Friday, January 22, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Detained Swedish NGO worker Peter Dahlin’s colleague refutes accusation that his group endangered China’s security
South China Morning Post, January 20, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1903454/detained-swedish-ngo-worker-peter-dahlins-colleague

Treatment of foreigners in China a “worrying trend,” E.U. envoy says
外国人在华遭遇引发欧盟关切
The New York Times, January 21, 2016
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/21/world/asia/china-eu-schweisgut.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20160121/c21euchina/

Access to Information (信息公开)

中纪委驻教育部纪检组长:加强监督高校教师传播不当言论 (Head of the Discipline Inspection Commission based inside MOE: Increase supervision and inspection of university professors who disseminate “unsuitable” views)
China Court, January 21, 2016
http://www.chinacourt.org/article/detail/2016/01/id/1797352.shtml

Fresh doubts raised over reliability of China’s latest GDP figures
South China Morning Post, January 20, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/economy/article/1903425/fresh-doubts-raised-over-reliability-chinas-latest-gdp-figures

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

New controls on Tibetan language study in Qinghai's Pema County
Radio Free Asia, January 20, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/controls-01202016160851.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chinese jailers abuse Uyghur inmate for not speaking Mandarin
Radio Free Asia, January 20, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/chinese-jailers-abuse-uyghur-inmate-for-not-speaking-mandarin-01202016171741.html

Where Is Wang Qishan as brokers become corruption targets?
Wall Street Journal, January 18, 2016
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2016/01/18/where-is-wang-qishan-as-brokers-become-corruption-targets/

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Facebook makes an app that can bypass China's censors
CNN, January 20, 2016
http://money.cnn.com/2016/01/20/technology/facebook-android-tor/index.html

China is blocking circumvention tools with help of cloud service providers
Global Voices, January 20, 2016
https://globalvoices.org/2016/01/20/china-is-blocking-circumvention-tools-with-help-of-cloud-service-providers/

Sina Weibo ends 140-character limit ahead of Twitter
British Broadcasting Corporation,
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-35361157

Hong Kong (香港)

Timeline: Hong Kong’s missing booksellers and what has happened so far
South China Morning Post, January 20, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/1903405/timeline-hong-kongs-missing-booksellers-and-what-has

Related:
【書店5人失蹤】《前哨》員工東莞探親曾遭帶走問機密 總編輯:我未驚過,行得正,企得正 ([Disappearance of 5 booksellers] “Frontline” staffer interrogated during visit home to Dongguan, Chief Editor says, “I’m not afraid. I’ve done nothing wrong”)
Mingpao, January 21, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160121/s00001/1453359914514

Serving Hong Kong police officers hit out at missing booksellers investigation
South China Morning Post, January 20, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/1903505/serving-hong-kong-police-officers-hit-out-missing

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Europe must not let China act with impunity
Financial Times, January 20, 2016
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/136282aa-bf70-11e5-846f-79b0e3d20eaf.html#axzz3xu0fQyor

Truth, lies and “confession” tape: Why HK must resist Communist Party obfuscation
Hong Kong Free Press, January 20, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/01/20/truth-lies-and-confession-tape-why-hk-must-resist-communist-party-obfuscation/

Beijing’s televised confessions
China File, January 21, 2016
http://www.chinafile.com/conversation/beijings-televised-confessions

大家谈中国:“零败诉”中国的举世悲哀 (Talk about China: Trend of Chinese local governments “never losing a lawsuit” a woe for all the world)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 20, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/comments_on_china/2016/01/160120_coc_china_government_zero-lost

How will mainland China respond to Taiwan’s elections?
The Diplomat, January 21, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/01/how-will-mainland-china-respond-to-taiwans-elections/