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Friday, April 19, 2019 - 17:28
Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 00:18

More businesses fall victim to “Anti-Halal” campaign
Bitter Winter, April 15, 2019

全面提高宗教工作水平 切实维护宗教领域和谐稳定 (Party to step up work on religion across the board, maintain peace and stability in religious sector, says Wang Yang, chairman of the Political Consultative Conference, during visit in Henan)
People’s Daily, April 18, 2019
HRIC Note: Wang points out work on religion has special importance in overall national security work, stresses that efforts must stretch deep into villages; to “lead the population to treat religious faith with reason, self-disciplined to resist illegal activities done in the name of religion”, and to use “rule of law” thinking in conducting religious work

Monday, April 15, 2019 - 02:14

【六四三十】逾百人長跑悼六四 陳健民同參與 (A hundred Hong Kongers take part in jogging event to commemorate 30th anniversary of June Fourth)
Inmediahk.net, April 15, 2019

林鄭:短期內提交民族黨報告予中央 (Carrie Lam says she will submit report to central government on National Party ban very soon, and will disclose contents publicly to the extent it does not affect legal proceedings)
The Stand News, April 15, 2019

社區報眾籌再啟動 目標區選前助四區出版 (Community newspaper program starts second round of crowdfunding call following success last year, aims for publication in 4 new districts before upcoming elections)
Inmediahk.net, April 13, 2019

台方三提台港司法互助請求無回應 陸委會籲香港簽署 (Taiwan had requested assistance on murder case three times before and Hong Kong government refused to respond, says Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council as it urges establishment of long-term, systematic cooperation mechanisms)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 12, 2019

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【逃犯條例】不會撤回草案 李家超冀盡快立法:我哋非常心急 (Security Bureau chief John Lee says government is “very anxious” to pass amendment on extradition laws to deal with Taiwan murder case, will not retract bill)
The Stand News, April 12, 2019

法律界團體「法政匯思」發表《法治報告》,指「香港法治威脅來自北京」,提出60項建議 (Lawyers group publishes report on Hong Kong rule of law, says threat comes from Beijing, raises 60 recommendations)
The Initium, April 12, 2019

Related:
Progressive Lawyers Group urges reform for Hong Kong’s anti-graft law, Societies Ordinance and police practices
Hong Kong Free Press, April 12, 2019

New Hong Kong equality watchdog chief says it should be “neutral” on gay rights, drawing ire from LGBT community
Hong Kong Free Press, April 12, 2019

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 05:40
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 00:53

扫黄打非办:要求网络企业彻底清理存量低俗信息 (Office for eradicating pornography and illegal publications begins 8-month campaign to enforce full sweep of inappropriate content)
Beijing News, April 9, 2019
Note: The scope of this campaign includes all content that is: related to sex and pornography, contrary to marriage and family morals, parody and satire, and brutal and violent; campaign targets online literature, live-streams, short videos, games, Weibo, WeChat, mobile app platforms, internet service providers; uncooperative individuals to be put on social credit blacklist

Chinese universities ordered to spy on staff, students in ideological crackdown
Radio Free Asia, April 8, 2019

疑蠢人作怪 于建嵘六神磊磊童大焕遭微博禁言封号 (More scholars silenced on Weibo for “damaging messages about current affairs”)
Radio France Internationale, April 8, 2019

杨恒均中国“被失踪”案:澳大利亚媒体揭秘幕后原因 (Yang Hengjun disappeared because China wanted to know who is involved in Australia’s secret probe on China counterintelligence)
BBC News, April 8, 2019

Why are Australian politicians intensifying their presence on Chinese social media platforms?
Australian Broadcasting Corporation, April 8, 2019

数字时代的思想控制:“学习强国”席卷中国
The hottest app in China teaches citizens about their leader, and, yes, there’s a test
The New York Times, April 8, 2019

Monday, April 8, 2019 - 02:35
Monday, April 8, 2019 - 02:35
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 01:29

Where is China’s Interpol chief?
Made in China Journal, April 2, 2019

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