Thursday, October 08, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

After refusing to allow activist home, China now bans him from leaving
上海维权人士冯正虎出境被拦截
Radio Free Asia, October 6, 2015
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/leaving-10062015124004.html
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-10062015110902.html

Judge Xi Xiaoming and his vanishing assets
Supreme People’s Court Monitor, October 6, 2015
http://supremepeoplescourtmonitor.com/2015/10/07/judge-xi-xiaoming-and-his-vanishing-assets/

Access to Information (信息公开)

The Chinese government is cranking up the nationalism after its Nobel win
Quartz, October 7, 2015
http://qz.com/518337/the-chinese-government-is-cranking-up-the-nationalism-after-its-nobel-win/

李嘉诚收购葡萄牙风电再遭中国传媒算账 (Chinese media attack Li Ka Shing again for buying Portuguese wind farm development company)
Radio France Internationale, October 4, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20151004-李嘉诚收购葡萄牙风电再遭中国传媒算账

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Five Tibetan land protesters are freed in Sichuan, with five others held back
Radio Free Asia, October 7, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/freed-10062015172522.html

Chinese street artist finds perfect canvas to show city's rapid development – Beijing’s abandoned buildings
South China Morning Post, October 6, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1864614/chinese-street-artist-finds-perfect-canvas-show-citys-rapid

【短片】艾未未工作室發現竊聽器 放炮仗問:聽到了嗎? (Ai Weiwei discovers wiretapping device at atelier, sets off fireworks and asks “did you hear that?”)
Mingpao, October 5, 2015
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20151005/s00004/1444052378010

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Former U.N. President and Chinese billionaire are accused in graft scheme
The New York Times, October 6, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/07/nyregion/john-ashe-top-united-nations-official-is-accused-in-bribery-scheme.html

白宫:TPP协议达成,压力在中国 (White House: Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement reached, pressure is on China)
Voice of America, October 7, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/white-house-china-tpp-20151006/2994251.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

HP and Dell suspend use of interns in Chinese factories
The Guardian, October 6, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/oct/06/hp-and-dell-suspend-use-of-interns-in-chinese-factories

U.S., China have dueling definitions of cybersecurity
Voice of America, October 6, 2015
http://www.voanews.com/content/us-china-cyber-agreeement-finds-little-to-agree-upon/2993431.html

Hong Kong (香港)

2,000 HKU students and staff joined silent march to protest liberal scholar’s rejection from key post
South China Morning Post, October 6, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education-community/article/1864546/hku-staff-and-students-hold-silent-march-demand

Hong Kong Soccer Association fined after its fans boo Chinese anthem
The New York Times, October 6, 2015
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/10/06/hong-kong-fifa-china-anthem/

Anti-parallel trading teenagers acquitted after police testimony questioned
Hong Kong Free Press, October 6, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/10/06/anti-parallel-trading-teenagers-acquitted-after-police-testimony-questioned/

Hong Kong to cover British insignia on postboxes to “avoid confusion”
The Guardian, October 7, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/oct/07/hong-kong-to-cover-british-insignia-on-postboxes-to-avoid-confusion

“占中”一周年:争取民主的“后雨伞”新兴专业团体 (“Occupy Central” anniversary: the rise of professional groups amid the “post-Umbrella movement” struggle for democracy)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 6, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/10/151006_hk_occupy_central_anniversary_umbrella_movement_professional

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

”Harmonious demolition” and Chinese legal reform
The Wall Street Journal, October 7, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/10/07/harmonious-demolition-and-chinese-legal-reform/

Authorities should do more to protect China’s lawyers
China File, October 6, 2015
http://www.chinafile.com/reporting-opinion/caixin-media/authorities-should-do-more-protect-chinas-lawyers

Video: “The students are innocent!”—dramatic new documentary charts the birth of Occupy
Hong Kong Free Press, October 6, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/10/06/video-the-students-are-innocent-dramatic-new-documentary-charts-the-birth-of-occupy/