Thursday, April 30, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Crackdown on corruption at Chinese environmental risk assessment agencies
South China Morning Post, April 29, 2015

3 in Guangdong investigated for Party discipline violations
China Daily, April 30. 2015

Eight hospital heads said to be found taking bribes
Caixin, April 29, 2015

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Goldman and IDG put $50 million to work in a Bitcoin company [Note: IDG is a China-based firm]
The New York Times, April 30, 2015

Under a 2013 notice issued by the People’s Bank of China, Chinese financial institutions are not permitted to use or interact with Bitcoin:

Hong Kong (香港)

Officials' assurances on reform “conflicting”
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 30, 2015

陳文敏指政改方案沒回應市民憂慮 (Ex HKU law dean Johannes Chan says political reform package does not respond to citizens’ concerns)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 30, 2015

李卓人:中央若關心香港內耗 應拆8.31框架 (Pan-dem Lee Cheuk-yan: If Chinese government cares about HK internal friction, August 31 Framework should be dropped)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 29, 2015

Less than half HK’s residents support electoral reforms
Taipei Times, April 30, 2015

Hong Kong trips again in global press freedom ranking
Hong Kong Economic Journal, April 30, 2015

去年撐警集會記者遇襲案 警指無足夠證據檢控 (Police say not enough evidence to charge attackers of journalists during last year’s pro-police event)
Apple Daily, April 29, 2015

Freedom of the Press 2015: Harsh Laws and Violence Drive Global Decline
Freedom House, April 28, 2015

Freedom of the Press 2015
Freedom House, April 28, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

YCW conversation–legal reform in China
Young China Watchers, April 28, 2015

Forced disappearances, brutality, and communist China's politics of fear
Vice News, April 28, 2015