Monday, August 03, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Police raids on Chinese lawyers: The view from the inside
中國維權律師披露被抓捕過程細節
The New York Times, July 31, 2015
EN: http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/07/31/police-raids-on-chinese-lawyers-the-view-from-the-inside/
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20150803/c03sino-raids/zh-hant/

Related:
Mass suppression of lawyers reveals true nature of Xi’s “rule by law”
对维权律师的大规模镇压揭示了习近平“依法治国”的真实面目
Human Rights in China, July 16, 2015
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/mass-crackdown-chinese-lawyers-and-defenders
CH: http://hrichina.org/chs/zhong-guo-da-gui-mo-zhen-ya-wei-quan-lu-shi-he-huo-yue-ren-shi

Ex-PLA chief Guo Boxiong to be prosecuted for allegedly accepting bribes for promotions
South China Morning Post, July 30, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1845230/retired-chinese-general-guo-boxiong-expelled-communist

“女权五姐妹”的代理律师 提请撤销对五人所立“假案” (Lawyer for the “Feminist Five” applies for expunging records of the “faked cases” against them)
Radio Free Asia, July 31, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yl-07312015110053.html

Tibetan who called for Dalai Lama’s return is said to be freed from Chinese prison
The New York Times, August 2, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/02/world/asia/tibetan-who-called-for-dalai-lamas-return-is-said-to-be-freed-from-chinese-prison.html

China seeks businessman said to have fled to U.S., further straining ties
New York Times, August 3, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/04/world/asia/china-seeks-ling-wancheng-businessman-said-to-have-fled-to-us.html

Uyghur exile pursues life in Turkey after taunts and torture back in China
Radio Free Asia, July 31, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/exile-pursues-life-in-turkey-after-taunts-and-torture-back-in-china-07312015153931.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Can China continue to dictate the news agenda online?
Chatham House, July 2015
http://www.chathamhouse.org/publication/twt/can-china-continue-keep-journalists-short-lead#sthash.4Oytfvb7.dpuf

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Ai Weiwei given extended visa to visit Britain after Theresa May intervenes
The Guardian, July 31, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2015/jul/31/ai-weiwei-visa-britain-theresa-may

Related:
英政府向艾未未道歉 重发6个月签证 (UK gov’t apologizes to Ai Weiwei and decides to issue 6-month visa)
Voice of America, August 3, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/aiweiwei-visa-20150731/2889879.html

Questions mount over decision to restrict Ai Weiwei’s UK visa
Hong Kong Free Press, July 31, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/07/31/questions-mount-over-decision-to-restrict-ai-weiweis-uk-visa/

英媒:中國異見藝術家艾未未的簽證風波 (UK media: Visa scandal of Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 31, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/trad/press_review/2015/07/150731_press_review

The dying wish of former gold miner He Quangui
China Labor Bulletin, August 2, 2015
http://www.clb.org.hk/en/content/dying-wish-former-gold-miner-he-quangui

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Beijing’s path to hosting 2022 Olympics
The New York Times, July 31, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/video/world/asia/100000003830125/beijing-to-host-the-2022-winter-olympics.html

Related:
With China, IOC Turns Its Back on Human Rights
Human Rights in China, July 31, 2015
http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/statement/china-ioc-turns-its-back-human-rights

HRIC Urges IOC to Postpone Host City Election for 2022 Olympics
中国人权敦促国际奥委会推迟选举2022年冬奥会主办城市
Human Rights in China, July 28, 2015
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/statement/hric-urges-ioc-postpone-host-city-election-2022-olympics
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/sheng-ming/zhong-guo-ren-quan-dun-cu-guo-ji-ao-wei-hui-tui-chi-xuan-ju-2022nian

Beijing quietly celebrates Olympic win
Washington Post, July 31, 2015
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/a-more-subdued-celebration-in-beijing-after-nabbing-2022-winter-olympics/2015/07/31/f89b0e2c-36f5-11e5-ab7b-6416d97c73c2_story.html

Heard in the hutong: Do Beijingers think the city’s air quality is improving?
The Wall Street Journal, August 3, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/08/03/heard-in-the-hutong-do-beijingers-think-the-citys-air-quality-is-improving/tab/interactive/

Guo Boxiong, Jiang Zemin, and the corruption of the Chinese military
The Diplomat, July 31, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/07/guo-boxiong-jiang-zemin-and-the-corruption-of-the-chinese-military/

Related:
Chinese military paper warns a corrupt army does not win wars
Reuters, August 2, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/08/02/us-china-corruption-idUSKCN0Q704I20150802

”He made Xi Jinping very angry”: the rise and fall of once-powerful Chinese general Guo Boxiang
South China Morning Post, July 31, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1845440/rise-and-fall-top-chinese-general-guo-boxiang

China says former senior police chief suspected of murder
Channel NewsAsia, July 31, 2015
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-says-former-senior/2020038.html

Senior Jilin official investigated for graft
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 2, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/20150802/news_20150802_56_1120802.htm

Poor maintenance, lax supervision and extreme cost-cutting to blame for China's lift and escalator deaths
South China Morning Post, July 31, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1845611/poor-maintenance-lax-supervision-and-extreme-cost-cutting

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China pushes to rewrite rules of global internet
Wall Street Journal, July 28, 2015
http://www.wsj.com/articles/china-pushes-to-rewrite-rules-of-global-internet-1438112980

U.S. decides to retaliate against China’s hacking
New York Times, July 31, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/01/world/asia/us-decides-to-retaliate-against-chinas-hacking.html

Related:
Cyber intrusion into U.S. Office of Personnel Management: in brief
Congressional Research Service, July 17, 2015
http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R44111.pdf

A veil of secrecy masks stepped-up cyberattacks in Asia
Bloomberg, July 29, 2015
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-07-28/a-veil-of-secrecy-abets-surge-in-cyber-attacks-in-asia

Cyber Insecurity: West eyes Dr. Strangelove tactics in cyber wars
Financial Times, July 31, 2015
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/2d23d4c8-35d2-11e5-b05b-b01debd57852.html

Exclusive: Secret NSA Map Shows China Cyber Attacks on U.S. Targets
NBC News, July 30, 2015
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/exclusive-secret-nsa-map-shows-china-cyber-attacks-us-targets-n401211

China-tied hackers that hit U.S. said to breach United Airlines
Bloomberg Business, July 27, 2015
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-07-29/china-tied-hackers-that-hit-u-s-said-to-breach-united-airlines

Stagefright: It only takes one text to hack 950 million android phones
Forbes, July 27, 2015
http://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2015/07/27/android-text-attacks/

Hong Kong (香港)

婦女團體指胸部襲警案影響深遠亦違常理 (Women’s rights groups: “Assaulting police officer with breasts” has far-reaching impact and defies common sense)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 3, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20150803/news_20150803_55_1120946.htm

Hong Kong “breast walk” held over court ruling
Al Jazeera, August 2, 2015
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/08/hong-kong-breast-walk-protest-court-ruling-150802110617144.html

陳文敏回應香港大學任命副校長風波 (Johannes Chan responds on HKU pro-vice-chancellor appointment scandal)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 1, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/trad/china/2015/08/150801_hongkong_johannes_chan_response

受鉛水事件影響居民批評政府行動慢決定追討 (Citizens affected by lead-laced water criticize slow gov’t response and demand compensation)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 3, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20150803/news_20150803_55_1120936.htm

Related:
政黨及團體承認鉛水事件追討之路漫長及困難 (Political parties & groups admit finding out those responsible for the lead-laced water issue would be long and difficult)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 3, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20150803/news_20150803_55_1120937.htm

有水諮會專家倡毋須裝濾水器 學者憂影響幼童發育 (Water advisory committee expert suggests no need to install water filter, academic worries about young children’s growth and development)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 2, 2015
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20150802/news_20150802_55_1120795.htm

港團體明信片簽署行動聲援中國維權律師 (HK groups organize postcard signing campaign to support China’s human rights lawyers)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 2, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/trad/china/2015/08/150802_hk_postcards_support_lawyers

Joshua Wong: “We had no clear goals” in Hong Kong protests
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 3, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-china-blog-33729241

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

When is a Chinese dissident not a Chinese dissident? When he's Ai Weiwei
The Telegrah, July 31, 2015
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11778130/When-is-a-Chinese-dissident-not-a-Chinese-dissident-When-hes-Ai-Weiwei.html

Related:
Ai Weiwei visa reveals UK-China dynamic
The Financial Times, July 30, 2015
http://video.ft.com/4386834610001/Ai-Weiwei-visa-reveals-UK-China-dynamic/World

HKU under threat as CY Leung wages war on Hong Kong’s core values and institutions
Hong Kong Free Press, August 8, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/08/02/hku-under-threat-as-cy-leung-wages-war-on-hong-kongs-core-values-and-institutions/

The Observer view on the future of the Olympics
The Guardian, August 2, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/aug/02/observer-view-on-the-beijing-olympics

何清涟:习近平与规则之间关系的迷思(1) (He Qinglian: The mythic relationship between Xi Jinping and rules (1) )
Voice of America, August 3, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/voa-ne4ws-xijinping-destroy-rules-20150801/2893583.html

China’s foreign policy isn't transparent? You’ve got to be kidding
ChinaFile, August 1, 2015
http://www.chinafile.com/reporting-opinion/two-way-street/chinas-foreign-policy-isnt-transparent-youve-got-be-kidding