Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

维权律师浦志强可能决定放弃上诉 (Human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang may decide to abandon his appeal)
Radio France Internationale, January3, 2016
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20160103-中国维权律师浦志强可能决定放弃上诉

China grants courts greater autonomy on limited matters
中国司法改革:前进还是倒退?
New York Times, January 2, 2016
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/03/world/asia/china-grants-courts-greater-autonomy-on-limited-matters.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20160103/03chinalaw/

Access to Information (信息公开)

French journalist expelled from China for “supporting terrorism” prepares to leave
South China Morning Post, December 31, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1896803/french-journalist-expelled-china-supporting-terrorism

Weibo warriors: The Communist Party’s battle with social media is a closely fought one
The Economist, January 2, 2016
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21684793-communist-partys-battle-social-media-closely-fought-one-weibo-warriors

China’s top 5 censored posts in 2015
Foreign Policy, December 31, 2015
http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/12/31/china-top-5-censored-posts-2015-censorship-communist-party-xi-jinping-explosion-pooh/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Cruel irony: China’s Communists are stamping out labor activism
Washington Post, January 3, 2016
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/cruel-irony-chinas-communists-are-stamping-out-labor-activism/2016/01/03/99e986f2-b0bb-11e5-b820-eea4d64be2a1_story.html

Xinjiang seethes under Chinese crackdown
高压下的新疆:恐惧和愤怒在沸腾
New York Times, January 3, 2016
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/03/world/asia/xinjiang-seethes-under-chinese-crackdown.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20160104/c04xinjiang/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

CPC vows resolve in fighting corruption
Xinhua, December 30, 2015
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-12/30/c_134965545.htm

China’s new two-child policy legislation formally comes into force
South China Morning Post, January 1, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1896991/chinas-new-two-child-policy-legislation-formally-comes-force

Eleven arrested over Shenzhen landslide as authorities swoop and search continues for 62 missing people
South China Morning Post, January 1, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1897357/eleven-arrested-over-shenzhen-landslide-authorities-swoop-and

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Microsoft disputes that it covered up China’s relentless hacking of separatist activists
Quartz, December 31, 2015
http://qz.com/584544/microsoft-covered-up-chinas-relentless-hacking-of-separatist-activists/

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong bookseller's disappearance stokes fears of cross-border kidnaps by mainland Chinese police
Global Voices, January 3, 2016
https://globalvoices.org/2016/01/03/hong-kong-booksellers-disappearance-stokes-fears-of-cross-border-kidnap-by-mainland-chinese-police/

Related:
捍衛出版自由 中共立即交代——社民連就近日李波無故失蹤之聲明 (Defend publishing freedom, request CPC’s immediate reply—League of Social Democrats’ statement regarding recent disappearance of Lee Bo)
InMedia HK, January 4, 2016
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1039832

【短片、書店5人失蹤】公民黨擬立會質詢促黎棟國交代 ([Video] 5 missing from bookstore: Civic Party to inquire with Secretary for Security Lai Tung-kwok at LegCo and demand explanation)
Mingpao, January 4, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160104/s00001/1451880342259

视频:香港政党游行声援铜锣湾书店 ([Video] HK political party marches in support of Causeway Bay Bookstore)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 3, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/multimedia/2016/01/160103_vid_hongkong_bookstore_disappearance

Disappearance of 5 tied to publisher prompts broader worries in Hong Kong
The New York Times, January 4, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/05/world/asia/mighty-current-media-hong-kong-lee-bo.html

More than 3,000 march against Arthur Li’s appointment as chairman of HKU governing council
South China Morning Post, January 3, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education-community/article/1897821/more-3000-march-against-arthur-lis-appointment

香港逾四十个团体元旦游行促梁振英下台 (Over 40 HK groups march on New Year’s day demanding CY Leung step down)
Radio Free Asia, January 2, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/ql1-01022016113908.html

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

Will China's new law tackle terror?
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 2, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-35199712

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

No, Pu Zhiqiang’s release is not a victory
ChinaFile, December 31, 2015
https://www.chinafile.com/reporting-opinion/viewpoint/no-pu-zhiqiangs-release-not-victory

The day will break at the end of the night—New Year greetings from the 300-member Chinese human rights lawyers group
China Change, January 1, 2016
http://chinachange.org/2016/01/01/the-day-will-break-at-the-end-of-the-night/

“In winter-frozen earth, spring starts to quicken”—A 2016 New Year’s message from China’s labor community
China Change, January 1, 2016
http://chinachange.org/2016/01/01/in-winter-frozen-earth-spring-starts-to-quicken/

The Guardian view on the foreign press in China: expelling the messenger
The Guardian, January 1, 2016
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jan/01/the-guardian-view-on-the-foreign-press-in-china-expelling-the-messenger

大赦国际:香港正在慢慢窒息 (Amnesty International: Hong Kong is slowly suffocating)
Radio France Internationale, January 3, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20160103-大赦国际:香港正在慢慢窒息