Thursday, July 07, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Wives of detained human rights lawyers in China fight on a year after husbands held by authorities
South China Morning Post, July 7, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1986569/wives-detained-human-rights-lawyers-china-fight-year

Related:
Shanshan's Year: anguish of jailed lawyers' families laid bare in Chinese film
The Guardian, July 7, 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/07/shanshans-year-anguish-of-jailed-lawyers-families-laid-bare-in-chinese-film

China to release human rights worker Zhao Wei on bail after a year of detention
The Guardian, July 7, 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/07/china-to-release-human-rights-worker-zhao-wei-on-bail-after-a-year-of-detention

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

Rights group demands release of U.S. businesswoman held by China for alleged spying
South China Morning Post, July 6, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1986122/rights-group-demands-release-us-businesswoman-held

Related:
China chides U.N. group over criticism of “arbitrary” detention
Reuters, July 6, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-rights-un-idUSKCN0ZM16L

Family of “rebel Chinese village” chief refuses to recognize gov’t appointed lawyers
Hong Kong Free Press, July 6, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/07/06/family-of-rebel-chinese-village-chief-refuses-to-recognise-govt-appointed-lawyers/

Access to Information (信息公开)

China says facing flood of online info distorting party history
Reuters, July 6, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-party-idUSKCN0ZM0DT

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

The man who keeps tally of protests in China
China Change, July 6, 2016
https://chinachange.org/2016/07/06/the-man-who-keeps-tally-of-protests-in-china/

Strikes continue unabated in China during first half of the year
China Labor Bulletin, July 7, 2016
http://www.clb.org.hk/content/strikes-continue-unabated-china-during-first-half-year

Government Accountability (政府问责)

联合国人权理事会通过保障网络自由草案 中国受到国际谴责 (United Nations Human Rights Council passes resolution for protecting Internet freedom, China denounced by international community)
Radio Free Asia, July 6, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/xl1-07062016095100.html

China’s communist cadre cradle pledges not to rock party boat after teachers rapped for “spreading Western values”
South China Morning Post, July 6, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1986359/chinas-communist-cadre-cradle-pledges-not-rock-party

China charges Tiananmen massacre alcohol label activists with “inciting subversion of state power”
Hong Kong Free Press, July 7, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/07/07/china-charges-tiananmen-massacre-alcohol-label-activists-with-inciting-subversion-of-state-power/

Decision, maybe momentous, nears in case China has tried to ignore
南海仲裁对中国的真正考验
The New York Times, July 7, 2016
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/07/world/asia/china-hague-philippines-spratlys.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20160707/china-hague-philippines-spratlys/

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

Xinjiang imposes selective fasting ban amid terror crackdown
China Digital Times, July 6, 2016
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2016/07/china-imposes-selective-fasting-ban-amid-terror-fear/

Related:
In western China, authorities grapple with how to handle Ramadan
The Washington Post, July 5, 2016
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/in-western-china-authorities-grapple-with-how-to-handle-ramadan/2016/07/05/b06c59aa-3e09-11e6-9e16-4cf01a41decb_story.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Bookseller Lam Wing-kee “relieved” after police agree to protect him, says lawmaker
Hong Kong Free Press, July 6, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/07/06/bookseller-lam-wing-kee-relieved-after-police-agree-to-protect-him-says-lawmaker/

香港书商抓捕问题 北京香港各说各话 (Hong Kong booksellers taken away and detained, Beijing and Hong Kong talk past each other)
Voice of America, July 6, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/a/news-hongkong-bookseller-20160706/3405984.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

On cross-border detention, Hong Kong and mainland China must strive for greater progress
South China Morning Post, July 6, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1986330/cross-border-detention-hong-kong-and-mainland-china-must