-cover-up-of-fatal-mining-accident

Former national legislator sentenced to life imprisonment for organizing prostitution
Xinhua, August 15, 2017
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-08/15/c_136528328.htm

Former head of Chinese news agency investigated for graft
Reuters, August 16, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption-publishing-idUSKCN1AW0UQ

福建前7月1068人违反八项规定被处分 含8名厅官 (Fujian punishes 1,068 officials for violating party principles during the first seven months of 2017)
People.com, August 17, 2017
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2017/0817/c1001-29477104.html

贵州:上半年处理违规违纪纪检监察干部218人 (Guizhou punishes 218 officials from local discipline inspection authority for violating disciplines during the first six months of 2017)
People.com, August 17, 2017
http://politics.people.com.cn/ywkx/n1/2017/0817/c363762-29476392.html

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 04:13

上海公民为唐荆陵律师和袁新亭上街举牌发声 要求立即释放 (Shanghai citizens petition for immediate release of lawyer Tang Jingling and Yuan Xinting)
Weiquanwang, August 12, 2017
https://wqw2010.blogspot.com/2017/08/blog-post_75.html

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 04:13

刘飞跃被加控“为境外非法提供国家秘密罪” (“Illegally leaking state secrets abroad” added to website founder Liu Feiyue’s charges)
Radio Free Asia, August 16, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/gf1-08162017105148.html

就因吴淦开庭余文生2017年8月12日至14日被软禁一案 余文生向有关部门提起控告 (Lawyer Yu Wensheng sues local authorities for putting him under house arrest on the day of Wu Gan’s trial)
Weiquanwang, August 16, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/08/2017-8-12-14-1967-11-11-24-6-107-602.html

Liu Xia has left Beijing, relatives told, rights group says
Hong Kong Standard, August 16, 2017
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/breaking-news.php?id=95233&sid=4

瞿明学向甘肃省人民检察院提起控告 要求立案追究涉案人员徇私枉法、破坏选举的刑事责任 (Qu Mingxue files accusation against Gansu Provincial People’s Procuratorate, requesting investigation into favoritism and criminal responsibility for sabotaging elections)
Weiquanwang, August 16, 2017
https://wqw2010.blogspot.com/2017/08/blog-post_60.html

限制维权人士行动有新招 张宝成半月两度被指“吸毒”(New tactics to limit actions of human rights activists: Zhang Baocheng accused of “taking drugs” for second time this month)
Radio Free Asia, August 16, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-08162017105030.html

新疆温泉哈萨克族牧民被秘判12年 (Kazakh herdsman sentenced to 12 years in Wenquan, Xinjiang)
Radio Free Asia, August 15, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql1-08152017113604.html

丈夫大陆被拘,妻子奔走联合国呼吁救人 (Wife appeals to United Nations to rescue husband detained in mainland)
Radio Free Asia, August 16, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/gf2-08162017104033.html

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 02:12

Three young voices versus a superpower
The New York Times, August 15, 2017
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/15/opinion/hong-kong-activists-prisoners-china.html

China is forcing Uighurs abroad to return home. Why aren’t more countries refusing to help?
China File, August 14, 2017
http://www.chinafile.com/reporting-opinion/viewpoint/china-forcing-uighurs-abroad-return-home-why-arent-more-countries

Liu Xiaobo’s stern warning
National Review, August 14, 2017
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/450472/liu-xiaobo-warned-world-stop-appeasing-china

吴淦(“超级低俗屠夫”)案中的法律问题 (Legal issues in the case of Wu Gan)
Financial Times, August 16, 2017
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001073849

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 02:12

Protesters who stormed Hong Kong’s Legislative Council given jail terms after prosecutors pushed for tougher sentences
South China Morning Post, August 15, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/2106839/jail-instead-community-service-13-protesters-who-stormed

Related:
In Pictures: Democrats criticize appeal court’s decision to jail 13 activists over 2014 clash at legislature
Hong Kong Free Press, August 16, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/16/pro-democracy-activists-criticise-appeal-courts-decision-jail-13-activists-2014-clash-legislature/

黃之鋒估計明天面臨監禁 刑期與昨日東北案被告相若 (Joshua Wong expects to face jail time tomorrow and receive similar sentences of New Territory development protesters)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 16, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1348459-20170816.htm

回應林子健被捕 李家超指警方按實際情況既定程序處理 (John Lee: police are following established procedures in accordance with reality in the arrest of Howard Lam)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 16, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1348457-20170816.htm

反東北案12被告將上訴 長毛斥「冤獄 (12 defendants in the New Territory development protest will appeal; Long hair calls the verdicts unjust)
Inmediahk, August 15, 2017
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1051382

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 02:12

China’s new cybersecurity law lacks detail, says Tencent VP
South China Morning Post, August 15, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/tech/enterprises/article/2106910/chinas-new-cybersecurity-law-lacks-detail-says-tencent-vp

Related:
China's probe into Tencent, Baidu, Sina may be about politics, not cybersecurity
CNBC, August 15, 2017
https://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/15/politics-underline-china-probe-of-tencent-baidu-sina.html

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 02:12

山西和顺矿难瞒报事件:煤管局长就地免职 (Director of coal mine authority in Shaanxi removed from duty after trying to conceal information about deadly mining accident)
China National Radio, August 15, 2017
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/nd/2017-08-15/doc-ifyixtym5096818.shtml

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 02:12

New normal? Strike Map shows steady trends in worker actions in first half of 2017
China Labor Bulletin, August 15, 2017
http://www.clb.org.hk/content/new-normal-strike-map-shows-steady-trends-worker-actions-first-half-2017

湖南娄底警察电棍致人死亡 百人游行抗议 (Loudi, Hunan police cause death with electric batons, hundreds protest)
Radio Free Asia, August 15, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-08152017114159.html

顶十九大维稳风 各地再掀老兵维权潮 (Veterans from many provinces protest at local gov’ts, despite pressure of stability maintenance rises before the 19th National Congress of the CPC)
Radio Free Asia, August 15, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-08152017114241.html

湖南娄底警察电棍致人死亡 百人抗议遭抓捕 (Hundreds protest against police brutality and get arrested after villager died under custody in Hunan)
Radio Free Asia, August 15, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-08152017114159.html

中國Walmart工人眾籌五萬打官司 至今三宗勝訴獲賠償 (Walmart workers in China crowd-fund 50,000 yuan for their lawsuits and have won three cases)
Inmediahk, August 15, 2017
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1051381

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 02:12

山西晋中煤矿滑坡埋人 政府一度隐瞒 (Government conceals coal mine landslide that buried people in Jinzhong, Shanxi)
Radio Free Asia, August 15, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huanjing/yf2-08152017114412.html

Journalism, propaganda, censorship, and the 19th Party Congress
China Digital Times, August 14, 2017
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2017/08/journalism-propaganda-censorship-19th-party-congress/

人权组织要求中国政府说明高智晟的下落 (Human rights organization asks the Chinese gov’t for Gao Zhisheng’s whereabouts)
Voice of America, August 16, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/china-human-rights-lawyer-gao-zhishen-20170815/3987000.html

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 02:12

湖南维权律师谢阳继续遭当局严密看管 (Hunan rights lawyer Xie Yang continues to face severe surveillance from authorities)
Radio Free Asia, August 14, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-08142017110712.html

Related:
Chen Guiqiu’s statement of condemnation regarding Xie Yang’s trial
陈桂秋关于谢阳案开庭审理的谴责声明
Human Rights in China, May 6, 2017
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/citizens-square/chen-guiqius-statement-condemnation-regarding-xie-yangs-trialCH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/gong-min-yan-chang/chen-gui-qiu-guan-yu-xie-yang-kai-ting-shen-li-de-qian-ze-sheng-ming

See more items on Xie Yang:
http://www.hrichina.org/en/defenders/xie-yang

709李文足的声明 (Li Wenzu, wife of 709 lawyer, criticizes police for lying and intimidating family members in open statement)
Weiquanwang, August 15, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/08/709_95.html

上海维权人士吴玉芬及80岁高龄的杜金媛被关黑监狱至今已40多天仍未获得释放 (80-year-old Du Jinyuan from Shanghai, along with land rights defender Wu Yufen, still held in black jail for over 40 days, without release)
Weiquanwang, August 15, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/08/48.html

新疆温泉哈萨克族牧民被秘判12年 (Kazakh herder in Xinjiang sentenced to 12 years after secret trial)
Radio Free Asia, August 15, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql1-08152017113604.html

China rights activist Wu Gan may face up to 10 years in prison
Voice of America, August 15, 2017
https://www.voanews.com/a/china-activist-trial-wu-gan/3986125.html

前首都师范大学副教授朱德龙因在微信群批评中共总书记习近平搞个人崇拜、封杀网络民意,竟被行政拘留5天 (Capital Normal University associate professor Zhu Delong already detained for five days after criticizing CCP General Secretary Xi Jinping on WeChat for engaging in self-worship and blacklisting netizens)
Weiquanwang, August 15, 2017
https://wqw2010.blogspot.com/2017/08/5.html

完善以宪法为核心的中国特色社会主义法律体系 (To perfect a socialist legal system with Chinese characteristics and the Constitution at its core)
People’s Daily, August 14, 2017
http://zj.people.com.cn/n2/2017/0814/c186327-30604076.html

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 02:10

Liu Xia: A woman whose existence is an embarrassment to China
EJ Insight, August 14, 2017
http://www.ejinsight.com/20170814-liu-xia-a-woman-whose-existence-is-an-embarrassment-to-china/

Why Hong Kong’s justice minister Rimsky Yuen is so sanguine about joint checkpoint for express rail link
South China Morning Post, July 28, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2104469/why-hong-kongs-justice-minister-rimsky-yuen-so-sanguine

Cybersecurity Law gets its first big investigation
China Media Project, August 11, 2017
http://cmp.hku.hk/2017/08/11/chinas-cac-investigate-wechat-weibo-baidu-tieba/

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 02:10

Democrat who says Chinese agents assaulted him accuses police of leaking “damaging” details of investigation
Hong Kong Free Press, August 14, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/14/democrat-says-chinese-agents-assaulted-accuses-police-leaking-damaging-details-investigation/

Related:
Hong Kong democrat arrested for “misleading” police after abduction claims
Reuters, August 15, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-politics-idUSKCN1AV03K

閉路電視未見被人擄 林子健涉誤導警方被捕 (CCTV footage shows no signs of abduction, Howard Lam arrested for misleading the police)
Apple Daily, August 15, 2017
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/realtime/news/20170815/57081702

林鄭月娥不評論林子健事件 稱社會可自行判斷 (Carrie Lam refuses to comment on the incident of Howard Lam and says the society can make its own judgment)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 15, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1348274-20170815.htm

律政司覆核成功 反東北案13被告改判監8至13個月 (13 activists sentenced from 8 to 13 months in prison following Department of Justice’s successful appeal)
Inmediahk, August 15, 2017
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1051372

Stop pursuing democracy under Hong Kong’s Basic Law, Occupy co-founder Benny Tai urges
South China Morning Post, August 12, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2106572/stop-pursuing-democracy-under-hong-kongs-basic-law-occupy-co

“All Hong Kong lawmakers should retake oaths”: Litigious former civil servant files legal bid to restart process
South China Morning Post, August 14, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/2106707/hong-kong-king-judicial-reviews-lodges-legal-bid-restart

Hong Kong gov’t appeals sentences for protesters who opposed New Territories development plan
Hong Kong Free Press, August 14, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/14/hong-kong-govt-appeals-sentences-protesters-opposed-new-territories-development-plan/

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 02:10

新疆青河县少数民族出国须五个部门审批盖章 (Kazakh minorities in Xinjiang need approvals from different authorities to go aboard)
Radio Free Asia, August 14, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql1-08142017110509.html

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 02:10

China's mobile apps exceed 4.02 mln
Xinhua, August 12, 2017
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-08/12/c_136520929.htm

去年以来全国破获电信网络诈骗案11.9万余起 (More than 119,000 cases of telecommunications fraud cracked nationwide since last year)
Legal Daily, August 14, 2017
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/judicial/content/2017-08/14/content_7279863.htm?node=80570

第三届中国网络正能量一江山论坛在台州举行 (Third China Online Positive Energy Yijiangshan Forum held in Taizhou)
China Communist Youth League, August 14, 2017
http://news.youth.cn/gn/201708/t20170814_10510242.htm

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 02:10

湖北严格执行《中国共产党问责条例》 (Hubei strictly enforces the “Chinese Communist Party Accountability Provisions”)
Xinhua, August 13, 2017
http://news.xinhuanet.com/legal/2017-08/13/c_129679348.htm

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 02:10

上海公民为唐荆陵律师和袁新亭上街举牌发声 要求立即释放 (Shanghai citizens petition for immediate release of lawyer Tang Jingling and Yuan Xinting)
Weiquanwang, August 12, 2017
https://wqw2010.blogspot.com/2017/08/blog-post_75.html

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 02:10

China detains four WeChat users for spreading false rumors about earthquakes
Neowin, August 13, 2017
https://www.neowin.net/news/china-detains-four-wechat-users-for-spreading-false-rumours-about-earthquakes

Duowei: China launched Internet crackdown to secure the internet prior to 19th National Congress
Deutsche Welle, August 11, 2017
EN Summary: http://chinascope.org/archives/12942
CH: http://news.dwnews.com/china/news/2017-08-11/60006388.html

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 02:10

Eye-catching China activist Super Vulgar Butcher “admits wrongdoing”
Reuters, August 14, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-rights-idUSKCN1AU153

Related:
吴淦案将开庭各地声援者被稳控 (Wu Gan’s trial begins, supporters in various places face suppression)
Radio Free Asia, August 13, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-08132017104934.html

上海数十维权人士集体向北京市高级法院提起行政诉讼 (Dozens of rights defenders from Shanghai file administrative lawsuit against State Bureau for Letters and Calls at Higher People’s Court of Beijing)
Weiquanwang, August 15, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/08/blog-post_15.html

中国异议人士高智晟突然从家里失踪 (Dissident Gao Zhisheng suddenly disappears from Shaanxi residence on August 13)
Radio Free Asia, August 14, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/wy-08142017135657.html

湖北鄂州家庭教会遭鞭炮“轰炸” 信徒被打 (Home church in Hubei met with intimidation and sabotaging, believers beaten and arrested by local police)
Radio Free Asia, August 14, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/ql2-08142017110549.html

律师立案时遭殴打,河北丛台法院:清退涉事辅警,赔偿律师 (Lawyer beaten while filing case, Hebei Congtai Court: Clear out auxiliary police, compensate lawyer)
The Paper, August 14, 2017
http://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_1762849

“现代法院”究竟长啥样 (What in the world are “modern courts” like?)
Legal Daily, August 13, 2017
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2017-08/13/content_7279452.htm?node=5955

人民陪审员 更接地气了 (好政策,让生活更美好) (Jurors are more down to earth, good government policy has improved people’s lives)
People.com.cn, August 13, 2017
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2017/0813/c1001-29466669.html

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 02:09

China: Trial of prominent activist “the Butcher” a cruel farce
Amnesty International, August 11, 2017
https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2017/08/china-trial-of-prominent-activist-the-butcher-a-cruel-farce/

Wu Gan’s “trial”—Yet another sad example of China’s political “justice”
Jerry’s Blog, August 11, 2017
http://www.jeromecohen.net/jerrys-blog/2017/8/11/wu-gans-trial

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 02:09

林子健批警方調查不公道 林卓廷:李家超言論不負責任 (Howard Lam criticizes Hong Kong police for unfair investigation; Lawmaker Lam Cheuk-ting calls Secretary for Security’s statement irresponsible)
Mingpao, August 14, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170814/s00001/1502675163955

香港电台BBC频道让给中国央广 (RTHK replaces BBC with China National Radio)
Voice of America, August 14, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/RTHB-BBC-CHINA/3983844.html

Related:
Radio silence: 24-hour broadcast of BBC World Service dropped in Hong Kong
The Guardian, August 13, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/aug/13/radio-silence-24-hour-broadcast-of-bbc-world-service-dropped-in-hong-kong

曾任佔中糾察 郭紹傑被踢出港九拯溺員工會 (Life Guards Union kicks council member out for participating in Occupy Central)
Mingpao, August 13, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170813/s00001/1502635220192

香港《前哨》老总吐苦水“强力部门”恐吓无日无之 (Hong Kong magazine owner complains about constant threats from Chinese authorities)
Radio France Internationale , August 13, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr//中国/20170813-香港前哨老总吐苦水强力部门恐吓无日无之

《前哨》總編:強力部門綁架妻子 恐嚇員工 (Editor in Chief of Hong Kong magazine talks about wife abducted and employees threatened by Chinese authorities)
Apple Daily, August 13, 2017
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/news/art/20170813/20120053

各方籲放下分歧 周永康:反對派更應建立溝通平台 梁天琦:香港已走向完全專制 (Hong Kong pro-democracy groups hold seminar and talk about tactics against suppression)
The Stand News, August 13, 2017
https://www.thestandnews.com/politics/民主運動對策-各方籲放下分歧-周永康-反對派更應建立溝通平台-梁天琦-香港已走向完全專制/"

Hong Kong democracy activists continue campaign for Liu Xia’s release despite alleged kidnapping
South China Morning Post, August 12, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2106564/hong-kong-democracy-activists-continue-campaign-liu-xias

Hong Kong police chief promises thorough investigation of alleged assault on activist by Chinese agents
Hong Kong Free Press, August 11, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/11/hong-kong-police-chief-promises-thorough-investigation-alleged-assault-activist-chinese-agents/

Related:
Torture of Hong Kong Democrat will not stop us fighting for release of dissident’s widow, activists say
South China Morning Post, August 11, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2106479/torture-hong-kong-democrat-will-not-stop-us-fighting-release

Democrat “abduction”: Friend of late Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo criticizes “mainlandisation” of Hong Kong
Hong Kong Free Press, August 12, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/12/democrat-abduction-friend-late-chinese-dissident-liu-xiaobo-criticises-mainlandisation-hong-kong/

Social worker board remains undecided on punishing pro-democracy activist Ken Tsang for misconduct
Hong Kong Free Press, August 10, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/10/social-worker-board-remains-undecided-punishing-pro-democracy-activist-ken-tsang-misconduct/

Staff of ousted lawmakers say head of legislature should take responsibility for approving controversial oaths
Hong Kong Free Press, August 12, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/12/staff-ousted-lawmakers-say-head-legislature-take-responsibility-approving-controversial-oaths/

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 02:09

Big data and AI harnessed to perfect the police state in China
The News Lens, August 11, 2017
https://international.thenewslens.com/article/75151

China is investigating its Internet giants over failures to police content—and sending a warning
Quartz, August 10, 2017
https://qz.com/1051539/china-is-investigating-its-internet-giants-tencent-tcehy-baidu-bidu-sina-weibo-wb-over-failures-to-police-content/

Related:
微博回应被调查:深知责任担当,将不断升级技术和人工防控 (Weibo responds to investigation: we recognize well the responsibility we play, will continue to upgrade technological and artificial controls)
The Paper, August 11, 2017
http://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_1760065腾讯微信回应被调查:严格自查自纠,呼吁广大用户守法 (Tencent responds to investigation: we will stringently self-investigate and self-control, urge users to abide by law)
The Paper, August 11, 2017
http://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_1760154百度贴吧回应被立案调查:深表歉意,将积极配合进行整改 (Baidu responds to investigation: we deeply apologize, will actively cooperate to initiate rectification)
The Paper, August 11, 2017
http://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_1759976

40城推出“刷脸政务”,“人脸识别”拓出便民新场景 (40 cities launch “facial recognition government services,” develop new conditions for the convenience of the public)
Legal Daily, August 11, 2017
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2017-08/11/content_7279188.htm?node=5955

The great firewall update: Clamping down on VPNs
Al Jazeera, August 12, 2017
http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/listeningpost/2017/08/great-firewall-update-clamping-vpns-170812090721781.html

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 02:09

北京:上半年查处违反中央八项规定精神问题242人 (Beijing punishes 242 officials for violating Party principles during first half of 2017)
People.com.cn, August 14, 2017
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2017/0814/c1001-29467435.html

China focus: top-down inspection—China's "secret weapon" for governance
Xinhua, August 11, 2017
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-08/11/c_136519200.htm

多地探索建公务员诚信档案 公务员失信如何惩戒?(Many government officials investigate establishment of “integrity” files, how to discipline dishonest officials?)
The Paper, August 11, 2017
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2017-08/11/content_7278015.htm?node=5955

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 02:09

葛文秀等59位律师联名就《国家监察法(草案)》立法向全国人大公开提出四点建议 (59 lawyers write open letter to NPC making suggestions to the draft of National Supervision Law of the PRC)
Weiquanwang, August 13, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/08/59.html

湖南省幼师集体在省政府上访维权已14天 (Hunan kindergarten collectively petition provincial government for 14th day)
Weiquanwang, August 10, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.com/2017/08/14.html

川震死伤人数持续增加 网民造谣遭查处 (Number of injured in Sichuan quake continues to rise, netizens investigate rumors)
Radio Free Asia, August 10, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huanjing/yf2-08102017112402.html

China’s army of green activists
Gulf News, August 11, 2017
http://gulfnews.com/weekend-review/features/world/china-s-army-of-green-activists-1.2071769

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 02:09

維權人士吳淦案天津閉門審理 多人聲援被帶走 (Rights defender Wu Gan faces closed trial today in Tianjin, many supporters taken away by police)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 14, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1348010-20170814.htm

Related:
The twelve “crimes” of Wu Gan the Butcher
China Change, August 13, 2017
https://chinachange.org/2017/08/13/the-twelve-crimes-of-wu-gan-the-butcher/

支聯會「尋人啟事」促放劉霞 (Hong Kong Alliance starts poster campaign and demands Liu Xia to be released)
Apple Daily, August 13, 2017
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/news/art/20170813/20120163

Related:
海內外42團體聯署聲明 促放劉霞及海祭者 (42 groups press for the release of Liu Xia and Liu Xiaobo mourners)
HK01, August 13, 2017
https://www.hk01.com /港聞/111697/-劉曉波逝世一個月-海內外42團體聯署聲明-促放劉霞及海祭者

Tens of thousands demand President Xi frees Liu Xia
Amnesty International, August 11, 2017
https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2017/08/china-tens-of-thousands-demand-president-xi-frees-liu-xia/

杨天水查出脑瘤才保外就医,北京故伎重演? (Political prisoner Yang Tianshui out on medical parole after diagnosed with brain tumor)
Radio Free Asia, August 13, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/hc-08132017150651.html

“Released” rights lawyer still held in northern China cave under police guard
Radio Free Asia, August 10, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/cave-08102017160540.html

Friday, August 11, 2017 - 02:06

A new torture in China
China Policy Institute, August 10, 2017
https://cpianalysis.org/2017/08/10/a-new-torture-in-china/

China’s VPN ban exposes its citizens to cyber-attacks
The Next Web, August 9, 2017
https://thenextweb.com/world/2017/08/09/chinas-vpn-ban-exposes-its-citizens-to-cyber-attacks/#.tnw_oKZm6KmH

Interview: Jeremy Brown on learning lessons and maintaining stability after accidents and disasters
China Digital Times, August 10, 2017
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2017/08/interview-jeremy-brown-learning-lessons-maintaining-stability-accidents-disasters/

不是跨境執法,而是國安行兇 (It is not cross-border law enforcement, it is Chinese agents assaulting people)
Inmediahk, August 11, 2017
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1051301

楊岳橋譴責擄走林子健事件踐踏香港底線 (Alvin Yeung: The abduction of Howard Lam toes Hong Kong’s bottom line)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 11, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1347628-20170811.htm

Hong Kong government seeks harsher sentence for democracy activists
Jerry’s Blog, August 10, 2017
http://www.jeromecohen.net/jerrys-blog/2017/8/10/hkgov-seeks-harsher-sentence-for-democracy-activists

Friday, August 11, 2017 - 02:06

BREAKING: Hong Kong Democratic Party says member was “grabbed, assaulted, threatened” by Chinese agents in Mong Kok
Hong Kong Free Press, August 11, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/11/breaking-hong-kong-democratic-party-says-member-grabbed-assaulted-threatened-chinese-agents-mong-kok/

Related:
【民主黨員被擄】遭警告勿交美斯簽名予劉霞 林子健稱砵蘭街被擄迷魂毆打 凌晨西貢沙灘醒來 (Democratic Party member says he was grabbed, drugged, assaulted, and told not to give Messi’s autograph to Liu Xia)
Mingpao, August 11, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170811/s00001/1502423513749

尋找劉霞行動 (Hong Kong Alliance to organize poster campaign demanding to know Liu Xia’s whereabouts)
Hong Kong Alliance, August 11, 2017
https://www.facebook.com/hkalliance/posts/1593424790691946

Mainland continues preferential policies for HK and Macao residents
Xinhua, August 10, 2017
http://www.ecns.cn/2017/08-10/268736.shtml

Related:
Beijing plan to give Hongkongers based on mainland same rights there raises questions
South China Morning Post, August 10, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/economy/article/2106305/beijing-plan-give-hongkongers-based-mainland-same-rights

Chief Exec. Carrie Lam refuses to limit powers of Chinese law enforcement at Hong Kong’s new rail terminal
Hong Kong Free Press, August 10, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/10/chief-exec-carrie-lam-refuses-limit-powers-chinese-law-enforcement-hong-kongs-new-rail-terminal/

Broad role in Belt and Road Initiative for HK: Carrie Lam
The Straits Times, August 10, 2017
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/broad-role-in-belt-and-road-initiative-for-hk-carrie-lam

Former Executive Council member Barry Cheung to face fraud charges
Hong Kong Free Press, August 10, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/10/former-executive-council-member-barry-cheung-arrested-alleged-conspiracy-defraud/

Friday, August 11, 2017 - 02:06

腾讯微信、新浪微博、百度贴吧涉嫌违反《网络安全法》被立案调查 (Tencent, Sina, and Baidu under investigation for suspected violation of Cybersecurity Law of the PRC)
People.com.cn, August 11, 2017
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2017/0811/c1001-29465471.html

广东举办全省网络新闻信息服务从业人员培训班 (Guangdong launches province-wide training course for internet news information service practitioners)
Office of the Central Leading Group for Cyberspace Affairs, August 9, 2017
http://www.cac.gov.cn/2017-08/09/c_1121451631.htm

Friday, August 11, 2017 - 02:06

China urges Canada to expand joint efforts to fight corruption
South China Morning Post, August 10, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2106218/china-urges-canada-expand-joint-efforts-fight

Chinese province says ends corruption “cancer”
Reuters, August 9, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption-shanxi-idUSKBN1AQ02N

Friday, August 11, 2017 - 02:06

許志永堅信中國會順應歷史潮流走向民主法治自由 (Xu Zhiyong: China will follow historical trend and walk towards democracy, rule of law, and freedom)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 11, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1347574-20170811.htm

西藏人权组织发布《喇荣佛学院之秘》报告 (Tibetan human rights organization releases report on Larung Gar Buddhist institute)
Radio Free Asia, August 10, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-08102017162831.html

上海公民近日举行今年第15次上街举牌要求批准《公民权利和政治权利国际公约》和官员公开财产 (Shanghai citizens protest for the 15th time, requesting public disclosure of government assets in accordance with the “International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights”)
Weiquanwang, August 10, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.com/2017/08/15_10.html

Friday, August 11, 2017 - 02:06

Developers file antitrust complaint against Apple in China
Voice of America, August 10, 2017
https://www.voanews.com/a/china-apple-antitrust-complaint/3979978.html

China clamps down on quake reporting as rescue workers battle damaged roads
Radio Free Asia, August 10, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/quake-08102017122534.html

Friday, August 11, 2017 - 02:06

Liu Xia, widow of Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, missing for 26 days
Hong Kong Free Press, August 10, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/10/liu-xia-widow-nobel-laureate-liu-xiaobo-missing-26-days/

Related:
Liu Xia's imprisonment “violation of international law”
Deutsche Welle, August 9, 2017
http://www.dw.com/en/liu-xias-imprisonment-violation-of-international-law/a-40026618

Liu Xiaobo's Living Legacy
劉曉波被海葬,遺孀劉霞仍遭嚴密控制
Human Rights in China, July 27, 2017
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/liu-xiaobos-living-legacyCH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/liu-xiao-bo-de-jing-shen-yi-chan

Xinjiang authorities sentence Uyghur scholar to 10 years in prison
Radio Free Asia, August 9, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/scholar-08092017151559.html

江苏盐城民营企业主蒋思军因联署访民要求市委书记履职被拘留15日 (Yancheng, Jiangsu business owner Jiang Sijun detained for 15 days for requesting that municipal Party Committee Secretary perform his duties)
Weiquanwang, August 9, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.com/2017/08/15.html

“No sign” of Kazakh imam scheduled for release from prison in July
Radio Free Asia, August 9, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/kazakh-imam-08092017121527.html

丁汉忠案改判死缓 家属称不公将上诉 (Land rights activist Ding Hanzhong sentenced to life, family says he will appeal)
Radio Free Asia, August 10, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-08102017105501.html

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 08:05

從劉曉波死訊看大陸社交媒體的管控 (Death of Liu Xiaobo shows how censorship of mainland social media works)
Mingpao, August 10, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170810/s00022/1502328849585

What happened to Apple’s moral backbone?
Fortune, August 8, 2017
http://fortune.com/2017/08/08/apple-china-iphone-vpn-censorship-ban/

張曉明形容4人失議員資格是沉重打擊港獨分離勢力 (Zhang Xiaoming: DQ of four lawmakers is a heavy blow to the Hong Kong separatists)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 9, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1347267-20170809.htm

反擊政府歪理 法律界要站出來 (The law community must stand up to government’s nonsense)
Inmediahk, August 10, 2017
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1051274

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 08:05

王毅会见林郑月娥,就香港特区扩大对外交往与合作交换意见 (Wang Yi and Carrie Lam meet, exchange views on expansion of diplomacy and cooperation in Hong Kong)
The Paper, August 9, 2017
http://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_1757928

Justice Dept. seeks harsher sentences for activists over clash which sparked Hong Kong’s Occupy protests
Hong Kong Free Press, August 9, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/09/justice-dept-seeks-harsher-sentences-activists-clash-sparked-hong-kongs-occupy-protests/

Hong Kong’s justice minister responds to opposition fears on joint railway checkpoint
South China Morning Post, August 8, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2105991/hong-kongs-justice-minister-responds-opposition-fears-joint

Latest lawmaker ejections a heavy blow to “Hong Kong independence separatist forces,” claims Beijing’s top man in city
Hong Kong Free Press, August 8, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/09/latest-lawmaker-ejections-heavy-blow-hong-kong-independence-separatist-forces-claims-beijings-top-man-city/

Police urge young inmates claiming abuse to provide details so officers can follow up
South China Morning Post, August 9, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/2106086/police-urge-young-inmates-claiming-abuse-provide-details-so

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 08:05

China enforces first action under developing cyber security law
Forbes, August 8, 2017
https://www.forbes.com/sites/roncheng/2017/08/08/china-enforces-first-action-under-developing-cyber-security-law/#c7880b522bcf

China’s Tencent is quietly testing a “social credit score” based on people’s online behavior
Quartz, August 9, 2017
https://qz.com/1049669/chinas-tencent-hkg-0700-is-quietly-testing-a-social-credit-score-based-on-peoples-online-behavior/

广东举办全省网络新闻信息服务从业人员培训班 (Guangdong launches province-wide training course for internet news information service practitioners)
Office of the Central Leading Group for Cyberspace Affairs, August 9, 2017
http://www.cac.gov.cn/2017-08/09/c_1121451631.htm

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 08:05

湖南数百幼师连日省府维权 遭强制清场遣返 (Hundreds of Hunan kindergarten teachers petition provincial government for several days, are forcibly repatriated)
Radio Free Asia, August 8, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-08082017112251.html

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 08:05

China uses forced labour to export products to United States, says report
First Post, August 9, 2017
http://www.firstpost.com/world/china-uses-forced-labour-to-export-products-to-united-states-says-report-3910329.html

China examines official spending on luxury alcohol
Bloomberg, August 9, 2017
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-09/china-examines-official-spending-on-luxury-alcohol-amid-rebound

Former Tianjin mayor stands trial for graft
Xinhua, August 9, 2017
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-08/09/c_136513132.htm

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 08:05

Apple faces legal complaints over store rules: reports
Global Times, August 9, 2017
http://www.ecns.cn/business/2017/08-09/268578.shtml

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 08:05

Free Liu Xia or face consequences, U.S. lawyer tells China
Voice of America, August 9, 2017
https://www.voanews.com/a/free-liu-xia-face-consequences-us-lawyer-tells-china/3978390.html

苏州大抓捕持续 徐文石被批捕 (Suzhou crackdown continues, Xu Wenshi is arrested)
Radio Free Asia, August 8, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-08082017135545.html

Related:
709吴淦案庭前会议结束 法院坚持不公开审理 吴淦发布开庭前声明 (709 activist Wu Gan’s pre-trial meeting concludes, court continues to refuse public trial, Wu Gan issues pre-trial statement)
Weiquanwang, August 9, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.com/2017/08/709_9.html

(RFA独家) 新疆维权人士胡军遭严密控制 求助本台吁外界关注 (RFA exclusive: Xinjiang activist Hu Jun suffers severe restrictions, appeals to foreign countries for help and attention)
Radio Free Asia, August 8, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/yf1-08082017114131.html

中国一律师因“不当言论”被律师协会调查 (Chinese lawyer investigated by lawyers' association for making “inappropriate comments”)
Voice of America, August 10, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/news-chinese-attorney-investigated-for-his-remarks-on-weibo-20170809/3978408.html

湖南709律师谢阳重返家中 要求拆除监控设施 (709 lawyer Xie Yang returns home and demands surveillance devices be removed)
Radio Free Asia, August 9, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-08092017104330.html

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 02:04

China’s history full of traps and contradictions
EJ Insight, August 8, 2017
http://www.ejinsight.com/20170808-china-s-history-full-of-traps-and-contradictions/

港澳辦:方案創新 並符合一國兩制及基本法 (Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office: “One place, two checks” is innovative, and is in accordance with “one country, two systems” and the Basic Law)
Mingpao, August 8, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170808/s00001/1502187400829

林鄭:希望特區官員抓緊一帶一路發展機遇 (Carrie Lam: Hong Kong gov’t officials should firmly grasp the opportunity of development that “one belt, one road” brings)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 8, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1347051-20170808.htm

港大民意调查:逾半受访香港市民支持“一地两检”方案 (Survey: more than half of Hong Kongers support “one place, two checks” plan)
Radio Free Asia, August 8, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/wsw-08082017133834.html

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 02:04

Ousted pro-democracy lawmaker “Long Hair” to file appeal against disqualification
Hong Kong Free Press, August 8, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/08/ousted-pro-democracy-lawmaker-long-hair-file-appeal-disqualification/

Hong Kong district councillor among 299 arrested after officer’s undercover triad investigation
South China Morning Post, August 8, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/2105984/hong-kong-district-councillor-among-299-arrested-after

Lawmakers urge gov’t to form independent investigation into alleged torture of juvenile inmates
Hong Kong Free Press, August 8, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/08/lawmakers-urge-govt-form-independent-investigation-alleged-torture-juvenile-inmates/

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 02:04

Muslim ethnic minority students “incommunicado” after repatriation to China
Radio Free Asia, August 7, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/kazakhs-eqypt-08072017122525.html

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 02:04

聚焦APP“越权”现象:看个视频还需监听电话?(Focus Apps “overstepping authority” phenomenon: does watching a video require phone call monitoring?)
China News, August 8, 2017
http://www.chinanews.com/cj/2017/08-08/8298224.shtml

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 02:04

In judicial first, China court rules against government monopoly
Sixth Tone, August 8, 2017
http://www.sixthtone.com/news/1000648/in-judicial-first%2C-china-court-rules-against-government-monopoly#

最高检对31个省级检察院开展规范司法行为专项督查 (Supreme People’s Procuratorate launches standardization of judicial supervision in 31 provincial procuratorates)
The Paper, August 7, 2017
http://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_1754733

The “Belt and Road” projects China doesn’t want anyone talking about
South China Morning Post, August 8, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/economy/article/2099973/belt-and-road-projects-china-doesnt-want-anyone-talking-about

江苏:十八大以来查处违反中央八项规定精神问题5321起 (Jiangsu has investigated 5,321 cases of Party principle violation and punished 7,599 people since the 18th Party Congress)
People's Daily, August 9, 2017
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2017/0809/c1001-29458551.html

国家信访局:对群众信访不能“踢皮球” (State Bureau for Letters and Calls: can’t kick the can down the road when dealing with petitioners)
People's Daily, August 9, 2017
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2017/0809/c1001-29458360.html

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 02:04

Agency workers at SOEs take action demanding equal pay
China Labor Bulletin, August 9, 2017
http://www.clb.org.hk/content/agency-workers-soes-take-action-demanding-equal-pay

赵振甲拥护中央成罪案即将开审,在京访民呼吁无罪释放 (Zhao Zhenjia placed on trial for supporting demands for central government accountability, petitioners protest in Beijing for his release)
Weiquanwang, August 8, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.com/2017/08/blog-post_96.html

China marks 70 years of Inner Mongolia's founding, activist complains of curbs
Reuters, August 8, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-innermongolia-idUSKBN1AO0YH

数百访民北京状告国家信访局 遭公安驱赶 (Hundreds of petitioners sue State Bureau of Letters and Calls in Beijing, driven away by police)
Radio Free Asia, August 8, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-08082017103736.html

维权人士北京法院外举牌求见院长 访民京城上访归来被刑拘 (Rights defenders protest outside Beijing court, other petitioners arrested after returning from Beijing)
Radio Free Asia, August 7, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-08072017113415.html

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 02:04

Minitrue: Follow Xinhua’s lead on Jiuzhaigou earthquake
China Digital Times, August 8, 2017
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2017/08/minitrue-follow-xinhuas-lead-jiuzhaigou-earthquake/

High-tech forces gather to reinforce Great Firewall of China
The Irish Times, August 7, 2017
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/asia-pacific/high-tech-forces-gather-to-reinforce-great-firewall-of-china-1.3179652

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 02:04

精神卫生法第一案:患者起诉监护人和院方获准出院 (First case for Mental Health Law: Patient sues guardian and hospital personnel, obtains release)
China Youth Daily, August 8, 2017
http://news.cri.cn/20170808/3cba99f6-9bdb-db7e-ac75-c3a96bf2bc69.html

Related:
“Justice came late”: Chinese psychiatric patient wins long battle for freedom in landmark case
South China Morning Post, August 8, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2105935/justice-came-late-chinese-psychiatric-patient-wins-long-battle

庭前会议应开尽开 关键证人应出尽出 非法证据排除程序应启尽启, 刑事庭审实质化改革的山西实践 (Pre-trial meetings, key witnesses, and elimination of illegal evidence should be open, Shanxi puts into practice substantive reform of criminal trials)
Legal Daily, August 7, 2017
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2017-08/07/content_7273768.htm?node=5955

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 01:02

When is a border not a border? In Hong Kong
The Lowy Institute, August 7, 2017
https://www.lowyinstitute.org/the-interpreter/when-border-not-border-hong-kong

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 01:02

建制成立關注聯盟 盲撐一地兩檢 政商二代牽頭 與泛民打民意戰 (Pro-establishment groups in Hong Kong form alliance over “one place, two checks” controversy)
Apple Daily, August 8, 2017
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/news/art/20170808/20114763

3人罪成 兩人囚3年 一人判入教導所 (Three men found guilty over Mong Kok riot case)
Mingpao, August 7, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170807/s00001/1502094197295

林鄭月娥稱一地兩檢方案無懼覆核 王光亞:不需要釋法 (Carrie lam: “one place, two check” plan is up for the challenge of judicial review; Wang Guangya: the plan brings benefits to Hong Kong and NPC does not need to interpret the Basic Law)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 7, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1346871-20170807.htm

Related:Hong Kong leader confident that public will come around and welcome joint checkpoint
South China Morning Post, August 7, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2105796/hong-kong-leader-confident-public-will-come-around-and

Hong Kong leader reminded of need to strengthen national education of young
South China Morning Post, August 7, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2105834/hong-kong-leader-reminded-need-strengthen-national-education

Mong Kok unrest: Two sentenced to 3 years in prison for rioting
Hong Kong Free Press, August 7, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/07/mong-kok-unrest-two-sentenced-3-years-prison-rioting/

Related:香港法院判处两名参与旺角暴乱的男子监禁3年 (Hong Kong court sentences Mong Kok riot participants to 3 years in prison)
Xinhua, August 7, 2017
http://news.xinhuanet.com/gangao/2017-08/07/c_1121445535.htm

Hong Kong graft-buster calls for more power to probe misconduct at highest levels
South China Morning Post, August 7, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/2105640/hong-kong-graft-buster-calls-more-power-probe-misconduct

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 01:02

留学埃及 新疆哈萨克族学生返家后失联 (Students from Xinjiang disappear after returning home from Egypt)
Radio Free Asia, August 7, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql2-08072017105755.html

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 01:02

China's top procuratorate finishes national inspections on judicial misconduct
China Daily, August 7, 2017
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2017-08/07/content_30362999.htm

China to launch new round of environmental inspections
Xinhua, August 7, 2017
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-08/07/c_136505992.htm

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 01:02

上海60位维权人士集体起诉国家信访局一案被北京市第一中级人民法院既不立案,又不作出不予立案裁 (60 Shanghai activists collectively sue State Bureau for Letters and Calls, case is neither placed on file nor ruled on by Beijing First Intermediate People’s Court)
Weiquanwang, August 7, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.com/2017/08/60.html

山东一年内发生约两百起严重医闹事件,当地要求建立黑名单 (Around 200 serious incidents of violence against doctors occur each year in Shandong, locals request creation of blacklist)
The Paper, August 7, 2017
http://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_1754347

如何避免公共决策“拍脑袋”“一言堂”?——聚焦《重大行政决策程序暂行条例(征求意见稿)》(How to prevent public decisions made through “head patting” and “one decision-maker”? –Focus on “Provisional Regulations on Major Administrative Decision Procedures (Draft for Soliciting Opinions)”)
Legal Daily, August 7, 2017
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2017-08/07/content_7273724.htm?node=5955

Related:重大行政决策程序暂行条例(征求意见稿)(“Provisional Regulations on Major Administrative Decision Procedures (Draft for Soliciting Opinions)”)
China Legislative Affairs Office, August 7, 2017
http://zqyj.chinalaw.gov.cn/readmore?id=1886&listtype=1
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 01:02

Fears mount of a coming crackdown on Virtual Private Networks
Shanghaiist, August 6, 2017
http://shanghaiist.com/2017/08/06/vpn-crackdown.php

UN human rights watchdog sends Apple letter over China VPN demands
ZD Net, August 7, 2017
http://www.zdnet.com/article/un-special-rapporteur-apple-letter-china-vpn-demands/

China to restrict broadcast of entertainment shows during prime time
Global Times, August 7, 2017
http://www.ecns.cn/2017/08-07/268295.shtml

“This time appears different”: China’s web users fear losing tools to bypass censorship
Agence France-Presse, August 6, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/06/time-appears-different-chinas-web-users-fear-losing-tools-bypass-censorship/

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 01:02

陈桂秋公开致信习近平 吴淦案召开庭前会议 (Chen Guiqiu, wife of lawyer Xie Yang, writes open letter to Xi Jinping questioning her husband’s house arrest; Wu Gan meets with lawyer before trial)
Radio Free Asia, August 7, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-08072017113354.html

网民吁帮高智晟自由看牙 高智晟揭某“六四领袖”借高家骗捐 (Netizens urge Gao Zhisheng to be freed and receive dental care)
Radio France Internationale, August 7, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr//中国/20170807-网民吁帮高智晟自由看牙-高智晟揭某六四领袖借高家骗捐

天津两天出动逾3000警力发现传销窝点420处 (3,000 Tianjin policemen bust 420 pyramid schemes in two days)
China News, August 7, 2017
http://www.chinanews.com/sh/2017/08-07/8297886.shtml

施教拉萨盲校近廿年 盲人“白求恩”被中国驱逐 (German educator expelled after running school for blind children in Tibet for twenty years)
Deutsche Welle, August 4, 2017
http://www.dw.com//zh/施教拉萨盲校近廿年-盲人白求恩被中国驱逐/a-39967110

【图集】贵州毕节押解100名犯罪嫌疑人“游街”指认现场 (In pictures: confirmation that 100 criminal suspects were “paraded” through the streets of Bijie, Guizhou)
Jiemian News, August 7, 2017
http://m.jiemian.com/article/1529239.html

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 03:59

新疆奇台县穆斯林祷告须持许可证 一村25人办理许可证被捕 (25 arrested in Xinjiang for praying without holding a certificate from local gov’t)
Radio Free Asia, August 5, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql2-08052017134053.html

中国强迫海外维吾尔人做线人 (China forces overseas Uighurs to be informants)
Radio Free Asia, August 4, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/xl2-08042017105541.html

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 03:59

华为和腾讯陷入用户数据之争 要求政府介入 (Huawei caught in user information row with Tencent and demands gov’t intervention)
The Wall Street Journal, August 4, 2017
http://cn.wsj.com/gb/20170804/tec092935.asp

Legal robots deployed in China to help decide thousands of cases
The Telegraph, August 4, 2017
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/08/04/legal-robots-deployed-china-help-decide-thousands-cases/

China's online population hits 751 mln
Xinhua, August 4, 2017
http://english.sina.com/news/2017-08-04/detail-ifyitayr9134288.shtml

CNNIC发布第40次《中国互联网络发展状况统计报告》 (CNNIC issues 40th “Statistical Report on Internet Development in China”)
Office of the Central Leading Group for Cyberspace Affairs, August 4, 2017
http://www.cac.gov.cn/2017-08/04/c_1121427672.htm

Related:
第40次中国互联网络发展状况统计报告 (40th Statistical Report on Internet Development in China)
Office of the Central Leading Group for Cyberspace Affairs, August 4, 2017
http://www.cac.gov.cn/2017-08/04/c_1121427728.htm

71个国务院部门和直属机构已开通网站 19个开设APP (71 state departments and subordinate units have already launched 19 open apps)
China News, August 4, 2017
http://www.chinanews.com/gn/2017/08-04/8295436.shtml

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 03:59

Former senior China Development Bank official jailed for 14 years for graft
Reuters, August 5, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-politics-corruption-idUSKBN1AL04H

China jails former senior official for life over graft
Reuters, August 4, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption-idUSKBN1AK0WV

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 03:59

公民监督群第4次被封的告示 (Citizen Supervision group receives fourth notice of closure)
Weiquanwang, August 4, 2017
https://wqw2010.blogspot.com/2017/08/4_4.html

维权被打压 退伍军人赴京被阻 (Rights protests suppressed, veterans go to Beijing and are blocked)
Radio Free Asia, August 4, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-08042017104908.html

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 03:59

China's few investigative journalists face increasing challenges
National Public Radio, August 8, 2017
http://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2017/08/06/539720397/chinas-few-investigative-journalists-face-increasing-challenges

支持「港人非中國人」北師大教授遭解聘 (Professor fired by Beijing Normal University for supporting localism in Hong Kong)
Sing Tao Daily, August 5, 2017
http://std.stheadline.com/daily/news-content.php?id=1643631&target=2

Five days after his essay went viral, Chinese author apologizes for “imprecise” writing on Beijing's economic boom
Global Voices, August 4, 2017
https://globalvoices.org/2017/08/04/five-days-after-his-essay-went-viral-chinese-author-apologizes-for-imprecise-writing-on-beijings-economic-boom/

China warns officials to behave online as two universities fire lecturers
Radio Free Asia, August 7, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/warns-08042017140715.html

Chinese academic who called Mao a “devil” says he was sacked
Reuters, August 4, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-education-idUSKBN1AK0PE

Related:
中国以言治罪解聘教授 网民抨击抗议 (China dismisses professor for “criminal” remarks, netizens criticize and protest)
Voice of America, August 4, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/voanews-20170804-shi-jiepeng/3972326.html

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 03:59

深圳年底前實行快遞實名制 料明年涵蓋全部郵件 (Personal ID needed for delivery service in Shenzhen before year end, regulation to apply to all mail sent in 2018)
Sing Tao Daily, August 5, 2017
http://std.stheadline.com/instant/articles/detail/475182-中國-深圳年底前實行快遞實名制+料明年涵蓋全部郵件

遭指搞台獨 成功大學:政治認知問題 (Mainland authority refuses to issue Taiwan visa to prospective students of National Cheng Kung university)
Central News Agency, August 5, 2017
http://www.cna.com.tw/news/firstnews/201708055002-1.aspx

Senate set to pass resolution calling on China to release Liu Xiaobo’s widow
The Washington Post, August 3, 2017
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/josh-rogin/wp/2017/08/03/senate-set-to-pass-resolution-calling-on-china-to-release-liu-xiaobos-widow/

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 02:59

因为都装作视而不见 所以李文星死了 (As policy makers and people who have a voice choose to turn a blind eye on pyramid schemes, Li Wenxing dies as a martyr tragically)
Life Weekly, August 5, 2017
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/nd/2017-08-05/doc-ifyitapp0974025.shtml

观察家:习近平铁了心,北戴河难起风浪 (Commentary: Iron-hearted Xi Jinping will not allow meeting in Beidaihe to go uncontrolled)
Voice of America, August 5, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/3973076.html

China’s “new achievements” in legal reform exist more in policy than in practice
ChinaFile, August 3, 2017
http://www.chinafile.com/reporting-opinion/viewpoint/chinas-new-achievements-legal-reform-exist-more-policy-practice

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 02:59

李飛批評反對派是香港民主發展最大障礙 (Li Fei: Opposition groups are the biggest hurdle to democracy in Hong Kong, and “the position of law and the order of the Constitution” in Hong Kong have changed since the handover, as NPC’s interpretation of the Basic Law is essential)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 5, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1346512-20170805.htm

Related:
梁家傑認為李飛的言論反映中共背信棄義 (Alan Leong: Li Fei’s words show CPC breaks promises and has no regard for the Basic Law)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 5, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1346526-20170805.htm

The aftermath: Hong Kong’s ousted lawmakers continue their community work and activism against odds
Hong Kong Free Press, August 7, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/06/aftermath-hong-kongs-ousted-lawmakers-continue-community-work-activism-odds/

Is Chinese national education set to make a comeback in Hong Kong? It’s not if, but how, experts say
South China Morning Post, August 4, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2105343/chinese-national-education-set-make-comeback-hong-kong-its

訪京期間將到港澳辦商討安排林鄭:「不會推翻一地兩檢」 (Carrie Lam in Beijing: will not overturn the “one place, two checks” plan)
Apple Daily, August 7, 2017
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/news/art/20170807/20114177

Related:
Joint checkpoint controversy: No time to consult public, says pro-Beijing lawmaker and ExCo member
Hong Kong Free Press, August 4, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/04/joint-checkpoint-controversy-no-time-consult-public-says-pro-beijing-lawmaker-exco-member/

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 00:56

New Hong Kong coalition seeks to collect 300,000 signatures to block express rail link plan
South China Morning Post, August 3, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/economy/article/2105181/new-hong-kong-coalition-seeks-collect-300000-signatures-block

Related:
Joint checkpoint row: Public consultation not the only way to gauge opinion, says Justice Sec.
Hong Kong Free Press, August 3, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/03/joint-checkpoint-row-public-consultation-not-way-gauge-opinion-says-justice-sec/

一地兩檢是一國兩制的試金石 (“One place, two checks” is the touchstone of “one country, two systems”)
Mingpao, August 4, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170804/s00022/1501808552057

萬人聯署支持橫洲三贏方案 (Over ten thousand sign in support of triple-win plan of developing Wang Chau in New Territory)
Inmediahk, August 4, 2017
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1051157

Wang Chau villagers threaten “bloody fight” in the face of eviction under Hong Kong housing plan
South China Morning Post, August 3, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2105248/wang-chau-villagers-threaten-bloody-fight-face-eviction

港府官员与民主派议员就「一地两检」对质 (Officials and pro-democracy lawmakers debate about “one place, two checks” in LegCo)
Radio Free Asia, August 3, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/cp1-08032017103953.html

袁國強稱政府不會為方便及效益破壞一國兩制及基本法 (Rimsky Yuen: gov’t won’t compromise “one country, two systems” or the Basic Law in exchange for convenience and economic benefits)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 3, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1346158-20170803.htm

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 00:56

China bans Uighur Muslims from using their own language in schools
International Business Times, August 3, 2017
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/china-bans-uighur-muslims-using-their-own-language-schools-1633395

招募线人,强迫归国,扣押遣返:北京长臂伸向海外维族人 (Informant recruitment, forced repatriation, detainment: Beijing’s long arm reaches towards overseas Uighurs)
Voice of America, August 3, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/beijing-long-arm-control-overseas-uyghurs-20170802/3969939.html

China tears down the Tibetan city in the sky
The Diplomat, August 3, 2017
http://thediplomat.com/2017/08/china-tears-down-the-tibetan-city-in-the-sky/

Xinjiang authorities convert Uyghur mosques into propaganda centers
Radio Free Asia, August 3, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/mosques-08032017153002.html

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 00:56

China has over 700,000 social organizations
China Daily, August 3, 2017
http://english.sina.com/news/2017-08-03/detail-ifyiswpt5175170.shtml

访民上访遭殴打鼻梁骨折 (Petitioner beaten while protesting, nose fractured)
Radio Free Asia, August 2, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-08022017101424.html

国家信访局发布《依法分类处理信访诉求工作规则》(State Bureau for Letters and Calls issues “Work Regulations According to Classification of Petitions”)
China News, August 2, 2017
https://www.chinanews.com/gn/2017/08-02/8294153.shtml

Related:
北京市信访工作“五大系统”助力疏解非首都功能过程中社会矛盾的预防和化解 (Beijing Office of Letters and Calls “Five Systems” to help prevent and defuse non-capital social conflicts)
Xinhua, August 3, 2017
http://news.xinhuanet.com/legal/2017-08/03/c_129671855.htm

湛江万人上街抗议光伏项目遭镇压 数十人被抓捕打伤 (Tens of thousands protest in the street against solar panel project in Zhanjiang, Guangdong, dozens arrested)
Radio Free Asia, August 3, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huanjing/xl3-08032017103616.html

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 00:56

Ex-aide to China’s personnel chief sacked for “corrupt political morals”
South China Morning Post, August 3, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2105330/ex-aide-chinas-personnel-chief-sacked-corrupt-political

Thousands of polluters shut down in Hebei
China Daily, August 2, 2017
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2017-08/02/content_30334918.htm

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 00:56

China’s internet censors play a tougher game of cat and mouse
The New York Times, August 3, 2017
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/03/business/china-internet-censorship.html

Related:
中国强化网络监控 跨国企业忧心忡忡 (China strengthens internet monitoring, multinational corporations concerned)
Radio Free Asia, August 2, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/nu-08022017123706.html

China holds drill to shut down “harmful” websites
Reuters, August 3, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-internet-idUSKBN1AJ1XL?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

北京网信办遏制追星炒作低俗媚俗 指导微博制定《社区娱乐信息管理规定》 (Beijing Internet Information Office introduces guiding instructions for Weibo “Community Entertainment Information Regulations” to curb celebrity worship publicity and vulgar pandering)
China Huan Qiu, August 3, 2017
http://china.huanqiu.com/article/2017-08/11076954.html

Chinese chatbots shut down after anti-government posts
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 3, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-40815024

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 00:56

“非新闻”创办人卢昱宇今获刑4年 女友李婷玉取保获释 (Citizen journalist Lu Yuyu sentenced to four years in prison, Li Tingyu out on bail)
Weiquanwang, August 3, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/08/4.html

忧儿成刘晓波第二 黄琦八旬老母致信中央 (Worried son will follow Liu Xiaobo’s example, mother of Huang Qi writes public letter the central gov’t)
Radio Free Asia, August 3, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-08032017103419.html

Related:
China accused over “enforced disappearance” of Liu Xiaobo's widow
The Guardian, August 3, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/03/china-enforced-disappearance-liu-xiaobo-widow-liu-xia

美国律师向联合国投诉:谴责中国当局令刘晓波的遗孀失踪至今 (American Bar Association lodges complaint at UN for the missing of Liu Xia)
Agence France-Presse, August 3, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/hc-08032017115705.html

多個團體發聯合聲明要求內地當局盡快讓劉霞出國 (Chinese PEN and other groups issue joint statement urging Chinese gov’t to allow Liu Xia to go abroad)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 3, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1346142-20170803.htm

不满购票实名制侵犯公民权 律师起诉深圳市客运公司 (Lawyer in Shenzhen sues transportation authority of violating civic rights by asking for personal identification)
Radio Free Asia, August 3, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-08032017103731.html

Son of mainland human rights lawyer Chen Jiangang barred from school after request by authorities
Hong Kong Free Press, August 4, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/04/son-mainland-human-rights-lawyer-chen-jiangang-barred-school-request-authorities/

紧急关注:丁家喜律师等在西安与网友聚餐全部遭抓捕 共30余人 (Urgent: over 30 arrested at lawyer Ding Jiaxi’s dinner with friends in Xi’an)
Weiquanwang, August 3, 2017
https://wqw2010.blogspot.com/2017/08/30.html

China jails protest blogger, researcher for four years on public order charges
Radio Free Asia, August 3, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/blogger-sentence-08032017112614.html

上海维权人士吴玉芬3人转黑监狱,吴慕珍一人失踪15日 (Shanghai human rights defender Wu Yufen and two others transferred to black jails, Wu Muzhen has been missing for 15 days)
Weiquanwang, August 3, 2017
https://wqw2010.blogspot.com/2017/08/315.html

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