Thursday, January 21, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Swedish activist Peter Dahlin paraded on China state TV for “scripted confession”
The Guardian, January 20, 2016
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jan/20/swedish-activist-peter-dahlin-paraded-on-china-state-tv-for-scripted-confession

Related:
中国官媒未审先判:瑞典嫌犯“危害国家安全”被抓 (Chinese state media’s verdict without trial: Swedish suspect arrested for “endangering national security”)
Radio Free Asia, January 19, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/junshiwaijiao/jz-01192016105327.html

Police smashes illegal organization jeopardizing China's national security
我国执法部门破获一起危害国家安全案件 彼得等犯罪嫌疑人被依法采取刑事强制措施
Xinhua, January 19, 2016
EN: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-01/19/c_135025088.htm
CH: http://news.xinhuanet.com/legal/2016-01/19/c_1117827737.htm

[视频] 中国执法部门破获一起危害国家安全案件 ([Video] Chinese police uncover illegal organization jeopardizing China's national security)
CCTV, January 20, 2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4z-gP7GReBQ

Treatment of foreigners in China a “worrying trend,” E.U. envoy says
The New York Times, January 19, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/21/world/asia/china-eu-schweisgut.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

China's growth data—can you trust it?
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 19, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35341869

铜锣湾书店事件疑虑未消 广电总局宣布扶植千家实体书店 (Misgivings about Causeway Bay bookstore incident hardly over, China’s media regulatory agency announces it will subsidize 1,000 bookstores)
Radio Free Asia, January 19, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/xl2-01192016103909.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Tibet: Village surveillance, grassland degradation, and living Buddha registration
China Digital Times, January 19, 2016
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2016/01/no-end-to-tibet-surveillance-program/

Taking China’s fight against AIDS online
The Diplomat, January 17, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/01/taking-chinas-fight-against-aids-online/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Taiwan-based “clean-handed rising star” suddenly falls under China’s anti-graft probe after being tipped for higher office
South China Morning Post, January 19, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1903294/taiwan-based-clean-handed-rising-star-suddenly-falls

China to prosecute two former top officials for corruption, including head of Shanghai’s free-trade zone
South China Morning Post, January 19, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1902836/china-prosecute-two-former-top-officials-corruption

China jails former party chief of Xinjiang's capital for graft
Reuters, January 19, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption-xinjiang-idUSKCN0UY092

Hong Kong (香港)

China accounts for two missing booksellers amid calls for further probes in Hong Kong
Radio Free Asia, January 19, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/booksellers-01192016124739.html

Related:
失踪逾3月泰国声称在查桂民海为何无出境纪录 (Gui Minhai missing for over 3 months, Thai authorities claim they are investigating why there is no record of him leaving the country)
Radio France Internationale, January 20, 2016
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20160120-失踪逾3月泰国声称在查桂民海为何无出境纪录

Hong Kong politicians urge mainland Chinese authorities to “stop keeping everyone in dark” about missing Causeway Bay booksellers
South China Morning Post, January 19, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/1903275/hong-kong-politicians-urge-mainland-chinese-authorities

EU, UK, Sweden urge China to disclose information about Hong Kong missing publishers
Hong Kong Free Press, January 20, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/01/20/eu-sweden-urge-china-to-disclose-information-about-hong-kong-missing-publishers/

HKU students to boycott class to demand reform of Council’s structure
Hong Kong Free Press, January 19, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/01/19/hku-students-to-boycott-class-to-demand-reform-of-councils-structure/

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

China fears grow among U.S. businesses
Financial Times, January 20, 2016
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/de8761f4-bf38-11e5-9fdb-87b8d15baec2.html#axzz3xnk7sjWx

Related:
Smog, censorship, antiforeign sentiment: U.S. firms’ China woes
The Wall Street Journal, January 20, 2016
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2016/01/20/smog-censorship-antiforeign-sentiment-u-s-firms-china-woes/

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Who believes China’s narrative on Hong Kong’s missing bookseller mystery?
South China Morning Post, January 19, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/1902805/who-believes-chinas-narrative-hong-kongs-missing-bookseller

Lee Bo’s case highlights grey areas in Hong Kong’s Basic Law on cross-border criminal investigations
South China Morning Post, January 19, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1902834/lee-bos-case-highlights-grey-areas-hong-kongs-basic-law

Q. and A.: Bei Ling on the missing Hong Kong booksellers
The New York Times, January 20, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/20/world/asia/hong-kong-missing-booksellers.html