Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China: Pastor released from “black jail” after opposing cross demolitions
Christian Today, February 9, 2016
http://www.christiantoday.com/article/china.pastor.released.from.black.jail.after.opposing.cross.demolitions/79129.htm

Tibetan man who refused to fly Chinese flag dies in prison
Radio Free Asia, February 9, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/tibetan-man-who-refused-to-fly-chinese-flag-dies-02082016154201.html

Related:
China and the CAT
中国和《禁止酷刑公约》
Human Rights in China, November 2015
EN:http://www.hrichina.org/en/china-and-cat
CH:http://www.hrichina.org/chs/zhong-guo-he-jin-zhi-ku-xing-gong-yue

Access to Information (信息公开)

China has censored artwork about Tibet—at a fair in Bangladesh
Quartz, February 09, 2016
http://qz.com/612968/china-has-censored-artwork-about-tibet-at-a-fair-in-bangladesh/

Related:
自焚藏人遗书展出 中国大使发威 (Gallery in Bangladesh displays suicide notes from Tibetan self-immolators, Chinese ambassador’s disapproval results in notes being covered)
Voice of America, February 10, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/content/tibetan-art-china-complaints-20160208/3182302.html

“My personal vendetta”: An Interview with Hong Kong Publisher Bao Pu
China File, January 22, 2016
http://www.chinafile.com/library/nyrb-china-archive/my-personal-vendetta

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China: WHRDIC condemns closure of women’s legal aid center in China
World Organization Against Torture, February 9, 2016
http://www.omct.org/human-rights-defenders/urgent-interventions/china/2016/02/d23604/

Chinese petitioners ring in year of the monkey with protests
Radio Free Asia, February 8, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/chinese-petitioners-ring-in-year-of-the-monkey-with-protests-02082016104052.html/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Retired officials urged to follow party's disciplinary regulations
中共中央办公厅、国务院办公厅印发《关于进一步加强和改进离退休干部工作的意见》
Xinhua, February 4, 2016
EN: http://chinascope.org/main/content/view/7698/106/
CH: http://news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2016-02/04/c_1117995803.htm

Hong Kong (香港)

香港旺角大年初二发生激烈冲突 警察鸣枪 (Clashes break out over New Year’s celebrations in Mong Kok, police fire warning shots)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 9, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/china/2016/02/160208_hk_police_stall_clash

Related:
Hong Kong riot police fire warning shots in bloody street clashes
South China Morning Post, February 9, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-protests-idUSKCN0VH28E

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

China to give rewards for online “terrorist” tip-offs
China Business News, February 8, 2016
http://www.chinabusinessnews.com/2301-china-to-give-rewards-for-online-terrorist-tipoffs/

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

A world of hurt: Poor China: so vast and so sensitive
The Economist, February 6, 2016
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21690097-poor-china-so-vast-and-so-sensitive-world-hurt

The return of fear-based governance in China
The Japan Times, February 9, 2016
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2016/02/09/commentary/world-commentary/return-fear-based-governance-china/#.VroQ1dIrKih

Lawyer-client meeting in “national security” cases in China
Jerry’s Blog, February 8, 2016
http://www.jeromecohen.net/jerrys-blog/2016/2/8/lawyer-client-meeting-in-national-security-cases-in-china