Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

[Video] 709律師抓捕 (“709 Crackdown”)
China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group, October 1, 2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxkiAcRh0_k

Related:
Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers and Defenders
Human Rights in China, September 30, 2015
http://www.hrichina.org/en/mass-crackdown-chinese-lawyers-and-defenders

Access to Information (信息公开)

台灣大選前1個月起赴台陸客數目將減9成半 (Mainland Chinese tourists to be reduced by 95% 1 month before Taiwan general election)
Radio Television Hong Kong, October 6, 2015
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1215699-20151006.htm

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

TPP Agreement Fuels Debate Online in China
Voice of America, October 6, 2015
http://www.voanews.com/content/tpp-agreement-fuels-debate-online-in-china/2993468.html

Tibetan monk, 15, is detained in Ngaba following solo protest
Radio Free Asia, October 5, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/monk-10052015172035.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

At U.N., China uses intimidation tactics to silence its critics
Reuters, October 6, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/china-softpower-rights/

Mao-era criticism sessions make a comeback in China's state banks
Radio Free Asia, October 5, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/mao-era-criticism-sessions-make-a-comeback-in-chinas-state-banks-10052015103751.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Beijing “100 percent covered” by web of surveillance cameras
Radio Free Asia, October 5, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/cameras-10052015120935.html

iPhone users across China installed an app promising porn and free movies—they got malware instead
Quartz, October 5, 2015
http://qz.com/516898/iphone-users-across-china-installed-an-app-promising-porn-and-free-movies-they-got-malware-instead/

Hong Kong (香港)

抗議校委無理否決陳文敏任命 百年首見 師生今穿學袍衞港大 (Teaching staff and students wear academic gowns to defend HKU’s academic freedom and protest university Council’s unreasonable rejection of Johannes Chan as Pro-VC)
Apple Daily, October 6, 2015
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/news/art/20151006/19322475

Related:
Hong Kong university professors form vigilance team to keep eye on academic freedom
South China Morning Post, October 6, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education-community/article/1864420/hong-kong-university-professors-form-vigilance

港大:逾半受訪者認為傳媒自我審查 97年以來新高 (HKU survey: 55% of participants think the media practices self-censorship, the highest since 1997)
Mingpao, October 6, 2015
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20151006/s00001/1444116159972

【A1頭條】香港歷來遭起訴最高官 曾蔭權被控 (Headline: Donald Tsang is the highest ranking official charged in HK history)
Apple Daily, October 6, 2015
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/realtime/news/20151006/54281972

Related:
Donald Tsang charged with misconduct in public office by ICAC
Hong Kong Free Press, October 6, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/10/05/breaking-donald-tsang-charged-with-misconduct-in-public-office-by-icac-reports/

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Wang Debang: The confidence of the corrupt
China Digital Times, October 4, 2015
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2015/10/wang-debang-the-confidence-of-the-corrupt/

Not in my backyard: China's Xi Jinping pushes for women's rights on world stage but represses them back at home
South China Morning Post, October 4, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/article/1863784/not-my-backyard-chinas-xi-jinping-pushes-womens-rights-world-stage-represses

Chris Patten: Osborne lax over human rights concerns on China trip
The Guardian, October 5, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/oct/05/chris-patten-george-osborne-human-rights-concerns-china-trip

China's Xi Jinping Era has begun
The Diplomat, October 6, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/10/chinas-xi-jinping-era-has-begun/

A lesson from history for Hong Kong’s appeasers
Hong Kong Free Press, October 5, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/10/05/a-lesson-from-history-for-hong-kongs-appeasers/