Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Bailed Chinese human rights lawyers have yet to regain liberty
Radio Free Asia, August 8, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-lawyers-08082016121307.html

Related:
U.S. calls for release of four Chinese human rights activists
Reuters, August 8, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-rights-usa-idUSKCN10J2LM

香港支联会等团体抗议政治审判维权律师 (Hong Kong groups protest China’s political trials of rights lawyers)
Radio Free Asia, August 8, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/cp-08082016101855.html

HRIC Urges Independent Observers at Upcoming Trials of Lawyers and Activists in China
Human Rights in China, August 5, 2016
http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/statement/hric-urges-independent-observers-upcoming-trials-lawyers-and-activists-china

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

40 wives protest against their husbands’ overworking in Shanghai
Sina, August 9, 2016
http://english.sina.com/china/s/2016-08-09/detail-ifxutfpc4881644.shtml

Tibetan nun commits suicide at Buddhist complex in China’s Sichuan province
Radio Free Asia, August 8, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/tibetan-nun-commits-suicide-at-buddhist-complex-in-chinas-sichuan-province-08082016130313.html

China protest against nuclear waste plant
中国拟建核废料处理厂遭公众抗议
Financial Times, August 7, 2016
EN: https://www.ft.com/content/dacb775a-5c7f-11e6-bb77-a121aa8abd95
CH: http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001068816

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China to spend 430 billion yuan on cleaning up its water supply
South China Morning Post, August 9, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2001372/china-spend-430-billion-yuan-cleaning-its-water-supply

Chinese nurse compensated millions for wrong murder conviction
Xinhua, August 9, 2016
http://english.sina.com/news/2016-08-09/detail-ifxutfyw0942048.shtml

Hong Kong (香港)

LegCo President Jasper Tsang: “No way out” for Hong Kong independence
Hong Kong Free Press, August 8, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/08/08/legco-president-jasper-tsang-no-way-hong-kong-independence/

Localist Edward Leung claims he was followed for a month by car from “grandpa”
Hong Kong Free Press, August 8, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/08/08/localist-edward-leung-claims-followed-month-car-grandpa/

HK won’t seek Basic Law interpretation on LegCo disqualifications, says justice sec.
Hong Kong Free Press, August 8, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/08/08/hong-kong-wont-seek-national-legislative-bodys-help-wake-disqualification-row-legco-polls-says-justice-sec/

Related:
Hong Kong legal system can deal with question of independence advocates being barred from Legco elections, says legal scholar
South China Morning Post, August 9, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2001422/hong-kong-legal-system-can-deal-question-independence

Disqualification of candidates must have Beijing’s consent, says former top gov’t advisor
Hong Kong Free Press, August 9, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/08/09/disqualification-candidates-must-beijings-consent-says-former-top-govt-advisor/

4 more acquitted of charges of rioting in Mong Kok
Hong Kong Free Press, August 9, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/08/09/4-acquitted-charges-rioting-mong-kok/

法政匯思就選舉管理委員會就香港獨立事件的近期舉動之「常見問題」(FAQs) (Progressive Lawyers Group: FAQs of the Electoral Affairs Commission’s recent actions regarding Hong Kong independence movements)
InMedia HK, August 8, 2016
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1043908

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Can Justice Sec. Rimsky Yuen name the law justifying pro-independence candidate bans?
Hong Kong Free Press, August 8, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/08/08/can-justice-sec-rimsky-yuen-name-law-justifying-pro-independence-candidate-bans/

Hong Kong independence calls will die down once confidence in Beijing rises
South China Morning Post, August 8, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2000747/hong-kong-independence-calls-will-die-down-once-confidence

Show us a plan if you want a revolution in Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, August 9, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2001419/show-us-plan-if-you-want-revolution-hong-kong

Why democracy in Hong Kong is the best choice for Beijing
South China Morning Post, August 9, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2001246/why-democracy-hong-kong-best-choice-beijing

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese lawyer Wang Yu given ABA International Human Rights Award in absentia
ABA Journal, August 6, 2016
http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/chinese_lawyer_wang_yu_given_inaugural_aba_international_human_rights_award/

Related:
To American Bar Association with regard to ABA Human Rights Award to Wang Yu
China Change, August 6, 2016
https://chinachange.org/2016/08/06/to-american-bar-association-with-regard-to-aba-human-rights-award-to-wang-yu/

U.S. criticizes China's “political” trials as fourth activist punished for subversion
The Guardian, August 5, 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/aug/05/us-criticises-chinas-political-trials-as-fourth-activist-punished-for-subversion

Related:
China rejects Western criticism of crackdown on rights defenders
South China Morning Post, August 6, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2000072/china-rejects-western-criticism-crackdown-rights

Week of TV trials in China signals new phase in attack on rights
审判维权律师彰显中国打压人权进入新阶段
The New York Times, August 6, 2016
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/06/world/asia/china-trial-activists-lawyers.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20160808/china-trial-activists-lawyers/

Related:
HRIC Urges Independent Observers at Upcoming Trials of Lawyers and Activists in China
Human Rights in China, August 5, 2016
http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/statement/hric-urges-independent-observers-upcoming-trials-lawyers-and-activists-china

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Risqué business: first Mr Gay China shows new, more public face of LGBT
The Guardian, August 6, 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/aug/06/risque-business-first-mr-gay-china-shows-new-more-public-face-of-lgbt

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Two more of China’s former top commanders taken away for corruption investigation: military sources
South China Morning Post, August 5, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1999535/two-more-chinas-former-top-commanders-taken-away

China to revamp party's youth league
The Hindu, August 5, 2016
http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/in-battle-for-heartsandminds-china-orders-revamp-of-communist-youth-league/article8948390.ece

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China’s tech firms flip “copycat” image
China Digital Times, August 5, 2016
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2016/08/chinas-tech-trailblazers-innovators/

China launches first mobile telecoms satellite from Beijing
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 7, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-37001773

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

Xinjiang regional government passes new counterterrorism law
Radio Free Asia, August 5, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/xinjiang-regional-government-passes-new-counterterrorism-law-08052016160441.html

What to make of China's latest meeting with the Taliban
The Diplomat, August 5, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/08/what-to-make-of-chinas-latest-meeting-with-the-taliban/

Hong Kong (香港)

Thousands attend “first pro-independence rally” amid calls to infiltrate gov’t and police force
Hong Kong Free Press, August 6, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/08/06/thousands-attend-first-pro-independence-rally-amid-calls-infiltrate-govt-police-force/

Hong Kong election officials disqualify six legislative candidates for not being “loyal” enough to China
Global Voices, August 5, 2016
https://globalvoices.org/2016/08/05/hong-kong-election-officials-disqualify-six-legislative-candidates-for-not-being-loyal-enough-to-china/

Related:
【撤銷參選權】環時:港府着眼長遠所作決定 否認港獨因北京高壓 ([Disqualifying candidacies] Global Times: Hong Kong government makes the decisions basing on long-term consideration, Hong Kong independence mood did not rise out of Beijing’s high pressure)
Ming Pao, August 6, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160806/s00001/1470441087269

“I was to be their eyes and ears”: Hong Kong bookseller claims mainland agent told him to report on customers
South China Morning Post, August 6, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2000041/i-was-be-their-eyes-and-ears-hong-kong-bookseller-claims

【政治審查】「可怕」的香港Tee是我設計的(文:余若薇) ([Political censorship] Civic Party Audrey Eu: The horrifying Hong Kong Tee-shirt is my design)
Ming Pao, August 7, 2016
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20160807/s00022/1470534843949

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

China show trials: Victory for politics of fear in Tianjin?
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 5, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-36983521

How to understand China’s confession videos
Washington Post, August 5, 2016
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/how-to-understand-chinas-confession-videos/2016/08/05/1bc7a1a0-5a75-11e6-831d-0324760ca856_story.html

香港本土和大中華根本非水火不容 (Hong Kong “localism” and “greater China-ism” are actually not mutually exclusive)
InMedia HK, August 6, 2016
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1043879