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Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 00:53

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 01:53

UN diplomats and activists describe Chinese pressure and “threats” over Uyghur event at UN rights council
Agence France-Presse, April 2, 2019

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UN: China responds to rights review with threats: member states should seek international inquiry into widescale abuses
Human Rights Watch, April 1, 2019

Jacinda Ardern keeps quiet on comments to Chinese Government about human rights abuses
News Hub, April 2, 2019

高雄市长韩国瑜接受市议会质询 公开否认支持“一国两制” (Amid pro-China accusations, Kaohsiung mayor Han Kuo-yu denies he supports One Country Two Systems)
Radio France Internationale, April 2, 2019

Social credit: Point-scoring and popularity
China Digital Times, April 1, 2019

关于坚持和发展中国特色社会主义的几个问题 (Xi Jinping’s 2013 speech published: Upholding and developing socialism with Chinese characteristics)
Qiushi, March 31, 2019

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习近平为什么重申两个不能否定 (Why did Xi Jinping bring up controversial “two undeniables” again after 6 years?)
Radio France Internationale, April 2, 2019

Why China released a speech Xi Jinping gave 6 years ago
The Inkstone, April 1, 2019

雄安新区智慧生活建设:数字城市实现对现实城市透明化管理 (Xiong’an New Area: China’s newest smart city that integrates AI, biometrics, facial recognition, e-currency, smart cars, and big data integration)
The Paper, April 1, 2019

Myanmar stuck between Beijing’s demands, public opposition as it weighs big China dam plan
Radio Free Asia, April 1, 2019

Another deadly explosion in Jiangsu claims at least seven lives
China Labour Bulletin, April 1, 2019

China’s global construction boom puts spotlight on questionable labor practices
NPR, March 30, 2019

Monday, April 1, 2019 - 01:37

港独青年的自白:政治与文化的中港撕裂 (Confessions of a pro-independence Hong Konger: The rift across the border is in both politics and culture)
BBC News, April 1, 2019

“Renowned scholar” to help Hong Kong activists win court case in Japan over Tokyo Yasukuni Shrine protest, lawyers say
South China Morning Post, April 1, 2019

被捕後疑在警車遭毆打 四社運人士向警方索償近90萬 (Four activists file lawsuit against police, claiming to have been beaten in police van after arrest)
The Stand News, April 1, 2019

Thousands march in Hong Kong over proposed extradition law changes
Reuters, March 31, 2019

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In Pictures: 12,000 Hongkongers march in protest against “evil” China extradition law, organizers say
Hong Kong Free Press, March 31, 2019

【移交逃犯擬修例】回應反修例遊行 林鄭:有別有用心者鼓吹港獨 不會容忍 (Carrie Lam: Government will not retract extradition law amendment, people with “ulterior motives” are using public activity to incite independence)
Ming Pao, April 1, 2019

Open Letter: Dear Carrie Lam, Hongkongers risk unfair trials, torture and ill-treatment under new China extradition plan
Hong Kong Free Press, March 31, 2019

劉鑾雄申司法覆核 逃犯條例修訂 (Joseph Lau, billionaire and former CEO who was convicted in Macau, files judicial challenge against proposed extradition law amendment)
The Stand News, April 1, 2019

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【移交逃犯】稱必在修例前離港 林榮基:不信港府會保障我人身安全 (“Will leave Hong Kong before amendment goes through,” says Causeway Bay bookseller Lam Wing-kee, citing lack of trust in Hong Kong government to protect him)
The Stand News, March 31, 2019

Only ministry-level mainland Chinese bodies will request extraditions from Hong Kong, says security chief John Lee
South China Morning Post, March 30, 2019

Occupy activists invoke spirit of Christian persecution as hundreds march in Hong Kong ahead of court judgment day
South China Morning Post, March 30, 2019

“Politically neutral” student union group rejected in by-election at Shue Yan University
Hong Kong Free Press, March 29, 2019

Friday, March 29, 2019 - 00:58
Friday, March 29, 2019 - 00:58
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 00:23

Hong Kong risks China-style “interpretation” of freedoms, says UK, as latest report adopts tougher tone
Hong Kong Free Press, March 28, 2019

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英國發表香港半年報告 批選舉政治篩選 高度自治被削弱 (UK’s biannual report on Hong Kong warns on reduction of autonomy, citing “politically motivated expulsion” in elections and Mallet visa ban)
The Stand News, March 27, 2019

The six-monthly report on Hong Kong: 1 July to 31 December, 2018
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, March 27, 2019

立法會否決要求擱置設立中港移交逃犯安排議案 (LegCo vetoes democrat’s motion to shelve proposed extradition law amendments)
Radio Television Hong Kong, March 27, 2019

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Lawmakers threaten to block controversial extradition bill as Hong Kong government struggles to win business support for watered-down plan
South China Morning Post, March 27, 2019

民主派周日遊行反對修訂《逃犯條例》 斥比23條立法更辣 (Democrats to hold march on Sunday to oppose amendments to fugitive laws)
Inmediahk.net, March 27, 2019

“We need an answer”: Hong Kong lawmakers slam government for waiving HK$129.7 million worth of stamp duties for Beijing’s proxies in property market
South China Morning Post, March 27, 2019

New report says Hong Kong National Anthem Law is “legal malware” which threatens rule of law and freedoms
Hong Kong Watch, March 27, 2019

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Legal Malware: Hong Kong’s National Anthem Ordinance
Hong Kong Watch, March 27, 2019

Two land activists jailed after Hong Kong top court rejects protest case appeal bid
Hong Kong Free Press, March 27, 2019

港理大首聘中国校长转任 滕锦光禁校园谈港独 誓进军大湾区 (Hong Kong Polytechnic University hires new headmaster from Shenzhen: No talk of Hong Kong independence allowed on campus, must seek greater cooperation with Greater Bay Area)
Radio France Internationale, March 27, 2019

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 01:26

微博加大打击刷榜力度:对流量异常搜索词及指向对象连带处置 (To combat “click farming,” Weibo introduces 3 month ban on “unusually popular” content from search results, including pop stars, TV shows, events)
The Paper, March 25, 2019

“A new world order”: China’s press freedom crackdown poses a threat to international democracies, says media watchdog
Hong Kong Free Press, March 25, 2019

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国际组织关注中国威胁新闻自由 (Reporters Without Borders warns of China’s threat to global press freedom)
Radio Free Asia, March 25, 2019

Report: China’s pursuit of a new world media order
Reporters Without Borders, March 25, 2019

Tsinghua University fires Xi critic Xu Zhangrun
China Digital Times, March 25, 2019

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Chinese academic fired after public criticism of Party leadership
Financial Times, March 25, 2019

Pulp friction: Chinese city shreds maps showing Taiwan as a country
South China Morning Post, March 25, 2019

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山东省“问题地图”查处情况现场通报会在青岛召开 (Shandong provincial authorities hold joint-meeting to tackle “problematic maps” that show Taiwan as country: Tackle the source, promote healthy understanding of Chinese territory, pay particular attention to exported products)
The Paper, March 24, 2019

穿「和服」賞櫻遭武漢大學保安暴力制止 當事人:我穿的是唐裝 (Wuhan university student assaulted by campus police for wearing kimono-inspired attire while taking photos with cherry blossoms)
The Stand News, March 25, 2019

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