Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

When is a fact a fact in China?
China Media Project, April 25, 2016
http://cmp.hku.hk/2016/04/25/39703/

China jails citizen journalist who witnessed Tiananmen immolation protest
Radio Free Asia, April 25, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-jails-citizen-04252016103401.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Foreign NGOs may still face police intervention, as Beijing moves to pass new law
Hong Kong Free Press, April 25, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/04/25/foreign-ngos-may-still-face-police-intervention-as-beijing-moves-to-pass-new-law/

Related:
Changes anticipated in the new FNGO law
China Law Translate, April 25, 2016
http://chinalawtranslate.com/major-changes-anticipated-in-the-new-fngo-law/?lang=en

India cancels Chinese dissident leader's visa
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 25, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-36127406

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Pollution fears at factory in northern China “ignored by authorities for years,” say residents
South China Morning Post, April 26, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1938378/pollution-fears-factory-northern-china-ignored-authorities-years

China bans wholesalers from selling vaccines following scandal
李克强签署国务院令 公布《国务院关于修改〈疫苗流通和预防接种管理条例〉的决定》
Xinhua News, April 25, 2016
EN: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-04/25/c_135310696.htm
CH: http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2016/0425/c1024-28303240.html

Hong Kong (香港)

EU issues scathing annual report attacking Beijing on Hong Kong missing booksellers case and stalling of electoral reform
欧盟报告提铜锣湾书商失踪 港府指外国不应干预港内部事务
South China Morning Post, April 25, 2016
EN: http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1938466/eu-issues-scathing-annual-report-attacking-beijing-hong-kong
CH: http://www.nanzao.com/sc/international/154506a55e9c59e/ou-meng-nian-du-bao-gao-ti-tong-luo-wan-shu-shang-shi-zong-an-yu-zhong-qi-xiang-gang-zheng-gai

Mainland and HK authorities will manage their own sections of high-speed rail, Transport Dept. says
Hong Kong Free Press, April 26, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/04/26/transport-dept-says-high-speed-rail-terminal-will-be-jointly-managed-by-hk-mainland/

BBC World Service staff say Hong Kong move risks editorial freedom
The Guardian, April 25, 2016
http://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/apr/25/bbc-world-service-staff-say-hong-kong-move-risks-editorial-freedom

《明報》裁退姜國元 再有作者開天窗表不滿 (Yet more blank columns protesting Ming Pao’s sudden firing of top editor Keung Kwok-yuen)
Ming Pao, April 26, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160426/s00001/1461627649736

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

Is China changing its policy towards Uighur Muslims?
Al Jazeera, April 25, 2016
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2016/04/china-changing-policy-uighur-muslims-160424083056974.html

China pushes anti-espionage campaign
Voice of America, April 25, 2016
http://www.voanews.com/content/china-pushes-anti-espionage-campaign/3301351.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

從沈旭暉離開香港 看香港面對的「中國壓力」 (Looking at Hong Kong’s “Chinese pressures” from Simon Shen’s leaving Hong Kong)
InMedia HK, April 25, 2016
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1041969