Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Xi urges Red Cross China to reform
China Daily, May 5, 2015
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2015-05/05/content_20629412.htm

Former Chinese propaganda workers protest over unpaid pensions
Radio Free Asia, May 5, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/pensions-05052015105010.html

Feminist five thank domestic and international support that secured their release
China Change, May 6, 2015
http://chinachange.org/2015/05/05/feminist-five-thank-domestic-and-international-support-that-secured-their-release/

Related:
Supporting women's rights in China
声援中国女权人士
Human Rights in China, April 28, 2015
EN: http://bit.ly/1Hd5v5D
CH: http://bit.ly/1DTr8Wy

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Shanghai enacts curbs on business dealings of officials’ relatives
The New York Times, May 5, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/06/world/asia/shanghai-enacts-curbs-on-business-dealings-of-officials-relatives.html

Related:
The trouble with China's anti-corruption campaign
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 6, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-china-blog-32590433

China prosecutors investigate former investment boss for graft
Reuters, May 5, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/05/05/us-china-corruption-idUSKBN0NQ0RA20150505

Changes to food safety law include tougher punishments
Caixin, May 5, 2015
http://english.caixin.com/2015-05-04/100806234.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

The Chinese government hops on the WeChat bandwagon
China Policy Institute Blog, May 6, 2015
http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/chinapolicyinstitute/2015/05/06/chinese-government-hops-on-the-wechat-bandwagon/

How China will become more cooperative in cyberspace
The Diplomat, May 6, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/05/how-china-will-become-more-cooperative-in-cyberspace

Related:
Cyber security in China: new political leadership focuses on boosting national security
Mercator Institute for China Studies, December 9, 2014
http://www.merics.org/fileadmin/templates/download/china-monitor/China_Monitor_No_20_eng.pdf

Counterterrorism (反恐)

China orders Muslim shopkeepers to sell alcohol, cigarettes, to “weaken” Islam
The Washington Post, May 5, 2015
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2015/05/05/china-orders-muslim-shopkeepers-to-sell-alcohol-cigarettes-to-weaken-islam/

Related:
新疆和田政府明令维族人店铺售烟酒 (Xinjiang Hotan prefectural government orders Muslim Uyghurs to sell cigarettes and alcohol)
Radio Free Asia, May 5, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql1-05052015100303.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Pro-Beijing group plans new petition to support Hong Kong electoral reform
South China Morning Post, May 6, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1786594/pro-beijing-group-plans-new-petition-support-hong-kong

董建華:反共者不能出閘 (Ex HK Chief Executive & Vice Chairman of CPPCC Tung Chee-hwa: anti-communists cannot stand for election)
Apple Daily, May 6, 2015
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/news/art/20150506/19137616