Friday, January 22, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

China pushes inferno documentary into purgatory
Hong Kong Free Press, January 22, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/01/22/china-pushes-inferno-documentary-into-purgatory/

Pro-China posts spam Taiwan President-elect Tsai's Facebook
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 21, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-35368930

Impose sanctions on Chinese state media say Reporters Without Borders
Hong Kong Free Press, January 21, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/01/21/impose-sanctions-on-chinese-state-media-say-reporters-without-borders/

Related:
RSF reiterates call for EU sanctions against CCTV and Xinhua
Reporters Without Borders, January 21, 2016
https://en.rsf.org/china-rsf-reiterates-call-for-eu-21-01-2016,48752.html

外交部:无国界记者一直对华恶意诋毁 不值一驳 (Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Reporters Without Borders has always intentionally vilified China, not worth refuting)
Radio Television Hong Kong, January 22, 2016
http://gbcode.rthk.org.hk/TuniS/news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1237601-20160122.htm

Six online shows popular with young people disappear from video websites
Caixin, January 21, 2016
http://english.caixin.com/2016-01-21/100902223.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Activist in China’s troubled Xinjiang region is handed 19 years in jail
Time, January
http://time.com/4189878/china-xinjiang-jail-zhang-haitao-uighur/

Charity workers in China say NGOs being “pulled out by the roots”
South China Morning Post, January 21, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1903724/charity-workers-china-say-ngos-being-pulled-out-roots

Chinese rights activist disappears during journey to seek political asylum
Radio Free Asia, January 21, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/chinese-rights-activist-disappears-during-journey-to-seek-political-asylum-01212016165402.html

遭强拆七旬老太美领馆外放鞭炮诉冤 以“寻衅滋事”被起诉 (Woman in her 70s who set off firecrackers outside American Embassy to petition forced demolition is charged with “picking quarrels and provoking troubles”)
Radio Free Asia, January 21, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-01212016093823.html

China law could trigger NGO exodus
中国法律或导致境外非政府组织大出逃
Voice of America, January 21, 2016
EN: http://www.voanews.com/content/china-law-could-trigger-ngo-exodus/3155724.html
CH: http://www.voachinese.com/content/voa-news-china-ngos-20160121/3157212.html

Related:
HRIC Law Note: Draft law on foreign NGOs undermines Chinese civil society and China’s international engagement
中国人权法律评论:境外非政府组织管理法草案损害了中国的民间社会和中国政府的国际参与
Human Rights in China, September 17, 2016
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/legal-resources/hric-law-note-draft-law-foreign-ngos-undermines-chinese-civil-society-and-chinas
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/zhong-guo-ren-quan-fa-lu-ping-lun-jing-wai-fei-zheng-fu-zu-zhi-guan-li-fa-cao-sun-hai-liao-zhong-guo

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Glory days of Chinese steel leave behind abandoned mills and broken lives
The Guardian, January 22, 2016
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jan/22/chinese-steel-production-abandoned-mills-broken-lives

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Xi Jinping’s global cyber vision
The Diplomat, January 20, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/01/xi-jinpings-global-cyber-vision-for-the-future/

Hong Kong (香港)

英媒:中国“绑架”公民 欧盟不能坐视不理 (British media: EU cannot sit idly by as China "kidnaps" its citizens)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 21, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/press_review/2016/01/160121_press_review

【上完CNN】《環時》社評斥《十年》苦肉計威逼大陸:帶給香港害處大過好處 (After CNN features HK movie “Ten Years,” Global Times accuses film as being “self-injury ploy” to threaten China, which will do more harm than good)
Apple Daily, January 22, 2016
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/enews/realtime/20160122/54675506

Hong Kong University class boycott continues amid anger over interference
South China Morning Post, January 21, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1903625/hong-kong-university-class-boycott-continues-amid-anger-over

Hong Kong slips one place in democracy rankings, as mainland rises
South China Morning Post, January 21, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1903613/hong-kong-slips-one-place-democracy-rankings-mainland-rises

For Hong Kong democrats, a deeper resonance in Taiwan's orderly election (+video)
Christian Science Monitor, January 21, 2016
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-Pacific/2016/0121/For-Hong-Kong-democrats-a-deeper-resonance-in-Taiwan-s-orderly-election-video

Hong Kong government under growing pressure to stall copyright bill as time runs short for key discussions
South China Morning Post, January 21, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1903720/hong-kong-government-under-growing-pressure-stall-copyright

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

China finally centralizes its space, cyber, information forces
The Diplomat, January 20, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/01/china-finally-its-centralizes-space-cyber-information-forces/

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Hong Kong is no longer important: Missing booksellers case proves we have become insignificant in Beijing’s eyes
South China Morning Post, January 21, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1903692/hong-kong-no-longer-important-missing-booksellers-case

China uses foreigners’ televised confessions to serve its own ends
The New York Times, January 22, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/22/world/asia/china-confession-cctv.html

Visualizing China’s anti-corruption campaign
ChinaFile, January 21, 2016
https://www.chinafile.com/multimedia/infographics/visualizing-chinas-anti-corruption-campaign