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Friday, August 17, 2018 - 11:52

On China's Muslim crackdown
Al Jazeera, August 17, 2018
https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/china-muslim-crackdown-180817124426381.html

Xinjiang and the stability paradox
The Diplomat, August 16, 2018
https://thediplomat.com/2018/08/xinjiang-and-the-stability-paradox/

观点:深圳佳士工人维权的两大意义 (Opinion: Two significances of Shenzhen Jasic workers' rights defending movement)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 17, 2018
https://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/45217517

When China rules the web
Foreign Affairs, August 13, 2018
https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/china/2018-08-13/when-china-rules-web?cid=nlc-fa_twofa-20180816

Friday, August 17, 2018 - 11:52

Separatist leader Andy Chan cannot be charged under current Hong Kong law, city lawyers say
South China Morning Post, August 17, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2160084/separatist-leader-andy-chan-cannot-be-charged-under-current

New residence permits will grant Hongkongers access to public services in China
Hong Kong Free Press, August 17, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/08/17/new-residence-permits-will-grant-hongkongers-access-public-services-china/

“Exceptionally bad”: Hong Kong gov’t evaded UN questions on racial discrimination, NGO delegation says
Hong Kong Free Press, August 17, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/08/17/exceptionally-bad-hong-kong-govt-evaded-un-questions-racial-discrimination-ngo-delegation-says/

保安局擬收緊酷刑聲請程序 團體抗議剝奪難民人權 (Hong Kong NGOs protest Security Bureau for restricting refugee screening process depriving refugees' human rights)
inmediahk.net, August 17, 2018
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1058989

Friday, August 17, 2018 - 11:52

谷歌员工抗议为中国开发审查版搜索引擎
Google employees protest secret work on censored search engine for China
New York Times, August 16, 2018
CH: https://cn.nytimes.com/technology/20180817/google-employees-protest-search-censored-china/
EN: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/16/technology/google-employees-protest-search-censored-china.html

Related:
Google staff tell bosses China censorship is “moral and ethical” crisis
The Intercept , August 17, 2018
https://theintercept.com/2018/08/16/google-china-crisis-staff-dragonfly/

”Weaponized ad technology”: Facebook’s moneymaker gets a critical eye
New York Times, August 16, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/16/technology/facebook-microtargeting-advertising.html

Friday, August 17, 2018 - 11:52

No children? Pay up: Chinese academics float “maternity fund” tax for childless people
The Telegraph, August 17, 2018
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/08/17/no-children-pay-chinese-academics-float-childless-maternity/

Related:
Uproar over “wacky” plan to start baby boom in China by taxing adults under 40
South China Morning Post, August 17, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2160247/uproar-over-wacky-plan-start-baby-boom-china-taxing-adults-under

China says U.S. politicizing Confucius Institute shows “lack of self-confidence”
Reuters, August 17, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-education/china-says-u-s-politicizing-confucius-institute-shows-lack-of-self-confidence-idUSKBN1L211U?

Taiwan demands InterContinental hotel chain “rectify” China listing on website
South China Morning Post, August 17, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2160220/taiwan-demands-intercontinental-hotel-chain-rectify

河南省人大常委会党组副书记、副主任王铁涉嫌严重违纪违法接受中央纪委国家监委纪律审查和监察调查 (Deputy CPC secretary of Henan People’s Congress Standing Committee is investigated for serious disciplinary, legal violations)
People's Daily, August 17, 2018
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2018/0817/c1001-30235959.html

湖北省对武汉生物公司效价不合格百白破疫苗问题相关领导干部问责 (Leading cadres at Wuhan biological products company held accountable for substandard vaccines)
People's Daily, August 17, 2018
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2018/0817/c1001-30235925.html

湖南省5名厅级领导干部严重违纪违法被开除党籍或公职 (Five provincial-level leading cadres in Hunan are expelled from party, public office for serious disciplinary, legal violations)
People's Daily, August 17, 2018
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2018/0817/c1001-30234759.html

Friday, August 17, 2018 - 11:52

深圳佳士工人维权发酵:左翼青年与政治诉求 (Shenzhen Jasic protests continue to brew with rising participation of leftist youths and political demands)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 16, 2018
https://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/chinese-news-45204596

China police detain man for asking why can't Taiwan be called a country
Reuters, August 17, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-taiwan-internet/china-police-detain-man-for-asking-why-cant-taiwan-be-called-a-country-idUSKBN1L210O?

批评“公款养党” 学者杨绍政被贵州大学开除 (Scholar dismissed from Guizhou University for saying “the party is supported with public funds”)
Radio Free Asia, August 17, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/gf2-08172018093618.html

Friday, August 17, 2018 - 11:52

同样的中国历史 不同的两岸教科书 (Same Chinese history, told differently in textbooks in China, Taiwan)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 17, 2018
https://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/world-45195207

全国“扫黄打非”办:打击网络淫秽色情信息工作持续推进 (Office for “Eradicating pornography and illegal publications” continues large-scale crackdown on indecent contents on Internet, 1834 individuals arrested)
The Paper, August 17, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2355377

China’s state media publish “confessions” of detained journalist Chen Jieren
Boxun, August 17, 2018
http://en.boxun.com/2018/08/17/chinas-state-media-publish-confessions-of-detained-journalist-chen-jieren/

Friday, August 17, 2018 - 11:52

內地評論員陳杰人辯護律師稱新華社報道是未審先判 (Chen Jieren’s lawyer criticizes Xinhua article as verdict before trial, invasion of privacy)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 17, 2018
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1412936-20180817.htm

Related:
陈杰人案辩护律师关于新华社长篇通讯的声明 (Statement by Chen Jieren’s defense lawyer on Xinhua article)
China Human Rights Defenders, August 17, 2018
http://wqw2010.blogspot.com/2018/08/blog-post_25.html

Chinese landlord rents to Uyghurs, is arrested on “terror” charge
Boxun, August 17, 2018
http://en.boxun.com/2018/08/17/chinese-landlord-rents-to-uyghurs-is-arrested-on-terror-charge/

18岁马鞍山男子在绵阳警方账号发表不良言论被刑拘 (18-year-old detained for Weibo comments about the police)
Beijing News, August 17, 2018
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2018/08/17/499977.html

China moves ahead with subversion trial of rights lawyer in Jiangsu
Radio Free Asia, August 16, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/trial-08162018112812.html

关注自焚获罪 青海藏人刑满出狱 (Teacher convicted for sharing videos of self-immolation finishes 6-year prison sentence)
Radio Free Asia, August 16, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-08162018092835.html

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 13:38

How democracies can fight authoritarian sharp power
Foreign Affairs, August 16, 2018
https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/china/2018-08-16/how-democracies-can-fight-authoritarian-sharp-power

新华日报:建议工资按比例缴生育基金 不生二胎退休取 (Recommendation: To increase the fertility rate, pay wages in proportion to the maternity fund)
Xinhua, August 16, 2018
http://finance.sina.com.cn/china/dfjj/2018-08-16/doc-ihhtfwqs0825855.shtml

How China’s new aircraft carriers will shape regional order
The Diplomat, August 15, 2018
https://thediplomat.com/2018/08/how-chinas-new-aircraft-carriers-will-shape-regional-order/

#MeToo has arrived and China’s environment sector must respond
China Dialogue, August 16, 2018
https://www.chinadialogue.net/blog/10777--MeToo-has-arrived-and-China-s-environment-sector-must-respond/en

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 13:38

Hong Kong lawmaker Junius Ho pushes to have Occupy founder Benny Tai charged with sedition over independence remarks in Taiwan
South China Morning Post, August 16, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2159924/hong-kong-lawmaker-junius-ho-pushes-have-occupy-founder

“Definitely illegal” for press club to host speech by Hong Kong independence activist, says top Beijing official
Hong Kong Free Press, August 16, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/08/16/definitely-illegal-press-club-host-speech-hong-kong-independence-activist-says-top-beijing-official/

Related:
林鄭月娥稱23條立法無特定時間表 須創造好條件 (Chief Executive Carrie Lam says government needs to create favorable conditions for Art. 23)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 16, 2018
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1412761-20180816.htm

梁振英律師信要求《立場》刪博客文章、賠償道歉 指《信報》曾道歉、練乙錚失專欄 (Ex-chief executive C.Y. Leung issues legal letter demanding removal of Stand News article criticizing Leung’s attacks on FCC)
The Stand News, August 15, 2018
https://thestandnews.com/politics/梁振英律師信要求-立場-刪博客文章-賠償道歉-指-信報-曾道歉-練乙錚失專欄/

Media tycoon Jimmy Lai asked to give police statement over alleged intimidation of reporter
Hong Kong Free Press August 16, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/08/16/media-tycoon-jimmy-lai-asked-give-police-statement-alleged-intimidation-reporter/

Court denies activist Raphael Wong permission to challenge Occupy protest conviction
Hong Kong Free Press, August 16, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/08/16/court-denies-activist-raphael-wong-permission-challenge-occupy-protest-conviction/

Hong Kong lawmaker willing to join opposition in call for special probe into MTR’s HK$97.1 billion link scandal if judge-led inquiry not expanded
South China Morning Post, August 16, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/hong-kong-economy/article/2160083/hong-kong-lawmaker-willing-join-opposition-call

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 13:38

String of Chinese satellites to keep real-time watch on South China Sea to “reinforce national sovereignty”
South China Morning Post, August 16, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2159891/string-chinese-satellites-keep-real-time-watch-south

China is going to outrageous lengths to surveil its own citizens
The Atlantic, August 16, 2018
https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/08/china-surveillance-technology-muslims/567443

港澳台“居住证”将上路 台警告监控风险 (China will implement a “residence permit” policy for people from Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan; Taiwan warns of the risk of monitoring)
Deutsche Welle, August 16, 2018
https://www.dw.com/zh/港澳台居住证将上路-台警告监控风险/a-45101807?maca=chi-rss-chi-ca-1044-rdf&zhongwen=simp

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 13:38

法治课 | 短信、支付宝、微信等电子证据如何取证、举证? (Analysis of how electronic evidence is gathered, adduced from text messages, Alipay, WeChat)
The Paper, August 16, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2351914

How much do Chinese netizens care about data privacy?
Technode, August 15, 2018
https://technode.com/2018/08/15/china-netizens-data-privacy/

Tencent profit decline reflects China’s firmer state control
Financial Times, August 16, 2018
https://www.ft.com/content/9e9c49ae-a10f-11e8-85da-eeb7a9ce36e4

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 13:38

外媒:美国防授权法对美大学申请汉语项目设限 (New policy bars universities from using Pentagon funding for Confucius Institutes-related programs)
Sina News, August 16, 2018
http://news.sina.com.cn/o/2018-08-16/doc-ihhvciiv7986290.shtml

Related:
Pentagon barred from funding Confucius Institutes on American campuses
Washington Post, August 15, 2018
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/josh-rogin/wp/2018/08/14/pentagon-barred-from-funding-confucius-institutes-on-american-campuses/

Local experiments with reform are becoming rarer under Xi Jinping
The Economist, August 18, 2018
https://www.economist.com/china/2018/08/18/local-experiments-with-reform-are-becoming-rarer-under-xi-jinping

China suggests its camps for Uighurs are just vocational schools
The Economist, August 18, 2018
https://www.economist.com/china/2018/08/18/china-suggests-its-camps-for-uighurs-are-just-vocational-schools

China dismisses vice governor, others over defective vaccines
The Wall Street Journal, August 16, 2018
https://www.wsj.com/articles/china-dismisses-vice-governor-others-over-defective-vaccines-1534432104

Related:
政治局常委会听取长春长生问题疫苗案件汇报 多名省部级官员被处理 (Politburo Standing Committee reports on Changsheng vaccine case, several provincial and ministerial officials dismissed or ordered to resign dismissed)
Beijing News, August 16, 2018
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2018/08/16/499832.html

湖南省委原常委、宣传部原部长张文雄受贿、巨额财产来源不明案一审宣判 (Former party committee member and propaganda department head in Hunan sentenced to 15 years in prison for bribery involving vast sums)
People’s Daily, August 16, 2018
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2018/0816/c1001-30233562.html

原国家食品药品监督管理总局党组成员、副局长吴浈涉嫌严重违纪违法接受中央纪委国家监委纪律审查和监察调查 (Former deputy director of China Food and Drug Administration and party committee member investigated for serious disciplinary, legal violations)
People's Daily, August 16, 2018
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2018/0816/c1001-30233593.html

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 13:38

“Go and wear your miniskirts!” – Shenzhen police fight sexual harassment on public transport, protect freedom of dress
What’s On Weibo, August 16, 2018
https://www.whatsonweibo.com/go-and-wear-your-miniskirts-shenzhen-police-stands-up-for-freedom-of-dress-and-tackles-sexual-harassment-on-public-transport/

疫苗受害群体继续在北京上访维权 (Victims of vaccines continue to petition in Beijing)
Voice of America, August 16, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/4531025.html

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 13:38

抖音、美团、高德地图等567家网站公布“举报受理”方式 (567 websites including Douyin, Meituan, Gaode Maps step up public supervision with “report acceptance”)
The Paper, August 16, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2352526

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 13:38

Labor activists allege sexual humiliation and sleep deprivation in police custody
Sup China, August 15, 2018
https://supchina.com/2018/08/15/labor-activists-allege-sexual-humiliation-and-sleep-deprivation-in-police-custody/

律师会见保外就医被拒老太:重新递交申请,监狱称会认真对待 (Lawyers of imprisoned elderly petitioner with lumbar spine fracture re-apply for medical parole)
The Paper, August 15, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2350443

江苏访民遭软禁 律师探访受拦截 (Jiangsu petitioner under house arrest, lawyers denied visits)
Radio Free Asia, August 15, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-08152018093433.html

未审先判 陈杰人遭官媒炮轰 (Instead of trial, online media figure charged with extortion gets attacked in official media)
Radio Free Asia, August 16, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/yf1-08162018092227.html

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 13:20

观点:韦州清真寺对峙可能惹怒“模范”的回族穆斯林 (Opinion: The plan to demolish Weizhou mosque may anger the “model” Hui Muslims)
BBC, August 15, 2018
https://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/chinese-news-45199104

國家安全不是人言人殊 (“National security” cannot be defined individually)
inmediahk.net, August 15, 2018
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1058948a

中国“米兔”何以创造历史 (How #Metoo made history in China)
New York Times, August 15, 2018
https://cn.nytimes.com/opinion/20180815/how-metoo-matters-in-china/

专访吴国光:修宪后的中国与世界权力变局 (Interview with scholar Wu Guoguang: Paradigm shift in Chinse politics after constitutional amendment)
BBC News, August 15, 2018
https://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/chinese-news-45166336

An overview of workers’ collective protests in China
China Labour Bulletin, August 15, 2018
http://www.clb.org.hk/content/overview-workers%E2%80%99-collective-protests-china

Xi Jinping Thought is facing a harsh reality check
Foreign Policy, August 15, 2018
https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/08/15/xi-jinping-thought-is-facing-a-harsh-reality-check/

港獨作耙子,言論表達及新聞自由才是目標 (“Hong Kong independence” is just bait, real targets are freedoms of speech, press)
Inmediahk.net, August 14, 2018
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1058921a

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 13:20

【陳浩天演講】梁美芬:如無法例就要研究 批FCC違遊戲規則 指護國安是普世價值 (Basic Law committee Priscilla Leung on Andy Chan's talk: “If there are no laws breached, government needs to make one”)
Ming Pao, August 15, 2018
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20180815/s00001/1534296414731

Related:
“港独”陈浩天争议中演讲 批评者目标何在 (As Andy Chan gives talk amid controversy, what is the agenda of his attackers?)
BBC News, August 14, 2018
https://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/chinese-news-45179011

邀港独人士演讲后 香港外国记者会官网疑被黑 (Foreign Correspondents’ Club website shut down by malware attacks)
Voice of America, August 15, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/news-fccc-concerned-about-detention-of-voa-journalist-20180814/4528230.html

記協對政府轟FCC表遺憾 要求釐清轉載港獨言論會否被控 (Hong Kong Journalists Association demands clarification of whether charges will be raised for sharing speeches on Hong Kong independence)
The Stand News, August 15, 2018
https://thestandnews.com/politics/記協對政府轟fcc表遺憾-要求釐清轉載港獨言論會否被控/

Beijing can instruct Hong Kong over handling of independence movement, says top adviser
Hong Kong Free Press, August 15, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/08/15/beijing-can-instruct-hong-kong-handling-independence-movement-says-top-adviser/

Related:
Andy Chan’s pro-independence speech at FCC shows Hong Kong’s “inadequacies” in upholding China’s national security, says top Beijing official
South China Morning Post, August 16, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2159923/andy-chans-pro-independence-speech-fcc-shows-hong-kongs

Hong Kong man serving 40-year jail term in the Philippines given crucial records that show he wasn’t in the country when surveillance took place
South China Morning Post, August 15, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/hong-kong-law-and-crime/article/2159906/hong-kong-man-serving-40-year-jail-term

Hong Kong “cardboard granny” has case overturned
BBC, August 15, 2018
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-45200364

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 13:20

China accused of using Belt and Road Initiative for spying
Financial Times, August 15, 2018
https://www.ft.com/content/d5ccb654-a02c-11e8-85da-eeb7a9ce36e4

Chinese cops now spying on American soil
The Daily Beast, August 15, 2018
https://www.thedailybeast.com/chinese-police-are-spying-on-uighurson-american-soil?ref=wrap

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 13:20

《人民日报》关注人脸识别技术:发展势头好 提升生产力 (Facial recognition tech permeates society)
People's Daily, August 15, 2018
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2018/0815/c1001-30229330.html

Join forces with China for a new robotics future, top trade official urges
South China Morning Post, August 15, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2159907/join-forces-china-new-robotics-future-top-tradelink

建信用体系 多地打出诚信建设“组合拳” (Building social credit system by combining Internet, big data, creative punishments)
Legal Daily, August 14, 2018
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2018-08/15/content_7618805.htm?node=5955

The data arms race is no excuse for abandoning privacy
Foreign Policy, August 14, 2018
https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/08/14/the-data-arms-race-is-no-excuse-for-abandoning-privacy/

China’s Communist Party published a guide to blockchain, despite its dislike of decentralization
Quartz, August 15, 2018
https://qz.com/1356575/chinas-communist-party-published-a-book-about-blockchain-for-members/

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 13:20

Central Asia struggles with fallout from China’s internment of minorities
Foreign Policy, August 15, 2018
https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/08/15/central-asia-struggles-with-fallout-from-chinas-internment-of-minorities/

Taiwan company bows to China after boycott threat
Channel NewsAsia, August 15, 2018
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/taiwan-company-bows-to-china-after-boycott-threat--10619808

Related:
China accused of pressuring Taiwanese bakery as it bows to mainland backlash over gift bag for Taiwanese president
South China Morning Post, August 15, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2159911/china-accused-pressuring-taiwanese-bakery-it-bows

China’s vaccine scandal: Firm made 500,000 substandard doses, twice as many as first thought, state media says
South China Morning Post, August 15, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2159892/chinas-vaccine-scandal-firm-made-500000-substandard

Related:
国务院调查组要求继续做好长春长生公司不合格百白破疫苗处置工作 (State Council team continues investigation of Changsheng vaccine)
Xinhua, August 15, 2018
http://www.xinhuanet.com/politics/2018-08/15/c_1123275281.htm

Confucius Institute closed at U.S. university amid concerns about Chinese influence on campuses
Reuters, August 15, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/world/united-states-canada/article/2159888/confucius-institute-closed-us-university-amid

China: What it means for Australia and the rest of the world
The Age, August 15, 2018
https://www.theage.com.au/world/asia/china-what-it-means-for-australia-and-the-rest-of-the-world-20180815-p4zxn4.html

浙江省财政厅原厅长钱巨炎出庭受审,被控受贿1395万 (Zhejiang provincial finance bureau chief tried for corruption involving RMB 13 million)
The Paper, August 14, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2346355

纪委副书记被“双开” 纪检监察机关不是“保险箱” (Prosecution of Anhui province CDI deputy secretary shows CDI is not “safety box” for breaches)
People's Daily, August 15, 2018
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2018/0815/c1001-30229864.html

贵州省粮食局党组书记、局长黄秋斌接受纪律审查和监察调查 (Party secretary and director of Guizhou provincial food bureau investigated for serious disciplinary, legal violations)
Beijing News, August 15, 2018
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2018/08/15/499667.html

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 13:20

China's student activists cast rare light on brewing labor unrest
Reuters, August 15, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-labour-protests-insight/chinas-student-activists-cast-rare-light-on-brewing-labor-unrest-idUSKBN1L0060?

Senior Chinese monk resigns amid sexual misconduct claims
The Guardian, August 15, 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/15/senior-chinese-monk-shi-xuecheng-resigns-sexual-misconduct-claims

Related:
#Metoo在中国:佛界一号人物释学诚辞职 (#Metoo in China: Prominent Buddhist monk resigns)
BBC, August 15, 2018
https://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/chinese-news-45194172

Chinese activists set up party that wants independence — for Shanghai
Radio Free Asia, August 15, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/chinese-activists-set-up-party-that-wants-independence-for-shanghai-08152018111643.html

Chinese begin to vent discontent with President Xi and his policies
Wall Street Journal, August 15, 2018
https://www.wsj.com/articles/chinese-begin-to-vent-discontent-with-president-xi-and-his-policies-1534350856

中国“慰安妇”老人背后的守护者: 为让日本道歉 他们拼命努力 (The guardians behind “comfort women” fight for an official apology)
Global Times, August 15, 2018
http://world.huanqiu.com/exclusive/2018-08/12719727.html

上海民主维权人士季孝龙因“厕所革命”7月27日被刑事拘留 (“Toilet revolution” activist detained for writing in toilet stalls)
China Human Rights Defenders, August 14, 2018
http://wqw2010.blogspot.com/2018/08/727.html

Chinese Hui mosque protest ends after authorities promise to consult community
South China Morning Post, August 14, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2159722/chinese-hui-mosque-protest-ends-after-authorities

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 13:20

中共打压奏效 除南早外主要媒体统统冷处理陈浩天演说 (CPC crackdown effective, as all major media outlets except South China Morning Post cold-shouldered Hong Kong independence speech)
Radio France Internationale, August 15, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20180815-中共打压奏效除南早外主要媒体统统冷处理陈浩天演说

Retired professor, wife, home from detention in China's Shandong
Radio Free Asia, August 14, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/home-08142018131139.html

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 13:20

內地維權律師余文生被審查起訴 妻子稱感無助及悲傷 (Mainland rights lawyer Yu Wensheng is indicted, wife feels helpless and sad)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 15, 2018
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1412683-20180815.htm

法制课丨八旬老太申请保外就医被拒,高龄罪犯有哪些从宽制度 (Analyzing the rules of leniency for elderly prisoners)
The Paper, August 15, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2346968

程海被注销执业证 中国维权律师继续受压 (Cheng Hai pursues administrative reconsideration of disbarment as human rights lawyers face shrinking space)
Radio Free Asia, August 14, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/hj-08142018104703.html

Fears grow for detained Chinese activist “cut off from supply of medicine”
Radio Free Asia, August 14, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/activist-08142018110625.html

Tibetan freed after serving six years on “separatism” charge
Radio Free Asia, August 14, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/charge-08142018154619.html

河南两农民因盗抢服刑十余年后获无罪:事实不清,证据不足 (Henan farmer’s conviction overturned for insufficient evidence, served over 10 years of sentence)
The Paper, August 14, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2345605

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 13:11

全世界都知道:習近平才是中美貿易戰的罪魁禍首 (Entire world knows Xi Jinping is the chief culprit in the Sino-U.S. trade war)
The News Lens, August 14, 2018
https://www.thenewslens.com/article/101855

The gender imbalance in China’s PhD studies: Why women make up only a third of the cohort
South China Morning Post, August 14, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2159295/gender-imbalance-chinas-phd-studies-why-women-make-only-third

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 13:11

黄之锋等3名学运领袖上诉得直 终审法院裁定港府须付诉讼费 (Court of Final Appeal rules in favor of Joshua Wong, other student leaders; government must pay legal fees)
Radio France Internationale, August 14, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/港澳台/20180814-黄之锋等3名学运领袖上诉得直终审法院裁定港府须付诉

Hong Kong separatist party leader Andy Chan Ho-tin calls China “a threat to all free peoples in the world” in fiery Foreign Correspondents’ Club speech
South China Morning Post, August 14, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2159652/hong-kong-separatist-party-leader-andy-chan-ho-tin-calls

Related:
In Pictures: Hong Kong is “being annexed and destroyed by China,” says independence activist Andy Chan
Hong Kong Free Press, August 14, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/08/14/pictures-hong-kong-annexed-destroyed-china-says-independence-activist-andy-chan/

【陳浩天演講】政府聲明:外國記者會提供平台予「港獨」深表遺憾 (HKSAR Government statement after Andy Chan’s talk: “deep regrets” on FCC providing platform for advocating Hong Kong independence)
Inmediahk.net , August 14, 2018
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1058917

【陳浩天演講】工聯會促終止香港外國記者會租約 (Political party calls for government to terminate FCC’s property lease in protest against Andy Chan’s talk)
Inmediahk.net, August 14, 2018
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1058913

Hong Kong activist decries “colonial invasion” in defiant speech
Associated Press, August 14, 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/14/hong-kong-activist-andy-chan-decries-china-colonial-invasion-defiant-speech

“Very substantial” financial loss: Hong Kong court rejects application to halt controversial joint checkpoint plan
Hong Kong Free Press, August 14, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/08/14/substantial-financial-loss-hong-kong-court-rejects-application-halt-controversial-joint-checkpoint-plan/

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 13:11

“Project Dazzling Snow”: How China’s total surveillance experiment will cover the country
Hong Kong Free Press, August 12, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/08/12/project-dazzling-snow-chinas-total-surveillance-experiment-set-expand-across-country/

Related:
中国加大力度建设“雪亮工程” 将实现农村全覆盖 (“Project Dazzling Snow” to cover all rural areas)
Radio Free Asia, June 22, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/wy-06222018105535.html

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 13:11

Beijing enters 5G network era with China Unicom's experimental sites
Sina English, August 14, 2018
http://english.sina.com/buz/b/2018-08-14/detail-ihhtfwqq8823911.shtml

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 13:11

外交部:新疆各民族和諧相處 任何造謠抹黑都是徒勞 (Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Ethnic groups in Xinjiang live in harmony; spreading rumors is futile)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 14, 2018
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1412297-20180814.htm

Related:
UN’s claim China holds 1 million Uygurs in Xinjiang camps has ulterior motives, repeats Beijing
Reuters, August 14, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2159639/uns-claim-china-holds-1-million-uygurs-xinjiang-camps

Warm, high-profile welcome for Taiwanese president in the United States
South China Morning Post, August 14, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2159677/warm-high-profile-welcome-taiwanese-president-united

东亚奥委会回函拒绝台中市所提申复林佳龙将寻求国际仲裁 (East Asian Games committee rejects Taiwan’s appeal over loss of right to host, Taichung mayor to seek international arbitration)
Radio France Internationale, August 13, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20180813-东亚奥委会回函拒绝台中市所提申复林佳龙将寻求国际仲裁

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 13:11

苏州维权人士被羁押两年健康恶化 (Suzhou rights defender’s health deteriorates during 2-year detention without trial)
Radio Free Asia, August 14, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-08142018093556.html

流亡藏人组织批评中国施压联合国弃置有关西藏报告 (Tibetans-in-exile organization criticizes China for pressuring UN to remove from its website NGO report for the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination review of China)
Voice of America, August 14, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/news-free-tibet-criticize-china-over-report-on-tibet-20180814/4527726.html

Chinese activist who wrote “down with the Communist Party” in toilet disappears
Radio Free Asia, August 13, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/toilet-08132018125207.html

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 13:11

美国政界、人权组织和活动人士谴责中国当局扣押VOA记者 (VOA reporters freed after hours-long detention by Chinese authorities)
Voice of America, August 13, 2018
EN: https://www.voanews.com/a/voa-reporters-freed-after-hours-long-detention-by-chinese-authorities-/4526885.html
CH: https://www.voachinese.com/a/reactions-to-yebing-detention-20180813/4526989.html

Related:

原始视频实录: VOA记者济南采访时被强行带走始末 (Raw footage: VOA reporter forcibly taken away during interview with retired Shandong University professor in Jinan)
Voice of America, August 14, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/raw-footage-voa-reporters-taken-away-20180813/4527439.html

广电总局对“快手”、“今日头条”系APP作出警告和罚款 (State Administration of Radio and Television warns and fines Kuaishou, Jinri Toutiao apps)
Beijing News, August 14, 2018
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/finance/2018/08/14/499484.html

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 13:11

China lets Swedish doctor see detained bookseller Gui Minhai 8 months after he was arrested in Beijing
South China Morning Post, August 14, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2159548/china-allows-swedish-doctor-see-detained-publisher

Related:
中国准许在押铜锣湾书店老板桂民海见医生 (China permits detained bookseller Gui Minhai to see Swedish doctor)
Voice of America, August 14, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/Gui-Minhai-Visited-By-Swedish-Doctor-20180814/4527655.html

84岁老太申请保外就医被拒 狱中自发性骨折 (Imprisoned woman aged 84 with lumbar spine fracture is refused medical parole)
Beijing News, August 14, 2018
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2018/08/14/499472.html

Chinese landlord rents to Uyghurs, is arrested on “terror” charge
Radio Free Asia, August 14, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/rents-08142018094509.html

Veteran human rights lawyer Cheng Hai disbarred
China Change, August 13, 2018
https://chinachange.org/2018/08/13/veteran-human-rights-lawyer-cheng-hai-disbarred/

拒绝认罪 维权人士刘家财刑满出狱 (Hubei rights defender who refused to plead guilty completes prison sentence)
Radio Free Asia, August 13, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/gf2-08132018093816.html

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 13:03

A year on, lawyer’s disappearance highlights China’s escalating human rights disaster
Hong Kong Free Press, August 13, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/08/13/year-lawyers-disappearance-highlights-chinas-escalating-human-rights-disaster/

习近平: 大权在握 麻烦多多 (Xi Jinping: Plenty of troubles come with holding big power)
Deutsche Welle, August 13, 2018
https://p.dw.com/p/334Nh

中国工人运动观察报告2015-2017 (The Workers’ Movement in China 2015-2017): A new report from CLB
China Labour Bulletin, August 13, 2018
http://www.clb.org.hk/content/中国工人运动观察报告2015-2017-workers-movement-china-2015-2017-new-report-clb

UN approves former Chilean president as next human rights chief
Xinhua News Agency, August 11, 2018
http://www.china.org.cn/world/2018-08/11/content_58435340.htm

Can Taiwan counter China’s mounting pressure?
Deutsche Welle, August 10, 2018
https://www.dw.com/en/can-taiwan-counter-chinas-mounting-pressure/a-45036932

社评:捍卫新疆和平稳定,就是最大的人权 (Global Times: “Preserving peace and stability in Xinjiang is the greatest human right”)
Global Times, August 12, 2018
http://opinion.huanqiu.com/editorial/2018-08/12702719.html

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 13:03

专访陈浩天: 为了自由与尊严 坚持发表演讲 (Interview with Andy Chan: Will insist on giving speech for freedom and dignity)
Deutsche Welle, August 13, 2018
https://p.dw.com/p/333cm

UN committee tells Hong Kong to show proof that education policy is helping ethnic minority children integrate into society
South China Morning Post, August 13, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education/article/2159545/un-committee-tells-hong-kong-show-proof-education-policy

Maria Tam denies Beijing intervened in Hong Kong separatist’s FCC speech, saying “there is zero tolerance for Hong Kong independence”
South China Morning Post, August 13, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2159349/maria-tam-denies-beijing-intervened-hong-kong-separatists

Related:
Ex-leader CY Leung equates independence activist’s talk with Nazism, racism and Holocaust denial
Hong Kong Free Press, August 13, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/08/13/ex-leader-cy-leung-equates-independence-activists-talk-nazism-racism-holocaust-denial/

How China's ire put global spotlight on Hong Kong activist Andy Chan
BBC, August 13, 2018
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-45167660

Protesters were not committing a crime because they were not warned they were committing a crime, Hong Kong barristers argue
South China Morning Post, August 13, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/hong-kong-law-and-crime/article/2159538/protesters-were-not-committing-crime-because

Priced out and living above a rubbish dump: Where do Hong Kong’s rough sleepers go?
South China Morning Post, August 12, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/community/article/2159361/priced-out-and-living-above-rubbish-dump-where-do-hong

“Baffling” discrepancies found in population estimates for 2015 Hong Kong district council elections
South China Morning Post, August 12, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2159328/baffling-discrepancies-found-population-estimates-2015-hong

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 13:03

State-run paper defends stepping up of security operations in China’s troubled Xinjiang region
South China Morning Post, August 13, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2159416/state-run-paper-defends-stepping-security-operations

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 13:03

China releases 3-year action plan for information technology consumption
Technode, August 13, 2018
https://technode.com/2018/08/13/china-it-3-year-action-plan/

Related:
《扩大和升级信息消费三年行动计划(2018-2020年)》解读 (How to read the 3-year Action Plan for Expanding and Upgrading Information Consumption (2018-2020))
Ministry of Information and Information Technology, August 10, 2018
http://www.miit.gov.cn/n1146295/n1652858/n1653018/c6309226/content.html

研究人权 德国留学生被迫离开中国 (German student at Tsinghua University is forced to leave for research on human rights)
Radio France Internationale, August 12, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20180812-研究人权-德国留学生被迫离开中国

A former Google China exec says the company’s plan to build a censored search engine in the country is likely a violation of human rights
Business Insider, August 10, 2018
https://www.businessinsider.com/google-china-exec-human-rights-2018-8

Related:
谷歌前高管批谷歌重返中国是“愚蠢”的决定 (Former Google exec criticizes Google’s decision to return to China as “stupid”)
Voice of America , August 11, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/Google-China-Censorship-20180811/4524182.html

How Google is developing its censored search engine
China Digital Times, August 11, 2018
https://chinadigitaltimes.net/2018/08/how-google-is-developing-its-censored-search-engine/

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 13:03

《环球时报》为新疆高压政策作辩护 (Global Times defends Xinjiang's high-pressure policy)
Deutsche Welle, August 13, 2018
https://p.dw.com/p/333vW

福建:上半年问责47个党组织809名领导干部 (Fujian: 809 leading cadres of 47 party organizations are held accountable for misdeeds in first half of year)
People's Daily, August 13, 2018
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2018/0813/c1001-30225377.html

UN rights panel grills China over mass detention of Uyghurs
Radio Free Asia, August 10, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/panel-08102018165922.html

UN panel confronts China over reports that it holds a million Uighurs in camps
New York Times, August 10, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/10/world/asia/china-xinjiang-un-uighurs.html

Related:
U.N. says it has credible reports that China holds million Uighurs in secret camps
Reuters, August 10, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-rights-un/u-n-says-it-has-credible-reports-that-china-holds-million-uighurs-in-secret-camps-idUSKBN1KV1SU

New evidence emerges of China forcing Muslims into “reeducation” camps
Washington Post, August 10, 2018
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/new-evidence-emerges-that-china-is-forcing-muslims-into-reeducation-camps/2018/08/10/1d6d2f64-8dce-11e8-9b0d-749fb254bc3d_story.html?utm_term=.cca097fbc376

China flat out denies the mass incarceration of Xinjiang’s Uyghurs as testimonies trickle out
Quartz, August 13, 2018
https://qz.com/1354447/china-flat-out-denies-the-mass-incarceration-of-xinjiangs-uyghurs-as-testimonies-trickle-out/

Related:
China to UN panel: No arbitrary detention in Uighur region
Voice of America, August 13, 2018
https://www.voanews.com/a/china-to-un-panel-no-arbitrary-detention-in-uighur-region/4526092.html

China denies violating minority rights amid detention claims
The Guardian, August 13, 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/13/china-state-media-defend-intense-controls-xinjiang-uighurs

China Uighurs: Beijing denies detaining one million
BBC, August 13, 2018
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-45173573

China threatens to demolish a mosque, the same day it faces questions at the UN over its treatment of Muslims
Los Angeles Times, August 12, 2018
http://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-china-mosque-20180810-story.html

Senior U.S. politician calls for Taiwan’s president to be granted trip to Washington
South China Morning Post, August 13, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2159508/senior-us-politician-calls-taiwans-president-be-granted

Related:
Taiwan leader still defiant as she goes overseas
Reuters, August 13, 2018
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/section-news.php?id=198969&sid=6&sid=6

Kenya fraud charges over Chinese-funded $3bn railway
BBC, August 13, 2018
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-45169690

China’s language and cultural centers are growing faster across Africa than we thought
Quartz, August 11, 2018
https://qz.com/africa/1351749/chinas-confucius-institutes-in-africa-spread-mandarin-culture/

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 13:03

內地律師協會:律師不應過激表達訴求 (Mainland lawyers association: lawyers should not be overly expressive in expressing their demands)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 13, 2018
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1412038-20180813.htm

浙江教会唱红歌 当局酱缸基督教 (Authorities continue to assimilate churches, require them to sing revolutionary songs and hang national flag)
Radio Free Asia, August 13, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/yf2-08132018093547.html

佳士员工遭酷刑 声援团成员被失踪 (Detained Jasic workers are tortured and members of solidarity team are missing)
Radio Free Asia, August 13, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-08132018093447.html

China delays plan to demolish Weizhou Grand Mosque after protest by Hui Muslims
South China Morning Post, August 12, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2159345/china-delays-plan-demolish-weizhou-grand-mosque-after

Related:
宁夏清真寺抗议风波 官方暂时妥协 (Ningxia protest against mosque demolition strikes temporary win)
Deutsche Welle, August 12, 2018
https://p.dw.com/p/331jX

被政府盯上的穹顶 宁夏韦州清真大寺对峙事件原委
China mosque demolition sparks standoff in Ningxia
BBC News , August 10, 2018
CH: https://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/chinese-news-45146943
EN: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-45140551

中国学者异议人士吁关注新疆人权灾难 (Chinese scholars call for attention on Xinjiang human rights crisis)
Radio Free Asia, August 10, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/hj-08102018162956.html

「最後人民公社」村民抗議村官賣地 (Villagers rally to protest sale of land to government)
Ming Pao, August 13, 2018
https://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20180813/s00013/1534096995703

「上海民族党」在纽约成立 反共并要求上海独立 (“Shanghai Nation Party” registers in New York, seeks Shanghai self-governance)
Radio France Internationale, August 12, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20180812-上海民族党在纽约成立-公开要求上海独立

How peer-to-peer lending turned middle-class Chinese dreamers into angry protesters
Quartz, August 11, 2018
https://qz.com/1351198/how-p2p-lending-turned-middle-class-chinese-dreamers-into-angry-protesters/

Religion must obey Chinese law: Paper
Taipei Times, August 12, 2018
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2018/08/12/2003698405

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 13:03

China state media justify Muslim Uighur crackdown to prevent “China's Syria”
Deutsche Welle, August 13, 2018
https://www.dw.com/en/china-state-media-justify-muslim-uighur-crackdown-to-prevent-chinas-syria/a-45055678

Related:
China has prevented “great tragedy” in Xinjiang, state-run paper says
Channel NewsAsia, August 13, 2018
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/china-has-prevented--great-tragedy--in-xinjiang--state-run-paper-says-10611542

China expels German journalism student who wrote about rights lawyers
Associated Press, August 13, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2159460/china-expels-german-journalism-student-who-wrote-about

Users in China found Reddit blocked over the weekend
Quartz, August 13, 2018
https://qz.com/1354441/china-blocked-reddit-but-access-is-returning-for-some-users/

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 13:03

China tries leading members of banned religious group “Almighty God”
Reuters, August 13, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2159474/china-tries-leading-members-banned-religious-group-almighty-god

Chinese professor detained during VOA interview reportedly returns home
Voice of America, August 12, 2018
https://www.voanews.com/a/chinese-professor-detained-during-voa-interview-reportedly-returns-home/4525809.html

Tasting freedom: Liu Xia regains her health as she settles into new life in Germany
South China Morning Post, August 11, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2159053/tasting-freedom-liu-xia-regains-her-health-she-settles

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 15:44

China Uighurs: One million held in political camps, UN told
BBC, August 10, 2018
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-45147972

Related:
A parallel NGO report by World Uyghur Congress
World Uyghur Congress, July 2018
https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/Treaties/CERD/Shared%20Documents/CHN/INT_CERD_NGO_CHN_31745_E.pdf

Chinese corruption inquiry finds US$39 million in cash at homes of ex-boss of Huarong Asset Management
South China Morning Post, August 10, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2159221/chinese-corruption-inquiry-finds-us39-million-cash

China says Pacific aid has no political strings
Channel NewsAsia, August 10, 2018
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/china-says-pacific-aid-has-no-political-strings-10607070

信访举报增幅明显 正风反腐不可松劲 (Number of letters and calls relating to corruption rises significantly as anti-corruption campaign continues)
People's Daily, August 10, 2018
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2018/0810/c1001-30220685.html

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 15:44

Thousands of Muslims protest demolition of Chinese mosque in rare moment of defiance
Associated Press, August 10, 2018
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/08/10/thousands-muslims-protest-demolition-chinese-mosque-rare-moment/

Chinese Maoists join students in fight for workers’ rights at Jasic Technology
South China Morning Post, August 10, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2158991/chinese-maoists-join-students-fight-workers-rights

Police swoop on activists as China's leaders gather at Beidaihe resort
Radio Free Asia, August 10, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/police-swoop-on-activists-as-chinas-leaders-gather-at-beidaihe-resort-08102018113107.html

Police in China's Guangdong shut down factory of Liu Xiaobo supporter
Radio Free Asia, August 10, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/factory-08102018111407.html

As #MeToo grows, a Chinese tech giant is accused of being an “imperial harem”
Quartz, August 10, 2018
https://qz.com/1353081/mobike-accused-of-harassment-as-metoo-hits-chinas-tech-industry/

Signs show “core leader” Xi facing rare domestic reproach
China Digital Times, August 9, 2018
https://chinadigitaltimes.net/2018/08/signs-show-core-leader-xi-facing-rare-domestic-reproach/

中国性侵受害者不再隐忍 不惧封锁网上集结 (Victims of sexual assault in China rally online despite censorship)
Radio Free Asia, August 9, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/hc-08092018104248.html

四川籍民主维权人士卫小兵(孤家寡哥)衣服工厂遭广东惠州当局查封 (Textile factory owned by Sichuan rights defender sealed by local government)
China Human Rights Defenders, August 9, 2018
http://wqw2010.blogspot.com/2018/08/blog-post_81.html

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 15:44

How Xi Jinping is shaping China’s universities
The Diplomat, August 10, 2018
https://thediplomat.com/2018/08/how-xi-jinping-is-shaping-chinas-universities/

重庆官员因“购买私存反动杂志”落马 (Chongqing city official dismissed, expelled from party for possessing reactionary magazines)
Voice of America, August 10, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/news-chongqing-official-expelled-for-buying-reactionary-magazines-20180809/4520573.html

Japanese porn star Sora Aoi wears Young Pioneers’ red scarf at charity event sparking anger in China
South China Morning Post, August 10, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2159090/chinese-firm-apologies-letting-japanese-porn-star-sora-aoi-wear

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 15:44

Star scholar disappears as crackdown engulfs western China
The New York Times, August 10, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/10/world/asia/china-xinjiang-rahile-dawut.html

Tens of thousands of Xinjiang’s Kuchar county residents held in political "re-education camps"
Radio Free Asia, August 9, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/kuchar-08092018124248.html

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 14:44

A call for a UN investigation, and U.S. Sanctions, on the human rights disaster unfolding in Xinjiang
China Change, August 10, 2018
https://chinachange.org/2018/08/10/a-call-for-a-un-investigation-and-us-sanctions-on-the-human-rights-disaster-unfolding-in-xinjiang/

Domestic criticism may signal shrunken Belt and Road ambitions
Jamestown Foundation, August 10, 2018
https://jamestown.org/program/domestic-criticism-may-signal-china-scaling-back-its-bri-ambitions/?mc_cid=456d673538&mc_eid=a762503c8c

For now, there’s no shame in Hong Kong being a "city of public housing "
South China Morning Post, August 10, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/hong-kong/article/2159008/now-theres-no-shame-hong-kong-being-city-public

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 14:44

Hong Kong denies entry to Japanese city councilor months after Beijing attacked him for supporting democrat
Hong Kong Free Press, August 10, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/08/10/hong-kong-denies-entry-japanese-city-councillor-months-beijing-attacked-supporting-democrat/

Related:
聲明:嚴厲譴責港府拒絕和田健一郎入境 (Statement by Demosistō regarding Mr. Kenichiro Wada's refused entry into Hong Kong)
Inmediahk.net, August 10, 2018
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1058851

Journalists Assoc. expresses “extreme regret” over RTHK’s ban on live-streaming pro-independence activist’s talk
Hong Kong Free Press, August 10, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/08/10/journalists-assoc-expresses-extreme-regret-rthks-ban-live-streaming-pro-independence-activists-talk/

Related:
香港記者協會關注外交部駐港特派員公署向外國記者協會施壓
HKJA expresses concern over attempt by China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs to put pressure on FCC
CH: https://www.hkja.org.hk/site/portal/Site.aspx?id=A1-1656&lang=zh-TW
EN: https://www.hkja.org.hk/site/portal/Site.aspx?id=A1-1656&lang=en-US

申禁制令暫緩聆訊前執行一地兩檢 梁頌恆:今天是控制損失的最後機會 (Judicial review applicants ask for interim injunction to suspend co-location agreement as rail-link scheduled to open next month)
Ming Pao, August 10, 2018
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20180810/s00001/1533871598499

More than 100 complaints but no compensation from MTR Corp for residents affected by sinking building site
South China Morning Post, August 10, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/hong-kong-economy/article/2159098/more-100-complaints-no-compensation-mtr-corp

深水埗居民填表入會換米 事後疑「被登記」做選民 (Sham Shui Po residents suspect personal information used by pro-Beijing union for registration as voters without permission)
Ming Pao, August 9, 2018
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20180809/s00001/1533827288002

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 14:44

Tech “wolf” Huawei on the prowl
The Standard, August 10, 2018
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/section-news.php?id=198927&sid=5&sid=5

Familiar feeling: A malware campaign targeting the Tibetan diaspora resurfaces
Citizen Lab, August 8, 2018
https://citizenlab.ca/2018/08/familiar-feeling-a-malware-campaign-targeting-the-tibetan-diaspora-resurfaces/

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 12:40

Public broadcaster RTHK bans staff from airing pro-independence activist’s press club speech
Hong Kong Free Press, August 9, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/08/09/public-broadcaster-rthk-bans-staff-airing-pro-independence-activists-press-club-speech/

Related:
Chan says he won't shut up after party ban
The Standard, August 9, 2018
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/section-news.php?id=198846&sid=4&sid=4

【一地兩檢】申請司法覆核不獲批法援 梁頌恆擬上訴 (Disqualified legislator Baggio Leung considers appeal of denial of legal aid for judicial review against co-location agreement) Ming Pao, August 8, 2018
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20180808/s00001/1533731631263

香港团体谴责当局打压外国记者会 (Civil organizations condemn authorities for crackdown on Foreign Correspondents' Club)
Radio Free Asia, August 8, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/cp1-08082018100846.html

Related:
美学者孔诰烽指民族党事件证明港府已在行使大陆反颠覆法 (American scholar warns successful ban on Hong Kong National Party is de facto implementation of article 23)
Radio France Internationale, August 8, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20180808-美学者孔诰烽指民族党事件证明港府已在行使大陆反颠覆法

梁振英撰文指《基本法》不容分裂國家或顛覆中央政府 (Former chief executive C.Y. Leung cites article 23 on scheduled talk by HKNP Andy Chan at Foreign Correspondents' Club, supports restriction of freedom despite lack of domestic legislation)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 9, 2018
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1411445-20180809.htm

何君堯要求立即檢控戴耀廷 「第一要革走佢,第二要起訴佢」 (Legislator Junius Ho presses for dismissal, prosecution of Benny Tai after legal advice)
inmediahk.net, August 7, 2018
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1058783

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 12:40

Why internet users chose Baidu over Google when it was in China
Quartz, August 9, 2018
https://qz.com/1352137/why-internet-users-chose-baidu-over-google-when-it-was-in-china/

China’s lead trade negotiator Liu He joins technology panel as Beijing refocuses its ambitions
South China Morning Post, August 9, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/economy/article/2159036/chinas-lead-trade-negotiator-liu-he-joins-technology-panel

Google reportedly using Chinese site it owns to develop search term blacklist
The Verge, August 8, 2018
https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/8/17664956/google-chinese-site-search-blacklist-censored

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 12:40

Ai Weiwei’s studio is demolished
Economist, August 9, 2018
https://www.economist.com/china/2018/08/11/ai-weiweis-studio-is-demolished

互金整治办要求报送P2P借款人逃废债名单,将纳入征信系统 (Office for Special Rectification on Risks in Internet Finance orders compilation of information on PSP creditors and bad debts for posting on Credit China)
The Paper, August 9, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2331523

Swiss airline switches Hong Kong flag to China’s on website “in accordance with international usage”
Hong Kong Free Press, August 9, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/08/09/swiss-airline-switches-hong-kong-flag-chinas-website-accordance-international-usage/

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 12:40

Chinese Hui Muslims rally to protect Weizhou Grand Mosque from government’s wrecking balls
South China Morning Post, August 9, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2159047/chinese-hui-muslims-rally-protect-weizhou-grand-mosque

Video: The Window: The aftermath of the Tianjin explosion
ChinaFile, August 8, 2018
http://www.chinafile.com/multimedia/video/aftermath-tianjin-explosion

Chinese millennials also hate being blamed for everything
SupChina, August 8, 2018
https://supchina.com/2018/08/08/chinese-millennials-also-hate-being-blamed-for-everything/

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 12:40

Can China fix its propaganda problem?
The Diplomat, August 10, 2018
https://thediplomat.com/2018/08/can-china-fix-its-propaganda-problem/

撤「慰安婦」研討會 滬大學﹕外交部要求 (Shanghai Normal University cancels international academic conference on “comfort women” upon demands by Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
Ming Pao, August 9, 2018
https://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20180809/s00013/1533752255004

German student at Tsinghua University expelled for research on 709 lawyers
China Change, August 8, 2018
https://chinachange.org/2018/08/08/german-student-at-tsinghua-university-expelled-for-research-on-709-lawyers/

意识形态继续收紧 中外合办大学要建党委 (Chinese-foreign cooperative universities required to establish partycommittees)
Radio Free Asia, August 8, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zhengzhi/hj-08082018104707.html

China’s “MeToo” movement evades censors with #RiceBunny
Financial Times, August 8, 2018
https://www.ft.com/content/61903744-9540-11e8-b67b-b8205561c3fe

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 12:40

China to prosecute former official “obsessed with divination”
Channel NewsAsia, August 9, 2018
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/china-to-prosecute-former-official--obsessed-with-divination--10603226

Beijing artist under house arrest in remote corner of China's Yunnan
Radio Free Asia, August 9, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/artist-08092018115740.html

Xinjiang political “re-education camps” treat Uyghurs “infected by religious extremism”: CCP Youth League
Radio Free Asia, August 8, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/infected-08082018173807.html

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 13:35

China doesn’t want to play by the world’s rules
Foreign Policy, August 8, 2018
https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/08/08/china-doesnt-want-to-play-by-the-worlds-rules/

专访吴霭仪:30多年前“保存香港”呼吁者看当下“港独” (Interview with Margaret Ng: A “preserve Hong Kong” advocate’s views on independence)
BBC News, August 8, 2018
https://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/chinese-news-45055901

美学者孔诰烽指民族党事件证明港府已在行使大陆反颠覆法 (American scholar: Hong Kong National Party incident proves that the Hong Kong government is already exercising the mainland anti-subversion law)
Radio France Internationale, August 8, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20180808-美学者孔诰烽指民族党事件证明港府已在行使大陆反颠覆法

那些和“防火长城”一起长大的中国年轻人 (A generation grows up in China without Google, Facebook or Twitter)
New York Times, August 7, 2018
CH: https://cn.nytimes.com/technology/20180807/china-generation-blocked-internet/
EN: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/06/technology/china-generation-blocked-internet.html

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 13:35

Trade war puts dent in Beijing’s plan to turn Hong Kong and surrounding cities into new Silicon Valley
South China Morning Post, August 8, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2158873/trade-war-puts-dent-beijings-plan-turn-hong-kong-and

Occupy protest assault trial was a “circus,” retired Hong Kong police officer tells appeal court
South China Morning Post, August 8, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/hong-kong-law-and-crime/article/2158854/occupy-protest-assault-trial-was-circus

Video: Two anti-independence protesters fined HK$3k each for assaulting passerby who tried to stop fight
Hong Kong Free Press, August 8, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/08/08/video-two-anti-independence-protesters-fined-hk3k-assaulting-passerby-tried-stop-fight/

何君堯要求立即檢控戴耀廷 「第一要革走佢,第二要起訴佢」 (Legislator Junius Ho presses for dismissal, prosecution of Benny Tai after legal advice)
inmediahk.net, August 7, 2018
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1058783

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 13:35

Google's China plans: Backtrack and backlash
The Diplomat, August 8, 2018
https://thediplomat.com/2018/08/googles-china-plans-backtrack-and-backlash/

Chinese loudest in push to 5G
Reuters, August 8, 2018
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/section-news.php?id=198805&sid=3&sid=3

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 13:35

China vaccine scandal spreads as it recalls defective products which may have been sold overseas
The Independent, August 8, 2018
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/china-vaccine-scandal-changchun-changsheng-pharmaceutical-overseas-a8482471.html

Fresh vaccine scandal surfaces in northern Chinese provinces
Radio Free Asia, August 8, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/scandal-08082018112346.html

China emerges as second-largest aid donor in South Pacific: Think tank
Reuters, August 8, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-pacific-debt-china/china-emerges-as-second-largest-aid-donor-in-south-pacific-think-tank-idUSKBN1KT1QJ?

China offers further evidence secretive annual leadership meet is happening
Reuters, August 8, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-politics/china-offers-further-evidence-secretive-annual-leadership-meet-is-happening-idUSKBN1KT19N?

“Not allowed to receive African guests”: Discrimination at Guangzhou hotels
Sup China, August 8, 2018
https://supchina.com/2018/08/08/not-allowed-to-receive-african-guests-discrimination-at-guangzhou-hotels

How China changed after 2008 Beijing Olympics
Deutsche Welle, August 8, 2018
https://www.dw.com/en/how-china-changed-after-2008-beijing-olympics/a-44986744

山东省人大内务司法委员会原副主任委员张建华接受审查调查 (Former deputy director of Internal Affairs Judicial Committee of Shandong Provincial People's Congress investigated for serious disciplinary, legal violations)
People's Daily, August 8, 2018
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2018/0808/c1001-30217573.html

上海拿户口“抢人”点名要北大清华 被指有失公平 (Undergraduates from Peking, Tsinghua Universities allowed to skip assessment for hukou registration application, new policy criticized for bias)
Sina News, August 7, 2018
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/nd/2018-08-07/doc-ihhkuskt3272957.shtml

公安疑似动用激光武器对付访民 (Rights defender attacked by security officers with suspected “laser weapon”)
Radio Free Asia, August 7, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-08072018100552.html

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 13:35

被指不实信息 疫苗家长公布受害者名单 (In China, parents of vaccine-sickened children call for answers)
Radio Free Asia, August 7, 2018
CH: https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huanjing/gf1-08072018101811.html
EN: https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/vaccine-parents-08072018151909.html

中國寧夏清真寺被勒令清拆 引發穆斯林上街維權 (Muslims take to streets in Ningxia as mosque faces demolition order)
The Stand News, August 8, 2018
https://thestandnews.com/china/中國寧夏清真寺被勒令清拆-引發穆斯林上街維權/link

Related:
贫困县回民集血汗钱建寺 官方一句非法下令强拆 (Mosque built with civilian funding faces demolishment order as government claims building to be “unauthorized construction”)
Voice of America, August 8, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/china-muslim-20180807/4517845.html

广西公布一批涉嫌非法社会组织,“老乡会”等一律不予审批 (Guangxi declares villagers associations and chambers of commerce illegal, criticized for “wasteful socializing” and networking, successful registrations limited to alumni associations of prestigious universities)
The Paper, August 8, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2329140

Tibet’s Lithang horse race festival reopens after 10-year ban
Radio Free Asia, August 7, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/reopens-08072018163735.html

广西爆发警民冲突 公安射塑弹镇压 (Guangxi police shoot rubber bullets at villagers during conflict)
Radio Free Asia, August 8, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/gf1-08082018100704.html

火车站严查乘客手机围堵P2P投资人 (Public security sets up cell phone checkpoints at all transportation hubs, prevent P2P investment victims from petitioning in Beijing)
Radio Free Asia, August 8, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/ql1-08082018091713.html

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 13:35

Chinese intellectuals urged to toe the party line after pushbacks on policy
South China Morning Post, August 8, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2158679/chinese-intellectuals-urged-toe-party-line-after

Related:
中共发通知 知识分子须洗脑爱国 (Chinese scholars face brainwashing as two CPC organs issue notice of patriotic campaign)
Radio Free Asia, August 2, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zhengzhi/ql2-08022018101541.html

发改委:“双公示”要保护个人隐私,防止信息泄露 (Development and Reform Commission issues opinion on information disclosure for social credit, stresses “disclosure is the norm” while urging protection of privacy)
The Paper, August 8, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2329669

With a positive spin, Chinese news outlets cover Africa
Voice of America, August 8, 2018
https://www.voanews.com/a/positive-spin-china-news-outlets-cover-africa/4518628.html

A journalist just caught China in the act of revising its history
Quartz, August 8, 2018
https://qz.com/1351143/a-journalist-just-caught-china-in-the-act-of-revising-its-history/

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 13:35

Bodies in Birmingham exhibition could be executed Chinese prisoners, says doctor
The Guardian, August 8, 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/08/bodies-in-birmingham-exhibition-could-be-executed-chinese-prisoners-says-doctor

美国政府关切中国教授在家参加VOA直播节目被警察带走 (U.S. concerned for Chinese professor, arrested during live VOA interview)
Voice of America, August 8, 2018
CH: https://www.voachinese.com/a/sun-case-20180807/4518268.html
EN: https://www.voanews.com/a/us-concerned-chinese-professor-sun-wenguang-arrested-live-voa-interview/4518257.html

709案李昱函移送法院 健康堪忧 (Case of 709 lawyer Li Yuhan, detained for 10 months, is prosecuted, as health condition worsens)
Radio Free Asia, August 8, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/gf2-08082018100756.html

母親否認女兒有精神病 傳父繼續被軟禁 探望人士亦被扣 (Mother of “Ink woman” denies her daughter is mentally ill, father still under house arrest)
The Stand News, August 8, 2018
https://thestandnews.com/china/潑墨女孩-母親否認女兒有精神病-傳父繼續被軟禁-探望人士亦被扣/

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 14:29

早報:微信公號「土逗公社」、「削美麗」發布女工 MeToo 文章後被封號 (Civil society WeChat accounts banned after reblogging #MeToo article)
The Initium, August 7, 2018
https://theinitium.com/article/20180807-morning-brief/

China online news outlet Q Daily shut down
China Digital, August 4, 2018
https://www.whatsonweibo.com/chinese-online-news-outlet-q-daily-shut-down/

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Online press Q Daily cuts down coverage on public affairs to stay alive
Sup China, July 13, 2018
https://supchina.com/2018/07/13/online-press-q-daily-cuts-down-coverage-on-public-affairs-to-stay-alive/

治理网络低俗内容 多家动漫音乐网站被点名 (Twenty seven anime and music websites named in fresh wave of “tidying up” vulgar content on the Internet)
Xinhua News, August 5, 2018
http://www.xinhuanet.com/politics/2018-08/05/c_1123224731.htm

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 14:29

More Xinjiang residents sent to re-education camps
China Digital Times, August 7, 2018
https://chinadigitaltimes.net/2018/08/more-xinjiang-residents-sent-to-re-education-camps/

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"No releases" of thousands held for years in Xinjiang township political "re-education Camps"
Radio Free Asia, August 6, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/township-08062018145657.html

刘飞跃案开审公民围观被阻 (China tries veteran rights activist Liu Feiyue for subversion, detains supporters)
Radio Free Asia, August 7, 2018
CH: https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-08072018100929.htmlEN:https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/activist-08072018105544.html

Tibetan businessman detained by China still missing after five months
Radio Free Asia, August 6, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/missing-08062018152928.html

Hangzhou introduces China’s first legal mechanism for combating on-campus sexual harassment
Sup China, August 6, 2018
https://supchina.com/2018/08/06/hangzhou-introduces-chinas-first-legal-mechanism-for-combating-on-campus-sexual-harassment/

山东一“老赖”因被纳入失信名单滞留 (Credit defaulter stranded in Angola because blacklist banned him from buying plane tickets)
Legal Daily, August 6, 2018
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index/content/2018-08/06/content_7611119.htm?node=20908

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 13:29

Xi Jinping sees some pushback against his iron-fisted rule
Washington Post, August 2, 2018
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/global-opinions/wp/2018/08/02/xi-jinping-sees-some-pushback-against-his-iron-fisted-rule/?utm_term=.da17b9d9f51e

Hong Kong’s tourism chief is shamelessly sacrificing the city to please big bosses in Beijing
Hong Kong Free Press, August 5, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/08/05/hong-kongs-tourism-chief-shamelessly-sacrificing-city-please-big-bosses-beijing/

Chris Yeung: A letter to students – to be, or not to be, a Hong Kong journalist?
Hong Kong Free Press, August 7, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/08/07/chris-yeung-letter-students-not-hong-kong-journalist/

A visit to the Dalai Lama’s birthplace
The Diplomat, August 7, 2018
https://thediplomat.com/2018/08/a-visit-to-the-dalai-lamas-birthplace/

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 13:29

外交部重申堅決反對外部勢力干預香港事務 (Ministry of Foreign Affairs reiterates its resolute opposition to external forces intervening in Hong Kong affairs)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 7, 2018
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1411085-20180807.htm

警隊爆 Metoo 醜聞 女警指控男上司搖動下半身露猥瑣笑容 (Hong Kong police force caught in #MeToo scandal)
The Stand News, August 5, 2018
https://thestandnews.com/society/警隊爆-metoo-醜聞-女警指控男上司搖動下半身露猥瑣笑容

Cease threats against Foreign Correspondents’ Club, press groups tell former Hong Kong leader CY Leung
South China Morning Post, August 7, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2158706/cease-threats-against-foreign-correspondents-club-press

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Ex-Hong Kong leader heightens pressure on journalists’ group
The New York Times, August 7, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/07/world/asia/hong-kong-cy-leung-fcc.html

Student protester carried airgun for “self defense”, court hears
South China Morning Post, August 7, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/hong-kong-law-and-crime/article/2158690/student-protester-carried-airgun-self-defence

The odd-job volunteers “fixing” Hong Kong politics
Taipei Times, August 8, 2018
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2018/08/08/2003698186

囚菲港人鄧龍威胞兄請願 望政府提供鄧出境紀錄 (Family of Hong Konger jailed in Philippines petitions for border exit records to support case in final appeal)
Ming Pao, August 7, 2018
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20180807/s00001/1533616873963

Failed asylum seekers left in limbo as countries drag their feet on helping Hong Kong deport 2,000
South China Moring Post, August 7, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/hong-kong-law-and-crime/article/2158595/failed-asylum-seekers-left-limbo-countries

過百觀塘外判清潔工罷工6小時 抗議食環署嚴苛管理 (Outsourced FEHD cleaning-workers hold strike for 6 hours in protest of harsh management)
Inmediahk.net, August 6, 2018
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1058756

外傭團體聯署促調升薪金 另盼訂明每日休息11小時 (Civil society organizations petition for minimum wage adjustment, mandatory 11-hour break for foreign domestic workers)
Ming Pao, August 7, 2018
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20180807/s00001/1533624942493

調查:八成受訪者指零散工收入不足應付開支 團體促修例保障權益 (Alliance for Casual Workers urges legislative protection for day laborers)
Ming Pao, August 5, 2018
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20180805/s00001/1533459231279

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 13:29

U.S. firms’ sales to China’s police: Sales may not break the law – but are they defensible?
Human Rights Watch, August 6, 2018
https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/08/06/us-firms-sales-chinas-police

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 13:29

Google faces hurdles in China beyond censorship
Wired, August 6, 2018
https://www.wired.com/story/google-faces-hurdles-in-china-beyond-censorship/

Related:
A Google-Tencent alliance makes for murky politics—but great business
Quartz, August 7, 2018
https://qz.com/1350165/a-google-tencent-alliance-in-china-makes-for-murky-politics-but-great-business/

On Google’s reported plan to work with Chinese censors
Human Rights in China, August 2, 2018
https://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/hric-comment/googles-reported-plan-work-chinese-censors

China: U.S. tech firms risk complicity in abuses
Human Rights Watch, August 7, 2018
https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/08/07/china-us-tech-firms-risk-complicity-abuses

Stability prerequisite for China’s internet opening up
Global Times, August 5, 2018
http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:dQquBOx1jN0J:www.globaltimes.cn/content/1113992.shtml+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

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人民日报发推:欢迎Google回归,但前提是要遵守中国法律 (People’s Daily publishes article welcoming Google back, so long as it respects Chinese law)
Sohu.com, August 7, 2018
http://www.sohu.com/a/245673773_473283

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 13:29

警24小時駐守 廠區嚴管堪比軍營 (Police stationed around the clock at faulty vaccine factory)
Ming Pao, August 7, 2018
https://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20180807/s00013/1533579315045

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国务院调查组公布吉林长春长生公司违法违规生产狂犬病疫苗案件进展 (State Council investigation team of experts reports on vaccine company’s alleged legal violations)
Xinhua, August 7, 2018
http://www.xinhuanet.com/politics/2018-08/07/c_1123236317.htm

Chinese vaccine maker found to have forged production data for over four years
South China Morning Post, August 7, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2158699/chinese-vaccine-maker-found-have-forged-production-data

China tightens grip on foreign university joint ventures
Financial Times, August 7, 2018
https://www.ft.com/content/dbb7b87e-99f7-11e8-9702-5946bae86e6d

江苏省连云港市人大常委会副主任郑平接受纪律审查和监察调查 (Deputy director of Lianyungang CPC Standing Committee is investigated for serious disciplinary, legal violations)
People's Daily, August 7, 2018
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2018/0807/c1001-30214276.html

河南通报6起涉黑涉恶腐败和“保护伞”案例 (Henan reports 6 cases of public security officers involved in corruption, “protective umbrella” cases)
People's Daily, August 7, 2018
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2018/0807/c1001-30214594.html

中央巡视组原副部级巡视专员张化为受贿案一审开庭 (Central Inspection Commissioner goes on trial of first instance in bribery case)
Beijing News, August 7, 2018
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2018/08/07/498514.html

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 13:29

The People’s Daily: “Giving birth is not only a family matter but also a national issue”
SupChina, August 7, 2018
https://supchina.com/2018/08/07/the-peoples-daily-giving-birth-is-not-only-a-family-matter-but-also-a-national-issue/

Related:
生娃是家事也是国事 (Giving birth is both a family matter and a national issue)
People’s Daily, August 6, 2018
http://paper.people.com.cn/rmrbhwb/html/2018-08/06/content_1872810.htm

中国家庭教会终敢质疑官方打压 (House churches in China finally speak out against crackdown)
Radio France Internationale, August 5, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20180805-中国家庭教会终敢质疑官方打压

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北京錫安教會遭公安打壓 分堂全被關 僅餘總堂可運作 (Beijing Zion house church shut down, WeChat blocked, videos removed upon accusation of "foreign influence")
The Stand News, August 7, 2018
https://thestandnews.com/china/北京錫安教會遭公安打壓-分堂全被關-僅餘總堂可運作/

Christians in China's heartland face government suppression
Associated Press, August 7, 2018
https://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-Pacific/2018/0807/Christians-in-China-s-heartland-face-government-suppression

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Video: China cracking down on Christians
Associated Press, August 7, 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmZy2HFNEoU

“There is no sign of life”: Fears for Uighur man after Germany mistakenly expels him to China
Hong Kong Free Press, August 7, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/08/07/no-sign-life-fears-uighur-man-germany-mistakenly-expels-china/

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“We’re a people destroyed”: Why Uighur Muslims across China are living in fear
The Guardian, August 7, 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/aug/07/why-uighur-muslims-across-china-are-living-in-fear

中共原老干部声援深圳佳士工人组建工会 (Former veteran cadre of CPC supports Shenzhen workers right to form labor union)
Voice of America, August 7, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/More-Support-For-Shenzhen-Workers-20180807/4516870.html

Team China debuts at Gay Games in Paris
Sup China, August 6, 2018
https://supchina.com/2018/08/06/team-china-debuts-at-gay-games-in-paris/

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 14:20

China’s global “community” falls short of rhetoric
Financial Times, August 6, 2018
https://www.ft.com/content/08239ba2-997c-11e8-ab77-f854c65a4465

How China’s constitution ensured that the Basic Law remains pre-eminent in Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, August 6, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/hong-kong/article/2158137/how-chinas-constitution-ensured-basic-law-remains

Pooh ban shows China trapped in past
The Standard, August 6, 2018
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/section-news.php?id=198675&sid=17&sid=17

The true purpose of banning the National Party
South China Morning Post, August 5, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2158351/true-purpose-banning-national-party

China’s attempts to bully Taiwan into submission are overbearing and ridiculous
Hong Kong Free Press, August 4, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/08/04/chinas-attempts-bully-taiwan-submission-overbearing-ridiculous/

Google’s censored Chinese search engine: A catalogue of ethical violations?
The Conversation, August 3, 2018
https://theconversation.com/googles-censored-chinese-search-engine-a-catalogue-of-ethical-violations-101046

If Google goes back to China, it will be on the government's terms. What will that mean for human rights?
Global Voices, August 3, 2018
https://globalvoices.org/2018/08/03/if-google-goes-back-to-china-it-will-be-on-the-governments-terms-what-will-that-mean-for-human-rights/

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 14:20

Hong Kong’s domestic helper groups push for 25 per cent pay rise as soaring loan charges and fees bite
South China Morning Post, August 6, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/hong-kong-economy/article/2158525/hong-kongs-domestic-helper-groups-push-25-cent-pay

As Hong Kong clamps down, a tiny political party finds itself in the spotlight
The New York Times, August 6, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/06/world/asia/hong-kong-political-party.html

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Ex-leader CY Leung dares Foreign Correspondents’ Club to give up lease and make open bid for site as Andy Chan row escalates
South China Morning Post, August 6, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2158527/ex-leader-cy-leung-dares-foreign-correspondents-club-give

Head of press club refutes claim it pays gov’t “token rent” amid independence activist censorship row
Hong Kong Free Press, August 6, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/08/06/head-press-club-refutes-claim-pays-govt-token-rent-amid-independence-activist-censorship-row/

香港外國記者會:邀請嘉賓演講不代表支持或反對其立場 (FCC statement on Andy Chan event)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 6, 2018
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1410880-20180806.htm

Throwing glass towards ex-Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying could not have been assault, Wong Yuk-man says at appeal
South China Morning Post, August 6, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/hong-kong-law-and-crime/article/2158495/throwing-glass-towards-ex-hong-kong-leader

Vandals take aim at satirical banners outside China office featuring Mao Zedong democracy quotes
Hong Kong Free Press, August 4, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/08/04/vandals-take-aim-satirical-banners-outside-china-office-featuring-mao-zedong-democracy-quotes/

Mainland Chinese police to Hong Kong criminals: You can run, but you can’t hide here – as they hand back three suspects in HK$23 million jewelry robbery
South China Morning Post, August 4, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/hong-kong-law-and-crime/article/2158290/mainland-police-tell-hong-kongs-criminals-you

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 14:20

In new admin error, Germany expels Uighur man to China
Channel NewsAsia, August 6, 2018
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/in-new-admin-error--germany-expels-uighur-man-to-china-10593792

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德国误将维吾尔难民遣返回中国 音讯全无 (Germany mistakenly sends Uyghur refugee back to China)
Deutsche Welle, August 6, 2018
https://www.dw.com/zh/德国误将维吾尔难民遣返回中国-音讯全无/a-44967857?maca=chi-rss-chi-ca-1044-rdf&zhongwen=simp

Crackdown in Xinjiang: Where have all the people gone?
Financial Times, August 5, 2018
https://www.ft.com/content/ac0ffb2e-8b36-11e8-b18d-0181731a0340

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 14:20

Google eyes China cloud tie-ups
Bloomberg, August 6, 2018
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/section-news.php?id=198687&sid=2&sid=2

British putting Huawei under spotlight over use of US firm’s ageing software
Reuters, August 5, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/world/europe/article/2158312/british-putting-huawei-under-spotlight-over-use-us-firms-ageing

Drones, facial recognition and a social credit system: 10 ways China watches its citizens
South China Morning Post, August 4, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2157883/drones-facial-recognition-and-social-credit-system-10-ways-china

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 14:20

Taiwan national flag flies at Paris Gay Games opening despite pressure from China
Hong Kong Free Press, August 6, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/08/06/taiwan-national-flag-flies-paris-gay-games-opening-despite-pressure-china/

Taiwan considering countermeasures against airlines referring to island as part of China
Hong Kong Free Press, August 6, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/08/06/taiwan-considering-countermeasures-airlines-referring-island-part-china/

Related:
Taiwan: How airlines are being dragged into China’s bitter dispute over the island’s sovereignty
The Conversation, August 6, 2018
https://theconversation.com/taiwan-how-airlines-are-being-dragged-into-chinas-bitter-dispute-over-the-islands-sovereignty-100932

Shanghai Airport Authority boss under investigation for violating Party discipline and laws
South China Morning Post, August 6, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/2158536/shanghai-airport-authority-boss-under-investigation-violating

Related:
上海机场(集团)董事长吴建融接受纪律审查和监察调查 (Chairman of board of Shanghai Airport Authority investigated for serious disciplinary, legal violations)
People’s Daily, August 6, 2018
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2018/0806/c1001-30212395.html

陕西省纪委原预防腐败室主任胡传祥接受纪律审查和监察调查 (Director of Shaanxi Provincial Commission for Disciple Inspection, Hu Chuanxiang, investigated for serious disciplinary, legal violations)
Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, August 6, 2018
http://www.ccdi.gov.cn/yaowen/201808/t20180806_177285.html

Worries grow in Singapore over China’s calls to help “motherland”
The New York Times, August 5, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/05/world/asia/singapore-china.html

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 14:20

Police thwart protest rallies by victims of China’s underground financial system
South China Morning Post, August 6, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/2158533/police-thwart-protest-rallies-victims-chinas-underground

Related:
P2P 投资人北京集体维权遭维稳 (Mass of P2P fundraising victims from across China travel to petition in Beijing, demonstrations suppressed)
Voice of America, August 6, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/china-p2p-petitioners-blocked-20180806/4515240.html

Chinese P2P chief Yao Kunjie makes the Forbes high achievers list while under investigation
South China Morning Post, August 4, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/economy/article/2158299/chinese-p2p-chief-yao-kunjie-makes-forbes-high-achievers-list

辽宁氧化铝项目叫停 政府打压抗议者 (Environmental protests succeed in halting Liaoning aluminum oxidization plant project, authorities suppress protests)
Radio Free Asia, August 6, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huanjing/yf1-08062018100450.html

Cracks appear in “invincible” Xi Jinping's authority over China
The Guardian, August 4, 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/04/cracks-appear-in-invincible-xi-jinpings-authority-over-china

Taipei-born actress Vivian Sung causes social media storm for calling Taiwan her “favorite country”
What’s on Weibo, August 3, 2018
https://www.whatsonweibo.com/taipei-born-actress-vivian-sung-causes-social-media-storm-for-calling-taiwan-her-favorite-country/

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 14:20

Chris Patten: China “wrong” to try to silence Hong Kong activist
Agence France-Presse, August 6, 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/06/chris-patten-china-wrong-to-try-to-silence-hong-kong-activist

Is Western media biased against China? (Part Two)
Global Voices, August 3, 2018
https://globalvoices.org/2018/08/03/is-western-media-biased-against-china-part-two/

Related:
Is Western media biased against China? (Part One)
Global Voices, July 26, 2018
https://globalvoices.org/2018/07/26/is-western-media-biased-against-china-part-one/

二季度全国政府网站抽查 共300人被问责 (Second quarter of government website spot-check holds 300 people accountable for website management, errors)
People’s Daily, August 6, 2018
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2018/0806/c1001-30212376.html

环境监测数据造假 生态环境部约谈临汾市政府负责人 (Ministry of Ecology and Environment questions key municipal officials in Linyi air quality data fraud incident)
People’s Daily, August 6, 2018
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2018/0806/c1001-30211937.html

Gay-themed drama is latest victim of China’s drive to purge “harmful and obscene” content from web
South China Morning Post, August 4, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2158196/gay-themed-drama-latest-victim-chinas-drive-purge-harmful-and

“Christopher Robin” won’t get a release in China, where Winnie the Pooh is a symbol of resistance
Quartz, August 4, 2018
https://qz.com/quartzy/1348099/christopher-robin-wont-get-a-release-in-china-where-winnie-the-pooh-is-a-symbol-of-resistance/

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 14:20

黄琦狱中病情危重 母亲促当局放人 (Dissident Huang Qi in critical condition in prison, mother urges his release)
Radio Free Asia, August 6, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-08062018093111.html

Some Ai Weiwei art will be lost to wrecking ball, artist’s assistant says as demolition work on his Beijing studio continues
South China Morning Post, August 6, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/culture/arts-entertainment/article/2158500/some-ai-weiwei-art-will-be-lost-wrecking-ball-artists

Detained Chinese professor moved to unknown location
Voice of America, August 5, 2018
https://www.voanews.com/a/china-professor-sun-whereabouts-unknown/4514282.html

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Arrest seen as part of China's efforts to crush criticism
Voice of America, August 4, 2018
https://www.voanews.com/a/observers-sun-wenguang-s-arrest-is-part-of-china-s-attempts-to-crush-anti-government-sentiments/4513653.html

Tibetan protest singer freed after serving more than three years in prison
Radio Free Asia, August 3, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/singer-08032018153355.html

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 14:48

Remaking China’s civil society in the Xi Jinping era
ChinaFile, August 2, 2018
http://www.chinafile.com/reporting-opinion/viewpoint/remaking-chinas-civil-society-xi-jinping-era

Outgoing UN rights chief: No regrets for speaking up
Washington Post, August 3, 2018
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/un-rights-chief-defends-speaking-out-against-rights-abuses/2018/08/02/3c40fe6a-96c1-11e8-818b-e9b7348cd87d_story.html?utm_term=.f60eb2386940

China’s AI giants can’t say no to the Party
Foreign Policy, August 2, 2018
https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/08/02/chinas-ai-giants-cant-say-no-to-the-party/

China’s controversies create cracks in Xi’s facade
Financial Times, August 3, 2018
https://www.ft.com/content/bf0227a2-96e4-11e8-b67b-b8205561c3fe

China finds things hard to contain in and out
The Standard, August 3, 2018
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/section-news.php?id=198658&sid=5&sid=5

中式「自 high」的代價(Price of China’s self-claimed success)
The Stand News, August 3, 2018
https://thestandnews.com/china/中式-自-high-的代價/

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 14:48

Judge ruling a blow to transgender rights in Hong Kong as inmates told they must do time according to their biology not what they identify as
South China Morning Post, August 3, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/hong-kong-law-and-crime/article/2158230/judge-ruling-blow-transgender-rights-hong

Related:
準變性人囚犯不滿被囚男子監獄提覆核 獲裁部分勝訴(Transgender inmate receives partial victory in appeal)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 3, 2018
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1410466-20180803.htm

Beijing tells Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents’ Club to call off talk by separatist party leader Andy Chan Ho-tin
South China Morning Post, August 3, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2158188/beijing-tells-hong-kong-foreign-correspondents-club-call

Related:
“They are treating Hong Kong like parts of China”: Pro-independence activist Andy Chan condemns move to censor talk
Hong Kong Free Press, August 3, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/08/03/treating-hong-kong-like-parts-china-pro-independence-activist-andy-chan-condemns-move-censor-talk/

聲援深圳佳士工人鬥爭 組織獨立工會無罪 (Socialist Action issues statement to support Shenzhen Jasic workers)
Inmediahk, August 3, 2018
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1058720

中國「國家藝術基金」開放港澳台申請 重點資助謳歌黨國項目 (China National Arts Fund opens to applicants in Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan, encourages projects on praising Party and country)
The Stand News, August 3, 2018
https://thestandnews.com/art/中國-國家藝術基金-開放港澳台申請-重點資助謳歌黨國項目/

Court of Appeal calls on Hong Kong government to do more to investigate forced labor
South China Morning Post, August 3, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/hong-kong-law-and-crime/article/2158052/court-appeal-calls-hong-kong-government-do

Hong Kong’s poor forced to eat food only fit “for pigs and dogs” as city’s money-hungry companies exploit need for basic items
South China Morning Post, August 3, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/community/article/2158024/hong-kongs-poor-forced-eat-food-only-fit-pigs-and-dogs

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 14:48

焦点对话:习近平高层促维稳 (Xi urges stepped up stability maintenance in six fields: jobs, finance, foreign trade, foreign investment, investment, forecast)
Voice of America, August 3, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/voaweishi-20180803-xi-jinping-and-politburo-on-economy-and-stability/4512539.html

上海海洋大学原副校长李延臣被开除党籍和公职 (Former Vice President of Shanghai Ocean University is arrested for serious disciplinary and legal violations)
Central Commission for Discipline Inspection Official Website, August 3, 2018
http://www.chinanews.com/sh/2018/08-03/8588468.shtml

山西省检察院副检察长秦文峰严重违纪被撤职,曾任纪检组长 (Former Deputy Attorney General of Shanxi People’s Procuratorate is removed from job for serious disciplinary violation)
The Paper, August, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2318645

检察机关依法对苏州市政协原主席高雪坤涉嫌受贿案提起公诉 (Former Chairman of Suzhou Political Consultative Conference is indicted for corruption charges)
Supreme People's Procuratorate, August 3, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2316648

安徽广德通报24名公职人员交通违法信息,含姓名单位车牌号 (Local government broadcasts traffic violations by public officials, including personal information such as license plate and work unit)
Anhui Net, August 3, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2319336

重磅!央企负责人重大决策将终身问责! (State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission to remove statute of limitation for serious violations)
Economic Information Daily, August 2, 2018
https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s?__biz=MjM5MzcwMjgyMw==&mid=2651367873&idx=1&sn=f4bb803db4ab619d6c7dae630c02dc8c&chksm=bd6eff098a19761f38698f825a26cec0754fcb991b254501fe73922f583724b03cf850cea3b7&scene=0

范冰冰不见了?中国政府要修理娱乐圈?(Celebrities are banned from dissolving companies and studios amid tax evasion probe)
Radio Free Asia, August 2, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/hj2-08022018105933.html

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 14:48

Interview: “I felt that sense of threat very keenly”
Radio Free Asia, August 2, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/threat-08022018111401.html

胡鞍钢被讽“给帝王唱赞歌” 千人联名要求清华将其开除 (Thousands sign petition to remove Tsinghua professor, stout advocate of China supremacy)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 3, 2018
https://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/chinese-news-45058201

Related:
胡鞍钢、中美贸易战与“厉害了,我的国” (Professor Hu Angang, trade war, and “My Superior Homeland”)
Deutsche Welle, August 3, 2018
https://p.dw.com/p/32aVF

纽时称有谷歌员工不满公司推中国“净身版”搜寻器愤而辞职 (Google employees rumored to quit job and refuse to participate in developing censored version of search engine)
Radio France Internationale, August 3, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20180803-纽时称有谷歌员工不满公司推中国净身版搜寻器愤而辞职

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 14:48

Who is Chinese professor Sun Wenguang?
Voice of America, August 2, 2018
https://www.voanews.com/a/who-is-chinese-professor-wenguang-sun/4511975.html

Related:
孙文广接受外媒采访被破门带走 凸显中国人权状况恶化 (Sun Wenguang incident exemplifies deterioration of human rights conditions in China)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 3, 2018
https://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/chinese-news-45058881

孙文广教授据信被软禁在济南军区燕子山庄2号楼(Professor Sun Wenguang rumored to be held under house arrest in Jinan military district)
Voice of America, August 3, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/chinese-professor-sun-wenguang-detained/4512069.html

广东律协新规限制律师网络言论 (Guangdong Lawyers Association issues new regulations on online speech)
Radio Free Asia, August 3, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-08032018100520.html

威海发布“黑红名单”信息8400余条 (Weihai embeds residents’ city public credit scores into ID cards)
Legal Daily, August 3, 2018
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2018-08/03/content_7609565.htm?node=5955

Related:
南京打造市民“诚信身份证” (Nanjing implements "social credit ID" with monetary rewards for "good credit" citizens)
Legal Daily, August 2, 2018
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2018-08/02/content_7608556.htm?node=5955

晚報:稱台灣「最喜歡國家」惹大陸網民聲討,女星宋芸樺道歉並自稱中國人 (Taiwanese actress forced to apologize and identify as Chinese after uproar from mainland netizens)
The Initium, August 3, 2018
https://theinitium.com/article/20180803-evening-brief/

China to require all places of worship to fly the national flag, expanding Xinjiang policy
Radio Free Asia, August 2, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/flags-08022018145629.html

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 14:48

Ai Weiwei says Beijing studio wrecked without notice
Channel NewsAsia, August 3, 2018
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/ai-weiwei-says-beijing-studio-wrecked-without-notice-10587540

China asks Sweden to extradite man wanted on embezzlement charges
Reuters, August 3, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-sweden-extradition-china/china-asks-sweden-to-extradite-man-wanted-on-embezzlement-charges-idUSKBN1KO121

曾祭劉曉波 維權人士許光利被指毆維穩人員 「尋釁滋事」判囚4年10個月 (Rights activist who commemorated Liu Xiaobo is for assaulting “stability maintenance” personnel)
Ming Pao, August 3, 2018
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20180803/s00004/1533291033677

在审判执行中切实维护残疾人合法权益 (Supreme People's Procuratorate and China Disabled Persons' Federation jointly issue opinion on protecting rights of disabled persons in legal process)
Legal Daily, August 2, 2018
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2018-08/02/content_7609419.htm?node=5955

蔺其磊律师、刘正清律师:秦永敏先生案件的进展通报 (Jailed veteran activist Qin Yongmin files appeal against conviction, is denied meeting with lawyer)
China Human Rights Defenders, August 2, 2018
http://wqw2010.blogspot.com/2018/08/201882.html

江西余干一女子拍摄传播被害人图片视频,被公安机关依法处理 (Bystander is detained for taking and posting pictures of murder victim on the Internet)
Shangrao Public Security Bureau WeChat, August 3, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2317615

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 14:36

Ex-Cyberczar indicted, but Internet still has brakes
China Digital Times, August 1, 2018
https://chinadigitaltimes.net/2018/08/ex-cyberczar-indicted-but-internet-still-has-brakes

中国也有“立法堵塞”?(Does “legislative gridlock” happen in China too?)
CNPolitics, August 1, 2018
http://cnpolitics.org/2018/08/understanding-delay-in-the-chinese-legislative-system

The way coffins were seized is deplorable
South China Morning Post, August 2, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2158045/way-coffins-were-seized-deplorable

需要给Me Too设“纱窗”吗?(Do we need to customize MeToo for China?)
Financial Times, August 2, 2018
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001078770?full=y

梁國雄上訴 考驗法院獨立性 (Leung’s appeal marks real test for judicial independence)
Inmediahk.net, August 2, 2018
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1058701a

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 14:36

Hong Kong autonomy, oath-taking saga among issues NGO delegation will raise at meeting with UN committee on racism
South China Morning Post, August 2, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2157866/hong-kong-autonomy-oath-taking-saga-among-issues-ngo

入境处同志案:香港LGBT平权再现进退节点 (Civil servant Leung Chung-kwong’s case will be another turning point for Hong Kong LGBT rights)
BBC News, August 2, 2018
https://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/chinese-news-45028142

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 14:36

GPS追踪,中国再出监控穆斯林新招?(China uses GPS to track Muslims attending Mecca pilgrimage)
Voice of America, August 2, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/china-tracking-muslims-making-mecca-pilgrimage-20180801/4510223.html

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 14:36

Army Day in China Exposes Xi Jinping’s PLA Challenges
The Diplomat, August 2, 2018
https://thediplomat.com/2018/08/army-day-in-china-exposes-xi-jinpings-pla-challenges/

一周内8名落马官员被纪委通报:有官员非法私藏弹药 (Central Commission for Discipline Inspection announces 8 corruption cases in one week)
People’s Daily, August 2, 2018
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2018/0802/c1001-30203180.html

China tears down Tibetan homes, businesses at Qinghai Lake
Radio Free Asia, August 1, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/lake-08012018161820.html

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 14:36

China investigates high-ranking Buddhist monk accused of coercing nuns into sex
South China Morning Post, August 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2158046/china-investigates-high-ranking-buddhist-monk-accused-coercing

Related:
【大陸metoo】住持釋學誠被舉報性侵女弟子 北京龍泉寺否認 斥偽造證據 (Beijing monastery abbot accused of sexual assault, alleges fabrication of evidence, whistleblowers’ report censored on social media)
The Stand News, August 2, 2018
https://thestandnews.com/china/大陸metoo-住持釋學誠被舉報性侵女弟子-北京龍泉寺否認-斥偽造證據/

关于对举报中国佛教协会会长学诚一事的回应 (Response to report against Chinese Buddhist Association President Xue Cheng)
State Administration of Religious Affairs Official Website, August 2, 2018
http://www.sara.gov.cn/xwfb/xwjj20170905093618359691/583297.htm

湖北潜江梁志英可能步丈夫后尘被坐冤牢,其5岁的儿子会造成怎样的被伤害后果?(Wife to follow husband in jail in rights defense action, what will happen to their five-year-old son?)
China Human Rights Defenders, August 1, 2018
http://wqw2010.blogspot.com/2018/08/5.html

China students challenge curbs on trade unionists
中国学生在线声援深圳被捕工人
Financial Times, August 2, 2018
EN: https://www.ft.com/content/8cad5b66-960b-11e8-b67b-b8205561c3fe
CH: http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001078774?full=y

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 14:36

文化和旅游部集中执法检查27家网站 (Ministry of Culture and Tourism investigates 27 websites, orders removal of allegedly inappropriate contents, including comments)
Legal Daily, August 2, 2018
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2018-08/02/content_7609428.htm?node=5955

中共党内两大体系发通知 知识分子面临洗脑教育 (Chinese scholars face brainwashing as two CPC organs issue notice of patriotic campaign)
Radio Free Asia, August 2, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zhengzhi/ql2-08022018101541.html

Related:
两部门负责人谈知识分子弘扬爱国奋斗精神活动:强化政治引领 (CPC Organization and Propaganda Departments push patriotic campaign among scholars)
People’s Daily, August 2, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2312892

“Profit before human rights”: NGOs slam Google’s reported plan to launch censored service in China
Hong Kong Free Press, August 2, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/08/02/profit-human-rights-ngos-slam-googles-reported-plan-launch-censored-service-china/

Google to develop AI-powered news-aggregation app for China in addition to mobile search
South China Morning Post, August 2, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/tech/article/2157946/google-said-also-develop-ai-powered-news-aggregation-app-china-addition-mobile

Related:
China’s numbers force Google to recalculate its morals
Wired, August 2, 2018
https://www.wired.com/story/google-might-be-ready-to-play-by-chinas-censorship-rules

A Chinese activist was challenging Xi on live TV. The police came to stop him
The New York Times, August 2 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/02/world/asia/china-sun-wenguang-voa.html

Related:
中国教授家中接受美国之音采访 直播期间警察强行破门抓人
Chinese Police Remove Professor During Broadcast of VOA Program
Voice of America, August 2, 2018
CH: https://www.voachinese.com/a/china-professor-voa-20180801/4510276.html
EN: https://www.voanews.com/a/chinese-police-remove-professor-during-broadcast-of-voa-program/4509815.html

“信用中国”网站让“老赖”无处遁形 (“Credit China” website to receive further upgrade as unified platform for information on social credit blacklists)
People’s Daily, August 2, 2018
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2018/0802/c1001-30192803.html

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 14:36

Cheers as Kazakh court thwarts deportation of Chinese woman who fled “re-education camp ” in Xinjiang
South China Morning Post, August 2, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/world/russia-central-asia/article/2157893/cheers-kazakh-court-thwarts-deportation-chinese-woman

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 13:26

Will China be the next tech powerhouse? Maybe with the next 20 years of sustained investment
South China Morning Post, August, 1, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/united-states/article/2157728/will-china-be-next-tech-powerhouse-maybe-next

China’s victims of sexual harassment denied justice
Human Rights Watch, July 31, 2018
https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/07/31/chinas-victims-sexual-harassment-denied-justice

如何量化中国互联网管制的冲击?(How to quantify the impact of China's internet regulations?)
New York Times, August 1, 2018
https://cn.nytimes.com/opinion/20180801/how-censorship-breeds-instability/

长平观察:假疫苗事件与Me Too运动 (Faulty vaccine and MeToo: Rights movement of China’s middle class)
Deutsche Welle, August 1, 2018
https://p.dw.com/p/32Pj6

微摘大胆教授直言宏观 财政与货币政策全失灵疑批当局政策 (Economist Xu Xiaonian: Chinese fiscal, monetary policies are failing)
Radio France Internationale, August 1, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20180731-微摘大胆教授直言宏观-财政与货币政策全失灵疑批当局政策

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 13:26

民間代表團往聯合國就消除一切種族歧視進行遊說 (Hong Kong civil society attends UN Hearing on Racial Discrimination)
Inmediahk.net, August 1, 2018
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1058675a

【取締民族黨】保安局批准民族黨申述期限延長至9月初 (Security Bureau extends deadline for Hong Kong National Party rebuttal to September 4)
The Stand News, July 31, 2018
https://thestandnews.com/politics/取締民族黨-保安局批准民族黨申述期限延長至9月初/

深圳佳士工人搞工會遭拘捕 團體聲援斥中共打壓 (Hong Kong civil organizations rally in support of Shenzhen Jasic workers)
Inmediahk.net, August 1, 2018
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1058665

警方今日起全港推行科技攝錄執法試驗計劃 (Police begins pilot program to use video recordings to aid proseuction of traffic offences)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 1, 2018
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1409992-20180801.htm

Related:
Watch out, Hong Kong drivers – cameras will be recording where you pull over, as police step up battle against motorists causing traffic jams
South China Morning Post, July 31, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/hong-kong-law-and-crime/article/2157645/watch-out-hong-kong-drivers-cameras-will-be

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 13:26

脸书一心想进中国但官方拒发杭州建创新公司执照 (Chinese authorities denies Facebook license to operate in Hangzhou)
Radio France Internationale, August 1, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20180731-脸书一心想进中国称杭州建创新公司官方否认发执照

人工智能:中国与美俄角力国际外交舞台的新利器 (AI: China's new weapon in diplomatic contest with US, Russia)
BBC News, July 31, 2018
https://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/world-45019143

Beijing names new internet watchdog as China keeps door closed to global tech giants
South China Morning Post, August 1, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2157762/beijing-names-new-internet-watchdog-china-keeps-door

50元就能让网站瘫痪1小时,浙江景宁批捕3名“黑客” (Three hackers are arrested for providing “Distributed Denial of Service” attacks on websites)
Procuratorial Daily, August, 1, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2309752

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 13:26

河北承德市委原副秘书长王瑞林受审 涉受贿1342万 (Former Deputy Secretary of Chengde is tried for accepting bribes of over RMB 13 million)
Jiancha Daily, August 1, 2018
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2018-08-01/doc-ihhacrcf0930130.shtml

重庆教会遭冲击 广州牧师被罚单 (Chongqing church raided, Guangzhou priest fined for conducting "illegal religious activities")
Radio Free Asia, July 31, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/yf2-07312018101227.html

Related:
Drug induced torture of believers at the hands of chinese government
Bitter Winter, July 30, 2018
https://bitterwinter.org/drug-induced-torture

国务院:加快建设全国一体化在线政务服务平台 2022年实现“一网通办” (State Council urges complete integration of government online service platforms by 2022)
Beijing News, July 31, 2018
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2018/07/31/497538.html

爱奇艺CEO:限制综艺节目演员片酬的指导意见已开始执行 (Online video platform starts salary cap on actors, to comply with government request)
The Paper, August, 1, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2309800

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 13:26

Chinese officials sacked for blocking elderly woman’s application for disability allowance
South China Morning Post, August 1, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2157791/obstructive-chinese-officials-sacked-after-disability-red-tape

中国制定新法规 严控藏民群体活动 (New regulations tighten control of Tibetan civil organizations)
Voice of America, August 1, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/news-hrw-on-tibet-control-20180801/4508928.html

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 13:26

Google plans to launch censored search engine in China, lead documents reveal
The Intercept, August, 1, 2018
https://theintercept.com/2018/08/01/google-china-search-engine-censorship/

Related:
媒体:谷歌计划在中国使用"过滤版"搜索发动机 (Google plans to launch version of search engine that filters out phrases such as human rights, democracy, and peaceful demonstration)
Deutsche Welle, August 1, 2018
https://p.dw.com/p/32S3J

限韩令解除?韩国公司与央视签约合作 推韩流明星重入中国市场 (Chinese authorities rumored to have lifted “Korea Ban” in entertainment industry)
Eastday, August 1, 2018
http://xinwen.eastday.com/a/n180801202627555.html

Who is allowed to report the news in China?
Sup China, July 31, 2018
https://supchina.com/2018/07/31/who-is-allowed-to-report-the-news-in-china/

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 13:26

福建执行攻坚直播:省委政法委书记督战,356名老赖被拘 (Fujian livestreams arrests, Party secretaries supervise on-site as 356 debt defaulters are nabbed in single day )
The Paper, August, 1, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2311401

“结石宝宝”父亲郭利要求雅士利集团赔偿4000万美元 (Parent of tainted powder formula victim sues company for USD 40 million for wrongful conviction)
The Cover, August 1, 2018
http://news.ifeng.com/a/20180801/59555745_0.shtml

董瑶琼父亲探望女儿被公安带走 (Father of ink-splash woman is taken away by police in attempt to to visit daughter in mental hospital)
Radio Free Asia, August, 1, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-08012018101255.html

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「潑墨女孩」父親聲明:違不違法,絕不是精神病醫院的事(Statement by father of ink-splash woman)
The Stand News, August, 1, 2018
https://thestandnews.com/china/潑墨女孩-父親聲明-違不違法-絕不是精神病醫院的事/

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 17:04

China may become the world’s leader in AI. But at what cost?
China File, July 30, 2018
http://www.chinafile.com/conversation/china-may-become-worlds-leader-ai-what-cost

Liu Xiaobo memorial a litmus test of protest fatigue in Hong Kong, where democracy movement is divided and disillusioned
South China Morning Post, July 31, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/long-reads/article/2157010/liu-xiaobo-memorial-litmus-test-protest-fatigue

侠客岛:江西“抢棺材”惹众怒,地方政府为何如此激进? (Why is local government so extreme in banning burials?)
China Daily Overseas Edition WeChat, July 31, 2018
https://www.guancha.cn/society/2018_07_31_466373.shtml

China’s sudden #MeToo movement
The Diplomat, July 31, 2018
https://thediplomat.com/2018/07/chinas-sudden-metoo-movement/

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 17:04

行管會入稟追薪津近300萬 梁國雄:將申法援抗辯 宣誓官司未完追討不合理 (“Long Hair” to apply for legal aid to fight LegCo claim for back wages despite pending judicial review)
The Stand News, July 31, 2018
https://thestandnews.com/politics/行管會入稟追薪津近300萬-梁國雄-將申法援抗辯-宣誓官司未完追討不合理/

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Ousted Hong Kong legislator “Long Hair” Leung Kwok-hung slams “childish and despotic” demand for HK$2.98 million in salary, expenses
South China Morning Post, July 31, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2157639/ousted-hong-kong-legislator-long-hair-leung-kwok-hung-slams

NGO task force identifies 63 victims of human trafficking in Hong Kong using new toolkit
Hong Kong Free Press, July 31, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/07/31/ngo-task-force-identifies-63-victims-human-trafficking-hong-kong-using-new-toolkit/

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 17:04

China boosts “stability” measures ahead of People's Liberation Army Day
Radio Free Asia, July 31, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/stability-07312018110120.html

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老兵八一上访:昔日保卫政权 今被政权围堵 (Authorities intercept and disperse veterans at train station from going to Beijing to protest)
Deutsche Welle, July 31, 2018
https://p.dw.com/p/32N8g

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