Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China's latest crackdown on lawyers is unprecedented, human rights monitors say
ABA Journal, February 1, 2016
http://www.abajournal.com/magazine/article/chinas_latest_crackdown_on_lawyers_is_unprecedented_human_rights_monitors

Swedish NGO worker Peter Dahlin released from detention, deported from China after TV “confession”
Hong Kong Free Press, January 25, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/01/25/breaking-swedish-ngo-worker-peter-dahlin-forced-to-leave-china-after-being-paraded-on-state-tv-report/

Related:
在华被拘瑞典NGO工作者“被逐出境” 瑞外交部:对桂敏海深表关注 (Swedish NGO worker detained in China “deported,” Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs expresses deep concern for another national Gui Minhai)
South China Morning Post, January 26, 2016
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/national/1527b8e92923f59/zai-hua-bei-ju-rui-dian-ngo-gong-zuo-zhe-huo-shi-rui-wai-jiao-bu-dui-gui-min-hai-shen-biao-guan-zhu

TV confessions go prime time in China
CNN, January 26, 2016
http://www.wptz.com/national/tv-confessions-go-prime-time-in-china/37638424

Chinese labor group vows to sue over state media report on detained activists
Radio Free Asia, January 25, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-labor-01252016142709.html

China’s prosecutors vow to focus on economic crimes
South China Morning Post, January 24, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1904736/chinas-prosecutors-vow-focus-economic-crimes

Access to Information (信息公开)

The hidden cracks in China’s employment figures
South China Morning Post, January 25, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/economy/article/1904879/hidden-cracks-chinas-employment-figures

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China vows to keep up anti-corruption efforts in 2016
The Diplomat, January 26, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/01/china-vows-to-keep-up-anti-corruption-efforts-in-2016/

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Hacker group targeting Tibetan, Uyghur activists
China Digital Times, January 25, 2016
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2016/01/hacker-group-targeting-tibetan-uyghur-activists/

More than half of China’s population is online—and most use smartphones
The Wall Street Journal, January 26, 2016
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2016/01/26/more-than-half-of-chinas-population-is-online-and-most-use-smartphones/

Hong Kong (香港)

Concerns grow for Hong Kong's publishing industry amid report Beijing ordered crackdown
Radio Free Asia, January 25, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-hongkong-01252016145116.html

Guangdong governor says he believes case of Hong Kong bookseller Lee Po will have “practical and fair judgment”
South China Morning Post, January 25, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/1904852/guangdong-governor-says-he-believes-case-hong-kong

Related:
【書店5人失蹤】李波太太回港後現身北角 拒談丈夫情況:不用關心 ([Disappearance of 5 booksellers] Back in Hong Kong, Lee Bo’s wife spotted in North Point, refuses to talk about husband, says “no need for concern”)
Mingpao, January 26, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160126/s00001/1453807297294

University of Hong Kong students threaten to escalate action if council rejects their call for governance reform
港大罢课学生:若校委会拒诉求 或升级行动
South China Morning Post, January 25, 2016
EN: http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education-community/article/1904911/university-hong-kong-students-threaten-escalate
CH: http://www.nanzao.com/sc/hk-macau-tw/1527c1e78ee2594/gang-da-ba-ke-xue-sheng-ruo-xiao-wei-hui-ju-su-qiu-huo-sheng-ji-hang-dong

调查指港人开心指数续跌 研究员:因政治争拗 (Survey shows Hong Kongers’ happiness index continues to drop, researcher says political disputes are part of the cause)
South China Morning Post, January 26, 2016
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/hk-macau-tw/1527cf18773445f/diao-cha-zhi-gang-ren-kai-xin-zhi-shu-xu-die-yan-jiu-yuan-yin-zheng-zhi-zheng-ao

張曉明:要向任性耽誤香港經濟發展的現象說「不」 (Zhang Xiaoming, chief of Chinese government’s Liaison Office in HK: Say “No” to all unruly attempts to hinder Hong Kong’s economic development)
Mingpao, January 26, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160126/s00001/1453807298979

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

【書店5人失蹤】國家安全法或首次應用在禁書案(文:呂秉權) (Bruce Lui on disappearance of 5 booksellers: Their case might be the first application of National security law on banned books)
Mingpao, January 26, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160126/s00022/1453790643048

Project Exile: Dissident blogger flees china after detentions
GJ Global Journalist, January 26, 2016
http://globaljournalist.org/2016/01/project-exile-dissident-blogger-flees-china-after-detentions/