Thursday, May 05, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese woman’s mundane query turns into surreal court scuffle
为证明“姐姐是姐姐”,她被拘留15天
The New York Times, May 5, 2016
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/05/world/asia/china-police-justice-systems.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20160505/c05chinaletter/

Access to Information (信息公开)

China said to explore taking stakes in some news websites
Bloomberg, May 3, 2016
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-05-03/china-said-to-explore-taking-stakes-in-some-news-websites-apps

Government Accountability (政府问责)

New legal guidelines set clearer criteria for punishments in graft cases
Caixin, May 4, 2016
http://english.caixin.com/2016-05-04/100939541.html

Meet China’s RoboCop: the robot police officer who doesn’t tire—or second-guess commands
中国智能安保机器人亮相 人权专家担忧被政府滥用
South China Morning Post, May 5, 2016
EN: http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1941394/meet-chinas-robocop-robot-police-officer-who-doesnt
CH: http://www.nanzao.com/sc/national/1548039549c0d92/zhong-guo-zhi-neng-an-bao-ji-qi-ren-liang-xiang-ren-quan-zhuan-jia-dan-you-bei-zheng-fu-lan-yong

China slams UN criticism of controls on foreign NGOs
Hong Kong Free Press, May 5, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/05/05/china-slams-un-criticism-controls-foreign-ngos/

Related:
China: Newly adopted Foreign NGO Law should be repealed, UN experts urge
United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner, May 3, 2016
http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

It's time Google came back to China
The Diplomat, May 3, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/05/its-time-google-came-back-to-china/

Unorthodox financing fuels a tech dream in China
The Wall Street Journal, May 5, 2016
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2016/05/05/unorthodox-financing-fuels-a-tech-dream-in-china/

Hong Kong (香港)

學聯就中大校董會主席委任一事之聲明 (Statement by Federation of Students regarding the appointment of CUHK Council chairperson)
InMedia HK, May 5, 2016
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1042190

人大委员长张德江访港前 香港多个团体准备示威抗议 (Several groups protest before chairman of NPC Standing Committee Zhang Dejiang visits)
Radio Free Asia, May 4, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/xl2-05042016102917.html

任建峰指港獨言論不足入罪 批建制派「講到好大」以政治凌駕法律 (Lawyer Kevin Yam: Discussions on Hong Kong’s independence are insufficient to incriminate, pro-establishment camp exaggerates its gravity placing politics above law)
Ming Pao, May 5, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160505/s00001/1462415289772

Related:
多名法律界人士等發表反港獨宣言 促律政司長檢控香港民族黨發起人 (Several legal field personages issue anti-Hong Kong independence declaration, urging Secretary of Justice to charge organizer of Hong Kong National Party)
Ming Pao, May 4, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160504/s00001/1462361526992