Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China expels Swedish NGO worker Peter Dahlin over allegations he ran “illegal organization”
ABC, January 26, 2016
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-01-26/china-expels-swedish-ngo-worker-peter-dahlin/7114280

Related:
China to expel Swedish human rights advocate
The New York Times, January 25, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/26/world/asia/china-to-expel-swedish-human-rights-advocate.html

瑞典外长向中国当局"要人" (Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs asks Chinese authorities to hand over Peter Dahlin)
Deutsche Welle, January 23, 2016
http://www.dw.com/zh/瑞典外长向中国当局要人/a-18999922

United States voices concern over apparent forced confessions in China
South China Morning Post, January 22, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1903830/united-states-voices-concern-over-apparent-forced

Int’l rights of EU citizens “must be protected,” says German ambassador amid China detentions
Hong Kong Free Press, January 22, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/01/22/intl-rights-of-eu-citizens-must-be-protected-says-german-ambassador-amid-china-detentions/

The day Zhao Wei disappeared: how a young law graduate was caught in China's human rights dragnet
The Guardian, January 25, 2016
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jan/25/zhao-wei-mothers-search-for-daughter-caught-china-human-rights

Related:
Mass crackdown on Chinese lawyers and defenders
中国大规模镇压维权律师和活跃人士
Human Rights in China, January 22, 2016
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/mass-crackdown-chinese-lawyers-and-defenders
CH: http://hrichina.org/chs/zhong-guo-da-gui-mo-zhen-ya-wei-quan-lu-shi-he-huo-yue-ren-shi

北京拆迁户房屋着火3人死亡 村民对事件存疑忧无公正结果 (3 died in fire in Beijing home to be demolished, villagers suspect cause and are doubtful about just resolution)
Radio Free Asia, January 24, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-01242016082552.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese journalist seeking refuge in Thailand disappears
The New York Times, January 25, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/26/world/asia/china-thailand-li-xin.html

Related:
又一名中国记者在泰国失踪 其妻向外界求援 (Another Chinese reporter disappeared in Thailand, wife seeks help)
Voice of America, January 25, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/content/chinese-activist-vanish-thailand-20160122/3158927.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China's social media search for stolen children
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 25, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-35383319

Activists see bleak future for China's NGOs amid ongoing crackdown
Radio Free Asia, January 22, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/bleak-01222016113105.html

四川三圣乡业主抗议修建垃圾站 与警冲突多人被抓 (Sichuan Sanshengxiang landlords protest construction of waste station, many taken away in clashes with police)
Radio Free Asia, January 24, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huanjing/yf3-01242016112154.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Missing bookseller Lee Bo says he is “free and safe” in letter, met wife in China
Hong Kong Free Press, January 24, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/01/24/missing-bookseller-lee-bo-says-he-is-free-and-safe-in-letter-met-wife-in-china/

Related:
【書店5人失蹤】朱小丹指個別事件 反問港媒有否向主管部門了解 (Guangdong provincial chief Zhu Xiaodan says HK booksellers’ disappearance an isolated case, asks if HK reporters have consulted managing authorities)
Mingpao, January 25, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160125/s00001/1453696104682

李波信件全文 (Full text of Lee Bo's letter)
Sing Tao Daily, January 24, 2016
https://www.singtaousa.com/639262/post-李波信件全文/

Missing Hong Kong bookseller's wife says he's in China to help with “investigation”
Vice, January 24, 2016
https://news.vice.com/article/missing-hong-kong-booksellers-wife-says-hes-in-china-to-help-with-investigation

Controversial copyright bill unexpectedly completes second reading, but longer debate awaits
Hong Kong Free Press, January 21, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/01/21/controversial-copyright-bill-unexpectedly-completes-second-reading-but-longer-debate-awaits/

HK political publisher’s staffer detained in mainland last year; grilled to elicit company secrets—report
Hong Kong Free Press, January 22, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/01/22/hk-political-publishers-staffer-detained-in-mainland-last-year-grilled-to-elicit-company-secrets-report/

港大悬挂“香港市第一人民大学”横额警示被赤化 (HKU hangs “Hong Kong Municipal No. 1 People's University” banner to warn about mainlandization)
Radio France Internationale, January 23, 2016
http://cn.rfi.fr/社会/20160123-港大悬挂“香港市第一人民大学”横额警示被赤化

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

Xinjiang officials backed and took part in terror acts but security crackdown to go on: discipline official
South China Morning Post, January 24, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1904773/xinjiang-officials-backed-and-took-part-terror-acts

China’s comprehensive counter-terrorism law
The Diplomat, January 23, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/01/chinas-comprehensive-counter-terrorism-law/

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

In China, one former reporter’s journey from journalism to law
South China Morning Post, January 24, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1904348/china-one-former-reporters-journey-journalism-law

Clear explanation needed on missing Hong Kong booksellers before case causes political damage
South China Morning Post, January 24, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1904403/clear-explanation-needed-missing-hong-kong-booksellers-case

I want you to understand the sense of fear that Chinese people feel every day
The Guardian, January 22, 2016
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jan/22/i-want-you-to-understand-the-sense-of-fear-that-chinese-people-feel-every-day

Related:
Unreleased scene from Hooligan Sparrow visualizes filmmaker's fear—video
The Guardian, January 22, 2016
http://www.theguardian.com/film/video/2016/jan/22/unreleased-scene-from-hooligan-sparrow-visualises-filmmakers-fear-video

Beijing’s war on rights lawyers and activists continues
Wall Street Journal, January 23, 2016
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2016/01/23/beijings-war-on-rights-lawyers-and-activists-continues/