Thursday, June 30, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Guo Feixiong update: Hunger strike enters 52nd day; Lawyers allowed visit
China Change, June 30, 2016
https://chinachange.org/2016/06/30/guo-feixiong-update-hunger-strike-enters-52nd-day-lawyers-allowed-visit/

Related:
Sister Says Guo Feixiong Will Not Stop Hunger Strike
杨茂平: 郭飞雄会活着走出监狱吗?
Human Rights in China, June 15, 2016
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/case-update/sister-says-guo-feixiong-will-not-stop-hunger-strike
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/ge-gen-zong/yang-mao-ping-guo-fei-xiong-hui-huo-zhao-zou-chu-jian-yu-ma

Access to Information (信息公开)

A tale of two writers
China Media Project, June 28, 2016
http://cmp.hku.hk/2016/06/28/39792/

Minitrue: Don’t hype, speculate, or comment on Brexit
China Digital Times, June 29 2016
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2016/06/minitrue-dont-hype-speculate-comment-brexit/

五毛党有可能被正式收编成军 (Wumaos might formally be drafted as soldiers)
Radio France Internationale, June 28, 2016
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20160628-五毛党有可能被正式收编成军

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Women's rights activists face hope, challenges in China
Voice of America, June 30, 2016
http://www.voanews.com/content/womens-rights-activists-face-hope-challenges-in-china/3398330.html

Police detain dozens of petitioners during “Summer Davos” in China's Tianjin
Radio Free Asia, June 29, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-tianjin-06292016125657.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Tibetan film director held in detention after Chinese airport scuffle faced “brutal and violent treatment” from police
South China Morning Post, June 30, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1983538/tibetan-film-director-held-detention-after-chinese

Related:
德格一藏人被殴致死 专家:藏人名导遭不公待遇背后疑有政治阴谋 (Tibetan in Dege beaten to death by officials; expert suspects political scheme behind unfair treatment to famed Tibetan film director)
Radio Free Asia, June 29, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-06292016113529.html

Organ harvesting in China
The Diplomat, June 29, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/06/organ-harvesting-in-china/

VOA连线:“六四”的亲历者陈云飞被控“寻衅滋事”案明日开庭 (June Fourth witness Chen Yunfei to stand trial tomorrow for alleged “picking quarrels and provoking troubles”)
Voice of America, June 29, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/media/video/3397016.html

China defiant after international tribunal sets date to announce its ruling on nation’s claims in South China Sea
海牙法庭下月公布南海仲裁案结果 中国外交部:仲裁庭无管辖权
South China Morning Post, June 29, 2016
EN: http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1983247/china-defiant-after-international-tribunal-sets-date
CH: http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1983247/china-defiant-after-international-tribunal-sets-date

Hong Kong (香港)

Watch your back, Lam Wing-kee: Hong Kong police discuss safety with bookseller as protection considered
South China Morning Post, June 29, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/1983145/watch-your-back-lam-wing-kee-hong-kong-police-discuss

Use international treaty to improve Hong Kong-mainland China notification mechanism, experts say
South China Morning Post, June 30, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/1983178/use-international-treaty-improve-hong-kong-mainland-china

Beijing human rights activist sought by police after allegedly killing security officers
Hong Kong Free Press, June 30, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/06/30/beijing-human-rights-activist-sought-by-police-after-allegedly-killing-security-officers/

New crowd control measures and 2,000 police to be deployed at July 1 democracy rally
Hong Kong Free Press, June 30, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/06/30/new-crowd-control-measures-and-2000-police-to-be-deployed-at-july-1-democracy-rally/

British rights report on China, Hong Kong “too little, too late”
Radio Free Asia, June 29, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-tories-06292016134723.html

“Brexit” may lead to diminished British voice on Hong Kong
The New York Times, June 30, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/30/world/asia/brexit-hong-kong-china.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

July 1: Plenty for Hong Kong to celebrate… and plenty to worry about too
The Washington Post, June 10, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-nuclear-06232016125814.html

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Tibetan protester is freed after serving five-year term
Radio Free Asia, June 28, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/freed-06282016160318.html

China bars lawyer from meeting with detained village leader
Voice of America, June 28, 2016
http://www.voanews.com/content/china-wukan-lin-zulian-detention/3395539.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese writer ordered by court to apologize for challenging an account of communist heroism during Second World War
South China Morning Post, June 28, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1982583/chinese-writer-ordered-court-apologise-casting-doubt

Brexit hits China, already grappling with slowdown, but proves a propaganda boon
The Age, June 29, 2016
http://www.theage.com.au/business/world-business/brexit-hits-china-already-grappling-with-slowdown-but-proves-a-propaganda-boon-20160628-gpu408

China’s fierce censors try a new tactic with GitHub—asking nicely
Quartz, June 28, 2016
http://qz.com/718465/chinas-fierce-censors-try-a-new-tactic-with-github-asking-nicely/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Two detained after third environmental protest in central China in 3 days
Hong Kong Free Press, June 29, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/06/29/two-detained-after-third-environmental-protest-in-central-china-in-3-days/

China starts to shift social insurance burden from employers to workers
China Labor Bulletin, June 29, 2016
http://www.clb.org.hk/content/china-starts-shift-social-insurance-burden-employers-workers

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China’s Communist Party mouthpiece defends ability of one-party rule to tackle corruption
South China Morning Post, June 28, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1982627/chinas-communist-party-mouthpiece-defends-ability-one

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China’s Internet authorities tighten grip with new rules to control app market
South China Morning Post, June 28, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1982756/all-mainland-app-providers-ordered-keep-user-logs

China’s powerful Internet tsar to step aside as another of Xi Jinping’s close allies tipped to take over
South China Morning Post, June 29, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1982987/chinas-powerful-internet-tsar-step-aside-another-xi

Hong Kong (香港)

国际记者组织谴责中国威胁香港记者 (International journalist groups denounce China’s threat to Hong Kong journalists)
Voice of America, June 28, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/content/media-organisations-criticize-government-actions-against-media-in-china-20160628/3395311.html

UK human rights report notes “severe breach” in Hong Kong autonomy agreement
Hong Kong Free Press, June 29, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/06/29/uk-not-living-obligations-hk-suggests-uk-human-rights-report/

香港民运团体:以七一游行向梁振英施政说不 (Hong Kong civil movement group: Say no to CY Leung administration by July 1 demonstration)
Radio Free Asia, June 28, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/cp-06282016102136.html

【七一遊行】環時斥挑戰內地 反對派傾向變「全中國反對派」 違基本法精神 ([July 1 demonstration] Global Times criticizes the march as anti-mainland, leans towards becoming a “total rejection of China camp,” violating Basic Law spirit)
Ming Pao, June 29, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160629/s00001/1467166119156

劉小麗撐小販遭理大打壓 不放棄教職:我真係好鍾意教書 (Lau Siu-lai repressed by PolyU because of supporting hawkers, refuses to give up teaching post, affirming her love for teaching)
InMedia HK, June 29, 2016
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1043148

Ottawa seeks answers: HK-born Canadians are denied 10-year mainland visas, and told to travel as Chinese citizens, reports claim
South China Morning Post, June 29, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1982905/ottawa-seeks-answers-hk-born-canadians-are-denied-10-year-mainland

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Hong Kong is in urgent need of life support and the UK has a responsibility to act
Hong Kong Free Press, June 29, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/06/29/hong-kong-urgent-need-life-support-uk-responsibility-act/