Friday, December 11, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

The seven tweets that could cost a Chinese human rights lawyer eight years in jail
Quartz, December 10, 2015
http://qz.com/569370/the-seven-tweets-that-could-cost-a-chinese-human-rights-lawyer-eight-years-in-jail/

Access to Information (信息公开)

Cyberczar says China doesn’t “censor content” online
China Digital Times, December 9, 2015
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2015/12/china-doesnt-censor-content-online-says-cyberczar/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Call for China to free labor activists or risk backlash from frustrated workforce
The Guardian, December 10, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/dec/10/china-labour-rights-crackdown

Riot police break up trash plant protest in China's Shenzhen
Radio Free Asia, December 9, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-shenzhen-12092015105358.html

艾未未希望其艺术能改变中国 (Ai Weiwei hopes his art can change China)
Voice of America, December 10, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-weiwei-art-20151210/3096847.html

多地民众上街维权示威但均遭镇压 (Citizens in many places take to the streets to defend rights but all have been suppressed)
Radio France Internationale, December 9, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20151209-多地民众上街维权示威但均遭镇压

Government Accountability (政府问责)

“太多中国人因和平表达观点而被监禁” (International bodies issue statements on Human Rights Day: “Too many Chinese nationals get detained for peacefully expressing opinions”)
Deutsche Welle, December 10, 2015
http://www.dw.com/zh/太多中国人因和平表达观点而被监禁/a-18909325?maca=chi-rss-chi-ca-1044-rdf

Related:
2015 Human Rights Day
Human Rights in China, December 10, 2015
http://www.hrichina.org/en/2015-review

Jailed Bo Xilai ally was “in excellent condition” before “mysterious” heart attack
South China Morning Post, December 10, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1889120/jailed-dalian-shide-tycoon-and-bo-xilai-ally-xu-ming

UN calls on China to end rife torture, crackdown on lawyers
The New York Times, December 9, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2015/12/09/world/asia/09reuters-china-rights-torture.html

Related:
UN Torture Committee Concludes Review of China with Scathing Observations
Human Rights in China, December 10, 2015
http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/press-release/un-torture-committee-concludes-review-china-scathing-observations

China’s securities crackdown a source of fear
The Diplomat, December 9, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/12/chinas-securities-crackdown-a-source-of-fear/

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

中国网络主管官员为治理和管理互联网辩护 (Chinese cyberspace chief defends Internet governance and management)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 9, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/12/151209_china_internet

How Xi Jinping sees the Internet
China Media Project, December 9,2 015
http://cmp.hku.hk/2015/12/09/39451/

China’s president to make first speech to global web forum
South China Morning Post, December 9, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1889118/chinas-president-make-first-speech-global-web-forum

I don’t declare: China’s struggle to sell vision at Internet summit
The Wall Street Journal, December 9, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/12/09/i-dont-declare-chinas-struggle-to-sell-vision-at-internet-summit/

Privacy, Internet issues cloud credit scoring
Caixin, December 9, 2015
http://english.caixin.com/2015-12-09/100883818.html

Hong Kong (香港)

袁国强:一地两检拟引内地法入附件三 议员:日后可纳寻衅滋事? (Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen mulls incorporating Chinese laws into Basic Law Annex 3 for Guangzhou-Shenzhen-HK Express Rail Link co-location checkpoint, lawmaker questions if “picking quarrels and provoking troubles” charge will be next)
South China Morning Post, December 10, 2015
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/hk-macau-tw/15189b2c4e066d9/yuan-guo-qiang-yi-di-liang-jian-ni-yin-nei-di-fa-ru-fu-jian-san-yi-yuan-ri-hou-ke-na-xun-xin-zi-shi-

聯合國要求獨立調查雨傘運動中警察濫用武力(人權監察新聞稿12.10) (Press release from Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor December 10: UN requests independent investigation into police violence during Umbrella Movement)
InMedia HK, December 10, 2015
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1039426

“Internet Article 23” debate delayed after lawmakers fail to show up
Hong Kong Free Press, December 9, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/12/09/breaking-internet-article-23-debate-delayed-after-lawmakers-fail-to-show-up/

A homemade explosive went off in Hong Kong amid protests over an internet free-speech bill
Quartz, December 10, 2015
http://qz.com/570441/a-homemade-explosive-went-off-in-hong-kong-amid-protests-over-an-internet-free-speech-bill/

Groups rally in Hong Kong to call for release of jailed Chinese human rights lawyers
Hong Kong Free Press, December 9, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/12/09/groups-rally-in-hong-kong-to-call-for-release-of-jailed-chinese-human-rights-lawyers/

国际人权日香港民间团体声援中国维权人士 (Hong Kong civil groups rally in support of Chinese rights defenders on Human Rights Day)
Voice of America, December 10, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/hk-protest-detaining-in-china-20151210/3096795.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Ai Weiwei interview: “In human history, there's never been a moment like this”
The Guardian, December 10, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2015/dec/10/ai-weiwei-interview-in-human-history-theres-never-been-a-moment-like-this