Monday, January 22, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Detention of Chinese human rights lawyer Yu Wensheng “absurd,” says attorney
Agence France-Presse, January 21, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/01/21/detention-chinese-human-rights-lawyer-yu-wensheng-absurd-says-attorney/

China's progress on intellectual property rights (yes, really)
The Diplomat, January 20, 2018
https://thediplomat.com/2018/01/chinas-progress-on-intellectual-property-rights-yes-really/

“We don't know what conditions will be like at the next prison”
江天勇会被转送河南监狱 暂停探视
Radio Free Asia, January 18, 2018
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/conditions-01192018164818.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yl-01182018105020.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese music fans fear rap latest to fall foul of government censors
Agence France-Presse, January 22, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2130011/chinese-music-fans-fear-rap-latest-fall-foul-censors

China’s VPN crackdown is about money as much as censorship
Financial Times, January 22, 2018
https://www.ft.com/content/35eafc9a-fcf8-11e7-9b32-d7d59aace167

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

港台團體聯署聲明:還人民言論自由 聲援中國11.15讀書會案左派青年 (Groups in Hong Kong and Taiwan launch signature campaign in support of mainland left-wing youngster who got detained for joining read club)
Inmediahk, January 21, 2018
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1054655

李氏兄弟姊妹: 呼吁国家重视“低端人口”随迁子女的义务教育 (Citizens in Henan hold banners and demand compulsory education for children of so-called “low-end” migrant workers)
Weiquanwang, January 18, 2018
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2018/01/blog-post_20.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

In China, big data is watching you … and that could be a huge “challenge to the West”
South China Morning Post, January 21, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2129897/china-big-data-watching-you-and-could-be-huge-challenge

Related:
Ecuador is fighting crime using Chinese surveillance technology
South China Morning Post, January 22, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2129912/ecuador-fighting-crime-using-chinese-surveillance

National Security & Counterterrorism (国家安全和反恐)

Ma Zhaoxu: China’s next man at the United Nations ... and on the front line of Xi’s global ambitions
South China Morning Post, January 21, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2129869/ma-zhaoxu-chinas-next-man-united-nations-and-front-line

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong smog hits top of the health risk scale, thanks to haze and low winds
South China Morning Post, January 22, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/health-environment/article/2130010/hong-kong-smog-hit-top-health-risk-scale-thanks

Localist activist Edward Leung admits assaulting police during Mong Kok unrest, denies rioting charges
Hong Kong Free Press, January 22, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/01/22/localist-activist-edward-leung-admits-assaulting-police-mong-kok-unrest-denies-rioting-charges/

Ex-lawmaker Frederick Fung says he will not step in if gov’t bars pro-democracy election nominee from running
Hong Kong Free Press, January 22, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/01/22/ex-lawmaker-frederick-fung-says-will-not-step-govt-bars-pro-democracy-election-nominee-running/

Shockingly low response rate to Hong Kong government public consultations revealed
South China Morning Post, January 22, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2129903/shockingly-low-response-rate-hong-kong-government-public

Embattled Justice Sec. Teresa Cheng reveals she has a second property with illegal structures
Hong Kong Free Press, January 22, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/01/22/embattled-justice-sec-teresa-cheng-reveals-second-property-illegal-structures/

抗議期間爆粗涉辱師 浸大學生會長願致歉 (Baptist University Student Union chief says he is willing to apologize for using vulgar language against teacher during protest, claiming it was a “verbal misstep”)
Mingpao, January 21, 2018
https://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20180121/s00002/1516470328517

Commentary (评论)

團結民主派,抗衡當局打壓 (Unite democratic parties and fight against suppression of the regime)
Inmediahk, January 22, 2018
https://www.inmediahk.net/node/1054682

Hong Kong democracy battle now waged in courts
Voice of America, January 22, 2018
https://www.voanews.com/a/hong-kong-courts-battle-activism/4218168.html

法政匯思:《中英聯合聲明》是條約嗎?以條約法的角度解讀(一) (Interpret Sino-British Joint Declaration from a treaty law perspective)
Pentoy, January 20, 2018
https://goo.gl/43KZaM

Why go easy on Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng in illegal structures saga?
South China Morning Post, January 20, 2018
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2129832/why-go-easy-chief-justice-teresa-cheng-illegal-structures