Friday, January 08, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China’s first marriage equality case accepted by court
China Digital Times, January 6, 2016
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2016/01/chinas-first-marriage-equality-case-accepted-by-court/

Access to Information (信息公开)

提前出版引發轟動 (Published ahead of schedule, “One-Child: The Story of China’s Most Radical Experiment” creates a stir)
Sing Tao Daily, January 6, 2016
http://www.singtaousa.com/623060/post-提前出版引發轟動/?variant=zh-hk&fs=16

”The Zhaos”—The demarcation of a divide
China Change, January 6, 2016
http://chinachange.org/2016/01/06/the-zhaos-the-demarcation-of-a-divide/

Tibetan monk detained, warned over plans to publish book
Radio Free Asia, January 6, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/book-01062016131742.html

The decline of independent journalism in China
The Diplomat, January 7, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/01/the-decline-of-independent-journalism-in-china/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

中国首例同性恋婚权案立案 当事人遭警察登门调查 (Plaintiff of China’s first case of right to same-sex marriage gets a visit from police at home)
Radio Free Asia, January 6, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/xl1-01062016101934.html

著名摄影家徐勇记载六四的摄影集《底片》首次在欧洲出版 (Famed photographer Xu Yong’s June Fourth memorial photo collection, “Negatives,” released in Europe for first time)
Radio Free Asia, January 6, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/gr-01062016101707.html

山东访民强拆上访 一家三口被判刑 (Shandong family of 3 is sentenced for petitioning forced demolition)
Radio Free Asia, January 6, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/gys-01062016145503.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Senior official from Qinghai stands trial over bribery
Xinhua, January 6, 2016
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-01/06/c_134984143.htm

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

CES 2016: Netflix chief says he will follow Apple into China
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 7, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-35249033

中国持续加强网络管控 (China continues to intensify Internet control)
Radio Free Asia, January 6, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zhengzhi/yl-01062016102711.html

Related:
China vows to make Party's voice strongest in cyberspace
Xinhua, January 7, 2016
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-01/07/c_134986363.htm

Hong Kong (香港)

Missing Hong Kong bookseller Lee Bo’s British passport counts for little as China reasserts sovereignty
South China Morning Post, January 7, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/1898450/missing-hong-kong-bookseller-lee-bos-british-passport

Related:
Britain says suspected abduction of bookseller would be “egregious breach” by China
The Guardian, January 6, 2016
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jan/06/hammond-accuses-china-breach-suspected-abduction-british-bookseller-hong-kong

【賣禁書被失蹤】無綫引「嫖妓論」消息 通訊局收4千投訴 ([Disappearance for selling banned books] Communications Authority receives 4000 complaints about TVB report quoting lawmaker Ng Leung-sing that the booksellers “crossed the border to seek prostitutes”)
Apple Daily, January 6, 2016
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/realtime/news/20160106/54617423

港台多個時政節目停播 主持邵家臻:被封咪與政治有關 (Program host Mr. Siu says several RTHK political affairs programs were taken off air because of political reasons)
Apple Daily, January 6, 2016
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/realtime/news/20160106/54616492

港人失信心 觸發BNO續領潮 (Hong Kong people’s loss of confidence touches off wave of “British National Overseas” visa renewals)
Apple Daily, January 7, 2016
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/news/art/20160107/19442112

Street art urges Hong Kongers not to turn a blind eye to missing booksellers
Global Voices, January 7, 2016
https://globalvoices.org/2016/01/07/street-art-urges-hong-kongers-not-to-turn-a-blind-eye-to-missing-booksellers/

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

Controls on Uyghur villages, mosques continue into new year
Radio Free Asia, January 7, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/control-01062016160604.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Here comes the Red tide: has “One Country, Two Systems” run aground?
Hong Kong Free Press, January 6, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/01/06/here-comes-the-red-tide-has-one-country-two-systems-run-aground/