Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

One year on, China's five feminists remain under tight surveillance
律师再联署敦促当局撤销女权五姐妹案
Radio Free Asia, March 1, 2016
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/surveillance-03012016110929.html

CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf3-03012016105515.html

Related:
Supporting Women's Rights in China
声援中国女权人士
Human Rights in China, April 28, 2015
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/supporting-womens-rights-china
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/sheng-yuan-zhong-guo-nu-quan-ren-shi

China “arrests” church pastor after cross protest
Agence France-Presse, March 2, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/03/02/china-arrests-church-pastor-after-cross-protest/

“Fair judicial system critical to stop attacks on judges”: China to boost security for court officers
South China Morning Post, March 1, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1919558/fair-judicial-system-critical-stop-attacks-judges-china

“Pull plug on China’s televised confessions” urges top political adviser ahead of meeting of country’s legislature
South China Morning Post, March 1, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1919555/pull-plug-chinas-televised-confessions-urges-top

China makes domestic abuse a crime
Al Jazeera, March 1, 2016
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/03/china-outlaws-domestic-abuse-160301053424903.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Headline news: editor at liberal Chinese newspaper fired over front page double meaning
South China Morning Post, March 2, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1919661/headline-news-editor-liberal-chinese-newspaper-fired-over-front-page

Social media purge goes far beyond Ren Zhiqiang
China Digital Times, March 1, 2016
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2016/03/social-media-purge-goes-far-beyond-ren-zhiqiang/

It’s actually really hard to figure out what counts as a “banned book” in China
Buzzfeed, March 1, 2016
http://www.buzzfeed.com/beimengfu/banned-books-in-china#.ji7vj9mdY

政协委员呼吁停止安排疑犯上电视“认罪” (CPPCC committee member calls for a halt of televised “confessions” by suspects)
Radio France Internationale, March 2, 2016
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20160302-政协委员呼吁停止安排疑犯上电视“认罪”

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

As China slashes coal jobs, miners protest in Party’s revolutionary base
Washington Post, March 1, 2016
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/as-china-slashes-coal-jobs-miners-protest-in-partys-revolutionary-base/2016/03/01/e59535e1-8f7c-46ca-9d85-602eccc42fb7_story.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China’s coming ideological wars
Foreign Policy, March 1, 2016
http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/03/01/chinas-coming-ideological-wars-new-left-confucius-mao-xi/

Hong Kong (香港)

Circumstances decisive in whether Lee Bo broke the law in leaving Hong Kong—lawmakers, officials
Hong Kong Free Press, March 1, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/03/01/circumstances-decisive-in-whether-lee-bo-broke-the-law-in-leaving-hong-kong-lawmakers-officials/

Related:
Hong Kong bookseller Lee Po is not telling the full story, police chief says
South China Morning Post, March 2, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/1919564/hong-kong-bookseller-lee-po-not-telling-full-story-police

Three Occupy Central student leaders stand trial in Hong Kong
Radio Free Asia, March 1, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/three-occupy-central-student-leaders-stand-trial-in-hong-kong-03012016113904.html

Related:
Hong Kong government sought to secure its headquarters before Joshua Wong and Occupy leaders unleashed protests, court hears
South China Morning Post, March 1, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/1919107/hong-kong-government-sought-secure-its-headquarters-joshua

Hong Kong’s “orphans” find their battle cry in an independent film turned box-office hit
Quartz, March 2, 2016
http://qz.com/627147/hong-kongs-orphans-find-their-battle-cry-in-an-independent-film-turned-box-office-hit/

譚惠珠:香港無可能自決2047年後前途 23條「愈早立愈好」 (Deputy of HK to NPC Maria Tam: Hong Kong can have no way of self-determination for post-2047, legislation of Article 23 “the earlier the better”)
Ming Pao, March 2, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160302/s00001/1456902729227

戴耀廷指「本土」已成政治力量 泛民須協調 提改良版「雷動計劃」 (Benny Tai says “localism” has taken form as political power, pan-dems should coordinate accordingly, suggests improved “thunder strategy”)
Ming Pao, March 2, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160302/s00001/1456888107712

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

India, China discuss terrorism, connectivity
The Hindu, February 28, 2016
http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/india-china-discuss-terrorism-connectivity/article8292352.ece

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

China reality check: China's "Internet sovereignty" initiative: origins and consequences
Center for Strategic and International Studies, February 29, 2016
http://csis.org/event/china-reality-check-chinas-internet-sovereignty-initiative-origins-and-consequences