Thursday, June 18, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

More protests over private-car services like Uber in China
Tech In Asia, June 15, 2015
https://www.techinasia.com/protests-privatecar-services-uber-china/

Chinese police hold outspoken activists in Beijing, Guangzhou
Radio Free Asia, June 16, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/hold-06162015110647.html

中国:应放弃制定压迫性的境外NGO法律 (China: Scrap Repressive Foreign Organizations Law)
Human Rights Watch, June 15, 2015
http://www.hrw.org/zh-hans/news/2015/06/15/ngo

夏明:中国独立民间组织生存愈发艰难 (Ming Xia: China's independent civic organisations are in a state of increasing difficulties)
Radio France Internationale, June 16, 2015
http://rfi.my/1JV4IGu

Government Accountability (政府问责)

No gifts for the teachers: China puts corruption in schools under scrutiny
South China Morning Post, June 16, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1822995/no-gifts-teachers-china-puts-corruption-schools-under

China's state-owned firms get their “report card” on corruption
South China Morning Post, June 17, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1823022/chinas-state-owned-firms-get-their-report-card

CPC issues rules to regulate leading Party members' groups
China Daily, June 17, 2015
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2015-06/17/content_21024893.htm

China's anti-graft drive fueled by Party's "stricter-than-law" disciplinary policy
China Daily, June 16, 2015
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2015-06/16/content_21023066.htm

Government oversight with “Chinese characteristics”
The Diplomat, June 17 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/06/government-oversight-with-chinese-characteristics/

Executives at Grid Firms Received Improper Benefits, CCDI Says
Caixin, June 17, 2015
http://english.caixin.com/2015-06-17/100820204.html

党组工作条例(试行) (Party Group Work Regulations (Provisional))
China Law Translate, June 16 2015
CH: http://chinalawtranslate.com/partygroupregs/
EN: http://chinalawtranslate.com/en/partygroupregs/

China steps up controls in unruly Xinjiang as Ramadan approaches
Reuters, June 16, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/16/us-china-religion-ramadan-idUSKBN0OW0VS20150616

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

中国广为发放网络身份证为网络管理提供新措施 (China begins broad-based online identification as a new measure for internet management)
Radio France Internationale, June 9, 2015
http://rfi.my/1Ge0eVX

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong begins debate on electoral reform plan
Al Jazeera, June 17, 2015
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/06/hong-kong-begins-debate-electoral-reform-plan-150617050511582.html

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Protesters gather outside Legco ahead of Hong Kong political reform debate
South China Morning Post, June 17, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1823077/protesters-gather-outside-legco-ahead-hong-kong-political

穿印有號碼上衣支持政改人士拒絕記者訪問 (People wearing numbered T-shirts, who support political reform, refuse press’ interviews)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 17, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20150617/news_20150617_55_1108420.htm

Lawmakers flay increased security at Legco
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 17, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20150617/news_20150617_56_1108384.htm

不滿曾鈺成讓警方入立會 陳偉業離開會議廳抗議 (People Power Albert Chan leaves conference chamber to protest that LegCo President Jasper Tsang let police enter the premises)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 17, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20150617/news_20150617_55_1108330.htm

Related:
梁國雄:議員由選民授權議事 進立會要安檢是侮辱 (Leung Kwok-hung (Long hair): Having to undergo a security check to enter LegCo is insulting as lawmakers are authorized to work by voters)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 17, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20150617/news_20150617_55_1108341.htm

Hong Kong election plan appears unlikely to win lawmakers’ approval
The New York Times, June 16, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/17/world/asia/hong-kong-beijing-china-democracy-election-vote.html

Chinese dissident urges pan-democrats to vote for Hong Kong reform proposal
South China Morning Post, June 15, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1822755/chinese-dissident-urges-pan-democrats-vote-hong-kong-reform

Hong Kong “localist” groups seek inspiration from academic's book
South China Morning Post, June 17, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1823026/hong-kong-localist-groups-seek-inspiration-academics-book

Six suspects in alleged Hong Kong bomb plot may face 20 years in jail
South China Morning Post, June 16, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/1822791/hong-kong-bomb-suspect-taken-site-abandoned-atv-studio

IN PICTURES: Political showdown-Hong Kong weighs its future as reform debate unfolds
South China Morning Post, June 17, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1823118/pictures-political-showdown-hong-kong-weighs-its-future-reform-debate

林鄭月娥:中央真心誠意讓香港落實普選 (Chief Secretary Carrie Lam: Beijing is sincere about letting Hong Kong implement universal suffrage)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 17, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20150617/news_20150617_55_1108351.htm

Related:
梁家傑指既然中央一意孤行 不如及早投票否決政改方案 (Civic Party Alan Leong: As Beijing does not listen, we may as well vote earlier to reject the political reform proposal)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 17, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20150617/news_20150617_55_1108391.htm

雨傘運動警權報告:警方濫權令2067人身心受傷 (Umbrella Movement police power report: abuse of power by police caused 2,067 people physical & psychological harm)
Inmediahk.net, June 15, 2015
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1035184

Related:
雨傘暴警資料庫2014-2015 雨傘運動警權及人權報告 (Official report: 2014-2015 Umbrella Movement—police power and human rights)
Inmediahk.net, June 15, 2015
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bx4UPgWniSxQamFiN184blVBTVk/view

阿里與TVB合拍劇:「將更迎合大陸觀眾需求」 (Alibaba and TVB to coproduce TV dramas that “will better cater to mainland viewers’ needs”)
Apple Daily, June 17, 2015
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/realtime/finance/20150617/53865424

Counterterrorism (反恐)

Chinese police kill Uighur man at station in suspected attack
Reuters, June 17, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/17/us-china-security-idUSKBN0OX0JC20150617

王民大使:继续推进国际反恐合作 共同维护世界和平稳定 (Ambassador Wang Min: Continue pursuing international cooperation on counterterrorism, jointly preserving international peace and stability)
People’s Daily, June 17, 2015
http://world.people.com.cn/n/2015/0617/c1002-27169304.html

组图:乌鲁木齐公交系统进行反恐反劫持演练 (In pictures: Urumqi Public Transport System undertakes counterterrorism and anti-hijacking exercises)
QQ News, June 17, 2015
http://news.qq.com/a/20150617/057797.htm#p=1

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

China's great purge
Al Jazeera, June 16, 2015
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2015/06/china-great-purge-150615051144914.html

China must grant Hong Kong genuine democracy, says activist on eve of vote
The Guardian, June 16, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/16/china-must-grant-hong-kong-genuine-democracy-says-activist-on-eve-of-vote

一位中国律师被捕引发的涟漪效应 (The ripple effect of the arrest of a Chinese lawyer)
Financial Times, June 17, 2015
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001062554

Related:
The ripple effect of a Chinese lawyer’s detention
Freedom House, June 17, 2015
https://freedomhouse.org/blog/ripple-effect-chinese-lawyer-s-detention#.VYJ0PBXyxdi