Monday, July 18, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China set to prosecute top rights lawyer, three activists for subversion
Radio Free Asia, July 15, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-zhoushifeng-07152016161733.html

Related:
After four detainees of the “709 Incident” are indicted, Chinese state media name foreign news organizations, a U.S. congressman, & three embassies in Beijing as “foreign anti-China forces”
China Change, July 15, 2016
https://chinachange.org/2016/07/15/after-four-detainees-of-the-709-incident-are-indicted-chinese-state-media-name-foreign-news-organizations-a-us-congressman-three-embassies-in-beijing-as-foreign-ant/

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

Access to Information (信息公开)

$7,000-a-month “Shameless China” blogger loses all with one post
Bloomberg, July 17, 2016
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-07-17/-7-000-a-month-shameless-china-blogger-loses-all-with-one-post

Minitrue: Don’t cover reshuffle at liberal journal
China Digital Times, July 16, 2016
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2016/07/minitrue-dont-cover-reshuffle-yanhuang-chunqiu-journal/

Related:
《炎黄春秋》被管理层大换血 律师认为单方面终止协议违法 (Major posts at “Yanhuang Chunqiu” switched by managing authority, lawyer thinks unilateral termination of agreement is illegal)
Radio Free Asia, July 15, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zhengzhi/ql1-07152016104646.html

《炎黄春秋》被接管 原有风貌判“死刑” (“Yanhuang Chunqiu” taken over, original style “on death row”)
Deutsche Welle, July 15, 2016
http://www.dw.com/zh/炎黄春秋被接管-原有风貌判死刑/a-19402466

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

In China, protests against the South China Sea ruling skip the streets for cyberspace
Global Voices, July 15, 2016
https://globalvoices.org/2016/07/15/in-china-protests-against-the-south-china-sea-ruling-skip-the-streets-for-cyberspace/

77岁访民王金娣美领馆放鞭炮伸冤被判刑一年半 (77-year old petitioner Wang Jindi who set firecrackers outside American Embassy to appeal for justice sentenced to 1.5 years)
Radio Free Asia, July 17, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-07172016104213.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Staff to sue Chinese cultural ministry academy over sacking of publisher of outspoken political magazine
South China Morning Post, July 15, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1990107/staff-sue-chinese-cultural-ministry-academy-over

China fires three local officials after tropical storm killed 83
South China Morning Post, July 18, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1991184/china-fires-three-local-officials-after-tropical-storm-killed-83

China to punish officials for leadership failings
Reuters, July 17, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-corruption-regulations-idUSKCN0ZY02U

Xu Jiatun, Chinese official who opposed Tiananmen crackdown, dies at 100
The New York Times, July 16, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/16/world/asia/xu-jiatun-chinese-official-who-opposed-tiananmen-crackdown-dies-at-100.html

China gives Cambodia $600M in exchange for international support
Voice of America, July 16, 2016
http://www.voanews.com/content/china-gives-cambodia-millions-exchange-international-support/3421648.html

中共中央印发《中国共产党问责条例》 (CPC Central Committee prints “CPC Accountability Regulations”)
Xinhua, July 18, 2016
http://china.huanqiu.com/article/2016-07/9188722.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China's road to high-tech supremacy
Deutsche Welle, July 15, 2016
http://www.dw.com/en/chinas-road-to-high-tech-supremacy/a-19402549

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

China calls for greater global cooperation against terrorism
Channel NewsAsia, July 16, 2016
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-calls-for-greater-g/2962542.html

香港讲座论新疆反恐维稳与极端主义 (Lecture in Hong Kong about stability maintenance in Xinjiang: “Counterterrorism” and extremism)
Voice of America, July 17, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/a/xinjiang-20160717/3421666.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Many in Hong Kong look for the exit amid China tension
Reuters, July 18, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-emigration-idUSKCN0ZY0BV

【立會選舉】梁天琦指選舉主任限兩日內交確認書 否則尋法律意見 ([LegCo election] Hong Kong Indigenous Edward Leung: Electoral Affairs Committee required me to sign loyalty pledge within two days, otherwise would seek legal opinion)
Ming Pao, July 16, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160716/s00001/1468653019532

Related:
【立會選舉】饒戈平指簽確認書屬「政治要求」 符基本法國家憲法 ([LegCo election] Basic Law Committee member Rao Geping says loyalty pledge is “political requirement” conforming to Basic Law and the Constitution of China)
Ming Pao, July 16, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160716/s00001/1468659081438

【立會選舉】工黨出戰4議席 暫不簽確認書 ([LegCo election] Labour Party to compete for 4 seats, not signing the loyalty pledge at the moment)
Ming Pao, July 17, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160717/s00001/1468732077336

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

America and Europe’s failure in securing the release of lawyers and activists in connection with the “709 Incident”
China Change, July 17, 2016
https://chinachange.org/2016/07/17/america-and-europes-failure-in-securing-the-release-of-lawyers-and-activists-in-connection-with-the-709-incident/

Trouble at Yanhuang Chunqiu
Medium, July 15, 2016
https://medium.com/china-media-project/trouble-at-yanhuang-chunqiu-b62e34b4d0d2#.ujf87ad87