Friday, August 28, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

中国人权律师与美国官员会面后遭当局软禁 (Chinese human rights lawyer placed under house arrest after meeting with U.S. official)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 27, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/08/150827_zhuangdaohe_housearrest

Access to Information (信息公开)

Press freedom watchdog calls for release of Chinese business reporter
The Guardian, August 27, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/media/greenslade/2015/aug/27/press-freedom-watchdog-calls-for-release-of-chinese-business-reporter

Related:
国际组织呼吁中国释放《财经》记者王晓璐 (International organizations urge China to release Wang Xiaolu, reporter for Caijing Magazine)
Radio Free Asia, August 27, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/xl2-08272015124210.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China arrests Christians who opposed removals of crosses
The Guardian, August 27, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/aug/27/china-arrests-christians-opposed-cross-removals-zhejiang/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

President and vice-president of Chinese Communist Party's news website “taken away by investigators”
South China Morning Post, August 27, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1853302/president-and-vice-president-chinese-communist-partys

Related:
中国媒体指人民网两名高管被带走调查 (Chinese media: 2 top executives for People’s Daily Online taken away and investigated)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 27, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/08/150827_china_media_arrest

Tianjin official jumps to his death as 23 others are held over deadly blasts
Hong Kong Free Press, August 27, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/08/27/tianjin-official-jumps-to-his-death-as-23-others-are-held-over-deadly-blasts/

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong “Umbrella Movement” students charged
香港“雨伞运动”学生领袖被正式检控
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 27, 2015
EN: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-34071195
CH: http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/08/150827_hongkong_student_leaders_charges

Related:
Hong Kong student pro-democracy leader Joshua Wong decries “political prosecution”
The Independent, August 27, 2015
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/hong-kong-student-prodemocracy-leader-joshua-wong-decries-political-prosecution-10475643.html

Signs of a thaw? Hong Kong Democratic Party members hold behind-closed-doors talks with top Beijing official
South China Morning Post, August 27, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1853150/signs-thaw-hong-kong-democratic-party-officials-hold-behind

National Security & Counterterrorism (国家安全和反恐)

China jails 45 in unrest-hit Xinjiang
新疆大抓捕 批评人士说高压严打全国化
Voice of America, August 27, 2015
EN: http://www.voanews.com/content/china-jails-45-in-unrest-hit-xinjiang/2934424.html
CH: http://www.voachinese.com/content/voa-news-china-jails-45-on-terror-related-charge-20150827/2934733.html

China's Uyghur university students are closely watched for their political views
Radio Free Asia, August 27, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/watched-08272015154440.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Is this China’s Chernobyl moment?
Open Democracy, August 26, 2015
https://www.opendemocracy.net/maria-repnikova/is-this-china-chernobyl-moment

How long before Macau’s “Article 23” security law makes it to Hong Kong?
Hong Kong Free Press, August 28, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/08/26/how-long-before-macaus-article-23-security-law-makes-it-to-hong-kong/

After “Black Monday,” structural reform in China?
The Diplomat, August 26, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/08/after-black-monday-structural-reform-in-china/