Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China underscores CPC code of conduct in education on law
Xinhua, April 17, 2016
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-04/17/c_135287350.htm

Accessing Chinese criminal law legal developments via Wechat (updated)
Supreme People’s Court Monitor, April 16, 2016
https://supremepeoplescourtmonitor.com/2016/04/16/accessing-chinese-criminal-law-legal-developments-via-wechat/

China sets death penalty threshold in graft cases
Hong Kong Free Press, April 18, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/04/18/china-sets-death-penalty-threshold-in-graft-cases/

China holds lawyers, threatens activist amid Mongolian pollution protest
Radio Free Asia, April 18, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-holds-lawyers-04182016111456.html

Are gay rights really making progress in China?
The Diplomat, April 18, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/04/are-gay-rights-really-making-progress-in-china/

怕中国?美国律师协会取消滕彪新书出版 (Fear China? The America Bar Association cancels the publication of Teng Biao’s new book)
Voice of America, April 19, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/content/voa-news-weishi-conenct-teng-biao-20160418/3290654.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Internet star Papi Jiang censored for foul language
Sixth Tone, April 18, 2016
http://www.sixthtone.com/news/china-censors-its-biggest-internet-celebrity-papi-jiang

海外著名中文网站《中国人权双周刊》遭骇客强力攻击严重瘫痪 (Famous overseas Chinese website “HRIC Shuangzhoukan” struck down by hackers)
Radio France Internationale, April 19, 2016
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20160419-海外著名中文网站《中国人权双周刊》遭骇客强力攻击严重瘫痪

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Twitter’s new China head wants to “work together” with state media
Hong Kong Free Press, April 19, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/04/19/twitters-new-china-head-wants-to-work-together-with-state-media/

Chinese parents outraged after illnesses at school are tied to pollution
The New York Times, April 19, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/19/world/asia/china-pollution-cancer-changzhou.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

President Xi calls for "people-centric" reform
Xinhua, April 18, 2016
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-04/18/c_135290561.htm

Top legal affairs official in Hebei is subject of “discipline” probe
Caixin, April 18, 2016
http://english.caixin.com/2016-04-18/100933682.html

China’s Communist Party shows the door to “superstitious” former vice-governor
South China Morning Post, April 19, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1936994/chinas-communist-party-shows-door-superstitious-former

China widens graft curbs on business activities by officials' families
Channel NewsAsia, April 19, 2016
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-widens-graft-curbs/2709424.html

China’s vaccine scandal threatens public faith in immunizations
The New York Times, April 18, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/19/world/asia/china-vaccine-scandal.html

美学者:美国对中国的政策一开始就设定错误 (American scholar: U.S.’s China policy is wrong from the outset)
Voice of America, April 19, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/content/us-foreign-policy-20160418/3291709.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong to probe “bag-gate” amid accusations of abuse of power
Radio Free Asia, April 18, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/power-04182016110517.html

Pro-Beijing lawmaker says talk of independence will lead to Article 23 security law
Hong Kong Free Press, April 18, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/04/18/pro-beijing-lawmakers-say-talk-of-independence-will-lead-to-article-23-security-law/

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

China observes 1st National Security Education Day
Xinhua, April 15, 2016
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-04/15/c_135282737.htm

Chinese man sentenced to death for leaking 150,000 classified documents
The Guardian, April 19, 2016
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/apr/19/chinese-man-sentenced-to-death-for-leaking-150000-classified-documents

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Targeting beyond China
The New York Times, April 14, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/14/opinion/targeting-beyond-china.html

Employees in China should be allowed to protest against work conditions without fear of reprisals
South China Morning Post, April 19, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1937021/employees-china-should-be-allowed-protest-against-work

China and the American Bar Association—Another sad story
Jerry’s Blog, April 18, 2016
http://www.jeromecohen.net/jerrys-blog/china-and-the-american-bar-association

Think China’s Xi Jinping is in trouble? Think again
The Wall Street Journal, April 18, 2016
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2016/04/18/think-chinas-xi-jinping-is-in-trouble-think-again/

Functional constituencies: Broadening the franchise is vital for accountability and governance
Hong Kong Free Press, April 17, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/04/17/functional-constituencies-broadening-the-franchise-is-vital-for-accountability-and-governance/

解讀港人「人心背離」之謎 (Understanding the myth of Hong Kong people’s sense of belonging)
Ming Pao, April 19, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160419/s00022/1461030737186

體現主權與「台灣李波事件」 (Exemplifying sovereignty and the “Taiwan Lee Bo case”)
Ming Pao, April 19, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160419/s00022/1461030238796

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China briefly detains rights lawyer Ge Yongxi over Panama Papers post
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 15, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-36055000

Leaked email: ABA cancels book for fear of “upsetting the Chinese government”
Foreign Policy, April 15, 2016
http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/04/15/leaked-email-aba-cancels-book-for-fear-of-upsetting-the-chinese-government-american-bar-association-teng-biao/

Access to Information (信息公开)

Publishing platform Medium may be blocked in China, reports say
Reuters, April 15, 2016
http://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/apr/15/medium-blocked-china-internet-censorship

China is using Mr. Bean and Batman to help explain the importance of protecting state secrets
Quartz, April 15, 2016
http://qz.com/662802/china-is-using-mr-bean-and-batman-to-help-explain-the-importance-of-protecting-state-secrets/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

问题疫苗事件志愿律师团律师遭当局警告 (Voluntary lawyers assisting victims in problematic vaccine case warned by authorities)
Radio Free Asia, April 15, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huanjing/xl1-04152016141124.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Pen-pushers and paper tigers: China’s bureaucrats are still good at getting their way
South China Morning Post, April 17, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1936762/pen-pushers-and-paper-tigers-chinas-bureaucrats-are

China, U.S. accuse each other of human rights violations
The Diplomat, April 15, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/04/china-us-accuse-each-other-of-human-rights-violations/

Hong Kong theatre group dedicated to Tiananmen crackdown concerned by dwindling interest from schools
South China Morning Post, April 17, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1936693/hong-kong-theatre-group-dedicated-tiananmen-crackdown

美国国会举办中国酷刑听证会 受害者哭诉被虐遭遇 (U.S. Congress holds hearing on China’s tortures, victims cry recounting their horrors)
Radio Free Asia, April 15, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/grace-04152016150459.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Chinese Twitter users unsettled at appointment of new managing director
China Change, April 17, 2016
https://chinachange.org/2016/04/17/chinese-twitter-users-unsettled-at-appointment-of-new-managing-director/

Hong Kong (香港)

Democratic Party lines up young guns to fight Hong Kong Legco elections
South China Morning Post, April 18, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1936758/democratic-party-lines-young-guns-fight-hong-kong-legco

“First academic casualty after Occupy”: Lingnan Uni refuses to renew contract of radical professor
Hong Kong Free Press, April 14, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/04/14/first-casualty-after-occupy-lingnan-refuses-contract-extension-of-radical-professor/

Missing booksellers and HKU’s Johannes Chan cases highlighted in U.S. human rights report
Hong Kong Free Press, April 14, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/04/14/missing-booksellers-and-hkus-johannes-chan-cases-highlighted-in-us-human-rights-report/

【港獨爭拗】如何說服中央接受公投? 羅冠聰指言之尚早 先累積實力([Dispute over Hong Kong’s independence] How to convince Beijing to accept referendum? Demosisto chairman Nathan Law says it’s too early to say, better gather strength first)
Ming Pao, April 17, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160417/s00001/1460860045726

【港獨爭拗】李彭廣:中共革命是否叛國? 籲多看歷史 從根源解決問題 ([Dispute over Hong Kong’s independence] Dr. Li Pang-kwong asks if CPC’s revolution was treason, urging the public to take reference from history, and solve problems from the roots)
Ming Pao, April 17, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160417/s00001/1460877441020

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

认清国家安全形势 树立国家安全观念 (Identify situation of national security properly, construct the concept of national security)
Guangming Wang, April 16, 2016
http://news.gmw.cn/2016-04/16/content_19729528.htm

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Transparency key in fighting graft
South China Morning Post, April 18, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1936780/transparency-key-fighting-graft

中大被梁粉入侵 學生會責無旁貸 (CUHK invaded by member of “CY Leung’s gang”, student association’s responsibility is unshirkable)
InMeddia HK, April 16, 2016
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1041818