Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Wives of China's human rights lawyers protest in Beijing
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 4, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-china-blog-36704380

Related:
Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers and Defenders
中国大规模镇压维权律师和活跃人士
Human Rights in China, February 5, 2016
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/mass-crackdown-chinese-lawyers-and-defenders
CH: http://hrichina.org/chs/zhong-guo-da-gui-mo-zhen-ya-wei-quan-lu-shi-he-huo-yue-ren-shi

Changes to China’s environmental review law leave activists worried
South China Morning Post, July 5, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1985346/changes-chinas-environmental-review-law-leave-activists

时事大家谈: 人大审核断网,阻止民众掌握真相? (Current Affairs Discussion: NPC reviews bill for Internet cutting—stopping people to get the truths?)
Voice of America, July 4, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/a/io-20160704-china-internet-switch/3403253.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

手机人民网改版创新:内容高品质 体验更精彩 (People’s Daily mobile version updated: Better quality contents, more wonderful experience)
People’s Daily, July 5, 2016
http://politics.people.com.cn/n1/2016/0705/c1001-28525908.html

中国网信办加强管理网络信息 要求大力整治虚假新闻 (Cyberspace Administration of China tightens Internet information control, demanding to strictly prohibit false news)
Radio Free Asia, July 4, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/yf1-07042016130046.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese rights activist found dead after alleged attack in Beijing
Radio Free Asia, July 4, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-activist-07042016171250.html

The pipe dream of independent candidacy, once every five long years
China Change, July 1, 2016
https://chinachange.org/2016/07/01/the-pipe-dream-of-independent-candidacy-once-every-five-long-years/

China’s workers organize simultaneous protests in multiple cities
China Labor Bulletin, July 4, 2016
http://www.clb.org.hk/content/china%E2%80%99s-workers-organize-simultaneous-protests-multiple-cities

Strikes at Walmart stores in China begin to spread
China Labor Bulletin, July 4, 2016
http://www.clb.org.hk/content/strikes-walmart-stores-china-begin-spread

英国著名歌手曾批评中国人权不获中国签证 被迫取消在上海的演唱会 (Famous British singer who criticized China’s human rights situation in the past fails to get visa for holding concert in Shanghai)
Radio Free Asia, July 4, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/junshiwaijiao/xl1-07042016132408.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Ling Jihua: China jails top Hu Jintao aide for corruption
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 4, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-36703368

Watch your families, China party says after latest graft case
Reuters, July 4, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption-idUSKCN0ZL04H

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

What’s next for the U.S. and China in cybersecurity
The Wall Street Journal, July 5, 2016
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2016/07/05/whats-next-for-the-u-s-and-china-in-cybersecurity/

Hong Kong (香港)

Mystery deepens over claims of “special investigation unit” into Hong Kong booksellers
South China Morning Post, July 5, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1985373/mystery-deepens-over-claims-special-investigation-unit

Related:
【銅鑼灣書店事件】林榮基與警在約定地點錄口供4小時 ([Causeway Bay Books saga] Lam Wing-kee meets the police at appointed place for statement recording for 4 hours)
Ming Pao, July 5, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160705/s00001/1467699925503

“One Country, Two Nightmares”: Journalists’ union warns over threats to press freedom
Hong Kong Free Press, July 4, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/07/04/one-country-two-nightmares-journalists-union-warns-over-threats-to-press-freedom/

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

其實基本法搵你笨,你又知唔知? (The Basic Law actually fools you, did you know?)
InMedia HK, July 5, 2016
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1043253

何清涟:令计划案按"计划"落幕 真意何在? (He Qinglian: Ling Jihua case closes according to plan—what does it mean?)
Voice of America, July 5, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/a/he-qianglian-blog-lingjihua-20160704/3404324.html

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese court postpones trial of activist, angering supporters
The New York Times, July 2, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/02/world/asia/china-chen-yunfei.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

China's government must now approve every mobile game
Kotaku, July 1, 2016
http://kotaku.com/chinas-government-must-now-approve-every-mobile-game-1782966997

China’s Communist Youth League turns to rap music to prove its relevance
South China Morning Post, July 1, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1983765/chinas-communist-youth-league-turns-rap-music-prove-its

Ahead of key court ruling, Beijing in propaganda overdrive
Channel NewsAsia, July 4, 2016
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/ahead-of-key-court-ruling/2927890.html

A grim future for Chinese web freedom
Foreign Policy, July 1, 2016
http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/07/01/a-grim-future-for-chinese-web-freedom-lu-wei-internet-china/

【建党95周年老外看】“没有中国共产党就没有新中国” ([Foreigner’s view on Party’s 95th anniversary] “New China would not have existed without CPC”)
CRI Online, July 3, 2016
http://news.dayoo.com/china/201607/03/139997_47465738.htm

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

In China, homophobia and fear of “foreign forces” go hand in hand
Global Voices, July 1, 2016
https://globalvoices.org/2016/07/01/in-china-homophobia-and-fear-of-foreign-forces-go-hand-in-hand/

China incinerator plans lead thousands to protest
「廣東高要萬人抗議政府建垃圾焚化爐」
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 3, 2016
EN: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-36698719
CH: http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/trad/china/2016/07/160703_china_guangdong_protest

Beijing rights activist commits suicide after being on the run for nearly a week, says state paper
Hong Kong Free Press, July 4, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/07/04/beijing-rights-activist-commits-suicide-after-being-on-the-run-for-nearly-a-week-says-state-paper/

More than 10,000 petitioners complain in Beijing on Communist Party's 95th birthday
Radio Free Asia, July 1, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/more-than-10000-petitioners-complain-in-beijing-on-communist-partys-95th-birthday-07012016103419.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chinese police arrested over mysterious death in custody of young Beijing father
South China Morning Post, July 1, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1983764/chinese-police-arrested-over-mysterious-death-custody

China seeks Western help to nab fleeing corruption suspects
Voice of America, July 1, 2016
http://www.voanews.com/content/china-stepping-up-extradition-requests/3399944.html

Corruption fight set to headline Chinese president’s Communist Party anniversary address
South China Morning Post, July 1, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1983766/corruption-fight-set-headline-chinese-presidents

Related:
担负历史使命 开启美好未来 (Carrying on with historical mission, opening up a bright future)
People’s Daily, July 3, 2016
http://news.dayoo.com/china/201607/03/139997_47465729.htm

Aide to China’s former leader gets life in prison for bribes
The Washington Post, July 4, 2016
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/aide-to-chinas-former-leader-gets-life-in-prison-for-bribes/2016/07/04/0ddfe4aa-41c3-11e6-a76d-3550dba926ac_story.html

China to hold military drills off Paracel Islands ahead of Hague court ruling
海牙法庭裁决前 中国将在南海举行军事演习7天
South China Morning Post, July 4, 2016
EN: http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1984916/china-hold-military-drills-paracel-islands-ahead-hague
CH: http://www.nanzao.com/sc/national/155b4c4a45f5d54/hai-ya-fa-ting-cai-jue-qian-zhong-guo-jiang-zai-nan-hai-ju-hang-jun-shi-yan-xi-7-tian

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

UN condemns Internet access disruption as a human rights violation
The Verge, July 4, 2016
http://www.theverge.com/2016/7/4/12092740/un-resolution-condemns-disrupting-internet-access

Hong Kong (香港)

Tens of thousands at HK protest amid bookseller's safety fears
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 1, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-36680898

Related:
In Pictures: Anger and disappointment at Hong Kong’s annual pro-democracy rally
Hong Kong Free Press, July 1, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/07/01/in-pictures-anger-and-disappointment-at-hong-kongs-annual-pro-democracy-rally/

Leung Chun-ying confirms Beijing talks over notification mechanism for Hongkongers detained in China
South China Morning Post, July 4, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1985107/leung-chun-ying-confirms-beijing-talks-over-notification

過去一年香港媒體「深陷中國意識形態控制」 (Hong Kong media “deeply under the control of Chinese ideology” in the past year)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 3, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/trad/china/2016/07/160703_hongkong_press_freedom

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

China is dictating terms to Hollywood: Column
USA Today, July 1, 2016
http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2016/07/01/china-censorship-hollywood-communist-party-column/85790002/

Bookseller saga is an affront to Hong Kong people’s sense of freedom and autonomy
铜锣湾书店事件侵害港人自由与自主
South China Morning Post, July 4, 2016
EN: http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1982182/bookseller-saga-affront-hong-kong-peoples-sense-freedom-and
CH: http://www.nanzao.com/sc/hk-macau-tw/155a0f1299dded1/tong-luo-wan-shu-dian-shi-jian-qin-hai-gang-ren-zi-you-yu-zi-zhu

香港語言‧民族意識 (Hong Kong language‧National consciousness)
InMedia HK, July 4, 2016
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1043236