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Monday, May 21, 2018 - 13:51

China has a vast influence machine, and you don’t even know it
The New York Times, May 21, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/21/opinion/china-overseas-intelligence-yang.html

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 13:51

Mocking “confession” posted at Hong Kong Baptist University in wake of compulsory Mandarin test row
South China Morning Post, May 21, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education/article/2147158/mocking-confession-posted-hong-kong-baptist-university-wake

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Hong Kong Baptist University students lose appeal against punishment for role in rowdy Mandarin protests
South China Morning Post, May 18, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education/article/2146834/hong-kong-baptist-university-students-lose-appeal-against

Mitigation hearing begins for Mong Kok rioter Edward Leung, who veteran Hong Kong politician describes as one of his generation’s “finest”
South China Morning Post, May 21, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/hong-kong-law-and-crime/article/2147087/mitigation-hearing-begins-mong-kok-rioter

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Hong Kong independence activist Edward Leung found guilty of rioting but cleared of incitement over Mong Kok unrest
South China Morning Post, May 18, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/hong-kong-law-and-crime/article/2146806/hong-kong-pro-independence-activist-edward

六四前“结束一党专政”风波在香港发酵 (Every year, an overwhelming number of Hong Kongers participate in June 4 “end one-party rule” activities)
Radio Free Asia, May 18, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/cp-05182018095619.html

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 13:51

High school students in eastern China to get facial monitoring in class
Radio Free Asia, May 18, 2018
EN: https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/high-school-students-in-eastern-china-to-get-facial-monitoring-in-class-05182018113315.html
CH: https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-05182018095319.html

微信新规:不得分享视频 违者永久封号 (WeChat’s new rules: Do not link to external videos in chat groups)
Radio Free Asia, May 21, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/ql2-05212018101620.html

社会信用机制发威 逾千万人次被限购机票 (Social credit system booms: Over 10 million people restricted in purchasing train and plane tickets)
Radio Free Asia, May 18, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/hc-05182018110948.html

中國成fb第二大廣告市場 (China becomes Facebook’s 2nd largest ad market)
Mingpao, May 19, 2018
https://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20180520/s00013/1526753151348

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 13:51

China considers ending birth limits as soon as this year
Bloomberg, May 21, 2018
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-05-21/china-said-to-consider-ending-birth-limits-as-soon-as-this-year

China introduces measures to motivate officials
Sina, May 21, 2018
http://english.sina.com/china/p/2018-05-21/detail-ihaturft5999241.shtml

青岛上合峰会维稳升级 多人被传唤约谈 (In advance of Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit in Qingdao, government gives city a “stability upgrade” and summons citizens to “interviews”)
Radio Free Asia, May 18, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-05182018095415.html

China calls on all mosques to raise national flag
Channel News Asia, May 21, 2018
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/china-calls-on-all-mosques-to-raise-national-flag-10254792

江天勇转监记忆衰退 家属表忧虑 (Jiang Tianyong transfers prisons, memory loss concerns family)
Radio Free Asia, May 21, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/gf2-05212018100819.html

天安门母亲:29年来政府始终无视我们的存在 (Tiananmen Mothers: The government has been ignoring our existence for 29 years)
Radio France Internationale, May 20, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20180520-天安门母亲29年来政府始终无视我们的存在

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 13:51

No smooth sailing for comments on China-U.S. trade
China Media Project, May 20, 2018
http://chinamediaproject.org/2018/05/20/no-smooth-sailing-for-comments-on-china-us-trade

Hong Kong June 4 activists call for end to “one-party dictatorship” in China, using kites to get message out
South China Morning Post, May 20, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2146981/hong-kong-june-4-activists-call-end-one-party-dictatorship

流亡作家紧急呼吁关注高度危险中刘霞 (Exiled writer in Germany urgently calls attention to Liu Xia’s high-risk situation)
Voice of America, May 18, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/voanews-20180518-china-liu-xia/4399827.html

Popular “rage comics” brand gagged for making fun of martyrs
Sixth Tone, May 18, 2018
http://www.sixthtone.com/news/1002298/popular-rage-comics-brand-gagged-for-making-fun-of-martyrs

流亡藏人足球队赴英参赛 获达赖喇嘛接见 (Tibet-in-exile soccer team received by Dalai Lama before match in U.K.)
Radio Free Asia, May 18, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-05182018094628.html

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 13:51

Off the charts: Why Chinese publishers don’t want maps in their books
South China Morning Post, May 19, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/economy/article/2146876/charts-why-chinese-publishers-dont-want-maps-their-books

Scientists in Hong Kong will not bend to Beijing just because they get state funding, local scholars say
South China Morning Post, May 20, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education/article/2146947/hong-kong-scientists-will-not-bend-central-government-just

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What Hong Kong scientists’ questions about their new access to mainland China funding reveal
South China Morning Post, May 20, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2146941/what-hong-kong-scientists-questions-about-their-new-access

Beijing police “edited” video to mislead public over Hong Kong reporter’s arrest, journalist association says
South China Morning Post, May 19, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2146890/beijing-police-edited-video-mislead-public-over-hong-kong

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Beijing police claim Hong Kong journalist they dragged away resisted their authority and behaved “inappropriately”
South China Morning Post, May 18, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/community/article/2146857/beijing-police-claim-hong-kong-journalist-they-dragged-away

港区全国人大为主子出头反称香港记者涉阻碍公安执法 (Hong Kong National People’s Congress accuses journalist of obstructing public security laws)
Radio France Internationale, May 21, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/港澳台/20180521-港区全国人大为主子出头反称香港记者涉阻碍公安执法

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 13:51

A hearing with Chinese characteristics: How the Beijing Lawyers’ Association helps persecute human rights lawyers
China Change, May 21, 2018
https://chinachange.org/2018/05/21/a-hearing-with-chinese-characteristics-how-the-beijing-lawyers-association-helps-persecute-human-rights-lawyers

接纳人权律师 广西百举鸣律所遭解散 (Authorities dissolve Guangxi Baijuming Law Firm for accepting human rights lawyers)
Radio Free Asia, May 21, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-05212018101058.html

“妄议”人大修宪 中国教授遭严惩 (University professor faces harsh penalty for “mis-explaining” People’s Congress amendment)
Deutsche Welle, May 21, 2018
http://p.dw.com/p/2y3Fb

除了国旗 还有什么要进清真寺? (Besides the Chinese Flag, what else is entering mosques?)
Deutsche Welle, May 21, 2018
http://p.dw.com/p/2y4Q1

中国新法赋英烈红色经典“金钟罩” (New Chinese law gives martyrs and red classics a “golden sheath”)
Deutsche Welle, May 20, 2018
http://p.dw.com/p/2xvif

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 09:45

引用毛泽东 中联办前宣传“废止一党专政” (In front of Liaison office, banners quoting Mao Zedong promote “abandoning one party rule”)
Deutsche Welle, May 17, 2018
http://p.dw.com/p/2xpho

Hong Kong Baptist University students lose appeal against punishment for role in rowdy Mandarin protests
South China Morning Post, May 18, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education/article/2146834/hong-kong-baptist-university-students-lose-appeal-against

Leading Hong Kong independence activist convicted of rioting, sentencing to come
Reuters, May 18, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-court-riot/leader-of-hong-kong-independence-movement-found-guilty-of-rioting-idUSKCN1IJ13D?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

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Public barred from courtroom at Edward Leung’s Mong Kok riot trial after picture of jurors leaked by email
South China Morning Post, May 18, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/hong-kong-law-and-crime/article/2146799/public-barred-courtroom-edward-leungs-mong

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 09:45

反恐还是对付中国?俄新军事基地计划离新疆不远 (How is China coping with anti-terrorism? Russian military base planned near Xinjiang)
Voice of America, May 17, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/voanews-20180517-russia-china-xinjiang/4398186.html

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 09:45

近年来国内互联网企业掀起内部反腐风暴,专家提出民企反腐有待国家出台制度引导 (Chinese Internet companies take action to fight corruption, experts advocate for state legislation to “guide enterprises in establishing sound internal anti-corruption systems”)
Legal Daily, May 15, 2018
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index/content/2018-05/15/content_7544696.htm?node=20908

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 09:45

北京再表态:刘霞的事,政府说了算 (Beijing repeats: The government has final say regarding Liu Xia)
Voice of America, May 18, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/china-rejects-international-call-free-liu-xia-20180517/4398905.html

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国际社会为刘霞动员起来 (International community stands up for Liu Xia)
Radio France International, May 18, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/20180518-国际社会为刘霞动员起来

China escalates nationwide crackdown on Protestant churches
Radio Free Asia, May 17, 2018
EN: https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/churches-05172018111646.html
CH: https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-05172018101703.html

U.S. warns China against imposing “political correctness” on U.S. firms
Voice of America, May 17, 2018
https://www.voanews.com/a/us-warns-china-political-correctness-us-firms/4398817.html

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 09:45

严格审查下,中国学生努力推动同志平权 (Despite heavy censorship, Chinese students fight for LGBT rights)
Voice of America, May 18, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/amid-strict-censorship-20180517/4398840.html

Chinese police hold 3 after protest by laid-off workers in Beijing
Radio Free Asia, May 17, 2018
EN: https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/workers-05172018140500.html
CH: https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-05172018101812.html

台湾作家参与全球朗诵刘霞诗歌 呼吁北京放人 (Taiwanese writers participate in global recitation of Liu Xia’s poetry, call for her release)
Radio Free Asia, May 17, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/hx-05172018102459.html

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 09:45

微博处置发布时政有害信息的账号,涉@六神磊磊等1532个 (Weibo punishes 1,532 accounts for publishing “harmful political information,” includes 50 influential accounts)
The Paper, May 15, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2131343

Hong Kong journalists protest detention of news cameraman in Beijing
Radio Free Asia, May 16, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/hong-kong-journalists-protest-detention-of-news-cameraman-in-beijing-05162018110507.html

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 09:45

维权律师李和平、杨金柱抵制吊照听证会 (Rights defense lawyers Li Heping, Yang Jinzhu boycott license revocation hearing)
Radio Free Asia, May 17, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/hc-05172018110251.html

Chinese rights lawyer detained amid scuffles at “disciplinary” hearing
Radio Free Asia, May 16, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/lawyer-05162018110226.html

香港记者采访维权律师遭公安施暴后被迫签悔过书 (Hong Kong journalist beaten by police, forced to sign repentance letter)
Radio Free Asia, May 17, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/cp-05172018101956.html

Tibetan protester freed from prison 2 months after sentence ends
Radio Free Asia, May 17, 2018
EN: https://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/freed-05172018154742.html
CH: https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-05172018102053.html

我爸是李刚 官二代李启明出狱李刚隐身 (Li Qiming, fuerdai who famously said, “My dad is Li Gang,” released from prison)
Radio France Internationale, May 18, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20180518-我爸是李刚-坑爹官二代出狱李刚隐身

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 09:43

Right of journalists to gather news in China must be protected
South China Morning Post, May 17, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2146473/right-journalists-gather-news-china-must-be-protected

Argument: On China’s new Silk Road, democracy pays a toll
Foreign Policy, May 16, 2018
http://foreignpolicy.com/2018/05/16/on-chinas-new-silk-road-democracy-pays-a-toll/

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 09:43

又有记者被打林郑只说“遗憾”亲共议员阻立法会讨论 (After Hong Kong reporter is beaten, Carrie Lam only calls it “regrettable,” members block discussion in Legco)
Radio France Internationale, May 17, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20180517-又有记者被打林郑只说遗憾亲共议员阻立法会讨论

Nathan Law quits as chairman of Demosisto, the Hong Kong localist party he founded with Joshua Wong, after “political storms”
South China Morning Post, May 17, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2146460/nathan-law-quits-demosisto-hong-kong-localist-party-he

Chinese Constitution applies to gaps in Hong Kong’s Basic Law, minister Patrick Nip says in talk about calls for end to “one-party dictatorship”
South China Morning Post, May 17, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2146444/patrick-nip-says-chinese-constitution-applies-gaps-hong

Lawmaker Cheng Chung-tai keeps his seat after legislature votes on flag-flipping incident
Hong Kong Free Press, May 17, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/05/17/lawmaker-cheng-chung-tai-keeps-seat-legislature-votes-flag-flipping-incident/

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 09:43

Does China have a “blacklist” of Taiwan “separatists”?
The Diplomat, May 17, 2018
https://thediplomat.com/2018/05/does-china-have-a-blacklist-of-taiwan-separatists/

Chinese mass-indoctrination camps evoke Cultural Revolution
Associated Press, May 17, 2018
https://apnews.com/6e151296fb194f85ba69a8babd972e4b

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Former inmates of China’s Muslim "reeducation" camps tell of brainwashing, torture
Washington Post, May 17, 2018
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/former-inmates-of-chinas-muslim-re-education-camps-tell-of-brainwashing-torture/2018/05/16/32b330e8-5850-11e8-8b92-45fdd7aaef3c_story.html

What really happens in China’s “re-education” camps
中国如何对少数民族进行 “教育转化”
The New York Times, May 16, 2018
https://cn.nytimes.com/opinion/20180516/china-re-education-camps/dual/

New evidence for China’s political re-education campaign in Xinjiang
Jamestown Foundation, May 15, 2018
https://jamestown.org/program/evidence-for-chinas-political-re-education-campaign-in-xinjiang

China to bar India-educated Tibetan monks from teaching
India Today, May 15, 2018
https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/china-to-bar-india-educated-tibetan-monks-from-teaching-1233897-2018-05-15

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 09:43

空姐搭车遇害后滴滴宣布整改措施 (Didi Kuaidi rolls out new regulations for drivers after flight attendant murder)
Financial Times, May 17, 2018
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001077611

移动搜索亟待堵“黑洞”(e调查) (Online survey: “Black holes" in mobile searching should be regulated)
People's Daily, May 17, 2018
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2018/0517/c1001-29995779.html

China’s Toutiao has a new mission: To shape correct public opinion
China Money Network, May 17, 2018
https://www.chinamoneynetwork.com/2018/05/17/chinas-toutiao-has-a-new-mission-to-shape-correct-public-opinion

Lenovo founder in public backlash for “unpatriotic 5G standards vote”
TechNode, May 16, 2018
https://technode.com/2018/05/16/lenovo-huawei-5g/

China, where Facebook is banned, could make $5 billion for the company this year
Quartz, May 16, 2018
https://qz.com/1279700/china-is-facebooks-second-largest-ad-spender-after-the-us/

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 09:43

172位美众议员联名致函WHO秘书长强烈敦促无条件让台湾参与WHA (172 U.S. Congress members jointly write to WHO, strongly urge Taiwan’s unconditional participation in World Health Assembly)
Radio France Internationale, May 17, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20180517-172位美众议员联名致函who秘书长强烈敦促无条件让台湾参与wha

国际社会推新一波拯救刘霞努力中国当局警告尊重中国主权与司法 (International community shows new wave of support for Liu Xia, Chinese authorities warn they must respect Chinese sovereignty and justice)
Radio France Internationale, May 17, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20180517-国际社会推新一波拯救刘霞努力中国当局警告尊重中国主权与司法

美专家: 中国以“一带一路”为掩护,输出专制破坏民主 (U.S. experts: China’s Belt and Road is a cover for exporting autocracy, destroying democracy)
Voice of America, May 17, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/china-new-silk-road-undermine-democracy-20180516/4397632.html

Chinese supermarket refuses to use local dialect to broadcast appeal to find grandmother who could not speak Mandarin
South China Morning Post, May 17, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2146608/chinese-supermarket-refuses-use-local-dialect-broadcast-appeal

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 09:43

China rejects appeal on behalf of Nobel Prize winner's widow
Voice of America, May 17, 2018
https://www.voanews.com/a/china-rejects-appeal-on-behalf-of-nobel-prize-winner-s-widow/4397988.html

China's LGBT community treads cautiously amid intolerance
Reuters, May 17, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-gay-pride-china/chinas-lgbt-community-treads-cautiously-amid-intolerance-idUSKCN1II1O1?

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 09:43

天津把宪法精神送到千家万户 (Tianjin launches campaign to ensure over 4 million families have copies of the Constitution, know its spirit)
Legal Daily, May 14, 2018
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2018-05/14/content_7543739.htm?node=5955

最高法:红色经典作品引发报酬纠纷,也不得判令停止表演 (Supreme People’s Court forbids courts to suspend performances of “red classics” even when salary disputes are involved)
The Paper, May 14, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2128956

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 09:43

被屈颠覆政权后又被吊销执照律师李和平拒出席听证会 (Li Heping, law license revoked for charge of subverting state power, refuses to attend hearing)
Radio France Internationale, May 17, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20180517-被屈颠覆政权后又被吊销执照律师李和平拒出席听证会

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 10:40

母校北大,你还是那个北大吗? (Alma mater, Peking University, are you still the same?)
New York Times, May 16, 2018
https://cn.nytimes.com/china/20180516/kato-wherewith-peking-university/

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 10:40

习近平支持 “爱国爱港科研人员” 参与国家计划 (Xi Jinping: Researchers who "love both China and Hong Kong" are welcome to participate in the national plan)
Radio France International, May 15, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20180515-习近平支持爱国爱港科研人员参与国家计划

香港支联会启动悼念六四宣传 吁结束中共专政 (Hong Kong Alliance begins preparation for June 4 commemoration)
Radio Free Asia, May 15, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/cp-05152018094559.html

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 10:40

Huawei’s partnership with China on surveillance technology raises concerns for foreign users
Globe and Mail, May 14, 2018
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-huaweis-partnership-with-china-on-surveillance-raises-concerns-for/

Questions raised over role of facial recognition technology in Didi passenger death
South China Morning Post, May 14, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/tech/article/2146060/questions-raised-over-role-facial-recognition-technology-didi-passenger-death

Pay attention at the back: Chinese school installs facial recognition cameras to keep an eye on pupils
South China Morning Post, May 16, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2146387/pay-attention-back-chinese-school-installs-facial-recognition

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 10:40

报告:中国利用“战略债务”获取亚太地区的政治和战略影响力 (Report: China utilizes “strategic debt” to gain political, strategic influence in Asia-Pacific)
Voice of America, May 16, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/china-debtbook-20180515/4395323.html

New evidence for China’s political re-education campaign in Xinjiang
Jamestown Foundation, May 15, 2018
https://jamestown.org/program/evidence-for-chinas-political-re-education-campaign-in-xinjiang

China to bar India-educated Tibetan monks from teaching
India Today, May 15, 2018
https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/china-to-bar-india-educated-tibetan-monks-from-teaching-1233897-2018-05-15

宪法学习宣传报告会首场报告会在京举行 (Six government departments host 800-person conference to study Constitution, highlight the “guiding role of Xi Jinping Thought,” “Party leadership as the essence of socialism with Chinese characteristics”)
Legal Daily, May 15, 2018
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2018-05/15/content_7545548.htm?node=5955

China accuses EU of taking WTO back to “law of jungle”
Voice of America, May 15, 2018
https://www.voanews.com/a/china-accuses-eu-taking-wto-back-law-jungle/4394940.html

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 10:40

International writers join Amnesty and PEN in calls for China to free Liu Xiaobo’s "helpless and hopeless" widow
South China Morning Post, May 16, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2146289/international-writers-join-amnesty-and-pen-calls-china

法国四十位女性呼吁习近平释放她们的“姐妹”刘霞 (Forty French women call on Xi Jinping to release their “sister” Liu Xia)
Radio France International, May 16, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/%E4%B8%AD%E5%9B%BD/20180516-%E6%B3%95%E5%9B%BD%E5%9B%9B%E5%8D%81%E4%BD%8D%E5%A5%B3%E6%80%A7%E5%91%BC%E5%90%81%E4%B9%A0%E8%BF%91%E5%B9%B3%E9%87%8A%E6%94%BE%E5%A5%B9%E4%BB%AC%E7%9A%84%E5%A7%90%E5%A6%B9%E5%88%98%E9%9C%9E

Detained Chinese dissident singer in hospital, feared tortured
Radio Free Asia, May 15, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/detained-chinese-dissident-singer-in-hospital-feared-tortured-05152018114650.html

中国家庭教会纪念汶川地震受打压,美国务院发声力挺 (Chinese home church commemoration of Wenchuan earthquake is pressured, U.S. State Department sends support message)
Voice of America, May 16, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/chengdu-church-20150515/4395428.html

Related:
Chinese government's harassment of Early Rain Covenant Church
U.S. Department of State, May 16, 2018
https://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2018/05/282085.htm

Related:
Over a hundred members of the Early Rain Covenant Church taken away by the police
Bitter Winter, May 15, 2018
https://bitterwinter.org/over-a-hundred-members-of-the-early-rain-covenant-church-taken-away-by-the-police/

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 10:40

Beijing police release Hong Kong journalist after he was detained covering hearing of human rights lawyer Xie Yanyi
South China Morning Post, May 16, 2018
http://cdn4.i-scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2146326/hong-kong-journalist-handcuffed-and-dragged-police-van

Related:
香港记者北京采访时被拘 香港民主党谴责 (Hong Kong Democratic Party condemns Beijing’s detention of Hong Kong journalist during news coverage)
Voice of America, May 16, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/hong-kong-journalist-detained-in-beijing-20180516/4395984.html

Related:
打得不亦乐乎?香港NOW记者今早采访北京维权律师又被殴 (Hong Kong NOW journalist covered punished rights lawyer in Beijing this morning)
Radio France International, May 16, 2018
http://cn.rfi.fr/%E4%B8%AD%E5%9B%BD/20180516-%E6%89%93%E5%BE%97%E4%B8%8D%E4%BA%A6%E4%B9%90%E4%B9%8E%E9%A6%99%E6%B8%AFnow%E8%AE%B0%E8%80%85%E4%BB%8A%E6%97%A9%E9%87%87%E8%AE%BF%E5%8C%97%E4%BA%AC%E7%BB%B4%E6%9D%83%E5%BE%8B%E5%B8%88%E5%8F%88%E8%A2%AB%E6%AE%B4

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 10:40

War on human rights lawyers continues: Up to 16 more lawyers in China face disbarment or inability to practice
China Change, May 14, 2018
https://chinachange.org/2018/05/14/war-on-human-rights-lawyers-continues-up-to-16-more-lawyers-in-china-face-disbarment-or-inability-to-practice/

二百七十七名十三届全国人大代表进京参加履职学习 (NPC to host 3 study sessions this year for 1,100 deputies to “further improve their political positions,” persist in directing work in “correct political direction”)
Legal Daily, May 12, 2018
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2018-05/12/content_7543435.htm?node=5955

Monday, May 14, 2018 - 13:35

Ousted Hong Kong lawmaker ‘Long Hair’ Leung Kwok-hung in Legco legal action for full salary and expenses totalling HK$2.75 million after he ignored deal
South China Morning Post, May 14, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2146061/ousted-hong-kong-lawmaker-long-hair-leung-kwok-hung-sued

Mao Zedong quotes calling for democracy appear on banners outside China Liaison Office
Hong Kong Free Press, May 14, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/05/14/mao-zedong-quotes-calling-democracy-appear-banners-outside-china-liaison-office/

听到国歌“想呕” 香港学生成“人民的敌人” (Hong Kong student labeled “public enemy” for remarks that hearing the national anthem makes her want to vomit)
Deutsche Welle, May 14, 2018
http://p.dw.com/p/2xhQ1

Monday, May 14, 2018 - 13:35

个人信息泄露成网络消费大痛点 (Hubei Provincial Consumer Commission survey results: 44% dissatisfied with protection of consumers’ personal information, 87% increase in online shopping complaints)
Legal Daily, May 13, 2018
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2018-05/13/content_7543628.htm?node=5955

China welcomes Trump’s help on ZTE as trade talks loom
New York Times, May 14, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/14/business/china-trump-zte.html

Related:
All about ZTE, the Chinese sanctions breaker that Trump wants to help
New York Times, May 14, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/14/business/zte-trump-china.html

China sends trade envoy to US, welcomes Trump ZTE comments
Voice of America, May 14, 2018
https://www.voanews.com/a/china-sends-trade-envoy-to-us-welcomes-trump-zte-comments/4392903.html

China's Xiaomi lures huge fan base in Vietnam by bringing innovation to everyone
Sina English, May 14, 2018
http://english.sina.com/buz/b/2018-05-14/detail-ihapkuvk2560223.shtml

不再“野蛮”生长,中国互联网业纳入党的领导 (To avoid “uncivilized” growth, China’s Internet will be led by the Party)
Voice of America, May 12, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/china-internet-20180511/4390857.html

Monday, May 14, 2018 - 13:35

UNFPA to continue work with China on population, development
Sina English, May 14, 2018
http://english.sina.com/china/d/2018-05-14/detail-ihapkuvk3225245.shtml

China leads Asia in quake preparedness after Sichuan disaster, says UN
Thomson Reuters Foundation, May 14, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2146021/china-leads-asia-quake-preparedness-after-sichuan-disaster-says

Hillary Clinton’s warning to Australia: beware Chinese ‘influence peddling’
Agence France-Presse, May 14, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/australasia/article/2145982/hillary-clintons-warning-australia-beware-chinese-influence

Parents vying for school places in southern China told to get DNA tests for their children
South China Morning Post, May 13, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2145921/parents-vying-school-places-southern-china-told-get-dna-tests

探视刘霞受阻 西方外交官被要求“尊重法律” (Western diplomats prevented from visiting Liu Xia, told to “respect the law”)
Deutsche Welle, May 14, 2018
http://p.dw.com/p/2xhDK

Monday, May 14, 2018 - 13:35

Chinese Lesbian Marks Mothers' Day With Call For Reproductive Rights
Radio Free Asia, May 14, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/lesbian-05142018112708.html

The feminist author who is changing China’s perception of its ‘leftover women’
South China Morning Post, May 13, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2145613/feminist-author-who-changing-chinas-perception-its-leftover-women

Chinese hackers defy government warnings at Beijing Def Con
Financial Times, May 14, 2018
https://www.ft.com/content/f03995de-5711-11e8-bdb7-f6677d2e1ce8

母亲节关注女权:中国民间争取生育权 (Women’s rights get attention on Mothers’ Day: Chinese NGOs fight for reproductive rights)
Radio Free Asia, May 14, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/ql2-05142018102505.html

Monday, May 14, 2018 - 13:35

Hong Kong i-Cable TV journalist reporting on 10th anniversary of Sichuan earthquake kicked and beaten by two men
South China Morning Post, May 12, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/2145842/hong-kong-i-cable-tv-journalist-reporting-10th-anniversary-sichuan

Related:
Hong Kong TV station decries claims that its reporter was beaten up in China for using foul language
Hong Kong Free Press, May 14, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/05/14/hong-kong-tv-station-decries-claims-reporter-beaten-china-using-foul-language

Monday, May 14, 2018 - 13:35

国家统一法律职业资格考试大纲将发行:强化法律职业伦理考查 (Ministry of Justice releases exam outline for 2018 legal professional qualification, enhances examination of political literacy, guides candidates to learn Xi Jinping Thought in depth)
Legal Daily, May 13, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2127379

湖南文东海律师面临吊照 曾代理王宇、刘飞跃案 (Law license of Hunan lawyer Wen Donghai revoked, once represented 709 lawyers Wang Yu, Liu Feiyue)
Radio Free Asia, May 14, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/gf1-05142018102807.html

母亲节,川震维权者黄琦之母发感言 (Mother of Huang Qi, Sichuan earthquake rights defender , sends Mother’s Day reflections)
Voice of America, May 13, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/news-mother-day-huang-qi-mom-call-20180513/4391878.html

Chinese schoolchildren left bloodied and bruised after teacher makes them walk on their knees
South China Morning Post, May 13, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2145930/chinese-schoolchildren-left-bloodied-and-bruised-after-teacher

“赤壁君子”黄文勋刑满出狱 女友被迫写保证书 (“Chibi Man” Huang Wenxun released from prison, girlfriend forced to write guarantee letter)
Radio Free Asia, May 14, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/gf2-05142018102904.html

Monday, May 14, 2018 - 03:34

中共應敦促高官學會面向大眾道歉 (CPC should urge high-rank officials learn to say sorry to the people)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 14, 2018
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/trad/chinese-news-44098404

How Hong Kong’s legislature is turning into a loyal, patriotic mini-National People’s Congress
Hong Kong Free Press, May 12, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/05/12/hong-kongs-legislature-turning-loyal-patrotic-mini-national-peoples-congress/

Do American companies need to take a stance on Taiwan?
China File, May 11, 2018
http://www.chinafile.com/conversation/do-american-companies-need-take-stance-taiwan

Central and regional leadership for Xinjiang policy in Xi’s second term
China File, May 11, 2018
http://www.chinafile.com/reporting-opinion/features/central-and-regional-leadership-xinjiang-policy-xis-second-term

Monday, May 14, 2018 - 03:34

”I know China” – Cardinal Zen sticks to his guns in fight against Vatican deal with Beijing
Hong Kong Free Press, May 13, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/05/13/interview-i-know-china-cardinal-zen-sticks-guns-fight-vatican-deal-beijing/

Alarm at drop in legal aid for Hong Kong judicial review applications
South China Morning Post, May 13, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/hong-kong-law-and-crime/article/2145874/alarm-drop-legal-aid-hong-kong-judicial

Cross-border Hong Kong children without fathers are “under mental stress” as mainland Chinese mothers struggle amid visa issues
South China Morning Post, May 13, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/health-environment/article/2145922/cross-border-hong-kong-children-without-fathers

Monday, May 14, 2018 - 03:34

Altercation between LGBT supporters and local guards at Beijing’s 798 art district
What’s On Weibo, May 14, 2018
https://www.whatsonweibo.com/altercation-between-lgbt-supporters-and-local-guards-at-beijings-798-art-district/

China’s last cave dwellers fight to keep their underground homes
The New York Times, May 13, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/13/world/asia/zhong-cave-dwellers.html

Lenovo, the Chinese giant that plays by the rules … and loses
The Guardian, May 12, 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/may/12/lenovo-chinese-giant-plays-rules-loses-patents

Monday, May 14, 2018 - 03:34

How China is trying to impose Islam with Chinese characteristics in the Hui Muslim heartland
South China Morning Post, May 14, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2145939/how-china-trying-impose-islam-chinese-characteristics

Related:

Visiting officials occupy homes in Muslim region
走访干部强制入住穆斯林家庭
Human Rights Watch, May 13, 2018
EN: https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/05/13/china-visiting-officials-occupy-homes-muslim-regionCH: https://www.hrw.org/zh-hans/news/2018/05/13/317825

European diplomats barred from visiting widow of Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, sources say
Agence France-Pressem, May 13, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2145904/european-diplomats-barred-visiting-widow-chinese

”My son is everything to me”: How China forced lawyer Wang Yu to denounce her human rights award
Hong Kong Free Press, May 13, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/05/13/son-everything-china-forced-lawyer-wang-yu-denounce-human-rights-award/

China blocks a memorial service to Sichuan earthquake victims
中國打壓民間汶川地震紀念活動
The New York Times, May 12, 2018
EN: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/12/world/asia/china-pastor-detained-sichuan-earthquake.htmlCH: https://cn.nytimes.com/china/20180514/china-pastor-detained-sichuan-earthquake/zh-hant/

Emboldened China – and its webizens – telling foreign firms to fall in line
The Christian Science Monitor, May 11, 2018
https://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-Pacific/2018/0511/Emboldened-China-and-its-webizens-telling-foreign-firms-to-fall-in-line

Monday, May 14, 2018 - 00:33

What keeps Xi Jinping awake at night
習近平論國家安全:讓他「夜不能寐」的五大問題
The New York Times, May 11, 2018
EN: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/11/world/asia/xi-jinping-china-national-security.html?_ga=2.192202474.1522080140.1526267246-1992318097.1513151646CH: https://cn.nytimes.com/china/20180514/xi-jinping-china-national-security/zh-hant/

Censorship of “Taiwan” at U.S. university sparks concern over Chinese influence
Radio Free Asia, May 11, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/taiwan-censorship-05112018133205.html

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 01:17

Hong Kong can solve its housing problems without finding more land – just don’t ignore the facts
South China Morning Post, May 10, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2145382/hong-kong-can-solve-its-housing-problems-without-finding

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 01:17

Hong Kong democracy rally organisers say gov’t is “ridiculous” for handing July 1 venue to pro-Beijing group
Hong Kong Free Press, May 11, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/05/11/hong-kong-democracy-rally-organisers-say-govt-ridiculous-handing-july-1-venue-pro-beijing-group/

Ousted Hong Kong lawmakers Baggio Leung and Yau Wai-ching convicted for storming Legco meeting
South China Morning Post, May 11, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/hong-kong-law-and-crime/article/2145636/ousted-hong-kong-lawmakers-sixtus-leong-and

Related:
Under threat of jail and bankruptcy, Baggio Leung and Yau Wai-ching discuss future of Hong Kong pro-indepence movement
South China Morning Post, May 11, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/hong-kong-law-and-crime/article/2145676/under-threat-jail-and-bankruptcy-baggio-leung

Hong Kong activist Avery Ng convicted of disclosing details of corruption probe, faces up to a year in prison
Hong Kong Free Press, May 11, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/05/11/just-hong-kong-activist-avery-ng-convicted-disclosing-details-corruption-probe-faces-year-prison/

Liberal HKU academic throws hat in ring for Hong Kong Law Society council seat
South China Morning Post, May 10, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/hong-kong-law-and-crime/article/2145606/liberal-hku-academic-throws-hat-ring-hong

Ex-chief exec. CY Leung defends calls for Hongkongers to embrace “Bay Area people” identity
Hong Kong Free Press, May 10, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/05/10/ex-chief-exec-cy-leung-defends-calls-hongkongers-embrace-daya-bay-people-identity/

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 01:17

China develops youth credit system for building high-trust society
Xinhua News Agency, May 11, 2018
http://english.sina.com/china/s/2018-05-11/detail-ihamfahw2555055.shtml

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 01:17

Rebuilding after Sichuan earthquake, one brick and one life at a time
South China Morning Post, May 11, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2145551/rebuilding-after-sichuan-earthquake-one-brick-and-one-life-time

Related:
In Pictures: Life among the ruins – Chinese village 10 years after quake
Agence France-Presse, May 10, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/05/10/pictures-life-among-ruins-chinese-village-10-years-quake/

南昌全面推行行政执法公示制度改革 (Nanchang City fully implements system to publish administrative law enforcement information)
Legal Daily, May 10, 2018
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/xwzx/content/2018-05/10/content_7541858.htm

Public shaming of drug users in Guangdong: “Drug-related crimes in family” painted on houses
What’s on Weibo, May 10, 2018
https://www.whatsonweibo.com/public-shaming-of-drug-users-in-guangdong-drug-related-crimes-in-family-painted-on-houses/

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 01:17

辽宁省被下岗民、代、幼教师五百多人到该省教育厅上访维权 (Over 500 dismissed school teachers in Liaoning petition at provincial education authority)
Weiquanwang, May 10, 2018
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2018/05/blog-post_88.html

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 01:17

709家属许艳:余文生律师情况通报—-妻子许艳向办案机关徐州市公安局邮寄信息公开申请 (Xu Yan, wife of detained rights lawyer Yu Wensheng, files information disclosure application against Jiangsu police)
Weiquanwang, May 11, 2018
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2018/05/709_11.html

一批社会直播和短视频网站开展自査 封禁主播2083个 (Live-streaming and short video platforms launch self-inspection teams to screen for violent, vulgar, and other “illegal” content, 1.5 million audio and video programs and 40,000 accounts already shut down)
Xinhua News Agency, May 10, 2018
http://www.xinhuanet.com/politics/2018-05/10/c_1122812106.htm

「愛國」嘻哈:中國留學生的民族主義與身份焦慮 (Patriotic Hip-Hop: Oversea Chinese student’s nationalism and identity crisis)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 10, 2018
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/trad/chinese-news-44065087

Chinese broadcaster censors LGBT symbols at Eurovision
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 9, 2018
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-44066237

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 01:17

China reports arrests of Uyghurs, Han Chinese for sharing “extremist” content
Radio Free Asia, May 10, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/content-05102018161549.html

Related:
Xinjiang authorities jail Uyghur Imam who took son to unsanctioned religious school
Radio Free Asia, May 10, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/imam-05102018155405.html

Eleven lawyers and counting: Pressure from China frustrates defence for arrested Canadian Falun Gong practitioner
The Globe and Mail, May 10, 2018
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-eleven-lawyers-and-counting-pressure-from-china-frustrates-defence/

最高法发出通知要求切实防止裁判文书低级错误反复发生 (Supreme People’s Court urges local courts to prevent repeated, careless mistakes in judgment documents, judges to be held accountable)
Legal Daily, May 10, 2018
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2018-05/10/content_7541996.htm?node=5955

刑事诉讼法修正草案征求社会公众意见 (Draft amendments to Criminal Procedures Law released for public comment: Permit trial in absentia, set up plea bargain system, speed up trial procedures)
Xinhua News Agency, May 10, 2018
http://www.xinhuanet.com/politics/2018-05/10/c_129869067.htm

Death in custody raises questions about new anti-graft oversight
Caixin, May 9, 2018
https://www.caixinglobal.com/2018-05-09/death-in-custody-raises-questions-about-new-anti-graft-oversight-101246477.html

Related:
“First victim” of China’s new anti-graft agency was “left disfigured” after he collapsed and died during interrogation
South China Morning Post, May 10, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2145603/first-victim-chinas-new-anti-graft-agency-was-left

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 01:13

中國網絡集權體制的新聞挑戰 (How China’s centralized internet poses challenges to journalism)
Ming Pao, May 10, 2018
https://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20180510/s00012/1525888835082

How PRC diplomatic messaging impedes its foreign policy objectives
The Jamestown Foundation, May 9, 2018
https://jamestown.org/program/how-prc-diplomatic-messaging-impedes-its-foreign-policy-objectives/

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 01:13

Tell UN of “thwarted” universal suffrage goals and “retrogression” in Hongkongers’ political rights, Bar Association urges government
South China Morning Post, May 10, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/hong-kong-law-and-crime/article/2145386/tell-un-thwarted-goals-and-retrogression

Related:
Comments of The Hong Kong Bar Association (“HKBA”) on the Outline of The Third Report of The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (“HKSAR”) for the United Nations Human Rights Council (“Council) Universal Periodic Review (“UPR”)
Hong Kong Bar Association, May 7, 2018
https://bit.ly/2IqY7KV

Hong Kong July 1 march organisers lose venue priority to pro-Beijing group for second year in a row
South China Moring Post, May 10, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2145497/hong-kong-july-1-march-organisers-lose-venue-priority-pro

Forced labour must be criminalised in Hong Kong to protect thousands of "invisible" victims, Raza Husain QC tells High Court
South China Moring Post, May 10, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/hong-kong-law-and-crime/article/2145433/forced-labour-must-be-criminalised-hong-kong

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 01:13

Facial recognition tech is creepy when it works—and creepier when it doesn’t
Wired, May 9, 2018
https://www.wired.com/story/facial-recognition-tech-creepy-works-or-not/

For better or worse, Africa’s digital future is tied to China
China File, May 9, 2018
http://www.chinafile.com/library/china-africa-project/better-or-worse-africas-digital-future-tied-china

中国网络社会组织联合会在京成立 (Jack Ma, Ma Huateng chair China Federation of Internet Societies consisting of 300 groups to study and implement Xi Jinping thought and promote “correct political direction”)
Cyberspace Administration of China, May 9, 2018
http://www.cac.gov.cn/2018-05/09/c_1122808560.htm

Related:
China sets up federation for Internet-related social organizations
Xinhua, May 9, 2017
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-05/09/c_137167173.htm

一下科技成立党组织,创始人:将政治素质纳入晋升考核要素中 (Founder of Yixia Technology “excited” to establish Party cell, will include “political quality caliber” as key factor in employee promotion)
The Paper, May 9, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2119869

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 01:13

10 years after tragic quake, China calls for “thanksgiving”
New York Times, May 10, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/10/world/asia/china-sichuan-earthquake-thanksgiving.html

Former head of China's Anbang jailed for 18 years
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 10, 2018
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-44063780

How Chinese police interviews fail sexually abused kids
Sixthtone, May 9, 2018
http://www.sixthtone.com/news/1002238/How%20Chinese%20Police%20Interviews%20Fail%20Sexually%20Abused%20Kids

Hong Kong exported more construction waste to mainland China than it sent to city’s own facilities in 2017
South China Morning Post, May 9, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/health-environment/article/2145418/hong-kong-exported-more-construction-waste

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 01:13

Looking for Rohmer challenges China's cinematic gay taboo
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 9, 2018
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-china-blog-44000069

Van drivers across China go on strike protesting Lalamove pay cuts
China Labour Bulletin, May 9, 2018
http://www.clb.org.hk/content/van-drivers-across-china-go-strike-protesting-lalamove-pay-cuts

逾百尘肺病患者连日在深圳市政府维权 (Over 100 workers suffering from pneumoconiosis protest in Shenzhen for compensation at city government)
Radio Free Asia, May 9, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/gf1-05092018100333.html

陕西省原民、代、幼教师一千多人今天在该省信访局上访 (over 1,000 school teachers in Shaanxi petition at province capital for social insurance payments)
Weiquanwang, May 9, 2018
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2018/05/blog-post_57.html

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 01:13

The popular TV shows taking Chinese soft power abroad
Sixthtone, May 9, 2018
http://www.sixthtone.com/news/1002235/the-popular-tv-shows-taking-chinese-soft-power-abroad

抖音邀请各界代表共同拟订“社区公约”:禁止什么,弘扬什么 (Video app Douyin invites representatives from “all walks of life” to jointly draft “community convention” to decide what should be prohibited, promoted)
The Paper, May 9, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2119195

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 01:13

”Give Liu Xia her freedom”: 24 Hong Kong democrats urge Pres. Xi Jinping to release widow of Peace Prize laureate
Hong Kong Free Press, May 10, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/05/10/give-liu-xia-freedom-24-hong-kong-democrats-urge-pres-xi-jinping-release-widow-peace-prize-laureate/

Abide in darkness: China’s war on religion stalls Vatican deal
The Wall Street Journal, May 9, 2018
https://www.wsj.com/articles/abide-in-darkness-chinas-war-on-religion-puts-vatican-deal-in-doubt-1525858496

周强:坚持中国特色社会主义审判制度 (Supreme People’s Court president Zhou Qiang: a socialist trial system with Chinese characteristics in the new era must uphold CPC’s leadership)
Legal Daily, May 9, 2018
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2018-05/09/content_7540968.htm?node=5955

Authorities in Xinjiang’s Kashgar detain Uyghurs at “open political re-education camps”
Radio Free Asia, May 9, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/camps-05092018154928.html

China to target religious activities of foreign nationals with revised rules
Radio Free Asia, May 9, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/religious-05092018120457.html

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 02:10

China’s rise will continue, whether the West likes it or not
South China Morning Post, May 8, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2145155/chinas-rise-will-continue-whether-west-likes-it-or-not

Homosexuality, social media activism and the future of a queer China
China Policy Institute, April 25, 2018
https://cpianalysis.org/2018/04/27/homosexuality-social-media-activism-and-the-future-of-a-queer-china/

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 02:10

Democrat files complaint accusing legislator Junius Ho of failing to declare interest in two properties
Hong Kong Free Press, May 9, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/05/09/democrat-files-complaint-accusing-legislator-junius-ho-failing-declare-interest-two-properties/

Hong Kong gov’t hires Shenzhen company to build new email system, raising security concerns
Hong Kong Free Press, May 9, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/05/09/hong-kong-govt-hires-shenzhen-company-build-new-email-system-raising-security-concerns/

Is there middle ground in Fanling golf course debate as Hong Kong tries to solve housing crisis?
South China Morning Post, May 9, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/community/article/2145217/there-middle-ground-fanling-golf-course-debate-hong-kong

Six in 10 teachers want liberal studies to remain as is, according to new survey on controversial Hong Kong school subject
South China Morning Post, May 8, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education/article/2145232/six-10-teachers-want-liberal-studies-remain-according-new

Demosisto party candidate Agnes Chow launches High Court bid to have Hong Kong election ban overturned on Bill of Rights grounds
South China Morning Post, May 8, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2145146/demosisto-party-candidate-agnes-chow-launches-high-court-bid

Use Hong Kong’s example to argue against “China model” of development, opposition politicians tell US audience
South China Morning Post, May 8, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2145084/use-hong-kongs-example-argue-against-china-model-development

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 02:10

Ex-C.I.A. officer indicted in dismantling of U.S. informant network in China
前CIA雇员李振成被控帮助中国破坏美国在华谍网
The New York Times, May 8, 2018
EN: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/us/politics/cia-china-jerry-lee-indictment.htmlCH: https://cn.nytimes.com/usa/20180509/cia-china-jerry-lee-indictment/

China's ambitious foreign policy agenda
Deutsche Welle, May 8, 2018
http://www.dw.com/en/chinas-ambitious-foreign-policy-agenda/a-43706383

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 02:10

China's ruling party trials Virtual Reality tests of members’ loyalty
山东青阳镇首创检验党员党性的虚拟场景 惹争议
Radio Free Asia, May 8, 2018
EN: https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/tests-05082018111042.htmlCH: https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/nu-05072018105340.html

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 02:10

Shanghai tops list of China’s highest earners, but national wealth gap continues to grow
South China Morning Post, May 9, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/economy/article/2145238/shanghai-tops-list-chinas-highest-earners-national-wealth-gap

刊发照片!吉林多地纪委监委网站通报落马官员时打破惯例 (Jilin Provincial Discipline Inspection Commission, Supervision Commission unprecedentedly release photos of government officials under investigation)
The Paper, May 8, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2117807

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 02:10

湖南常宁警方:5人联合小区业主拉横幅堵市政府门,被拘5日 (5 people in Hunan are detained 5 days for gathering proprietors to hold banners in front of city government)
Changning Police WeChat Public Account, May 8, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2116891

淋汽油守护家园 广西北海再爆强拆冲突 (Villagers in Guangxi fight against forced eviction with Molotov Cocktails)
Radio Free Asia, May 8, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/gf1-05082018100028.html

国有四大银行维权军人在北京军人退役事务部抗议 (Dismissed veterans at state-owned banks protest at Ministry of Veterans Affairs in Beijing)
Weiquanwang, May 8, 2018
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2018/05/blog-post_85.html

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 02:10

China’s curbs on foreign press should be eased, says German Foreign Ministry State Secretary Andreas Michaelis
Reuters, May 8, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2145162/chinas-curbs-foreign-press-should-be-eased-says-german

Wang Bing gives voice to “re-education” camp survivors
《死灵魂》:记录中国劳改营幸存者的苦难记忆
The New York Times, May 5, 2018
EN: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/05/movies/wang-bing-dead-souls.htmlCH: https://cn.nytimes.com/film-tv/20180508/wang-bing-dead-souls/

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 02:10

云南楚雄法庭开庭审理7名基督徒 指涉邪教罪 (Yunnan puts 7 Christians on trial for suspected “cult” crimes)
Radio Free Asia, May 8, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/junshiwaijiao/ql2-05082018100616.html

衡水警方:司机以辅警拿不出执法证不配合并拍视频,被拘十日 (Hebei driver takes video of auxiliary police who couldn’t show law enforcement credentials is detained 10 days for “refusing to cooperate”)
Jizhou Traffic Police WeChat Public Account, May 8, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2117764

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 02:05

Hear China’s totalitarian cruelty in this widow’s sobs
The Washington Post, May 7, 2018
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/hear-chinas-totalitarian-cruelty-in-this-widows-sobs/2018/05/07/c3b271ec-5221-11e8-abd8-265bd07a9859_story.html

2017 Annual Report on Human Rights Situation in Tibet
2017年西藏人权状况年度报告
Tibetan Center for Human Rights and Democracy, May 7, 2018
EN: http://e.issuu.com/embed.html#33384233/61019923CH: http://e.issuu.com/embed.html#33384233/61021262

Think it's funny that China is cracking down on Peppa Pig? Think again
The Guardian, May 7, 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/may/07/china-cracking-down-on-peppa-pig

Playing with fire: why are Donald Trump and Xi Jinping whipping up nationalist fervor?
South China Morning Post, May 7, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2145008/playing-fire-why-are-donald-trump-and-xi-jinping-whipping

Related:
What role does soft power play in China-US relations?
The Diplomat, May 8, 2018
https://thediplomat.com/2018/05/what-role-does-soft-power-play-in-china-us-relations/

The significance of crane operators across China going on strike
China Change, May 7, 2018
https://chinachange.org/2018/05/07/the-significance-of-crane-operators-across-china-going-on-strike/

You could never replace Cantonese as the language of Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, May 7, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2145001/you-could-never-replace-cantonese-language-hong-kong

High-speed empire: Chinese expansion and the future of Southeast Asia
China File, May 3, 2018
http://www.chinafile.com/library/books/high-speed-empire

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 02:05

U-turn as lawmaker Regina Ip files motion to condemn democrat Ted Hui over phone snatching row
Hong Kong Free Press, May 8, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/05/08/u-turn-lawmaker-regina-ip-files-motion-condemn-democrat-ted-hui-phone-snatching-row/

“Death threat” with nine dead cockroaches sent to Hong Kong lawmaker Elizabeth Quat
South China Morning Post, May 8, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2145092/hong-kong-lawmaker-elizabeth-quat-makes-police-report-after

Controversial Express Rail joint checkpoint bill passes committee stage amid protests; next reading in June
Hong Kong Free Press, May 7, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/05/07/controversial-express-rail-joint-checkpoint-bill-passes-committee-stage-amid-protests-next-reading-june/

Related:
No more ways to convince lawmakers about Express Rail joint checkpoint bill, says Chief Exec. Carrie Lam
Hong Kong Free Press, May 8, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/05/08/no-ways-convince-lawmakers-express-rail-joint-checkpoint-bill-says-chief-exec-carrie-lam/

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 02:05

Taiwan accuses World Health Organization of bowing to Beijing over invitation to top health meeting
Agence France-Presse, May 8, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2145129/taiwan-accuses-world-health-organisation-bowing-beijing

Related:
US and international airlines risk curbs on mainland operations if they refuse to obey Beijing’s “one-China” rules in Taiwan row
South China Morning Post, May 8, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2145062/foreign-airlines-risk-curbs-mainland-operations-if-they

Chinese missiles are transforming the balance of power in the skies
Bloomberg, May 8, 2018
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-05-07/chinese-missiles-are-transforming-balance-of-power-in-the-skies

US ramps up criticism of Beijing on Weibo over demands that airlines list Taiwan and Hong Kong as part of China
Agence France-Presse, May 7, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/05/07/us-ramps-criticism-beijing-weibo-demands-airlines-list-taiwan-hong-kong-part-china/

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 02:05

“车脸识别”神器秒查涉牌违法 1秒分析300余张照片 (Intelligent “car-recognition system” used by Chinese traffic police can analyze over 300 photos per second)
People's Daily, May 7, 2018
http://www.xinhuanet.com/yuqing/2018-05/07/c_129865742.htm

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 02:05

Former top Chinese Communist official Sun Zhengcai jailed for life for bribery
Agence France-Presse, May 8, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/05/08/former-top-chinese-communist-official-sun-zhengcai-jailed-life-bribery/

「全國之愛匯聚」 汶川定512為感恩日 (Wenchuan County authority sets May 12 as “Day of Gratitude” 10 years after devastating earthquake hit Sichuan)
HKET, May 7, 2018
https://bit.ly/2rqIh8w

Related:
The young amputees of the Wenchuan earthquake
Sixth Tone, May 7, 2018
http://www.sixthtone.com/news/1002219/The%20Young%20Amputees%20of%20the%20Wenchuan%20Earthquake

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 02:05

家長申訴京維穩 譚作人:校舍問題爛尾 重建談何成就 (Tan Zuoren and deceased students’ parents continue to demand justice 10 years after Sichuan Earthquake)
Mingpao, May 8, 2018
https://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20180508/s00013/1525716432623

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 02:05

“五四”北大突现大字报 批习近平搞个人崇拜 (73-year-old Peking University alumnus criticizes Xi Jinping for cult of personality on campus posters)
Radio Free Asia, May 7, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yl-05072018105616.html

Xi capitalizes on Marx’s legacy to rally China around communist party
The Wall Street Journal, May 7, 2018
https://www.wsj.com/articles/xi-capitalizes-on-marxs-legacy-to-rally-china-around-communist-party-1525707225

快手党支部:树立正确的网络安全观,用科技提升人民的幸福感 (CPC cell inside video-streaming platform Kuaishou vows to shape a “correct” view of cybersecurity and use technology to enhance people’s sense of well-being, seriously study and implement the spirit of Xi Jinping’s important speeches)
Beijing Internet Association Party Committee, May 7, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2116150

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 02:05

秦永敏案将于2018年5月11日正式开庭 (Veteran political dissident Qin Yongmin to face trail on May 11 in Wuhan on subversion charges)
Weiquanwang, May 8, 2018
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2018/05/2018511.html

著名人权律师江天勇被转到河南第二监狱 (Human rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong transferred to Henan No. 2 Prison)
Weiquanwang, May 8, 2018
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2018/05/blog-post_12.html

学者:新疆再教育营关人或近百万 警察抓人有指标 (Xinjiang police puts nearly 1 million in re-education camp to meet quota: Scholar)
Voice of America, May 8, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/4383631.html

Related:
新疆“培训中心”系统性强迫灌服不明药物 女人停经男人丧失生殖功能 (Xinjiang said to systemically sterilize people at re-education camps)
China Aid, May 4, 2018
http://www.chinaaid.net/2018/05/blog-post_89.html?m=1#.WuzezrGp9L0.whatsapp

Chinese writers arrested for online “slurs” about dairy firm as Beijing tightens grip on social media
South China Morning Post, May 7, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2145060/chinese-writers-arrested-online-slurs-about-dairy-firm

中共中央印发《社会主义核心价值观融入法治建设立法修法规划》 (CPC Central Committee issues plan to “integrate socialists core values into” drafting and revision of laws)
Xinhua News Agency, May 7, 2018
http://www.xinhuanet.com/politics/2018-05/07/c_1122796215.htm

最高检:持续加大刑事申诉案件公开审查力度 (Supreme People’s Procuratorate: Will continue to increase open court hearings of criminal appeals )
Supreme People's Procuratorate, May 7, 2018
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2018-05/07/content_7538610.htm

Monday, May 7, 2018 - 01:57

“New Era, New Thought, New Journey”: Chinese tech firms tilt toward the Communist Party
Hong Kong Free Press, May 6, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/05/06/new-era-new-thought-new-journey-chinese-tech-firms-tilt-toward-communist-party/

In China’s digital era, the humble bulletin board still attracts readers… and secret policemen
Hong Kong Free Press, May 6, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/05/06/chinas-digital-era-humble-bulletin-board-still-attracts-readers-secret-policemen/

Confessions made in China
Chinoiresie, May 3, 2018
http://www.chinoiresie.info/confessions-made-in-china/

Is Hong Kong turning into Asia’s censored city?
The Global and Mail, May 2, 2018
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-is-hong-kong-turning-into-asias-censored-city/

Monday, May 7, 2018 - 01:57

【暴動罪審訊】辯方結案:梁天琦錯在真誠有些幼稚的幻想 以為選舉遊行能阻警武力清場 (Mong Kok Unrest trial: In defendant’s closing speech, Edward Leung described as “genuine but somewhat native,” thinks starting a rally would stop police's forceful eviction)
The Stand News, May 7, 2018
https://bit.ly/2HSqHp4

Lawmakers expelled: Regina Ip plays hardball as row over Hong Kong cross-border rail plan gets heated
South China Morning Post, May 7, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2144991/lawmakers-expelled-regina-ip-plays-hardball-row-over-hong

Motion to condemn democrat Ted Hui may be withdrawn after his arrest, says fellow lawmaker Regina Ip
Hong Kong Free Press, May 7, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/05/07/motion-condemn-democrat-ted-hui-may-withdrawn-arrest-says-fellow-lawmaker-regina-ip/

香港教科书审查争议──历史教育只能是传达国族情感的工具? (Hong Kong history textbook controversy: Is history education merely a tool to pass on nationalist sentiment?)
The Initium, May 7, 2018
https://theinitium.com/article/20180507-opinion-chuwaili-hk-history/

Related:
Arguments over liberal studies refuse to die down as educators call for controversial Hong Kong school subject to be made elective
South China Morning Post, May 6, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education/article/2144892/arguments-over-liberal-studies-refuse-die-down-educators

What happens when Hong Kong’s ethnic minority students are separated at school from ethnic Chinese children?
South China Morning Post, May 7, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/community/article/2144877/what-happens-when-hong-kongs-ethnic-minority-students-are

Out for the count? Hong Kong’s battered independence movement
Agence France-Presse, May 6, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/05/06/count-hong-kongs-battered-independence-movement/

Hong Kong youth groups reject People’s Liberation Army foot drill pressure
Agence France-Presse, May 5, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/05/05/hong-kong-youth-groups-reject-peoples-liberation-army-foot-drill-pressure/

The Pillar of Shame: The history of Hong Kong’s harrowing tribute to the Tiananmen massacre victims
Hong Kong Free Press, May 5, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/05/05/pillar-shame-history-hong-kongs-harrowing-tribute-tiananmen-massacre-victims/

陳帆稱香港絕大部分沉默大多數都支持高鐵 (Secretary for Transport and Housing Frank Chan claims the silent majority of Hongkongers support high-speed rail)
Apple Daily, May 5, 2018
https://hk.news.appledaily.com/local/realtime/article/20180505/58154862

Monday, May 7, 2018 - 01:57

Forcing airlines to classify Taiwan, Hong Kong as Chinese territories is “Orwellian nonsense,” White House says
Agence France-Presse, May 6, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/05/06/forcing-airlines-classify-taiwan-hong-kong-chinese-territories-orwellian-nonsense-white-house-says/

Related:
Bishop warns Beijing against political pressure on Qantas over Taiwan
The Sydney Morning Herald, May 7, 2018
https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/bishop-warns-beijing-against-political-pressure-on-qantas-over-taiwan-20180507-p4zdui.html

赵克志:坚持以习近平新时代中国特色社会主义思想为指导 全力做好新时代维护国家安全和社会稳定工作 (Minister of Public Security: Persist in Xi Jinping Thought, unwaveringly enhance Party leadership in political, legal, and public security work, defend national security and social stability in the New Era)
Legal Daily, May 4, 2018
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2018-05/04/content_7537196.htm

When China and America spar over technology, it is about far more
The Economist, May 3, 2018
https://www.economist.com/news/china/21741600-nearly-all-high-tech-has-military-implications-and-stirs-national-pride-when-china-and-america

Monday, May 7, 2018 - 01:57

【川震十年】遇難學生家長堅持追究責任 (Parents of students who died under shoddy school buildings during Sichuan Earthquake continue to demand accountability after 10 years)
Radio Television Hong Kong, May 7, 2018
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1395069-20180507.htm

Related:
回家 (Going home)
China Youth Daily, May 28, 2008
http://zqb.cyol.com/content/2008-05/28/content_2200571.htm

Monday, May 7, 2018 - 01:57

汶川地震十年系列—公民社会从爆发到沉寂的艰难之路 (From explosive flourishing to dead silence: The hard trail trekked by civil society 10 years after the Sichuan Earthquake)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 7, 2018
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/chinese-news-43972586

Related:
积分制要来了 境外NGO日子或将更难过 (Foreign NGOs face tougher days ahead as credit-rating mechanism looms)
Deutsche Welle, May 6, 2018
https://bit.ly/2KH1gEF

湖南省武冈市教师一千多人冒雨在市政府门前游行示威 (Over 1,000 school teachers in Hunan protest at government for fair pay)
Weiquanwang, May 6, 2018
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2018/05/blog-post_20.html

Monday, May 7, 2018 - 01:57

How China censors its Internet and controls information, from Great Firewall to 50 Cent Army: two new books explain
South China Morning Post, May 7, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/culture/books/article/2144692/how-china-censors-its-internet-and-controls-information-great-firewall

WeChat has blocked 500 million postings in fight against fake news
South China Morning Post, May 7, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/tech/china-tech/article/2144900/wechat-has-blocked-500-million-postings-fight-against-fake-news

On this Chinese TV show, participants have nothing to lose but their chains
“马克思是对的”,中共向千禧一代灌输“正统”思想
The New York Times, May 5, 2018
EN: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/05/world/asia/china-karl-marx-xi-jinping.htmlCH: https://cn.nytimes.com/china/20180507/china-karl-marx-xi-jinping/

Related:
Living Marxism: the Chinese Communist party reasserts control
Financial Times, May 6, 2018
https://www.ft.com/content/766d2a42-419d-11e8-803a-295c97e6fd0b

Monday, May 7, 2018 - 01:57

河南著名人权捍卫者贾灵敏今日刑满获释 众多维权人士前往迎接 (Veteran human rights defender Jia Lingmin released from Henan prison after 4 years in jail)
Weiquanwang, May 7, 2018
https://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2018/05/blog-post_54.html

709王全璋律师妻子李文足就王全璋失踪1029天向最高检提起第29次控告 竟遭法警强行驱离 (Police forces Li Wenzu, wife of rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang, out of Supreme People's Procuratorate)
Weiquanwang, May 4, 2018
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2018/05/709102929.html

Top Chinese rights lawyer banned from traveling to United States
丁家喜律师被指可能危害国家安全禁出境
Radio Free Asia, May 4, 2018
EN: https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/ban-05042018135234.htmlCH: https://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/lawyer-05042018074419.html

检察日报刊文:女性求职,面试官不应问“生不生二孩” (Procuratorate Daily: Employers should not ask about plans for a second child when interviewing female job seekers)
Procuratorate Daily, May 4, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2110561

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 01:48

China's President Xi Jinping is pushing a Marxist revival — but how communist is it really?
Australian Broadcasting Corporation, May 4, 2018
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-04/china-xi-jinping-is-pushing-a-marxist-revival/9724720

Related:
Karl Marx, Cai Yuanpei, and the legacies of May Fourth
RADII, May 4, 2018
https://radiichina.com/karl-marx-cai-yuanpei-and-the-legacies-of-may-fourth/

China must release detained crane workers on strike & would-be May 1st protesters
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, May 3, 2018
https://www.nchrd.org/2018/05/china-must-release-detained-crane-workers-on-strike-would-be-may-1st-protesters/

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 01:48

Lawmaker Ted Hui seeks explanation from Privacy Commissioner over gov’t officers in legislature
Hong Kong Free Press, May 4, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/05/04/lawmaker-ted-hui-seeks-explanation-privacy-commissioner-govt-officers-legislature/

Related:
Privacy Commissioner says lawmakers’ movements in legislature are not sensitive information
Hong Kong Free Press, May 4, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/05/04/privacy-commissioner-says-lawmakers-movements-legislature-not-sensitive-information/

Activist plans “alternative” English-language candlelit vigil to mark 29 years since Tiananmen massacre
Hong Kong Free Press, May 4, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/05/04/activist-plans-alternative-english-language-candlelit-vigil-mark-29-years-since-tiananmen-massacre/

Around 6,500 people emigrated from Hong Kong in 2017 – a 12-year low
Hong Kong Free Press, May 3, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/05/03/around-6500-people-emigrated-hong-kong-2017-12-year-low/

We must integrate with China’s trade plans, Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam warns lawmakers – or risk losing out
South China Morning Post, May 3, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2144571/we-must-integrate-chinas-trade-plans-hong-kong-leader-carrie

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 01:48

China’s teachers follow their American colleagues out on strike
China Labor Bulletin, May 4, 2018
http://www.clb.org.hk/content/china%E2%80%99s-teachers-follow-their-american-colleagues-out-strike

World Press Freedom Day 2018: Xi Jinping, release Tibetan Tashi Wangchuk – charged over a NYTimes report
Hong Kong Free Press, May 3, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/05/03/world-press-freedom-day-xi-jinping-release-tibetan-tashi-wangchuk-charged-nytimes-report/

安徽高岭村民与警冲突 抗议建垃圾焚烧厂 (Villagers in Anhui clash with police in protest against construction of waste incineration plant)
Radio Free Asia, May 3, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huanjing/yf2-05032018095238.html

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 01:48

No regrets: Xi says Marxism still “totally correct” for China
Reuters, May 4, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-marx-china/no-regrets-xi-says-marxism-still-totally-correct-for-china-idUSKBN1I50ET

Related:
Xi encourages lifetime loyalty to Party among young people
Xinhua News Agency, May 4, 2018
http://english.sina.com/china/p/2018-05-04/detail-ifzyqqiq5262686.shtml

急刹车后短视频行业路在何方?专家:尽快建立内容审查机制 (Short video platforms flourish in China, experts advocate for content review mechanism)
Economic Reference, May 3, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2108199

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 01:48

Germany says Liu Xiaobo's widow is welcome “at any time”
Associated Press, May 3, 2018
https://www.voanews.com/a/germany-says-liu-xiaobo-widow-is-welcome-at-any-time/4375772.html

广东全面启动刑案律师辩护全覆盖,试行指定辩护与被告人自愿相结合制度 (Guangdong pilots program to provide defense counsel in all criminal cases, defendants may refuse assigned lawyers)
Legal Daily, May 3, 2018
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2018-05/03/content_7535178.htm

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 03:45

黑龙江省失业教师一万多人到该省信访局上访维权 (Over 10,000 jobless teachers in Heilongjiang petition in province capital)
Weiquanwang, May 2, 2018
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2018/05/blog-post_96.html

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 03:45

全国首例英烈保护公益诉讼:保护董存瑞英雄形象 (Hebei prosecutor demands local civil affairs authority, police to protect image of Dong Cunrui in accordance with the new hero law)
Sina, May 3, 2018
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2018-05-03/doc-ifzyqqiq1961755.shtml

“Easier to die than live”: Liu Xia, widow of Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, cries out for help in phone call
China Change, May 2, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/05/02/easier-die-live-liu-xia-widow-chinese-dissident-liu-xiaobo-cries-help-phone-call/

四川阿坝一藏人遭“政治罪名”秘密判刑13年 (Tibetan in Sichuan secretly sentenced to 13 years in jail for “political crime”)
Radio Free Asia, May 2, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-05022018101117.html

中国施压家庭教会 安徽牧师被判囚三年 (Family church priest in Anhui sentenced to 3 years in jail for “damaging property intentionally”)
Radio Free Asia, May 2, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/ql2-05022018093416.html

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 02:45

Peppa Pig should be proud
The Sydney Morning Herald, May 3, 2018
https://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/books/peppa-pig-should-be-proud-20180503-p4zd56.html

Hong Kong can best serve China through diplomacy – but first it must make its allegiances clear
South China Morning Post, May 2, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2144202/hong-kong-can-best-serve-china-through-diplomacy-first-it

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 02:45

Hong Kong police expect first anti-riot vehicle with water cannons to arrive this month
South China Morning Post, May 3, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/hong-kong-law-and-crime/article/2144369/hong-kong-police-expect-receive-anti-riot

Hong Kong court convicts nine more over 2016 Mong Kok riot
South China Morning Post, May 2, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/hong-kong-law-and-crime/article/2144397/hong-kong-court-convicts-nine-more-over-2016

Hong Kong officials’ “lax” monitoring of taxpayer-funded social welfare NGOs blasted
South China Morning Post, May 2, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2144375/hong-kong-officials-lax-monitoring-taxpayer-funded-social

Number of registered Hong Kong homeless soars as sky-high rents force people to sleep rough
South China Morning Post, May 2, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/community/article/2144384/number-registered-hong-kong-homeless-soars-sky-high-rents

Potential changes to Hong Kong liberal studies subject draw concern
Hong Kong Free Press, May 2, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/05/02/potential-changes-hong-kong-liberal-studies-subject-draw-concern/

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 02:45

China deploys cruise missiles on South China Sea outposts – reports
Reuters, May 3, 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/may/03/china-deploys-cruise-missiles-on-south-china-sea-outposts-reports

China ramps up pressure on Qantas over Taiwan
The Sydney Morning Herald, May 2, 2018
https://www.smh.com.au/business/companies/china-ramps-up-pressure-on-qantas-over-taiwan-20180501-p4zcmn.html

White House considers restricting Chinese researchers over espionage fears
忧间谍活动,白宫或限制中国人在美从事敏感研究
The New York Times, April 30, 2018
EN: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/30/us/politics/trump-china-researchers-espionage.htmlCH: https://cn.nytimes.com/usa/20180502/trump-china-researchers-espionage/

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 02:45

Chinese companies are watching the brain waves of their employees
Abacus, May 3, 2018
https://www.abacusnews.com/future-tech/chinese-companies-are-watching-brain-waves-their-employees/article/2144208

Tech giants feel the squeeze as Xi Jinping tightens his grip
习近平强权时代,中国科技巨头变身政府“好伙伴”
The New York Times, May 2, 2018
EN: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/02/technology/china-xi-jinping-technology-innovation.htmlCH: https://cn.nytimes.com/technology/20180503/china-xi-technology-innovation/

家长成“老赖”,孩子不能上学?这所中学的招生政策让网友吵翻了 (Middle school in Shandong announces new enrolment guidelines: Students with “untrustworthy” parents, based on the social credit system, denied admission)
Guanchazhe, April 30, 2018
http://user.guancha.cn/main/content?id=14661&s=fwzxfbbt

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 02:45

Chinese cities ordered to axe new projects after failing to hit winter pollution targets
South China Morning Post, May 3, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2144503/chinese-cities-ordered-axe-new-projects-after-failing

民政部部署开展扫黑除恶专项斗争,重心对准涉黑涉恶人员操纵村委会选举 (Ministry of Civil Affairs launches “clean up gang crime, eradicate evil” anti-corruption campaign specifically targeted at gangsters who manipulate village committee elections)
Legal Daily, May 2, 2018
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2018-05/02/content_7535003.htm

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 01:43

中國還有希望嗎?從中國的公民社會說起 (Is there still hope in China? Start from the civil society in China)
Inmediahk, May 2, 2018
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1056742

香港工人的惡夢,何時終結? (When will Hong Kong workers’ nightmare be over?)
Inmediahk, May 2, 2018
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1056732

Hong Kong’s pan-democrat lawmakers should accept Beijing’s hand of friendship
South China Morning Post, May 2, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2144300/hong-kongs-pan-democrat-lawmakers-should-accept-beijings

Xi Jinping and the third Chinese revolution
The Diplomat, May 2, 2018
https://thediplomat.com/2018/05/xi-jinping-and-the-third-chinese-revolution/

Taiwan shining: the island with global potential as a tech and free speech stronghold
Hong Kong Free Press, May 1, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/05/01/taiwan-shining-island-global-potential-tech-free-speech-stronghold/

Authoritarian China should immediately set Liu Xia free
The Asahi Shimbun, May 1, 2018
http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201805010022.html

France’s Macron buys into China’s rights vision
马克龙向中国人权观低头
Human Rights Watch, April 27, 2018
EN: https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/04/27/frances-macron-buys-chinas-rights-visionCH: https://www.hrw.org/zh-hans/news/2018/04/27/317423

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 01:43

9被告全部罪成 三星期後聽取求情判刑 另1人仍棄保潛逃 (All remaining 9 defendants found guilty of rioting by Hong Kong court)
Mingpao, May 2, 2018
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20180502/s00001/1525246343618

Hong Kong’s top court rejects bid by banks and law firms to intervene in LGBT appeal
Hong Kong Free Press, May 2, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/05/02/hong-kongs-top-court-rejects-bid-banks-law-firms-intervene-lgbt-appeal/

Cantonese a dialect, not a mother tongue, says Hong Kong Education Bureau supporting material on Mandarin
Hong Kong Free Press, May 2, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/05/02/cantonese-dialect-not-mother-tongue-says-hong-kong-education-bureau-supporting-material-mandarin/

“Enough! Stand up!”: Thousands march for labor rights, urging standard working hours in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Free Press, May 2, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/05/02/enough-stand-thousands-march-labour-rights-urging-standard-working-hours-hong-kong/

Gov’t will not reveal full design, security details of new Express Rail terminal, as they could be for terror attacks
Hong Kong Free Press, May 1, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/05/01/govt-will-not-reveal-full-design-security-details-new-express-rail-terminal-terror-attacks/

Calls to better protect mothers after employee alleges discrimination at cosmetics firm Crabtree & Evelyn
Hong Kong Free Press, May 1, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/05/01/calls-better-protect-mothers-employee-alleges-discrimination-cosmetics-firm-crabtree-evelyn/

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 01:43

Chinese state media accuse Taiwan of sour grapes after ally poached
Reuters, May 2, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2144264/chinese-state-media-accuse-taiwan-sour-grapes-after

Related:
China's new “tug-of-war” with Taiwan over influence in the Pacific
The Sydney Morning Herald, May 2, 2018
https://www.smh.com.au/world/asia/china-s-new-tug-of-war-with-taiwan-over-influence-in-the-pacific-20180502-p4zcxt.html

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 01:43

Father detained after 7-year-old son thrown off bridge in southwest China
South China Morning Post, May 2, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2144337/father-detained-after-7-year-old-son-thrown-bridge-southwest

How Chinese veterans could derail President Xi’s plans
The Diplomat, May 1, 2018
https://thediplomat.com/2018/05/how-chinese-veterans-could-derail-president-xis-plans/

中非合作被诋毁,人民日报:鞋子合不合脚,只有穿鞋的人知道 (Chinese ambassador to Malawi responds to criticism of Chinese investment in Africa in People’s Daily: Whether the shoes fit, only the wearer knows)
People’s Daily, April 30, 2018
http://paper.people.com.cn/rmrb/html/2018-04/30/nw.D110000renmrb_20180430_2-03.htm

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 01:43

Chinese crane operators stage nationwide strike ahead of Labor Day
全国塔吊工人五一如期罢工 多处工地停工
Radio Free Asia, May 1, 2018
EN: https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/strike-05012018121258.htmlCH: https://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/labor-05012018093946.html

Translation: Yue Xin “On the Week Since My Open Letter” (Full Text)
木·田:我在公开信后的一周里
China Digital Times, May 1, 2018
EN: https://chinadigitaltimes.net/2018/05/translation-yue-xin-on-the-week-since-my-open-letter-full-text/CH: https://github.com/DeboutSQ/Xin-Yue/blob/master/mingguini.md

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 11:42

Censorship “maybe”? Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam fails to reassure on press freedom
Hong Kong Free Press, May 1, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/05/01/censorship-maybe-hong-kongs-carrie-lam-fails-reassure-press-freedom/

The rise of populism and implications for China
China File, April 30, 2018
http://www.chinafile.com/library/china-world-podcast/rise-of-populism-and-implications-china

誰砸爛大學基層教師的飯碗?(Who smashed the rice bowls of Hong Kong adjunct faculties?)
Inmedia, April 30, 2018
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1056712a

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