Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese journalist to receive verdict Friday on charges of revealing state secrets
The New York Times, April 13, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/14/world/asia/chinese-journalist-to-receive-verdict-friday-on-charges-of-revealing-state-secrets.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

释放女权五姐妹:维护大国声誉与形象?(Will the release of the 5 feminists help to restore China’s reputation and image?)
Deutsche Welle, April 14, 2015
http://www.dw.de/释放女权五姐妹维护大国声誉与形象/a-18379907

Chinese police release feminist activists
The Guardian, April 13, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/apr/13/chinese-police-free-three-of-five-feminist-activists

Related:
HRIC Law Note: Five detained women released on “guarantee pending further investigation”
Human Rights in China, April 13, 2015
http://www.hrichina.org/en/hric-law-note-five-detained-women-released-guarantee-pending-further-investigation

Supporting women's rights in China
Human Rights in China, April 13, 2015
EN: http://bit.ly/1Hd5v5D
CH: http://bit.ly/1DTr8Wy

Five Chinese feminists released, conditions attached: Lawyer
Radio Free Asia, April 13, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/feminists-04132015120909.html

Released Chinese feminists: Out of jail but not free
CNN, April 14, 2015
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/04/14/asia/china-feminists-release-jiang/

Tibetan monk detained, released pending trial
Radio Free Asia, April 13, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/pending-04132015163314.html

Government Accountability, (政府问责)

Polluting regions summoned for talks
China Daily, April 14, 2015
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2015-04/14/content_20427409.htm

Related:
China to surpass U.S. as top cause of modern global warming
Reuters, April 13, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/13/us-climatechange-china-idUSKBN0N411H20150413

Hong Kong (香港)

Shenzhen cap of weekly cross-border trips greeted with caution in Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, April 13, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1765843/shenzhen-cap-weekly-cross-border-trips-greeted-caution-hong-kong

Related:
中国限制深圳居民赴香港频次
China Limits neighbors’ visits to Hong Kong after smuggling complaint
The New York Times, April 14, 2015
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20150414/c14visas/dual/

What are China's Shenzhen shoppers buying in Hong Kong?
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 13, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-32283440

Dissident Hong Kong Democrat Nelson Wong quitting central committee “to protect the party”
South China Morning Post, April 14, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1765880/dissident-hong-kong-democrat-nelson-wong-quitting-central

Call for Xi Jinping to abide by Deng Xiaoping's blueprint for “one country, two systems”
South China Morning Post, April 14, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1765730/call-xi-jinping-abide-deng-xiaopings-blueprint-one-country-two

Counterterrorism (反恐)

China to intensify terror fight, enhance video security monitoring
Xinhua, April 13, 2015
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-04/13/c_134147748.htm

Related:
China to strengthen surveillance, security in anti-terror push
Reuters, April 13, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/14/us-china-security-idUSKBN0N507C20150414

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China unveils roadmap to judicial, social reform
进一步深化司法体制和社会体制改革
Beijing Review, April 10, 2015
EN: http://www.bjreview.com.cn/se/txt/2015-04/10/content_682505.htm
CH: http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20150410/Articel01004GN.htm

Access to Information (信息公开)

Wanted: Ten million Chinese students to “civilize” the Internet
The Washington Post, April 10, 2015
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2015/04/10/wanted-ten-million-chinese-students-to-civilize-the-internet/

China orders news website to “improve censorship”
The Telegraph, April 12, 2015
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11530633/China-orders-news-website-to-improve-censorship.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

中国5名被拘女权人士其中3人已获释 (China releases five of the women's rights activists on bail)
Voice of America, April 11, 2015
http://www.voanews.com/content/women-rights-activists-await-formal-arrest-in-china/2715368.html

Related:

China releases three detained feminist activists
Agence France-Presse, April 11, 2015
https://ph.news.yahoo.com/china-releases-three-detained-feminist-activists-115329644.html

"女权五女"中三人获释 (Lawyer Liang Xiaojun explains conditions of released for the three women’s rights activists)
Deutshe Welle, April 13, 2015
http://dw.de/p/1F73Z

“Support them, not silence them,” Kerry tells China over 5 detained feminists
Cable News Network, April 11, 2015
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/04/11/china/china-kerry-women-activists/

Parents of detained Chinese feminists make last-minute plea for release
South China Morning Post, April 13, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1765009/parents-detained-chinese-feminists-make-last-minute-plea-release

香港多个团体促大陆释放五女权人士 (Multiple Hong Kong groups call for release of five Chinese women’s rights activists)
Radio Free Asia, April 11, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/hk-feminism-04112015102454.html

The Beijing Five: Calls grow for release of Chinese feminists held without charge
Vice News, April 10, 2015
https://news.vice.com/article/the-beijing-five-calls-grow-for-release-of-chinese-feminists-held-without-charge

Supporting Women's Rights in China
Human Rights in China, April 13, 2015
EN: http://bit.ly/1Hd5v5D
CH: http://bit.ly/1DTr8Wy

Police in China's Guangdong widen crackdown on activists, netizens
Radio Free Asia, April 10, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/guangdong-police-widen-crackdown-on-netizens-04102015112959.html

Hundreds protest against pollution from south China coal plant
Reuters, April 12, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/12/us-china-environment-protest-idUSKBN0N30BK20150412

Government Accountability, (政府问责)

Beijing’s Olympic bid tests whether IOC is serious about reform
Washington Post, April 10, 2015
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/beijings-olympic-bid-tests-whether-ioc-is-serious-about-reform/2015/04/09/5e21930e-dc85-11e4-b6d7-b9bc8acf16f7_story.html

Inner Mongolian herders feel force of China’s hunger for minerals
The Guardian, April 10, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/apr/10/inner-mongolia-pollution-grasslands-herders

Exploring the fun side of China’s war on corruption
The New York Times, April 10, 2015
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/04/10/exploring-the-fun-side-of-chinas-war-on-corruption/

Graft trial opens for former head of China's top energy group
Reuters, April 13, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/13/us-china-corruption-trial-idUSKBN0N403C20150413

Related:
Jiang Jiemin: China former energy chief on trial
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 13, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-32245967

China says U.S. backs its campaign to hunt down “economic fugitives”
Reuters, April 11, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/11/us-china-usa-corruption-idUSKBN0N20AI20150411

ICTs and Human Rights, (信息技术与人权)

China is said to use powerful new weapon to censor Internet
The New York Times, April 10, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/11/technology/china-is-said-to-use-powerful-new-weapon-to-censor-internet.html

Related:
China may have broader web traffic tampering capabilities, group says
The Wall Street Journal, April 10, 2015
http://www.wsj.com/articles/china-may-have-broader-web-traffic-tampering-capabilities-group-says-1428673447

China’s hackers run 10-year spy campaign in Asia, report finds
The Wall Street Journal, April 8, 2015
http://www.wsj.com/articles/chinas-hackers-run-10-year-spy-campaign-in-asia-report-finds-1428854482

Will Google’s certificate change hurt China’s e-economy?
IDG Connect, April 8, 2015
http://www.idgconnect.com/blog-abstract/9733/will-google-certificate-change-hurt-china-economy

Hong Kong (香港)

China to restrict visits by Shenzhen residents to Hong Kong: NPC deputy
Reuters, April 11, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/11/us-china-hongkong-visas-idUSKBN0N20H820150411

Activists in warning to parallel traders
The Standard, April 10, 2015
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?sid=44232483

Mong Kok protest found guilty of assault
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 10, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20150410/news_20150410_56_1091070.htm

Andy Tsang defends water cannon purchase
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 11, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20150411/news_20150411_56_1091291.htm

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Face civil activists with courage
South China Morning Post, April 13, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1765024/china-must-face-civil-activists-courage-rather-heavy-hand