Thursday, October 29, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China arrests 4 after public prayer service
Voice of America, October 27, 2015
http://www.voanews.com/content/china-arrests-four-after-public-prayer-service/3025094.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

全球網路自由 中國表現最差 (China ranks last in report on global internet freedom)
Apple Daily, October 28, 2015
http://www.appledaily.com.tw/realtimenews/article/new/20151028/720731/

Related:
Freedom on the Net 2015
Freedom House, October 28, 2015
https://freedomhouse.org/report/freedom-net/freedom-net-2015

China ranks dead last on global internet freedom survey
Tech in Asia, October 28, 2015
https://www.techinasia.com/china-freedom-house-ranking/

Can China perfect Internet censorship?
China Digital Times, October 27, 2015
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2015/10/great-firewall-rising/

公安部、广电总局联合打击互联网电视称其“危害国家安全” (Ministry of Public Security and State media regulators join forces to crack down on Internet TV that “endangers state security”)
Radio France Internationale, October 27, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20151027-公安部、广电总局联合打击互联网电视称其“危害国家安全”

Related:
安部、广电总局等四部门联合打击违规互联网电视 (Ministry of Public Security, SARFT, Supreme People’s Court and Procuratorate jointly aim to crackdown on illegal Internet TV)
China Digital Times, October 28, 2015
https://chinadigitaltimes.net/chinese/2015/10/法治传媒-公安部、广电总局等四部门联合打击违/

China to “strike hard” against illegal overseas TV, internet content
Radio Free Asia, October 27, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/content-10272015115137.html

Confiscated maps and the fetishization of legitimacy
China Digital Times, October 27, 2015
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2015/10/confiscated-maps-and-the-fetishization-of-legitimacy/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Lego granted bulk orders for previous Ai Weiwei project
The Wall Street Journal, October 27, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/10/27/lego-granted-bulk-orders-for-previous-ai-weiwei-project/

Police detain woman who set off fireworks on Tiananmen Square
Radio Free Asia, October 27, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/fireworks-10272015124256.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

大赦国际呼吁默克尔访华"直面"人权 (Amnesty International urges German Chancellor Angela Merkel to openly discuss human rights during China visit)
Deutsche Welle, October 28, 2015
http://www.dw.com/zh/大赦国际呼吁默克尔访华直面人权/a-18807494

China army says West trying to “falsify” Communist Party history
Reuters, October 27, 2015
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/10/27/uk-china-defence-idUKKCN0SL03320151027

As corruption cases flood courts, punishments often seen as inconsistent
Caixin, October 26, 2015
http://english.caixin.com/2015-10-26/100866890.html

Chinese lawmakers among nearly 900 people arrested in anti-triad crackdown this year in Shanxi province
South China Morning Post, October 27, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1872836/chinese-lawmakers-among-nearly-900-people-arrested-anti

Destruction of Tibetan homes near Qinghai Lake leaves over 900 homeless
Radio Free Asia, October 27, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/homeless-10272015164428.html

Hong Kong (香港)

【港大副校風波】Nice Guy 沒有博士學位? 李國章發言錄音曝光 (HKU pro-vice chancellor appointment controversy: Recording of Arthur Li’s speech saying Johannes Chan is "a nice guy" and "without a doctorate degree" revealed)
Mingpao, October 28, 2015
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20151028/s00001/1445998532134

Related:
Leaked tape emerges of HKU Council meeting at centre of academic freedom controversy
Hong Kong Free Press, October 28, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/10/28/leaked-hku-council-recording-confirms-reasons-behind-johannes-chan-rejection/

Student Union “whistleblower” Billy Fung barred from HKU Council meetings
Hong Kong Free Press, October 27, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/10/27/student-union-whistleblower-billy-fung-barred-from-hku-council-meetings/

HK concern groups speak out over China's crackdown on human rights lawyers
Time Out Hong Kong, October 19, 2015
http://www.timeout.com.hk/big-smog/features/74561/hk-concern-groups-speak-out-over-chinas-crackdown-on-human-rights-lawyers.html

Related:
Authorities widen crackdown on lawyers to include their children
Human Rights in China, October 16, 2015
http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/hric-bulletin/authorities-widen-crackdown-lawyers-include-their-children

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

NGO前景是GO還是NO? (Is the future of NGOs “GO” or “NO”?)
InMedia HK, October 28, 2015
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1038492