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April 16, 2018 by admin

Monday, April 16, 2018

China’s Xi Jinping says he is opposed to life-long rule
Financial Times, April 16, 2018
https://www.ft.com/content/2b449400-413a-11e8-803a-295c97e6fd0b

AP Exclusive: Jailed Chinese pastor’s US family seeks mercy
Associated Press, April 16, 2018
https://apnews.com/5f100e3346814ad28caf2ff2ec1a554c

湖北男子不满被贴罚单发朋友圈辱骂交警,被拘5日 (Hubei man detained 5 days for posting ticket on WeChat and insulting traffic police)
Chutian Metropolis Daily WeChat Public Account, April 13, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2075139
Labels: Access to Justice , Rule of Law , 司法公正 , 法治
Access to Information (信息公开)

“I am gay, not a pervert”: Furor erupts in China as Sina Weibo bans gay content
微博清理同性恋相关内容引发网友抗议
The New York Times, April 15, 2018
EN: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/15/world/asia/china-gay-ban-sina-weibo-....
CH: https://cn.nytimes.com/china/20180416/china-gay-ban-sina-weibo-/

Asia’s bastion of free speech? Move aside, Hong Kong, it’s Taiwan now.
台湾取代香港成亚洲言论自由新堡垒
The New York Times, April 14, 2018
EN: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/14/world/asia/china-taiwan-hong-kong-fre...
CH: https://cn.nytimes.com/asia-pacific/20180416/china-taiwan-hong-kong-free...

抖音发布处罚通告:3月份永久封禁15234个账号 (In March, Douyin permanently shuts down 15,234 accounts with “illegal” content, such as pornography, vulgarity, rumor, Bitcoin)
Douyin, April 13, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2073928
Labels: Access to Information , Censorship and Surveillance , Information Control , internet , 互联网 , 信息公开 , 信息控制 , 审查和监控
Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Are China’s university lecturers exploiting their traditional “godfatherly” roles to abuse students?
South China Morning Post, April 15, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2141772/are-chinas-univer...

First foreign NGO de-registers in China
China File, April 13, 2018
http://www.chinafile.com/ngo/latest/first-foreign-ngo-de-registers-china

Related:
Guangdong gives awards to foreign NGOs
China File, April 13, 2018
http://www.chinafile.com/ngo/latest/guangdong-gives-awards-foreign-ngos

Labels: Citizen Participation , civil society , protests and petitions , 公民参与 , 抗议和请愿 , 民间社会
Government Accountability (政府问责)

Ex-chairman of China's insurance regulator has been formally charged - top prosecutor
中国检察机关对保监会原主席项俊波涉嫌受贿案提起公诉--最高检
Reuters, April 16, 2018
EN: https://www.reuters.com/article/china-corruption/ex-chairman-of-chinas-i...
CH: https://cn.reuters.com/article/former-insurance-regulator-head-xiang-04-...

China’s military veterans ministry opens after pension protests
South China Morning Post, April 16, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2141894/chinas-...

“Too busy, too much pressure”: an ageing China and the erosion of filial piety
Hong Kong Free Press, April 15, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/04/15/busy-much-pressure-ageing-china-er...

江苏公安民警依法履职免责标准出炉:不得以舆论炒作等追责 (Jiangsu Province Public Security Department drafts rules granting police impunity during “legitimate law enforcement”. Public opinion, petition, administrative reconsideration and lawsuit shall not hold officers accountable)
Cpd.com.cn, April 12, 2018
https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2071191
Labels: corruption , Government Accountability , 政府问责 , 腐败
ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

The billion-dollar, Alibaba-backed AI company that’s quietly watching people in China
Quartz, April 16, 2018
https://qz.com/1248493/sensetime-the-billion-dollar-alibaba-backed-ai-co...
Labels: ICTs and Human Rights , 信息技术与人权
National Security & Counterterrorism (国家安全和反恐)

China launches bilingual website to report foreign spies and thwart bids to “overthrow the socialist system”
Agence France-Presse, April 16, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/04/16/china-launches-bilingual-website-r...

学生参与国家安全教育情况纳入档案,构建完善国家安全教育内容体系 (Ministry of Education to revise text books, curriculums to enhance national security education. Records will be put into students’ file as important reference for award evaluation)
Xinhua News Agency, April 13, 2018
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2018-04/13/content_75...
Labels: National Security & Counterterrorism , 国家安全和反恐
Hong Kong (香港)

Activist Raphael Wong completes Umbrella Movement prison sentence; released on bail ahead of land protest appeal
Hong Kong Free Press, April 16, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/04/16/activist-raphael-wong-completes-um...

Related:
Mong Kok unrest: Riot trial for Localist Edward Leung and four others to proceed as prosecution closes case
Hong Kong Free Press, April 16, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/04/16/mong-kok-unrest-riot-trial-localis...

Living in subdivided flats that nobody wants – the grim struggle to find a home for Hong Kong’s poorer ethnic minorities
South China Morning Post, April 16, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/community/article/2141793/living-subd...

Hong Kong is “only place in the world without national security law”, liaison office chief says
South China Morning Post, April 15, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2141777/hong-kong-on...

Related:
內地移民斥港府一手造成 10年前融入無困難 (Mainland migrant slams SAR government for creating conflict China and Hong Kong)
Apple Daily, April 15, 2018
https://hk.news.appledaily.com/local/realtime/article/20180415/58070240

港支联会“毋忘六四”29年长跑 坚持结束一党专政 (HK Alliance holds jogging event in memory of June Fourth, urging to end one-party dictatorship)
Radio Free Asia, April 15, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/cp-04152018162811.html
Labels: hong kong , 香港
Commentary (评论)

As Hong Kong’s crackdown on dissent continues, is independence the secret dream in many hearts?
Hong Kong Free Press, April 16, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/04/16/crackdown-dissent-continues-indepe...

CY’s legal barrage: why does it not include the newspapers which started the whole thing?
Hong Kong Free Press, April 15, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/04/15/cys-legal-barrage-not-include-news...

Carrot & stick: How Beijing controls its diaspora
China Digital Times, April 14, 2018
https://chinadigitaltimes.net/2018/04/carrot-stick-how-beijing-controls-...

China: End conversion therapy in medical settings
中国:停止医疗机构进行转化治疗
Human Rights Watch, April 14, 2018
EN: https://www.hrw.org/news/2017/11/14/china-end-conversion-therapy-medical...
CH: https://www.hrw.org/zh-hans/news/2017/11/14/311404

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