Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

China added to list of 10 most censored countries
Aljazeera, April 22, 2015
http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/4/21/china-added-to-list-of-10-most-censored-countries.html

Related:
China, Myanmar, North Korea and Vietnam among 10 worst media censors
CPJ公布“十大新闻审查国家名单” 中国监禁记者最多
Radio Free Asia, April 21, 2015
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/press-freedom-04212015162105.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/jz-04202015105122.html

HRIC statement: Heavy Sentence for Gao Yu Exposes Hollowness of “Rule by Law” in China
中国人权声明:重判高瑜暴露中国“依法治国”的虚伪
Human Rights in China, April 17, 2015
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/statement/heavy-sentence-gao-yu-exposes-hollowness-rule-law-china
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/sheng-ming/zhong-pan-gao-yu-bao-lu-zhong-guo-yi-fa-zhi-guo-de-xu-wei

高瑜案的警示 (Gao Yu’s case as a warning to us)
Human Rights in China Biweekly, April 20, 2015
http://biweekly.hrichina.org/article/27396

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

This Chinese feminist wants to be the country’s first openly gay lawyer, and police harassment won’t stop her
The Washington Post, April 22, 2015
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/chinese-feminist-tells-of-ordeal-in-detention-vows-to-continue-advocacy/2015/04/21/00d0ffc6-ae95-4495-82a1-19e26c0b82a7_story.html

Related:
HRIC Law Note: Five detained women released on “guarantee pending further investigation”
中国人权法律备忘录:五位被拘女权活动人士取保候审
Human Rights in China, April 13, 2015
EN:http://www.hrichina.org/en/hric-law-note-five-detained-women-released-guarantee-pending-further-investigation
CH:http://www.hrichina.org/chs/zhong-guo-ren-quan-fa-lu-bei-wang-lu-wu-wei-bei-ju-nu-quan-huo-dong-ren-shi-qu-bao-hou-shen

Supporting women's rights in China
声援中国女权人士
Human Rights in China, April 20, 2015
EN: http://bit.ly/1Hd5v5D
CH: http://bit.ly/1DTr8Wy

Hong Kong (香港)

泛民離場抗議 斥政府要港人淪投票工具 (Pan-dems walk out of LegCo, denounce government for reducing HK people to voting tools)
Apple Daily, April 22, 2015
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/realtime/news/20150422/53659559

CE urges HK to seize chance for reforms
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 22, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20150422/news_20150422_56_1093927.htm

Noisy protests outside Legislative Council
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 22, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20150422/news_20150422_56_1093952.htm

Hong Kong faces election impasse
The Wall Street Journal, April 22, 2015
http://www.wsj.com/articles/hong-kong-faces-election-impasse-1429689542

Hong Kong toes China line with reform package, vows no compromise
Reuters, April 22, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/22/us-hongkong-politics-reform-idUSKBN0ND06L20150422

劉卿稱方案令人心寒齒冷 重申民主黨不接受袋住先(Emily Lau says proposal is horrifying, reiterates Democratic Party’s refusal to compromise)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 22, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20150422/news_20150422_55_1094000.htm

黃之鋒:學生及年青人呼籲議員否決8.31框架方案 (Joshua Wong: Students and young people call on lawmakers to reject proposal under “831 framework”)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 22, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20150422/news_20150422_55_1094035.htm

官媒緊貼報道 內地網民:香港民主是次要的 (Chinese state media follows HK political reform development closely: Mainland Chinese netizen comments that democracy is of secondary importance to HK compared with protection of China’s political stability)
Apple Daily, April 22, 2015
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/realtime/china/20150422/53660501

Counterterrorism (反恐)

Chinese president applauds Pakistan's anti-terror efforts
The Hindu, April 21, 2015
http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/south-asia/chinese-president-applauds-pakistans-antiterror-efforts/article7125877.ece

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

言论自由与国家安全决不能对立 (Freedom of expression and state security should not work against one another)
The Global Times, April 22, 2015
http://opinion.huanqiu.com/editorial/2015-04/6250826.html