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2018年04月24日

Benny Tai: Hong Kong should consider the many possible forms of China’s post-Communist future
Hong Kong Free Press, April 23, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/04/23/benny-tai-hong-kong-consider-many-possible-forms-chinas-post-communist-future/

2018年04月24日

Carrie Lam: Textbook revisions ensure accuracy and Hong Kong people should not overreact
Hong Kong Free Press, April 24, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/04/24/carrie-lam-textbook-revisions-ensure-accuracy-hong-kong-people-not-overreact/

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Fearing political censorship, groups urge Hong Kong gov’t to clarify textbook review mechanism
Hong Kong Free Press, April 23, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/04/23/fearing-political-censorship-groups-urge-govt-clarify-textbook-review-mechanism/

Mong Kok unrest: Protester says he did not know localist Edward Leung and was not a member of his party
Hong Kong Free Press, April 24, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/04/24/mong-kok-unrest-protester-says-not-know-localist-edward-leung-not-member-party/

China office chief refuses to accept lawmaker’s painting featuring ex-Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping
Hong Kong Free Press, April 24, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/04/24/china-office-chief-refuses-accept-lawmakers-painting-featuring-ex-chinese-leader-deng-xiaoping/

Hong Kong's “cardboard grannies”: the elderly box collectors living in poverty
The Guardian, April 24, 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2018/apr/24/hong-kong-cardboard-grannies-elderly-box-collectors-recycling-poverty

2018年04月24日

习近平:自主创新推进网络强国建设 (Xi Jinping on National Cybersecurity and Informatization Work Conference: Use the opportunity of the “One Belt One Road” initiative to promote cybersecurity cooperation with developing countries, build “21st Century Digital Silk Road”)
Xinhua News Agency, April 21, 2018
http://www.xinhuanet.com/politics/2018-04/21/c_1122719810.htm

2018年04月24日

China is planning provincial quotas for clean energy
China Dialogue, April 23, 2018
https://www.chinadialogue.net/blog/10574-China-is-planning-provincial-quotas-for-clean-energy-/en

写在“百名红通”公布三周年之际:追逃未尽脚步不止 (Operation Skynet’s third anniversary: 4,058 fugitives returned to China, with 800 state employees among them)
China Discipline Inspection News, April 22, 2018
http://www.xinhuanet.com/politics/2018-04/22/c_129856018.htm

2018年04月24日

China sexist adverts: Tech firms apologise after damning report
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 23, 2018
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-43869992

2018年04月24日

北大前教授被控性侵 学生要求信息公开被约谈警告 (Peking University student warned, intimidated for demanding information disclosure following sexual assault allegation against professor)
Voice of America, April 24, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/pku-student-harrassed-20180423/4362133.html

Related:
Translation: Open letter on Peking University #MeToo case
China Digital Times, April 23, 2018
https://chinadigitaltimes.net/2018/04/translation-open-letter-on-peking-university-metoo-case/

广东省网信办指导腾讯依法查处一批违法违规公众号 (Guangdong Internet and Informatization Office instructs Tencent to investigate and handle a batch of public accounts for illegally operating Internet news services, distributing pornography, faking government accounts)
Cyberspace Administration of China, April 21, 2018
http://www.cac.gov.cn/2018-04/21/c_1122718990.htm

2018年04月24日

China airs video confessions from alleged associates of runaway tycoon Guo Wengui
Agence France-Presse, April 24, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/04/24/china-airs-video-confessions-alleged-associates-runaway-tycoon-guo-wengui/

最高法司法部联合发文:律师不得以维权为由干扰庭审正常进行 (Supreme People's Court, Ministry of Justice: Lawyers can’t interfere with trial for rights defending reasons)
The Paper, April 24, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2092665

2018年04月23日

The risks of One Belt, One Road for China’s neighbors
The Diplomat, April 23, 2018
https://thediplomat.com/2018/04/the-risks-of-one-belt-one-road-for-chinas-neighbors/

Honor, morality and the lost art of “doing the right thing”
Hong Kong Free Press, April 21, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/04/21/honour-morality-lost-art-right-thing/

When TV takes part in human rights abuse
当中国媒体参与中共侵犯人权的行为
The New York Times, April 20, 2018
EN: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/20/opinion/china-media-television-forced-confessions.htmlCH: https://cn.nytimes.com/opinion/20180423/china-media-television-forced-confessions/

2018年04月23日

Pro-independence activist says his legal aid application for appealing failed election bid was rejected by gov’t
Hong Kong Free Press, April 23, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/04/23/pro-independence-activist-says-legal-aid-application-appealing-failed-election-bid-rejected-govt/

Hong Kong country club bans domestic helpers from pool
The Guardian, April 23, 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/23/hong-kong-country-club-bans-domestic-helpers-from-pool

Hong Kong taxi drivers stage protest over illegal ride-hailing services in wake of fatal Uber crash
South China Morning Post, April 22, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/2142824/hong-kong-taxi-drivers-stage-protest-over-illegal-ride

Why are Hong Kong’s young people abandoning student unions?
South China Morning Post, April 22, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2142821/why-are-hong-kongs-young-people-abandoning-student-unions

Rights lawyer Chris Ng recalls Mong Kok’s night of unrest and ponders the city’s legal future
Hong Kong Free Press, April 22, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/04/22/rights-lawyer-chris-ng-recalls-mong-koks-night-unrest-ponders-citys-legal-future/

2018年04月23日

China hackers accused of attacking Japanese defense firms
Bloomberg, April 23, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2142863/china-hackers-accused-attacking-japanese-defence-firms

China’s new aircraft carrier may start sea trials this week, source says
South China Morning Post, April 23, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2142828/chinas-new-aircraft-carrier-may-start-sea-trials-week

Chinese gold mining brings killings, land grabs and corruption to the surface in Cameroon
Agence France-Presse, April 23, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/world/africa/article/2142852/chinese-gold-mining-brings-killings-land-grabs-and-corruption

U.S. human rights report labels Russia and China threats to global stability
美国国务院人权报告指中俄威胁全球稳定
The New York Times, April 20, 2018
EN: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/20/us/politics/russia-china-human-rights.htmlCH: https://cn.nytimes.com/usa/20180423/russia-china-human-rights/

Related:
2017 Human Rights Report: China (includes Tibet, Hong Kong, and Macau)
U.S. Department of State, April 20, 2018
https://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/hrrpt/2017/eap/277073.htm

2018年04月23日

Chinese police deny street bollards hide surveillance cameras
South China Morning Post, April 23, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2142932/chinese-police-deny-street-bollards-hide-surveillance-cameras

深圳实现全国首家“刷脸”执法 (Shenzhen traffic police to launch facial recognition law enforcement on May 1, jaywalkers and illegal drivers to be identified, fines to be paid on WeChat or Alipay)
Legal Daily, April 20, 2018
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2018-04/20/content_7526397.htm

外交部:苹果在中国随处可见,美国人买华为就威胁国家安全? (Ministry of Foreign Affairs in response to U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission report: Why is it a threat to national security that Americans buy Huawei, when Apple is everywhere in China?)
Global Times, April 20, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2087490

Related:
Supply Chain Vulnerabilities from China in U.S. Federal Information and Communications Technology
U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, April 19, 2018
https://bit.ly/2HbWeOw

2018年04月23日

China waste imports plunge after new curbs on foreign refuse take effect
Reuters, April 23, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2142913/china-waste-imports-plunge-after-new-curbs-foreign-refuse-take

China sets 100 per cent clean power target for Xi Jinping’s new Xiongan megacity
Bloomberg, April 23, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2142919/china-sets-100-cent-clean-power-target-xi-jinpings-new

2018年04月23日

青少年登录境外服务器玩网游暗藏风险 (Legal Daily: Teenagers playing video games via overseas servers that have not been reviewed or censored risk encountering violence or abuse)
Legal Daily, April 20, 2018
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2018-04/20/content_7525681.htm

2018年04月23日

谢阳律师:余文生案件通报与声明 (Rights lawyer Yu Wensheng allegedly fires his legal counsel after arrest confirmation)
Weiquanwang, April 23, 2018
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2018/04/blog-post_27.html

2018年04月20日

Five ways China's past has shaped its present
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 20, 2018
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-43714279

Trump’s incredibly risky Taiwan policy
China File, April 19, 2018
http://www.chinafile.com/reporting-opinion/viewpoint/trumps-incredibly-risky-taiwan-policy

2018年04月20日

Qiao Xiaoyang’s mission to “promote and popularise” Chinese constitution in Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, April 20, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2142503/qiao-xiaoyangs-mission-promote-and-popularise-chinese

Related:
喬曉陽來港宣講憲法 湯家驊引述:港獨非言論自由 是違憲問題 (Ronny Tong quotes Qiao Xiaoyang: Hong Kong independence is not freedom of speech, it is unconstitutional)
HK01, April 20, 2018
https://bit.ly/2HfMPcU

Insufficient proof to prosecute lawmaker Junius Ho after remarks on “killing” independence advocates – police
Hong Kong Free Press, April 20, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/04/20/insufficient-proof-prosecute-lawmaker-junius-ho-remarks-killing-independence-advocates-police/

Colonial street names and royal cyphers on postboxes will not be removed, says Hong Kong gov’t
Hong Kong Free Press, April 20, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/04/20/colonial-street-names-royal-ciphers-postboxes-will-not-removed-says-hong-kong-govt/

Democrats urge ex-leader CY Leung to reveal documents to prove his version of facts in HK$50m payment row
Hong Kong Free Press, April 19, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/04/19/democrats-urge-ex-leader-cy-leung-reveal-documents-prove-version-facts-hk50m-payment-row/

Hong Kong localist Edward Leung accused of using parade as “smokescreen” to defy police during Mong Kok riot
South China Morning Post, April 19, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/2142489/hong-kong-localist-edward-leung-accused-using-parade

2018年04月20日

US urged to act immediately to save its systems from the “growing threat of Chinese cyber theft”
South China Morning Post, April 20, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/2142513/us-urged-act-immediately-save-its-systems-growing-threat-chinese-cyber

Xi Jinping claims progress on national security in meeting of secretive commission
South China Morning Post, April 20, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2142505/xi-jinping-claims-progress-national-security-meeting

China challenged Australian warships in South China Sea: Australian media
Reuters, April 20, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-southchinasea-australia/china-challenged-australian-warships-in-south-china-sea-australian-media-idUSKBN1HR035

China air force again circles Taiwan in “sacred mission”
Reuters, April 19, 2018
https://in.reuters.com/article/china-taiwan/china-air-force-again-circles-taiwan-in-sacred-mission-idINKBN1HQ04W

Related:
Taiwan calls Chinese military drills a threat to region
Associated Press, April 19, 2018
https://www.voanews.com/a/taiwan-calls-chinese-military-drills-a-threat-to-region/4355950.html

2018年04月20日

上交会丨从认脸到识人,跨镜追踪技术让犯罪分子无处可逃 (Chinese company achieves breakthrough on Person Re-Identification technology—aka “multi-camera tracking”—that enables tracking without clear facial recognition)
The Paper, April 19, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2083044

德国认证机构:华为5G基站获准进入欧盟市场 (Huawei’s 5G base station approved to enter EU market)
Xinhua News Agency, April 19, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2084544

向着网络强国阔步前行——党的十八大以来网信事业发展述评 (Xinhua summarizes Party’s work on Internet and informatization since Xi Jinping took office, highlights “creating a clean and upright cyberspace” and “revolutionizing the global Internet governance system”)
Xinhua News Agency, April 19, 2018
http://www.xinhuanet.com/politics/2018-04/19/c_1122711042.htm

2018年04月20日

央视曝光河南产值百亿“污染园区”:村民收钱不愿反映问题 (Exposed: Henan ceramic industrial campus pays villagers hush money in effort to hide serious water, land pollution)
China Central Television, April 19, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2086137

2018年04月20日

广东省原民代幼教师的诉求书——落实教育部文件,依法解决原民办、代课及幼儿教师补偿与养老金问题 (Guangdong school teachers petition for fair pay and benefits)
Weiquanwang, April 20, 2018
https://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2018/04/blog-post_56.html

Three-week strike at Flex ends after Zhuhai trade union puts stability first
China Labor Bulletin, April 19, 2018
http://www.clb.org.hk/content/three-week-strike-flex-ends-after-zhuhai-trade-union-puts-stability-first

2018年04月20日

China inaugurates new state media group
Xinhua News Agency, April 20, 2018
http://english.sina.com/china/p/2018-04-20/detail-ifzfkmth7030749.shtml

Study: Chinese-American immigrants fall prey to WeChat’s misinformation problem
Columbia Journalism Review, April 19, 2018
https://www.cjr.org/tow_center/wechat-misinformation.php

2018年04月20日

余文生律师昨遭正式逮捕 羁押在徐州看守所 (Rights lawyer Yu Wensheng confirmed of being arrested for subversion, obstructing officers)
Weiquanwang, April 20, 2018
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2018/04/blog-post_44.html

「六四天網」創辦人 黃琦獄中腎衰竭病危 (Pro-democracy website founder Huang Qi critically ill in prison, suffers from kidney failure)
Mingpao, April 20, 2018
https://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20180420/s00013/1524160143502

Xinjiang authorities use “burial management centers” to subvert Uyghur funeral traditions
Radio Free Asia, April 19, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/burials-04192018141100.html

Wife of jailed Taiwan activist discusses human rights in U.K.
Focus Taiwan, April 19, 2018
http://focustaiwan.tw/news/aipl/201804190021.aspx#.Wth6YPtwiUg.twitter

2018年04月19日

Xi Jinping’s “cyber sovereignty” fast eroding space for free expression
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, April 19, 2018
https://www.nchrd.org/2018/04/xi-jinpings-cyber-sovereignty-fast-eroding-space-for-free-expression/

China’s gift to Europe is a new version of crony capitalism
The Guardian, April 18, 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/apr/18/chinese-europe-czech-republic-crony-capitalism

A ban on gay content, stopped in its tracks
China File, April 18, 2018
http://www.chinafile.com/conversation/ban-gay-content-stopped-its-tracks

從「毅絲」到「段友」,兩千萬日活的手機應用為何被突然斬殺?(How did popular joke app “Neihan Duanzi” get shut down?)
The Initium, April 17, 2018
https://theinitium.com/article/20180418-opinion-bilixiaozi-meaningful-jokes/

2018年04月19日

課本中港關係字眼「有問題」 教局拒評修改 (Education Bureau refuses to comment on history textbook edits)
Mingpao, April 19, 2018
https://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20180419/s00011/1524075059294

Hong Kong police promise not to prosecute drivers they used as “human roadblocks” in fatal Fanling crash
Hong Kong Free Press, April 19, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/04/19/hong-kong-police-promise-not-prosecute-drivers-used-human-roadblocks-fatal-fanling-crash/

Expert team did not meet to discuss Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge safety fears
South China Morning Post, April 19, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2142335/expert-team-did-not-meet-discuss-hong-kong-zhuhai-macau

Homes made from old shipping containers set to be built for 100 needy families in Sham Shui Po
South China Morning Post, April 19, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/community/article/2142343/homes-made-old-shipping-containers-set-be-built-100-needy

Mong Kok unrest: Edward Leung apologises for assaulting police officer; says he had no plan to use violence
Hong Kong Free Press, April 18, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/04/18/mong-kok-unrest-edward-leung-apologises-assaulting-police-officer-says-no-plan-use-violence/

2018年04月19日

Tibetan charged in Sweden denies spying for China
Radio Free Asia, April 18, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/spying-04182018133403.html

The Chinese communist party is setting up cells at universities across America
Foreign Policy, April 18, 2018
http://foreignpolicy.com/2018/04/18/the-chinese-communist-party-is-setting-up-cells-at-universities-across-america-china-students-beijing-surveillance/

十九届中央国安委首会,习近平压实责任 (Xi Jinping hosts meeting of National Security Commission: Political security is the foundation of national security)
Xinhua News Agency, April 18, 2018
http://www.xinhuanet.com/politics/2018-04/18/c_1122704142.htm

2018年04月19日

This AI expert found it “both exciting and scary” that Xi Jinping reads his book
Quartz, April 19, 2018
https://qz.com/1256330/artificial-intelligence-expert-pedro-domingos-reflects-on-chinas-xi-jinping-reading-his-book-the-master-algorithm/

China is putting ID cards on smartphones
Abacus, April 18, 2018
https://www.abacusnews.com/digital-life/china-putting-id-cards-smartphones/article/2142245

进一步推动社会信用体系建设实施9种行为的旅客将被限制乘坐飞机 (9 behaviors that ban passengers from flying include insulting civil aviation workers, forcibly taking seats and luggage shelfs, picking quarrels and provoking troubles, smoking)
Legal Daily, April 18, 2018
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2018-04/18/content_7524255.htm

大數據權利之爭:對不起,你的數據屬於你,但我們有權使用 (Fights for rights in the era of Big Data: “Sorry, your data belongs to you, but we are entitled to use it.”)
The Initium, April 17, 2018
https://theinitium.com/article/20180417-mainland-big-data/

2018年04月19日

福建闽侯一教会被限期关闭 官员:未登记一律关闭 (Family church in Fujian ordered to shut down for failing to register)
Radio Free Asia, April 18, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/ql1-04182018115050.html

China fights big smog with big air purifier
Agence France-Presse, April 18, 2018
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/china-fights-big-smog-with-big-air-purifier-10150678

2018年04月19日

Government cartoon portrays “foreign NGOs” as national security concern
China File, April 18, 2018
http://www.chinafile.com/ngo/latest/government-cartoon-portrays-foreign-ngos-national-security-concern

2018年04月19日

An exchange between Gui Minhai’s daughter and the Post’s Editor-in-Chief
South China Morning Post, April 18, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/2142228/exchange-between-gui-minhais-daughter-and-posts-editor-chief

北京工商部门约谈“抖音” 要求即时阻断违规直播 (Beijing Commerce Department requests Douyin to strengthen technical monitoring, manual review of content, “swiftly block illegal live-streaming”)
China Consumer News, April 18, 2018
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2018-04/18/content_7524468.htm

2018年04月19日

US could sanction Chinese officials over Xinjiang abuses
Associated Press, April 18, 2018
https://apnews.com/13ee0b95c05249a8be7c0467bf413b6e

Related:
Tens of thousands detained in China's Xinjiang, U.S. diplomat says
Reuters, April 18, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-xinjiang-usa/tens-of-thousands-detained-in-chinas-xinjiang-u-s-diplomat-says-idUSKBN1HP17N

帮助良心犯家属 多名义工遭刑拘多人被约谈 (Volunteers criminally detained in Jiangxi for helping family of prisoners of conscience)
Radio Free Asia, April 18, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-04182018115246.html

Chinese court rejects appeal against subversion sentence for “the butcher”
Radio Free Asia, April 18, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/chinese-court-rejects-appeal-against-subversion-sentence-for-the-butcher-04182018112357.html

2018年04月18日

伸向歷史教科書的黑手 (Dark hands reach out to history textbooks)
Mingpao, April 18, 2018
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20180418/s00022/1523971916895

台灣年輕世代的政治態度民調:願為台灣而戰、支持民主、反對統一 (Survey on Taiwan youngsters’ political attitudes: “willing to go to war for Taiwan, support democracy, oppose unification”)
The Initium, April 17, 2018
https://theinitium.com/article/20180417-opinion-chenfangyu-taiwan-teenagers/

Angola: China’s risky gamble in Africa
China File, April 16, 2018
http://www.chinafile.com/library/china-africa-project/angola-chinas-risky-gamble-africa

2018年04月18日

Mong Kok unrest: Localist Edward Leung tells court he held “election parade” to protect public from the police
Hong Kong Free Press, April 18, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/04/18/mong-kok-unrest-localist-edward-leung-tells-court-held-election-parade-protect-public-police/

Related:
Hong Kong localist Edward Leung “sorry” for assaulting police officers during Mong Kok unrest
South China Morning Post, April 18, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/2142247/hong-kong-localist-edward-leung-sorry-assaulting-police

British report warns Beijing is increasing pressure on Hong Kong’s basic rights and freedoms
South China Morning Post, April 18, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2142161/british-report-warns-beijing-increasing-pressure-hong-kongs

Related:
Overseas business risk - Hong Kong
Foreign & Commonwealth Office of United Kingdom, April 16, 2018
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/overseas-business-risk-hong-kong/overseas-business-risk-hong-kong

Activist Joshua Wong files legal challenge against Hong Kong Companies Registry for denying registration for his party
Hong Kong Free Press, April 18, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/04/18/activist-joshua-wong-files-legal-challenge-hong-kong-companies-registry-denying-registration-party/

Related:
Were “political considerations” behind rejection of Joshua Wong’s Hong Kong political party?
South China Morning Post, April 18, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2142158/were-political-considerations-behind-rejection-joshua-wongs

Hong Kong lawmakers fired in oath-taking row can keep their salaries, Legco body says
South China Morning Post, April 18, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2142250/hong-kong-lawmakers-fired-oath-taking-row-can-keep-their

Some pro-establishment camp members donated to campaign to investigate ex-leader CY Leung, says lawmaker
Hong Kong Free Press, April 17, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/04/17/pro-establishment-camp-members-donated-campaign-investigate-ex-leader-cy-leung-says-lawmaker/

2018年04月18日

Taiwan says Beijing “saber rattling” as China starts military drills
Reuters, April 18, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-taiwan-drills/taiwan-says-beijing-saber-rattling-as-china-starts-military-drills-idUSKBN1HP0DI

EU ambassadors band together against Silk Road
Handelsblatt, April 17, 2018
https://global.handelsblatt.com/politics/eu-ambassadors-beijing-china-silk-road-912258

China takes the lead in UN peacekeeping
The Diplomat, April 17, 2018
https://thediplomat.com/2018/04/china-takes-the-lead-in-un-peacekeeping/

Why is the US targeting China's Confucius Institute?
Deutsche Welle, April 16, 2018
http://www.dw.com/en/why-is-the-us-targeting-chinas-confucius-institute/a-43403188

2018年04月18日

Mentally ill Chinese man “lost” for a year reunited with family thanks to facial recognition technology
South China Morning Post, April 17, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2142119/mentally-ill-chinese-man-lost-year-reunited-family-thanks-facial

2018年04月18日

Chairman of China’s biggest bad-loan bank investigated for graft
Financial Times, April 18, 2018
https://www.ft.com/content/0ecf3c62-42ca-11e8-803a-295c97e6fd0b

Why Beijing’s plan to break up mysterious tycoon Xiao Jianhua’s business empire hit the buffers
South China Morning Post, April 18, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/economy/article/2142139/why-beijings-plan-break-mysterious-tycoons-business-empire-hit

“Do not marry for money”
Radio Free Asia, April 17, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/laos/bride-04172018135431.html

2018年04月18日

#Metoo in China: Fledgling movement in universities fights censorship
The Guardian, April 18, 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/18/metoo-in-china-fledgling-movement-in-universities-fights-censorship

Bao Zou big news: Privacy in the era of big data
China Digital Times, April 17, 2018
https://chinadigitaltimes.net/2018/04/bao-zou-big-news-events-privacy-in-the-era-of-big-data/

“Beep. Beep Beep”: a group emerges in China and a code is born
China Change, April 17, 2018
https://chinachange.org/2018/04/17/beep-beep-beep-a-group-emerges-in-china-and-a-code-is-born/

First gay-ish film widely released in China
Sixth Tone, April 16, 2018
http://www.sixthtone.com/news/1002095/first-gay-ish-film-widely-released-in-china

Related:
It’s still (just about) OK to be gay in China
Foreign Policy, April 17, 2018
http://foreignpolicy.com/2018/04/17/its-still-just-about-ok-to-be-gay-in-china/

2018年04月18日

央视记者在山西暗访化工国企遭扣押,村干部:不说好出不了村 (Shanxi village officials detain CCTV journalists for investigating pollution at chemical factory)
China Central Television, April 18, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2081902

文化和旅游部集中检查网络表演、网络游戏市场 (Ministry of Culture and Tourism intensifies scrutiny of gaming, live-streaming apps, websites to weed out banned contents)
Xinhua News Agency, April 17, 2018
http://www.xinhuanet.com/legal/2018-04/17/c_1122697183.htm

Related:
China closes illegal live-streaming platforms, online games
Xinhua News Agency, April 17, 2018
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/201804/17/WS5ad60cb7a3105cdcf6518de6.html

人民日报评论官微刊随笔文章:“不一样的烟火”一样可以绽放 (People’s Daily WeChat Public Account promotes gay rights, says gays have “social responsibilities”)
People’s Daily WeChat Public Account, April 15, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2076922

2018年04月18日

Chinese traffic police let offenders off if they post a confession online (and it gets enough likes)
South China Morning Post, April 18, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2142276/chinese-traffic-police-let-offenders-if-they-post-confession

中国公安部长:坚决捍卫国家政治安全 (Head of Ministry of Public Security claims to firmly defend political security)
Voice of America, April 18, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/china-secutrity-20180417/4352291.html

維權鐵漢吳淦囚8年 上訴維持原判 (Appeal court upholds sentence, sends rights defender Wu Gan to 8 years in jail)
Apple Daily, April 17, 2018
https://hk.news.appledaily.com/china/realtime/article/20180417/58086013

Tibetan farmland seized for new airport
Radio Free Asia, April 17, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/farmland-04172018164111.html

Chinese doctor at center of “poison tonic” case released from detention center
South China Morning Post, April 17, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2142164/chinese-doctor-centre-poison-tonic-case-released

2018年04月17日

In Translation: When does a China tech firm’s corporate apology become a political “confession”?
Hong Kong Free Press, April 17, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/04/17/translation-china-tech-firms-corporate-apology-become-political-confession/

23條立法 林太最大任務? (Is enacting Article 23 Carrie Lam's greatest mission?)
Mingpao, April 17, 2018
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20180417/s00022/1523884658924

Has Xi Jinping changed China? Not really
China File, April 16, 2018
http://www.chinafile.com/reporting-opinion/viewpoint/has-xi-jinping-changed-china-not-really

The Chinese dissident who wrote in blood
The Wall Street Journal, April 13, 2018
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-chinese-dissident-who-wrote-in-blood-1523634068

2018年04月17日

Legality of Hong Kong media covering pro-independence comments “will depend on the situation and law,” Lam says
Hong Kong Free Press, April 17, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/04/17/legality-hong-kong-media-covering-pro-independence-comments-will-depend-situation-law-lam-says/

Related:
No timetable for Hong Kong national security law legislation, says Chief Executive Carrie Lam
Hong Kong Free Press, April 17, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/04/17/no-timetable-hong-kong-national-security-law-legislation-says-chief-executive-carrie-lam/

Video: Hong Kong democracy activists “freeze” for Chinese national anthem in Mong Kok stunt
Hong Kong Free Press, April 17, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/04/17/video-hong-kong-democracy-activists-freeze-chinese-national-anthem-mong-kok-stunt/

Related:
Beijing “confuses Hong Kong localism with being anti-China”
South China Morning Post, April 17, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2141993/beijing-confuses-hong-kong-localism-being-anti-china

Construction of Hong Kong’s “shoebox” flats soars along with prices
South China Morning Post, April 17, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/economy/article/2142000/hong-kongs-shoebox-homes-increase-sevenfold-five-years

HK$2m investigation into ex-Hong Kong leader CY Leung will enlist local and overseas lawyers to gather evidence
Hong Kong Free Press, April 16, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/04/16/hk2m-investigation-ex-hong-kong-leader-cy-leung-will-enlist-local-overseas-lawyers-gather-evidence/

2018年04月17日

China's ZTE “poses risk to UK security”
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 16, 2018
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-43784990

Related:
China vows to defend “rights” after US bans sales to ZTE for seven years
Deutsche Welle, April 17, 2018
http://www.dw.com/en/china-vows-to-defend-rights-after-us-bans-sales-to-zte-for-seven-years/a-43414678

Beijing ready to snuff out any separatist move, and live-fire drill in Taiwan Strait is proof, official says
South China Morning Post, April 16, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2141995/beijing-ready-snuff-out-any-separatist-move-and-live

國安教育日公布七案例 三外籍老師泄國家機密 (China publicizes 7 national security cases on National Security Education Day, accuses 3 foreign teachers of espionage)
Sing Tao Daily, April 16, 2018
http://std.stheadline.com/daily/news-content.php?id=1784330&target=2

2018年04月17日

国家安全部开通互联网举报受理平台 (Ministry of National Security launches bilingual online platform to allow reporting of national security, espionage crimes)
Xinhua News Agency, April 15, 2018
http://www.xinhuanet.com/legal/2018-04/15/c_1122685333.htm

2018年04月17日

Chinese social media site reverses gay content ban after uproar
批评声浪下,微博取消审查同性恋题材计划
The New York Times, April 16, 2018
EN: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/16/world/asia/china-weibo-gay.htmlCH: https://cn.nytimes.com/china/20180417/china-weibo-gay/

民政部集中曝光“中国海军史研究会”等307个涉嫌非法社会组织 (Ministry of Civil Affairs exposes 307 potentially illegal civil society groups)
The Beijing News, April 16, 2018
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2018/04/16/483388.html

2018年04月17日

Why do Chinese citizens care so much about airstrikes on Syria this time?
The Diplomat, April 16, 2018
https://thediplomat.com/2018/04/why-do-chinese-citizens-care-so-much-about-airstrikes-on-syria-this-time/

接受社会监督,全国法院决胜“基本解决执行难”信息网上线 (Supreme People’s Court launches website to publish information on court decisions that are difficult to implement)
People’s Court Daily, April 14, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2075956

2018年04月17日

吴淦案二审将开庭 父亲徐孝顺被软禁 (Father put under house arrest as rights defender Wu Gan faces second trial at appeal court)
Radio Free Asia, April 16, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-04162018110017.html

甄江华的代理律师被通知遭解聘 (Lawyers of rights activist Zhen Jianghua told by police they are fired)
Radio Free Asia, April 16, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-04162018120449.html

最高检印发党组巡视工作5年规划:推动解决司法不公等问题 (Supreme People’s Procuratorate issues 5-year plan for system-wide inspection work , aims include “ensuring the Party's absolute leadership over procuratorial work”)
Supreme People's Procuratorate WeChat Public Account, April 16, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2078727

Related:
China to step up inspections of prosecutors
Xinhua News Agency, April 16, 2018
http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/a/201804/16/WS5ad4bbf5a3105cdcf6518943.html

2018年04月16日

As Hong Kong’s crackdown on dissent continues, is independence the secret dream in many hearts?
Hong Kong Free Press, April 16, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/04/16/crackdown-dissent-continues-independence-secret-dream-many-hearts/

CY’s legal barrage: why does it not include the newspapers which started the whole thing?
Hong Kong Free Press, April 15, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/04/15/cys-legal-barrage-not-include-newspapers-started-whole-thing/

Carrot & stick: How Beijing controls its diaspora
China Digital Times, April 14, 2018
https://chinadigitaltimes.net/2018/04/carrot-stick-how-beijing-controls-its-diaspora/

China: End conversion therapy in medical settings
中国:停止医疗机构进行转化治疗
Human Rights in China, April 14, 2018
EN: https://www.hrw.org/news/2017/11/14/china-end-conversion-therapy-medical-settingsCH: https://www.hrw.org/zh-hans/news/2017/11/14/311404

2018年04月16日

Activist Raphael Wong completes Umbrella Movement prison sentence; released on bail ahead of land protest appeal
Hong Kong Free Press, April 16, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/04/16/activist-raphael-wong-completes-umbrella-movement-prison-sentence-released-bail-ahead-land-protest-appeal/

Related:
Mong Kok unrest: Riot trial for Localist Edward Leung and four others to proceed as prosecution closes case
Hong Kong Free Press, April 16, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/04/16/mong-kok-unrest-riot-trial-localist-edward-leung-four-others-proceed-prosecution-closes-case/

Living in subdivided flats that nobody wants – the grim struggle to find a home for Hong Kong’s poorer ethnic minorities
South China Morning Post, April 16, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/community/article/2141793/living-subdivided-flats-nobody-wants-grim-struggle-find

Hong Kong is “only place in the world without national security law”, liaison office chief says
South China Morning Post, April 15, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2141777/hong-kong-only-city-world-without-national-security-law

Related:
內地移民斥港府一手造成 10年前融入無困難 (Mainland migrant slams SAR government for creating cross-border conflict)
Apple Daily, April 15, 2018
https://hk.news.appledaily.com/local/realtime/article/20180415/58070240

港支联会“毋忘六四”29年长跑 坚持结束一党专政 (HK Alliance holds jogging event in memory of June Fourth, urging to end one-party dictatorship)
Radio Free Asia, April 15, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/cp-04152018162811.html

2018年04月16日

China launches bilingual website to report foreign spies and thwart bids to “overthrow the socialist system”
Agence France-Presse, April 16, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/04/16/china-launches-bilingual-website-report-foreign-spies-thwart-bids-overthrow-socialist-system/

学生参与国家安全教育情况纳入档案,构建完善国家安全教育内容体系 (Ministry of Education to revise text books, curriculums to enhance national security education. Records will be put into students’ file as important reference for award evaluation)
Xinhua News Agency, April 13, 2018
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2018-04/13/content_7520798.htm

2018年04月16日

China’s military veterans ministry opens after pension protests
South China Morning Post, April 16, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2141894/chinas-military-veterans-ministry-opens-after-pension

“Too busy, too much pressure”: an ageing China and the erosion of filial piety
Hong Kong Free Press, April 15, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/04/15/busy-much-pressure-ageing-china-erosion-filial-piety/

江苏公安民警依法履职免责标准出炉:不得以舆论炒作等追责 (Jiangsu Province Public Security Department drafts rules granting police impunity during “legitimate law enforcement”. Public opinion, petition, administrative reconsideration and lawsuit shall not hold officers accountable)
Cpd.com.cn, April 12, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2071191

2018年04月16日

Are China’s university lecturers exploiting their traditional “godfatherly” roles to abuse students?
South China Morning Post, April 15, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2141772/are-chinas-university-lecturers-exploiting-their-traditional

First foreign NGO de-registers in China
China File, April 13, 2018
http://www.chinafile.com/ngo/latest/first-foreign-ngo-de-registers-china

Related:
Guangdong gives awards to foreign NGOs
China File, April 13, 2018
http://www.chinafile.com/ngo/latest/guangdong-gives-awards-foreign-ngos

2018年04月16日

“I am gay, not a pervert”: Furor erupts in China as Sina Weibo bans gay content
微博清理同性恋相关内容引发网友抗议
The New York Times, April 15, 2018
EN: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/15/world/asia/china-gay-ban-sina-weibo-.htmlCH: https://cn.nytimes.com/china/20180416/china-gay-ban-sina-weibo-/

Asia’s bastion of free speech? Move aside, Hong Kong, it’s Taiwan now.
台湾取代香港成亚洲言论自由新堡垒
The New York Times, April 14, 2018
EN: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/14/world/asia/china-taiwan-hong-kong-free-speech.htmlCH: https://cn.nytimes.com/asia-pacific/20180416/china-taiwan-hong-kong-free-speech/

抖音发布处罚通告:3月份永久封禁15234个账号 (In March, Douyin permanently shuts down 15,234 accounts with illegal content, such as pornography, vulgarity, rumor, Bitcoin)
Douyin, April 13, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2073928

2018年04月16日

湖北男子不满被贴罚单发朋友圈辱骂交警,被拘5日 (Hubei man detained 5 days for posting ticket on WeChat and insulting traffic police)
Chutian Metropolis Daily WeChat Public Account, April 13, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2075139

2018年04月13日

港人必須捍衛自由和法治,否則將一無所有 (Hongkongers much defend freedom and rule of law, otherwise they will have nothing left)
Inmediahk, April 13, 2018
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1056350

Related:
「港獨派」青年的政治情緒及對未來的看法 (Emotions of Hong Kong pro-independence youths and how they see their future)
Mingpao, April 13, 2018
https://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20180413/s00012/1523555443530

China’s moves in Vanuatu: What should Australia do?
The Diplomat, April 12, 2018
https://thediplomat.com/2018/04/chinas-moves-in-vanuatu-what-should-australia-do/

Related:
Politics with Michelle Grattan: Clive Hamilton and Richard Rigby on Chinese influence in Australia
The Conversation, April 13, 2018
https://theconversation.com/politics-with-michelle-grattan-clive-hamilton-and-richard-rigby-on-chinese-influence-in-australia-94973

In China, a march to find her husband
Human Rights Watch, April 12, 2018
https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/04/12/china-march-find-her-husband

Lois Wheeler Snow, critic of human rights abuses in China, dies at 97
从追随红星到批评中共:被六四“改变”的斯诺夫人
The New York Times, April 11, 2018
EN: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/11/obituaries/lois-wheeler-snow-dies.htmlCH: https://cn.nytimes.com/obits/20180412/lois-wheeler-snow-dies/

2018年04月13日

In unprecedented move, May 7 deadline set for Legco bill committee to scrutinise controversial joint checkpoint plan
South China Morning Post, April 13, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2141582/may-7-deadline-set-legco-bill-committee-scrutinise

Agnes Chow election ban: Hong Kong taxpayers foot HK$230k bill for gov’t legal advice
Hong Kong Free Press, April 13, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/04/13/agnes-chow-election-ban-hong-kong-taxpayers-foot-hk230k-bill-govt-legal-advice/

Why Beijing came down so hard on pro-democracy academic Benny Tai over Hong Kong independence comments
South China Morning Post, April 13, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2141488/why-beijing-came-down-so-hard-pro-democracy-academic-benny

Related:
港千五基督徒联署谴责港府与北京打压戴耀廷 (1,500 Christians in Hong Kong launch signature campaign denouncing SAR government and Beijing for slamming Benny Tai)
Radio Free Asia, April 12, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/cp-04122018110127.html

You may be prosecuted, Hong Kong police tell injured people they “used as human shield”
South China Morning Post, April 13, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2141588/you-may-be-prosecuted-hong-kong-police-tells-injured-people

Sea bridge island’s breakwater blocks offer no protection as they are underwater at high tide, says veteran engineer
Hong Kong Free Press, April 12, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/04/12/sea-bridge-islands-breakwater-blocks-offer-no-protection-underwater-high-tide-says-veteran-engineer/

普通话如何演变为漩涡中心的语言?香港“推普”的前世今生 (How does Mandarin become the language in the eye of a maelstrom? The history and future of promoting Mandarin in Hong Kong)
The Initium, April 12, 2018
https://theinitium.com/article/20180413-hongkong-mandarin-in-hongkong/

2018年04月13日

Xi reviews Navy might in contested waters of South China Sea
The Sydney Morning Herald, April 13, 2018
https://www.smh.com.au/world/asia/xi-reviews-navy-might-in-contested-waters-of-south-china-sea-20180413-p4z9f0.html

Related:
Taiwan president attends military drill off east coast
Reuters, April 13, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-taiwan-military-drills/taiwan-president-attends-military-drill-off-east-coast-idUSKBN1HK0RC

最高50万元!山东发布举报危害国家安全行为线索奖励办法 (Shandong rewards reporting of activity that endangers national security as much as RMB 500,000)
Iqilu.com, April 13, 2018
http://news.iqilu.com/shandong/yuanchuang/2018/0413/3885103.shtml

Q&A: Philippine foreign minister on why Duterte and Xi Jinping get along
South China Morning Post, April 13, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/geopolitics/article/2141500/qa-philippine-foreign-minister-why-duterte-and-xi-jinping-get

2018年04月13日

Chinese tycoon Xiao Jianhua, missing for 15 months since vanishing in Hong Kong, “could face trial by June”
South China Morning Post, April 13, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/economy/article/2141462/chinese-tycoon-xiao-jianhua-missing-15-months-vanishing-hong-kong

2018年04月13日

A six-day strike in Shanghai caused by a $110 pay cut – collective action by sanitation workers in China’s “New Era” of stability maintenance
China Change, April 13, 2018
https://chinachange.org/2018/04/13/a-six-day-strike-in-shanghai-caused-by-a-110-pay-cut-collective-action-by-sanitation-workers-in-chinas-new-era-of-stability-maintenance/

Workers at Flex in Zhuhai enter third week of strike over ownership change
China Labor Bulletin, April 12, 2018
http://www.clb.org.hk/content/workers-flex-zhuhai-enter-third-week-strike-over-ownership-change

安徽省芜湖市经开区万春街道办事处张拐社区村民举报基层腐败 (Villagers in Anhui report accuse local party officials of corruption)
Weiquanwang, April 12, 2018
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2018/04/blog-post_15.html

2018年04月13日

Horns honk, and censors in China get a headache
The New York Times, April 12, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/12/business/china-bytedance-duanzi-censor.html

Related:
全国扫黄打非办要求网络直播坚持正确导向,直播平台不得出现淫秽色情等不良内容 (National Office Against Pornographic and Illegal Publications meets with 18 live-streaming, short video platforms demanding “content security” and strengthened content review)
Legal Daily, April 12, 2018
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2018-04/12/content_7519778.htm

网民微信称“习皇”被警拘 人民网“不忘反个人崇拜”文被删 (Netizen detained for calling Xi Jinping “Emperor Xi”. Article warning cult of personality on mouthpiece website censored)
Radio Free Asia, April 12, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/ql1-04122018105731.html

Related:
聂辰席:各级广播电视部门机构要把宪法宣传教育作为重大主题 (SART requires radio and TV organizations to push propaganda of Constitution, “unswervingly safeguard authorities and centralized leadership of Party Central with Xi Jinping as core”)
Chinaxwcb.com, April 12, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2071945

New target for China’s censors: Content driven by artificial intelligence
中国审查触角伸向AI内容生产
The Wall Street Journal, April 11, 2018
EN: https://www.wsj.com/articles/new-target-for-chinas-censors-content-driven-by-artificial-intelligence-1523446234CH: https://cn.wsj.com/articles/CN-TEC-20180412120513

2018年04月13日

Uyghur father of two dies after falling ill in Xinjiang re-education camp
Radio Free Asia, April 12, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/father-04122018153525.html

Freedom for five men who say they were tortured into confessing
Sixth Tone, April 12, 2018
https://bit.ly/2IOKyl6

2018年04月12日

Human cost of Mao’s Great Famine and Cultural Revolution exposed in powerful novel
South China Morning Post, April 12, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/books/article/2141230/human-cost-maos-great-famine-and-cultural-revolution

黃偉國:風雨中抱緊學術自由 (Hold on to academic freedom in wind and rain)
Inmediahk, April 12, 2018
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1056328

China’s communist party takes (even more) control of the media
China File, April 11, 2018
http://www.chinafile.com/conversation/chinas-communist-party-takes-even-more-control-of-media

UN chief puts China’s leaders over its people
Human Rights Watch, April 11, 2018
https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/04/11/un-chief-puts-chinas-leaders-over-its-people

左右逢源還是踏入雷區?馬來西亞大選中的「中國因素」(Taking advantage on both sides or stepping into a minefield: The “China Factor” in Malaysia’s general election
The Initium, April 11, 2018
https://theinitium.com/article/20180411-opinion-lifangfang-malaysia-election/

2018年04月12日

Interview: Labelled a “threat to China,” Hong Kong law scholar Benny Tai says Beijing is trying to brainwash Hongkongers
Hong Kong Free Press, April 12, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/04/12/interview-labelled-threat-china-hong-kong-law-scholar-benny-tai-says-beijing-trying-brainwash-hongkongers/

Hongkongers say press freedom has dropped to its lowest point – survey
Hong Kong Free Press, April 12, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/04/12/hongkongers-say-press-freedom-dropped-lowest-point-survey/

Related:
Public evaluation of Hong Kong press freedom drops to new low
Hong Kong Journalist Association, April 11, 2018
https://www.hkja.org.hk/site/portal/Site.aspx?id=A1-1633&lang=en-US

Hong Kong legislators to vote on Cheng Chung-tai’s future over flag-flipping antics
South China Morning Post, April 12, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2141306/hong-kong-legislators-vote-cheng-chung-tais-future-over-flag

Journalist group slams “rude” men who kissed TV reporter on air at Hong Kong Rugby Sevens
South China Morning Post, April 12, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/2141356/air-kiss-during-hong-kong-sevens-could-be-considered-sexual

2018年04月12日

Chinese navy stages double show of strength as US strike group drills in disputed South China Sea
South China Morning Post, April 12, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2141322/chinese-navy-stages-double-show-strength-us-strike

Sweden charges Tibetan resident with spying on fellow exiles for China
The Guardian, April 12, 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/12/sweden-charges-tibetan-resident-with-spying-on-fellow-exiles-for-china

2018年04月12日

Facial recognition tech catches fugitive among huge crowd at pop concert in China
South China Morning Post, April 12, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2141387/facial-recognition-tech-catches-fugitive-among-huge-crowd-pop

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一网上逃犯到南昌听张学友演唱会,被人像识别系统认出后落网 (Police arrests fugitive through facial recognition at concert filled with 10,000 spectators)
Jxnews.com.cn, April 10, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2068715

Report: Uyghurs in china forced to install surveillance app that leaves their data unsecured
Radio Free Asia, April 11, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/report-uyghurs-in-china-forced-to-install-surveillance-app-that-leaves-their-data-unsecured-04102018164341.html

Related:
App targeting Uyghur population censors content, lacks basic security
Open Technology Fund, April 9, 2018
https://www.opentech.fund/article/app-targeting-uyghur-population-censors-content-lacks-basic-security/

2018年04月12日

高隽松:“去中心化”的国务院,贯彻始终的“党领导” (Decentralized State Council and overarching Party leadership)
The Initium, April 12, 2018
https://theinitium.com/article/20180412-opinion-ccp-reformation-plan/

孙政才受贿案一审开庭 被控收受财物1.7亿余元 (Disgraced former Chongqing party chief Sun Zhengcai faces trial, accused of accepting over RMB 170 million of bribe)
Xinhua News Agency, April 12, 2018
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2018-04-12/doc-ifyteqtq8866465.shtml

Related:
Former Chinese political star Sun Zhengcai admits taking bribes
South China Morning Post, April 12, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2141361/ex-chinese-government-high-flyer-trial-over-graft

2018年04月12日

封「內涵段子」 用戶號召上街 百車塞廣電總局示威 (Hundreds protest at propaganda HQs in Beijing against popular joke app being permanently shut down)
Mingpao, April 12, 2018
https://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20180412/s00013/1523470006455

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江苏海门“抖友”召集四十多辆车拍视频,警方:未许可涉触法 (Police to users of Douyin, a popular short-video social media platform, who gather 40 cars to shoot videos in Jiangsu Province Haimen City: Assembly without permission is illegal)
The Paper, April 10, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_206781/

Confrontation and disruption in a new exhibition by Chinese-American artist Xiaoze Xie
Global Voices, April 11, 2018
https://globalvoices.org/2018/04/11/confrontation-and-disruption-in-a-new-exhibition-by-chinese-american-artist-xiaoze-xie/

2018年04月12日

山东退休教授孙文广遭监控 退休待遇或将取消 (Retired university professor in Shandong punished for criticizing CPC online)
Radio Free Asia, April 11, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-04112018110121.html

新疆网络风声鹤唳 多名少数民族汉族网民被处罚 (Multiple netizens in Xinjiang detained for spreading “terrorism videos” and “political rumours”)
Radio Free Asia, April 11, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql1-04112018105956.html

China just shut down a Reddit-like community
Inkstone, April 11, 2018
https://www.inkstonenews.com/society/china-shuts-down-neihan-duanzi-app-improper-content/article/2141253

Related:
Tech shame in the “New Era”
China Media Project, April 11, 2018
http://chinamediaproject.org/2018/04/11/tech-shame-in-the-new-era/

抖音暂时关闭直播、评论功能 回应称将全面整改 (Douyin, short-video social media platform, temporarily suspends live-streaming, comment functionality to “improve content review standards”)
Economic Daily, April 11, 2018
http://www.xinhuanet.com/finance/2018-04/11/c_129848402.htm

微博开展涉未成年人违规违法内容专项清理行动,持续三个月 (Sina Weibo bans “vulgar” videos of minors for 3 months)
Sina Weibo Administrator, April 11, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2070437

2018年04月12日

Video: Wife of Chinese rights lawyer put under house arrest as Amnesty condemns “display of thuggery”
Agence France-Presse, April 12, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/04/12/video-wife-chinese-rights-lawyer-put-house-arrest-amnesty-condemns-display-thuggery/

China named “world’s top executioner” as global rate falls
The Guardian, April 12, 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/12/china-named-worlds-top-executioner-as-global-rate-falls

How China uses forced confessions as propaganda tool
The New York Times, April 11, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/11/world/asia/china-forced-confessions-propaganda.html

Related:
Rights groups slam China's televised “confessions,” call for sanctions on state media
Radio Free Asia, April 11, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/confessions-sanctions-04112018140238.html

China keeps delaying talks on letting Liu Xiaobo’s widow leave the country – source
Reuters, April 11, 2018
https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-china-rights/china-keeps-delaying-talks-on-letting-liu-xiaobos-widow-leave-the-country-source-idUKKBN1HI0YD

推广业务搭售、附送业主及车主信息近百万条,重庆判决一起侵犯公民个人信息案29人获刑(29 people in Chongqing sentenced to up to 4.5 years for selling personal information)
Legal Daily, April 10, 2018
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2018-04/10/content_7517856.htm

2018年04月11日

Hong Kong needs a strong feminist movement, and not just for its women
South China Morning Post, April 11, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2141208/hong-kong-needs-strong-feminist-movement-and-not-just-its

What China’s President Xi’s extended tenure means for Africa
The Conversation, April 10, 2018
https://theconversation.com/what-chinas-president-xis-extended-tenure-means-for-africa-94602

China’s oppression reaches beyond its borders
中国的政治镇压之手伸向海外
The New York Times, April 9, 2018
EN: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/09/opinion/china-oppression.htmlCH: https://cn.nytimes.com/opinion/20180410/china-oppression/

2018年04月11日

Man jailed for 2 years 10 months for throwing brick at police during Mong Kok unrest
Hong Kong Free Press, April 11, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/04/11/man-jailed-2-years-10-months-throwing-brick-police-mong-kok-unrest/

“Hatred, contempt and ridicule”: Lawyers for ex-Hong Kong chief CY Leung say democrats are defaming him
Hong Kong Free Press, April 11, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/04/11/hatred-contempt-ridicule-lawyers-ex-hong-kong-chief-cy-leung-say-democrats-defaming/

不为任何政权背书,我编辑了香港第一本中史教科书——专访人人书局田文忠 (Endorse no regime: The man who edited the first Chinese history textbook in Hong Kong)
The Initium, April 10, 2018
https://theinitium.com/article/20180411-culture-historyeducationinhk2/

戴耀廷:我鼓励港人独立思考是踩到中共真正的红线 (Benny Tai: Me encouraging Hongkongers to think independently toes CPC’s real redline)
Radio France Internationale, April 10, 2018
https://bit.ly/2Hqnzxn

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林鄭月娥稱有關戴耀廷言論不涉言論或學術自由 (Carrie Lam claims Benny Tai’s comment doesn’t involve freedom of speech or academic freedom)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 11, 2018
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1390566-20180411.htm

Hong Kong protesters rally in support of disappeared rights lawyer, wife
香港团体中联办示威 抗议粗暴阻挠李文足寻夫
Radio Free Asia, April 10, 2018
EN: https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/protesters-04102018114649.htmlCH: https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/cp-04102018103032.html

抗爭九巴女車長申設工會獲批 (Defiant female bus driver at KMB allowed to set up trade union)
Apple Daily, April 10, 2018
https://hk.news.appledaily.com/local/realtime/article/20180410/58053542

2018年04月11日

中国出台新保甲制:保密监控上报 20户一网格 (Secrecy, surveillance and snitching: New community management system in China)
Radio Free Asia, April 10, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/ql2-04102018102215.html

乌鲁木齐规定市民需用身份证实名购票 (Urumqi asks residents for IDs to buy subway tickets)
Radio Free Asia, April 10, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/yl-04102018105956.html

Asia’s authoritarians are big fans of regulating Facebook
Foreign Policy, April 10, 2018
http://foreignpolicy.com/2018/04/10/asias-authoritarians-are-big-fans-of-regulating-facebook-singapore-cambridge-analytica-china-myanmar-rohingya/

2018年04月11日

黑龙江维权民师欲见中央巡视组遭扣押 (Thousands of school teachers in Heilongjiang petition for fair pay, detained by authorities)
Radio Free Asia, April 10, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/gf2-04102018103003.html

环保组织申请公开广西救护穿山甲信息被拒,提行政诉讼获立案 (Environmental group sues forestry authority in Guangxi over pangolins trade information disclosure dispute)
The Paper, April 10, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2068306

A voice for #Metoo from beyond the grave in China
The Sydney Morning Herald, April 10, 2018
https://www.smh.com.au/world/asia/a-voice-for-metoo-from-beyond-the-grave-in-china-20180410-p4z8ty.html

2018年04月11日

Police shut “privacy art” exhibit for displaying personal data
Sixth Tone, April 11, 2018
https://bit.ly/2JxCKFv

從《水形物語》到《銀翼殺手2049》 奧斯卡大片的「中國特供」 (Nude scenes in The Shape of Water and Blade Runner 2049 censored in Chinese theatres)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 8, 2018
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/trad/chinese-news-43688017

2018年04月11日

“Active collaborators of the state”: Media outlets culpable in airing of Chinese TV “confessions,” report says
Hong Kong Free Press, April 11, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/04/11/active-collaborators-state-media-outlets-culpable-airing-chinese-tv-confessions-report-says/

Related:
Scripted and Staged: Behind the scenes of China’s forced TV confessions
RSDL Monitor, April 8, 2018
http://rsdlmonitor.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/SCRIPTED-AND-STAGED-Behind-the-scenes-of-Chinas-forced-televised-confessions.pdf

李文足稱約30人守在北京住所樓下 買水果亦被阻攔 (Li Wenzu, wife of rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang, escorted back to Beijing and put under house arrest)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 11, 2018
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1390573-20180411.htm

2018年04月10日

江雪:微信个人帐号被封记 (WeChat account of independent investigative journalist shut down)
The Initium, April 10, 2018
https://theinitium.com/article/20180410-mainland-jiangxue/

Related:
China arrests journalist for “spreading rumors” after he reported on Yili Group
Committee to Protect Journalists, April 6, 2018
https://cpj.org/2018/04/china-arrests-journalist-for-spreading-rumors-afte.php

China’s censors take aim at six-year-old game Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Abacus, April 9, 2018
https://www.abacusnews.com/digital-life/chinas-censors-take-aim-six-year-old-game-call-duty-black-ops-ii/article/2140830

安卓应用商店已下架今日头条、网易新闻、凤凰新闻、天天快报四款应用 (Toutiao, NetEase News, Phoenix News, Tiantian Kuaibao suspended from Android app stores)
Caijing, April 9, 2018
http://tech.caijing.com.cn/20180409/4432565.shtml

Related:
China state media say 4 popular news apps suspended
Associated Press, April 9, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2018/04/09/world/asia/ap-as-china-apps-removed.html

China launches campaigns to clean up cultural environment
全国“扫黄打非”办部署“净网2018”等专项行动
Xinhua News Agency, April 9, 2018
EN: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/201804/09/WS5acb737ba3105cdcf65170d1.htmlCH: http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2018-04/09/content_7516277.htm

2018年04月10日

维权律师王全璋之妻李文足短暂被拘后获释 (Li Wenzu, wife of rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang, released after short detention during her march advocating for husband)
Voice of America, April 10, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/chinese-lawyer-arrest-20180409/4339299.html

上访连坐?湖南蓝山县称“影响子女前途” (Local authorities in Human threaten petitioners with their children's future)
Radio Free Asia, April 9, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/gf2-04092018103541.html

China sends prominent Muslim poet for ideological “re-education”
Radio Free Asia, April 9, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/poet-04092018105524.html

江苏全面开展庭审网络直播:以直播为原则、不直播为例外 (Jiangsu High Court to start comprehensive live streaming of all court hearings, exceptions will need approval)
People's Court Daily, April 9, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2065320

2018年04月10日

With its latest human rights council resolution, China continues its assault on the UN human rights framework
China Change, April 9, 2018
https://chinachange.org/2018/04/09/with-its-latest-human-rights-council-resolution-china-continues-its-assault-on-the-un-human-rights-framework/

Why Chinese filmgoers don’t buy Hollywood’s values anymore
Sixth Tone, April 9, 2018
http://www.sixthtone.com/news/1002055/why-chinese-filmgoers-dont-buy-hollywoods-values-anymore

China-Africa relations in the Xi Jinping era
China File, April 9, 2018
http://www.chinafile.com/library/china-africa-project/china-africa-relations-xi-jinping-era

India and China: lessons on how not to tackle inequality
The Conversation, April 9, 2018
https://theconversation.com/india-and-china-lessons-on-how-not-to-tackle-inequality-94333

2018年04月10日

Over 40 organisations outline concerns to UN over Hong kong’s human rights performance
Justice Centre Hong Kong, April 10, 2018
http://www.justicecentre.org.hk/framework/uploads/2018/03/PRESS_RELEASE-UPR_Submission_ENG.pdf

These accusations are libelous, says ex-Hong Kong leader CY Leung as democrats launch HK$2m crowdfunded investigation
Hong Kong Free Press, April 10, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/04/10/accusations-libelous-says-ex-hong-kong-leader-cy-leung-democrats-launch-hk2m-crowdfunded-investigation/

Related:
CY Leung exhorts Hong Kong’s advisers to Beijing to strengthen society’s love for China and safeguard national security
South China Morning Post, April 10, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2140965/cy-leung-exhorts-hong-kongs-advisers-beijing-strengthen

政權畫紅線限學運發展 學者:學運有涯,前進是岸 (Regime draws red line to keep a lid on student movement, marching forward is the only way out)
Inmediahk, April 9, 2018
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1056270

Related:
Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong joins Chinese dissident Wang Dan’s think tank
Hong Kong Free Press, April 9, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/04/09/hong-kong-democracy-activist-joshua-wong-joins-chinese-dissident-wang-dans-think-tank/

Only HKU can decide whether Benny Tai should be sacked over independence remarks, says education chief
Hong Kong Free Press, April 9, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/04/09/hku-can-decide-whether-benny-tai-sacked-independence-remarks-says-education-chief/

Fears parts of world's longest sea bridge are floating away
The Guardian, April 9, 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/09/fears-parts-of-world-longest-sea-bridge-are-floating-away

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Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge breakwater design scientific, reasonable and safe, says top gov’t official
Hong Kong Free Press, April 10, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/04/10/hong-kong-zhuhai-macao-bridge-breakwater-design-scientific-reasonable-safe-says-top-govt-official/

2018年04月10日

China's Xi urges Taiwan business community to shun independence
Reuters, April 10, 2018
https://goo.gl/h1pPSE

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China demands halt of U.S. arms sales to Taiwan
Reuters, April 9, 2018
https://goo.gl/75Fi2b

Concerns China in talks with Vanuatu about South Pacific military base
The Guardian, April 9, 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/10/concerns-china-in-talks-with-vanuatu-about-south-pacific-military-base

2018年04月10日

China’s #MeToo: How a 20-year-old rape case became a rallying cry
北大高岩事件助推中國「我也是」運動
The New York Times, April 9, 2018
EN: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/09/world/asia/china-metoo-gao-yan.html?_ga=2.87797915.20314969.1523332712-1992318097.1513151646 CH: https://cn.nytimes.com/china/20180410/china-metoo-gao-yan/zh-hant/

Related:
Academic exploitation in China: Online voices help three victims speak from beyond the grave
What’s On Weibo, April 9, 2018
https://www.whatsonweibo.com/academic-exploitation-in-china-online-voices-help-three-victims-speak-from-beyond-the-grave/

七旬老妇羁押后离世 广东佛山村民护地维权 (Guangdong villagers fight for land rights after old woman dies following police detention)
Radio Free Asia, April 9, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-04092018103243.html

2018年04月09日

人民日报海外版:遏制“港独”需要落下实锤 (People’s Daily: Cracking down on “Hong Kong independence” needs “action in accordance with the law”)
People’s Daily, April 9, 2018
http://www.chinanews.com/ga/2018/04-09/8486000.shtml

Why supporters of Hong Kong’s joint checkpoint plan should not compare it to the US/Canada arrangement
Hong Kong Free Press, April 8, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/04/08/supporters-hong-kongs-joint-checkpoint-plan-not-compare-uscanada-arrangement/

Hong Kong has a role to play in creating the “Chinese dream” – if it can tread the middle ground
South China Morning Post, April 8, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2140572/hong-kong-has-role-play-creating-chinese-dream-if-it-can

從ROC到PRC,陳香梅的愛情和政治 (From Republic of China to People’s Republic of China: The love story and politics of Anna Chennault)
The Initium, April 6, 2018
https://theinitium.com/article/20180406-taiwan-anna-chennault/

I thought studying journalism outside of China would open doors. Now I’m not so sure.
China File, April 6, 2018
http://www.chinafile.com/reporting-opinion/viewpoint/i-thought-studying-journalism-outside-of-china-would-open-doors-now-im

How far will China go?
Foreign Policy, April 6, 2018
http://foreignpolicy.com/2018/04/06/how-far-will-china-go/

2018年04月09日

In Pictures: Supporters of embattled academic Benny Tai rally to protect free speech in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Free Press, April 9, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/04/09/pictures-supporters-embattled-academic-benny-tai-rally-protect-free-speech-hong-kong/

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回應被指在台發表「港獨」言論 (Benny Tai responds to his alleged “Hong Kong independence” speech in Taiwan)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 6, 2018
http://www.rthk.hk/tv/dtt31/programme/pentaprismII/episode/490298

影像特區﹕為戴耀廷拍張肖像照 (A portrait of Benny Tai and his reference books)
Mingpao, April 8, 2018
https://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20180408/s00005/1523122856042

No taboo topics, scholars say, as they launch first ever academic journal on Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, April 8, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education/article/2140532/no-taboo-topics-scholars-say-they-launch-first-ever

In Pictures: Hong Kong activists demand release of China’s political prisoners
Hong Kong Free Press, April 7, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/04/07/pictures-hong-kong-activists-demand-release-chinas-political-prisoners/

Design docs suggest HK-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge breakwater blocks should sit above water, not below
Hong Kong Free Press, April 7, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/04/07/design-docs-show-hk-zhuhai-macao-bridge-breakwater-blocks-sit-water/

中大生遭拒入境澳門 曾任學生會被標籤「港獨」 (Former CUHK student union officer labeled as pro-independence and banned from entering Macau)
Apple Daily, April 7, 2018
https://hk.news.appledaily.com/local/realtime/article/20180407/58045328

Leslie Cheung: Asia's gay icon lives on 15 years after his death
張國榮的性別遺產:15年後仍然領先時代
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 30, 2018
EN: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-43637749 CH: http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/trad/chinese-news-43593167

2018年04月09日

A Chinese e-commerce giant is becoming a major investor in facial-recognition technology
Quartz, April 9, 2018
https://qz.com/1247511/alibaba-is-now-a-major-investor-in-facial-recognition-startup-sensetime/

起底网络水军:三千元刷“10万+”阅读量,AI水军已上岗 (Investigation of “Internet Water Army”: RMB 3,000 buys 100,000 reads, AI “Water Army” is now online)
China National Radio, April 6, 2018
http://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2061880

公安部拟规定:窃取个人信息即使不构成犯罪也处罚 (Ministry of Public Security drafts new rules: Theft of personal information will be penalized even if act does not constitute a crime)
Beijing Daily, April 6, 2018
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2018-04/06/content_7515020.htm

Related:
公安部关于《公安机关互联网安全监督检查规定(征求意见稿)》公开征求意见的公告 (Notice of the Ministry of Public Security solicits public opinions on Draft Regulations of Public Security Organs’ Supervision and Inspection of Internet Security)
Ministry of Public Security, April 4, 2018
http://www.mps.gov.cn/n2254536/n4904355/c6090144/content.html

2018年04月09日

Hong Kong cardinal seeks conservative help to block a Vatican-China deal
Reuters, April 8, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-china-conservatives/hong-kong-cardinal-seeks-conservative-help-to-block-a-vatican-china-deal-idUSKBN1HF0EM

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河南伊川教堂十字架面临强拆 安阳市全面登记“信仰人员” (Party-recognised church in Henan ordered to have cross removed, believers asked to register their IDs)
Radio Free Asia, April 6, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/ql1-04062018102438.html

Reunited after 24 years: rare happy ending for China's broken families
The Guardian, April 7, 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/07/reunited-after-24-years-rare-happy-ending-for-chinas-broken-families

I take the calls at a Chinese suicide prevention hotline
Sixth Tone, April 6, 2018
http://www.sixthtone.com/news/1002052/I%20Take%20the%20Calls%20at%20a%20Chinese%20Suicide%20Prevention%20Hotline

2018年04月09日

Beijing court tells employers to resolve labor disputes through negotiation
China Labor Bulletin, April 9, 2018
http://www.clb.org.hk/content/beijing-court-tells-employers-resolve-labour-disputes-through-negotiation

沈阳案:北大“metoo”,制度与程序正义的迷思 (Multiple former students accuse Peking University professor of sexual assault: Myth of the system and procedural justice)
The Initium, April 9, 2018
https://theinitium.com/article/20180409-opinion-yeungshan-pku/

Related:
As #MeToo movement gains traction in China, professor is sacked 20 years after alleged rape
South China Morning Post, April 7, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2140724/chinese-professor-sacked-friends-suicide-victim-demand-apology-20

2018年04月09日

China isn’t happy about its newest Internet stars: Teenage moms
The New York Times, April 6, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/06/technology/china-censor-teen-moms.html

China to purge online video services
China Media Project, April 6, 2018
http://chinamediaproject.org/2018/04/06/china-to-purge-online-video-services/

2018年04月09日

內地維權律師王全璋妻子於天津疑遭國保帶走音訊全無 (Wife of detained rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang reportedly taken by police in Tianjin, remains incommunicado)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 9, 2018
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1390186-20180409.htm

Imperfect democracy: The way for marriage equality in Taiwan
The Diplomat, April 6, 2018
https://thediplomat.com/2018/04/imperfect-democracy-the-way-for-marriage-equality-in-taiwan/

2018年04月06日

“Worst precedent since handover”: Lawyers hit out at gov’t’s legal justification for joint checkpoint rail plan
Hong Kong Free Press, April 6, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/04/06/worst-precedent-since-handover-lawyers-hit-govts-legal-justification-joint-checkpoint-rail-plan/

Attacks against academic Benny Tai may be paving way for controversial national security law, scholars warn
Hong Kong Free Press, April 6, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/04/06/attacks-academic-benny-tai-may-paving-way-controversial-national-security-law-scholars-warn/

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林鄭月娥稱任何鼓吹港獨自決言論完全不能接受 (Carrie Lam claims any speech advocating for independence or self-determination “totally unacceptable”)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 6, 2018
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1389762-20180406.htm

No place for disruptive political protests at Chinese University, new president says
South China Morning Post, April 6, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/health-environment/article/2140480/no-place-disruptive-political-protests-chinese

Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge “scientifically proven to be safe” says Carrie Lam
South China Morning Post, April 6, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2140583/hong-kong-zhuhai-macau-bridge-scientifically-proven-be-safe

Hong Kong democracy activists in call to “end one-party dictatorship” at June 4 ceremony despite earlier warning
South China Morning Post, April 5, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2140456/hong-kong-democracy-activists-call-end-one-party

2018年04月06日

Life in a “coffin home”: how poverty drove six elderly men in China to share a 161 sq ft room
South China Morning Post, April 6, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2140496/life-coffin-home-how-poverty-drove-six-elderly-men-china-share

Tearful reunion highlights plight of China's missing children
Agence France-Presse, April 5, 2018
http://www.asiaone.com/china/tearful-reunion-highlights-plight-chinas-missing-children

2018年04月06日

Sanitation workers are out on strike again in China
China Labor Bulletin, April 6, 2018
http://www.clb.org.hk/content/sanitation-workers-are-out-strike-again-china

1,000 days on, wife of “vanished” Chinese lawyer Wang Quanzhang marches 100km for answers
Agence France-Presse, April 5, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/04/05/1000-days-wife-vanished-chinese-lawyer-wang-quanzhang-marches-100km-answers/

西安教师强烈要求根据教师法 给广大教师也下发同样的绩效工资的公开信 (School teachers in Xi’an write public letter demanding equal performance-related wages as civil servants)
Weiquanwang, April 3, 2018
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2018/04/blog-post_85.html

2018年04月06日

China’s media watchdog takes a tough line on content uploaded to popular sites
Abacus, April 5, 2018
https://www.abacusnews.com/big-guns/chinas-media-watchdog-takes-tough-line-content-uploaded-popular-sites/article/2140355

Sunset for China’s “sunshine boy”
China Media Project, April 5, 2018
http://chinamediaproject.org/2018/04/05/sunset-for-chinas-sunshine-boy/

Crushing a rose under foot: Chinese authorities target Internet chat groups
China Change, April 4, 2018
https://chinachange.org/2018/04/04/crushing-a-rose-under-foot-chinese-authorities-target-internet-chat-groups/

网游专项行动受理举报1636件立案236件 (In campaign to “purify the Internet’s cultural market,” Ministry of Culture and Tourism dispatches 120,000 officials, investigates 7,858 companies, and handles 1,636 cases)
Legal Daily, April 2, 2018
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2018-04/02/content_7512821.htm

2018年04月06日

监察全覆盖彰显震慑力 (Total coverage: Detention under Supervision Law sends shockwaves across the country)
People’s Daily, April 6, 2018
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2018/0406/c1001-29909277.html

US lawmakers call for investigation of mass incarcerations, surveillance of Uyghurs in Xinjiang
Radio Free Asia, April 5, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/lawmakers-04052018141926.html

甄江华案通报:律师要求会见甄冮华 看守所称查无此人 (Human rights activist Zhen Jianghua denied access to legal counsel after 7 months in detention)
Weiquanwang, April 3, 2018
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2018/04/201843.html

我国宗教工作法治化水平不断提高,十多项法律法规保障宗教信仰自由 (China releases Religious Freedom White Paper: Multiple laws, regulations safeguard religious freedom, including National Security Law and Counterterrorism Law)
Legal Daily, April 3, 2018
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2018-04/03/content_7514025.htm

Related:
《中国保障宗教信仰自由的政策和实践》白皮书 (White Paper: Policies and Practices Safeguarding Religious Freedom in China)
Xinhua News Agency, April 3, 2018
http://www.xinhuanet.com/politics/2018-04/03/c_1122629624.htm

中央政法委启动战略性全局性引领性的十大问题对策研究! (CPC Political and Legal Commission launches “strategic” policy research on 10 overarching topics, including how to realize “absolute Party leadership over political and legal work”)
Chang An Jian WeChat Public Account, April 3, 2018
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2018-04/03/content_7513316.htm

2018年04月06日

The responsible use of freedom of expression is the way to defend it
South China Morning Post, April 5, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2140345/responsible-use-freedom-expression-way-defend-it#add-comment

Related:
必須遏止文化大革命2.0 (Cultural Revolution 2.0 must be stopped)
Inmediahk, April 6, 2018
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1056206a

How the West misread Xi: China abolished term limits to ensure effective governance, not one-man rule
South China Morning Post, April 5, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2140296/how-west-misread-xi-china-abolished-term-limits-ensure

Is gender equality at Chinese colleges a sham?
Sixth Tone, April 5, 2018
http://www.sixthtone.com/news/1002051/Is%20Gender%20Equality%20at%20Chinese%20Colleges%20a%20Sham?

2018年04月05日

Xi’s Long March on American Democracy
Foreign Policy, April 5, 2018
http://foreignpolicy.com/2018/04/05/xis-long-march-on-american-democracy/

China’s Hardened Stance on Hong Kong and Taiwan
The Diplomat, April 4, 2018
https://thediplomat.com/2018/04/chinas-hardened-stance-on-hong-kong-and-taiwan/

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