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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

Monday, March 25, 2019 - 03:11

放开放宽城市落户限制 加快消除城乡户籍壁垒 都市圈发展催生新型户籍制度改革 (Urbanization is catalyst for hukou reform: New guiding opinion urges relaxation of relocation restrictions to faciliate population flow)
Legal Daily, March 25, 2019

China pledges openness in hopes of reaching a trade deal
The New York Times, March 24, 2019

Italy endorses China’s Belt and Road plan in first for a G7 nation
Reuters, March 23, 2019

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Italy joins China’s Belt and Road Initiative – here’s how it exposes cracks in Europe and the G7
The Conversation, March 22, 2019

當義大利向「一帶一路」低頭,中資帶來的會是期待還是傷害? (As Italy bows down to BRI, would Chinese investments bring hope or harm?)
The News Lens, March 25, 2019

Macron, Merkel and Juncker to meet China’s Xi on Tuesday
Euroactiv, March 22, 2019

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Europe’s self obsession nurtured its naivety about China for the wrong reasons. It’s time for a reality check
South China Morning Post, March 24, 2019

U.S. imposes sanctions on Chinese companies for helping North Korea
Al Jazeera, March 22, 2019

China chemical plant blast kills 62; Xi orders probe
Reuters, March 22, 2019

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The day after the “3-21” devastating Yancheng explosion: 47 dead, 640 injured
What’s On Weibo, March 22, 2019

韓國瑜訪澳門再會「中聯辦」高層,學者憂北京在建立台灣「代理人」(Kaohsiung mayor Han Kuo-yu’s visits to mainland’s liaison offices in Hong Kong, Macau spark concern of Beijing’s move to establish “agent” in Taiwan)
The News Lens, March 24, 2019

Friday, March 22, 2019 - 01:28
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 01:28
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 01:28

【種族歧視】8歲至今被搜身逾20次 巴裔大學生批歧視條例落後 (Stopped and searched for more than 20 times since 8 years old: A Pakistani student in Hong Kong talks about shortcomings of discrimination laws)
HK01, March 21, 2019

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Why fourth-generation Hongkonger of Pakistani origin who was first stopped and searched by police at age 8 can’t count on racial discrimination law for help
South China Morning Post, March 21, 2019

【移交逃犯】廠商會引述李家超:考慮剔除「十條八條」商業罪行 (Manufacturers’ Association cites Security Chief after meeting: Will consider removing “a few” commercial crimes from extradition law amendments)
The Stand News, March 20, 2019

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Pressure mounts on Hong Kong to remove economic crimes from new China extradition law
Hong Kong Free Press, March 20, 2019

商界憂修訂《逃犯條例》 林鄭:願意再認真研究一下 (After persistent concern from business sector, Carrie Lam says willing to “give some more serious thought” on extradition law arrangements)
The Stand News, March 20, 2019

【全文轉載】林麗棠老師弟妺發公開信 冀盡快查真相 指教育局旁觀 (Family of teacher who committed suicide issues open letter to urge comprehensive investigation of systemic issues, criticizes inaction by Education Bureau)
The Stand News, March 20, 2019

港府推6240亿“明日大屿”被指是一带一路工程消化国内过剩产能 (HK $624 billion Lantau Tomorrow Vision project attacked as BRI collateral to digest overflowing production-capacity in mainland)
Radio France Internationale, March 19, 2019

Beijing’s top official in Hong Kong taunts Washington over Huawei executive Sabrina Meng’s arrest, calling it “world’s biggest advertisement”
South China Morning Post, March 20, 2019

People’s Daily head leaves for high-level position at Beijing’s Liaison Office in Hong Kong
Caixin, March 20, 2019

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 02:47

梁天琦等4人被控參與暴動案 陪審團開始退庭商議 (Jury retires to consider verdict in retrial of Edward Leung riot case)
Radio Television Hong Kong, March 18, 2019

審議國歌法許智峯被指未經同意發言被趕離會議室 (Legislator kicked out of LegCo meeting after “speaking without permission” to oppose chairman’s strict deadline for written questions on national anthem bill)
Radio Television Hong Kong, March 18, 2019

Activist “Long Hair” Leung Kwok-hung barred from entering Japan to attend trial of Hongkongers
Hong Kong Free Press, March 18, 2019

Mainland Chinese and Hong Kong officials lied to UN Human Rights Council about city’s high degree of autonomy, activists say
South China Morning Post, March 17, 2019

Give Hong Kong more leeway and separatism will subside, leading mainland Chinese constitutional scholar tells Beijing
South China Morning Post, March 17, 2019

European Union voices concern over Hong Kong’s plan to allow extraditions to mainland China
South China Morning Post, March 15, 2019

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Beijing weighs in on Hong Kong extradition plan, urging doubters to respect the legal process, after Law Society calls for alternatives
South China Morning Post, March 16, 2019

9 protesters arrested at extradition demo released on bail, as group condemns guard for restraining female activist
Hong Kong Free Press, March 16, 2019

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“Legalized kidnapping”: Hong Kong activists arrested following sit-in over China extradition law
Hong Kong Free Press, March 15, 2019

Hundreds of Hong Kong students skip school in call for action on climate change, joining global day of protest
South China Morning Post, March 15, 2019

Friday, March 15, 2019 - 02:33

中国拒联合国人权整改建议 国际社会谴责 (International community condemns China’s rejection of UN recommendations on human rights situation)
Radio Free Asia, March 14, 2019

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Inconvenient truths at China’s UN rights review: Chinese rejection of reform underscores plight of Muslims in Xinjiang
Human Rights Watch, March 13, 2019

China: Blatant disregard of UN human rights experts’ recommendations
Amnesty International, March 14, 2019

Government makes a mockery of UN human rights review
FIDH, March 14, 2019

最高法院暫緩取消與台灣自貿 薩爾瓦多候任總統:重新審視與北京關係 (El Salvador to re-evaluate relationship with Beijing as top court suspends termination of Taiwan trade agreement)
Ming Pao, March 15, 2019

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Responding to El Salvador president-elect, China denies it meddles
Reuters, March 15, 2019

Behind China’s move to block Masood Azhar’s listing, a strategic reason
Hindustan Times, March 14, 2019

UN experts renew calls for probe into death of Cao Shunli
UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders, March 14, 2019

China, relocated: Tales from China’s homes away from home
Sixth Tone, March 14, 2019

Chinese authorities tighten restrictions in Qinghai amid Tibetan uprising anniversaries
Radio Free Asia, March 14, 2019

专访坦桑尼亚驻华大使:“一带一路”是中国为世界做出的贡献 (Mbelwa Kairuki, Tanzania Ambassador to China: Belt and Road Initiative is China’s contribution to the world, criticism on debt risks is “rumor”)
Xinhua, March 14, 2019

2018年美国的人权纪录和2018年美国侵犯人权事记 (China publishes 2018 Report on U.S. Human Rights, citing gun violence, discrimination against Muslims, Internet surveillance, sexual harassment, immigration policies, withdrawal from Human Rights Council)
Xinhua, March 14, 2019

Friday, March 15, 2019 - 02:33
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 02:23

May “pursue other actions” if China continues to block Azhar designation: UNSC diplomat
The Hindu, March 14, 2019

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China at UN delays bid to blacklist JeM leader Masood Azhar
Al Jazeera, March 14, 2019

Build new global alliances to limit China’s “illicit practices,” U.S. senators urged
South China Morning Post, March 14, 2019

蔡英文七招反制"一国两制" 两岸关系焦点转向? (Tsai Ing-wen raises 7 points to counter One Country Two Systems proposal from Beijing)
Deutsche Welle, March 13, 2019

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Taiwan can’t resist historic trend towards unification, says head of Chinese cross-strait group
South China Morning Post, March 14, 2019

A flurry of ideas to reverse China’s declining birthrate, but will Beijing listen?
The New York Times, March 13, 2019

State aid tied to loyalty displays in Tibet’s Markham County
Radio Free Asia, March 13, 2019

EU, in major shift, moves to confront China’s growing assertiveness
Wall Street Journal, March 13, 2019

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EU sets out 10-point plan to balance China economic ties
Reuters, March 13, 2019

How the United States nudged the European Union towards a tougher stand on China
South China Morning Post, March 13, 2019

Wang Yang, top Chinese adviser, urges faith in Communist Party’s judgment in face of “unprecedented” challenges
South China Morning Post, March 13, 2019

家政服务将建“红黑名单” 选保姆不再“碰运气” (Ministry of Commerce, NDRC issue regulation to establish credit system for domestic workers)
Legal Daily, March 13, 2019

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 01:39

美宗教大使:若中方不改善李明哲處境,美方不排除進一步手段 (U.S. ambassador for international religious freedom calls on China to release jailed Taiwan activist Lee Ming-che)
The Initium, March 12, 2019

China’s judiciary works for “stability of regime, system”: Top judge
Radio Free Asia, March 12, 2019

检举人王林清引起的争议给中国“司法进步”蒙上阴影 (Case of disappeared Wang Linqing casts shadow on China’s claimed “judicial progressiveness”)
Voice of America, March 12, 2019

Related:“陕西千亿矿权案”暴露的中国法院副卷弊病 (Flaws of Chinese courts exposed by missing papers in mine ownership case)
Radio Free Asia, March 12, 2019

街头屏幕曝光老赖合法吗?江西省高院院长:合法 (Are billboards exposing citizen misconduct legal? Jiangxi High Court judge says they are)
Sina, March 12, 2019

Another Jasic Struggle confession footage emerges: Ideological struggle drawing a veil over class warfare
Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions, March 12, 2019

(两会受权发布)最高人民法院工作报告(摘要)(Supreme People’s Court report to NPC: People’s courts have severely punished national security crimes including subversion of state power, “firmly defended national political security, especially security of the regime and the system”)
Xinhua, March 13, 2019

(两会受权发布)最高人民检察院工作报告(摘要) (Supreme People’s Procuratorate report to NPC: 6.4% increase on charges against crimes infringing women’s personal rights, 105% increase in lawsuits of migrant workers supported by procuratorial organ)
Xinhua, March 13, 2019

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