Monday, February 15, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

China's young reporters give up on journalism: “You can't write what you want”
The Guardian, February 12, 2016
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/feb/12/china-journalism-reporters-freedom-of-speech

Chinese media in uproar over U.S. move to honor dissident
Associated Press, February 14, 2016
http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/chinese-media-in-uproar-over-us-move-to-honour-dissident/article8236775.ece

That time China censored an art summit—in another country
The Washington Post, February 12, 2016
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/02/12/that-time-china-censored-an-art-summit-in-another-country/

Chinese journalist banned from flying to U.S. to accept a prize for his work
The Guardian, February 15, 2016
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/feb/15/chinese-journalist-banned-from-flying-to-us-to-accept-a-prize-for-his-work

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

独立民间组织生存环境恶化 维权NGO担忧未来命运 (Environment for independent NGOs worsens, rights defense NGO worries about future fate)
Radio Free Asia, February 12, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-02122016104857.html

Two monks detained in Sichuan over Dalai Lama prayers
Radio Free Asia, February 11, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/prayers-02112016162509.html

Campaign against China's Christians spreads to Guangdong province
Radio Free Asia, February 12, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/campaign-against-chinas-christians-spreads-to-guangdong-province-02122016111628.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Portrait of a purge: Who is being investigated for corruption and why?
The Economist, February 13, 2016
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21692928-who-being-investigated-corruption-and-why-portrait-purge

Brother of disgraced Chinese presidential aide Ling Jihua is sharing golf secrets in U.S.—not state secrets: lawyer
South China Morning Post, February 12, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1912288/brother-disgraced-chinese-presidential-aide-ling-jihua

Steel imports from China investigated by European Commission
欧盟扩大调查中国钢铁“倾销”种类
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 12, 2016
EN: http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35559540
CH: http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/world/2016/02/160212_eu_china_steel_investigation

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Beijing officials tout all-volunteer “internet police”
Voice of America, February 11, 2016
http://www.voanews.com/content/beijing-officials-all-volunteer-internet-police-online-tipsters/3187858.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kongers’ long-simmering distrust of government boils over in the “fishball riots”
Global Voices, February 12, 2016
https://globalvoices.org/2016/02/12/hong-kongers-long-simmering-distrust-of-government-boils-over-in-the-fishball-riots/

Beijing's top official in Hong Kong calls rioters “radical separatists”
Reuters, February 14, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-riots-beijing-idUSKCN0VO042

Scuffles in court as student activist faces rioting charges
Hong Kong Free Press, February 13, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/02/13/scuffles-in-court-as-student-activist-faces-rioting-charges/

Britain accuses China of violating treaty in Hong Kong bookseller’s case
The New York Times, February 13, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/13/world/asia/britain-china-hong-kong-bookseller.html

Over troubled water: Cross-border transport links are overshadowed by political fears
The Economist, February 11, 2016
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21692935-cross-border-transport-links-are-overshadowed-political-fears-over-troubled-water

Hong Kong has probably lost HSBC’s headquarters for good—and Beijing is to blame
Quartz, February 15, 2016
http://qz.com/616791/hong-kong-has-probably-lost-hsbcs-headquarters-for-good-and-beijing-is-to-blame/

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

China’s prosecutors make terror fight a top priority
2016检察工作首重政治安全 分析:公民自由或再受限
South China Morning Post, February 13, 2016
EN: http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1912464/chinas-prosecutors-make-terror-fight-top-priority
CH: http://www.nanzao.com/sc/national/152d60bb4384baf/2016-jian-cha-gong-zuo-shou-zhong-zheng-zhi-an-quan-fen-xi-gong-min-zi-you-huo-zai-shou-xian