Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese lawyer detained, tortured in long-running “revenge” case
Radio Free Asia, January 5, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/chinese-lawyer-detained-tortured-in-long-running-revenge-case-01052016100348.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

The latest codeword used to beat China's internet censors
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 5, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-35236725

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

国际特赦呼吁中国释放声援浦志强的7人 (Amnesty International calls on Chinese authorities to release 7 citizens who supported Pu Zhiqiang)
Voice of America, January 6, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/content/voa-news-amnesty-international-on-detention-of-seven-activists-supporting-pu-zhiqiang-20160105/3132129.html

Workers speak out in support of detained labor activists in Guangdong
China Labor Bulletin, January 5, 2016
http://www.clb.org.hk/en/content/workers-speak-out-support-detained-labour-activists-guangdong

Why millions of Chinese are victimized by the blooming peer-to-peer lending business
Hong Kong Free Press, January 5, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/01/05/why-millions-of-chinese-are-victimized-by-the-blooming-peer-to-peer-lending-business/

Labor rights movements gaining momentum in China
Deutsche Welle, January 6, 2016
http://www.dw.com/en/labor-rights-movements-gaining-momentum-in-china/a-18959557

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Death sentences surge, even as more countries drop capital punishment
全球死刑判决增加,中国最多
The New York Times, January 6, 2016
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/05/world/middleeast/fewer-countries-use-death-penalty-but-death-sentences-surge.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/world/20160106/c06death/

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China's Communist Party sets up smartphone channel for corruption tip-offs
Radio Free Asia, January 5, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/chinas-communist-party-sets-up-smartphone-channel-for-corruption-tip-offs-01052016103546.html

Microsoft faces new scrutiny in China
The New York Times, January 6, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/06/business/international/microsoft-china-antitrust-inquiry.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Briton among Hong Kong publishers who vanished after “planning book on Xi Jinping's love life”
The Telegraph, January 5, 2016
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/hongkong/12081920/Riddle-over-missing-Hong-Kong-publisher-deepens-after-he-writes-to-say-he-is-fine.html

【賣禁書被失蹤】港PageOne全線停售政治敏感書籍 ([Disappearance of sellers of banned books] HK PageOne bookstores pull politically sensitive titles from shelves)
Apple Daily, January 5, 2016
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/realtime/china/20160105/54612627

Related:
Books banned in mainland China sell well in Taiwan, thanks to mainland visitors
South China Morning Post, January 5, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1898224/books-banned-mainland-china-sell-well-taiwan-thanks-mainland

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China's rights lawyers call for better treatment in 2016
Radio Free Asia, January 4, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/call-01042016105912.html

Beijing “silencing” outspoken rights lawyer with restrictions on suspended jail term
South China Morning Post, January 4, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1898001/beijing-silencing-outspoken-rights-lawyer-restrictions

Access to Information (信息公开)

Minitrue: “Stabilization and control” of QQ users
China Digital Times, January 4, 2016
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2016/01/minitrue-stabilization-and-control-of-qq-users/

China’s internet users see dark humor amid stock market rout on first trading day of 2016
South China Morning Post, January 4, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/economy/article/1897991/chinas-internet-users-see-dark-humour-amid-stock-market-rout

How my run-in with Chinese censorship shows the country as more than a global Big Brother
The Independent, January 4, 2016
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/how-my-run-in-with-chinese-censorship-shows-the-country-as-more-than-a-global-big-brother-a6794916.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

数千e租宝投资者连日北京维权无果 外媒记者采访遭警阻挠 (Thousands of investors in online investment platform Ezubo petition in Beijing from Jan 1 to Jan 4 to no avail, foreign journalist obstructed by police from covering event)
Radio Free Asia, January 4, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-01042016103828.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China probes 64 state-owned firm officials
Xinhua, January 4, 2016
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-01/04/c_134977118.htm

Hong Kong (香港)

After mysterious disappearance, Hong Kong publisher claims he is in China “cooperating with authorities”
Washington Post, January 4, 2016
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/01/04/hong-kong-angry-at-china-over-booksellers-disappearance/

Related:
【書店5人失蹤】《環時》:炒作對李波本人非好事 指「綁架」「越境執法」謠言不攻自破 ([5 missing from bookstore] Global Times: Speculation does no good to Lee Bo, rumors of “kidnap” and “law enforcement across boundary” self destructs)
Mingpao, January 5, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160105/s00001/1451952426047

台湾团体呼吁官方对香港铜锣湾书局事件表态 (Taiwan group calls on government to address Hong Kong Causeway Bay Bookstore event)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 4, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/china/2016/01/160104_taiwan_hk_bookstore

程翔指大陆人员来港掳人已非首遭 (Journalist Ching Cheong says mainland Chinese agents' abducting in HK is not unprecedented)
Radio France Internationale, January 5, 2016
http://cn.rfi.fr/政治/20160105-程翔指大陆人员来港掳人已非首遭

CY on bookseller: It is unacceptable for mainland agencies to enforce law in HK
Hong Kong Free Press, January 4, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/01/04/cy-on-bookseller-it-is-unacceptable-for-mainland-agencies-to-enforce-law-in-hk/

梁振英希望失踪人李波提供相关失踪资料 (CY Leung asks the missing Lee Bo to provide information about his own disappearance)
Radio France Internationale, January 5, 2016
http://cn.rfi.fr/政治/20160105-梁振英希望失踪人李波提供相关失踪资料

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

Anti-terrorism school to be set up in China’s northwest, where restive Xinjiang is located
South China Morning Post, January 4, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1897986/anti-terrorism-school-be-set-chinas-northwest-where

国际媒体关注新疆局势:“恐惧和愤怒在沸腾”(International media concerns about Xinjiang's new situation: “Fear and resentment are widespread”)
Radio Free Asia, January 4, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/jz-01042016104431.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Bestsellers in Hong Kong cafe that specializes in banned books highlight the intriguing issues in mainland China
South China Morning Post, January 5, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1898012/bestsellers-hong-kong-cafe-specialises-banned-books

Exiled Chinese democracy leader on dealing with China
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 5, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35228078

One Child: The Story of China’s Most Radical Experiment by Mei Fong review—a harrowing examination of social control
The Guardian, January 4, 2016
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/jan/04/one-child-story-china-most-radical-experiment-mei-fong-review