Thursday, December 17, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China's plainclothes officers a force against dissent
Associated Press, December 15, 2015
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_CHINA_PLAINCLOTHES_POLITICS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2015-12-15-05-49-52

Related:
中国频为要犯减刑 被指为削减浦案影响 (Are authorities using sentence reduction in major cases to eclipse impact of Pu Zhiqiang prosecution?)
Radio Free Asia, December 15, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-12152015101200.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

China, Egypt imprison record numbers of journalists
中国、埃及关押新闻工作者人数创记录
Committee to Protect Journalists, December 15, 2015
EN:https://www.cpj.org/reports/2015/12/china-egypt-imprison-record-numbers-of-journalists-jail.php
CH:https://www.cpj.org/reports/prison_census2015-chinese.pdf

The CCP’s “positive energy” obsession
China Media Project, December 15, 2015
http://cmp.hku.hk/2015/12/15/39487/

Chinese military threatens BBC reporter flying over disputed South China Sea islands
The Independent, December 15, 2015
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/chinese-military-threatens-bbc-reporter-flying-over-disputed-south-china-sea-islands-a6773951.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Second interview with the Wenzhou pastor: After the demolition comes the “transformations”
China Change, December 15, 2015
http://chinachange.org/2015/12/15/second-interview-with-the-wenzhou-pastor-after-the-demolition-comes-the-transformations/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

中国82岁作家指称警方酷刑折磨 (82-year old Chinese writer claims to have been tortured by police)
Voice of America, December 15, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/voa-news-tie-liu-torture-20151215/3103515.html

Corruption behind accidents deserve harsher penalties: authority
Xinhua, December 15, 2015
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-12/15/c_134920095.htm

China military says “pathogen” of corruption persists in ranks
Reuters, December 15, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption-military-idUSKBN0TZ0F120151216

Northern exposure: China names and shames provinces for fudging GDP
Wall Street Journal, December 15, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/12/15/northern-exposure-china-names-and-shames-provinces-for-fudging-gdp/

Chinese refugee arrested in Thailand, repatriation feared likely
Radio Free Asia, December 15, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-thailand-12152015164024.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

世界互联网大会:“保护外企权益 尊重网络主权” (World Internet Conference in China: “Protect foreign corporations’ rights, demand respect for cyber-sovereignty”)
Deutsche Welle, December 16, 2015
http://www.dw.com/zh/世界互联网大会保护外企权益-尊重网络主权/a-18920140

Related:
中国网络管治两极:催谷经济引擎 严控信息流动 (The two poles of China’s Internet governance: Boosting economic engine while blocking information flow)
South China Morning Post, December 16, 2015
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/national/151a9bd61364e56/zhong-guo-wang-luo-guan-zhi-liang-ji-cui-gu-jingji-yin-qing-yan-kong-xin-xi-liu-dong

Xi Defends China's Great Firewall in Push for “Cybersovereignty”
Bloomberg, December 16, 2015
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-12-16/china-s-xi-defends-web-controls-in-call-for-cybersovereignty-

China's 2nd World Internet Conference will focus on “rule of law”, but not free expression
Global Voices, December 15, 2015
https://advox.globalvoices.org/2015/12/15/chinas-2nd-world-internet-conference-will-focus-on-rule-of-law-but-not-free-expression/

Nonprofits want boycott of Chinese Internet summit
The Hill, December 14, 2015
http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/263112-nonprofits-want-foreigners-to-boycott-chinese-internet-summit

The Chinese didn’t just hack federal employees. Journalists were swept up in the massive breach, too.
The Washington Post, December 14, 2015
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/federal-eye/wp/2015/12/14/the-chinese-didnt-just-hack-federal-employees-journalists-were-swept-up-in-the-massive-breach-too/

Top of the world: 5 facts about China, the web and its global-leading 668 million online users
South China Morning Post, December 16, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/tech/article/1891736/top-world-5-facts-about-china-web-and-its-global-leading-668-million-online

Hong Kong (香港)

人类发展指数排名:香港12 中国90 (United Nations Human Development Report 2015: Hong Kong ranks 12th, China 90th)
Radio France Internationale, December 15, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20151215-人类发展指数排名:香港12-中国90

Related:
Human Development Report 2015
United Nations Development Programme
http://hdr.undp.org/sites/default/files/2015_human_development_report.pdf

Hong Kong police hunt “Black Bloc”: Anarchist gang blamed for Legco bin blast as officers throng complex before bill debate
South China Morning Post, December 16, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/1891796/hong-kong-police-hunt-black-bloc-anarchist-gang-blamed

National Security & Counterterrorism (国家安全和反恐)

China urges U.S. cooperation to battle terrorism financing
Reuters, December 15, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/uk-china-usa-terrorism-idUSKBN0TY1GT20151215

China on IS threat: Could government launch anti-terrorism cooperative in absence of global unified force?
South China Morning Post, December 16, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1891720/shanghai-cooperation-organisation-forge-closer-economic