Monday, August 15, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

In international spotlight, China convicts human right lawyers and activists on “subversion” charges
Global Voices, August 12, 2016
https://globalvoices.org/2016/08/12/in-international-spotlight-china-convicts-human-right-lawyers-and-activists-on-subversion-charges/

Related:
Chinese activists' families face house arrest, travel bans: Lawyers
Radio Free Asia, August 12, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/chinese-activists-families-face-house-arrest-travel-bans-lawyers-08122016113741.html

Wife and relatives issue statement over torture of rights lawyer Xie Yang in Changsha
China Change, August 14, 2016
https://chinachange.org/2016/08/14/wife-and-relatives-issue-statement-over-torture-of-rights-lawyer-xie-yang-in-changsha/

Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers, Defenders and International Reactions: A Brief Chronology
Human Rights in China, August 11, 2016
http://www.hrichina.org/en/mass-crackdown-chinese-lawyers-defenders-and-international-reactions-brief-chronology

Champion of human rights in China leaves a tarnished legacy
The New York Times, August 14, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/14/us/champion-of-human-rights-in-china-leaves-a-tarnished-legacy.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

A year after the Tianjin blast, public mourning and discussion about it are still censored in China
Quartz, August 12, 2016
http://qz.com/756872/a-year-after-the-tianjin-blast-public-mourning-and-discussion-about-it-are-still-censored-in-china/

Minitrue: Delete article on nuclear project suspension
China Digital Times, August 11, 2016
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2016/08/minitrue-delete-article-lianyungang-nuclear-suspension/

Why do China’s leaders holiday in secret?
中国领导人为何从不公开度假消息
South China Morning Post, August 13, 2016
EN: http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/opinion/article/2003023/why-do-chinas-leaders-holiday-secret
CH: http://www.nanzao.com/sc/opinion/1568c7ed5a170c3/zhong-guo-ling-dao-ren-wei-he-cong-bu-gong-kai-du-jia-xiao-xi

“炎黄春秋”新版被指冒牌货 (New version of “Yanhuang Chunqiu” criticized as “counterfeit”)
Voice of America, August 15, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/a/news-outspoken-magazine-complained-beijing-forcefully-taken-over-abd-faked-by-authorities-20160815/3464829.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

民间人权报告: 7月363人受到维稳和打压 (Civil society human rights report: 363 people silenced or repressed in July)
Radio Free Asia, August 12, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-08122016100808.html

More openly gay Olympians than ever, but no Chinese among them
奥运会“出柜”选手创纪录,无一来自中国
The New York Times, August 13, 2016
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/13/world/asia/olympics-china-gay-athletes.html
CH: http://cn.nytstyle.com/culture/20160815/olympics-china-gay-athletes/

China cracks down on “toadies” celebrating former president Jiang
Financial Times, August 15, 2016
https://www.ft.com/content/273fce40-61dc-11e6-a08a-c7ac04ef00aa

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Tianjin chemical blast: Deadly disaster marked one year on
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 12, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-37019025

Related:
Has China failed to learn the lessons of deadly Tianjin explosions?
South China Morning Post, August 12, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/politics/article/2002987/has-china-failed-learn-lessons-deadly-tianjin-explosions

One year after Tianjin, power plant explosion kills at least 21
China Labor Bulletin, August 12, 2016
http://www.clb.org.hk/content/one-year-after-tianjin-power-plant-explosion-kills-least-21

Chief of staff to Chinese president reveals details surrounding purge in secretariat
South China Morning Post, August 12, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2003042/chief-staff-chinese-president-reveals-details

Authorities in Chinese cities try to reassure public over nuclear fuel reprocessing plant
South China Morning Post, August 13, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/2003415/authorities-chinese-cities-try-reassure-public-over-nuclear-fuel

人权组织呼吁G20峰会关注中国人权 (Human rights organization urges leaders to pay attention to China’s human rights situation at G20 summit)
Voice of America, August 15, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/a/g20-china-rights-20160815/3464533.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

7 years of “China’s Twitter”
Tech in Asia, August 14, 2016
https://www.techinasia.com/7-years-of-weibo-china-social-media

Internet or splinternet?
Al Jazeera, August 12, 2016
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2016/08/internet-splinternet-160810110930364.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong student Joshua Wong avoids jail over pro-democracy protest
The Guardian, August 15, 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/aug/15/hong-kong-student-joshua-wong-avoids-jail-over-pro-democracy-protest

Surge in Hong Kong students applying to mainland universities contrasts sharply with anti-China sentiment
香港学生申请内地大学比例10年升10倍
South China Morning Post, August 14, 2016
EN: http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education-community/article/2003819/number-hong-kong-students-applying-mainland-china
CH: http://www.nanzao.com/sc/hk-macau-tw/1568d197dc9979d/xiang-gang-xue-sheng-shen-qing-nei-di-da-xue-bi-li-10-sheng-10-bei

Teachers warned they could lose qualifications for advocating independence in schools
Hong Kong Free Press, August 15, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/08/15/teachers-warned-lose-qualifications-advocating-independence-schools/

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Mo Zhixu on the “great subversion case”
China Digital Times, August 12, 2016
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2016/08/mo-zhixu-great-subversion-case/

Tianjin firefighter: “The blast that killed my team”
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 12, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-37046940

Pushing politics: Why China is supercharging dissident trials
The Wall Street Journal, August 12, 2016
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2016/08/12/subversion-sells-why-china-is-playing-up-dissident-trials/

The Communist Party of China's recipe for success
The Diplomat, August 12, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/08/the-communist-party-of-chinas-recipe-for-success/

A writer’s quest to unearth the roots of Tibet’s unrest
The New York Times, August 15, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/15/world/asia/china-tibet-lhasa-jianglin-li.html

何清涟:一封写错收信人的联名信 (He Qinglian: A joint letter with a wrong addressee)
Voice of America, August 14, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/a/heqinglian-blog-20160813/3463232.html