Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Activists, journalists and celebrities: China’s televised confessions
活动家、记者和社会名人的中国式招供
The New York Times, January 21, 2016
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/01/21/world/asia/china-televised-confessions.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20160122/c22confessions/

Access to Information (信息公开)

As editor-informant Li Xin disappears, journalists share their experiences with China's security services
Committee to Protect Journalists, January 25, 2016
https://cpj.org/blog/2016/01/as-editor-informant-li-xin-disappears-journalists-.php

Police criticized for holding man over “two-wife policy” fake news
Caixin, January 25, 2016
http://english.caixin.com/2016-01-25/100903674.html

中国网民数量:6.88亿 (Number of Chinese netizens: 688 million)
Deutsche Welle, January 26, 2016
http://www.dw.com/zh/中国网民数量688亿/a-19005236

中国记者李新泰国失踪后当局封杀其妻声音 (Chinese journalist missing in Thailand, wife muzzled by authorities)
Voice of America, January 27, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/content/voa-news-dc-chinese-reporters-wife-deeply-concerned-20160126/3163076.html

Related:
美国敦促泰国调查中国记者失踪事件 (U.S. urges Thailand to investigate disappearance of Chinese journalist)
Voice of America, January 27, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/content/us-china-human-rights-20160126/3164342.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Ethnic Mongolians protest missile tests on grasslands, lack of income
Radio Free Asia, January 26, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-mongols-01262016161304.html

Swedish Radio interview with human rights activist Peter Dahlin
Sverige Radio, January 26, 2016
http://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=83&artikel=6353925

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Inquiry in China adds to doubt over reliability of its economic data
中国统计局局长被查,官方经济数据又添疑云
The New York Times, January 27, 2016
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/27/business/international/china-economy-data-statistics-inquiry.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/business/20160127/c27chinaecon/

Pursuing critics, China reaches across borders. And nobody is stopping it.
The Washington Post, January 26, 2016
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/pursuing-critics-china-reaches-across-borders-and-nobody-is-stopping-it/2016/01/26/cd4959dc-6793-473f-8b74-6cbac3f46422_story.html

U.S. urges Thailand to investigate disappearance of Chinese journalist
Voice of America, January 26, 2016
http://www.voanews.com/content/us-urges-thailand-to-investigate-disappearance-of-chinese-journalist/3164345.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

An expansive, and dangerous, Chinese view on cyber deterrence
Council on Foreign Relations: Net Politics, January 25, 2016
http://blogs.cfr.org/cyber/2016/01/25/an-expansive-and-dangerous-chinese-view-on-cyber-deterrence/

China and Indonesia: Joint cyber war simulations
The Diplomat, January 26, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/01/china-and-indonesia-joint-cyber-war-simulations/

Hong Kong (香港)

Surrounded: University of Hong Kong students besiege governing council meeting, demand talks with Arthur Li
South China Morning Post, January 27, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1905784/surrounded-university-hong-kong-students-besiege-governing

Related:
港大召警入校园惹学生不满 将设小组检讨大学管治 (HKU students discontented with university calling in the police, Council to set up a committee to review university governance)
Radio France Internationale, January 27, 2016
http://cn.rfi.fr/政治/20160127-港大召警入校园惹学生不满-将设小组检讨大学管治

Publisher warns of China's campaign to “wipe out” free speech in Hong Kong (+video)
Christian Science Monitor, January 26, 2016
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-Pacific/2016/0126/Publisher-warns-of-China-s-campaign-to-wipe-out-free-speech-in-Hong-Kong-video

Hong Kong’s political booksellers face “extermination” threat as China’s Communist Party crackdown and online competition hit sales
South China Morning Post, January 27, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/1905779/hong-kongs-political-booksellers-face-extermination-threat

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

New law reshapes Chinese counterterrorism policy and operations
Jamestown Foundation, January 25, 2016
http://www.jamestown.org/programs/chinabrief/single/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=45016&cHash=be8667ec32b79d60f8ffc4d04235f3ae#.Vqg9WPl97IV

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

The Peter Dahlin case: Shock, awe and mystery
Jerry’s Blog, January 26, 2016
http://www.jeromecohen.net/jerrys-blog/2016/1/26/the-peter-dahlin-case-shock-awe-and-mysetery