Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

The man who controls the headlines
China Media Project, December 4, 2015
http://cmp.hku.hk/2015/12/04/39412/

China suspends reporters over Xi “resigns” typo
Al Jazeera, December 6, 2015
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/12/china-suspends-reporters-xi-resigns-typo-151206150302212.html

China marks first anniversary of Constitution Day with awkward silence
China Change, December 4, 2015
http://chinachange.org/2015/12/04/china-marks-first-anniversary-of-constitution-day-with-awkward-silence/

Related:
弘扬宪法精神加强宪法实施报告会举行 (Work report conference on promoting constitutional spirit, strengthening its implementation)
People's Daily, December 5, 2015
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2015/1205/c1001-27892596.html

中国作家傅志彬因“洗脑”一书被判入狱 (Chinese author Fu Zhibin imprisoned for book on “brainwashing”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 4, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/12/151204_china_author_jail

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Labor activists detained for doing the job of the trade union
China Labor Bulletin, December 5, 2015
http://www.clb.org.hk/en/content/labour-activists-detained-doing-job-trade-union

Number of strikes and worker protests in China hits record high in November
China Labor Bulletin, December 3, 2015
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2015/11/memories-of-torture-and-hope-for-redemption/

One Tibetan protester is freed, two others are jailed
Radio Free Asia, December 7, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/freed-12042015165254.html

Detained NGO staff released after police fail to find evidence of prostitution
Caixin, December 4, 2015
http://english.caixin.com/2015-12-04/100882108.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

EU-China Human Rights Dialogue

European Union raises human rights issues in Tibet with China
The Tibet Post, December 5, 2015
http://thetibetpost.com/en/news/international/4818-european-union-raises-human-rights-issues-in-tibet-with-china

China-Europe human rights forum focuses on children
The State Council Information Office of the People's Republic of China, December 7, 2015
http://www.scio.gov.cn/32618/Document/1458093/1458093.htm

Related:
Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)
Human Rights in China
http://www.hrichina.org/en/convention-rights-child-crc

Wife seeking redress over death of husband in custody is jailed for “blackmailing government”
South China Morning Post, December 4, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1886772/wife-seeking-redress-over-death-husband-custody-jailed

China says corruption suspect returned from U.S.
Hong Kong Free Press, December 6, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/12/06/china-says-corruption-suspect-returned-from-us/

Bribery confession in China calls into question integrity of college admissions
The New York Times, December 4, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/05/world/asia/china-renmin-university-admission-bribery.html?_r=1

“Fu shakes China”: Former police chief heads stock probe
China Digital Times, December 5, 2015
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2015/12/fu-shakes-china-former-police-chief-heads-stock-probe/

China military tells officers to hold their tongues on reform concerns
Reuters, December 6, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-defence-idUSKBN0TQ08X20151207

Chinese businessman linked to corruption scandals dies in prison, reports say
商人徐明狱中病故,曾涉薄熙来案
The New York Times, November 29, 2015
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20151207/c07china/dual/

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China and the curious case of the OPM hack
The Diplomat, December 5, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/12/china-and-the-curious-case-of-the-opm-hack/

Experts question China's promise to curb cybercrime
The Christian Science Monitor, December 4, 2015
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Passcode/2015/1204/Experts-question-China-s-promise-to-curb-cybercrime

Apple denies “censorship hurdles” with upcoming Chinese version of news app
Hong Kong Free Press, December 4, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/12/04/apple-denies-censorship-hurdles-with-upcoming-chinese-version-of-news-app/

Hong Kong (香港)

Controversial “Internet Article 23” may pass despite pan-dem opposition
Hong Kong Free Press, December 4, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/12/04/govt-may-have-enough-votes-for-internet-article-23-even-if-pan-dems-vote-it-down/

谷歌拒绝香港警方要求删除打人视频 (Google rejects request from Hong Kong police to delete video of police violence)
Radio France Internationale, December 7, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/政治/20151207-谷歌拒绝香港警方要求删除打人视频

Related:
Google declines Hong Kong police demand to remove assault video of detainee
South China Morning Post, December 8, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/1887991/google-declines-hong-kong-police-demand-remove-assault?utm_source=&utm_medium=&utm_campaign=SCMPSocialNewsfeed

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Press freedom needed to win choking air pollution battle
South China Morning Post, December 6, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1887084/press-freedom-needed-win-choking-air-pollution-battle

Hunting tigers and flies: China's media crackdown
Al Jazeera, December 6, 2015
http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/listeningpost/2015/12/hunting-tigers-flies-china-media-crackdown-151206091317094.html