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Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 01:22

In search of better digital protection for human rights defenders In China
China Change, September 19, 2017
https://chinachange.org/2017/09/19/in-search-of-better-digital-protection-for-human-rights-defenders-in-china/

CCP Constitution amendment may signal Xi’s power
China Digital Times, September 19, 2017
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2017/09/party-constitution-amendment-signal-xis-power/

Ai Weiwei: “Without the prison, the beatings, what would I be?”
The Guardian, September 17, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/sep/17/ai-weiwei-without-the-prison-the-beatings-what-would-i-be

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 01:22

9 Umbrella Movement leaders appear in court over public nuisance charges
Hong Kong Free Press, September 20, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/09/20/9-umbrella-movement-leaders-appear-court-public-nuisance-charges/

Related:
傘運九人提堂「煽惑他人煽惑公眾妨擾」古怪不尋常佔中三子:控罪違憲 (Umbrella Movement advocates, charged of “incitement to incite public nuisance,” face trial; defense council says the charges are unconstitutional)
Apple Daily, September 20, 2017
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/news/first/20170920/20158487

Activists jailed over northeast New Territories development protests lodge appeal
Hong Kong Free Press, September 19, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/09/19/activists-jailed-northeast-new-territories-development-protests-lodge-appeal/

Carrie Lam voices support for universities’ plan to remove Hong Kong independence banners
South China Morning Post, September 19, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2111820/carrie-lam-voices-support-universities-plan-remove-hong-kong

Activist Alvin Cheng fined HK$3,000 after hiding and binning simplified Chinese library books
Hong Kong Free Press, September 20, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/09/20/activist-alvin-cheng-fined-hk3000-hiding-binning-simplified-chinese-library-books/

Justice Sec. made a “political decision” to appeal sentences of Joshua Wong and activists, says last Hong Kong governor Chris Patten
Hong Kong Free Press, September 19, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/09/19/justice-sec-made-political-decision-appeal-sentences-joshua-wong-activists-says-last-hong-kong-governor-chris-patten/

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 01:22

Now it’s official: WeChat is watching you
Tech Node, September 19, 2017
http://technode.com/2017/09/19/now-its-official-wechat-is-watching-you/

Meet Shadowsocks, the underground tool that China’s coders use to blast through the Great Firewall
Quartz, September 19, 2017
https://qz.com/1072701/meet-shadowsocks-the-underground-tool-that-chinas-coders-use-to-blast-through-the-great-firewall/

MIZUHO: Here's why Facebook has “a realistic opportunity” to enter China in 2018
Business Insider, September 20, 2017
http://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-china-2018-mizuho-2017-9

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 01:22

China's Xi demands “strong hands” to maintain stability ahead of Congress
Reuters, September 20, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-congress-security/chinas-xi-demands-strong-hands-to-maintain-stability-ahead-of-congress-idUSKCN1BV07E

習近平:穩定也是硬道理 (Xi Jinping: Development is the guiding principle, stability is also the guiding principle)
Mingpao, September 20, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20170920/s00013/1505844103983

Analysts: Amendments to China’s Constitution to include Xi Jinping Thought
Voice of America, September 19, 2017
https://www.voanews.com/a/china-constitution-amendments/4035000.html

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 01:22

北京商户维权千警进驻 十多群主遭威胁噤声 (Store owners in Beijing demonstrate for rights to continue to do business but are met with thousands of police, more than ten leaders of WeChat groups get warned and intimidated)
Radio Free Asia, September 19, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-09192017101935.html

上海46万“镇保”失地农民的65名代表第36次到上海市社保局维权 要求落实城保同等待遇 (65 representatives of peasants in rural areas who lost their lands in Shanghai protest at the local social security authority demanding the same treatment as their city peers)
Weiquanwang, September 19, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/09/466536.html

数千下岗民师黑龙江上访求承认身份 (Thousands of laid-off teachers in Heilongjiang petition at local gov’ts demanding official status)
Radio Free Asia, September 19, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/gf1-09192017102245.html

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 01:22

Communist Party writings to count in measure of academic “excellence” in China's Zhejiang
Radio Free Asia, September 19, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/communist-party-writings-to-count-in-measure-of-academic-excellence-in-chinas-zhejiang-09192017113720.html

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 01:22

被控传播暴恐视频“煽动民族仇恨” 黄云敏案开庭审理 (Charged with “inciting ethnic hatred” and spreading violent videos, retired judge Huang Yunmin faces trial in Xinjiang)
Radio Free Asia, September 19, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-09192017102122.html

炸中南海炸天安門 山東男女微信講呢啲被捕 (Two arrested in Shandong for threatening to bomb Zhongnanhai and Tiananmen on WeChat)
Apple Daily, September 19, 2017
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/realtime/china/20170919/57229110

四川“六四天网”义工李昭秀因替黄琦呼吁 肝部手术前竟被刑拘关进看守所 (Li Zhaoxiu, volunteer of 64tianwang.com, is criminally detained and sent to detention center before liver surgery for supporting Huang Qi)
Weiquanwang, September 19, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/09/blog-post_88.html

Tibetan passports still held by Chinese authorities despite promises of return
Radio Free Asia, September 19, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/passports-09192017154439.html

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 03:19

是否靠立法规制网络水军尚存争议,拿什么管住“水军”一族 (Still controversial on whether to use legislation to regulate the "Internet Water Army”)
Legal Daily, September 19, 2017
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/xwzx/content/2017-09/19/content_7321929.htm

倘大學成為港獨基地 中央不可能坐視不理 (The Central gov’t cannot sit on the sidelines and allow universities to become the basecamps of HK independence)
Mingpao, September 19, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170919/s00022/1505738684816

Why I wrote “Umbrella”, a 600-page account of Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement
Hong Kong Free Press, September 18, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/09/18/i-wrote-umbrella-600-page-account-hong-kongs-umbrella-movement/

Advocating independence for Hong Kong is neither illegal nor against the Basic Law
Hong Kong Free Press, September 19, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/09/19/advocating-independence-hong-kong-neither-illegal-basic-law/

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 03:19

Hong Kong leader demands end of independence talk, warns ties with Beijing at risk
Reuters, September 19, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-politics/hong-kong-leader-demands-end-of-independence-talk-warns-ties-with-beijing-at-risk-idUSKCN1BU0GY

Related:
林鄭月娥指不論甚麼政治立場恐嚇及粗暴言論都不能接受 (Carrie Lam: Threatening and violent speeches are not acceptable, no matter what the political stance)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 19, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1354795-20170919.htm

Hong Kong independence advocates have the “mentality of losers” former education chief says
South China Morning Post, September 18, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education-community/article/2111747/hong-kong-independence-advocates-have-mentality

Related:
李國章指提倡港獨是「失敗者的想法」 稱內地生完勝香港學生 (Arthur Li: HK independence advocates have the “mentality of losers” and mainland students are winning all the way against their HK peers)
HK01, September 18, 2017
https://www.hk01.com/港聞/120059/李國章指提倡港獨是-失敗者的想法-稱內地生完勝香港學生

Pro-democracy activists plan National Day march amid calls to sack Occupy co-founder Benny Tai
South China Morning Post, September 18, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2111573/pro-democracy-activists-plan-national-day-march-amid-calls

9.28雨伞运动3周年多个组织政府总部外将举行纪念集会 (HK groups to hold demonstration on September 28 outside gov’t HQs to commemorate the 3rd anniversary of the Umbrella Movement)
Radio France Internationale, September 18, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr//中国/20170918-928雨伞运动3周年多个组织政府总部外将举行纪念集会

Pro-democracy lawmakers condemn pro-Beijing legislator Junius Ho’s call to “kill” independence advocates
Hong Kong Free Press, September 18, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/09/18/pro-democracy-lawmakers-condemn-pro-beijing-legislator-junius-hos-call-kill-independence-advocates/

Related:
反“港独”行动发起人:做勇敢中国人消除“港独” (Junius Ho: Be a brave Chinese person and eliminate “HK independence”)
Global Times, September 19, 2017
http://mil.huanqiu.com/china/2017-09/11260864.html

Top Chinese think tank sets up in Hong Kong in bid to boost Beijing’s understanding of city
South China Morning Post, September 17, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/business/global-economy/article/2111572/top-chinese-think-tank-sets-hong-kong-bid-boost-beijings

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 03:19

“2017年国家网络安全宣传周网络安全技术高峰论坛”在上海举行 ("2017 National Cybersecurity Propaganda Week Cybersecurity Technology Summit" held in Shanghai)
Xinhua, September 19, 2017
http://sh.xinhuanet.com/2017-09/18/c_136618965.htm

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 03:19

21365名人民监督员履职 (21,365 people's supervisors perform their duties)
Legal Daily, September 19, 2017
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/xwzx/content/2017-09/18/content_7321178.htm

What fallen officials did to get ahead and avoid getting caught
Caixin, September 15, 2017
http://www.caixinglobal.com/2017-09-15/101145839.html

Xi Jinping’s political thought will be added to Chinese Communist Party constitution, but will his name be next to it?
South China Morning Post, September 18, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2111746/xi-jinpings-political-thought-will-be-added-chinas

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 03:19

全国十余省份民代幼教师分别在各地集体上访维权 (Thousands of teachers petition and demand their rights across the country)
Weiquanwang, September 18, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/09/blog-post_61.html

湖南数百名乡村放映员省府维权 要求“老有所养” (Hundreds of cinema projectionists in rural Hunan demand social security at local gov’t)
Radio Free Asia, September 18, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-09182017104738.html

黑龙江人街头抗议朝鲜核试危害东三省 (Citizens in Heilongjiang protest on the street against nuclear test in North Korea)
Radio Free Asia, September 17, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/junshiwaijiao/yf-09172017111559.html

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 03:19

多名本港記者被拒入境澳門 本港記協表示遺憾促解釋 (HK Journalists Association demands Macau explain the reason why over ten journalists were stopped at the border during Macau legislators election)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 18, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1354712-20170918.htm

China cracks down on public discussion of activist's subversion trial
Radio Free Asia, September 18, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/trial-09182017123542.html

Beijing air-monitoring station has allegedly been tampered with in advance of next month's Plenum
The Beijinger, September 15, 2017
http://www.thebeijinger.com/blog/2017/09/15/beijing-air-monitoring-station-allegedly-tampered-advance-next-months-19th-plenum

China Communist Party complains about “fabricated” Twitter account
Reuters, September 18, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-internet-politics/china-communist-party-complains-about-fabricated-twitter-account-idUSKCN1BT0ZV

China is retaliating against a U.S. university for inviting the Dalai Lama to speak at graduation
Quartz, September 19, 2017
https://qz.com/1080962/china-is-retaliating-against-the-university-of-california-san-diego-for-inviting-the-dalai-lama-to-speak-at-commencement/

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 03:19

Chinese officials search law firm of top human rights lawyer
Radio Free Asia, September 18, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/search-09182017193815.html

Related:
中國知名維權律師莫少平 事務所突遭搜索 (Renowned rights lawyer Mo Shaoping’s firm gets raided)
Apple Daily, September 18, 2017
http://www.appledaily.com.tw/realtimenews/article/new/20170918/1206278/

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 03:17

Professor Jia Xijin: the first six months of the ONGO law’s implementation
贾西津:法律实施半年观察
China Development Brief, September 12, 2017
EN: http://chinadevelopmentbrief.cn/articles/jia-xijin-the-first-six-months-of-the-ongo-laws-implementation/LinkCH: http://chinadevelopmentbrief.cn/articles/jia-xijin-the-first-six-months-of-the-ongo-laws-implementation/

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 03:17

Hong Kong umbrella movement leader Benny Tai says he may plead not guilty to public nuisance charges
Hong Kong Free Press, September 18, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/09/18/hong-kong-umbrella-movement-leader-benny-tai-says-may-plead-not-guilty-public-nuisance-charges/

Related:
Occupy co-founder Benny Tai calls on Hongkongers to defy “sugar-coated authoritarianism”
South China Morning Post, September 16, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2111483/occupy-co-founder-benny-tai-calls-hongkongers-defy-sugar

何君堯指搞港獨者殺無赦 袁國強:不可憑一兩字說是否犯法 要看字句背景 (Junius Ho: Pro HK independence advocates should be killed “without mercy”; Rimsky Yuen: Can’t rely on one or two words to determine whether a statement or action breaks the law)
Mingpao, September 18, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170918/s00001/1505710862542

“Political puppets”: University heads are “threatening” students over pro-independence messages, says student leader
Hong Kong Free Press, September 18, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/09/18/political-puppets-university-heads-threatening-students-pro-independence-messages-says-student-leader/

London School of Economics “concerned” for its student Alex Chow after Hong Kong activist jailed
South China Morning Post, September 15, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2111358/london-school-economics-concerned-its-student-alex-chow

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 03:17

第四批中央环保督察进驻结束 因环境问题问责5763人 (5,763 individuals held accountable as the environmental supervisors from the Central Government end their assignments across the country)
Chinanews.com, September 18, 2017
http://www.chinanews.com/gn/2017/09-18/8333387.shtml

洛阳浅井头村逼迁出奇招:泼粪灌尿还株连家属 (Government officials evict villagers by pouring urine and feces into their yards and intimidating family members)
Weiquanwang, September 18, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/09/blog-post_80.html

Has China really made great progress on human rights?
The Diplomat, September 16, 2017
http://thediplomat.com/2017/09/has-china-really-made-great-progress-on-human-rights/

Related:
沿着中国特色人权发展道路继续前进 (To continue on the path of human rights development with Chinese characteristics)
People’s Daily, September 14, 2017
http://paper.people.com.cn/rmrb/html/2017-09/14/nw.D110000renmrb_20170914_1-17.htm

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 03:17

Macau election: Pro-democracy camp maintains 4 of 33 seats, with youngest ever lawmaker elected at 26
Hong Kong Free Press, September 18, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/09/18/macau-election-pro-democracy-camp-maintains-4-33-seats-youngest-ever-lawmaker-elected-26/

Related:
民主派維持4席 26歲蘇嘉豪膺最年輕議員:望澳門人抱改變之心 (26-year-old Sulu Sou elected as the youngest lawmaker in Macau as pro democrats hold on to four seats; Sou: Macanese should think about what change can they make)
Mingpao, September 18, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170918/s00001/1505690145706

陕西洛南县丰汇皮革厂数百万元收入哪里去了? (Laid-off workers at leather factory in Shaanxi write open letter accusing the factory head for corruption)
Weiquanwang, September 17, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/09/blog-post_59.html

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 03:17

China’s Communist Youth League opens Twitter account amid crackdown on internet access
South China Morning Post, September 17, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2111566/chinas-communist-youth-league-opens-twitter-account

Socially conscious cinema: Fifth China women’s film festival comes to Beijing in September
China Film Insider, September 15, 2017
http://chinafilminsider.com/socially-conscious-cinema-fifth-china-womens-film-festival-comes-beijing-sep/

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 03:17

劉霞仍在京 出入國安接送 (Liu Xia remains in Beijing and is escorted by national security officers to brother’s residence)
Mingpao, September 18, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20170918/s00013/1505671277644

张庭源律师因代理成都看守所吴太勇死亡案件遭“被嫖娼”迫害的维权声明 (Lawyer Zhang Tingyuan issues rights defense statement about being accused of hiring prostitutes and persecuted at local police station for representing citizen who died in a Chengdu detention center)
Weiquanwang, September 18, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/09/blog-post_45.html

十九大维稳,湖南长沙维权退伍老兵谢长桢遭刑事拘留 (Veteran in Changsha, Hunan, defends rights and gets criminally detained as stability maintenance continues before the 19th National Party Congress)
Weiquanwang, September 16, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/09/blog-post_94.html

Jailed founder of China protest blog maintains innocence in appeal
Hong Kong Free Press, September 15, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/09/15/jailed-founder-china-protest-blog-maintains-innocence-appeal/

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 01:07

支持戴耀廷 力抗文革歪風 (Support Benny Tai and fight against the evil wind of cultural revolution)
Inmediahk, September 15, 2017
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1052106b

Beijing gnaws at rule of law in Hong Kong
East Asia Forum, September 14, 2017
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2017/09/14/beijing-gnaws-at-rule-of-law-in-hong-kong/

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 01:07

理大拆校內港獨標語稱為保護學生 組織千字文反駁邀明午公開對話 (PolyU removes HK independence posters to “protect students”, students organization refutes and invite university to open conversation)
Mingpao, September 15, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170914/s00001/1505382538890

港人士氣盡失 步劉曉波後塵 應亮:全世界睇香港點死 (Honkongers’ moral is gone and will follow Liu Xiaobo’s suit; Ying Liang: the world will bear witness of how HK dies)
Nextplus, September 14, 2017
http://nextplus.nextmedia.com/news/latest/20170913/547324

Unlike in Hong Kong, few in Macau demand greater democracy
The Economist, September 15, 2017
https://www.economist.com/news/china/21729004-fewer-tourists-might-be-welcome-unlike-hong-kong-few-macau-demand-greater-democracy

Important areas of One Country, Two Systems under “increasing pressure” says UK gov’t
Hong Kong Free Press, September 15, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/09/15/important-areas-one-country-two-systems-increasing-pressure-says-uk-govt/

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 01:07

China detains dozens of ethnic Kazakhs who watched Kanat Islam fight
收看境外视频 乌鲁木齐50多名哈萨克族人被拘捕
Radio Free Asia, September 14, 2017
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/kazakhs-09142017111630.htmlCH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql1-09142017105043.html

China’s new campaign to instill official historical narrative in Xinjiang
South China Morning Post, September 14, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2111239/chinas-new-campaign-instil-official-historical

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 01:07

微博实名制大限将至 验证遵循“前台自愿、后台实名”原则 (Deadline of real name registration of Weibo approaches, and the “real name in the back end, voluntary use of real name on the front end” principle will be adopted)
Legal Daily, September 14, 2017
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2017-09/14/content_7317971.htm?node=5955

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 01:07

為《人權新成就》撰序 王毅穿鞋作喻 (Wang Yi writes preface for new book “New accomplishments of human rights”: only the feet know whether the shoes fit)
Mingpao, September 15, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20170915/s00013/1505411820906

Tiananmen mothers founder hospitalized with heart problems in Beijing
Radio Free Asia, September 15, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/women/ding-hospital-09132017144518.html

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 01:07

投诉:陕西退伍兵到省政府请愿遭殴打抓抓捕 (Veterans in Shaanxi petition at local gov’t and get beaten up and arrested)
Weiquanwang, September 14, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/09/blog-post_81.html

陕西民代幼教师100余人到该省教育厅静坐维权 (Over 100 teachers in Shaanxi start a sit-in at local education authority and demand their rights)
Weiquanwang, September 13, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/09/100.html

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 01:07

China makes chat group administrators—i.e. regular users—Criminally liable for unlawful messages
Global Voices, September 13, 2017
https://globalvoices.org/2017/09/13/china-makes-chat-group-administrators-i-e-regular-users-criminally-liable-for-unlawful-messages/

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 01:07

一点进步都没有:海外民进党人士谴责中国审判李明哲 (Overseas members of the Democratic Progressive Party criticize China for putting Lee Ming-che on trial: There has been no progress)
Radio Free Asia, September 14, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/ck-09142017115954.html

人权组织呼吁美国调查全球15个人权迫害案例 包括曹顺利案 (Human rights organizations urge the U.S. to investigate 15 cases of human rights violations, including the case of Cao Shunli)
Radio Free Asia, September 14, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/junshiwaijiao/xl2-09142017105407.html

中国“女权五姐妹”之一被罚10年内禁止离境 (Wu Rongrong, one of the “Feminist Five” is banned from leaving China for ten years)
Financial Times, September 14, 2017
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001074310

From sea to a sea of words: Poet ensnared as China shuts down commemoration of Liu Xiaobo
China Change, September 14, 2017
https://chinachange.org/2017/09/14/from-sea-to-a-sea-of-words-poet-ensnared-as-china-shuts-down-commemoration-of-liu-xiaobo/

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 02:03

China’s draft court law
Supreme People’s Court Monitor, September 13, 2017
https://supremepeoplescourtmonitor.com/author/susanafinder/

Related:
Organic Law of the People's Courts of the People's Republic of China
中华人民共和国人民法院组织法(修正)
National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China
EN: http://www.npc.gov.cn/englishnpc/Law/2007-12/13/content_1384078.htmCH: http://www.npc.gov.cn/wxzl/gongbao/2006-12/05/content_5354938.htm

Organic Law of the People's Courts of the P.R.C. (Draft Revisions)
人民法院组织法(修订草案)征求意见
National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China, August 28, 2017
EN: http://www.chinalawtranslate.com/中华人民共和国人民法院组织法修订草案/CH: http://www.npc.gov.cn/npc/flcazqyj/2017-09/04/content_2028319.htm

China exploits the vulnerability of open democracy
Financial Times, September 13, 2017
https://www.ft.com/content/5bd0d0c6-97a7-11e7-b83c-9588e51488a0?segmentid=acee4131-99c2-09d3-a635-873e61754ec6

「民主牆」風波發酵 已被「上綱上線」? (Democracy Wall saga in Hong Kong exploited by politicians and the gov’t?)
Deutsche Welle, September 12, 2017
http://www.dw.com/zh/民主墙风波发酵-已被上纲上线/a-40475385

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 02:03

Nothing wrong with Hong Kong independence posters as long as no advocacy: university head
South China Morning Post, September 13, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2111054/nothing-wrong-hong-kong-independence-posters-long-no

理大拆校內港獨標語:保護學生免犯法 質疑學生組織「理事亭」代表性 (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University removes Hong Kong independence banner from campus, citing protecting students from violating the law as the reason)
Mingpao, September 14, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170914/s00001/1505346694130

梁振英涉利益冲突悄悄出任一带一路大湾区公司董事 (CY Leung surfaces on the board of company that promotes “One Belt, One Road” and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Big Bay Area)
Radio France Internationale, September 12, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr//中国/20170912-梁振英涉利益冲突悄悄出任一带一路大湾区公司董事

港人移民加拿大创回归新高大陆人亦趋之若鹜 (Record number of Hongkongers migrate to Canada in 2016 since handover, mainlanders are also joining the race)
Radio France Internationale, September 12, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr//中国/20170912-港人移民加拿大创回归新高大陆人亦趋之若鹜

京港10所中学结成姊妹校 增强香港青年国家认同感 (Ten middle schools from Hong Kong and Beijing become sister schools to enhance national identity among HK youth)
Xinhua News Agency, September 12, 2017
http://news.xinhuanet.com/gangao/2017-09/12/c_1121652021.htm

Justice Sec. Rimsky Yuen’s approval rating plunges following jailing of democracy activists—HKU poll
Hong Kong Free Press, September 13, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/09/13/justice-sec-rimsky-yuens-approval-rating-plunges-following-jailing-democracy-activists-hku-poll/

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 02:03

祝圣武将成中国因网络言论遭吊销律师执照第一人? (Zhu Shengwu to become the first in China to lose his law practice license for his words on the Internet?)
Radio Free Asia, September 13, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-09132017114940.html

中国人权律师团四周年献辞 誓言坚持人权之路 (Human Rights Lawyers in China issues statement for their fourth year anniversary, vows to stay on the path of human rights)
Radio Free Asia, September 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-09132017111942.html

Related:
“Riding on a dream, we push forward”: A statement on the fourth anniversary of the China Human Rights Lawyers Group
China Change, September 13, 2017
https://chinachange.org/2017/09/13/riding-on-a-dream-we-push-forward-a-statement-on-the-fourth-anniversary-of-the-china-human-rights-lawyers-group/

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 02:03

Dismissed Chinese newspaper editor files human-rights complaint in B.C.
The Globe and Mail, September 10, 2017
https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/dismissed-chinese-newspaper-editor-files-human-rights-complaint-in-bc/article36224584/

“Farewell”: Qiao Mu, dissenting academic, leaves China for U.S.
The Guardian, September 14, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/14/qiao-mu-dissenting-academic-leaves-china-for-us

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 02:03

Taiwanese activist was forced to confess on camera to “smearing the Chinese government,” allies say
Global Voices, September 13, 2017
https://globalvoices.org/2017/09/13/taiwanese-activist-was-forced-to-confess-on-camera-to-smearing-the-chinese-government-supporters-say/

Related:
李妻:想說的話已在「最危險的地方說完」 (Lee Ming-cheh’s wife: I have said what I want to say at “the most dangerous place”)
Deutsche Welle, September 12, 2017
http://www.dw.com/zh/李妻想说的话已在最危险的地方说完/a-40461146

台湾人权团体代表闯关联合国报告李明哲案 (Taiwanese human rights group representatives to report Lee Ming-cheh case to United Nations)
Radio Free Asia, September 13, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/hx1-09132017104350.html

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 03:00

关注坐牢考验香港年轻民主人士的勇气 (Jail time tests mettle of Hong Kong democrats)
Financial Times, September 13, 2017
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001074262

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 03:00

Pro-independence from China posters appearing on Hong Kong campuses stoke new tension
Reuters, September 11, 2017
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-china-universities/pro-independence-from-china-posters-appearing-on-hong-kong-campuses-stoke-new-tension-idUSKCN1BM1E1

Related:
Hong Kong's “red flag heroes” call on police to detain independence activists
Radio Free Asia, September 12, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/police-09122017140125.html

39 pro-Beijing lawmakers petition education chief to take action over “illegal” pro-independence messages on campuses
Hong Kong Free Press, September 12, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/09/12/39-pro-beijing-lawmakers-petition-education-chief-take-action-illegal-pro-independence-messages-campuses/

Ousted localist lawmakers ask legislature to lower repayment sum for salaries and subsidies, as deadline nears
Hong Kong Free Press, September 12, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/09/12/ousted-localist-lawmakers-ask-legislature-lower-repayment-sum-salaries-subsidies-deadline-nears/

Jail “the only option” for 13 protesters who stormed Hong Kong’s Legislative Council, says Court of Appeal judgment
South China Morning Post, September 11, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/2110713/jail-only-option-13-protesters-who-stormed-hong-kongs

Democracy activist Joshua Wong applies to appeal at Hong Kong’s top court over jail sentence
Hong Kong Free Press, September 13, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/09/13/democracy-activist-joshua-wong-applies-appeal-hong-kongs-top-court-jail-sentence/

Campaign to oust me akin to Cultural Revolution: Occupy co-founder Benny Tai
South China Morning Post, September 12, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2110881/campaign-oust-me-akin-cultural-revolution-occupy-co-founder

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 03:00

Weibo account of prominent Chinese historian who criticized Mao Zedong suddenly shut down
Synglobe, September 12, 2017
https://synglobe.net/2017/09/12/weibo-account-of-prominent-chinese-historian-who-criticized-mao-zedong-and-chiang-kai-shek-suddenly-shut-down/

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 03:00

China says futile to use trial of Taiwanese activist to attack Chinese law
Reuters, September 13, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-taiwan-rights/china-says-futile-to-use-trial-of-taiwanese-activist-to-attack-chinese-law-idUSKCN1BO0AZ

Related:
It’s no surprise a Taiwanese human rights advocate “confessed” to subverting state power in China
Quartz, September 11, 2017
https://qz.com/1073923/taiwanese-human-rights-advocate-lee-ming-che-has-confessed-to-subverting-state-power-in-china/

Wife of detained Taiwan activist “silenced” after his trial in China's Hunan
Radio Free Asia, September 12, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/silenced-09122017122015.html

李明哲妻返台:歹戲快落幕 (Wife of Lee Ming-che returns to Taiwan: a bad show is about to end)
Mingpao, September 13, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20170913/s00013/1505240216579

10名律师推动福建缪新华案平反 (Ten lawyers push and vindicate the case of Miao Xinhua who spent 14 years behind bars for crimes he didn’t commit)
Legal Daily, September 13, 2017
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2017-09/13/content_7314928.htm?node=5955

海祭刘晓波案马强今获释 被遣返北京 (Ma Qiang, one of the Liu Xiaobo mourners, gets released and escorted back to Beijing)
Weiquanwang, September 12, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/09/blog-post_28.html

周强: 实现法院核心业务全部网上办理 (Zhou Qiang, head of the Supreme People’s Court: all core business of the courts should go online)
Legal Daily, September 12, 2017
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/xwzx/content/2017-09/12/content_7314717.htm

One of China’s “feminist five” gender equality activists banned from leaving country for decade
South China Morning Post, September 13, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2110847/one-chinas-feminist-five-gender-equality-activists-banned

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 02:00

Pro-independence from China posters appearing on Hong Kong campuses stoke new tension
Reuters, September 11, 2017
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-china-universities/pro-independence-from-china-posters-appearing-on-hong-kong-campuses-stoke-new-tension-idUSKCN1BM1E1

Related:
Hong Kong's “red flag heroes” call on police to detain independence activists
Radio Free Asia, September 12, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/police-09122017140125.html

39 pro-Beijing lawmakers petition education chief to take action over “illegal” pro-independence messages on campuses
Hong Kong Free Press, September 12, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/09/12/39-pro-beijing-lawmakers-petition-education-chief-take-action-illegal-pro-independence-messages-campuses/

Ousted localist lawmakers ask legislature to lower repayment sum for salaries and subsidies, as deadline nears
Hong Kong Free Press, September 12, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/09/12/ousted-localist-lawmakers-ask-legislature-lower-repayment-sum-salaries-subsidies-deadline-nears/

Jail “the only option” for 13 protesters who stormed Hong Kong’s Legislative Council, says Court of Appeal judgment
South China Morning Post, September 11, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/2110713/jail-only-option-13-protesters-who-stormed-hong-kongs

Democracy activist Joshua Wong applies to appeal at Hong Kong’s top court over jail sentence
Hong Kong Free Press, September 13, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/09/13/democracy-activist-joshua-wong-applies-appeal-hong-kongs-top-court-jail-sentence/

Related:
黃之鋒今向終院就刑期提上訴 (Joshua Wong appeals his sentencing to the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal)
Mingpao, September 12, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170912/s00001/1505210297006

Campaign to oust me akin to Cultural Revolution: Occupy co-founder Benny Tai
South China Morning Post, September 12, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2110881/campaign-oust-me-akin-cultural-revolution-occupy-co-founder

嶺大校長鄭國漢:學生校內討論港獨沒問題 (Leonard K Cheng, President of Lingnan University: there is nothing wrong with students talking about HK independence at universities)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 13, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1353821-20170913.htm

回應大學民主牆風波 林鄭月娥:應交予大學管理層處理 (Carrie Lam on the Democracy Wall dispute: it should be handled by the university management)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 12, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1353707-20170912.htm

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 02:00

Weibo account of prominent Chinese historian who criticized Mao Zedong suddenly shut down
Synglobe, September 12, 2017
https://synglobe.net/2017/09/12/weibo-account-of-prominent-chinese-historian-who-criticized-mao-zedong-and-chiang-kai-shek-suddenly-shut-down/

開播近20年 鳳凰清談節目暫停 (20-year-old talk show Behind The Headlines at Phoenix TV temporarily suspended)
Mingpao, September 13, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20170913/s00013/1505240213678

北京高校20余万新生 将接受中华优秀传统文化教育 (Over 200,000 freshmen in Beijing to receive education of “Chinese Excellent Traditional Culture”)
The Beijing News, September 12, 2017
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2017/09/12/457758.html

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 02:00

China says futile to use trial of Taiwanese activist to attack Chinese law
Reuters, September 13, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-taiwan-rights/china-says-futile-to-use-trial-of-taiwanese-activist-to-attack-chinese-law-idUSKCN1BO0AZ

Related:
It’s no surprise a Taiwanese human rights advocate “confessed” to subverting state power in China
Quartz, September 11, 2017
https://qz.com/1073923/taiwanese-human-rights-advocate-lee-ming-che-has-confessed-to-subverting-state-power-in-china/

Wife of detained Taiwan activist “silenced” after his trial in China's Hunan
Radio Free Asia, September 12, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/silenced-09122017122015.html

李明哲妻返台:歹戲快落幕 (Wife of Lee Ming-che returns to Taiwan: a bad show is about to end)
Mingpao, September 13, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20170913/s00013/1505240216579

10名律师推动福建缪新华案平反 (Ten lawyers push and vindicate the case of Miao Xinhua who spent 14 years behind bars for crimes he didn’t commit)
Legal Daily, September 13, 2017
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2017-09/13/content_7314928.htm?node=5955

海祭刘晓波案马强今获释 被遣返北京 (Ma Qiang, one of the Liu Xiaobo mourners, gets released and escorted back to Beijing)
Weiquanwang, September 12, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/09/blog-post_28.html

周强: 实现法院核心业务全部网上办理 (Zhou Qiang, head of the Supreme People’s Court: all core business of the courts should go online)
Legal Daily, September 12, 2017
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/xwzx/content/2017-09/12/content_7314717.htm

One of China’s “feminist five” gender equality activists banned from leaving country for decade
South China Morning Post, September 13, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2110847/one-chinas-feminist-five-gender-equality-activists-banned

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 02:57

China runs region-wide re-education camps in Xinjiang for Uyghurs and other Muslims
Radio Free Asia, September 11, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/training-camps-09112017154343.html

China facing intensified threat of religious infiltration, extremism: official
Reuters, September 12, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-religion/china-facing-intensified-threat-of-religious-infiltration-extremism-official-idUSKCN1BN09Y

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 02:57

“刷脸”应用呈爆发式增长,身份证将被取代? (Will ID cards be replaced, as the use of facial recognition apps explodes?)
Xinhua News Agency, September 11, 2017
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2017-09/11/content_7313269.htm

公安紧急提醒:多名群主已被拘留处分!9种消息千万别发! (Public security’s emergency warning: several chat group leaders detained and published! Nine types of message should not be sent)
Ce.cn, September 11, 2017
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2017-09/11/content_7312550.htm

2017年国家网络安全宣传周将于9月16日至24日举行 (2017 National Cybersecurity Propaganda Week to take place from Sep 16 to 24)
Cac.gov.cn, September 8, 2017
http://www.cac.gov.cn/2017-09/08/c_1121632958.htm

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 02:57

The stealth mission that brought down a Chinese police chief
South China Morning Post, September 12, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2110717/stealth-mission-brought-down-chinese-police-chief

深前副市長涉受賄被查 (Former mayor of Shenzhen under investigation for suspicion of taking bribes)
Xinhua News Agency, September 12, 2017
http://std.stheadline.com/daily/news-content.php?id=1663284&target=2

广西平南多名女童遭猥亵 教育局长等11人被问责 (11 officials including local education chief held accountable, as child molestation scandal involving many girls breaks out in Guangxi)
Btime.com, September 11, 2017
http://item.btime.com/07i7pno2m7rhfsbksptlqnmqk07

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 02:57

Weeks after row over academic articles, China says imported publications must be legal
Reuters, September 8, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-censorship-journal/weeks-after-row-over-academic-articles-china-says-imported-publications-must-be-legal-idUSKCN1BJ1DA

辽宁姜立军、金宇、赵野等举报控告辽宁关山子监狱监狱长胡文明、监区长吴占军、教导员隋长青、中队长李鹏等人索贿受贿、滥用职权、虐待被监管人等系列反人类反文明犯罪的公开信 (Citizens in Liaoning lodge torture and bribery complaints against prison officials and write open letter)
Weiquanwang, September 12, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/09/blog-post_65.html

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 02:57

北京市教委:中小学幼儿园教师将必修中华优秀传统文化 (Beijing education authority: teachers from middle schools, primary schools, and kindergartens will study traditional Chinese culture)
People.com.cn, September 11, 2017
http://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_1791075

Minitrue: Do not spread images of Tangshan riot
China Digital Times, September 10, 2017
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2017/09/minitrue-not-spread-photos-video-tangshan-riot/

Minitrue: Rules for 19th Congress media coverage
China Digital Times, September 10, 2017
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2017/09/minitrue-rules-19th-congress-media-coverage/

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 02:57

China trial of Taiwanese activist highlights discrepancy in democratization, rule of law
Voice of America, September 11, 2017
https://www.voanews.com/a/china-trial-of-taiwanese-rights-activist-democracy/4023580.html

Related:
李明哲庭上认罪悔罪 李妻双臂刺青力挺捍卫尊严 (Wife demonstrates tattoos in support of Lee Ming-che after he confesses to crimes in a mainland courtroom)
Radio Free Asia, September 11, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/hx1-09112017130745.html

陕西原民办教师陈彦华“因煽动非法集会”被行政拘留十五日 (Former teacher at private school in Shaanxi detained for 15 days for “inciting illegal assembly”)
Weiquanwang, September 11, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/09/blog-post_42.html

涉高智晟失踪案 山西三维权人士被刑拘 (Three rights defenders in Shanxi detained for raising money online for Gao Zhisheng after his disappearance)
Radio Free Asia, September 11, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-09112017102239.html

国际刑警组织主席孟宏伟:开启国际司法合作新篇章 (Interpol Chairman Meng Hongwei: start a new chapter of international judicial cooperation)
JCRB.com, September 11, 2017
http://news.jcrb.com/jxsw/201709/t20170911_1796113.html

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 01:57

从榆林孕妇事件看中国医改歧路 (Incident of woman committing suicide while giving labor shows that Chinese health sector reform has gone astray)
Financial Times, September 12, 2017
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001074226?full=y

Beyond the profanities: Mainland students share mixed views on the Hong Kong independence campus row
Hong Kong Free Press, September 12, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/09/12/beyond-the-profanities-mainland-students-share-mixed-views-on-the-hong-kong-independence-campus-row/

Hong Kong’s Basic Law does not ban ideas, and universities are not for one-way learning
Hong Kong Free Press, September 11, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/09/11/hong-kongs-basic-law-not-ban-ideas-universities-not-one-way-learning/

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 01:57

“Not question of freedom of speech”: Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam takes aim at independence banners and malicious posters
South China Morning Post, September 12, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2110774/not-question-freedom-speech-hong-kong-leader-carrie-lam

Related:
林鄭月娥:校園內出現港獨標語 非言論自由問題 (Carrie Lam: the appearance of pro-HK independence banners at universities is not a question of freedom of speech)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 12, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1353584-20170912.htm

香港變成火藥庫 (As Democracy Wall dispute continues, Hong Kong is becoming an arsenal)
Mingpao, September 12, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170912/s00022/1505133002536

香港民主派团体示威声援李明哲 (HK pro-democracy groups march in support of Lee Ming-che)
Voice of America, September 11, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/news-china-taiwan-rights-hongkong-20170911/4023696.html

4 vacant legislative seats should be filled as soon as possible, but details up to election body, says Carrie Lam
Hong Kong Free Press, September 12, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/09/12/4-vacant-legislative-seats-filled-soon-possible-details-election-body-says-carrie-lam/

Related:
Despite Legco ouster, Hong Kong politician “Long Hair” Leung keeps faith in city’s social activism
South China Morning Post, September 10, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2110536/despite-legco-ouster-hong-kong-politician-long-hair-leung

Democracy activist and ex-lawmaker Nathan Law will not appeal disqualification
Hong Kong Free Press, September 11, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/09/11/democracy-activist-ex-lawmaker-nathan-law-will-not-appeal-disqualification/

Scholars condemn pro-Beijing lawmaker’s calls to remove Occupy leader Benny Tai from HKU
Hong Kong Free Press, September 11, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/09/11/scholars-condemn-pro-beijing-lawmakers-calls-remove-occupy-leader-benny-tai-hku/

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 02:56

人民日报刊文评香港高校现“港独”海报:任何自由都有底线 (People’s Daily on the pro independence posters at HK universities: there is a bottom line in any kind of freedom)
People’s Daily, September 11, 2017
http://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_1790522

Xi Jinping is about to face a constitutional crisis
Foreign Policy, September 7, 2017
http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/09/07/xi-jinping-is-about-to-face-a-constitutional-crisis/

Human rights and Chinese culture: The nation has stood up; the individual, so far, has not
Hong Kong Free Press, September 10, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/09/10/human-rights-chinese-culture-nation-stood-individual-far-not/

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 02:56

13 student unions condemn chief executive and university authorities over campus banner controversy
Hong Kong Free Press, September 11, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/09/11/13-student-unions-condemn-chief-executive-university-authorities-campus-banner-controversy/

Related:
Ban advocacy of Hong Kong independence, Beijing mouthpiece says amid banner row
South China Morning Post, September 11, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2110585/ban-advocacy-hong-kong-independence-beijing-mouthpiece-says

Cyberattackers hack website of Hong Kong pro-democracy party Demosisto
South China Morning Post, September 11, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/2110477/cyberattackers-hack-website-hong-kong-pro-democracy-party

Jailed activist Nathan Law says the future of his Demosisto party is unclear
South China Morning Post, September 11, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2110553/jailed-activist-nathan-law-says-future-his-demosisto-party

Jail time tests mettle of Hong Kong democrats
Financial Times, September 11, 2017
https://www.ft.com/content/7e7b0d5a-8ef9-11e7-9084-d0c17942ba93

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 02:56

Fancy a well-paying job that requires no prior experience? Cybersecurity in China may be your answer
South China Morning Post, September 10, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/2110519/fancy-well-paying-job-requires-no-prior-experience

China wants to build a credit score that dings online chat group users for their political views
Quartz, September 8, 2017
https://qz.com/1072660/china-wants-to-build-a-credit-score-that-dings-online-chat-group-users-for-their-political-views/

What to make of the explosive new WeChat and QQ spying revelations?
China Change, September 10, 2017
https://chinachange.org/2017/09/10/what-to-make-of-the-explosive-new-wechat-and-qq-spying-revelations/

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 02:56

吉林:7至8月查处违反中央八项规定精神问题179起 (Jilin province investigates 179 cases of Party principle violation in July and August)
CCTV, September 11, 2017
http://news.cctv.com/2017/09/11/ARTIz9nGxCGVpy2nH7lENtTD170911.shtml

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 02:56

China’s underground churches head for cover as crackdown closes in
South China Morning Post, September 10, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2110433/chinas-underground-churches-head-cover-crackdown-closes

Activists send postcards in support of detained Chinese anti-censorship campaigner
Radio Free Asia, September 11, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/postcards-09082017105721.html

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 02:56

英国剑桥大学出版社再次拒绝北京屏蔽其在华网络出版内容 (Cambridge University Press refuses censorship order from Beijing of its online content again)
Reuters, September 10, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/hc-09102017141334.html

Related:
Cambridge University Press headed for showdown with China over censorship
The Guardian, September 9, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/09/cambridge-university-press-headed-for-showdown-with-china-over-censorship

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 02:56

Lee Ming-che: Taiwanese activist goes on trial in China
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 11, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-41222940

Related:
China court releases video of Taiwanese activist confessing to subversion
Reuters, September 11, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-taiwan-rights/china-court-releases-video-of-taiwanese-activist-confessing-to-subversion-idUSKCN1BM0II

李明哲對所犯罪行認罪悔罪 法庭擇期宣判 (As Lee Ming-che confesses and regrets the crime he committed, court will give verdict on another day)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 11, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1353447-20170911.htm

新疆维稳 微信群宣讲《古兰经》被判刑两年 (WeChat group leader sentenced to two years in prison in Xinjiang for preaching Quran online)
Deutsche Welle, September 11, 2017
http://news.dwnews.com/china/news/2017-09-11/60011856.html

实施新制前环球实报微信群主刘鹏飞被抓及抄家 (Liu Pengfei, WeChat group leader, arrested and his personal belongings confiscated)
Radio Free Asia, September 10, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/arrest-09102017103704.html

Friday, September 8, 2017 - 01:53

Students clash over Hong Kong independence posters, as Chinese University chief claims “idea” is unconstitutional
Hong Kong Free Press, September 8, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/09/08/students-clash-hong-kong-independence-posters-chinese-university-chief-claims-idea-unconstitutional/

Related:
More Hong Kong universities remove pro-independence slogans as student unions decry interference
Hong Kong Free Press, September 7, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/09/07/hong-kong-universities-remove-pro-independence-slogans-student-unions-decry-interference/

陸生張貼海報還撃 周竪峰喝罵再掀衝突 (Mainland students post on Democracy Wall at CUHK against HK independence and get into brawl with former student union chief Ernie Chow)
The Stand News, September 8, 2017
https://www.thestandnews.com/politics/陸生張貼海報還撃-周竪峰喝罵再掀衝突/

撕中大民主牆標語女生 內媒轉載共青團中央微博力撐 (Mainland student gets support from Communist Youth League after tearing pro HK independence poster on Democracy Wall in CUHK)
Mingpao, September 7, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170907/s00001/1504795875164

教大學生會已移除民主牆諷刺蔡若蓮兒子墮樓身亡大字報 (Education University of Hong Kong student union removes poster that mocks the suicide of education deputy’s son)
Radio Free Asia, September 8, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1352987-20170908.htm

Friday, September 8, 2017 - 01:53

国家互联网信息办公室公布《互联网群组信息服务管理规定》(Cyberspace Administration of China Published Management Rules of Internet Group Information Services)
Cyberspace Administration of China, September 7, 2017
http://www.cac.gov.cn/2017-09/07/c_1121624277.htm

Related:
互联网群组信息服务管理规定 (Management Rules of Internet Group Information Services)
Cyberspace Administration of China, September 7, 2017
http://www.cac.gov.cn/2017-09/07/c_1121623889.htm

国家互联网信息办公室公布《互联网用户公众账号信息服务管理规定》 (Cyberspace Administration of China Published Management Rules of Internet User Public Account Services )
Cyberspace Administration of China, September 7, 2017
http://www.cac.gov.cn/2017-09/07/c_1121623848.htm

Related:
互联网用户公众账号信息服务管理规定 (Management Rules of Internet User Public Account Services)
Cyberspace Administration of China, September 7, 2017
http://www.cac.gov.cn/2017-09/07/c_1121624269.htm

Friday, September 8, 2017 - 01:53

Chinese rights lawyer writes to China's leaders calling for amnesty
709律师公开信促放政治犯开民主之路
Radio Free Asia, September 7, 2017
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/amnesty-09072017120542.htmlCH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-09072017104948.html

China’s regulation on volunteer services to take effect in December
The State Council of the PRC, September 6, 2017
http://english.gov.cn/policies/latest_releases/2017/09/06/content_281475840642814.htm

Related:
李克强签署国务院令公布《志愿服务条例》(Li Keqiang signed State Council decree and published Regulation on Volunteer Services)
Legislative Affairs Office of the State Council of the PRC, September 7, 2017
http://www.chinalaw.gov.cn/art/2017/9/7/art_2_206163.html

志愿服务条例 (Regulation on Volunteer Services)
Ministry of Civil Affairs of the PRC, August 22, 2017
http://www.mca.gov.cn/article/gk/fg/shgzyzyfw/201709/20170900005823.shtml

Student workers cheated out of their summer pay
China Labor Bulletin, September 7, 2017
http://www.clb.org.hk/content/student-workers-cheated-out-their-summer-pay

全国“民代幼”教师1000余人进京上访维权讨公道 (Over 1,000 teachers go on petition trip to Beijing in an effort to defend rights)
Weiquanwang, September 7, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/09/1000.html

求见中央督察组 山东数百老兵遭驱离 (Hundreds of veterans dispersed by police after failed petition to the central government’s inspection group)
Radio Free Asia, September 7, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-09072017105107.html

Friday, September 8, 2017 - 01:53

Rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng, missing for weeks, now in police custody in Beijing: Brother
高智晟失踪近月 最新消息指被警带往北京
Radio Free Asia, September 7, 2017
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/gao-police-09072017170316.htmlCH: http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/gao-09072017080106.html

Taiwanese rights activist to stand trial in mainland China
South China Morning Post, September 8, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/article/2110153/taiwanese-rights-activist-stand-trial-mainland-china

Related:
李明哲案11号开庭 李净瑜赶办证赴陆 (Lee Ming-che faces subversion trial on September 11, as wife arranges document to go to the mainland)
Radio Free Asia, September 7, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/hcm-09072017104624.html

“黑老大”袁诚家获6.79亿国家赔偿 (Jailed “mafia head” Yuan Chengjia receives 679 million yuan in state compensation)
The Beijing News, September 8, 2017
http://epaper.bjnews.com.cn/html/2017-09/08/content_694792.htm?div=-1

“老赖”辱骂法官被依法拘留 (A “deadbeat” detained for insulting the judge)
People’s Court Daily, September 7, 2017
http://rmfyb.chinacourt.org/paper/html/2017-09/07/content_129907.htm?div=-1

打通“最后一公里” 让信息化全覆盖——新疆高院关于人民法庭信息化建设情况的调研报告 (Xinjiang High Court Research Report on Informatization of People’s Courts)
People’s Court Daily, September 7, 2017
http://rmfyb.chinacourt.org/paper/html/2017-09/07/content_129925.htm?div=-1

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 01:52

China’s “super” anti-corruption agency set to repeat past abuses
Hong Kong Free Press, September 6, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/09/06/chinas-super-anti-corruption-agency-set-repeat-past-abuses/

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 01:52

Petition to oust Occupy co-founder Benny Tai from university post attracts 80,000 signatures
South China Morning Post, September 7, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2110047/petition-oust-occupy-co-founder-benny-tai-university-post

Related:
何君堯收集逾8萬簽名 將再致函港大要求辭退戴耀廷 (Lawmaker Junius Ho collects over 80,000 signatures and writes to HKU demanding Benny Tai to be dismissed)
Sing Tao Daily, September 6, 2017
https://www.singtao.com.au/172-即時/163265-何君堯收集逾8萬簽名-將再致函港大要求辭退戴耀廷/

學生會堅守最後一張「香港獨立」標語 陸生多擁護言論自由 「香港本身就係一個大家都可以發聲嘅地方。」 (Student union stands by the last HK independence banner at CUHK, as mainland students support freedom of speech)
Inmediahk, September 7, 2017
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1051926

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 01:52

In quest for “ideological security”, China pushes to extend Communist Party influence inside tech firms
Global Voices, September 6, 2017
https://globalvoices.org/2017/09/06/in-quest-for-ideological-security-china-pushes-to-extend-communist-party-influence-inside-tech-firms/

Blocked in China, Facebook is said to seek a Shanghai office
知情人士称Facebook欲在上海设立办公室
The New York Times, September 6, 2017
EN: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/06/technology/facebook-china-shanghai-office.htmlCH: https://cn.nytimes.com/business/20170907/facebook-china-shanghai-office/

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 01:52

联合国人权专家敦促中国释放江天勇 (UN human rights experts urge China to free Jiang Tianyong)
Voice of America, September 7, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/un-human-rights-expert-on-china-lawyer-jiang-tianyong-20170906/4017914.html

Chinese general reported to be facing corruption probe off military delegation to party congress
South China Morning Post, September 6, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2109959/chinese-general-reported-be-facing-corruption-probe

安徽:查处6986起违反中央八项规定精神问题 (Anhui province investigates 6,986 cases of party principle violation)
People.com.cn, September 7, 2017
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2017/0907/c1001-29520887.html

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 01:52

Chinese poet Langzi detained after commemorating late Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo
Hong Kong Free Press, September 7, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/09/07/chinese-poet-langzi-detained-commemorating-late-nobel-laureate-liu-xiaobo/

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 01:52

李明哲案將開庭 李凈瑜7日辦赴陸證件 (Lee Ming-che to face trial in Hunan, as wife will soon arrange travel document to go to the mainland)
Central News Agency, September 6, 2017
http://www.cna.com.tw/news/firstnews/201709065015-1.aspx

山东祝圣武律师被指涉嫌发表危害国家安全言论遭调查 或被吊销律师执业证书 (Lawyer Zhu Shengwu under investigation in Shandong for making statements that endanger national security, as Department of Justice looks to revoke his license)
Weiquanwang, September 6, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/09/blog-post_43.html

维权人士甄江华被刑拘 律师会见遭拒并受骚扰 (Rights defender Zhen Jianghua criminally detained and not allowed to meet with lawyer)
Radio Free Asia, September 6, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-09062017112120.html

黄琦案退侦 律师求见遭拒 老母忧心 (Prosecutor sends website founder Huang Qi’s case back for further investigation, as lawyer still not allowed to meet with him)
Radio Free Asia, September 6, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-09062017102954.html

云南当局以“邪教罪”逮捕、起诉二十余名基督徒 (Over 20 Christians in Yunnan arrested and charged of “sabotaging legal enforcement by organizing and using evil religion”)
Radio Free Asia, September 5, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/ql1-09052017110712.html

Chinese debate medical rights after pregnant woman's suicide
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 7, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-41172675

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 01:51

Chinese feminism beyond borders: Past, present and future
Wagic, August 24, 2017
https://www.wagic.org/blank-2/2017/08/24/chinesefeminismbeyondborders

A comprehensive bibliography of Liu Xiaobo’s writings
China Change, September 5, 2017
https://chinachange.org/2017/09/05/a-comprehensive-bibliography-of-liu-xiaobos-writings/

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 01:51

Activists, academics and politicians establish independent fund to provide assistance to jailed protesters
Hong Kong Free Press, September 4, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/09/04/activists-academics-politicians-establish-independent-fund-provide-assistance-jailed-protesters/

BBC “disappointed” after Hong Kong’s RTHK replaces World Service with state-run Chinese station
Hong Kong Free Press, September 5, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/09/05/bbc-disappointed-hong-kongs-rthk-replaces-world-service-state-run-chinese-station/

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 01:51

China seeks to silence critics at U.N. forums: rights body report
Reuters, September 5, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-rights/china-seeks-to-silence-critics-at-u-n-forums-rights-body-report-idUSKCN1BG0QP

Related:
The costs of international advocacy
Human Rights Watch, September 5, 2017
https://www.hrw.org/report/2017/09/05/costs-international-advocacy/chinas-interference-united-nations-human-rights

China’s rights crackdown is called “most severe” since Tiananmen Square
人权观察:中国打压人权“天安门事件以来最严重"
The New York Times, September 5, 2017
EN: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/05/world/asia/china-human-rights-united-nations.htmlCH: https://cn.nytimes.com/china/20170906/china-human-rights-united-nations/

南昌3家幼儿园疑似发生食物中毒 (120 kindergarteners in Jiangxi hospitalized after suspected food poisoning)
Xinhua News Agency, September 6, 2017
http://news.xinhuanet.com/local/2017-09/06/c_1121613998.htm

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 01:51

湖北省潜江市近百民师在市教育局示威 (Nearly 100 teachers in Hubei protest at local education authority for social security and official status)
Weiquanwang, September 5, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/09/blog-post_41.html

石渠县藏人要求当局交代洛桑仁波切下落 (Tibetans in Sichuan write open letter to local gov’t demanding the whereabouts of a detained eminent monk)
Radio Free Asia, September 5, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-09052017111449.html

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 01:51

Why Australian universities have upset Chinese students
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 5, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-41104634

China censors discussion of North Korea's bomb test
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 4, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-41152784

网友忧朝鲜核爆,“氢弹”却成中国网络敏感词 (“Hydrogen bomb” gets censored on Chinese social media as netizens worry about the nuclear test in North Korea)
Voice of America, September 5, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/nokor-bomb-20170904/4014969.html

臨近選舉 Telegram失靈「澳門限定」? 竟要翻牆先上到 (Telegram goes offline in Macau as election closes in, and users need VPN to log in)
Macau Concealers, September 5, 2017
https://www.facebook.com/macauconcealers/photos/a.158212900914486.37247.153478958054547/1423428511059579/

北京下发中小学生“三年养成计划”:1年级小学生会唱国歌 (Beijing education authority issues a “three year cultivation plan”, requiring first graders to be able to sing the National Anthem)
Legal Evening News, September 5, 2017
http://www.fawan.com/2017/09/05/446911t185.html?kuaixun

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 01:51

China to prosecute activist over support for letter calling on president to step down
Radio Free Asia, September 5, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/sichuan-huang-09052017124727.html

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 01:49

Hong Kong’s autonomy is slipping away
香港会成为下一个西藏吗?
The New York Times, September 1, 2017
EN: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/01/opinion/hong-kong-china-political-prisoners.htmlCH: https://cn.nytimes.com/opinion/20170904/hong-kong-china-political-prisoners/

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 01:49

為在囚抗爭者成立基金 目標籌得$400萬 (Hong Kong groups set up fund to raise four million HKD in support of the jailed activists)
Apple Daily, September 4, 2017
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/realtime/news/20170904/57167297

Former student leader and ousted lawmaker Nathan Law lodges final appeal against jail sentence
South China Morning Post, September 5, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/2109759/former-student-leader-and-ousted-lawmaker-nathan-law-lodges

Related:
羅冠聰就刑期覆核案提出上訴 (Nathan Law lodges appeal against his sentencing)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 4, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1352302-20170904.htm

“The law favors the privileged”: Jailed democracy activist Alex Chow criticizes gov’t for “deceiving” Hongkongers
Hong Kong Free Press, September 4, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/09/04/law-favours-privileged-jailed-democracy-activist-alex-chow-criticises-govt-deceiving-hongkongers/

香港中大开学典礼校园多处出现港独横幅 (Pro HK independence banners appear in CUHK before opening ceremony)
Voice of America, September 4, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/news-pro-independent-banners-appear-in-uk-20170904/4014264.html

Guangzhou in 48 minutes? Hong Kong critics of high-speed rail plan urge pulling TV commercial over claim
South China Morning Post, September 5, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2109771/guangzhou-48-minutes-hong-kong-critics-high-speed-rail-plan

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 01:49

Student face and voice scans the new keys to Chinese university dorms
South China Morning Post, September 4, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2109640/chinese-university-tells-students-use-voice-and-facial

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 01:49

Labor activist Meng Han released after 21 months in prison
China Labor Bulletin, September 5, 2017
http://www.clb.org.hk/content/labour-activist-meng-han-released-after-21-months-prison

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 01:49

湖南广电”娱乐立台”被批党性不足 多个节目下架整改 (Criticized for focusing on entertainment and not having enough Party spirit, Hunan Television ordered to take down and reform many TV programs)
Radio Free Asia, September 4, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/yf2-09042017110606.html

电视剧管控进一步加强 吁“讴歌党国”宣扬主旋律 (Control over TV series tightens as Chinese authorities call for more promotion of the Party and the state)
Radio Free Asia, September 4, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/gf2-09042017110648.html

China to unleash flood of TV dramas singing Communist Party’s praises
South China Morning Post, September 5, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2109736/china-unleash-flood-tv-dramas-singing-communist-partys

China curbs online debate after Beijing condemns North Korea's nuclear test
Radio Free Asia, September 5, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/northkorea-reaction-09042017091744.html

China rewrites history with new censorship drive
Financial Times, September 4, 2017
https://www.ft.com/content/4ffac53e-8ee4-11e7-9084-d0c17942ba93

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 01:49

广州诗人浪子的友人助印制展览图录被刑拘 (Friend of detained poet Langzi put under criminal detention in Guangzhou for introducing printing factory to him)
Voice of America, September 4, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/news-chinese-pen-urges-release-of-poet-langzi-and-his-friend-20170904/4014220.html

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Chinese police detain associate of poet who tried to commemorate Liu Xiaobo
Radio Free Asia, September 5, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/poet-lxb-09042017113238.html

卖翻墙软件 判刑9个月 (Man sentenced to nine months in prison in Guangdong for selling VPN)
Deutsche Welle, September 4, 2017
http://www.dw.com/zh/卖翻墙软件-判刑9个月/a-40357228

维族被囚学者伊力哈木再获国际人权奖 (Jailed Uygur scholar Ilham Tohti receives another international human rights award)
Radio Free Asia, September 4, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-09042017110447.html

Monday, September 4, 2017 - 02:48

Our universities are a frontline in China's ideological wars
Australian Financial Review, August 30, 2017
http://www.afr.com/opinion/columnists/our-universities-are-a-frontline-in-chinas-ideological-wars-20170830-gy74br

Democracy and human rights are vital for the rule of law—and so is legality
South China Morning Post, September 4, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2109596/democracy-and-human-rights-are-vital-rule-law-and-so

The Hong Kong gov’t’s new, poisonous political culture: All criticism is politics, all critics are ill
Hong Kong Free Press, September 2, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/09/02/governments-new-poisonous-political-culture-criticism-politics-critics-ill/

Monday, September 4, 2017 - 02:48

Memorial event for Liu Xiaobo held on Hong Kong beach, calls for release of his widow
South China Morning Post, September 4, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2109562/memorial-event-liu-xiaobo-held-hong-kong-beach-calls-release

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香港支联会海祭刘晓波促还刘霞自由 (Hong Kong Alliance mourns Liu Xiaobo by the sea and presses for Liu Xia’s freedom)
Radio Free Asia, September 3, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/cp-09032017092747.html

200人遊行聲援在囚政治犯 高喊袁國強下台 (200 people march in support of jailed political prisoners and demand Rimsky Yuen to step down)
Inmediahk, September 3, 2017
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1051851

Demosisto party slams gov’t teaching materials on Chinese national identity
Hong Kong Free Press, September 2, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/09/02/demosisto-party-slams-govt-teaching-materials-chinese-national-identity/

Hong Kong scraps 24-hour BBC World Service radio channel despite criticism
Reuters, September 4, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-media-bbc/hong-kong-scraps-24-hour-bbc-world-service-radio-channel-despite-criticism-idUSKCN1BF0EG

周永康狱中家书:没有民主何来法治 (Alex Chow’s letter to family from prison: no democracy, no rule of law)
Inmediahk, September 2, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20170903-周永康狱中家书没有民主何来法治

HK independence banners fly at CUHK
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 4, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/component/k2/1352211-20170904.htm

Monday, September 4, 2017 - 02:48

From ale to jail: facial recognition catches criminals at China beer festival
Agence France-Presse, September 1, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/01/facial-recognition-china-beer-festival

Monday, September 4, 2017 - 02:48

12,000 officials disciplined and 18,000 companies punished in China’s sweeping crackdown against pollution
South China Morning Post, September 2, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2109342/top-level-china-pollution-inspections-wrapping

Overseas Chinese Affairs Office deputy Li Gang removed from his post
South China Morning Post, September 1, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2109403/overseas-chinese-affairs-office-deputy-li-gang-removed

Monday, September 4, 2017 - 02:48

Widow of Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo “fighting to stay in Beijing,” friend says
Hong Kong Free Press, September 4, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/09/04/widow-nobel-laureate-liu-xiaobo-fighting-stay-beijing-friend-says/

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成功與劉霞通話 野渡﹕劉霞希望長期留在北京 (Friend: Liu Xia expresses hope to stay in Beijing for the long-term over phone)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 3, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1352088-20170903.htm

傳返回北京家 民運信息中心:成功通話半小時,劉霞哭泣,每天吃抗憂鬱藥 (Information Center for Human Rights & Democracy: Liu Xia cries over 30-minute phone call and says she has to take anti-depressants everyday)
Stand News, September 2, 2017
https://thestandnews.com/china/返回北京家-民運信息中心-成功通話半小時-劉霞哭泣-每天吃抗憂鬱藥/

Chinese rights lawyers fear tighter control after “lecture” by justice minister
South China Morning Post, September 4, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2109383/chinas-justice-minister-promises-harsh-loving

广东维权人士甄江华被警方带走及抄家 (Human rights defender Zhen Jianghua taken by police in handcuffs from Guangdong residence; phone and computer confiscated)
Radio Free Asia, September 3, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/arrest-09032017094953.html

福建周宁一干部挪用扶贫款放高利贷 获刑4年2个月 (Official in Fujian sentenced to 50 months in prison for embezzling poverty relief fund to become loan shark)
China News, September 3, 2017
http://www.chinanews.com/gn/2017/09-03/8321050.shtml

Law criminalizing insults to national anthem passed by China’s legislature, with detention for offenders
South China Morning Post, September 4, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2109381/law-criminalising-insults-national-anthem-passed-chinas

Friday, September 1, 2017 - 01:45

李卓人:誰是香港猶太人——寫在劉曉波尾七 (Lee Cheuk-yan: who are the Jews in Hong Kong—49 days after Liu Xiaobo’s death)
Inmediahk, September 1, 2017
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1051801

VOA连线(高文谦):中共确定19大召开日期 挑战何在? (Gao Wenqian: CPC sets date for the 19th National Congress and what are the challenges?)
Voice of America, August 31, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/voaweishi-20170831-connect-19th-ccp/4009872.html

Friday, September 1, 2017 - 01:45

Jailed Hong Kong student activist Alex Chow lodges final appeal
South China Morning Post, September 1, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/2109268/jailed-hong-kong-student-activist-alex-chow-lodges-final

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律政司:收到周永康就刑期上訴通知 (Department of Justice: received the notice of Alex Chow’s appeal over sentencing)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 31, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1351640-20170831.htm

港大学生会长吁新生向入狱校友周永康学习 (HKU student union chief calls freshmen to learn from the imprisoned Alex Chow)
Radio France Internationale, August 31, 2017
http://cn.rfi.fr//中国/20170831-港大学生会长吁新生向入狱校友周永康学习

Will the protest movement in Hong Kong be tamed by the jailing of Occupy trio?
South China Morning Post, September 1, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2109184/will-protest-movement-hong-kong-be-tamed-jailing-occupy-trio

Outgoing HKU vice-chancellor rejects calls to sack Occupy leader and legal scholar Benny Tai
South China Morning Post, August 30, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2109021/outgoing-hku-vice-chancellor-urged-sack-occupy-leader-and

Friday, September 1, 2017 - 01:45

Date set for China’s most important political event: the Communist Party congress
South China Morning Post, September 1, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2108979/date-set-chinas-communist-party-congress

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中共中央政治局会议建议中国共产党第十九次全国代表大会10月18日在北京召开 (Politburo suggests the 19th National Congress of the CPC to be held on October 18)
People’s Daily, September 1, 2017
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2017/0901/c1001-29508053.html

“A whirlwind of charisma!”: China propaganda blitz hails Xi, the Great Statesman
The Guardian, September 1, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/01/a-whirlwind-of-charisma-china-propaganda-blitz-hails-xi-the-great-statesman

Friday, September 1, 2017 - 01:45

China’s effective greens and gaps in climate activism
The Diplomat, September 4, 2017
http://thediplomat.com/2017/08/chinas-effective-greens-and-gaps-in-climate-activism/

Friday, September 1, 2017 - 01:45

中国大陆新学年起用“红色教材”遭质疑 (Mainland China dictates “red textbooks” in primary and middle schools for the coming semester)
Radio Free Asia, August 31, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-08312017103507.html

Science suffers as China’s Internet censors plug holes in Great Firewall
Science Mag, August 30, 2017
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/08/science-suffers-china-s-internet-censors-plug-holes-great-firewall

Another Hong Kong reporter barred from entering storm-hit Macau, as gov’t denies journalist ban
Hong Kong Free Press, August 31, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/31/another-hong-kong-reporter-barred-entering-storm-hit-macau-govt-denies-journalist-ban/

Friday, September 1, 2017 - 01:45

司法部为维权律师授课 再否定“三权分立” (Department of Justice lectures rights lawyers and denies separation of powers once again)
Radio Free Asia, August 31, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-08312017103425.html

新疆阿勒泰逾20人被捕 两哈族女大学生被抓 (More than 20 arrested in Xinjiang, including two female Kazakh students who tried to wear Islamic clothing and pray at universities)
Radio Free Asia, August 31, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql1-08312017103303.html

Gao Yu tweets show continued surveillance
China Digital Times, August 31, 2017
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2017/08/gao-yu-tweets-show-state-surveillance-intimidation/

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 02:43

Here’s what lies ahead for Hong Kong after the 19th Party Congress
South China Morning Post, August 31, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/2108950/heres-what-lies-ahead-hong-kong-after-19th-party-congress

清算雨傘第三步:消滅戴耀廷教授 (The third step to clearing the accounts with the Umbrella Movement: Destroying Professor Benny Tai)
Inmediahk, August 31, 2017
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1051783

放下哀傷 繼承遺志 為生者爭自由 為死者討公道 (Let go of sadness and inherit Liu Xiaobo’s legacy; fight for freedom of the living and demand justice for the dead)
Inmediahk, August 31, 2017
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1051774

Drinking tea with China’s "National Treasure": Five questions
chuangcn.org/blog, August 28, 2017
http://chuangcn.org/2017/08/drinking-tea/

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 02:43

In Pictures: Hong Kong supporters bid final farewell to Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo; urge China to release widow Liu Xia
Hong Kong Free Press, August 31, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/31/pictures-hong-kong-supporters-bid-final-farewell-nobel-laureate-liu-xiaobo-urge-china-release-widow-liu-xia/

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刘晓波“尾七”香港团体促中国释放刘霞 (Hong Kong groups march and call on China to free Liu Xia 49 days after Liu Xiaobo’s death)
Voice of America, August 30, 2017
https://www.voachinese.com/a/HK-groups-mourn-death-of-liu-xiaobo/4006608.html

“We expect people to take responsibility for their actions,” says outgoing HKU chief on jailed student activist
Hong Kong Free Press, August 30, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/30/expect-people-take-responsibility-actions-says-outgoing-hku-chief-jailed-student-activist/

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回應周永康入獄 馬斐森冀學生要自己行為承擔後果 (HKU Vice-Chancellor on the jailing of Alex Chow: we expect people to take responsibility for their actions)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 30, 2017
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1351413-20170830.htm

Hong Kong activists fear Chinese anthem law is latest curb on freedom
The Guardian, August 31, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/31/hong-kong-activists-fear-chinese-anthem-law-is-latest-curb-on-freedom

Court finally releases English version of judgment that jailed Hong Kong activists Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow
South China Morning Post, August 30, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2108919/court-finally-releases-english-version-judgment-jailed-hong

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30/08/2017 Caar4x/2016 Secretary for Justice v. Wong Chi Fung and Others
Court of Appeal, The High Court of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, August 30, 2017
https://multimedia.scmp.com/2017/graphics/assets/111053.pdf

“Let love win over hate”: Activist Raphael Wong thanks democracy protesters in letter from prison
Hong Kong Free Press, August 30, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/30/let-love-win-hate-activist-raphael-wong-thanks-democracy-protesters-letter-prison/

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 02:43

Are young Chinese liberalizing as China's political leaders crack down?
Public Radio International, August 28, 2017
https://www.pri.org/stories/2017-08-28/are-young-chinese-liberalizing-chinas-political-leaders-crack-down

伍立娟:19大前全国四大行下岗职工在黑龙江、四川、河南各地在省社保局、省政府进行维权 (Over 60 laid-off bank workers in Henan protest for social insurance at local human resources and social security authority)
Weiquanwang, August 30, 2017
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2017/08/19.html

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 02:43

Keep it positive: Macau editorial staff told to minimize critical reporting after typhoon, says media watchdog
Hong Kong Free Press, August 30, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/30/keep-positive-macau-editorial-staff-told-minimise-critical-reporting-typhoon-says-media-watchdog/

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